Global News 8/23/19 – Merkel and Macron urge debate over Amazon fires emergency at G-7, Hong Kong's core industries hit hard by protests, and Glasgow University to pay back slave trade profits

A view shows the Hotel du Palais summit venue ahead of the G7 Summit in the French coastal resort of Biarritz, France, August 21, 2019. Credit Reuters, Regis Duvignau

A view shows the Hotel du Palais summit venue ahead of the G7 Summit in the French coastal resort of Biarritz, France, August 21, 2019. Credit Reuters, Regis Duvignau

This Friday, Merkel & Macron urge debate over Amazon fires ‘emergency’ at G-7; Hong Kong’s core industries hit hard by protests; Glasgow University to pay back profits from slave trade; UN report says Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent;’ and Europe's radical plan to confront Silicon Valley. Read more below.

Global News 8/22/19 – Macron rebuffs Johnson over backstop in meeting about Brexit, Brazil environment minister heckled over Amazon fires, and S. Korea cancels intelligence-sharing deal with Japan

Global News 8/21/19 – Trump admin rule would allow for migrant families to be held indefinitely, China says it is holding British Hong Kong consulate employee, and ISIS threatens Afghanistan peace

Migrant families waiting at a bus station last year after being released by immigration authorities in McAllen, Tex. The Flores agreement, a decades-old court settlement, says that the government cannot detain children for more than 20 days. Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

Migrant families waiting at a bus station last year after being released by immigration authorities in McAllen, Tex. The Flores agreement, a decades-old court settlement, says that the government cannot detain children for more than 20 days. Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

This Wednesday, a new Trump administration rule would allow for migrant families to be held indefinitely; China acknowledges that it is holding a UK Hong Kong consulate employee; as US-Taliban deal nears, ISIS threatens peace; Bolsonaro’s spat with Germany & Norway threatens EU-Mercosur trade deal; and Trump accuses Jewish Democrats of “great disloyalty.”

Global News 8/20/19 – Italy's PM resigns, Syria rebels pull out of key town, and Johnson doubles down on backstop as strategy is criticized

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy addressing the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. He delivered a fierce attack on the far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. Credit Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy addressing the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. He delivered a fierce attack on the far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. Credit Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

This Tuesday, Italy’s prime minister resigns from most dysfunctional Italian government in decades; Syrian rebels pull out of key town after five years; British PM Johnson doubles down on backstop demands as strategy is criticized at home; Facebook and Twitter shut down multiple Chinese government-run accounts sowing disinformation in Hong Kong; and Hong Kong British Consulate worker was arrested at Chinese border.

Global News 8/19/19 – Omar al-Bashir on trial, bomb kills 63 at Kabul wedding, and 3 killed in attack on Turkish convoy in Syria

Omar al-Bashir appeared in court in a cage on Monday. Credit AFP

Omar al-Bashir appeared in court in a cage on Monday. Credit AFP

This Monday, Omar al-Bashir’s trial begins in Sudan; an ISIS bomb killed 63 people at wedding over the weekend; an attack on a Turkish convoy in Syria kills 3; China pressures businesses over Hong Kong, leaving workers stuck in the middle; and CEOs take stand on social issues.