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.