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Amazon fires must be tackled

Stephen Oreilly
Angela Merkel speaking at the meeting of the G7 leaders yesterday described the Amazon as "the lung of our whole earth" when illustrating just how important the region is to the production of oxygen for the world.

No Brexit breakthrough for Boris Johnson as concerns grow

Boris Johnson's whirlwind visits to Berlin and Paris did not produce any breakthrough although the British government could hardly have expected the major European leaders to agree that the Irish backstop should be abandoned.