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France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

Mid-Day Sunday, 25 August 2019
*Biarritz:* In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil.

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