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G-7 summit, college football and Amazon wildfires: 5 things to know this weekend

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Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu while referring to a recent telephonic conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, said that the two leaders have been in "regular touch" and senior officials of two countries have been talking to each other. The Ambassador said India will be happy to work with the US as far as President Trump's desire to expand G-7 is concerned.

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Protests in Hong Kong as U.S. warns of sanctions

Thousands of people on the streets again, as international concern rises over Beijing's plans to impose a security law in Hong Kong

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Donald Trump moves forward with G7 plans [Video]

Donald Trump moves forward with G7 plans

US President Donald Trump, having cancelled the planned summer G7 meeting, said on Wednesday he was now considering rescheduling the event in Washington DC. The White House incumbent said it would be a “great sign to all” of things returning to normal during the coronavirus pandemic. Downing Street said the UK Government continued to be in talks with the US over how a summit could take place.

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Walmart's Amazon Prime Rival May Launch Soon [Video]

Walmart's Amazon Prime Rival May Launch Soon

Walmart is reportedly set to launch Walmart+ ...the company’s answer to Amazon Prime. Walmart + will go live later in July, after the coronavirus pandemic delayed its initial springtime launch. A Walmart spokesperson declined to provide further comment about Walmart+ to Business Insider. This is Walmart's latest bid to dominate e-commerce and fend off its online, Seattle-based rival. The $98 monthly subscription is rumored to include several perks, including...

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Walmart to soon launch Amazon Prime rival -report [Video]

Walmart to soon launch Amazon Prime rival -report

Walmart is close to launching its membership program, in direct competition to online retail giant Amazon.com's overly popular Prime service, according to a published media report, citing sources. Conway G. Gittens has more.

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Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October [Video]

Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October

Amazon Pushes Prime Day To October

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Bezos Richer Than Ever [Video]

Bezos Richer Than Ever

The economy is in a depression. However, Jeff Bezos' net worth has increased. CNN reports that he's now worth nearly $172 billion, a new record for the world's richest person. This week, Bezos beat his previous wealth record that he reached prior to his divorce from his ex-wife MacKenzie. Much of Bezos' wealth is tied to Amazon. He owns roughly 57 million shares, or 12% of the company. And its stock has soared 56% year to date.

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Amazon driver in Detroit quits job on Twitter, leaves package-filled van with keys in the ignition. Here's why he did it.

The former driver's tweets and video are in stark contrast to the feel-good worker-vignettes that Amazon has been airing as TV commercials.
 

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