Spurning Amazon Aid, Brazil Brings Up Notre Dame Fire

An increasingly personal feud between the French and Brazilian leaders is threatening to derail efforts to fight the Amazon fires.

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JACUNDA NATIONAL FOREST, Brazil (AP) — Brazil insisted that it would set conditions for accepting any aid from the world’s richest nations to help fight Amazon fires, saying France couldn’t protect the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire devastation and should focus on its own problems. The increasingly personal feud between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to derail a pledge of tens of millions of dollars by the Group of Seven…

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