The Latest: Macron regrets Brazil rejection of Amazon aid

In this handout photo taken from the Twitter account of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, shows French President Emmanuel Macron, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, second right, meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left in white shirt, Sunday, Aug.25, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. Zarif paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight to the buildings where leaders of the world's major democracies have been debating how to handle the country's nuclear ambitions. (Twitter account of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif via AP)
From the left, Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a work session during the G7 summit at Casino in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday Aug.26 2019. G-7 leaders are wrapping up a summit dominated by tensions over U.S. trade policies and a surprise visit by Iran's top diplomat. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)
U.S President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands after their joint press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. French president says he hopes for meeting between US President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the annual French ambassadors conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Aug. 27 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a new global economic order, decrying an "unprecedented crisis" in the market economy. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
U.S President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron hug after their joint press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. French president says he hopes for meeting between US President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
From the left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose during the G7 family photo Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz. A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight to the buildings where leaders of the world's major democracies have been debating how to handle the country's nuclear ambitions. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron is shrugging off Brazil's rejection of international aid to fight Amazon wildfires, saying the money is aimed at nine countries in the region and is a sign of friendship — not "aggressiveness."

Macron put the Amazon fires high on the agenda of the Group of Seven summit in France, where world powers pledged this week some $40 million to fight the fires and plant new trees because of the Amazon's importance to the global environment.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused France and other rich countries of treating the region like a "colony."

In a diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron called that interpretation a "mistake." He said, "We would happily accept international solidarity, it's a sign of friendship."

He said the money isn't just aimed at Brazil but at nine countries in the Amazon region, including Colombia and Bolivia. France too considers itself an Amazon country via its overseas region of French Guiana.

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12:30 p.m.

France's president says it's time for Europe to redefine its relations with Russia to check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War.

Emmanuel Macron didn't say whether he wants to lift EU sanctions imposed over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, but said new sanctions "are not in our interest." He said it's time to "rethink our relations with Russia," without elaborating.

In a broad diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron warned that pushing Russia farther away is a "deep strategic error." He said Europe's "weaknesses and mistakes" have helped lead Russia to boost its alliance with China and revive its influence in Syria, Libya and around Africa.

Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin met last week and vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine. But the two disagreed on other issues, including Syria and the Russian crackdown on opposition protests.

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11:55 a.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a new global economic order, decrying an "unprecedented crisis" in the market economy.

Amid uncertainty over U.S. trade policies, Macron said the market economy has become too finance-driven, creating inequalities "that are shaking up our political order." He called for a global "rethink," but did not offer details.

In a sweeping diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron said "we are living the end of Western hegemony" in the world, in part as a result of Western "errors" over past centuries.

Macron spoke the day after hosting an intense G-7 summit clouded by concerns about U.S. trade policies and tensions with China and an economic slowdown. The G-7 ended with a call for "fair" and "open" trade but no mention of currencies or fiscal stimulus.

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