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Brazil accepts £10m from UK to fight fires

Aug 29, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE Brazilian government has accepted £10million in aid from the UK to battle a devastating wave of forest fires in the Amazon region.

Jair Bolsonaro, the bullish far-Right president, had rejected a separate offer of $22million (£18million) in assistance from G7 countries, amid a war of words with Emmanuel Macron, the French president.

Mr Bolsonaro suggested he would only accept the G7 funds if he received a personal apology from Mr Macron, who last week called his counterpart a "l...