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This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm nora raum. President trump says china wants to resume negotiations to make a trade deal with the united it states the trade war between the two countries escalated last week when both announced billions of dollars in tariffs on each other's goods now. The president says the china wants to talk on job training people and said let's get back to the table so we'll be getting back to the table and i think they want to do something. They've been hurt badly but they understand. This is the right thing to do and i kept great respect for i have with this is a very positive development for the world. The president spoke in biarritz france where he's attending the g. Seven summit an annual meeting of major industrialized nations it wraps up today iran's foreign minister and made a brief surprise visit to this summit amid a divide between the u._s. and other countries on iran's nuclear program n._p._r.'s joanna joanna kakissis reports from istanbul iranian foreign minister mohammad. Javad zarif was invited by his french counterpart according to spokesman that spokesman oh c'mon abbass moussavi tweeted that siri would not meet or negotiate with american officials on this trip. Zarif has been seeking support for iran since president trump withdrew drew the u._s. from the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal with tehran. That deal has been falling apart since the u._s. Left last year french president emmanuel macron has led the fight to save it g. Seven leaders are divided on how to deal with iran which trump has labeled quote the world's number one terrorist nation trump said he had had no comment on zarif arrival joanna kakissis n._p._r. News istanbul the french president says the g seven leaders are nearing agreement on a plan the help resil- fight the fires in the amazon macro and said they plan to provide both technical and financial help more than twenty thousand a._t. And t. workers. There's are on strike after contract. Negotiators couldn't agree on job security and healthcare costs. N._p._r.'s amy held has more on the story <unk> technicians customer service representatives and workers who maintain a._t. And t.'s network are striking. There are nine southeastern states including florida georgia and the carolinas. The union says the strike will go on until the company fixes. It's bargaining process and uses negotiators with the authority to make decisions in a._t. And t. spokesman c'mon says the company was taken aback by the work stoppage because it has been negotiating the southeast contract the same way it has others he says a._t. And t. is nevertheless prepared for the strike strike and the contracting question covers fewer than eight percent of its employees. The union says despite earning billions in profits a._t. And t.'s laying off american eric and workers and relying more on low wage overseas contractors amy held n._p._r. News this is n._p._r. News from washington a judge in oklahoma is expected to rule today on whether johnson and johnson should be held liable in the opioid crisis. The state is suing the drug company company for seventeen billion dollars saying it minimize the painkillers risks while promoting the benefits lawyers johnson and johnson say it's marketing claims were based based on science cities across the country have been holding events marking the arrival of slaves in colonial north america four hundred years ago kyle gasset said troy public radio reports on one event in montgomery alabama for four minutes those assembled ring small bells and so the names of individuals affected by the system of slavery in the united states among the group was fire rose to ray and activists who says that even though slavery was abolished over one hundred injured in fifty years ago. It's legacy is still felt today. In a council much of the murder the violence and the drought and the thing of black children live up to their potential chance to because this myth of white supremacy is still alive today also called on alabama's elected officials to remove statues of figures such as confederate general robert e lee three and j marion sims a nineteenth century doctor who experimented on enslaved african american women from n._p._r. News i'm kyle gasset in montgomery alabama. All countries belonging to the world wildlife conference voted yesterday to protect eighteen types of sharks who are at risk of extinction conservationists. Say tens of millions of sharks are killed every year. Many of them caught to be turned into shark fin soup. I'm nora raum n._p._r. News in washington.