BRASILIA (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pictured during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May told business leaders during a teleconference on Friday that EU politicians are committed to reaching an agreement this autumn, striking what one source told Reuters was an upbeat tone. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen after the ASEM leaders group photo opportunity during a summit in
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice, according to media reports. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Rihanna poses for pictures on the red carpet for the European premiere of
MILAN (Reuters) – Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he will halt an election tour in the north of Italy and return to Rome to settle a row within the government over a tax amnesty as financial markets sold off Italian assets. FILE PHOTO: Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini
TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1,000 are suspected of having done so. KYB Corp. Senior Managing Executive Officer Keisuke Saito (R) and Kayaba System Machinery
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s regulators lined up to rally market confidence on Friday with new rules, measures and words of comfort as shares brushed near four-year lows for the second straight day before surging. FILE PHOTO: An investor watches a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jason
PARIS (Reuters) – European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at an European Union leaders
MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday heaped praise on a U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed a reporter during a campaign for a special election in 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in a hangar at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana, U.S. October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Trump, who
WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday as Hondurans and Salvadorans joined thousands of migrants in Guatemala hoping to travel north. “I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I
LONDON (Reuters) – The London Film Festival got its one of its starriest red carpets on Thursday when actresses Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman premiered “The Favourite,” a costume piece with a difference being billed as an Oscar contender. Actors Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman and Emma Stone pose at the UK Premiere of
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The four major U.S. professional sports leagues could reap a combined $4.2 billion annually as a result of legal sports betting, most of it indirectly from increased fan engagement, according to a casino industry survey released on Thursday. Gamblers place bets on sports at Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The documentary “Making a Murderer” captured attention in 2015 with its story of how two Wisconsin men were convicted of a brutal murder, throwing a harsh light on the U.S. justice system and triggering a spate of true-crime programming. FILE PHOTO: Steven Avery is pictured in this file undated booking photo.
(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday joined the growing list of high-profile businesses snubbing a Saudi investment conference next week amid mounting pressure on Riyad over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. FILE PHOTO: David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, at the Bloomberg Global Business forum in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Thursday the agency has the authority to allow sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline year-round without an act of Congress, and hopes the oil industry will drop its threat of a lawsuit to stop the move. Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection
LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com (AMZN.O) is opening its first office in Manchester, northern England, and expanding two other centers to house 1,000 new R&D roles in what it said was a major new investment in British innovation. FILE PHOTO: An Amazon package is seen after being delivered in London, Britain February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two of President Donald Trump’s top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said. The two advisers were White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who is a former secretary for