Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | AFP | Porto Velhi (Brazil)

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to put out the worst blazes in years. The fires in the world's largest rainforest have triggered a global outcry and are dominating the G7 meeting...

Trump offers to help Brazil with Amazon fires

Trump offers to help Brazil with Amazon fires

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | AFP | Washington

President Donald Trump said Friday he had offered to help Brazil as it grapples with thousands of wildfires burning in the Amazon. Trump said he had spoken with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and stated that the countries' prospects for trade are "perhaps stronger than ever." "I told him if the United States...

Trump hits back at China with more tariffs amid escalating trade war

Trump hits back at China with more tariffs amid escalating trade war

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | AFP | Washington

US President Donald Trump on Friday announced to raise existing and planned tariffs on Chinese products in retaliation for Beijing's announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods. "Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION (US) DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25...

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief '

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief '

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | AP | Washington

President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader. The outburst came after Powell, speaking to central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,...

McDonald's India faces flak for serving Halal meat

McDonald's India faces flak for serving Halal meat

Friday, 23 August 2019 | IANS | New Delhi

After food delivery platform Zomato, McDonald's is now facing a major backlash from Twitterati over whether the fast food company serves Jhatka or Halal meat to its customers. After a Twitter user asked McDonald's India whether their restaurants are Halal certified, the company said it does serve Halal meat to its...

China announces tariff hike on USD 75 billion of US products

China announces tariff hike on USD 75 billion of US products

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AP | Beijing

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on USD 75 billion of US products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned increase, deepening a trade war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. The tariffs of 10 per cent and 5 per cent take effect on two batches of goods...

North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'

North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AP | Seoul

North Korea's foreign minister on Friday called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" and vowed to "shutter the absurd dream" that sanctions will force a change in Pyongyang. The North's blistering rhetoric may dim the prospect for an early resumption of nuclear negotiations between the...

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AFP | Moscow

Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region. Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov will leave the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 5,000 kilometre voyage to...

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