Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment, an aide says, in a move which critics say could endanger the Amazon rainforest. Mr Bolsonaro's future chief...

Lion Air crash: Indian pilot and husband of mystery pair among victims

Authorities say there is little chance of any survivors of the Lion Air flight that crashed in Indonesia. This is what we know about the 189 people on board. According to Lion...

South African home affairs minister says he was blackmailed over sex video

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday he had faced blackmail threats over a private sex video that was leaked after his phone was hacked...

Insight: AB InBev told Indian authorities about cartel, triggering anti-trust probe

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian anti-trust probe into beer price-fixing allegations was initiated after the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev told the authorities last year it had detected an industry...

Russian fans injured as Rome metro escalator gives way

An escalator has given way at a metro station in central Rome leaving more than 20 people injured, some of them seriously, Italian officials say. Most of those injured were fans of...

Jumpei Yasuda: Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria ‘freed’

A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist held hostage in Syria for the past three years has been released, Japan's government says. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that...

US white nationalist Richard Spencer’s wife says he abused her

The wife of US white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of being "physically, verbally and emotionally abusive", US media report. In papers filing for divorce, Nina Koupriianova said on one occasion...

Saudi Arabia has ‘no intention’ of 1973 oil embargo replay: TASS

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has no intention of unleashing a 1973-style oil embargo on Western consumers and will isolate oil from politics, the Saudi energy minister said on Monday amid...

Taiwan’s president meets relatives of 18 killed in worst rail tragedy in decades

YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of comfort and encouragement on Monday as she met relatives of the 18 dead and 187 injured after a train derailed...

China denounces Pompeo’s ‘malicious’ Latam comments amid influence battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese state media sharply criticised U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday after he made comments in Latin America warning about the hidden risks of seeking Chinese...

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