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Messi goal gives Argentina 1-0 win over Brazil

11 November, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

RIYADH (Reuters) – Lionel Messi returned from international suspension to score the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Brazil in Saudi Arabia. The Barcelona striker, who missed four games after calling the South American Football Confederation “corrupt,” scored after 14 minutes to give Argentina a deserved victory in the so-called Superclasico. The result extended Brazil’s … Read More


Amazon: US and Brazil agree biodiversity development through private sector

09 September, 2019 4:34 am 4:34 am

WASHINGTON – The US and Brazil have agreed to promote private-sector development in the Amazon, during a meeting in Washington on Friday. They also pledged a $100m (£80m) biodiversity conservation fund for the Amazon led by the private sector. Brazil’s foreign minister said opening the rainforest to economic development was the only way to protect … Read More


Amazon fires: Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers

09 September, 2019 6:26 am 6:26 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian environment minister Ricardo Salles Friday said his country will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis as it lacks funding to hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires. The scheme will involve contracting state environmental police on their days off to assist federal government … Read More


Brazil judge orders Germany’s Bayer to deposit $69m in soy patent dis...

09 September, 2019 2:17 am 2:17 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge has ordered Germany’s Bayer to deposit an additional 286 million reais (56.6 million pounds) in an escrow account due to a patent dispute with local soybean farmers, according to a court decision seen by Reuters. Federal Judge Vanessa Gasques in the state of Mato Grosso issued the ruling late … Read More


G7 offers $20m emergency aid to fight Amazon forest blazes

08 August, 2019 5:55 am 5:55 am

BIARRITZ, France/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist. Despite record wildfires in the Amazon and President Jair Bolsonaro previously saying his government lacked the money to fight the … Read More

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Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

08 August, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 am

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest. As of Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro had authorized military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon, … Read More


Thousand new fires in Brazil’s Amazon as army mobilises to fight blaz...

08 August, 2019 4:15 am 4:15 am

AMAZON, Brazil – More than a thousand new fires are now gripping the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, according to official data, as six of the nine states in the region requested military assistance to combat the record blazes.  The states of Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins, Acre and Mato Grosso requested the army’s assistance, Environment Minister Ricardo … Read More


Brazil sends army to tackle horrifying Amazon forest fires

08 August, 2019 5:36 am 5:36 am

BRAZILIA (92 NEWS) – After Amazon forests have been getting out of control for the last three weeks or so, Brazil’s president has finally ordered the armed forces to help fight more than 2,500 fires. A decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro authorises the deployment of soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas … Read More


Brazil: Gold worth $30m stolen by gunmen from São Paulo airport

07 July, 2019 12:56 pm 12:56 pm

SAO PAULO (Web Desk) – In a latest gold heist in Brazil, gunmen dressed as police officers have stolen 750kg (1,650lbs) of gold estimated to be worth at least $30m (£24m) form an airport. The suspects entered Guarulhos airport in São Paulo dressed as police officers and took the gold, which had been destined for … Read More

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Australia fight back to beat Brazil as Marta scores landmark goal

06 June, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

MONTPELLIER, France (Reuters) – Australia came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women’s World Cup on Thursday, as an own goal from Monica capped a superb fightback and overshadowed a milestone goal for Marta. Marta, 33, became the first player to score at five different World Cups as she put Brazil … Read More

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Federal cabinet ratifies decision of hike in petroleum prices

05 May, 2019 6:26 pm 6:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal cabinet meeting under the chair by Prime Minister Imran Khan ratified the decision related to hike in prices of petroleum products. Briefing the journalists regarding decisions taken in federal cabinet meeting today, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the prime … Read More

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Brazil police kill 11 suspects who tried to blow up bank ATMs

04 April, 2019 3:50 pm 3:50 pm

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Police in Sao Paulo state shot and killed 11 assailants who were preparing to blow up automated bank teller machines simultaneously at two branches early on Thursday, authorities said. Sao Paulo state’s Public Security Secretariat said in a statement that about 25 suspects were involved in the attempts to blow up … Read More

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress

02 February, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower chamber handed right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro his first defeat in Congress, the day before his government presents its most important legislative proposal to rein in a gaping budget deficit and spur growth. The house voted overwhelmingly to suspend an executive order by the Bolsonaro government that altered Brazil’s freedom of … Read More

After Brazil dam disaster, Vale asks for forgiveness, gets fury

01 January, 2019 10:37 am 10:37 am

BRUMADINHO, Brazil/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Offers of penance from Vale SA for one of the deadliest mining disasters in decades fell on deaf ears in Brazil, where authorities and victims’ families seethed at a death toll from a burst dam likely to exceed 300 people. Chief Financial Officer Luciano Siani said Vale was doing … Read More

Brazil inaugurates far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president

01 January, 2019 11:45 pm 11:45 pm

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, was sworn in as Brazil’s president on Tuesday. The former Army captain and seven-term fringe congressman rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to became Brazil’s first far-right … Read More