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China's fourth quarter GDP growth dented by services, agriculture despite construction rebound

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Weakness in the service and farm sectors slowed China’s economic growth in the fourth quarter, despite a strong pickup in construction activity, official data showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen on scaffolding at a construction site in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Services grew 7.4 percent from Read More

Brazil agriculture minister wants to open indigenous land to commercial farming

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial stances on native people and the environment. FILE PHOTO: Chief Joao Ponce (C), head of the Uirapuru indigenous community, walks along a corn field near Read More

From jail, crime bosses blow up bridges and set petrol stations on fire

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Petrol stations set alight, bridges blown up and police stations torched are just a few of the ways crime bosses in Brazil are flexing their muscles from within the confines of their prison walls. The recent orders of destruction from the powerful inmates came after authorities led a crackdown on living conditions for those behind Read More

In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. FILE PHOTO: Logos of 5G technology and telecommunications company Vodafone are pictured at the 5G Mobility Lab of Read More

Supermodel Bundchen responds to Brazil's farm minister in Amazon spat

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil’s agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion Read More

Stocks turn red, pound finds some peace

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LONDON (Reuters) – Concern over China’s economic outlook and possible U.S. tariffs on European cars dragged stocks lower on Thursday, while an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga offered sterling a moment’s peace. FILE PHOTO: New one pound coins, which come into circulation today, are seen in London, Britain March 28, Read More

Trump 'inclined' to impose new U.S. auto tariffs: senator

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, a move that could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Automobiles are on a truck for delivery to a car lot in Queens, Read More

Businesses cry out for Brexit clarity, warn of no-deal chaos

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LONDON (Reuters) – Business leaders in Britain and beyond warned on Wednesday of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European Union withdrawal, turning up the heat on politicians to deliver clarity. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a no confidence debate Read More

Supermodel Gisele fires back at criticism from Brazil farm minister

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday rejected critiques by the country’s farm minister that questioned her knowledge about Brazil’s conservation efforts. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Read More

Companies cry out for Brexit clarity, warn on no-deal

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LONDON (Reuters) – Furious companies facing weeks more uncertainty over an ever closer Brexit lashed out at politicians on Wednesday, and warned of chaos at ports and catastrophic job losses if Britain failed to secure a withdrawal deal with the European Union. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a Read More