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Brazil’s president prepares to send army in to tackle wildfires

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Brazil’s president has said the the military could be sent in to battle the Amazon wildfires in the face of an international outcry. France and Ireland have threatened to block a free trade deal between the EU and a South American trading bloc unless Jair Bolsonaro takes action, while the British prime minister has said Read More

France’s Macron says real ‘ecocide’ going on in Amazon

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PARIS (Reuters) – The Amazon needs better management to end the ‘ecocide’ that is going on in the rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday ahead of a G7 summit at the weekend. As forest fires rage in Brazil, Macron told French news website Konbini that the issue would be discussed at the meeting Read More

Facing global pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest. The Trump administration said it was “deeply concerned” about the wildfires and European leaders ratcheted up criticism of Brazil’s handling of the crisis, Read More

Brazil’s army ‘ready’ to defend rainforest

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Brazil’s Army is ‘ready’ to defend the Amazon rainforest from wildfires, according to its general. In a speech during a Soldier’s Day ceremony in Brasilia, Edson Leal Pujol said: “To the unwary who insist on safeguarding the purposes of the Brazilian Amazon, make no mistake, soldiers will always be alert and vigilant, ready to defend Read More

Exclusive: As Amazon fires rage, Brazil tells diplomats to fix image

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino President Read More

China to impose 5% tariff on US crude from Sep 1: State Council

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Singapore — China’s plans to levy 5% tariff on US crude imports from September 1 caused a drop in benchmark crude prices Friday, jeopardized seaborne US crude shipments heading to China and limiting buying interest in US crude from Chinese refiners. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Read More

Amid global pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis. Having first dismissed the fires as natural, then blaming non-governmental organizations without evidence for lighting them, Bolsonaro Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says army may help fight Amazon fires

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the army may be enlisted to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and calls for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis continued to mount. Asked by reporters in Brasilia if he would send in the army, Bolsonaro responded: “that Read More

Powell says Fed will ‘act as appropriate’ but offers little more guidance

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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is in a “favorable place” and the Federal Reserve will “act as appropriate” to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave few clues about whether the central bank will cut interest rates at its next meeting Read More

PM: International action needed to halt ‘tragic loss’ of Amazon rainforest to wildfires

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Boris Johnson has said he is “deeply concerned” by wildfires in the Amazon rainforest and has vowed to push for a renewed focus on tackling climate change at the G7 summit this weekend. The prime minister called for international action to protect the world’s rainforests after the “tragic loss of these precious habitats” in a Read More