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Japan, U.S. reach framework trade pact, no U.S. concessions seen – Nikkei

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States and Japan have reached the broad framework of a trade agreement, Japan’s Nikkei business daily said on Saturday, with Tokyo making concessions on its agriculture but none immediately apparent from Washington on automobiles. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during the signing agreement ceremony for Read More

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis. Against the global chorus of condemnation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was mobilizing the army Read More

Brazil’s indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon ‘to last drop of blood’

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CANUTAMA, Brazil (Reuters) – Members of Brazil’s Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest. There are more than 18,000 Mura that live in 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

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

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

‘My life is s**t’: EasyJet pilot suspended after telling friends he felt suicidal, reports say

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UK airline EasyJet has suspended a pilot after he discussed taking his own life in an online chat, local media reported. The news revives memories of a German pilot who crashed his A320 into the Alps, killing all on board. The grounding came after EasyJet learned that the pilot, whose name is being withheld, said Read More

Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump returns after travelling Read More