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'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

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Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown. The US president said he wanted to “break the logjam” but stuck to his demand for $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border. He offered to 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

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

Walmart opts to leave CVS partnerships over pricing dispute

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(Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) said on Tuesday Walmart Inc (WMT.N) is leaving its network for commercial and Medicaid prescription drug plans after the two companies failed to agree on pricing. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk outside a CVS store and pharmacy in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S. December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder CVS said the dispute Read More

Brazil minister blasts supermodel Bundchen, invites her to be environment envoy

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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 Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s agriculture minister on Monday criticized supermodel Gisele Bundchen for Read More

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve is wary of giving “fintech” firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc (ONDK.N) or Kabbage Inc. access to the country’s financial infrastructure, putting the central bank at odds with other regulators looking to bring them into the fold. FILE PHOTO: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks Read More

Venezuela police ‘arrest, release’ opposition leader who urged army & ‘world’ to help depose Maduro

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Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó was reportedly arrested and released days after vowing to assume the presidency and calling for an uprising, armed coup and an international “mandate” to depose leader, Nicolas Maduro. “We inform the world and the country that today, Jan. 13, a SEBIN commando detained the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly Read More

‘Time for new govt': US openly throws weight behind Venezuelan opposition seeking to depose Maduro

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Washington has explicitly expressed its support for a potential coup against the elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, by offering its backing to the opposition and stating outright it was time for a “new government.” “The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will continue … to work diligently to restore a real democracy” to Read More