Trucker blockades in Brazil increase in wake of Bolsonaro election defeat

Trucker blockades in Brazil increase in wake of Bolsonaro election defeat

SAO PAULO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Truckers who support Brazil’s outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro escalated their protests on Monday, blocking roads in 20 states in an action that could affect agricultural exports in one of the world’s top food producers and cause wider economic chaos. Bolsonaro lost Sunday’s election to leftist former President Luiz Inacio … Read more

Ukraine vows to strengthen its armed forces after major Russian air strikes

Ukraine vows to strengthen its armed forces after major Russian air strikes

Attacks across Ukrainian cities during Monday rush hour Fourteen dead and 97 injured, says Ukraine Zelenskiy after Biden call: Air defense is number 1 priority KYIV, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine vowed to strengthen its armed forces after Russia launched its biggest aerial assaults on cities since the beginning of the war, forcing thousands to … Read more

This decade’s oil boom is moving offshore – way offshore

This decade’s oil boom is moving offshore – way offshore

Aug 31 (Reuters) – Global oil companies are pumping billions of dollars into offshore drilling, reversing a long decline in spending on the decades-long projects including some in the remote iceberg waters far off Canada’s Atlantic coast. Surging oil prices are encouraging the investments, along with Europe’s mounting energy demand as the Ukraine-Russia war drags … Read more

Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

SAO PAULO, July 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s environmental authority on Thursday granted an initial permit that will allow a major highway to be paved through the center of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation. Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail had pledged to … Read more

Seven people found from missing Japan ship, coast guard says

Seven people found from missing Japan ship, coast guard says

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) – Seven people from the Japanese tour boat that went missing with 26 people on board have been found, after three more were found on Sunday, Japan’s coast guard said, although it was unclear if they were still alive. A coast guard official told Reuters the condition of the three people … Read more

China reports highest COVID new daily cases since Feb 2020

China reports highest COVID new daily cases since Feb 2020

Police and security members in protective suits stand outside cordoned off food stores following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) – China on Sunday reported a total of 13,287 new daily cases for April … Read more