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Stories for April 2nd 2017

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2017 - 08:34 UTC

    Electoral Court decides this week on continuity of Temer's presidency

    Ex President Rousseff and Temer are accused of taking undeclared campaign funds from corrupt donors.

    Brazilian President Michel Temer is facing a terrible week, with a court theoretically annulling his presidency and forcing him to step down from office. Temer is widely expected to find a way to escape this. But the mere fact that a court is considering such a thing shows the depths of uncertainty in Latin America’s biggest country as it tries to survive in a huge corruption scandal, a two-year recession and record unemployment.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2017 - 06:02 UTC

    Trump will host Xi at his Florida resort April 6/7; anticipates “difficult meeting”

    Trump predicted “a very difficult” meeting in a tweet just hours after both governments announced the summit.

    United States President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time on April 6-7 at Trump's Florida resort, China's Foreign Ministry announced, amid a range of pressing issues including trade, North Korea and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.