Brazilian food processor JBS SA has been buying cattle from ranchers operating on deforested land in the Amazon that the government had said must not be used for grazing, a newspaper report said on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 US census in a dramatic reversal after his own administration including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a day earlier that the plan had been dropped.
Optimistic investors drove Wall Street to fresh record highs amid strong expectations of an impending US interest rate cut. The Dow Jones index lifted by 179 points, 0.7 per cent, to 26,966. The broader S&P 500 posted its third consecutive record high, up 0.8 per cent, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 0.75 per cent.
Italian former journalist David-Maria Sassoli has been selected as the new president of the European Parliament. Mr. Sassoli, 63, received the support of 345 out of a total of 667 MEPs in the second round of voting in Strasbourg.
Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said on Wednesday that he expects two new trade deals to be signed between the trade bloc Mercosur and other regions in the second half of 2019, hailing a new era of openness in Brazil.
Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, announced the detention of a supertanker allegedly in violation of EU sanctions against Syria. The statement follows:
United States military armored vehicles stood near Washington's majestic Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed ahead with an elaborate Fourth of July production with him at the centre, as critics accused him of hijacking a non-partisan celebration of America's Independence Day.
The Mexican government on Wednesday began a “permanent deployment” of federal forces along the Suchiate River on the border with Guatemala to prevent the entry of migrants, a senior officer said.
The Brazilian government confirmed on Wednesday that Britain had sent back to Brazil 16 containers of poultry due to the presence of salmonella in the shipments. According to Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias, the shipments totaled 1,400 tons of poultry, which were returned over a 15-month period.
Argentina’s energy secretary says improper reprogramming of the electricity system following the installation of a bypass on a major transmission line caused the power outage that left tens of millions of people in three nations without power.