SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer’s Sao Paulo residence yesterday amid the nation’s first general strike in more than two decades.Unions called the strike to voice anger over Temer’s efforts to push austerity measures through congress, bills that would weaken labor laws and trim a generous pension system.
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea’s and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state’s main ally, China.
(Trinidad Express) “Mommy I love you. I will come with daddy to pick you up”.
Those were the last words Kernisha Solomon heard from her five-year-old daughter Thursday evening, when she was dropped off at work.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of more than 9,900 civil servants after a nationwide verification of academic credentials uncovered workers with forged school and college certificates.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Digicel Group generated negative cash flow for its financial year ending March 2017 but is on track to break even by 2020, according to United States-based Moody’s Investors Service, which tracks the telecommunications company’s financials.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Rising crude prices helped Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp easily beat Wall Street’s profit expectations on Friday, a sign the oil industry has regained its footing after a two-year price spiral.
(Trinidad Guardian) Less than a week after taking the oath as a Judge of the High Court, Marcia Ayers-Caesar on Thursday resigned and Chief Justice Ivor Archie simultaneously announced she will be reinstated as Chief Magistrate.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after requests from their leaders and expressed optimism about winning better U.S.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said yesterday, in the carrier’s latest step to contain damage from an incident that sparked international outrage.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing appears to be helping with efforts to rein in North Korea.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will today order a review of offshore areas currently off limits to oil and gas drilling to determine which might be reopened, in his administration’s latest move to expand domestic energy production.
DAKAR, (Reuters) – A special tribunal upheld the life sentence for Chad’s former President Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the final decision of a landmark case, a judge presiding over the court in Senegal said on Thursday.