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Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Poll: Disapproval of Brazil’s president jumps amid Amazon crisis

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, as the government's handling of surging fires in the Amazon rainforest divides the country.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during the appointment ceremony of the new heads of public banks, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 7, 2019. – Brazil’s Finance Minister Paulo Guedes appointed the new presidents of the country’s public banks. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil president rebuked for comparing young wife with French First lady

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has stoked diplomatic row by comparing his 37-year-old wife, Michelle, with French First Lady, Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux-Macron, who is 66 years old.

Brazilians apologise to French leader’s wife over President Bolsonaro’s insult

Brazilians on Twitter have been apologising to Brigitte, the wife of French President, Emmanuel Macron, after their President, Jair Bolsonaro, insulted her on social media.
Brazil is home to about 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest, a vital bulwark against global climate change [Victor Moriyama-Getty Images]

Brazil says open to aid for Amazons fires

Brazil says it is ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents.
Smoke rising from the fire at the Amazon forest in Novo Progresso in the state of Para, Brazil. Greenpeace

Brazil will only accept Amazon help if French leader retracts ‘offensive’ remarks

Jair Bolsonaro said his French counterpart had called him a liar, and accused him of questioning Brazil's sovereignty amid tensions over devastating fires sweeping the Amazon region.
Brazil is home to about 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest, a vital bulwark against global climate change [Victor Moriyama-Getty Images]

Weak rainfall unlikely to extinguish Amazon fires – experts

Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil’s Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through Sept. 10 expected to bring only isolated relief, weather experts said.
The BBC is producing its own in-house voice assistant called Beeb, which will integrate with the UK public broadcaster’s website and iPlayer apps on smart TVs.

BBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps, services

The BBC is producing its own in-house voice assistant called Beeb, which will integrate with the UK public broadcaster’s website and iPlayer apps on smart TVs.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazil slams G7 aid offer as Amazon fires rage

Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of “his home and his colonies.”

African forest fires in spotlight after Amazon outcry

In NASA satellite images, forest fires in central Africa appear to burn alarmingly like a red chain from Gabon to Angola similar to the blazes in Brazil's Amazon that sparked global outcry.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Australia to block internet domains that host extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
A Hercules C-130 plane dropping water to fight fires in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. Brazil Air Force-HANDOUT-EPA

G7 to release funds for fire-fighting planes

World leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest.
A Hercules C-130 plane dropping water to fight fires in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. Brazil Air Force-HANDOUT-EPA

Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military joins fighting fires

Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest.
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.

G7 leaders agree to help Brazil fight Amazon fires

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope urges Amazon fires to be put out, calls for prayers

The world must work together to extinguish the fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis said in his weekly address to thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.

Trump’s trade wars overshadow G7 meeting in Biarritz

US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, Akie, arrive at the airport in Biarritz. Peter de Jong-AP

Protests to greet G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving stock markets and their own stark divisions giving little grounds for optimism.
Barely 24 hours the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), arrested 80 Nigerians for fraudulent activities, a global firm, Dynamics Intelligence, Friday shut-down its operations in the country.

Global tech firm shuts operations in Nigeria over fraudulent activities

Barely 24 hours the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), arrested 80 Nigerians for fraudulent activities, a global firm, Dynamics Intelligence, Friday shut-down its operations in the country.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

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