California becomes the first state to restrict plastic straws at restaurants. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the nation’s first state law barring dine-in restaurants from giving customers plastic straws unless they are requested.
Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) was stabbed on the abdomen on Thursday (6th) afternoon during a campaign event in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. The far-right politician was rushed to a local hospital, underwent emergency surgery and is on intensive care.
Folha Internacional – Price of Diesel Goes Up and Truck Drivers Go on Strike in 17 Brazilian States. Committees ought to be set up in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate in order to discuss the price of fuel. A statement issued by the presidents of both chambers of Congress read that “the current level of [gas prices] has a negative impact on the daily lives of Brazilians”.
The Wall Street Journal – Solar panel makers are stepping up U.S. manufacturing, and it isn’t all because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels. At least three panel companies have announced manufacturing plans in the U.S. in recent months.
EL PAÍS and other European media outlets from the LENA alliance debate how to combat fake news. Also at the event, held this morning in Madrid, were representatives from the world of technology, MEPs and the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.
In a statement to Brazil’s Federal Police, police officer Abel de Queiroz said that he went to the office of lawyer José Yunes at least twice to deliver money between 2013 and 2015. Yunes is a close friend of President Michel Temer.
Friday’s dramatic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, represents an unambiguous historic breakthrough at least in terms of the image of bilateral reconciliation and the emotional uplift.
BBC – Brazil is South America’s most influential country, a rising economic power and one of the world’s biggest democracies. Over the past years it has made strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, but the gap between rich and poor remains wide. Modern-day Brazil’s indigenous people form part of the population