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Bolsonaro tight-lipped as minister faces calls to resign over Lula scandal

Sérgio Moro had ‘totally inappropriate’ links with prosecutorsMoro jailed Bolsonaro’s top rival, Lula, before Brazil electionBrazil’s justice minister is facing growing calls to resign after a series ...

Bolsonaro tight-lipped as minister faces calls to resign over Lula scandal

Source: theguardian.com

Bolsonaro minister who jailed Lula takes leave after leaks cast doubt on impartiality Sérgio Moro became a national hero for his role as a judge in the sweeping graft scandal Operation Car WashBrazil’s justice minister, Sérgio Moro, has been granted a leave of absence following a slew of damaging leaks that have cast serious doubts over his impartiality as a judge in a sweeping graft...
04:13 2019-07-09

Tillis defends Acosta from calls to resign amid Epstein scandal: 'Has been a great secretary' Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said the effort to remove Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta from office is a political ploy and claimed he'd vote to confirm him again, even after learning all the current facts about the Jeffrey Epstein case. ...
23:26 2019-07-11

Wilbur Ross faces calls to resign after report he threatened firings over 'Sharpiegate' Commerce secretary reportedly made threats at Noaa after agency contradicted Trump’s false claim on Hurricane DorianThe US secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, is facing calls for his resignation after it was reported that he had threatened to fire senior staff at a federal agency unless they sided p...
12:39 2019-09-10

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello faces calls to resign over leaked chat Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under pressure to resign after leaked online private group chats between he and close associates were revealed over the weekend....
17:52 2019-07-15

Massive Protest in Prague Calls for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to Resign (PRAGUE) — The biggest anti-government protest in Prague since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution is underway as Czechs urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. Protesters came to the capital from all corners of the Czech Republic to attend Sunday’s demonstration, the most mass...
01:26 2019-06-24

Polish parliament speaker to resign over flight scandal Speaker Marek Kuchcinski will step down on Friday after it emerged he used government planes for private trips. The scandal has consumed Polish politics and could not have come at a worse time for the ruling PiS party....
16:39 2019-08-08

Top Puerto Rican officials resign amid group chat scandal Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat....
10:13 2019-07-14

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa expected to resign in wake of overpayment scandal Saikawa’s fate to be discussed by board on Monday after admission that he was overpaid by hundreds of thousands of poundsThe chief executive of Nissan, Hiroto Saikawa, has said he will resign, Japanese media reports have said, after he admitted being improperly overpaid in the latest upheaval to hit...
08:26 2019-09-09

Top Puerto Rico officials resign in group chat scandal that ensnares governor Two of Puerto Rico's top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his closest allies exchanged controversial messages that have led to widespread calls for Rossello to also step down....
04:13 2019-07-14

Pelosi, Schumer Call on Secretary Acosta to Resign for His ‘Unconscionable’ Role in Jeffrey Epstein Scandal The two leading Democrats in Congress are calling on President Trump’s Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, to resign over his role in billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking scandal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted her call for Acosta’s resignation Monday evening, and Senat...
19:13 2019-07-09

Hong Kong Leader Faces Growing Pressure to Resign After Protests Pressure mounted on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as protesters called for her to step down and members of her cabinet urged her to personally respond, a day after a mass rally triggered by her handling of a contentious extradition bill....
16:00 2019-06-17

Italian Prime Minister says he must resign Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the Italian Senate that he will resign as he launched a scathing attack on the right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini who was sat beside him....
01:26 2019-08-21

UK finance minister to resign if Johnson becomes PM The UK's finance minister Philip Hammond has vowed to resign if Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson becomes the next prime minister, as expected....
18:13 2019-07-21

British minister Gove will not resign: BBC reporter Michael Gove, Britain's environment minister and a high-profile Brexit supporter, will not follow his colleague Andrea Leadsom and resign, a BBC reporter quoted him as saying on Thursday....
12:39 2019-05-23

Top Democrat calls on FDA head to ban e-cigarettes or resign Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin called on Ned Sharpless, the acting head of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign if he does not ban e-cigarettes in 10 days, following reports of a third death related to the devices....
17:00 2019-09-07

Schumer calls for Labor Sec to resign over Epstein Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a growing list of Democrats say Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should resign for his role in a 2008 plea deal that let Jeffrey Epstein escape prison time for allegedly molesting dozens of teenage girls. (July 9)        ...
19:13 2019-07-09

Italy's Prime Minister attacks Salvini and says he'll resign Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday, effectively averting a no-confidence vote tabled by the far-right League party's leader Matteo Salvini....
21:26 2019-08-20

Italian Prime Minister to Resign, Declaring End of Coalition Italy’s government collapsed, plunging the economically fragile country into deeper political turmoil and triggering a scramble to form a new governing coalition or hold snap elections that far-right populists would likely win....
19:00 2019-08-20

West Virginia Republican calls for governor to resign CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A top West Virginia Republican is calling for Gov. Jim Justice to resign. Sen. Craig Blair said Monday that the Republican governor should step down to deal with the many court cases that have dogged his businesses. Blair is chairman of the Senate finance committee. The gove...
23:13 2019-06-10

Israelis call for education minister to resign over gay conversion remarks Hundreds protest in Tel Aviv after Rafi Peretz says gay conversion ‘therapy’ worksHundreds of demonstrators have called on Israel’s new education minister to resign after the far-right politician said he supported gay conversion “therapy” and had even attempted it himself.Ministers and other politic...
19:52 2019-07-15

Thousands of Czech protesters demand justice minister resign PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands Czechs are rallying in Prague as the protests demanding the resignation of the new justice minister intensify. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis ove...
21:01 2019-05-21

UK finance minister Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office....
12:26 2019-07-21

Mexico minister of environment and natural resources offers to resign Mexico's minister of environment and natural resources Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Ortiz Mena presented her resignation to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador after causing a delay to a commercial flight, the office of the president said Saturday....
01:13 2019-05-26

Bolsonaro meets with justice minister to discuss leaks Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro has met with President Jair Bolsonaro after press reports accused him of improperly coordinating with prosecutors when he was a crusading anti-corruption judge...
00:26 2019-06-12

Ex-minister: Bolsonaro ‘most detested’ leader as he neglects the Amazon Rubens Ricupero warns the far-right leader is wreaking havoc on Brazil’s environment and its global standingJair Bolsonaro’s neglect of the Amazon has made him “the most despised and detested leader” on earth, Brazil’s former environment minister has claimed, as the far-right leader again rebuked Fr...
21:26 2019-08-25

Brazilians support Bolsonaro after Macron's 'offense': minister French President Emmanuel Macron offended his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday, adding he believed Brazilians support their far-right leader in his spat with Paris....
02:00 2019-08-29

Ex-UAW VP Norwood Jewell faces sentencing in corruption scandal Prosecutors describe lavish parties and trips in arguing for a 15-month prison sentence, while former UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell's attorney, arguing for home confinement, portrays a blue-collar man who walked into a corrupt culture....
19:00 2019-08-05

Germany's von der Leyen to resign as defense minister regardless of European Parliament vote The European Union's conservative nominee to head the executive Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Monday she would step down as German defense minister regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday vote....
19:26 2019-07-15

Theresa May Will Resign as British Prime Minister After Failing to Deliver Brexit Theresa May will resign as leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on June 7, she announced on the steps of 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. She will remain Prime Minister until a new leader is chosen by her party, in a contest which will begin the following week and conclude some ti...
13:39 2019-05-24

More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center....
02:13 2019-07-19

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign for negotiating a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the multimillionaire financier to spend a little more than a year in jail on sex crime charges. “@SecretaryAcosta must step down,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter late Mo...
16:39 2019-07-09

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires government minister Santos Cruz Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday replaced his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, the presidential spokesman said....
00:26 2019-06-14

Brazil: four arrested over hacking of Bolsonaro justice minister's phone Sérgio Moro hit by scandal after the Intercept published leaked chats suggesting he had conspired to damage ex-president LulaBrazil’s federal police have arrested four people for allegedly hacking the phone of justice minister Sérgio Moro, a key member of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet...
00:52 2019-07-25

Ex-Stanford sailing coach faces sentencing in U.S. college scandal A former Stanford University sailing coach is set to become the first person to be sentenced in the U.S. college admissions scandal after admitting he agreed to help wealthy parents secure spots for their children at the school in exchange for bribes....
13:26 2019-06-12

Bolsonaro calls for tighter control of Brazil deforestation data Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday called for tighter control of official deforestation data, resuming attacks on government space research agency INPE, whose satellite imaging shows a jump in clearing of the Amazon rainforest this year....
22:00 2019-07-22

Bolsonaro declares 'the Amazon is ours' and calls deforestation data 'lies' Far-right president said Brazil is open to partnerships exploiting biodiversity and mining in a conversation with journalistsThe Amazon belongs to Brazil and European countries can mind their own business because they have already destroyed their own environment, said Brazil’s far-right president Ja...
22:13 2019-07-19

Allies of British prime minister resign amid outrage over Parliament suspension As a backlash built and opponents planned legal challenges to his decision to suspend Parliament to push his Brexit plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson dismissed the anger as fluff....
09:39 2019-08-30

Italian Prime Minister Conte to resign, blames his rebellious deputy Salvini Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, blaming his rebellious deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini.        ...
21:26 2019-08-20

Tesla short-seller David Einhorn calls on Elon Musk to resign A prominent hedge fund manager is calling on Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk to resign following reports that the electric automaker’s solar panels have been catching fire. Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, a short-seller who has publicly sparred with Musk in the past, tweeted his comments Friday ...
08:26 2019-08-24

Warren calls on ex-FDA chief Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer board, says it 'smacks of corruption' "This kind of revolving door influence-peddling smacks of corruption, and makes the American people rightly cynical and distrustful," Warren said in a July 1 letter to Gottlieb....
18:00 2019-07-02

Puerto Rico governor fights calls to resign amid violent protests A peaceful demonstration that drew thousands to the streets of San Juan on Monday turned hostile in the evening when protesters and police clashed, injuring 21 law enforcement agents, officials said....
02:26 2019-07-17

Hong Kong Activist Walks Free, Calls On Pro-Beijing Leader To Resign Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam to resign after he walked free from prison on Monday, as historic anti-government protests rocked the city....
05:52 2019-06-17

Felicity Huffman Faces One Month in Prison in College Admission Scandal Federal prosecutors involved in the case against Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are suggesting that Felicity serve one month in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to a court filing,......
08:00 2019-09-07

Ex-Stanford sailing coach faces first sentence in college admissions scandal Federal prosecutors have recommended 13 months of prison for former Stanford sailing head coach John Vandemoer. He say probation is sufficient.        ...
08:00 2019-06-12

Actress Lori Loughlin faces hearing in U.S. college cheating scandal Actress Lori Loughlin is due in court on Tuesday for a hearing on whether the lawyers defending her against charges that she participated in a large college admissions scam have a conflict and must be disqualified....
16:26 2019-08-27

British Prime Minister Theresa May resists pressure to resign over tattered Brexit deal Amid a feverish mood as rumors and plots swirled through Parliament, Conservative lawmakers set up a showdown meeting with Theresa May for Friday.        ...
04:39 2019-05-23

Hong Kong protest: freed pro-democracy activist calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign Hong Kong's most prominent student activist today demanded the territory's leader resign as he was released from prison — and immediately joined fresh protests against a controversial bill allowing extradition to China....
12:52 2019-06-17

San Juan braces for an 11th day of protests, amid calls for Puerto Rico's governor to resign San Juan braced on Tuesday for an 11th day of protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor over offensive chat messages that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people....
15:13 2019-07-23

Austria's Sebastian Kurz faces no-confidence vote in wake of Ibiza scandal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is preparing to fight a no-confidence vote in his leadership. His bid to sack the far-right interior minister over a corruption sting has triggered a damaging backlash....
14:39 2019-05-21

Brazil: calls grow for Bolsonaro ally to quit after 'devastating' report on leaks In new disclosures, conservative magazine Veja says Sergio Moro, who led Operation Car Wash, guilty of serious ‘irregularities’Brazil’s justice minister Sérgio Moro is facing renewed pressure to resign after the country’s leading conservative magazine waded into a snowballing scandal over his role i...
18:26 2019-07-05

Amid calls to resign, Labor chief Alex Acosta defends deal with Epstein in 2008 Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said Tuesday prosecutors have more evidence against Jeffrey Epstein than he did a decade ago, when he gave the billionaire philanthropist and sex offender an immunity deal....
21:52 2019-07-09

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló rejects calls to resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s embattled governor on Monday continued to reject calls for his resignation over a lengthy profane, vulgar and homophobic chat he participated in with close advisors on an encrypted app -- and that was later leaked to investigative reporters....
18:52 2019-07-15

French energy minister stays on despite lobster scandal France's environment minister is prepared to reimburse any undue expense from lavish lobster-and-wine dinners he hosted when parliament speaker, his boss said on Thursday, ratifying Francois de Rugy's position despite widespread public disgust....
20:39 2019-07-11

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal Gabon's President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood that had been seized went missing....
18:26 2019-05-22

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau calls election as Mounties say he's stonewalling on scandal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could have called an election any day up until Sept. 15, the deadline under Canada’s 12-year-old fixed-date election law. He decided Sept. 10 to make the announcement on Sept. 11, and the timing proved particularly poor, and not just because 24 Canadians died o...
00:26 2019-09-12

Austrian Chancellor moves to dismiss interior minister amid corruption scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recommended that the nation's far-right interior minister be dismissed amid a corruption scandal that could dent the hopes of populist parties across the continent just days before European parliamentary elections....
14:39 2019-05-21

CNN's Chris Cuomo calls Benghazi scandal a 'sham' during debate on Mueller probe CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a heated debate with two pro-Trump pundits about House Democrats' ongoing investigations into President Trump -- and injected the Benghazi controversy into the conversation, calling it a "sham."...
05:13 2019-05-23

Malaysian PM Mahathir calls for party unity as sex tape scandal deepens rifts Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to infighting, as a sex scandal involving a senior minister worsened divisions in the alliance....
22:13 2019-07-19

Bella Thorne Calls Out Whoopi Goldberg for Her "Awful" Views on Nude Photo Scandal Bella Thorne is not impressed with Whoopi Goldberg right about now. Earlier this week, The View moderator and her co-hosts including Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain got into a......
00:26 2019-06-19

Russian high jump world champ calls out own country for handling of doping scandal Russian track and field athlete Maria Lasitskene criticized her country’s athletics federation for slow progress in response to massive doping saga.       ...
01:13 2019-08-23

Brazil Justice Minister Faces Firestorm Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro faced calls for his resignation Monday after an online news site published private chats it said showed the anticorruption crusader had as a judge improperly guided prosecutors in the 2017 conviction of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva....
07:00 2019-06-11

Pro-Brexit minister quits as Theresa May faces endgame The Leader of the UK House of Commons Angela Leadsom said she can no longer support Theresa May's Brexit deal. The move comes amidst growing calls for the embattled prime minister to step down....
00:00 2019-05-23

Greece's new prime minister faces a difficult battle with creditors Greece's new prime minister is gearing up for sensitive discussions with international creditors – a battle that could define his premiership and the way Europe deals with bailed out countries....
14:26 2019-07-09

After Meeting Trump, a Myanmar Minister Faces Criminal Charges In the Oval Office, a prominent Baptist minister accused the Myanmar military of oppression and torture. A colonel later filed a complaint against him....
10:13 2019-09-03

As Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Faces the Brexit He Championed Having won the backing of his Conservative Party, Mr. Johnson will immediately face the daunting task of managing Britain’s exit from the European Union by Oct. 31....
20:01 2019-07-23

Big Political Twist As Ex-Minister P Chidambaram Faces Prospect Of Arrest With a court rejecting his request for protection from arrest, former Union Minister P Chidambaram faces arrest in the INX Media case. Late on Tuesday evening, the Central Bureau of Investigation......
07:52 2019-08-21

Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan....
01:00 2019-07-20

Sanders Calls Out Walmart Execs' Extreme Corporate Greed to Their Faces Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared at Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to present a resolution for the retail giant to put its hourly employees at a path to earning a $15-per-hour minimum wage....
23:00 2019-06-05

May Faces Calls to Quit Amid Fresh Brexit Revolt and a Resignation Britain’s prime minister is confronting a ferocious backlash over her latest proposals for leaving the European Union, including the resignation of a key cabinet member....
02:01 2019-05-23

German soccer club chairman faces calls to quit over racist comments The chairman of a leading German football club is under growing pressure to resign after making racist comments about African people during a speech last week....
15:13 2019-08-06

Theresa May Faces Growing Calls to Quit Amid Fresh Brexit Revolt Britain’s prime minister is confronting a ferocious backlash over her latest proposals on leaving the European Union, with patience diminishing in her party and her cabinet....
20:39 2019-05-22

BHP faces fresh calls to quit Minerals Council ahead of pro-coal ad blitz Upcoming multimillion-dollar advertising campaign will aim to ‘invoke national pride’ in coalMining giant BHP is facing renewed pressure to abandon its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia after it was revealed the lobby group is directly involved in an upcoming multimillion-dollar pro-co...
09:26 2019-08-08

German environment minister calls for plastic bag ban Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has announced plans for a new law aiming to ban plastic bags and reduce plastic packaging. The Environment Ministry says there has been a 64% decline in plastic bag use since 2015....
04:52 2019-08-12

Owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins faces outrage and calls for boycott over Trump fundraiser The billionaire owner of Equinox is planning a high-dollar Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump, leading to calls for a boycott of the luxury gym and its associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness....
14:13 2019-08-08

Schalke chairman Clemens Tönnies faces calls to quit after making racist comments The chairman of a leading German football club is under growing pressure to resign after making racist comments about African people during a speech last week....
16:26 2019-08-06

| Brazil's Lula jailed to keep him from 2018 election: report Brazil's Justice Minister and prosecutors collaborated to convict left-wing icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges to prevent him from contesting the 2018 election, an investigative news outlet has reported....
13:52 2019-06-10

French Minister, In Call With Pak, Calls For "Restraint" Over Kashmir Jammu Kashmir Issue: France has called for "restraint and de-escalation" in a phone-call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, asserting that it is "essential to abstain from any......
12:13 2019-08-21

Iran calls US sanctions against its foreign minister ‘childish’ Iran called the Trump administration’s slapping of economic sanctions on the country’s foreign minister “childish” and said they create another obstacle to finding a diplomatic resolution to the escalating tensions between the two countries. The economic penalties against Jav...
22:13 2019-08-01

Brazil prosecution of Lula could be compromised, Intercept leaks show The Brazilian Bar Association has called for the suspension of the justice minister and several prosecutors. In messages, Sergio Moro, in his previous role as a judge, appears to conspire against former President Lula....
08:13 2019-06-11

UK foreign minister calls U.S. 'send her back' chanting deeply concerning: TV British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that chants at a President Trump rally of "send her back" were deeply concerning, Channel 5 reported....
20:13 2019-07-18

Greek Prime Minister calls Mitsotakis to congratulate him-official Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his victory in general elections on Sunday, an official of Mitsotakis party said....
23:13 2019-07-07

UAE minister calls Saudi-UAE coalition a strategic necessity in Yemen The United Arab Emirates' minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said late on Saturday that "the Saudi-UAE coalition is a strategic necessity in light of the surrounding challenges, and Yemen is a clear example."...
05:00 2019-08-25

German minister calls colonial-era killings in Namibia 'genocide' A German minister has described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most senior government members to use the term while compensation claims are under discussion....
15:52 2019-09-02

Iran’s President Calls U.S. Sanctions on the Foreign Minister ‘Childish’ (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came after the Trump administrat...
12:00 2019-08-01

Greek prime minister calls for early election after EU loss ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for an early national election following the defeat of his party at the European Parliament elections. Tsipras said from the Syriza party offices that “the result does not rise to our expectations … I will not ignore it...
04:39 2019-05-27

Brazil judge clears ex-president Lula's move to Sao Paulo jail A federal judge in Brazil on Wednesday authorized the transfer of imprisoned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from the southern city of Curitiba to a jail in the state of Sao Paulo....
20:26 2019-08-07

Brazil reels at claims judge who jailed Lula collaborated with prosecutors Leaked cellphone chats published by the Intercept suggest Sérgio Moro, now justice minister, steered case against ex-presidentBrazil has been rocked by allegations that a prominent judge repeatedly collaborated with prosecutors during high-profile corruption investigations – including the controvers...
00:00 2019-06-11

Leaked chats appear to show judge advised prosecutors in Lula case Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader....
19:13 2019-06-15

| Brazil Supreme Court rejects request to free ex-leader Lula Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether the convicting judge was biased in his case....
20:00 2019-06-27

Australia's finance minister calls for an 'ongoing commitment to free trade' "We would argue that an ongoing and protracted trade war is not in anybody's interest," said Mathias Cormann, Australia's finance minister....
15:52 2019-06-28

German economy minister calls on Balkan states to tackle corruption Economy Minister Peter Altmaier says tackling corruption was a precondition for joining the European Union. Six Balkan nations hope to join the bloc in the coming years....
17:00 2019-07-05

Austrian Chancellor Calls for Top Minister’s Ouster, Deepening Government Chaos Austria’s chancellor called for the dismissal of his interior minister, a member of the Freedom Party, leading the far-right party’s other ministers to quit the government....
14:52 2019-05-21

UK's Labour calls for investigation into finance minister Javid over Deutsche role Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to investigate his finance minister Sajid Javid's role in financial misconduct during his previous career in finance before entering politics....
10:00 2019-08-05

UPDATE 2-Minister calls on next PM to defend Britain's leading finance role Britain's next prime minister must make it their "overriding" priority to protect London's globally competitive position in finance after Brexit, financial services minister John Glen said on Tuesday....
14:26 2019-06-18

Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with South Korea Japan's defense minister is calling for improved relations with South Korea, despite political friction and recent anti-Korean remarks from Japanese lawmakers....
17:13 2019-05-21

UPDATE 1-UK's Labour calls for investigation into finance minister Javid over Deutsche role Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to investigate his finance minister Sajid Javid's role in financial misconduct during his previous career as a banker before entering politics....
14:13 2019-08-05

In Slip Of Tongue, Rajnath Singh Calls Foreign Minister Jaishankar Prasad There was a slip of tounge by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on Wednesday when he referred to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as "Jaishankar Prasad"....
20:00 2019-07-24

Danish prime minister calls Trump's interest in buying Greenland 'absurd' The Danish Prime Minister called Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland "absurd" the same day the President confirmed he had discussed the possibility of the US purchasing the country -- albeit, Trump said, it wasn't a high priority for America....
14:26 2019-08-19

North Korea foreign minister calls Mike Pompeo a 'diehard toxin' North Korea's Foreign Minister slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, calling him "a diehard toxin" who is derailing denuclearization talks between the two countries....
20:26 2019-08-23

UPDATE 1-S&P Platts to assess prices for U.S. WTI crude delivered to Asia, Brazil Lula to China S&P Global Platts said on Monday it will launch new price assessments for U.S. crude for Asian buyers from Oct. 1, as the United States exports more oil to the East....
13:13 2019-09-09

Japan defense minister calls North Korean projectile launch 'very regrettable': Jiji Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said North Korea's launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was "very regrettable", Jiji news agency reported....
02:26 2019-07-25

Oil jumps 2.4% as new Saudi minister commits to output cuts, Netanyahu calls for action against Iran Oil prices rose on Monday after the new Saudi energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, confirmed expectations that there would be no radical change in his country's oil policy....
03:13 2019-09-10

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Somalia bombing condemned, as UN expert calls for more international help; Africa faces locust swarms; new leaders for UN atomic watchdog and top economic body Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn attacks on Somalia capital, and call for continued international support; the International Atomic Energy Agency and UN’s Economic and Social Council welcome new leaders; and the Food and Agriculture Organization warns of possible locust swarms in ...
18:01 2019-07-31

Japan's labor minister dismisses calls to drop women's obligation to wear high heels in offices Japan's labor minister said it is "necessary" for companies to enforce dress codes that require women to wear high heels, according to Kyodo News....
06:13 2019-06-06

Jeffrey Epstein 'sweetheart' plea deal broker faces calls to quit over lenient treatment of sex offender billionaire A senior Trump administration official is facing demands to step down over a plea deal struck with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who has been charged with operating a trafficking ring involving girls as young as 14....
15:00 2019-07-09

Trump calls the Danish Prime Minister 'nasty' after she nixes notion of Greenland sale "All she had to do was say no," President Trump said, adding that Frederiksen was "not very nice" in her refusal.        ...
08:13 2019-08-22

Jeremy Corbyn calls for 'thorough' probe into civil servants claiming he is 'too frail' to be prime minister Jeremy Corbyn has called for a "speedy and thorough" independent probe after senior civil servants allegedly claimed that he is "too frail" to be prime minister....
11:26 2019-07-02

Will Order No-Deal Brexit Budget If Elected Prime Minister: UK Minister British interior minister Sajid Javid said he would order the preparation of a "no-deal budget" to convince the European Union that Britain was serious about leaving on Oct. 31 if he succeeds Theresa......
11:00 2019-06-01

Quit If You Can't Work With Chief Minister, Navjot Sidhu Told By Minister Strongly criticising his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for his comments against Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa hit out at the......
23:26 2019-05-21

Rajasthan Chief Minister Rejects Resignation Of Minister Lalchand Kataria Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has rejected the resignation of Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria, who had offered to quit following the poor results of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha......
16:01 2019-06-01

Two aides of Lebanese minister shot dead as convoy hit by gunfire - minister Two bodyguards of a Lebanese Druze minister were killed on Sunday when his convoy came under fire as it passed through an area loyal to a rival Druze faction, in what the minister called an assassination attempt....
19:13 2019-06-30

South Africa minister says Mozambique ex-finance minister to be extradited home Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang will be extradited to his home country where he is wanted on charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, South Africa's Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Tuesday....
00:00 2019-05-22

UK environment minister Gove joins race to replace May as prime minister: Sky Environment minister and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported....
11:13 2019-05-26

South African minister aims to revoke extradition of ex-Mozambique finance minister: document South Africa's new justice minister will apply to have his predecessor's decision to extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country set aside, according to a document seen by Reuters....
00:39 2019-07-13

Two aides to Lebanese minister killed as convoy hit by gunfire: minister Two aides to a Lebanese Druze minister were killed on Sunday when his convoy came under fire as it passed through an area loyal to a rival Druze faction, in what the minister called an assassination attempt....
20:13 2019-06-30

An Ex-U.K. Minister Says Prime Minister Boris Johnson Is Not Trying to Get a Brexit Deal LONDON (AP) — A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson’s insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said “ther...
12:52 2019-09-09

UAE official calls developments in Yemen's Aden worrying, calls for calm A senior United Arab Emirates official called for calm on Wednesday after clashes erupted between southern separatists and presidential guards in Aden, the seat of Yemen's government....
20:26 2019-08-07

World Cup: Gambhir Calls ICC Rule "Ridiculous", Rohit Calls For Review England were named World Cup 2019 champions for hitting more boundaries after their final with New Zealand, as well as the Super Over, ended in ties....
18:13 2019-07-15

Klobuchar calls immigration raids a distraction, calls them Trump's effort to 'make news' 2020 Democratic presidential primary hopeful Amy Klobuchar said on Sunday that President Trump’s controversial immigration raids were not about making the country safer, but about distracting the public for the real issues making news....
21:00 2019-07-14

When Hope Calls, the When Calls the Heart Fans Are Here to Stay You've heard of Gleeks. You've seen proud Arianators take over your timeline. Every other muggle is a Potterhead. These are all nick names for passionate fanbases that have......
00:39 2019-08-31

Theresa May announces she will resign on 7 June Prime minister to leave Downing Street, drawing three-year tenure to a closeToday’s political developments - live updatesTory leadership race: the favourites to replace MayAnalysis: May never had a grip on the crown that fell into her lapTheresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party a...
12:52 2019-05-24

Nissan not currently considering asking CEO Saikawa to resign: sources Nissan Motor Co is not currently considering asking embattled CEO Hiroto Saikawa to resign, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday, a day after he admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures....
07:13 2019-09-06

Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of the year Sen. Johnny Isakson is resigning at the end of 2019 in the face of mounting health problems, adding another competitive seat as Republicans look to defend their narrow majority in 2020.“I am leaving a job I love because my health challenges are taking their toll on me, my family and my staff,” Isaks...
21:13 2019-08-28

Nissan Not Considering Asking CEO Saikawa To Resign At The Moment Nissan Motor Co is not considering asking embattled Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa to resign now, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday, a day after he admitted to being......
14:26 2019-09-06

"Resign Immediately Or...": BS Yeddyurappa's Warning For HD Kumaraswamy BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa's comment comes after Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy declared on Friday that he would seek a trust vote on the floor of the house and asked the Speaker to "fix a time"...
19:13 2019-07-14

Puerto Rico governor is expected to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign Wednesday after more than a week of protests that rocked the island's capital city, a source familiar with the situation told CNN....
22:52 2019-07-24

| Italian PM says will resign if coalition squabbles persist Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he is ready to resign unless the two parties in the governing populist coalition - the League and the Five Star Movement - stop squabbling....
02:39 2019-06-04

Nissan's CEO To Resign After Confirming He Was Overpaid: Reports The CEO of crisis-hit Japanese auto giant Nissan plans to resign, local media reported on Monday, days after admitting he received more pay than his entitlement....
07:39 2019-09-09

Ready to resign? PM's spokesman says May is focused on Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May is focused on the task at hand of getting her Brexit deal through parliament, her political spokesman said on Wednesday after several Conservative lawmakers renewed calls for her resignation....
17:13 2019-05-22

Rep. Sean Duffy to resign from Congress in September Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) is leaving Congress next month — telling constituents Monday that he’s bowing out to care for his baby due in October with health complications. “Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time and attention due to compl...
02:00 2019-08-27

Sri Lanka Muslim gov’t leaders resign over allegations COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions have resigned, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist militants. Nine Cabinet and junior ministers and two provincial governors re...
16:52 2019-06-03

Nissan currently not asking CEO Saikawa to resign, sources tell Reuters Nissan Motor Co is not currently considering asking embattled CEO Hiroto Saikawa to resign, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday, a day after he admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures....
09:13 2019-09-06

Christine Lagarde To Resign As IMF Chief In September Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday....
22:26 2019-07-16

Hiroto Saikawa to resign as head of Nissan Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa will resign effective Sept. 16, the company said Monday after he had been criticized for receiving inappropriate compensation by changing the terms of his performance bonus....
18:00 2019-09-09

Three British ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM: The Times Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain's next prime minister, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday....
01:52 2019-07-19

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not resign Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign in the face of a turbulent pro-democracy movement that held a general strike leading to more than 100 flight cancellations and major traffic disruptions...
09:13 2019-08-05

Could Brazil's new ambassador to the US be a Bolsonaro? Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro intends to nominate his son Eduardo for the country's most important diplomatic post: ambassador to the US. Will burger-flipping skills be enough to override nepotism concerns?...
22:00 2019-07-18

Embattled Nissan C.E.O. Hiroto Saikawa to Resign, Carmaker Says Mr. Saikawa’s departure follows months of speculation about his ability to manage the Japanese carmaker since the ouster of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn....
20:00 2019-09-09

Rahul Gandhi Has Not Offered To Resign Yet, Clarifies Congress The Congress denied today that Rahul Gandhi had offered to resign over the party's national election debacle as its top leaders met for a post-mortem after its 52-seat disaster - only a few more than......
10:13 2019-05-25

Algerian PM to resign, paving way for vote after protracted protests Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to pave the way for elections this year that the army sees as the only way to end a standoff over months of protests, two senior sources told Reuters on Tuesday....
19:13 2019-09-10

Nissan board has no plans to ask CEO Saikawa to resign, report says Nissan's board is expected to discuss potential disciplinary action against CEO Hiroto Saikawa on Monday after he admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures....
20:13 2019-09-06

Nissan CEO Saikawa says ready to resign once successor is found Pressure is building for the succession process to be accelerated, and has the support of Renault, Nissan’s biggest investor and partner in the world’s largest auto alliance, Bloomberg reported....
06:52 2019-09-09

Theresa May under pressure to resign after Brexit compromise shot down British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint - and to resign - after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from both her own Conservative Party and opposition lawmakers....
17:39 2019-05-22

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign: source Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló plans to resign, a source tells Fox News, after his administration was the target of mass protests for weeks over corruption allegations and a leaked-message scandal. ...
19:00 2019-07-24

British PM Theresa May to resign next month over Brexit gridlock British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday she will resign next month, following three years of failing to solidify a deal to leave the European Union....
15:13 2019-05-24

Republican who blamed shootings on gay marriage urged to resign Ohio state representative’s screed against cannabis and liberal ‘snowflakes’ goes too far even for her own partyA Republican state representative in Ohio who blamed “homosexual marriage” and “recreational marijuana” – along with many of Donald Trump’s favourite targets – for gun massacres is facing ...
21:26 2019-08-06

12 Manipur Congress Legislators Resign From Party Posts Twelve Congress legislators in Manipur have resigned from state party posts, triggering speculation about the possibility of their crossing over to the ruling BJP, but a senior legislator among them......
13:13 2019-05-30

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announces he will resign Puerto Rico’s embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced on Wednesday he will resign from office amid mass protests on the island after offensive text messages between him and members of his administration leaked to the press. In Facebook video released just before midnight, Rosselló announced he wou...
11:00 2019-07-25

Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy to resign from Congress next month Republican Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy announced Monday he will resign next month, to focus on his family and the health of his arriving daughter, who he said has a heart condition....
01:39 2019-08-27

An Anxious Puerto Rico Waits: Will the Governor Resign? Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico was widely expected to resign on Wednesday, after widespread protests and looming impeachment proceedings derailed his administration....
03:39 2019-07-25

Gillibrand on calling for Al Franken to resign: 'I was not going to remain silent' Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand defended her call in 2017 for former Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations, saying during a Fox News Town Hall Sunday she chose not to “remain silent” on the issue....
08:13 2019-06-03

Italian PM expected to resign as political chaos deepens Giuseppe Conte to address Senate, two weeks after deputy PM pulled plug on coalitionThe Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, is widely expected to resign on Tuesday after delivering a blistering attack against Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League.Conte, a law professor who was pluck...
13:00 2019-08-20

UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament: BBC reporter Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC's Newsnight program said....
06:13 2019-07-18

Questions remain as Tennessee speaker promises to resign NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Tennessee’s Republican House Speaker Glen Casada promising to resign from leadership position on Tuesday, questions still remain about the unprecedented announcement sparked by weeks of an ongoing political scandal inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse. Primarily, it&...
08:00 2019-05-22

36 UP Congress Leaders Resign As Election Fallout Spreads As many as 36 office-bearers of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee resigned from their posts on Saturday continuing the spate of resignations in the party following its Lok Sabha election debacle....
00:52 2019-06-30

Italian bond yields fall as PM Conte to resign Italian bond yields fell on Tuesday and its bond yield premia over safe-haven benchmark Germany narrowed after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would resign, potentially paving the way for a new coalition government....
17:26 2019-08-20

Tennessee’s House speaker to resign after no confidence vote NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s embattled House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus. Casada announced the decision Tuesday, just a day after previously shrugging off calls to step aside from his legislative leadership posit...
17:52 2019-05-21

Fed up Puerto Ricans protest, demanding governor resign A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government...
20:00 2019-07-17

Schalke chairman under pressure to resign over racist comments • Clemens Tönnies has apologised for remarks about Africa• DFB ethics committee to discuss case on 15 AugustThe Schalke chairman, Clemens Tönnies, is under pressure to resign following widespread condemnation of racist comments he made last week.Speaking at a public meeting with 1,600 guests in Pade...
13:39 2019-08-05

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign Thousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory’s flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign...
06:13 2019-07-18

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro wants his son to be ambassador to U.S. Eduardo Bolsonaro's appointment to the most prestigious posting in the country’s foreign service sparked a collective groan from several career diplomats, who consider it another show of nepotism by the right-wing president....
03:39 2019-07-13

Brazil’s Bolsonaro on the Environment, in His Own Words With criticism mounting on the policies of Brazil’s president, he has promised to combat fires raging in the Amazon. But he has long supported scaling back protections for the rainforest....
21:13 2019-08-27

AP Explains: Brazil’s environmental changes under Bolsonaro AP Explains: A look at environmental changes in Bolsonaro’s Brazil ahead of a UN workshop on climate change in Salvador, Bahia state, and the government’s reluctance to participate in international efforts to fight global warming...
22:00 2019-08-19

'No need' for German Amazon aid: Brazil's Bolsonaro President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the importance of German funding for forest and biodiversity projects in Brazil. "They can use this money as they see fit. Brazil doesn't need it," he said....
04:52 2019-08-12

Police fire tear gas at protesters calling for PR governor to resign Police clad in riot gear fired tear-gas canisters at protesters who marched through the streets of Puerto Rico’s capitol city Monday night, demanding the island’s governor step down. Videos captured in San Juan show police firing the tear gas at the protesters, who then dispersed and ran...
08:26 2019-07-23

Puerto Ricans pack streets again after governor refuses to resign Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans packed the streets of San Juan Monday to renew demands that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign amid a scandal triggered by the leak of offensive chat messages between him and advisers. A sea of people waving flags, chanting slogans and banging pots and pans jammed a majo...
05:13 2019-07-23

Democrats call for labor chief to resign over Epstein deal U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign amid renewed concerns over the way the former federal prosecutor handled a decade-old sex abuse case against wealthy U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein....
18:52 2019-07-09

Jharkhand Congress Chief Becomes 4th State Party President To Resign Taking responsibility of the party's debacle in the recently held Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Ajoy Kumar Monday resigned from his post....
01:39 2019-05-28

Embattled Puerto Rico governor may resign soon, media reports Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not end demonstrations....
07:52 2019-07-24

Democrats call for U.S. labor chief to resign over Epstein deal U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign amid renewed concerns over his handling of sex abuse charges against wealthy U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein....
18:13 2019-07-09

Moldova caretaker govt to resign but demands an early vote A caretaker Democratic Party-led government in Moldova says it will resign in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic....
18:52 2019-06-14

Top Puerto Rican officials resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board...
05:26 2019-07-14

Victoria's Secret Parent's Longtime Marketing Chief to Resign L Brands said Edward Razek, its longtime chief marketing officer, will step down from his role, as the parent company of Victoria’s Secret faces backlash from consumers about the unit’s marketing strategy....
01:13 2019-08-06

Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons. Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County’s first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says PinkneyR...
17:39 2019-05-25

Will Rahul Gandhi Resign? Congress's What-Went-Wrong Meet Today The top leadership body of the Congress will meet today to discuss what went down for them in the national election after the National Democratic Alliance, powered by the pan-India campaign of Prime......
07:00 2019-05-25

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Says He Won't Seek Reelection, But Also Won't Resign After days of large protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he will not seek reelection in 2020, but plans to stay in office through the last of his four-year term. Rosselló will also resign as the head of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party, according to CBS News. “I recogn...
07:26 2019-07-22

All 9 of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Ministers Resign, as Bombing Backlash Intensifies The resignations were in response to a hunger strike by a Buddhist monk who said he would fast until he died unless one of the ministers, as well as two Muslim governors, were removed from office....
02:13 2019-06-04

Hong Kong’s leader shelves extradition bill but won’t resign Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she would shelve a controversial extradition bill that sparked days of protests by millions of people, but defied calls to step down. “Because this bill over the past few months has caused so much anxiety, and worries and differences in opinion, I ...
17:00 2019-06-18

Dan Coats disrupted meeting to urge Sue Gordon to resign: Report Outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats disrupted a meeting his deputy, Sue Gordon, was holding on election security to urge her to resign from her post....
03:13 2019-08-10

Nissan CEO Saikawa tells some executives he plans to resign: Nikkei Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa has told some executives he plans to resign, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday, in what would mark the latest upheaval over governance at the troubled Japanese automaker....
20:00 2019-09-08

Hong Kong expects more rallies demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding the city's leader step down and withdraw an extradition bill. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended an unpopular extradition bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
06:52 2019-06-16

Hong Kong protesters march demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding that the city's leader completely withdraw an extradition bill and step down. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has only suspended the bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
12:52 2019-06-16

Faraday Future CEO will reportedly resign as part of restructuring plan Faraday Future isn't just relying on its recent bailout to bring its electric car plans back on track. According to Pandaily, it's embarking on a restructuring plan that will see its polarizing CEO Jia Yueting step down. He's reportedly aiming to a......
20:26 2019-08-27

Sen. Johnny Isakson says he will resign at the end of the year, citing health problems The Georgia Republican is stepping down in the middle of his third term, putting the seat into play in next year’s election. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she won’t run....
22:26 2019-08-28

Sen. Durbin to acting FDA chief: Take 'decisive' action on vaping or resign Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin warned acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless to take "decisive action" to curb teen vaping, such as banning flavors, or resign....
10:00 2019-09-07

Britain's Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans: ITV, citing PA British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association....
07:00 2019-06-18

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló soon to resign? Aide says not yet Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
20:52 2019-07-24

Jersey Shore fire chiefs too unqualified to keep positions, resign The ax got brought down Monday in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, on some of the local fire department’s top brass — who reportedly “lacked the proper certifications for incident command” and were too unqualified to keep their positions. Three officials — a fire chief and tw...
07:39 2019-07-09

Time To Fix Accountability; Sack Not Resign: Congress' Pramod Tiwari All those who are responsible should give their resignation and Rahul Gandhi should remain as the party president, said Congress leader Pramod Tiwari....
16:26 2019-05-28

'The timing is right': Jill Ellis to resign after helming USA's World Cup double The Portsmouth native is stepping down after becoming the first coach to win back-to-back World Cups in 81 yearsAfter winning back-to-back World Cups, the coach of the US women’s team, Jill Ellis, is stepping away on a high note.Ellis, who was born in England but is an American citizen, will stay on...
18:13 2019-07-31

Russian reporters resign after co-workers fired over Putin story The entire political staff at one of Russia’s most prominent newspapers resigned Monday in protest against its billionaire publisher — who reportedly ordered the firing of two journalists after they wrote an article about President Putin’s close allies. The mass walkout included a ...
14:33 2019-05-21

Puerto Rico: top figures in governor's own party urge him to resign Ricardo Rosselló under pressure over abusive chat messagesNew big protest planned outside mansion on Friday nightSupport for Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, continued to plunge on Friday, as senior figures in his New Progressive party called for his resignation and demonstrators returned t...
22:13 2019-07-19

The Latest: Lawmaker asked to resign if abuse charge true LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching his wife (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mississippi’s House speaker says a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife in the face. Republican Speaker Philip Gunn says he has tried to contact Republican Rep. ...
02:39 2019-05-22

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam denies offering to resign Leader says she wants to remain in job, but doesn’t deny authenticity of leaked audio recording saying otherwise as arrests continueHong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam has said that she has never offered to step down, a day after an audio recording emerged of her saying she would quit if she had...
19:52 2019-09-03

Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló expected to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign Wednesday after nearly two weeks of widespread protests sparked by the publication of offensive chat messages with advisers, several of whom have already stepped down, according to reports. The embattled governor plans to deliver a farewell ann...
16:52 2019-07-24

Will Resign As Legislator, Says Suspended Congress Leader Roshan Baig In more trouble for the coalition government in Karnataka hit by a flurry of resignations by legislators, disgruntled Congress leader R Roshan Baig, who was suspended last month for his "anti-party"......
00:13 2019-07-09

Bolsonaro wants Macron's apology before taking G7 Amazonia aid The Brazilian president said he will only accept $20 million anti-fire funds from the G7 if Macron withdraws "insults". However, a spokesman later appeared to backtrack on those demands, instead insisting on control....
05:52 2019-08-28

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support at G7 on the Amazon Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support in the Group of Seven's discussion of the Amazon region at last weekend's summit of the world's wealthiest nations in France....
22:00 2019-08-29

Hundreds of new pesticides approved in Brazil under Bolsonaro Many of those permitted since far-right president took power are banned in EuropeBrazil has approved hundreds of new pesticide products since its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took power in January, and more than 1,000 since 2016, a study has found. Many of those approved are banned in Europe...
14:13 2019-06-12

Brazil prosecutors seek to bar Bolsonaro's son as envoy to U.S. Brazilian federal prosecutors filed a court injunction on Monday seeking to bar the appointment of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo as ambassador to the United States due to his lack of experience as a diplomat....
07:13 2019-08-13

Backers of embattled Bolsonaro take to streets in Brazil Thousands have gathered in cities across Brazil to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term...
23:13 2019-05-26

Brazil's Bolsonaro to rest four more days after surgery Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice of his medical team, the president's spokesman said on Thursday....
01:13 2019-09-13

Bolsonaro: Germany can learn 'a lot' from Brazil about environment Brazil's president suggested Germany's love for coal disqualified it from lecturing Brazil about the deforestation of the Amazon. Angela Merkel said she would "talk straight" with him about the destruction....
04:39 2019-06-28

‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and scorn....
11:52 2019-07-20

Brazilians strike against Bolsonaro's pension plans A nationwide strike has paralyzed transport in the South American country's major cities as police used tear gas to clear protesters. Many Brazilians are furious about President Bolsonaro's planned retirement changes....
22:13 2019-06-14

Brazil's Bolsonaro says nominating son as ambassador to U.S. is not nepotism Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the nomination of his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States was not an act of nepotism and that he would not make the appointment if it were....
21:52 2019-07-12

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government must cut another 2.5 billion reais President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that Brazil's federal government will need to cut its budget by 2.5 billion reais ($667 million) next week, website UOL reported, as weak economic growth continues to squeeze revenue....
22:52 2019-07-20

Diplomats 'perplexed' Bolsonaro wants to appoint his son ambassador to US Far-right president told reporters he was considering Eduardo Bolsonaro for the position despite lack of diplomatic experienceBrazilian diplomats have reacted with scorn and dismay to reports that Jair Bolsonaro wants to make his son Eduardo the country’s ambassador to the US, despite his lack of di...
23:52 2019-07-12

Don't treat Amazon like a 'colony', says Brazil's Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the idea of creating an international alliance to save the Amazon rainforest would be treating Brazil like "a colony or no man's land," calling it an attack on the country's sovereignty....
00:00 2019-08-27

Outcry as Bolsonaro's son questions value of democracy in Brazil Carlos Bolsonaro accused of ‘flirting with coup-mongering’President is an admirer of Brazil’s former military dictatorshipThe rumbustious son of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under heavy fire from across the political spectrum after claiming rapid political change was unachi...
17:39 2019-09-11

Deforestation in Brazil has rocketed since Bolsonaro became president More than 3700 square kilometres of Brazilian rainforest has been cleared since Jair Bolsonaro became president, but he has dismissed the data as "lies"...
19:26 2019-07-22

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for development of the region....
04:26 2019-07-04

Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
05:26 2019-07-23

Puerto Rico governor plans statement amid rumors he will resign Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló prepared to make an announcement to the people on Wednesday as the legislature began an impeachment process against him amid mass protests and rumors that the governor would resign....
02:39 2019-07-25

Hong Kong leader suggests end to extradition bill, refuses to resign Amid violent demonstrations protesting an extradition bill, Hong Kong’s leader Wednesday refused to say the bill would be withdrawn but said it would not be reintroduced, according to a report....
01:52 2019-06-21

Democratic presidential hopefuls call for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign Protesters are outraged over offensive comments in leaked online messages between Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and other officials. Rosselló’s constituents say they are also fed up with charges of corruption against public servants....
22:39 2019-07-20

Euphoria in Puerto Rico as mass protests force governor to resign People danced on the streets of San Juan's old city on Wednesday as Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced he would quit over offensive chat messages that sparked massive protests on the bankrupt island....
09:26 2019-07-25

Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan....
01:39 2019-07-22

UPDATE 2-Nissan CEO Saikawa tells some executives he plans to resign - Nikkei Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa has told some executives he plans to resign, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday, in what would mark the latest upheaval over governance at the troubled Japanese automaker....
01:39 2019-09-09

Female activists demand Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei resign Fourteen women in Iran have released a declaration calling for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic country's supreme leader, to step down. Some see the group as the start of a new citizens' rights movement....
23:00 2019-08-16

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday said he would not seek re-election next year but refused to resign as the island braced for more protests by demonstrators demanding he step down over leaked chat messages....
04:13 2019-07-22

Rahul Gandhi May Offer To Resign At Congress Meet Today: Updates The top leadership of the Congress will meet today to discuss to analyse the party dismal showing in the national election after the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won over 350 seats in the 542......
07:00 2019-05-25

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló expected to resign today Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
15:52 2019-07-24

"Act Or Resign": Upendra Kushwaha Attacks Nitish Kumar Over Child Deaths Former Union Minister and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha today said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is responsible for the deaths of children due to encephalitis in Muzaffarpur and demanded his resignation....
02:26 2019-06-24

Rep. Sean Duffy announces he will resign, citing baby’s heart condition Wisconsin GOP Rep. Sean Duffy on Monday abruptly announced plans to resign from Congress, saying his family recently learned that his soon-to-be born child has a serious heart condition....
22:13 2019-08-26

Senator Warren asks former FDA chief Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer board U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren urged former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to immediately step down from Pfizer Inc's board, three months after his departure from the health regulator....
01:00 2019-07-03

Hong Kong's embattled leader denies offering to resign over protests Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam has insisted she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis – despite a leaked voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
12:13 2019-09-03

Thousands jam San Juan streets to demand Puerto Rico's governor resign Thousands of people blocked a major San Juan highway on Monday in a protest aimed at forcing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
18:00 2019-07-22

Congress Worker Threatens Suicide Over Rahul Gandhi's Decision To Resign A Congress worker threatened to commit suicide by trying to hang himself from a tree outside the party's headquarters in Delhi if Rahul Gandhi does not take back his resignation as party president....
19:26 2019-07-02

Adam Schiff encourages intelligence leaders to consider 'the example of Secretary Mattis' and resign House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff predicts two top officials will resist President Trump's move to declassify intelligence related to the Russia investigation....
12:52 2019-05-28

UPDATE 2-Trump says he wouldn't stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday and said he wouldn't try to stop the chief U.S. central banker if he offered to resign....
07:39 2019-08-24

Hundreds of thousands in San Juan demand Puerto Rico's governor resign Hundreds of thousands of people filled San Juan streets on Monday to demand that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
22:13 2019-07-22

Schumer told Al Franken to resign in creepy bedside chat: report In a weird 2017 bedside chat, Sen. Chuck Schumer threatened to sic the entire Democratic caucus on Al Franken if he refused to resign from the chamber amidst several women claiming Franken had inappropriately touched them, a report said Monday. Franken told The New Yorker magazine that he asked to m...
05:13 2019-07-23

Schumer: Labor Secretary Acosta should resign over Jeffrey Epstein case Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his handling of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida case — and said President Trump should give him the boot if he refuses to step down. “I am calling on Secretary Acosta to resign. It is now impossibl...
17:39 2019-07-09

Puerto Ricans protest to demand Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Thosands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 17, 2019 chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign.        ...
17:39 2019-07-18

Hong Kong Leader Apologizes Amid Mounting Pressure to Resign Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam issued a public apology Tuesday amid a spiraling political crisis, stopping far short of demands from demonstrators that she completely cancel a controversial extradition bill, exonerate protesters and resign from her post as the city’s chief executive. The former B...
10:52 2019-06-18

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte slams deputy, says he'll resign over political crisis Amid a political crisis and another election, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he'll resign -- as the nation is being driven into chaos by a deputy who's only interested in advancing his own prospects....
04:39 2019-08-21

Mexico's President names deputy finance minister Herrera as new finance minister Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador named on Tuesday deputy finance minister Arturo Herrera as the country's new finance minister, replacing Carlos Urzua, who stepped down earlier in the day....
19:52 2019-07-09

Bolsonaro says he’ll take Amazon fire aid if Brazil can decide how to spend it Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro moved toward accepting foreign aid to battle the raging Amazon rainforest fires — but insisted that the South American country must independently decide how the aid is spent, an official announced. Just a day after Bolsonaro’s chief of staff tossed cold water...
16:00 2019-08-28

Opinion: Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's colonial ruler Jair Bolsonaro says Emmanuel Macron's offer to help Brazil fight the Amazon forest fires makes him look like a colonial ruler. The Brazilian president's outrageousness is hard to top, writes Astrid Prange de Oliveira....
05:52 2019-08-28

| WATCH | Brazil's Bolsonaro blames wildfires on NGOs Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that non-governmental organisations could be burning down the Amazon rain forest to bring shame on his government. WATCH NOW....
12:13 2019-08-22

Bolsonaro says Amazon nations should decide region’s future Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says that Latin America’s Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by devastating fires...
04:00 2019-08-29

The Latest: Trump tells Bolsonaro he’ll visit Brazil OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local): 4:00 p.m. President Donald Trump has promised Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he will visit the South American country. Trump said Friday that Brazil has many of the world’s assets and he l...
12:00 2019-06-28

Bolsonaro: Chile 'is not Cuba' thanks to Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused the UN's Michelle Bachelet of interfering in domestic politics after she criticized rising police violence. He had harsh words for her and praise for Chile's 1973 military coup....
07:00 2019-09-05

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro to appoint son as ambassador to US Eduardo Bolsonaro, a congressman, has strong links to the Trump administration and American far rightThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family’s influential role in the country’s diplomacy and domestic poli...
04:00 2019-07-12

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son the post of ambassador in Washington Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family's influential role in the country's diplomacy and domestic politics....
03:39 2019-07-12

Jair Bolsonaro says criminals will 'die like cockroaches' under proposed new laws Brazil’s president calls for security forces and citizens who shoot alleged offenders to be shielded from prosecutionBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he hopes criminals will “die in the streets like cockroaches” as a result of hard-line legislation he is pushing to shield secur...
03:13 2019-08-06

Brazil's Bolsonaro says "99% chance" Rio will host Formula 1 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says there is a "99% chance" that Rio de Janeiro will host Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix beginning in 2021        ...
20:00 2019-06-27

Judges absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illness A judge in Brazil has absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental institution...
05:13 2019-06-15

Bolsonaro suggests life imprisonment sentences in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that Brazil should consider allowing life prison sentences. The far-right president made the comment in a tweet Tuesday that referred to a recent case in which a little boy was butchered by his mother and her partner. Bolsonaro c...
21:00 2019-06-18

Brazil's Bolsonaro to spend four more days recovering after surgery Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice of his medical team, the president's spokesman said on Thursday....
01:13 2019-09-13

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom the rainforest is almost a raison d'être....
04:13 2019-08-31

'A bad trip': Jair Bolsonaro's first six months leave even the right dismayed Protests, scandals, corruption claims, allegations of mafia links … ‘It’s the worst start to a presidency’ in decades, says pollsterBrazil was just weeks from last year’s electoral earthquake when rock legend Lobão sat down outside his backyard studio, fired up his smartphone and announced he was ba...
10:39 2019-07-03

Trump pledges 'complete support' for Brazil's Bolsonaro U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pledged "complete support" for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has engaged in a war of words with French President Emmanuel Macron and suggested he may reject a $20 million offer from the Group of Seven nations to fight forest fires in the Amazon rainfo...
19:39 2019-08-27

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under right-wing Bolsonaro Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro....
18:52 2019-07-03

Bolsonaro says fire ban in Brazil limited to Amazon region only Brazil's National Space Research Institute says fires have increased about 80% in Brazil this year when compared to the same period last year. A little over half those fires are in the Amazon....
00:13 2019-09-01

Judge rules attacker of Brazil’s Bolsonaro is mentally ill RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has ruled that the man charged with nearly killing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro during a campaign event last year should not be punished because he is mentally ill. Adelio Bispo de Oliveira was charged with stabbing the candidate in September at a rally ...
03:00 2019-05-28

'Values I believe in': Brazil's new rightwing rappers embrace Bolsonaro The country’s hip-hop is typically progressive, but MCs in Maga hats provide the soundtrack to a far-right presidencyThe Trumpian mantra on his “Make America Great Again” cap leaves little doubt Ricardo Alves stands to the right of your average Brazilian MC.“I define myself as a conservative,” the m...
01:13 2019-06-19

Bolsonaro says Brazil deforestation data to be 'compiled' for accuracy Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said satellite data regarding deforestation of the Amazon rainforest collected by government space research agency INPE would be "compiled" to reach more exact numbers....
23:52 2019-07-31

G7's Amazon aid plan treats region like a 'colony', Bolsonaro says Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro says the idea of an alliance of G7 countries helping save the Amazon from wildfires would leave his country treated like "a colony or no man's land"....
02:26 2019-08-27

Amazon Fires Unite Enemy Tribes Against Bolsonaro The Amazon fires are uniting rival indigenous cultures against Jair Bolsonaro’s administration in Brazil. ...
14:00 2019-09-06

Brazil judge rules Bolsonaro stabber mentally ill President Jair Bolsonaro had blamed the attack during the campaign on a plot to stop him from winning the presidency. A judge has ruled the attacker is delusional and should be sent to a mental institution....
11:52 2019-05-28

Brazil's Bolsonaro picks top prosecutor who agrees with him on environment Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Thursday that he picked Augusto Aras to be the country's new top public prosecutor, succeeding Raquel Dodge when her two-year term ends in two weeks....
04:39 2019-09-06

Macron slams Bolsonaro for 'disrespectful comments' about his wife French President Emmanuel Macron has described his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro as "extremely disrespectful" after the South American leader appeared to mock his wife, Brigitte Macron, in a Facebook post....
22:13 2019-08-26

Bolsonaro defends 200 days in power amid criticism Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is defending his administration’s first 200 days in power amid mounting criticism around issues ranging from the environment to nepotism...
06:39 2019-07-19

AP Analysis: Pro-Bolsonaro demos in Brazil show gov't risks Not even five months into his four-year term, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is struggling so much to push forward with his agenda despite a big election victory that many of the far-right leader's staunchest supporters felt the need to get out into the streets to give him a boost....
08:00 2019-05-27

Brazil's Bolsonaro plans to tap his son as envoy to U.S. even if it hurts his popularity Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday that he intends to nominate his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States, even if it damages his popularity....
01:52 2019-07-19

Scientist who called out Bolsonaro on Amazon deforestation is fired Brazil has fired the head of a government agency that found a steep rise in deforestation in the Amazon, following a public spat with far-right President Jair Bolsonaro....
16:00 2019-08-03

Bolsonaro says criticism over Amazon interferes with Brazil's sovereignty Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday that countries that give money to preserve the Amazon rainforest do not do it for charity, but to "interfere with our sovereignty."...
02:00 2019-08-23

Brazil's research chief sacked after deforestation row with Bolsonaro A Science Ministry report that showed an increase in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has been criticized by President Jair Bolsonaro, and may have led to the firing of its author....
07:13 2019-08-03

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro dismisses the crisis Asked about the surging fires in the world’s most precious forest — the area scorched has more than doubled in the past two years — Brazil's president accused his critics of setting them, to “call attention” against his government....
04:26 2019-08-23

Brazil struggles through President Jair Bolsonaro's first six months Congress blocks his plans, his policies are not implemented and his Cabinet is in disarray. Clearly Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cannot govern. And it seems he doesn't even care to try....
15:00 2019-07-01

Bolsonaro to visit China and the Middle East in October Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans a round of official foreign visits in late October, including to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China, the government said on Tuesday....
23:00 2019-07-23

As resistance mounts, Brazil's Bolsonaro sticks by son for U.S. envoy Brazil's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his country's Congress....
03:00 2019-08-22

Bolsonaro supporters march to pressure Brazil's Congress Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way, adding to tensions between the far-right leader and Congress....
04:13 2019-05-27

Brazil's Bolsonaro will consider $40M G-7 Amazon aid package - if Macron apologizes to him Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he'll think about accepting offers of international aid to fight raging fires in the Amazon region if French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes for comments he deemed offensive....
20:52 2019-08-27

Brazil: Thousands of Jair Bolsonaro supporters take to the streets Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities around the country to show their support for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The president has seen his popularity plummet since taking office in January....
07:13 2019-05-27

Bolsonaro irks Chile after personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sparked friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday after he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in his country's affairs by criticizing rising police violence and erosions of democracy....
01:13 2019-09-05

Alabama’s Republican governor apologizes for wearing blackface in college, refuses to resign Gov. Kay Ivey joins the ever-growing collection of white politicians to face scrutiny and scorn for their caricatures of black people inspired by minstrel shows....
06:13 2019-08-30

An Iowa agency director emailed Tupac lyrics to 4,300 employees. He was asked to resign Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to employees lauding the late rapper Tupac Shakur.        ...
18:26 2019-07-17

7 police officers resign after offensive Facebook posts bashing immigrants, Muslims The Philadelphia Police Department says seven officers whose Facebook posts were flagged in an investigation have resigned.        ...
23:39 2019-08-01

Word of Jeffrey Epstein's $200K donation causes senior MIT lab staffer to resign Controversy surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's donations to the MIT lab date back to 2015. He reportedly gave over $200,000.        ...
21:52 2019-08-21

MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages Several Major League Baseball players on Wednesday called for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign after hundreds of leaked documents between the governor and other officials featured homophobic and sexist language....
20:00 2019-07-18

U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers on Friday demanded Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island staged a seventh day of protests to seek his resignation....
10:39 2019-07-20

Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike in fire outbreaks this year....
09:13 2019-08-24

Bolsonaro supporters take to Brazil’s streets as approval ratings drop Rallies were reported in more than 300 towns and cities, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Juiz de ForaHardcore devotees of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, have taken to the streets across the country in their first major show of force since his landslide election victory last Oc...
23:52 2019-05-26

Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, following global outcry over the government's handling of record fires in the Amazon rainforest....
15:52 2019-09-02

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his third after stabbing attack Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally a year ago, will undergo surgery next week, his third surgical procedure since the attack although doctors say this one carries only a minor risk....
22:39 2019-09-01

Macron must take back 'insults' for Brazil to accept G7 Amazon aid: Bolsonaro Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million offer from the G7 nations to help fight forest fires in the Amazon....
19:39 2019-08-27

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the amount of ammunition a person can buy in a year....
18:52 2019-05-21

Amid early struggles, Bolsonaro’s supporters call for demos RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After five months in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is battling an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings. The stumbling start for the far-right leader who rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Brazil’s ...
09:26 2019-05-26

Brazil spokesman says Bolsonaro may visit Amazon region this week Brazil's spokesman said on Monday president Jair Bolsonaro may visit the Amazon region later this week to check on the efforts to reduce forest fires....
19:39 2019-08-27

Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's largest rainforest....
04:13 2019-08-31

Brazil: Thousands of women rally against Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies' Organizers said some 100,000 people, mostly women, had attended the demonstration in the capital, Brasilia. Protesters slammed populist President Jair Bolsonaro, whom they labeled "misogynist, racist and homophobic.”...
05:00 2019-08-15

Bolsonaro's Conservative Agenda Is Tested in Brazilian Supreme Court When Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, he promised to defend what he calls traditional-family values, loosen gun laws and push the nation to the right after decades of mostly leftist rule. But six months into Mr. Bolsonaro’s administration, the Supreme Court is proving to be...
20:39 2019-06-23

Bolsonaro bans land-clearing fires in Amazon for 60 days Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has banned the use of fire to clear land throughout the country for 60 days, in response to the massive increase in blazing fires in the Amazon rainforest that has caused international outrage....
04:13 2019-08-30

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government may cut worker protections to boost job creation Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that the government may look at making it less expensive for employers to fire workers, as it seeks fresh ways to stimulate a weak economy....
04:13 2019-07-22

Bolsonaro open to discussing Amazon fires at UN after refusing assistance Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants to discuss the Amazon fires that have drawn world attention at the next U.N. General Assembly in September....
21:26 2019-09-02

| Defiant Bolsonaro vows to defend Amazon policy 'in wheelchair' at UN Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Monday to defend his controversial Amazon policy at this month's UN General Assembly even if he had to do so "in a wheelchair."...
08:39 2019-09-03

| Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes threatens to torpedo a huge trade deal....
01:39 2019-08-24

Irate Brazil lawmakers threaten Bolsonaro's cabinet, agenda Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress, which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual antagonism....
00:39 2019-05-23

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies....
21:26 2019-08-24

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Authorizes Troops to Fight Amazon Fires President Jair Bolsonaro, who is very much like the Donald Trump of Brazil, appears to have capitulated to mounting international pressure over the wildfires currently destroying the Amazon....
23:26 2019-08-24

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad, though he gives no evidence....
23:26 2019-08-21

Bolsonaro pick for Funai agency horrifies indigenous leaders Marcelo Xavier da Silva is police officer linked to agribusinessFormer agency employee: ‘I am scared of him’ Indigenous leaders and specialists working with Brazil’s nearly one million tribal people have been stunned and disconcerted by the appointment of a federal police officer with strong connect...
13:52 2019-07-21

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising police violence and erosions of democracy....
04:13 2019-09-05

Brazil's Bolsonaro extols convicted torturer as a 'national hero' Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that an Army officer who was convicted of torture during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship was a "national hero."...
03:13 2019-08-09

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July....
07:26 2019-07-20

Macron rebukes Bolsonaro for ‘extraordinarily rude’ comments about wife Jair Bolsonaro’s Facebook message mocking Brigitte Macron’s looks escalates diplomatic clash The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has condemned what he called “extraordinarily rude” comments made about his wife, Brigitte, by the far-right Brazilian leader, Jair Bolsonaro, escalating their diplomat...
21:00 2019-08-26

Brazil's Bolsonaro to skip Amazon fires summit he convened Brazil's president did not say whether the meeting of Amazon nations would be postponed, but ruled out his attendance. Bolsonaro has come under international pressure over his handling of the fires and deforestation....
17:00 2019-09-03

Brazil's Bolsonaro to extend environmental land registry indefinitely President Jair Bolsonaro will reissue a temporary decree removing a deadline for farmers to register their properties on an environmental registry set up by Brazil's 2012 forestry code, the head of the congressional farm caucus said on Thursday....
14:00 2019-06-07

Amazon fires: Jair Bolsonaro issues burning ban in Brazil Brazil's president signed the decree amidst escalating global pressure to address raging fires in the Amazon. The ban comes during the country's peak burning season, leaving critics skeptical of its efficacy....
02:39 2019-08-30

Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home few Brazilians are angered by his reluctant response....
02:13 2019-08-30

Public support for Brazil President Bolsonaro eroding: poll More than half of Brazilians say they lack confidence in right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, whose support has steadily eroded since winning a commanding victory in October's election, according to an opinion poll released on Thursday....
22:26 2019-06-27

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, weeks after telling donors he did not need their money....
00:00 2019-08-23

With Amazon on Fire, Environmental Officials in Open Revolt Against Bolsonaro Hundreds of environmental protection professionals in Brazil warn that budget and personnel cuts set the stage for a rise in deforestation and fires....
00:52 2019-08-29

'A second Trump': Bolsonaro's offensive rhetoric adds to Brazil's discomfort Supporters say his tendency to speak freely is sincere – but detractors call it a PR disasterHe parleyed his way to Brazil’s presidency with a vote-winning barrage of scaremongering and bombast.But eight months into Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right tenure, there is growing discomfort over the president’s ...
07:39 2019-08-19

Brazil: Bolsonaro fires key moderate who warned of dangers of 'extremism' Government secretary Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz forced outNews comes as scandal swirls around justice minister MoroBrazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has sacked one of the most prominent moderates in his administration for reportedly failing to ideologically align himself with his comma...
15:00 2019-06-14

Brazil's Bolsonaro formally recognizes Venezuelan opposition envoy Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro received the diplomatic credentials of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's envoy to Brazil, formally recognizing her as the ambassador of the neighboring country....
04:26 2019-06-05

Bolsonaro: The trafficking of cocaine on G-20-bound Air Force plane 'unacceptable' Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his team had nothing to do with the trafficking of cocaine by a Brazilian Air Force sergeant on a plane bound for the G-20 summit in Japan, calling the act "unacceptable."...
20:52 2019-06-27

Brazil's Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting fire to Amazon forest Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government's image after he cut their funding....
20:00 2019-08-21

Brazil's space agency chief sacked after deforestation row with Bolsonaro A Science Ministry report that showed an increase in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest was criticized by president Jair Bolsonaro and may have led to the firing of its author....
02:39 2019-08-03

Brazilians condemn Bolsonaro over Brigitte Macron remarks: 'Sorry about our president' Brazilians flocked to social media this week to apologize for remarks President Jair Bolsonara made about France’s first lady Brigitte Macron that were deemed sexist and inappropriate....
06:26 2019-08-29

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro wants Amazon nations to tackle fires Brazil's president said that environmental challenges must be met while respecting "national sovereignty" and announced a meeting of countries that share the Amazon to tackle the devastating fires....
12:00 2019-08-29

Brazilians' view of Bolsonaro government dims further, survey shows More Brazilians disapprove of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government than those who approve, a survey on Friday showed, the first time this has happened since the former Army captain was sworn into office on January 1....
15:13 2019-05-24

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation...
00:52 2019-08-23

| Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Macron over Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, as he accused France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid....
23:13 2019-08-29

‘Shameful:’ Toronto man who lost family in Boeing 737 plane crash demands execs resign Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife and three young children in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX plane in Ethiopia, is set to testify before U.S. Congress on Wednesday....
18:52 2019-07-17

Ohio lawmaker Candice Keller refuses to resign over ‘shocking’ Dayton shooting rant An Ohio lawmaker who said gay marriage and “drag queen advocates” were among the reasons that led to the Dayton shooting massacre will not resign, despite urging from the state’s Republican Party leader. State Rep. Candice Keller, of Middletown, cited a litany of factors in a Facebook post on Sunday...
20:39 2019-08-06

Republican Rep. Sean Duffy to resign next month, cites health complications with child due in October In a statement, the Wisconsin congressman said it is “the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now.”...
19:52 2019-08-26

Motorcyclists descend on Puerto Rican capital, call for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign Motorcyclists that swarmed San Juan became the latest to add their thundering voices to calls for the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.        ...
22:39 2019-07-18

'Ricky, resign!' Puerto Rico's famous musicians lend voice to surging protesters Young artistssuch as Bad Bunny and iLe have emerged as figureheads in the largest protests in the island’s historyOn Wednesday afternoon, as 100,000 Puerto Ricans lined the grounds of the capitol, crowds surged in anticipation, snapping thin reels of yellow string designed to separate them from a ma...
13:52 2019-07-21

Top Dems demand Acosta resign over Epstein deal, as Trump administration fights back Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta faced mounting calls Tuesday from top Democrats to resign over his involvement in a controversial plea deal years ago for financier Jeffrey Epstein, as the Trump administration fought back and the secretary himself defended his handling of the case. ...
22:26 2019-07-09

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides.        ...
14:52 2019-07-18

Bolsonaro: Macron shows 'colonialist mindset' by urging G7 to act on Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro condemned his French counterpart's suggestion for the Group of 7 nations to discuss the Amazon wildfires as "colonialist" as no country in the Amazon basin would be present....
20:26 2019-08-23

Brazil's Bolsonaro may drop plans to make son US ambassador amid backlash Far-right president faced possible roadblock in senate after report pointed to nepotismBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has signalled he may abandon controversial plans to make his son ambassador to the United States, amid a fierce political backlash and growing signs congress may block...
21:52 2019-08-20

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Bolsonaro replaces head of BNDES development bank Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government has named a 38-year-old banking executive as the head of development bank BNDES, replacing Joaquim Levy, who resigned on Sunday after Bolsonaro publicly criticized him....
07:52 2019-06-18

Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon rainforest fires U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday and offered help, if needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires....
09:13 2019-08-24

New generation of political exiles leave Bolsonaro's Brazil 'to stay alive' Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorshipAt times, the solitude and separation from family and friends have plunged Jean Wyllys into despair. “I’ve been through moments of deep sadness, I’ve spent the whole night cr...
16:13 2019-07-11

Students protest across Brazil over Jair Bolsonaro's sweeping cuts to education From Amazon cities to small towns in the deep south, demonstrators turned out to condemn funding cutsTens of thousands of students, academics and teachers have taken to the streets of Brazil for their latest mass protest against what they call far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s assault on educatio...
06:26 2019-05-31

Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro sends in army to tackle Amazon fires The Brazilian president has been coming under increasing pressure as European leaders criticize his environmental policies. Wildfires continue to rage in the Amazon rainforest....
03:39 2019-08-24

Jair Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest Brazilian president blames green groups for rise in blazes, but offers no evidence for claimThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the world’s biggest ra...
21:52 2019-08-21

Bolsonaro has blessed ‘brutal' assault on Amazon, sacked scientist warns In interview with the Guardian, Ricardo Galvão says if the far-right leader doesn’t change tack the Amazon will be ruinedIllegal loggers are ramping up a “brutal, fast” assault on the Brazilian Amazon with the blessing of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the sacked head of the government agen...
16:52 2019-08-09

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he might send the army to fight forest fires in the Amazon (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Brazil has faced increasing international scrutiny over the record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rain forest. On Friday, President Jair Bolsonaro, who has dismissed complaints about the fires, said Brazil's army could be deployed to fight the blazes. Visit Busi...
23:39 2019-08-23

Fires are devouring the Amazon. And Jair Bolsonaro is to blame | David Miranda The ongoing destruction of the Amazon is taking place because of policy choices made by those who now rule BrazilAs the world watches in horror and terror as the Amazon burns, scientists have made clear that the cause, principally if not entirely, is human activity.Here in Brazil, that human activit...
21:00 2019-08-26

Bolsonaro enjoys comedy club outing as Amazon fires rage on President watches rightwing comic as pre-recorded speech to nation on fighting fires airs While the Amazon burned and Brazilians demonstrated their outrage, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro went to a comedy club.As the president’s pre-recorded speech to the nation explaining how he planne...
05:52 2019-08-25

Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro....
23:39 2019-06-04

Bolsonaro has blessed ‘brutal' assault on rainforest, sacked scientist warns In interview with the Guardian, Ricardo Galvão says if the far-right leader doesn’t change tack the Amazon will be ruinedIllegal loggers are ramping up a “brutal, fast” assault on the Brazilian Amazon with the blessing of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the sacked head of the government agen...
10:26 2019-08-09

Brazil's Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government's image after he cut their funding....
23:00 2019-08-21

Brazilian Senate committee shuns Bolsonaro's decree easing guns law A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's decree that significantly loosened laws banning the ability of citizens to carry guns....
00:39 2019-06-13

Bolsonaro taunts UN rights chief over her father's torture by Pinochet regime Brazilian president said without the dictator ‘Chile would be a Cuba today’ after Michelle Bachelet criticized rising police killingsJair Bolsonaro has taunted Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, over the Chilean dictatorship that tortured her and her parents, after she cri...
22:26 2019-09-04

Brazil's Bolsonaro warns of Argentine refugee crisis if Macri loses Right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro warned on Monday that his country could see a wave of migrants fleeing Argentina if a presidential election there returns leftist politicians to power, after their strong showing in a Sunday primary vote....
19:26 2019-08-12

Diehard Bolsonaro supporters prepare to march as criticism of his rule intensifies As his approval ratings plunge, critics say Brazilian president’s approach has been ‘shocking’Hardcore supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, have urged his followers to flood the streets in defence of their leader on Sunday amid mounting conservative angst over the far-right populist’s a...
09:00 2019-05-24

Brazil's Bolsonaro averts crisis as Senate backs his move to cut ministries Brazil's Senate on Tuesday voted to approve right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's decree to revamp the executive branch, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through legislation....
06:00 2019-05-29

Brazil’s Amazon monitor, fired after dispute with Bolsonaro, speaks out on deforestation The dismissal of Ricardo Galvão, head of the government agency charged with watching the rainforest, has scientists fearful for their research under the right-wing leader....
06:39 2019-08-08

Bolsonaro Government Throws Tantrum, Says It Won't Accept Amazon Firefighting Funds Brazilian president and far-right climate denier Jair Bolsonaro won’t even accept the paltry $20 million that G7 countries pledged towards creating a fund to “help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest,” Bolsonaro’s chief of staff Onyx Lo...
08:26 2019-08-27

Bolsonaro launches ‘Brazil week’ in bid to 'revamp' image over Amazon fires President urged citizens to hit the streets and show ‘the Amazon is ours’ amid sinking ratings and vilification over the AmazonBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has urged citizens to clad themselves in the country’s yellow and green colours and hit the streets as part of a populist push ...
16:39 2019-09-06

Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering from surgery to treat year-old stab wound Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last year, his spokesman said on Sunday....
06:00 2019-09-09

Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal with the blazes were announced....
04:13 2019-08-31

Bolsonaro Says He Won’t Accept $20 Million To Fight Amazon Fires Unless Macron Apologizes Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, who initially was to reject $20 million in immediate aid funding pledged by world leaders at the G7 summit to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, now says he’ll consider accepting aid if French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes, according to the As...
20:00 2019-08-27

Jair Bolsonaro demands Emmanuel Macron withdraw 'insults' over fires Brazil’s president and France’s president continue their feud over G7 aid package for wildfires raging in Amazon rainforestBrazil’s far-right president and his backers have escalated their war of words over the Amazon with Emmanuel Macron, attacking the French president’s “lamentable colonialist” hy...
20:26 2019-08-27

Bolsonaro to meet South American leaders as Amazon fires rage Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is planning to meet other South American leaders to discuss protection of the rainforest, as 18 global fashion brands are said to be mulling the suspension of leather purchases from the country....
17:39 2019-08-29

President Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil can’t afford to fight Amazon fires Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says his country can’t afford to fight the massive blazes raging across the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro, who was elected last year, has faced criticism for not doing enough to contain deforestation as the Amazon faces a record number of wildfires —...
02:52 2019-08-23

Brazil space research chief to leave job after Bolsonaro deforestation spat The head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday....
20:52 2019-08-02

Bolsonaro thanks Trump after US president pledges 'full support' – live news Jair Bolsonaro claims ‘great success’ in fighting the Amazon wildfires, and thanks Trump for tweetSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.57pm BST A federal judge temporarily blocked Missouri’s abortion ban, which would have barred doctors from performing the procedure at or after eig...
20:26 2019-08-27

As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest alight but told foreign powers not to interfere....
02:00 2019-08-23

Macron and Bolsonaro's war of words over Amazon fires, aid and their wives – video report Tensions rose between France and Brazil after the French president, Emmanuel Macron, tweeted that the fires burning in the Amazon amounted to an international crisis and should be made a top priority at the G7 summit. Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president, reacted by accusing Macron of having a ‘c...
21:13 2019-08-27

Brazil's Bolsonaro restricts drugs policy council, legalizes agritoxins It was a busy day for the president, who stripped the drug policy council of independent members and legalized dozens of agritoxins. Jair Bolsonaro wants tighter control of Brazil's deforestation data....
10:39 2019-07-23

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends soccer star Neymar against rape accusation Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday came out in support of Neymar, the national soccer star who has been accused of raping a woman last month in Paris, an allegation he denies....
01:13 2019-06-06

Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil The president claimed a government monitoring agency had released deforestation data with the intent to harm Brazil’s image abroad, a decision that incited protests from environmental organizations....
01:52 2019-08-03

Jair Bolsonaro demands Macron withdraw 'insults' over Amazon fires Brazilian and French presidents continue feud over G7 aid package for wildfires raging in Amazon rainforestBrazil’s far-right president and his backers have escalated their row over the Amazon with Emmanuel Macron, attacking the French president’s “lamentable colonialist stance” as fires continued t...
22:52 2019-08-27

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support amid Amazon fires crisis Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support over the issue of Amazon wildfires, as the far-right Brazilian government sought to find a way out of the growing international crisis....
19:39 2019-08-27

Brazil rejected millions in Amazon aid. Hours later, Bolsonaro hinted at a reversal Brazil has escalated its war of words with global powers over the Amazon fires, announcing it would reject $20 million in foreign aid before the country's president appeared to contradict his own representatives and leave the door open to accepting the funds....
00:00 2019-08-28

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he 'loves' the Amazon. But his policies are designed to wreak havoc on it Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning, with more than one-and-a-half soccer fields worth of rainforest destroyed every minute of every day, according to the country's space research center....
00:00 2019-08-28

Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show Monthly deforestation up 88.4% compared with a year agoBrazil pressured to protect Amazon under trade deal termsDeforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction und...
23:26 2019-07-03

In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed | Eliane Brum The rainforest might seem a remote place, but it is the heart of the planet – and it is under attack as never beforeThe Amazon is the centre of the world. Right now, as our planet experiences climate collapse, there is nowhere more important. If we don’t grasp this, there is no way to meet that chal...
10:52 2019-08-23

Amazon deforestation: Bolsonaro government accused of seeking to sow doubt over data Ministers look at setting up alternative monitoring scheme as existing system shows alarming rise in clearance ratesThe Amazon forest is being burned and chopped down at the most alarming rate in recent memory, but the Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro is focused on reinterpreting the data rath...
07:52 2019-08-01

Angela Merkel, Jair Bolsonaro discuss aid for Amazon in 'productive' conversation Their telephone call followed strained relations in recent weeks between Bolsonaro and Europe over combating wildfires in Brazil. Bolsonaro said Europe has "nothing to teach" Brazil about preserving the environment....
19:26 2019-08-31

Brazil lawmakers undo Bolsonaro move to weaken indigenous agency Brazil's lower house of Congress has rebuffed President Jair Bolsonaro's move to put decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture....
02:00 2019-05-24

Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a no confidence vote by his Republican caucus NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a no confidence vote by his Republican caucus. The post Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a no confidence vote by his Republican caucus appeared first on ...
17:52 2019-05-21

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
06:52 2019-07-23

Jair Bolsonaro claims without evidence that NGOs are setting fires in Amazon rainforest Brazilian president claims green groups behind rise in blazes, but offers nothing to support his assertionThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the worl...
08:13 2019-08-22

Brazilian President Bolsonaro orders deployment of troops to combat Amazon wildfires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ordered the deployment of troops to fight the intense wildfires that have engulfed a portion of the Amazon rainforest in an apparent reversal from previously downplaying the blaze....
23:52 2019-08-24

UPDATE 2-Brazil eyes stimulus package to mark 200 days of Bolsonaro's government Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday his government will announce an economic stimulus package this week to revive flagging growth, confirming earlier media reports, in an effort to mark the first 200 days of his administration....
04:13 2019-07-18

Exclusive: As fires race through Amazon, Brazil's Bolsonaro weakens environment agency As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil's Amazon jungle, the nation's far-right government is undermining the agency charged with protecting the rainforest, Reuters has learned from interviews with ten current and former employees, public records and a review of internal governmen...
14:52 2019-08-28

Brazilian states bypass Bolsonaro to discuss rainforest protection funding directly Brazilian states containing the country's Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation after changes proposed by the federal government led Norway and Germany to suspend donations....
00:00 2019-08-20

Brazil's Bolsonaro hands indigenous land decisions back to farm sector Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazil's farm lobby....
03:13 2019-06-20

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may send troops to battle Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that he may use his country’s military to battle the record number of wildfires burning out of control in the Amazon rainforest — where an indigenous tribe vowed to do anything and everything to save their home. “That’s the plan,...
00:26 2019-08-24

Trump defends Brazil’s President Bolsonaro amid Amazon fire tensions President Trump on Tuesday complimented Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, saying that he’d gotten to know him well, praising his efforts to fight the raging Amazon fires and pledging US help. “I have gotten to know President @jairbolsonaro well in our dealings with Brazil. He is working very hard o...
18:52 2019-08-27

Jair Bolsonaro claims 'profound love' for Amazon rainforest as criticism intensifies President uses TV speech to criticise ‘disinformation’ about fire crisis, saying it cannot be used as pretext for sanctions Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has professed to feeling “profound love and respect” for the Amazon as fires continued to rage in the world’s biggest tropical rai...
11:39 2019-08-24

Illegal miners, feeling betrayed, call on Bolsonaro to end environmental crackdown in Amazon The protest is the latest challenge for a president caught between domestic demands for development and international pressure to protect the rainforest....
22:00 2019-09-11

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro to skip Amazon fires summit due to surgery Brazil’s leader may be eager to speak about the ongoing Amazon fires that have drawn the world's attention, but he will have to wait, because surgery is forcing him to skip a summit of regional leaders called to discuss the matter....
19:13 2019-09-03

France’s Macron accuses Brazil’s Bolsonaro of ‘incredibly disrespectful’ comments about his wife The Brazilian president ventured into personal territory when he appeared to endorse a meme that compared the appearance of the French first lady, 67, with Brazil’s first lady, 37....
19:26 2019-08-26

Thousands March to Support Brazilian President Bolsonaro Amid Widespread Criticism of Him (RIO DE JANEIRO) — Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil on Sunday to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. The stumbling start for the far-right ...
22:26 2019-05-26

Jair Bolsonaro aides 'froth hate' for indigenous people, says sacked official Former head of indigenous affairs agency says it is seen as ‘an obstacle to national development’Brazil’s far right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is being advised by aides who “froth hate for indigenous people,” the head of Brazil’s indigenous affairs agency has told colleagues after he was fired from ...
01:26 2019-06-13

Bolsonaro rejects 'Captain Chainsaw' label as data shows deforestation 'exploded' Data says 2,254 sq km cleared in July as president says Macron and Merkel ‘haven’t realized Brazil’s under new management’Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon “exploded” in July it has emerged as Jair Bolsonaro scoffed at his portrayal as Brazil’s “Captain Chainsaw” and mocked Emmanuel Macron and A...
17:39 2019-08-07

Bolsonaro doubts tribal leader's 'murder', repeats call to mine the Amazon The international community is speaking out against the killing of an indigenous tribal leader in Brazil's Amazon, even as the country's president says there no evidence of foul play....
17:39 2019-07-31

Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Wildfires After Widespread Outrage at Bolsonaro's Government Brazil has deployed nearly 44,000 soldiers as part of an operation to fight the rampant fires currently burning in much of the Amazon, with officials stating two C-130 firefighting planes have also been dispatched, according to the Daily Beast.Read more......
02:13 2019-08-26

UPDATE 3-Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal with the blazes were announced....
04:13 2019-08-31

| March against Bolsonaro | Epstein death: WATCH the top world news videos for today Brazil tribal women protest Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies' | Epstein death shifts focus to conspirators, will; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
09:26 2019-08-14

Iowa agency director who hosted 'Tupac Fridays' for years asked to resign soon after mass rap lyrics email A 66-year-old Iowa state official was asked to resign last month days after he sent an agency-wide email to 4,300 employees highlighting lyrics from rap legend Tupac Shakur. ...
17:26 2019-07-17

Keep Ya Head Up: Iowa Official and Tupac Superfan Forced to Resign After Sending Mass Email Quoting the Rapper Jerry Foxhoven—his real name, not his rap name—was the director of Iowa’s social services agency. He was also a huge fan of late rapper Tupac Shakur and he reportedly let his workers know it....
22:26 2019-07-17

Yadier Molina, Alex Cora, And Others In Baseball Call For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Over Leaked Chats Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and a few other baseball players today have called for Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign after his exposed texts revealed him making sexist and nasty remarks about other government officials and public figures....
03:52 2019-07-18

Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts Brazil's congressional committee on pension reform began debating a revised bill on Tuesday, as President Jair Bolsonaro urged lawmakers to rethink their move to drop his plan to introduce a retirement system based on private savings accounts....
17:26 2019-06-18

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis....
18:00 2019-08-23

Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media....
03:00 2019-08-22

Brazilian airman on Bolsonaro's trip to G20 summit caught with 86 pounds of cocaine aboard plane A member of Brazil’s Air Force who was set to join President Jair Bolsonaro on his trip to Japan for this week’s G20 summit was arrested Tuesday after Spanish police found 86 pounds of cocaine in his luggage, officials said....
02:39 2019-06-28

Facing global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest....
00:00 2019-08-24

VW to get second U.S. monitor after diesel scandal VW has reached an agreement with the EPA that qualifies the company for public-sector contracts in exchange for a new three-year monitoring process....
17:26 2019-09-02

Amazon rainforest fire: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro to miss summit for surgery Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will miss a planned summit on the wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest to prepare for surgery, it has been announced....
22:13 2019-09-03

Protests in Puerto Rico show no sign of stopping as thousands take to the streets demanding governor resign over leaked text messages AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo Thousands of protesters have jammed streets in San Juan since Saturday, calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down after the leak of a raft of controversial and vulgar text messages between him and his closest allies. The massive and at times violent prote...
09:26 2019-07-19

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal - podcast The financier Jeffrey Epstein is back in court on charges of the sex trafficking of minors. Vicky Ward and Ed Pilkington discuss his case. Plus: Aditya Chakrabortty wonders why the French super-rich who promised to donate to Notre Dame haven’t paid up yetJeffrey Epstein is a wealthy financier and on...
05:26 2019-07-19

Ex-USC AD Haden investigated in admissions scandal Former Southern Cal athletic director Pat Haden is being investigated for a potential role in the national college-admissions cheating scandal that has involved several high-profile universities, including USC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday....
07:00 2019-06-06

In TV ad, VW owns up to emissions scandal to set new EV agenda VW's new TV spot, called “Hello Light,” is backed by the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sound of Silence.” It begins with a flashback of news reports of the 2015 scandal....
21:52 2019-06-05

How One Family Fell Into---and Dug Out of---an Insurance Scandal What happened to 71-year-old Yaeko Nawata and tens of thousands of other Japan Post policyholders has now ballooned into the biggest scandal since the company’s partial privatization a decade ago....
19:39 2019-09-08

Another parent busted in college admissions scandal Federal prosecutors have busted yet another parent in the nationwide college admissions scandal, officials announced Friday. Tech executive Jeffrey Bizzack was nabbed for paying $250,000 to bribe his son’s way into the University of Southern California as a bogus volleyball recruit — and has a...
01:26 2019-06-29

| Hawks investigating coaching scandal at Bulls The Hawks are reportedly looking into allegations that some coaches at the Blue Bulls paid higher management to be appointed into their respective positions....
08:52 2019-06-17

Serco to pay £22.9m in fines and costs over electronic tag scandal Serco, the outsourcing company, has agreed to pay £22.9m in fines and costs in a settlement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) relating to its electronic tagging contract scandal....
09:39 2019-07-03

Former Audi boss charged in the VW diesel scandal that won't die Nearly four years after the automaker admitted cheating on diesel emissions tests, and after Volkswagen has now spent more than 30 billion euros on fines, settlements and other costs, its diesel emissions scandal continues to take a toll....
18:52 2019-07-31

Austria goes on a law-passing spree after 'Ibizagate' scandal Austria's parliament has taken advantage of a weak caretaker government to pass long-awaited reforms. However, not everyone is happy with the speed and the cost of these news measures....
23:13 2019-07-05