Lula’s honeymoon with Brazil markets ends amid spending plan fears

BRASILIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s brief honeymoon with financial markets looked finished on Thursday, as he pushed for more room to grow social spending without setting long-term fiscal rules or naming his top economic policymakers . Brazil’s currency and benchmark Bovespa stock index (.BVSP), which rose last week … Read more

Brittney Griner faces bleak life in Russian penal colony

Griner faces penal colony after losing drugs appeal In Russian system, inmates made to work long hours for scant pay Threat of harsh punishment for breaking trivial rules Language barrier makes ordeal even harder for foreigners LONDON, Nov 3, (Reuters) – Tedious manual work, poor hygiene and lack of access to medical care – such … Read more

Brazil’s rural boomtowns ensure Bolsonarismo’s future

CATANDUVA, Brazil, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The small city of Catanduva in the rural farm belt of Sao Paulo state has been ahead of the political curve in Brazil. In 1996, the city elected leftist Felix Sahao as its first Workers Party (PT) mayor – a full six years before Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva … Read more

Exclusive: Deadly Iran jail fire erupted as police clashed with inmates

Prison blaze shakes nation already on edge over protests Evin prison holds Iran’s most prominent prisoners Riot police actions prompted inmates’ chants, sources say Sources say police fired shots in prison crackdown Oct 20 (Reuters) – Two days before a fire ripped through a section of Iran’s Evin prison and killed at least eight people, … Read more

UK PM Truss clings to power as chaos in Westminster escalates

Truss losing authority as lawmakers quarrel Pound stable against the dollar Some lawmakers say Truss must go now LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss battled to retain her grip on power on Thursday, a day after a second top minister quit and rowing and jostling broke out among her lawmakers in … Read more

Following judge’s ruling, Alberts spells out metrics linked to Scott Frost’s contract

Hours after a Lincoln judge gave the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seven days to turn over the metrics — two paragraphs — agreed to as part of former Husker football coach Scott Frost’s restructured contract, athletic director Trev Alberts spelled out the plain-and-simple, yet closely held standard. Win six games and get to a bowl game. … Read more

For China’s women, this week’s Congress is unlikely to mean progress

HONG KONG, Oct 18 (Reuters) – As Xi Jinping consolidates power at China’s 20th Communist Party Congress this week, Chinese women are not holding their breath for progress in gender equality. Xi’s decade as the party’s general secretary has seen the number of women in politics and elite government roles decline and gender gaps in … Read more

Iran prison fire kills four, injures 61 as protests persist

Iranian judiciary says those killed died of smoke inhalation Iran says calm returns to Evin prison after fire, airs footage Fire comes amid widespread protests, brutal crackdown Iran accuses Biden of interfering in state affairs Protests sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death enter second month DUBAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) – A fire at Iran’s Evin prison … Read more

Meta Executives ‘Inadvertently’ Identified in OnlyFans Bribery Suit

Facebook head of global policy Nick Clegg with CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Tuesday April 2, 2019. Photo: : Niall Carson (AP) Three Meta executives have been identified by name—reportedly by mistake—in a California federal lawsuit brought by adult entertainers alleging bribery and abuse of internet databases meant to flag terrorist … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more