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Brazil’s finance minister proposes global tax on the super-rich at G20 meeting in Sao Paulo

Feb. 29, 2024 18:18 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s finance minister told his peers Thursday at a G20 meeting in Sao Paulo that countries should implement a global tax on the super-rich in an effort to tackle rampant tax evasion. Fernando Haddad said tax evasion can be resolved through international...

A Brazilian state in the Amazon has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in February

Feb. 29, 2024 15:42 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian state of Roraima in the Amazon rainforest has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in February, according to data released Thursday by the state space agency. The National Institute for Space Research, known by its Portuguese acronym INPE, said...

Democracy's appeal is slipping as nations across much of the world hold elections, a poll finds

Feb. 28, 2024 12:16 PM EST

Representative democracy remains a favorite system of governance around the globe, but its appeal is slipping on the eve of elections in much of the world, according to a survey of 24 democratic countries by the Pew Research Center released Wednesday. While a median of 77% across the...

Yellen urges world leaders to 'unlock' frozen Russian Central Bank assets and send them to Ukraine

Feb. 27, 2024 17:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday offered her strongest public support yet for the idea of liquidating roughly $300 billion in frozen Russian Central Bank assets and using them for Ukraine's long-term reconstruction. “It is necessary and urgent for our...

Supporters of Brazil's Bolsonaro stage huge demonstration to defend him amid investigations

Feb. 25, 2024 20:28 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro staged a huge rally jamming a main avenue in Brazil's biggest city Sunday to defend him against legal challenges that could put him in jail. The far-right leader said in a speech that he seeks "pacification to erase...

Israeli officials to meet on a proposed pause in Gaza while the Cabinet is set to OK a Rafah plan

Feb. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli officials will meet Saturday night on the next steps after the latest talks with the United States, Egypt and Qatar in search of a deal on pausing the fighting in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. But Netanyahu announced...

8 people die in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state as heavy rains cause landslides and floods

Feb. 22, 2024 19:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least eight people died in Rio de Janeiro state due to landslides and floods caused by heavy rains Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. A 6-year-old was listed as missing in the countryside city of Mendes. Four of the dead, including an 8-month-old, were...

Soccer star Dani Alves found guilty of rape, sentenced to four and a half years in prison

Feb. 22, 2024 16:15 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Dani Alves, one of the most successful soccer players of his generation, was found guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub and sentenced to four years and six months in prison on Thursday. The former Brazil and Barcelona right back was convicted in...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro stays silent in meeting with police as part of coup investigation

Feb. 22, 2024 15:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and some of his former top aides met Thursday with police as part of an investigation into allegations they plotted a coup to remove Bolsonaro's successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro arrived at Federal...

Parents of two girls who survived a dorm fire that killed 20 in Guyana sue the government

Feb. 22, 2024 11:44 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The parents of two teenagers who survived a fire that killed 20 people at a high school dormitory for Indigenous girls last year have sued the government, accusing authorities of negligence. The lawsuit is seeking more than $50,000 for each of the two...