Brazilian forces will deploy to fight Amazon fires
Saturday, 24 August 2019 World leaders at the G-7 summit could be ready to declare the raging wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest an international crisis. After dragging his feet for a few days, Brazil's president appears to be responding to the worldwide uproar by adding more boots to the firefight. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions. Brazil contains about 60% of the Amazon rainforest. The forest not only produces one-fifth of the planet's oxygen, but is also considered crucial in the effort to contain global warming. Kenneth Craig reports.
Amazon employees have been told to remove the short-video app TikTok from their devices immediately. According to CNN, TikTok is owned by the world's most valuable startup, a Chinese company named ByteDance. But TikTok does not operate in China and functions as an independent subsidiary. Its servers are based in the US and not subject to Chinese laws. However, other organizations have moved to ban TikTok.
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Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu while referring to a recent telephonic conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, said that the two leaders have been in "regular touch" and senior officials of two countries have been talking to each other. The Ambassador said India will be happy to work with the US as far as President Trump's desire to expand G-7 is concerned.
Germany is still awaiting confirmation from the United States that it plans to withdraw 9,500 troops from the country. According to one senior Washington official, President Donald Trump gave the order last Friday. Adam Reed reports.
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Brazil's government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the rainforest. Ciara Lee reports
Brazilian health authorities are struggling to contain a coronavirus surge in the Amazon, in a country that now has both the second-highest number of cases and fatalities globally. Gavino Garay has the story.
Brazil's novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases are surging by the tens of thousands each day. What's more, CNN reports the country is contending with a parallel outbreak -- a flurry of corruption investigations. The two issues collide because the investigations involve the alleged misuse of public money rapidly shelled out for COVID-19 emergency procurement. The nearly 1,500 investigations have reached all levels of government, including three state governors.