Brazil's central bank will keep a wary stance next week against strong criticism from recently elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, maintaining the Selic benchmark rate at current high levels, a Reuters poll suggests. Earlier this month, Lula said the formal independence of the central bank was "nonsense" and questioned the high cost of borrowing that is stifling economic activity after 12 rate hikes in 2021-22 to battle rising consumer prices. "The ongoing de-anchoring of long-term inflation expectations combined with increased fiscal spending approved after the Copom meeting on December 7 could warrant a more hawkish tone," Roberto Secemski, a Barclays economist, said.
Kosovo and Serbia should state by March whether they accept an international plan to normalise relations or face repercussions from the European Union and United States, the EU's envoy on the matter said on Wednesday. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after a guerrilla uprising against Belgrade's repressive rule. Last week EU, U.S., German, French and Italian envoys have met leaders of both countries to try to convince them to sign an 11-point deal meant to defuse tensions lingering since the 1998-99 conflict.
The blaze trapped her, the baby and a man inside the home before firefighters arrived.
The two-acre compound known as Zuma Farms comes with a main house, a repurposed barn, an equestrian paddock and an Airstream trailer.
“Many of our canyons drop to sub-zero temperatures at night, streams and pools are iced over and deep snow covers the trails at higher elevations.”
"What, do you want to mic us up too?" asked GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who worries expanded C-SPAN would mean more political theater.
The data, published online, doesn't have buyers' names, but one gun rights group says that it had enough information that could be used to identify some gun owners.
The actor says she doesn’t like ‘excessive displays of wealth’ while showing off her ‘very underwhelming’ one-bedroom apartment
STORY: Russia pounded Ukraine with missiles early on Thursday (January 26).A morning rush hour assault killed at least one person in Kyiv, and left critical infrastructure damaged in the Black Sea region of Odesa, according to officials.A spokesperson for Ukraine's State Emergency Service said a total of 11 people had been killed during the Russian strikes throughout the course of the day.Kyiv region resident Valentyna says her home was destroyed in the attack. "I got out of the house walking over glass splinters. Then I pulled glass splinters out of one foot. I got high blood pressure and (medical workers) gave me an injection. I don't know, I don't remember how I got out of the house. Everything was in rubble."This man also witnessed the shelling. He says he has gone deaf because of the noise. Now, all he hears is a whistling in his ears. Back in the capital, people sought cover in the metro station during a nationwide air alert. Explosions could be heard overhead.The missile strikes followed a drone attack overnight - and came a day after Ukraine secured pledges of modern battle tanks from Germany and the United States to beef up its troops. It's a move that has infuriated Russian officials. Moscow has in the past responded to apparent Ukrainian successes with massed air strikes.An air force spokesperson said as many six warplanes had taken off from an Arctic region in northern Russia and launched long-range missiles.At one point, Kyiv authorities said all the incoming missiles had been shot down by air defenses.But warned the threat had not passed.Minutes later, loud explosions rocked two districts of Kyiv. Impacts were also reported elsewhere in the Kyiv region, damaging infrastructure and homes.The latest attack on the city is one of more than a dozen air strikes Russia has unleashed on the power grid since October, which have caused sweeping outages during winter.Ukraine's largest private energy producer, DTEK, said it was conducting emergency power shutdowns because of the danger of missile attacks.Other power producers said they were following suit.
As a medic in Ukraine, Canadian Brandon Mitchell has had many close calls including being injured in a mine explosion and almost being hit by a Russian artillery strike. But after more than 10 months on Ukraine’s frontline, Mitchell says death is not his greatest fear.
To celebrate the Wright Building’s 100th anniversary, the Imperial Hotel is offering an exclusive stay in the architect-inspired suite.
Austin Butler finally confirmed that his ex Vanessa Hudgens was the “friend” who encouraged him to play Elvis Presley.
Video released Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggling with his assailant for control of a hammer moments before he was struck in the head during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. Police body-camera footage shows David DePape wrest the tool from Paul Pelosi, 82, and lunge toward him with the weapon over his head. The blow to Pelosi occurs out of the camera's view and the officers — one of them cursing — rush into the house and one
Toronto's police chief says the force is increasing its daily presence on city transit in light of recent violence in the system. Chief Myron Demkiw says more than 80 officers are expected to be in place daily throughout the Toronto Transit Commission to reduce victimization, prevent crimes of opportunity and enhance public safety.
Nova Scotia has reported a total of 12 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, all of which are from previous reporting periods, meaning they most likely occurred within the last weeks or months. There were no new deaths for latest reporting period of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. Since March 2020, there have been 718 deaths related to the virus. The province also reported 687 new cases confirmed by PCR tests, a daily average of 98 cases. This is up from the previous reporting period, when there were 599 new cases c
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In hindsight, it's clear that something was very wrong in this suburban town at the Jersey Shore, where many people worked at or lived near a chemical company that was flushing toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. Men would come home from the plant, which made dyes and resins, and their perspiration would be the color of the dye with which they worked. Children swam in the local river, coming up for air in the midst of milky white froth that floated on
TOKYO (AP) — A senior EU official said Friday that Russia has taken its war against Ukraine to a “a different stage” by making indiscriminate attacks on civilians and non-military targets, while criticizing Moscow for triggering recent moves by Germany and the United States to send advanced tanks to Ukraine. Stefano Sannino, Secretary General of the European Union’s European External Action Service, defended German and U.S. provisions of the military equipment to Ukraine, and criticized Russian
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president suspended Parliament until Feb. 8, when he said he would announced a new set of long-term policies to address a range of issues including an unprecedented economic crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean nation for months. President Ranil Wickremesinghe issued an extraordinary decree suspending Parliament from midnight Friday. The government did not give a clear reason for the move, but Wickremesinghe' s office in a statement said his address to
Alberta's premier has asked to meet the prime minister in advance of anticipated federal legislation guiding a transition away from high-pollution jobs. In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made public on Thursday, Premier Danielle Smith asked for a February meeting to reach a joint agreement on proposed pieces of federal "just transition" legislation. The Liberal government says the bill will lay out a path to help well-paid workers in emissions-intensive industries like oil and gas mov
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