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Deforestation in Brazil and vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

Business Aug 18, 2019

Deforestation in Brazil and vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

Brazil's backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate. Deforestation has surged since Bolsonaro's election last year. His ...

Minivehicle prices surge in low inflation-mired Japan

Business Aug 18, 2019

Minivehicle prices surge in low inflation-mired Japan

In deflation-plagued Japan, the minivehicle market has seen a surge in prices over the past decade. The average price of minivehicles with an engine displacement of 660 cc or less stood at ¥1.42 million ($13,400) as of July, up 36 percent from ¥1.04 million in ...

Is Trump's love affair with Fox News fading?

World / Politics | FOCUS Aug 18, 2019

Is Trump's love affair with Fox News fading?

Last month after Donald Trump watched Fox News lob what he called "softball questions" at a Democratic lawmaker, the U.S. president criticized his favorite network: "Fox sure ain't what it used to be." After years of often fawning coverage by Fox, particularly from its pro-Trump ...