Tag Archives: Brazil

China's Baidu says to develop self-driving buses within three years

BEIJING (Reuters) – China's top online search firm Baidu Inc said it aims to put self-driving buses on the road in three years & mass produce them within five years,…

This Web App Replaces Online Mentions Of Donald Trump with Lord Voldemort

An app on Google’s Chrome web browser replaces any mention of blundering Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’. Trump’s outrageous suggestion of banning all Muslims from entering the U.S….

Sunday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES :: Observer There are fears that critics of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be replaced in a shadow cabinet reshuffle.

Brazil scientists discover three new toad species

Brazilian scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of three previously unknown species of poisonous toads in the fast-shrinking Atlantic forest of southern Brazil, an area dubbed an "incubator" of new life…

Vale CEO Ferreira quits as chairman of Brazil's Petrobras

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Murilo Ferreira quit as chairman of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-controlled oil company said on Monday, without disclosing the reason for his decision. Ferreira had…

Brazil regulator to apply additional fines against Samarco

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's environmental regulator is planning additional fines against iron ore miner Samarco on top of the 20 billion reais in damages & clean-up charges the government is…

Vale confirms arsenic found in water days after Brazil dam burst

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Toxic materials such as arsenic were found in the water of the Rio Doce river days after a dam burst at a mine in Brazil…

Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for dam burst

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's federal & state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion/£3.5 billion)in damages caused by the…

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Brazil mining giant rejects UN anger over 'toxic' flood

Mining giants responsible for a dam spill in Brazil earlier this month rejected Thursday accusations by the United Nations that "20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud" spewed into a…

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Zuckerbergs give $20M to speed US classroom Internet

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said that he & his wife are donating $20 million to assist obtain high-speed Internet service to US classrooms. The money is being given…