France says won't support Mercosur given Brazil president's climate comments
Friday, 23 August 2019 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was lying when he played down concerns about climate change at the G20 summit in Japan in June, said French President Emmanuel Macron's office on Friday, as Brazil and France continued to clash over the issue.
As the Amazon rainforest continues to burn in a growing historic crisis, Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro is telling other countries not to get involved in the issue. Veuer’s Nick Cardona has that story.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of playing down the severity of the virus which he has called a "little flu." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old has repeatedly undermined the pandemic and have flouted social distancing. Jair Bolsonaro had symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever. Brazil is the second worst-hit country after the US with 1.63 million cases. The country has reported over 64,000 deaths
A thousand crosses placed in front of Brazil's Congress to honour people who have died from COVID-19 and to denounce President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic, set against Bolsonaro supporters demonstrating in Brasilia on Sunday, showcased a divided country. Soraya Ali reports.
President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to reinvent his administration and win back voters. Soraya Ali reports.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the interaction, PM Modi laughed as PM Morrison said, "It doesn't surprise me, this is how (virtually) we'd continue to meet in these circumstances. You are the one who started hologram in your campaigning many years ago, maybe next time we can have a hologram of you here." PM Morrison further said, "I thank you for your leadership not just within India but broadly throughout G20, Indo-Pacific and the stabilizing, constructive and very positive role that you have played in these very difficult times".
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended a video conference meeting of commerce ministers of G-20 countries on May 14. The meeting focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries. International trade has been hit hard by the coronavirus-induced lockdowns in most of the countries.