Brazil’s Bolsonaro raises environmental fines to protect the Amazon rainforest

São Paulo (May 24) (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree stepping up fines for environmental crimes, according to the government’s Official Gazette, in a move to allow tougher protection for the Amazon rainforest. Reuters exclusively reported earlier today that Bolsonaro is expected to sign the executive order as soon as … Read more

Johnny Depp’s lawyers challenge Amber Heard over abuse allegations

(Reuters) – Lawyers for actor Johnny Depp began questioning Amber Heard in a couple’s defamation trial on Monday, challenging the “Aquaman” star’s allegations that she was physically assaulted before and during their short marriage. Depp’s lawyers provided photos of Heard appearing in public on red carpets and the “James Corden Show” shortly after the times … Read more

Musk suggests he may seek to lower the purchase price on Twitter

(Reuters) – Elon Musk suggested on Monday that he might seek a lower price for Twitter (TWTR.N)saying there could be at least four times more fake accounts than the company said. “You can’t pay the same price for something much worse than they claim,” he said at a conference in Miami. Musk, who said Friday … Read more

June 1 Shanghai aims to get back to normal as COVID lockdown disrupts economy

Shanghai aims to lift COVID lockdown on June 1 City residents are frustrated with changing schedules China’s retail sales and industrial production fell in April SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Shanghai on Monday laid out plans to end the painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, which has hit China’s economy hard, and to … Read more