Brazil's lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases surpass 10,000
Saturday, 4 April 2020 Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a "war budget" to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases.
A town in southern Brazil lived through a "night of terror" late Monday, according to the mayor, after bank robbers blasted explosives and fired high-caliber weapons at police in an audacious heist that injured two people and left reams of cash in the streets.
Addressing a gathering in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore on December 03, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke on farmers' protest. Chouhan said, "Congress has always opposed farmers. They are distressed and are looking for some chaos. It was the same Congress that instigated farmers in Neemuch and Mandsaur and fanned violence." "We will not let Congress do this at any cost in Madhya Pradesh," he added.
On Wednesday, Democrats will pick up a Senate seat when former astronaut Mark Kelly is sworn in as a US senator for Arizona. Kelly defeated Republican Sen. Martha McSally last month. Other senators-elect will have to wait until January to be sworn in for the new Congress. CNN reports that Kelly is able to take the oath of office right away since he won a special election. The swearing-in is slated to take place Wednesday afternoon.
[NFA] A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, but it hasn't been embraced by the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Colette Luke has more.
America's top U.S. economic officials urged Congress on Tuesday to provide more help for small businesses amid fears that a vaccine may not arrive in time to prevent a surging coronavirus pandemic from inflicting more damage to the economy. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said he spoke to China's ambassador to Brazil on Tuesday and the embassy will help ensure fulfillment of Chinese... Reuters Also reported by •OilPrice.com