The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven offshore oil fields in the northeast despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil's main environmental body, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
British Prime Minister Theresa May declared her support to an assessment that a no-deal Brexit “wouldn't be the end of the world," ignoring her finance minister’s warning of significant consequences from such an outcome.
There are increasing warnings of an imminent new financial crisis, not only from the billionaire investor George Soros, but also from eminent economists associated with the Bank of International Settlements, the bank of central banks.
The United States said on Tuesday that North Korea may be only months away from being able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile, while Pyongyang said Washington was considering a preemptive strike against it.
US President Barack Obama ignored warnings from senior military and intelligence officials that the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would lead to “chaos” and extremist militants taking over the war-torn country, according to a Pulitzer-prize-winning American journalist.
A blanket of humid, still air resulting in smog that is expected to shroud Beijing for at least three days triggered the capital's first ever pollution 'red alert' on Tuesday as many residents ignored warnings to limit their time outdoors.