Brazil Rejects £18 Million Pledge To Fight Amazon Fires

August 28, 2019

PA The Brazil government is set to reject more than $22 million (£18 million) pledged at the G7 summit to help fight the raging fires in the Amazon. The funding was announced yesterday (August 26) by French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the G7 summit and said the money would be released immediately – primarily for more fire-fighting planes. Brazilian officials did not immediately provide a reason for refusing the…

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

July 12, 2019

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments Facebook’s Libra Project Facebook unveiled its plans last month for…

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