Brazil judge suspends senate leader facing corruption trial

Brazil judge suspends senate leader facing corruption trial

A supreme court judge in Brazil on Monday suspended the Senate’s powerful speaker, a key ally to President Michel Temer, before he goes on trial for alleged corruption. The interim decision to strip Renan Calheiros, 61, of his duties worsens the outlook for Temer as he struggles to lift Latin America’s biggest economy out of […]

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote

Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday after the UN cultural organisation adopted two resolutions on annexed east Jerusalem ahead of a final vote next week. In a letter sent to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, Education Minister Naftali Bennett accused the body of ignoring “thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem” and aiding […]

Chinese city suspends nuclear project planned with France’s Areva

Chinese city suspends nuclear project planned with France’s Areva

A Chinese city has suspended preliminary work on a proposed 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) nuclear waste processing plant following protests by local residents concerned about health risks. Reports that Lianyungang, a coastal city about 500 km north of Shanghai, was set to be chosen as the site for the project due to start construction […]