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New U.S. criminal charges filed under seal in Manafort case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.


EMERGING MARKETS-Latin American currencies cautious ahead of Fed minutes

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies seesawed on Wednesday as traders awaited the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting that could offer clues on the pace of future U.S. interest rate hikes. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Chile treaded water, while the Colombian peso weakened 0.8 percent. Traders have been anxiously awaiting new hints over the Fed's strategy in coming months following an unexpectedly strong


UPDATE 2-Telefonica Brasil reports 25 pct profit jump amid high-end push

SAO PAULO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Telefonica Brasil SA , the country's largest telecommunications company, on Wednesday reported that fourth-profit rose 25 percent from a year ago as it increased its reliance on higher-end offerings.


EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies weaken as dollar rebounds globally

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened worldwide after hitting a three-year low last week. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia weakened between 0.3 percent and 0.9 percent. The Chilean peso was barely changed as profit-taking partially offset the global upswing in the U.S. currency. Concerns that the United States could pursue a weaker dollar policy and by mounting worries about the

Jimmy Fallon interviews Paul Rudd in 60 seconds

Jimmy Fallon is currently sharing NBC airtime with the Olympics and that means abbreviated episodes of "The Tonight Show."


Guess co-founder gives up duties during probe of alleged improper conduct

(Reuters) - Guess Inc said on Tuesday its co-founder Paul Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities at the company on an unpaid basis pending the completion of a probe into accusations of improper conduct.


Nestle set to launch first organic products in Brazil in coming weeks

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and organic products.


Brazilian rule changes may allow telecoms firms to unload assets

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's major telecoms operators stand to free up hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in technologies like 4G and broadband by unloading unwanted assets, as a push by the sector to overhaul decades-old rules shows signs of paying off.


UPDATE 2-Brazil's GPA shakes up management, appoints tech-savvy new leaders

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - GPA SA, one of Brazil's largest food retailers, announced on Monday evening a shake-up of its management team, replacing its CEO and the head of a subsidiary just moments before releasing full-year results.


EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks up on corporate newsflow; trading volumes thin

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on Monday on thin trading volumes following a heavy batch of corporate updates. The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.3 percent, supported by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA on the heels of rising crude prices. Shares in electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo SA rose 1.1 percent following solid fourth-quarter earnings figures. Fibria Celulose SA and Suzano Papel e


UPDATE 1-Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies' -filing

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian pulpmaker Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.


UPDATE 2-Brazil's BB Seguridade shares fall after profit miss

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.

Rick Gates will plead guilty to fraud-related charges in the next few days, the LA Times reports

Former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and will plead guilty to fraud related charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.


Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities, White House spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said.


Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public on Friday.

New bank fraud allegations against Manafort revealed

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped more potentially damning details -- from an allegation of "additional criminal conduct" to personal financial troubles -- in a response to Paul Manafort's request to change his bail proposal on Friday.

Musical Instruments

An Organ — and Soon Another — Lands on Broadway

As Trinity Wall Street prepares to welcome a new (if used) instrument to St. Paul’s Chapel, it is announcing a brand-new organ for Trinity Church.

Ryan says not yet time for political battles on guns

Amid renewed debate over gun control after Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, House Speaker Paul Ryan is arguing that now is not the time to wage political battles.


Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday lawmakers should close any possible legal gaps that may allow the mentally ill to obtain guns, as the country reeled from a school shooting that killed 17 and a year after Congress ended expanded background checks tied to mental health problems.


House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday should not threaten citizens' rights to own guns.


Paulson holds stake steady in gold investments in fourth quarter of 2017: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept its stake in gold investments during the fourth quarter of 2017, while other heavyweights including...

Paul Ryan pressed on Porter

House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment following domestic violence allegations.

Paul Ryan on Porter: Vetting system needs fix

House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment following domestic violence allegations.


House Speaker Ryan says immigration action needed in March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday his chamber "clearly" must address legislation next month to deal with young, undocumented immigrants who face deportation after President Donald Trump announced an end to a program providing them temporary protections.


UPDATE 2-Portugal´s Sonae denies interest in Walmart Brazil operations

SAO PAULO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Portuguese retail conglomerate Sonae SGPS SA denied an interest in Walmart Inc's Brazilian operations after Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on Wednesday that the company could partner with buyout firms.


Brazil will not shut border to Venezuelans, seeks to organize flow

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will not block Venezuelans from entering the country through the border in the northern state of Roraima, but has launched a task force to organize the flow and provide resources for cities and states dealing with the refugees.


BRIEF-Bear Creek Mining Announces New Chief Financial Officer


GOP Rep.: Paul Ryan has 'got problems'

One of the leading voices of the House Freedom Caucus warned Sunday that House Speaker Paul Ryan was facing problems from fellow Republicans dissatisfied with his leadership.


Brazil's Supreme Court asks police head to clarify comments on Temer

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luis Barroso asked on Saturday for the head of the Federal Police to clarify comments he made in a Reuters interview published a day earlier regarding an investigation of President Michel Temer.

Olympic Games (2018)

The Surprise Stars of Olympic Skating: Ed Sheeran and Paul Anka

The 2018 Winter Olympics are the first in which singles and pairs skaters can compete to music with lyrics. The first songs picked got mixed reviews from the internet’s judges.


Guess forms committee to oversee investigation against co-founder

(Reuters) - Fashion retailer Guess Inc on Friday said its board had formed a special committee to oversee an ongoing investigation into allegations of improper conduct by co-founder Paul Marciano.


Exclusive: Amazon eyes new warehouse in Brazil e-commerce push - sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Inc is looking to lease a 50,000-square-meter warehouse just outside Sao Paulo, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as it steps up its push into Latin America's biggest retail market, Brazil.

Kate Upton: Guess co-founder groped me

Model Kate Upton detailed her allegations that she was inappropriately touched and verbally harassed by Guess co-founder Paul Marciano when she was 18 years old.

Rand Paul, Stock Market, Winter Olympics: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul is a new dad

Aaron Paul and his baby already have chemistry.

Sen. Paul speaks on Senate floor after shutdown

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks on Senate floor after the government shutdown.

David Axelrod says Sen. Paul wants to embarrass senators

David Axelrod says Sen. Rand Paul's remarks on the Senate floor were designed to expose the inner workings of politics on Capitol Hill.

Analysis: Rand Paul is right

When Rand Paul took control of the Senate floor just before 6 p.m. Eastern, virtually every one of his Republican colleagues grimaced. Five years ago, they would have cheered him.

Defection fears at the Winter Olympics

While most Olympic athletes will be mingling throughout the Games, North Korean athletes will be separate, under 24-hour watch, closely monitored wherever they go. A system of watching each other, as they do back home in the North, amid inevitable fears of defections from athletes of other members of the delegation. Paula Hancocks looks at how the North can ensure they return to North Korea with the delegation intact.


Fiscal hawk Paul delays Senate vote on budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul, a fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert another government shutdown, objecting to $300 billion in new deficit spending included in the measure.


EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm equities fall amid global caution, monetary concerns

SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Latin American equities fell sharply on Thursday, as local markets continued to mirror global caution following a sell-off in North America and Europe, while fears of more restrictive regional monetary policy also took a toll. Mexico's IPC was the region's biggest loser, falling 2.28 percent, while Brazil's Bovespa fell 1.49 percent. Chile's blue-chip IPSA index and Colombia's IGBC both fell more than 1.7 percent. Across the region, eyes were also on loc

Rand says he told Trump bill is 'too much money'

Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that he told President Donald Trump the bipartisan spending agreement will saddle the nation with too much debt.

Sen. Paul warns of 'day of reckoning'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is blocking a vote on a spending bill as the deadline to avoid a government shutdown approaches, saying that both Republicans and Democrats are careless with taxpayer money.

Ryan thinks House has the votes to pass budget deal

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday morning he believes he has enough votes in the House to pass the bipartisan spending deal reached in the Senate that would significantly raise domestic and defense spending and avert a government shutdown.

Kate Upton breaks her silence on alleged harassment by Paul Marciano

Kate Upton has finally provided details about Guess co-founder Paul Marciano's alleged sexual misconduct.


House speaker says will move on immigration bill after budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said Republicans will move on immigration legislation backed by President Donald Trump after lawmakers finish with the current budget deal.

Congressman: Paul Ryan needs to step up

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) tells CNN's Don Lemon that House Speaker Paul Ryan must "step up" before there is a constitutional crisis, regarding the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Australian burger chain settles dispute with Crocodile Dundee actor

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian burger chain Grill’d has paid A$20,000 ($15,640) to actor Paul Hogan and a charity to settle a dispute over the use of one the "Crocodile Dundee" actor's most famous lines, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Pressure grows on Paul Ryan to commit to immigration debate

A group of lawmakers of both parties is putting increasing pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan to make a commitment to bring immigration legislation to the floor and allow an open debate like the Senate.


Lawyers for Manafort co-defendant Gates seek to withdraw over rift: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legal team representing Richard Gates, a business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, wants to stop representing him due to "irreconcilable differences," according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday.


UPDATE 1-Brazilian steelmaker CSN mulls asset sales, but 'not under pressure'

SAO PAULO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Brazilian steelmaker Cia Siderúrgica Nacional is considering selling assets to reduce debt but is not "under pressure" to do so as it expects to conclude talks to refinance its debt with state banks, a senior executive told Reuters on Wednesday.


The Carpetbagger: Christopher Plummer Talks Frankly About Replacing Kevin Spacey

Up for an Oscar for playing J. Paul Getty, a part that initially went to Mr. Spacey, Mr. Plummer recalls thinking: “To hell with it, I’m doing it.”

Paul Ryan ducks CNN reporter's memo question

CNN's Manu Raju asked Paul Ryan if he believed the Nunes memo vindicated President Donald Trump, days after Ryan stated the memo was not intended to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


Paul Simon is Homeward Bound after 50-year touring career

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced on Monday he is quitting touring, saying it felt "a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief" to bring his 50-year performing career to an end.

Paul Simon says his upcoming tour will be his last

If you're Paul Simon, there are 50 ways to leave your lover. And 29 ways to say goodbye to your fans.


House Speaker Ryan deletes tweet praising $1.50 pay increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan deleted a tweet on Saturday cheering a $1.50 increase to a Pennsylvania school secretary's weekly pay because of a $1.5 trillion tax cut after it drew criticism that he was out of touch with ordinary Americans.


Paul Ryan Deletes Tweet Lauding a $1.50 Benefit From the New Tax Law

Democrats said the speaker’s Twitter post showed that he was out of touch.

After backlash, Ryan deletes tweet about a secretary taking home $1.50 more a week

House Speaker Paul Ryan deleted a tweet Saturday touting the GOP tax overhaul after critics called him out for appearing out of touch with the reality of low-income individuals' financial situations.

DOJ requests dismissal of Manafort's lawsuit against Mueller

The Justice Department has asked a judge to dismiss former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's lawsuit challenging the authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and alleging Mueller's appointment violated the law.


Justice Department says Mueller probe lawful

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has backed Special Counsel Robert Mueller over a lawsuit filed against him by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, and argued that the case should be dismissed.


Soccer club Nacional apologize for fans who mocked Chapecoense crash

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian football club Chapecoense, whose squad was almost entirely wiped out in a 2016 plane crash, called on authorities to expel Nacional from the Libertadores Cup on Friday after their fans were caught making mocking airplane gestures.


Brazil's Embraer accepts Boeing offer to form commercial jet joint venture: Globo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Boeing Co and Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA will create a third company to oversee a joint venture for commercial jets, Globo TV's top economic correspondent reported on Friday, without citing her sources.


UPDATE 1-Brazil's Embraer accepts Boeing offer to form commercial jet joint venture -Globo

SAO PAULO, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Boeing Co and Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA will create a third company to oversee a joint venture for commercial jets, Globo TV's top economic correspondent reported on Friday, without citing her sources.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: One of the Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’

Paul Kix’s “The Saboteur” recounts the exploits of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat who became a fighter for the French Resistance.


Ryan says progress on spending talks, sees another stopgap measure

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that while there had been progress on a long-term government funding bill, another stopgap measure would be needed as the details are finalized.


Brazil police probes graft involving post office pension fund

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police served 100 search-and-seizure warrants on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged graft involving a pension fund for post office workers.


UPDATE 1-Banco Bradesco sees loan growth in 2018, but lower interest income

SAO PAULO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's Banco Bradesco plans to accelerate loan book growth this year as Latin America's largest economy recovers from a recession, but sees more pressure on margins.

Paul Ryan: Release the memo, but don't confuse it with the Russia probe

House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Tuesday he is in favor of the public release of a memo, which alleges the FBI abused its surveillance tools, but said he is telling GOP House members that there needs to be separation between those allegations and the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Paul Ryan and reporter spar over memo release

House Speaker Paul Ryan goes back and forth with CNN's Manu Raju about the release of the Republican memo alleging FBI abuses.

Paul Ryan, reporter spar over memo

House Speaker Paul Ryan goes back and forth with CNN's Manu Raju about the release of the Republican memo alleging FBI abuses.


House Speaker Ryan: Deputy AG Rosenstein doing fine job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday he had faith in the job Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was doing at the Justice Department, when asked about reports President Donald Trump was considering firing him.

Underwater robots dive under Antarctic

Scientists working with the University of Washington in conjunction with Paul G. Allen Philanthropies are sending robots into the Antarctic for as long as a year in what will be the longest mission ever undertaken in the region.


Thunder's George to replace injured Cousins in All Star Game

(Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will replace the injured DeMarcus Cousins in next month’s All Star Game, the NBAannounced on Saturday. Cousins, who was voted a starter for the game and had been chosen as a part of LeBron James’ team, suffered a season-ending left Achilles injury on Friday against Houston.


Shooting in Brazil kills at least 14 in dance club

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed at least 14 people early on Saturday in a crowded dance club in the northeastern Brazil city of Fortaleza, authorities said.

Police: Slain billionaire couple targeted

Barry Sherman, a Canadian billionaire and philanthropist, and his wife, Honey Sherman, died in a double homicide, Toronto Police Detective Sgt. Susan Gomes said at a news conference. CNN's Paula Newton reports.


Brazil's Lula appeals decision to seize his passport

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former president's passport, on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption conviction.


UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Elliott Management buys stake in UK pay-TV group Sky

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, founded by Paul Singer, has built a stake in Sky Plc, according to a regulatory filing published on Friday.

Trump hails African leader after 'shithole' remark

US President Donald Trump hailed his country's "great relationships" with Rwanda after meeting Friday with its leader, Paul Kagame, but did not say whether they had discussed Trump's reportedly vulgar remark about African nations earlier this month.


Trump on Twitter (Jan 26) - Davos, Paul Kagame, Alain Berset

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.


U.S. lawmaker Meehan will not seek re-election after sex harassment claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer's sexual harassment claim, will not run for re-election, a spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.


Brazil's left sticks by wounded Lula; 'no Plan B'

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that left-wing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this year's presidential race, despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar him.

Couture (Fashion)

Fashion Review: At Valentino, a Dream Ending: Couture for the Casual Era

Pierpaolo Piccioli put magic into the ease of the everyday, while Viktor & Rolf explored the possibilities of less-is-more and Jean Paul Gaultier honored Pierre Cardin.


House leader Ryan says U.S. wants Europe to join Iran sanctions push

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United States is in talks with the European Union about tightening sanctions on Iran over its missile program and foreign policy, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told a conference in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.


Keitany eyes Radcliffe marathon world record in London

(Reuters) - Mary Keitany has set her sights on breaking Paula Radcliffe's world record at the London Marathon this year and will run with male pacemakers as the Briton did when she set the mark of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds at the event in 2003.

Notes in mistaken Manafort filing may show partial legal strategy

Paul Manafort's attorneys appear to have mistakenly made public some of their notes about a strategy they may use to attack Robert Mueller's special counsel office.


Brazil's PagSeguro rallies 34 percent in New York debut

SAO PAULO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Shares of Brazilian card processing firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd soared 34 percent in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushing its market capitalization to $8.8 billion, nearly 40 percent of main rival Cielo SA.


Jean Paul Gaultier gets into swing of the 60s on Paris catwalk

PARIS (Reuters) - Psychedelic swirls, Beatles-style bobs in vibrant colors and plenty of swishing fringes filled Jean Paul Gaultier's runway on Wednesday, in a celebration of the 1960s designed in...


Monsanto to defend Brazil patent on GM soybeans -lawyers

SAO PAULO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has two months to present a defense of its patent on genetically modified soybeans in Brazil, a lawyer for the company told Reuters after authorities suggested the U.S. seed company's intellectual property rights should be revoked.


Brazil Braskem lining up $1 bln credit line with banks -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem SA is in talks with banks to secure a $1 billion revolving credit facility for five years, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday.

Charles, RuPaul

Feature: Is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ the Most Radical Show on TV?

The reality-television competition that began nine years ago has evolved to reflect an era fixated on gender and identity — and the boundary-pushing spirit of its star.


UPDATE 1-Brazil's PagSeguro raises $2.7 bln in IPO - source

SAO PAULO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian credit card processing firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd's initial public offering raised $2.7 billion on Tuesday, one person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as investor optimism over Brazil's economic recovery gathers pace.


Brazil's PagSeguro IPO prices above top of range at $21.50 -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian credit card processing firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd priced its initial public offering at $21.50 per share, above the set price range, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.


Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other world leaders when he attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Tuesday.

Suspect in Rand Paul attack agrees to plead guilty

A man accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul in the yard of his Kentucky home has agreed to plead guilty, and federal prosecutors will pursue a 21-month jail sentence against him.


Wal-Mart may have to unload stake in Brazilian unit at discount

SAO PAULO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is looking to sell part of its operations in Brazil, where it has struggled for a decade, yet missteps by the U.S. retail giant have narrowed the field of potential buyers and could lower the value of any deal.

Begala: Trump takes immigration cues from 'Pres. Stephen Miller'

The shutdown has made the President look like an empty suit: one who can sit at a conference table in a TV studio--or the Cabinet room-- but who ultimately lets an advisor run the show, writes Paul Begala.


UPDATE 1-Brazil says Monsanto's Intacta patent should be voided

SAO PAULO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's patent office has concluded that Monsanto Co's Intacta RR2 Pro patent for genetically modified soy seed technology should be declared void after reexamining the issue, according to court filings seen by Reuters regarding a lawsuit against the company by grain growers association Aprosoja.


Shell hires solar chief for Latam -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has hired a former executive of U.S.-based First Solar to lead its solar energy business in Latin America, a source said on Monday, as the industry invests in renewable energy to address global concerns about carbon emissions.

Paul: Trump border wall cost is 'outrageous'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) discusses President Trump's request for border wall funding in an immigration compromise with CNN's Jake Tapper.


'Nouvelle cuisine' pioneer Bocuse dies at 91

PARIS (Reuters) - Paul Bocuse, one of France's most celebrated chefs, has died at the age of 91, the interior minister said on Saturday.