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What Brazil’s Bolsonaro will likely tackle in first months

What Brazil’s Bolsonaro will likely tackle in first months

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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro gives a thumbs up as he leaves his transition headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro will take office on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) RIO DE JANEIRO – Jair Bolsonaro was elected Brazil's president on promises to overhaul many aspects of Latin America's largest nation, from changing its international alliances to cracking down on endemic corruption and street crime. Here are five things the far-right leader will likely move to change in the first months of his administration:___GUN OWNERSHIPLast week, the former army captain said that upon taking office he would issue a decree guaranteeing Brazilians without a criminal history the ability to possess firearms. During the campaign
The Latest: 2 more dead found in Russian building collapse

The Latest: 2 more dead found in Russian building collapse

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next Image 1 of 2This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows a Emergency Situations employee carries a saved 10 month old baby at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Rescue crews on Tuesday temporarily halted their search through the rubble in the city of Magnitogorsk while workers tried to remove or stabilize sections of the building in danger of collapse. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP) prev Image 2 of 2This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows Emergency Situations employees carry a saved 10-month old ba...
German man drives into crowds, injures 5

German man drives into crowds, injures 5

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The Police blocks a road in Bottrop, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. A man has been arrested in Germany after ploughing his car into a crowd of people, injuring at least four, in what appears to have been an intentional attack directed at foreigners, police said Tuesday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP) BERLIN – A German man has been arrested after repeatedly driving into crowds of people, injuring at least five, in what authorities said Tuesday appeared to have been intentional attacks against foreigners.Four people were injured in the western city of Bottrop and one person was injured in nearby Essen, while pedestrians managed to jump out of his path in two other attempted attacks in those cities, police said."The man had the clear intention to kill foreigners," German news
Infant pulled alive from Russian apartment collapse

Infant pulled alive from Russian apartment collapse

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next Image 1 of 2This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows Emergency Situations employees save a 10 month old baby at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Rescue crews on Tuesday temporarily halted their search through the rubble in the city of Magnitogorsk while workers tried to remove or stabilize sections of the building in danger of collapse. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP) prev Image 2 of 2This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows Emergency Situations employees carry a saved 10-month old baby at the ...
Yemen rebels ‘surprised’ by UN accusations of stealing aid

Yemen rebels ‘surprised’ by UN accusations of stealing aid

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next Image 1 of 2A worn-out list of registered names for aid by Relief International, part of the World Food Program, is posted in Aden, Yemen in this July 23, 2018 photo. The U.N.’s World Food Program has 5,000 distribution sites across the country targeting 10 million people a month with food baskets but says it can monitor only 20 percent of the deliveries. Armed factions on all sides of Yemen conflict are diverting aid for their own purposes, worsening the country’s humanitarian crisis, an AP investigation found. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) prev Image 2 of 2A shelter for displaced persons in Ibb, Yemen, is shown in this Aug. 3, 2018, photo. Yemen’s four-year-old civil war has caused a humanitarian disaster, with millions barely able to feed themselves. A massive inte
Russian infant rescued alive 35 hours after building collapse in subzero cold

Russian infant rescued alive 35 hours after building collapse in subzero cold

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This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from Television footage shows rescuers saving a 10-month-old baby Tuesday after a building collapse in Magnitigorsk on New Year's Eve. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP) A 10-month-old baby girl buried in the rubble of a collapsed building in Russia for 35 hours was pulled out alive Tuesday by rescuers who braved subzero conditions to save her.Rescuers staged the dramatic rescue after hearing cries amid the debris."The child was saved because it was in a crib and wrapped warmly," regional governor Boris Dubrovsky was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe TASS news agency reported that the baby was taken in “grave” condition to t
The Latest: State governors sworn in across Brazil

The Latest: State governors sworn in across Brazil

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next Image 1 of 2People hold a banner with a photo of Brazil's former army captain Jair Bolsonaro before the swearing-in ceremony, in front of the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brail, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil's president Tuesday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) prev Image 2 of 2People celebrate before the swearing-in ceremony of Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro, in front of the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)SAO PAULO – The Latest on the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazilian president (all times local):12:30 p.m.Several of Brazil's ne
World’s oldest person ever, Jeanne Calment, may have been a fraud, researchers allege

World’s oldest person ever, Jeanne Calment, may have been a fraud, researchers allege

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Jeanne Calment holds the record for being the world's oldest person. She died in 1997 at the age of 122. (Reuters)Jeanne Calment, the French woman who holds the title as the world’s oldest person, may have been a fraud, Russian researchers allege.Calment died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. However, Nikolai Zak, a mathematician and a member of the Society of Naturalists of Moscow University, wrote in his study, “Jeanne Calment: The secret of longevity,” that he believed the French woman “took the identity of her mother.”Zak told the Agence France-Press [AFP] that he analyzed biographies, photos and archives from Arles, the city in southern France where Calment lived and determined his conclusion. Gerontologist Valeri Novoselov supported his research.CLICK HERE
4 ideas from NKorean leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech

4 ideas from NKorean leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech

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TOKYO – Looking almost banker-like in a business suit and sitting in an upholstered leather armchair, Kim Jong Un gave his annual televised New Year's address on Tuesday.The North Korean leader's big curtain-raiser for 2019 comes after a couple of very tumultuous years. In 2017, his rapid-fire missile tests brought him to the brink with President Donald Trump and 2018 saw his sudden rise on the world stage with hints of detente, summits with China and South Korea and an unprecedented meeting with Trump in Singapore.What's ahead in 2019? Here are four big takeaways.___1. IT'S STILL ABOUT THE ECONOMYAbout two-thirds of the entire speech was devoted to the economy.Kim last year jettisoned his signature slogan of "simultaneous tracks" — developing nuclear weapons
Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

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KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan special forces launched a new offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 27 militants, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan killed 15 members of the country's security forces.According to provincial council member Ajmal Omar, the special forces, backed by helicopter gunships, targeted IS in Achin district of Nangarhar on Monday. The province has been an IS stronghold and the site where the militant group's regional branch first emerged a few years ago.The militants' media arm, the Aamaq news agency, claimed IS repulsed a joint Afghan-U.S. operation in the area.Omar, who could not confirm whether U.S. troops took part in the operation, said two local IS leaders, Sediq Yar a
Mexican president proposes ‘free zone’ to attract investment, reduce migration to US

Mexican president proposes ‘free zone’ to attract investment, reduce migration to US

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closeVideoMexico gets first leftist leader in 70 yearsIn a bid to reduce migration to the U.S. and attract investment, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has proposed the creation of economic “free zones” along the U.S.-Mexico border.The Tax Incentive Decree for the Northern Border Region, which Lopez Obrador announced Saturday, would create a free zone that would stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Coast and be more than 15 miles wide, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.Inside the zone, income taxes would be reduced by a third and Value Added Taxes on imported goods would be slashed in half, the minimum wage would increase 100 percent, and fuel prices would equal U.S. prices, the report said.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP“It’s going to be the biggest free zone