News Tidbits For March 21, 2018

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Brazilian Scenario

by Peter Walker | News Tidbits for March 21, 2018

Source: Globo

World Scenario

by Peter Walker | News Tidbits for March 21, 2018

Source: The New York Times

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, was taken into custody in an investigation into whether his 2007 election campaign received illegal funding from the Libyan regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Mr. Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing since reports emerged in 2012 that his campaign had received millions of euros, including from a French-Lebanese arms dealer who has also been charged in the investigation.

Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm that worked for both the Trump and pro-Brexit campaigns, suspended its chief executive, Alexander Nix, amid furor over the access it gained to private information on more than 50 million Facebook users.

President Trump congratulated President Vladimir Putin of Russia on his re-election, but they did not discuss the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. According to Mr. Trump, it was a “good conversation.”

Economic Scenario

by Peter Walker | News Tidbits for March 21, 2018

Source: The New York Times

Facebook has lost over 49 billion dollars in market share value and fallen from 5th to 7th in the ranking of the world’s largest corporations. The losses are due to the data leakage scandal the company is involved in.

Raids in Austria and Germany, including at the BMW headquarters in Munich suggest that all of Germany’s top domestic automakers may have evaded emissions rules.

At the G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires, the U.S. Treasury Secretary was hounded by countries seeking exemption from President Trump’s new steel and aluminum tariffs.

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

by Peter Walker | News Tidbits for March 21, 2018

Source: The New York Times

The last male northern white rhinoceros died on Monday in Kenya following a series of infections and other health problems.

At 45, Sudan was an elderly rhino, and his death was not unexpected. Hunted to near-extinction, just two northern white rhinos now remain: Najin, Sudan’s daughter, and Fatu, his granddaughter. Neither can carry a pregnancy to term, so conservationists hope to fertilize their eggs in vitro with banked sperm and use southern white rhinos as surrogate mothers.

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