Trump signs order extending Florida coast drilling ban

By Jeff Mason | Reuters JUPITER – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to extend a ban on offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida, as he seeks to win support in the state ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The executive order would expand the ban to […]

Brazil’s president denies existence of Amazon fires

By Jake Spring and Maria Carolina Marcello | Reuters BRASILIA – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a “lie,” despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of fires are surging across the region. Bolsonaro last year similarly denied a spike […]