Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil’s slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus... Read more »

White House not considering three-month tariff deferral: Navarro

(Reuters) – The White House’s top trade advisor denied on Tuesday that the Trump administration was considering a three-month deferral of tariff payments on imported goods to ease the... Read more »

Trump administration debates 90-day tariffs deferral – Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during the coronavirus response daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – The... Read more »

Germany postpones famous Alpine Passion Play due to coronavirus

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bavaria’s Passion Play, staged every decade since the 1630s when villagers thanked God for the end of the plague, has been postponed for two years due... Read more »

Eurovision song contest cancelled due to coronavirus

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Eurovision song contest, one of the world’s largest television events, will not take place this year due to the global coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on... Read more »

From Eiffel Tower to Moulin Rouge, Paris landmarks close in virus clampdown

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris’ famed Moulin Rouge cabaret, the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower were among top tourism landmarks that closed their doors on Friday after the government... Read more »

Red carpet called off for London premiere of ‘Mulan’

LONDON (Reuters) – Disney’s European premiere of “Mulan” in London’s Leicester Square will be scaled down “in an abundance of caution”, with no media line-up or red carpet, organizers... Read more »

Travel curbs on South Koreans prompt K-pop cancellations, especially in Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan’s travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of K-pop concerts scheduled in Japan, threatening to hurt the... Read more »

Madonna cancels Paris shows over coronavirus restrictions: promoter

FILE PHOTO: Madonna performs at the 2019 Pride Island concert during New York City Pride in New York City, New York, U.S., June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon PARIS (Reuters)... Read more »

Sovereign wealth fund appetite for investing in start-ups wanes

LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth fund investment in venture capital deals slipped to its lowest level in six years in 2019, with the drop-off deepening in the months after... Read more »