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Small-scale entrepreneurship picks up pace in Brazil: study
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of new companies in Brazil grew 5.1 percent in the third quarter from the previous period, as small-scale entrepreneurs begin to make bets on a nascent economic recovery, a study by credit provider Boa Vista SCPC showed on Tuesday.
Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws
(Reuters) - Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury.
Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates 'inhumane'
(Reuters) - FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said.
Venezuela vote dispute escalates foreign sanctions threat
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' win in gubernatorial elections, raising the threat of more foreign sanctions following the vote in what the United States called "an authoritarian dictatorship."
France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal: envoy
BRASILIA (Reuters) - France will propose changing the European Commission's mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America's Mercosur bloc to include food safety provisions, its envoy to Brazil said on Monday.
U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban
GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.
Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court
ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement faced a major test this week after the Trump administration ignored advice from U.S. business groups and pitched proposals to radically reshape NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.
Striking Canadian autoworkers ratify GM deal
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Striking Canadian workers on Monday voted nearly 86 percent in favor of a new four-year agreement with General Motors Co
in a deal that would make it more costly for the U.S. automaker to shut the Ontario plant.
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