California man charged with 4 counts of murder in L.A.-area office shooting

California man charged with 4 counts of murder in L.A.-area office shooting
FILE PHOTO: City of Orange Police Department's Lt. Jennifer Amat (R) speaks at a news conference about a shooting at an office building in Orange, California, U.S. March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo/File PhotoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of going on a shooting rampage in a suburban Los Angeles real estate office last week,… Read More

UPDATE 1-Brazil 2021 budget impasse to be resolved ‘well before’ April 22 deadline -economy minister

UPDATE 1-Brazil 2021 budget impasse to be resolved ‘well before’ April 22 deadline -economy minister
(Adds quotes, background)BRASILIA, April 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Monday he expected the impasse surrounding this year’s federal budget to be resolved “well before” the official April 22 deadline, and dismissed the recent controversy surrounding it as noise.The 1.5 trillion reais ($264 billion) budget was approved by Congress last month… Read More

U.S. bankruptcies increased in March in sign backlog may be clearing: Epiq AACER

U.S. bankruptcies increased in March in sign backlog may be clearing: Epiq AACER
FILE PHOTO: A person holds a sign advertising a sale at Century 21, a retail outlet that announced it was filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores due to the economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 26, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew KellyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcies surged in March… Read More

U.S. bankruptcies increased in March in sign backlog may be clearing -Epiq AACER

U.S. bankruptcies increased in March in sign backlog may be clearing -Epiq AACER
WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcies surged in March driven by a 41% jump in month to month filings by consumers, data firm Epiq AACER reported on Monday.Overall commercial filings also increased, though the Chapter 11 bankruptcy used by larger companies fell, the firm said.U.S. bankruptcies had declined through much of the pandemic year,… Read More

U.S. looks into reports of atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

U.S. looks into reports of atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price takes questions from reporters at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2021. Carolyn Kaster/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is looking into reports of human rights abuses and atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.Department spokesman Ned… Read More

Jailed Kurdish leader calls on Turkish opposition to unite against Erdogan

Jailed Kurdish leader calls on Turkish opposition to unite against Erdogan
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Former pro-Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas, jailed since 2016 despite Western calls for his release, said the Turkish opposition should unite against rising oppression and moves to divide them, including a court case to ban his party.FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) holds a mask of… Read More