Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

UK’s no-deal Brexit rehearsal with mass truck convoy

Challenges facing Brazil's new president

Far-right President Bolsonaro has a lot to deal with in South America’s largest economy.

    Brazil’s new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has been busy since he was sworn in.

    Among other things, he signed an order to make it impossible to create more indigenous reserves.

    But he faces a formidable array of challenges in South America’s biggest economy.

     

    Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Brasilia.

    Dakar race 2019 to take place only in Peru

    Peru’s government has invested millions of dollars in the event and is now hoping for a financial as well as sporting payback.

      For the first time since the Dakar rally switched continents to South America, the race is to be held in just one country.

      Peru’s government has invested millions of dollars in the event and is now hoping for a financial as well as a sporting payback.

      Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

      Brazil's Bolsonaro relaxes gun ownership law

      Brazil’s new far-right president believes arming his population will decrease crime.

        Brazil is the world’s murder capital but the new president says he’s determined to change that.

        The new far-right president believes arming his population will decrease crime.

        Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree relaxing gun ownership laws.

        But the decision may have had a negative effect with accusations of human rights violations and the rate of homicides rising by five percent over the same period in 2017.

        Al Jazeera’s Barbara Angopa reports.

        Justice still elusive 100 days after Khashoggi's murder

        People have been gathering outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where the Saudi journalist was murdered.

          It has been 100 days since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.

          People have been gathering outside the consulate to remember him and vowing to continue the fight for justice.

          Many questions remain unanswered, most importantly who ordered Khashoggi’s killing and why.

           

          Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal reports.

          Brexit: UK Parliament to debate migration and citizen's rights

          MPs are expected to debate migration and rights of citizens of UK and EU after Brexit.

            British MPs are expected on Friday to debate migration and the rights of the citizens of the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit in the lead up to the crucial vote next week.

            The government has already indicated it wants to reduce European immigration by 80 percent when it leaves the EU. Immigration was one of the main motivators for people who voted to leave.

             

            Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from London.

            FDA Oks Triple-combination Tablet With Jardiance For Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

            Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Trijardy XR to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise.

            Trijardy XR provides three type 2 diabetes medicines in one pill, including Jardiance, Tradjenta and metformin hydrochloride extended release.

            Trijardy XR is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and company.

            The company noted that Trijardy XR will be available in four different dosages, including: 5 mg empagliflozin/2.5 mg linagliptin/1000 mg metformin HCl extended-release; 10 mg empagliflozin/5 mg linagliptin/1000 mg metformin HCl extended-release; 12.5 mg empagliflozin/2.5 mg linagliptin/1000 mg metformin HCl extended-release; and 25 mg empagliflozin/5 mg linagliptin/1000 mg metformin HCl extended-release.

            In the U.S., both Jardiance and Tradjenta are once-daily tablets used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Jardiance is also approved to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

            Jardiance is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). Tradjenta is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

            US government shutdown sends ripples across the country

            Longest shutdown in US history does not appear to have solution in sight, as thousands will miss their second paycheque.

              The partial government shutdown in the United States has entered its 30th day and in a few more, thousands of American workers will miss their second paycheque.

              President Donald Trump attacked Democrats for rejecting his proposal to end the shutdown and provide funding for his border wall.

              But the Democrats say his plan is not a compromise, and it was not offered in good faith.

              Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane has the latest from Washington.

              Brexit: UK parliament disappoints some voters in Derby

              Back in 2016, 57 percent of people here voted to leave, opinion now about the country’s future is still divided.

                In the English city of Derby, more than 57 percent of people voted to leave the European Union.

                Many were disappointed by the vote, and are calling on politicians to act.

                Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports.

                Correction 16/01/2019: This text has been updated to correct the spelling of Derby, which was misspelled due to an editing error. 

                UK’s no-deal Brexit rehearsal with mass truck convoy

                Legislators criticized this exercise as a waste of time and money.

                  Dozens of trucks have taken part in an exercise in southeast England testing plans to deal with long queues at the port of Dover – if the United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union with no deal.

                  The government says it needs to prepare for all eventualities – with some experts predicting 45-kilometre queues once new customs checks come in.

                  Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Kent.

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