Brazilian states containing the country's Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation after changes proposed by the federal government led Norway and Germany to suspend donations.
Gamescom, the biggest video game event in the world, kicked off Monday in Cologne, Germany. Video game developers are eager to show off their coming attractions, and fans from around the world are tuning in.
Germany's TÜV SÜD has pulled out
of conducting safety assessments of dams after the collapse of a
Brazilian dam it had vetted killed almost 250 people in January,
the industrial inspection firm's chief executive told Reuters.
Germany's powerful union IG
Metall, which represents the interests of Osram
employees in the tussle over the German lighting group's future,
on Monday rejected a planned takeover offer from Austrian sensor
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the European Union without a deal if they do not.
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