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Brazil prosecutors seek to suspend head of indigenous body

World
The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office is seeking to suspend the appointment of a former missionary as head of a government body responsible for protecting uncontacted and recently contacted indigenous groupsByThe Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 10:17 PM2 min readRIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to suspend the appointment of a former missionary as head of the government body responsible for protecting uncontacted and recently contacted indigenous groups. The suit asks for the suspension of Ricardo Lopez Dias' naming to the post, citing an “evident conflict of interest” and a possible reversal in Brazil's long-established no-contact policy with such indigenous communities. The lawsuit also alleges a threat of “genocide and et...
Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament

Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament

Business
The value of the pound has fallen following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to suspend Parliament on 9 September.The move is expected to prevent opposition leaders from passing a law to stop a no-deal Brexit.The pound is down almost 1% against both the euro and US dollar. So £1 is now worth €1.10 and $ 1.22 respectively.The FTSE 100, largely made up of stocks that could benefit from a devaluation of the pound, was up 0.34% at 7,113.47.That is because many of those firms book much of their earnings in foreign currencies and benefit from a weak pound.But the FTSE 250, a stock index that is seen as more representative of the UK economy, has fallen by 0.5%. Firms that are exposed to...
Top banks suspend accounts of major Bitcoin exchanges in India

Top banks suspend accounts of major Bitcoin exchanges in India

Finance
MUMBAI: Top lenders including State Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank have suspended some accounts of major Bitcoin exchanges in India, suspecting dubious transactions, three people aware of the development said. The banks have also sought additional collateral from the promoters of these exchanges on their borrowings and have capped cash withdrawals from the few accounts that are still operational. "Since last month, banks have been asking for additional collateral with 1:1ratio," a person with knowledge of the matter said. The banks are scrutinising current accounts held by top Bitcoin exchanges, a second person said. Action has been initiated against the top 10 Bitcoin exchanges including Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecure and BtcxIndia, said four people aw...
Toronto Raptors suspend forward Serge Ibaka for one game

Toronto Raptors suspend forward Serge Ibaka for one game

Sports
The Toronto Raptors suspended power forward Serge Ibaka one game for a violation of team rules. The suspension, which was announced on Friday, resulted from an altercation that took place between Ibaka and a team staff member after a 124-107 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. "Both parties have apologized. We've discussed this internally as a team, and we won't be discussing it any further," Raptors president Masai Ujiri said. "Now we're focused on moving forward together, and we look forward to having Serge back in the lineup." Ibaka is averaging 13.8 points on 50.5 percent shooting and six rebounds in 30 games. He will sit out Friday's contest against visiting Atlanta.Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
Marseille suspend Evra for kicking fan in the head

Marseille suspend Evra for kicking fan in the head

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Marseille have suspended Patrice Evra after he kicked a fan in the head before his side's Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday.Footage showed the 36-year-old former Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up.Evra will be interviewed before any disciplinary action is decided.A Marseille statement also condemned the "unacceptable behaviour" by a "handful of provocateurs".European football's governing body Uefa charged France international Evra with violent conduct earlier on Friday, with the full-back suspended for "at least one game".French newspaper L'Equipe reported that Marseille supporters had been jeerin...