News Update for Tuesday, October 17


Brazilian Politics

Source: Globo

The fate of Aécio Neves will be decided by a vote in the Senate today, but there is no inkling of how the senators will vote. Only 26 have declared their position, 8 in favor of Aécio and 18 against him. Meanwhile, Temer continues his negotiations with members of Congress to stop the second indictment from moving forward.


Cyclone Hits Europe

Source: The New York Times

Ophelia, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the northeastern Atlantic, brought strong winds and rain that caused at least three fatal casualties in Ireland. It is now moving on to Scotland. At least 35 people were killed and many more injured in Portugal and northern Spain by wildfires fanned by the cyclone’s strong winds.


News from Space

Source: The New York Times

Images of an event, known as a kilonova, were captured by astronomers, who called it “the greatest fireworks show in the universe.” Two neutron stars crashed, causing the kind of cosmic forge that produced elements like gold, silver, platinum and uranium billions of years ago. The collision rattled the galaxy in which it happened, 130 million light-years from here in the southern constellation of Hydra.



Netflix Earnings Surpass Expectations

Source: The New York Times

Netflix added 5.3 million new subscribers this quarter, surpassing expectations, and its $3 billion-dollar revenue represents a 30 percent increase from the same period last year. They announced they will spend between $7 billion and $8 billion on content in 2018, compared to the $6 billion they spent this year.

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