Lula’s as­sets frozen

Townsville Bulletin - - WORLD -

NEW YORK: A bag con­tain­ing traces of moon dust is head­ing to auc­tion. The col­lec­tion bag, used by as­tro­naut Neil Arm­strong dur­ing the first manned mis­sion to the moon in 1969, will be fea­tured at a Sotheby’s auc­tion. The pre- sale es­ti­mate is a hefty $ 2 mil­lion to $ 4 mil­lion. BRASILIA: A Brazil­ian judge lead­ing an anti- cor­rup­tion probe has or­dered as­sets be­long­ing to for­mer pres­i­dent Luiz Ina­cio Lula da Silva frozen af­ter last week con­vict­ing and sen­tenc­ing him to nine- and- a- half- years prison for graft. Lula, as he is widely known,known re­mains free pend­ing an ap­peal of the ver­dict. LIS­BON: Por­tu­gal is to re­duce the num­ber of eu­ca­lyp­tus groves af­ter the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month’s deadly for­est fires. Par­lia­ment voted for the mea­sure as part of for­est law re­forms that started be­fore the blaze in the Pe­dro­gao Grande re­gion that killed 64 peo­ple and in­jured more than 250.

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