Lula’s assets frozen
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.