The government of President Dilma Rousseff has announced additional cost-cutting measures and new taxes. The announcement comes after a major rating agency lowered Brazil’s credit rating. However, the cuts and taxes face opposition in Congress.
The Southeast Asian nation hopes to add higher-value industries to its economy. The country could become a bigger part of the factory supply chain, making headlights for cars, for example. One economist says Vietnamese private business needs more access to land and finance.
Al-Sabeen Hospital in Yemen’s capital cares for children and pregnant women. But aid agencies say the hospital is short of medicine. Houthi rebels seized control of much of the country earlier this year. It is feared that Yemen’s civil war could intensify.
Europe is facing increased criticism about how it has reacted to the flow of migrants. Not all Europeans think that walls or laws are the answer. In the French city of Calais, one school is opening doors and bringing migrants of different nationalities together.