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The Trump effect, Amazon’s cross-border sales, helicopter crash in New York, International Cycling Union “tech” fraud, India’s pollution

April 3, 2018

The Trump Effect

It’s a great week to showcase what it means to have a global reach: we were on Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, on the border between India and Pakistan, and on the border between China and Vietnam – where North Korea’s Kim arrive for his summit. It’s a great week to showcase what it means to have a global reach:

We were on Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, on the border between India and Pakistan, and on the border between China and Vietnam – where North Korea’s Kim arrive for his summit. It’s a great week to showcase what it means to have a global reach: we were on Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, on the border between India and Pakistan, and on the border between China and Vietnam – where North Korea’s Kim arrive for his summit.

Amazon’s cross-border sales

Reuters spoke to Amazon’s Vice President Eric Broussard and reported exclusively that the online commerce giant has recorded a 50 percent jump in cross-border sales on its website – a sign that its efforts to encourage merchants to sell more goods abroad as part of its expansion strategy was bearing fruit. More than a quarter of all revenue for sellers on Amazon globally was from cross-border transactions in 2017, that amounts to between $50 billion and $75 billion for merchants selling to customers in another country, based on analysts’ estimates for Amazon’s total gross merchandise sales.

Helicopter crash in New York

Following a helicopter crash in New York City’s East River on Mar. 11, Reuters video team was ahead of the competition in capturing footage of the rescue operation swinging into action and activity on the river. The crash killed all five passengers, while the pilot survived.

International Cycling Union’s fight against ‘technological fraud’

Reuters exclusively reported that the International Cycling Union (UCI) will use X-ray equipped trucks on Grand Tour stages and leading classic races this season following an increase in concerns about riders using motors inside their bikes. A source told Reuters that X-ray cameras would check bikes after stages of the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta and the five biggest one-day races.

India’s air quality

Reuters revealed how, as pollution choked India’s capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data. The purchases came as Modi faced criticism for not taking effective steps to improve air quality in Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities.

 

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