Brazilian minister’s swearing-in postponed over allegedly false CV Jul 01, 2020 0 1896 12345 RIO DE JANEIRO: The swearing-in of Brazil’s newly appointed education minister, Carlos Decotelli, has been postponed after a German university contradicted his claims of having studied there for two years, local media reported.The ceremony had been scheduled for Tuesday.Decotelli’s academic curriculum vitae says he did two years of post-doctoral studies at the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, but the university told DPA he had only spent three months there in 2016. Decotelli does not have a degree from the university, it added.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had earlier said that Decotelli has a doctorate from the University of Rosario in Argentina.Bolsonaro announced the economist’s appointment last week after the previous education minister, Abraham Weintraub, resigned following a string of scandals. The government will now check Decotelli’s curriculum vitae, according to website G1. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES EU reopens borders to 15 countries but US excluded Jul 01, 2020 0 1410 UK confirms seeing US intelligence on ‘Russian bounties to Taliban’ Jul 01, 2020 0 573 French hospital staff protest in push for budget surge Jul 01, 2020 0 582 Austria woman wins right to Apple data of dead partner VIENNA: A woman has won the right to get access from Apple to her dead partner’s account in a ruling that could set a precedent for other heirs in Austria, her lawyer said on Tuesday. A district court in Dornbirn in the western .. Germany, Lithuania sign armed forces agreement RIGA: Lithuania and Germany have signed a defence cooperation agreement that forms the legal basis for soldiers from the two NATO partners to be stationed in the territory of the other country, according to the Ministry .. 40% of virus carriers in Italian town show no symptoms AFP Paris More than 40 percent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in one Italian town showed no signs of being ill, according to research published on Tuesday indicating that asymptomatic carriers may be significant .. UN rights chief slams virus response in China, Russia, US AFP Geneva The UN rights chief on Tuesday said COVID-19 was being instrumentalised to silence free speech, citing China and Russia, while voicing alarm at statements in the US that “deny the reality” of the virus. UN High .. US could hit 100,000 new virus cases a day: Fauci AFP Washington A top US health expert warned Congress on Tuesday that new coronavirus cases could more than double to 100,000 per day if authorities and the public fail to take steps to suppress the pandemic. Infectious ..