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U.S. invites Brazil president to visit after spying row

Bras - The United States has again invited Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to visit the United States, seeking to restore ties rattled by revelations of American spying against her and her country.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Rio's 2016 Olympic Games will be the stinkiest Olympic games ever

Rio De Janeiro - It is doubtful that Rio de Janiero will make good on its promise to drastically reduce the flow of raw sewage and garbage entering Guanabara Bay in time for the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Choice view over Rio for waterborne beggar

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of people eke out an existence living in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, a giant city racing to overhaul itself ahead of next year's Olympics.

Brazil pursues football 'renaissance' after humiliation

Bras - The Brazilian government declared Thursday it was making the first decisive move in the "renaissance" of football in the soccer-mad country, where the national side's World Cup humiliation on home soil still rankles eight months on.

Brazil's scandal-hit Rousseff unveils anti-graft plan

Bras - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff tried to get ahead of the storm of scandal bearing down on her presidency Wednesday, unveiling a raft of anti-corruption measures she hopes will appease her critics.

Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged Monday to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility, a day after massive protests erupted across the country.

Row breaks out over Brazil demo numbers

S - A row erupted Monday over rival turnout figures for massive protests against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and her government.

Anti-Rousseff protests draw 1.5 million across Brazil

S - About 1.5 million protesters hit the streets across Brazil on Sunday in a major show of anger against leftist President Dilma Rousseff, who faces crises from a faltering economy to a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.

54 dead in Brazil bus crash: Rousseff

Rio De Janeiro - The death toll from a tour bus's horrific plunge into a densely wooded ravine in southern Brazil rose to 54 on Sunday, as President Dilma Rousseff expressed her sadness over the news.

Brazil arrests Italian extremist convicted of murder

S - Police in Brazil arrested the Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, who was convicted of murder in his home country and has been on the run for decades.

Brazil authorizes investigation of lawmakers in Petrobras scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court authorized the investigation of dozens of politicians, including the presidents of the senate and of the chamber of deputies over the multibillion-dollar graft case roiling state oil giant Petrobras.

Court upholds judge's removal from Eike Batista trial

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court confirmed Tuesday the removal of a judge from an insider dealing case against Eike Batista, setting the stage for a likely retrial.

Brazil judge orders deportation of Italian extremist

Bras - A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday ordered the deportation of Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, convicted of murder in his homeland, citing legislation providing for the removal of wanted foreign nationals.

Brazil beefs up police to quell trucker protest

Bras - Brazil dispatched extra police to quell a strike by truckers opposing rising fuel and freight costs, after demonstrations turned violent.Nearing its second week, the strike has hit 11 of Brazil's 26 states.

Brazil teen killed by police recorded shooting on phone

Rio De Janeiro - A 15-year-old Brazilian shot dead by police last week was carrying a mobile phone that caught the incident on camera, according to video published Thursday by a news site.

The perils of publication, scientist in dispute with journal

Sao Pedro D'aldeia - The American Diabetes Association faces a lawsuit after journal editors express concern over several papers. This is a rare activity within the science world.

Brazil's Rousseff refuses Indonesian envoy credentials

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday refused to accept the credentials of the Indonesian ambassador to demonstrate her anger at last month's execution of a Brazilian citizen for drug smuggling.

Controversy-hit samba school wins Rio carnival title

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian samba school shrugged off a controversy over alleged funding by an African strongman president and went on to claim its 13th win at the Rio Carnival championship on Wednesday.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.
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