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Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil's Congress — a den of corruption

Bras - Brazil's Senate is big on decorum, not even letting men in without a coat and tie. But when it comes to corruption allegations, the politicians judging suspended president Dilma Rousseff seem less worried.

Rousseff allies fight impeachment in Brazil turmoil

Bras - Angry quarrels erupted at suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial, while her key ally, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faced corruption charges on a day of turmoil for Latin America's largest country.

Tense Brazil impeachment trial hears charges

Bras - Accusations and occasional angry yells flew in an impeachment trial against Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, expected to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy.

Brazil's Rousseff enters final act of impeachment

Bras - Brazil's first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, faced the final act of an impeachment battle Thursday likely to see the suspended leader of Latin America's biggest economy sacked within days.

Brazil court rejects Rousseff request to annul impeachment session

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court chief justice has rejected a request from suspended president Dilma Rousseff to annul the session at which senators voted to open an impeachment trial against her.

Rio police say evidence links Hickey to ticket scam

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said they have uncovered evidence linking the detained head of the Olympic Council of Ireland Patrick Hickey to a Rio Games ticket scam.

What went wrong in Brazil?

Bras - At the height of the emerging markets boom, Brazil looked tantalizingly close to finally living down an old joke: that it is the country of the future... and always will be.

Brazil's Rousseff on right side of history: lawyer

Bras - The lawyer representing Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is a giant underdog going into her impeachment trial Thursday, but says he is counting on the weight of history to sway senators in her favor.

Brazil's Rousseff faces final impeachment battle

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff enters her final battle to win back power on Thursday, when senators open an impeachment trial expected to remove her from office for good.

The Olympics are over for Brazil — was it worth it?

Rio De Janeiro - The Olympics ended with Brazil having shown twice in two years that it is capable of hosting the world's biggest sporting events. But was the effort worth the trouble?

Rio hangover as Tokyo grabs Olympic baton

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro returned to the cold reality of Brazil's political crisis and recession Monday after bringing a carnivalesque curtain down on its Olympics festival and passing the torch to Tokyo.

Olympian David Boudia wins two diving medals, silver and bronze

Rio De Janeiro - American diver David Boudia, who was the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in diving, won two medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio Olympics set for spectacular close

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio Olympics closing ceremony got underway on Sunday after Eliud Kipchoge's dominant marathon victory highlighted the final day of competition.

Rio police seize passports in raid on Irish Olympics office

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police seized passports from three Irish Olympic officials accused of involvement in black market ticket ring in Rio.The early morning raid at the Irish office in the Olympic Village also netted phones and computers, Irish officials said.

Phenomenal Kipchoge golden as sun sets on Rio Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Kenya's phenomenal Eliud Kipchoge stormed to a runaway marathon win and the USA basketball stars celebrated gold as a police raid clouded the final day of the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Neymar sends Brazil into raptures as Mighty Mo seals distance double

Rio De Janeiro - Neymar sent Brazil into ecstasy as he clinched Olympic men's football gold for his country and Mo Farah sealed a rare distance double-double in a pulsating final evening of track action in Rio on Saturday.

Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first football gold

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil superstar Neymar struck the winning penalty as the hosts claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

Neymar, Farah in spotlight at 'iconic' Rio Games

Rio De Janeiro - Football superstar Neymar and running distance king Mo Farah take centre stage Saturday on the penultimate day of the Rio Games described as "iconic" by Olympic chief Thomas Bach.

Thirty golds up for grabs on Rio's super-charged Saturday

Rio De Janeiro - Thirty golds are up for grabs on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Rio Games, with Brazil looking to crown their party with a first Olympic football gold.
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