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Brazil's Rousseff refuses 'secondary role' at Olympics

Bras - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff said Monday she will insist on being treated as the country's president at the Olympic Games despite having been suspended for an impeachment trial.

Olympic sailors to get garbage-free waters - maybe, official says

Rio De Janeiro - Trash-free water at the Rio Olympics is not guaranteed but sailing competitors can at least expect a "fair" tournament, a top official said Wednesday.

France says no terror plot against its Rio delegation

Bras - France has informed Brazil that fears voiced last week of an IS-linked plot to attack the French Olympic delegation turned out to be baseless, the Brazilian government said Tuesday.

Brazil Supreme Court lifts WhatsApp blockage: court 

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a lower court order blocking popular smartphone message service WhatsApp for refusing to hand data over to police.

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

- Mexican athletes received on Monday an anti-Zika kit for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Mosquito repellent, antibacterial hand gel and condoms.

Brazil stages anti-terror drill in Rio station ahead of Games

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian security forces conducted a simulated counterterrorism operation Saturday at a Rio de Janeiro train station ahead of the Summer Olympics, a day after security was beefed up following the truck attack in Nice.

Brazil steps up efforts to prevent terrorism at Summer Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has assigned more than 22,000 soldiers to assist police and other security protecting the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin next month.

Brazil to boost Olympics security after Nice attack

Bras - Brazil said it will bolster security for next month's Olympics in Rio following the truck attack in the French city of Nice.

Brazil to boost Olympics security after Nice attack: officials

Bras - Brazil's interim president will hold an emergency meeting with cabinet ministers Friday to bolster security for next month's Olympics, officials said after a suspected terrorist attack in the French city of Nice.

Temer ally voted new house speaker in Brazil

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress elected an ally of interim president Michel Temer as its new speaker Thursday, replacing the embattled Eduardo Cunha, an architect of impeachment proceedings against suspended president Dilma Rousseff.

France 'informed of planned terror attack on Olympic team'

Paris - France was informed of a planned terror attack on its team at the Rio Olympics, according to the head of military intelligence cited in an official document.

Brazil's Lula says Rousseff can escape impeachment

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff could still wriggle out of a looming impeachment vote, her ally and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Tuesday.

Spanish police smash global GPS tracker scam

Madrid - Spanish police said Sunday they had broken up a crime group suspected of cheating over 8,000 people in over 70 countries of around 25 million euros ($27 million).

Leader of Rousseff impeachment drive resigns Brazil speaker's post

Bras - Eduardo Cunha, the Brazilian politician who spearheaded the drive to impeach suspended president Dilma Rousseff, on Thursday resigned from his post as congressional speaker as a corruption probe closed in on him.

Rio's police kill, torture with impunity: rights group

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Rio de Janeiro state, which hosts next month's Olympics, killed at least 645 people last year and 8,000 over the last decade, a rights group said Thursday.

Brazil's Rousseff files defense as impeachment looms

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff rejected attempts to impeach her as an "injustice" in a defense filing Wednesday, as a decision on her political fate moved a step closer.

Rousseff offers written defense at impeachment hearing

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff said she will not appear in person at a hearing Wednesday of a commission handling impeachment proceedings against her, but will defend herself in writing.

Brazil police probe suspected embezzlement

Rio De Janeiro - Police are investigating suspected embezzlement of subsidies meant for Brazilian athletes competing in next month's Rio Olympics, O Globo television channel reported.

Brazil impeachment vote to follow Olympics: Official

Bras - Legislators will vote on removing Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office just days after the Olympic Games end in Rio, the Senate president said Thursday.

Friends of Brazil's Rousseff launch crowdfunding effort

Bras - Dilma Rousseff is getting a little help from her friends.Two leftist supporters of the suspended Brazilian president on Wednesday launched a project to crowdfund her campaign against her removal from office.

Brazil delays impeachment until after Olympics: Report

Bras - A vote on whether to remove Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office will be postponed until after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a report said Wednesday.

Cold snap kills homeless in Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest city

S - Even under three blankets, Marcio Carvalho can't stop shaking as he seeks shelter on the streets of Brazil's biggest and richest city, Sao Paulo.

Brazil educates public on terror dangers

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's security forces unveiled a terrorism awareness campaign Tuesday one month ahead of the Rio Olympics in a bid to educate ordinary Brazilians over a novel threat to the Latin American country.

Rio police protest lack of salaries, toilet paper

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Rio de Janeiro protested Monday against late payment of salaries and a lack of equipment ranging from car fuel to toilet paper as the Brazilian city prepares to host the Olympic Games.

Suspended Rousseff to get Rio Olympics ceremony invite

Rio De Janeiro - Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organising committee said Thursday.

Rousseff ex-minister arrested in Brazil graft probe

S - A top ex-minister of Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff became the latest official to get arrested in a sprawling corruption probe on Thursday, authorities said.

More than 1,000 swine flu deaths so far this year: Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Amid economic woes, political crisis and a Zika outbreak, Brazil's health minister on Wednesday announced yet another concern -- a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year.

Police child-killing outrages Brazil

S - Chased by police, Italo Ferreira stepped on the gas in the stolen car until they stopped him with a bullet to the head. He was 10 years old.

Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil

Bras - A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military said Tuesday.

Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil

Bras - A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military said Tuesday.
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