Nov 23, 2016

BRICS falls under China's sway

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Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

Nov 18, 2016

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation linked to a World Cup project and other works worth billions of dollars, in a blow to Brazil’s ruling party that may fuel political instability. Federal ...

Nov 17, 2016

Judge releases Hickey on bail for medical reasons

A Brazilian judge has released former IOC member Patrick Hickey on bail of 1.5 million reals ($500,000) so he can seek medical treatment outside Brazil. The judicial order was published on Wednesday. Hickey, who is reported to have a heart condition, was arrested three ...

Brit ex-cop wades in from Senegal in bid to swim to Brazil

Nov 14, 2016

Brit ex-cop wades in from Senegal in bid to swim to Brazil

Former British police officer Ben Hooper hopes to make history by swimming every mile of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to South America. After more than three years of preparation, he set off on Sunday. The 38-year-old walked down a beach in Dakar and ...

Brazil shuts out listless Argentina

Nov 11, 2016

Brazil shuts out listless Argentina

Memories of the biggest humiliation in Brazilian soccer and the return of Lionel Messi to Argentina were not enough to stop the five-time World Cup champions from beating their archrivals Thursday in South American qualifying for the World Cup. The Brazilians won at Mineirao ...

Brazil 'not scared' of returning Messi

Nov 9, 2016

Brazil 'not scared' of returning Messi

Brazil players have made it clear they will not fear Argentina’s Lionel Messi when the two sides meet for their high-profile World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Messi’s return from injury prompted an exchange between the two sides on Tuesday after Argentina striker Lucas Pratto, ...

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Oct 22, 2016

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur — in a storage cupboard. In its prime, more than 66 million years ago, this long necked herbivore was 25 meters long — longer than an articulated bus — and could chomp through trees at a terrifying ...