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Tag: Brazil

Brazil Supreme Court authorises police questioning of President

Brasilia: Brazil’s Supreme Court said it has authorised the police to question President Michel Temer about corruption allegations. The head of state has the option to respond in writing to a list of questions, rather than submit to an interrogation in person. The Supreme Court, which has jurisdiction over cases involving senior officials and members […]

Brazil's ex-Finance Minister admits to Swiss bank account

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s former Finance Minister Guido Mantega has admitted that he owned an undeclared bank account in a Swiss bank with $600,000. Mantega served as Finance Minister from 2006 to 2015, during most of the term of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and of the first presidential term of impeached President Dilma […]

Vasco da Gama beat Fluminense 3-2 in Rio derby

Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano was on target as Vasco da Gama defeated local rivals Fluminense 3-2 in Brazil’s Serie A championship. Fabiano struck just before the half-hour mark before Henrique Dourado scored twice in five minutes to hand Fluminense the lead at the Sao Januario stadium here on Saturday, reports […]

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Brazil bar association calls for President's impeachment

Brasilia: Brazil’s bar association has called President Michel Temer’s impeachment, after a tape revealed in which he agreed to bribe former Speaker Eduardo Cunha into silence. In a statement, the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB) said that its federal council decided on Sunday to call for Temer’s impeachment and urged the Chamber of Deputies […]

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Brazil ex-President Lula's defence team to file complaint with UN

Brasilia: The defence team of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday said they will lodge a new complaint with the UN’s Committee on Human Rights, saying Lula has been suffering politically motivated judicial persecution. Since July 2016, lawyers Cristiano Zanin Martins and Roberto Teixeira have accused Sergio Moro, the judge overseeing […]

Neymar hat-trick keeps Spanish title race alive up to last week of season

Madrid: Neymar scored a hat-trick for FC Barcelona as the La Liga leaders won 4-1 in Las Palmas to ensure that the race for the title will go into the last weekend of the football season. Barca remain level on points with Real Madrid, but Madrid’s 4-1 win at home to Sevilla means that if […]

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Flamengo, Corinthians gain edge in Brazil finals

Rio de Janeiro: A first-half goal from forward Everton handed Flamengo a 1-0 victory over Fluminense in the first leg of Brazil’s Carioca football championship final here. Everton capitalised on a Renato Chaves error to blast an angled shot into the top left corner just after the half-hour mark during Sunday night’s game, reports Xinhua […]

Was very close to Man-U move: Ronaldinho

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football great Ronaldinho has revealed he was “very close” to joining Manchester United instead of FC Barcelona. Ronaldinho was pursued by the English Premier League club but eventually signed with the Spanish giants from Paris Saint-Germain for a reported fee of 30 million euros ($32.17 million), reports Xinhua news agency. “When I […]

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Paulinho hat-trick secures Brazil victory over Uruguay

Montevideo: Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho bagged a hat-trick as Brazil edged closer to qualifying for next year’s football World Cup with a 4-1 victory over Uruguay here. Barcelona forward Neymar also netted for the five-time World Cup winners while Edinson Cavani was on the scoresheet for the hosts on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency. It was […]

Jauna Murmu shattered after being 'dropped' from Rio squad

While six women from Odisha have booked their berths for the Olympics scheduled to kick off at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from August 5, Jauna Murmu, another promising woman sprinter of the state, is shattered after being left out of the 4X400 meter relay squad despite qualifying for the event

4 Odias in Indian Women’s hockey team for Rio

Bhubaneswar: In a development that would cockle the hearts of sports lovers of the state, four Odia girls found place in the Indian Women’s hockey team for Rio Olympics which was declared today. According to reports, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra from Odisha will represent the national team in the […]

Pets outnumber children in Brazil

Rio de Janerio: Pets have outnumbered children in Brazilian households, according to an official report released yesterday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), a media report said today. There are 52.2 million pet dogs in Brazil, while the number of children aged 0 to 14 is 44.9 million, which indicates a margin […]

BRICS on growth track through planned reform: Experts

Davos (Switzerland): The economies of BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are constantly growing through planned structural reforms, experts said at the 45th World Economic Forum annual meeting here Thursday. In a session debating the economic outlook for BRICS countries, speakers showed optimism over their potentials. India’s Finance Minister Arun […]