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Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
Messi is Messi: Argentina beats U.S. 4 - 0
2016-06-22 06:58:44 UTC
HOUSTON -- Lionel Messi and top-ranked Argentina were even better than advertised in Tuesday's Copa America semifinal, grabbing the lead against the host U.S. just three minutes in before Messi's inch-perfect free kick put the outcome beyond doubt...
Mexico to extradite "El Chapo" Guzman to U.S. — He will not face the death penalty
2016-05-21 09:06:00 UTC
Mexico to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to US — He will not face the death penalty.
Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarantees he would not fa...
Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online
2016-05-09 22:41:21 UTC
The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
The Panama Papers have shown how some...
US President Barack Obama embarked a historic trip to Cuba
2016-03-21 00:39:52 UTC
Havana (Reuters) — US President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday on a historic visit, opening a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of animosity between the former Cold War foes.
Mr Obama la...
Pope: Donald Trump is "not Christian"
2016-02-18 17:48:34 UTC
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "not Christian" because of his views on immigration, Pope Francis said on his way back to Rome from Mexico.
The pope said, however, he did not want to advise American Catholics on whether o...
Did Sean Penn interview help capture 'El Chapo'?
2016-01-11 04:27:27 UTC
Global Gathering — Recently recaptured drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gave an interview to actor and director Sean Penn, according to an article written by Penn and published in Rolling Stone magazine on Saturday night.
Penn said th...
Mexico wants to extradite 'El Chapo' Guzman to the U.S.
2016-01-10 06:36:10 UTC
Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday.
The Mexican Attorney...
Mexico recaptures drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
2016-01-09 23:26:37 UTC
Global Gathering — Mexico recaptures drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Notorious drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, was recaptured Friday as reported by Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto in a Twitter po...
Massive storm Patricia spares cities as it slams into Mexico's Pacific coast - Powerful storm did not hit large population centers
2015-10-24 18:44:39 UTC
<h3><i>Massive storm Patricia spares cities as it slams into Mexico's Pacific coast -
Powerful storm did not hit large population centers.</i></h3>Hurricane Patricia appeared to have inflicted less damage than feared on Mexico's Pacific coast on ...
One of the most dangerous and strongest storms ever recorded: Hurricane Patricia - Update
2015-10-24 18:03:48 UTC
<h3><i>Hurricane Patricia: One of the most dangerous and strongest storms ever recorded. Hurricane Patricia weakens, but still 'extremely dangerous'</i>
>> Massive storm Patricia ...
Indonesia: A Brazilian man did not understand what was happening to him until his execution
2015-04-30 04:20:05 UTC
(Reuters) - A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told ...
Cuban President Raul Castro: Obama is an honest man, he had no responsibility for the US blockade against Cuba
2015-04-12 03:16:02 UTC
Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a stunning defense of President Barack Obama on Saturday, absolving him of responsibility for the U.S. blockade against Cuba hours before the two were expected to hold the first major meeting between a U.S. an...
Obama, Castro make history at summit of Americas
2015-04-11 05:30:41 UTC
PANAMA CITY (AFP) - US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro shook hands and sat near each other at a historic Summit of the Americas, a new milestone in efforts to end decades of animosity.
Obama and Castro, separated by the p...
GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP 2014
2014-07-13 21:50:03 UTC
A goal worthy of winning a World Cup final! The sort of thing, in fact, folk were expecting from Lionel Messi. But it was not to be for Argentina. Sabella looks crushed, the poor man. Mascherano is in tears, as is Aguero. Messi runs his fingers th...
Felipe Scolari wants Brazil to restore pride against Holland
2014-07-12 17:09:03 UTC
Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his Brazil players to restore some pride to the nation by ending the World Cup with a victory. Another defeat, in Saturday’s third-place play-off against Holland, would increase the public’s anger towards Scolari followin...
Brazil 0 Holland 3 - Play-off for third place - live!
2014-07-12 22:02:59 UTC
Deserved bronze medals for the Dutch, undefeated in seven games. As with half-time, the final whistle is accompanied by boooooooooos and disappointment. This was supposed to be their tournament but the country will remember it for all the wrong re...
Final Between Germany and Argentina Could Surprise Fans
2014-07-11 06:52:27 UTC
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Apart from Germany, the Champagne fizz has suddenly gone flat at a World Cup that was being hailed earlier as the best in recent memory.
Goals that seemed to pour from a spigot have now slowed to intermittent drips.
Neymar to attend Brazil vs Holland match Saturday
2014-07-12 17:15:30 UTC
TERESÓPOLIS, Brasil (AFP) -- Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.
Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis v...
Brazil World Cup humiliation by Germany should serve as a call to arms
2014-07-09 16:35:09 UTC
Well, at least that’s one thing settled. It turns out Brazil’s footballers do know how to entertain after all. Watching the action in São Paulo city centre – the term is used loosely: this was not so much action as a formal, structured dance throu...
Brazil 1 Germany 7: World Cup 2014 semi-final - as it happened
2014-07-09 18:03:04 UTC
After the biggest humiliation in the history of Brazilian football, it's difficult to know how many of those players will be able to bounce back from what happened tonight. The crowd boos and barracks them, while their shell-shocked players are co...
Brazil deny rumours of special treatment
2014-07-07 17:31:25 UTC
Neymar and the Brazil football confederation have denied media reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured vertebrae to try to play in the World Cup final if the hosts make it that far.
Neymar and the confederation...
Holland v Costa Rica: Quarter-final - as it happened
2014-07-07 03:09:51 UTC
FULL TIME: Holland 0-0 Costa Rica (Holland win 4-3 on penalties)
Shame, shame, shame. What a shame for the brave and occasionally brilliant Costa Ricans. In the end, after all their goalkeeper Keylor Navas's heroics, it was Tim Krul who ended up ...
Argentina into semi-finals at expense of Belgium
2014-07-05 18:25:26 UTC
Argentina have burst through the psychological barrier flung down too often in the last eight of this tournament’s recent history. Where they had stumbled at this stage in recent World Cups, deflated and defeated just as they had dared to believe ...
Germany win World Cup final with late Mario Götze goal
2014-07-13 22:18:10 UTC
Both sides wasted chances in normal time, Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi both dragging wide.
Benedikt Howedes hit the Argentine post with a header late in the first half, but Gotze sparked German celebrations. When the goal finally ...