Larissa Venceslau Freire

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David Cameron rejects Stephen Fry’s request to boycott Sochi Olympics

The UK prime minister said that “we can better challenge prejudice as we attend.”<p>UK prime minister David Cameron has rejected Stephen Fry's plea for Britain to boycott Russia's Winter Olympics. In a heartfelt blog post in The Huffington Post, the comedian called for "an absolute ban on the Russian …

China's Pollution Crisis To Be Tackled Head On With More Cash

BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters) - China plans to accelerate investment in technology to save energy and tackle the dire pollution blamed for a series of health crises that have generated widespread public anger.<p>The government has been increasingly alarmed by social unrest caused by environmental …

Egypt police delay threat to evict pro-Morsi sit-ins

CAIRO — Egypt's authorities on Monday held off on a threat to forcefully evict protest camps occupied by thousands of supporters of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood government.<p>Security officials had said they would besiege two sit-ins to remove supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, who was …

Edward Snowden's father to visit him in Russia 'soon'

<b>Lon Snowden, father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, has a Russian visa and will visit his son "very soon", his lawyer says.</b><p>Mr Snowden told the US ABC network he wanted his son to return home provided the justice system is applied "correctly" in his case.<p>He added that his son had "spoken …

AQAP vows to free jailed al-Qaeda members

The leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has vowed that imprisoned members of the armed network would be freed.<p>In a "letter to the captives in the tyrants' prisons" on Monday the head of al-Qaeda's Yemeni branch said "the detention (of the network's prisoners) cannot …

Some U.S. Embassies Reopen After Security Concerns

A number of US diplomatic missions closed on August 4 over an Al-Qaeda security alert reopened Sunday, while others stayed shut for the Muslim holidays following the Ramadan holy month.<p>The embassy in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and the US consulate in Dubai reopened, as the holiday marking the end …

Pro-Morsi camps prepare for crackdown

Pro-Morsi protesters, who have been demanding the reinstatement of Egypt's deposed leader for over one month, continued marching in the capital despite warnings that security forces would disperse them imminently.<p>After spending much of Monday preparing for the security crackdown, some joined …