Rio De Janeiro

Ethiopian runner who went into exile after protesting at Rio Olympics invited home

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian marathon runner who went into exile after protesting against oppression in his country while winning a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been asked to return home.<p>Feyisa Lilesa captured international attention when he raised his arms above his …

Rio Olympics

Behind the numbers: a day in the life of a teacher in Seoul and Rio de Janeiro | UBS Prices and Earnings

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Brazil Travel

Week In Sports: Red Sox Rolling, U.S. Gymnastics Championships Come To Town

Support the news<p>The Red Sox continue to win at a historic pace, with last night's 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies bringing the team to an …

Boston Red Sox

Death of Morgana King, Brando's Wife in 'The Godfather,' Went Unnoted

The death of Morgana King, the accomplished jazz singer who played Marlon Brando's wife in "The Godfather," went unnoticed back in March until a …

Conservative View

Cuprum Lubin Announces Brazilian Marcelo Fronckowiak As Its New HC

At Cuprum, Marcelo will find a squad that had a very tough 2017-18 season Current Photo via FIVB @ http://ks.cuprum.pl<p>PlusLiga’s Cuprum Lubin has …

Brazil

Hidden Gems: JR on Creating Public Art, His Perrotin Gallery Show, and Why He Wants to Remain Secretive

JR, <i>Giants</i>, 2017.<p>COURTESY PERROTIN<p>Outside the three-story Perrotin gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a wheat-paste artwork by the French artist …

Lacoste

The brands, hotel rooms of AccorHotels, by the numbers

AccorHotels has more than a dozen brands internationally, including the Fairmont. This is the Fairmont Washington, D.C. lobby bar. AccorHotels<p>Fairmont Le Chateau-Frontenac is located inside the walls of Old Quebec. It has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. AccorHotels<p>The Fairmont …

Hospitality

French heavyweight Yoka sees doping ban upheld

French heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka's appeal against a one-year ban for doping violations was rejected on Tuesday, denting his hopes of winning a …

Sports (India)

Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system: report

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade is considering opening an investigation into Google over alleged abuses in its cell phone operating system, the president of the agency said in an interview published on Wednesday in newspaper Valor Economico.<p>The reported comments by …

Business

AETI announces closing of transaction with Myers and CEO transition

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI) (the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the …

Financial Regulation

Brazil's Lula launches presidential bid from jail as thousands march in support

As thousands of his supporters rally in Brazil’s capital city on Wednesday, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will officially register his candidacy for October’s presidential election from behind bars.<p>Official campaigning in Brazil’s most unpredictable election in decades begins on Friday …

Brazil

Santiago to host 2019 Copa libertadores final

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Chilean capital Santiago has been chosen as the host city for next year's Copa libertadores final, South American …

Copa Libertadores

US defence chief hears shots during visit to Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis got some alarmingly direct insight into Rio de Janeiro's violent crime wave when gunfire burst out …

Brazil

Mattis Criticizes Chinese Aggression During South American Tour

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has cautioned South American allies against Chinese aggression, slamming what he called China’s “predatory economics” …

China

European men reign at World Tour Finals

Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 - When Sunday comes about at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tours Finals Hamburg ’18 presented by Vodafone, men’s …

Beach Volleyball

Uncovered: Federer On Breaking Through, Rivalries, The Mental Game & More | Video Search Results | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Video Channels<p>Select a Channel<p>All Channels ATP Heritage Media Beyond The Numbers Challenger Classic Moments Coaching Doubles Highlights Hot Shot …

Tennis

World's Ten Most Liveable Cities, Not One American

Of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, not one of them is in these 50 states.<p>According to the Global Liveability Index, a measurement of the world’s best cities to call home, not a single U.S. city was good enough to make the cut. Canada had three cities, by comparison, including Calgary …

Top 10

The Return of Latin America’s Military

WASHINGTON — As we bear witness to the global democratic recession, we cannot afford to ignore the increasing militarization of societies in Latin America, which has coincided with illiberal trends in other parts of the world. After President Trump’s ill-advised suggestion to use the United States …

Opinion

Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro.<p>There was no indication that the gunshots, …

Brazil Travel

The Guardian view on Brazil’s murder rate: what not to do | Editorial

Brazil has set a new and chilling record: it saw seven homicides each hour in 2017, or almost 64,000 deaths, a 3% annual increase on a sky-high rate. Mexico is on course to another unwelcome milestone, with nearly 16,000 homicides in the first half of this year, up 15% year-on-year on already …

Opinion (UK)

Brazil's Love Affair with R&B Has Birthed an Incredible New Genre

The country’s contemporary R&B is a blend of American trap with regional rap, funk, and pagode.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on Noisey Brazil.</i><p>In the early 2000s, artists like Kelly Rowland, Usher, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, and R. Kelly were heard incessantly throughout Brazil (there’s not …

Music

After $80 Billion Blowouts, Mega Oil and Gas Projects Are Back

Investors are about to find out whether the world’s largest oil companies have learned their lesson from $80 billion of cost blowouts in major …

Oil & Gas Industry

Brazil’s Leading Food Retailer Goes Cage-Free

Brazil, one of the world's largest economies and the fifth largest nation by population, has become an important focus for animal advocates over the …

Agriculture

Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

[It's] very bleak for young people around the world so this is a moment they can get motivated and inspired Christine Gould<p>As confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally sedate Museum of Tomorrow, electronic pop music pounds and dozens of young people crowd the stage to dance …

Brazil Travel

Owner of Luxury Hotels Is Looking for a Buyer After Years of Spurning Offers

Belmond, owner and operator of famous hotels like the Cipriani in Venice and the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, is expected to draw a variety of suitors<p>A London-based company that owns and operates dozens of famous hotels, from the Cipriani in Venice to the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, is up for …

Brazil Travel

Solo Arquitetos softens Brazilian office space with light wood details

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos has finished a timber company's offices with its own pale wood products, helping to keep the space light and bright …

Architecture

US defense secretary pitches closer US-Brazil ties

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making a pitch to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Conditions For Brazil's Corporates Improving But Uncertainty Persists As Election Approaches

Credit conditions for companies are showing signs of improvement as Brazil emerges from its deepest economic recession in history, but economic uncertainty persists ahead of the October 2018 presidential elections, according to fresh analysis.<p>In a new report for its clients published on Tuesday …

Brazil

Brazil's Bolsonaro under Fire for Using Gov't Funds for Home

SAO PAULO (AP) — A leading candidate for president in Brazil is facing questions about using government funds to pay for the upkeep of a vacation …

Brazil

Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Is Getting Her Very Own Barbie

Hernandez will be the newest doll in Mattel's Barbie Shero line.<p>Calling all Laurie Hernandez fans: You will soon be able to buy a Barbie doll made in her likeness.<p>Barbie is creating a doll that looks like the Olympic gymnast for Mattel’s “Shero” line, which includes dolls in the likenesses of …

Gymnastics