Rio De Janeiro

The Galaxy Note 8 Winter Olympics edition is the sexiest Note 8 you can’t buy

• Samsung has produced more than 4,000 special edition Galaxy Note 8s to hand out to Olympics participants.<br>• The device comes with a white rear, white S-Pen, gold accents, and a custom software theme.<br>• Samsung hasn’t discussed whether it will sell the device to general consumers.<p>The 2018 Winter Olympics …

Samsung

“Our bodies are not available” – Carnaval dancers create the Samba Black Woman project; lectures address racism, sexism and women in the world of samba

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>It’s a very timely discussion.</i> <i>In both Brazil and the United States these days, the question of sexual harassment and assault</i> …

Women of Color

This entire Brazilian state is now at risk for yellow fever

SAO PAULO — The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that …

Viruses

What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

During his eight years as the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, Pete Souza, the former director of the White House Photo Office, traveled to all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Those trips added up to more than 1,300 flights on Air Force One and nearly 1.5 …

Barack Obama

The Best Beaches to Visit in January

1 of 16<p>Escape the Cold<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 16<p>Koh Lanta, Thailand<p>3 of 16<p>El Nido, Palawan, Philippines<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 16<p>Tulum, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 16<p>…

Beaches

JR's jumping giants inaugurate new gallery space in london

<b>JR’s multidisciplinary solo exhibition, in the heart of mayfair, is to be housed by lazinc (formerly lazarides), at their new, two-story gala on 29</b> …

Art

Soccer: Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis said on Tuesday.<p>Ronaldinho has not played a competitive match since 2015 but …

Soccer

Soul Skatista

Contributed by João Augusto<i><br>Photo: João Augusto. License: CC BY.</i> <br>Logo and letterings for Soul Skatista, an independent skate movie project from Rio de …

Typography

48 Hours in Rio de Janeiro | What to Do, See, Eat

Shares 0<p>48 hours Rio De Janeiro: Kobra Docks<p><i>Introducing my GRRRLTRAVELER expert traveler series, this guest post written by travel blogger, Miguel of</i> …

Brazil

Dana White: UFC offered Vitor Belfort last-minute fights, but he wants Michael Bisping

ST. LOUIS – When his recent bout was scrapped, Vitor Belfort apparently was offered a couple last-minute replacements, though the retiring UFC vet …

UFC

Winter Olympics: How good is North Korea at sport?

<b>For all the buzz and political intrigue, North Korea's participation at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will live up to the old saying: "It's the taking part that counts".</b><p>Their representation at the Games is still to be confirmed, but may be limited to two figure skaters.<p>Perhaps …

North Korea

Here's How Much Gold Was Used for 2018 Winter Games Medals (It's Not Much)

The countdown begins - in one month athletes from around the world will converge in Pyeongchang, South Korea to compete for their country's honor and …

Olympics

Cycling: Froome should not race until investigation over - Bardet

PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome should rule himself out of racing until a probe into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication during last year's Tour of Spain has been concluded, twice Tour de France podium finisher Romain Bardet said on Tuesday.<p>The four-time Tour de France winner, who denies …

Sports

Supermarket sold notorious fugu fish to customers – but made one potentially fatal mistake

Five packages of incorrectly prepared pufferfish sold at supermarket in Gamagori.<p>1 of 2<p>A Japanese city has warned residents to avoid eating a …

Japan

Brazilian miner Vale ordered to repair environmental damage

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Monday ordered the world's largest iron ore miner Vale SA to repair environmental damages its operations caused in land belonging to a community of descendants of escaped slaves in northern Brazil.<p>Federal prosecutors announced the ruling in a …

Environment

The elusive artist using the streets as an art gallery

‘I just couldn’t find any more walls that were the right scale – that were big enough to do what I wanted with them’<p>15January 2018<p>Acting as a resistor and connector comes easily for JR. As a street artist his large-scale installations and ethos have become emblematic of resistance, and his …

Art

Pele backs Brazil to win sixth World Cup

2018-01-15 23:04<p>Pele (AFP)<p>Rio de Janeiro - Footballing legend <b>Pele</b> said on Monday that <b>Brazil</b> are favourites to win the <b>World Cup</b> in Russia, four years …

FIFA

Centrist elected to lead Portugal’s opposition party

LISBON — Rui Rio won the race to become leader of Portugal’s center-right opposition late Saturday after campaigning to hold his Social Democratic …

Social Democrats

Sarah Janecek, longtime political commentator, dies at 57

Sarah Janecek, a longtime Minnesota political commentator, writer and strategist, died Friday while on vacation in South America, her sister …

Entertainment

Israeli Guests Barred From Hostel In Uruguay

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Uruguayan hotelier rejected an Israeli couple as guests claiming he disagrees with Israeli politics.<p>Amit Bradush, 22, and …

Jewish Culture

Where Is Greece?

Greece is a nation in Europe and it is considered to be part of "Western" Europe, though, going strictly by the map, it would normally be assigned to …

North Africa

Flamengo won't pay Guerrero due to doping suspension

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero won't be paid by his Brazilian team Flamengo due to a six-month doping suspension imposed by FIFA.<p>The club's legal director said Sunday that Guerrero agrees with the decision not to be paid until he returns to play.<p>"We are only doing what the …

Sports

The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2018

Browse most travel-focused Instagram feeds or peruse popular where-to-travel lists, and you’ll likely be presented with the usual suspects: Paris, …

Europe

Tennis: First grand slam title was 'overwhelming', says Stephens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Without a victory since her stunning U.S. Open triumph last September, American Sloane Stephens admitted on Saturday that the experience of becoming a grand slam winner had been "overwhelming". "I think it's always a tough transition when you go from not playing tennis for 11 …

Tennis

What abandoned Olympics sites look like today

For two weeks, every four years, the world's best athletes, along with fans, coaches and the media, descend upon a different city for the Olympic …

Olympics

Olympic gold medalist swimmer reveals post-Rio depression: 'The best is yet to come'

Missy Franklin became a star at the 2012 Summer Olympics when she took home four gold medals at the age of 17, and charmed the world with her bubbly personality.<p>Since her time in London, the swimming prodigy has experienced the highs of winning world and NCAA titles, and the lows of failing to …

Olympics

Christ statue in Peru damaged by fire days before pope visit

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A giant Christ statue in Peru's capital that was donated by a construction company at the center of Latin America's largest corruption scandal was damaged Saturday in a fire, days before Pope Francis is set to arrive in the South American nation.<p>Peruvians awoke to find nearly the …

World News

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte marries mother of his infant son

FILE – USA’s Ryan Lochte competes in a Men’s 200m Individual Medley heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic …

Olympics

Brazil's Meirelles says S&P downgrade will not affect growth

© Reuters. Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles gestures during a news conference in Brasilia<p>By Rodrigo Viga Gaier<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - …

World Economy

Morocco 2026 World Cup bid hires international consultants

LONDON (AP) — The Morocco 2026 World Cup bid, which has presented scarce details with five months until the vote, has hired international strategy consultants.<p>London-based VERO, which worked on Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid, says it will "shape the vision" of the expanded 48-team tournament in Morocco.<p>…

FIFA