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Brazil high court to probe demo attended by President Jair BolsonaroA Brazilian Supreme Court justice called Tuesday for an investigation into a demonstration outside army headquarters attended by President Jair Bolsonaro, where protesters called for military..
Planned from scratch: Brasilia at 60 in picturesThe purpose-built Brazilian city celebrates 60 years since it became the country's capital.
Brazil health minister says Bolsonaro likely to fire him: sourcesBRASILIA (Reuters) - A senior Brazilian health official resigned on Wednesday as...
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Brazil Expects Almost 0 Percent Growth in 2020 Due to VirusBrasilia: Brazil's government on Friday drastically downgraded its growth projections for 2020 by 2.1 percent to practically zero (0.02 percent) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Economy Ministry..
Brazilian Congress approves state of emergency to contain spread of COVID-19BRASILIA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian Senate on Friday approved a request made by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to declare a state of emergency. The decree authorizes the executive branch..
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'The whole of France is in shock!' Judo legend Teddy Riner loses for first time ...After 154 matches spanning 10 years and two Olympic gold medals, French judoka Teddy Riner finally tasted defeat on Sunday as he lost out to Japanese rival Kageura Kokoro at the Paris Grand Slam in a..
Brazil's Bolsonaro visits hospital for hernia complication: sourceBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited a hospital in Brasilia on Thursday night, leaving without speaking to reporters, with a source familiar with the matter saying the president had felt..
Iran summons Brazil's charge d'affaires in Tehran after Soleimani commentsIran has summoned Brazil's Chargé d'Affaires in Tehran after the government in Brasilia expressed support for the United States in the "fight against the scourge of terrorism" following the death of..
Bolsonaro pokes at Macron, Thunberg over Aus bushfiresBrasilia, Jan 3 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has poked at his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg over the destructive bushfires raging in..
Facebook fined $1.65 million by BrazilBRASILIA --- Brazil on Monday fined Facebook $1.65 million for improperly sharing users' data in a case...
Brazil's Bolsonaro says he had partial memory loss after a fall this weekBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday night that he briefly lost his memory after falling at his presidential residence in Brasilia, the capital, earlier this week.
Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after spending the nightBrazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, having spent the night under observation after falling at his official residence in the capital Brasilia, his..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro goes to hospital after fall, no injuries detectedBrazil President Jair Bolsonaro fell at his presidential residence in the capital Brasilia on Monday and was taken to a hospital for a scan, according to a statement.
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PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Brazil, Hails 'New Direction and New Energy' ...Brasilia: In fresh talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President...
Venezuelan opposition group ends occupation of embassy in BrazilBackers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing..
Brazil's Bolsonaro vows order after Guaido backers enter Venezuelan embassyBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government was working to avoid violence after supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gained access to the country's embassy in Brasilia on..
Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relationsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday praised strong bilateral relations between their countries and signaled a desire to expand two-way trade in a brief..
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Brazil president picks son as US ambassadorBrasilia — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the US, underscoring his family’s influential role in the country’s diplomacy..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro defends soccer star Neymar against rape accusationBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday came out in support of Neymar, the national soccer star who has been accused of raping a woman last month in Paris, an allegation he..