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Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home. Although he fac
U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A federal judge temporarily barred the U.S. government on Monday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children's rights to seek asylum. The government is working to meet a court order to reunite aro
U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities. U.S. Secr
Olympic champ Simone Biles returning to competition July 28
The reigning Olympic champion gymnast will return to competition for the first time since winning four gold medals in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro when she competes in the U.S. Classic in Columbus, Ohio, on July 28.
In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back
As evening settles in among the cattle farms and soybean fields of southernBrazil, thousands of music fans, many of them young women, are assembling on the landscape. They are gathering amid a giant agricultural fair that's been busy with visitors all day, many of whom have come to buy or sell lives
Asian Games torch arrives in Indonesia from India
The fire, placed in a special tinder box, was carried by 2018 Asian Games brand ambassador Susi Susanti.
Judge halts deportations of reunited immigrant families
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In Rough Rio de Janeiro Neighborhood, Ballet as ‘Anesthetic’ and Escape
RIO DE JANEIRO — The young ballet students walked into the room with red paint — simulated blood stains — smeared all over their leotards.It was a macabre costume for girls as young as 7 and 8, performing before the mayor and governor.To understand why their beloved ballet teacher, Daiana Ferreira d
Brazilian Sprint Star Bruno Fratus Out Of Pan Pacs
Among the 16 Brazilian swimmers namedto the nation’s Pan Pacific Championships squad was World Championships medalistBruno Fratus, the 29-year-old veteran who has had a red-hot summer. While competing at the Mare Nostrum series, Fratus surpassed countrymanCesar Cielofor thetitle of most sub-22 50m f
Trump to meet with members of Congress after summit criticism
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday, the White House said, after many lawmakers criticized his performance at a summit on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Amazon suffers glitch during summer marketing event
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday said it was working to fix a technical issue that had prevented some shoppers from placing orders during the company’s summer marketing event, Prime Day.The company’s shares were down more than 1 percent in after-hours trading. In a statement, the world’s largest on
Brazilian Werewolf Fable ‘Good Manners’ Hitting US This Month [Trailer]
FilmmakersJuliana RojasandMarco Dutra’s second collaboration (they’d worked onHard Laborpreviously)has been described as genre-defying and our first look at the trailer seems to bear that claim out as it deftly integrates art-house and genre cinema to create a dark, gothic fable with a sharp, modern
Mnuchin says U.S. to consider waivers on Iran sanctions
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin testifies to the House Financial Services hearing on state of the international financial system on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Judge orders Rio mayor to stop favoring religious groups
SAO PAULO (AP) - A judge has ordered Rio de Janeiro's mayor to stop using his office to favor religious groups.Prosecutors have accused Marcelo Crivella of administrative misconduct. He could end up being removed from office.Crivella is a former bishop in the Universal Church of Kingdom of God and h
Quarterly home launches, sales rise sharply at Brazil's Cyrela
SAO PAULO, July 16 (Reuters) - Cyrela Brazil Realty SA , one of Latin America's largest homebuilders, reported a strong jump in new home launches and contracted sales in the second quarter, as Brazil's real estate market continues to pick up steam.
Reuters: Brazil to delay auction for five of six Eletrobras distributors
Cepisa, EBR’s energy distributor in the northeastern state of Piaui, has drawn the most interest and will be auctioned as planned despite legal challenges, the official says.
USA Basketball to face Uruguay on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) USA Basketball’s quest to qualify for next year’s FIBA World Cup will resume Sept. 14 in Las Vegas, where the Americans will faceUruguay.
Exclusive: Brazil to delay auction for five of six Eletrobras distributors
MADRID (Reuters) - Brazil's government will go ahead with the auction of one of state-owned utility Eletrobras' power distributors planned for July 26, while delaying five others to Aug. 30, Planning Minister Esteves Colnago told Reuters on Monday. A view of the headquarters of Brazil's power compa
Schlumberger CFO to retire soon, insider is frontrunner for job:...
FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the Schlumberger Corporation headquarters building is pictured in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas, U.S., January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Richard Carson/File Photo
Fed's 'good place' U.S. economy heads for congressional review
FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at his news conference after the two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on interest rate policy in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2018./File Photo