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Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Protesters say a huge investigation known as Operation Car Wash must not let up in intensity

Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

Brazil's graft scandal heats up with 83 new probes sought

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot requests permission to open 83 new corruption probes against politicians in an escalation of a vast graft scandal

Brazil's graft scandal heats up with 83 new probes sought

Former Haiti president Preval, champion of poor, dies

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:47 AM

With a reputation as an honest and efficient administrator, Preval served as president of Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with a long history of political violence, in 1996-2001 and 2006-2011

Former Haiti president Preval, champion of poor, dies

Brazil's president digs in ahead of corruption time-bomb

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:39 AM

An embezzlement and bribery probe called Operation Car Wash has already shaken high level Brazilian politics for almost 3 years. But far from winding down, it's expected soon to escalate.

Brazil's president digs in ahead of corruption time-bomb

Trump to attend NATO summit in unfinished HQ – sources

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Security and IT systems at the $1.2-billion headquarters in the Belgian capital are behind schedule and so the transatlantic military alliance will only properly move in come September, sources say

Trump to attend NATO summit in unfinished HQ – sources

Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president

Feb 07, 2017 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Jovenel Moise's election brings to an end to the impoverished Caribbean nation's long-running political nightmare

Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:34 PM

(UPDATED) The latest violence did not appear to be an all-out riot but rather a rapid early morning attack by one group of inmates against another, lasting less than an hour, a local government spokeswoman says

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

Brazil Senate approves 20-year spending freeze

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:24 AM

However, the government's policies have prompted violent protests and were criticized last week by a UN expert as 'a historic mistake'

Brazil Senate approves 20-year spending freeze

Brazil judges spare Senate speaker from sacking

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The court's judges vote to let Renan Calheiros remain in his post but strips him of his status as third in line after the president, on grounds that he faces corruption charges – which he denies

Brazil judges spare Senate speaker from sacking

Brazil Senate defies order to suspend speaker

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The chamber's governing panel said it would keep speaker Renan Calheiros in his post until a full session of all 11 judges in the Supreme Court rules on whether he should be suspended

Brazil Senate defies order to suspend speaker

Brazil judge suspends Senate leader in blow to Temer

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The interim decision to strip Renan Calheiros of his duties worsens the outlook for Temer as he struggles to lift Latin America's biggest economy out of crisis

Brazil judge suspends Senate leader in blow to Temer

Sepp Blatter loses appeal against FIFA ban - spokesman

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:57 PM

The disgraced former FIFA head will have to serve his 6-year ban from the football governing body

Sepp Blatter loses appeal against FIFA ban - spokesman

Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:15 AM

(UPDATED) Thousands of protesters express support for Operation Car Wash, a probe that has uncovered mass embezzlement by politicians and top executives

Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Dec 03, 2016 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Brazilian city of Chapeco is in mourning for its little team that could, cut down at the height of its glory

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Violent clashes mar Brazilian Senate vote on austerity

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:21 AM

The violent scenes in the capital Brasilia underlined tensions in Latin America's biggest economy as the center-right government of President Michel Temer attempts to embark on major cutbacks

Violent clashes mar Brazilian Senate vote on austerity

Brazil's president vows to veto corruption amnesty

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:25 AM

President Michel Temer says it would be 'impossible' for him to approve the supposed corruption amnesty being eyed by Congress for itself

Brazil's president vows to veto corruption amnesty

Brazil president's ally resigns in corruption scandal

Nov 25, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Vieira Lima is the sixth minister to quit Temer's government since May

Brazil president's ally resigns in corruption scandal

Haiti party claims presidential win as count continues

Nov 22, 2016 - 7:18 AM

The party of Haiti's former leader Michel Martelly attempted to cut short speculation over the result of a long-delayed presidential election, claiming victory while vote-counting continued

Haiti party claims presidential win as count continues

Brazil courts probe bribe allegation against president

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Lawyers for President Michel Temer's predecessor Dilma Rousseff this week presented in a court filing a check paid to Temer's PMDB party in 2014 as an electoral campaign donation

Brazil courts probe bribe allegation against president

Lebanon's Aoun elected president, ending power vacuum

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:05 PM

After 4 rounds of voting, including two unexpected repeat votes, Aoun wins support from 83 lawmakers, easily clearing the 50-percent-plus-one majority required. The final tally includes 36 blank votes and eight void ballots.

Lebanon's Aoun elected president, ending power vacuum

Lebanon to elect president, but divisions run deep

Oct 30, 2016 - 9:14 AM

While a deal has been made on the country's next president, analysts say Lebanon's key political blocs still disagree on almost everything else

Lebanon to elect president, but divisions run deep

Brazil Supreme Court okays Temer probe

Sep 24, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Based on the findings of the preliminary probe, prosecutors will decide whether to launch a formal investigation into the president

Brazil Supreme Court okays Temer probe

Brazil has 'turned a page': new President Temer

Sep 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM

'Even though we suffered from political and economic upheaval, as well as economic downturn, this page has been turned,' Brazil's new leader Michel Temer says

Brazil has 'turned a page': new President Temer

Brazil's Rousseff lodges impeachment appeal – lawyer

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The appeal, filed by Rousseff's lawyer Jose Eduardo Cardozo, demands 'the immediate suspension of the effects of the Senate decision'

Brazil's Rousseff lodges impeachment appeal – lawyer

Brazil's Rousseff impeached from presidency

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country's presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday, August 31, and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer, shifting Latin America's biggest economy sharply to the right

Brazil's Rousseff impeached from presidency

Brazil's Rousseff urges vote against 'coup' in Senate trial

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:24 AM

Rousseff to senators: 'I've come to look your excellencies in the eye to say that I did not commit a crime.'

Brazil's Rousseff urges vote against 'coup' in Senate trial

Brazil's Rousseff to face accusers in impeachment showdown

Aug 29, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Rousseff's testimony will come just hours before a final vote to decide her fate, with everything pointing to her being convicted

Brazil's Rousseff to face accusers in impeachment showdown

Brazil's Rousseff enters final act of impeachment

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:35 AM

If she is removed from office, her former vice president turned rival Michel Temer will be sworn in to serve until 2018, shifting Brazil to the right after 13 years of leftist rule under Rousseff's Workers' Party

Brazil's Rousseff enters final act of impeachment

Brazil top court rejects Rousseff request to annul impeachment session

Aug 24, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The impeachment trial of the suspended Brazilian president begins Thursday, August 25

Brazil top court rejects Rousseff request to annul impeachment session

Brazil's Rousseff faces final impeachment battle

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29 AM

During a trial expected to last several days, the former Marxist guerrilla, 68, will take the stand to defend herself against charges that she fiddled state accounts

Brazil's Rousseff faces final impeachment battle

Brazil's Rousseff ahead of trial: 'I'm innocent'

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'I am innocent,' Rousseff insists. 'There is no injustice more devastating than to condemn an innocent person.'

Brazil's Rousseff ahead of trial: 'I'm innocent'

Impeachment trial looms for Brazil's beleaguered Rousseff

Aug 10, 2016 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) Brazil's Senate votes to hold an impeachment trial for the nation's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office

Impeachment trial looms for Brazil's beleaguered Rousseff

Brazil Senate debates impeachment end game

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:11 AM

(UPDATED) Suspended President Rousseff's opponents only need a simple majority of the 81 senators' votes to open an impeachment trial

Brazil Senate debates impeachment end game

Brazil's Temer asked corrupt tycoon for financial aid – report

Aug 07, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Brazil's interim president Michel Temer asked Latin America's biggest construction tycoon, now in jail for his role in a massive corruption scheme, for millions of dollars in political donations, a report says

Brazil's Temer asked corrupt tycoon for financial aid – report

Olympic joy dampened by boos for Brazil's president

Aug 06, 2016 - 3:33 PM

It took fireworks to drown out the boos for Brazil's unpopular interim president Michel Temer as locals protest economic issues which plague the country

Olympic joy dampened by boos for Brazil's president

Brazil impeachment drama crescendos on eve of Olympics

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Brazil's long-running presidential impeachment drama starts to crescendo toward the finale this week just as the Rio Olympics sprints out of the starting blocks

Brazil impeachment drama crescendos on eve of Olympics

Brazil interim leader says he's ready to be booed at Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Michel Temer: 'I have to fulfil my institutional responsibilities. And I also understand the ex-presidents are not going to be in attendance. So the fun part is they can save all the boos just for the president.'

Brazil interim leader says he's ready to be booed at Olympics

Britain says 'in position of economic strength' for Brexit talks

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the run-up to the Brexit referendum, according to data

Britain says 'in position of economic strength' for Brexit talks

Brazil's Rousseff refuses 'secondary role' at Olympics

Jul 26, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Rousseff says she expects to be treated as number one. 'I do not intend to take a secondary role in the Games in Rio.'

Brazil's Rousseff refuses 'secondary role' at Olympics

'Involve more young people in HIV work'

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

During the opening of the 21st AIDS Conference, world leaders, scientists and activists emphasize the role of the young generation in ending AIDS

'Involve more young people in HIV work'

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:32 PM

The five-day International AIDS Conference returns to Africa 16 years after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS, describing it as 'one of the greatest threats humankind has faced'

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk – UN

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:13 AM

UNAIDS cautions that while new HIV infections fell dramatically in the past two decades, especially among children, the trend among adults has stalled and even risen in some places over the past 5 years

Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk – UN

Former French PM Michel Rocard dies aged 85

Jul 03, 2016 - 7:17 AM

Rocard served as prime minister for three years from mid-1988 under Francois Mitterrand, the two-term Socialist president who led the country from 1981 to 1995

Former French PM Michel Rocard dies aged 85

Rio declares financial 'calamity' ahead of Olympic Games

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Rio de Janeiro state is in financial straits due to the fall in global oil prices, while Brazil overall is floundering through a deep recession

Rio declares financial 'calamity' ahead of Olympic Games

3rd Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:45 PM

In an open letter, tourism minister Henrique Eduardo Alves says he's stepping down to avoid 'creating problems for the government'

3rd Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Brazil's Rousseff wants new elections

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Rousseff: 'The only way to interrupt the mandate of a president is if the Brazilian people chooses to through a plebiscite'

Brazil's Rousseff wants new elections

Brazil prosecutor wants arrest of Senate boss, ex-president – reports

Jun 07, 2016 - 10:49 PM

If reports in the main Brazilian newspapers are confirmed, new doubts would be cast over the impeachment of Rousseff, pushing Latin America's biggest economy into ever greater turmoil

Brazil prosecutor wants arrest of Senate boss, ex-president – reports

Leaked audio claims second Brazilian minister

May 31, 2016 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) Fabiano Silveira is the second minister to exit in the span of a week from Michel Temer's government, which has only been in power for 18 days

Leaked audio claims second Brazilian minister

Brazil president urges economy reforms, slams 'psychological aggression'

May 25, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Michel Temer is seeking to cement his authority in the face of multiple challenges on both the economic and political fronts

Brazil president urges economy reforms, slams 'psychological aggression'

Brazilian leader names new CEO of scandal-tainted Petrobras

May 20, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The new boss is Pedro Parente, a former government minister and until now chairman of Bunge, a big agribusiness and food company

Brazilian leader names new CEO of scandal-tainted Petrobras