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Soccer great Pele in intensive care, condition improving - hospital

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SAO PAULO - Retired Brazilian soccer great Pele is in the intensive care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital where he is being treated for a urinary tract infection, but his condition is improving, the hospital said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Soccer great Pele in intensive care, condition improving -hospital 12:43am GMT

SAO PAULO, Nov 27 - Retired Brazilian soccer great Pele is in the intensive care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital where he is being treated for a urinary tract infection, but his condition is improving, the hospital said on Thursday.

Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline 27 Nov 2014

BRASILIA - Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies.

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Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline 27 Nov 2014

BRASILIA - Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies.

UPDATE 5-Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline 27 Nov 2014

BRASILIA, Nov 27 - Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies.

Investors keenly await remarks from incoming Brazil finance minister 27 Nov 2014

BRASILIA - Brazil's incoming finance minister, banker Joaquim Levy, is expected to explain his plans for fixing a stagnant economy after President Dilma Rousseff's government officially announces his appointment later on Thursday.

Brazil investors ready to listen when next finance minister speaks 27 Nov 2014

BRASILIA, Nov 27 - Brazil's next finance minister, banker Joaquim Levy, is expected to explain his plans for fixing a stagnant economy after President Dilma Rousseff appoints him to head her economic team on Thursday.

Soccer-Atletico Mineiro win Brazilian Cup 27 Nov 2014

SAO PAULO, Nov 26 - Riot police charged onto the pitch as players scuffled in the closing minutes of the Brazilian Cup final on Wednesday but the match was able to continue and Atletico Mineiro took the title with a 1-0 win over city rivals Cruzeiro.

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Defence in Brazil's Petrobras probe trying to change court 26 Nov 2014

SAO PAULO - Defendants in a bribery investigation involving Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras are trying to move the probe to the country's Supreme Court, which has a reputation for moving slowly and letting cases drag on for years.

UPDATE 1-Brazil central gov't posts budget surplus of $1.6 bln in October 26 Nov 2014

BRASILIA, Nov 26 - Brazil's central government posted its first primary budget surplus in six months in October, but the administration still risks recording its first annual deficit in nearly two decades.

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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video