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Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup

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PARIS - Brazil inflicted France's first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly executed second-half performance earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Brazil finding right balance in France win, says Dunga 26 Mar 2015

PARIS - Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatized by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga said after they beat France 3-1 on Thursday.

Soccer-Brazil finding right balance in France win, says Dunga 26 Mar 2015

PARIS, March 26 - Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatised by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga said after they beat France 3-1 on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup 26 Mar 2015

PARIS, March 26 - Brazil inflicted France's first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly executed second-half performance earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Soccer-Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup 26 Mar 2015

PARIS, March 26 - Brazil inflicted France's first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly mastered second-half earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France on Thursday.

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Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud at Finance Ministry 26 Mar 2015

BRASILIA - Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they uncovered a tax fraud scheme at the Finance Ministry's tax appeals board that may have cost taxpayers up to 19 billion reais (4.01 billion pounds).

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud at Finance Ministry 26 Mar 2015

BRASILIA - Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they uncovered a tax fraud scheme at the Finance Ministry's tax appeals board that may have cost taxpayers up to 19 billion reais ($5.96 billion).

UPDATE 2-Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud at Finance Ministry 26 Mar 2015

BRASILIA, March 26 - Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they uncovered a tax fraud scheme at the Finance Ministry's tax appeals board that may have cost taxpayers up to 19 billion reais ($5.96 billion).

UPDATE 2-Brazil signals another rate hike as inflation remains high 26 Mar 2015

* Analysts expect at least one more rate increase in April (Rewrites throughout with central bank director comments on inflation, analyst on interest rate)

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Feb jobless rate rises to more-than-expected 5.9 percent 26 Mar 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 26 - Brazil's unemployment rate rose faster than expected for a second straight month in February, climbing to the highest since June 2013 as the country's economy slipped closer to recession.

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Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday. | Video