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Merkel sees no need to rush Britain into quick EU divorce

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LONDON/BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold. | Video

Brazil's Temer says women should retire earlier than men - paper 6:00pm BST

SAO PAULO, June 25 Brazil's interim President Michel Temer told local newspapers women should retire earlier than men, explaining why he did not support making a potential minimum retirement age equal for both sexes as his government tackles pension reform.

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Brazil's Bible, beef and bullets lobby backs Temer, unfazed by scandal 24 Jun 2016

BRASILIA Conservative legislators in Brazil say they will back interim President Michel Temer through a growing corruption scandal in return for support for their right-wing social agenda, including tougher abortion restrictions and looser gun control.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Temer says Mercosur needs revision, respects Brexit 24 Jun 2016

BRASILIA, June 24 Brazil's interim President Michel Temer said the Mercosur trade bloc poses an obstacle to other trade agreements and needs to be revised, but not ditched altogether.

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Petrobras says its pension fund has $6.8 bln shortfall 24 Jun 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23 Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras said on Thursday its pension fund has 22.6 billion reais ($6.8 billion) in unfunded liabilities, a new financial burden for what is already one of world's most indebted firms.

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Brazil prosecutor calls talk about Odebrecht plea deal 'bewildering' 24 Jun 2016

CURITIBA, Brazil For weeks, his possible earth-shattering testimony in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal has been the talk of the nation, filling endless pages in newspapers and magazines.

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Brazil prosecutor calls talk about Odebrecht plea deal 'bewildering' 24 Jun 2016

CURITIBA, Brazil For weeks, his possible earth-shattering testimony in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal has been the talk of the nation, filling endless pages in newspapers and magazines.

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Bond group grows amid Brazil's Oi bankruptcy plan, sources say 23 Jun 2016

SAO PAULO A group representing holders of Oi SA's bonds not guaranteed by unit Telemar Norte Leste SA is growing, two sources familiar with the matter said, underscoring the challenges facing Brazil's largest fixed-line phone carrier as it enters bankruptcy protection proceedings.

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Bankruptcy filing by Brazil's Oi rattles global supply chain 23 Jun 2016

SAO PAULO Brazil's biggest bankruptcy filing ever is sending shockwaves far beyond the recession-hit country's borders as operator Oi SA seeks creditor protection from global telecoms suppliers and export banks around the world.

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Bankruptcy filing by Brazil's Oi rattles global supply chain 23 Jun 2016

SAO PAULO Brazil's biggest bankruptcy filing ever is sending shockwaves far beyond the recession-hit country's borders as operator Oi SA seeks creditor protection from global telecoms suppliers and export banks around the world.

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Germany's Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' Britain

BERLIN/HERMANNSWERDER, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with "close partner" Britain over its departure from the European Union.