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Brazil´s president also responsible for refinery deal: ex CEO

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BRASILIA - Brazil´s President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief executive of the state-run oil company said in an interview published on Sunday.

Brazils president also responsible for refinery deal - ex CEO 20 Apr 2014

BRASILIA, April 20 - Brazils President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief executive of the state-run oil company said in an interview published on Sunday.

Soccer -Portuguesa abandon match in dispute over place in league 19 Apr 2014

SAO PAULO, April 19 - Brazil's Portuguesa face fines, a loss of points and possible suspension after their players abandoned the first match of the season with 17 minutes gone in a continuing legal dispute over what division they should be playing in.

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes -reports 18 Apr 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil´s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes -reports 18 Apr 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 18 - Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

Guinea cancels BSGR, Vale iron ore mining permits 18 Apr 2014

CONAKRY - Guinea's government has accepted a report recommending the cancellation of two iron ore concessions held by BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian miner Vale , a spokesman said on state television on Thursday.

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Disapproval of Brazil's president grows ahead of election 18 Apr 2014

BRASILIA - Disapproval of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is steadily mounting less than six months away from an election in which she is still favoured to win a second term, according to a poll published Thursday.

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Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike 17 Apr 2014

BRASILIA - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of football fans for the World Cup, authorities said.

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Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike 17 Apr 2014

BRASILIA - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, authorities said.

UPDATE 1-Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike 17 Apr 2014

BRASILIA, April 17 - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, authorities said.

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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

SLAVIANSK/YENAKIEVO, Ukraine - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. | Video