Brazil

Trip Tips: Brazil's beachless metropolis is a foodie's paradise

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SAO PAULO - If your idea of Brazil is beaches and bikinis, São Paulo is not the place to go. That's what Rio de Janeiro is for.

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Volkswagen to lay off 900 autoworkers in two Brazilian states 2:15am BST

SAO PAULO - Volkswagen AG said on Thursday that it will lay off about 900 autoworkers at two Brazilian plants, one of the biggest recent efforts to cut output in the face of sluggish demand for cars in Latin America's largest economy.

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Trip tips - Brazil's beachless metropolis is a foodie's paradise 2:08am BST

SAO PAULO - If your idea of Brazil is beaches and bikinis, São Paulo is not the place to go. That's what Rio de Janeiro is for.

Factbox: Imola 1994, Formula One's tragic weekend 1:53am BST

- Formula One is remembering Brazilian Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger on the 20th anniversary of their deaths in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit.

Factbox: Ayrton Senna's Formula One career 1:52am BST

- May 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Brazil's triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna in the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit. He was 34 years old. The following details the main points of his career:

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World Cup stadium delays affect ticket availability - FIFA 1:52am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's failure to meet construction deadlines for World Cup stadiums means FIFA does not know how many tickets to make available for the tournament, which kicks off in less than two months, FIFA's marketing director Thierry Weil said on Thursday.

The day Senna grabbed F1's attention 1:51am BST

LONDON - While Formula One remembers Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of his death at Imola, happier memories of another race 10 years earlier highlight just why the great Brazilian is still so sorely missed.

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Senna had so much to offer, says sister 1:14am BST

SAO PAULO - For Brazilians of a certain generation, the death of Ayrton Senna is not unlike September 11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Soccer-World Cup stadium delays affect ticket availability: FIFA 1:06am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24 - Brazil's failure to meet construction deadlines for World Cup stadiums means FIFA does not know how many tickets to make available for the tournament, which kicks off in less than two months, FIFA's marketing director Thierry Weil said on Thursday.

FACTBOX-Motor racing-Imola 1994, Formula One's tragic weekend 1:01am BST

April 25 - Formula One is remembering Brazilian Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger on the 20th anniversary of their deaths in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit.

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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - U krainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade. | Video