Brazil

Brandao appeals against head-butting ban - lawyer

PARIS - Bastia striker Brandao is appealing against a six-month ban for head-butting Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta, the Brazilian's lawyer said on Friday.

Soccer-Brandao appeals against head-butting ban - lawyer 5:59pm BST

PARIS, Sept 19 - Bastia striker Brandao is appealing against a six-month ban for head-butting Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta, the Brazilian's lawyer said on Friday.

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Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal 12:16pm BST

PARIS/MADRID - French media group Vivendi has finalised an agreement to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros (5.66 billion pounds), the companies announced on Friday.

Vivendi, Telefonica seal $9.3 billion Brazilian broadband deal 12:04pm BST

PARIS/MADRID - French media group Vivendi has finalised an agreement to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros ($9.29 billion), the companies announced on Friday.

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Brazil's Rousseff closes in on Silva ahead of October vote 9:09am BST

BRASILIA - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.

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Brazil's Rousseff closes in on Silva ahead of October vote 9:08am BST

BRASILIA - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Rousseff closes in on Silva ahead of October vote 9:06am BST

* Gap between runoff rivals down to 2 points- Datafolha poll

Petrobras says to sign Libra production ship contract this month 18 Sep 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18 - Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will sign a contract to build and lease a floating production ship for its giant Libra offshore project this month, company Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster said on Thursday.

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Moya steps down as Spain coach after Davis Cup debacle 18 Sep 2014

MADRID - Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain's Davis Cup coach next year after the five-times winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend.

Tennis-Moya steps down as Spain coach after Davis Cup debacle 18 Sep 2014

MADRID, Sept 18 - Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain's Davis Cup coach next year after the five-times winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend.

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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighbouring Syria. | Video