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Trump, now president, pledges to put 'America First' in nationalist speech

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WASHINGTON Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. | Video

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'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge 20 Jan 2017

SAO PAULO Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the country.

UPDATE 1-'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge 20 Jan 2017

SAO PAULO, Jan 20 Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the country.

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Death of Brazil judge to delay political corruption probe 20 Jan 2017

BRASILIA The death of a Supreme Court justice handling corruption accusations against dozens of Brazilian politicians will not derail the country's biggest ever graft probe but will delay it, handing valuable breathing space to President Michel Temer.

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Odebrecht group ready to return $5 billion pipeline contract to Peru 20 Jan 2017

LIMA A consortium controlled by Brazilian builder Odebrecht S.A. will miss a financing deadline on Monday for a natural gas pipeline project in Peru and awaits government notification that it will lose the $5 billion contract, the company said on Friday.

Brazil begins probe of plane crash that killed top court justice 20 Jan 2017

SAO PAULO, Jan 20 Brazilian authorities on Friday started their investigation into a small plane crash that killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the country.

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Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash 20 Jan 2017

SAO PAULO Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who was overseeing a graft investigation into scores of powerful politicians, was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over the country's biggest ever corruption case.

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Deep in the jungle, Brazil struggles to battle drug trade 20 Jan 2017

VILA BITTENCOURT, Brazil In an isolated army outpost deep in the Amazon jungle, Felipe Castro leads 70 soldiers on the frontline of Brazil’s fight against its biggest security threat: the drug trade.

INTERVIEW-Brazil's Estácio bullish on new student enrollments -CEO 20 Jan 2017

SAO PAULO, Jan 20 Brazilian college operator Estácio Participações SA aims to raise more revenue per pupil in its next incoming class by giving fewer scholarships and offering a new student loan arrangement, Chief Executive Pedro Thompson said late Thursday.

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Heineken in talks over Kirin's struggling Brazil business 20 Jan 2017

BRUSSELS Heineken , the world's second largest brewer, said on Friday it was in talks regarding a possible deal for the Brazilian operations of Japan's Kirin Holdings Co Ltd .

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Far-right leaders meet to discuss 'free Europe' vision

KOBLENZ, Germany Far-right populist leaders from Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands meet in the German city of Koblenz on Saturday to present their vision for "a free Europe" that would dismantle the European Union.