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Catalonia's leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

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MADRID/BARCELONA Catalonia's leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing. | Video

Brazil government to rework controversial slavery decree 20 Oct 2017

BRASILIA Brazil's government will issue a new decree changing the country's definition of slavery following an earlier order that was widely criticized as a reversal in the fight against forced labour, a presidential aide said on Friday.

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Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year 20 Oct 2017

BRASILIA President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil's costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.

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Burger King operator BK Brasil files for IPO in wave of listings 20 Oct 2017

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes SA, operator of the Burger King fast-food chain in Brazil, will list an undisclosed amount of new shares on the country's stock exchange, the latest in a year-long wave of initial public offerings.

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Touchline ban could mean end for Scolari 20 Oct 2017

HONG KONG Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was handed a three-game touchline ban by the Chinese Football Association on Friday, that could mean the Brazilian World Cup winning coach has appeared in the club's dugout for the final time.

Soccer-Touchline ban could mean end for Scolari 20 Oct 2017

HONG KONG, Oct 20 Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was handed a three-game touchline ban by the Chinese Football Association on Friday, that could mean the Brazilian World Cup winning coach has appeared in the club's dugout for the final time.

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Blacklisted by Brazil, Dublin funds find new ways to invest 20 Oct 2017

LONDON Brazil has provided investors with some of the best returns in the world this year but investment funds based in Ireland have been forced to adopt new strategies to get their money's worth.

Blacklisted by Brazil, Dublin funds find new ways to invest 20 Oct 2017

LONDON, Oct 20 Brazil has provided investors with some of the best returns in the world this year but investment funds based in Ireland have been forced to adopt new strategies to get their money's worth.

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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty 19 Oct 2017

BOSTON A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty 19 Oct 2017

BOSTON A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

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Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

TOKYO Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that could give him the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.