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PM May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May hailed "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks, telling parliament on Monday an agreement to move negotiations on to future trade ties is progress and will reassure those concerned Britain may leave with no deal. | Video

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Venezuelan migrants pose humanitarian problem in Brazil 11 Dec 2017

BOA VISTA, Brazil Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil.

Brazilian president says pension vote could be delayed to early 2018 11 Dec 2017

BRASILIA, Dec 11 Brazilian President Michel Temer said a key vote on a bill streamlining the social security system could be delayed to early 2018 as the government struggles to gather support among lawmakers.

Privatization of Brazil's Eletrobras to coincide with 2018 election period -paper 11 Dec 2017

SAO PAULO, Dec 11 The privatization of Brazilian electricity company Eletrobras will coincide with next year's presidential election but that should not be a problem, its chief executive told newspaper Folha de S.Paulo.

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Brazil's PSDB picks Sao Paulo Governor Alckmin to lead it into 2018 race 09 Dec 2017

BRASILIA The centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, or PSDB, elected four-time Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin as its leader on Saturday, making him its most likely presidential nominee in next year's elections.

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Peru's Kuczynski acknowledges having advised Odebrecht project 09 Dec 2017

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht on Saturday, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company.

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Portaluppi, the irreverent Gaucho making history at Gremio 08 Dec 2017

SAO PAULO Renato Portaluppi became the first Brazilian to win the Copa Libertadores as both a player and a coach last month but the charismatic Gremio manager is known in his homeland as much for his off the field exploits as his brilliance on and around it.

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Brazil's president loses minister as PSDB party quits coalition 08 Dec 2017

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer accepted the resignation on Friday of his minister of political affairs, whose party is abandoning the ruling coalition to ready for the 2018 election.

UPDATE 1-TIM expands high end broadband offerings in Brazil 08 Dec 2017

SAO PAULO, Dec 8 Brazilian telecoms provider TIM Participacoes SA launched an expansion of its fiber-to-the-home service outside the country's two biggest cities on Friday, adding to competition for Brazil's high-end broadband customers.

Soccer-Portaluppi, the irreverent Gaucho making history at Gremio 08 Dec 2017

SAO PAULO, Dec 8 Renato Portaluppi became the first Brazilian to win the Copa Libertadores as both a player and a coach last month but the charismatic Gremio manager is known in his homeland as much for his off the field exploits as his brilliance on and around it.

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EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. | Video