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Brasilia - With 817 days left till the start of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil and FIFA agreed Friday to joining efforts to save the event, which is currently in jeopardy over various delays in works of infrastructure and in legislative procedure.
Rio de Janeiro - FIFA president Joseph Blatter moved Tuesday to defuse a crisis between the football governing body and Brazil, which is set to host the 2014 World Cup.
Rio de Janeiro - Ricardo Teixeira held on Thursday as president of the organizing committee of the 2014 World Cup that is to be held in Brazil, despite news reports that his exit was imminent amid corruption allegations.
Rio de Janeiro - Retired striker Bebeto joined Thursday the organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup that is to be held in Brazil, amid rumours that committee president Ricardo Teixeira might step down.
Rio de Janeiro - Ricardo Teixeira, president of the organizing committee of the 2014 World Cup that is to be held in Brazil, will step down from that position within hours amid corruption allegations, Brazilian media reported Thursday.
Rio de Janeiro - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle ended his three-day visit to Brazil Wednesday, with a walk though one of the many favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro.
Sao Paulo - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle opened Tuesday in Sao Paulo the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH), an initiative to promote the European power's status as a strategic partner for rapidly-growing Brazil.
Brasilia - Brazilian Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle launched his eight-day Latin American tour on Monday in Brazil that is also scheduled to take him to Peru, Panama and Mexico.
Washington - Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff will join President Barack Obama at the White House for the first time in April, his office said Tuesday.
Havana/Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday in Havana, in an official visit that was to focus on economic ties.
Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff snubbed the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland this year and took part instead in Brazil's anti-capitalist World Social Forum.
Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff snubbed the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland this year and opted instead to take part Thursday in the anti-capitalist World Social Forum.
Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo says the country will honour all its pledges to FIFA as hosts of the 2014 World Cup, but admits delays in preparations.
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil will play an international friendly against Euro 2012 finalists Denmark in Hamburg on 26 May, the Brazilian football federation (CBF) said on Thursday.
Buenos Aires - Argentina is to play its arch-rival, Brazil, on June 9 in a friendly match in the US state of New Jersey, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said Tuesday on its website.
Brasilia/Durban,South Africa - Brazil's new forest code that would free up more land for agriculture is to be voted on by the Senate on Tuesday amid protests by global environmental groups.
Rio de Janeiro - Former Brazilian football star Ronaldo will join a three-man board of directors at the organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup (COL), but will not become its president.
Rio de Janeiro - Former Brazil striker Ronaldo is to become president of the local organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup, news reports said on Tuesday.
Rio de Janeiro - Former Brazil striker Ronaldo is to become president of the local organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup (COL), news reports said on Tuesday.
Sao Paulo, Brazil - Felipe Massa came closest three years ago in a bitter-sweet victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix as the South American nation longs for a first Formula One world champion since Ayrton Senna.
New York - Brazil will host an international conference next year to devise an action plan that would enable the world to achieve sustainable development in the next 20 years, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's sport minister Orlando Silva should prepare to defend himself against corruption allegations, said presidential advisors, even though they indicated satisfaction with his explanations.
New Delhi - Talks between India, Brazil and South Africa in Pretoria Tuesday were expected to focus on greater coordination in the United Nations Security Council and climate change, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.
Sao Paulo - South American 5,000 and 10,000 metres record holder Simone Alves da Silva of Brazil has been suspended and expelled from the Panamerican Games over a positive doping test for the blood booster EPO.
Brussels - The European Union and the rest of the developed world cannot hope to climb out of their economic woes by relying on austerity alone, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday after a summit with the bloc.
Brussels - Austerity alone will not solve the eurozone's debt crisis, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned on Monday, on the eve of a summit with the European Union.
New York - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is to shake up United Nations history on Wednesday by being the first woman to ever open a General Assembly session in its 66 years.
Wellington - Greenpeace and a Maori tribe on Monday filed a lawsuit against plans for oil drilling off the New Zealand coast, saying they violate international environmental law and the terms of an 1840 treaty with indigenous tribes.
Sao Paulo - Glamour, elegance and a touch of eroticism are to take the stage late Monday in Sao Paulo for the decisive round of the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.
Brasilia - Brazil has blocked transfers of funds intended for the benefit of deposed Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi and Libyan public institutions, the Brazilian government said Tuesday.
Stuttgart - Teenage sensation Mario Goetze was on target on Wednesday as classy Germany defeated Brazil 3-2 in a high profile football friendly on Tuesday.
Brasilia - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff criticized a credit-rating agency's decision to downgrade US debt, which has in turn led to sharp drops in stock markets worldwide.
Stuttgart - Playing for an adopted country against the country of origin in the home stadium is special for any footballer, and Brazlian-turned-German Cacau is no exception.
Bremen, Germany - The infrastructure in Brazil, where the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games will be held, still needs upgrading, the United Nations Special Adviser on Sport Willi Lemke said.
Shanghai - Several swimmers expressed shock Friday over a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that cleared Olympic champion Cesare Cielo to swim at the world championships.
Beijing - Five major emerging economies on Tuesday urged better access to cheap medicines for all developing nations and supported reforms to expand the role of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Brasilia - Brazil will support Christine Lagarde's bid to become managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Brazilian Finance Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
Paris - Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced Monday it had received orders for 39 new short-range E-Jets, worth around 1.7 billion dollars.
Buenos Aires - Flights to and from Buenos Aires' two commercial airports remained cancelled Friday, due to a cloud of ash from the Chilean volcanic Caulle, some 1,600 kilometres away.
Rome - Italy on Friday recalled its ambassador to Brazil for consultations over the decision by Brazilian Supreme Court not to extradite an Italian former leftist terrorist convicted of four murders in his homeland.
Sydney - An Australia was jailed for three months by an Amsterdam court for leaping from a third-floor hotel window onto a fellow tourist who happened to be walking below, news reports said Friday.
Sao Paulo - The World Bank and the 40 largest cities on the planet Wednesday sealed a deal in Sao Paulo to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to climate change.
Paris - Information yielded by the black boxes of the Air France plane that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009 suggests the plane probably stalled after encountering bad weather, Germany's investigative Der Spiegel news weekly reported Sunday.