Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tag Archives: Brazil

Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

AFP RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil attracted an army of excited youngsters – including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a selfie – as they held their first training session on Russian soil ahead of the World Cup. Around 5,000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session ...

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Brazil’s strike chaos stirs military coup talk

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s army is often called to help when things go wrong, so it was no surprise to see soldiers deploy during a crippling truckers’ strike. The difference this time: loud calls for the military to take over the country altogether. Truckers launched their action 10 days ago, ...

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Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO: After months of escalating violence in Rio de Janeiro that included television coverage of tourists being chased and beaten by robbers during the famed Carnival festivities, Brazil’s president on Friday ordered the military to take control of public security in the state. It is the first federal ...

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Ronaldinho retires from football

SAO PAULO: Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football , more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in ...

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Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards. “I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer ...

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Mercedes team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

BRASILIA: Members of Lewis Hamilton’s world-championship winning Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint as they left the Interlagos circuit on Friday night. A minibus, transporting Mercedes staff back to their team hotel, was held up at 2200 local time. One of the team had a gun held to their head, ...

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Siemens to Equip Solar Farms in Pakistan and Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: Siemens AG (SIE.XE) on Tuesday said that it will install electrical systems for two solar farms, one in Pakistan and the other in Brazil.  e larger of the two photovoltaic plants will have a capacity of around 100 megawatts and be located in Bahawalpur, eastern Pakistan. The ...

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British woman shot in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: A British tourist is being treated for gunshot wounds after she and her family were shot at in Brazil. The family are believed to have made a wrong turn when travelling outside of Rio de Janeiro, according to authorities. Brazilian police said the woman was with her ...

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Top five plastic surgery-obsessed countries in the world

PARIS: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) just released their 2016 report on “Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures,” which breaks down who’s getting what plastic surgeries and where. The total report is extremely thorough, ranking countries by, among other metrics, the number of surgeons and the exact breakdowns of exactly what kinds ...

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