Posts Tagged ‘brazil’
Models wear creations from the Herchcovitch summer collection during Fashion Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms—an evolutionary strategy for acquiring nutrients that has never before been observed in the plant kingdom. Researchers say that the rare plant, known to scientists as Philcoxia..
One of the Israeli citizens arrested in Brazil in a police operation against smuggling is on the most wanted list of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), local media reported on Friday. The man, identified as Yoran El-Al, is wanted in the U.S. for a number of accusations: conspiracy to commit extortion, collection of extensions..
Leila Lopes made history for her country yesterday, after becoming the very first Miss Angola to be crowned Miss Universe. The 25-year-old laughed and smiled as she hugged runner-up Miss Ukraine, Olesia Stefanko, before having her crown firmly placed on her head at the pageant held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The business student from Angola’s..
Brazilian Tourism Minister Pedro Novais has resigned over allegations that he misused public funds. Mr Novais quit after newspaper reports accused him of using public money to employ a maid and a driver for his wife while he was a congressman. He denies wrongdoing, and says he stepped down to prepare his defence. He is..
Dilma Rousseff As Dilma Rousseff coasted to Brazil’s presidency last year, one doubt kept cropping up — would the career bureaucrat be savvy enough to handle Brazil’s dog-eat-dog political world? After a turbulent few weeks that have shaken her young administration, the evidence is mounting that she isn’t — a failing that could have..
Former Britain’s Prime Minister and UN Middle East Quartet Representative Tony Blair, left, speaks during the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 29, 2011 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a key player in London’s winning bid for the 2012 Olympics, said Friday that the 2014 World..
Many Brazilian airports are already operating above capacity Most of Brazil’s airports being improved for the World Cup in 2014 will not be ready in time, a report warns. Of 13 terminals being upgraded, 10 are unlikely to be completed by June 2014, the government-backed Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) said. It warned that..
Federal prosecutors in Brazil say they are opening a case against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for alleged misuse of public funds. They say the ex-president sent out 10 million letters to older Brazilians promoting low-interest loans in 2004. They allege the letters were not in the public interest and benefited a bank..
American Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, on a visit Monday to Latin America’s biggest economy, urged Brazilian officials to help the U.S. pressure China to allow its currency to appreciate. Though officials in public shied away from specifics of any plan to coordinate calls for a stronger yuan, a person familiar with the discussions said Brazil..
Foreign ministers from Japan, Brazil, Germany and India will likely meet in New York on Feb 11 to confirm their efforts to expand the U.N. Security Council, in which they are seeking to secure permanent membership, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. The members of the so-called Group of Four are expected to reaffirm their cooperation to..