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Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden writes that NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of […]

12/17/2013

An injured fan is carried on a stretcher after clashes with team fans during a Brazilian league soccer match between Atletico Paranaense and Vasco da Gama in Joinville, southern Brazil, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Moraes, Agencia O Dia)

FIFA calls fan violence in Brazil ‘very sad’

SAO PAULO (AP) — With disturbing images of fans hitting each other shown across Brazil, soccer’s governing body downplayed the risk of violence inside stadiums during the World Cup. FIFA condemned the mayhem in the […]

12/09/2013

Cheap Motorola smartphone available in US early

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than […]

11/26/2013

Canada's pop star Justin Bieber performs in concert during his Believe world tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Molina, DyN)

Bieber says ‘sorry’ for mistreating Argentine flag

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Justin Bieber says he hopes Argentines can forgive him. He may need to tell that to some judges. The 19-year-old pop sensation faces two criminal complaints and demands for refunds […]

11/14/2013

Justin Bieber performs during his 'Believe' world tour in Panama City, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

Bieber caught spraying graffiti in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The website of Brazil’s biggest news outlet published photos Wednesday it says show pop star Justin Bieber spray painting graffiti on a wall. And it adds that police want to […]

11/06/2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, opens coalition talks with representatives of the Social Democrats in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

In NSA spying scandal, outrage but calculation too

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. allies knew that the Americans were spying on them, but they had no idea how much. As details of National Security Agency spying programs have become public through former contractor Edward […]

10/23/2013

U.S Ambassador to France Charles H. Rivkin, right, leaves the Foreign Ministry in Paris, after he was summoned Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

France summons US ambassador over spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The French government has summoned U.S. Ambassador Charles Rivkin to explain a French newspaper report that the National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French phone records in a 30-day period. Rivkin […]

10/21/2013

Actress Goldie Hawn jokes as designer Kenneth Cole accidentally steps on her dress as they arrive to a charity dinner for amfAR, a foundation for AIDS research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Goldie Hawn among celebs at Brazil AIDS gala

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supermodel Linda Evangelista, actress Goldie Hawn and designer Kenneth Cole lent their star power to a glitzy charity dinner and auction that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for AIDS research […]

10/05/2013

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FIFA: 4.5M ticket requests for 2014 World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA says it has received applications for more than 4.5 million tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, an “impressive total” a week before the first phase of sales ends. […]

10/03/2013

In this photo released by the Voz de Areia Branca, a community news blog, people look on as biologists inspect a dolphin on Upanema beach in the Areia Branca municipality of Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Junior, Voz de Areia Branca)

30 large dolphins beach themselves in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Around 30 large dolphins beached themselves in northeastern Brazil over the weekend, and news reports said Monday that at least seven of them had died. The dolphins, known as false […]

09/23/2013

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