Brazil

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

In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, fishermen and helpers gather before sunrise on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's just another work day on the ocean for the four score men manning the two dozen vessels that head out to try their luck six days a week. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

PHOTO GALLERY: Fishermen of Copacabana beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Daybreak’s glow silhouettes the rainforest-covered mountains nearby while the Atlantic’s waters lap at cramped wooden fishing boats. It’s another day at sea for the men who sail out six days […]

08/23/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, toasts with Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota during lunch at Itamary Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Phoot/Evaristo Sa, Pool)

Brazil demands clarifications on NSA surveillance

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil demanded answers Tuesday from the U.S. about National Security Agency spying in the country and warned that trust between the two nations would be damaged if U.S. explanations about the […]

08/13/2013

Ryan Lochte of the United States swims to the gold medal in the Men's 200m individual medley final  at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Ryan Lochte back on top at swimming worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ryan Lochte is back on top at the world swimming championships, cruising to victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday. Lochte trailed Brazil’s Thiago Pereira after the butterfly and backstroke legs, […]

08/01/2013

Pope Francis leaves the Church of Jesus after celebrating a mass, in Rome, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Analysis: Pope’s revolution; not all are pleased

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up […]

07/31/2013

Pilgrims and residents gather on Copacabana beach before the arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Clergy, faithful digest Francis’ Brazil message

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out and spread the Gospel, give the Roman Catholic […]

07/30/2013

Pope Francis gestures while speaking to journalists during the direct papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, 22 July 2013. Francis, the 76-year-old Argentine who became the church's first pontiff from the Americas in March, returns to the embrace of Latin America to preside over the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day festival.  (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

An interactive look at the Pope’s trip to Brazil

In his first international trip as pontiff, the Argentine-born Pope Francis spent a week in Brazil. By all accounts, he was welcomed like a rock star and the pope himself appeared to thoroughly enjoy every […]

07/29/2013

Pope Francis holds up an Argentine flag outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25, 2013. Francis added a last-minute tweak to his busy schedule, meeting with pilgrims from his native Argentina at Rio's cathedral Thursday afternoon. He told the youngsters to get out into the streets and spread their faith, saying that a church that doesn't go out and preach becomes a simple NGO, or nongovernmental organization. "And the church cannot be an NGO!" he said to applause.  (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Rebel pope urges Catholics to shake up dioceses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis showed his rebel side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a “mess” in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread […]

07/25/2013

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