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17 min ago | The News Tribune

Soccer diplomacy? Putin, Poroshenko at WCup final

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the general meeting of the Thuringian Christian Democratic Party in Jena, Germany, Saturday July 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Brazil, Vladimir Putin,

Sat Jul 12, 2014

680News

Putin in Argentina on Latin America tour to build Russiaa s influence, trade, investments

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina on Saturday as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence in the region.

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Related Topix: Argentina, Nuclear Energy, Vladimir Putin, Brazil

The Baltimore Sun

Colombia oil pipeline paralyzed by rebel attack

The attack took place on Friday near the municipality of Fortul, in Arauca province, on the border with Venezuela.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

The Washington Post

Russian minister: 2018 cup unaffected by Ukraine

Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues."

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Russia

KTEN-TV Denison

Pele remembers despair of last Maracana final

Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Tracy Morgan, Immigration Reform

ITV

Police search for Brit arrested in touting probe

Brazilian police claim a British man arrested as part of an investigation into World Cup ticket touting has fled officers coming to re-arrest him at his Rio hotel.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

The Baltimore Sun

Brazil's leader sees no political fallout from World Cup defeat

Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup will have no impact on the elections in October, President Dilma Rousseff predicted on Friday as she prepares to hit the campaign trail to seek a second term.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Maradona sings song mocking Brazil's 7-1 loss

The video images posted Friday by the websites of the O Globo and Folha de S. Paulo newspapers show Maradona inside the World Cup's International Broadcast Center in Rio de Janeiro celebrating Brazil's loss with the staff of an Argentine television network.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

West Australian

BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties

The BRICS group of emerging powers will launch its own development bank at a summit next week, using its growing influence to establish a counterweight to Western-dominated financial organizations.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, South Africa, Africa, Dilma Rousseff, Vladimir Putin

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Whereabouts of 'fugitive' Cup executive a mystery

Ray Whelan, an executive with the MATCH group, left the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro through a service entrance about an hour before police arrived to re-arrest him Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil

The Fresno Bee

Virtual Neruda walks streets of Chile's capital

The Nobel Prize-winning poet will be briefly visible Friday in the window of his former home in Santiago, which is now a museum, writing verses.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News

KHOU-TV Houston

Workers conclude repairs on Brazil's Christ statue

Rio de Janeiro Archbishop Orani Tempesta on Friday presided over a ceremony marking the end of repairs that were made to the 98-foot-tall hilltop figure.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

The News Tribune

Biggest security detail in Brazil history at final

Jose Mariano Beltrane, security secretary for the state of Rio de Janeiro, says the contingent will be the largest in Brazil's history with 9,300 Brazilian defense forces and at least 10,000 military police.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Inhabitat

Vik Muniz Transforms Garbage from Rio de Janeiro Landfills into Stunning Works of Art

Artist Vik Muniz 's innovative photographs of carefully arranged garbage, chocolate , dirt, and wires can be found in contemporary art museums across the world.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

The Baltimore Sun

German government spokesman: Merkel and Putin may meet on sidelines of World Cup Final

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when both attend the soccer World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, Merkel's spokesman said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Brazil

The Wichita Eagle

Di Maria racing time to be fit for World Cup final

Argentina's Angel di Maria walks into the pitch during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Switched

'Turtle Boy,' Kid Born With Mole Covering 40% Of Body, Has New Hope Thanks To Fierce Advocates

New groundbreaking research is bringing long-awaited hope to a Colombian boy who was born with a rare skin condition whose cause, until now, has been a medical mystery.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Medicine

Food Industry

AAK acquires Colombian bakery fats firm FANAGRA

"This acquisition will reinforce AAK's speciality oils and fats strategy and offers a strong foothold in Colombia, the third largest GDP in Latin America."

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

News Observer

Police plan to re-arrest Whelan in scalping case

Investigator Fabio Barucke told The Associated Press he was en route to the lavish Copacabana Palace hotel to again arrest Ray Whelan, an executive with the MATCH group.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Prison,

The Economist

Another north-south divide

IN THE past decade Brazil has grown richer and less unequal. Around 36m people were pulled out of extreme poverty; more children go to school and stay there for longer.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

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