Posts tagged with "Brazil"

Brics Summit: Modi’s challenge is to convince Xi, Putin on Pakistan-backed terror

Brics Summit: Modi’s challenge is to convince Xi, Putin on Pakistan-backed terror
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to host ten world leaders, including Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in the seaside resort of Goa, India’s showcase tourist destination. Why Goa some may ask, considering that this is perhaps the first time that India is hosting such a major event outside Lutyens Delhi. Away from the capital, leaders can be more at ease and speak freely to each other in the relaxed holiday surrounding of sea and sand. Prime... 

Rio Olympics 2016: Vegetable seller becomes national hero after winning Brazil’s first boxing gold

Rio Olympics 2016: Vegetable seller becomes national hero after winning Brazil’s first boxing gold
Paris: Robson Conceicao said he felt like he was still in a dream after he became the first Brazilian to win Olympic boxing gold on Tuesday in front of an exhilarated Rio crowd. Brazil’s Robson Conceicao bites his gold medal for the men’s lightweight 60-kg final boxing. The man who sold vegetables and popsicles on the streets as an impoverished child is now a national hero after he defeated Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha on unanimous points... 

Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav leaves for Brazil; NADA decides against further tests

Rio Olympics 2016: Narsingh Yadav leaves for Brazil; NADA decides against further tests
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, cleared to participate in the Rio Olympics by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), has finally flown out to Brazil, five days after the quadrennial event began on Saturday, but well ahead of the wrestling bouts, which have been scheduled for 19 August. File image of wrestler Narsingh Yadav. Having acquitted him last week, the WFI and NADA decided that the 27-year-old wrestler... 

Love Brazil, beat Brazil: US women’s volleyball team on a mission

Love Brazil, beat Brazil: US women’s volleyball team on a mission
US women’s volleyball captain Christa Dietzen is not here to enjoy the atmosphere and go home a happy loser. Christa Dietzen says the team have learned the lessons of 2012. American women’s volleyball captain Christa Dietzen is buzzing at the prospect of playing in one of the sport’s heartlands but, with the U.S. having lost to Brazil in the last two Olympic finals, there is some steel behind the Rio love-in. Dietzen played in the number-one... 

Rio Olympics 2016: Any unidentified aircraft will be shot down, warns Brazil’s Defence Minister

Rio Olympics 2016: Any unidentified aircraft will be shot down, warns Brazil’s Defence Minister
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s government has warned that it will shoot down any unidentified aircraft that violates the protected airspace around facilities of the Olympics Games at Rio in August. “We are not playing,” said Defence Minister Raul Jungmann while introducing the Olympics Games security plan at a press conference at Rio on Wednesday. The plan involves security provided by 41,000 soldiers during the event, 21,000 of them... 

Brazil’s tourism minister resigns over graft scandal allegations

Brazil’s tourism minister resigns over graft scandal allegations
Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer is facing a tough situation in light of a series of leaked audiotapes Brazil’s tourism minister Henrique Eduardo Alves resigned on Thursday. Alves is the third minister to step down from the interim government headed by President Michel Temer. Temer, who had been a vice president earlier, assumed the presidency just over a month ago after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended. Temer has come... 

Peru ‘Hands’ Brazil Controversial Copa America Loss, Dunga Fumes

Peru ‘Hands’ Brazil Controversial Copa America Loss, Dunga Fumes
Peru’s recent history against Brazil is marked by lots of losses and a few missed opportunities.That changed in a big way Sunday night — with the help from a fortunate non-call. Peru stunned Brazil 1-0, eliminating the soccer power from Copa America on a late goal by Raul Ruidiaz that may have been a hand ball. It was Peru’s first victory over the perennial power since 1985, and gave Peru the Group B title and a quarterfinal match against... 
 
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