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Congress people take part in the Brazilian Senate's session, during which the final stage of the impeachment process against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is started, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Aug. 25, 2016. [Xinhua]

Brazil: Impeachment trial of Rousseff commences

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Rousseff was accused of seeking to hide public budget deficits through fiscal irregularities, such as delaying loan payments to public banks and ordering additional...
Dilma Rousseff (Xinhua file pic)

Trial impeachment of Rousseff set for late August

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The decision was taken in a joint meeting between Senate President Renan Calheiros, the president of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lewandowski, and leaders of...

BRICS capability comes under test following Brazil political change

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Temer has made a radical reshuffle of Brazil's cabinet and adjusted the country's external policies as of Sunday, one month after President Dilma Rousseff...
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President Michel Temer of Brazil

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Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer will be interim president for up to six months, after the Senate voted Thursday to go ahead with an...
AFP / Evaristo Sa Brazilian acting President Michel Temer wasted no time in putting his stamp on the country, naming a new cabinet consisting entirely of white males

Son of Brazil’s acting president already a millionaire

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The report said the seven-year-old boy, also called Michel, is the sole owner of two large commercial offices in a fancy neighborhood in Sao...
AFP / Evaristo Sa Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer presents his economic measures during a meeting with the leaders of allied parties in Congress at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 24, 2016

Temer Promises To Aggressively Pursue Economy Reforms

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Temer, who took power May 12 after the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff pending her impeachment trial, is seeking to cement his authority in...
Romero Juca (left) is one of acting President Michel Temer's closest advisers

New Political Scandal Hits Brazil: Ministers Begin To Resign

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Planning Minister Romero Juca was caught on tape allegedly conspiring to obstruct the country's biggest-ever corruption investigation. In the tapes, leaked by a newspaper, he...
AFP/File / Vanderlei Almeida Petrobras is coming off a rough 2015 in which it lost $9.6 billion, its second year in the red and worst performance since its founding in 1953

Brazil’s oil company Petrobras report Q1 loss of US$318 million

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The result, which was worse than market expectations, came on the same day President Dilma Rousseff was suspended by the Senate pending an impeachment...

May 12 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian Senate on early Thursday voted for an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, suspending the president from office. ...
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May 11 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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BAGHDAD -- The death toll from a car bomb attack at a marketplace in eastern Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Wednesday, rose to 64,...
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Brazil’s AG places an injunction on Rousseff prosecution

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Under the Brazilian law, such an injunction must be analyzed by one of the 11 Supreme Court judges, randomly appointed in order to avoid...
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Brazil’s Lower House arraignment hitch incites Rousseff friends and rivals

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An unexpected reversal of a prior lower house vote on the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday excited her friends and...
AFP/File / Evaristo Sa The impeachment case against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff rests on accusations in Congress that she illegally manipulated government budget accounts

May 10 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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BRASILIA -- The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress on Monday announced a decision to nullify the chamber's vote for an...
AFP/File / Evaristo Sa Brazil's Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha is a key opponent of President Dilma Rousseff and architect of impeachment proceedings against her

Brazil Lower House Speaker Suspended

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Cunha, a key opponent of President Dilma Rousseff and architect of impeachment proceedings against her, "used his office for his own illicit ends to...
AFP/File / Evaristo Sa The impeachment case against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff rests on accusations in Congress that she illegally manipulated government budget accounts

Brazil’s corruption crisis weakened President Dilma Rousseff

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The probe into a vast corruption network centered on state oil giant Petrobras has already sucked in dozens of figures from the country's political...
BRASILIA, April 18, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff makes a statement at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 18, 2016. The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, or the lower house of parliament, voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday. (Xinhua/AGENCIA ESTADO)

Brazil’s Senate Commission To Decide On Rousseff Impeachment

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If the commission votes and makes its recommendation, a full Senate vote could take place on May 11, the commission's rapporteur Antonio Anastasia told...
BRASILIA, April 16, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chairman of Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha (R) talks with Jovair Arantes during a session to discuss the impeachment process against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 15, 2016. Brazil's Chamber of Deputies began on Friday a historical session with a vote on the continuity of the impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff. (Xinhua/AGENCIA ESTADO)

Impeachment Vote Against Rousseff Would Fail – Lula da Silva

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"Dismissing a democratically elected government without a crime of responsibility will not solve anything, it will only worsen the crisis," said Lula in a...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October

April 12 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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The commission voted 38 to 27 to support the impeachment, setting the tone for the full lower house to vote on Sunday whether Rousseff...

Brazil: Rousseff’s Impeachment Endorsed

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The 65-member Special Impeachment Committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted 38-27 in favor of an impeachment, paving the way for the full chamber...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October

Brazil: PMDB Backs Out From Coalition As Rousseff Faces Possible Impeachment

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The PMDB's departure is being widely regarded by mainstream Brazilian media as a critical step towards the impeachment of Rousseff, in the latest chapter...

Rousseff’s position at risk over Lula’s debriefing in Brazil

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by Chris Dalby Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday as part of an investigation into...
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Africans must stand up for the rights we want in the digital era

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By Nnenna Nwakanma The continent's digital future is looking bright and Africans stand to benefit in areas as diverse as business, human rights, journalism the...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October

Ex Petrobras Official’s Account Frozen In Monaco

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Officials in the country of Monaco have frozen more than 10 million euros (10.6 million dollars) in the personal account of a former official...