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Olympics 2016: IOC leaders set to review final preparations for Rio Games in the weekend meet

Jul 30, 2016

Olympics 2016: IOC leaders set to review final preparations for Rio Games in the weekend meet

Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes. #Brazil #Russia #IOC #Olympics #Rio de Janeiro #International Olympic Committee #World Anti-Doping Agency #IAAF #WADA #Olympic Village #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #Maracana Stadium #2020 Tokyo Olympics #Vitaly Mutko #Richard McLaren #Russia doping row
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stand trial

Jul 30, 2016

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stand trial

A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country's best-known political figures to stand trial. #Brazil #UN #Human Rights #Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva #Sao Paula
Trendy Miami neighborhood is first in U.S. with local Zika spread | Reuters

Jul 30, 2016

Trendy Miami neighborhood is first in U.S. with local Zika spread | Reuters

MIAMI Christophe and Franziska Lefever were admiring graffiti at an outdoor gallery in a chic Miami arts district on Friday when they learned that the first cases of Zika spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States were contracted in the area. "We're covered in bug bites already," said Christophe Lefever, 26, weighing his and his wife's odds of getting infected with a virus tied to a rare but serious birth defect #Brazil #Middle East #Health #Argentina #United Kingdom
Watch: Hosting Rio Olympics will do more harm than good, feel two out of three Brazilians

Jul 28, 2016

Watch: Hosting Rio Olympics will do more harm than good, feel two out of three Brazilians

Two weeks away from the 2016 Summer Olympics, nearly two out of three Brazilians believe that hosting them will cause the country more harm than good, an opinion poll said #Brazil #Rio de Janeiro #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #Rio Olympics 2016 #Corruption in Brazil #Rio Olympics controversy
India's Security Council permanent seat hope dampened as UN pushes reforms to next session

Jul 28, 2016

India's Security Council permanent seat hope dampened as UN pushes reforms to next session

India's hopes for a permanent seat on UNSC were dampened as the General Assembly decided to push further negotiations on reforms to the next session. #World #India #Japan #United Nations #US #Brazil #NewsTracker #Germany #UN General Assembly #UNSC #UNSC permanent seat
Watch: How much has Brazil spent on its Rio Olympic stadiums and facilities?

Jul 28, 2016

Watch: How much has Brazil spent on its Rio Olympic stadiums and facilities?

The Rio Olympics is to be held in Brazil from 5-21 August. But the preparations for the Games has been marred with complaints about the Games Village. #Brazil #Australia #Olympics #Olympic Games #Italy #Argentina #Olympic Village #Rio 2016 #Rio Games #Kitty Chiller #Gerardo Werthein
For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society

Jul 28, 2016

For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society

However, in the interests of a fair and transparent BRICS, it is better to engage with civil society. And India, with its strong democratic traditions and a robust civil society can play a strong role in ensuring this. #India #China #Civil society #Brazil #Russia #BRICs #CriticalPoint #South Africa #Trans Pacific Partnership #Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership