Russia to create Angara rocket launch pad

Russia and Brazil are in talks aimed at creating a launch pad for the Angara space rockets at the Alcantara Launch Center on the northern Atlantic coast, Aleksandr Medvedev, general designer of the rocket’s manufacturer Khrunichev Centre, has said.

Outspoken Hulk dropped from World Cup draw lineup
Outspoken Hulk dropped from World Cup draw lineup

Brazil and Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has been dropped from Saturday`s star-studded lineup for the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw just 24 hours before the draw takes place, FIFA confirmed on Friday.

US national team to host mighty Brazil
US national team to host mighty Brazil

The United States men`s national soccer team will host five-time World Cup champion Brazil in an international friendly on September 8 at Gillette Stadium, United States Soccer announced on Thursday.

Brazil to play against US in football friendly
Brazil to play against US in football friendly

Brazil will meet the United States in a friendly at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on September 8, the South American country's CBF football confederation has said.

India, Brazil decide to explore ways to boost cooperation

Seeking to enhance ties, India and Brazil have decided to explore ways to boost cooperation in diverse areas of defence, cyber security, trade and commerce.

New nectar-feeding bat species found in Brazil
New nectar-feeding bat species found in Brazil

 A new species of nectar-feeding bat that had been misidentified for more than a century has been discovered in Brazil, new research shows.

Brazil launches job protection programme

 The Brazilian government launched a job protection programme (PPE) to ensure job security amid economic stagnation.

34 killed in shooting rampage in Brazil

 At least 34 people have been killed in a shooting rampage, alleged to be a gang war, in a Brazilian city.

'This was possible only because it was India'

“Make no mistake. This (nuclear deal) has been possible only because it was India.”

Flamengo close to sign Lazio midfielder: Reports
Flamengo close to sign Lazio midfielder: Reports

 Lazio midfielder Ederson is close to signing Brazilian giants Flamengo, media reported on Tuesday.

10-year-old girl gives birth in Brazil

 In a shocking incident, a 10-year-old Brazilian girl has given birth after complaining of having a stomach ache at school.

Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil, still recalled as Brazil's greatest defeat, has died. He was 88.

Brazil opens corruption probe against ex-president Lula

Brazilian prosecutors announced Thursday a probe into alleged influence peddling by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on behalf of scandal-ridden construction giant Odebrecht.

Robinho joins Luiz Felipe Scolari at China club Guangzhou Evergrande
Robinho joins Luiz Felipe Scolari at China club Guangzhou Evergrande

Brazil forward Robinho has joined former Selecao coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande on a six-month deal, the club said on Thursday.

Move over Olympics, bring on World Indigenous Games
Move over Olympics, bring on World Indigenous Games

Move over the Olympics. First, Brazil`s hosting games for the world`s indigenous tribes, featuring traditional arrow shooting and a little-known cousin of football.

Brazil police target politicians in new Petrobras raids

Brazilian police probing the giant Petrobras corruption scandal launched raids Tuesday against several politicians, including former president Fernando Collor de Mello, reportedly seizing a Ferrari and other luxury cars from his home.

China-Brazil earth observation satellite operationalised

Beijing; An earth observation satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil that will help in crop estimation and survey of geological disasters was today put into operation.

The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-04 (CBERS-04) was sent into orbit on December 7 last year.

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Putin

 BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West.

In Ecuador, Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church

Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his efforts to reach out to Catholics who feel shunned by the Church when the world`s bishops gather at the Vatican in October.

US spy agency targeted top Brazilian officials: WikiLeaks

Aside from listening in on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's phone calls, US spies also targeted top political and financial officials, according to new information released by WikiLeaks.