13 missing after tourist boat capsizes in Paraguay

At least three people were dead and 13 were missing after a tourist boat capsized in the Paraguay River during a storm at the town of Carmelo Peralta in northern Paraguay, authorities said.

Paraguay seizes nearly one ton of cocaine in DR Congo-bound rice

Asuncion: Paraguayan police said Friday they seized about 850 kilograms (1,900 pounds) of cocaine hidden in sacks of rice bound for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pope Francis` favourites San Lorenzo lift Libertadores Cup

San Lorenzo, the Argentine club who can number Pope Francis among their loyal supporters, lifted the Libertadores Cup for the first time in their history on Wednesday when they beat Nacional Asuncion of Paraguay in the final.

Oscar Cardozo quits Benfica for Trabzonspor

Paraguay striker Oscar Cardozo has joined Turks Trabzonspor from Benfica, the Portuguese club said in a statement.

Italy look to slay the ghost of 2010

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli might not admit it, but in Brazil the pressure is on to finally end the pain of a disastrous 2010 World Cup that plunged Italy into despair and sent the Azzurri into redemption mode.

France held to 1-1 draw by Paraguay

Victor Caceres flicked home an 89th minute equaliser as Paraguay held World Cup bound France to a 1-1 draw on a wet evening in Nice on Sunday.

Benzema improving but doubtful for Paraguay

France striker Karim Benzema, who is still recovering from an adductor strain, said Friday he was working his way back to full fitness but admitted he was doubtful for Sunday`s friendly against Paraguay. 

Cameroon fall to Paraguay in World Cup friendly

Cameroon`s preparations for next month`s World Cup took a knock when the Africans fell 2-1 to Paraguay in a pre-tournament friendly in Kufstein on Thursday.

France not ready for Brazil despite big win - Deschamps

An under-strength France may have eased to a 4-0 win over Norway in a friendly at the Stade de France on Tuesday, yet coach Didier Deschamps insists that Les Bleus are not ready for the World Cup finals.

Paraguay warns of dengue risk during World Cup

Authorities in Paraguay raised the alert Thursday against dengue fever while the World Cup is underway next month in neighboring Brazil, where the mosquito-born illness is rampant in some regions.

Germany must improve defence demands Lahm

Germany captain Philipp Lahm on Wednesday said his side must drastically improve their defence or risk an early World Cup exit.

Paraguay, New Zealand draw in U-17 Women`s World Cup

Paraguay and New Zealand tied 1-1 in the first match of Group C at the FIFA Under-17 Women`s World Cup here.

Venezuela mends tie with Paraguay, reopens embassy

Venezuela has reopened its embassy in the Paraguayan capital 18 months after breaking off relations to protest the removal of Paraguay`s leader.

Paraguay leader says uncle must face drug charges

Paraguay`s new president wants the country`s anti-drug agency to treat his uncle like any other person wanted on trafficking charges, saying family ties won`t protect any of his relatives.

Joel Coen meets Paraguay film students

Film director Joel Coen and his wife, actress Frances McDormand, paid a surprise visit to a film class at a university in the Paraguayan capital, where they shared their experiences in the industry, organizers of the event told EFE.

Russia approves visa-free travel with Paraguay

Russia is set to sign a visa-free travel agreement with Paraguay.

Santa Cruz reveals interest in moving to Botafogo

Paraguay international striker Roque Santa Cruz admitted he is considering a move to Brazilian top-flight football club Botafogo.

Elton John performs in Paraguay

British music icon Sir Elton John served up an intimate performance for his first-ever concert in Paraguay.

Sri Sri gets Paraguay`s highest civilian award

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been honoured with Paraguay`s highest civilian award.

Paraguayan president`s ouster is not coup: US

US has not determined the ouster of Fernando Lugo by impeachment as a coup but is closely following the events there, the US State Department said.