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Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 percent in Brazil.

SAO PAULO - Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks.

- Reuters - US

Profile of Poder360, a Politico-like news site covering Brazil's government, funded by revenue from corporate subscriptions to its premium newsletters .

Natalia Mazotte / Nieman Lab: Profile of Poder360, a Politico-like news site covering Brazil's government, funded by revenue from corporate subscriptions to its premium newsletters  —  Revenue from a three-times-daily insider newsletter for corporate clients supports a newsgathering operation of more than 20 ...

- Mediagazer - US

ThyssenKrupp sells Brazilian steel business.

German group shifts toward making higher-margin submarines and elevators

- Financial Times - US

Brazil's central bank cuts benchmark rate to 12.25%.

Second successive 75 basis point reduction made as recession seems to be bottoming

- Financial Times - US

These are the world's best beaches 2017: TripAdvisor.

If there's one single beach that leaves visitors enamored, recharged and inspired, it's Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which captured the title of world's best beach by TripAdvisor travelers for a third time. 

- Yahoo! News - US

Britain names Cressida Dick as London's first female police chief.

Britain has appointed experienced counter-terrorism officer Cressida Dick, best known for heading an operation which led to the killing of an innocent Brazilian, as the first woman to head London's police force in its 188-year history.

- BDNews24 - BD

Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra resigns due to health problems.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra resigned over health reasons, according to a letter he sent to President Michel Temer.

- Zee News - IN

Sports round-up.

Tennis: Top seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Rio de Janeiro Open yesterday after suffering a 6-4 6-3 first-round loss to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci. The Japanese world number five, who was stunned by unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Argentina Open final two days ago, was broken in the first game en route to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Brazil prison massacre exposes gruesome gang war over drugs.

The brutality laid bare a failed prison system and a battle between gangs for influence in Latin America's largest nation

- CBS NEWS - US

Brazil's foreign minister resigns due to medical reasons.

RIO DE JANEIRO " Brazil's foreign minister resigned from his post Wednesday night, citing undisclosed medical reasons.Jose Serra, who was named to the job last May, said in a letter to President Michel Temer that he needed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rio's Olympic Park is already an $800 million ghost town.

RIO DE JANEIRO — The behemoth sports stadiums on the sprawling grounds of Rio's Olympic Park were built to impress international visitors for the 2016 Summer Games. Today, they are eerily deserted. The space reopened as a public recreation area in January, but aside from the occasional security guard, there is hardly a ...

- VICE News - US

Brazil's Central Bank Continues Easing, Cuts Selic Rate to 12.25%

Brazil's central bank cut its benchmark Selic interest rate to 12.25% from 13%, as expected, taking advantage of rapidly slowing inflation during a prolonged recession to slash the country's high borrowing costs.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Over 50 overseas cyclists to join 270 Kiwi’s

Riders from Ireland, Canada, Australia, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, China, Brazil and Singapore will join 270 Kiwi’s on this year’s fourth Tour of New Zealand that begins simultaneously in Northland and Southland on Saturday the ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Brazil set June date for Australia friendly in Melbourne

SAO PAULO - Brazil will play Australia in a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Brazilian troops withdraw from Rio ahead of carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 23 — Authorities yesterday began withdrawing 9,000 army soldiers who had been deployed to Rio de Janeiro to provide security ahead of this week's carnival celebrations following a strike by police officers. Defence...

- The Malay Mail - MY

At Brazilian Carnival, lyrics raise eyebrows

The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald.

- The Daily Star - LB

Rio's Olympic Park is already an $800 million ghost town

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — The behemoth sports stadiums on the sprawling grounds of Rio's Olympic Park were built to impress international visitors for the 2016 Summer Games. Today, they are eerily deserted. The space re-opened as a public recreation area in January, but aside from the occasional security guard, there is ...

- VICE News - US

The biggest ever corruption scandal you've never heard of

REUTERS/Guadalupe PardoA giant corruption scandal that started with Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has now engulfed several Latin American governments. The total tally of known bribes totals in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet most Americans, distracted by constant rhetoric from their new president about ...

- Business Insider - US

The 25 best beaches in the world

TripAdvisorThe INSIDER Summary: • TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, naming the world's best beaches based on millions of user reviews.• Baia do Sancho, a beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, takes the top spot, followed by beaches everywhere from Cuba to India.• TripAdvisor also ...

- Business Insider - US

Rio street band drums up support for Carnival without harassment

Rio de Janeiro's first feminist samba block is rallying behind a campaign for a safe Carnival. They hope to stamp out the notion the year's biggest party is no place for a decent woman, Clare Richardson reports.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

A humanist in exile: Stefan Zweig, 75 years after his death

One of the best-known German writers of the 20th century, Stefan Zweig had to flee the Nazi regime and landed in Brazil. On the 75th anniversary of his death, here's a look back at this great humanist's contributions.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Birds of a feather mob together

Dive bombing a much larger bird isn't just a courageous act by often smaller bird species to keep predators at bay. It also gives male birds the chance to show off their physical qualities in order to impress females. This is according to a study in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology on predator mobbing ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Navios wins $21.5m arbitration order against Vale

New York tribunal verdict follows London arbitration win validating giant ore deal with Brazilian miner

- LloydsList - UK

Six months after the Olympics, Rio is worse off than ever

So-called legacy projects' lie in ruins all over the city.This Feb. 2, 2017 shows Maracana stadium with a dry field in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stadium operators, the Rio state government, and Olympic organizers have fought over $1 million in unpaid electricity bills and management of the venue. CREDIT: AP Photo/Silvia ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Burger King makes billion dollar bid for Popeyes in giant tax-avoidance scheme

$1.8 billion bid would move chicken chain revenue outside IRS jurisdiction.CREDIT: Flickr/Michael SaechangRihanna's favorite chicken chain seems to have found a way to dodge the taxman.The Brazilian investment firm behind Burger King is looking to absorb Popeyes in a $1.8 billion acquisition. The deal would bring a ...

- ThinkProgress - US

AP PHOTOS: Brazil's crowded prisons feed gangs, violence

BOA VISTA, Brazil " First, dominate overcrowded prisons. Then, control the streets and international drug routes.That is the business strategy of Brazilian crime gangs. Inside the prisons, ruthless gang leaders don't just recruit...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs

MANAUS, Brazil " Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.The revelry continued well...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

These are the world's best beaches for 2017, according to TripAdvisor

PARIS, Feb 22 — If there's one single beach that leaves visitors enamoured, recharged and inspired, it's Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which captured the title of world's best beach by TripAdvisor travellers for a third time. After being...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pianist moved by plight of refugees in Hong Kong to hold fundraising show

An internationally renowned pianist has volunteered to hold a private concert to raise funds and awareness for the plight of refugees in Hong Kong. Cristina Ortiz will perform an “impromptu concert” on Thursday night as a last-minute addition to her concert tour of Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore after ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

ThyssenKrupp gets rid of Brazilian steel operations

ThyssenKrupp has announced it's selling its Brazilian steel mill, ending its loss-making Steel Americas adventure. The German industry giant has long sought to move away from steel and shift to industrial goods.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

OPEC cuts, weak freight rates help traders profit on Asia crude routes

SINGAPORE - Oil traders from around the world, including the United States, Britain and Brazil, have tripled their sales to Asia as they take advantage of an emerging supply gap following OPEC-led production cuts announced late last year.

- Reuters - US

How a scandal that started in Brazil is now roiling other Latin American countries

The fall of the construction giant Odebrecht has sparked hopes for a regionwide cleanup.

- Washington Post - US

Inside the brutal transformation of Tim Hortons

Since taking over the iconic chain in 2014, its new Brazilian owner, 3G Capital, has purged head office, slashed costs and squeezed suppliers. Shareholders are happy, but is 3G tearing the heart out of Timmy's?

- The Globe and Mail - CA

OPEC cuts, weak freight rates help traders profit on Asia crude routes

Oil traders from around the world, including the United States, Britain and Brazil, have tripled their sales to Asia as they take advantage of an emerging supply gap following OPEC-led production cuts announced late last year. Around 30 supertankers have this month made long-haul trips to ship crude oil from the Americas, ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

IDEX 2017: Embraer says 'no comment' on Nigerian Super Tucanos

Embraer CEO Jackson Schneider indicated that the Nigerian Air Force's announcement that it will receive ex-Brazilian Air Force EMB-412 Super Tucanos was premature, telling Jane's during the IDEX 2017 show in Abu Dhabi that he would not make any comment on the West African country's

- Jane’s - US

Nishikori smashes racket during first-round loss in Brazil

Kei Nishikori smashed his racket into the red clay after losing the first set on Tuesday, an unusual burst of anger from the usually calm Japanese player. Destroying the racket didn't help. He lost the second set, too, as Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci upset the top seed 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Rio The post Nishikori ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows

SAO PAULO " The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald. This year, some organizers of the world's best known street party are saying: "Enough!"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brazil's race to save drought-hit city

The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town. After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão ...

- Yahoo! News - US

When Brazil ran 'concentration camps' during droughts

Even as northeastern Brazil suffers a devastating drought, few remember a grim chapter of a past drought when the government forced mass internment of peasants trying to flee dying farms. The first was in 1915 and the last time was between 1932 and 1933 when the authorities set up what they called concentration camps -- a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Beadell raises A$51m for Tucano

Gold miner Beadell Resources will raise some A$51-million to fund work at its Tucano gold project, in Brazil. Beadell on Tuesday said some A$46-million will be raised through the placement of 159-million shares to institutional and sophisticated investors, priced at 29c a share.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Brazil Senate committee approves Temer pick for Supreme Court

BRASILIA - A Senate committee cleared President Michel Temer's nominee for Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday despite criticism the choice of his justice minister was aimed at helping shield cabinet members from corruption investigations.

- Reuters - US

The Rebirth Of Burger King Has Made 3G Capital, Bill Ackman And Warren Buffett Over $14 Billion

Brazilian private equity powerhouse 3G Capital, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman and Warren Buffett have made about $14 billion on the revival of Burger King.

- Forbes.com - US

Anglo likely to increase coal exports from South Africa

But iron ore production from Brazil may be lower due to delays in licensing approvals

- LloydsList - UK

HSBC shares drop 6.5 per cent as bank reveals 62 per cent profit hit

HSBC revealed this morning that its profits have dropped dramatically after a series of one-off hits eroded its bottom line, and added that it was considering moving 1,000 jobs from London to Paris because of last year's Brexit vote. Shares in HSBC Holdings dropped 4.5 per cent at the open and were down 6.5 per cent by ...

- City AM - UK

Fabinho admits Premier League interest ahead of Manchester City vs Monaco Champions League tie

Brazilian open to playing in England, but is happy to stay in Ligue 1 for now.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

SIPG fans gather at local bar to watch AFC Champions League away match

HUNDREDS of Shanghai SIPG fans watched their team’s 2017 AFC Champions League win in Seoul at Shanghai Stadium on Tuesday evening. Andre Villas-Boas’ team beat South Korean side FC Seoul 1-0 in its Group F opener at the World Cup Stadium in Seoul. A 25-yard strike by Brazilian striker Hulk in the 53rd minute ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

The Wall Street Journal: Templeton's Mobius foresees rapid recovery of Brazilian economy

The sprawling anticorruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash is no longer weighing on Brazilian asset prices, and the local economy could recover quickly amid economic reforms, according to emerging markets investment guru Mark Mobius.

- Marketwatch - US

The Wall Street Journal: Brazil mining company Vale announces plan for single class of stock

Brazilian mining giant Vale SA announced a plan Monday to create a single class of stock without a controlling shareholder, likely reducing the potential for government interference in what management characterized as a watershed for the company.

- Marketwatch - US

Incredible Hulk blasts Shanghai to victory

Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul.

- Daily Nation - KE

Neymar loses appeal and will likely stand trial for tax fraud

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star's transfer from Santos in 2013.

- The Local - ES

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