Reports: Brazil arrests key figure behind Rousseff impeachment

Eduardo Cunha, the central figure behind the impeachment of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, was arrested Wednesday in Brasilia on corruption charges, according to news reports.

Brazil prison riots leave 33 dead in 24 hours

At least eight prisoners were asphyxiated in a fire during a battle between rival gangs in a Brazilian prison Monday, bringing to 33 the number of dead in two separate prisons in less than 24...

Brazil to deploy 25,000 soldiers amid pre-election violence

Brazil will deploy more than 25,000 soldiers for municipal elections Sunday, Defence Minister Raul Jungmann said, amid a wave of political violence that has left three dead in recent days.

Paralympic opening ceremony marred by jeering of Brazil's president

Thousands of athletes from around the world took part Wednesday in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.

Brazil's Senate ousts Rousseff from presidency in historic vote

Brazil's Senate overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office on charges of breaking budget laws, bringing to a decisive end 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers...

Rousseff to Brazil Senate: Vote for democracy, not impeachment

President Dilma Rousseff defended her record in office during her impeachment trial Monday in the Brazilian Senate, rejecting charges of corruption and warning of a break in the country's...

Record-breaking Olympics Games for Croatia as medal tally reaches 10

Croatia's participants at the Rio Summer Olympic Games won a total of 10 medals, which makes these Olympics most successful for Croatia.

Neymar no longer Brazil captain after Olympic triumph

Neymar's gold medal-winning match with Brazil in the Rio Olympics was his last as captain, the 24-year-old forward said Saturday.

Neymer returns colour and hunger to Brazil with Olympic victory

A first-ever Olympic gold medal in football has raised confidence in the Brazilian national team after two years of struggle.

Croatia's high jumper Blanka Vlasic grabs bronze in Rio

Croatia's Blanka Vlasic came in third in the women's high jump event in Rio clearing the bar at 1.97 metres on Saturday, and thus added this bronze to the silver she won at the 2008 Beijing...

Neymar the Hero de Janeiro as Brazil end long wait for Olympic gold

Neymar was the toast of Brazilian football Saturday after converting the winning penalty in a shoot-out to give Brazil a first Olympic football gold as they beat Germany in the men's final at a...

Brazil win Olympic football gold for first time by beating Germany

Neymar converts the winning penalty in a shoot-out to give Brazil a first Olympic football gold, as they beat Germany 5-4 following a 1-1 draw in the men's final at a raucous Maracana Stadium.

US thrash Spain for sixth consecutive gold in women's basketball

The US women's basketball team cruised through to their sixth Olympic gold medal in a row on Saturday after thrashing Spain 101-72 at the Rio Games.

Italy clinch water polo bronze ahead of Serbia-Croatia gold showdown

Italy walked away with a bronze medal Saturday after beating Montenegro 12-10 in the men's water polo competition at the Rio Olympics, ahead of a showdown for the gold medal between Serbia and...

Nigeria hold off Honduras for Olympic bronze in men's football

Nigeria claimed Olympic bronze in men's football Saturday by holding off Honduras 3-2 in Mineirao.