Rio de Janeiro

Airline in footballer crash dismissed air authorities' warnings

The dispatcher for a charter flight that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people, had clashed with Bolivian aviation officials who warned the flight was too long to make without a refuelling stop,...

Investigation points to fuel shortage in Colombia plane crash

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a charter jet that crashed in Colombia while carrying 77 people, including a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, authorities said...

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in Rio de Janeiro

Four military policemen were killed in Rio de Janeiro Saturday when a police helicopter crashed following clashes in one of the city's most notorious slums, the news website Globo reported.

Latin America's Mercosur trade bloc to push for EU free trade deal

Members of Latin America's Mercosur bloc have agreed to strengthen trade with the European Union and to push for a free trade agreement.

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.

Permanent ceasefire in Colombia ends decades of bloodshed

Five decades of war in Colombia came to an end early Monday as a permanent and definitive ceasefire took hold shortly after midnight (0500 GMT) between the government and the Revolutionary Armed...

US Olympic swimmer Lochte charged by Brazil authorities: media

Brazilian police have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement after he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, media reported on...

Rio de Janeiro Olympics are formally closed by IOC boss Bach

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are formally closed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, who declares them "marvellous" Games.

Durant leads US to another basketball gold, 96-66 over Serbia

Kevin Durant was on fire again as the United States trounced Serbia 96-66 in the basketball final for the last gold medal on offer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which were closing later Sunday...

Denmark deny France third consecutive gold in men's handball

Denmark denied France a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's handball on Sunday, beating the favourites 28-26 on the last day of the Rio Games.

Passports of Irish Olympic officials seized in Rio ticket probe

Brazilian police seized passports of Irish Olympic staffers Sunday to keep them in Rio de Janeiro for questioning, as authorities intensified their probe into possible ticket scalping involving...

Spain edge Australia 89-88 for basketball bronze

Sergio Rodriguez converted two free throws with 5.4 seconds left as Spain salvaged an 89-88 victory over heartbroken Australia for Olympic basketball bronze on Sunday.

Russian rhythmic gymnastics team earn fifth Olympic victory in a row

Russia delivered on their favourite role in rhythmic gymnastics Sunday when they won the team final to earn their fifth consecutive Olympic Gold medal.

Germany beat Poland 31-25 for men's handball bronze

Germany won bronze in the men's handball tournament Sunday by beating Poland, 31-25.

Insulted, disgusted Russia the big losers of Rio Olympics medal table

Russia's Rio Olympic team consisted of only 285 athletes after suspensions due to doping concerns. That led to a major drop in the Russians' medal collection from Brazil. Still, there was little...