- Brazil decides against opening to foreign carriers Updated: Dec-02-13 3:31 pm
- UN advances Internet privacy resolution Updated: Nov-26-13 4:27 pm
- Obama to host French president in February Updated: Nov-22-13 12:13 pm
- Rights groups urge UN to back privacy protection Updated: Nov-21-13 6:55 pm
- 2016 Rio Olympics aim for record sponsorship haul Updated: Nov-06-13 9:37 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil has decided against opening more routes for foreign air carriers for next year's World Cup, certain it can handle the millions of sports fans who will use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, following months of reports about U.S. eavesdropping abroad.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his French counterpart, Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'), will make a state visit to the U.S. in February.
UNITED NATIONS - Human rights groups urged the U.N. General Assembly Thursday to approve a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age and criticized the U.S. and its key allies for trying to weaken it.
RIO DE JANEIRO - With public money for the 2016 Olympics getting tougher to find, Brazilian organizers are scrambling to raise record amounts of local sponsorship revenue to cover any budget shortfall and avoid a government handout.