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American Airlines to buy 260 new planes from Boeing, Airbus and Embraer to meet growing demand

Mar. 04, 2024 16:52 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines announced a massive order for new planes on Monday, splitting 260 new aircraft between Boeing, Airbus and Embraer in a move designed to meet growing travel demand and increase the airline's supply of premium seats. American said it placed options for...

Surfers from Brazil and Australia win final Olympic qualifier in warm and windy Puerto Rico

Mar. 03, 2024 20:59 PM EST

ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Top surfers Gabriel Medina of Brazil and Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia won the final qualifier for the upcoming Olympics on Sunday following nine days in which scores of competitors faced volatile weather and painful sea urchin spines. The World Surfing...

South Carolina's Kamilla Cardoso celebrates Senior Day with her mother and sister from Brazil

Mar. 03, 2024 16:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamilla Cardoso's family had never seen her play college basketball in person. South Carolina's 6-foot-7 forward made sure it was well worth what it took to get her mother and sister from Brazil to Colonial Life Arena. Cardoso had 18 points and 14 rebounds in...

Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations

Mar. 01, 2024 17:53 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's economy grew 2.9% in 2023, beating expectations in the first year of the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, according to the government statistics institute Friday. The number announced by IBGE impressed many economists, whose overall...

Brazil’s finance minister proposes global tax on the super-rich at G20 meeting in Sao Paulo

Feb. 29, 2024 18:18 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s finance minister told his peers Thursday at a G20 meeting in Sao Paulo that countries should implement a global tax on the super-rich in an effort to tackle rampant tax evasion. Fernando Haddad said tax evasion can be resolved through international...

A Brazilian state in the Amazon has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in February

Feb. 29, 2024 15:42 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian state of Roraima in the Amazon rainforest has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in February, according to data released Thursday by the state space agency. The National Institute for Space Research, known by its Portuguese acronym INPE, said...

Democracy's appeal is slipping as nations across much of the world hold elections, a poll finds

Feb. 28, 2024 12:16 PM EST

Representative democracy remains a favorite system of governance around the globe, but its appeal is slipping on the eve of elections in much of the world, according to a survey of 24 democratic countries by the Pew Research Center released Wednesday. While a median of 77% across the...

Yellen urges world leaders to 'unlock' frozen Russian Central Bank assets and send them to Ukraine

Feb. 27, 2024 17:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday offered her strongest public support yet for the idea of liquidating roughly $300 billion in frozen Russian Central Bank assets and using them for Ukraine's long-term reconstruction. “It is necessary and urgent for our...

Supporters of Brazil's Bolsonaro stage huge demonstration to defend him amid investigations

Feb. 25, 2024 20:28 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro staged a huge rally jamming a main avenue in Brazil's biggest city Sunday to defend him against legal challenges that could put him in jail. The far-right leader said in a speech that he seeks "pacification to erase...

Israeli officials to meet on a proposed pause in Gaza while the Cabinet is set to OK a Rafah plan

Feb. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli officials will meet Saturday night on the next steps after the latest talks with the United States, Egypt and Qatar in search of a deal on pausing the fighting in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. But Netanyahu announced...