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Brazil Worker’s Party chooses President Dilma Rousseff for re-election

President Dilma Rousseff faces a tough re-election campaign after being chosen as the left-wing Worker's Party's candidate for the October presidential election. Rousseff's re-election bid was formalized at a raucous party event late Friday and fully……

Edward Snowden says he is unwilling to swap NSA information for asylum

US leaker Edward Snowden said in a TV interview here that he would accept asylum in Brazil if offered, but not if it were in exchange for information about US intelligence. Snowden, in an interview broadcast late Sunday on the news show “Fantastico” on Globo TV network, also criticized the…

BBC in hot water over ‘pandagate’ sexism row

LONDON — It was intended as a lighthearted addition to an otherwise serious list of women who made the headlines in 2011. But the BBC’s inclusion of a panda in its “faces of the year” has kicked up a storm. In a media row dubbed “Pandagate” by users of Twitter,…

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