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Their Government in Chaos, Brazilians Fear the Joke Is on Them

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:08:25 GMT

Demonstrators clashed with police in Brasília this week, part of protests against the government and policies of President Michel Temer, who is embroiled in corruption scandals.President Michel Temer has grown so unpopular that some in Brazil believe the coach of the national soccer team, or a clown named Grumpy, would be better choices.

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Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:56:04 GMT

John Shields was one of a growing number of Canadians to choose a medically assisted death. The day before he died, he held a living wake with his closest friends and family members.John Shields’s decision to end his life was heartbreaking. Meet two others who weighed a medically assisted death.

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Candidate’s Call to Save ‘Canadian Values’? Un-Canadian, Critics Say

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:47:01 GMT

Kellie Leitch speaking in the Canadian Parliament in 2014.Kellie Leitch, a candidate for leadership of Canada’s Conservative Party, has set off a debate that is not likely to go away.

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Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:58:12 GMT

Michael Bliss, a Canadian historian whose work upset the commonly held wisdom surrounding the discovery of insulin.Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:29 GMT

Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying openly and without fear could be his legacy, if his doctor, friends and family helped him.

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Brazil’s President Deploys Federal Troops to Quell Protests

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:49:58 GMT

Protesters clashed with the police during antigovernment demonstrations in Brasília on Wednesday, prompting Brazil’s president to deploy federal troops to restore order.Demonstrators in Brasília called for the ouster of President Michel Temer during clashes with security forces.

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U.N. Says Trump Budget Cuts Would ‘Make It Impossible’ to Do Its Job

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:20:03 GMT

United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, in April. The Trump administration’s budget proposal would reduce American financial support for the United Nations, including for its peacekeeping operations and international aid programs.The statement from a United Nations spokesman added to the growing criticism of the Trump administration’s proposed cuts in foreign assistance.

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D.E.A. Misled Overseers on Deadly Honduras Operations, Watchdogs Say

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:55:11 GMT

A mother, joined by her daughter, at the grave of her son. He was killed in a shooting on a river near the village of Ahuas, Honduras, in May 2012.Agents combating drug smuggling were involved in three shootings and misled the public, lawmakers and the Justice Department, two inspectors general said.

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Brazilian Uber Rival Raises $100 Million From SoftBank

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:24:31 GMT

The founder of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, above, met with the chief executive of 99, Peter Fernandez, in Tokyo last week.The investment in the start-up 99 comes despite recent political turmoil in Brazil.

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Critic's Notebook: Why I’m Not Reviewing Noma Mexico

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:07:13 GMT

The entrance of Noma Mexico, René Redzepi’s seven-week pop-up restaurant in Tulum.A chef aims for “the meal of the decade.” The Times’s restaurant critic, however, won’t be there.

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U.N. Panel Releases Draft of Treaty to Ban Nuclear Arms

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:36:42 GMT

The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, and Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, right, listening to the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, after a meeting last month about North Korea’s nuclear weapons.Treaty advocates said the draft increased prospects that a final text could be ready by early July.

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Sea Lion Grabs a Girl Off a Dock, and Social Media Turns on Her Parents

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:20:07 GMT

A girl and her family were feeding a sea lion from a dock in British Columbia when the animal grabbed her by the dress and pulled her underwater, an episode that was caught on video.

Citigroup Agrees to $97.4 Million Settlement in Money Laundering Inquiry

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:57 GMT

Citigroup has been buoyed by Banamex as the bank has ridden the wave of Mexico’s growing economy and financial modernization. But Banamex has also been a source of scandals.The agreement resolves some of Citigroup’s most serious regulatory issues related to its profitable, but risky, business in Mexico.

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