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Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial begins on Thursday, with a verdict expected by the end of August.
... we take stock of some of the brilliant, and not so great, moments during the Games.
Rising commodity and oil prices, coupled with political change, have fueled a strengthening of emerging markets, reports show.
Four American swimmers fabricated robbery charges after vandalising a gas station restroom.
The impeachment trial for suspended President Rousseff will last for four sessions on Aug. 25-26 and Aug. 29-30.
Odebrecht's testimony could turn undecided senators against convicting Rousseff in the upcoming impeachment proceedings.
The 2016 Olympic Games were formally opened in a joyful, musical ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium.
There are fears that a guilty verdict could worsen Brazil's poltical turmoil.
Brazilian officials are working closely with allies to boost their anti-terrorism preparedness ahead of the Games.
A police statement said 65 people suspected of committing acts of violence and vandalism had been arrested since Friday.