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  • Senators Ronaldo Caiado (R) and Lindbergh Farias (back) exchange insults during the Senate impeachment trial of Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the National Congress in Brasilia on August 25, 2016.

    Nine months since impeachment proceedings began for Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, the last stage of the process is finally underway.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 25- Mexican construction firm ICA reported on Thursday a much wider loss in the second quarter compared with the year-earlier period, as revenue was nearly halved and financial costs rose. The company, which has not posted a profit since 2013 and has defaulted on multimillion-dollar debt payments, lost 3.36 billion pesos in the April-June...

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea finance minister Yoo Il-ho meets his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso- 0730 GMT. BISHKEK- National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic interest rate decision. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting.

  • BRAZILIAN POLICE INVESTIGATOR RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCHTE CASE SUGGESTS SWIMMER BE DEPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES.

  • NEW YORK— Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor— Pine Bros. Four major sponsors, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, dumped Lochte on Monday, determining they no longer wanted their brands associated with the swimmer. Lochte claimed he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed in Rio de Janeiro after their taxi was pulled over by armed men posing as police.

  • "That's something we are not so willing to grant," said Dardo Chiesa, president of Argentine Rural Confederation, one of the country's main farmers associations. Grains powerhouse Argentina is the world's No. 3 soybean exporter and top supplier of soymeal livestock feed. President Mauricio Macri was elected last year on promises of rejuvenating Argentina's...

  • HONG KONG/ SANTIAGO, Aug 25- Ningbo Shanshan Co Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of lithium battery materials, is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera, one of the world's biggest lithium producers, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. An indirect stake in SQM has been up for sale since December, when holding company...

  • HONG KONG/ SANTIAGO, Aug 25- Ningbo Shanshan Co Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of lithium battery materials, is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera, one of the world's biggest lithium producers, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The deal talks highlight growing interest in the renewable battery ingredient,...

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Financial technology groups from more than 20 cities across the world plan to form a federation of' fintech' hubs this year in what would be the first attempt to coordinate and globalize web-based innovation transforming the financial industry. Innotribe, the innovation arm of financial communications provider SWIFT, and Innovate Finance, the...

  • The head of the Colombian government's delegation for peace talks Humberto de la Calle (C) and FARC guerilla member Ivan Marquez (R) shake hands at the Convention Palace in Havana on August 12, 2016.

    Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a peace deal to end a guerrilla war which almost made the country a failed state.

  • CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. NAIROBI- African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina holds a press conference to highlight Africa's economic growth progress and list structural challenges that hinder the continent from achieving rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth- 1330 GMT. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea...

  • LOS ANGELES— Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks. The hackers also appeared to have inserted a video of deceased Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe and images of Jones posing with such stars as Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. "Ghostbusters" filmmaker Paul...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 24- Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp is working on a plan to split Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais SA into two separate units, in a last ditch attempt to end a two-year battle with Techint Group for control of the Brazilian steelmaker, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Techint Group, the other controlling shareholder of...

  • TORONTO/ MEXICO CITY, Aug 24- Mexican regulators said they are examining whether mining company Goldcorp Inc broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine. Levels of the mineral selenium rose in one groundwater monitoring well near Goldcorp's Penasquito mine as early as October 2013,...

  • **JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan take part in a debate on the economy- 1700 GMT. **PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank Conference on Collaboration for Building Cyber Resilience. Bank of England's Executive Director for Resolution Andrew Gracie to speak- 0615 GMT.

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a meeting with representatives of pharmaceutical sector, in Caracas.

    President Nicolas Maduro has set a 48-hour deadline for ministers to dismiss some public workers who requested a recall referendum.

  • TORONTO, Aug 23- Canada's Rusoro Mining Ltd said on Tuesday it has been awarded more than $1.2 billion by a World Bank tribunal that ruled Venezuela had unlawfully seized the company's gold assets four years ago. Shares in the Vancouver- based mining firm, which is backed by Russia's Agapov family, more than doubled on Tuesday, trading for as much as 32 cents- their...

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— President Nicolas Maduro is ordering retaliation against managers in government agencies who signed a petition to recall him from office. Socialist party leader Jorge Rodriguez said Monday that Maduro had set a 48- hour deadline for ministers to fire high-ranking public workers who added their names to a petition seeking a new...