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Boeing strikes aircraft deal with Brazil’s Embraer

Boeing has agreed a deal that will give it control of Embraer's commercial jet business. The proposed joint venture will give the US aerospace giant a significant stake in the market for smaller passenger planes. Boeing has been courting Brazil's Embraer for some time. The need for a deal has recently become more pressing since its European rival, Airbus, took
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Ecuador court orders ex-president Correa’s arrest

A court in Ecuador ordered the arrest of former president Rafael Correa on Tuesday over his alleged involvement in the 2012 kidnapping of an opponent. Mr Correa, who now lives in his wife's native Belgium, denies the allegations. Judge Daniella Camacho said she has alerted Interpol in a bid to have the 55-year-old extradited. Former lawmaker Fernando Balda was
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World Cup 2018: England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties

Media playback is not supported on this device England won a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time on a night of high drama in Moscow, overcoming Colombia to secure a quarter-final meeting with Sweden. Amid a fevered atmosphere inside Spartak Stadium, Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca. England's
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Victor Jara killing: Nine Chilean ex-soldiers sentenced

A judge in Chile has found eight retired soldiers guilty of the 1973 murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara. A ninth suspect was sentenced for his role as an accessory to Jara's murder. Victor Jara was arrested the day after the military coup led by Gen Augusto Pinochet and taken to a sports stadium in Santiago, where he was tortured in front of other prisoners.
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Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire jailed for bribery

A Brazilian oil and mining magnate, who was once one of the richest men in the world, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail after a corruption trial. Eike Batista had an estimated worth of more than $35bn (£27bn) six years ago, but lost most of it as his empire collapsed. He was found guilty of bribing former Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral. Batista paid more
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UN declares Colombia’s Chiribiquete park world heritage site

The United Nations has placed Colombia's Chiribiquete national park on its list of world heritage sites. The park, which straddles the southern provinces of Caquetá and Guaviare, is the country's largest and has one of the highest rates of plant diversity in the northern Amazon. It is also famous for its table-top rock formations known as tepuis, which rise