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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Willian eyes Brazil victory at their London ‘home from home’

He’s impressed London crowds on numerous occasions already in the early stages of the Premier League season with Chelsea. Now, Willian will be hoping to replicating that form for Brazil when they take on neighbours Uruguay in what has been his home city for the last five years on Friday. The explosive winger has already played his part in eight goals since returning from the FIFA World Cup™ – where A Seleção reached the quarter-finals – and has been producing some of his best football in a blue shirt. With…

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Lewis Hamilton wins after Max Verstappen collision in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton took a lucky win in the Brazilian Grand Prix after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen lost the lead in a collision with a backmarker. Verstappen was on course for a superb win when Force India’s Esteban Ocon left his car on the inside of the Red Bull at the Senna S and pitched it into a spin. The incident dropped Verstappen back to second place and although he came back at Hamilton he could not quite catch him. Verstappen remonstrated with Ocon in the driver weighing area afterwards and…

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Sports 

Hamilton wins in Brazil as Mercedes take fifth F1 title

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 11, 2018 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors’ world championship for the fifth year in a row. The win was Hamilton’s 10th of the season and 72nd of his career. The Briton has already won the drivers’ title for a fifth time. Red Bull’s Max…

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Hamilton on pole in Brazil, Vettel alongside

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave Mercedes their 100th pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, fined and reprimanded for a weighbridge incident, starting alongside. Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 10, 2018 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker The pole, in a rain-affected session at Interlagos, was a record-extending 82nd of Hamilton’s career and his 10th of a season that has already…

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Brazil

Sunday’s race is live on 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website at 1700 GMT World champion Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton was 0.093 seconds clear of his former title rival after a tight, tense battle, with their team-mates Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen next. Vettel, though, faces an investigation after failing to follow stewards’ instructions at the weighbridge. Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bulls were fifth and sixth, but the Australian has a five-place penalty. ‘F1…

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Technology 

Brazil homebuilder to offer Renault electric cars in buildings

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Latin America’s largest homebuilder, MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (MRVE3.SA), is partnering with the Brazilian unit of French automaker Renault SA (RENA.PA) to offer electric car sharing in its buildings. Co-Chief Executive Officer Rafael Menin said in a Thursday statement that the pilot program was part of the Brazilian homebuilder’s energy efficiency initiatives. The homebuilder aims to offer solar energy panels included in all of its new housing by 2022. In the first phase of the electric car program, two Renault Zoe vehicles will be offered…

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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Amazon rainforest loses vast areas to deforestation every year Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment, an aide says, in a move which critics say could endanger the Amazon rainforest. Mr Bolsonaro’s future chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, announced the new “super ministry” as details of the new administration began to emerge. The controversial new Brazilian leader is supported by the agribusiness lobby. A former environment minister tweeted that the move was “tragic”. “This disastrous decision…

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Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jair Bolsonaro said he was confident of victory when he cast his ballot Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in Brazil’s presidential election. With 97% of the vote counted, Mr Bolsonaro has 55% of the votes against 45% for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers Party. Mr Bolsonaro campaigned on a promise to eradicate corruption and to drive down Brazil’s high crime levels. The election campaign has been deeply divisive. Each camp argued that victory for the other could destroy Brazil. The…

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Brazil election: Your guide in five charts

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Brazil could be about to get a far-right president, with opinion polls suggesting former army captain Jair Bolsonaro has a wide lead over left-wing candidate Fernando Haddad ahead of Sunday’s run-off vote. Here, we take a look at some of the issues that voters will be thinking about as they head to the polls. Threat to democracy? Brazil is one of the world’s most populous democracies, with almost 150 million voters. The question which has worried some during this presidential campaign has been: could…

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Technology 

Despite Brazil election turmoil, Facebook stands by WhatsApp limits

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) messaging service WhatsApp has no plans to change its group messaging limits in Brazil, an executive said on Tuesday, resisting calls from the leading presidential candidate to allow easier forwarding of viral messages. FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos shows Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), casts his vote in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 7, 2018 and Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party (PT), gestures as he casts his vote, in…

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