• 22 Oct 2018

    He’s a populist, hard-right candidate who’s often described as Brazil’s Donald Trump. And if the polls are correct, Jair Bolsonaro is heading for a landslide victory in this weekend’s presidential elections, warning his left-wing rivals they could either go overseas or go to jail. In a country still emerging from its worst ever recession, where violent crime…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    America’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has begun two days of talks in Moscow with leading Kremlin officials, amid growing international pressure over President Trump’s decision to walk away from a key nuclear weapons treaty signed in 1987. It’s not clear if he will actually meet President Putin, who’s said to be looking for “clarifications” on US…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    Was there a body double? Leaked CCTV footage shows a man appearing to be dressed as the journalist Jamal Khashoggi leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul shortly after he was killed. A Turkish official called it proof that the murder had been pre-planned and efforts were made to cover it up. Investigators are now searching a…

  • 21 Oct 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has become the first senior figure in the Kingdom to comment publicly on the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in an interview with Fox News in America. 

  • 21 Oct 2018

    The price of democracy in Afghanistan is measured in blood and it keeps rising. The second day of voting in the parliamentary elections has been marred by more violence with at least 170 people killed or injured across the country.

  • 21 Oct 2018

    Russia’s former President Mikhail Gorbachev has said Donald Trump is making a ‘mistake’ after the US President announced plans to abandon a key nuclear weapons treaty originally signed in 1987.

  • 19 Oct 2018

    Less than ten days before an election that’s divided Brazil, the populist far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro still holds a commanding lead over his rival. Latest polls show Mr Bolsonaro, a former army officer with extreme views on gay and minority rights and law enforcement, is set to take 59 percent of the vote in the run-off next Sunday.

  • 19 Oct 2018

    Reports from Guatemala say a group of Central American migrants have torn down a border gate and are rushing towards a border bridge into Mexico. President Trump, seizing on what he sees as a vote-winning issue as the mid-term elections approach, has threatened to shut off all access to the United States, using military force…

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Uruguay’s done it, now Canada.  The use of cannabis for recreational reasons is now absolutely legal throughout the country.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    At least 17 students have been killed and over 40 injured in an attack on a technical college in Crimea.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    In Istanbul, forensic teams have been looking for evidence after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    EU summit – Barnier calls for calm

    Theresa May has 30 minutes to outline her case to EU leaders tonight. She will not be coming with “new concrete proposals” as Donald Tusk requested.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    As the de facto head of the richest royal family in the world, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has carved an image of being a reformer. But the disappearance of his critic Jamal Khashoggi, has promoted questions about the head of the House of Saud. Is he someone who wants to change his…

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Pressure is building on the government to stop the roll-out of universal credit, as a leaked document suggests more radical changes to the benefit might be needed to mitigate its impact on vulnerable claimants. The government says it will publish plans for the next stage of universal credit in due course, though another delay to…

  • 16 Oct 2018

    It’s two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi vanished from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul leaving his fiancee waiting outside. President Trump has sent his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia, where he was assured a full investigation is under way, but no confirmation that the kingdom will blame “rogue elements” for Mr Khashoggi’s murder, a theory already floated…