BTG Pactual investment bank chief executive André Esteves: federal prosecutors have accused him of attempting to obstruct their inquiry into corruption at Petrobras. Photograph: Cassimiro/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty months in and the sprawling investigation into political corruption at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has lost none of its ability to s(...)

Two men shopping for large screen TVs talk over the price at a store in Fairfax, Virginia store.  Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

America’s annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year as US(...)

(...) characterised inversions as “unpatriotic”. However, the legal loopholes are of America’s own making. Its(...)

(...) eight years after I’m Not There, one of America’s great film-makers has returned in galloping triumph.

 A file image of  Andre Esteves, chief executive of the Brazilian financial firm Banco BTG Pactual, who  has been arrested on  in connection to a sweeping corruption probe into Brazil’s multinational energy corporation Petrobras. Photograph: Jean Christophe-Bott/EPA.

An investigation into corruption at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, has resulted in the arrests of a sitting senator and a bill(...)

 President Barack Obama pardons Abe the turkey, accompanied by National Turkey Federation chairman Jihad Douglas (r) and turkey farmer Joe Hedden at the White House. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Thursday in November as America’s national day of thanksgiving.

Former Guatemalan dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

A leading Guatemalan human rights lawyer who represented families of the victims of Guatemala’s civil war in the 1980s has called for an internationa(...)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff walk along a corridor in the damaged  hospital in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz. Photograph:  Najim Rahim/AFP/Getty Images

(...) over a 25-minute period in an early-morning attack. Calling the airstrike a “tragic mistake”, America’s(...)

President Obama last year criticised US firms for becoming “magically” Irish through takeovers

(...) company to avail of Ireland’s 12.5 per cent tax rate instead of America’s 35 per cent corporate rate by(...)

Argentinian president-elect Mauricio Macri. He told his supporters that “change cannot be held up by revenge or score-settling”. Photograph: David Fernandez/EPA

In a historic political shift, Argentina has elected a right-wing politician as president for the first time in its history. Mauricio Macri defeated p(...)