Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach her, the administration of president Dilma Rousseff is limping towards its da(...)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signs the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Brazil’s president has said she will appeal to South American trade blocs if she is removed from office, condemning the push to impeach her as a coup (...)

Julie Dupouy, Best Sommelier in Ireland, and newly crowned third-best sommelier in the world. Photograph: Irish Guild of  Sommeliers

Irish sommelier Julie Dupouy has been named the third best sommelier in the world. One of just four women in the semi-final and the first ever to rea(...)

The facade of the finance ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina. New president Mauricio Macri hopes to get Latin America’s third biggest economy growing again

Argentina burst back onto the global financial stage yesterday with its first sovereign bond offer since the country’s 2002 default, hoping to pave th(...)

A man reads a newspaper as he walks in Buenos Aires’ financial district. Photograph: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina returned to the international bond markets for the first time in 15 years on Monday as it winds down a long-running battle with investors fo(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: wrote to EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström last week expressing his concerns about the potential impact of the deal on Ireland’s beef sector. Photograph: Eric Luke

Up to 13 EU states, including Ireland, are said to be opposed to the proposed trade deal with Mercosur, the regional bloc that includes beef-exporti(...)

Peugeot’s 2008 DKR in action

The only things more ugly than Peugeot’s 2008 DKR are the roads it is built to race on. Of course, even associating its name with a Peugeot that mere(...)

With farmers already struggling to cope with price volatility and the Russian import ban, the outlook for Ireland’s beef industry is uncertain. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

News last week that Ireland had ruffled Chinese feathers and potentially jeopardised a multi-million euro beef deal by supporting a UN motion criticis(...)

Swiss police raided the headquarters of European football body Uefa  following the latest revelations of a web of Panama-based offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Swiss police have raided Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon to seize details of a TV rights contract signed by the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, followin(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)