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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

The leak - Size of the leak: 2.6 TB - Number of documents: 11.5 million - Span of the data: 1977 to December 2015 (We’re taking into consider(...)

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(...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

A screengrab from a Youtube clip showing beachgoers  holding the dolphin and taking  photos with it.

The Wildlife Foundation in Argentina has urged people to return beached dolphins to the sea as soon as possible, after a dolphin died having been pass(...)

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe floodi(...)

Newly-elected Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s ruling socialist party has been crushed in mid-term elections held on Sunday as the country’s self-styled Bolivarian revolution suffered i(...)

A supporter of Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro holds a poster with a picture of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez  during the last campaign rally with pro-government candidates for Sunday’s upcoming parliamentary elections, in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the political sands shifting in South America, the Bolivarian revolution of the late Hugo Chávez faces a major dilemma heading into crucial mid-t(...)