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Iran’s supreme leader,  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will deliver a sermon at prayers on Friday for  the first time  in eight years. Photograph: Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to “high school bully” Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pa(...)

 People walk near a burnt-out bank  in Tehran on November 20th. Photograph:  Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via Reuters

Iran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, with at least 180 people killed – and possibly hundreds(...)

Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in Brazil’s Amazon region. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, says he will only consider accepting an aid package to help put out fires raging across the Amazon rainforest if h(...)

Brazil’s justice minister Sergio Moro at a news conference in Manaus on Monday: he said the messages did not represent any abnormality or show any direction by him of co-ordinating with prosecutors. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Brazil’s justice minister has been accused of co-ordinating with prosecutors when he was a judge in the case that led to the conviction and jailing of(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Miguel Gutiérrez

Thousands of marchers protested in Venezuela on Wednesday to try to force socialist president Nicolás Maduro from power as tension grew between Russi(...)

Secret plans to allow an extension of the transition period in the Brexit withdrawal agreement could result in the UK living under all EU rules well beyond the 21 months so far negotiated.

Secret plans to allow an extension of the transition period in the Brexit withdrawal agreement could result in the UK living under all EU rules well b(...)

Plans from Italy’s populist coalition government to sharply increase government spending have unnerved financial markets. Photograph: The New York Times

Italy’s economy minister insisted his government will reduce the country’s budget deficit from 2020 onwards, in a small concession to Brussels ahead o(...)

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Oil prices rose on Wednesday as a supply disruption in Canada tightened the market and after US officials told importers to stop buying Iranian crude(...)

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and founder of Forza Italia, on an Italian TV show in  January. Photograph: Getty Images

With his perfectly dyed dark hair and his ivory-white teeth glistening in the lights of the television studio, Silvio Berlusconi – the octogenarian co(...)

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