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A ‘Red Brigade’ tableaux at  Marble Arch in London at an opening ceremony to Extinction Rebellion’s  fortnight of environmental protest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Image of the week: Red mood The green movement has gone red. Extinction Rebellion events around the world often include a subset of white-painted pro(...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2014. He entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul one year ago, never to leave. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A year ago on Wednesday, dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi strode boldly into the Saudi consulate to collect divorce papers ahead of his rema(...)

The move came after President Mauricio Macri’s (right) government failed to sell new short-term bonds, leaving the government struggling to find the cash for hefty upcoming repayments

Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency, after it announced plans to delay payments on its $101 bil(...)

President Mauricio Macri: there are concerns that he may be in denial about his election chances. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/File photo/Reuters

Argentina’s peso resumed its slide on Wednesday as President Mauricio Macri announced a raft of emergency measures aimed at providing relief to a popu(...)

Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, currently a vice-presidential candidate, casting her vote in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province on Sunday. Photograph: Walter Diaz/AFP/Getty Images

Argentina’s populist Peronist movement is poised for a spectacular return to power later this year after it registered a crushing victory in an electi(...)

José Salas Subirat: “Translating is the most attentive way of reading.”

Although both James Joyce and his editor Sylvia Beach included Spain from the first moment in their international promotion strategy for Ulysses, and (...)

Plastic bags of fentanyl at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Photograph: Reuters/ Joshua Lott

China announced on Monday that it would treat all variants of the powerful opioid fentanyl as controlled substances, making good on a pledge the count(...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

What’s happening? The best rugby players on the planet - with Johnny Sexton and All Blacks captain Kieran Read at the vanguard - have drawn a line in(...)

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