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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

A cyberattack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, prime m(...)

European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager: “When you become big, you have a special responsibility not to use your muscle to deny others the chance to compete against you.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“I think if you bitch a little bit every day you will end up divorced.” This is how Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner,(...)

French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps arrives victorious at the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club  in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Cole Bennetts/Getty Images

When you go into a byelection in one of your safest seats in the country with a 17.7 per cent buffer and you still lose, it might be time to stop digg(...)

Prime minister Scott Morrison is discussing overturning decades of Australian foreign policy and moving Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election that could weaken its grip on power, said on Tuesday Canberra w(...)

Australia’s home affairs minister, Peter Dutton,  said earlier this year that people in Melbourne were ‘scared to go out to restaurants’ because of ‘African gang violence’. Photograph: Stefan Postles/ Getty Images

Senators from Australia’s ruling Liberal-National coalition have backed a motion brought by the anti-immigration One Nation party saying “it is okay t(...)

Brazil’s presidential candidate for the Workers Party Fernando Haddadd speaks about the results of the general elections in Sao Paulo on Sunday. Photograph: AP

A far-right former army captain has won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election by a surprisingly large margin but fell just short of gettin(...)

Newly installed Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks during a cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

If the main reason for changing your party’s leader is to make the party more popular, last week’s ritual bloodletting in Australia was an epic fail. (...)

Scott Morrison, Australia’s new prime minister, in Canberra: “Paul Hewson, better known as Bono, said: ‘There is a continent, Africa, being consumed by flames’,” he said. Photograph:  Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Before becoming an MP in 2007, Australia’s new prime minister Scott Morrison was head of Tourism Australia and behind the infamous “Where the bloody h(...)

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