Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: The country leads the world for daily deaths from Covid-19. The official total death toll exceeds 40,000. Photograph: Joedson Alves

Brazil’s congress has vowed to block an attempt by President Jair Bolsonaro to use the coronavirus pandemic as cover to seize control over swathes of (...)

 Prince Joachim of Belgium has been fined €10,400 by Spain. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The new coronavirus has infected 7.2 million people worldwide and killed at least 411,000, according to official figures tallied by Johns Hopkins Univ(...)

Soldiers patrol the streets of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil on Thursday: residents locked themselves in their homes as violence swept through the city after police went on strike. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s violent start to the year has worsened with a police strike provoking a wave of killings in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo. Over (...)