Jair Bolsonaro

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony  at the Itaguaí Naval Complex in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

An escalating power struggle within the political party of president Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to destabilise the Brazilian government as it reach(...)

Ghosts are usually supposed to come from the past. They are revenants, spiritual leftovers from some trauma that has not been properly reconciled. But(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro addresses the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has launched a cantankerous and conspiratorial defence of his environmental record, blaming French preside(...)

President Donald Trump addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. “We want partners, not adversaries,” he said. “While anyone can make war, only the most courageous can choose peace.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump presented a strong denunciation of globalism in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, as he hit out(...)

As usual at the UN general assembly, the most significant moments will occur not in the cavernous chamber itself, where leaders will deliver scripted remarks to a sparse audience, but in the hundreds of sideline meetings and chance encounters where the real business is often done. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations has faced many challenges since its foundation in 1945, but never have so many of its most powerful members set themselves so force(...)

Brazilian far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro (left) with  supreme court president José Dias Toffoli. Photograph:  Sergio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

Of all heavyweights in Brazilian public life to emerge as important allies of President Jair Bolsonaro, the most curious is the head of the country’s (...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump: Erdogan has upset the White House by turning to Russia for defence purchases. Photograph:  Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Populists are amassing an empire on which the sun never sets. Leaders of their stripe govern as far east as the Philippines and as far west as the US.(...)

Jair Bolsonaro ran last year on an anti-corruption platform; however, in office he has attacked anti-corruption organs as part of a campaign to undermine efforts to investigate his son for wrongdoing. Photograph: Alan Santos/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has sparked widespread dismay with his pick to be the country’s new chief federal prosecutor, a sensitive post that (...)

The G7 wives: the message is that women don’t really have business of their own. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/AFP/Getty

It was Donald Tusk on Instagram that did it. Four wives of world leaders – Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron, Malgorzata Tusk and Akie Abe – dressed in a(...)

The Sun and Guardian newspapers’ front page on Thursday

Reaction in the world’s press to prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was predictably strong on Thursday, with most papers s(...)

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