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 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(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron: “Look at India, Russia and China. Today, they have much stronger political inspiration than the Europeans.”  Photograph: Yoan Valat

French media were unanimous in praising the G7 summit that ended on Monday as a diplomatic triumph for President Emmanuel Macron. “Whatever the end (...)

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(...)

Smoke rises as fires burn in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, the capital city of Rondônia, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

Seeing the global panic over thousands of forest fires in the Amazon last week, and hearing the calls to boycott Brazilian products, Agamenon da Silva(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron  shake hands as they hold a press conference on the closing day of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France on Monday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron announced significant progress on defusing tension between US president Donald Trump and the governments of Iran and (...)

View of a burnt area after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on August 25th, 2019. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of the G7 nations have said they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as thousands(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk  and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: US has pledged a big trade deal to Britain in wake of Brexit.  Photograph: Neil Hall

French efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known as the JCPOA, dominated the G7 summit in Biarritz on Saturday and Sunday, with the surpr(...)

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