The new prosecutor general tasked with leading Brazil's anti-corruption drive was sworn in on Monday, and said she would continue her predecessor's campaign against graft in Latin America's biggest nation.2 comments
Lord Hague has become the latest senior Conservative to intervene within the party about how the UK should manage its withdrawal from the European Union. Writing in the Daly Telegraph, the former foreign secretary warned that disunity over Brexit could hand power to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.Add your comment!
Venezuela published the price of its oil and fuel in Chinese currency on Friday in what it called an effort to free the socialist-run country from the “tyranny of the dollar,” echoing a plan recently announced by President Nicolas Maduro.1 comment
The Scottish government is to outline plans to amend the legislation taking the UK out of the European Union. The Scottish and Welsh governments call the EU withdrawal bill currently under consideration at Westminster a power grab of devolved responsibilities, and have worked together to draw up amendments as a direct challenge to the UK government's legislation.Add your comment!
The British Overseas Territory of Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced. “We have lost all that money can buy,” he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.Add your comment!
United States President Donald Trump, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, will harshly criticize North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. He will speak in extremely tough terms about the North Korean menace and the threat it poses to our security and the security of all the nations in that room, according to a senior White House official who gave reporters a preview of the address.Add your comment!
The people of Catalonia should determine its future, the Scottish government has said. The region's government has insisted a referendum on independence from Spain will go ahead on 1 October. Madrid has vowed to block the vote, saying it is unconstitutional.12 comments
The United States is considering closing its embassy in Cuba after diplomatic staff reported health problems which Washington blames on a sonic attack. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a decision whether to shut to the mission in Havana was under evaluation.1 comment
Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis, sought to reassure cross-border workers during a visit to La Linea, insisting Madrid would work to minimize the impact of Brexit on Spanish citizens, “and very especially those from the Campo and La Linea” who cross every day to Gibraltar.6 comments
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has insisted he is a credible candidate to be the next prime minister. Despite heading a party with just 12 MPs, Sir Vince said he could replace Theresa May in Downing Street.6 comments