Heated protests broke out in Sao Paulo after the country's senate approved a spending cap as part of an austerity drive that critics say will hit Brazil's poorest.
Brazilian authorities have detained one of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious drug traffickers. Some 3,000 officers and troops were involved in the operation to arrest the man known to most by his nickname, "Rogerio 157."
All four members of a task force that advises the UK government on social mobility have stepped down. Despite years of austerity, the country faces a further drop in living standards as it prepares to leave the EU.
A system of annual pay raises for parliamentarians, first practiced in 2016, has been extended by Germany’s new Bundestag. Its vote drew protests from the opposition Left party and far-right Alternative for Germany.
Better than expected business in its material services and elevators unit have helped the German steelmaker beat full-year earnings forecasts, despite a net loss related to the sale of a steel mill in Brazil.
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