“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Sri Lanka ends its state of emergency, four months after the Easter bombings.
Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez is diagnosed with a malignant tumor.
Democratic presidential nominee
U.S. Representative for Massachusetts Seth Moulton announces his suspension of his 2020 presidential campaign.
U.S.-China trade war
President Trump announces an increase in the tariffs set to take effect on September 1, October 1 and December 15, from 10% and 25% to 15% and 30%, respectively. The Office of the United States Trade Representative says it will "begin the process of increasing the tariff rate to 30% effective October 1 following a notice and comment period".
U.S. President Donald Trump states on Twitter that he has "hereby ordered" that U.S. companies find an alternative for manufacturing in China and relocate "HOME."
China retaliates on the United States' latest tariff decisions by imposing tariffs of up to 25% on some American goods.
2019 Brazil wildfires
Finland, current chair of the European Union, asks the bloc to contemplate a ban on beef from Brazil in response to the ongoing disaster.
Al-Qaeda accuses "treacherous Pakistani forces" of detaining the wife and two other relatives of the group's leader Ayman al Zawahiri for over a year.
Iran–Israel proxy conflict
U.S. officials confirm that an airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Amirli, Iraq on July 19 that killed two Iranian military commanders was conducted by Israel. The strike is the first known Israeli attack inside Iraq since Operation Opera in 1981.
Syrian civil war
The Turkish observation post near Murak is encircled by government forces.
The Syrian Army captures the entire northern Hama-southern Idlib rebel pocket, asserting control over the strategic towns of Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah and Murak, as well as numerous villages and an archaeological site, following the withdrawal of rebel forces.
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