Operation Car Wash

Several text and audio messages between Brazilian judge Sérgio Moro and lead prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol are leaked, casting doubt over the trial of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on the grounds of illegal collaboration between court and prosecution. The leaks also point to interference in the 2018 elections by Operation Car Wash's task force officials.

A massive trove of previously undisclosed materials provides unprecedented insight into the operations of the anti-corruption task force that transformed Brazilian politics and gained worldwide attention.

Extradition Law controversy

Over 1 million people gather in the streets of Hong Kong to protest a new controversial law which would allow the city to extradite fugitives to China.

More than 1 million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, organizers said, to oppose a controversial extradition bill that would enable China to extradite fugitives from the city.

2019 Moldovan constitutional crisis

The Constitutional Court of Moldova dissolves the national parliament and removes Moldovan President Igor Dodon from office, appointing former prime minister Pavel Filip in his place. Dodon, as well as the Parliament of Moldova defy the move, hence triggering a constitutional crisis.

Moldovan parties on Saturday agreed to form a government and appoint Maia Sandu,...

2019 Kazakh presidential election

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is elected as the next president of Kazakhstan. The election was marred by the arrests of more than 500 protesters and was not declared to be fully democratic by OSCE observers.

The designated successor of former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev has won the presidency in a vote overshadowed by the arrests of more than 500 protesters. Nazarbayev stepped down in March after decades in power.

Boston Red Sox

Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is shot in the Dominican Republic during a reported robbery attempt. He is expected to fully recover following surgery.

David Ortiz has been shot in the Dominican Republic.


Vietnamese customs say it will crack down on goods of Chinese origin illegally relabeled "Made in Vietnam" by exporters seeking to avoid American tariffs on Chinese imports.

A woman is killed when a police officer driving under the influence crashes into a restaurant in Illinois.

Police have not named the man, and he's only been charged with DUI so far.

Dallas, Texas

At least one person is killed and six others are injured after a crane collapses onto an apartment building in Dallas, Texas, amid severe weather.