Operation Car Wash

Text messages leaked by "The Intercept Brasil" show that Deltan Dallagnol, former coordinator of Operation Car Wash's prosecution team and anti-corruption public figure, knew that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni was involved in corruption, but chose not to act on it.

2019 Argentine general election

Former Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Alberto Fernández gains a 15% lead over incumbent President Mauricio Macri in Argentina's primaries.

The results of Sunday’s primary elections vindicated Argentina’s leftist former leader, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is running on a different ticket.

Hong Kong protests

A spokesperson for China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office releases a statement accusing violent protesters that threw petrol bombs at Hong Kong Police officers of being "terrorists", saying that a violent minority within the pro-democracy movement poses "a serious challenge to Hong Kong's prosperity and stability".

BEIJING: China on Monday (Aug 12) slammed violent protesters in Hong Kong who had thrown petrol bombs at police officers and linked them to ...

Hong Kong protests

The Airport Authority Hong Kong cancels all departure flights from Hong Kong, effectively locking down Hong Kong International Airport amid ongoing unrest.

The busy international hub cancels flights as anti-government protests there enter a fourth day.

Death of Jeffrey Epstein

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raid late financier billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island, amid an investigation into alleged sex trafficking. The raid comes two days after Epstein's death.

"We were just trying to look at pretty fish ... and here we are in the middle of an FBI raid," said Kelly Quinn, the owner of Salty Dog Day Sails.

Human rights in Venezuela

Venezuelan activist Tamara Sujú visits London to ask the United Kingdom, and specifically Dominic Raab, to pressure the International Criminal Court to investigate claims of torture and human rights abuses by the Nicolás Maduro government.

Tamara Sujú visits London to seek support for six countries pressing for investigation

Japan–South Korea relations

In a tit-for-tat move, South Korea removes Japan from its preferred trade list.

2019 Argentine general election

After Argentine President Mauricio Macri comes second in Argentina's primary elections, the country's peso loses 15% of its value against the US dollar.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri vowed on Monday to win a second term despite ...