After 18 months in prison, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged to bring the country back to the left.
The court decided in a 6-5 vote that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted. It's a ruling that can work in favour of the former president.
European Union leader Donald Tusk announced that he won't run to be the president of his native Poland, saying he carries too much "baggage" from his time as prime minister.
The Chilean government's treatment of protesters is reviving painful memories of the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
General in charge of security in Chile's capital city says he is aware of videos circulating on social media suggesting brutality by police or the military in dealing with protesters and vandals.
The former Israeli prime minister believes that a government without Benjamin Netanyahu will be less provocative and an ‘improvement’ for Palestinian-Israeli relations. He also thinks leaving the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake.
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says seeking Chinese intervention was provided for under city's constitution but that she cannot reveal under what circumstances she will do so.
US President Donald Trump confirmed he did discuss former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader.
US Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, said he never spoke to his son about overseas business dealings and that President Trump "deserves to be investigated."
The spectacular appointment as environment minister of the telegenic Shinjiro Koizumi, the 38-year-old son of much-loved former PM Junichiro Koizumi, set tongues wagging in Tokyo political classes as the Abe era draws to a close.
Francisco Toledo, who shook up the 1960s Mexican art scene with his fresh approach to painting, sculpting, printing, tapestry weaving and preserving the cultural heritage that inspired him, has died at the age of 79.
A potential Bernie Sanders presidency could do wonders for race relations in the US and for its role in mediating conflicts globally.
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