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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Attacks And Bombings (July 3 to 8, 2017)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170703101500-01-bus-crash-germany-0703-exlarge-169.jpg.

Bus crash in Germany (Credit: CNN).

July 3 to 8, 2017

Last week, the world was rocked by disasters and accidents. This week, there is no respite from misfortune, as the headlines are dominated by attacks and bombings around the world. In Europe, eight were injured in France after a shooting outside a mosque, at least 18 were killed in a bus crash in Germany, and a man was arrested in Spain for shooting two policemen, causing both to be seriously injured. In the Middle East, suicide bombers claimed 14 lives – in a camp for displaced individuals – in Iraq, and at least 20 lives in Syria. In the United States, in an “isolated” shooting incident, a former employee of a New York City hospital killed one doctor. And in Latin America, there was a shootout in Mexico, and lawmakers in Venezuela were besieged by supporters of the president.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

  • A former employee of a New York City hospital killed one doctor and wounded six other people in an “isolated” shooting incident.
  • President Donald Trump’s travel ban went into effect, defining the “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States.
  • The noose is a “powerful symbol of bigotry and hatred directed at African-Americans“, and recently there has been a series of reports – even at a United States Mint – involving the use of nooses as an expression of this bigotry and hatred.

Latin America

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