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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Ousted Leaders In Asia (August 28 to September 2, 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/170825093127-yingluck-shinawatra-080117-exlarge-169.jpg.

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra (Source: CNN).

August 28 to September 2, 2017

Business and political leaders were ousted in Asia, in the past week. In the business world, in South Korea, heir apparent of Samsung Lee Jae-Yong – in a scandal linked to former impeached President Park Geun-hye – was convicted of bribery and sentenced to five years in prison. In the political world, in Hong Kong, two disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers had their appeal contesting this disqualification dismissed, and both still face unlawful assembly charges (two weeks after three pro-democracy student leaders were jailed for between six and eight months for unlawful assembly). And in Thailand, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country before the Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant in a negligence case against her.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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