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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Theresa May’s Brexit Woes (December 11 to 16, 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 https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_small/public/thumbnails/image/2017/03/28/22/theresa-may-brexit-letter.jpg.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May.

December 11 to 16, 2017

Having resolved the stumbling block over the border of Ireland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Theresa May looked set to advance Brexit talks with the European Union (EU). After all, despite leaving discussions on the toughest issues for a later date and facing backlash from hardliners at home for making compromises, the EU and the UK did reach an agreement on the terms of the divorce, with talks moving on to trade. Unfortunately for Mrs May, her lawmakers voted 309 to 305 to guarantee parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal before the end of negotiations, which means they could veto the withdrawal treaty if they do not agree with the terms of the agreement. Of the conservative parliamentarians who voted against the government, “eight are former ministers”, and now Mrs. May has to deal with the embarrassing fallout when meeting with EU leaders.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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