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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Fires Kill Dozens In Russia And Venezuela (March 26 to 31, 2018)

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://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2018-03/russia-fire_650x400_61522019758.jpg.

A fire in a Russian shopping mall.

March 26 to 31, 2018

Major fires in Russia and Venezuela left dozens dead, as other attacks struck the African countries of Mali (by an unidentified gunman) and Somalia (by different groups of Islamic militants), France (with a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria taking hostages at a supermarket), and Saudi Arabia (with missile attacks launched from Yemen, resulting in the first casualty in the capital city of Riyadh). In Siberia, Russia, a major fire in shopping centre left at least 64 people dead. As the death  The death toll rose, Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the blaze on “criminal negligence”. In Venezuela, a riot and a fire in a police station left at least 68 people dead.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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