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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The United Kingdom’s Brexit Turmoil (July 9 to 14, 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://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.

July 9 to 14, 2018

Brexit negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) remain deadlocked over the issue of the Irish border, but it was internal political turmoil in the UK which made the headlines in the past week. Brexit Secretary David Davis and his deputy resigned, and this was followed by the resignation of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Mr. Davis was replaced by Dominic Raab, while Mr. Johnson was replaced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. And as the UK government published its blueprint for future relations with the EU, President Donald Trump – who is on a state visit in the country – said “Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to keep close economic ties with the bloc could ‘kill’ a possible trade deal with the United States”.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

  • Tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the United States kicked in, after three rounds of failed talks.
  • Meeting with allies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, President Donald Trump singled out “Germany for criticism over its defence spending”, while urging others to double their military funding target to four per cent of GDP.

Latin America

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