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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Post-Midterms Polarisation And Partisanship (November 5 to 10, 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!

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The United States Congress.

November 5 to 10, 2018

At the conclusion of the midterm elections in the United States, the Democrats took back the House of Representatives, while the Republicans strengthened its control of the Senate. President Donald Trump characterised the evening as a “tremendous success”. It was one of the most diverse – with a record number of women, LGBTQ candidates, and Muslims running, and the election of the first Muslim woman and the first Native American woman in Congress, the youngest congresswoman ever, and the country’s first openly gay male governor – yet most expensive mid-terms ever. Over five billion dollars were spent. In a polarised and partisan Congress, the House of Representatives is likely to be an investigatory body, launching investigations into Mr. Trump and his cabinet and going after his tax returns, while Senate is likely to continue minting judges across the country.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • Accidents and shootings in the United States: A fatal crash in California left four people dead; two people were killed in a shooting in Florida; and the partial collapse of a building in Baltimore, Maryland killed two people.
  • In New York, 17 children in the Orthodox Jewish community were diagnosed with measles.
  • Attorney-General Jeff Sessions resigned, at the request of President Donald Trump.
  • At the conclusion of the midterm elections in the United States, the Democrats took back the House of Representations, while the Republicans strengthened its control of the Senate.

Latin America

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