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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Uncertainty In Europe (November 26 to December 1, 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.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2016/06/15/15/brexit-istock_0.jpg?w968h681.

Brexit.

November 26 to December 1, 2018

At a special summit, the 27 remaining European Union (EU) leaders signed off the Brexit agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez lifted his threat of an effective veto, but UK Prime Minister Theresa May will find it challenging to convince her parliament to vote for the deal. In the same week, defence ministers of 25 EU countries also agreed to form a join EU intelligence school to deepen defence cooperation. In France, major protests against mounting gas prices and eco-taxes – which have morphed into a wider demonstration against the government – led to dozens of arrests. And in Ukraine, the country’s parliament voted to declare martial law in areas bordering Russia after a naval clash.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • NASA landed its InSight lander on Mars. The lander will study the Martian underworld and offer clues to the planet’s formation.
  • General Motors announced plans to lay off 14,000 workers and to close five facilities in the United States.

Latin America

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