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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: European Focus On France, Germany, And The United Kingdom (December 10 to 15, 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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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May.

December 10 to 15, 2018

Following two weeks of uncertainty and unrest in Europe, events surrounding France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to dominate the global discourse. In France, a shooting in Strasbourg left two people dead. In addition, major protests against mounting gas prices and eco-taxes have become a wider protest against President Emmanuel Macron, even if heavy security have prevented the large-scale destruction of previous weeks. Mr. Macron is now planning for people earning minimum wage to get extra money per month and to get rid of some taxes and hikes.

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped down as party leader of her ruling Christian Democrats, and her ally, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, was later elected as leader. And in the UK, the European Court of Justice first ruled that the country can unilaterally revoke Article 50. With the prospect of a defeat on her Brexit deal and facing a barrage of criticisms, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May said she would seek to delay a parliamentary vote, in the same week she won her party’s vote of no confidence by a vote of 200 to 117.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • The chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei was arrested in Canada. The charges against her are not clear, and she could face extradition to the United States.
  • An intense snowstorm in parts of the southeastern United States left at least three people dead.
  • President Donald Trump announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year.

Latin America

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