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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Busy Week For President Donald Trump (December 17 to 22, 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 http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/moneybox/2015/08/16/donald_trump_on_immigration_build_border_fence_make_mexico_pay_for_it/483208412-real-estate-tycoon-donald-trump-flashes-the-thumbs-up.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2.jpg.

President of the United States Donald Trump.

December 17 to 22, 2018

President Donald Trump and his administration had a busy week: In response to the Las Vegas shooting last year, the sale of bump stocks is now banned; the Senate passed a sweeping, bipartisan criminal justice bill; and the Trump Foundation agreed to dissolve, after New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against it for violations of federal and state laws. Mr. Trump also declared an end to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in Syria, prompting the resignation of Defence Secretary James Mattis.

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  • In Nigeria, 12 soldiers were killed after fighting with Islamists.
  • Before the ouster of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, it was assumed that his wife, Grace Mugabe, would succeed her husband. Now, an arrest warrant has been issued for her in South Africa for an alleged assault.

The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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