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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Deaths And Violence In Asia (May 20 to 25, 2019)

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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President of Indonesia Joko Widodo.

May 20 to 25, 2019

Accidents and natural disasters led to deaths in China and India, while attacks or riots in Indonesia, Nepal, and Tajikistan left many dead as well. In China, there were strong winds and an explosion caused by a gas leak from a cargo ship, and in India there was a fire in a building. In Indonesia – following the re-election of President Joko Widodo – there were post-election riots. In Nepal, there were three separate explosions. And in Tajikistan, there was a riot by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

  • Early results from the European elections have indicated increased seat shares for the three Eurosceptic or hard-right groups – from 21 to 23 per cent – as well as increased political fragmentation in the European Parliament.
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May announced she will resign as Conservative party leader on June 7.

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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