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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Electoral Developments In Europe (May 25 to June 1, 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!

Taken from https://static.euronews.com/articles/stories/03/92/61/04/880x495_cmsv2_c7edbd75-9b02-559a-a28e-eb4dea90db39-3926104.jpg.

Austria’s first female chancellor Brigitte Bierlein.

May 25 to June 1, 2019

Austria had its first female chancellor, the fallout from the European elections continued, and United Kingdom (UK) parliamentarian Boris Johnson has emerged as front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. In Austria, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stepped down following the passage of a vote of no confidence in parliament – two weeks after the vice-chancellor resigned over allegations of corruption – and top court justice Brigitte Bierlein was named by the president as Austria’s first female chancellor. In Europe, no clear winner has yet emerged for the President of the European Commission, as the two oldest centre-right and centre-left political groups had their poorest performance since 1979. And in the UK, parliamentarian Mr. Johnson, who has emerged as front-runner to replace the prime minister, been ordered to face accusations that while holding public office, he lied in order to sway voter opinion on Brexit.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • A shooting at a municipal centre in Virginia left at least 11 people dead.
  • President Donald Trump announced that he was slapping a five per cent tariff on all Mexican imports so as to pressure the country to address the number of migrants trying to cross the Mexico-United States border.
  • The measles situation in the United States has continued to worsen. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of cases in the first five months of 2019 is now higher than in any full year since 1992.

Latin America

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