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The Weekly Global Roundup: Post-Midterms Polarisation And Partisanship (November 5 to 10, 2018)

At the conclusion of the midterm elections in the United States, the Democrats took back the House of Representatives, while the Republicans strengthened its control of the Senate. President Donald Trump characterised the evening as a “tremendous success”. It was one of the most diverse – with a record number of women, LGBTQ candidates, and Muslims running, and the election of the first Muslim woman and the first Native American woman in Congress, the youngest congresswoman ever, and the country’s first openly gay male governor – yet most expensive mid-terms ever. Over five billion dollars were spent. In a polarised and partisan Congress, the House of Representatives is likely to be an investigatory body, launching investigations into Mr. Trump and his cabinet and going after his tax returns, while Senate is likely to continue minting judges across the country. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Deaths And Violence In Asia And Latin America (October 22 to 27, 2018)

In Asia, the deadliest Taiwanese rail accident in 27 years killed at least 18 people, while accidents in India, Malaysia, and Myanmar killed dozens. While in Latin America, in Colombia in particular the violent deaths of Venezuelans have significantly increased. In Asia, the derailment of a train in Taiwan killed at least 18 people, a train accident in India killed at least 55, a landslide in a construction site in Malaysia killed two, while a blaze through an overcrowded camp in the Rakhine state in Myanmar killed six. In Latin America, the violent deaths of Venezuelans in Colombia rose more than threefold in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period in 2017, totalling 310 thus far. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Disappearances In China, Tanzania, And Turkey (October 8 to 13, 2018)

The missing head of Interpol is held in China, Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped in Tanzania, and a prominent Saudi Arabian journalist is said to be murdered in Turkey. In China, the government confirmed that it was holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei – also a vice-minister of public security in the country – is under investigation for unspecified breaches of the law. In Tanzania, Africa’s youngest billionaire, entrepreneur and politician Mohammed Dewji, was kidnapped by gunmen. And in Turkey, prominent Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been critical of his country’s monarchy, went to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document so he could get married to his Turkish fiancée, but never emerged thereafter. Continue reading

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