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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The News From Europe (March 20 to March 25, 2017)

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://scd.france24.com/en/files/imagecache/france24_ct_api_bigger_169/article/image/20032017_french_presidential_debate.jpg.

France’s leading presidential candidates, ahead of their first debate.

March 20 to 25, 2017

News from Europe makes the headlines this week. In France, in particular, the five presidential candidates faced off for the first time in a three-and-a-half-hour debate, ahead of the first and second rounds of voting on April 23 and May 7 respectively. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are favoured by polls to make it to the second round. In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will trigger the Brexit process next week on March 29, and leaders of the European Union have said that talks should conclude within 18 months. And a ruling by the European Court of Justice – that the banning of Islamic headscarves could happen under certain circumstances – drew sharp criticisms from human rights groups and activists.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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