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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: “Enough Is Enough” (June 5 to 10, 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!

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London, the United Kingdom.

 June 5 to 10, 2017

What a week it has been for the United Kingdom. The Conservative Party – led by Prime Minister Theresa May, whose future as the leader of the party is in doubt – lost its majority, and the general election has resulted in a hung Parliament. And this election campaign was twice interrupted by the second and third terror attacks in the country in three months. After the third attack – with a van ramming into pedestrians on London Bridge and with stabbings in the nearby Borough Market, killing at least seven – Miss May warned that there was too much tolerance of extremism in the country, saying “enough is enough“. The fight against Islamist terrorism is likely to escalate.

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  • President Joseph Kabila – whose final term in office expired five months ago – has refused to hold elections in DR Congo. Economic misery and political conflict are persistent themes throughout the country, perhaps with no end in sight.
  • Moroccan police have arrested 40 protestors, including protest leader Nasser Zefzafi, for undermining the state’s security.
  • South Sudan is in the middle of a civil war, and famine has ravaged the country. Now, the government has announced that a botched measles vaccination campaign has killed at least 15 young children, with re-used syringes and vaccines stored without refrigeration.

The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America


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