World News of the Week – January 29 to February 4, 2018

 

 

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British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China (via AP)

 

What You Need To Know:

1. Battle intensifies in Syria’s Afrin province between Turkish and Kurdish forces. Many casualties reported on both sides.

2. About 90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya‘s coast. Over 300 migrants rescued in a separate incident.

3. In Kenya, opposition leader Odinga held an unofficial swearing-in ceremony; President Kenyatta calls the event treasonous. Authorities shut down TV stations in response despite court order.

4.  Yemeni separatists capture the port city of Aden after two days of fighting, confining President Mansour Hadi to the presidential palace.

5. Authorities in Saudi Arabia net $106 billion in settlements from anti-corruption campaign; 56 people remain in custody.

6. In Italy, a far-right gunman shot 6 African immigrants in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree.

7. Suicide bombing in northwestern Pakistan kills 11 soldiers in what authorities say was the first attack in over three years in the region once ruled by militants.

8. Conservative Evangelical Christian leads presidential vote in Costa Rica, will face run-off against TV anchor.

9. Well over 100,000 people from across Greece converged on Athens’ main square to protest against use of the name Macedonia.

10. 71-year-old Cyprus President Anastasiades wins run-off presidential election with 56% of the vote. This will be his second five-year term.

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Turkey

Russia

The United States of America

Afghanistan

Australia

Libya

Argentina

North Korea

Portugal

Cuba

Palestine

The Czech Republic

South Sudan

Austria

Kenya

India

Nigeria

Tunisia

Vietnam

Brazil

Germany

China

Colombia

Ireland

Yemen

Egypt

Saudi Arabia

Spain

Italy

Iran

Brunei

Pakistan

Liberia

Kiribati

South Korea

Israel

Eritrea

Romania

Congo

France

Chile

Poland

The Philippines

Japan

Cambodia

Maldives

Venezuela

Myanmar

Lebanon

Zimbabwe

Costa Rica

The United Kingdom

Canada

Singapore

Haiti

Indonesia

Greece

Mexico

Ecuador

Cyprus

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