World News of the Week – March 6 to March 11, 2018

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North Korea’s Supreme Leader shakes hands with Chung Eul-yong, who is leading the South Korean delegation (via Reuters)

What You Need To Know:

1. Chinese lawmakers abolish term limits paving way for President Xi Jinping to rule for life.

2. Afghan security forces and police officers suffer severe casualties as conflict with Taliban intensifies.

3. Private jet flying from U.A.E. to Turkey crashes in Iran killing all 11 on board.

4. Hundreds of journalists and opposition members jailed in Turkey as crackdown on freedom continues.

5. Syrian Government troops seize large portions of territory in the opposition held-suburb of Damascus, dividing the besieged enclave in two. Civilians casualties are severe.

6. Conservative billionaire Sebastian Piñera begins new term as President of Chile, vows to combat economic stagnation.

7. Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim to resign after being accused of using a credit card issued by an international non-governmental organization to buy clothes and jewelry.

8. U.S. President Trump accepts an invitation by North Korean leader to meet amid nuclear standoff.

9. At least 21 people hospitalized after a nerve-agent attack on former Russian spy in the United Kingdom.

10. At least 44 pro-Islamic state militants killed in clashes with Philippine soldiers.

Afghanistan

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Chile

China

Colombia

Cuba

DR Congo

Eritrea

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Hungary

India

Iraq

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Japan

Kenya

Libya

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Mexico

Myanmar

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Peru

The Philippines

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Syria

Turkey

The United Kingdom

The United States of America

Venezuela

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