What You Need To Know:
1. Chinese President Xi Jinping reappointed President with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.
2. Russian President Vladimir Putin overwhelmingly re-elected President for 4th term. Many irregularities in the election process were reported.
3. The United States slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections.
4. Turkish military and allied Syrian forces captured the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin nearly 2 months after launching their offensive.
5. Slovenian Prime Minister Cerar resigned after a top Court annulled the result of a September referendum that approved a 1-billion-euro railway project.
6. British Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning.
7. A roadside bomb struck the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah in Gaza. No injuries were reported.
8. Slovakia’s Prime Minister Fico resigns amid protests over corruption linked to journalist’s murder.
9. A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed in Nepal killing at least 50 people.
10. Thousands march in Brazil after execution-style murder of a popular Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and outspoken critic of police killings.
- Security forces retake district office from Taliban in Western Farah, 8 killed
- Car bomb kills at least 3 in Kabul
- Botched suicide attack injures 5 students in Kabul
- Two Australians killed by landmine in training exercise on military base in Cambodia
- Prime Minister meets Myanmar’s leader Suu Kyi, to raise human rights concern
- Liberals win state election in blow for renewables lobby
- Xi Jinping reappointed President with no term limits
- South Korea praises China’s role in nudging North Korea to talks
- Court delays alleged Russian hacker extradition
- Foreign minister rejects Russian claims of manufacturing nerve agent
- 38 students killed in bus accident north of Addis Ababa
- At least 2,000 Ethiopians to flee Kenya after botched military operation
- 16 migrants die as smuggling boat sinks in Aegean
- Protesters and police clash at property repossession auction
- Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir
- Key regional party quits Prime Minister Modi’s alliance
- Prime Minister Abe under fire over suspected cover-up
- PM Abe denies involvement in discount land sale
- Small plane crashes outside Manila killing 10
- Fire at Manila hotel kills at least 3 workers
- President Duterte withdraws Philippines from International Criminal Court
- Vladimir Putin re-elected President for 4th term
- Irregularities reported in Presidential election
- U.S., France, Germany blame Russia for U.K. nerve agent attack
- Authorities expel 23 U.K. diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat
- Government says U.S. plans to strike Syria, pledges military response
- Prime Minister Fico resigns to ease political crisis
- Interior Minister resigns after protests over journalists murder
- Deputy PM says he is a candidate to lead new government
- Police detain Italian businessman named by murdered reporter
- Prime Minister Cerar resigns after Supreme Court annuls investment referendum
- Schools close as teachers strike for wage hikes
- Slovenia sets early elections for May
- Turkish backed forces capture Kurdish town of Afrin
- Government airstrikes kill at least 46 civilians in Eastern Ghouta
- Government airstrikes kill 12 members of rebel group in Eastern Ghouta
- Turkish airstrikes kill 5 near Afrin
- At least 22 killed in Turkish shelling on Kurdish held town in Northern Syria
- Prime Minister May expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
- Former spy poisoning looks to be ‘state-sponsored’
United States of America
- Helicopter crash in Iraq kills 7 soldiers
- President Trump fires Secretary of State, taps CIA director to replace him
- U.S. hits Russians with sanctions for election meddling, cyber attacks
- President signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill angering China
- At least 6 dead in Florida university bridge collapse
- Former leader Mugabe calls his ouster a coup, wants to return
- Elections to take place in July
- State-owned distributor gives farmers 6 months to clear electricity bills
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