World News of the Week – March 12 to March 18, 2018

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China’s President Xi Jinping votes on constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits (via Reuters)

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.

Afghanistan

Albania

Australia

Austria

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

China

Colombia

Congo

Czech Republic

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Finland

Germany

Greece

Guinea

India

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

The Maldives

Mauritius

Moldova

Nepal

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Slovenia

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Syria

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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