World News of the Week – April 23 to April 29, 2018

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un prepares to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line  (via AFP)

What You Need To Know: 

1. The leaders of North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit to work for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula.

2. Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigned after almost two weeks of mass street protests that have plunged the country into political crisis. Parliament is due to pick a new PM on May 1.

3. A man deliberately drove his van into a Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people and injuring 15. The driver was quickly arrested in a tense but brief confrontation with officers.

4. Air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition killed at least 20 people attending a wedding in a village in northwestern Yemen.

5. Indian security forces killed at least 37 Maoist militants in an ambush at the Indravati river, east of Mumbai. 

6. Suspected jihadists killed 40 Tuaregs, mostly young men, in two attacks in northern Mali’s Menaka region.

7. Three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing 6 police officers and wounding 15 soldiers.

8. At least 9 students were killed in a knife attack outside a secondary school in northern China.

9. At least 15 African migrants died when their boat capsized off the Algerian coast on their way to Europe.

10. French President Macron addressed the U.S. Congress during his 3-day state visit with President Trump, laying out a firm vision of global leadership.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Armenia

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

China

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

India

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Japan

Kuwait

Libya

Mali

Mexico

Myanmar

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Somalia

South Korea

South Sudan

Syria

Thailand

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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