World News of the Week – May 7 to May 13, 2018

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U.S. President Trump walks with three U.S. hostages released by North Korea (via EPA)

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What You Need To Know: 

1. U.S. President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and ordered economic sanctions to be reimposed. France, Germany, the U.K., China, and Russia condemned the move.

2. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un pledged to dismantle a nuclear test site in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists. He will meet President Trump in Singapore on June 12.

3. A wave of Israeli strikes on suspected military positions in Syria killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians.

4. Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia’s 7th Prime Minister after a stunning election comeback, defeating the coalition that has ruled for six decades.

5. A suspected jihadist killed a pedestrian in a knife attack in the heart of Paris before he was shot dead by police.

6. Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian was chosen as Armenia‘s new Prime Minister after weeks of protests against the ruling party.

7. Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League reached a deal to govern the nation. The new Prime Minister should be named in a few days.

8. 26 people were killed in an attack by an unidentified “terrorist group” in rural Burundi, days before Burundians vote in a controversial referendum that could extend the president’s term.

9. At least 17 people died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola.

10. Hezbollah and its political allies made significant gains in Lebanon’s election securing half the seats in parliament. Prime Minister Hariri is expected to remain in office.

Afghanistan

Armenia

Australia

Bahrain

Brazil

Burundi

China

Colombia

Congo

Czech Republic

East Timor

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

France

Georgia

Germany

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Kenya

Lebanon

Libya

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mexico

Myanmar

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Paraguay

Philippines

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Somalia

South Africa

Spain

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Yemen

Zimbabwe

 

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