World News of the Week – May 14 to May 20, 2018

 

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Palestinians flee from Israeli fire during a protest demanding a right to return (via Reuters)

 

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What You Need To Know:

1. Israeli forces killed 58 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 people during mass protests along the Gaza border, as the U.S. opened their embassy in Jerusalem.

2. Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities and extremely low turnout.

3. A political bloc led by populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, won Iraq‘s parliamentary election.

4. A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Texas high school killing 10 people, most of them students.

5. At least 15 people were killed and six were raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold power until 2034.

6. North Korea threatened to scrap a summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Trump, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

7. A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned just after taking off from the Havana airport, in Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades.

8. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League published their joint government program, promising a major spending spree that will likely put Italy on a collision course with the European Union.

9. At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a cricket match in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

10. At least 19 dead, 39 infected in the Democratic Republic of Congo‘s latest Ebola outbreak, where authorities will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine.

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Brazil

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Chile

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Cuba

Cyprus

Egypt

El Salvador

Ethiopia

France

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Hungary

India

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Iran

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Ireland

Israel

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Japan

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Malaysia

Mexico

Montenegro

Morocco

Myanmar

Nepal

Nicaragua

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Russia

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Serbia

Slovakia

Somalia

Spain

Syria

Thailand

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United States of America

Vatican

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