World News of the Week – May 28 to June 3, 2018

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U.S. President Trump is presented with a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (via White House)

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What You Need To Know:

1. The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico, and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation

2. Giuseppe Conte was sworn in as Italy’s prime minister, heading western Europe’s first anti-establishment government bent on overhauling European Union rules on budgets and immigration.

3. At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured as pro-government armed groups opened fire on the marchers during a demonstration on Nicaragua’s Mother’s Day.

4. A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia’s parliamentary election, but not enough to form a government on its own.

5. Two Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed and 8 civilians wounded when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir.

6. U.S. President Donald Trump, in a complete reversal, said he would hold a summit with North Korea‘s leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore in the latest twist over eliminating Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program.

7. Socialist Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spain’s Prime Minister, taking over from conservative Mariano Rajoy who was ousted over a corruption scandal.

8. More than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike on a meeting in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, as fighting continued across the country.

9. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian nurse as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, while Israel said militants had attacked its troops with gunfire and a grenade.

10. Thousands of Jordanians protested against a planned tax increase, marching toward the office of the prime minister and demanding his resignation.

Afghanistan

Argentina

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

China

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Denmark

Egypt

eSwatini

France

Georgia

Germany

Guatemala

Haiti

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Jordan

Kenya

Libya

Mali

Mexico

Mozambique

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Portugal

Saudi Arabia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Syria

Tunisia

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

The Vatican

Venezuela

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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