World News of the Week – June 4 to June 10, 2018

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with President Trump during the G7 summit (via AP) 

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What You Need To Know:

1. U.S. President Trump asked U.S. representatives not to endorse the joint communique put out by the G7 leaders after Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s news conference.

2.  Burundi’s President Nkurunziza announced that he will not run for another term, even as he put in place a new constitution that would allow him to stay in power until 2034.

3. At least 109 people were killed after Guatemala‘s Fuego volcano erupted.

4. Clashes between troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthis intensified near Yemen’s Hodeidah as the U.N. tries to negotiate a ceasefire to avert a possible assault on the main port city.

5. Jordan’s King Abdullah replaced his prime minister in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years, over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor.

6. A motorcycle suicide bomber killed 14 people near a gathering of Muslim clerics in Afghanistan after they had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings.

7. Czech President Zeman appointed Andrej Babis as prime minister for a second time, giving him a new chance on forming a government to end a long political stalemate.

8. A storage site housing ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election caught fire, just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run.

9. At least 60 migrants were killed as their boat sank off the coast of Tunisia.

10. Airstrikes on a rebel-held Syrian village killed at least 35 people, including children, in one of the deadliest incidents this year.

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Brazil

Burundi

Canada

China

Colombia

Congo

Czech Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Greece

Guatemala

Hungary

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

Myanmar

Netherlands

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Slovenia

Somalia

Spain

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

United States of America

The Vatican

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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