World News of the Week – June 18 to June 24, 2018

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (via KCNA)

What You Need To Know:

1. Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s presidential election overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half.

2. President Trump threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20% tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars.

3. Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s Hodeidah grew as fighting spilled into residential districts after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis.

4. Unidentified assailants launched a grenade attack at a political rally in support of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in an attack that killed several people.

5. Chinese President Xi offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, lauding the “positive” outcome of his summit with U.S. President Trump and promising unwavering friendship.

6. Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis in their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

7. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence

8. Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally, and vowed the attack would not derail Zimbabwe’s first election since the ouster of former strongman Mugabe.

9. Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers.

10. Nigeria imposed a curfew after least 70 people died in communal clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Bosnia

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

China

Colombia

Congo

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Lebanon

Libya

Macedonia

Madagascar

Mali

Mexico

Moldova

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Palestinian Territories

Paraguay

Philippines

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Korea

South Sudan

Sweden

Syria

Turkey

Uganda

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vatican

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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