World News of the Week – June 25 to July 1, 2018

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Newly elected Mexican President Lopez Obrador flashes the victory sign (via AP)

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What You Need To Know:

1. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decisively won Mexico’s presidency, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in decades.

2. At least 48 people were killed in northern India when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge.

3. A suicide car bomb aimed at a patrol of French soldiers killed four civilians in northern Mali.

4. The U.S. ambassador to Estonia resigned over frustrations with President Trump’s comments about the European Union and his treatment of European allies.

5. The Turkish military killed eight Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey.

6. Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan killed 29 people, targeting peace talks between the Taliban and village elders.

7. More than 200 people died in clashes in central Nigeria between farmers and herders after attacks by “suspected militia herdsmen.”

8. U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at secret sites and may try to hide these while seeking concessions in nuclear talks.

9. A strike called by Argentina’s largest trade union in protest over President Macri’s market-friendly economic policies brought the country to a standstill.

10. German Chancellor Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 European Union countries to rapidly return some asylum seekers.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

China

eSwatini

Ethiopia

France

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

India

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Libya

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

Morocco

Myanmar

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Poland

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Syria

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vatican

Venezuela

Vietnam

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