World News of the Week – July 2 to July 8, 2018

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People jump into the water as they are chased by a bull in Denia, Spain (via EPA)

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What You Need To Know:

1. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister May’s government.

2. At least 100 people killed in torrential rains and landslides in western Japan.

3. The United States and China slapped tit-for-tat duties on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports, triggering the “largest-scale trade war.”

4. The parties in Germany’s ruling coalition reached an agreement on a package of measures to deal with asylum-seekers who have already registered in other E.U. states.

5. Turkey dismissed more than 18,000 civil servants, ahead of this month’s expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup.

6. Eight children trapped for over two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand have been rescued; Four boys and their coach remain in the cave.

7. Anti-government protests broke out in Polish cities in defense of the country’s constitution, judicial independence and the rule of law.

8. Former Malaysian PM Najib was charged with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal at a state investment fund led to his stunning election defeat.

9. At least six soldiers in Tunisia’s national guard were killed in an apparent attack by an armed group near the Algerian border.

10. A Pakistani anti-corruption tribunal sentenced former PM Sharif to 10 years in prison over purchases of luxury apartments in London.

Afghanistan

Australia

Azerbaijan

Belgium

Bolivia

Brazil

Cameroon

Canada

China

DR Congo

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Germany

Guatemala

Haiti

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Kuwait

Libya

Macedonia

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Syria

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vatican

Vietnam

Yemen

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