World News of the Week – July 9 to July 15, 2018

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French President Macron celebrates France winning the World Cup (via Reuters)

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What You Need To Know:

1. A suicide bombing at an election rally in Pakistan’s southwest killed 128 people.

2. The Trump administration released a list of 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, making good on the president’s threats to escalate a broadening trade war with Beijing.

3. Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands at a concert to celebrate the end of a long state of war.

4. Torrential rains across western Japan triggered floods and landslides that killed more than 200 people in Japan’s worst weather disaster in 36 years.

5. A tourist boat capsized off the coast of Thailand’s Phuket killing at least 44 people, making it Thailand’s worst tourist-related disaster in years and underscoring safety concerns about the industry.

6. The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into all-out war.

7. A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, including several children, in an attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad claimed by Islamic State militants.

8. A federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump.

9. Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests.

10. The United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, nearly five years after civil war erupted in the country.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Brazil

Cameroon

China

Colombia

Congo

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Greece

Haiti

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Morocco

Myanmar

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Slovenia

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Switzerland

Syria

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vietnam

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