World News of the Week – August 27 to September 3, 2018

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Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain, touches his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona (via Reuters)

What You Need To Know: 

1. President Trump warned Canada that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the negotiations.

2. A blast in a cafe in eastern Ukraine killed the prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, who had been fighting Ukrainian forces since 2014.

3. Islamist militants killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year.

4. U.N. human rights experts claim the governments of Yemen, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3½ years ago, including rape, torture, arbitrary detention and use of child soldiers.

5. A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.

6. Five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when their car ran over a homemade bomb in northern Kenya.

7. The U.S. canceled $300 million in planned aid to Pakistan reflecting the Trump administration’s dissatisfaction with Pakistan’s commitment to assisting the U.S. strategy for pressuring the Taliban, whose leaders use Pakistan as a sanctuary.

8. Brazil’s top electoral court barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this year’s presidential because of his corruption conviction.

9. A bomb blast killed one person and injured 15 in an internet cafe in the southern Philippines, in the second such attack in days blamed by the military on pro-Islamic State militants.

10. Indonesia‘s President Widodo announced that Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks.

Afghanistan

Australia

Austria

Bosnia

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

China

Colombia

Congo

Egypt

El Salvador

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Kuwait

Libya

Mexico

Myanmar

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Yemen

 

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