World News of the Week – September 4 to September 9, 2018

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Russian police officers arrest a young man during a rally protesting retirement age rises (via AP)

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1. Taliban insurgents launched separate attacks on Afghan security forces in the country’s north, killing at least 52 people.

2. India’s Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights.

3. The Trump administration to slap tariffs of up to 25% on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.

4. Syrian Prime Minister Khamis said that opposition-controlled Idlib province will soon be restored to Syrian state sovereignty, vowing to win any coming war.

5. Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the next government uncertain.

6. Iraqi protesters set fire to a provincial government building in the southern city of Basra, despite a curfew imposed by authorities to try and quell demonstrations against poor public services and unemployment.

7. Jair Bolsonaro, a leading Brazilian presidential candidate whose heated rhetoric has electrified some voters and angered others, was stabbed at a campaign event and suffered serious abdominal injuries.

8. The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 20 after an entire mountainside collapsed on homes.

9. Britain deepened its diplomatic feud with Moscow charging two men it says are Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

10. North Korea held a major military parade to celebrate its 70th anniversary, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies, the emphasis was firmly on building up the economy, not on nuclear weapons.

Afghanistan

Angola

Australia

Brazil

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

China

Comoros

Congo

Egypt

France

Gambia

Germany

Greece

India

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Mali

Mexico

Moldova

Myanmar

Netherlands

Nigeria

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Paraguay

Philippines

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Somalia

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sweden

Syria

Turkey

Uganda

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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