World News of the Week – September 17 to September 23, 2018

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South Korean President Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, North Korea (via AP)

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What You Need To Know:

1. At least 224 people died in Tanzania after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria.

2. The U.S. imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

3. Turkey’s chief prosecutor ordered the detention of 110 soldiers from the air force for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric Turkey says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016.

4. At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed in an attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Congo, disrupting efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic in the area.

5. A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard.

6. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader and a push toward a constitutional revision.

7. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un claimed he would permanently dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures.

8. The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency lost his job after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence became a battleground between Chancellor Merkel and her conservative critics.

9. At least 24 people were killed in a shooting attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran.

10. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party’s leader, died after a serious illness.

Algeria

Argentina

Austria

Brazil

Bulgaria

China

Colombia

Congo

Egypt

Eritrea

eSwatini

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Hungary

India

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Libya

Lithuania

Malaysia

Maldives

Mexico

Myanmar

Netherlands

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Syria

Tanzania

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vatican

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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