World News of the Week: November 12 to November 18, 2018

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Anti-Brexit campaigners unfurl a banner on Westminster bridge in London, U.K. (via AFP)

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1. After months of talks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal to provide for the U.K.’s exit from the bloc. Two U.K. Cabinet ministers quit, and more than 20 lawmakers have submitted letters of no confidence.

2. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi — a claim the Saudi government has denied.

3. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, calling it “another display of our rapidly-growing defense capabilities to the whole region.”

4. Eight U.N. peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against rebels in Congo’s northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak.

5. At least 77 people were killed in California wildfires, over 1,000 still missing.

6. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would take on the role of defense minister, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely.

7. Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah bordering Iran have killed at least 30 Afghan security forces

8. Nearly 300,000 protesters paralyzed traffic at more than 2,000 strategic sites around France in a bid to force the government to lower taxes on diesel fuel and gasoline.

9. Plans to begin repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return to the country.

10. More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in Central African Republic in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000 refugees.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Brazil

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

China

Congo

Czech Republic

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Fiji

France

Gabon

Germany

India

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Latvia

Lebanon

Libya

Madagascar

Malaysia

Myanmar

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Syria

Tunisia

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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