U.S. State Department

April 14, 2017

This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow; thousands of Venezuelans protest in the streets of Caracas for nearly two weeks; China orders a fleet of North Korean cargo ships carrying coal to return to North Korea because of that country’s repeated missile tests; and more.

UN Photo

April 7, 2017

This week, the Assad regime carries out a chemical attack in a rebel-held Syrian province, leading to a U.S. military airstrike; an explosion in a subway in St. Petersburg kills 14 people; North Korea fires a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on the eve of first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping; and more.

March 31, 2017

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May officially initiates the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union; Pakistan commences production on a 1,500-mile border fence with Afghanistan; impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye is arrested on charges including bribery, extortion, and abuse of power; and more.

March 24, 2017

This week, a terrorist attack in London killed five people and injured at least 40 more; U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decides to attend a NATO summit he originally planned to skip; the latest North Korea missile launch failed, according to South Korea and the United States; and more.

March 17, 2017

This week, Saudi Arabia held its first ever Girls Council meeting… without any women; the United States charged two Russians for cyber attacks; Malaysia and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on ISIL militants in Southeast Asia; and more.

Republic of Korea

March 10, 2017

This week, South Korea's highest court rules unanimously to remove its first female president from office, sparking chaotic protests; Mexico opens migrant defense centers across the United States to provide legal aid to U.S.-based migrants; Air India makes history by flying the first all-female crew around the world; and more.

Missile Defense Agency

March 3, 2017

This week, China retaliates against South Korea over the ROK’s THAAD missile defense deployment plans; Northern Ireland holds an election following the collapse of its power sharing agreement; Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties; and more.

Tinou Bao

February 24, 2017

This week, Turkey’s military lifted its ban on women’s headscarves; Russia launched an official tracker of “fake news”; China has nearly finished structures designed to hold long-range missiles on artificial islands in the South China Sea; and more.

U.S. Defense Department

February 17, 2017

This week, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis issued an ultimatum to NATO members to increase their defense spending by the end of the year; Kim Jong-un’s older half-brother was assassinated in Malaysia; Russia launched a cruise missile in an apparent violation of a Cold War-era treaty; and more.


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