Department of Defense

September 30, 2016

This week, an additional 600 U.S. troops will assist Iraqi forces in retaking Mosul from ISIL; an international court will oversee negotiations between Australia and East Timor regarding ownership of a large undersea gas and oil field; the United States will soon deploy an anti-missile system to South Korea; and more.

September 16, 2016

This week, Russia and the United States accuse each other of violating the new ceasefire in Syria; President Obama says sanctions against Myanmar will be lifted; Japan invests $30 billion in Africa; and more.

Senado Federal

September 2, 2016

This week, the Brazilian senate votes to officially remove Dilma Rousseff as president; China prepares to host the G20 Summit in Hangzhou; Spain’s prime minister loses a vote of confidence; and more.

Jiuquan Space Launch Center

August 26, 2016

This week, China releases details of its 2020 Mars rover mission; the Obama administration transfers 15 Guantánamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates; bombings continue in Thailand; and more.

August 12, 2016

This week, Erdoğan and Putin meet in an attempt to resurrect bilateral relations; protesters denounce the timeline for a recall of Venezuela’s president; the world’s longest hunger strike comes to an end; and more.


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