Weekly World News Update: June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:19 PM | Anonymous

June 27, 2018

Weekly World News Update

Turkey's Erdogan Wins Big, Expands Powers; Immigration Divides in U.S. and Europe; Ratcheting Up Trade Wars; Colombia’s FARC Peace Deal Under Threat; Saudi Lifts Ban on Women Drivers; World Leader Gives Birth

Quote of the Week

“The winner is our democracy. The winner is service-based politics. The winner is superiority of national will. The winner is Turkey. The winner is the Turkish nation.” 

-- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to supporters in Ankara early Monday morning after winning re-election Sunday.

Erdogan's Sweeping New Powers

"Turkey’s President Just Won Reelection and a Dangerous Set of New Powers" Madeleine Ngo -- Vox, June 25, 2018

"Turkey’s Elections: Partially Free, Fair, and Fake" Steven A. Cook -- Council on Foreign Relations, June 25, 2018

"The Erdogan Supremacy" Kaya Genc -- The New York Times, June 25, 2018

"Bully-Boy Erdoğan is a Threat to Turkey – and the World" Simon Tisdall -- The Guardian, June 22, 2018

Immigration Battles Rage On

"Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban" Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow -- The Washington Post, June 26, 2018

"After Supreme Court Ruling, How Does Trump’s Travel Ban Affect U.S. Immigration Policy?" Amna Nawaz and Judy Woodruff -- PBS, June 26, 2018

"Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights" Katie Rogers and Sheryl Gay Stolberg -- The New York Times, June 24, 2018

"What is Europe’s Migration Fight About?" Jacopo Barigazzi and James Randerson -- Politico, June 22, 2018

"Merkel is Struggling to Get EU Countries to Follow Germany’s Lead on Migration" Edmund Heaphy -- Quartz, June 26, 2018

Drums of Trade War?

"Why Donald Trump’s Threatened Trade War With China Could Also Hurt South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan" Jane Cai and Sarah Zheng -- South China Morning Post, June 27, 2018

"Harley-Davidson’s Announcement Shows the Folly of Trump’s Trade War" John Cassidy -- The New Yorker, June 26, 2018

"There's a New Tariff in Town: Implications of Trump's Steel Tariffs" Ole Moehr -- Atlantic Council, June 22, 2018

"EU Adopts Rebalancing Measures in Reaction to U.S. Steel and Aluminium Tariffs" Press Release -- European Commission, June 20, 2018

Colombia’s FARC Peace Deal Under Threat with Ivan Duque?

"Will President Iván Duque Bring Prosperity to Colombia?" Stephen Gibbs -- The Times, June 21, 2018

"Is Colombia’s Duque Another Macron, or Another Medvedev?" Frida Ghitis -- World Politics Review, June 21, 2018

Women Drive in Saudi Arabia

" The End of Saudi Arabia’s Ban on Women Driving is About Economics, Not Equality" Martin Hvidt -- Quartz, June 25, 2018

"Why Did Saudi Arabia Lift the Driving Ban on Women Only Now?" Hana Al-Khamri -- Al Jazeera, June 24, 2018

World Leader Gives Birth

"New Zealand Prime Minister Gives Birth; First World Leader to Do So in Decades" Shannon Van Sant -- NPR, June 21, 2018


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