Zen Corner World News // Week of Apr. 30 — May 7, 2018

by: The Zen Corner

What You Need To Know:

1. Two ISIS suicide bombers struck Afghanistan’s capital, killing 25 people, including nine journalists, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

2. President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear disarmament pact the previous administration created with Iran.

3. CIA Director and incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to North Korea, meeting with foreign diplomats, and securing the release of three Americans that were held captive in North Korea.

4. Protests in the Armenian capital Yerevan suddenly calmed after the ruling party confirmed it would back an opposition leader to become prime minister.

5. The U.S. government to take another 30 days to decide whether to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, extending a period of uncertainty for businesses in those regions.

6. Nearly 1,600 protesters were arrested across Russia as Vladimir Putin is set to begin a new 6-year term. Opposition leader Navalny was among those arrested.

7. ISIS suicide bombers attacked Libya’s election commission, killing at least 14 people in an attack aimed to disrupt a nation-wide vote planned for later this year.

8. Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinian protesters injuring nearly 1,100 people.

9. Boko Haram bombed a mosque in northeast Nigeria killing 27 people. At least 45 people were killed in a separate attack on a village in northern Nigeria.

10. Spain’s maritime rescue service saved 476 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores.

[Photo courtesy of USGS.]

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