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Weekly World News Update: September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:09 PM | Anonymous

September 5, 2018

Weekly World News Update

NAFTA Progress; China Interior Shocks and Strategic Exterior Moves; Swedish Election; Europe Talks Immigration; Argentina Currency Woes

Quote of the Week

Canada will not be signing a deal unless it is in the interest of Canadian workers, the Canadian middle class, and Canadians in general…We’ve been very clear that there are a number of things that we absolutely must see.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a televised news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday.

Scramble for NAFTA

NAFTA Breakthrough? Maybe.” Hilary Novik Sandberg -- Eurasia Group, August 30, 2018

A NAFTA Deal Inches Closer” Inu Manak -- Cato Institute, September 4, 2018

Canada Left Facing a Fait Accompli in NAFTA Negotiations” Claude Barfield -- American Enterprise Institute, August 30, 2018

A New NAFTA Without Canada? Unions and Tech Push Back Against Trump's Mexico-Only Deal” David Meyer -- Fortune, September 3, 2018

Where Things Stand on NAFTA” Victoria Guida -- Politico, September 4, 2018

Troubling Revelations in Xinjiang

Trump Urged to Sanction China Over Crackdown on Muslims” -- CBS News, August 30, 2018

China Bites Back at U.S. Suggestion of Sanctions Over Concentration Camps” Casey Michel -- ThinkProgress, August 31, 2018

China's Jaw-Dropping Family Separation Policy” Sigal Samuel -- The Atlantic, September 4, 2018

Detention of Uighurs Must End, UN Tells China, Amid Claims of Prison Camps” -- The Guardian, August 30, 2018

Charm Offensive in Africa

China Is Doubling Down on Its “Win-Win” Strategy in Africa” Abdi Latif Dahir -- Quartz, September 4, 2018

China Has Spent Billions in Africa, But Some Critics at Home Question Why” Robyn Dixon -- Los Angeles Times, September 3, 2018

Theresa May’s Focus on UK–Africa Ties Is Long Overdue” Alex Vines -- The Telegraph, August 31, 2018

Analysts: Africa Visits by Merkel and May Present Opportunities” Chika Oduah -- Voice of America, September 3, 2018

Crucial Election in Sweden

Swedish Center-Left Holds Small Lead Ahead of September 9 Election” Daniel Dickson and Simon Johnson -- Reuters, September 4, 2018

Sweden Democrats: How a Nationalist, Anti-Immigrant Party Took Root in a Liberal Nordic Haven” Ben Kelly -- Independent, August 31, 2018

Sweden Struggles with ‘Country in Chaos’ Social Media Attacks” Rafaela Lindeberg -- Bloomberg, August 30, 2018

Immigration Debate Heats Up Across Europe

Chemnitz Protests Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right” Katrin Bennhold -- New York Times, August 30, 2018

The Irish Times View on Germany’s Far-Right: A Warning from Chemnitz” Editorial Board -- The Irish Times, August 31, 2018

"Europe’s Liberals Fear Continent Facing End-of-Era Moment" Jamie Dettmer -- Voice of America, September 3, 2018

Another Currency Drop in Argentina

Argentina Hikes Interest Rate To 60 Percent in Bid to Halt Currency's Fall” Colin Dwyer -- NPR, August 30, 2018

Argentina's Macri Raises Taxes, Axes Ministries After Peso Plunge” Charlotte Mitchell -- Al Jazeera, September 3, 2018

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