Weekly World News Update: September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:54 PM | Anonymous

September 26, 2018

Weekly World News Update

73rd UN General Assembly; The Korean Peninsula; Souring India-Pakistan Relationship; Latin America Crises; No Confidence Vote in Sweden; Global Migration; Africa News; U.S. Debt Balloons

Quote of the Week

He [Trump] has always been obsessed that people are laughing at the president. From the mid-’80s, he’s said: ‘The world is laughing at us. They think we’re fools,’ ” said Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “It’s never been true, but he’s said it about every president. It’s the first time I’m aware of that people actually laughed at a president. I think it is going to drive him absolutely crazy. It will play to every insecurity he has.

73rd UN General Assembly Happenings

Trump Delivers Nationalist Credo to Skeptical UN General Assembly” Curt Mills -- National Interest, September 25, 2018

Trump Speaks Out on Globalization” Editorial Board -- The New York Times, September 25, 2018

"In Most Global of Settings, UN Ponders Populism’s Problems" Associated Press, September 26, 2018

Iran’s Rouhani Says U.S. Wants to Overthrow Its Government, Rejects Bilateral Talks” Edith Lederer -- PBS, September 25, 2018

"Full Text: Trump's 2018 UN Speech Transcript" -- Politico, September 25,2018

Korea: Nukes and Trade

"The Pyongyang Declaration: Implications for U.S.-ROK Coordination on North Korea" Scott Snyder -- Council on Foreign Relations, September 24, 2018

Moon, Trump Discuss ‘Corresponding Measures’ for NK Denuclearization” -- The Korea Times, September 26, 2018

Trump’s New Trade Deal with South Korea, Explained Alexia Fernandez Campbell -- Vox, September 25, 2018

Leaders of S. Korea, U.S. Welcome Revision to Bilateral FTA” Yonhap -- The Korea Herald, September 25, 2018

India-Pakistan Ties Sour

India Cancels Meeting with Pakistan at UN Because of ‘Evil Agenda’” Michael Safi -- The Guardian, September 21, 2018

"India’s Worst Nightmare" Hussaan Tariq -- Pakistan Today, September 26, 2018

India Calls Off Meeting with Pakistan at UNGA, Says Imran Khan’s True Face Revealed” -- Times of India, September 21, 2018

"India, Pakistan Trade Barbs After Meeting Cancelled" Ahmad Adil -- Andalou Agency, September 22, 2018

Latin America Faces Crisis

"U.S. Sanctions Target Venezuela’s First Lady and President’s Inner Circle" Carol Morello and

Anthony Faiola -- Washington Post, September 25, 2018

Access to Information Denied in Venezuela” Santiago Menna -- Human Rights Watch, September 24, 2018

For Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis, Argentina Proves a Tough Start” Patrick Gillespie -- Bloomberg, September 22, 2018

Mexico’s Next President Could Be on a Collision Course with Trump Over Immigration” Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff -- Washington Post, September 21, 2018

Swedish Government in "Disarray"

Sweden Rebels: Sweden PM Loses Vote of No Confidence Sending Shockwaves Through EU” Charlie Buckle -- Express, September 25, 2018

Sweden’s Prime Minister Loses Vote of Confidence Throwing Government Into Disarray” Holly Ellyatt -- CNBC, September 25, 2018

The City, the Country Are Ours: Migrants in Sweden Form ‘Resistance’ Movement” -- Sputnik International, September 25, 2018

Swedish Prime Minister Löfven Loses Confidence Vote” Stephen Brown -- Politico, September 25, 2018

Global Migration Issues

EU Leaders are United on Brexit But Divided on Migration” -- The Economist, September 21, 2018

As Migrants Turn to Spain, a Welcome Mat Shows Signs of Wear” Jeannette Neumann -- Wall Street Journal, September 23,2018

Migrants Get a Second Chance at Asylum. But It’s Still an Uphill Battle” Hannah Wiley -- The Texas Tribune, September 25, 2018

Chinese Investment in Africa

The Future Is in Africa, China Already Knows It” -- The Herald, September 24, 2018

’China Equals Hitler,’ Zambian Public Describes Chinese Investment” AFP -- The South African, September 23, 2018

The China Factor in Africa: Partner or Economic Predator?” Aggrey Mutambo -- Daily Nation, September 25, 2018

Amnesty in Rwanda

Rwandan Imprisoned Opposition Leader to Go on Trial as Another Walks Free – For Now” Kara Fox -- CNN, September 22, 2018 

Good Guys and Bad Guys” Jos van Oijen -- The New Times, September 25, 2018

Ballooning Debt a Threat to U.S. Economy

"As Debt Rises, the Government Will Soon Spend More on Interest Than on the Military" Nelson Schwartz -- New York Times, September 25, 2018

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