Weekly World News Update: October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:49 PM | Anonymous

October 3, 2018

Weekly World News Update

The New NAFTA; Pompeo and Melania Travel; Tsunami Destroys in Indonesia; Venezuela Gets in Trouble With ICC While ICJ Favors Chile; Macedonia's Name Change; Nobel Physics Prize Sees Female

Quote of the Week

"All these steps add up to a step backwards on trade and investment in the United States and the region as a whole that, while not as damaging as it could have been, will do little or nothing to help workers, consumers, and the economies of North America."

-- Jeffrey Schott, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, in an article on Tuesday examining the new aspects and anticipated effects of the USMCA deal.


Exit NAFTA, Enter USMCA” William Reinsch -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 2, 2018

5 Things to Know About USMCA, the New NAFTA” Geoffrey Gertz -- Brookings Institution, October 2, 2018

The New NAFTA: Congratulations in Order, More Dealmaking Ahead” Laura Dawson; Duncan Wood; Christopher Wilson -- Wilson Center, October 1, 2018

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico’s New Trade Pact Looks a Lot Like NAFTA. Here Are the Key Differences Between Them” Bob Bryan -- Business Insider, October 1, 2018

Pompeo Travels to Pyongyang...

High-stakes Denuclearization Talks in Balance as U.S. Announces Top Diplomat’s Visit to North Korea” Jesse Johnson -- The Japan Times, October 3, 2018

Pompeo’s 4th North Korean Visit Fuels Optimism for Denuclearization” Yi Whan-woo -- The Korea Times, October 3, 2018

"North Korea Escalates Pressure on U.S. Ahead of Pompeo Visit” Chloe Sang-Hun -- The New York Times, October 1, 2018 

...While Melania Travels to Africa

Melania Trump Visits Africa, Drawing Fresh Contrast With Husband” Jennifer Jacobs -- Bloomberg, October 2, 2018

"Dear Melania Trump...a Kenyan and a Ghanaian Offer Advice for Her Africa Trip" Esther Ngumbi and George Mwinnyaa -- NPR, October 1, 2018

Melania Trump Details Her Solo Trip to Africa” Kate Bennett -- CNN, September 26, 2018

Indonesia Reckons with Tsunami

Relief Agencies Struggle to Cope With scale of Sulawesi disaster” -- Asia Times, October 1, 2018

Indonesia Quake and Tsunami: Bodies Buried in Mass Grave” -- Al Jazeera, October 1, 2018

Indonesia Tsunami: Aid Briefing” Irwin Loy -- IRIN, October 1, 2018

ICC and Venezuela

Canada Joins Multilateral Move to Take Venezuelan Government to International Criminal Court Evan Dyer -- CBC News, September 25, 2018

Venezuela: Six States Request ICC Investigation” -- Human Rights Watch, September 26, 2018

" Latin American Countries Call for ICC to Probe Venezuela” John Rathbone -- Financial Times, September 25, 2018

ICJ Rules in Favor of Chile

Chile Cannot Be Forced to Negotiate Sea Access With Bolivia, Rules ICJ” -- The Santiago Times, October 1, 2018

World Court Sinks Bolivia’s Legal Fight for Sea Access” -- MENAFN, October 1, 2018

Macedonia’s Identity Change

New Name, Same Country? A Choice for Macedonians” Guy Delauney -- BBC News, September 28, 2018

Result of Macedonia’s Referendum Is Another Victory for Russia” Simon Tisdall -- The Guardian, October 1, 2018

Macedonia’s Looming War of Interpretations” Vessela Tcherneva -- European Council on Foreign Relations, September 28, 2018

Woman Wins in Nobel Physics

Donna Strickland Is the 3rd Woman Ever to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics” Brian Resnick -- Vox, October 2, 2018

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