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Weekly World News Update: November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:30 PM | Anonymous

November 28, 2018

Weekly World News Update

Crimea-Russia Tensions Escalate; G20 Summit Drama Approaches; Mass Climate Report Buried in Black Friday; Problems in Paris; Possible Brexit Deal; Migrant-U.S. Border Clashes; Taiwan Votes

Quote of the Week

"We will fight for our freedom, we will fight for our democracy, we will fight for our soil. The Russians will pay a huge price if they attack us."  

-- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, warning Russia in an interview with NBC News on Tuesday.

Escalating Conflict in Crimea

"Russia-Ukraine Fight Over Narrow Sea Passage Risks Wider War” Neil MacFarquhar --The New York Times, November 26, 2018 

Ukrainian-Russian Conflict Over Crimea and Azov Sea Has Long History” Veronika Melkozerova -- Kyiv Post, November 26, 2018

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Heats Up the Sea of Azov: Echoes of Russia’s War with Georgia?” Ashish Kumar Sen -- The Atlantic Council, November 25, 2018

"Press Conference Following the Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission" NATO, November 26, 2018

"Putin Tests Trump on Ukraine" Editorial Board -- Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2018

"Ukraine-Russia Sea Clash: Trump May Cancel G20 Putin Talks” -- BBC News, November 28, 2018

G20 Summit

This Year's G20 May Be the Most Crucial Since 2009” Andrew Hammond -- Business Times, November 27, 2018

"Commentary: Here’s What Trump Needs to Do at the G20" David Andelman -- Reuters, November 28, 2018

"Key Global Views About Issues and Leaders in the Spotlight at the G20 Summit" Richard Wike and Moira Fagan -- Pew Research Center, November 28, 2018

The G20 Summit Is a Reminder of How Little the U.S. Is Doing for American Workers” Alexia Fernandez Campbell -- Vox, November 26, 2018

"Latin America in Flux as G20 Leaders Descend on the Region" Luis Andres Henao -- Associated Press, November 26, 2018

"PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping to Meet on Sidelines of G20 Summit in Argentina" Indian Express, November 27, 2018

Climate Change Report

"A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday" Robinson Meyer -- The Atlantic, November 23, 2018

"Fourth National Climate Assessment" U.S. Global Change Research Program, November 2018

"The Energy 202: Trump Officials Mount Full-Court Press Against Their Own Climate Report" Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, November 28, 2018

"A Bright Side to Those Dire Climate Change Reports?" Molly Callahan -- Northeastern University, November 28, 2018

Here’s What the Climate Change Report Says Will Happen to the Economy If Temperatures Get Hotter” Steve Goldstein -- MarketWatch, November 27, 2018

“Yellow Vests” Pose Trouble for Macron

Les Misérables vs. Macron” Robert Zaretsky -- Foreign Policy, November 26, 2018

Emmanuel Macron Rejects Parallels Between French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests and Brexit” David Chazan -- The Telegraph, November 25, 2018

Why the ‘Yellow Vests’ Are a Red Flag for France’s Macron – and the EU Judah Grunstein -- World Politics Review, November 26, 2018

Macron to Address Nation in Wake of Violent Protests” -- France 24, November 26, 2018

Potential Brexit Deal?

The EU Has Approved Theresa May’s Brexit Deal. Now What?” Frances Coppola -- Forbes, November 25, 2018

EU to UK: Lose-Lose Brexit Deal Is Best You Will Get” David Herszenhorn and Charlie Cooper -- Politico, November 25, 2018

The Brexit ‘Future Relationship:’ Not a Deal, But a Half-Blind Date” Michael Emerson -- CEPS, November 26, 2018

Migrants Reach Border

U.S. Closes Major Crossing as Caravan Migrants Mass at Border in Mexico” Sarah Kinosian and Joshua Partlow -- Washington Post, November 26, 2018

Why Tear Gas, Lobbed at Migrants on the Southern Border, Is Banned in Warfare” Alex Horton -- Penn Live, November 26, 2018

President Trump Calls Caravan Migrants ‘Stone Cold Criminals.’ Here’s What We Know” Bart Jansen and Alan Gomez -- USA Today, November 26, 2018

If Recent Patterns Hold, There May Indeed Be Terrorists Inside the Border Caravan” Todd Bensman -- The Federalist, November 26, 2018

Setbacks in Taiwan

Rout for DPP in Taiwan Elections Not a Win for Reunification” Frank Chen -- Asia Times, November 26, 2018

"The Big Winner in Taiwan's Weekend Elections? China" Kelly Olsen -- CNBC, November 26, 2018

The Latest: Taiwanese Reject Gay Marriage, New Olympic Name” -- KSLA News, November 24, 2018

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