The World in a Flash The week's RoundUp is short and sweet, with just enough room for some of our favourite articles and stories from the week. From Trump's busy week of sorting out his policies, troubles in Brazil, Liberian school teachers, responses to the deadly Syrian attacks, and the peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Trump’s Busy Week This has been a busy week for the Trump Administration which has been posed with serious foreign policy issues. Firstly, the tragedy in Syria which compelled the President to launch missiles at a Syrian airfield. This has set back Russia-US relations which Donald Trump has described as being at an ‘all-time low.’ Both Syria and Russia have denied that forces loyal to Assad used chemical weapons.
The World in a Flash The Round-Up this week is very purposefully un-Trumped. Instead, we look at the new President of Haiti, continued protests in Romania, continued corruption drama in South Korea, chaos in South Africa's parliament, & the police strikes in Espirito Santo. 1. Haiti's New President: Jovenel Moise Jovenel Moise was sworn in this week as Haiti’s 58th President and has a daunting road ahead of him. The tiny half-island is still in the midst of recovery from 2010 earthquake, last year’s Hurricane Matthew, the UN-assisted Cholera outbreak and the UN World Food Programme estimated that 2.5 million Haitians live in poverty. The 12-year-old UN peacekeeping force is also due to leave the island nation later this year. Though Moise also faces
The World in a Flash This week's Round-Up covers the UN investigation into gas attacks in Syria, Trump's dog whistle to his second amendment people, internet investigation into Google Maps, Wikileaks and the death of a Clinton Staffer, and more! UN Inquiry into Gas Attacks in Syria The UN has begun investigating allegations of Chlorine gas being used against the population of Aleppo as the battle for the city rages. The international organization is attempting to negotiate with the various sides in the conflict for a ‘humanitarian pause’ which will allow them to gain access to relevant information on the group. These allegations have been made before, though the claims have been consistently denied by Syrian authorities. Though Chlorine is not a banned substance