Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap: Sept 19 to Sept 25

Weekly Recap: Sept 19 to Sept 25

Sept 26: Rightist Giorgia Meloni becomes Italy’s first female prime minister on Sunday (Sept 25), As protests over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody flared, Iran restricts access to various social media platforms on Wednesday (Sept 22), Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meet on Friday (Sept 23) to contain the rising tensions on Taiwan.

Weekly Recap: Sept 5 to Sept 11

Weekly Recap: Sept 5 to Sept 11

Sept 12: North Korea passes law cementing its right to use preemptive nuclear weapons for self-defence last Thursday (Sept 8), US pledges another US$2.6 billion (S$3.64 billion) in new aid for Ukraine and allies, and led its allies to reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, Queen Elizabeth II passes away aged 96, her son Charles III ascends to the throne last Thursday (Sept 8).

Weekly Recap: Aug 22 to Aug 28

Weekly Recap: Aug 22 to Aug 28

August 29: The death toll from monsoon floods in Pakistan crossed 1,000 on Sunday (Aug 28), Fears of a nuclear disaster were heightened on Sunday (Aug 28) as heavy artillery was fired at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Moderna sued vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday (Aug 26) over alleged infringements of its patents on mRNA technology.

Weekly Recap: Aug 15 to Aug 21

Weekly Recap: Aug 15 to Aug 21

August 22: US and Taiwan announced last Friday (Aug 18) start of trade talks amid tensions with China, President Biden signs climate change, healthcare and taxes into law last Tuesday (Aug 16), Singapore to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code as announced last Sunday (Aug 21).

Weekly Recap Aug 8 to Aug 14

Weekly Recap Aug 8 to Aug 14

August 15: Once-fallen Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong is set to be pardoned, the South Korean Justice Ministry announced on Friday (Aug 12), Endorsing Finland and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, US President Joe Biden signed documents signed an “instrument of ratification” on Tuesday (Aug 9), US Department of Homeland Security scraps “Remain in Mexico” policy after Supreme Court ruling last Monday (Aug 8).

Weekly Recap Aug 1 to Aug 7

Weekly Recap Aug 1 to Aug 7

August 8: The United States prepared its largest security package for Ukraine, expected to be valued at US$1 billion and finalised on Monday (Aug 8), China conducted military exercises and placed sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday (Aug 5) due to displeasure with her visit to Taiwan, At least 44 people, including 15 children were killed over a three-day bombardment on the Gaza Strip which began on Friday (Aug 5).

Weekly Recap: July 18 to July 24

Weekly Recap: July 18 to July 24

July 25: China vowed on Tuesday (July 19) to respond if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, The European Central Bank hikes rates for the first time in 11 years last Tuesday (July 19), Sri Lanka Establishment PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected by parliament to serve as interim president last Wednesday (July 20).

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