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A week in review 11/15/17
Photo courtesy: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Sunday evening. Trump came from Da Nang, Vietnam for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meet where he and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met face to face for the first time.

By Joseph Rios

Massive rape trial begins in the Democratic Republic of Congo - The Democratic Republic of Congo has begun a mass child rape trial. 18 militants are accused of raping over 40 children and some of there were only 18 months old. The men allegedly raped the children because a spiritual advisor told them it would give them protection. The men denied the charges.

North Korea responds to Trump’s South Korea visit - North Korea responded to Donald Trump’s visit to the South Korean National Assembly by saying “we don’t care about what the mad dog may utter because we’ve already heard enough.” Trump spoke at the South Korean National Assembly and said North Korea must stop developing ballistic missiles, but did say there is a chance for diplomacy. He didn’t mention Kim Jong Un in his speech, but did say North Korea has “committed crimes against God and man.”

Large nationalist march takes place in Poland - A group of around 60,000 people in Warsaw, Poland gathered to join a nationalist march on Poland’s independence day. BBC reported that people were chanting “Pure Poland, white Poland” and a group of counter-protestors gathered at the rally. Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said the protest was a “beautiful sight” and protesters allegedly threw red smoke bombs while they marched.

Britain struggling with obesity According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Britain is the most obese nation and its obese population is rising faster than other first world countries. The report says Britain’s obesity rate is “historically high” and has increased by 92 percent since the 1990s. It was also found that Britain’s youth who consume alcohol has also risen.

Latin America
US imposes travel bans on Cuba-The United States is pushing forward measures that will limit travels to Cuba. The country included places like shops and hotels on a blacklist and US citizens traveling to Cuba will have to go with organized tour groups. Trump announced in June that he would rollback Obama’s engagement policy with Cuba.
US veterans protest in Mexico Mexicans who served in the United States military who were deported gathered on Veterans Day in protest at Ciudad Juarez. It is believed that there were around 300 veterans at the protest. Some of those who were gathered fought in the Vietnam War while others served in Iraq.

North America
Texas church moves on after shooting - The Texas church that was attacked by a gunman that left 25 people dead is set to reopen its sanctuary. The church, First Baptist Church, is inviting the public to the sanctuary to honor those who were killed in the terrorist attack. First Baptist Church says it has already started several projects to help support families and others who were impacted by the shooting.

Trump stands up for Putin - In the midst of allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 US election, US President Donald Trump addressed the subject at an Asia-Pacific summit. Trump responded to a question about the allegations and said “Every time (Russian President Putin) sees me he says I didn’t do that, and I really believe when he tells me that, he means it.” Trump went on to tweet about the subject and said former President Barack Obama didn’t have chemistry with Putin.





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