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A week in review 07/18/18
Photo Courtesy: White House - President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in what the White House describes as discussions about a wide range of isssues including Russia’s role in meddling in the U.S. presidential elections in 2016.

By Joseph Rios


Obama visits Kenya
- Former U.S. President Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time in 12 years. He visited to inaugurate a youth project that is controlled by his sister. The project, Sauti Kuu Foundation, will be a sports facility and a vocational training center. Following his time in Kenya, Obama will visit South Africa to give a Mandela Day lecture.

Nigeria denies Boko Haram attack - Nigeria is denying reports that Boko Haram launched an attack on one of its military bases. Media in Nigeria says a base in Yobe, Nigeria was attacked by jihadists. Reports say soldiers are missing, but a spokesman for the army sent numerous tweets saying reports of the attack were exaggerated.


Suicide bomber attacks campaign rally in Pakistan
- Pakistan is in the midst of mourning its second deadliest militant attack since its independence. One hundred forty-nine people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a campaign rally. Among those who were killed were nine children, and 180 others were injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The country is gearing up for its general election on July 25.

Animal sanctuary targeted by mob in Indonesia - Nearly 300 crocodiles at an animal sanctuary in Indonesia were killed by a mob of villagers. The attack was in response to a man who is believed to have been killed by a crocodile at the sanctuary. The crocodiles killed are part of a protected species, and officials may press charges. Police say they were unable to stop the attack.


France celebrates World Cup victory
- France is celebrating the World Cup, and one way it is doing that is by temporary renaming its train stations. The Parios metro will rename six of its stations to honor the team. Stations will be named after the country’s coach. France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in the World Cup Final.

Germany fights anti-Semitism in schools - Germany is looking to cut back anti-Semitism in its schools as children are on summer break. The country will send over 150 anti-bullying experts into schools after summer break. The country’s Families Minister Franziska Giffey said anti-Semitism is a “big problem” in Germany’s schools. Officials have said teachers need more support to fight against anti-Semitism.

Latin America

Haiti Prime Minister resigns
- Protests in Haiti over rising fuel prices has led to Haiti Prime Minister Guy Lafontant’s resignation. Protests have been deadly. Four people were killed when shops and buildings were burnt and looted. Haiti President Jovenel Moise said he accepts Lafontant’s resignation. Riots called for a vote of no-confidence in Lafontant.

Argentina and manager part ways - After being knocked out of the World Cup by France, Argentina and its manager Jorge Sampaoli have mutually agreed to part ways. Sampaoli began to lead the team in May of last year, and the country will also let go of its physical trainer and video analyst. Argentina was the runner up in the 2014 World Cup.

North America

Trump and Putin meet
- President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met together in Helsinki, Finland for almost two hours in private. After the meeting Trump said Russia didn’t have a motive to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. U.S. intelligent services concluded that Russia did try to interfere with the 2016 presidential election after an investigation.

Trump campaign has raised $88 million so far - The U.S. Federal Election Commission said a campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump has raised over $88 million over the past 18 months. Trump launched his bid for his 2020 campaign right after he was sworn into office. That move is uncommon, and the money has been raised by Trump’s campaign committee and two groups who are allies with the Republican party.





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