Wednesday, May 10,  2017

French Elections: Macron's Victory; EU and the UK; Iran; Turmoil in South Sudan; Syria; Nigeria and Somalia; North Korea.
Quote of the Week:
"I know the divisions of our country have drive some to the extreme. I respect them. I know the anger, anxiety, and doubts that many have expressed." 
--  Emmanuel Macron , President-elect of France, in his Sunday  victory speech.
French Elections: Macron's Victory
" 6 Things to Watch as Macron Takes Office in France " Sean Illing -- Vox, May 9, 2017

" Is France's Political Crisis Just Beginning? " Uri Friedman -- The Atlantic, May 7, 2017

"The Macron Hack Was a Warning Shot" Nathalie Marechal -- Slate Magazine, May 7, 2017

"French Election: Centrist Emmanuel Macron Wins Presidency Over Marine Le Pen" Nancy Ing, Saphora Smith, and Daniella Silva -- NBC News, May 7, 2017

"Why Macron Won: Luck, Skill and France's Dark History" Adam Nossiter -- New York Times, May 7, 2017.
EU and the UK
"Local Elections: Tories Gain over 550 Seats as Labour and Ukip Votes Plunge" Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart -- The Guardian, May 5, 2017

" Influence of English is Fading, says EU chief Juncker" Crispian Balmer -- Reuters, May 5, 2017

" Why Emmanuel Macron's Win is Good News for Theresa May " Anthony Lane -- New Yorker, May 9, 2017
Iran
" Iran's Presidential Candidates Vow to Uphold Nuclear Deal in Televised Debate " Erin Cunningham -- Washington Post, May 5, 2017  

"Iranian Coal Miners, Furious Over Deaths, Confront President" Thomas Erdbrink -- The New York Times, May 8, 2017
Turmoil in South Sudan
" Juba in the Spotlight: Ongoing Turmoil in the World's Youngest Capital " Sofia Barbarani -- The Guardian, May 8, 2017

"1 Million Children Refugees from South Sudan's Civil War" Justin Lynch -- ABC News, May 8, 2017
Syria

"Syria's Kurds March on to Raqqa and the Sea" -- The Guardian, May 6, 2017
Nigeria and Somalia
"Nigeria Exchanges 82 Chibok Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram for Prisoners" Felix Onuah and Ahmed Kingimi -- Reuters, May 8, 2017

North Korea
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