December 12, 2018
Weekly World News Update
Global Migration Pact Signed; Brexit Faces Big Hurdles; Macron Sweetens the Deal; Russia-Venezuela Partnership Deepens; Yemen's Opposing Factions Meet in Sweden; TIME Chooses Person of the Year; Burundi-UN Clashes
Quote of the Week
We all know that illegal migration, because of the different development opportunities around the world, has caused part of the great fear in our countries, Merkel said in Marrakech. “ And these fears are being used by the opponents of this pact.
-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel in remarks made while in Marrakech to sign the UN's Global Migration Pact on Monday.
New Refugee Pact

" What Is the UN Migration Pact? " Jackie Fox -- RTE, December 10, 2018

Can the U.S. Be Persuaded to Support the UN Refugee Pact? " Anja Kueppers-McKinnon -- Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2018

A Nonbinding Migration Pact Is Roiling Politics in Europe ” Emily Schultheis and Krishnadev Calamur -- The Atlantic, December 11, 2018

Global Migration Pact: The UN’s Attempt to Erode Sovereignty " Jonathan Tobin -- National Review, December 12, 2018   
Another Snag with Brexit
UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote From Her Party” Jill Lawless -- AP, December 12, 2018

" Theresa May Tried to Lead Britain to a Brexit Compromise. Was It Too Late?" Ellen Barry -- New York Times, December 9, 2018

" Theresa May Delays Parliamentary Vote on Brexit Deal " William Booth, Michael Birnbaum, Karla
Adam -- Washington Post, December 10, 2018

" Brexit Ruling: UK Can Cancel Decision, EU Court Says " -- BBC News, December 10, 2018

" E U Figures Rule Out Concessions as May Postpones Brexit Vote " Daniel Boffey -- The Guardian, December 10, 2018
Macron Promises Concessions

" Macron Offers Sweeteners to Calm Yellow Jackets Protest" Maia de la Baume and Paul Dallison -- Politico EU, December 11, 2018

Russia and Venezuela’s Rendezvous
" Air Force Tu-160 Bombers Deploy To Venezuela" Tom Demerly -- The Aviationist, December 11, 2018

" Russian Sends Two Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Venezuela" Vladimir Isachenkov -- Military Times, December 10, 2018

Yemen: An End in Sight?
" The Stockholm Sessions" Ahmed Nagi -- Carnegie Middle East Center, December 5, 2018

" Yemen's Warring Sides Gather in Sweden for Peace Talks" Faisal Edroos -- Aljazeera, December 6, 2018

U.S. Is Enabling War That Has Made Yemen a Hell on Earth for Civilians” Senator Chris Murphy -- CNN, December 6, 2018

Senate to Vote on Yemen Amid Growing Skepticism over U.S.-Saudi Alliance ” Julian Borger -- Guardian, December 12, 2018
TIME’s 2018 Persons of the Year
" The Choice " Edward Felsenthal -- TIME, December 11, 2018

" TIME's 2018 Person of the Year: 'The Guardians and the War on Truth ' " Eun Kyung Kim -- Today, December 11, 2018
Burundi Clashes With the UN
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