June 27, 2018
Weekly World News Update
Turkey's Erdogan Wins Big, Expands Powers; Immigration Divides in U.S. and Europe ; Ratcheting Up Trade Wars; Colombia’s FARC Peace Deal Under Threat; Saudi Lifts Ban on Women Drivers; World Leader Gives Birth
Quote of the Week
“The winner is our democracy. The winner is service-based politics. The winner is superiority of national will. The winner is Turkey. The winner is the Turkish nation.” 
-- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to supporters in Ankara early Monday morning after  winning re-election  Sunday.
Erdogan's Sweeping New Powers

" Turkey’s Elections: Partially Free, Fair, and Fake" Steven A. Cook -- Council on Foreign Relations, June 25, 2018

" The Erdogan Supremacy " Kaya Genc -- The New York Times, June 25, 2018

" Bully-Boy Erdoğan is a Threat to Turkey – and the World " Simon Tisdall -- The Guardian, June 22, 2018
Immigration Battles Rage On
" Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban " Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow -- The Washington Post, June 26, 2018

" Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights " Katie Rogers and Sheryl Gay Stolberg -- The New York Times, June 24, 2018

" What is Europe’s Migration Fight About? " Jacopo B arigazzi and James Randerson -- Politico, June 22, 2018

Drums of Trade War?
" Why Donald Trump’s Threatened Trade War With China Could Also Hurt South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan " Jane Cai and Sarah Zheng -- South China Morning Post, June 27, 2018

" Harley-Davidson’s Announcement Shows the Folly of Trump’s Trade War " John Cassidy -- The New Yorker, June 26, 2018

" There's a New Tariff in Town: Implications of Trump's Steel Tariffs" Ole Moehr -- Atlantic Council, June 22, 2018

" EU Adopts Rebalancing Measures in Reaction to U.S. Steel and Aluminium Tariffs" Press Release -- European Commission, June 20, 2018
Colombia’s FARC Peace Deal Under Threat with Ivan Duque?
" Will President Iván Duque Bring Prosperity to C olombia ? " Stephen Gibbs -- The Times, June 21, 2018

" Is Colombia’s Duque Another Macron, or Another Medvedev? " Frida Ghitis -- World Politics Review, June 21, 2018
Women Drive in Saudi Arabia
World Leader Gives Birth
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