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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
EU 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
U.S in ‘Hysterics’ After Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Land in Venezuela” South China Morning Post, December 12, 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
International Peacebuilding Really Can Build Peace – But Perhaps Not How You Expect” Susanna Campbell — Washington Post, December 11, 2018
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