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A Secret North Korean Visit, and the Tribute to a French Hero – The World This Week

By France 24
31 March 2018   |   10:30 am
From Kim Jong-Un's secret Chinese visit to the tribute to a French hero, and a sports scandal that has shaken Australia--our panelists join us to take a look back at the week that was.

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6 Nov
The two countries join the ASEAN nations, China, South Korea, and Japan. The pact will cover 30% of the world's population and 53% of last year's exports.
5 Nov
Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Friday (November 5) it has postponed the Afghanistan test in Hobart scheduled for Nov. 27 until the situation regarding the women's game in the South Asian nation becomes clearer. CA had said in September it would scrap the test if the Taliban government, which took power in August, did not allow women and girls to play the sport.
5 Nov
Nigeria has secured a new set of military gear and they are massive. The Nigerian Army recently unveiled 60 new VP1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers to expand it armory.
8 Nov
Taipei has said it is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
12 Nov
Engines developed in Germany can evade export control bans due to their status as a so-called dual-use technology, a German media investigation has revealed.
17 Nov
Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday, resetting ties months after a threat to pull its services to avoid tougher government regulation.
17 Nov
Canberra fears that countries such as China are gaining access to Australian innovations, often through academic cooperation.
28 Nov
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incursion off its east coast lasted roughly 10 minutes. Beijing later said the warplanes entering South Korea's air defense identification zone was part of an exercise.
24 Nov
Australia's weather bureau said the weather phenomenon known as La Nina has developed in the Pacific. It is the second year in a row and could result in larger wheat yields.
25 Nov
The Australian government said the militant group poses a "real" and "credible" threat to country. The group is already banned in the US, Israel, and Germany.
5 Dec
New legislation is intended to hold social media giants accountable by forcing them to reveal the identity of anonymous online bullies who post defamatory material.
29 Nov
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has called China a "savior." The people around the Bor copper mine, however, fear for their future, as Bor is part of the strategic investments around China's New Silk Road to Europe.