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Current events of
May 16, 2018
Armed conflicts and attacks
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Battle of Farah
forces claim to have taken control of the western city of
after two days of fighting. It is the second provincial capital to be temporarily taken over, after a
Business and economy
Economy of the United Kingdom
government renationalises the
Virgin Trains East Coast
East Coast Main Line
Department for Transport
will run the rail service until 2020.
Disasters and accidents
Five people are confirmed dead as thunderstorms hit the
Northeastern United States
politician and government secretary
dies after he collapsed while delivering a speech to
2017–18 North Korea crisis
North Korea–South Korea relations
cancels high-level talks with South Korea in protest of
United States–South Korea joint military
2018 North Korea–United States summit
North Korea warns that it might cancel talks with the United States if the U.S. keeps insisting that North Korea will "unilaterally" abandon
its nuclear weapons program
, similar to the
disarmament of Libya
. The White House says it is hopeful the planned summit will still happen.
The Washington Post
Law and crime
USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal
Michigan State University
announces that it will settle with sexual assault victims of
for over $500 million.
(AP via WKAR)
Five people are shot dead and another is injured in a shooting at a house in
Denton County, Texas
Denton County Sheriff's Office
believe the shooter is among the dead.
A mass grave containing the bodies of 12 people is discovered in
. The victims were allegedly killed in 2005 by paramilitary forces controlled by former president
, according to human rights groups.
Media of Kenya
signs a law outlawing cyber-espionage, cyber-bullying, and the "publication of
Politics and elections
Politics of Malaysia
Malaysian longtime opposition figure and leader of incumbent government party
is released from prison after obtaining a full royal pardon from King
. Anwar was imprisoned in 2015 during the tenure of
for charges widely considered to be politically motivated.
2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis
A Belgian judge withdraws the
European Arrest Warrant
amid procedural defects and irregularities. The
Supreme Court of Spain
criticizes the decision as a "lack of commitment to Spain" from the Belgian justice.
Trump campaign–Russian meetings
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
releases 2,500 pages of documents related to a June 9, 2016 meeting between
Donald Trump campaign
officials and Russian attorney
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