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Lawmakers in South Korea’s National Assembly voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye for corruption allegations. The country’s Constitutional Court will decide whether or not to accept the impeachment, a process that could take up to 180 days. In the meantime, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will act as President.
Late last week, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke over the telephone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, breaking with decades of U.S. policy on Taiwan. The conversation angered officials in Beijing, who do not recognize Taiwan as an independent state.
A Dutch court found Geert Wilders, a Dutch right-wing politician, guilty of inciting discrimination and insulting Moroccans and ethnic groups. The court didn’t impose any punishment on Wilders, asserting that the conviction was enough punishment for the political leader.
A bomb attack in Cairo killed six Egyptian security forces and wounded four civilians. The Hasm Movement, an Egyptian militant group, claimed responsibility for the attack. Investigators are still trying to determine where the bomb was originally placed.
Voters in Ghana went to the polls in the country's seventh election since the restoration of their democracy in 1992. This week’s election looks set to be a tight race at a time of severe economic declines and rising voter intimidation.
Gambia’s Independent Election Commission announced that Adama Barrow had won the country's presidential election, defeating incumbent Yahya Jammeh. Having been in power since 1992, Jammeh led a suppressive campaign and once claimed a “billion-year” mandate to rule.
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has died at 95. Glenn, a former marine and U.S. Senator, was best known for circling the Earth in a space capsule in 1962.
Here is a great piece by NPR about the life of John Glenn.
Donald Trump has chosen Andrew Puzder to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. Puzder, a long time anti-regulation fastfood executive who opposes a higher minimum wage, has been praised by Trump’s transition team as they believe he will make workers “safer and more prosperous”.
Bolivian authorities have arrested the head of the airlines that operated an airplane which crashed in Colombia on November 28, killing 71 people, including most players from Brazilian football club, Chapecoense.
Russia has updated a plan to counter cyber attacks. This comes after American officials claimed that the Russian government was behind a series of hack attacks on American institutions, including the Democratic National Committee.