The first of the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were captured by Boko Haram was found and brought to safety. On Thursday, she met the Nigerian President Buhari who expressed sadness at the horrors she had experienced.
Kenyan police are accused of “gruesome violence” while breaking up an opposition protest on Monday.
On Thursday, China intercepted a U.S. spy plane over the South China Sea.
A top Chinese official visited Hong Kong this week,, which required a huge security operation as protesters showed their discontent with Chinese rule.
In his first press conference, the Philippine president elect vowed to bring back executions and torture under his rule.
On Wednesday, the Hamburg Court banned a German comedian from reading his entire poem about Turkish President Erdogan in court. The next day former London Mayor Boris Johnson won the “most offensive Erdogan poem” contest.
This week U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was in Moscow discussing eastern Ukraine with representatives from the Russian government. Nuland stressed the importance of the Minsk Agreements and that the U.S. would not recognize any elections in eastern Ukraine that did not comply with the agreements.
On Thursday, Montenegro signed an accession agreement with NATO, which will pave its path to full membership in the alliance.
On Thursday Turkish President Erdogan nominated current transport minister and political ally, Binali Yildirim, as Prime Minister.
The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board a day earlier. Although suspicion pointed to Islamist militants who blew up another airliner over Egypt just seven months ago, no group has claimed responsibility.
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as Army secretary on Tuesday evening, making him the first openly gay person to lead a military service.
Two earthquakes shook western Ecuador on Wednesday, one month after the worst temblor to hit the country in decades killed more than 650 people and injured more than 16,600.
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