March 6–12, 2017

A candlelit rally in Seoul celebrates the ousting of President Park Geun-hye. || Barcroft Images

Asia

Amid growing political tensions after the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, North Korea has banned all Malaysians staying in the country from leaving.

The Constitutional Court of South Korea has voted to uphold the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, due to her scandal involving a top aide being given influential powers.

Europe

Iceland will lift all capital controls in the country, initially placed for economic stability during the 2008 Financial Crash.

The Netherlands have banned two Turkish ministers from entering the country to speak to expats in Rotterdam of an upcoming referendum. The incident was followed by riots in the city, and comes days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan having called the Dutch remnants of Nazism.’

Middle East

Israel has issued a travel ban that denies entry to anyone who supports the boycott of Israel or its controlled territories.

North America

The Canadian Supreme Court upheld a lawsuit that accused US President Donald Trump of misleading investors in real estate.

The United States State Department has approved to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, potentially to be used for bombing civilians in Yemen.

US President Donald Trump has signed a new immigration order, removing Iraq off the list and disaffecting green card holders. The new order was then immediately challenged by local judges.

US House Republicans have introduced the American Health Care Act, expected to replace the Affordable Health Care Act.

WikiLeaks publishes a series of documents, revealing new CIA technologies for hacking and surveillances on multiple Internet of Things devices.

Election Watch

The Dutch General Election will be held Wednesday. Early polls indicate that the incumbent centre-right party, the VVD, will again win the most seats in the parliament. The far-right Party for Freedom, whose support has surged in the recent months, is expected to make a strong push as well.