May 22–28, 2017

 A protest in Tokyo against Japan's new anti-conspiracy bill. || Franck Robichon, European Pressphoto Agency

A protest in Tokyo against Japan's new anti-conspiracy bill. || Franck Robichon, European Pressphoto Agency

Asia

Protests broke out in southern parts of the Kashmir region in India after police killed the leader of an insurgency group that has gained a loyal following.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gained enough votes to pass a new anti-conspiracy bill, which he stated was needed to fight terrorism, despite many critics arguing that the bill would give the government extensive surveillance powers.

In her first day in court, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has pleaded not guilty of all charges that led to her impeachment one month ago.

Philippine troops engaged members of Maute, an ISIS-connected group in Marawi, after militants attempted a siege of the city that displaced thousands.

Europe

FIFA President Gianni Infantino admitted there have been human rights abuses of workers involved in the construction of stadiums to be used for the 2018 World Cup.

At a meeting in Italy, leaders of G7 countries urged US President Donald Trump to change his stance on the Paris Climate Agreement after he expressed resistance to the deal.

North America

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that the United States took full responsibility for leaking information on investigations conducted by the British police after the terrorist attack in Manchester.

Committees investigating Russian interference in the past US presidential election are currently focusing on White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, due to his meetings with Russian officials last December.