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The weekly briefing, 18 October 2017: Chinese Communist Party meets to decide future of the party, investigative journalist killed by car bomb in Malta, Iraqi Army takes key installations outside Kirkuk

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Chinese Communist Party meets to decide future of the party and country; investigative journalist killed by car bomb in Malta; Iraqi Army takes key installations outside northern city of Kirkuk after Kurdish peshmerga withdraw; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 3 October 2017: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood, security forces kill demonstrators during protests in Cameroon, relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood following unofficial independence referendum; security forces kill demonstrators during independence protests in English-speaking parts of Cameroon; relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate following independence referendum; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 11 July 2017: World leaders meet in Hamburg for G20 summit, elections in DR Congo placed on hold by country’s electoral commission, seven Hindu pilgrims killed in crossfire during militant attack in Indian-administrated Kashmir.

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: world leaders meet in Hamburg for G20 summit; elections in DR Congo placed on hold by country’s electoral commission; seven Hindu pilgrims killed in crossfire during militant attack on police patrol in Indian-administrated Kashmir; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 25 April 2017: US defence secretary visits Afghanistan, further demonstrations against Venezuelan president, French police officer shot and killed in possible terrorist attack

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US defence secretary visits Afghanistan amid calls for a troop surge; further demonstrations against the president take place across Venezuela; French police officer shot and killed in possible terrorist attack on Champs Elysees in Paris; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 15 March 2017: local aid workers kidnapped in South Sudan, 20 million people at risk from famine in Yemen and East Africa, Brazil’s prosecutor general asks supreme court to open new investigations into senior politicians

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: eight local aid workers kidnapped in South Sudan; UN humanitarian affairs chief warns that 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen and East Africa; Brazil’s prosecutor general asks supreme court to open 83 new investigations into senior politicians; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 7 March 2017: Right-wing nationalist and social liberal candidates likely to win first round of French presidential election in April, hearings begin at The Hague in Ukrainian suit against Russia, US president accuses predecessor of ordering wiretapping of his phone

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: right-wing nationalist candidate and social liberal candidate likely to win first round of French presidential election in April; hearings begin at The Hague in Ukrainian suit against Russia; US president accuses predecessor of ordering wiretapping of his phone during presidential election; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 1 March 2017: US president announces significant increase in defence spending, four million people in Santiago left without water, prospective members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meet in Japan

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US president announces significant increase in defence spending while cutting state department budget; four million people in Santiago left without water after rainstorms and landslides contaminate Maipo River; prospective members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meet in Japan for five days of talks; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 14 February: Journalists arrested in Ivory Coast, Panamanian prosecutors arrest founding partners of Mossack Fonseca, North Korea successfully tests Pukguksong-2 nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: journalists arrested in Ivory Coast for spreading ‘false information’ about new mutiny led by security forces; Panamanian prosecutors arrest founding partners of Mossack Fonseca over possible links with one of the Brazilian construction company at heart of Lava Jato corruption case; North Korea successfully tests Pukguksong-2 nuclear-capable ballistic missile; and more.

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