Our World: February 2017

News highlights from around the world for February 2017.


President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cut roughly the same amount from non-defense programs. Read more...


What to watch at India’s State Elections. Find out… 

India to release 39 Pakistan prisoners. Read more… 

North Korea:

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, likely died within 20 minutes of being exposed to a nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Read more…


Abu Sayyaf beheads a German hostage as Philippine government wages a war against the violent extremist group. Read more…


Conservative Egypt elects its first female governor. Read more…


While Donald Trump flirts with Russia, Eastern Europe prepares to be betrayed again. Read more…


Syria’s main opposition group has urged Russia to put pressure on the government of President Bashar al-Assad to shore up faltering efforts to end the conflict. Read more…

News from around the world: 28 February 2017

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