Here is your weekly news briefing on significant global events through 31 JAN – 07 FEB 2017.

China welcomes diplomatic solution to South China Sea situation

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-southchinasea-china-idUSKBN15L0ZS

Columbian government and FARC declare end to 52 year war

 

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2430299&CategoryId=12393

 

UN condemns horrific abuses in Myanmar

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38858655

 

Machete attack at the Louvre – attacker shot and killed.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uae-condemns-louvre-attack-pledges-support-france-45264818

 

Intense violence in eastern Ukraine

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/an-on-the-ground-look-at-the-deadly-surge-of-violence-in-eastern-ukraine/2017/02/03/29d1c37c-ea1a-11e6-903d-9b11ed7d8d2a_story.html?utm_term=.ef95fef44af4

 

Opinion: If we can’t unite against rioting, we can’t unite at all

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444544/berkeley-riots-milo-yiannopoulos-california-mayor-free-speech?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=french