Diplomatic Update : it happened in November 2016

UNITED STATES : Donald Trump becomes President of the United States of America after winning 306 states against 232 for his opponent Hilary Clinton. There were fears of USD plunge after this election, but the US economy seems to stay stable one month after the event.

FRANCE : 

-The former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron officially announces his candidacy to be the next French President. The elections will take place in April and May 2017.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/former-french-economy-minister-announces-presidential-bid-1479293059

-The former Prime Minister Francois Fillon wins the race to be rightwing presidential candidate. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/nov/27/french-elections-voting-ends-in-poll-for-rights-presidential-candidate-live

SOUTH KOREA : over one million Koreans went down in the streets to demand the resignation of the Conservative President Park Geun-hye. She is accused of corruption and of sharing classified documents. She has asked the Parliament to arrange her exit.

CUBA : the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies at 90. He overthrew Batista dictator in 1959 and established a communist state which is still run today by his brother Raul Castro. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/26/fidel-castro-cuba-revolutionary-icon-dies

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