On March 21, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned from office. He had been accused of corruption and endlessly denied it, but damning videos released on March 20 finally forced his hand.
On March 21, the European Union agreed to let the giant Bayer-Monsanto merger go ahead, subject to some major concessions from both parties involved.
The most significant message in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the National Congress on March 20 is not in any of the points he made. It is instead about how his recent strengthening of control makes those messages more powerful.
A new law which could be passed this week would allow the President to request foreign governments to monitor Americans’ communications, then share it with U.S. authorities – all without having to go to a FISA court or any other significant approval process for the wiretaps.
The first meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in 2018 begins March 19. It will set the agenda for the main meeting for heads of state later this year, and how economic issues will be sorted out between them as 2018 unfolds more fully.