AFRICA: Algeria’s Parliament appointed upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
AMERICAS: President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that Mexico was willing to serve as a mediator between the opposing sides in Venezuela after President Nicolas Maduro announced that he was open to having a third party help end the political crisis.
AFRICA: The preliminary report of the data from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month states that the flight crew performed all procedures from Boeing but could not control the jet.
AMERICAS: The Trump administration is preparing an economic relief package for Venezuela that would put United States dollars directly into the hands of Venezuelans in the event that the government of President Nicolás Maduro falls
ASIA: In Australia, social media executives risk jail for failing to take down violent extremist content quickly, under new laws passed– a “world first” in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre.