the Context

Swedish general election, 2018

Swedish media report voter harassment by members of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement. The far-right Alternative for Sweden party is reportedly "shouting loud" on social media.

An exit poll is projecting that nearly one in five Swedish voters backed an anti-immigrant party with white supremacist roots in the Scandinavian country’s election

Swedish general election, 2018

Voters in Sweden head to the polls to elect members to the Riksdag.

The poll comes amid a rise in anti-immigration sentiment and waning support for mainstream parties.

United Kingdom

Seven people, including two British tourists, are wounded in a knife attack in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The attacker, said to be an Afghan national, is arrested by police.

PARIS (AP) — Seven people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late Sunday but police said that terrorism was not suspected. Two British tourists were among those injured, broadcaster BFMTV and Le Parisien newspaper reported. Authorities were trying to determine if the attacker, who was arrested, is among the seven injured. Le Parisien said the at...


The prosecutor in Abkhazia says that the driver of the car that probably initiated the deadly accident of Prime Minister of Abkhazia Gennady Gagulya yesterday was under the influence of drugs and has been detained.

Kosovo Albanian

About 200 Kosovo Albanian veterans from the Kosovo War block the road to Banje near Drenica and prevent a planned visit by the President of Serbia.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday he remains committed to reaching a compromise with Kosovo officials that would open the way for both countries to move toward membership of the European Union.

North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs

North Korea celebrates its 70th anniversary with a military parade in Pyongyang with the absence of its international ballistic missiles.

The absence of long-range ballistic missiles at an event celebrating the nation’s founding is an encouraging signal for Washington’s diplomatic efforts.

Moldovan President

Moldovan President Igor Dodon is involved in a highway accident when his official motorcade is struck by a truck coming from the opposite direction. Several passengers, including the president and members of his family, suffer moderate injuries and are hospitalized. Reports indicate that the Moldovan head of state is in good health.

Igor Dodon's car is hit by an overtaking a lorry in wet weather but he escapes with light injuries.

Earthquakes in 2018

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes near Kirakira, Solomon Islands. No tsunami warnings have been issued.


At least one person is killed and nearly 40 others are injured in a stampede at a football stadium in Madagascar.

At least one person died and many were injured as football fans tried to get through a single entrance.


A small aircraft en route from Juba to Yirol crashes in South Sudan, killing 20 people, including the Episcopal Bishop of Yirol, and injuring three others.

Officials are investigating why the commercial aircraft dove into a lake on Sunday during its flight from Juba, the country’s capital, to the town of Yirol.

Weinstein effect

Les Moonves resigns as CEO of CBS Corporation amid reports of sexual misconduct allegations and an ongoing investigation into his behavior. CBS donates $20 million to groups supporting the Me Too movement and states that this money may be deducted from Moonves' severance package depending on the investigation's results.

The announcement Sunday ends a 20-year tenure for Moonves as CEO of one of the country's most important media empires.

War in Afghanistan

Dozens of people are killed in four separate attacks by the Taliban. An army base is destroyed in Baghlan Province.