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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second in the Harry Potter prequel series about the adventures of Newt Scamander, opens with Eddie Redmayne in the starring role and controversy finally drifting away from Johnny Depp.
African Union leaders gather for an extraordinary summit in Addis Ababa in hopes of progress on institutional reform. The 2018 AU chair, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, is chasing binding decisions.
President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is sworn into office after a surprise defeat of strongman Abdulla Yameen in September. An early task is rebalancing the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago’s relations with regional rivals India and China.
Port Moresby hosts the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, with the Manus Island refugee controversy a potential distraction from the forum proceedings.
Dubai hosts the 2018 INTERPOL General Assembly, with the election of a new president an urgent matter and abuses of the international policing database a top issue. Palestine and the Solomon Islands will be seated as full members at the assembly for the first time.
The Baltic nations celebrate centenaries in 2018, with Latvia tailing the pack and all three worried about Russia. One Latvian wants to give the country its highest peak as a centenary gift.
Hundreds of followers of People’s Temple founder Jim Jones perished at his remote Jonestown compound on Nov 18, 1978, in a quasi-religious murder-suicide that eclipsed the cult atrocities of the era. Forty years on, some Guyanese would like to see the notoriety of the site, now reclaimed by the jungle, converted into tourist dollars.
Britain’s and the European Union’s last chance for an exit deal before a crucial December deadline arrives on Nov 18, and no solution is in sight.
The partner countries of the International Space Station (ISS) meet in Moscow to mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first ISS segment, Zarya. With the exception of the United States, they appear ready to continue supporting the orbiting laboratory beyond 2024, when pre-agreed funding runs out.
One year after the ouster of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is struggling to begin healing the country after his predecessor’s 37-year misrule.