A snapshot of 2016

Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards the government-held side on December 13, 2016On November 8, Republican billionaire Trump, a 70-year-old populist with no political experience, wins the US presidential election against Hillary Clinton. In Asia, firebrand Rodrigo Duterte overwhelmingly wins the Philippines’ presidency in May, while in Europe, nationalist and far-right parties gain ground. Conservative prime minister David Cameron steps down, to be replaced in July by Theresa May. She promises by March 31, 2017 to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the first step in leaving the bloc.

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