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2019 Japan–South Korea trade dispute

The 2019 Japan–South Korea trade dispute, sometimes also known as Japan–South Korea economic war, is an ongoing economic conflict between the worlds third and eleventh largest national economies, Japan and South Korea. The conflict was fuelled by the legacy of World War II, and the ruling of the Supreme Court of South Korea which ruled in October and November 2018 that 10 forced labour victims were able to claim compensation from many Japanese companies. The cause of the conflict was officially cited by the Japanese government as the South Korean government allegedly not complying with exp ...

2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis

A crisis concerning who is the legitimate President of Venezuela has been underway since 10 January 2019, with the nation and the world divided in support for Nicolas Maduro or Juan Guaido. The process and results of the May 2018 Venezuelan presidential election were widely disputed. The opposition-majority National Assembly declared Maduro a "usurper" of the presidency on the day of his second inauguration and disclosed a plan to set forth its president Guaido as the succeeding acting President of the country under article 233 of the Venezuelan Constitution. A week later, the Supreme Trib ...

2019 Venezuelan uprising attempt

On 30 April, during the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis, a group of several dozen military personnel and civilians joined Juan Guaido in his call for an uprising against Nicolas Maduro as part of what he labeled "Operation Freedom". Reuters reported an "uneasy peace" by the afternoon of 30 April. During the uprising attempt, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was freed from house arrest after being imprisoned for five years. The head of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service, Manuel Cristopher Figuera denounced the Maduro government and was dismissed from his position before going into hidi ...

China–United States trade war

The China–United States trade war is an ongoing economic conflict between the worlds two largest national economies, China and the United States. President Donald Trump in 2018 began setting tariffs and other trade barriers on China with the goal of forcing it to make changes to what the U.S. says are "unfair trade practices". Among those trade practices and their effects are the growing trade deficit, the theft of intellectual property, and the forced transfer of American technology to China. Since the 1980s, Trump has advocated tariffs to reduce the U.S. trade deficit and promote domesti ...