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This Week that Was: 27/1/2017

This Week that Was: 27/1/2017

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    Feb 02, 2017   Author : admin

As the new US President Donald Trump ordered to start building the infamous wall on America’s border with Mexico, UK PM Theresa May is due to meet Trump on Friday, becoming the first world leader to meet with the new US President.

Trump’s executive order also includes plans to ban immigrants from seven Muslim countries from entering the US.

As Trump’s controversial orders have already become the most-talked about topic this week, the UK also made headlines when the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament has to vote on whether or not Theresa May’s government can start the Brexit process.

However, despite the backlash around the world, Trump could actually boost the US and world economy, according to finance experts at Davos 2017.

UK News

UK PM Theresa May is going to the US to become the first world leader to meet the new US president Donald Trump.

Supreme Court gives UK Parliament a say in Brexit.

Thousands of UK protesters join anti-Donald Trump marches.

World News

Donald Trump orders to build Mexican wall and ban Muslims from seven Islamic countries from entering the US.

Mexico says it won’t pay for Trump’s wall on its border.

Trump withdraws the US from TPP trade deal.

Finance

Davos 2017: Trump will ‘boost the US and world economy’.

UK’s service sector grows by 0.6% in 4th quarter.

Euro currency could collapse soon, an expert says.

 

Sports

Williams sisters to meet at Australian Open final.

Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold medal after teammate’s failed dope test.

Roger Federer reaches Australian Open final.

Entertainment

Oscars 2017 nominations announced: See the full list.

Shia LaBeouf charged with assault and harassment after arrest during anti-Trump protest.

Amy Adams Oscars 2017 snub came as a shock.

Technology

Elon Musk says he’s Trump’s voice of reason.

Man who hacked Jennifer Lawrence and others has been jailed.

Mark Zuckerberg dismisses plans to run for president of the United States.

This time in History

January 27: in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.

January 25, in 1905, the world’s largest diamond weighing 1.33 pounds was found in Pretoria, South Africa.

January 24, in 1935, first-ever canned beer was sold in Richmond, Virginia. 

 

MYC Bulletin Writer: Polina Tikhonova

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