More chunks of world news includes Theresa May's day of Brexit diplomacy, the teen forced to 'apologise for being gay', and 15,000-year-old Canadian caves discovered
05 Diciembre 2017 11:39
Travel ban wins - The US supreme court ruled on Monday that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But the 7-2 ruling by the high court was a blow to anti-discrimination advocates, who vowed to protest the decision.
Brexit backtrack - Theresa May is expected to return to Brussels before the end of the week, after her hopes of securing an agreement on the Irish border on Monday were dashed after an eleventh-hour intervention by the DUP leader, Arlene Foster. The prime minister will chair cabinet on Tuesday morning before a day of diplomacy with Foster and DUP MPs, in an attempt to rescue the deal needed to persuade Ireland and the other leaders of the remaining 26 EU nations at a summit next week that ‘sufficient progress’ has been made on divorce proceedings.
Oh, Jerusalem! - Donald Trump appears to have missed a deadline for signing a waiver on a US law requiring its embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, in an act of brinkmanship over one of the Middle East’s most fraught issues.
Yemen’s escalating crisis - Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Iran-backed Houthi rebel movement. The Houthis' leader hailed the news as a ‘great and significant occasion’. Abdul Malik al-Houthi said they had foiled a ‘conspiracy’ by a Saudi-led coalition backing the government, to whom Mr Saleh had made peace overtures.
Homophobic attack - A teenager was placed in a headlock and forced to apologise for being gay during a homophobic attack on a London Underground train, police have said. British Transport Police are appealing for information about the two men who allegedly attacked a 19-year-old who was travelling on a westbound Jubilee line train between West Ham and North Greenwich.
Carving out history - A pair of amateur explorers in Canada have found a vast underground passage stretching hundreds of metres underneath the Montreal, whose formation dates back more than 15,000 years ago to the Earth’s last ice age.
Upside down romance - Stranger Things costars Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer made their red carpet debut as an official couple on Monday at the 2017 Fashion Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Although there have been rumours that the pair have been dating IRL, and they have been seen together at events previously, this outing appears to prove that love is very much alive between the two actors.