This Week In National And International News

by Sarah Willson

  • Both outrage and support circled the internet as NFL players knelt and locked arms during the National Anthem, a move to show defiance against President Trump.
  • On Monday, North Korea’s Foreign Minister accused President Trump of “declaring war” on his country, a statement which was made after Trump tweeted that North Korea “won’t be around much longer.”
  • The Iranian government said on Saturday that the country has successfully tested a “new medium-range missile,” following reports that President Donald Trump may withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, an Obama administration program that aimed to limit Iran’s nuclear power.
  • At a rally in Alabama late last week, Trump reassured his crowd that the southern border wall between the United States and Mexico is “happening” and that he will be sure to pick out “the right one.”
  • Republican Senator John McCain said in a statement last week that he cannot, “in good conscience,” vote for the new health care proposal, a key decision that will likely end President Donald Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to CNN.
  • BBC News reported on Saturday that a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked southern Mexico, just days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, which had left over 300 people dead. Saturday’s earthquake resulted in the deaths of two women from apparent heart attacks.
  • All of Puerto Rico is still without power after Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed into the island mid last week, leaving over a dozen dead. Authorities are urging over 70,000 people to evacuate, saying a dam failure is “imminent,” according to the National Weather Service.
  • One person was killed and seven others were wounded after a shooter opened fire early Sunday morning at a church in Antioch, Tennessee.