2018: The Year in News

As the year 2018 ends and 2019 begins, LA Mundi News brings you ”The Year in News”.


  • The state of Pennsylvania banned a fraternity responsible for a death from hazing in 2013.
  • Steve Bannon left Breitbart News.
  • A San Francisco judge temporarily halted President Trump’s move to end DACA.
  • The state of Vermont legalized Marijuana.
  • The state of Hawaii endured a false nuclear missile alert.
  • The law (Patriot Act) permitting the NSA to collect intelligence and monitor Americans at home was renewed.
  • Government shutdown began and ended.
  • There was a school shooting in Kentucky.
  • The USA Gymnastics Board had a mass resignation due to the actions of Larry Nassar.
  • Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba remains open.
  • Saudi Arabian corruption purge occurs under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s orders.


  • The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LII.
  • President Trump requests a military parade after a visit to France on ‘Bastille Day’.
  • Pyeongchang Olympics occur.
  • Parkland school shooting occurs, sparking a national gun debate.
  • West Virginia teachers walk-out, demanding better wages.
  • Joint North Korea-South Korea summit occurs.
  • South Africa elects a new President after rampant corruption under the previous President, Jacob Zuma.
  • Russia’s Olympic membership is restored after drug scandal.


  • White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigns.
  • Stephen Hawking, “the smartest person in the world”, dies.
  • National School Walkout occurs; ”March for Our Lives”.
  • President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Twitter.
  • School shooting in Maryland occurs.
  • Oklahoma walk-out continues.
  • Xi Jinping becomes ‘Ruler for Life’.
  • 23 Russian diplomats are expelled from the UK.
  • Vladimir Putin wins re-election.
  • A prison riot occurs in Venezuela.


  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies.
  • National Guard is sent to the US-Mexico border.
  • Shooting occurs at YouTube headquarters.
  • 200 million eggs are recalled.
  • Brazil’s former President Lula is jailed.
  • Cuba gets a new President.


  • Harvey Weinstein is indicted.
  • US pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal.
  • A Russian-Ukrainian journalist fakes his death.
  • US moves the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • Anti-government protests in Armenia led by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan force the new Prime Minister to leave his post.


  • Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is sent to jail.
  • President Trump places American tariffs on Chinese goods, prompting a trade war.
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retires; setting the stage for the Kavanaugh nomination fight on the Senate floor.
  • The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia begins.


  • President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat vacated by Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
  • Medics and divers from around the world rescue a kids’ soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand. One diver dies trying to save the kids.
  • The FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia ends with France crowned champion, after beating Croatia in the finals.


  • Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) dies at 81 from brain cancer. McCain was known being bipartisan and criticizing the Trump administration along with Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina).
  • Sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania is uncovered.
  • Emmerson ”the Crocodile” Mnangagwa becomes the new President of Zimbabwe.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigns from Parliament.
  • Apple becomes first company to be worth $1 trillion.


  • Brazil’s National Museum catches on fire.


  • Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.
  • Sears declares bankruptcy.
  • Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who criticized the Saudi royal family for limiting freedom, is feared dead when he goes missing in Turkey.


  • G20 summit occurs in Buenos Aires.
  • The Turkish government shows the US evidence of the Saudi killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94.
  • 2018 mid-term elections occur.


  • US jobs surge by 312,000.
  • Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison.
  • President Trump decides to pull US military out of Syria; Secretary of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis resigns in protest.

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