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.