Northern Ireland: According to NPR, Brexit has created a dilemma for the border between the Republic of Ireland and the British-controlled Northern Ireland, leaving the only land border between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The potential for a “hard border,” which would entail a return to pre-Good Friday agreement customs and immigration checks, could destabilize the north, which had faced sectarian violence for 30 years between Catholics and Protestants during “The Troubles.” As per the U.K. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, there cannot be an agreement on the Irish border situation until both countries come to a trade agreement.
London, England: USA Today reported that Prince Harry got engaged to his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, known for her role as Rachel Zane in the show “Suits,” on Monday, Nov. 27. According to the prince, the wedding will happen sometime in the Spring.
North Korea: ABC News reported that on Tuesday, Nov. 28, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile almost 3,000 miles into space, thus making it the highest missile test the country has had to this date, as confirmed by two U.S. officials.
Oxford, England: According to CNN, the de facto leader of Myanmar (Burma), Aung San Suu Kyi has had an award revoked from her that was initially given to her by the Oxford City Council. The award she had received in 1997 was the “Freedom of the City of Oxford,” which is the highest honor that the city can offer an individual.
Mubi, Nigeria: CNN reported that around 50 people were killed on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Nigeria near Cameroon. This attack happened in the town of Mubi, just as Muslims were gathering for the “fajr” prayer at dawn, according to a police spokesman. reported that around 50 people were killed on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Nigeria near Cameroon. This attack happened in the town of Mubi, just as Muslims were gathering for the “fajr” prayer at dawn, according to a police spokesman.