It’s been a few crazy months since the election over here in the US. I’m sure I’m not the only one who got into the habit of mostly ignoring the news because they couldn’t take anymore. I’ve hit a point now where It doesn’t upset me nearly as much, but in case you’re interested, here are just a few of the things going on right now around the world:
Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven countries in the middle east (Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, and Somalia) from entering the U.S. for 90 days. All refugees are banned for 120 days, although refugees from Syria are banned indefinitely. A federal judge temporarily suspended parts of the ban. The 9th circuit of appeals upheld this temporary stay , denying the U.S. government’s motion to resume the ban. Both sides will have to submit arguments before a ruling is made. Regardless of what the court of appeals decides, the case will probably end up in the Supreme Court.
About a week ago the Russian Parliament voted 380-3 in order to decriminalize domestic violence.
Romania is trying to ease corruption rules for public officials.
The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, celebrating 65 years on the throne.
The House of Commons speaker has said he is strongly opposed to allowing Trump to address Parliament during his upcoming state visit.
Syrian Government forces have cut off a main supply route into al-Bab, a city in the Aleppo province, which is now almost completely surrounded by Syrian Rebels backed by the Turkish Government.
I may do a few more of these pieces as we move forward in the year. If you’re feeling down because of all the crazy things, please keep fighting. Our voices matter more now than ever.