This Month’s Recap: September 2018

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1st September –

Senator John McCain’s funeral takes place at the National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

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2nd September –

Tripoli, Libya declares state of emergency as the death toll from fighting continues to climb

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3rd September –

National Museum of Brazil is engulfed by flames

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May’s plans for Brexit negotiations with Brussels

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4th September –

Book claims that Trump wanted to have Bashar al- Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, assassinated

UK Labour Party holds anti-Semitism policy talks

5th September –

UK names two suspects in Salisbury poisoning case of former Russian double agents and daughter

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6th September –

India’s top court decriminalizes gay sex in landmark ruling

Earthquake in Japan leaves at least  2 dead, 38 missing, and people without power

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr., Hollywood actor, dies at age 82

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7th September –

Far-right candidate for Brazilian presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, stabbed at rally

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8th September –

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announces tax and budget plans after Greece emerges from bailout

9th September –

North Korea swaps missiles and tanks for flowers and flags in military parade

Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of unarmed man after mistakenly entering his apartment at the complex where she also lived

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10th September –

Former British junior minister speaks out about Conservative Party split over Brexit deal after Boris Johnson ‘ suicide vest’ comments

11th September –

More than 1 million people evacuated as Hurricane Florence reaches US

U.S Marks 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

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12th September –

European Parliament votes 448 – 197 to sanction Hungary for bending EU rules and principles

For the first time since 1973, the US is the world’s largest producer of crude oil, according to preliminary estimates from the Energy Department

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 13th September –

5 people killed in South Carolina shootings

14th September –

Paul Manafort conceded to committing several federal crimes and agreed to cooperate  in Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S Presidential Election

Bank of England governor issues warning against no-deal Brexit

15th September –

Iran accuses French police of delayed response to attack on its embassy in Paris

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16th September –

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves devastating impact on South-East Asia

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17th September –

Scandal as needles are found in strawberries in Australia

18th September –

Russian military plane disappears near Syria during Israeli &  French airstrikes

US continues to ramp up trade war with China, with Washington placing tariffs on almost 6,000 types of goods (like suitcases and wool), worth €172 billion

China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump meet in China

19th September –

North Korea agrees to remove key missile sites, receives praise from Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro draws in more condemnation as he feast and smokes cigars with “Salt Bae” as his people continue to starve

Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Hurricane Florence relief and recovery aid

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator said he wants to “de-dramatise” the question of physical checks and ensure goods moving between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK are processed away from ports and airports

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20th September –

Ferry sinks off Tanzania, at least 136 dead

ICE officers have arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants who came forward to take care of undocumented immigrant children in government custody

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21st September –

Theresa May says that Brexit negotiations are at an impasse after EU leaders rejected her Chequers plan at Salzburg Summit the day before

22nd September –

Thousands march in Warsaw, Poland demanding higher wages for the public sector

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23rd September –

Erdogan keen to improve relations between Turkey and Germany

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24th September –

Further sexual assault allegations on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh come forward, as date for potential hearing for accuser to testify

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25th September  –

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who gave birth while in office, makes headlines by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the United Nations assembly hall

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

Antonio Trillanes IV, Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic, arrested after rebellion charges against him were revived

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26th September –

New allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were submitted to Senate committee

Trump calls out Syria, Russia, Iran at UN meeting and accuses China of election meddling

27th September –

Kavanaugh told the Senate that he was the victim of an “orchestrated political hit” and denied allegations of sexual misconduct

28th September –

Passengers safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea in Micronesia

Italian government bonds set for their worst day in over three months after key Italian government officials agreed a budget overnight that will see the country run a deficit in 2019 and beyond

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno. Photo: Shutterstock

29th September –

A Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone (also known as a “Medicane”) strikes Greece near Kalamata, causing power outages and gale force winds near the capital Athens

More than 408 people are confirmed dead and at least 540 injured after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake which hit Palu and Donggala, Indonesia

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30th September –

Elon Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, and is to pay $20 millions to settle Tweet charges

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