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World News: Updates You Might Have Missed World Cup, Wimbledon Final & Muslimah’s Resisting Trump

by in World on 16th July, 2018

1) Muslimahs Resist Trump

A group of Muslim women, activists, academics, and CEO’s banded together on Friday to resists President Donald Trumps nauseating visit to the UK. The group of women lead a chanting crowd, alongside what some reports have said 250,000 others on Friday. Malia Bouattia, Maz Saleem, Hannah Bouattia, Zarah Sultana, Fatima Rajina, Amaliah’s very own Nafisa Bakkar, and Hanan Abdel-Khalek. Ex- NUS President told Middle East Eye the reason for the creation of Muslimah’s against Trump.

“Muslimahs against Trump came about when Muslim women in London felt sidelined and tokenised and dealing with the brunt of violence due to Trump, May and other governments worldwide. This question of the intersections between misogyny is often overlooked, we are central to social justice movements. We are always there on the ground, we want to be visible as well always there doing the work on the ground.  We did a banner drop in Westminster upon Trump’s arrival to show we  will not be silenced.”

2) 2 die during Celebrating Frances World cup win

In the southeast city of Annecy France, a 50-year-old man died amidst celebrations of Frances win 4-2 against Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday. The 50-year-old passed away after breaking his neck from jumping into a nearby canal. Elsewhere a 30-year-old man died after crashing his car into a tree, in the northern town of Saint – Felix during the celebration. Many ugly scenes followed in Paris, as clashes with the police broke out at the same time. Read more here

3) 5 European countries take in migrants

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis tweeted that his country will not accept any of 450 asylum seekers. However, Italian Prime minister Guiseppe Conte on Sunday said five European countries agreed to take in over half of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border vessels. Read more here.

“Even Spain and Portugal will also take 50 migrants each, as France, Germany and Malta have already done.”


Novak Djokovic, earned his Grand slam title during the final on Sunday, earning his first in over two years, Djokovic beat Anderson, with his fourth Wimbledon championship.  Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams with a 6-3, 6-3 victory not long after Williams had given birth to which almost transpired in her own death.

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