African student receives $1 million loan - Walter Sisulu University is investigating a student who was accidently given a $1 million loan. The university became aware of the mistake when an image showing the student’s bank account went viral. The university accused the student of spending some of the money on a “lavish lifestyle.” The student said she reported the mistake and that she has returned the money.
Famous Indian spiritual guru convicted of rape - Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, an Indian spiritual guru has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape. Singh was found guilty of raping two of his followers. The rapes took place in 1999 and he is serving two consecutive ten-year terms. His conviction caused large protests and at least 36 people were killed.
Brexit discussions continue - The Brexit discussions between the United Kingdom and the European Union will revolve around the Irish border. Discussions will also focus on relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier previously questioned common travel area between the United Kingdom and Ireland. The United Kingdom and the European Union will meet each month for four days in Brussels.
Alleged cyber attacker extradited to England - Daniel Kaye allegedly carried out cyber attacks against the Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays bank. The banks are considered to be two of the United Kingdom’s largest banks. Kaye has now been extradited to England from Germany and he will appear before a court. The cyber attacks created problems for customers when accessing their accounts.
Brazil rules to protect an Amazon natural reserve - Brazil has taken action in protecting a natural reserve in the Amazon. Originally a government decree would’ve opened the Renca reserve for commercial mining. However, after criticism from activists and celebrities Brazil revised the decree. The Renca reserve is 17,800 square miles and it is believed to have gold and other things desirable for miners.
Chile President approves of gay marriage - Chile took a large step towards legalizing gay marriage. Chile President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill that would legalize gay marriage and it would allow gay couples to adopt children. The next step in the process will see both houses of Congress debate the bill. Bachelet said it isn’t “ethical nor just” to block gay marriages.
Trump tweets North Korea relations President Trump is in the news for his tweeting again. This time he tweeted that talking “is not the answer” for relations between the United States and North Korea. United States Defense Secretary James Mattis said there is still room for diplomacy between the countries. North Korea recently launched a missile over Japan.
FBI searching for wannabe bank robbers - The FBI is on the hunt for two women who tried to rob a bank in Pennsylvania. The women approached a bank, dressed as nuns and pulled out a gun as they demanded that the bank gives them money. It is believed that they fled the scene when a bank teller told them that an alarm was operated.
The Trump Administration - Attorney Jeff Sessions announced a plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday morning. Sessions, in front of a national audience stated that the DACA program “was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch” that would not withstand a court challenge.