If you’re interested in keeping up to date with the latest world news, simply continue reading to discover 4 newsworthy stories from around the world.
4 World News Stories Which Are Well Worth Reading:
1. Donald Trump attends his first official meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
On the 16th of July, 2018 US President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a meeting which took place in Helsinki, Finland. After their conversation which Trump called a success on his Twitter account, Trump decided to extend an invitation to Putin to visit him at the Whitehouse.
An unprecedented move which shocked a large percentage of Americans who are wary about Putin’s politics and Russia’s supposed involvement in political hacks.
2. Riots break out in Paris after France win the 2018 Fifa World Cup
On the 15th of July France beat Croatia in the final of the 2018 Fifa World Cup, which was hosted by Russia. At the end of the 90-minute match France, who were the hot favorites to win the final, beat Croatia with a final score of 4-2.
After France’s epic victory, hundreds of thousands of Parisians took to the streets in order to celebrate their team’s historic win. However, serious widespread riots soon took place by one of Paris’ most famous monuments the Champs-Elysees, which resulted in the local police force spraying tear gas into the violent crowd.
During the riot, significant damage was caused to public property as well as to storefronts which had their windows smashed and were looted ruing the riot!
3. The Thai schoolboys who were saved from a flooded cave are ordained as Buddhist novices
The world was shocked earlier in the month to hear of the plight of 11 Thai schoolboys who were trapped in a flooded cave and who were eventually rescued by an international team of divers after spending over a week trapped in a dark cave, without food.
The 11 boys who formed a soccer team and who range in age from 11-17, were pledged by their families as Buddhist novices, in order to show gratitude for their sons’ rescue. The 11 boys and their coach, the latter of which was ordained as a Buddhist monk, are set to spend 9 days learning the teachings of Buddism at a local Buddhist monastery.
However, while members of the young soccer team were ordained as Buddhist novices, none of the boys are expected to complete the training necessary in order to become a fully fledged Buddhist monk and all 11 of the boys are set to return to their schools and families after their 9 days of prayer and reflection.
4. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt
While Big Island’s Kilauea volcano originally erupted in May this year, two months later Kilauea volcano shows no signs of stopping and may continue to erupt for a year. As a result of Kilauea’s surprise eruption, the island of Big Island is set to expand each day as lava continues to flow into the sea.
Hopefully, after reading the news stories listed above, you feel up to date with the latest international news stories.