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Following President Trump’s Twitter comments about French President Emmanuel Macron and France’s role in World Wars I and II, Macron responded saying, ‘I do not do policy or diplomacy by tweets.’ France’s government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux accused Trump of lacking ‘common decency’ for commenting on the day commemorating the major 2015 terrorist attack on France.
Despite agreeing on a withdrawal document with the UK, the EU says there is a ‘long road ahead’ with Brexit. A series of EU meetings are scheduled with the goal of approving the Brexit deal on November 25th. UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s task is to win her Parliament’s support after two key ministers quit.
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned following the cabinet’s decision to accept a ceasefire with Palestinian militants. Lieberman said the decision was ‘surrendering to terror.’ The ceasefire came after two days of violent fighting which led to the deaths of eight people. Lieberman’s resignation pushes Israel’s government into chaos and toward an early election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to block two senators from introducing legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. McConnell’s move prompted retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake to pledge that he will block progress on confirmation of judicial nominees. White House aide Mira Ricardel was fired after disagreeing with First Lady Melania Trump.
Renewed calls for a ban on child kickboxing matches in Thailand arose following the death of 13-year-old Anucha Tasako who died of a brain hemorrhage after fighting in a Muay Thai match near Bangkok on Saturday. The Thai parliament is reviewing legislation to ban children under 12 from participating in boxing matches.
A frozen exoplanet which is three-times the mass of Earth was discovered orbiting a star six lightyears away. It orbits Barnard’s star and is the second closest exoplanet known to astronomers. A large impact crater was found under a half-mile thick Greenland ice sheet. It was created by a meteorite from 12,000 years ago.