French President Emmanuel Macron announced a ‘state of social and economic emergency’ on Monday promising to raise the minimum wage and eliminate certain taxes. The changes came in response to widespread violent anti-government protests. Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed the Parliament Brexit vote on Monday to ask EU leaders for additional changes to the deal.
With John Kelly leaving his post by the end of the year President Trump said he will make a decision ‘soon’ on a new chief of staff. Nick Ayers the leading candidate to replace Kelly announced on Sunday that he will not take the position. Ayers and Trump were reportedly unable to agree on terms.
Apple recovered from stock losses on Monday after Qualcomm banned the import and sale of most iPhones in China as part of an injunction for alleged patent violations. Apple filed a request for reconsideration with the Chinese court. The claim is part of a larger dispute between the two US companies.
At least three people were killed in a heavy snowstorm in North Carolina as hundreds were left without power. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Monday that ‘a year’s worth of snowfall’ touched down in one day. The storm was expected to move off the coast on Monday but remain a ‘dangerous system.’
The Voyager 2 became just the second human-made object to enter interstellar space early last month. The Voyager 2 probe was launched in 1977 and is NASA’s longest-running mission operating for 41 years. The probe is carrying the unique Plasma Science Experiment Instrument which will allow the collection of unprecedented observations in interstellar space.
Beyonce performed during the pre-ceremony of what is being called the ‘big, fat Indian wedding.’ The Wednesday wedding will join the daughter of India’s richest man Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal the son of another Indian billionaire. Guests at the wedding will include a collection of celebrities like Hillary Clinton and various Bollywood actors.