Thursday, 16th January Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
From the royal family, Prince Harry will be making his first appearance in public since deciding to take a step back from their senior roles in the royal family while seeking for a more financially independent future in North America. Prince Harry will be in the Buckingham Palace hosting draws for next year’s Rugby League World Cup. This is his last scheduled engagement prior to Harry and Meghan’s entry into a transition into their new roles.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Meghan Markle sued a British newspaper using evidence from her father Thomas Markle. The legal documents state that the newspaper published a private letter from Meghan to her father. Her lawyers stated that the letter’s publication was part of a media campaign by the group to publish derogatory and false stories about her and her husband.
European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said that the decision on whether more time will be needed for a trade agreement negotiation between Britain and UK after exiting the bloc ultimately lies with Britain. On January 31st, Britain is due to leave the European Union. And Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage won his bid to celebrate Brexit evening in from of parliament with a possible chime of the Big Ben, speeches and music. It’s a party and everyone’s invited!
Protests in Lebanon turned violent for a second night with dozens injured after Lebanese security forces used batons and tear gas to forcefully break up demonstrations. Lebanon has been swept by a wave of mostly peaceful protests aimed at the country’s elite that prompted Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to resign on Oct. 29, pushing the country deeper into economic crisis. Riots broke out in Beirut’s Hamra area, with bank facades smashed and stones pelted at security forces who fired back with tear gas. The unrest continued today when anti-government protesters hurled stones and fireworks at security forces outside a Beirut police station where some demonstrators were being detained from the night before. Police dispersed the protests with batons and tear gas. The Lebanese Red Cross said that 45 people had been injured, 35 of whom had been transferred to hospitals for treatment.
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