Top Stories: Week Beginning 25th March

Theresa May faces pressure to resign

Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure to resign after asking for an extension to Article 50 in the UK’s plan to leave the EU. Despite blaming MPs for the delay, senior ministers dismissed the reports of a possible coup against the PM. Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay reassured that Mrs May “is in charge”.

Hundreds of thousands march against Brexit

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in central London on Saturday as part of the ‘Put it to the People’ campaign. The organisers claim that up to a million people attended the march, but the figures are not verified. The protesters aimed to encourage Parliament to enforce a second referendum on Brexit.

Mueller report submitted to Attorney General

Robert Mueller’s report on possible Russian inference in the 2016 US presidential election was submitted to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. The report is the result of two years of investigation from Mueller and his team, who have already charged 34 people and three companies with illegal inference in the presidential campaign. The attorney general has no legal obligation to publicise the document, but it is likely some sections will be published.

Gun control enforced in New Zealand

After the death of 50 worshipers in the New Zealand Christchurch shootings, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new gun control regulation just six days after the shootings. This regulation bans assault rifles and military-style semi-automatics in New Zealand. The swift gun-law changes have highlighted US inaction towards similar shootings.

Barbara Streisand apologises for ‘Leaving Neverland’ criticism

Singer Barbara Streisand has been criticised for commenting that the two men affected by alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson “didn’t kill them”. She has since apologised, claiming that she should have been more careful with her words and that she admires them for “speaking their truth” in the HBO documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’.