45 Important Things From Around The World Americans Might Have Missed In 2018
So. Much. Happened. This. Year.
A North Korean leader crossed the border into South Korea for the first time since 1958.
Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to a ceasefire. The landmark agreement brought peace for the first time in 22 years, also leading to families being reunited.
Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi who survived being tortured and raped by ISIS militants, and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist working with survivors of war rape, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
A group of activists secretly took rainbow flag photos around Russia during the World Cup to protest the country’s aggressive anti-LGBT laws.
El Salvador freed a woman who had been jailed for giving birth to her rapist’s baby in a toilet.
New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern became the first world leader to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting with their baby.
Photographer Parisa Pourtaherian came up with a brilliant way to cover a game in Iran, where women are not allowed in football stadiums.
A viral Japanese otter got its own mascot, who does extreme sports on Twitter.
South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics and gave us some great moments.
Staff at a Brazilian hospital went viral after they were recorded dancing for dialysis patients.
This guy in Germany shared the photos of his and his dad’s annual log ride tradition.
A Taiwanese granddad came up with an elaborate setup to ~catch them all~.
Brexit got even more confusing.
The Yellow Vests took over France.
A drag queen spoke out against the “Donald Trump of Brazil.”
Women in Argentina held an incredibly huge abortion protest.
A 101-year-old woman had the most amazing reaction when she found out that Angela Merkel wasn’t Emmanuel Macron’s wife but actually the chancellor of Germany.
BTS became the first K-pop group to ever speak at the United Nations.
Japan’s top medical university decreased women applicants’ test scores.
France passed a new law against street harassment.
Venice was flooded. Like, really flooded.
Starbucks opened its first store run entirely by senior citizens in Mexico City.
A Banksy painting self-destructed after being sold for $1.3 million.
And, of course, Trump baby.