If you’re interested in looking back at some of the most important news stories which hit national and international headlines back in 2017, simply continue reading to discover the top breaking news stories of 2017. In order to take a trip back down memory lane!
The Top Breaking News Stories of 2017:
North Korean leader Kim Jon-Un threatens the USA with nuclear weapons
In 2017, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon-Un continued to test multiple nuclear missiles, despite the threat of having trade sanctions imposed on North Korea by various heads of states. Kim Jon-Un even threatened the USA itself by boasting that his nation had developed nuclear missiles which are capable of reaching the United States’ mainland.
Former reality show star Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States
While few people would predict back in 2016, that by 2017 former “Apprentice” star Donald Trump would be sworn in as the president of the country, within 12 months, on the 20th of January, Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
While many citizens celebrated Trump’s victory, on the day of his inauguration, millions of Americans also took to the streets in order to protest Trump’s inauguration due to some of his divisive policies, which would go on to divide Americans in all 50 states.
More than half a million women march in Washington in order to support women’s rights
The day following Trump’s inauguration more than half a million women joined the Women’s March on Washington, as a way of fighting for women’s rights after Trump who has been interviewed making several sexist comments was sworn in as president.
Examples of some of the high profile celebrities which joined the Women’s March on Washington include Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansen, Hillary Clinton, Olivia Munn and Patrick Stewart.
Big time movie producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of raping over a dozen women
In October Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of raping and molesting over a dozen women, many of whom are well-known models and actresses. Some of the first women to speak out about Weinstein’s abuse include Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano.
By the end of the year, the #MeToo movement was founded, which encouraged women to share their own stories of sexual abuse, in order to show men like Weinstein that they would no longer remain silent. By the end of 2017 more than 30 high profile, men in various industries were publically condemned for their actions against women.
A lone gunman in Las Vegas fatally shoots 59 concertgoers
On the 1st of October, a lone gunman by the name of Stephen Paddock shot over 500 individuals who were attending a concert in Las Vegas, from his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. A massacre which has gone down in history as one of the deadliest mass shootings in the last 50 years.
In conclusion, 2017 was a shocking year which most individuals didn’t see coming and included a mass shooting as well as a serious threat of nuclear warfare!