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This Week In World: Boris Johnson, Mueller, and More

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Boris Johnson Officially Becomes Britain’s PM

Boris Johnson officially took office as Britain’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday. He took over the position from Theresa May, who left after failing to secure a good Brexit deal. He also made his first speech at Downing Street as Britains 77th Prime Minister.

In this speech, he promised that Britain would leave the EU by October 31st. “We are going to fulfill the repeated promises of parliament to the people and come out of the EU on October 31, no ifs or buts,” he said. He also promised that he would secure a new, better Brexit deal.

Mueller Hearing: What You Need To Know

After his report about Russia in May, Robert Mueller appeared before Congress as a private citizen to talk about the collusion between Russia and Trump. However, his actual testimony only refers to his written report that he gave in May. Also, he came off very vague when talking about Trump and impeachment.

For both Democrats and Republicans, Mueller did exactly what they wanted and exactly what they didn’t want at the same time. He only answered very simply, with answers that came off “irritating” when he didn’t elaborate. He also didn’t show much emotion when questioned by the Republicans. The Democrats didn’t have much luck either.

US Government Orders First Execution Since 2003

The federal government announced that they will begin executing death row inmates for the first time since 2003. There are 5 inmates scheduled, all of which had been convicted of rape. These executions will occur in December 2019 and January 2020.

Attorney General William Barr said, “Under administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals. The Justice Department upholds the rule of law – and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”

Suicide Attack Kills 6 In Mogadishu

A suicide bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed 6 on Wednesday. The blast occurred at the municipal government headquarters and killed district commissioners and local government chiefs. Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks. 6 other people were injured in the blast as well.

Police Detain 25 People After Equality March Attacks

Police detained 25 people in the eastern Polish city of Bialystok after attacks on the city’s first equality march. The attacks came amid accusations that the Law and Justice party profits from anti-gay sentiments. The protesters posted videos on Twitter, showing the detained men and woman attacking the marchers and yelling anti-LGBT slurs.