The 10 most important things in the world right now

The Hello Kitty balloon floats on Central Park West during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Friday.

1. Former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President on Friday. Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday and was granted immunity following Zimbabwe’s military takeover last week.

2. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Brussels today to continue Brexit talks. May is expected to offer a £40 billion divorce bill to the EU in hopes of striking a deal in December.

3. It looks like former US national security adviser Michael Flynn may soon negotiate with prosecutors for the Russia investigation. Flynn’s legal team reportedly told President Donald Trump’s counsel they could no longer discuss the investigation.

4. North Korea replaced all of their border guards after a soldier defected to South Korea. The UN Command accused North Korea of violating an armistice agreement during the incident.

5. Ireland’s government is potentially on the verge of collapse after calls for the the Deputy Prime Minister to resign.Frances Fitzgerald faces a motion of no confidence over her handling of a police whistleblower scandal.

6. Russia said it will reduce its number of troops in Syria by the end of the year. Earlier this week, the two countries discussed moving from military operations to a political solution in Syria.

7. Syria’s main opposition party pushes for President Bashar al-Assad to have no role in any U.N.-sponsored peace deal. Assad visited Russia on Monday, ahead of next week’s fresh round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

8. More than 300 men were removed from a former Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea. Local police reportedly used metal poles to force refugees and asylum seekers to leave for other facilities.

9. 500 Amazon workers across Europe plan to strike on Black Friday. Workers in Germany and Italy will stay home in a bid to win concessions from their employer.

10. Uber’s non-disclosure of a data breach is likely to have been illegal, according to a UK minister. The UK’s data regulator said on Wednesday it plans to investigate Uber’s data breach that affected 57 million people.

And finally….

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