The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Monday.

1. Britain will begin the two-year process of leaving the EU by the end of March 2017. Theresa May set out the timeline during the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Birmingham.

2. Haiti has been put on red-alert as Hurricane Matthew barrels towards the island. Residents have been evacuated in preparation for the strongest hurricane in years with winds of up to 150 miles per hour.

3. Colombian voters just rejected a peace deal that would have ended a 52-year conflict with communist rebels. The government’s pleas for a new era of peace was rejected by a 50.24 per cent to 49.75 per cent vote against the accord.

4. Hillary Clinton has called on America to do more to protect “all of God’s children”
after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.

5. Tesla experienced a 70% jump in car sales in the third quarter. The automaker delivered 24,500 vehicles in total.

6. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he had received support from Russia and China when he complained to them about the United States. The relationship between the two countries has become increasingly fragile since President Obama raised concerns over the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs.

7. Pope Francis has put a French priest knifed to death by Islamist militants on the fast track to sainthood. The pope has reportedly set aside the period normally imposed after someone’s death before the process of beatification can start.

8. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in a hotel in Paris by two assailants dressed as police officers. A spokesperson for Kardashian said she was “unharmed” but badly shaken.

9. Team USA has beaten Europe to win back the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.

10. Residents of Aleppo are facing “a level of savagery that no human should have to endure,” the UN aid chief said Sunday.

And finally …

These are the 14 countries with the safest banks in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s recently released Global Competitiveness Survey.

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