The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Discover the 10 Oldest Countries in the World

Waving Iran flag above skyline of Tehran at sunset.

While some might believe that the oldest countries in the world are immense global powers that remain prominent today, this assumption is false. In fact, it is likely that most people would be surprised to learn which countries were founded first. Although some still hold influential political and world power, others have been diminished by other global powers and colonialism. Find out which countries are the oldest in the world.

#Iran #Vietnam #China #Sudan

Jacinda Ardern resigns as prime minister of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – AUGUST 07: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a nurses pay settlement during a press conference at Parliament on August 7, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Speaking after nurses voted to accept the latest offer from District Health Boards, Prime Minister Ardern said that the settlement will deliver the biggest pay increase nurses have seen in a decade. Thousands of nurses went on a 24 hour strike last month, the first time they have walked off the job in 30 years. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

“I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility – the responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead and also when you are not. I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple,” she said.

#JacindaAdern #JacindaResigns #NewZealand #politics

9 richest billionaires in the Philippines have more wealth than 55 million Filipinos combined, report shows

“Inequality experienced in the Philippines is starker with the nine richest Filipinos having more wealth than the bottom half or 55 million of the population,” Oxfam Pilipinas Executive Director Erika Geronimo said, citing data from Oxfam and the Forbes’ billionaires list.

#EattheRich #Philippines #WealthTax #TaxTheRich

Diver captures stunning photos of rare 8-foot giant squid

“When that happens, they can’t stay in the really deep water that they usually stay in,” Vecchione told Live Science. “They come up close to the surface, and then the surface water gets cold. When you see them up close to the surface, they’re not healthy.” 

#SquidGames #Ocean #Science

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