Angela Merkel was re-elected, the Brexit split deepened and the Invictus Games came to Canada

From the German election to Theresa May’s cabinet split over Brexit, here’s what’s happening in the world this week

Angela Merkel was re-elected as Chancellor of Germany

Sunday saw Germany’s election, with Angela Merkel re-elected for a fourth term as Chancellor, receiving approximately 33 per cent of the vote according to exit polls. The big surprise of the election however was the rise of the far right, with anti-immigration party, Alternative for Germany, gaining approximately 13 per cent of the votes.

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A split in Theresa May’s cabinet has deepened over Brexit

Theresa May’s cabinet has seen a split over Brexit with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond disagreeing on the length of the Brexit transition period. Team Hammond, who is in favour of a longer transition period to allow businesses to adjust, has branded Boris Johnson as ‘simple-minded’ after he pushed for the transition to last no longer than two years.

Angela Merkel re-elected


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first official appearance together

Meghan Markle made her first official appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Toronto this weekend. While she and Prince Harry were sat a few rows apart (Prince Harry next to First Lady Melania Trump, and Meghan next to her friend Markus Anderson), it was a first for the royal couple, with the event for international wounded service members being the Prince’s passion project.

Angela Merkel re-elected


And in case you missed it… Original supermodels returned to the runway for Gianni Versace tribute

Milan Fashion Week hosted the Versace SS18 show this weekend, with the collection celebrating Gianni Versace’s life to mark the 20 year anniversary of his death. While Fashion Week season has been showcasing the supermodels of the moment from Gigi and Bella Hadid to Kendall Kenner, Versace made waves bringing original supermodels Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen back to the runway in tribute to the late designer, accompanied by Donatella Versace.

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