Major world events that have transpired since I submitted my invoice

  • Bowing to internal pressure within the African National Congress, Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa after nine years in power

  • South Korea hosts the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang

  • Hi Jeremy, hope you're well! Just checking in on this invoice; do you need me to provide any more info?

  • The Communist Party of China grants general secretary Xi Jinping sweeping powers at its National People's Congress, abolishing term limits constraining China's presidency

  • Vladimir Putin is elected for a fourth term in Russia's presidential elections, marred by claims of vote rigging, ballot stuffing and intimidation of voters

  • The 2018 Commonwealth Games are held on Australia's Gold Coast

  • Hey Jeremy, just checking back in on this invoice. Peta from Accounting just redirected me to you, which seems odd given that last email where you told me to speak to her? Sorry to bother you!

  • Raúl Castro steps down as President of Cuba, marking the first time Cuba has had a non-Castro president since 1959

  • Basque separatist group the ETA formally disbands, ending decades of armed conflict

  • The Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lisbon. Israel's Netta wins with "Toy"

  • Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan opposition alliance wins government, ending 61 years of Barisan Nasional rule. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison and pardoned

  • Hi Adam, nice to e-meet you! I see from Jeremy's farewell email that he's off to explore new opportunities crawfish farming in Louisiana, so I'm just looping you into this thread regarding an invoice I sent through a while back. Totally cool if getting your feet under the desk is a bit crazy right now. Look forward to working with you!

  • The Velvet Revolution sweeps Armenia, triggering the downfall of president Serzh Sargsyan and the ascendancy of anti-establishment figure Nikol Pashinyan

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, watched by an estimated global audience of two billion

  • Ireland overwhelmingly votes to abolish a constitutional ban on abortion

  • US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore, marking the first summit between leaders of the two nations. North Korea dismantles its nuclear test site at  Punggye-ri

  • Hi Bethany, Peta's out-of-office redirected me to you while she sorts our her copyright dispute with David Foster Wallace's ghost. I've reattached my invoice here; could you let me know when I can expect payment? Just looking to get my finances up-to-date before tax time! 

  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia renames to the Republic of Northern Macedonia, resolving a 27-year-long naming dispute with Greece and potentially paving the way for the country's entry into the European Union

  • Canada legalises personal marijuana consumption, becoming the second nation to do so after Uruguay

  • Saudi Arabia allows women to drive, following on from its decision to open cinemas for the first time since 1983

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claims a second term in the first round of presidential polling, assuming broadened constitutional powers introduced by a controversial referendum in 2017

  • Hi Rachel, so sorry to hear about Adam's indictment. I hate to ask, but would you have time to approve this invoice if you're not too busy? It was on Adam's to-do list when they seized his work laptop, but I've looped you in with Xanthia, who's filling in for Evan while Bethany's at her hot yoga retreat in Boise. Hope you're well!