Weekly Bulletin: Mon 23 Oct 2017

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 23rd October 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

Headline

  • Theresa May is set to appear in the House of Commons to give an update regarding Brexit talks. May has recently returned from the EU summit, where Brexit was a hotly-discussed topic. Since the June 2016 decision to leave the European Union in a referendum, little progress has been made.

 

World

  • The widow of an American soldier killed on duty has criticised American President Donald Trump for his reaction to the unfortunate loss. The widow suggested Trump wasn’t aware of the soldier’s name when he called to pass on his condolences.
  • Concerns in Spain continue to be raised regarding the ongoing issues in Catalonia. Since an illegal referendum earlier in the month, trouble has brewed in the region.
  • The Czech Republic completed their election earlier this week, with Andrej Babis’s ANO Party winning.

 

UK

  • Parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland were affected by Storm Brian. The storm featured high winds and caused some damage, mainly in Wales and parts of Ireland. No casualties were reported. Brian came just days after Hurricane Ophelia.
  • Comedian and TV personality Bradley Walsh has been confirmed as the new sidekick of Jodie Whittaker in ‘Doctor Who’.

 

Business

  • Amid a range of circumstances such as Brexit uncertainty, the British pound sterling has been struggling in recent days.

 

Politics

  • Advanced talks into a new law in Wales – which would see a minimum price for alcohol – continue.
  • As mentioned above, British Prime Minister Theresa May will address the House of Commons soon, discussing and providing an update on Brexit.

 

Technology

  • The FBI have revealed that advanced encryption in devices is proving problematic for them. There have been several high-profile cases in the past, addressing the debate of privacy versus security.

 

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Education

  • Professor Stephen Hawking’s PhD was made public recently, being uploaded to a website, which subsequently crashed, such was the popularity. Hawking wrote it as a 24-year old.

 

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From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.

 

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