Weekly Bulletin: Mon 30 Oct 2017

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 30th October 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.



  • Paul Manafort, the former Presidential campaign manager for Donald Trump has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US. The charge is related to Manafort’s dealings with the Ukraine, and also marks the first charge related to alleged Russian influence on the 2016 US Presidential election.



  • In the past week tensions have escalated in Spain regarding Catalonia. The Catalonia parliament declared independence, before the Spanish Government responded by dissolving the entire Catalan parliament. See the full story on the Spanish and Catalonia crisis here.
  • The World Meteorological Organization have revealed some worrying news for the environment – the level of C02 in the Earth’s atmosphere rose to an all-time high in 2016.



  • The United Kingdom has been dealing with the recent clock-change, with some dealing with it better than others.
  • Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has been charged with sexual assault. The allegation relates to a Manchester music venue. Langley has subsequently left the ITV soap.



  • Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs has warned the investment firm might not ‘fill’ their new London office, due to the effects of Brexit.
  • Supermarket giant ASDA, owned by Walmart, has reported that Chief Executive Sean Clarke is to leave the firm after eighteen months.



  • The United Kingdom’s Chancellor Phillip Hammond is reportedly in a ‘very difficult position’ ahead of announcing the budget on November 22, according to respected think-tank IFS.
  • Following several claims of inappropriate behaviour by MP’s, a new code of conduct looks set to be implemented.



  • Google are reportedly ‘dropping everything’ to address an issue regarding their cheeseburger emoji! Concerns were raised regarding the placement of cheese in the emoji.
  • It appears advertisements will appear on more YouTube videos, after the Google-owned video site opted to change their advertising algorithm.
  • Technology firm Apple have reportedly fired an engineer whose daughter accidentally posted footage of the upcoming iPhone X, prior to its launch.





  • Another think-tank has proposed that scrapping interest levels on student loans and extending the pay-back period could prove beneficial in the long-term. Many concerns have been raised over the long-term sustainability of the current higher education funding system.


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