Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 6th November 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- Several financial documents have been leaked to the public, revealing wide-scale offshore investments of a controversial nature. These documents have been given the name of the ‘Paradise Papers’. There are over 13m documents, with over 100,000 names of people and businesses included. The Boston Consulting Group have estimated the amount of money involved is $10 trillion. Among those to have their financial affairs implicated include Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Wilbur Ross – US Secretary of Commerce, and Juan Manuel Santos – President of Colombia.
- In unfortunate news, a shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killed 26 people. The shooter later died following a high-speed chase. The shooting took place at a Baptist Church.
- The year 2017 is on course to be one of the hottest years on record. This is due to a range of factors, adding credence to the theory of global warming.
- The UK has been shocked by the fact that Queen Elizabeth II’s estate has been implicated in the Paradise Papers.
- It is believed around 150,000 people in the United Kingdom will receive a pay rise. This is linked to those whose employer’s have signed up to the voluntary living wage – which is £8.75 outside London and £10.20 in the capital.
- In what could go down as one of the biggest acquisitions in history, computer chip maker Broadcom are hoping to acquire Qualcomm. Broadcom have offered $103bn (£79bn) for the rival.
- Amid widescale allegations of sexual harassment by MP’s, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a new ‘culture of respect’.
- The Apple iPhone X has been launched in the United Kingdom. For reaction, have a look at this article. When the phone was announced, Twitter reacted hilariously.
- Ahead of ‘Single’s Day’ in China – the biggest shopping day in China, the Chinese Government have tightened regulations for internet shopping websites. This revolves around fake reviews, and the deletion of negative feedback.
- Prospective student’s from around the country continue to apply to University. Check out our advice section for help with this.
- This week’s Editor’s choice is an article looking at the mysterious disappearance of the Roanoke Colony. The article takes a look at the disappearance, as well as providing theories regarding the disappearance – take a look!
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – 8 Things You Thought Would Be Included in your Tuition Fees… But Weren’t
- 2nd – 8 Great Things About Being a Student in Bath
- 3rd – 10 Things To Do While at Aberdeen University
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.