Weekly Bulletin: Mon 13 Nov 2017

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 13th November 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

Headline

  • A major earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border has killed over 200 people, caused considerable structural damage and injured several others. Unfortunately, the earthquake is the deadliest of 2017.

 

World

  • US President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent days. Putin took the chance to again refute allegations of Russian ‘meddling’ in the 2016 US Presidential election.
  • The final qualification matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been taking place in recent days. 32 nations will qualify, with the majority of the places having already been filled.

 

UK

  • UK and EU business groups have told British Prime Minister Theresa May that a Brexit no-deal should be avoided at all costs.
  • A viable pipe bomb was found in Omagh, Northern Ireland on Remembrance Sunday. Omagh witnessed considerable violence in the ‘Troubles’.
  • Apple’s flagship UK store in Regent Street, London, was ransacked overnight by a gang, who reportedly stole thousands of pounds worth of electronics.
  • Venus and Jupiter were visible in many parts of the United Kingdom at daybreak this morning. This surreal sight was caught on camera, check out the best images here!

 

Business

  • In a follow-up to last week’s news, Qualcomm have rejected Broadcom’s $103bn bid for the computer chip firm. These are two of the largest electronics firms in the world.
  • However, where consolidation looks unlikely to happen in one industry, conversely, Nisa shareholders have approved an acquisition of the Co-Operative group.
  • And in yet more potential acquisition news, breaking news suggests a Korean consortium are planning on bidding for the UK cinema group VUE, in a deal worth £2Bn.

 

Politics

  • As mentioned earlier, UK and EU businesses have told British Prime Minister Theresa May to avoid a Brexit no-deal at all costs.

 

Technology

  • Uber are set to sell a $10bn share of their company to a consortium spearheaded by Japanese conglomerate Softbank and Dragoneer – the investment group.

 

Japan

 

Education

 

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