Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 4th December 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- After a long and protracted saga, talks over ‘Brexit’ between the UK and the EU appear to finally be making some progress. Disagreements over a number of important issues have led to talks stalling and little progress being made. Issues include the Northern Ireland border and the ‘Brexit bill’.
- After the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia upheld his conviction for war crimes, Slobodan Praljak committed suicide by drinking poison that he had smuggled in to the hearing. Praljak’s war crimes are among the worst seen emanating from the Bosnian crisis of the 1990s.
- A rainbow in Taiwan has reportedly become the longest-lasting rainbow in history. The rainbow lasted nine hours, outlasting the previous record – which was set in the United Kingdom.
- Controversy in America continues with President Donald Trump. He recently suggested the FBI’s reputation was in ‘tatters’ following recent allegations and reports. Aides close to Trump have recently been caught up in the case.
- After Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, the excitement continues in the United Kingdom. The Wedding is set to take place in Spring 2018.
- The ongoing search for Corrie McKeague – an RAF serviceman – which is currently focused on a landfill site, will finish by Christmas, according to Suffolk Police. McKeague was last seen in September 2016, where he appeared to vanish. Investigators believe he climbed into a waste bin to sleep, before subsequently being taken away by a bin lorry.
- Facebook have provided a boost to the UK economy and workforce by announcing they are set to create 800 new jobs in the UK.
- Toys’R’Us are set to shut more than 20 stores in the UK. The toy chain have struggled to get to grips with recent changes in the market, involving more spend on online retailers.
- Talks over Brexit continue.
- Apple have been attempting to fix a security flaw with their Apple Mac. However, users who have upgraded after the flaw was discovered could still be vulnerable. It is worth keeping an eye out!
- Prospective student’s from around the country continue to apply to University. Check out our advice section for help with this.
- More student’s than ever before are being given extra time for exams. Many are demanding a crackdown to ensure fairness.
- Following intense pressure, the University of Bath‘s vice-chancellor opted to announce her resignation, prompting intriguing reactions.
- This week’s Editor’s choice is an article examining the mysterious disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, once the leader of America’s largest union. In 1975 he vanished, with no sighting of him since. Take a look at the article for more!
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – Every X Factor Winner… Where Are They Now?
- 2nd – 10 Great Things About Being a Student in London
- 3rd – ArsenalFanTV: How much Money does it make?
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.