Weekly Bulletin: Mon 18 Dec 2017

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 18th December 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

Headline

  • Shots have been fired at the military installation RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, as a man reportedly tried to gain illegal access to the base. The installation currently has more than 3,000 personnel working there, and is used by the US Air Force. A man was detained. The man suffered cuts and bruises. The base is well-guarded, and this intrusion effort was successfully quelled.

 

World

  • In what appears as a freak accident, a train carriage has plummeted on to a highway in the state of Washington, USA, there are unfortunately casualties.
  • Violence has continued to take place across Middle Eastern nations following US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • Disney have announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox. This blockbuster merger is expected to cost Disney $52bn!

 

UK

  • A fire at a hotel in Loch Lomond, Scotland, has killed two people and injured many more. Loch Lomond is well-known to be one of the most picturesque areas of the United Kingdom.
  • The popular TV show ‘The Apprentice’ finished yesterday, with a shock ending! Viewers reacted in many ways – see our article that features the best reactions here.

 

Business

  • The European Union are set to study IKEA’s tax affairs in close detail, following allegations that IKEA enjoyed a tax advantage, specifically in the Netherlands.

 

Politics

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the popular Erasmus exchange program will continue for the foreseeable future. See our article here for more.

 

Technology

  • Google and Amazon have ended a long-running spat, which culminates in Amazon now selling Google products. The two have engaged in quite the battle in the last few years – take a look at the full story here.

 

 

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From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead. Next week’s Bulletin will be shorter than usual, in light of the Christmas Day period.

 

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