Weekly Bulletin: Mon 1 Jan 2018

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 1st January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.





  • George Weah, the well-known ex-professional footballer, is the new President of Liberia. Weah – who overcame a poverty-stricken childhood to become one of the best footballers in the 1990s, has since moved into politics, and will hope to retain his immense popularity within his nation.
  • Protests have been taking place in the Asian country of Iran. These protests have turned violent, with at least ten people dead, according to state TV.
  • While the New Year brought many celebrations, there were some ugly scenes – including various seaplane disasters and fires.



  • A mass fire at a car park in Liverpool has ruined up to 1,400 cars. The cause appeared to be a small fire in one car that subsequently spread elsewhere, causing the damage.
  • Big Ben was at its best to welcome in 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the arrival of the new year.



  • In the middle east, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) for the first time.
  • At long last, the British Pound Sterling appears to be rising in value again.



  • There has been a polarised response to plans for a ‘Dad’s Army’ of volunteers to patrol certain ports in the United Kingdom, looking out for illegal shipments and immigration.










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