Weekly Bulletin: Mon 22 Jan 2018

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 22nd January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.



  • In some disturbing news, a Californian ‘House of Horrors’ has been uncovered, where it appears that two parents kept 12 of their 13 children shackled and captive for an unknown amount of time. Both parents have been charged with numerous criminal counts. The alarm was raised by one of the children, who managed to escape captivity. The children are currently being kept in a nearby Hospital – where they are being professionally treated. They are said to be in an ‘upbeat’ mood.



  • The Government of the United States of America has temporarily shut down. This is due to an impasse being reached between Democrats and Republicans over crucial bills. With the working week beginning in the US, the shut down is having knock-on effects. For example, the popular tourist attraction the Statue of Liberty has been closed.
  • Germany has moved one step closer to a coalition government, with formal negotiations set to begin between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats.
  • A nationwide strike by French Prison Staff has come into effect, causing disruption in prisons. This has been caused by a surge in attacks on prison staff, leading to questions regarding the safety of staff.





  • Construction giant Carillion’s collapse continues to cause chaos in the United Kingdom, with questions remaining as to potential job losses and even the short-term future of many projects.



  • UKIP have attracted controversy after the partner of the party leader was found to have sent racist text messages, including ones where she criticised the Royal family.



  • In a worldwide first, Amazon have opened a supermarket with no checkouts – using sensors to track customers, where they will eventually bill their payment card upon exit from the supermarket.








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