Weekly Bulletin: Mon 19 Mar 2018

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 19th March 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

Headline

  • British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has died. Hawking is widely considered as one of the founders of modern-day Science, and has made profound contributions to the field. Hawking was wheelchair-bound for the vast majority of his life, but this didn’t affect him. Hawking was well-renowned in popular culture too, making several appearances in popular TV shows like ‘The Simpsons’. Hawking has proven to be an inspiring figure who has left a strong legacy on the world.

 

World

  • Vladimir Putin has been re-elected as President of Russia. Putin will continue to lead Russia, with the next election due in 2024.
  • Staying with Russia, they have expelled British diplomats, in response to the United Kingdom’s response to the Sergei Skripal poisoning.
  • Following on from last week, 51 people have now been confirmed as dead from the plane crash in Nepal. US-Bangla Flight 211 was en route to Bangladesh when it crashed. 20 people survived, but all are injured.

 

UK

  • The United Kingdom and the European Union have reportedly agreed terms on the transition period following ‘Brexit’ – when Britain will leave the European Union. This has been hailed as a ‘decisive step’.
  • Following from last week’s controversy around Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher. who spat at a fan following Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool last Saturday, the pundit has now been suspended until the end of the season over the incident.
  • A series of Freedom of Information requests have revealed worrying mental health statistics at UK Universities, with concerns being raised over waiting times. See our full article here.

 

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Business

  • Toys’R’us will be closing all of their stores in the United Kingdom.

 

Politics

  • As mentioned above, talks over Brexit have taken some positive strides, with the transition period now being set.

 

Technology

  • Facebook have been criticised following their use of users’ data, with allegations being levelled that they have been used inappropriately in political situations.

 

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Education

 

From UniEel

 

From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.

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