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The new £20: Polymer and Animal Fat Free

22 Mar 2017
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Polymer £20 note will be released by 2020, The Bank of England announced today. The banknote will feature a self-portrait by J.M.W Turner from 1799 and will follow the issue of the polymer £5 and £10 notes. The first 440 million polymer £5 notes have been in circulation since September last year and the £10 pounds […]

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Laptops: The New Terrorist Weapon?

22 Mar 2017
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The UK government has joined a restriction ban towards passengers flying from or through several Muslim majority countries. On Monday, the US Homeland Security Department announced that passengers coming from some countries in Middle East and North Africa will not be allowed to carry on-board electronic items larger than a smartphone. Originally, the action was […]

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The UK: Expensive Lettuce and Oil Blamed for High Inflation

21 Mar 2017
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The highest inflation rates have hit the UK since September 2013. According to today’s data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) , month-on-month Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up by 0.5% and inflation is currently at 2.3%. Increasing prices of food and fuel are the main reasons that February’s inflation rates jumped, point out […]

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How to Fly Like a Spy: CIA Travel Tips

21 Mar 2017
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Earlier this month, secret CIA documents became public after WikiLeaks released them in the so-called Vault 7 publication. These documents are part of a bigger series called “Year Zero”, promising to unveil classified spy information. An interesting part of the Vault 7 documents, is a fascinating guide for CIA agents stationed in Germany. Together, with […]

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Norway: Shiny, Happy People

20 Mar 2017
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International Day of Happiness comes with the annual ranking of the world’s happiness The happiest people live in Norway, the World Happiness Report by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations, has shown. For the fifth time in a row the report was announced on the International Day of […]

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Weekly Brexit Miscellanea

20 Mar 2017
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Brexit is looking more and more like an iceberg whose real size and consequences are yet to be revealed. The Legislation Obstacle This morning the UK met the dawn with the news that the Parliament’s legislating machine will be slowed down with the resuming of 15 bills. The bills currently apply to the country as […]

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Is It Spain Against Independent Scotland Joining the EU?

17 Mar 2017
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At the beginning of this week when Nicola Sturgeon made world news by announcing her intentions to call a second referendum for independence, her statement caused many reactions. On Tuesday, the Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis, who was visiting Peru at the time,  was questioned about Scotland. He said that Scotland has to “join the […]

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Toyota isn’t Afraid of Brexit

17 Mar 2017
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New working places and £240 million investments Toyota has promised their employees in Bunrnaston, UK. The small Derbyshire village has been hosting the British division of the Japanese giant since 1992 and currently 3,400 people are employed. The funding will help upgrade the factory and manufacturing systems so the company can meet the requirements of […]

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IndyRef2: Wait For It

16 Mar 2017
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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” it says in the Bible and apparently, Theresa May agrees with that but only if it’s on her time line. In today’s announcement, she stated her intentions to block a second Scottish independence referendum before the UK leaves the European […]

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Dark Clouds Thickening Over Tories’ Heads

16 Mar 2017
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It looks like it will be a very gloomy Thursday for the Conservative party. After a rocky week of criticism towards one of its own members – the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, for his budget fiasco and the continuous disputes over the decisions of Theresa May’s government.  Today the Tory Party received another […]

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