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In an unexpected outcome, people of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union in June 23rd referendum. For so many months, we have kept our readers updated on the referendum through our "Briferendum Series". Now with the referendum in place, we can hardly call it an end, instead, it's a new beginning of an era of greater uncertainties. With this non-binding referendum, there are so many possible scenarios that may play out including a second referendum. In this series, we once again vow to keep our readers up to the minute as the path ahead unfolds.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit calls for free trade are a convenient smoke screen for more corporate tax privilege

Nov 22, 2017 05:34 am UTC| Insights & Views

Liam Foxs call for Britain to champion the cause for free trade in the wake of Brexit and increasing trade barriers, needs to be examined against further revelations of the so-called Paradise Papers scandal, and other...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Oct 29, 2017 14:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit Series: Juncker assures of deal to diffuse media reports of Theresa May begging

Oct 24, 2017 10:19 am UTC| Commentary

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and his team rushed for damage control after a German media reported on his dinner with the British prime Minister Theresa May, where she is described as begging to the...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit: what the EU and UK still don't agree on

Oct 23, 2017 15:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views

As expected, the leaders of the EU27 decided at a summit in Brussels on October 20 that there had not been sufficient progress in the negotiations on the UKs withdrawal from the EU to move on to talks about a post-Brexit...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Why a 'guest worker' visa system is not the answer for Britain after Brexit

Sep 25, 2017 12:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views

At the 2017 general election, the UKs two largest political parties both agreed that the current system of free movement would end when the country leaves the European Union. The Labour Party has since shifted to a...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit negotiations: here's where we're at so far

Sep 21, 2017 14:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views

While many have enjoyed a summer break, the Brexit negotiating teams in Brussels and London have been busy. But has there been any progress? In terms of substance, the answer is short: not really. There have been three...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit Series: No decisive progress on Brexit negotiations after third round of talks

Aug 31, 2017 12:41 pm UTC| Commentary

The European Unions top Brexit negotiator Michael Barnier said during a press conference at the conclusion of the third round of talks on Thursday that no decisive progress has been made so far. Speaking alongside his UK...

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Economy

McDonald's Korea goes local, unveils Boseong Green Tea Pork burger

McDonalds Korea is going local and introducing different localized food items as part of its Taste of Korea project. For its second menu that was sourced in its native country, the Korean unit of the US-based fast-food...

Rold Gold marks 106 years as favorite pretzel brand by giving away $106,000 in real gold

Rold Gold was introduced by Philadelphia businessman Lorraine Schumaker in 1917, and with its upcoming 106th birthday, it is celebrating this milestone by giving away over $106,000 in real gold bars. It is now owned by...

Coke launches its newest flavor in collaboration with Marshmello

Coca-Cola just unveiled its newest Coke flavor under its Coca-Cola Creations banner. The limited-edition flavor was made in collaboration with Marshmello, the masked Grammy-nominated DJ and music producer. According to...

Gucci debuts first pet collection line

Gucci, one of the most popular luxury brands in the world, has launched its new line of fashion items. However, it is not for humans, as the company is releasing its very first line of pet clothing collection. As per...

Salesforce to bring Hyperforce cloud-based service to South Korea

Salesforce, an American cloud-based software company, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is launching its Hyperforce cloud-based software service in South Korea. With the release of this service, the company wants...

Politics

Joe Biden announces US military reinforcements in Europe

World leaders under the NATO alliance gathered this week for a summit in Madrid, where the ongoing war in Ukraine was on the main agenda. US President Joe Biden announced that there would be reinforcements of the US...

NATO announces invitation for FInland, Sweden to join alliance

In a major shift in security in Europe this week, the NATO alliance has officially extended an invitation for Finland and Sweden to join the military grouping. The invitation came as both countries broke their neutrality...

North Korea state media says joint drills between US, South Korea, Japan another step to establishing 'Asian NATO'

North Korea has criticized the joint military drills that the US, South Korea, and Japan are holding amidst the tensions in the peninsula that resulted from Pyongyangs repeated weapons tests. North Korean state media...

Afghanistan: No women at the national unity gathering, says Taliban acting deputy PM

The international community has raised concerns about the Talibans policies on women and girls since retaking control of Afghanistan in August last year. The insurgent groups acting deputy prime minister said no female...

Science

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

How nanotechnology can revive Nigeria's textile industry

Nigerias cotton production has fallen steeply in recent years. It once supported the largest textile industry in Africa. The fall is due to weak demand for cotton and to poor yields resulting from planting low-quality...

Technology

Report: Samsung is developing a lower-priced foldable phone

Samsung is reportedly developing an entry-level foldable phone that will be sold at a much lower price than the latest Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. But the device is not expected to enter the market until...

Snapchat subscription service launches in nine countries

Snapchat started the rollout of its subscription service, officially named Snapchat+. It appears, however, that exclusive features are quite limited at the moment and it will be initially available in nine...

Brazil’s Anatel proposes mandatory USB-C phone chargers

Brazils national telecommunications agency, also known as Anatel, is exploring the possibility of requiring phone manufacturers to support USB-C charging. The agency has opened a public consultation on the matter that...

Regular Pixel 7 model could gain 4K selfie video capability

The Pixel 7 series is still a few months away, but some details about its camera features might have leaked by way of the recent Google Camera update. And it appears that Google might be working on making the 4K selfie...
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