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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

California, other states settle with Google, iHeartMedia over misleading cell phone ads

California and several other states have settled with Google and iHeartMedia related to misleading radio advertisements about the Pixel 4, a Google cell phone. Also part of the settlements was Arizona, Georgia,...

Vietnamese retail giant Mobile World opens its first brick-and-mortar in Indonesia

Vietnams Mobile World Group (MWG) has invested US$7.3 million in a joint venture that opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Indonesia, under the name Era Blue Elektronic. MWG holds a 45 percent stake in the...

China’s Meituan posts 28.2% quarterly revenue growth swings to profit

Meituan reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue growth of 28.2 percent and swung back to profit as the company recovered from Covid-19 curbs. The Chinese food delivery giant, whose services include restaurant...

Louis Vuitton picks Shanghai as site for first furniture and homewares store

Louis Vuitton will open a dedicated furniture and homewares store in Shanghai as it aims to expand further into lifestyle offerings to affluent Chinese clients. The store is a world first for the French luxury brand....

Lionel Messi named first global ambassador of Indonesia's J&T Express

Soccer icon Lionel Messi will launch a series of social media and marketing campaigns with JT Express to become the Indonesia-based logistics service providers first-ever global brand ambassador. The campaigns will...

Politics

UK says Beijing should 'take notice' of anti-lockdown protests

British foreign secretary James Cleverly said the Chinese government should pay attention to the ongoing anti-lockdown protests taking place in the country. This comes as Beijings zero-COVID policy has sparked...

Russia-Ukraine war: US considers sending 100-mile strike weapons to Ukraine

The US Pentagon is considering a proposal by defense manufacturer Boeing to send strike weapons that could reach behind Russian lines to Ukraine. The proposal comes amidst the increasing need for more sophisticated weapons...

US Supreme Court to hear 2016 New York corruption cases

The United States Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dating back to 2016 that could make it difficult to pursue public corruption prosecutions. The eventual rulings would affect the three people charged in corruption...

US talks with Russia on Griner, Whelan release ongoing, says diplomat

The talks between Washington and Moscow over securing the release of detained American nationals Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan are still ongoing, according to a diplomat. Despite ongoing negotiations, the US says Russia...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

Twitter is rolling out Blue, Gold, and Grey verification plans after suspending Twitter Blue

Twitter announced it may debut its new verification plans soon. Based on the account type, Elon Musk said they would roll out the blue, gold, and gray badges for platform users. The Twitter chief executive officer said...

CD Projekt considers more TV series adaptations following ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ success

Many video game fans might agree that Cyberpunk 2077 has already had its redemption, especially after its latest major update that coincided with the release of the Netflix anime adaptation Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Now,...

Xiaomi 13 release date: Company confirms launch event this week for the flagship series and MIUI 14

Smartphone makers are in a race to unveil new flagship devices powered by a next-generation chip from Qualcomm. And Xiaomi confirmed that its Xiaomi 13 lineup, likely to include Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, will be launched this...

‘Gran Turismo’ PC port is possible but not without some compromises, series creator confirms

Sony has made it clear that more of its first-party games for PlayStation will be released to PC, and that could include Gran Turismo. Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the racing sim series, confirmed the possibility of...

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ is getting a spin-off campaign about Ghost, leaker claims

Infinity Ward is reportedly developing a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II spin-off campaign focused on the fan-favorite character Simon Ghost Riley. But it might not be an entirely standalone premium game. Leaker...
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