Canada became the latest country to legalise the use of recreational cannabis, with the first legal purchase occurring on 17 October in Newfoundland. Medical cannabis use has been both legal and heavily regulated in Canada since 2001, but the...
Nick Clegg has been hired by Facebook as Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications to ‘build bridges between politics and tech.’ The Californian based role aims to improve Facebook’s relations with Brussels where the leading social media platform is facing...

In brief

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has been in talks with a Canadian producer of marijuana to infuse the ingredient in their beverages. Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive constituent of cannabis, can help ease inflammation, pain and cramping. It would be the first entry...
The 2018 Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to two laureates who have been fighting against war crimes involving sexual violence and abuse. Nadia Murad and Denis Mukege have been fighting against the use of sexual violence as a weapon...
Nikki Haley, the former Republican Governor of South Carolina, has said that she will resign from her post at the end of 2018. Despite this announcement, Mrs Haley has given no indication as to why she is resigning, leading...
The former President of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, is under investigation by Chinese authorities for bribery, under what seems to be a new form of custody called ‘liuzhi’. Mr Meng went missing on a trip to China in late September. Before his...