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...
The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), dubbed Brexit, has continued to dominate headlines these past two weeks, so Concrete is here to give you your succinct guide to everything that has happened. As negotiations between the UK and...
The International Monetary Fund has warned of growing ‘dangerous undercurrents’ that threaten the world economy. In its biannual Financial Stability Report, the IMF provided an in-depth look into markets and the banking sector a decade on from the Global Financial...