Global, Main Stories / 19/01/2021 Gulf countries restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have agreed to restore diplomatic relations with Qatar, ending a three-year boycott of the gas-rich state. Known as the Arab quartet, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt initially severed diplomatic ties with Doha in mid-2017 following accusations the state had been supporting terrorism. Qatar denies such...

Main Stories, News / 19/01/2021 Congress certifies Biden victory after capitol siege

Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed the presidential election winner by congress on January 7th, just hours after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to overturn the result. Following the removal of the violent mob, lawmakers in Washington D.C worked late into the night before officially announcing the victory of...

Main Stories, News / 19/01/2021 Post-Brexit trade deal agreement: what’s in it and what isn’t?

On December 24th 2020, the United Kingdom and European Union struck a historic trade agreement.  Four and a half years after the Brexit referendum in 2016, the UK government announced: “we have taken back control of our money, borders, laws, trade, and our fishing waters”, while EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier said: “Today is a...

Main Stories, News / 19/01/2021 Impeachment: what next for Trump?

Donald Trump has become the first president in United States history to be impeached twice. Ten Republicans have joined Democrats in voting for impeachment after Trump was accused of inciting violence at the US Capitol on January 6th. The article, carried by 232 votes to 197, charges the president with “incitement of insurrection”. Trump will...

Global, Main Stories / 08/01/2021 Pro-Trump mobs storm US Capitol buildings

Yesterday, thousands of Trump supporters force entry into the US Capitol building following Trump urging them to march in response to the US Presidential Election results, resulting in four deaths with one woman being shot and 52 being arrested. As a last bid to upturn the vote that was insubstantially claimed to have been subjected...

Main Stories, News / 24/12/2020 UK withdraws from Erasmus as post-Brexit trade deal agreed

A trade deal has been struck between the UK and European Union following the historic exit of the UK from the Union. In a press conference, Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, expressed his relief that the “clock is no longer ticking” and highlighted the positives from the deal and ceremoniously thanked the negotiating teams...

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UEA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to UEA Alumnus, Michael Houghton, who shares the prize with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. The announcement was made earlier today by Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General for the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee…

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Anti-mask protesters seen demonstrating in Norwich city centre

A group of protesters gathered in the Haymarket area of Norwich thursday the 24th of September, demonstrating against the compulsory wearing of masks. Approximately 60 people formed a large group carrying signs with slogans such as “Freedom over Fear” and displaying statistics comparing weekly deaths from other causes to those from Covid-19. There was also…

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