‘Each makes the other more difficult to recover from’: University of Sussex professor L. Alan Winters speaks to Wikinews on trade, COVID-19, Brexit

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Earlier this month, Wikinews spoke with University of Sussex professor of economics L. Alan Winters regarding the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) in the 2016 Brexit referendum and the subsequent negotiations leading up to and following the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement of December, which he has researched extensively. In a call,...
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Category:Food

This is the category for food. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 14 April 2017: Google blocks home device from responding to Burger King commercial 1 January 2017: William Salice, creator of Kinder Surprise eggs, dies at 83 3 December 2016: Chinese chef Peng Chang-kuei's death announced 5 October 2016: World Wildlife Fund: 75% of seafood species consumed in Singapore not caught...
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Several episodes of ‘Orange is the New Black’ released prematurely by hacker

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 A hacker, or group of hackers, operating under the alias of The Dark Overlord uploaded ten episodes of Netflix's web TV series Orange is the New Black on Friday and Saturday on The Pirate Bay after they said the online streaming service failed to meet their demands. Netflix had planned to release the season on June 9. According to The New York Times, the unreleased content...
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U.S. Supreme Court upholds health care mandate

Thursday, June 28, 2012 In a decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the controversial healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010. The Supreme Court also upheld the individual mandate provision of the law, which would require most U.S. citizens to obtain health insurance by 2014, or pay a monetary penalty. The Supreme Court ruled on the law 5–4....
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Koizumi has dissolved the Japanese Diet in response to rejection of postal services commercialization bill

Monday, August 8, 2005 The House of Councillors, the upper house of the Diet of Japan, voted on the controversial bill that would have privatized the Japanese Postal Service at around 1 p.m. (JST, UTC +8) on Monday, August 8. The bill was rejected by a slim margin – 108 for, 125 against, one abstention and two intentional absences – after a rebellion within the ruling Liberal Democractic...
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Wikinews interviews World Wide Web co-inventor Robert Cailliau

Thursday, August 16, 2007 The name Robert Cailliau may not ring a bell to the general public, but his invention is the reason why you are reading this: Dr. Cailliau together with his colleague Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, making the internet accessible so it could grow from an academic tool to a mass communication medium. Last January Dr. Cailliau retired from CERN, the...
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Annan invites Iraqis to exercise democratic rights

Saturday, January 29, 2005With just days to go before Sunday's historic poll to choose a new government in Iraq, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has invited the people of Iraq to exercise their democratic rights. The poll, the first free elections in a generation, faces disruption from insurgents who are totally opposed to democracy. Annan warned them not to interfere and promised continuing...
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Wall dividing island of Cyprus torn down but divisions still stand

Friday, March 9, 2007 On Thursday March 8, 2007 the government of the Southern Greek part of Cyprus used heavy machinery to allow its military to tear down the five-meter high concrete wall on the Green Line that divides the island. The wall has stood in the Cyprus capital of Nicosia for more than 40 years. It has been a constant reminder of the political situation of the Mediterranean island...
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Supreme Court orders resumption of sealing drive in New Delhi

Monday, November 6, 2006 The Indian Supreme Court has refused to grant any relief to the owners of unauthorised commercial establishments in New Delhi. A two judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal, said today that it found no grounds for modifying its previous order to seal commercial establishments violating zoning regulations. The Group of ministers had...
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