‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

Europe, not East Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers have claimed. Studies undertaken on the teeth of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in Mediterranean Europe suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominin,...

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Britain suffers at the hands of terror

Britain suffers at the hands of terror

London has witnessed yet another terror related incident on 2 June, as three armed men used a van and knives to kill seven and injure dozens more on London Bridge and at Borough Market. This is the third terrorist attack in the United Kingdom in three months, after the first...

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Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential elections

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential elections

Emmanuel Macron has won a decisive victory in the French presidential elections, beating his far-right rival Marine le Pen and becoming France’s youngest ever President at thirty-nine. “I know the anger, the anxiety and the doubts that a large number of you have expressed,” Macron told thousands of supporters gathered...

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‘Perfect storm’ for European vegetables raises prices

‘Perfect storm’ for European vegetables raises prices

Terrible weather conditions across Europe have seen the availability of vegetables plummet and sent prices soaring. The combination of cold weather, flooding and low light levels has created a “perfect storm” of poor growing conditions. Bad weather in Italy and Spain is expected to greatly increase the price of vegetables...

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EU students still to have funding access in upcoming academic year

EU students still to have funding access in upcoming academic year

EU students applying to study in the UK for the 2017-2018 academic year will retain access to the current funding and support resources and this aid will continue to be available for the remainder of their course. The government announced today that this funding will be available even if the...

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Universities concerned students will not receive EU funding

Universities have sought to clarify the status of EU students and funding following last week’s referendum result, amid concerns they will no longer receive EU funding. International students make up a significant proportion of the UK’s student population. In the 2014/15 academic year, the number of international students studying in...
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European leaders react to Brexit: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”

European leaders react to Brexit: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”

Leading European figures have already responded to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, admitting they are deeply saddened by the result.   A crisis meeting was held in Brussels between the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Martin Schulz, the...

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EU criticises Turkey for stripping 138 members “immunity from prosecution”

EU criticises Turkey for stripping 138 members “immunity from prosecution”

Europe’s MEPs have criticised the Turkish parliament’s decision to remove the immunity from prosecution of 138 of its members, saying that the decision “undermines the rule of law.”   In a debate with Johannes Hahn, EU Enlargement Commissioner, EU MEPs described the decision as “an attempt by Turkey’s President Erdoğan...

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EU retaliates in visa restrictions spat with US

As part of an ongoing investigation, the European Commision is assessing a “lack of visa reciprocity with the US, Canada, and Brunei” which could see restrictions on American tourists visiting Europe.   Britain is one of the European countries that benefits under the US visa waiver along with  “Full reciprocity”...

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The Inconvenient Truth About the EU Referendum

Recently, at a Debating London workshop I attended, the topic was: ‘how to decipher the Morse like claims about the EU that are currently being pitched from all angles’. Or something like that. Finally, I’m going to be able to definitively make up my mind upon whether to ‘Brexit’ or...

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