News Bulletin: 22/5/2015
Posted in: NEW BULLETIN
- Prime Minister David Cameron pledges to make ‘Britain a less attractive place to come and work illegally’.
- Nicola Sturgeon warns Cameron Scots will push for another independence referendum if he ignores her demands.
- Northern Ireland bakers found guilty for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-gay slogan.
- Nearly 25,000 people have fled ISIS-controlled Ramadi after the attack by militants.
- Ex-president of Egypt Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death over a mass prison break in 2011.
- ISIS militants are being smuggled to Europe.
Finance/Business (UK vocabulary)
- Britain’s inflation rate falls below zero for the first time since 1960.
- It’s not the best times for McDonald's. The fast food giant faces pressure from both workers and investors.
- The Russian economy falls in the first of 2015.
- Tensions are building up around World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
- Rafael Benitez is likely to replace Carlo Ancelotti as the next Real Madrid manager.
- Barcelona's Xavi to exit after 17 years at the Catalan club.
- David Letterman ended his late-night career after 33 years of being a host.
- Taylor Swift won eight nominations at the Billboard music awards.
- Cannes turns away women wearing flat shoes instead of heels. Dress code: black tie and evening dress.
- It seems like Apple has just leaked its iPhone 6C. What’s in it?
- OS X 10.11 could be released June 8. More details.
- You will be able to buy Apple Watch from June.
This time in History
- May 16: in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out its first awards and held a dinner party with around 250 people in Hollywood, California.
- May 18: in 1920, Pope John Paul II was born in the Polish town of Wadowice.
- May 21: in 1881, the American National Red Cross was founded by humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons in Washington D.C.
Image via EPA | MYC Bulletin Writer Polina Tikhonova