Brexit talks start in Brussels with 20 months to go Play

Brexit talks start in Brussels with 20 months to go

British and European Union envoys began on July 17 a first round of negotiations on Britains divorce from the EU. Talks to decide the terms of the divorce will last until Britain leaves, deal or no deal, on March 30, 2019. Jul 17, 2017
Could a font bring down the Pakistan government? Play

Could a font bring down the Pakistan government?

Could the Microsoft font Calibri bring down the Pakistan government? Last years Panama Papers revealed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs daughter Maryam Nawaz owned offshore companies which were used to purchase high-end properties. But she claimed she was only a trustee and provided a trust deed signed in 2006. The document was typed in Calibri font, but Microsoft didnt make the font publically available until 2007. It elicited speculations that the documents could have been forged by the possible future Prime Minister. Opposition parties have urged the Prime Minister to step down after the leak. The investigations conducted by the Pakistani Supreme Court and Federal Investigations Agency are still ongoing. Jul 14, 2017
Turkeys Erdogan addresses rallies to mark first anniversary of failed coup Play

Turkeys Erdogan addresses rallies to mark first anniversary of failed coup

One year after the failed coup Turks gathered for a commemorative event in Istanbul. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened a memorial on 15 July Martyrs Bridge.More than 240 people died before the military coup was shut down. A far-reaching crackdown after the coup has impacted Turkish society. Around 150,000 people were fired and 50,000 detained for having a supposed connection to the coup. Critics accuse Erdogan of using the state of emergency to target opposition leaders and journalists. Jul 16, 2017