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Emmanuel Macron seeks to win over Angela Merkel on EU reforms - expert comment

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel aimed at winning support from the German chancellor for his ambitious reform plans for the European Union.Professor Seán Hand discusses his chances of success.


The election of Cuba's new leader is no surprise - expert comment

Cuba’s parliament will elect Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president, ending the Castro family’s long rule of nearly 60 years. The 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the government works to ensure the survival of one of the world’s last remaining communist states. Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, Assistant Professor, Global Sustainable Development comments


Too much wine will kill you - Dr James Gill comments on Lancet study

A new study published in The Lancet aims to measure more precisely the potential harm that drinking to excess can do. Dr James Gill comments.


What's the future for Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

Despite the turmoil that continues to surround his company, Mark Zuckerberg has insisted he is still the best person to lead Facebook. Recent reports around improper data gathering by Cambridge Analytica - as well as fake news and propaganda - have prompted some to question Mr Zuckerberg's ability to lead a company that some think has grown beyond his control.

Ian Robertson, Visiting Professor, Computer Science, comments.

Thu 05 April 2018, 14:32 | Tags: Computer Science, Academic Staff, Facebook, Expert comment, Digital, Sciences

Professor Kate Purcell on the gender pay gap deadline

Professor Kate Purcell, of the Institute for Employment Research, discusses the gender pay gap and her latest report Present Tense, Future Imperfect? Young people’s pathways into work.

Wed 04 April 2018, 10:26 | Tags: Employment, Institute for Employment Research, Women, Gender

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