NEWS AGENDA: September 10 - 14


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NEWS AGENDA: September 10 – 14

George Engels is researching China’s multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative while continuing to report about Venezuelans migrants who face persecution and abuse in the Caribbean. Read his recent story about fears expressed about Brexit by the $6.59 billion UK gaming industry.

Lydia Morrish is writing about forced adoptions in the UK ahead of a seminar in the House of Commons that will gather evidence of cases of children being separated from their mothers and families. The UK is one of the only countries in the European Union that forcibly removes children from their parents against their will. Read Lydia’s recent story about how city workers are using “sleep pods” – commercially available napping facilities – to boost productivity.

Harry Ridgewell is reporting on the Loebner Prize, which was awarded at Bletchley Park on September 8. The prize, launched in 1990, is an annual competition which awards programs focusing on artificial intelligence. Read his recent story on why a predicted crisis on UK livestock farmers affected by this year’s extreme weather hasn’t yet materialized.

Charles Turner will be writing about the rise of companies owned by workers, either as cooperatives or more typical corporate ownership structures. Read his recent story about how residents in California are struggling to recover their homes after a summer of forest fires.

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