On Wednesday, the 27th of October, Turkey was given the green light to join several EU schemes, while the UK is still waiting to join such schemes following its withdrawal from the EU.
At the latest G20 summit in Rome, world leaders have declared their support for the 15% global minimum corporate tax rate. This rate sets a minimum rate of corporation tax which countries worldwide must abide by.
On Saturday, Sinn Féin members voted to end its long-associated opposition to the Special Criminal Court in its Ard Fheis. According to The Irish Times, the party voted on a ‘motion recommending the change’ and was passed by party officials at the Ard Fheis.
In recent days, Direct Provision resident Nadim Hussain has ended his hunger strike, which lasted for a total of 9 days.
British-Iranian aid worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her court appeal quashed by an Iranian court after being given a further one-year jail sentence. According to BBC, ‘The British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has lost an appeal against a second jail sentence in Iran.
Following Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 US presidential election, there was cautious optimism that the United States would quickly return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or the “Iran nuclear deal”) under the new Biden Administration. However, nine months after Biden’s inauguration, neither the US nor Iran have expressed much interest in keeping the deal alive.