This Week in Pictures: July 11 - 17, 2017

Written by Nich Moore on 2017-07-18 at 09:59
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Last week was chock full of big, important, news stories so in case you missed anything salient we have a look at some of the stories that hit the headlines.

In the United States President Donald Trump found himself under increasing pressure with his popularity rating dropping to a 70 year low for the highest office in America as the scandal involving h is son taking a meeting with Russian lawyers, lobbyists and spies rumbled on last week. With his election campaign blaming the Secret Service for allowing Donald Trump Jnr to meet known threats to the country and the President denying he knows anything at all US politics continued in turmoil.

In Europe the strategic shifting of position ahead of the negotiations on Brexit caused the City Of London to warn last week that the French plan on using the divorce of the UK from the mainland as weakness to be exploited in order to remove some of the financial services and trade business that has traditionally fallen to the City. Warning of the French desire to “disrupt and degrade” the UK financial sector the envoy to the EU, Jeremy Browne, left no room for misinterpretation of his opinion.

In Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a crowd of thousands who had gathered to celebrate the one year anniversary of the coup attempt in 2016 that failed to unseat the authoritarian President. With over two hundred dead the coup lead to a purge of state employees with over 150,000 losing their employment for allegedly being supporters of the elements of the military who led the coup. July 15th was named as “Democracy and National Unity Day” and declared an annual holiday.

In Sports Roger Federer won the Mens Singles title at Wimbledon for a record breaking eighth time last week defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in just over 101 minutes on Centre Court. “Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament.” The tearful player told the British press after his victory leaving the only question now; Can he win it again? You'll have to find out in our daily news pages but in the meantime here's a look at some of the big stories from around the world we covered over the last week.

1. We took a look at a few European NFL players that fans should keep an eye on over the next few years.
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Jermaine Eluemunor was drafted to the Ravens at the 2017 NFL Draft (photo: espn.com)

2. GamingZion broke down a few 2018 World Cup underdogs that might be worth wagering on.
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Portugal made headlines last year by winning the 2016 European championship (photo: beinsports.com)

3. Bayern Munich signed perhaps their best young player in recent memory. Was it the capture of the year?
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James Rodriguez was one of the top players on Madrid before signing with Munich (photo: espnfc.com)

4. WinADay Casino is now allowing their members to make deposits with Bitcoin!
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WinADay Casino is growing to be one of the most popular online casino sites in the world (photo: 99bitcoins.com)

5. We took a look at a few of the biggest NetEnt jackpot slots you can play in 2017.
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It Bitcoin the gambling currency of the future? (photo: mrgreen.com)

6. The McGregor vs. Mayweather press tour is complete. Check out some of the best quotes here.
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Most analysts predict this fight will be the biggest in the history of combat sports (photo: skysports.com)

7. There are many to choose from, but we at GamingZion listed a few of the best sporting events to bet on in 2017.
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The 2017 European Volleyball Championship will begin on August 24th (photo: france24.com)

Whilst a lot of sci-fi fans got up in arms about Doctor Who being reincarnated (sorry, I mean regenerated) as a female with Jodie Whittaker of “Attack The Block” fame taking over the role, the rest of the entertainment world expressed their dismay at the passing of both the genius godfather of zombie movies, director and satarist George A Romero PLUS the death of Martin Landau the commander of Moon Base Alpha from Space:1999 and integral part of the Mission Impossible TV series.

"A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away". On GamingZion, every week comes with its own photo-album. Check out past snapshots in the 'The Week in Pictures' Archive.

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