Last week was another action packed seen days so lets look back at some of the stories that grabbed headlines around the world
In Greece the far left Syriza party won a massive victory sending shock-waves throughout the European Union as the Greek people vote to reject the austerity measures put in place as a condition of the $240bn bailouts the country received from the EU in 2010 & 2012. A refusal of the new Greek government to accept EU terms and conditions may trigger the country dropping out of the Euro, and deal a devastating blow to the technocratic management of the Union’s economy.
In Argentina the Prosecutor Alberto Nisman who was about to go before a congressional hearing and accuse both President Cristina Kirchner and Foreign minister Hector Timerman of efforts to protect Iranian officials implicated in the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994 that left 85 dead in return for favoratble trade conditions, was found shot in the head at his home. Investigators have not ruled out “induced suicide”, President Kirchner believes he was murdered to make the government look guilty of a cover up, and the reporter who broke the news of Nisman’s death has fled the country.
Japan reeled from the apparent evidence that Haruna Yukawa, a hostage of the Islamic State, had been killed by his captors, raising fears for the life of Kenji Goto who is also being held having made efforts to secure the release of Yukawa. Islamic State had demanded $200 million for the release of the pair, but no payment was made. Prime minister Shinzo Abe appeared on television to say “Such an act of terrorism is outrageous and unforgivable. I condemn it strongly and resolutely.” He also demanded the release of Mr Goto.
In Sport Arsenal just held on against a fired up Brighton to grab a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Starting strong the Gunners were always ahead but the boys from the south coast kept the pressure on right to the end. Will the London team fare better next round? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out. In the meantime lets take a look at what grabbed our headlines last week.
1. Bet365 is the fruit of the unprecedented management skills of Coates Family. One of the major architects behind the 925 million GBP worth fortune is Denise Coates who runs Bet365 with her father and brother as directors.
2.Indiana considers legalizing sports betting, along with Montana and New Jersey.
3.Contagious secures Manyx license agreement in order to take part in African Sports Betting Market.
4. Online Casino revenues gained momentum over online Poker in Italy, while in the US, Poker playing stays on top, thanks to Bitcoin.
5.Billionaire from China may purchase part of Spanish football club Atletico in the middle of a squabble between UEFA and FIFA.
6.We take a look at how Bet365 offers up the complete range of markets on Super Bowl XLIX.
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7. New British ISP policies will force users to alter their filtering settings in order to access porn sites. Surprisingly enough, the same process will be necessary to access gambling sites as well.
Meanwhile a prank caller proved no one is immune from hoax calls as he managed to get through to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on his mobile by pretending to be the director of GCHQ the electronic eavesdropping and monitoring facility. Mr. Cameron is said to have ended the call as soon as the hoax became apparent and no sensitive information was disclosed. Will the inevitable security review stop this happening again? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out.