With so many big news stories breaking around the world over the last seven days we take a moment and review some of the most important.
In Malaysia the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur International Airport by a pair of women, Siti Aisyah and Doan Thin Hoang, last week, one of which wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the internet abbreviation “LOL”, with other North Korea suspects fleeing the country in the wake of the killing. Doan Thin Hoang claimed she was duped into throwing chemicals over Kim Jong-nam. It is believed the killing was organized by Kim Jong-un’s regime.
In the United States President Donald Trump ambushed the media with a hastily called press conference at which he continued his attacks on the media in what rapidly turned into one of the most bizarre public appearances of a sitting President in history. Later in the week Mr. Trump also staged a massive rally in Florida at which he seemed to refer to a terrorist attack that never happened in Sweden adding to the growing number of jokes at his expense and people critical of his inept Presidency.
In Iraq military forces finally launched their much touted assault on the ISIS stronghold of western Mosul in the north of the country last week. Coalition aircraft conducted numerous airstrikes over the city before government forces began their attack across the Tigris river. With some 650,000 civilians still trapped in the city the UN warned that the local population was “at extreme risk” during this latest assault that looks to wipe out the supposedly 3,000 ISIS fighters still held up in the west of the city.
In sport Lincoln City became the first non-league team to reach the final eight of the FA Cup in the last 103 years having surprised Burnley in the fifth round of the competition. They will now face either Sutton or Arsenal in the quarter-finals as Manchester United take on Chelsea and Millwall take on Spurs but which of them will make it through? You’ll have to read our daily news page to find out, but in the meantime here’s a look back at some of the big stories we covered over the last seven days.
1. Florida legislators were considering to legalize charity poker tournaments.
2. We take a look at some of the biggest gambling countries inside Europe.
3. Will Trump visit his in-laws overseas anytime soon?
4. GamingZion breaks down 4 great ways to spot a North Korean assassin at your local casino.
5. The Russian government has taken new steps to prevent illegal online gambling.
6. You can already place your bet on who wins the 2017 Eurovision contest.
7. We take a look at the betting odds for who will replace Arsene Wenger.
Meanwhile in the world of publishing the well known men’s magazine “Playboy” announced it would be reintroducing nude women to its content having removed nudity from their pages back in March 2016, a move widely seen as a mistake. “Nudity was never the problem.” Said Cooper Hefner chief creative officer for Playboy, “Because nudity isn’t a problem. Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.” No, nudity was never the problem, Coop, it was simply the only point.