The world was awash with big news stories last week so in case you missed any we take a look back at some of the most important.
In Germany the G20 met in Hamburg last week producing numerous violent protests in city causing injuries to at least 74 police officers. The G20 inside was almost as awkward an affair as Donald Trump demonstrated his inability to lead a nation, let alone the world, when meeting with other world leaders like Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May. The US President was widely criticized for leaving the conference early, allowing his daughter to take his place and refusing to discuss climate change.
In Iraq prime minister Haider al-Abadi hailed victory in the battle for Mosul against the forces of the so-called Islamic State when he visited the city last week. Winning back the city in which the caliphate was first announced by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is symbolic and strategic stepping stone toward complete eradication of IS in Iraq with Mosul the last major urban center under the control of IS in the country. The Iraqi forces were supported by French airstrikes with President Macron congratulating the Iraqi PM.
In the United States aging maverick and former Republican Presidential candidate John McCain told “Face The Nation” on CBS that the much trumpeted bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) would fail. Senator McCain said “My view is that it’s probably going to be dead” and noted that many of his Republican colleagues had returned to their home states only to be met by a barrage of opposition. Repeal of Obamacare was a major plank in Donald Trump’s platform.
In sports Valtteri Bottas romped home to a great win in the Austrian Grand Prix with championship leader Sebastian Vettel in second place ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in third under pressure right to the checkered flag from Lewis Hamilton who only managed fourth place after a grid penalty for a new gearbox. This puts Vettel 20 points ahead, but will Hamilton close that gap at Silverstone? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out but in the meantime here’s a look at last week’s big stories.
1. Who is the worst La Liga manager of all time? We at GamingZion discuss that and more.
2. We took a look at the best site to bet on golf in the US, and listed a few wagers you can make right now.
3. Paddy Power added a few Trump impeachment bets you can make. Check them out here.
4. Members of Intertops can place bets on the individual classification winners at the 2017 Tour de France!
5. News came out that Slovakia will be implementing a blacklist to block unlicensed gambling sites.
6. We broke down some of the best young golfers in the world right now, and looked at their odds to win upcoming tournaments.
7. What are the odds that Christiano Ronaldo leaves Madrid? We discuss what might be next for the superstar here.
Meanwhile around the world last Saturday numerous locations hosted Pride events to celebrate the diverse nature of the LGBT+ community. London’s massive parade, led by members of the UK’s emergency services, marked fifty years since homosexuality was decriminalized with over 26,000 turning out on the day and the Houses of Parliament lit up in iconic rainbow colors. This is in stark contrast to nations like Turkey where the pride march was banned again having attracted 100,000 in 2014.