With so much going on in the world it’s easy to miss out on breaking news so just in case we review the big stories from last week’s news headlines.
In South Korea President Park Geun-hye lost in the nation’s constitutional court which upheld the vote held in parliament to impeach her following a large scale corruption charges for which she is being investigated. The impeachment means Park Geun-hye loses her immunity from prosecution for what is believed to be bribery, extortion, abuse of power and even leaking sensitive information. South Korea has sixty days to elect a new leader with Moon Jae-in likely to succeed the disgraced President.
In Europe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking victory in a referendum to significantly increase his own personal powers, was dismayed when several European countries canceled rallies in their nations aimed at the large Turkish ex-pat population who are able to participate. Following the barring of two Turkish ministers from the Netherlands Mr Erdogan compared the Dutch to “Nazi fascists” and their nation to a “banana republic”. The Dutch demanded an official apology from Turkey.
In Haiti at least 34 people were killed last week when a bus ploughed into a crowd speeding away from the scene of another accident. Having knocked over two pedestrians the driver of the bus in Gonaives sped away then slamming into a group of street musicians. The dead and injured were ferried to hospital whilst it was reported witnesses of the scene attempted to set fire to the bus with driver and passengers still inside. Local authorities placed everyone on board the bus in protective custody.
In sports England retained their Six Nations crown with a mammoth win against Scotland last week and in doing so equaled the All Blacks record for consecutive test wins. Beating the Scots 61-21 England can now win back-to-back Grand Slams if they beat a ho-hum Ireland side in their next match. Will they do it? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime here’s a look back at some of the major news stories from around the world we covered over the last seven days.
1. Omnislots launched one of the most amazing exclusive offers for GamingZion players.
2. Bet365 added Auto Cash Out, a new feature for players to have more control over their funds.
3. We look ahead to the “Spring Classic” and why you can’t bet on cycling to be scandal free. Ever.
4. GamingZion collected a list of the best available online betting markets for FA Cup 2017.
5. A prestigious sumo tournament was about to start, GamingZion collected the best odds for Hatsu Basho 2017!
6. GamingZion checked the best sites and the best odds for March Madness betting.
7. The EU was on the edge of collapsing according to online sportsbooks. Bettors were given the chance to bet on which country will leave the European Union next.
Meanwhile NASA released plans that would see Mars transformed into a planet habitable by humans, at least in atmospheric terms, with James Green (Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division) saying giant magnets in inflatable orbital structures might be used to create an artificial magnetosphere to protect the surface from solar radiation and restore the red planet’s atmosphere. “This is not terraforming as you may think of it…….but we let nature do it……based on the physics that we know.”