There was no shortage of big news stories last week so we take a moment to look back over some of the most important we covered over the last seven days.
In the UK the war of words between the two sides in the contentious and increasingly bitter battle ahead of the referendum on whether the nation remains within the European Union plumbed new depths last week when the head of the Brexit campaign, former London Mayor Boris Johnson made a dramatic comparison between the aims of the EU and the aims of both Hitler and Napoleon. His statements were termed “offensive and desperate” by Hilary Benn of the Vote Remain campaign.
In Brazil President Dilma Rousseff was finally impeached last week after a mammoth debate that saw all 71 senators given fifteen minutes to speak prior to the vote that saw the centre-left leader removed by 55 votes to 22. This is the second impeachment of a Brazilian President since the end of the military dictatorship, and Ms Rousseff was replaced by Michel Termer a 75 year old law professor, whose centre-right party is itself mired in many corruption scandals and faces public opposition to its policies.
The annual kitsch-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest reaches a climax last week with the finals in Stockholm Sweden attracting a TV audience from nations across the region as well as the US and China. Despite the Russian entry having been hotly tipped to win prior to the night it was the Ukrainian entry from Jamala, 1944, a haunting lament about the Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars during WWII, that grabbed victory with 534 points, Australia came second and Russia just third.
In sports a collision between World Champion Lewis Hamilton and current Championship leader Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix allowed Max Verstappen, recent replacement for Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull to take the win. Max becomes both the first Dutchman to win a race in the GP series as well as, at just 18 years of age, being the youngest race winner ever. Will win more? You’ll have to read our
1. Senator Lindsay Graham continued his fight against internet gambling in the US .
2. Rumors started circulating about the UFC owners selling their promotion in the near future. True?
3. With only six weeks left till the EU referendum, GamingZion presented the odds for it.
4. GamingZion presented the odds some countries have becoming world cup hosts in 2026. You can put money on your favourite.
5. Paddy Power offered an open-top bus to those who bet on Leicester to win the league, “outfoxing” the operator.
6. GamingZion checked all the odds for all actors taken into consideration to be the next James Bond.
7. God exists: a ticket bought near Portuguese pilgrimage site wins jackpot miracle of €73million.
Meanwhile Maximilien Kelly, 25, from Aberystwyth in Wales, was found guilty of indecent exposure last week following an incident at a local branch of Matalan. As part of his defence Mr. Kelly had claimed that his exposure had been accidental saying that his testicles were the size of an avocado. The jury at Swansea Crown Court failed to believe this excuse. Already serving a suspended sentence Mr. Kelly was jailed for 36 weeks, and has also been barred from the Matalan store concerned.