There was no shortage of big news stories around the world last week so lets take a quick look back over some of the most important.
In the United States Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana last week causing massive flooding and the deaths of at least 41 people. The slow moving storm system caused huge damage to property and infrastructure across a broad swathe of the states that may well cost as much as $180 billion to repair. President Donald Trump visited the area twice to show support for the rescue workers and survivors, tweeting; “Together, we will prevail in the GREAT state of Texas.”
In North Korea sensors detected a sizeable earthquake in a region known for nuclear tests and soon after the government in Pyongyang announced the successful detonation of a hydrogen bomb, a weapon some ten times more powerful than those previously tested by the secretive totalitarian regime. Many in the international community instantly condemned the test, particularly the USA, Japan and China who has been called upon to take a more active role in finding a solution to this new crisis.
In Europe the negotiations between the EU and the UK following the latter’s Brexit Vote led to some harsh exchanges of view last week with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox saying Britain wouldn’t be “blackmailed” and Michel Barnier saying the UK needs to be “Educated” about Brexit saying; “There are extremely serious consequences of leaving the single market and it hasn’t been explained to the British people. We intend to teach people what leaving the single market means.”
In Sports Lewis Hamilton lead from the front of the grid to win the Italian Grand Prix at Monza last week, finishing ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas and rival for the Championship Sebastian Vettel in third. This puts him in the lead of the season so far with just seven races left and a scant four point margin twixt him and the Ferrari, so the question is can Hamilton hang on to win his fourth title? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime here’s a look at our headlines from last week.
1. Vbet Sportsbook shared the best Emmy Awards odds for 2017
2. Can Dovizioso win on home turf on an Italian bike in Misano?
3. Vbet Casino launched the first Farsi live casino with a great selection of games
4. Is the Hungarian national basketball team is living its best time now?
5. Will We See Another Episode of the Rafa v Roger Rivalry?
Meanwhile at the desert Burning Man festival in Nevada Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, broke through two layers of security in order to then hurl himself into a large fire, one of a number due to be burned during the festival attended by 700,000 people. He later died from the burns he suffered at a local hospital. Motives for Mr Mitchell’s actions were not made immediately clear although the influence of drink and/or drugs was suspected. This is the first fire related fatality at the Burning Man festival.