Friday 20 May 2016
In the latest dire warning,
Of steady global warming,
Phalodi hit fifty-one,
Degrees, adding to the tonne,
Of evidence the Republicans are ignoring.
Saturday 21 May 2016
An American Reaper Drone,
Having tracked a suspicious phone,
Struck the Taliban’s top man,
Causing Pakistan to publicly groan.
Sunday 22 May 2016
In Israel the Minister of Defence,
At being undermined, took offence,
Moshe Yaalon stepped aside,
Replaced by a man few can abide,
Uninterested in bringing down the fence.
Monday 23 May 2016
In Austria National Socialism was beaten,
By a whisker, and continues to threaten.
It was the Greens that held them off,
In a knife edge vote, a standoff,
Leaving Europe’s collective memory smitten.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
To Turkey the UN came,
Where it failed to lay the blame,
For starvation and massacre,
And humanitarian disaster,
On dictators to whom it is tame.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Embattled, embittered and resentful,
In Brussels, were happenings most eventful,
Greece won an economic reprieve,
With a bailout, and debt relief,
Though of austerity most are lamentful.
Thursday 26 May 2016
As China tests the US will to flight,
It flexes its military might,
Sending nuclear submarines,
In a Cold War like scene,
To the Pacific, at which few expressed delight.
Friday 13 May 2016
As the Brexiteers continued to spout,
Comparisons that fail to check out,
The IMF made a din,
About the recession we’ll be in,
If we decide, in the end, to come out.
Saturday 14 May 2016
As Venezuela threatens to fall apart,
Maduro thought emergency powers would be smart,
In getting hold of the levers,
Of power over the disbelievers,
While the opposition hopes he’ll soon depart.
Sunday 15 May 2016
In Yemen Al Qaeda lost ground,
But in the vacuum ISIS has found,
A window of opportunity,
In which they commit atrocities,
A strategy that is far from sound.
Monday 16 May 2016
In Libya the UN has declared,
That no expense shall be spared,
In giving them more guns,
Though governance there is none,
So long as they’re fighting ISIS, no one cared.
Tuesday 17 May 2016
Armed with batons, wearing flak vests,
Kenya’s police responded to protests,
By beating men till they bled,
And kicking them in the head,
In front of the cameras they showed real zest.
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Over the aegis of German law,
Creeps the shadow of Erdogan’s claw,
Who as a tragic result,
Of a court case, we can’t insult,
Unless we want the laws protection to withdraw.
Thursday 19 May 2016
In the night an AirEgypt plane,
Appears to have gone down in flame,
Crashing into the sea,
After disappearing mysteriously,
The cause we cannot yet ascertain.
Friday 6 May 2016
In London hope trumped fear,
Khan took the mayoralty with cheer,
Having threatened and bullied,
Zac's reputation was sullied,
While Khan showed Corbyn how to steer.
Saturday 7 May 2016
Canada’s forests were all ablaze,
Fort McMurray could be razed,
While the population flees,
It's climbing to 20 degrees,
Leaving fire fighters struggling and amazed.
Sunday 8 May 2016
In an ongoing spat with its creditors,
Greeks have fallen victim to the auditors
As Parliament passed reforms,
Establishing new tax norms,
While the country is struggling to house visitors.
Monday 9 May 2016
In a display of military might,
Red Square was quite a sight,
At Russia's Victory Day Parade,
For the historic contribution it made,
Though prospects for the present gave a fright.
Tuesday 10 May 2016
On a law and order platform,
Though vague about proposed reforms,
Duterte won the vote,
He floats Filipinos’ boat,
Though on human rights, he pours scorn.
Wednesday 11 May 2016
In Cardiff there was hullabaloo,
When Plaid ran for the leadership too,
Wood’s nearly took the crown,
Causing Labour to frown,
At the breach of a Parliamentary taboo.
Thursday 12 May 2016
In an effort to tackle corruption,
Cameron had a proposition,
Putting business owners in a register,
Making them culpable for dealings sinister,
Though from Dependencies there was opposition.
Friday 29 April 2016
In France, the peace was shattered,
As the police and rioters clattered,
Over labour reforms,
That the protesters scorn,
Though once battered they scattered.
Saturday 30 April 2016
Kenya burned its ivory,
Though in a cruel twist of irony,
The more they burn,
The more poachers earn,
Leaving Kenya far from victory.
Sunday 1 May 2016
In the city of Stuttgart the far right,
Were given an all mighty fright,
When left wing activists on a crusade,
Came to their conference to set up a blockade,
Where the Police rescued them from their plight.
Monday 2 May 2016
A football team from Leicester City,
Had long been, the beneficiaries of pity,
But that is all in the past,
For the Premier League they won at last,
Causing their fans much levity.
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Against exams, kids are on strike,
Mainly from families who think the state’s alright,
Just so long as it doesn’t impose,
Tests, which they vehemently oppose,
Designed to compare like and unlike.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
In defiance of all logic,
With powers demagogic,
Trump's become nominee,
Of the Republican Party;
Which if not farcical is tragic.
Thursday 5 May 2016
Medecins Sans Frontieres,
The finest NGO out there,
Withdrew from the WHS,
And in a statement, laid stress,
Upon its proficiency at spreading hot air.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.