1 January 2016
The president of Turkey, Tayyip,
Made a gaffe with a poorly judged quip,
When he said he aspired,
Like Hitler, who he admired,
To have absolute power in his grip.
2 January 2016
When China landed a plane,
On the Spratlys, which Vietnam claims,
There was great consternation,
At their dangerous escalation,
But the Vietnamese protested in vain.
3 January 2016
A prominent Shia Imam
Fell victim to a rift in Islam
When the Saudi's ire
Caused him to expire
And they severed relations with Iran.
4 January 2016
Corbyn’s cabinet reshuffle,
Caused quite an ugly scuffle,
Labour’s Left and Right,
Broiling for a fight,
With the former losing the tussle.
5 January 2016
When it comes to the European Union,
The Conservatives are not in communion.
With a knife at his throat,
Cameron gave a free vote,
Allowing for a difference of opinion.
6 January 2016
North Korea made a harrowing boast,
That its enemies would soon be toast,
With an H-Bomb they’d created,
Though the scientists debated,
Concluding that it was atomic at most.
7 January 2016
The World Bank issued a warning,
That a perfect storm could be dawning,
For the much hyped BRICS,
May be out of tricks,
Their economies slowing and yawning.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.