29 January 2016
Flitting between growth and recession,
Japan's Central Bank applied aggression,
The economy they’d stimulate,
With a negative interest rate,
Though lenders deplored the decision
30 January 2016
Against powers of emergency,
Thousands gathered with urgency.
Saying these powers of arrest,
Didn’t show France at its best,
In the face of a global insurgency.
31 January 2016
Changes to the rules of registration,
Had caused great consternation.
The electoral register has shrunk,
By 800,000 or more punks,
Mainly students from across the nation.
01 February 2016
In Iowa Cruz was triumphant,
Coming second Trump was less exultant.
He failed to seal the deal,
Rubio hard on his heels,
While Jeb in sixth place was left despondent.
02 February 2016
After months of Dave and Tusk smoozing,
The EU set the terms for Britain choosing,
To stay in, or get out,
Though many were in doubt,
Whether the UK was winning or losing.
03 February 2016
As talking was reaching a dead end,
The UN chose to suspend,
The Syrian peace talks,
For at compromise all sides balk,
Though they stressed it wasn’t the end.
04 February 2016
In the face of a global health emergency,
Some missed the memo on urgency,
For while scientists were desirous,
Of getting samples of the Zika virus,
Brazil’s laws were applied with stringency.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.