The Week That Was – 16th-22nd January 2017

I sum up the week’s events in bite-size form.

 News

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Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States at a ceremony in Washington, and promises to put ‘America first’ during his inauguration speech.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes it clear that the UK will leave the single market in her speech clarifying the government’s position on Brexit.

Adama Barrow is sworn in as President of the Gambia at the Senegalese Embassy in Dakar, after the former President initially refused to cede power.

An avalanche struck a mountainous region of Italy on Wednesday, leaving many in a hotel in the Abruzzo region trapped underground. 9 survivors have so far been pulled from the rubble, but 23 people remain unaccounted for.

Sport

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Novak Djokovic is knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open, and Britons Andy Murray and Dan Evans are defeated in the fourth round, whilst Roger Federer advances to the quarter-finals.

In the women’s draw, Briton Johanna Konta has reached the quarter-finals, but 2016 champion Angelique Kerber has been knocked out in the fourth round.

Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United’s highest goalscorer with 250 goals after an equaliser against Stoke on Saturday, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record.

Entertainment

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Gorillaz share their new song ‘Hallelujah Money’ online.

The 1975 announce they are postponing 2017 European tour dates, before rescheduling them for later in the year.

Patrick Stewart will voice the Poo emoji in the Emoji Movie, which will be released in the UK in August 2017.

T2 Trainspotting, the sequel to Danny Boyle’s hit 90s film, is released to positive reviews.

Quote from the Week

‘I believe in the American people. I believe that people are more good than bad. I believe tragic things happen. I think there’s evil in the world, but I think at the end of the day, if we work hard and if we’re true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that the world gets a little better each time.’  President Obama at his final press conference as US leader on 18th January.

Alex Nicholson

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