Francoise Hollande enjoying his victory
France has voted for change in their national elections, removing Nicolas Sarkozy from his top spot and replacing him with the Francois Hollande. He takes the role at a time when the eurozone is facing a host of problems, with the obstacle requiring the most urgent attention being the economy.
Activision have unveiled the trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, going on to declare that the game will be the ‘most groundbreaking and visceral Call of Duty experience ever. With the gaming industry making big gains in regards to technology with still plenty of room to improvem games that are being released are run with such strong engines that the experience is as fluid and immersing as ever.
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne, her majesty will be celebrated by 3,120 little cakes being placed together to form a cake portrait. This will be the larger version of the cake, with a smaller version of the portrait being made with only 500 cakes.
England were approaching the summer and the European Championships without a manager for the senior international team, and there was lots of speculation as to who would be stepping into the hot seat. A position that many have taken, and many have left frustrated and disappointed.
One of the most recognised and artistic masterpieces in history has sold for a record breaking price of $119.9 million at auction. It has now become the most expensive piece of artwork to be sold at auction, and was bought by a telephone bidder who will remain anonymous.
It has been five years since Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal, but even though there has not been any strong leads Scotland Yard have stated that the hunt for her is not close to being over. A photo has been released giving an impression of what Madeleine would look like now, a picture that looks like one which would be framed by parents and put on display.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have joined forces once again to bring another strange story to the masses, this time with the gothic world of ‘Dark Shadows’. Burton is back to his best with this movie, where his imagination has had room to run free, with Depp providing another very unique character for audiences to sink their teeth into.
It hasn’t been very long since the memory of the original Titanic was celebrated, this year being the 100th anniversary of its sinking. The ship was the first of its kind, the biggest and most luxurious. But it had a doomed life after being called unsinkable.
The ‘Beau Sancy’ is a 400-year old diamond, one of the oldest and most storied jewels which is currently held privately. But it is now going up for sale at Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva, where those who have had to enjoy it from afar will finally get their chance to add it to their own collections. Adding themselves to a long line of high profile owners.
The price of shares in BSkyB fell by just under 2% as James Murdoch stood in front of the Leveson Inquiry, where he has given evidence into the press standards regarding the planned takeover by of BSkyB by News Corporation.
Comedian and actor Russell Brand provided evidence at a drugs hearing regarding his own battle with addiction, where MPs have been embroiled in their effort to review current Government policy on the widespread problem. Even though the situation was serious, Brand could not stop himself with introducing some levity in his own very unique way.
The popstar and international sensation Rihanna, has found out that she is officially one of the most influential people in the world today. Being named in TIME Magazine’s Top 100, where she is kept company by some of the biggest names people around at the moment.
With the US elections coming up, President Barack Obama made an attempt to appeal to the younger generation by slow jamming on the TV chat show ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’. There is a strong feeling that Obama will not be re-elected as President, ending his one term reign in the hot seat.
A Japanese teenager who lost almost everything during a Tsunami last year received one piece of good news, as his much loved football was recovered in Alaska. It has been revealed by Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that the football has been the first bit of debris from the tsunami to reach shore on the other side of the world.
It has been revealed that Iran has cracked through the security systems on a United States RQ-170 Sentinel drone which they captured last year. Tehran had claimed over the weekend that they have been able to recover data from the American spy drone, which has included information that the drone was used to spy on Osama Bin Laden.
Tornadoes ripped through the US states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa last week with locals given no warning to the oncoming destruction as sirens fail to sound. The winds have killed five people in the Oklahoma town because local communities were not provided with any indication as to what they were about to face.