The 2018 Geek god Review Top News Year-End Wrap-up

From the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 2018 World Cup to this year’s US Midterm Elections, we present our year-end wrap up the top 10 news of 2018:

Top 10: Norway tops the 2018 Winter Olympics

Wrapping up our 2018 Winter Games coverage in PyeongChang, here are our top 10 athletes pick. Before that here’s the final medal table. Norway topped the list with 14 golds, followed by Germany, also with 14 golds, and Canada with 11 golds.

Link: https://geekgodreview.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/winter-olympics-top-10-athletes-pick/

Top 9: The Facebook Data Breach

A data analysis firm linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign used the personal information of 50 million people on Facebook without authorization to target them with personalized political advertisements, The Guardian reported Saturday.

Link: https://www.thisisinsider.com/cambridge-analytica-trump-firm-facebook-data-50-million-users-2018-3

Top 8: Philippines brings back Miss Universe Crown

She might have not ruled the ‘world’ but she has definitely conquered the ‘Universe’! We are talking about who else than the beautiful Catriona Gray from the Philippines, who has been crowned as the Miss Universe 2018. The 24-year-old Filipina-Australian beauty won the Miss Universe 2018 crown on Monday morning (Philippine time) in Bangkok Thailand, beating 93 other candidates from across the globe. She has succeeded Demi Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa.

Link: https://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment/news/international-news/article/catriona-gray-from-philippines-gets-crowned-as-the-miss-universe-2018-photos-and-videos-inside/332110

Top 7: The Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding

In a world rife with tragedy and turmoil, this year’s royal wedding was a brief respite — and an escape into a real-life fairytale.

England’s Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle (now known as the Duchess of Sussex) on May 19. Television viewership of the wedding was higher than that of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s, with more than 29 million people in the United States tuning in to watch Harry and Meghan get hitched, compared to William and Kate’s 23 million. The combined number of British and US viewers surpassed 50 million.

Link: https://people.com/royals/royal-highlights-2018-weddings-babies/

Top 6: Brazil Elects Evil Far-Right Candidate as President

Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won Sunday’s presidential runoff, according to a near complete count of the vote published by electoral authorities.

Bolsonaro obtained 55.5 percent of votes followed by Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad with 44.5 percent, with 92.3 percent of votes counted, according to electoral authorities. Bolsonaro held a double-digit lead over his leftist rival in surveys published in the past week, though several showed his edge dwindling in recent days.

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-brazil-election/

Top 5: US Border Immigration Ignominy

Tension is growing in Washington over the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy, letting border security agents separate the children of immigrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally. The president is holding Democrats responsible for what he calls a “horrible law,” but critics say there is no law requiring families to be split up.

Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigrants-children-separated-from-families-trump-zero-tolerance/

Top 4: US March for Our Lives Rally Targets Trump

Tens of thousands of protesters are gathering in Washington, D.C., for a rally advocating for stricter gun control. Organizers of the “March for Our Lives” rally are hoping to draw500,000 protesters to the nation’s capital on Saturday. The organizers’ website says more than 800 “March for Our Lives” events are planned around the world.

Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/march-for-our-lives-2018-03-24-live-stream-updates-today/

Top 3: UK Brexit Debacle

Jean-Claude Juncker has told the UK to “get its act together” in the run-up to the delayed House of Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

The European commission president said the EU could not be expected to resolve the problems that continue to make it likely the British government will suffer a heavy defeat.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/30/brexit-eu-deal-uk-needs-to-get-its-act-together-jean-cleaude-juncker

Top 2: US Democrats retake House Majority in 2018 Midterm Elections

The results of the 2018 midterm elections have been pouring in. The Democratic Party won a House majority for the first time in eight years, while the Republicans held a Senate majority.

Link: https://www.businessinsider.com/live-election-updates-coverage-midterm-senate-house-governor-races-2018-11?_ga=2.208639254.589642044.1546183467-1374382967.1545054665

Top 1: France is the new World Cup champion

Here are our picks for the top 10 games in the 2018 FIFA World Cup including Belgium’s 3-2 comeback versus Japan, the ouster of favorites Spain via penalties, and the heroic goal of Toni Kroos for Germany against Sweden.

Link: https://geekgodreview.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/top-10-matches-world-cup/

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