British Conservative Member of Parliament Andrea Leadsom is challenging Home Secretary Theresa May on the ballot to become the U.K.'s next Prime Minister, and has recently been receiving a good deal of attention about her political and personal life.
Here are six interesting facts about Leadsom, including her devout Christian faith in her own words.
1) Leadsom participates in a Bible study group at Parliament more >>
After last weekend's blowout victory against Iceland, three French players now occupy the top places (top 3 or top 4 depends on how one looks at it) in the race for the Golden Boot at the 2016 Euro football/soccer championship.
France defeated Iceland 5 – 2 and now the Frenchmen see themselves in the semifinals against a tough German team. The other semifinal match will be Wales vs. Portugal, and both teams have players in the running for the Golden Boot race.
Antoine Griezmann (4 goals, France) more >>
Five-time champion Venus Williams will face Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber in the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championship 2016 on Thursday after beating Yaroslava Shvedova during the quarter finals.
Last Tuesday, Williams sealed her spot in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since 2009 after winning over unseeded Shvedova, 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.
Williams' impressive win over Shvedova emphasized how she can be a real threat in the championship games. She became the oldest Grand Slam semifinalist since 1994. more >>
Lionel Messi, the 29-year-old Argentine professional footballer who plays forward for Spanish club Barcelona has been sentenced along with his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for tax fraud, according to Spanish media.
According to the BBC, Messi and his father were sentenced for defrauding Spain of $4.6 million between 2007 and 2009.
A team of Norwegian scientists created a microscopic real life-and-death simulation of the classic Japanese arcade game "Pac-Man." Researchers from the University of Southeast Norway released some microorganisms into a videogame-like maze where predators hunt for the weaker ones.
Norwegian Scientists' Real-Life Version of "Pac-Man"
In a YouTube video, Norwegian scientists showcased an epic real-life version of the 1980s cult videogame "Pac-Man" by unleashing single-celled euglena and ciliates into a liquid-filled 3-D maze, together with the multi-celled rotifers. The maze, which has a diameter of less than one millimeter, possessed neon blue top-light and lens flare effects. more >>
The closing ceremony for the UEFA EURO 2016 will be held in Stade de France on July 10, 9pm CEST (7pm UTC) and will feature French DJ David Guetta. This will be followed by the final match of the tournament between the winners of Portugal vs. Wales and Germany vs. France The event will be broadcasted live to over 200 countries.
Performances and Official Closing Song
Similar to the opening ceremony, David Guetta and Zara Larsson will be headlining this event. The multi-awarded French DJ will perform the single "This One's For You", which features the vocals of 18-year old Zara Larsson. "This One's For You" is the official theme song of the tournament. more >>