What’s Trending? Belgium Tribute, Rob Ford, & Wii U

French newspaper Le Monde shared a cartoon on social media Tuesday following the terror attacks in Belgium. Plantu’s tribute to Brussels shows a figure draped in a French flag consoling a similar figure representing Belgium. 30-people died in the attacks… which also injured more than 100.

President Barack Obama says he didn’t consider skipping an exhibition baseball game in Cuba because of the deadly terrorist attack in Belgium. Obama says the premise of terrorism is to disrupt life — and he’s not giving in to that mentality. Obama and Raul Castro enjoyed a couple of innings between Cuba’s national team and the Tampa Bay Rays, who won the game 4-1. Obama hopes the baseball diplomacy will help thaw relations.

Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died Tuesday after fighting cancer. Ford rode into office on a backlash against urban elites. He cast an image sharply at odds with Canada’s reputation for sedate, unpretentious politics. But his tenure as mayor of the country’s largest city was marred by revelations about his drinking problems and illegal drug use. Ford was 46.

A Japanese financial newspaper reports Nintendo will soon cease production on the Wii U gaming console. The report says Nintendo has stopped manufacturing certain hardware accessories… as the console’s slow sales are not expected to improve. Nintendo already has a new device in the works, the Nintendo NX.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may make a come back to the Reality TV world. She recently signed a deal with a production company for a Judge-Judy type show. Palin does not have a law degree but if the show is picked up, it would debut next year. Palin starred in TLC’s “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” back in 20-10.

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