Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 8, 2015)



- Back to the Greek debt crisis, the EU has been given Greece until Thursday to present new proposals to secure a deal with the creditors and has called a full EU summit for Sunday.

- US President Barack Obama held historic talks with Vietnam's Communist Party leader, Nguyen Phu Trong, at the White House. This is the first time the two nations held talks ever since their relationships normalized 20 years ago after the Vietnam War.

- The deadline for the Iran nuclear talks has been extended until Friday after they faild to reach an agreement in their Vienna meeting.

- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing graft allegations by the judicial authorities after the Wall Street Journal reported that about 700 million dollars had been transferred from the fund to Najib's bank accounts ahead of a general election two years ago.

- Typhoon Falcon has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility last night and is seen to enhance the "habagat". Luzon will experience monsoon rains which may trigger flash floods and landslides over Mindoro, Palawan, Zambales, and Bataan, while Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera, and Western Visayas are expected to experience light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. It is expected to leave the PAR by Thursday night or Friday morning.

- The BAC Mono has been given a power boost for the 2016 model year thanks to its new 2.5L Mountune engine that produces 25 more horsepower than the 2.3L Cosworth engine. The power-to-weight ratio is now 526bhp-per-tonne! Mamma mia!

- Two months after the megafight that defeated Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was stripped off his WBO belt he won from Pacquiao when he failed to pay the $200,000 sanction fee required by the organization. This means that the belt is now belonged to Timothy Bradley, who defeated Jessie Vargas last month for the interim championship.

- Prepare for the return of THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS with a new trailer!



- Julia Louise Buencamino, the daughter of Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino and one of the co-stars of ABS-CBN's religious morning TV drama show Oh My G!, commits suicide by hanging from the ceiling by their household help last night. In the show, Julia played the role of Aimee, the bestie of the show's heroine, Sophie Cepeda, played by Janella Salvador.

- A billboard featuring TV presenter and comedian Vice Ganda was taken down in Cebu City for being "sexually suggestive". These billboards were promoting his concert titled "Gandang Ganda Sa Sarili sa Cebu (Eh Di Wow)", held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel this Thursday, July 9th.

TTFN!!!

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