Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 23, 2017)



- President Rodrigo Duterte said that his Russian visit is a landmark. Some of the highlights of his official visit to Russia include a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and a a signing of a bilateral agreement that is expected to strengthen the economic ties of the two countries.

- The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service is ready to submit its case against Police Superintendent Ma. Cristina Nobleza, who is facing grave misconduct charges due to her controversial relationship with Reener Dongon, a suspected terrorist.

- The British police reported that 22 people, including children, were killed in a suicide attack carried out by one man after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday. In response, the singer made her first comment since the attack and in her tweet, she felt heartbroken.

- Japan protested against a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from a United Nations expert raising concerns that planned legislation targeting conspiracies to commit terrorism and other crimes could allow police to trample civil rights. The lower house of Japan's parliament is expected to approve the bill by now.

- Nokia said it has settled its patent dispute with Apple and also signed a business collaboration deal with the tech giant. Nokia said it would receive an up-front cash payment and additional revenues from Apple, but did not specify the details of the patent deal.

- The chief of Thailand's army says that forces opposed to the military-led interim government were responsible for the bombing in Bangkok on Monday. The bombing occurred on the ground floor of a military-run hospital, near a waiting room reserved for senior military officers, injuring 21 people.

- Iranian president Hassan Rouhani criticizes the United States' policies on the Middle East and pledged to continue with ballistic missile development. Rouhani held his first news conference since his reelection last week.

- The president of UN negotiations to legally prohibit nuclear weapons has unveiled the first draft of the nuclear ban treaty. The draft text denounces the use of nuclear weapons as a violation of international humanitarian law. It says nations should make every effort to prevent their future use. It would require states to pledge never to use nuclear weapons, but also never to develop, produce, acquire, possess, stockpile, transfer or test them. The next round of negotiations on the treaty will begin on June 15th.

- Ford Motor Company named Jim Hackett as the new company president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is officially retiring. Hackett was once the CEO of Steelcase, interim athletic director at the University of Michigan and executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016.

- The Fiat 500L MPV has been given a minor change for the 2018 model year with the addition of the new Cross and Wagon variants in addition to the standard Urban variant.

2018 Fiat 500

- Love Live's Maki Nishikino and Nozomi Tojo, in their cheer girl outfits, are joining the figFIX range. Both are available to order starting at 5,370 Yen plus taxes and delivery and arrives this November.

figFIX Maki Nishikino
Cheer Girl ver.
figFIX Nozomi Tojo
Cheer Girl ver.

TTFN!!!


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