Thursday, June 11, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 11, 2015)

- Australian PM Tony Abbot urged the Asia-Pacific nations to fight against jihadist groups, saying that the Islamic State has global ambitions. Over a hundred of Australians are fighting with militant jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

- The Greek debt talks must intensify with the creditors from the nation's capital, Athens, but there was little sign of progress. After late night talks in Brussels, Belgium, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said all sides must collaborate to bridge the remaining differences. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund want further economic reforms before they release 7.2 billion euros of bailout funds.

- US President Barack Obama approved a plan to deploy up to 450 additional military personnel to Iraq to help Iraqi troops fight against the Islamic State militants.

- The total number of MERS cases in South Korea is now 122, with 14 new cases reported.

- The world's football governing body, FIFA, plans to postpone bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup Final Games, according to a top official.

- The new BMW 7-Series flagship saloon was unveiled and this new model lost 200 pounds of weight as well as gaining next-generation technology and an array of engine choices.

2016 BMW 7-Series

- A new Fiat 500 will be revealed on the 4th of July, 2015, which is the same date on which the original 500 was launched 58 years ago.

- Good Smile Company unveiled a Phat! figure of Yukiho Hagiwara from THE iDOLM@STER and like the others, it was modeled after the anime's BD/DVD cover. She'll be out this November for 8,400 Yen plus tax. Time to get our checkbooks ready, ladies and gents!

Yukiho Hagiwara

- Apple announces the iOS 9 which features a smarter SIRI, a better battery life, and more new features coming soon to upcoming and current Apple handheld gadgets like the iPad and the iPhone.

- Action star Robin Padilla is slated to do a horror movie with famed Japanese adult video actress Maria Ozawa.


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