Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 14, 2015)

- Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is on a fight to win support from coalition partners for the third bailout offered by eurozone leaders. Four pieces of legislation must be passed by the end of Wednesday including pension and VAT reforms. However, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos already opposed the measures. If the deal fails, Greece will be forced to leave the eurozone for good.

- The Mexican authorities are offering a 60 million peso reward for the capture of Joaquin Guzman, the nation's most wanted drug lord, who escaped from a maximum security prison on Saturday through a 1.5km-long tunnel.

- Korean president Park Geun-hye ordered her senior secretaries to look further in the subject of the need of amnesty in preparation of next month's 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

- Typhoon Nangka is expected to affect the southern and eastern parts of South Korea and Jeju Island, by weekends. This typhoon is moving northwards towards Japan and it's forecasted to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds.

- Over 200 South Koreans have embarked on a very special ride on the grand transcontinental train journey known as the Eurasia Friendship Express. They're divided into two teams; one will take Trans-Siberia Railway from Vladivostok while the other will depart from Beijing and take Trans-Mongolia Railway. It's a 20-day journey where participants will travel ten cities in five different nations, and establish ties. The final stop will be at Berlin, Germany.

- The Department of Education is already investigating the food poisoning incident in the CARAGA Region. They said that the students affected from the food poisoning were given proper health care, most were fully recovered and discharged from hospitals. Meanwhile, the Department of Health stressed the importance of food safety on acquiring and intake of unknown products as 1,925 people were reportedly affected last Friday, July 10, after they ate candies.

- September 6 is officially recognized as Shigeru Matsuzaki day according to the Japan Anniversary Association. It is the day when the famed singer made his debut. If you're a fan of the Katamari Damacy games, then you'll most likely to remember him for singing one of the game series' songs.

- The death toll from the General Motors ignition switch defects rises to 124 while 390 are reportedly injured.

- At last weekend's SDCC, the BBC announced a remake of the classic British children's cartoon, Danger Mouse and now, it's targeting for international audiences as possible. Actors Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry, John Oliver, and Lena Headey will lend their voices for the upcoming animated series.


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