Thursday, July 2, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 2, 2015)

- Onto the Greek Debt Crisis: Eurozone finance ministers rejected talks on a fresh bailout for Greece until the nation holds its referendum on Sunday. Citizens are asked to accept or reject proposals made by creditors last week, with PM Alexis Tsipras urging a "No" vote.

- The Egyptian government vows that their army will continue the offensive against Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula. Operations will not stop until the area has been sanitized from terrorist concentrations.

- Yesterday, Makati City mayor Junjun Binay, the son of VP Jejomar Binay, temporarily stepped down following the second preventive suspension order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman earlier this week.. Even before his temporary resignation, the entire Makati City Hall has been placed into lockdown and operations will resume when acting Mayor Romulo "Kid" Pena Jr. takes over.

- Interior ministers from the ASEAN countries will discuss about Rohingya migrants and they're expected to call on nations to cooperate in cracking down on human trafficking groups. The talks will occur in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, on Thursday.

- USA and Japan will be competing in the final round of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Fans expect that the battle between the two nations happening this Sunday is like a rematch of a 2011 title game.

- Paypal, the leader of online payments, is buying international money-sending service Xoom in a deal valued at $890 million.

- Washington DC may be saved but there's a new threat going on for Secret Service agent Mike Banning. A trailer for London Has Fallen, a sequel to 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, is now on. With Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman reprising their roles as Secret Service agent Banning, the US president, and Alan Trumbull. Set to show in theaters in early 2016, this movie pits Banning to stop an unrest in London, England, following the Prime Minister's death.

- The full trailer of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic movie starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs is now on.

- Revived British sports car maker, TVR, is already taking deposits for its new sports car that hasn't been revealed yet.

- The best of FIA Formula E racing machines, including the one piloted by the first ever world champ, Nelson Piquet from NEXTEV TCR, are now playable in the upcoming Forza Motorsport 6 game exclusive for the XBOX One.


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