Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Let's Do The News! (July 20, 2016)

- US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet with newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to Manila this month. Kerry, who last visited the Philippines three years ago, is set to discuss the full range of their cooperation with the Duterte administration, according to the US Department of State. During Kerry's visit from the 26th to the 27th, he is also expected to meet with Foreign Affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay, following the historic tribunal on the South China Sea against China.

- Around 320 PNP SAF troops were deployed at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday to take over security here. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the SAF troops will take over security posts in the prison for a few months while 200 NBP employees undergo retraining.

- In Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump was named as the Presidential Candidate for the Republican party as well as his running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence was named Vice Presidential Candidate. Speakers at the convention, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, have been calling to unite against presumptive Democratic presidentiable Hillary Clinton.

In other notes, the speech by Trump's wife, Melania, at the first day of the RNC, were broadly similar to the speech used by first lady Michelle Obama years ago. US media say these passages are strikingly similar to the speech that Michele Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic Party convention. The Trump campaign denies the allegation of plagiarism.

- German authorities and investigating possible links between the recent ax-wielding attacker on a train in Germany and the Islamic State militants. The attacker was identified as a 17-year-old male Afghan refugee. He attacked inside the train near Wuerzburg on Monday night. Five people are hurt. The attacker was killed by the police and later, a hand-painted flag of ISIS was spotted on his room.
- Following last week's Nice attacks, French President Francois Hollande says his government plans to extend its state of emergency until January.

- New Pokemon Sun and Moon info on the radar. There are new Pokemon identified on the latest info such as Wimpod, Bounsweet, Comfey, Mudsdale, Bewear, and the Pikachu look-alike Mimikyu. The latest info introduces us Hyper Training and its Pokemon Global Link connectivity.

- Following Norway's plans to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by the year 2015, its capital city Oslo is set to erase parking spaces in its ambition for a car-free city.

- Suzuki Motor Corporation delays launch of their next-generation Swift and Wagon R models to next year following their fuel economy scandal. The new Swift is set to launch on the 1st quarter of 2017, followed by the new Wagon R by Spring.


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