Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Let's Do The News! (April 25, 2018)

- Numerous workers has asked the Supreme Court to stop the closure of Boracay for six months starting tomorrow. The workers pleaded for a temporary restraining order.

- MAGDALO Party List Representative Gary Alejano asked the Duterte administration to protest China's reported monument unveiling to commemorate their efforts in the South China Sea, which encompasses parts of the Philippine territory.

- Alleged drug lord Peter Lim insists that he be placed under a separate preliminary investigation over the drug complaint filed before the DOJ.

- The European Union wants Russia and Iran to bring Syria to their peace talks.

- US President Donald Trump plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris, the head of the US Pacific Command already nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia, to fill the long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea instead, according to officials. President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, had asked Harris to take the key post in Seoul, which has been vacant since Trump took office in January last year, a source with knowledge of the situation said.

- Numerous Australians gathered at France's Somme for a poignant ceremony in memory of the soldiers who fought and died on the Western Front, a century on from the end of the First World War. 8,000 Australians worldwide commemorate a special centenary Anzac Day, Australia’s national day of remembrance on the Somme, scene of some of the most brutal battles of the 1914-18 conflict.

- Spotify is ramping up their free service, hoping that a more option-rich platform will boost its ambitions to make music streaming even bigger worldwide.

- Google unveiled a major overhaul to Gmail since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook.

- The Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury concept was unveiled at Beijing's Auto China, previewing an ultra-luxury crossover.

Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury

- BMW unveiled the iX3 Concept at Beijing's Auto China, previewing a crossover addition to BMW's i range of electric cars.

BMW iX3 Concept


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