Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 8, 2018)

- The Duterte administation is set to create a panel of experts to investigate through the Dengvaxia scandal as well as leading a send-off for a group of Filipino scientists that will conduct marine research in the Philippine Rise next week.

- Former Local Water Utilities Administration chief Prospero Pichay Jr. pleaded not guilty before the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division to his three graft charges and bank violation charge in relation to the questionable purchase of Express Savings Bank Inc. way back in March 24, 2009.

- The Patikul kidnappers freed one hostage while two female police officers and a civilian is still being held captive in the jungles of Sulu.

-US  President Donald Trump determines the fate of the landmark Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, announcing his verdict on US sanctions relief underpinning the international accord, which he has repeatedly and harshly criticized.

Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing Tuesday after the island failed to receive an invitation to a major international meeting.

- A goods train and a passenger train collided in southern Germany on Monday, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said, and local media reported two people were killed.

- China's top economic official will visit Washington DC next week to continue trade discussions as threatened tariffs on billions of dollars of goods could be imposed this month. The visit by Vice Premier Liu He comes after he led talks in Beijing last week with a high-level US delegation that made little headway in resolving the standoff.

- Rolls Royce will unveil the Cullinan SUV this Thursday.

- In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Hot Wheels wants car enthusiasts to turn their cars into a toy.

- This summer, the Pokemon GO Fest returns in Chicago with a special "Walk in the Park" event. In addition, there will be real-world Safari Zones scheduled for Germany and Japan as well.


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