Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 9, 2018)

- Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday called on President Duterte as commander in chief of the Philippine Republic to convene the National Security Council on what the government should do with the installation by China of a battery of missiles in the contested Spratly islands in the South China Sea.

- New Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat offered assurance that she will not disappoint in any way President Duterte who had placed his trust on her as the new member of the Cabinet.

- Chief ?Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno returned to the Supreme Court for the first time, ending her indefinite leave which started last March.

- US President Donald Trump announced that they will withdraw themselves from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reimposing crippling sanctions, defying European pleas and prompting international outcry. Trump poured scorn on the “disastrous” 2015 accord, describing it as an “embarrassment” to the United States that does nothing to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

- CIA director nominee Gina Haspel will pledge to never revive the interrogation program that saw Al-Qaeda detainees tortured, amid oppositions over her own record. In excerpts of her prepared testimony for a confirmation hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel glancingly refers to her role in the 2002-2005 program.

- As the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle draws near, republican campaigner Graham Smith will heave a disapproving sigh. Smith and other members of anti-monarchy campaign group Republic regard the May 19 event as just another showbiz sideshow.

- Volkswagen revealed two concepts for the W├Ârthersee meeting next week; the Golf GTI Next Level Concept and the Golf Variant TGI GMotion Concept.

Golf GTI Next Level
Golf Variant TGI GMotion

- BMW unveiled the M5 Competition which features an improved 4.4L V8 engine producing 625HP of power. It will be limited to 200 units worldwide.

BMW M5 Competition

- Aston Martin unveiled the V12 Vantage V600 featuring a 6.0L V12 engine producing 600PS of power while mated to a 7-speed manual.

Aston Martin V12 Vntage V600

- The Aikatsu Photo on Stage app game will end its service on the 11th of July, 2018.

- Veteran seiyuu Masako Nozawa receives the Japanese government's child welfare award for contributions to sound upbringing children.

- J-rock band Aqua Timez announced that they will break up after 2018 as the band prepared for their final tour this weekend.


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