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Friday, June 30, 2017

Eurovision and Ukraine
















Eurovision Song Contest bosses are fining Ukraine over its organisation of this year's competition in Kiev.













Merkel and Trump


















German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said this year's G20 summit will focus on furthering the aims of the Paris climate deal - putting her on a direct collision course with the US president.












Walgreens Boots Alliance















Global pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has dropped its plans to buy US-based rival Rite Aid.











Thursday, June 29, 2017

Migrants at Italy Ports













Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from disembarking migrants at its ports.












Public Sector Salary in UK















The limit on public sector salary rises could be reviewed, Downing Street has signalled, as a Labour attempt to scrap the 1% cap was defeated in Parliament.











Obamas in Indonesia











Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a holiday in Indonesia.













Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Google and EU Fine

















Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.











Nicola Sturgeon












Nicola Sturgeon has put her independence referendum plans temporarily on hold after announcing a "reset" of her proposed timetable.
The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or spring of 2019.












CNN and Trump














Three journalists have resigned from CNN after the US news network retracted an article alleging a Trump aide was under investigation by Congress.










Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bob Corker
















An influential US senator has said he will withhold consent for arms sales to Gulf Arab states until there is a "path forward" to resolving the Qatar crisis.










2018 Winter Olympics

















North Korea has rejected an offer from the South to form a unified team for next year's Winter Olympics.
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in backed proposals for a collaboration after it was suggested by sports minister Do Jong-hwan.












May and DUP

















An agreement has been reached which will see the Democratic Unionist Party back Theresa May's minority government.












Monday, June 26, 2017

Turnbull, Trump and Tie















Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been left somewhat bemused after receiving a pink tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".











Tillerson and Qatar















Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions will be "difficult to meet", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.
However, Mr Tillerson said the proposals provided a basis for dialogue leading to a solution of the crisis.












Hamilton and Vettel
















Lewis Hamilton called title rival Sebastian Vettel "a disgrace" after the Ferrari driver drove into his car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku.












Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seaplanes in Switzerland















It may sound unlikely for a landlocked country like Switzerland, but the Swiss Association of Seaplane Pilots is very real and has been gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva.











Macron and Schwarzenegger
















French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president's policy on climate change - this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger.












Preet Bharara

















A former leading federal prosecutor in New York has revealed he was sacked by Donald Trump after receiving several unusual phone calls from him.
Preet Bharara told ABC News' This Week he felt the calls from Mr Trump had crossed the usual boundary separating the executive branch and independent criminal investigators.












Saturday, June 24, 2017

Trump and Mueller


















President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in last year's US election.










Camden

















More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, are being evacuated because of safety concerns over cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.











Banksy
















There are more rumours about the identity of Banksy, after Goldie appeared to reveal who he is in an interview.











Friday, June 23, 2017

Trump, Comey and Tapes


















US President Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey despite an earlier hint to the contrary.











Population of the UK

















The population of the UK has increased by more than half a million - the biggest rise for 70 years - according to official figures.
There were 65,648,000 people in the UK in June 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).













Settled EU Status in UK














PM Theresa May has told EU leaders any EU citizen living in UK for five years will be given "settled EU status".
The new immigration status would grant them rights to stay in the UK and get health, education and other benefits after Brexit.
But it is not clear what the cut-off date would be.
Mrs May made clear the proposals would be adopted only if the same rights were granted to UK citizens in other EU states, it is understood.













Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saudi Arabia













Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.
King Salman's decree also means Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, will become deputy prime minister while continuing as defence minister.













Boris Becker













Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court.
The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay.
Mr Becker's lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from remortgaging a property in Majorca.













Hottest June Day in UK















The Met Office reading at the London airport is the highest in June since the mercury hit 35.6 (96F) in 1976 - the all-time high since records began.

The UK is basking in its hottest June day in 41 years, with a temperature of 34.5C (94F) recorded at Heathrow.










Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Anil Kumble













Anil Kumble has stepped down as India head coach after a year in charge because his "partnership" with captain Virat Kohli was "untenable".












DUP and Conservatives


















Democratic Unionist Party sources have urged the Conservatives to give a "greater focus" to their negotiations.
A senior DUP source said the party could not be "taken for granted" - adding that if the PM could not reach a deal, "what does that mean for bigger negotiations she is involved in?"











Cholesterol Jab














Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice.












Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Philip Hammond



















What does Chancellor Philip Hammond's increasingly vocal stance on Brexit say about his intentions, his prime minister and his party?












UN and Thailand
















The United Nations has called on Thailand to amend its harsh law against insulting the monarchy. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said it was deeply troubled by the high rate of prosecutions, and the disproportionate sentences for the offence.













Leo Varadkar
















The new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) has said he has been "reassured" about a potential deal between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party.
Leo Varadkar held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday.












Monday, June 19, 2017

2018 Queen's Speech

















There will be no Queen's Speech next year to give MPs more time to deal with Brexit laws, the government says.










McDonald's and IOC





















McDonald's and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) are ending their long-running sponsorship deal three years early.












#10-31










Fook Meng
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Illegal Immigrants in East Grinstead


















Eighteen suspected illegal immigrants from Iraq, Syria and Iran have been found in the back of an "exceptionally hot" lorry.
The people inside waved to catch the attention of passing motorists, who flagged down the driver on the A22 in East Grinstead just before 09:30 BST.











The Two Emmas


















Emma Stone may have won an Oscar for La La Land, but it was another Emma who was originally attached to star in Damien Chazelle's Los Angeles-set romance alongside Whiplash's Miles Teller.

"There was a moment where Emma Watson and Miles Teller were doing it," the director revealed last year. "Neither of those casting things wound up lasting or working out."










Jeff Horn












A relatively unknown physical education (PE) teacher from Australia is weeks away from taking on Manny Pacquiao for boxing's world welterweight title.
If 29-year-old Jeff Horn - the "fighting schoolteacher" as promoters have dubbed him - can match the reigning champion, his life could change forever.












Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jorge Arzuaga














A former Swiss bank employee has been convicted of money-laundering offences, in a corruption inquiry linked to football's world governing body Fifa.
Jorge Arzuaga, an Argentine, used to work for Julius Baer bank. He admitted managing accounts that enabled football executives to receive multi-million-dollar bribes.












BA Cabin Crew Strike

















British Airways cabin crew are to stage a two-week strike from 1 July, the Unite union has said, in a long-running dispute over pay and benefits.











Katrina Bookman













A US woman is suing a casino that told her the slot machine displaying a $43m (£34m) jackpot was faulty and offered a steak dinner instead, reports say.
Katrina Bookman took a selfie showing the machine saying "printing cash ticket $42,949,672.76" at the Resorts World Casino in New York last August.
But she was escorted out and was told the next day she could have only $2.25 (£1.76).












Friday, June 16, 2017

Li Hongyi and Girlfriend













Who is she?
Does she blog?












Turnbull and Trump
















Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been recorded apparently mocking US President Donald Trump in footage leaked by the media.











Tay Puay Leng
















Does she blog?










Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alan Shearer

















Alan Shearer was given negligent financial advice, the High Court in London has been told.











Tim Farron
















Tim Farron has said he is to step down as leader of the Liberal Democrats, less than a week after the election.
In a statement, he said he was "torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader".












In Singapore













A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced.
In Facebook posts, two of PM Lee Hsien Loong's siblings accused him of going against their late father Lee Kuan Yew's wishes and abusing his power.












Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jeff Sessions















US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has denied during a Congress hearing having undisclosed meetings with Russian officials at a Washington DC hotel.











Arlene Foster
















The Democratic Unionist Party leader has said she hopes to seal a deal on supporting Theresa May's minority government "sooner rather than later".













Susan Parsons















A high school teacher in New Jersey was suspended after being accused of removing references to US President Donald Trump from the school yearbook.












Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Crown Prince Naruhito
















When Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito was in his last few weeks at Oxford University, he took time to revisit all his favourite places.
He realised that if he were to come back again he would not be able to wander around the city freely like a student.
"The town would be the same; what would be different would be my position in life," he wrote in a memoir. "When I thought about things like that, I was overtaken by a strange feeling of uneasiness, and wished that time would stop."












Queen's Speech



















Ministers say they do not know if the Queen's Speech can be delivered on time because of post-election talks between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party.












No Wall No Ban

















A US appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised "travel ban" on people from six mainly Muslim nations.
A lower court had issued the injunction on the grounds that the ban was discriminatory after a challenge by the state of Hawaii.












Monday, June 12, 2017

Michael Gove





















Theresa May said the government planned to focus on social issues and "delivering a successful Brexit" as she completed a Cabinet reshuffle.
The PM said the new line-up brought in "talent from across the whole of the Conservative party".
Her comments came after Michael Gove, one of the driving forces behind Brexit, returned to the front bench as environment secretary.










Emmanuel Macron
















The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.











J Patissier












How do you like them?












Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jelena Ostapenko















Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latvia's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open.












Timothy and Hill



















Prime Minister Theresa May's two closest advisers have quit after the Conservatives failed to win a majority of MPs in the general election.









May and Foster













The Democratic Unionist Party have agreed in principle a "confidence and supply" deal to support a Conservative government, it has been announced.












Saturday, June 10, 2017

Trump, Comey and Oath














US President Donald Trump says he is "100%" willing to speak under oath about his conversations with ex-FBI chief James Comey.












May and DUP












Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists to guide the UK through crucial Brexit talks.











Tim Tiah and Colony









All the very best! :)












Friday, June 9, 2017

Trump and Iran














Iran's foreign minister has denounced as "repugnant" a White House statement on Wednesday's terror attack in Tehran that said Iran was a "terror sponsor".












Qatar and Surrender














Qatar has vowed it will "not surrender" its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism.












Comey and Lies














Ex-FBI chief James Comey told Congress that the Trump administration's comments about him and the FBI were "lies plain and simple".











Thursday, June 8, 2017

Christopher Hutcheson













Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law has been jailed for six months for conspiring to hack a computer system relating to the celebrity chef's business interests.
Christopher Hutcheson, 68, and his sons Adam, 46, and Christopher, 37, admitted plotting to unlawfully access Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited's system.











Trump, Comey and Loyalty











Former FBI Director James Comey will testify to Congress on Thursday that President Donald Trump told him at a dinner: "I expect loyalty."












Bigger Than Watergate










The Watergate scandal of the 1970s is not as big as the Trump-Russia investigation, the former director of US national intelligence has said.












Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Don Quijote Donki Singapore









It will be in Singapore soon.




















May and Human Rights















Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if they "get in the way" of tackling suspected terrorists.












Trump and Gulf

















US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf neighbours who accuse it of supporting terrorism in the region.
He said his recent visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off" and the development might mark the "beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism".










Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rocket For India


















India's space agency has successfully launched its heaviest rocket.











Trump and Khan

















US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his assurances to Londoners following a terror attack.
Mr Khan had said people should not be alarmed by an increased police presence on the streets.












Isolated Qatar














Qatari planes are to be banned from Egyptian and Saudi air space, as a growing diplomatic row in the Gulf threatens large-scale air disruption.
Several countries have cut ties with the tiny Gulf state over accusations of supporting extremism in the region.
Air, land and sea links have been halted to the country from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.











Monday, June 5, 2017

Mattias Martinsson













It was probably one of the last places on Earth that a foreign investor would think to put their money.
But not Mattias Martinsson. Six months later, in October 2011, he launched Pakistan's first ever foreign equity fund.


In the beginning he couldn't get anyone to back the fund, so he invested $1m (£780,000) of his own cash and that of his partners. Today, that fund is worth $100m.













Benjamin Griffin

















"We're so quick to label North Korea as 'forbidden', 'closed', 'crazy', 'suffering' - but I want to take away that barrier we've created, just for a minute, and shed light on North Korea at a human level," says 24-year-old Benjamin Griffin.












Trump and Haley















US President Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation," says the US ambassador to the UN.
He knows "the US has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do," said Nikki Haley.











Sunday, June 4, 2017

Corbyn and Nuclear
















Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to keep the UK safe after facing questions about whether he would use nuclear weapons.
The Labour leader said he would "invest properly" in the armed forces, promising more ships for the Royal Navy and aircraft for the RAF.












Modi, Macron and Paris
















Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed his country will go "above and beyond" the 2015 Paris accord on combating climate change.
Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi described the agreement as part of "our duty to protect Mother Earth".











Percival Goh










Had he been really married before more than one time?














Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ananya Vinay

















A 12-year-old girl from California has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee after a tense final in Washington.
Ananya Vinay from Fresno correctly spelled the word marocain - a type of dress fabric - to defeat Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Oklahoma.












BA Crew Strike















British Airways cabin crew have voted for four more days of strike action.
The latest action in a long-running pay and benefits row will start on 16 June, with BA saying the crew's pay and rewards are in line with competitors.











Hillary Clinton















Hillary Clinton has been told it's time to "move on" after she added her own party officials to the list of those she blames for her 2016 election loss.












Friday, June 2, 2017

Beckham, Rooney and Ingenious

















Celebrities including David Beckham and Wayne Rooney have lost a legal bid to overturn a £700m tax bill.
They were among more than 1,000 people who invested in the Ingenious film financing schemes in the hope of securing tax relief.











May, Corbyn and Brexit












Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have set out competing visions of what they want for Britain after it has left the EU, with a week to go until polling day.














Trump and Paris Climate Deal












President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
He said moves to negotiate a new "fair" deal that would not disadvantage the US would begin.











Thursday, June 1, 2017

Larsen C Ice Shelf















There has been an important development in the big crack cutting across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.












Trump and Paris Climate Accord















US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials.











Covfefe















Is it a new Pokemon? :)