June, 2018


Uruguay shatters Ronaldo, Portugal’s World Cup hopes

SOCHI, Russia – Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup dream with a 2-1 … Source: Politics

Neal Adams' advice to aspiring artists, and what he thinks of 'Arrow'

MANILA, Philippines – “Draw like you.” Artist Neal Adams, known for modernizing some of the today’s most popular DC characters told the audience at the TOYCON 2018 to find their own style of drawing. “If you guys [or] anyone here has a portfolio and they want to show it to me, everything … Source: Politics

France ends Messi's dream in World Cup classic

  MOSCOW, Russia –Teenage star Kylian Mbappe struck twice and earned another goal as France thrillingly found its attacking edge to beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina, 4-3, and move into the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday, June 30.  Billed as Messi’s chance to reignite stuttering Argentina’s hopes, the … Source: Politics

Iran urges foreign firms to resist U.S. sanction 'threats'

TEHRAN, Iran – Tehran on Saturday, June 30 urged foreign firms working in Iran to resist US “threats” of sanctions, adding it was in talks with French car makers about staying on in the country. “All (foreign) companies working in Iran should not be intimidated by US threats and should continue … Source: Politics

Tropical Storm Florita speeds up, rain expected in Northern Luzon

What’s the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler’s  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Florita (Prapiroon) accelerated on Saturday evening, June 30, as it moved over the northern part of the Philippine Sea. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on … Source: Politics

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn up a raft of measures to tighten controls on the influx of migrants, according to a document submitted to her coalition partners Saturday, June 30, as she battles for political survival. Merkel has also secured deals with 14 EU member states to … Source: Politics

Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access

MADRID, Spain – A Spanish NGO said Saturday, June 30 it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, drawing condemnation from Italy’s far-right interior minister who said they were not welcome in his country. The news comes a day after 3 babies were found dead … Source: Politics

8 south Syria towns return to regime control under deals – monitor

BEIRUT, Lebanon – At least 8 battered rebel-held towns in southern Syria on Saturday, June 30, returned to regime control under Russian-brokered deals after nearly two weeks of bombardment, a Britain-based monitor said. Since June 19, the Damascus regime has pressed a deadly bombardment campaign in southern Syria in a bid … Source: Politics

Sri Lanka moves navy unit to Chinese-run port

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes, the prime minister’s office said Saturday, June 30. Colombo’s announcement will likely raise fresh concerns in New Delhi over China’s military … Source: Politics

Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday, June 30 that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC already announced an output rise. “Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because … Source: Politics