News Bulletin: 14/8/2015
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A series of blasts were sparked in China, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 700. ISIS threat grows with the militants infiltrating into U.K. computer networks and beheading yet another hostage. Surprisingly, Greece’s economy experiences growth, while China, on the contrary, sees alarming signals for its economy. Tories believe that PM David Cameron will fight a third general election in 2020, while the number of EU-born migrants working in the U.K. exceeds 2 million for the first time in history.
- ISIS hackers stole names, emails and passwords of Foreign Office and council staff.
- Number of EU-born migrants working in the U.K. surged to 2 million for the first time.
- Tories say David Cameron is likely to fight a third general election in 2020.
- At least 50 people have died in explosions in China’s city of Tianjin. Over 700 people have been injured.
- Turkey launched a wave of air strikes against the PKK in retaliation for deadly attacks.
- ISIS beheaded yet another hostage: a citizen of Croatia, Tomislav Salopek, 31, in Egypt.
Finance/Business (UK vocabulary)
- Greece economy grew by 0.8% in the Q2, as the Greek parliament prepares to vote on new bailout plans.
- China’s yuan continues to fall after August 11’s record 1.9% devaluation.
- Russia bulldozed and burned tons of food, including cheese, bacon and fruit, imported from EU and US in violation of sanctions.
- Former FIFA President: Michel Platini is not the ‘right man’ to be FIFA president.
- Jose Mourinho vs Eva Carneiro row: who was actually right?
- Nick Kyrgios is criticized over his ‘girlfriend banging’ comments to Stanislas Wawrinka.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up again! This time for an adaptation of Erik Larson's 2003 book ‘The Devil in the White City’.
- Benedict Cumberbatch asked fans not to film plays after his stage performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
- Uggie, a dog famous for 2011 Oscar-winning film ‘The Artist’, has been put to sleep at the age of 13.
- Samsung presents its Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 at the Galaxy Unpacked 2015.
- Twitter has removed its 140-character limit from Direct Messages.
- Facebook is rumored to be developing a Twitter-like app.
This time in History
- August 13: in 1961, East German soldiers began building a wall that divided Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western Berlin.
- August 12: in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered a part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.
- August 8: in 1974, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon becomes the first president in American history to resign. In an evening televised address, Nixon smiled farewell, raised his arms in a victory or peace salute, and departed with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn.
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