THIS MONTH IS THE FIRST "SUPER MOON" OF 2014.
TODAY IS INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR
KIRIBATI, ALONG WITH SAÕ TOMÉ AND PRINCIPÉ.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S ANNUAL ALL STAR GAME
WILL BE PLAYED TUESDAY, JULY 15TH.
AMONGST EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
|The moon, super and otherwise
*Category 4 Super Typhoon Neoguri is still a concern in the Pacific, but the current (known) death toll has been "minimal" because of the advanced warnings being heeded by citizens in its path.
*There are reports of a cholera outbreak in South Sudan, which has already claimed 60 lives.
*South Korea says that North Korea has fired two more missiles into the water near its borders.
*Civil servants are on strike in the United Kingdom over salary freezes and budget cuts.
*Sengal President Macky Sall has named Mohammed Ben Abdallah Dionne his country's new Prime Minister.
*Australia has signed a free trade agreement with Japan.
*The United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled in favor of Bangladesh in a border dispute with India over the Bay of Bengal.
*Germany and Argentina will face each other in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Sunday, July 13th. Meanwhile, The Netherlands beat Brazil to win the Third Place Cup.
*The prehistoric Pelagornis sandersi is now believed to be the largest (known) flying bird ever.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
CONCERNING THE UKRAINE AND RUSSIA...
*Moldova's TV and Radio Council has suspended the license for Russia-24, and sanctioned four local stations due to a lack of pluralism.
*Ukrainian military forces have reclaimed Kostiantynivka, Artemivsk, Siversk, Kramatorsk, and Druzhkivka from pro-Russian separatists. They have since started rendering aide to the locals and repairing the infrastructure, while accusing insurgent leader Igor Strelkov of ordering death sentences under laws from the Joseph Stalin era of Russia.
*Russia's Angara rocket successfully completed its maiden flight. It is Russia's hope to develop a system independent of the factories located in other parts of what was once the Soviet Union.
*The European Union has begun imposing sanctions against known pro-Russian dissident leaders, including travel bans and freezing assets.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*While Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is still considering legal action President Barack Obama for trying to accomplish what Congress won't, former governor and Republican spokeswoman Sarah Palin is now attempting another impeachment rally against the President. Do our readers know what a "wasted effort" and "smoke screen" are?
*The U.S. Department of Justice is currently holding trial against the American Express credit card company on anti-trust allegations.
*The Federal Reserve has announced that it will end quantitative easing (bond purchasing) this October.
*Germany expelled the Central Intelligence Agency's Berlin station chief over a "series of spy scandals".
*Tommy Ramone, former drummer with The Ramones, has lost his battle against cancer.
*Tracy Morgan; on behalf of his fellow passengers Ardley Fuqua, along with Jeffery and Krista Millea; is suing Wal*Mart after one of their truck drivers (who allegedly had already been on the road beyond daily safety limits at the time) crashed into their vehicle, resulting in the death of comedian James McNair, aka: Jimmy Mack, while injuring Morgan and the rest of his passengers.
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