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Noel Francisco to step down as US solicitor general, sources say – cnn

US Solicitor General Noel Francisco is expected to resign from his role as the government’s top lawyer before the Supreme Court in the coming days, according to two sources familiar with the move.

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Pentagon announces $250 million in security assistance to Ukraine – cnn

The Pentagon has officially confirmed it is moving forward with a $250 million security assistance package to Ukraine, half of which was contingent on Kiev making progress on reforms and anti-corruption efforts.

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BTS ‘MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ∼ THE JOURNEY ∼’ – Yahoo Finance

Having drawn over 2 million people on their world tour across 62 dates in 2019, performed at The 62nd GRAMMY® Awards in January as the first Korean act in the award show’s history and continues to stay at No. 1 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart for 152 consecutive weeks (182 at No. 1 in total),

  1. BTS ‘MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ∼ THE JOURNEY ∼’  Yahoo Finance
  2. BTS To Release First Japanese Album In Two Years, ‘Map Of The Soul 7: The Journey’  uDiscover Music
  3. BTS to release Stay Gold from their Japanese album Map Of The Soul: 7 – The Journey on June 19  Bollywood Hungama
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Andrew Lloyd Webber was not happy with ‘unfunny’ additions to James Corden’s song in ‘Cats’ – Yahoo Sports

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘begged’ the team behind ‘Cats’ to make changes to a scene featuring James Corden’s Bustopher Jones.

  1. Andrew Lloyd Webber was not happy with ‘unfunny’ additions to James Corden’s song in ‘Cats’
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Kate sparks frenzy as royal fans claim Duchess mimicked Meghan Markle in new video – Express.co.uk

KATE MIDDLETON has sparked a social media frenzy from royal observers after many suggested that the Duchess of Cambridge was ‘copying’ Meghan Markle in her latest video under lockdown.

  1. Kate sparks frenzy as royal fans claim Duchess mimicked Meghan Markle in new video  Express.co.uk
  2. Hold Still: Duchess of Cambridge Encourages People to Take Part in Photography Project  The Royal Family Channel
  3. Prince William and Kate Middleton unveil beautiful room inside home at Anmer Hall  HELLO!
  4. Kate Middleton recycles £685 bright blue Stella McCartney dress which signifies ‘peace and freedom’  Daily Mail
  5. The two things Kate Middleton ‘wrestles’ with as a royal, just like Queen Alexandra did  Express
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How ‘Artemis Fowl’ star Josh Gad became the king of COVID-19 quarantine – USA TODAY

A boy genius (Ferdia Shaw) takes on a hidden race of fairies to rescue his dad in the fantasy adventure “Artemis Fowl,” directed by Kenneth Branagh. USA TODAY

  1. How ‘Artemis Fowl’ star Josh Gad became the king of COVID-19 quarantine  USA TODAY
  2. Disney’s take on young adult novel ‘Artemis Fowl’ debuts Friday  ABS-CBN News
  3. Josh Gad’s Daughters Weren’t Fans Of His Wild ‘Artemis Fowl’ Look  Access
  4. Disney’s Artemis Fowl director on if sequels are possible  digitalspy.com
  5. Josh Gad shows off the gift Dame Judi Dench got him for ‘Artemis Fowl’ | USA TODAY Entertainment  USA TODAY Entertainment
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Where was Da 5 Bloods filmed? Explore Spike Lee’s Far East filming locations – HITC – HITC

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is finally arriving on Netflix in June after its cinema release schedule was cancelled but just where was it filmed?…

  1. Where was Da 5 Bloods filmed? Explore Spike Lee’s Far East filming locations  HITC – Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music
  2. Spike Lee pays homage to Vietnam War films shot in PH with ‘Da 5 Bloods’  INQUIRER.net
  3. Da 5 Bloods review – Spike Lee ignites a Vietnam cocktail of fire and fury  The Guardian
  4. Da 5 Bloods First Reviews: Timely and Powerful, with a Knockout Performance from Delroy Lindo  Rotten Tomatoes
  5. Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods Brutally Confirms We Haven’t Learned Enough From War: Review  Consequence of Sound
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After P8-B realignment, DepEd asks DBM: ‘No further’ budget cuts for COVID-19 countermeasures – ABS-CBN News

The Department of Education on Thursday said it has asked Department of Budget and Management no avoid further reallocating portions of its budget to coronavirus-related projects after P8.2 billion was slashed from the agency’s fund.

  1. After P8-B realignment, DepEd asks DBM: ‘No further’ budget cuts for COVID-19 countermeasures  ABS-CBN News
  2. Briones: Philippine education can’t wait for COVID-19 vaccine  GMA News
  3. Nearly 10M learners enroll for coming school year so far – DepEd  INQUIRER.net
  4. A learning solution for all  INQUIRER.net
  5. DepEd: August 24 class opening stays for now, Duterte to make final decision in July  ABS-CBN News
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Boracay now ready to accept tourists from Western Visayas | Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo

BORACAY Island is now open for business. This was decision reached by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) on Thursday, acting on a resolution of the Aklan provincial government headed by Gov. Florencio Miraflores. In a virtual presser live from the island, BIATF Chair and Environment Secreta…

  1. Boracay now ready to accept tourists from Western Visayas | Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo  Business Mirror
  2. Gov’t reopens tourism in Boracay for Western Visayas folk on June 16  INQUIRER.net
  3. Boracay to reopen to Western Visayas tourists on June 16 – task force  ABS-CBN News
  4. Western Visayas tourists can visit Boracay starting June 16  Rappler
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BOI OKs incentives for tourism firms that upgrade, renovate for ‘new normal’ – GMA News Online

The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved investment incentives for tourism and tourism-related industries that will upgrade and modernize their facilities to ensure the health, safety and wellness of their customers in the “new normal” brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. BOI OKs incentives for tourism firms that upgrade, renovate for ‘new normal’
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PM Modi’s Hold Over Migrant Workers May Be Slipping For 1st Time: Report – NDTV.com

Over the last two months reports have poured in from across the country about the suffering of those who lost their incomes almost overnight when PM Modi announced a nationwide lockdown. Now anger is starting to surface in key states at a leader who just last year won his second term in office with …

  1. PM Modi’s Hold Over Migrant Workers May Be Slipping For 1st Time: Report  NDTV
  2. Modi assures Duterte: PH to benefit from India’s Covid vaccine, other medicines – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  3. India’s Modi assures Duterte of continuous supply of pharmaceutical products  INQUIRER.net
  4. India assures steady supply of hydroxychloroquine to PH  CNN Philippines
  5. India’s Modi assures Duterte of medicines, COVID-19 pharmaceutical products  ABS-CBN News
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Pompeo appearance with Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist set to anger China – South China Morning Post

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address a forum on democracy next week that will also be attended by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung – a combination that is certain to infuriate China.

  1. Pompeo appearance with Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist set to anger China