Discover the World News Forecast . . . FIRST in Foresight Journalism

Archive for June 2016

Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as president

June 30, 2016 - PHILIPPINES

Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in as president of the Philippines. The controversial former mayor of Davao City has vowed to reintroduce the death penalty after winning a landslide election victory in May.

Read More

Dawn mission to Ceres and Vesta dwarf planets due to end?

June 30, 2016 - SPACE

The planned finale on Jun 30 of NASA’s Dawn mission to dwarf planets Vesta and Ceres, which began in Sep 2007 and made history twice over, might not be the end for the mighty probe. The Dawn team has asked NASA to extend the mission to visit a third asteroid.

Read More

EU leaders grapple with surfeit of crises

June 28, 2016 - EUROPEAN UNION

European Union leaders meet in Brussels at an historic summit – the one with a British EU exit pending. The final summit of the Netherlands EU presidency falls just days after Britain voted to exit the Union. The biggest worries for the meeting include the recent refugee swap deal with Turkey, which is under threat, and dysfunction in the bloc over migration and border security.

Read More

Tennis prize money issue a possible backdrop at Wimbledon 2016

June 27, 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM

A disagreement about equal prize money for men and women in championship tennis erupted in March. It hovers over the Wimbledon tournament because the defending men’s and women’s champions, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, recently staked out opposite sides on the issue.

Read More

Spaniards vote again in hopes of a new government

June 26, 2016 - SPAIN

With no outright winner in last December’s poll and no breakthrough in talks since then on a workable coalition, the country is forced into a new election. The impasse and the new vote amount to uncharted territory for Spain, which returned to democracy three years after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. Failure to form a government after the June poll will compound the uncertainty.

Read More

Basketball without Borders camp seeks Asia-Pacific talent

June 23, 2016 - AUSTRALIA

The Basketball without Borders camp will be held in Melbourne, its first foray into Australia. Run jointly between the NBA, the sport’s governing body in North America, and FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, the camp offers tuition to prospects from the Asia-Pacific region.

Read More

Glastonbury festival to honor David Bowie and Prince

June 22, 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM

Britain’s Glastonbury festival will pay tribute to David Bowie and Prince, who died earlier this year. The festival, which has long been the home of iconic and influential artists, is set to remember the pair with an Aladdin Sane-inspired lightning bolt sculpture and “late-night Prince parties”.

Read More