The Daily Populous

Monday September 3rd, 2018 night edition

image for Putin made a telling blunder in a shouting match with Ukraine's president, France's Hollande says

Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia's role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book published earlier this year about his time in office.

Experts branded the campaign, for which Russia denied responsibility, as a new form of conflict called hybrid warfare.

The strategy involves multidomain fighting, economic pressure, and a distortion of facts on the ground.

But even after Putin got ahold of himself, his narrative continued to unravel, Hollande wrote.

"At seven in the morning after a sleepless night," both sides finally struck a deal that Putin could agree to, Hollande wrote.

But Putin, maintaining he wasn't in control of the separatists, had to run off, Hollande wrote.

Russia still denies any official involvement in the fighting and remains under the sanctions imposed in 2014. »

In Indonesia, commuters pay for the bus with plastic waste

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RESIDENTS of Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya can now pay for the bus in a novel way – by trading in used plastic.

“Passengers can travel around Surabaya for two hours for free,” Risma said as quoted by Indonesia’s Antara News agency.

Indonesia has also trialled building roads out of recycled plastic, rolling them out in Surabaya along Jakarta and Bekasi. »

Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

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Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20 million items is believed to have been destroyed.

The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the night.

Collections that are over 100 years old,” Cristiana Serejo, one of the museum’s vice-directors, told the G1 news site. »

Die Hard 6’s Title Is McClane – Exclusive

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30 years on from Die Hard and the NYPD’s finest, John McClane, still has plenty of juice in the tank.

The cop-vs-terrorists action saga is set to continue in an upcoming sixth film, simultaneously following Bruce Willis as a 60-year-old McClane and a younger incarnation of McClane in his 20s.

And while the project has long been rumoured to be called Die Hard: Year One, the script has a different, cleaner title: McClane. »