The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 19th, 2020 day edition

image for Putin warns the world not to interfere in Belarus

Penalties would target 'individuals involved in violence and election fraud' raising the prospect that leader Alexander Lukashenko could be hit.

Vladimir Putin has warned the world not to interfere in Belarus and told Angela Merkel that any intervention will be 'unacceptable' after the EU threatened sanctions.

Ms Laya spoke to Spanish media about sanctions, ahead of a meeting of EU ministers which is due to take place Wednesday.

Marchers also gathered outside the Janka Kupala National Theater in Minsk, after its director was fired for supporting the protests.

Maria Kolesnikova (right), an activists from a party that opposes Lukashenko, joined protesters outside the theatre in Minsk on Tuesday.

The country's opposition leader has said she is ready to take over if Lukashenko is toppled by the protests.

Hundreds of people poured onto the streets in Belarus on Sunday to call for the country's leader to resign. »

New Oculus Users Required to Use Facebook Account Starting in October, Existing Users by 2023

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While a Facebook account is already required for some core social functionality on Oculus headsets—like cross-game messaging and voice-chat—Facebook today announced upcoming changes which require new users to use a Facebook account with their headset.

Facebook says that starting in October “everyone using an Oculus device for the first time will need to log in with a Facebook account.”

Existing users will be given the option to log in with their Facebook account and permanently merge their Oculus account with it. »

Britney Spears Seeks to Remove Father Jamie as Conservator

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Britney Spears is reportedly seeking to remove her father Jamie Spears as her sole conservator 12 years after he assumed the role, according to court documents filed by the singer’s attorney.

According to a document filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court by her lawyer, Samuel Ingham, “Britney is strongly opposed” to having her father, James “Jamie” Spears, continue as the sole conservator of her financial affairs.

Instead, Spears is reportedly hoping Jodi Montgomery, the temporary state-appointed conservator of her person for the past year, will also oversee her financial affairs. »

Michigan governor caught on hot mic: 'It's shark week mother f******'

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"It's not just Shark Week, it's Shark Week mother f******," she said, while simply mouthing the expletives without saying them aloud.

Gov. Whitmer (D-MI) jokes before going live: "It's not just Shark Week ... it's Shark Week *mouths expletive*" — The Recount (@therecount) August 18, 2020.

It's not clear what Whitmer was referencing, but Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" did just run the past week, ending on Sunday. »