News Headlines - 21 January 2018

Turkey defies US and launches Syria attack

Turkish fighter jets bombed a Kurdish enclave in north-west Syria on Saturday, defying calls from the US for restraint and injuring at least six people, two of them children... Mr Erdogan said on Saturday that the assault would “destroy the terror corridor” along its border formed by members of the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey views as a big threat.

At least five killed in Kabul hotel siege that trapped hundreds of guests - The Straits Times

Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday (Jan 21), killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours.
Two gunmen were killed on Saturday night. It was initially reported that four gunmen had attacked the hotel.

Trump says position on border wall 'has never changed or evolved' - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he has remained consistent in his plans for a border wall, a day after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News he has "changed his attitude" on it.

Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos

European leaders will be out in force at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to defend multilateralism before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his “America First” message.

China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in seven years

China’s economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion.

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ドイツ:「大連立交渉」きょう投票 社民党議員、承認に自信示す - 毎日新聞


米政府閉鎖、つなぎ予算22日に再採決  :日本経済新聞


東京新聞:海自「いずも」空母改修案 米戦闘機発着、給油も


マクラーレン、ホンダとルノーのF1パワーユニット構造の違いを説明 【 F1-Gate.com 】


セクハラ疑惑、米俳優マイケル・ダグラス氏にも 元従業員が告発

米俳優のマイケル・ダグラス(Michael Douglas)氏(73)の元で働いていた女性が同氏にセクシュアルハラスメント(性的嫌がらせ)を受けていたと訴え出た。ダグラス氏本人は疑いを全面的に否定している。
 作家のスーザン・ブラウディ(Susan Braudy)氏は、NBCニュース(NBC News)のインタビューに応じ、俳優カーク・ダグラス(Kirk Douglas)氏を父に持つダグラス氏について、「自分を世界の帝王と見なし、何の反撃もされずに私を屈辱することができると考えていた」と主張した。

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News Headlines - 20 January 2018

Macron to restore 'conscription' system - NHK WORLD

French President Emmanuel Macron says he plans to restore compulsory military service as part of efforts to deal with the threat of terrorism.
Macron addressed military personnel on board a ship off the naval base in the southern city of Toulon on Friday.

Toyota to invest 40 bil. yen in Yaris-producing plant in France - The Mainichi

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to invest 40 billion yen ($360 million) to modernize a plant in France's Valenciennes to produce its mainstay Yaris compact car likely to be fully renovated in 2019, sources close to the matter said Saturday.

Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Bannon, who was a close adviser during President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and in his first months in office, had been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in Mueller’s probe of links between Russia and Trump’s campaign.

Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.

Toronto makes cut of top 20 cities vying to be Amazon's 2nd headquarters - CBC News

Toronto has made the cut of the top 20 cities that e-commerce giant Amazon is considering for its second headquarters.
Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the short list that also includes 19 U.S. cities, mainly concentrated along its East Coast and Midwest regions.

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米 新予算案可決できず 政府機関一部閉鎖 上院 改めて審議へ | NHKニュース


米LAタイムズの発行人、一時休職 過去のセクハラ問題で  :日本経済新聞


苦境のウーバーを横目に「リフト」が躍進、乗車回数が2倍に | Forbes JAPAN(フォーブス ジャパン)


盗聴不可能な暗号通信、中国―欧州間で初成功 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


ホンダを捨てたマクラーレンは勝てるのか。今季F1トピック10連発|web Sportiva


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News Headlines - 19 January 2018

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations.

Syria Turkey and Russia blast US-backed Kurdish border force as "terrorist army" - CBS News

Russia, Turkey and the Syrian government on Monday denounced the U.S.-led coalition plans to form a Kurdish-led border force to secure the areas along Syria's international border to the north with Turkey and to the east, with Iraq... According to the coalition, the core of the force is to be made up of fighters from the existing Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, the coalition's main ally in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. The SDF currently controls nearly 25 percent of Syrian territory in the north and east.

Russia says North Korea summit undermines U.N., aggravates situation

Russia hit out on Wednesday at a U.S.-led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea, saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations.
Twenty nations hosted by the United States and Canada in Vancouver agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

Sacked Catalan leader to travel to Denmark from Belgium - The Local

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who led a failed attempt to break from Spain, will attend a conference in Copenhagen on Monday in what will be his first public trip since fleeing to Belgium in October.

Rolls-Royce considers sale of commercial marine unit

Rolls-Royce will consider selling its lossmaking commercial marine business as chief executive Warren East launches a new round of cost-cutting in a bid to accelerate his shake-up of the blue-chip engineer.

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CNN.co.jp : スウェーデン、国民に「戦争への備え」呼びかけ


仮想通貨、国際規制の動き 独仏がG20で提案へ (写真=AP) :日本経済新聞


アップル、米国で投資拡大へ--5年で約3兆円、雇用2万人 - CNET Japan


ニュージーランド首相が妊娠を公表 出産後6週間は休職へ - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 18 January 2018

The Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards | GOP

2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.
Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards.

Toshiba is Selling its Westinghouse Nuclear Unit Assets | Fortune

Toshiba Corp. has agreed to sell claims in its Westinghouse U.S. nuclear unit to bolster its capital by 410 billion yen ($3.68 billion) by March, helping it to erase negative shareholder equity and avoid being delisted... The sale will end the Japanese conglomerate’s troubled foray into overseas nuclear power, which started with the $5.4 billion acquisition of Westinghouse in 2006.

Emirates Airlines helps to rescue Airbus with substantial order - France 24

Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a €13 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox's work - BBC News

A minister for loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox, has been announced by Downing Street... The Commission on Loneliness was first set up by Ms Cox, who was killed before the EU referendum.
A 2017 report said loneliness was as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Belgian radio host quits live on air after rape debate | Daily Mail Online

A controversial Belgian radio presenter quit his popular talk show live on air on Monday after causing an outcry by hosting a phone-in debate about whether women can have orgasms when they are raped.
Benjamin Marechal, whose daily show on the French-language RTBF broadcaster is known for its contentious style, resigned after the station received a number of complaints.

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VWの世界販売台数、17年もトヨタ上回る :日本経済新聞


TPP11、「凍結」は22項目で最終調整 3月上旬にも署名 - 産経ニュース




「#MeToo」運動は「売名目的」、仏女優バルドーさん セクハラ告発を非難:AFPBB News

フランス映画界のレジェンド、ブリジット・バルドー(Brigitte Bardot)さん(83)が17日、セクシュアルハラスメント(性的嫌がらせ)被害を訴える女優らについて「売名目的にすぎない」と指摘し、セクハラを告発する「#MeToo(私も)」運動を非難した。
 バルドーさんは仏週刊誌パリ・マッチ(Paris Match)に対し「大半は偽善的でばかげている」と述べた。

試合中にユーチューバーが大声、選手妨害で退場に 全豪OP:AFPBB News

全豪オープンテニス(Australian Open Tennis Tournament 2018)で18日、前日に行われたニック・キリオス(Nick Kyrgios、オーストラリア)の試合中に大声を出して進行の妨げをした男の正体が、動画共有サイト「ユーチューブ(YouTube)」でいたずら動画を投稿するユーチューバーだったことが明らかになった。

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News Headlines - 17 January 2018

PLO leaders threaten to freeze Oslo accords - NHK WORLD

Palestinian officials have threatened to freeze the historic Oslo peace accords in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel... Delegates agreed to freeze the Oslo peace accords unless Israel recognizes a Palestinian state with borders based on the lines set before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

European Car Sales Rise to 10-Year High on Peugeot, Renault SUVs - Bloomberg

Registrations in 2017 increased 3.3 percent to 15.6 million vehicles, the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, said Wednesday in a statement. The figure was the highest since a record 16 million autos were delivered in 2007.

UKIP leader Henry Bolton clings to job but not girlfriend after her racist Meghan Markle comments | DW

Henry Bolton has ended the "romantic element" of his ties to a young model after her headline-inducing comments about Meghan Markle. But the scandal surrounding the leader has opened the lid on deeper UKIP struggles.

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash for #MeToo op-ed - BBC News

Author Margaret Atwood has sparked a Twitter storm after a provocative column on the Me Too anti-sexual harassment movement.
Her op-ed published in the Globe and Mail newspaper questioned the impact of the movement against inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Ms Atwood called the movement a "symptom" of a broken legal system.

Arrest warrants issued for former Blue House officials in bribery case : The Hankyoreh

Prosecutors requested arrest warrants on Jan. 14 for Kim Baek-joon and Kim Jin-mo in connection with their investigation into illicit National Intelligence Service (NIS) payments to the Blue House under former President Lee Myung-bak (2008–13). Kim Baek-joon, 78, is a former Blue House general affairs and planning secretary popularly known as Lee’s “steward,” while Kim Jin-mo, 52, is a former Seoul Nambu District Prosecutors’ Office chief who served as Blue House second civil affairs secretary during the Lee administration.

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ドイツ:大連立反対拡大 第2党社民党、交渉承認見通せず - 毎日新聞


仏の元スポーツ相を刑事告発 柔道五輪金メダリストのドイエ氏 - 産経ニュース


マケドニア国名論争にピリオド? ギリシャと作業部会、国連も仲介再開 - 産経ニュース


ロシアで大寒波 極東で氷点下65度 凍死も | NHKニュース


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