News Headlines - 22 April 2017

WikiLeaks releases more top-secret CIA docs as U.S. considers charges - CBS News

WikiLeaks released what it claims is the 31-page user guide for a CIA device code-named “Weeping Angel.” It can turn some Samsung TVs into surveillance tools with an implant for recording audio from a TV’s built-in microphone.

Sen. Frank Artiles Resigns Over Racist Remarks « CBS Miami

Artiles was chastised for using a form of the “n-word” during an exchange with two African-American colleagues Monday night. It happened when he was out with fellow Senators Audrey Gibson from Jacksonville and Perry Thurston from Fort Lauderdale.

Moritomo files for bankruptcy protection in Osaka:The Asahi Shimbun

The latest development still leaves unanswered the question of whether the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exerted influence in the school obtaining state-owned land in Osaka Prefecture for a fraction of its appraised value. Akie Abe at one point had been named honorary principal of the elementary school that Moritomo had planned to open. She relinquished the post after the scandal broke.

Ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne injured when he 'confronted burglars'

Gascoigne, 49, saw a pair of intruders at a flat near his property in Poole, Dorset. When he tried to stop them one hit him in the face, causing him to fall and hurt his wrist, according to The Sun. The intruders left empty-handed.

Abortion in Ireland: committee votes for constitutional change | The Guardian

A committee set up to deliberate on Ireland’s strict abortion regime has voted for the constitutional rules to be changed... There has been a strong campaign for women to be allowed to have an abortion in cases of rape and incest, or if there has been a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis.

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トランプ氏、税制改革案「26日公表」 大幅減税が柱:日本経済新聞




デザインをパクられた? 世界展開の雑貨店 vs 日本のアートユニット


「ゴースト・イン・ザ・シェル」ネットに渦巻く「なぜ?」の声 ビートたけしだけが日本語をしゃべる謎の真相 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 21 April 2017

Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea | Daily Mail Online

Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un... It comes days after it emerged that China is also sending 150,000 soldiers to its southern frontier to cope with the tidal wave of North Koreans Beijing fears would flee across the border if war breaks out.

4 S. Koreans arrested after \380 mil. robbery - The Japan News

Police arrested four South Korean men on Friday for allegedly attempting to leave Japan at Fukuoka Airport carrying \735 million of undeclared cash, in violation of the customs law.
The arrests came the day after a 29-year-old company employee was robbed of a suitcase containing \380 million in cash shortly after withdrawing the money from a bank branch in Fukuoka.

Police arrest man for 'bombing Borussia Dortmund bus for money' - The Local

Police commandos on Friday arrested a German-Russian suspect behind a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus, prosecutors said, indicating the motive was financial and not terror-related.

Leave.EU under investigation over donations before EU referendum | Metro News

Brexit-backing campaign group Leave.EU is being investigated by the Electoral Commission.
The political group founded by multi-millionaire Arron Banks may have broken the law before last June’s EU referendum, the independent body said.

Sony lifts annual profit estimate on lower amortization costs | Reuters

The electronics company said it expected profit of around 285 billion yen ($2.6 billion), up from 240 billion yen estimated in February, it said.
It also cited lower costs for its the image sensor business and other segments.

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パリのテロで選挙戦は早め終了-フランス大統領選、審判の時迫る - Bloomberg


CNN.co.jp : 米、アサンジ容疑者の逮捕準備進める 「言論の自由」認めず

米政府関係者は21日までに、CNNに対し当局が告発サイト「 ウィキリークス」の創始者ジュリアン・アサンジ容疑者を逮捕する準備を進めていると明らかにした。……検察当局はアサンジ容疑者の訴追が言論の自由を定めた合衆国憲法修正第1条に抵触しないか検討していたが、問題を回避する方法を見つけたと考えているという。

フェイスブック、脳で操作するコンピューター技術を開発へ  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : 経済危機のベネズエラ、国営企業がトランプ氏に多額の寄付


山本地方創生相:学芸員くび発言、大英博物館「事実誤認」 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 20 April 2017

Paris terror attack: French police shoot terrorist dead | Daily Mail Online

A policeman was shot dead while two other officers were seriously injured by a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on the Champs Elysees in central Paris - just three days before the French presidential election.
The alleged ISIS gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim C - who was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers in 2001 - parked his Audi and opened fire after police stopped at a red light on the world famous avenue.

George Osborne QUITS as an MP before Evening Standard job | Daily Mail Online

George Osborne has revealed he will quit Parliament to 'fight for that Britain that I love' as Evening Standard editor... His revelation missed the main print deadline for the Standard and was only run as a 'slip edition' in a few final copies.

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents | Reuters

A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

Japan Post may suffer losses over purchase of Australia's Toll - The Mainichi

Japan Post Holdings Co. is considering posting impairment losses of hundreds of billions of yen for fiscal 2016 related to its acquisition of an Australian logistics service provider in 2015, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam | The Japan Times

Marin Minamiya, a 20-year-old university student, has completed a challenge known as the Explorers Grand Slam, becoming the youngest person to ascend the “Seven Summits” — the highest peaks on each continent — and conquer the two poles.

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FOXニュースの人気看板キャスター、セクハラ報道で降板 - 産経ニュース


ヘビメタバンド「ラウドネス」、米入国拒否でツアー中止  :日本経済新聞


TPP、米抜き11か国で日本主導…政府方針 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


崖の上の修道院、50人の応募者から選ばれたベルギーの男性が入居へ:AFPBB News


米プロテニスの試合中近隣から「喘ぎ声」、選手は集中できず - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 19 April 2017

Bill O'Reilly ousted at Fox after sexual harassment investigation

Conservative megastar talk show host Bill O'Reilly has been dropped from the Fox News Channel lineup following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, 21st Century Fox said Wednesday.

Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year • Eurogamer.net

The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo's official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated.

First Dog on the Moon's guide to preparing for nuclear war. Are you ready? | The Guardian

Are you prepared for nuclear war? Never fear, all your existential-threat related questions are answered here

Singapore ties with Germany for most powerful passport in the world - The Straits Times

Holders of the Singapore passport can now get visa-on-arrival in Ukraine for up to 15 days, upping the Republic's score by one to 159, Arton Capital said in a press release on Tuesday (April 18).

Serena Williams Announces Her Pregnancy on Snapchat - NBC News

Tennis queen Serena Williams took to social media on Wednesday morning to announce her pregnancy on Snapchat. Rocking a yellow bathing suit with a baby bump, she captioned the photo "20 weeks."

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米空母「実は北朝鮮に向かっていなかった」判明までの経緯 | ニューズウィーク日本版


ロシアで冷めるトランプ熱、「金正恩氏よりも怖い」 | ロイター


トランプ大統領、就労ビザ厳しく 演説で米国優先強調  :日本経済新聞


英ポンドが値上がり 総選挙前倒し発表で | NHKニュース


C・ロナウド、CL史上初となる100得点達成も2つのオフサイドで議論の余地が… - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 18 April 2017

Theresa May announces snap general election on June 8 to 'make a success of Brexit'

Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, claiming that divisions at Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations... The move stunned Westminster, as Mrs May and Number 10 have repeatedly insisted she would not seek a general election before the scheduled 2020 poll.

Aircraft Carrier Wasn’t Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested - The New York Times

The problem was that the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the three other warships in its strike force were that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.

Suspect in Facebook murder fatally shoots himself after pursuit

An intense national manhunt for an accused killer who posted video on Facebook of a brutal murder in Cleveland ended Tuesday when Steve Stephens fatally shot himself after a police pursuit, authorities said.

Japan Nominates Reflationist, Banker, to Replace BOJ Dissenters - Bloomberg

Japan’s parliament nominated banker Hitoshi Suzuki and economist Goshi Kataoka to the Bank of Japan board to replace two members who have frequently dissented against the policy direction set by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

Craig Shakespeare says Leicester 'rattled Atletico' while Diego Simeone admits they were 'living in fear'

Craig Shakespeare admitted he was “immensely proud” after Leicester’s Champions League adventure finally came to an end.

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英首相 EU離脱交渉方針で信問いたい 総選挙を6月に | NHKニュース


ペンス副大統領 日本との2国間交渉に意欲 | NHKニュース


フェイスブックに男性殺害の動画投稿、男逃走 TBS NEWS


デジカメ市場、ピークの5分の1 決断迫られるカメラ各社  :日本経済新聞


仏大統領選決選投票、マクロン氏64%でルペン氏に勝利=世論調査 | ロイター


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