News Headlines - 19 May 2018

‘Stand by Me’: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Married - The New York Times

It was an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, of centuries of history and up-to-the moment flourishes. Oprah was here, and so was Meghan’s mother, an African-American social worker who wore a conventional mother-of-the-bride outfit and also a nose stud... Chosen to give the address to the congregations, Bishop Curry, who is African-American, quoted Martin Luther King. His voice rising and falling with emotion, he made a big, generous, impassioned case for love as the most important thing there is, in religion and in life.

U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level : NPR

The birthrate fell for nearly every group of women of reproductive age in the U.S. in 2017, reflecting a sharp drop that saw the fewest newborns since 1987, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There were 3,853,472 births in the U.S. in 2017 — "down 2 percent from 2016 and the lowest number in 30 years," the CDC said.

Defector says Kim Jong Un is ruthless and quick to anger:The Asahi Shimbun

These anecdotes are from the memoirs of Thae Yong Ho, who served as deputy ambassador to Britain when he defected to South Korea in summer 2016. The title of his book, which is in Korean and released May 15, roughly translates as “Secret code in the general secretary’s office on the 3rd floor.”

Manchester Arena attack: Tree trail to mark first anniversary - BBC News

Twenty-two people were killed by a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May last year.
Members of the public are invited to attach messages to 28 trees planted between Victoria Station - near the concert venue - and St Ann's Square.

Taylor Swift: Man accused of stalking singer jailed - BBC News

A man accused of stalking Taylor Swift and breaking into her apartment block has been jailed for six months.
Mohammed Jaffar pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, according to US prosecutors.

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英王室 ハリー王子とメーガンさん 結婚指輪を交わし夫婦を宣言 | NHKニュース


ヘンリー王子とメーガンさん、結婚後は「サセックス公爵夫妻」:AFPBB News

バッキンガム宮殿(Buckingham Palace)は声明で、「エリザベス女王(Queen Elizabeth II)は、ヘンリー王子に公爵の位を授ける。王子の称号は、サセックス公爵、ダンバートン伯爵、キルキール男爵(Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel)となる」として、「これによってヘンリー王子の敬称は、サセックス公爵殿下(His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex)、メーガン・マークル(Meghan Markle)氏は結婚によりサセックス公爵妃殿下(Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex)となる」と発表した。



英ダービー、日本産馬サクソンウォリアーが断然1番人気! - netkeiba.com


米体操界の性的暴行、550億円支払いで和解 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 18 May 2018

All of Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer to Quit Over Sex Abuse Scandal - The New York Times

All 34 of Chile’s Roman Catholic bishops offered their resignations on Friday over a child sexual abuse scandal, and asked forgiveness for the “pain they caused the victims, the pope, the people of God, and our country for the grave errors and omissions we committed.”
The mass resignation — the first of its kind, according to the Vatican — came after Pope Francis accused the bishops at an emergency meeting this week of failing to investigate complaints, allowing evidence to be destroyed, and covering up for abusive priests by moving them from place to place. He said the systemic failures had left him “perplexed and ashamed.”

Royal wedding procession route: Windsor map and timings for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's big day | London Evening Standard

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will ride through the streets of Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage and greet thousands of well-wishers after their wedding... The carriage procession after the hour-long ceremony is expected to last 25 minutes.

Mark van Dongen acid attack: 'I realised his skin was melting' - BBC News

Berlinah Wallace has been convicted over an acid attack on her former partner, Mark van Dongen, that left him so badly disfigured he chose to end his life. BBC News examines the extraordinary price he paid for rejecting her.

Belgium migrants: Girl dies after police chase van - BBC News

A two-year-old girl was found with fatal injuries after a van carrying 30 Kurdish migrants was chased by police for an hour in southern Belgium.
Police say the girl died soon afterwards and have revealed that there was a scuffle and shots were fired.

Next Arsenal manager: Mikel Arteta agrees to become new Gunners boss | Goal.com

Mikel Arteta has agreed in principle to replace Arsene Wenger and become the new manager at Arsenal.
Goal understands that, while no contract has yet been signed, the announcement of Arteta's return to the Emirates Stadium will be made in the coming days.

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トルコ政府、イスラエル大使に国外退去要請 ガザ衝突で:朝日新聞デジタル


ナポレオン故郷に「負動産」 島の半分が一時所有者不明:朝日新聞デジタル


中村江里子、フランス警察のひどい対応に嘆く…現金盗まれるも「忙しい」「犯人ご自分で連れてきて」と… : スポーツ報知


アメフト悪質タックル事件を、アメリカから考えると | ニューズウィーク日本版


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News Headlines - 17 May 2018

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city | AFP.com

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organization said Thursday, fuelling concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain.
The fresh outbreak, publicly declared on May 8 with 23 deaths so far, had previously been confined to a very remote, rural area in Equateur Province in the northwest of the country.

Australia restricts live sheep exports after scandal | DW

Australia is introducing sweeping reforms in its live export trade after footage of dead or dying sheep on ships bound to the Middle East caused a public outcry. The government said the whole industry needed to change.

Royal wedding 2018: Who's paying? - BBC News

So what do we know about the expected cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, and how much will the taxpayer be paying towards it?

Meghan Markle confirms her father will not attend the royal wedding | The Guardian

Meghan Markle’s father will not attend her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace has announced.
In a statement issued on her behalf on Thursday after days of speculation, Markle said: “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.

Third teenager held over hoax school bomb threats - BBC News

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after hoax bomb threats were sent to thousands of schools in the UK and US.
The teenager was arrested in Andover in Hampshire on Wednesday on suspicion of making threats to kill, blackmail and malicious communications.

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AIの軍事利用に抗議。Google社員十数名が集団辞任 | ギズモード・ジャパン

Google(グーグル)が米国防総省と契約を結ぶことに抗議して、社員十数名が5月14日、辞表を提出しました。発端となったのは、軍事ドローンの運営にAI技術を供与する「Project Maven」事業。
Project Mavenは、軍用ドローンで撮影する人物と物体を自動分類することで分析の高速化をめざす事業です。Googleが自社のAIを提供する方針であることが明るみになって3カ月。 社内では軍事利用に抗議する署名運動が巻き起こっていました。

FB情報流出先の英社「ロシアと情報共有」 元社員が証言:AFPBB News

米フェイスブック(Facebook)から大量のユーザー情報を入手していた英政治コンサルティング会社ケンブリッジ・アナリティカ(Cambridge Analytica、CA)について、この問題を告発した元CA社員が16日、同社がロシアの研究者を使っていたことや、ロシアの情報機関とつながりのある複数の企業とデータを共有していたことを明らかにした。2016年の米大統領選へのロシア干渉疑惑に関する米上院の公聴会で証言した。



欧州リーグ、アトレチコV…グリーズマン2得点 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


サッカー:大迫、ケルンからブレーメンへ完全移籍 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 16 May 2018

Ahead of proposed summit, North Korea lobs barbs at national security advisor John Bolton

After announcing early Wednesday that it was pulling out of high-level talks with Seoul because of a new round of U.S.-South Korean military exercises, the North took aim at Bolton and said it might have to reconsider whether to proceed with the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because it doubts how seriously Washington actually wants peaceful dialogue.

Senate approves bipartisan resolution to restore FCC net neutrality rules - The Washington Post

The Senate approved a resolution Wednesday that aims to undo a sweeping act of deregulation undertaken last year by the Federal Communications Commission, issuing a rebuke to the Trump administration, which supported the FCC's move.

Senate panel votes to endorse Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of Gina Haspel to be CIA director, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate that Haspel is poised to win... The 61-year-old Kentucky native would be the nation's first female CIA director, capping a 33-year career with the agency that has sent her to some of the world's most dangerous places as a covert agent. She became deputy director last year and has been serving as acting director since Mike Pompeo left last month to become secretary of State.

Trudeau uses NYU graduation speech to criticize growth in identity politics | CTV News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first order of business after descending on Donald Trump's hometown Wednesday was to enlist thousands of newly minted American university graduates in the fight against a rising tide of intolerance and nationalism around the world.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Russia qualify after Spain, Belgium and Romania sanctioned - BBC Sport

Romania have now appealed against the ruling, and claim they took all the appropriate steps to determine the availability of Sione Faka'osilea, who has been deemed ineligible after previously representing the Tongan 7s team.
Rugby Romania also say they received assurances directly from the president of the Tongan Rugby Union, Fe'ao Vunipola, the father of England internationals Billy and Mako, that Faka'osilea was eligible to play for Romania.

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フェイスブック、偽アカウント5億8300万件を削除-1~3月に - Bloomberg


イランと英独仏外相、核合意維持で一致 米国を牽制:朝日新聞デジタル


「アンネの日記」、封印された「下ネタ」ジョーク明らかに - BBCニュース




米、全州でスポーツ賭博解禁へ 最高裁が判断:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 15 May 2018

Tom Wolfe dies at 88

Tom Wolfe, the innovative journalist and author who wrote such best-selling masterpieces as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" has passed away.

Former Taiwan President Ma Found Guilty of Leaking Information - Bloomberg

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to four months in jail for leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office, although the former Kuomintang leader could still avoid jail time by paying a fine or winning on appeal.

Off-duty cop fatally shoots gunman at her kids' school - ABC News

A off-duty police officer waiting to pick up her children at their school in Brazil shot an intruder, who later died at the hospital, officials said.
Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, was waiting for her children at Colégio Ferreira Master school in Sao Paolo when a man dressed in shorts and a dark hooded sweatshirt charged toward her and other parents with a pistol in his right hand.

Picasso 'accidentally' damaged, withdrawn from sale | AFP.com

A Picasso self-portrait estimated to be worth $70 million and due to go under the hammer in New York on Tuesday, has been "accidentally damaged" and withdrawn from auction, Christie's said.
The 1943 masterpiece called "The Marin" or "The Sailor" had been a highlight of Christie's marquee impressionist and modern evening art sale. According to US media, it belongs to former casino magnate Steve Wynn.

Vodafone chief executive Vittorio Colao to stand down

Vittorio Colao, who helped build Vodafone into one of the world’s largest telecommunications groups, will step down as its chief executive in October after a decade at the helm.
Nick Read, chief financial officer, has been promoted to the top job having been groomed as the preferred internal candidate. He joined Vodafone in 2001 and, before becoming CFO in 2014, led the UK business and was responsible for Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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在イスラエル米大使館がエルサレムへ移転、開設式にイヴァンカ氏も:AFPBB News

在イスラエル米大使館がエルサレムへ正式に移転され、14日、開設式が行われた。イスラエルのベンヤミン・ネタニヤフ(Benjamin Netanyahu)首相のほか、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領の長女イヴァンカ・トランプ(Ivanka Trump)補佐官、ジャレッド・クシュナー(Jared Kushner)上級顧問、スティーブ・ムニューシン(Steve Mnuchin)米財務長官らが出席し、トランプ大統領はビデオ演説を行った。

カタルーニャ州議会、独立派議員を新州首相に選出 TBS NEWS


韓国人再婚相手の元夫に訴えられたドイツ前首相は「5度目の結婚」 - 産経WEST


ベルギー「猫のパレード」に数万人 中世の虐待記憶に:日本経済新聞


中島翔哉ポルティモネンセへ完全移籍、東京が発表 - ポルトガル : 日刊スポーツ


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