News Headlines - 20 March 2017

David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, Dies at 101 - The New York Times

David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world for even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.

Brexit will begin on March 29, No 10 reveals and there will be no early general election before 2020

Theresa May will trigger the two year process of leaving the European Union on March 29, No 10 has announced.

Protect and Survive: Armageddon advice guide to be republished | The Guardian

Imperial War Museum to reissue 1980 pamphlet advising people to brick up windows and fill bath after a nuclear strike

Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People - Bloomberg

While Italy is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 percent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative to the size of its economy. Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental health.

No more films for Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator' franchise: source - NY Daily News

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator franchise has been terminated after 32 years, according to an inside source, who reports that Paramount execs have decided not to pick up their option to bring Arnie and “Game of Thrones” beauty Emilia Clarke back for additional movies in the series. Originally it was hoped that the next installment would happen this year.

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安倍首相「日欧連携を」 メルケル氏同席、独行事で訴え:朝日新聞デジタル


英、29日にEU離脱通告 | ロイター


CNN.co.jp : 黒人は白人より「大きく危険」、先入観はびこる 米


CNN.co.jp : 実写版「美女と野獣」世界で公開、予想上回る興行収入


バルサ、46年ぶりの珍記録…開幕から28試合連続で“PK・退場なし” | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 19 March 2017

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death | The Guardian

Geidt will contact the prime minister. The last time a British monarch died, 65 years ago, the demise of George VI was conveyed in a code word, “Hyde Park Corner”, to Buckingham Palace, to prevent switchboard operators from finding out. For Elizabeth II, the plan for what happens next is known as “London Bridge.” The prime minister will be woken, if she is not already awake, and civil servants will say “London Bridge is down” on secure lines.

Blair: Labour should reconsider Brexit stance - BBC News

Labour should be prepared to alter its stance on Brexit - and if necessary argue that Britain should stay inside the EU, Tony Blair has said.

A U.S. ‘ally’ fired a $3 million Patriot missile at a $200 drone. Spoiler: The missile won. - The Washington Post

With a price tag of about $3 million, the U.S. Army’s Patriot missile is among the most sophisticated, not to mention costliest, surface-to-air defense weapons in the world. Capable of flying five times the speed of sound, the 700-pound, five-meter-long Patriot’s main purpose is to intercept other missiles.

Bitcoin Exchanges Unveil Hard Fork Contingency Plan - CoinDesk

The exchanges are now planning to list Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) as they would an alternative cryptocurrency, according to the statement. BU is an alternate implementation of the bitcoin software that seeks to expand the block size in an effort to scale the network's capacity.

American programmer lives out his decade-old dream working on Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo Everything

A decade ago, Corey Bunnell made a post on TranslatorsCafe about spending a good portion of his senior year in high school as an exchange student. He was able to live in Japan, and it sounds like it was a great experience. He later wrote about how his “dream is to live in Japan and work for Nintendo as a game designer.”

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仏大統領選:11人届け出 4月23日に第1回投票 - 毎日新聞


【クリミア併合3年】親露派は「平和」を強調するが…ロシアとの一体化に見えぬ未来 観光地は閑古鳥 - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 「ロックの父」、チャック・ベリーさん死去 90歳




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News Headlines - 18 March 2017

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut Science Funding | The Scientist Magazine

As anticipated, the Trump administration’s budget proposal includes substantial cuts at federal research agencies, including the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If approved by Congress, the budget would enact cuts of $5.8 billion at the NIH—nearly 19 percent of the agency’s current budget—and more than $2.6 billion at the EPA—around 31 percent of the agency’s current allotment.

TASS: EU calls for democratization in Belarus over ongoing protests against unpopular labor law

The European Union believes that the recent protests against an unpopular labor law in Belarus indicate a need for democratization in that country, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement on Friday.

Paris Orly airport shooting: Attacker was 'radicalised Muslim' man known to French intelligence services | The Independent

A “radicalised Muslim” known to security services has been shot dead after attempting to steal a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly Airport.

Car and Bomb Claim at White House Sets Off Security Alert | FOX40

The Secret Service detained a man who drove up to a White House checkpoint late Saturday night and claimed to have a bomb in his vehicle, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

Japan PM Abe battles scandal on two fronts as questions swirl | Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, now in a rare fifth year as leader, is battling scandals on two separate fronts as questions swirl about his ties to a nationalist school involved in a murky land deal and his defense minister faces calls to resign.

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「オバマ氏が盗聴」証拠なし…米上院特別委 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)






IMFパリ事務所で郵便物が爆発、テロ疑いも 1人負傷 - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 17 March 2017

Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima | The Guardian

A court in Japan has ruled that negligence by the state contributed to the triple meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and awarded significant damages to evacuees.

Interpol 'issues red notice' for North Koreans in murder mystery | Reuters

Interpol has issued a red notice, the closest to an international arrest warrant, for four North Koreans wanted in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia's police chief said on Thursday.

Ford invests $644M in German plant that will build Focus

Ford Motor Co. will invest 600 million euros ($644 million) in its Saarlouis Vehicle Assembly Operations in Germany, where the company will make its next-generation Focus.

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

Under normal light the frog’s translucent skin is a muted yellowish-brown color with red dots, but when the scientists shone an ultraviolet light on it, it turned a celestial green.

Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness | The Guardian

Sixty-seven people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate by intense rains which damaged 115,000 homes and destroyed more than 100 bridges in Peru’s worst floods in recent memory.

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CNN.co.jp : 米国務長官のアジア歴訪、同行記者は1人 慣例破りに抗議


イタリアのエトナ山噴火 間近でBBCが撮影中に - BBCニュース




セルビア国境沿いの第2フェンス、5月末に完成へ=ハンガリー首相 | ロイター


CL準々決勝の組み合わせが決定!バルサ対ユーヴェ、レスター対アトレティコが実現 - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 16 March 2017

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast - BBC News

A BBC team and a number of tourists have suffered minor injuries after being caught up in an incident on the erupting volcano Mount Etna in Sicily.

Toyota to invest 240 million pounds to upgrade UK car plant for future output | Reuters

Japanese carmaker Toyota said it plans to invest 240 million pounds to upgrade its car plant in central England for future output, but retaining tariff-free access to EU markets after Brexit remained crucial.

The mystery of the murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel - BBC News

Five years ago, China's most charismatic politician, Bo Xilai, was toppled from power. His disgrace allowed his great rival, Xi Jinping, to dominate the political stage in a way unseen in China since the days of Chairman Mao.

France high school shooting: Armed pupil arrested after opening fire - The Local

According to BFM TV the shooter was not known to police intelligence services and even though the French government triggered its terror attack alert, the shooting is not believed to have been motivated by terrorism.

Trump responds to Snoop Dogg music video’s mock assassination of ‘Ronald Klump’ - The Washington Post

Snoop Dogg’s new “Lavender” music video features a world of clowns, and one is clearly a President Trump parody... Reports came out Tuesday that the Secret Service is aware of the video. A spokesman for the agency did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Washington Post.

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オランダ総選挙、右翼政党首位届かず 与党が第一党維持:朝日新聞デジタル


欧州のイケア運転手、トラック内で長期生活 低賃金で - BBCニュース


米入国制限の大統領令 執行停止に ハワイ州連邦地裁が仮処分 | NHKニュース


エマ・ワトソンさん、私的写真流出で法的措置へ:AFPBB News

女優のエマ・ワトソン(Emma Watson)さん(26)が服を試着する様子を写したプライベート写真数十枚がインターネット上に流出したことを受け、代理人は15日、法的措置を講じることを明らかにした。……メディアの報道によると、写真が投稿されたのはネット上の「ダークウェブ」と呼ばれる暗号化された領域で、専門知識を持たない一般ユーザーには容易にアクセスできない場所だった。

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