News Headlines - 24 September 2018

Cabinet backs Canada-style Brexit deal as Hunt urges PM to drop Chequers

A majority of the Cabinet now supports moving towards a Canada-style trade deal with the EU following the outright rejection of Theresa May’s Chequers plan, the Prime Minister will be told today.
Mrs May will be urged to rethink her approach to the Brexit negotiations by favouring a free trade agreement that would represent the “clean Brexit” that Leave supporters voted for.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, has emerged as a key figure in the Brexiteers’ fight to convince Mrs May to change tack. A former Remain campaigner, Mr Hunt is now squarely in the Leave camp and has publicly indicated that he is open to the idea of a Canada-style deal.

Researchers say they're closing in on HMB Endeavour, Captain Cook's lost ship - CBS News

Researchers say they've identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the site in the harbor near Newport, Rhode Island.

JAXA confirms tiny robots from Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid | The Japan Times

A pair of tiny robots released by the Hayabusa2 space probe touched down Saturday on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth, JAXA said.
The cylinder-shaped Minerva-II1 explorers will take photos and temperature readings on the asteroid Ryugu before the main probe lands, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.

Japan to demo self-driving tech - NHK WORLD

Japanese firms are planning to roll out self-driving vehicles ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Ten companies including automakers will carry out a joint test of their products on public roads to show off the new technology... The driverless autos will carry passengers from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to nearby facilities. They'll also take riders on expressways to central Tokyo.

Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle as director

The latest director to take on the forthcoming James Bond film has been announced as Cary Fukunaga, an American filmmaker who made his name by directing HBO crime series True Detective.
Bond executive producers Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced the news on Thursday morning, adding that filming will begin at Pinewood Studios on March 4 2019 and the film will be released on February 14, 2020.

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米最高裁判事候補に新疑惑 2人目の女性が実名告発:日本経済新聞


ドイツ情報機関トップの処遇再考 連立与党、昇格妥協案に批判噴出 メルケル政権迷走、国民の信頼低下 - 産経ニュース


海賊がスイスの貨物船襲撃、12人拉致 ナイジェリア沖:AFPBB News

西アフリカのナイジェリア沖で22日、スイスの貨物船が海賊に襲撃され、船員12人が拉致された。船を操業するスイス海運「マッセル・シッピング(Massoel Shipping)」が明らかにした。……海賊たちは長いはしごを使ってグラールスに乗り込み、船内の通信をほとんど全て破壊した後、乗組員19人のうち12人を拉致したという。……ナイジェリア沖合は、襲撃の報告が多数あるわけではないものの、昨年60人超の船員が拉致されたとされている。



日本にも来るか、木造高層ビルが北米でブームに | BUSINESS INSIDER JAPAN


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News Headlines - 23 September 2018

Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years, by His Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez | The New Yorker

The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. Later, she spent years working for an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. The New Yorker contacted Ramirez after learning of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh. The allegation was conveyed to Democratic senators by a civil-rights lawyer.

Russian Opposition Candidate On Track To Win In Gubernatorial Runoff

A Russian opposition candidate is on track to win one of the gubernatorial runoffs that have left the ruling United Russia party scrambling to avoid defeat for its pro-Kremlin candidates.
In the September 23 runoff in the Far Eastern Khabarovsk region, partial results showed Governor Vyacheslav Shport of the ruling United Russia party trailing 40 percentage points behind opposition candidate Sergei Furgal, with 90 percent of the votes counted.

No-deal Brexit would have limited impact on German labor market: Der Spiegel | Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government expects the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the labor market in Europe’s biggest economy would be “relatively small”, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel said on Saturday.
Around 41,000 British people were employed in Germany in December 2017 and that number is insignificant for the labor market overall, the magazine cited a government response to a request for information from the far-left Linke party as saying.
There were around 44.8 million people employed in Germany in total in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from the Federal Statistics Office.

Nazi war crimes suspect, 94, faces German youth court trial | The Guardian

A 94-year-old German man is to go on trial in a juvenile court accused of being an accessory to hundreds of murders in a Nazi concentration campduring the second world war.
The man, who has not been named for legal reasons, will be tried in a juvenile court because he was under 21 at the time of the alleged crimes.

Croydon Cat Killer: London Police Solve a Mystery - The New York Times

For years, people in and around London suspected that a deranged sadist was behind hundreds of cat mutilations, the grisly evidence strewn around their streets and yards.
But after a three-year investigation, the police revealed on Thursday that the likely culprits behind these inhuman acts were, in fact, inhuman: foxes.

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英一部閣僚、ブレグジット代替案要請へ 難航なら辞任も=新聞 | ロイター


中国、バチカンと司教任命で暫定合意 - 産経ニュース


ポルシェ、ディーゼル撤退 EV注力:日本経済新聞


メルセデスとトヨタから登場したミラーレス自動車、名称の統一を望みたい - carview!


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News Headlines - 22 September 2018

Iran Military Parade Terror Attack Kills at Least 29, Officials Say | Fortune

Gunmen opened fire at a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least 29 people in one of the worst militant attacks in the country’s modern history.
Fifty-seven people were wounded, according to the semi-official Fars News agency, which cited a lawmaker. Islamic State militants and an Arab group in the area claimed responsibility for the attack.
Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and civilians, including a child and a journalist, were among those killed, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing the deputy governor of Khuzestan, Hossein Hosseinzadeh.

Ministers to demand Brexit 'Plan B' from Theresa May at Cabinet showdown over Chequers deal

Theresa May is heading for a showdown with her Cabinet next week when ministers will call for a “Plan B” alternative to her Chequers Brexit deal.
The Cabinet meeting on Monday, which was due to discuss migration policy, will now be dominated by Mrs May’s Salzburg humiliation... One source said: “Monday is the crunch point. That’s when every Cabinet minister will have to look again and reassess like Boris [Johnson] and David Davis did.”

Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice - BBC News

A Canadian analytics firm that worked for Vote Leave has received the UK's first formal notice under a key data law, the UK's data protection watchdog has confirmed.
AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people's data "for purposes which they would not have expected".

13-year-old schoolboy with dairy allergy died after 'cheese was thrown down t-shirt', inquest hears - ITV News

A 13-year-old boy with a severe allergy to dairy died after he was "chased with cheese and had it thrown down his t-shirt" at his school, an inquest heard.
Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, suffered a serious allergic reaction and was left "gasping for air" in Greenford, West London, in June last year.

Shark attack in Queensland Australia is second in 24 hours - CNN

Two people, including a young girl, have been attacked by sharks in separate incidents in the same harbor in Australia's Whitsunday Islands in the past 24 hours.
Both attacks occurred in Cid Harbour, a picturesque bay surrounded by beaches in a popular tourist area on the north coast of Queensland.

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メイ英首相「離脱交渉行き詰まり」 EUに代替案要求:日本経済新聞


WTO、米中を調停へ 通商紛争の報復要請巡り  :日本経済新聞


WHO アルコールが原因で毎年300万人が死亡 | NHKニュース


マクドナルドはセクハラ対策が不十分、従業員が米10都市でスト:AFPBB News


香取慎吾がルーヴル美術館で初の個展「NAKAMA des ARTS」を開催|GQ JAPAN

9月19日、パリのルーヴル美術館に併設のカルーゼル・デュ・ルーヴルで香取慎吾の初めての個展がスタートした。これは日仏友好160周年を記念して7月からパリで開催されている日本文化・芸術の祭典「ジャポニズム2018」の公式企画の一つだ。「NAKAMA des Arts」と題された個展では、仲間を通してアートで繋がりたいというコンセプトのもとに、絵画やオブジェ、6体の洋服など約110点を展示している。

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News Headlines - 21 September 2018

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment - The New York Times

The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

Moon: North, South aim for declaration this year to end Korean War:The Asahi Shimbun

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
Moon said he and Kim spent most of a three-day summit discussing how to break an impasse and restart nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, which are at odds over which should come first, denuclearization or ending the war.

PlayStation Classic, a $100 mini PS1 with 20 games, coming in December - Polygon

Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps with its own miniaturized throwback console: the PlayStation Classic, a new version of the original PlayStation that you can hold in your hand and easily connect to a modern television... There will be 20 games in all, but Sony only announced five of them today: Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. “All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format,” the company said in an announcement post on the PlayStation Blog.

Sky takeover: Comcast-Fox battle could end in a one-day auction on Saturday

Sky has been the subject of an extended fight between Comcast and Fox — now backed by Disney, which is in the process of acquiring most of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets... It's rare for a UK takeover to be decided by auction but the process is designed to produce final bids from each suitor that can then be evaluated by shareholders.
The regulator said the auction would consist of up to three rounds. The lower bidder -— currently Fox — would be able to bid during the first round, and Comcast would counter in the second. Both hopefuls would be able to bid in the third and final round.

Jack the Ripper’s victims were not prostitutes

It remains one of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history with budding detectives desperate to unveil the true identity of Jack The Ripper.
But less is known about the serial killer's victims, who were assumed to have been prostitutes targeted by the Ripper, because many became so fascinated with the perpetrator.
Now historian Dr Hallie Rubenhold has gone back to the archives to uncover the true biographies of the women killed in 1888, which reveal they had varied lives, from working in a coffee shop to living with a friend of the Prince of Wales.

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在沖縄米海兵隊のグアム移転費に583億円 政府、米と書簡交換 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


北朝鮮、核施設解体を新たに提案 韓国を通じて米国に:朝日新聞デジタル


EU理事会議長「英国のブレグジット提案はうまくいかない」  - BBCニュース


BMW、英のEU離脱日から工場1カ月休止: 日本経済新聞


アマゾン従業員、賄賂受け内部情報を流出か - WSJ


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News Headlines - 20 September 2018

Bumpy road ahead for Japan's Abe following rank-and-file backlash in LDP leadership vote - Xinhua

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, winning the ruling party's leadership election Thursday, will likely to become Japan's longest-serving leader, but underwhelming support shown by rank-and-file party members may spell difficulties ahead for both party and president, political analysts said... While Abe won 329 out of ballots cast by Diet members, and 224 by rank-and-file members, Ishiba secured 73 votes from legislators but an unexpected 181 votes from ordinary members, who closely reflect public opinion.

Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim | Reuters

After the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks on Wednesday, Moon and Kim decided to use the final day of their three-day summit to go up the symbolic mountain on the Chinese border together.
Moon is known for his love of mountain climbing and has trekked in the Himalayas at least twice.

Alibaba's Jack Ma says U.S.-China trade war ends 1 million U.S. jobs promise: Xinhua | Reuters

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday... Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies could last decades and that China should focus exports on the “Silk Road” trade route, citing Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Toyota's Zero Emissions Trucks Program Gets Boost From CARB, UPS, Shell, and Others | Torque News

Toyota and its partners will soon be adding ten more working trucks to the Port of Los Angeles. Torque News has been following Toyota's progress as it went from the alpha to beta stages, and now to this stage with ten more zero-emissions drayage trucks hauling freight out of the port of Los Angeles. The ten new trucks are enabled by a partnership between Toyota, Shell, Southern Counties Express, and United Parcel Service. The California Air Resources Board (CARB)is providing about $41 million in matching funds derived from cap and trade CO2 taxation.

Mexico official fired over odyssey of truck with nearly 300 bodies

A state government in Mexico has fired a prosecutor over a spectacle in which a fetid-smelling tractor trailer carrying 273 bodies was driven around aimlessly for lack of room in the morgue... The bodies were in the refrigerated truck because the morgue in Mexico's second-largest city was full.
Officials originally put the number of bodies at 157 but on Wednesday they raised it to 273.

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英国とEU、ブレグジット交渉で互いに譲歩求め対立:AFPBB News

オーストリアのザルツブルクで19日に始まった欧州連合(EU)の非公式首脳会議は、英国のEU離脱(ブレグジット、Brexit)をめぐる交渉の行き詰まりを打破するにあたって誰が主導権を握るかで、テリーザ・メイ(Theresa May)英首相とEU各国の首脳が互いに譲歩を要求し合う展開となった。英国は来年3月にEUを離脱する予定で、両者が離脱条件で合意しないまま離脱の日を迎える懸念が高まっている。

「シャネル」グローバル業務を英ロンドンへ、組織の簡略化と合理化目指す:AFPBB News


仏内相が「来年辞任」 市長転身狙い 大統領に打撃 :日本経済新聞


シリア反体制派の最後の牙城への総攻撃はひとまず回避された──その複雑な事情とは | ニューズウィーク日本版


独ダイムラー、自動運転トラックを世界初の量産化、電動化でも攻勢 - 産経ニュース


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