News Headlines - 15 October 2016

EU's Tusk says Britain might yet back out of Brexit | Reuters

Britain might ultimately decide not leave the European Union as the EU will not offer London any softer terms than a damaging "hard Brexit", Donald Tusk, who will run the negotiations for Brussels, said on Thursday.

Salesforce Won’t Pursue Bid for Twitter - WSJ

Twitter Inc. was left at the altar on Friday after Salesforce.com Inc. walked away from pursuing a combination, all but extinguishing hopes for a near-term sale of the social-media company as it struggles to accelerate revenue growth.

Thai king death: Thousands queue to pay respects at palace - BBC News

Large queues formed at the Grand Palace in the Thai capital as mourners paid their respects to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Thursday.

Japan’s abdicating emperor may ignite row over succession rules

Top of the agenda will most likely be discussions relating to changes in the law to permit the abdication of an emperor, as well as the title he should adopt after stepping down.
The panel is expected to hold at least seven meetings before the end of the year, with its final proposals released as early as next spring.

Your Name's Makoto Shinkai on directing for Studio Ghibli | Daily Express

“People may thing we look similar, but we don’t really. Ghibli is about craftsmanship. They draw characters and put life in it.
“But mine is more like a series of stop-motions and our technical aspects are dissimilar too."

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英スコットランド首相、独立問う住民投票草案を来週にも公表へ | ロイター


米財政赤字、5年ぶり増加 オバマケアで社会保障費増:朝日新聞デジタル




ハンガリー:左派新聞の発刊停止…「政府関与」指摘も - 毎日新聞




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News Headlines - 14 October 2016

Michelle Obama’s speech on Donald Trump was remarkable - The Washington Post

It's been six days since a hot-mic tape in which Donald Trump makes a series of lewd and sexually suggestive comments about women went public. But until first lady Michelle Obama stepped on the podium at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton on Thursday in New Hampshire, no public figure has so effectively encapsulated how this moment has made many American women feel.

Dentsu’s Tokyo HQ raided over worker’s suicide

The Tokyo headquarters of Dentsu — the sprawling advertising agency embroiled in an overbilling scandal — has been raided by officials investigating the suicide of an employee.

Sony PlayStation is launching mobile games on Android and iOS to take on Nintendo

Sony's PlayStation gaming business is planning to launch more than five smartphone games, the company said on Friday, following in the steps of Nintendo as the Japanese electronics giant aims to take a slice of the lucrative mobile games market.

Samsung Predicts $3 Billion Hit to Future Profits After Pulling Galaxy Note 7 - The New York Times

Samsung Electronics said on Friday that it expected about $3 billion in operating profits to evaporate over the next two quarters because of its decision to ditch the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

The BBC gives Nicola Sturgeon a gorilla toy to apologise for showing escaped ape instead of First Minister on Breakfast show

The BBC has apologised for mixing Nicola Sturgeon up with an escaped gorilla at London Zoo by presenting her with a cuddly toy version of the animal.

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「心底衝撃」とオバマ夫人、トランプ氏非難で異例の演説 - Bloomberg


全米に広がるピエロ騒動に政府も介入 「ピエロ恐怖症」との指摘も:AFPBB News


「ボブ・ディランさん電話して」 ノーベル賞連絡とれず:朝日新聞デジタル


プレステVRが販売開始 仮想現実を体験、世界同日発売:朝日新聞デジタル


ロンドン動物園でゴリラ脱走、すぐに捕獲され騒ぎ収束 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 13 October 2016

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize - BBC News

The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
The balladeer, artist and occasional actor is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

Donald Trump Threatens to Sue The Times Over Article on Unwanted Advances - The New York Times

Donald J. Trump threatened to sue The New York Times for libel on Wednesday night in response to an article that featured two women accusing him of touching them inappropriately years ago, but the newspaper defended its reporting and told Mr. Trump’s lawyer that “we welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight.”

Foreign investors sue Toshiba over accounting scandal | Reuters

A group of investors, mostly foreign institutions, are suing Toshiba Corp in a Tokyo court for 16.7 billion yen ($162.3 million) in damages, over a $1.3 billion accounting scandal uncovered last year.

Top 'shogi' player suspected of cheating pulls out of title match:The Asahi Shimbun

One of Japan's top professional "shogi" players has pulled out of a major tournament after being questioned over suspected cheating.

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88 - BBC News

The king, 88, was widely revered in Thailand. He was seen as a stabilising figure in a country hit by cycles of political turmoil and multiple coups.

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CNN.co.jp : 予算超過は当たり前、誰も望まない五輪招致 ローマも撤退


英名物記者も唖然駐英大使の関心はもっぱら「ゴルフ」 - 週刊文春WEB




【社説】米ノーベル賞受賞者6人は全員移民 - WSJ


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News Headlines - 12 October 2016

Cable fire cuts electricity to 350,000 homes in Tokyo area:The Asahi Shimbun

A fire caused a blackout in the Tokyo metropolitan area on Oct. 12, leading to a temporary loss of power at an estimated 350,000 households in the Japanese capital, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Toyota Motor, Suzuki in Talks on Business Partnership - WSJ

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it was in talks with Suzuki Motor Corp. to share the burden of developing self-driving cars and low-cost vehicles, a step the companies said was needed to survive “unprecedented” change.

Former SMBC banker arrested for allegedly stealing \190 million | The Japan Times

A former senior employee of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. was arrested Wednesday for allegedly pocketing about \190 million ($1.84 million) by manipulating the bank’s foreign exchange trading system, police said.

Wells Fargo CEO steps down in wake of sham accounts scandal - The Washington Post

Wells Fargo announced Wednesday that its longtime chief executive and chairman, John G. Stumpf, is stepping down, the latest turn for the embattled megabank after it admitted that thousands of low-level employees had set up sham accounts to meet sales quotas.

Dutch may allow assisted suicide for those who feel they have 'completed life'

The Dutch government intends to draft a law that would legalise assisted suicide for people who feel they have "completed life", but are not necessarily terminally ill, it said on Wednesday.

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「共和党の足かせから自由になった」トランプ氏が宣言 - WSJ




CNN.co.jp : 伊マフィア首領を食器棚裏の隠し部屋で逮捕、11年から逃走


ネットの「偽ニュース」排除 世界の報道機関など、信頼向上へ連携 :日本経済新聞


ロシア陸上女子選手 ロンドンの金メダルはく奪 再検査で陽性 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 11 October 2016

Hard Brexit could cost £66bn a year | The Times & The Sunday Times

Cabinet ministers are being warned that the Treasury could lose up to £66 billion a year in tax revenues under a “hard Brexit”, according to leaked government papers.
GDP could fall by as much as 9.5 per cent if Britain leaves the single market and has to rely on World Trade Organisation rules for trading with the continent, compared with if it stayed within the EU, the forecasts show. Such a steep drop in revenue would force ministers to slash public spending or raise taxes.

Fujitsu to cut up to 1,800 UK jobs | The Guardian

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has announced plans to cut up to 1,800 jobs in Britain, more than a tenth of its UK workforce .

Japanese still suffer ‘death by overwork’ as long hours persist

Japan’s first government white paper on the still largely taboo phenomenon of “death by overwork” has revealed that a fifth of surveyed companies acknowledge their full-time staff works dangerously long hours.

This Is What 18th-Century Paris Sounded Like | Smithsonian

Now one musicologist is working to change that, reports Laure Cailloce for CNRS News. She's reconstructing something that simply can’t be heard anymore: the sound of 18th-century Paris.
Her name is Myléne Pardoen, and her sonic reconstruction of Paris’ Grand Châtelet district in 1739 is the result of a collaboration between scholars from disciplines ranging from history to sociology to 3D representation.

How a 'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' earworm took over the internet - BBC News

You are about to witness viral history in the making and none of it will make any sense to you.
Infectiously-catchy earworm 'PPAP' (short for Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen') was performed by animal print-clad DJ Piko-Taro, a fictional character played by Japanese entertainer Kazuhiko Kosaka.

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CNN.co.jp : ウィキリークス、クリントン氏のウォール街講演の抜粋を公開か


トランプ氏、少なくともAV3本出演 CNN報じる : 日刊スポーツ


安保理、アレッポ空爆停止の決議案否決 ロシアが拒否権  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : EU、10代向けに無料の鉄道パス計画 帰属意識高揚狙う


Amazon.com、プライム会員向けに“1000冊以上読み放題”の「Prime Reading」開始 - ITmedia ニュース

同社はプライムサービスとは別に、月額9.99ドル(日本では980円)の読み放題サービス「Kindle Unlimited」も提供している。Kindle Unlimitedで読めるのは公称100万冊以上。Prime Readingはそれに比べると規模は小さいが、年額99ドルのプライム会費だけで1000冊以上読めるのは魅力的だ。

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