News Headlines - 20 November 2017

Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism - The New York Times

President Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a provocative diplomatic move that he said was aimed at drastically increasing pressure on the rogue nation to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
North Korea will join Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the State Department identifies as those that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.”

Queen and Prince Philip portraits released to mark 70th anniversary | The Guardian

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been pictured in three more photographs as part of a series of portraits released to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.
The photographs, taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak, show Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November.

Toshiba looks to raise more than $5bn, end risk of delisting- Nikkei Asian Review

Toshiba's board of directors decided to raise some 600 billion yen ($5.35 billion) in capital, the Japanese electronics maker said Sunday, in a move to ensure that the company remains listed if plans to sell its memory chip unit do not proceed as expected.

London buses to be powered by coffee - BBC News

A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply... Biofuel made using waste products such as cooking oil and tallow from meat processing is already used in many of the capital's 9,500 buses.
However, this is thought to be the first time a coffee-derived biofuel has been added to London's public transport system.

Syria army, allies retake Albu Kamal from Islamic State - Channel NewsAsia

Syria's army and loyalist militiamen on Sunday (Nov 19) ousted the Islamic State group from its last urban stronghold in the country as regime strikes claimed more lives in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus... Government forces announced the capture of the town near the Iraqi border earlier this month but lost it to a blistering IS counter-attack a week ago.

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ドイツ:3党連立協議が決裂 再選挙に追い込まれる懸念 - 毎日新聞


核のボタン:論争再び 「違法なら拒否」米軍司令官発言 - 毎日新聞






レディース&ジェントルマン、NY地下鉄で禁止 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)

米ニューヨーク交通公社(MTA)は、ニューヨーク市内などで運行している地下鉄やバスなどの乗務員が、アナウンスの際に乗客に呼びかける「レディース・アンド・ジェントルメン(Ladies and gentlemen)」という言葉の使用を禁止したと明らかにした。

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News Headlines - 19 November 2017

Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany’s president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government.

Robert Mugabe sacked as leader of ZANU-PF | Al Jazeera

Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, has voted to sack President Robert Mugabe as its leader.
Members also voted to name sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe fired on November 6, as new party leader.

Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Raises Grim Scenarios - The New York Times

As search teams raced against time, and stormy seas, to find a missing Argentine submarine, officials said on Sunday that earlier hopeful reports that the crew might have tried to make satellite calls in recent days appeared to be wrong.

Scotland first country to introduce minimum alcohol price – Channel 4 News

Scotland will become the first country in the world to charge a minimum price for alcohol. Ministers said the 50p-per-unit minimum would help tackle Scotland’s “unhealthy relationship with drink”. The Scottish government can now introduce the measure after the Supreme Court ruled that the legislation did not breach European Union law, five years after it was first proposed.

VW Accelerates Electric Car Effort With $40 Billion Investment - WSJ

Volkswagen AG plans to invest around $40 billion over the next five years to develop electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Uber-like mobility app services in the clearest sign yet that auto makers are betting the future of their industry on the new technology.

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米軍車両と衝突、60代男性死亡 米兵の呼気からアルコール 那覇 | 沖縄タイムス+プラス


日本農業新聞 - 日本市場狙うアイルランド 持続可能性が武器 EPA見据え東京に代表団 独自認証を紹介


短気で不運なドナルドダック、ドイツでなぜ大人気? コミック50周年

ディズニー(Disney)のトップスターといえば、世界中ほとんどどこでもミッキーマウス(Mickey Mouse)だが、ドイツは例外。この国ではドナルドダック(Donald Duck)が王様だ。文豪ゲーテ(Goethe)の国に、かんしゃく持ちのドナルドダックを主人公とするコミックが上陸してから50年以上にもなるが、雑誌の売店では今なおベストセラーとして根強い人気を誇っている。……今でも夢中になっている大人の読者も多く、「ドナルディスト」という名称もあるほど。中でも熱烈なファンは、定期的に集まっては最新刊を一緒に熟読、分析し、色鮮やかなコミックの版ごとの違いを指摘し合う。



マンC、驚異の公式戦16連勝! 岡崎出場のレスターを圧倒…完璧な崩しで2得点 | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 18 November 2017

Belgian court defers ruling on Carles Puidgemont extradition | The Guardian

A Belgian court has deferred a decision on Spain’s extradition request for the exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former government to next month.
Puigdemont’s lawyer, Paul Bekaert, said no decision had been taken during Friday’s short hearing and the case would resume on 4 December.

South Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption scandal | SBS News

Two former heads of South Korea's spy agency were arrested on Friday on suspicion of paying millions of dollars in bribes to aides of ousted president Park Geun-Hye, as a widening corruption scandal rocks the country.

North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites | The Japan Times

A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday.

sexual assault: US military reports 20,348 sexual assaults in 4 years - The Economic Times

The US military has reported a total of 20,348 sexual assaults from 2013 to 2016 at the country's defence installations around the world, the Pentagon said in a new report.

Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction - BBC News

A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.
The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar's Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer.

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トランプ=安倍会談でFTAを議論、米大使が明かす 日本の説明と矛盾 | ニューズウィーク日本版




伊シチリアマフィアの「ボス中のボス」死亡、87歳:AFPBB News

イタリア南部シチリア(Sicily)島を拠点とするマフィアの中で最も恐れられた「ゴッドファーザー」の一人で、「ボス中のボス」と呼ばれたサルバトーレ・トト・リーナ(Salvatore "Toto" Riina)受刑者が17日早朝、がんとの闘病の末に死亡した。……映画『ゴッドファーザー(Godfather)』で有名になったパレルモ(Palermo)近郊の村、コルレオーネ(Corleone)の貧しい農民の一家に生まれた。1970年代にシチリア島の有力マフィア組織「コーザ・ノストラ(Cosa Nostra)」の実権を握ると、約20年に及ぶ抗争と暗殺の時代を率いた。150件以上の殺人を命じたとされ、26回分の終身刑を言い渡された。



ナダル勝訴、元仏大臣による名誉毀損の損害賠償裁判:AFPBB News

男子テニス、四大大会(グランドスラム)通算16勝を誇るラファエル・ナダル(Rafael Nadal、スペイン)は16日、同選手がドーピングを隠ぺいしたと主張したフランスの元スポーツ相ロゼリーヌ・バシュロナルカン(Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin)氏を名誉毀損(きそん)で訴えていた裁判に勝訴した。

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News Headlines - 17 November 2017

Comcast Has Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition - WSJ

Comcast Corp. has approached the media company to express interest in buying a substantial piece of it, according to people familiar with the situation. Verizon Communications Inc. is also kicking the tires on Fox assets, though a person familiar with its thinking cautioned the expoloration was in the early stages. And Sony Corp.'s entertainment unit has also informally approached Fox,

The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds - The New York Times

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the arrest of 11 princes in his royal family and nearly 200 members of the Saudi business elite, and has begun to take power from the kingdom’s conservative clerics... As many as 17 people detained in the anti-corruption campaign have required medical treatment for abuse by their captors, according to a doctor from the nearest hospital and an American official tracking the situation.

Navy says it will hold Whidbey Island aircrew accountable for tracing giant phallus over Okanogan County | The Spokesman-Review

Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon Thursday... The Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island has claimed responsibility for the drawing, calling it “unacceptable” and “of zero training value.”

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

Anne Frank Foundation buys Anne's other home, now a refuge for writers - DutchNews.nl

Amsterdam’s Anne Frank Foundation has bought the flat where Anne and her family lived prior to going into hiding during World War II. The second floor flat at 37 Merwedeplein was home to the Franks from 1933 until July 1942, when they moved to the secret annex on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht. Anne began writing her famous diary at the flat in the south of the city after she received it on her 13th birthday.

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ドイツ連立協議、依然合意に至らず 週末も継続の可能性


日本の鉄道会社が20秒早い発車を謝罪 欧米メディアが関心 | NHKニュース




英警察、高層住宅火災の死者数は70人と結論付ける:AFPBB News


五輪=WADA、ロシア再認定せず 平昌冬季五輪への道険しく


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News Headlines - 16 November 2017

Everything you need to know about 'Gucci' Grace Mugabe

Only a few months ago, Grace Mugabe, the volatile and tenacious First Lady of Zimbabwe, was seen as a potential kingmaker in her country’s succession politics. Last week, it seemed almost certain that she would become the heiress herself... After a night of gunfire and explosions in Harare that has seen the military take control, President Robert Mugabe, ruler of Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980, is apparently safe at home – if a little ousted.

Cambodia's main opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

Cambodia’s highest court dissolved the main opposition party on Thursday, leaving authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen clear to extend more than three decades of power in next year’s election as rights groups decried the death of democracy.

Trump calls Chinese envoy to North Korea 'a big move' - LA Times

President Trump is calling China's plans to send an envoy to North Korea a "big move." ...Following Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors.

Scandal-hit Nissan loses quality certification for domestic plants | The Japan Times

Nissan, reeling from recent revelations over improper vehicle inspections, said Wednesday that it had lost an internationally recognized certification — which indicates quality vehicle production management — at all six of its domestic plants.

U.S. Soccer exploring pre-World Cup matches with Netherlands Italy - ESPN FC

The U.S. Soccer Federation is looking into the possibility of hosting pre-World Cup international matches involving the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Chile.

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ロシア下院:外国メディア監視強化 改正法案を可決 - 毎日新聞


スイス・アルプスの氷河消滅危機 最大時期から半減 - 共同通信 47NEWS


ゲノム編集:遺伝子修復治療 世界初の臨床試験開始 - 毎日新聞




ダビンチの幻の作品 史上最高500億円超で落札 | NHKニュース


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