News Headlines - 10 December 2018

Theresa May calls off MPs' vote on her Brexit deal - BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday's crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it.
As it stands the deal "would be rejected by a significant margin" if MPs voted on it, she admitted... But European Council President Donald Tusk said the remaining 27 EU countries would not "renegotiate" the deal.

Carlos Ghosn and Nissan have been indicted in Japan - CNN

Carlos Ghosn and Nissan, the Japanese automaker he saved from collapse, were indicted Monday on allegations of financial misconduct, deepening a crisis that already brought down one of the global car industry's most iconic figures.
Tokyo prosecutors said they indicted Ghosn and Nissan for under-reporting his income over a five-year period and are investigating allegations that the practice went on for even longer.

Japan effectively bans China’s Huawei and ZTE from government contracts, joining U.S. - The Washington Post

Japan’s government issued instructions Monday effectively banning China’s Huawei and ZTE from official contracts, while the country’s top three telecom operators plan to follow suit, Japanese media reported Monday.
The news is another setback for Huawei after its chief financial officer was controversially arrested in Canada at the behest of the U.S. government for allegedly trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.

All nine private-sector executives of Japan Investment Corp. to resign over pay dispute | The Japan Times

Masaaki Tanaka, the president and CEO of a state-backed investment fund, said Monday he and eight other executives will resign following a dispute with the industry ministry over their remuneration, which the government called “too high.”

Japan's July-Sept GDP downgraded to 2.5% annualized contraction - Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's economy shrank at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the July-September quarter, downgraded to the sharpest contraction in more than four years as a string of natural disasters weighed on capital expenditure, government data showed Monday.

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英国の一方的なEU離脱撤回「可能」 EU最高裁  :日本経済新聞


世界のネット利用者は39億人、史上初めて総人口の半数超えへ:AFPBB News


ボルボ最後の「エンジン車」がクルマ好きにはたまらない理由 | Forbes JAPAN(フォーブス ジャパン)


ケリー首席補佐官退任へ トランプ氏や側近と衝突絶えず:朝日新聞デジタル


仏デモで約2,000人拘束 大規模な放火・略奪も... - FNN.jpプライムオンライン


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News Headlines - 09 December 2018

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House - The New York Times

Senior American officials were worried. Since the early months of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and Middle East adviser, had been having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son of Saudi Arabia’s king.
Given Mr. Kushner’s political inexperience, the private exchanges could make him susceptible to Saudi manipulation, said three former senior American officials.

The first charges for money-laundering are laid against Danske Bank - The Economist

The dirty-money scandal swirling around Danske is the largest ever uncovered. Over €200bn ($227bn) of suspicious transfers originating in ex-Soviet countries may have been rinsed through the bank’s Estonian branch. As the scale of the suspected laundering, dating back a decade, has emerged this year, the bank has lost its boss and seen its share price halved.

Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot | Reuters

Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels.

Government warns of six-month border disruption under 'no-deal' Brexit

Medical suppliers have been warned of border disruption for up to six months in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit.
In a series of letters to industry, Health Secretary Matt Hancock set out "revised" estimates over the impact on cross-Channel ports of the UK leaving the EU without an exit agreement.
He wrote: "The revised cross-government planning assumptions show that there will be significantly reduced access across the short straits, for up to six months."

Japan win Curling World Cup by finest of margins - Eurosport UK

Korea lead 6-5 going to into the final end of the match but the Japanese quartet of Yurika Yoshida, Yumi Suzuki, Chinami Yoshida, Satsuki Fujisawa did just enough to turn things around on the very last stone.
Korea's Team Minji Kim had the hammer going into the last end at the Ralston Arena, but were left with a tricky draw with the very last shot, with Japan lying three.
The win meant Team Fujisawa avenged their loss to the same opponents in the recent Pacific-Asia Curling Championships final, in which they blew a big lead in the last two ends.

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トランプ氏の元顧問弁護士、2016年米大統領選でロシアに協力=米特別検察官 - BBCニュース


クイーン、来夏より北米ツアー「Rhapsody Tour」の開催を発表! B・メイとR・テイラーが「見てろアメリカ!」とコメント|rockinon.com(ロッキング・オン ドットコム)

現在ボーカルにアダム・ランバートを迎えて活動しているクイーンが、北米ツアー「Rhapsody Tour」を行うことが明らかとなった。……同ツアーは現地時間7月10日よりカナダのバンクーバーでスタートし、ダラスとフェニックス、トロントとフィラデルフィア、ニューヨークとシカゴといった主要都市で公演が行われる。その後現地時間8月23日に、ノースカロライナで幕を閉じるとのことだ。

ドイツ・グラモフォン創立120周年を記念する小澤征爾出演のガラ・コンサート、盛況のうちに終演 - CDJournal ニュース

円盤式蓄音機(現在のレコードの原型)を発明し、特許を取得したドイツ出身のアメリカ人エミール・ベルリナー(Emil Berliner)が1898年に創立した世界最古のクラシック・レーベル「ドイツ・グラモフォン」(DG)が、創立120周年を迎える今年、世界各国で記念コンサートを開催中。

本田翼のチャンネル「ほんだのばいく」がピンチ? 中継したゲーム会社が経営破綻|ニフティニュース

本田がゲーム中継を行ったのはスウェーデンのゲーム会社「Starbreeze Studios」がリリースした「Dead by Daylight」。そのStarbreeze Studios社が経営破綻し、ストックホルム地方裁判所に再建申請を提出したとゲーム系メディアが報じたのだ。

マンCの無敗を止めたのはチェルシー。プレミア唯一無敗のリバプールが首位に | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 08 December 2018

Altria to marry pot with big tobacco in $1.8 billion Cronos deal | Reuters

Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc announced a $1.8 billion investment in Cronos Group Inc on Friday, which could give it up to 55-percent ownership of the Canadian cannabis producer.
The deal represents by far the biggest investment by a major tobacco conglomerate in a cannabis company. It comes after Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana this year, and several other jurisdictions, including some states in the United States, follow suit.

Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost - Bloomberg

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.
In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?
Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

NASA just heard the first sounds of wind on Mars. And you can hear them, too. - CNN

NASA just announced it has heard the first-ever "sounds" of wind on Mars. But if you're expecting howling, swooshes and crackles, you're in for a surprise. These are vibrations, captured by NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on the Red Planet just last week. The craft will stay put until November 24, 2020, measuring quakes that happen anywhere on Mars.

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor to remember 1941 attack | The Japan Times

About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of people lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.
They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the bombing began on Dec. 7, 1941.

Ghost in the Shell comes to Netflix with two big-name directors - Polygon

Ghost in the Shell and the director behind its first animated series, the venerated Stand Alone Complex, are coming to Netflix in 2020 with a 3DCG series. The new series extends Netflix’s big push into anime for the coming two years.
Kenji Kamiyama, who directed 2002’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, is aboard for this project, titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Kamiyama and Production I.G. will team with with Shinji Aramaki and Sola Digital Arts (of the 3DCG series Appleseed) to co-direct the series. The directors are also working for Netflix on Ultraman, which premieres April 1, 2019.

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公共交通、来夏から世界初の無料 ルクセンブルク|【西日本新聞】


ウーバー、来年前半上場へ 配車大手、企業価値13兆円 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


Microsoft Edgeブラウザ、独自エンジンを捨て「Chromium」ベースに - PC Watch


大英博物館で「日本の漫画展」 来年5月、世界最大規模 - 共同通信


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News Headlines - 07 December 2018

Trump to Pick Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador, Sources Say - Bloomberg

Nauert, 48, is an unusual choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump. Haley also lacked foreign policy experience when she took the UN posting, but she had twice been elected governor of South Carolina.

Bank of America completes Brexit switch to Dublin | Reuters

Bank of America finished moving its banking and markets operations in Europe to a new base in Dublin from London, the bank said on Monday, after it received all necessary regulatory and court approvals.

Deutsche Bank Raids: What We Know so Far | Fortune

Last week, 170 law enforcement officials descended on the lender to raid it in connection with suspected money laundering. The pictures of police cars with flashing lights lined up in front of the bank’s Frankfurt headquarters sent the share price to a record low as investors considered the possibility of new distractions for top management and the potential of fines. Here’s what we know so far.

Nissan to recall 150,000 more vehicles in Japan after improper inspections | Reuters

Nissan Motor Co said on Friday it will recall 150,000 more vehicles in Japan due to improper final inspections before they were shipped from two Japanese manufacturing plants... The latest “non-conformities” involved inspections of brakes, steer wheels, speed measurements and vehicle stability, the company said.

Sketchbooks belonging Star Wars costume designer to go under the hammer for £300,000 | Daily Mail Online

Sketchbooks belonging to a British costume designer who created the famous outfits in the original Star Wars trilogy are being put up for auction for £300,000.
John Mollo, who died aged 86 last year, created costumes for many of the films most iconic characters such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Obi Wan Kenobi.
He also designed the iconic white and black uniforms worn by Stormtroopers as well as TIE Fighter and X-wing pilots.

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ソフトバンクの通信障害、原因は「エリクソン製交換機」 ソフトウェア証明書の期限切れ - ITmedia Mobile


まるで戦場、ギリシャでデモ隊と警官隊が激しく衝突 | Reuters.com




ソユーズ打ち上げに成功 宇宙ステーションの無人化回避:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 06 December 2018

In Lebanon, billboards declare 'We are all Carlos Ghosn'

Lebanese woke up to bright billboards of ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn posted around Beirut on Thursday, in the latest show of support for the detained businessman of Lebanese origin.
The Brazil-born entrepreneur is feted in Lebanon as a model of international success, and many were shocked by his arrest in Japan last month over alleged financial misconduct.
"We are all Carlos Ghosn," the digital billboards declared, under a large mosaic portrait of the 64-year-old tycoon, who is currently held in a Japanese prison.

Toyota shakes up executive structure to fast-track promotions - Nikkei Asian Review

The company will create a rank of "senior professional/senior management," replacing previous titles such as managing officer, executive general manager and lower-tiered senior grade 1 and 2 managers. The new rank will number roughly 2,300, and will serve as a pool of candidates to fill key positions in the group, such as heads of internal-companies, plants and regions, giving Toyota the flexibility to promote from a wide variety of expertise.
Previously, these key roles were filled by a narrower pool of 80 leaders.

Luxembourg Times - Cannabis to be made legal for recreational use in Luxembourg

Cannabis will be made legal for recreational use in Luxembourg, it has been confirmed.
During a press conference held by the three coalition parties – Democratic Party (DP), Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) and The Greens (déi gréng) – political leaders said the drug will be legalised.

Woman gives birth using womb transplanted from dead donor | The Guardian

A woman in Brazil has successfully given birth after receiving a womb from a dead donor, the first time such a procedure has been successful.
While researchers in countries including Sweden and the US have previously succeeded in transplanting wombs from living donors into women who have gone on to give birth, experts said the latest development was a significant advance.

Europe's 'Most Expensive' Gold Christmas Tree Is Worth $2.6 Million | Kitco News

With winter holidays just around the corner, Christmas tree competition is heating up and Germany is taking the lead as it unveils its own solid-gold version worth $2.6 million.
Dubbed by its creators as “the most expensive” Christmas tree in Europe, the festive gold creation is made up of 2,018 solid gold one-ounce Vienna Philharmonic coins, topped by a massive 20-ounce coin, which is placed into a golden star.

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ファーウェイCFO、カナダで逮捕 米が引き渡し要請、中国猛反発:AFPBB News

カナダ司法省は5日、中国の通信機器大手、華為技術(ファーウェイ、Huawei)の孟晩舟(Meng Wanzhou)最高財務責任者(CFO)をバンクーバーで逮捕したと発表した。……孟容疑者は、ファーウェイ創業者の任正非(Ren Zhengfei)最高経営責任者(CEO)の娘。任氏は中国人民解放軍の技術者だった経歴を持つ。

側近vs元政敵 メルケル氏後継争い 7日にドイツ与党党首選 - 産経ニュース


在日米軍の2機 高知県沖で接触し墜落 捜索続く | NHKニュース


水道民営化、推進部署に利害関係者? 出向職員巡り議論:朝日新聞デジタル


フランス政府 来年の燃料増税、白紙に 抗議デモで、また譲歩 - 産経ニュース


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