News Headlines - 14 June 2019

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest - BBC News
Matt Hancock has quit the contest to become Conservative leader - and prime minister - a day after coming sixth in the first ballot of the party's MPs... Further ballots are scheduled to take place next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to whittle down the contenders until only two are left. The process could be speeded up if anyone else drops out.
Huawei delays global launch of foldable phone by three months - Reuters
Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped with U.S. sanctions last month. The Mate X, a competitor to Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Fold, is expected to be rolled out globally in September, Vincent Pang, Huawei’s head of corporate communications, said on the sidelines of the WSJ Tech D.Live conference in Hong Kong.
A Novice Player Gets a Painful Lesson in Middle East Peacemaking - WSJ
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a rough debut as Middle East peacemaker, ending the first trip by a Japanese leader to Iran in 41 years with the U.S.-Iran conflict even more volatile than before. Mr. Abe went to Tehran on Wednesday hoping to serve as a bridge between the U.S., Japan’s closest ally, and Iran, with which Tokyo has maintained warm ties.
Japan’s use of Google Earth data to choose Aegis Ashore missile defence site labelled ‘inept’ | South China Morning Post
Japan’s defence ministry is under fire after admitting it relied on erroneous data from the Google Earth app to narrow down potential locations for its state-of-the-art Aegis Ashore missile defence system. Officials have also admitted they failed to carry out inspections of the candidate sites - an omission one defence analyst described as “inept” and which raised questions about the ministry’s decision-making processes.
How Tokyo's suburban housing became vast ghettoes for the old | The Guardian
Many Japanese know the Atago complex as the setting for Whisper of the Heart, an animated film from Studio Ghibli written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki that topped the domestic box office in 1995. The romantic film depicts the lives of junior high school students whose imaginations are transported through writing stories to each other. The real Atago complex, however, is home to almost no young people. Japan’s population is ageing rapidly, though not so much in Tokyo, where just under a quarter of residents are older than 65. But in the Tama City suburb the proportion is 29.6%, and is expected to rise to 32.6% over the next decade - increasing more than twice as fast as the Tokyo average.

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「イランが水雷除去」映像公開 米政府、イラン関与断言:朝日新聞デジタル
サンダース米報道官、今月退任 今年の記者会見2回だけ:朝日新聞デジタル
仏警察、ゴーン被告宅を捜索 ベルサイユ披露宴の捜査で:AFPBB News
フランス警察の詐欺対策チームは13日、自動車大手の日産自動車(Nissan Motor)と仏ルノー(Renault)の前会長カルロス・ゴーン(Carlos Ghosn)被告が2016年、ベルサイユ宮殿(Palace of Versailles)で開いた豪華な結婚披露宴をめぐる捜査の一環で、パリ近郊にあるゴーン被告宅の捜索を行った。……パリ西郊ナンテール(Nanterre)の検察当局によると、警察はルノーによる今年の告発をきっかけに始まった初動調査の一環として、レタンラビル(Etang-la-Ville)にあるゴーン被告の邸宅を捜索した。
東京新聞:英、アサンジ被告の引き渡し許可 米で司法判断へ
サッカー久保建が名門レアル移籍 18歳の逸材、近日発表 | 共同通信

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News Headlines - 13 June 2019

Tanker sinks after attack in Gulf, 44 crew picked up by Iran: IRNA - Reuters
The Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Thursday that the Front Altair, an oil tanker damaged in an attack in the Gulf of Oman, had sunk. Earlier reports had said the tanker was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha, a flammable liquid hydrocarbon. Iranian search and rescue teams picked up 44 sailors from the Front Altair and another damaged tanker, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed informed source.
Iran has 'no intentions'; to make or use nuclear weapons, Abe says | Al Jazeera
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Iran has no intention to make, hold or use nuclear weapons, while saying that the country will not negotiate with the United States. Abe met Khamenei - Iran's top decision-maker - on Thursday during a trip to Iran in an attempt to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and the US.
Extradition bill debate postponed for third time after Hong Kong protests | South China Morning Post
The president of Hong Kong’s legislature has again postponed a debate on the city’s polarising extradition bill, the day after tens of thousands of protesters blocked access to the chamber. On Thursday morning, Legco’s secretariat issued a circular on behalf of president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, who had kept a low profile over the previous 24 hours. It said no meeting would be held on Thursday, a day after the protests forced the second reading of the legislation to be called off. Leung later cancelled a full council meeting on Friday.
JDI head to resign over continued red ink - The Japan News
Japan Display Inc. has said President Yoshiyuki Tsukizaki will resign on Sept. 30 to take responsibility for the company’s continued red ink. The small and midsize liquid crystal display panel maker will trim its smartphone display business, which led the company to incur a net loss for the fifth consecutive year in the latest business year that ended in March. JDI will also launch a voluntary early retirement program to cut 1,200 jobs, or nearly 30 percent of all domestic jobs.
Shohei Ohtani becomes first Japanese-born MLB player to hit for cycle
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani made history Thursday night by becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani, the two-way star who's not pitching this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, showed off his hitting prowess with a 414-foot three-run home run in the top of the first inning off Tampa Bay Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough. He followed that up with a double off the wall in left center in the third inning and got the most difficult leg of the cycle in the fifth inning with a triple into the right field corner. Ohtani completed the feat with a clean single to center field in the seventh.

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東京新聞:逮捕のロシア記者、解放へ 広がる政権批判に異例対応
CNN.co.jp : トランプ氏、ポーランド大統領と会談 米軍1000人増派で合意
トランプ米大統領とポーランドのドゥダ大統領は12日、ホワイトハウスで会談し、ポーランドに巡回駐留する米軍兵士を1000人増やすことで合意した。 ポーランドはまた、米国から最新鋭ステルス戦闘機F35を購入する手続きも進めている。……トランプ氏は、欧州に展開する米軍の総数に変更はないと説明。追加部隊にはドイツから兵士を振り向ける考えを示した。トランプ氏は国防費増額が不十分だとしてドイツを批判してきた。
英議会、労働党の「合意なき離脱」阻止動議を否決 - ロイター
英下院は12日、野党・労働党が提出した欧州連合(EU)からの「合意なき離脱」を阻止するための動議を反対多数で否決した。 採決結果は賛成298、反対309。動議は、今月25日の議会で合意なきEU離脱に反対する野党側に法案提出の機会を与えるものだった。
英国、2050年までに温暖化ガス排出ゼロ目指す G7で初めて - ロイター
英国政府は11日、地球温暖化ガスの削減目標を引き上げて、2050年までに排出量をゼロにすると発表した。主要7カ国(G7)メンバー国がゼロエミッションを目標に掲げるのは初めて。 英国は現在、50年までに温暖化ガスの排出量を1990年比で80%削減することを目指している。
バンクシーが新たに公開したのは、ロンドンのヒースロー空港を舞台にEUからの乗客締め出しに抵抗するネズミの姿を描いた作品。 鍵を壊すために振り上げたハンマーはシャッターに書かれた立ち入り禁止を示す「KEEPOUT」の「T」の部分を取ったものとなっている。

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News Headlines - 12 June 2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe Meets With Iranian Leaders Amid Tensions With U.S. : NPR
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to arrive in Iran on Wednesday to begin a historic trip to the Middle Eastern country where he is expected to try to mediate escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. Abe's two-day visit is the first to Iran for a Japanese premier since Takeo Fukuda in 1978.
Trump says he's still considering slapping sanctions on Nord Stream 2
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is still considering using sanctions to block a controversial pipeline that would increase natural gas flows from Russia to Germany... The U.S. and many European nations fear the pipeline would help Russia bypass infrastructure in Ukraine, allowing Moscow to use energy supplies as a weapon against its neighbors without disrupting flows to Western Europe. Russia and Germany assert Nord Stream 2 is a purely economic project.
The Ebola virus has reached Uganda | DW
Ebola has reached Uganda. A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood has become the first cross-border victim of the virus; another two family members tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed more than 1,400 in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda's Minister of Health Ruth Acieng confirmed the existence of Ebola in the area.
Leonardo da Vinci’s US$450 million masterpiece believed to be on Saudi prince’s superyacht | South China Morning Post
Since its sale for a record US$450 million, the whereabouts of the Salvator Mundi, said to be painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has become one of the art world’s greatest mysteries. On Monday, London-based art dealer Kenny Schachter, writing for the website Artnews, offered answers: the painting now resides on the gargantuan yacht owned by powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Since its record-setting sale at Christie’s in 2017, the painting, in which Jesus Christ is depicted emerging from darkness blessing the world with one hand while holding a transparent globe in the other, has never been exhibited in public, triggering doubts about its ownership, whereabouts and authenticity.
Universal Music Group covered up destruction of irreplaceable master tapes in 2008 fire - Los Angeles Times
In stark contrast to official statements offered more than a decade ago, a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed a staggering number of original master recordings stored there by the Universal Music Group, according to an investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times Magazine. The devastation, which company officials downplayed or outright dismissed after the fire was extinguished 11 years ago this month, is breathtaking in scope, amounting to what the new report describes as “the biggest disaster in the history of the music industry.”

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トランプ氏「金正恩氏から書簡」と明かす 3度目の首脳会談に意欲 - 産経ニュース
ギリシャ大統領、首相の議会解散要請を受理 7月に総選挙 - ロイター
ギリシャのパブロプロス大統領は10日、チプラス首相の議会解散の要請を受理した。これにより、7月に前倒し選挙が行われる見通しとなった。……チプラス氏の大統領への要請とその承認は形式的な手続きで、大統領は今後、議会解散と総選挙の実施のための法令を出すことになる。 政府は7月7日に総選挙を実施する意向を示している。
英GDP、4月は前月比0.4%減 EU離脱控え自動車生産が急減 - ロイター
英国立統計局(ONS)が発表した4月の国内総生産(GDP)は前月比0.4%減と、市場予想を下回った。 自動車生産が統計開始以来、最大の落ち込みを記録した。……多くの自動車メーカーは今年初め、3月29日に予定されていたEU離脱を控え、貿易の混乱を避けるため4月に一時的に操業を停止する方針を表明していた。離脱は延期されたが、操業停止の撤回は見送られた。
デンソー、電動航空機用推進システムを米ハネウェルと共同開発 - Car Watch
デンソーは6月11日、米Honeywell International Inc.(ハネウェル)と「電動航空機用推進システム」の共同開発を開始したと発表した。……この電動航空機は、既存の航空機で搭載するエンジンとは異なり、モーターとインバータによる「電動推進システム」で飛行する新たなモビリティになるという。  ハネウェルは航空機向けの技術開発で100年以上の実績、デンソーは自動車向けの技術開発で70年の実績を持つ。
アジア初開催となる9月開幕のラグビー・ワールドカップ(W杯)日本大会の優勝トロフィー「ウェブ・エリス杯」が10日、成田空港に到着した。 2017年からマレーシアやインドなど19か国・地域を巡回してきた。日本では12日から大会開幕前日の9月19日まで全国12か所の開催地を中心に回る。

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News Headlines - 11 June 2019

Ivan Golunov: Russian newspapers in rare support for charged reporter - BBC News
Three of Russia's leading newspapers have come out in support of a reporter charged with drug offences, in a case that has caused a huge public outcry. The front page headlines in Vedomosti, RBC, and Kommersant read "We are Ivan Golunov", referring to the investigative journalist. Mr Golunov was charged over the weekend with trying to illegally sell drugs. His lawyer said the drugs were planted.
Chinese carrier passes between Okinawan islands | NHK WORLD
Japan's Defense Ministry has confirmed that a Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, navigated between two islands that are part of Okinawa Prefecture... The Liaoning did not enter Japanese waters, and was reportedly heading south in the Pacific afterward. This is the second time since December 2016 that a Chinese carrier has been confirmed to have passed between the two Okinawan islands.
Peru declares health emergency over Guillain-Barre outbreak
Peru has declared a health emergency in five regions, including Lima, after the deaths of at least four people linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the nervous system. Health Minister Zulema Tomas said Sunday that in addition to the deaths there were currently 206 cases of the disease.
Latin lovers tune in: Vatican broadcasts news in language of ancient Rome - Reuters
Vatican Radio is starting its first regular news bulletin in the language of Caesar and Cicero. Called “Hebdomada Papae, Notitiae Vaticanae latine reddiate” (‘The pope’s week, Vatican news in the Latin language’), it is the latest in a series of initiatives to broaden use of Latin, once a staple of Western European education and the language of all Roman Catholic services.
Nintendo is working on a full sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Verge
Nintendo has announced that it’s working on a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch, in a surprise announcement at the end of the company’s E3 presentation. The news was accompanied by a short teaser, which showed the return of the iterations of both Link and Zelda from the previous title exploring a cave, before encountering what looks a whole lot like the corpse of Ganondorf himself beneath Hyrule Castle.

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英与党党首選、10人が立候補 13日に初回の議員投票 :日本経済新聞
独与党連合支持率が過去最低、緑の党との差が拡大=世論調査 - ロイター
調査では、キリスト教民主・社会同盟(CDU・CSU)の保守連合支持率が24%で、前週から2ポイント低下。SPDの支持率は過去最低水準の12%と、極右政党「ドイツのための選択肢(AfD)」と同水準にとどまった。 欧州全域にわたる気候変動への懸念の高まりを追い風に欧州議会選で第2党に躍進した緑の党の支持率は、トップの27%だった。
東京新聞:ルノー、議決棄権と書簡 日産の指名委設置に障壁
ライダイハン、文在寅大統領にDNA型鑑定と謝罪求める - 産経ニュース
ベトナム戦争に派遣された韓国軍兵士が現地の女性を性的暴行などして生まれた「ライダイハン」と呼ばれる混血児たちが韓国の文在寅大統領に国連人権理事会の調査と親子関係を確定するDNA型鑑定に応じ、公式謝罪を求める公開書簡を出した。  ライダイハン問題を追及する英国の民間団体「ライダイハンのための正義」によると、書簡はライダイハンのトラン・ダイ・ナットさんら3人が5月28日付けで、在ロンドンの韓国大使館を通じて文大統領に提出した。

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News Headlines - 10 June 2019

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill - BBC News
Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Organisers say there were one million people, which would make it the biggest march in more than 20 years. Police say there were 240,000 at its peak.
Tokayev set to win Kazakhstan’s presidential election with 70 percent, exit poll predicts - The Astana Times
Incumbent President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is expected to win the June 9 presidential election receiving the support of 70.13 per cent of the voters who cast their ballots, results of a nation-wide exit poll suggested. The results, released immediately after midnight of June 10, suggest that Tokayev won a clear victory over six other contenders.
At least 95 killed in attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali
At least 95 people were killed when gunmen raided their village in central Mali late on Sunday, FRANCE 24 has confirmed, marking the latest attack in a region that has witnessed a resurgence of ethnic and jihadist violence.
North Korean Leader’s Slain Half Brother Was a CIA Source - WSJ
Kim Jong Nam, the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader, was a Central Intelligence Agency source who met on several occasions with agency operatives, a person knowledgeable about the matter said. “There was a nexus” between the U.S. spy agency and Mr. Kim, the person said.
FCA-Renault revival may hinge on Nissan stake cut - sources - Reuters
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Renault SA are looking for ways to resuscitate their collapsed merger plan and secure the approval of the French carmaker’s alliance partner Nissan Motor Co Ltd , according to several sources close to the companies... It is still far from clear whether any concerted effort to revive the complex and politically fraught deal can succeed.

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CNN.co.jp : 2020年大統領選、54%が「トランプ氏の再選」を予想
2020年に行われる米大統領選で、米国民の54%がトランプ大統領が再選されると考えていることがわかった。CNNが調査会社SSRSに委託した調査で明らかになった。 調査によれば、54%がトランプ氏が20年の大統領選に勝利すると予想した。負けると答えた割合は41%だった。……昨年12月の調査ではトランプ氏は再選できないと考える人の割合は51%だった。
ついに「在韓米軍」撤収の号砲が鳴る 米国が北朝鮮を先行攻撃できる体制は整った | デイリー新潮
 米国のシャナハン国防長官代行は6月3日、韓国で鄭景斗(チョン・ギョンドゥ)国防部長官と、米韓連合司令部をソウルから南方の京畿道・平沢(ピョンテク)の米軍基地キャンプ・ハンフリーに移転することで合意した。  これにより、米軍の司令部や第1線部隊はソウル市内を流れる漢江の北からほぼ姿を消す。……米韓連合司令部の平沢移転は、韓国政府・軍にとって寝耳に水だった。在韓米軍司令部などが平沢に移っても、米韓連合司令部だけはソウルに残ると米国は約束してきた。  首都ソウルに米国の高級軍人と家族が残る、という事実こそが、韓国人に大きな安心感を与えるからだ。
Xbox次世代コンソール「Project Scarlett」、2020年冬発売へ - ITmedia NEWS
米Microsoftは6月9日(現地時間)、E3 2019に合わせて開催したイベント「Xbox E3 Briefing 2019」で、次世代ゲームコンソールプロジェクト「Project Scarlett」を発表した。……米AMDとの提携による最新のZen 2とRadeon DNAアーキテクチャを採用するプロセッサ、次世代SSD、広帯域幅のGDDR6メモリを搭載し、8Kゲーム、最大120fpsのフレームレート、レイトレーシング、および可変リフレッシュレートをサポートする。  次世代SSDは新たに開発したもので、これを仮想RAMとして使うことで、現行端末の40倍以上のパフォーマンスが見込めるとしている。  Project Scarlettのコンソールは、Microsoftの人気ゲーム「Halo」の新シリーズ「Halo Infinite」と同時発売になる。
メドベージェワに中傷の手紙「悪魔 出て行け!」仲間が怒りも「1度や2度じゃない」/デイリースポーツ online

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