News Headlines - 23 June 2017

600 households in Camden tower blocks evacuated in wake of fatal Grenfell Tower fire - ITV News

Up to 4,000 people from 600 households on the Chalcots estate in north London have been evacuated to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place... Despite the safety concerns and ensuing evacuations, 83 people have refused to leave their homes on the estate.

Obama’s secret struggle to retaliate against Putin’s election interference - Washington Post

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands - BBC News

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera.
They are also asking Qatar to reduce ties with Iran and close a Turkish military base - all within 10 days.

Hotpoint fridge freezer sparked Grenfell Tower fire

A Hotpoint FF175BP model was found to have been the fridge at the centre of the tragedy which has left 79 people dead or missing presumed dead.

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34 - BBC News

A former Japanese newsreader who won legions of admirers after deciding to publicly chronicle her battle with cancer has died of the disease.
Mao Kobayashi, who was named one of the BBC's 100 Women in 2016, died late on Thursday at home in Tokyo, aged 34.

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MRJ、パリ航空ショーでほろ苦デビュー 断熱材や配線むき出し… 開発遅れ鮮明 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


フェイスブック、社是を変更 「世界の絆強める」  :日本経済新聞


電子機器の機内持ち込み禁止、欧米当局者が来週協議  | ロイター


VW元幹部5人を国際手配=排ガス不正で米司法省-独報道:AFPBB News


和合亮一さんに仏文学賞=震災詩集「詩の礫」:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 22 June 2017

May unveils 'fair and serious' offer on EU citizens - BBC News

A new "UK settled status" would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access health, education and other benefits.
Proposals were unveiled at a Brussels summit but are dependent on EU states guaranteeing Britons the same rights.

Chagos legal status sent to international court by UN - BBC News

The UN General Assembly voted by 94 countries to 15 that The Hague should examine the legal status of the Chagos Islands.
The former British colony used to be part of Mauritius but was detached in 1965 and is now home to a US airbase.

Prince Harry on Chaos After Diana's Death and Why the World Needs 'the Magic' of the Royal Family

“We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people…. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”

French fitness blogger and Instagram star killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser - The Local

An Instagram star and well-known French fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said.

Buy-to-let UK property sales fall by almost 50% in a year | The Guardian

The number of properties bought by landlords has almost halved in a year after a tax and regulatory clampdown, prompting a leading banking body to downgrade its forecasts for buy-to-let lending in 2017 and 2018.

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英EU離脱、強硬封印 施政方針演説に具体策なく:日本経済新聞






米ヤフーによるTumblr買収、なぜ失敗に終わったのか?:11億ドルにおよぶ失策の顛末 | DIGIDAY[日本版]


米ウーバーのカラニックCEO辞任、一連の不祥事で株主から圧力 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 21 June 2017

Helmut Kohl to be buried near symbolic Speyer Cathedral | DW

Helmut Kohl, the former chancellor who presided over German reunification and died aged 87 on Friday, will not be buried at his family burial site in the Oggersheim suburb of Ludwigshafen. The state funeral is planned for July 1.

Boy, 14, investigated after Thai king shot with plastic bullets in Germany

The unidentified youth, together with a 13-year-old who is too young to be investigated, is suspected of having fired the gun from a garden or house window at a group of cyclists that included King Maha Vajiralongkorn, a regular visitor to Bavaria, and his entourage.

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq - The Globe and Mail

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

254 percent surge in Britons seeking French citizenship as Brexit looms - France 24

In 2016, 1,363 British nationals applied for French citizenship, compared to 385 in 2015, according to figures obtained by Le Monde.

'Star Wars': Han Solo Film Loses Directors | Hollywood Reporter

"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it's become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we've decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon," Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said Tuesday in a statement.

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シャンゼリゼ車突入の容疑者、自宅に“武器庫” - 産経ニュース


ブリュッセル中央駅で爆破事件 当局、テロと判断  :日本経済新聞


仏法相が辞任へ、マクロン大統領の側近 国防相に続き:AFPBB News

フランスのフランソワ・バイル(Francois Bayrou)法相は21日、AFPに対し、辞任する意向を明らかにした。……バイル氏が立ち上げた民主運動は共和国前進と同盟関係にあり、超党派の新内閣には民主運動からバイル氏を含め2人が大臣に起用されていた。
 しかし、民主運動が欧州議会の公金を仏国内で働く職員の給料に流用した疑いがあると報じられたことを受け、同党から国防相に任命されていたシルビー・グラール(Sylvie Goulard)氏も20日に辞任を表明していた。





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News Headlines - 20 June 2017

Moritomo Gakuen raided for suspected subsidy fraud | The Japan Times

The Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office raided school operator Moritomo Gakuen on Monday evening for allegedly receiving unfair subsidies for its kindergarten.

IMF says Japan needs to stick with fiscal, monetary stimulus | Reuters

The International Monetary Fund urged Japan to avoid withdrawing fiscal policy stimulus and said monetary policy should be loosened further if risks to the economy materialize, warning of weak consumption that remains vulnerable to external shocks.

Philippines: ISIS-Linked Militants Storm School as Fighting With Duterte's Government Continues

Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a town and occupied a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday, a police officer said, on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamist militants has entered its fifth week.

Supercomputers: United States Falls Behind China and Switzerland | Fortune.com

Two Chinese supercomputers and an upgraded supercomputer in Switzerland rank ahead of the U.S. in a biannual list of top supercomputers released Monday by the TOP500 organization, which tracks supercomputer speeds.

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, DNA analysis suggests that cats lived for thousands of years alongside humans before they were domesticated. During that time, their genes have changed little from those of wildcats, apart from picking up one recent tweak: the distinctive stripes and dots of the tabby cat.

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東京新聞:ドタバタTPPでプーさん自由に 米離脱で文学の版権切れ



保存したのは共和党全国委員会(RNC)が選挙運動で雇ったマーケティング会社Deep Root Analyticsです。米Gizmodoからの取材に対し、事実に間違いないと認めました。

ロボット 自動車の町が直視しない「不都合な真実」  :日本経済新聞



先週、アタリは突然「ataribox.com」という謎のウェブサイトを開設して、「Coming Soon」と告げる下の動画を公開した。サイトと動画の内容から、それらが「Ataribox」というゲームハードに関するものであることが推測できた。

シャンゼリゼ通りで車が警察車両に突入 テロ監視対象の運転手死亡:AFPBB News

フランスの首都パリ(Paris)のシャンゼリゼ(Champs Elysees)通りで19日、ガスボンベなどを積んだ乗用車が警察車両に突っ込み、乗用車側の運転手が死亡した。同国の内相は「攻撃未遂」だったという見解を表明。捜査関係筋によると、運転手はテロ関連の監視対象リストに入っていた男だった。

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News Headlines - 19 June 2017

Otto Warmbier, American Student Released From North Korea, Dies - The New York Times

Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia honors student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at the Cincinnati hospital where he had been receiving treatment, his family said.

Japan's Abe apologizes for "unconstructive" discussions in Diet, vows to regain public trust - Xinhua

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday apologized for time being wasted in the latest session of the Diet and pledged to fulfill the government's responsibility to fully explain its policies to a public whose support for his Cabinet has tumbled according to recent polls.

Is Japan’s Top Politician Behind a Shameful Rape Cover-Up?

Japan’s ruling coalition, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been mired in scandal for several weeks amid allegations Abe personally bent the law or broke it to benefit his political cronies and friends. Even a senior member of Abe’s own Liberal Democratic Party says, “There is nothing this administration wouldn’t do to crush its enemies and reward its pals.”
But new allegations have raised the possibility that the administration may have gone so far as to quash a rape investigation on behalf of a close friend of Abe

Photos show Grenfell Tower devastation - BBC News

Police have released images of what remains of some of the flats inside the fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower.

Police confirm one person has died in Finsbury Park mosque 'terror attack' | Metro News

Police have this morning confirmed that one person died during a terror attack outside a Muslim welfare centre in Finsbury Park, North London... Scotland Yard confirmed that he would undergo a mental health assessment in due course, a standard procedure for investigations of this kind.

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ロンドン 車両1台が突っこみ多数のけが人 1人拘束 | NHKニュース




パリ航空ショー開幕、国産ジェット「MRJ」初展示  :日本経済新聞


クライスラー、18年にも日本販売撤退  :日本経済新聞


全米OPゴルフ:松山が2位タイ 青木功に並ぶ日本人最高 - 毎日新聞


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