News Headlines - 17 November 2018

UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea - CNN

The UN Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift 9-year-old sanctions against Eritrea that imposed travel bans, asset freezes and an arms embargo.
The East African country was hit with targeted sanctions in 2009 after being accused of having ties to Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and refusing to withdraw from border disputes with Djibouti. Eritrea denied the accusations of involvement with Al-Shabaab.
The resolution, which was drafted by the United Kingdom and backed by allies, marks a new chapter for peace and cooperation in Eritrea after years of regional conflict.

Southeastern and Greater Anglia want more women train drivers - BBC News

Rail companies have launched campaigns to recruit more women train drivers.
Southeastern, which serves London, Kent and East Sussex, said fewer than 5% of its drivers were women and it wants 40% of applicants to be women by 2021.

Couple who named baby after Hitler found guilty of membership of neo-Nazi group - CNN

A neo-Nazi couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler have been found guilty Monday of being part of a banned right-wing group in England.
Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted at Birmingham Crown Court in the country's West Midlands region for being members of the extreme right-wing organization, National Action. The group was banned in 2016.
According to the UK's Press Association news agency, the court heard that the couple gave their child the middle name "Adolf" after Hitler, because of Thomas' "admiration" for him.

US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers - BBC News

The US's attempt to have two alleged cyber-criminals extradited from the UK has come before a London court.
The two men are accused of being members of a 36-strong group said to have been behind a dark web forum responsible for more than $530m (£409m) of losses to banks and individuals... Taimoor Zaman and Anthony Nnamdi Okeakpu deny the allegations made against them.

What happens to used lithium-ion battery packs from electric cars?

While the sheer volume of EV batteries that will need to be re-purposed or recycled is undoubtedly daunting, it’s worth starting on the positive note that these batteries have a long lifespan, and have proven very reliable. Most lithium-ion batteries will last about eight to 10 years before their performance drops to around 70 per cent (or less) of what it was when new.
So what can be done with these batteries when they reach the point that they need to be re-used or recycled?

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News Headlines - 16 November 2018

Bank of Japan's balance sheet now larger than country's GDP | Reuters

Japan’s central bank has become the first among G7 nations to own assets collectively worth more than the country’s entire economy, following a half-decade spending spree designed to accelerate weak price growth.
The 553.6 trillion yen ($4.87 trillion) of assets the Bank of Japan holds are worth more than five times the world’s most valuable company Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) and 25 times the market capitalisation of Japan’s most valuable company Toyota Motor Corp. (7203.T).
They’re also bigger than the combined GDPs of five emerging markets — Turkey, Argentina, South Africa, India and Indonesia.

Toyota to slash thicket of officers so new talent can shine - Nikkei Asian Review

Toyota Motor will overhaul its leadership structure in January, scrapping more than half its executive posts to make room for younger employees who may not necessarily have the seniority traditionally required for major management roles.
The automaker has 55 top executives, including the president and vice presidents. Abolishing the post of managing officer next year will reduce the count of the top executives by 60%.
A new, flexible class of managers will instead encompass anyone from current department heads to managing officers, as well as lower-level managers, some still in their early 40s, for a total of more than 2,000.

The Pathway from Micro Solid State to EV Batteries - EVWORLD.COM

We know that Toyota has said it wouldn't get serious about building battery electric vehicles until they had perfected the solid state battery. In the meantime they'd stick with trusted, reliable NiMH for most of their hybrids. They know it works... And while other carmakers are pretty much following Tesla's lead and have gone the lithium battery route, Toyota quietly turned to a small UK startup out of Southampton on the English channel with orders to explore various materials Toyota researchers had identified that could be used for a solid state battery, one that eliminates the flammability inherent in the electrolyte found in today's lithium-ion cells.

Stolen credit card details of nearly 250,000 British Airways customers on sale for up to £9.4m

redit card details stolen from nearly 250,000 customers of British Airways during a cyber-hack on the airline's website in August could have raised up to $12.2m (£9.4m) for Russian hackers on the dark web, the Telegraph has learned.
Research from cyber security experts Flashpoint and Risk IQ has shown that credit card details were for sale for between $9 (£6.94) and $50 (£38.58) each.
The hack, attributed to a Russia-linked group known as Magecart, took place between August 21 and September 5, with 244,000 payment cards compromised.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize - BBC News

Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award.
The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she was living under house arrest.
The rights group said it was profoundly dismayed at her failure to speak out for the Rohingya minority, some 700,000 of whom have fled a military crackdown.
This is the latest honour in a string of awards Ms Suu Kyi, 73, has lost.

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News Headlines - 15 November 2018

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times

Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It was September 2017, more than a year after Facebook engineers discovered suspicious Russia-linked activity on its site, an early warning of the Kremlin campaign to disrupt the 2016 American election. Congressional and federal investigators were closing in on evidence that would implicate the company.

Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer' - BBC News

Japan's new cyber-security minister has dumbfounded his country by saying he has never used a computer.
Yoshitaka Sakurada made the admission to a committee of lawmakers... The 68-year-old was appointed to his post last month.
His duties include overseeing cyber-defence preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Wayward mortar damages civilian vehicle as Japanese soldiers train east of Kyoto - Stripes

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating after a stray mortar landed near a public roadway and struck a civilian vehicle in a prefecture just east of Kyoto.
The incident occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday when three mortars went wide of their target during routine training at the Aibano Training Area in Takashima City, Shiga prefecture, said JGSDF spokesman Muneyuki Yatsuo.

South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' curlers slam coaches - Channel NewsAsia

The "Garlic Girls" South Korean curling team who became a media sensation with their unlikely run to the Winter Olympics final detailed their coaches' alleged verbal abuse and intrusive control on Thursday (Nov 15).
The five women from a small rural town known for garlic farming were rank outsiders at the South's Pyeongchang Games in February, but ended up winning silver, their giant-killing feats along the way earning them celebrity status.

Winner of $1.5B Mega Millions has not claimed prize

The winner of the huge $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still has not come forward. A ticket sold in Simpsonville matched all the numbers of the October 23 drawing.
It's been nearly three weeks since that drawing and state lottery officials tell News19 there's no word on the winner yet... The winner has 180 days from the drawing to come forward. Their time doesn't run out until April 21st.

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米ホワイトハウス(White House)のサラ・サンダース(Sarah Sanders)報道官は14日、メラニア・トランプ(Melania Trump)米大統領夫人が解任を求めていたミラ・リカーデル(Mira Ricardel)大統領副補佐官(国家安全保障担当)が異動することを明らかにした。

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News Headlines - 14 November 2018

Brexit deal: Theresa May's cabinet approves EU withdrawal agreement | The Independent

Theresa May’s cabinet has approved the draft Brexit deal struck by British and EU negotiators paving the way for a critical Brussels summit to rubber stamp it this month.
The prime minister made the announcement on the steps of Downing Street after a marathon five-hour meeting with her most senior frontbenchers... But despite cabinet approval bolstering Ms May, there was increasing speculation in Westminster of a leadership challenge to be launched by Tory backbenchers angry about concessions made in the draft plan.

US Condemns ‘Illegal Elections’ in Russia-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

The United States issued a scathing condemnation of the elections held on Nov. 11 in the eastern region of Ukraine occupied by Russia, calling it an attempt by Moscow to legitimize its proxies... The member states of the European Union and Canada also condemned the elections as illegal and in violation of a ceasefire agreed to in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, in 2015.

Putin and Abe Agree to Speed Up Talks Over Disputed Islands - Bloomberg

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to accelerate talks on resolving a dispute over four islands that has prevented their countries from sealing a peace treaty since World War II.
The two leaders affirmed at a meeting Wednesday in Singapore that a 1956 declaration under which the Soviet Union agreed to return two islands after the conclusion of a peace treaty with Japan will form the basis for the negotiations, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters.

Japan's SoftBank steps closer to transformation with mammoth mobile IPO | Reuters

SoftBank Group Corp has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its domestic telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group’s transformation into a top global technology investor.

Talent agency managing K-pop group BTS apologizes over A-bomb T-shirt | The Japan Times

The talent agency that represents K-pop group BTS on Tuesday apologized over one of its members wearing an offensive T-shirt that depicted an atomic bomb exploding over Japan, and other members having earlier worn hats that carried the Nazi guard insignia.

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News Headlines - 13 November 2018

Trump Targets French President Macron In A Series Of Angry Tweets : NPR

This morning, French President Emmanuel Macron was the latest target of a series of angry tweets from President Donald Trump. Trump highlighted Macron's recent statement calling for a European army to help protect the continent. He also cited Macron's low popularity with French voters, and he complained about the high tariffs France has imposed on American wine.
This all follows President Trump's visit to Paris over the weekend, where he joined other world leaders to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Italy defies EU request to present revised budget | The Guardian

The Italian government has defied a request to present a revised draft budget for 2019 to the European commission, as it pursues its big-spending strategy.
Luigi Di Maio, the deputy prime minister and leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, which is ruling in coalition with the far-right League, said the government was committed to maintaining its deficit target of 2.4% but it would move forward with plans to cut taxes, introduce a universal basic income and lower the retirement age.
Italian leaders had until midnight on Tuesday to respond to the commission, which last month took the unprecedented step of asking a member state to revise its draft budget.

Oldest known cave painting of animal found in Borneo, Indonesia, bolstering new theory on human ancestors - CBS News

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave.
The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain. Until a few years ago, experts believed Europe was where our ancestors started drawing animals and other figures.
But the age of the drawing reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, along with previous discoveries in Southeast Asia, suggest that figurative drawing appeared in both continents about the same time.

Roborace DevBot 2.0 Will Be Driven By Human-Machine Teams | Digital Trends

Roborace wants to take the human element out of racing. It hopes to launch the world’s first race series using self-driving cars, but it’s taking a gradual approach to reaching that goal. Roborace just unveiled its latest prototype, dubbed DevBot 2.0, and the car still features a cockpit for a human driver.
For its first season, called Season Alpha, Roborace will have humans and machines work together. Cars will set lap times both with human drivers and autonomously, and these times will be compared to those of other teams to determine a winner. So cars won’t race wheel to wheel, as they do in more conventional race series.

MLB's Velazquez apologizes over inappropriate video about Hiroshima

Boston Red Sox pitcher Hector Velazquez apologized Tuesday over video footage posted on his Instagram account that showed images of a building that has become symbolic of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima along with a graphic of a bomb and subtitles that read "Atomic bomb!"
At a press conference held before Game 4 of the Japan MLB All-Star Series at Mazda Stadium in the western Japan city, Velazquez bowed his head and said he was regretful of his action.

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