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News Headlines - 31 January 2013

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers - NYTimes.com

For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.

Israel ‘strike’ on Syria unacceptable, says Russia - Scotsman.com

RUSSIA has condemned reports of an air strike on Syrian territory by Israel as “unacceptable”. As Syrian military officials said that a scientific research facility in Damascus had been struck, Moscow said the attack was a “violation of the UN Charter.”

FSA reveals extent of swaps mis-selling - Channel 4 News

There's no doubt every one of them will breathe a sigh of relief this morning after the Financial Services Authority said it had concluded its review of a pilot scheme into 173 complex interest rate hedging products and found that 90 per cent of them were mis-sold by the banks

New 'poll tax' blow for UK's poorest - The Independent

Millions of low-income households face a rise in their council tax bills costing them up to £600 a year from April under a "poll tax bombshell", according to new study.

BBC Sport - Japanese women's judo head coach to resign

Japan's national women's judo head coach intends to resign after allegations emerged that he had beaten his athletes with wooden swords.

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「米GDP、3年半ぶりマイナス成長」 News i - TBSの動画ニュースサイト


スペイン、景気刺激策を近く発表へ=首相 | Reuters


日産自動車、ドイツダイムラー、米フォードと燃料電池システムの共同開発で合意:EMF 日経BP環境経営フォーラム






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News Headlines - 30 January 2013

U.S. GDP contracts on tepid inventories, government spending drop | Reuters

The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, suffering its first decline since the recession ended more than three years ago as businesses scaled back on restocking and government spending plunged.

Hitler came to power 80 years ago. I remember it like yesterday | guardian.co.uk

The events of 30th January 1933 are a warning of the dangers of conservative governments engaging with parties to their right

BBC News - Prince Charles and Camilla take Tube to mark 150 years

The heir to the British throne has taken a Tube with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall for the first time to celebrate London Underground's 150th anniversary.

BBC News - 138,000 speak no English - census

The number of people living in England and Wales who could not speak any English was 138,000, latest figures from the 2011 census show.

AFP: Polish is second-most spoken language in UK: census

Polish is the second-most spoken language in England and Wales, new figures from the 2011 census revealed on Wednesday, followed by Punjabi and Urdu.

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仏自動車メーカーで労使対立激化、ルノーでは人員削減反対デモ | Reuters


米フォード株、7カ月ぶり大幅安-欧州での損失拡大を嫌気 - Bloomberg

29日の米株式市場で米2位の自動車メーカー、フォード・モーター の株価が7カ月ぶりの大幅安となった。昨年10-12月(第4四半期)決算は利益がアナリスト予想を上回ったが、欧州での損失拡大が嫌気された。

「政治家は全員くたばっちまえ」 イタリア国民激怒の理由 | NewSphere(ニュースフィア)

2月24~25日のイタリア総選挙まで1ヶ月を切った。世論調査では中道左派の野党民主党が優勢となっているほか、新興勢力にも侮れない支持がある。 しかし、イタリア議会は上下両院で選挙制度が異なり、上院はいくつかの人口の多い州で勝てれば、与党支配の可能性もまだ充分にあるという。その場合は「ねじれ議会」となる。

英首相 アルジェリア訪問へ NHKニュース


アメリカの大学進学率は高過ぎる | ニューズウィーク日本版


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News Headlines - 29 January 2013

UK troops to train Mali forces - The Independent

News signifies UK's deepening involvement in an effort to drive Islamist militants out of Mali

Scores of bodies with headshots found in Syria’s Aleppo - Israel News, Ynetnews

Over 30 bodies exhibiting signs of torture found in a mass grave outside Damascus as Assad's forces continue to pound Aleppo

Egypt curfew fails to calm streets | The Australian

RAMPAGING Egyptian demonstrators have defied President Mohammed Morsi's curfew, as the nation's army chief warned that the political crisis rocking Egypt could lead to the collapse of the state.

Dutch Queen Beatrix to Abdicate in Favor of Her Son - WSJ.com

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands said she would abdicate after 33 years on the throne, to be succeeded in the largely ceremonial role by her eldest son, 45-year-old Willem-Alexander.

Man sells canned fresh air in China. Welcome to yuppie capitalism, comrades – Telegraph Blogs

This is a story that shows how deliriously capitalist China has become (for good and bad). Rapid industrialisation has covered northern China in a dense pea soup of toxic chemicals. In the past, the old fashioned communist solution might have been either to ignore the problem or, if people insist on dying, organise the entire country in a “popular war on bourgeois toxins.” But in a post-Mao order, how does China’s elite deal with pollution? Yuppie consumerism.

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親米3カ国、周辺国とあつれき 米覇権揺らぎ秩序失う世界  :日本経済新聞




薬価改定、後発薬に有利 製薬大手、新薬中心の経営見直しも - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


ドイツ銀、EURIBOR操作で独金融監督当局が調査-関係者 - Bloomberg

ドイツ連邦金融監督庁(BaFin)が欧州銀行間取引金利(EURIBOR)を操作した疑いで調査をしている複数の銀行の中にドイツ銀行 が含まれていると、事情に詳しい関係者2人が明らかにした。

イギリスの国民的コメディドラマ「アブソリュートリー・ファビュラス」の映画化決定 | 海外ドラマ&セレブニュース TVグルーヴ


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News Headlines - 28 January 2013

BBC News - HS2: High-speed rail route phase two details announced

The preferred route of phase two running northwards from Birmingham will have five stops: Manchester; Manchester Airport; Toton near Nottingham; Sheffield; and Leeds.

Exclusive - Japan eased safety standards ahead of Boeing 787 rollout | Reuters

Japan's government stepped in to give Boeing Co's now-grounded 787 Dreamliner and its made-in-Japan technology a boost in 2008 by easing safety regulations, fast-tracking the rollout of the groundbreaking jet for Japan's biggest airlines, according to records and participants in the process.

Japan bets on Abenomics to boost growth, budget income | Reuters

Japan's government on Monday forecast a strong rebound in economic growth that could nudge tax revenue in the next budget above borrowing for the first time in four years, but analysts say it will need to do more to show it takes fiscal discipline seriously.

Google Sued Over Apple Browsing Privacy

Google is facing legal action in the UK over claims it breached the privacy of people browsing the internet on Apple computers and mobile devices. Twelve people are seeking damages from the company for allegedly tracking their use of the web without their knowledge.

Scientists identify crocodile ancestor among fossils discovered a century ago | guardian.co.uk

A creature resembling a hybrid dolphin and crocodile has been identified by scientists examining fossil remains discovered more than a century ago. The new species, named Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, was a marine "super-predator" that lived 163m years ago. It belonged to a group of ancient crocodiles with dolphin-like features.

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フランス軍、マリ北部のイスラム過激派拠点を奪回  :日本経済新聞


【ロンドンマラソン】赤羽、中里らが出場 4月21日号砲 - MSN産経ニュース

4月21日に開催されるロンドン・マラソンの主催者は25日、招待選手を発表し、日本から女子の赤羽有紀子(ホクレン)中里麗美(ダイハツ)伊藤舞(大塚製薬)と男子の黒木文太(安川電機)がエントリーした。 世界選手権(8月、モスクワ)の日本代表選考対象レースとなっており、男子は2時間8分、女子は2時間24分を切れば代表候補となる。

マンU香川がファーガソンに驚き「あんなに怒る人と知らなかった」 – サッカーキング


ドイツリーグの日本語サイト開設 サッカー、日本選手の活躍掲載 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


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News Headlines - 27 January 2013

Deadly protest over Egyptian death sentences - FT.com

Some 30 people have been killed in clashes with police in Port Said, northern Egypt, after the court sentenced to death 21 locals for their part in deadly football violence last year.

BBC News - Mali conflict: French and Malian troops move on Timbuktu

French-led forces in Mali are advancing on the key northern city of Timbuktu, as they press on with their offensive against Islamist rebels.

Saudi Gazette - Algerian terror suspect wins right to stay in Britain

An Algerian terror suspect accused of actively supporting Al-Qaeda in North Africa won his appeal on Friday to stay in Britain after a judge ruled he would likely commit suicide if he was deported.

New Bank of England boss warns there is no quick fix - The Independent

The man the Government has pinned its hopes on to steer the UK out of the financial crisis has warned that he cannot single-handedly get rid of risks to the economy.

Rake to step down as easyJet chairman - FT.com

Sir Mike Rake is to step down as chairman of easyJet. EasyJet said Sir Mike, who has repeatedly clashed with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the airline’s founder and largest shareholder, was departing at a time of his choosing after concluding his work was done at Europe’s second largest low-cost carrier by revenue.

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甘利経財相「アベノミクス」に理解求める ダボス会議  :日本経済新聞


【外信コラム】イタリア便り 産婦人科医のスト - MSN産経ニュース


【海外事件簿】IQ160超の連続殺人犯 VS.辣腕検事長 42年前のレイプ殺人事件で有罪判決 - MSN産経ニュース


ロンドン発 日本の若手デザイナーと生地産地をつなぐ書籍「セコリブック」刊行 | Fashionsnap.com

ロンドン発のキュレーションプロジェクト「Secori Gallery(セコリギャラリー)」から、初の書籍「Secori Book(セコリブック)」を刊行された。「Secori Book」は「日本のものづくり」をテーマに、日本の若手ファッションデザイナーと生地産地に焦点を当てて両者の関係を再考するというメッセージを発信。刊行を記念して、渋谷の「ぱりゅこ」では記念イベント「はいてくを、ろーてくで、ファッションへ、」 が1月25日に開かれた。

無神論者の「教会」、ロンドンに出現 |国際|超教派キリスト教報道メディア会社のクリスチャントゥデイニュースサイト


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News Headlines - 26 January 2013

Egypt deploys troops to Suez to quell 'out of control' clashes - CNN.com

Egypt deployed troops Saturday to the coastal city of Suez after a security chief declared the area "out of control" following deadly clashes on the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

US may give $32M to train African troops in Mali - Businessweek

The Obama administration is seeking an additional $32 million to train African troops to fight Islamic extremists in Mali.

Referendum on Europe will cost taxpayer £100m - Daily Record

TAXPAYERS will have to stump up £100million to hold David Cameron’s ­referendum on the ­European Union. It covers the price of running the poll but would not include the wider cost to the UK economy, which could run into billions. The cost is based on the £75million cost of the 2011 referendum that rejected the AV voting system.

Ireland: Independent Scotland faces lengthy wait for EU membership - Telegraph

Scotland would face a lengthy wait to join the European Union after independence, an Irish minister closely involved with the arrangements for admitting new countries has said.

Star Wars Episode VII: New Director Revealed

Star Trek director JJ Abrams is to direct the latest Star Wars film, Episode VII, which begins production in the coming months... The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy through Disney Lucasfilm, after the Walt Disney Company brokered a deal to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd in October 2012.

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イタリア:3位の銀行、巨額損失か- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


解雇のドイツ銀高報酬トレーダー金利操作、48億円賞与失う - Bloomberg


ロンドン金融マン魅了する寒中水泳 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


NHK「ダイオウイカ」海外から続々引き合い!「放送したい」とフランスやドイツ : J-CASTテレビウォッチ

1月13日(2013年)にNHKが放送した「NHKスペシャル 世界初撮影!深海の超巨大イカ」が海外でも放送されることになった。国際放送の制作、購入を行うNHKエンタープライズの佐藤寿美社長が24日の定例記者会見で明らかにしたもので、ドイツとフランスのテレビ局と交渉中で、2月に放送される予定だ。

『レ・ミゼラブル』の街にホテル予約殺到、フランス AFPBB News

オンライン宿泊予約サイト「LateRooms.com」によると、『レ・ミゼラブル』の物語の大半が展開するモントルイユでは、ホテルの予約が366%増となっている。 フランス人作家ヴィクトル・ユーゴー(Victor Hugo)の原作の中で、モントルイユは悲劇のヒロイン・ファンティーヌの故郷であり、主人公ジャン・ヴァルジャン(Jean Valjean)が市長を務める街だ。

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News Headlines - 25 January 2013

China and Japan attempt to ease tensions - FT.com
China and Japan have taken the first diplomatic step in easing tensions over a bitter territorial dispute that has damaged trade between the two countries and threatened to spill over into military conflict.
BBC News - Algeria siege dead and survivors flown back to Japan
A plane carrying the bodies of nine of the 10 Japanese victims of the Algerian hostage crisis has landed in the Japan's capital, Tokyo.
Egyptian Protests Swell as Anniversary of Uprising Nears - WSJ.com
Egyptian protesters try to tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the cabinet building near Tahrir Square, in Cairo on Thursday. The uprising that began Jan. 25, 2011, ultimately toppled longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
China may axe North Korea aid | The Australian
CHINA is toughening its stance towards North Korea by threatening to withdraw foreign aid to the impoverished nation if it goes ahead with its planned nuclear rocket launch.
Japan Price Slide Shows Risks From BOJ Delay in Easing: Economy - Bloomberg
Japan’s consumer prices fell for the seventh time in eight months, underscoring the risk that the central bank may struggle to reach a 2 percent inflation target unless it implements new easing measures earlier than planned.

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独VW、今後5年間でスペインに7.85億ユーロを投資へ | Reuters

スペイン政府は、こうした新たな投資を歓迎し、労働市場改革の結果、同国が企業にとってより競争力のある存在となり、採用や解雇にかかるコストを削減できたことの成果と主張している。……しかし先週、日産自動車(7201.T: 株価, ニュース, レポート)が労組と新労働協約で合意できなかったことから、スペインでの新モデル生産拡大計画を白紙にすると発表。

ロンドンのウェストエンド、オフィススペースのコスト世界一 - Bloomberg

企業がオフィスを使用するために1年間に支払う額を従業員数で割った1人当たりスペースのコストはウェストエンドで2万3500ドル(約213万円)。香港 は賃貸料が値下がりしたことなどから2万2190ドルと、ロンドンを下回った。11位のニューヨークは約1万4000ドル。

【外信コラム】ロンドンの甃 「馬鹿」にしないで - MSN産経ニュース


ドイツ:首相のSMSは公文書?- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


「すべて仕組まれた国」 グーグル会長の娘が見た北朝鮮 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 24 January 2013

The Hindu : News / International : North Korea plans nuclear test

North Korea plans a third nuclear test and long-range rocket launches that “will target our sworn enemy, the United States,” its National Defence Commission said on Thursday.

Time for Plan B? Britain should ease austerity measures in Budget, IMF chief economist tells Osborne - The Independent

The IMF's chief economist has suggested that Britain should tone down its austerity plans to help the struggling economy. Olivier Blanchard said the Budget in March would be a good time for Chancellor George Osborne to "take stock" of his plan A.

PayPal Gets A Slice Of £25m DWP Universal Credit Identity Contract

PayPal has been awarded a place in the Government’s framework for Identity Assurance, so citizens may be allowed to use their PayPal credentials to prove their identity to access government services – particularly the new universal credit system.

BBC Sport - Eden Hazard apologises for kicking ball boy in League Cup

Blues boss Rafael Benitez said both player and ball boy apologised to each other after the match at Liberty Stadium. He added: "They both recognise there was a mistake. "The boy was apologising for time wasting. Hazard was frustrated and tried to get the ball. He was kicking the ball and getting the ball.

A quarter of schools fail to give pupils 'decent' A-levels - Channel 4 News

Some one in four schools and colleges are failing to produce any students with top grades in A-level subjects that will help them win a place at a leading university, new league tables suggest.

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NY株、5年3カ月ぶり高値=企業決算を好感(時事通信社) - livedoor ニュース


アップル:10~12月期増収率は09年以来最低-株価急落 - Bloomberg

米アップル の昨年10-12月(第1四半期)決算は利益が伸びず、増収率は14四半期で最低となった。コスト増加や韓国のサムスン電子との競争激化が響いた。

EU残留を問う国民投票の実施へ~英首相 | NNNニュース


ドイツ、英国がEUの積極的な一員であること望む 妥協点探る必要=メルケル首相 | Reuters


現代のアジア人とアメリカ先住民の祖先は古代の中国人、DNA分析で判明 : AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 23 January 2013

Algeria hostage crisis: top BP executive was on rare visit to the site - Telegraph

A senior executive at BP, who lived in London, was among those who died in the attack on the Algerian gas plant, adding to suggestions that the terrorists may have had inside information.

BP Algeria gas plant raid 'co-ordinated' by a Canadian - Telegraph

The BP gas plant raid was "co-ordinated" by a Canadian terrorist and claimed the lives of at least 37 foreign hostages, the Algerian prime minister announced on Monday.

Defence Cuts: 5,300 Soldiers To Lose Jobs

A third round of redundancies will see the Army shrink to 80,000 soldiers - its lowest level since the 18th century.

BBC News - Israel coalition talks begin after election deadlock

Coalition talks have begun in Israel after near-complete general election results gave right-wing and centre-left blocs 60 seats each in parliament.

Stuart Hall: Rape Charge For BBC Presenter

BBC presenter Stuart Hall has been charged with further sexual offences - including an alleged rape.

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米グーグル、売上高が四半期ベースで過去最高 - MSN産経ニュース


[FT]アジア製造業の拡大止まらず 米国回帰は一握り  :日本経済新聞


スペイン、2012年の財政赤字目標を達成できなかった可能性高い=欧州委 | Reuters

欧州委員会が22日公表したリポートによると、スペインは景気後退(リセッション)による社会保障支出の拡大などにより、2012年の財政赤字目標を達成できなかった可能性が高い。 しかしリポートは、経済プログラムが予定と概ね一致して進んでいるとしている。

ドイツ銀行とJPモルガン、投資銀行業務分離構想に反対 | Reuters


平和条約前に2島返還=ロシアが92年に非公式提案—東郷元外務省欧州局長が証言 - WSJ.com


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News Headlines - 22 January 2013

Obama's second inauguration: 'We are made for this moment' | The Guardian

・ President vows to reclaim the spirit of founding fathers ・ Gay rights, climate change and immigration mentioned ・ Crowd of about half a million watches Washington swearing-in

Early Super Bowl preview: The Harbaugh brothers are not the only storyline - Yahoo! Sports

Super Bowl XLVII San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. ET Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Prince Harry: I Killed Taliban In Afghanistan

Prince Harry has confirmed he killed Taliban insurgents during his latest tour of Afghanistan, saying: "We fire when we have to - take a life to save a life."

BBC News - Royal succession: MPs debating changes

Proposed changes which would end centuries-old discrimination against women in the line of royal succession are being debated by MPs.

Global shares hit 20-month high as Japan promises open-ended easing | Reuters

World shares hit a new 20-month high on Tuesday after Japan launched it boldest attempt yet to lift its stagnant economy, though the gains were cropped by a flare-up of concerns about Germany's banks.

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独連銀総裁「日銀の独立性危険に」、通貨安競争に警告 | Reuters


ドイツ、2012年経常黒字の対GDP比率が欧州委の上限上回る=IFO | Reuters


FNNニュース: ドイツ・ベルリンの銀行で金庫荒らし 地下に約45mのトンネル


常盤新平さん死去…「遠いアメリカ」で直木賞 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)

岩手県生まれ。早川書房で「ミステリマガジン」編集長などを務めた後、1969年に独立。ウォーターゲート事件を調べた記者のドキュメント「大統領の陰謀」や、米現代文学のアーウィン・ショー「夏服を着た女たち」などを翻訳する一方、アメリカの都市文化を紹介するエッセーでも知られた。 1986年には、アメリカにあこがれる青年を主人公にした自伝的作品「遠いアメリカ」で小説家デビュー。翌87年、同作で直木賞を受賞した。

米Atariが破産法適用を申請 独立モバイルゲームメーカーとして再建を目指す - ITmedia エンタープライズ

米Atari(Atari Inc.)は1月21日(現地時間)、3つの系列会社とともに米連邦破産法11条(チャプターイレブン)の適用を申請したと発表した。経営不振で構造的な赤字を抱える親会社、仏Atari S.A.(旧Infogrames)から独立し、デジタル/モバイルゲーム分野での成長を目指す。

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News Headlines - 21 January 2013

BBC News - Inauguration Day: Obama set for public inauguration

Barack Obama is to be publicly sworn in for his second term as US president. Hundreds of thousands are expected in Washington for the event, which will feature music from Beyonce, parades, black tie balls and tight security.

PM vows to hunt down terrorists behind Algeria hostage attack - Telegraph

Britain will hunt down the terrorists behind the Algerian gas plant siege, Downing Street has said, but the government stopped short of threatening military action in Africa.

French and Malian troops enter Diabaly after jihadists retreat | guardian.co.uk

French and Malian troops have entered the contested town of Diabaly in the west of the country after the retreat of Islamist fighters. About 30 tanks and armoured vehicles carrying 200 soldiers entered the town without resistance, French media reported.

BBC News - Dreamliner: Japan and US probe battery maker

US and Japanese authorities have begun a joint investigation into GS Yuasa, the Japanese battery maker for Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Scientists claim new data is 'strongest evidence yet' that Mars may have supported life - The Independent

Components required to sustain simple microorganisms could have been present on Mars for much of its history, say scientists

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「身元確認は困難」…アルジェリア治安当局筋 : YOMIURI ONLINE


朝日新聞デジタル:ドイツ州議選、1議席差で野党勝利 メルケル政権に不安 - 国際




BRDC会長、政府に支援を要請 | イギリスGP | F1ニュース | ESPN F1


ナタリー - 八代亜紀、30年ぶり米国公演で名曲ジャズ版披露も


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News Headlines - 20 January 2013

David Cameron: fight against terrorism in north Africa may last decades | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron said the fight against terrorism in north Africa would go on for years or "even decades" as he announced that a total of six Britons are thought to have died in the Algerian hostage crisis.

Bulgaria Gun Attack: Turkish Politician Escapes

A man jumped on stage and pointed a gas pistol at the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground during a live televised conference.

Japan seeks joint effort to boost economy - FT.com

A revolution in monetary policy is under way in Japan. The two-day meeting of the central bank’s policy board, which ends on Tuesday, is expected to produce a further expansion of its asset-purchasing programme, along with some adjustments to its terms, to help lift the sluggish economy out of its third recession of the past five years.

Batmobile Sold: Original Batman Car Auctioned

The Batmobile was created by George Barris in the 1960s when he turned a car he bought for $1 into a sleek crime-fighting machine.

Prayers for four climbers killed in Glencoe avalanche | Metro News

Prayers will be held in the Scottish Highlands today for four climbers who were killed in an avalanche on a mountain near Glencoe yesterday. The climbers were among a party of six on Bidean Nam Bian, a mountain with a height in excess of 3,000ft

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井上雅義『幸せだったかな ビートたけし伝』(白夜書房)


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【アルジェリア人質事件】仏大統領、制圧作戦「最も妥当」 - MSN産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : マリ紛争に介入のフランス、増派検討か 上限2500人超え


【アルジェリア人質事件】米大統領が声明 「テロリスト」に事件の責任 - MSN産経ニュース




「ベッドの下で40時間」食堂で働くフランス人が恐怖語る ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex

生存者のガス田プラントの労働者らは18日、恐怖の体験を振り返った。16日朝、銃撃音を聞いてベッドの下に潜り込み九死に一生を得たのは、プラントの食堂配膳会社に勤務するフランス人男性、アレクサンドル・ベルソーさん。フランス公共ラジオなどに「ベッドの下に入り、周囲を板でふさいだ」と語った。  手元にあったわずかな食べ物と水で飢えと渇きをしのぎ、約40時間アルジェリア軍による救出を待ったという。

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▽安倍と麻生と竹中と――『小泉の勝利 メディアの敗北』

上杉隆『小泉の勝利 メディアの敗北』(草思社)


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News Headlines - 19 January 2013

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case - ABC News

Former Ukrainan Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a galvanizing figure in the Orange Revolution of 2004, has been named a suspect in the murder of a powerful businessman and lawmaker and three others in 1996.

The Hindu : News / International : Pakistan says it will release all Afghan Taliban prisoners

Pakistan plans to release all Afghan Taliban prisoners in its custody, including second-in-command Mullah Baradar. However, there is no clear-cut timeframe for the release of the remaining Taliban detainees and officials side-step questions pertaining to how many of them are in Pakistani custody.

China-Japan Island Dispute Escalates to Air - NYTimes.com

Last week, the Chinese government sent a civilian surveillance plane, a twin propeller aircraft, to fly near the uninhabited islands at the heart of a growing feud between China and Japan. Tokyo, in response, ordered F-15 fighter jets to take a look at what it considered Chinese meddling. The Chinese then sent their own fighters.

Video: Stranded Heathrow passengers forced to sleep on floor - Telegraph

Stranded passengers at Heathrow airport were forced to sleep on the terminal floor on Friday night after hundreds of flights were cancelled due to snow and cold weather.

Lance Armstrong 'confession' confirms he is a liar, bully and cheat | The Australian

LANCE Armstrong's admission that he doped throughout his career, lied about it and bullied anyone who sought to expose the truth has done nothing to repair his relationship with professional cycling, with key figures in the sport describing his interview with Oprah Winfrey as disingenuous, anti-climactic and well short of what they expected.

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アルジェリア軍“外国人約100人解放” NHKニュース


アルジェリア人質救出作戦、英に事前連絡なく失望=キャメロン首相 | Reuters


英政府「MI6」派遣へ アルジェリア人質事件 - ZAKZAK


ルノーCEO、フランスでの日産車生産に同意=仏生産力再建相 | Reuters


フランスの若者が日本酒造り 「母国で広めたい」 - 日本海新聞


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News Headlines - 18 January 2013

BBC News - Hostages missing after Algeria raid on In Amenas plant

An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missing.

Algeria: Hostage 'Had Explosives Around Neck'

An Irishman who escaped from the Algerian hostage crisis had explosives tied around his neck, his brother has revealed.

Terrorist with 'perfect English accent' involved in Algerian hostage crisis - Telegraph

An Algerian hostage who escaped told French newspaper Le Monde that one of the Al-Qaeda-linked militants spoke English perfectly, and was among a multi-national group who seemed well acquainted with the BP gas plant in the southeast of the North African country.

David Cameron puts Algeria and Mali crises ahead of EU speech | The Guardian

Events dictated that prime minister had to drop long-awaited EU briefing to deal with 'existential terrorist threat'

Algerian crisis: energy giants' security concerns - Channel 4 News

Energy giants will be rethinking their presence in the region after Islamist fighters seize foreign workers at Algeria's In Amenas field, an energy security analyst tells Channel 4 News.

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CNN.co.jp : フランス軍、マリでの空爆続行 住民は避難急ぐ


三菱商事、ドイツで新たに2カ所の海底送電資産を取得、洋上風力からの送電に利用:EMF 日経BP環境経営フォーラム


米グーグル、ロンドンの再開発地域に新社屋を建設へ | Reuters


2014年大会のスタートは英国、ツール・ド・フランス : AFPBB News

サイクルレースの最高峰、2014ツール・ド・フランス(2014 Tour de France)のコース概要の一部が17日、大会主催者により発表された。 2014年のレースは7月5日、イングランド北部ヨークシャー(Yorkshire)のリーズ(Leeds)からハロギット(Harrogate)までのステージで開幕する。第2ステージはヨーク(York)からヨークシャー南部のシェフィールド(Sheffield)までの約200キロメートルとなっている。

滝川クリステルがフランス芸術文化勲章を受賞 キャスターでは初めて - MSN産経ニュース

フリーキャスター、滝川クリステル(35)がフランスの芸術文化勲章「シュバリエ」を受章し、17日、東京・南麻布の仏大使館で行われた叙勲式に出席した。 シュバリエは芸術・文化の分野において優れた功績をあげた人物に贈られる勲章で、日本では歌舞伎俳優、市川海老蔵(35)や映画監督の北野武(66)らも受章しているがキャスターは初めて。

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News Headlines - 17 January 2013

BBC News - Dreamliner trouble: A brief history of airliner problems

The decision to ground Boeing's latest airliner, the 787 Dreamliner, following a series of serious technical issues has raised questions over the safety of the new aircraft.

Video - CEO Tom Albanese Leaves Australian Mining Company Rio Tinto - WSJ.com

Rio Tinto Chief Executive Tom Albanese agreed to step down Thursday, the latest in a string of leaders toppled by shifting fortunes at the world's biggest mining companies.

Nasa and ESA plan landmark joint missions - video | guardian.co.uk

Nasa and the European Space Agency announce plans to explore deep space together using Orion spacecrafts. The announcement at the Nasa Johnson space centre in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday showcased plans for ESA to provide one of the spacecraft's modules. It will sit directly below Orion's crew capsule and provide the Orion spacecraft with propulsion, power and thermal control

BBC News - Tarantino's Django in firing line

Boasting five Oscar nominations, and having already won best screenplay at the Golden Globes, Quentin Tarantino is basking in the attention of the Hollywood establishment.

Liberation of Warsaw - Picture of the day | guardian.co.uk

A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk. On 17 January 1945, Warsaw was liberated from the Germans by the Red Army and the 1st Polish Army. They found a completely devastated city. 2,000 Jewish survivors were found in underground hideouts but only 174,000 people were left in the city, less than six per cent of the prewar population

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朝日新聞デジタル:787型機の運航停止、米当局が命令 各国にも呼びかけ


米経済活動、緩やかまたは控えめなペースで拡大=地区連銀経済報告 | Reuters


欧州議会、格付け会社規制法を承認 近く発効へ  :日本経済新聞

欧州連合(EU)の欧州議会は16日、国債などを格付けする格付け会社に対する規制を強化する法案を賛成多数で承認した。近くEU各国の財務相らの署名を受けて正式発効する。 欧州債務危機でギリシャ国債などの相次ぐ格下げが市場混乱を助長したとの批判を踏まえ、欧米の大手格付け会社に対するEUによる監督を強化、格付け会社の活動の透明性を高めるのが狙い。

ロンドン中心部でヘリコプターが墜落-クレーンと接触か - Bloomberg


朝日新聞デジタル:森山大道、イギリスで存在感 「ほぼ抽象画」強烈な個性


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News Headlines - 16 January 2013

Briton reported killed in kidnap raid in Algeria | guardian.co.uk

A Briton and a French national have been killed in an attack by militants on a gas complex in the Algerian desert, according to the country's state news agency. Seven others are reported to have been wounded and an undetermined number of foreigners – possibly as many as 41 – are being held hostage.

BBC News - Top Japan airlines ground Boeing 787s after emergency

Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems.

London helicopter crash: residents had expressed concerns about flights | The Guardian

Residents and MPs in south-west London had expressed concerns about the levels of helicopter flights before the crash.

BBC News - US employee 'outsourced job to China'

A security check on a US company has reportedly revealed one of its staff was outsourcing his work to China.

BBC News - Les Miserables tops UK box office chart

The Les Miserables film had box office tills singing a happy tune over the weekend, recording three-day takings of £8.13 million in the UK and Ireland.

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アルジェリアで反政府組織が邦人5人含む6人拘束、日揮関係者か | Reuters

アルジェリアの外交筋などの情報によると、同国南部Ain Amenasの石油施設で16日午前、日本人5人とフランス人1人がイスラム系の反政府組織によって身柄を拘束され連れ去られた。

第4四半期独経済は0.5%のマイナス成長、年間では0.7%に鈍化 | Reuters


世銀、2013年の世界経済成長率見通しを2.4%に下方修正 | Reuters


ドイツ「脱原発」 再生エネ普及に高いハードル : YOMIURI ONLINE

普及策の柱は、2000年に制定した再生エネの「固定価格買い取り制度」だ。電力会社が、再生エネの電力を一定年数、高値の固定価格で買い取る制度だ。 これによって太陽光発電などへ参入が急増し、再生エネが発電総量に占める割合は、00年の7%から11年の20%まで伸びた。……昨年10月、13年の年間電気代が1世帯あたり100ユーロ(約1万2000円)程度上昇する見通しが発表されるや、国民の不満が一気に高まったのも当然だろう。

英国で「嘔吐ロボット」開発、ノロウイルスの感染分析に貢献 | Reuters


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News Headlines - 15 January 2013

Pakistani Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister in corruption case - CNN.com

The Pakistani government came under attack from two angles Tuesday as the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the country's prime minister and a rowdy anti-government rally took place near the national parliament.

France Seeks Arab Backing for Mali Campaign as Airstrikes Continue - NYTimes.com

French warplanes were reported on Tuesday to have carried out airstrikes overnight against Islamist fighters who overran a strategic village and military post in central Mali on Monday, offering an indication that the war against extremists who have carved out a jihadist state in the nation’s north could be a long and difficult one.

Facebook Tipped To Boost Search Functions

Journalists have been called to Facebook's California HQ for a special announcement, with a new search feature being most likely.

Apple shares drop below $500 following poor iPhone 5 sales reports - Trusted Reviews

Apple’s share prices have continued to slump, with stocks in the Cupertino based company dropping below $500 (£310) following reports it has reduced screen orders amid poor iPhone 5 sales.

HMV Collapse: History Of A High Street Icon

The chain's history spans more than 90 years - and it even played a part in helping The Beatles land their record deal.

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米アップル、需要薄でアイフォーン5の部品注文を削減 - WSJ.com


トヨタ 自動車販売台数2年ぶり世界一返り咲きへ


北米国際自動車ショー開幕 戦略車の初公開相次ぐ - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


英バークレイズとドイツ銀、最大2割の賞与削減へ=関係筋 | Reuters


「戦争の準備をせよ」対日想定…中国軍指導部が全軍に指示 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 14 January 2013

Britain wakes up to snow with more to come | guardian.co.uk

Heavier snow is expected during the day on Monday in central and eastern England after an initial fall overnight proved less disruptive than expected.

France puts timescale on Mali intervention - FT.com

France’s foreign minister has put a timescale on the country’s military intervention in Mali by saying its involvement would last “a matter of weeks”.

Suspects to appear at Delhi gang rape hearing today - The Times of India

Defense lawyers say the cases of five men charged in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus are expected to be shifted to a fast track court.

The Hindu : India-Pak flag meeting fails to ease border tension

Brigade-level meeting lasts only 15 minutes; India conveys outrage over the killing of two soldiers, no discussion on restoration of cross-LoC trade and travel The Brigade-level flag meeting between Indian and Pakistani authorities at Chakan Da Bagh near the Line of Control in Poonch on Monday afternoon ended without any breakthrough.

Exotic dancer 'Ruby' to testify in Berlusconi trial of underage sex - CNN.com

It has all the trappings of a trashy romance novel -- a flamboyant billionaire media tycoon enthralled by a leggy Moroccan exotic dancer nicknamed "Ruby Heartbreaker."

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ソニー“くもの糸”にすがる現実 映画好調で黒字化も…本業復活遠く - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


ロンドン地下鉄150周年 世界最古、復元SLで祝う - MSN産経ニュース


カタール航空、天然ガスによりロンドンへフライト | FlyTeam ニュース

カタール航空は2013年1月9日、新たなクリーンエネルギーによるフライトをドーハ発ロンドン・ヒースロー着のQR001便、A340-600で実施しました。これは天然ガスを液体化して航空機用のジェット燃料にした「GTL Jet Fuel」を使用したもの。このGTLケロシンは硫黄成分を含まず、飛行中、離着陸時の空港周辺の環境の保護にも役立つとしています。なお、この燃料は従来のケロシンと50対50の比率で使用することができます。

ロシア アメリカ人との養子禁止の法律に抗議 NHKニュース


【大阪から世界を読む】「割礼」揺れるドイツ 宗教と法律 - MSN産経west


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News Headlines - 13 January 2013

New flat rate state pension set to be £144 a week from 2017 - Mindful Money

The Government is finally to publish its detailed plans for significantly upgrading but also simultaneously 'flattening' the state pension system. As a result the basic state pension will increase to around £144 for most people after 2017 though not for those reaching state pension age until then.

David Cameron risks 'sleepwalking' UK out of EU, warns Ed Miliband | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron is in danger of "sleepwalking" Britain towards the EU exit door, Ed Miliband has said, warning that the prime minister is embarking on an "incredibly dangerous" strategy on Europe.

Thousands of Russians Rally Against Adoption Ban - NYTimes.com

Thousands of Russians marched Sunday to condemn the Parliament’s move to ban the adoption of Russian children by American families, an event called a “March Against Scoundrels.” The protesters chanted, “Take your hands off children,” and carried posters showing the faces of lawmakers stamped with the word “shame.”

Video: Andrew Marr wished a 'speedy recovery' from stroke as guest host fills in on his show - Telegraph

The BBC's deputy political editor James Landale fills in for Andrew Marr on his Sunday morning show, and wishes him all the best as he recovers from a stroke.

White House rejects ‘Death Star’ petition

The Obama administration will not be building a Death Star... Shawcross explained that at $850 quadrillion, the cost was simply too high in a time of tight budgets. Moreover “the administration does not support blowing up planets.” And anyway, “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”

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FNNニュース: フランス、マリでイスラム過激派武装勢力に対する軍事作戦着手

アフリカのマリで、フランスが、イスラム過激派の武装勢力に対する軍事作戦に着手した。これを受け、オランド大統領は12日に演説し、フランス国内でのテロ警戒を強化する考えを明らかにした。 マリの旧宗主国・フランスは、マリ北部をイスラム過激派の武装勢力が占領し、政府軍との衝突が続いていることを受け、空爆などの軍事作戦に踏み切ったことを明らかにしている。





【アメリカを読む】最大の難敵、財政難に直面する米軍 - MSN産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 12 January 2013

Kurds rally in Paris over murder of 3 women activists - CNN.com

Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered in Paris Saturday to demand answers over the deaths of three Kurdish women activists found shot dead Thursday in mysterious circumstances. French police union spokesman Christophe Crepin said tensions were high at the protest, which some 15,000 people attended.

French forces launch military operations against Islamist extremists in Mali - The Washington Post

With Islamist militants controlling more than half of the northwest African nation of Mali and threatening the rest of government-held territory, France launched airstrikes in a dramatic escalation of the conflict that some observers have called the next Afghanistan. French commandoes also reportedly attacked an Islamist base in Somalia to try to rescue a French hostage.

Ed Miliband: Time to 'move on' from New Labour - Telegraph

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown did not do enough to rein in the rich and powerful, Ed Miliband will concede today, as he urges his party to “move on” from New Labour.

Glasgow Airport passenger numbers surge while its Edinburgh rival sees continued decline - Scotsman.com

UNDERDOG Glasgow airport trounced Edinburgh with 4.3 per cent passenger growth December - while its rival’s dipped for a sixth month in a row, by 1.8%. Glasgow, which trails Edinburgh by nearly 2 million annual passengers, also celebrated its busiest year in 2012 for three years, with a total of 7.2m - a 4.2 per cent increase.

Alex Ferguson can’t believe Liverpool are 21 points off Man Utd | The Sun

ALEX FERGUSON admits he is surprised at how traditional rivals Liverpool have fallen off his radar. The Manchester United boss was taken aback when he was told this week the Kop aces are 21 points behind the leaders going into today’s showdown at Old Trafford.

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訪英の猪瀬知事、五輪会場を視察 ロンドン  :日本経済新聞


英妃、本物よりも老けてる? - 大分合同新聞


欧州自動車市場は悪化、ドイツが景気後退入りも=米GMCEO | Reuters


第4四半期の独経済はマイナス成長、欧州の需要低迷=経済省 | Reuters


緊縮財政のスペインでは人々がゴミ箱で食料を漁っている  | 現代ビジネス [講談社]

つい先日の夕暮れどき、マドリードの南東郊外バジェカスの労働者居住区にある青果野菜店の閉店後、外に出されたゴミ箱を今時の若い女性が漁っていた。  一見したところ店員のようにもみえるが、しかしそうではない。彼女はその日に出された野菜クズの中から食事の材料を漁っていたのだ。すでに、まだ食べられる10数個のしなびたジャガイモを見つけ、近くに置いた荷物用カートに積んでいた。「買えるお金がないときは、こういうものを食べるのよ」と彼女は言った。名前は名乗らない。

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News Headlines - 11 January 2013

BBC News - Jimmy Savile scandal: NSPCC says people knew or suspected Savile

Peter Watt from the NSPCC said: "People knew or suspected abuse was happening but were not taken seriously."

Belfast police and protesters clash in more loyalist rioting | guardian.co.uk

Loyalist violence over the union flag controversy spread out of Belfast on Friday night to Carrickfergus with four police officers injured in a riot.

UK Border Agency contractor hired to find illegal immigrants and send them TEXTS as warning | Mail Online

A bungling private contractor hired by the government to kick out illegal immigrants is using text messages to tell people to leave.

Honda to cut 800 UK production jobs - FT.com

Honda is to cut 800 jobs at its UK production site, in a salutary reminder that the relatively buoyant UK automotive industry may find it difficult to remain unaffected by the depressed demand for cars in much of continental Europe.

Climate change set to make America hotter, drier and more disaster-prone | guardian.co.uk

Future generations of Americans can expect to spend 25 days a year sweltering in temperatures above 100F (38C), with climate change on course to turn the country into a hotter, drier, and more disaster-prone place.

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ロンドン株式市場=小幅続伸、終値で08年5月以来の6100超え | Reuters


ロンドンの超高級住宅の値上がり健在、不動産税上昇に動じず - Bloomberg

ロンドンの超高級住宅の価格は今年、不動産税の引き上げにもかかわらず上昇する見込みだ。不動産仲介のナイト・フランクが予想した。 1000万ポンド(約14億4000万円)以上の一戸建て・集合住宅は今年、最大5%の値上がりが見込まれている。昨年は6.9%上昇だった。

ピアノ製造工場だった建物を改築した邸宅-約11億円 - WSJ.com


ロンドン地下鉄が150周年。世界最古も、総延長は北京と上海に抜かれる [サーチナ]


「G.I.ジョー」続編の衝撃映像、ロンドンが一瞬で壊滅する最新予告。 | Narinari.com

2009年夏、全世界で3億ドルの大ヒットを記録したアクション大作「G.I.ジョー」。その続編で、全米公開の延期と共に、日本公開も延期となっていた「G.I.ジョー バック2リベンジ」が今年6月にTOHOシネマズ スカラ座ほかにて全国公開されるが、このたび、最新予告編が公開された。

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News Headlines - 10 January 2013

EDF and Chinese Firm Enter Talks to Build U.K. Nuclear Plants - WSJ.com

Electricité de France SA is in talks with state-owned China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co. on forming a partnership to build nuclear-power plants in the U.K., people familiar with the matter said.

Bank of England keeps rates and QE on hold - FT.com

The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold and voted against expanding its programme of asset purchases despite disappointing news on the UK economy in recent days.

Nanomachine mimics nature's protein factory - New Scientist

Nature is a clever chemist. Instead of bubbling reactants in a flask and hoping the right bonds form in the right places, nature uses cellular machines such as enzymes and ribosomes to build molecules step by step. Now, with the development of an artificial ribosome, human chemists are catching up on 2.5 billion years of evolution. The nanomachine could one day be used as a protein factory, assembling antibiotics such as penicillin.

Video: New footage of giant squid in natural deep-sea habitat - Telegraph

Filmmakers have released moving footage of a giant squid in its natural, deep-sea habitat, something that has never been done before.

China to continue to patrol in Diaoyu Islands - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China will continue to carry out regular patrols over its territorial waters off China's Diaoyu Islands and the South China Sea, the State Oceanic Administration said on Thursday. China will continue to oppose any infringement on the country's sovereignty over territorial waters by Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, said Liu Caigui, director with the administration at a national conference on maritime work.

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朝日新聞デジタル:アメリカの衰退を考える ―― ネオリベラル対ネオコンサーバティブ


さいたま ツール・ド・フランス誘致へ NHKニュース


100円マックよりお得、アメリカのマクドナルドにある1ドルメニュー全紹介 - GIGAZINE

この「Dollar Menu」は時間帯によって、販売されている商品が違います。モーニングメニューだと「McDouble」は注文できませんでした。ただし、モーニングメニューにある「Coffee(small)」は日中でも1ドルで頼めます。じっくりとメニューを見ないと分かりません。

【早読み/先読み アメリカ新刊】リンカーン暗殺ブームの牽引役的本がこれだ - MSN産経ニュース

 この下地となっているのは、6年前に出たドリス・カーンズ・グッドウィンの「Team of Rivals:The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln」(ライバルたちを集めたチーム:エイブラハム・リンカーンの天才的政治)なのだが、そうしたリンカーン・ブームの牽引役になっているのは保守派コメンティター兼司会者、ビル・オライリーが書いた本書と言っていいかもしれない。

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News Headlines - 09 January 2013

America warns Britain to stay in the EU amid referendum speculation | Metro News

Britain’s strong relationship with the US is in danger if the country loses its influence in the European Union, it has been claimed.

Protests continue over Southern Weekly censorship as officials stick their heads in the sand : Shanghaiist

Today saw a second round of protests outside the Southern Weekly's headquarters in Guangzhou as several hundred people staged a peaceful demonstration demanding an end to government interference in the media, in an ongoing fight over censorship that threatens to consume either the Guangdong propaganda department or Southern Weekly itself.

BBC News - Japan seeks to boost military spending

Japan's defence ministry says it is seeking more funds for military spending, a day after news the government would boost the defence budget for the first time in 10 years.

BBC News - Jessops camera chain in administration

Troubled High Street camera retailer Jessops has gone into administration, with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) appointed as the administrator.

Schoolgirl's grave opened in 55-year mystery - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Paedophile Alexander Gartshore, a local bus driver who died in 2006, has been connected with the disappearance. Investigators confirmed yesterday that the excavated grave is that of Sinclair Upton, an acquaintance of Gartshore.

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ドイツ北部のある州のデータ保護長官が、市民はメディアサービスを匿名で利用できると定めた同国の法律にFacebookが違反しているとして、Mark Zuckerbergに2万6000ドルの罰金を支払うよう言い渡した。Facebookは「徹底的に戦う」つもりだ。

「リチャードジノリ」が倒産=陶磁器メーカーの老舗―イタリア (時事通信)


駐車場まで無人で自動運転して駐停車する自動車をアウディが開発、実際にスマホ経由で動かすとこうなる - GIGAZINE


iPad5台がMicrosoftから盗まれるもMicrosoft製品は無事 - GIGAZINE

ワシントン州にあるMicrosoftの第5ビルから5台のiPadが盗まれていたことが1月4日のThe Daily Postで明らかになりました。盗難は12月19日~26日の間に行われ、1月2日に被害届けが出されたのですが、その際にMicrosoftの製品が盗まれたという報告はなかったとのこと。

日本便は標的、ドイツの空港に「こわもて税関」  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 08 January 2013

Worst Christmas for seven years at Morrisons | The Sun

THE alarming slide at MORRISONS got even worse yesterday as the supermarket giant revealed it suffered a Christmas stuffing. Total sales over the six weeks to December 30 were 0.5 per cent down on a year ago.

Peter Jones: A coalition of economic confusion - Scotsman.com

Far from promising a bright future, the mid-term review of Cameron and Clegg unveils a dull, dark fog, says Peter Jones

Belfast flag riots continue for a fifth night | guardian.co.uk

More violence follows protest rally held as councillors debate decision to limit number of days union flag is flown

‘Dysfunctional Obama-Netanyahu relationship is one of main reasons for Hagel controversy' - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Aaron Miller, former peace negotiator whose 2008 book contains Hagel quotes on 'Jewish lobby,' says U.S. politicians prefer to 'keep their heads down' rather than confront pro-Israel lobby; says Israelis may have reason to be wary of Hagel’s attitudes on Iran.

Biofuel production threatens air quality and crop yields, study finds | guardian.co.uk

Fighting climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, according to a new study.

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ハンドル握らないで走行…トヨタが自動運転カー : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


日本人が開発した「喋るフォーク」がイギリスで話題に - ねとらぼ


有事から平時へ反転探る(夜明け前 マネー動く) :日経ヴェリタスセレクト

「消えた」金利。ジャブジャブの投資マネーが「利回りを探せ(Search for yield)」と向かった先が、ハイイールド債や新興国債券だ。英国や香港では不動産価格が上昇、投資マネーは世界のあちこちに「水たまり」を作り始めている。 緩和マネーが景気浮揚効果を生まぬまま、一部の資産だけインフレが進む──。デフレと資産インフレの奇妙な共存は、今年予想される1つの世界観だろう。

中国の映画興行収入、アメリカに次ぎ世界2位 : J-CASTニュース


『千と千尋』、イギリスの小学生憧れのキャラクターにランクイン! 1位は『ハリー・ポッター』ハーマイオニー! - シネマトゥデイ




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News Headlines - 07 January 2013

What a relief! The madness of child benefit for all ends today - Telegraph

It makes no sense for the affluent middle classes to be showered with taxpayers’ cash, says Boris Johnson

Prince Harry plans to expand his African charity to five countries and quadruple its income - Telegraph

In her first interview since taking over the reins of Sentebale, Cathy Ferrier discloses how Prince Harry makes his presence felt even while he's on the front line in Afghanistan.

Hillary Clinton going back to work after blood clot | guardian.co.uk

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, will return to work on Monday, a little over a week after being taken to hospital with a cranial blood clot, officials have said.

Officers deliver emotional testimony about scene of Colorado theater shooting | Fox News

The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting: discovering a 6-year-old girl without a pulse, trying to keep a wounded man from jumping out of a moving police car to go back for his 7-year-old daughter, screaming at a gunshot victim not to die.

Indian gang-rape accused appear in Delhi court | The Guardian

Five Indian men accused of the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year old woman have appeared before a magistrate to hear charges against them. But rowdy scenes in the packed courtroom delayed hearings for much of the day and raised concerns over the capacity of India's creaking judicial system to deal with such a sensitive and high-profile case.

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首相訪米「今月中は困難」見方広がる NHKニュース




アメリカが無人機でパキスタン武装勢力を攻撃した理由とは? | NewSphere(ニュースフィア)

パキスタン北西部の部族地域にある南ワジリスタン地区で2日、米国の無人機攻撃によって武装勢力の有力指導者モルビ・ナジル司令官らが死亡した。詳細は定かではないが、少なくとも10名は死亡した模様。ナジル氏は統治していた南ワジリスタン地区でアルカイダを保護していた他、アフガニスタンのタリバンと連携し同国における米軍攻撃に関わっていたため、米国の無人機攻撃の主要な標的となっていた。一方で、パキスタン政府とは平和協定を結んでおり、ポリオワクチン接種の妨害以外は目立った反政府運動のない「良いタリバン」とも呼ばれていたという。 海外各紙は同氏の死亡や矛盾するパキスタン政府の対米姿勢から混乱が生じる可能性について注目している。

iTranslate Voice: 喋った言葉を英語やドイツ語に変換してくれる音声翻訳アプリ。36ヶ国語に対応。 - たのしいiPhone! AppBank

iTranslate Voiceは、日本語や英語などを始めとする36ヶ国語に対応した音声翻訳アプリです。一般的な単語やフレーズ、簡単な会話文を喋ると希望する言語に翻訳後、その音声を再生してくれます。アプリは画面下の国旗ボタンから翻訳元の言語を選んで喋るだけです。喋ったフレーズは選ばなかった方の国旗ボタンの言語に翻訳されて再生されます。

ナチスドイツ開発のバックル型「珍銃」所持、県警が容疑者を追送検/神奈川:ローカルニュース : カナロコ -- 神奈川新聞社


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News Headlines - 06 January 2013

AFP: Cameron: Britain would fight to keep the Falklands

Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday Britain was prepared to fight militarily to keep the Falkland Islands if necessary, in the face of renewed Argentinian rhetoric over their future... Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said this week Britain was forcibly stripped of the Falklands in "a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism" and demanded they be handed over to Argentina.

Japan finance minister says won't insist on policy accord with BOJ | Reuters

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso stressed on Sunday the need for bigger monetary and fiscal stimulus to revive the economy, but said the government will not insist on issuing a written policy accord with the central bank on a new inflation target.

BBC News - Syria's Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents in TV address

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as "enemies of God and puppets of the West".

BBC News - Gerard Depardieu meets Putin, receives Russian passport

French actor Gerard Depardieu has met President Vladimir Putin and has been handed his new Russian passport. The actor had announced he was seeking Russian citizenship after the French government criticised his decision to move abroad to avoid higher taxes.

Jelly Bean hits 10%; Ice Cream Sandwich on almost one-third of Android devices | Mobot.net

In any case, here’s your breakdown in full:
Donut (Android 1.6) - 0.2%
Eclair (Android 2.1) - 2.4%
Froyo (Android 2.2) - 9%
Gingerbread (Android 2.3) - 47.6%
Honeycomb - 1.5%
Ice Cream Sandwich - 29.1%
Jelly Bean - 10.2%

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ドイツ政府、最大60億ユーロ相当の追加歳出削減を計画=報道 | Reuters


朝日新聞デジタル:「首相の給料少なすぎ」 ドイツ野党の候補発言に批判


HIV増殖を一時的に止めるワクチン、スペイン研究者らが開発 : AFPBB News

ヒト免疫不全ウイルス(HIV)感染者の体内のウイルス増殖を一時的に止める治療ワクチンを開発したと、スペインの研究チームが2日、米医学誌「サイエンス・トランスレーショナル・メディシン(Science Translational Medicine)」に発表した。

ドイツの出版社、物語から単語「ネグロ」を検閲削除: The Voice of Russia


北欧ミステリードラマ:日本上陸 社会批判、漂う哀愁- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


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News Headlines - 05 January 2013

PlayStation 2 manufacture ends after 12 years | The Guardian

Launched in 2000, the successor to the original PlayStation ended up with a library of more than 10,000 games titles by 2011, with 1.52bn individual games sold since launch. "At the height of the PlayStation 2's success, the word effectively came to mean video games for a lot of people," said Anna Marsh, a game designer who worked on Tomb Raider and Hitman.

iPhone Mini? Smartphone War 'May Prompt Launch'

Samsung will increase its dominance of the Smartphone market in 2013 - prompting Apple to fight back with a cheaper "iPhone mini", experts believe.

Google concedes defeat in China censorship battle | guardian.co.uk

Google has reluctantly conceded defeat in its latest effort to combat online censorship in China, after a year of behind-the-scenes brinkmanship over sensitive search terms banned by authorities.

Drop in service sector activity points to triple-dip recession

The latest purchasing managers’ Index (PMI) for the dominant area of the UK economy, the services sector shows the first decline in activity for two years and adds to the likelihood that the UK economy shrank in the final quarter of 2012.

Massive New Year's solar explosion extends 20 times the size of Earth - and astronomers call it 'subdued!' | Mail Online

As people around the world rang in the New Year, the sun marked the occasion with some fireworks of its own. A solar explosion erupted on December 31 that extended around 160,000 miles out from the sun's surface - or roughly 20 times the diameter of Earth. The explosion made for an awesome light show, as it was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory.

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ロンドン株式市場=約2年ぶり高値、FRBの緩和解除懸念後退 | Reuters


FNNニュース: 2012年アメリカ新車販売台数、5年ぶりに1,400万台の大台回復


北欧ミステリードラマ:日本上陸 社会批判、漂う哀愁- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

今年は北欧ミステリーのテレビドラマが、日本に本格上陸する。小説はすでにファンを獲得。重厚な題材を社会的な視点から描き、日本や米国の作品とはひと味違う。魅力を探った。【土屋渓】 “北欧ブーム”のきっかけは、スウェーデンの「ミレニアム」だ。小説、映画が大ヒットし、ハリウッドでもリメーク。その後、アイスランドの警察小説「湿地」なども人気を集め、勢いがテレビドラマにまで及んできた格好だ。

朝日新聞デジタル:サッカー乾選手、腕時計巡り独税関でトラブル 独紙報道


FNNニュース: 英・ロンドンの動物園で恒例の園内の動物数確認行事


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News Headlines - 04 January 2013

Malala Yousufzai: Schoolgirl shot in head by Taliban assassin released from UK hospital - Mirror Online

Brave Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai smiles and hugs medical staff as she is discharged from hospital. The 15-year-old - shot in the head by a Taliban assassin - spent almost three months in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital.

Signs of hope for euro zone, but new worry for UK - PMIs | Reuters

Tentative signs the euro zone may have passed the worst of its downturn emerged in December but business surveys also suggested Britain's economy tipped back into contraction in the final months of 2012.

Hugo Chavez respiratory infection causing 'severe' problems - Telegraph

In a missive released in the early hours, communications minister Ernesto Villegas said the president’s condition required “strict compliance with his medical treatment” after complications linked to his fourth cancer operation in 18 months.

Abe moves to ease South Korea tensions - FT.com

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has sent a special envoy to South Korea in an effort to improve bilateral ties that had become strained over disputed islands in the Sea of Japan.

Japan ‘super-bourse’ makes rocky start - FT.com

Japan’s super-bourse got off to a rocky start as investors sent shares of the new group down by almost a tenth in an otherwise rapidly rising market.

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NYタイムズ、安倍首相を酷評 河野談話見直し「重大な過ち」「恥ずべき衝動」 - MSN産経ニュース


英首相 G8に向け各国首脳に書簡 NHKニュース


イタリアへの投資家の信頼感が回復している=モンティ首相 | Reuters


フランスで預言者ムハンマドの伝記販売 : The Voice of Russia


映画館に“ダブルベッド型シート”が登場! 斬新な試みで映画館離れは食い止められる? | MOVIE Collection [ムビコレ]


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News Headlines - 03 January 2013

Global markets slip as fiscal cliff euphoria fades - Telegraph

Wall Street slipped on Thursday, following European markets, as the initial euphoria over a fiscal cliff deal faded and attention turned to further negotiations in coming months.

US clears Google’s core search business - FT.com

The US has ended a sweeping antitrust investigation of Google without imposing any sanctions on its core search business, even as the US internet company negotiates more extensive changes to its business practices with regulators in Europe.

Revealed: first image of a new planet being formed with star dust - The Independent

The world’s highest radio telescope, built on a Chilean plateau in the Andes 5,000 metres above sea level, has captured the first image of a new planet being formed as it gobbles up the cosmic dust and gas surrounding a distant star.

Alien cathedral built by Tom Cruise's Scientology pals | The Sun

PANORAMA investigator John Sweeney today reveals the sinister site where Tom Cruise’s Scientology church has carved a message to aliens that can be seen from outer space.

Kennedy Space Center leasing unused buildings

As we liftoff into a new year, leaders at the Kennedy Space Center want to remind companies they are open for business.

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FNNニュース: 2日のNY株式市場 およそ2カ月半ぶりの高値水準で取引終了


12月ドイツ失業者:前月比3000人増、予想下回る-失業率6.9% - Bloomberg

ドイツの昨年12月の失業者数 は増加した。債務危機で企業が投資を控え経済成長が抑えられているものの、市場予想ほどには悪化しなかった。

スペイン失業者、12月は5カ月ぶり減少-サービス業で雇用増 - Bloomberg


フランス刑務所 テーブルの脚を使って脱獄: The Voice of Russia


グーグル会長、月内にも訪朝の意向  MBSニュース - MBS毎日放送の動画ニュースサイト -


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News Headlines - 02 January 2013

Bigger fights loom after U.S. fiscal cliff deal | Reuters

President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans face even bigger budget battles in the next two months after a hard-fought "fiscal cliff" deal narrowly averted devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.

Shares surge with relief after deal ends US cliffhanger - The Independent

The first stock market session of 2013 began with the FTSE 100 swinging through the 6,000 point barrier as shares bounced on relief that US lawmakers had shielded the world's largest economy from a fiscal blow worth hundreds of billions of dollars.

Updated: Police hunt "Black Dog Strangler" who has escaped from secure hospital (From The Northern Echo)

POLICE searching for a convicted killer dubbed the 'Black Dog Strangler' who escaped a secure hospital in Newcastle have issued more information tonight.

Jim Davidson 'vigorously denies' allegations after arrest by Jimmy Savile police - Telegraph

Comedian Jim Davidson, who was arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, "vigorously denies" the allegations against him, his solicitor said.

Apple products top list of 'unwanted' Christmas gifts as parents get 'i' confusion - Telegraph

Christmas presents from Apple were the most unwanted gifts this year after parents and grandparents confused the different gadgets’ names, research has found.





フランス 新年の夜に約1200台の自動車が燃やされる: The Voice of Russia


EUで「欧州市民の年」キャンペーン NHKニュース


ドイツの学者 クローン技術を用いて理想的なモミの木を作成: The Voice of Russia




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News Headlines - 01 January 2013

Reflation, Structural Reforms Key to Breakout for Japan's Stock Market - WSJ.com

Encouraged by promises of strong action by Japan's new government to weaken the yen, end deflation and introduce structural overhauls, market experts are generally bullish on Japanese equities for 2013 after the market surged nearly 20% in the last six weeks of trading.

Japan plans 'nationalisation' of factories to save industry - Telegraph

Japan's government is to take the unprecedented step of buying factories and machinery directly with taxpayer funds, the latest in a series of radical steps to lift the country out of its deep slump.

Sony stops making PlayStation 2 in Japan - Telegraph

Since launching in 2000 the PlayStation 2 (PS2), which has a Blu-ray player, has sold more than 150 million units worldwide, making it the best selling console of all time and was so popular it outsold the its replacement for the first three years.

Japan reportedly getting Apple iBookstore starting in January | TechRadar

On Monday, a new Nikkei report stated Apple would be expanding its iBookstore to Japan, joining the likes of Amazon, Kobo, and Google.

Japan's nationalist prime minister wants to revise war apology - Telegraph

Japan's landmark apology to the people of Asia for the Second World War could be revised, the country's new nationalist prime minister has warned.

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“財政の崖回避”の法案 上院で可決 NHKニュース


メルケル首相“独は忍耐必要” NHKニュース


イタリアの経済見通し、過去1年余りで大幅に改善=政府文書 | Reuters

イタリア政府は31日、債務危機が波及する恐れのあった1年余り前と比べると、経済見通しは大幅に改善したとの認識を示した。 政府は経済の年間分析と題する文書で、辞任したモンティ首相が実施した増税や歳出削減で景気後退局面に陥ったとするベルルスコーニ前首相らの批判に反論した。……モンティ氏は28日、同氏の改革路線を支持する中道派連合を率いて2月の総選挙を戦うと表明した。

スピード感と実行力大切、結果にこだわり続ける=安倍首相年頭所感 | Reuters


NY タイムズスクエアでカウントダウン NHKニュース


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