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News Headlines - 30 April 2013

U.S. working hard to find political resolution to Syrian conflict - The Washington Post

The Obama administration worked Monday to preserve thinning hopes for a political deal that could end the Syrian civil war and to hold off rising pressure from lawmakers and Syria’s Arab neighbors for more direct U.S. involvement.

Privileged prisoners will lose automatic right to perks in jail | UK Daily Express

PRISONERS are to be stripped of automatic entitlements such as watching television or wearing their own clothes under a shake up of the prison regime to be announced today.

'Wrong type of water' will see Jubilee line to shut for over a month - London Evening Standard

The Jubilee line is to be shut for more than 30 days over the next two years in central London because acidic water is eating into the cast iron linings of the tunnel walls.

NASA to Pay $70 Million a Seat to Fly Astronauts on Russian Spacecraft | Space.com

NASA has signed a new deal that will keep American astronauts flying on Russian spacecraft through early 2017 at a cost of $70.7 million per seat — about $8 million more per astronaut than the previous going rate.

Facebook loses 1.4million UK visitors in a MONTH | Mail Online

Numbers plummet in UK, US, Canada and Japan as experts say Facebook could 'go the way of Myspace'

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北朝鮮に拘束アメリカ人の釈放要求 NHKニュース


故・チャーチル元首相の車、6000万円で落札  MBSニュース

落札されたのは、デイムラー社の黒と銀のクーペで、故・チャーチル首相が第二次大戦のイギリスを率いた期間を含む、1944年から49年までの選挙運動に使ったものだということです。 「このタイプは全部で8台しか作られなかったという特別なもので、私の右にあるこの車は現存している最後のものです」(ディーラーショップのマネージャー)

トヨタ社長自ら国際レース参戦 ドイツのニュルブルクリンク - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


東京招致委「IOCルールを順守する」、猪瀬都知事の発言受け : AFPBB News

東京が開催を目指している2020年夏季五輪の他の候補都市を東京都の猪瀬直樹(Naoki Inose)知事が批判したとの報道を受け、東京五輪招致委員会(Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee)は29日、国際オリンピック委員会(International Olympic Committee、IOC)の行動規範を順守するとの声明を発表した。

これが舞台版『もののけ姫』だ!イギリスから日本へ逆上陸! - 芸能ニュースラウンジ

宮崎駿監督の映画『もののけ姫』を舞台にした『Princess MONONOKE~もののけ姫~』の公開リハーサルが29日、東京・渋谷のAiiA Theater Tokyo(アイア シアター トーキョー)で行われ演出を手がけたアレクサンドラ・ルターとアシタカを演じたマキシミリアン・トロイ・タイラー、ヒイ様を演じた三宅由利子が会見を行った。

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News Headlines - 29 April 2013

BBC News - Japan and Russia agree to resolve island dispute

Japan and Russia have agreed to hold talks to end a territorial dispute which has prevented them from signing a formal treaty to end World War II.

Inose's remarks on NY Times stirs issues -NHK WORLD English-

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose made disparaging remarks about his city's 2 rivals to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, according to a report in The New York Times.

Eight dead in Pakistan bombing, including son of Afghan cleric - The Independent

A bomb killed eight people in Pakistan on Monday, including the son of an influential Afghan cleric, and wounded about 45 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said.

Netherlands: Queen Beatrix Handing Power To Son

Millions of revellers are expected on the streets of Amsterdam today as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates and her eldest son Willem-Alexander becomes the new monarch.

Spanish sale lands Lloyds with £250m loss - Scotsman.com

Lloyds Banking Group, which is expected to unveil a sharp rise in underlying profits today, has agreed to sell its loss-making Spanish retail arm for up to €104 million (£87.8m). The state-backed lender said the sale of the division to Banco Sabadell was in line with its strategy of “rationalising its international presence and ensuring best value for shareholders”. However, it will book a £250m loss on the cash and shares deal. As part of a strategic review launched two years ago, Lloyds is cutting its international presence from 30 countries to fewer than 15 by the end of 2014. In the past year it has sold operations in Dubai, Japan and Uruguay.

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Googleへの各国政府からのコンテンツ削除要請は増加傾向、透明性レポート公表 -INTERNET Watch




【世界自転車レース紀行】(3)フランス、ベルギー 「運」を味方に荒れた石畳駆ける - MSN産経ニュース


アメリカ人の誰もが知っている!「オリジナルパンケーキハウス」日本第一号店オープン | シネマカフェ cinemacafe.net

オリジナルパンケーキハウスは、1953年にオレゴン州ポートランドで創業し 、現在では全米に117店舗を構える老舗パンケーキチェーン店。日本1号店となる吉祥寺店では、こだわり抜いた素材と60年間続く伝統の製法・技術により生み出されるパンケーキを忠実に再現する。

サッカー=パリSG、ベッカム退場も優勝に前進 | Reuters


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News Headlines - 28 April 2013

Breaking: Two police officers shot near Italian prime minister's office as new government is sworn in - The Independent

Two Italian paramilitary police officers were shot and wounded near the Italian prime minister's office today as the new government was sworn in around half a mile away at the president's palace.

BBC News - Optimism greets Italy's grand coalition

Enrico Letta's new "grand coalition" government - a hybrid mixture of party bigwigs, technical experts, and an unusually high number of women ministers - has been sworn in at Rome's presidential palace and is expected to get an early confidence vote in parliament.

Iceland set for coalition talks after government ousted | Reuters

Iceland's center-right parties prepared for coalition talks on Sunday after defeating the ruling Social Democrats in elections with promises of ending austerity measures five years after a financial collapse.

Lost city of Heracleion gives up its secrets - Telegraph

A lost ancient Egyptian city submerged beneath the sea 1,200 years ago is starting to reveal what life was like in the legendary port of Thonis-Heracleion.

Axed Russian Winter Olympics official 'poisoned' | The Guardian

A former Olympic official who fled Russia after President Vladimir Putin criticised him for delays and cost overruns before the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi claims he has been poisoned.

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NTTドコモは、アメリカにある子会社のコンピューターサーバーが不正アクセスされ、契約者の個人情報2200件余りが流出したと明らかにしました。 不正アクセスを受けたのは、NTTドコモの子会社「ドコモUSA」で、ハッカー集団「LulzSec(ラルズセック)」を名乗る何者かが、ネット上に犯行声明と流出した個人情報を掲載しました。

サイバー攻撃の容疑者、スペインで逮捕 欧州で被害  :日本経済新聞


仏ルノー:日産の「マイクラ」をフランスで生産へ-16年開始 - Bloomberg

欧州3位の自動車メーカー、フランスのルノー は日産自動車 の小型車「マイクラ」の次期モデルをフランスで生産する。余剰生産能力を活用する取り組みの一環となる。

降圧剤臨床:スイスの製薬本社、京都の試験で調査開始- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


アメリカの大学で開かれたボカロライブのクオリティーが高すぎ ミクさんかわいすぎ - ねとらぼ


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News Headlines - 27 April 2013

Mississippi man charged in ricin case - CNN.com

A Tupelo, Mississippi, man has been charged with possession and use of a biological agent as a weapon in connection with an investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, federal authorities said Saturday.

Dutchman arrested in Spain over attack that 'broke the Internet' - AfterDawn

A Dutchman has been arrested in Spain this week over his alleged role in the major cyber attack on Spamhaus, the attack that some journalists took the liberty of calling the biggest in the history of the Internet.

PR guru Max Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault on teenage girls as young as 14 as he battles to save his career - The Independent

Max Clifford, the celebrity publicist who made his name helping the most famous people to salvage their reputation, is battling to save his career after he was charged with committing 11 indecent assaults in a period spanning two decades.

BBC News - Bank of Japan lifts economic forecasts

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has raised its forecast for both economic growth and inflation this year in its twice yearly report.

Do Whales Have Culture? Humpbacks Pass on Behavior

But a new study finds strong evidence that a group of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Gulf of Maine (map) is sharing a newly observed feeding behavior via their social networks.

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英王室vsパパラッチ 白黒つける 「明らかにレッドライン越えた」 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


だいぶお腹が目立って…キャサリン妃、幸せの笑顔 - ZAKZAK


金正恩氏の甥、東欧の留学先で行方不明 - (大紀元)

故・金正日総書記の孫で金正恩氏の甥と推定される男性が、留学先の東欧ボスニア・ヘルツェゴビナで行方不明になっている。地元紙が19日に報じた。 行方が分からなくなっているのはキム・ハンソル氏(18)で、同級生らによると、数日間学校を欠席しているという。地方紙も、最近はキム氏の姿が見えないと報じた。

世界の観光客、最大の送り手は中国-ドイツと米国抜く - Bloomberg




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News Headlines - 26 April 2013

BBC News - Sir Winston Churchill to feature on new banknote

Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the new design of a banknote which will enter circulation in 2016, the Bank of England has announced.

Brussels seeks to 'make it easier' for EU migrants to move to Britain - Telegraph

New Brussels proposals today defy British protests over benefit tourism and abuse of European Union free movement rules by making it easier for migrants to move to Britain including "redress against any breach of rights".

London pavement blasts believed to be caused by fault in electricity network | The Guardian

An investigation is under way after a fireball burst from a pavement on a busy street in central London, narrowly missing a passerby. A resident in a nearby flat who caught one of the blasts on Pimlico Road on Thursday on camera said there were three explosions, which left a crater. The blasts are believed to have been caused by a fault on the electricity network.

BBC News - Dreamliner: Japan lifts Boeing 787 ban

Japan's airline authority has followed the US regulator in clearing Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner to fly again once batteries are replaced.

US economic growth quickens but misses forecasts as cuts kick in | guardian.co.uk

The US economic recovery gathered pace in the first quarter but fell short of expectations as government cuts countered a sharp rise in consumer spending. The nation's gross domestic product (GDP) rose at a 2.5% annual rate between January and March, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists had been forecasting growth of 3%.

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イタリア次期首相候補、大連立に向け協議開始 中道右派との溝埋まらず | Reuters


フランス:3月の求職者数、過去最高-大統領への圧力強まる - Bloomberg

フランスの求職者数は3月に過去最高となった。この2年停滞している景気の回復を求め、オランド大統領への圧力が強まりそうだ。仏労働省が25日発表した3月の求職者数 は前月比3万6900人(1.2%)増の322万5000人。

秋篠宮ご夫妻、中東欧3カ国ご訪問へ - MSN産経ニュース


ヨーロッパ人の遺伝学的な起源が判明 - ナショナルジオグラフィック 公式日本語サイト

現代ヨーロッパの遺伝学的な歴史が初めて詳述された。最新の研究によれば、民族としてのヨーロッパ人は予想以上に歴史が浅いかもしれないという。 古代の骨から採取したDNAを調べた結果、現代ヨーロッパ人の遺伝子構造は6500年前、新石器時代の中期にあたる紀元前4500年頃に定着したことがわかった。約7500年前にやって来た最初の農耕民や、さらに古い時代の狩猟採集民がもたらしたものではなかった。

米ピープル誌の「最も美しい人」、G・パルトローが初選出 - ロイター


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News Headlines - 25 April 2013

Syria guilty of chemical weapons use, believes US - International - Scotsman.com

US INTELLIGENCE has concluded “with some degree of varying confidence” that the Syrian government has twice used chemical weapons in its fierce civil war, the White House said last night. But officials said more definitive proof was needed and they were not ready to escalate involvement in Syria.

Cable warns recovery is a marathon, not a sprint as Britain misses triple-dip recession by a whisker | Mail Online

Britain was warned economic recovery will be a ‘marathon, not a sprint’ yesterday as official figures showed an unprecedented triple dip recession has been avoided. In a significant boost for Chancellor George Osborne, gross domestic product grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of the year. The figure is far better than expected and comes in spite of the unseasonably cold weather, which helped depress retail sales and construction.

Freedom of the press: Newspapers launch own Royal Charter with teeth to protect the public | Mail Online

The newspaper industry has flatly rejected cross-party proposals to regulate Britain’s 300-year-old free Press, unveiling alternative plans for a tough new watchdog which David Cameron said yesterday he was ‘very happy’ to consider. It will mean a new independent regulator having strong investigative powers and the right to impose fines of up to £1million for wrongdoing, up-front corrections, inaccuracies corrected fully and prominently, and independence from the industry and politicians.

Google agrees to change practices after EU antitrust investigation - UPI.com

Google says it has agreed to change the way it presents search results in the wake of a European investigation of whether it unfairly promoted its own services.

BBC News - Prince Harry 'punched' by 11-year-old

Prince Harry has been sparring with an 11-year-old boxer at a youth club in Nottingham during his first official visit to the city.

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浦沢直樹「MONSTER」が米ドラマ化へ!ギレルモ・デル・トロが製作 - シネマトゥデイ




【欧州サッカー】ドルトが香川再獲得に失敗 ドイツ誌報道 - MSN産経ニュース


巨大な卵、1000万円で落札 ロンドン : nikkansports.com


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News Headlines - 24 April 2013

BBC News - Enrico Letta set to become Italy's new prime minister

Enrico Letta appears set to become Italy's new prime minister, after being asked by President Giorgio Napolitano to form a broad coalition government.

Two charged over Duchess of Cambridge topless photographs | The Guardian

The head of the publisher of the French edition of Closer magazine, named as Ernesto Mauri, and the photographer who took the pictures of Prince William and his wife sunbathing while they were on holiday in France last summer have been put under investigation, the last step in France before being charged.

Cameron Speaks of Very Tough Times Amid Recession Threat - Businessweek

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain is living through “very tough times,” a day before publication of data that will show whether the economy entered an unprecedented triple-dip recession.

Virgin Media profits from austerity | City & Business | Daily Express

VIRGIN Media said it had never been stronger as more austerity-hit Britons entertained themselves at home by subscribing to its digital TV service TiVo.

Xbox 720 to be revealed on 21 May | guardian.co.uk

Microsoft will reveal the successor to its Xbox 360 video game console on 21 May. After weeks of speculation, the company will hold a special event at its campus in Redmond, three months after Sony unveiled its forthcoming PlayStation 4 machine.

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AP通信がハッキング被害、「ホワイトハウスで爆発」との偽情報で金融市場は一時混乱 | Reuters

AP通信のツイッターアカウントが23日、ハッキング被害に遭った。米ホワイトハウスで2度爆発がありオバマ大統領が負傷したとする偽のニュースが流れ、米金融市場は一時混乱に陥った。 AP通信の広報担当、ポール・コルフォード氏はすぐにツイートが偽のニュースであることを確認。ホワイトハウスのカーニー報道官は情報が流れた直後、オバマ大統領は無事だと記者団に述べた。 米金融市場は情報が流れてから3分以内に軒並み急落したが、その後値を戻した。





アメリカの新人キャスター、24時間たたずにクビ…初放送で放送禁止用語 - シネマトゥデイ


グーグル、ドイツで14万5000ユーロの罰金 - 「ストリートビュー」個人情報収集問題で - WirelessWire News(ワイヤレスワイヤーニュース)


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News Headlines - 23 April 2013

AP’s Twitter account hacked; fake tweet about White House explosions rocks markets | Toronto Star

Hackers took control of the Associated Press Twitter account on Tuesday and sent a false tweet about explosions in the White House that briefly sent U.S. financial markets reeling.

Millionaire businessman James McCormick found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors - The Independent

A British businessman who sold bogus bomb detectors to countries at war where hundreds of people were dying and injured by explosive devices was found guilty of fraud at the Old Bailey today.

Suspects in alleged terrorism train plot make first court appearances

One of the suspects accused of plotting an attack on a passenger train struck a defiant tone Tuesday in court, while the other suspect’s lawyer said his client was in a state of “disbelief.”

BBC criticised for probing George Osborne about tears at Thatcher funeral - Telegraph

George Osborne has mocked the BBC for asking him to explain his tears at Baroness Thatcher’s funeral, joking that he occasionally weeps when he sees the corporation’s news coverage.

OECD sounds fresh warning on Japan - FT.com

The OECD has warned Japan that taming its vast debts remains the country’s “paramount policy challenge”, as prime minister Shinzo Abe goes all out to reflate the sluggish economy via aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus.

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ユニクロ、世界で賃金体系を統一 役員から幹部、正社員まで - MSN産経ニュース


2012年フランス財政赤字が目標超過、スペインは赤字拡大=統計局 | Reuters


スペインが初の人口減少、景気低迷で移民が帰国 | Reuters


欧州債:イタリア債利回り過去最低、大統領続投で - Bloomberg


香川「想像以上のプレッシャーだった」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 22 April 2013

Amid wreckage of China quake, the desperate search for survivors - CNN.com

Families badly in need of food and water are living in makeshift shelters near the shattered remains of their houses in this area of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan where a strong earthquake struck over the weekend, killing at least 192 people.

Japan shrine visit angers South Korea | guardian.co.uk

South Korea has abruptly cancelled a trip to Tokyo by its foreign minister in protest at visits to a controversial war shrine over the weekend by Japanese cabinet ministers, including the deputy prime minister. Visits to the Yasukuni shrine – which honours 14 class-A war criminals among 2.5 million other Japanese war dead – have traditionally angered China and South Korea, which view the site as a symbol of Japanese militarism.

BBC News - IAEA calls for improvements at Japan's Fukushima plant

The UN nuclear watchdog has called on the operators of Japan's Fukushima plant to improve "essential systems" amid continued leaks and power cuts.

Japan’s energy costs spiral higher - FT.com

The cost of Japanese energy imports is spiralling higher as the yen weakens, prompting warnings about the consequences of Japan’s war on deflation. Japan relies on imports of crude oil, coal and liquefied natural gas for almost all of its energy needs, a dependency that has become particularly acute since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which led to the closure of most of its nuclear power plants.

Van Persie magic seals Man United's 20th league title | Reuters

Manchester United reclaimed their Premier League crown in style on Monday as Robin van Persie's hat-trick inspired a 3-0 win over Aston Villa that gave them an unassailable 16-point lead over Manchester City and erased the pain of last season.

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佐藤琢磨が日本人初優勝 米自動車インディカー  :日本経済新聞


陸上=厳戒態勢のロンドン・マラソン、女子は赤羽が3位 | Reuters



ピアニスト 辻井伸行がイギリス最大の音楽祭「プロムス」にデビューすることが決定、4月18日、2013年のプロムス全体のラインナップと合わせてBBCより発表された。

FNNニュース: 英・ロンドン郊外で開かれたイベントにキャサリン妃出席


金目的の卵子提供急増 失業最悪のスペイン 欧州債務危機で - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 21 April 2013

Union flag flies for Queen's birthday - UTV Live News

Her Majesty turned 87 on Sunday. The Queen's birthday is one of the designated days on which the Union flag can be erected over City Hall, following a change of policy last December. It previously flew all year long. The removal of the flag sparked months of protests across Northern Ireland, many of which were followed with violence.

Britain's richest - three Russians in top five: Voice of Russia

The Sunday Times has published its annual Rich List, which this year includes three Russians in the top five, two of those in the top two. Taking the No 1 slot is Alisher Usmanov, the owner of Metalloinvest metals giant and a major shareholder in London's Arsenal Football Club.

Burn our planet or face financial meltdown. Not much of a choice | The Observer

Last week's collapse of a European carbon emissions scheme makes an agreed approach to climate change all the more urgent

Nurses swamped by paperwork - Telegraph

A poll on behalf of the union found that nurses across the UK spend an average of 17.3% of their time on non-essential paperwork and clerical tasks.

Edinburgh panda artificially inseminated after giving male cold shoulder - Telegraph

Disappointed zoo officials said that Yang Guang, the male whose name means Sunshine, had been interested in mating and had shown “consistently encouraging behaviour”. However, Tian Tian (Sweetie) displayed signs that she did not want to, prompting a team of experts from Berlin to perform artificial insemination on her in the early hours of this morning.

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中国軍とインド軍、国境紛争地帯でにらみ合い : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)

 インド主要メディアは20日、インドと中国が領有権を争う国境地域に近いインド北部カシミール地方ラダック東部に、中国軍が侵入したと一斉に報じた。 インド側は現地で話し合いを求めたが中国側の反応はなく、両国軍がにらみ合う状態が続いているという。

ドイツ大統領府宛の手紙にも爆薬 被害はなし - MSN産経ニュース


日本のTPP交渉参加決定 カナダ含め11カ国承認  :日本経済新聞


ソフトバンク、スプリント買収断念でも利益40億ドル - WSJ.com

6カ月前の合併協定によれば、スプリントがソフトバンクとの買収合意契約の破棄を決断する場合、ソフトバンクは違約金6億ドルを受け取る。 加えて、ソフトバンクは既にスプリントの転換社債に31億ドル投入しており、1株当たり5.25ドルで株式に転換できる。ディッシュの1株当たり7ドルの買収案が受諾されれば、ソフトバンクはこの転換社債から約10億ドルの利益を得る立場にある。 さらに、ソフトバンクは、買収完了時にスプリント株主に払う残りの170億ドルを1ドル=82円20銭で先物ヘッジしている。円は昨年11月以降急落しており、16日夕の東京市場で1ドル=97円86銭となっている。この為替レートで、ソフトバンクは25億ドルの含み益を得る立場にある。これら3つを合計すれば41億ドルの儲けになる。

レアルが初の資産価値1位 香川のマンUを抜く33億ドル! ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex

米経済誌フォーブスは17日、世界のサッカークラブの資産価値ランキングを発表し、スペイン1部リーグのレアル・マドリードが33億ドル(約3234億円)で、日本代表の香川真司が所属するイングランド・プレミアリーグのマンチェスター・ユナイテッドを抜いて初めて1位となった。 マンチェスターUは31億7千万ドルで2位。バルセロナ(スペイン)が26億ドルで3位だった。

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News Headlines - 20 April 2013

Tories could lose 600 shire seats amid Ukip surge in local polls - Telegraph

The Conservatives are braced for the loss of hundreds of seats in next week's local elections - thanks to the rise of the UK Independence Party and the unpopularity of the government.

Economics at heart of English-Scottish union - FT.com

Three hundred years on, the state of the Scottish economy could again help decide the fate of the UK, ahead of an independence referendum scheduled for September next year that could end the union sealed in 1707. Although opinion polls suggest less than a third of Scots are committed supporters of independence, many voters are undecided and the economic mood over the next year could influence their final verdict.

BBC News - Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf in custody for two weeks

Mr Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan between 1999 and 2007, was arrested on Friday. The High Court ruled that the allegations amounted to an act of terrorism and ordered him to appear at Islamabad's anti-terror court. Mr Musharraf has described the case against him as politically motivated.

Chinese Premier visits epicenter after deadly quake - Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday afternoon visited the area torn by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province, calling for wasting no time to save lives.

Japan wins approval from member countries to join Trans-Pacific trade talks | Reuters

Japan won approval from participating countries to join talks on a U.S.-led Asia Pacific free trade agreement, central to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to open the economy to more competition and revive growth.

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ルノー、小池元防衛相を起用 社外取締役に - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


雅子さま主要行事以外は欠席へ 宮内庁、オランダ側と協議 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


安倍総理 TV出演で大の海外ドラマ好きを告白! 「メンタリスト」「ウォーキング・デッド」など絶賛 | TVグルーヴ


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News Headlines - 19 April 2013

BBC News - Boston bomb: Shots fired in manhunt for second suspect

Gunfire has been reported in Boston suburb of Watertown as police hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who they say was the second suspect in Monday's Marathon bombing.

Suspected Boston bombers were refugees from brutal conflict - The Washington Post

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was a southpaw heavyweight boxer who represented New England in the National Golden Gloves and talked about competing on behalf of the United States. His tangle-haired, 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, was a skateboarder who listened to rap and seemed easygoing to other kids in his Cambridge, Mass. neighborhood. Tamerlan is now dead, killed in a shootout with police. Dzhokhar is on the run, the subject of a massive manhunt.

Britain launches legal challenge to Financial Transaction Tax - Telegraph

Britain has threatened to provoke a fresh row with Brussels by launching legal proceedings against a €35bn tax on financial transactions agreed by 11 European Union members earlier this year.

Miliband will consider pledge to ditch austerity and outspend Tories - Telegraph

Ed Miliband is to consider a radical promise to outspend the Conservatives at the next election and reverse George Osborne’s austerity measures.

Quarter of a million children let down by 'substandard' nurseries - Telegraph

A quarter of a million children are being let down by substandard nurseries and pre-schools, which will face being closed under new Ofsted guidelines.

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CNN.co.jp : ボストン爆弾テロ事件、容疑者1人死亡 1人逃走


ボストン犠牲者に1千万円 ロンドン・マラソンが寄付 - MSN産経ニュース


ドイツ銀、賃貸物件の家賃を証券化へ-危機後の新たな動き - Bloomberg


IMF専務理事、5月にフランスで出廷-職権乱用疑惑 - Bloomberg


「藻がエネルギー源」世界初のビルがドイツで公開 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 18 April 2013

Explosion hits fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas - CNN.com

A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small Texas town of West left at least two people dead, sent dozens more seeking medical attention and prompted a widescale evacuation in the community of 2,600 people. Fire officials fear that the number of casualties could rise much higher.

North Korea demands US withdrawal from peninsula before resuming talks | guardian.co.uk

The demands from the North's top military body include the withdrawal of all UN sanctions imposed due to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, and a US pledge not to engage in "nuclear war practice" with the South. It said denuclearisation of the peninsula should begin with the withdrawal of US weapons.

BBC News - Japan reports record annual trade deficit

Japan, the world's third-largest economy, has reported a record trade deficit for the year to 31 March. The deficit hit 8.17tn yen ($83.4bn; £54.5bn) as a slump in global demand hurt exports, while greater domestic consumption of fuel boosted imports.

Former miner turned Cabinet minister Patrick McLoughlin hits back at Margaret Thatcher critics - Telegraph

A Conservative Cabinet minister who refused to go on strike when he was working as a miner in 1984 has hit back at critics of Baroness Thatcher.

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought - Telegraph

Excavation of a site just a mile from the stone structure provided what researchers claim is the first firm evidence of continuous occupation from as early as 7,500BC. Earlier evidence had suggested that humans were present at the site, known as Vespasian's Camp, around 7,500BC but there were no signs anyone had lived there until as late as 2,500BC.

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ドイツは成長加速へ、14年成長率1.9%の見込み-主要経済研 - Bloomberg


フランス、リセッションを懸念し緊縮財政の減速方針示す - WSJ.com


米GM傘下のオペル、独ボーフム工場の閉鎖を承認 - ロイターニュース

米自動車大手ゼネラル・モーターズ(GM)の独オペルは、ドイツにあるボーフム工場の閉鎖を承認した。同国での自動車工場閉鎖は数十年ぶり。 オペルは包括的再建計画の一環で、来年末までにボーフム工場でのミニバン「ザフィーラ」の生産を終了し、50年の歴史を持つ同工場を閉鎖する。

後発薬大国インド、スイス製薬大手の特許認めず : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)




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News Headlines - 17 April 2013

Video Points Investigators Toward Suspect in Boston Bombings - NYTimes.com

In the first major break in the hunt for the Boston Marathon bomber, F.B.I. personnel on Wednesday found security video clips that showed a man they believe may have played a role in planting the explosives that killed three people and injured more than 170 on Monday.

Drive for Gun Control Blocked in Senate - NYTimes.com

A wrenching national search for solutions to the violence that left 20 children dead in Newtown, Conn., all but ended Wednesday after the Senate defeated several measures to expand gun control.

Pentagon to Boost Presence in Jordan - WSJ.com

The U.S. will send an Army command team to Jordan to work with Jordanian forces, increasing the number of American forces on the Syrian border, defense officials said.

Reinhart-Rogoff Acknowledge Mistake in 2010 Paper Cited by Ryan - Businessweek

Harvard University economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff acknowledged today that they had made a mistake in a 2010 paper that has been used to justify fiscal consolidation in the U.S. and Europe, while arguing that the error didn’t change the basic findings of their research.

Fed and Bank of Japan caused gold crash - Telegraph

Commodity prices have been falling since September, culminating in a rout over the past two weeks. That is a classic warning for the global economy.

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「鉄の女」に最後の別れ サッチャー氏葬儀、英ロンドンで  :日本経済新聞

「鉄の女」と呼ばれ、今月8日に87歳で死去したサッチャー元英首相の葬儀が17日、ロンドン中心部のセントポール大聖堂で行われた。 1979年から11年間の長期にわたって英国初の女性首相を務め、「小さな政府」路線の経済政策や冷戦終結への貢献で大きな役割を果たしただけに、エリザベス女王も出席する国葬並みの扱いで、国内外の要人ら約2300人が出席。

ロンドンマラソン 予定通り実施へ : ニュース : ランニング : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


野村HD株が3日続落、パスキ資産隠し捜査で資産差し押さえ - Bloomberg

野村ホールディングス株 が下落。一時過去3カ月で最大の下落率を記録した。イタリアのモンテ・デイ・パスキ・ディ・シエナ 銀行の損失隠しに関する捜査で、シエナ検察当局が16日、パスキが野村に差し入れた担保など計18億ユーロ(約2300億円)相当を差し押さえると発表。野村への不透明感が広がったようだ。



ファンが語るUELここまでの名場面 - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 16 April 2013

EXCLUSIVE: New pics from moments before, after blasts - Boston News

Photos sent to 7News by a viewer show the scene just before and right after the bombs went off on Boylston Street. 7News has provided these pictures to the FBI as they continue their investigation.

Boston bombs were pressure cookers filled with metal

The explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday killed at least three people and injured scores more. Such explosions produce blast waves that move faster than the speed of sound and can have damaging effects on the human body, ranging from fractures to significant internal injuries. A look at the toll of such attacks and causes for concern.

Boston Marathon bombs: al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine taught pressure cooker bomb-making techniques - Telegraph

A recipe for how to make pressure cooker bombs, which investigators say were used in the Boston Marathon attack, was most notoriously published in the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire.

BBC News - China 'reveals army structure' in defence white paper

China has revealed the structure of its military units, in what state-run media describe as a first. The army has a total of 850,000 soldiers, while the navy and air force have a strength of 235,000 and 398,000, China said in its defence white paper.

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan¿s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise | Mail Online

They were once Japan's highest social caste, remembered for their fearsome fighting skills and immortalized in popular culture since their demise at the end of the 19th century. But a collection of fascinating portraits of real Samurai warriors taken in the decades before reforms saw the warrior class abolished and a western-style conscripted military drafted in, give an authentic insight into military life in pre-modern Japan.

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ボストンマラソンで爆発、3人死亡・多数負傷-テロで捜査 - Bloomberg


狙われた?ボストンの「愛国者の日」 | ニューズウィーク日本版 オフィシャルサイト


東京新聞:ボストン爆発、邦人被害報告なし 首相「国内警備に万全」


覚醒剤3億円相当、置物に隠し密輸したドイツ人 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


プライバシー重視のフランスで閣僚が初の資産公開 - WSJ.com


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News Headlines - 15 April 2013

BBC News - Boston Marathon hit by twin explosions

Two people have been killed and at least 23 injured in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, police say... Boston police said a third incident occurred at the city's JFK Library and was under investigation.

Obama: 'We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable'

President Barack Obama vowed Monday evening to bring those responsible for the Boston Marathon explosions to justice, though he said that the government does not yet know who perpetrated the attack along the runners' route.

Guantanamo Bay: violence, hunger strikes and protests - Channel 4 News

Violent clashes, hunger strikes and growing calls for its closure - what is happening in Guantanamo Bay, three years after its promised closure?

LSE students on North Korea trip with BBC team 'have received threats' | guardian.co.uk

The director of the London School of Economics has revealed that some of the university's students who travelled to North Korea with BBC Panorama journalist John Sweeney have received threats from the communist state since returning to the UK.

Margaret Thatcher funeral: Big Ben to be silenced as mark of respect | guardian.co.uk

The bells of Big Ben and the Great Clock at Westminster are to be silenced as a mark of respect during the funeral of Lady Thatcher on Wednesday, the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has announced.

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元バス運転手が大統領に…チャベス氏後継者勝利 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


ドイツで「反ユーロ新党」結成大会 マルク再導入求める - MSN産経ニュース


ディッシュがスプリントに買収提案-ソフトバンクに対抗 - Bloomberg

米衛星テレビ会社ディッシュ ・ネットワークは、携帯電話サービス米3位のスプリント・ネクステルに255億ドル(約2兆5000億円)相当での買収を提案した。ソフトバンクのスプリント買収案に対抗する。

フランス版「プリズンブレイク」 - donga.com


長友は左膝の半月板損傷 インテルが発表 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex

セリエAのインテル・ミラノは15日、日本代表DF長友佑都(26)が14日敵地のカリアリ戦で左膝の半月板を損傷したと発表した。 長友は後半22分から出場。左膝を負傷した2月24日のACミラン戦以来6試合ぶりにピッチに立ったが、わずか8分で交代した。

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News Headlines - 14 April 2013

Kerry Says Any Talks Rely on Steps by North Korea - NYTimes.com

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States was prepared to reach out to Kim Jong-un of North Korea if he made the first move to abandon his nuclear weapons program.

Labour at war as old hands urge Ed to spell out policies and stop protesting about everything the government does | Mail Online

Labour heavyweights have piled further pressure on Ed Miliband to clarify his policies and stop protesting about everything the Government does. Three former Cabinet ministers – John Reid, David Blunkett and Tessa Jowell – yesterday urged the Labour leader to follow Tony Blair’s advice and offer a positive alternative for voters rather than simply criticising the status quo. Lord Reid, who held nine Cabinet posts, said Labour will not be ready for government until it spells out policies on key issues.

Wealth tax to pay for EU bail-outs - Telegraph

Wealthy households would face new taxes on property and other assets under German plans to prop up the struggling eurozone.

CBS Report: Israel population hits 8 million | JPost

According to the data, 75.3% of the population – about 6 million people – is Jewish, while the country’s Arab residents – some 1.6 million people – represent 20.7% of the population. The remaining 4% – 318,000 people – are non-Arab Christians, individuals with other religions and those with no religious affiliation.

Ireland to hold gay marriage referendum | guardian.co.uk

Ireland is to hold a referendum on legalising gay marriage after a special convention set up to reform the Irish constitution recommended that same-sex couples in the republic be recognised in law. The convention voted 79% in favour of full equality for same-sex marriage in Dublin on Sunday.

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サッチャー氏の葬儀費用に抗議 NHKニュース


フランスの新たな親友、日銀―仏国債に日本資金流入の期待感 - WSJ.com


【外信コラム】イタリア便り 銅線泥棒 - MSN産経ニュース

今年は銅の価格が1トン当たり9千ドル(約90万円)近くまで上昇するとの噂があるため、イタリアの鉄道会社と電気会社は「銅線泥棒」の増加に戦々恐々としている。 なにしろ昨年10、11月のわずか2カ月間に、イタリア全土の鉄道で約1650件の銅線泥棒の被害が発生し、この影響で列車の運行に累計10万7千時間もの遅れが生じたのである。

朝日新聞デジタル:イタリア客船座礁 運航会社に罰金命令


Adele : アデルの「サムワン・ライク・ユー」、イギリスの最多ダウンロード数を記録 / BARKSニュース


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News Headlines - 13 April 2013

Special trip marks 80th anniversary of first Loch Ness monster sighting | Highland News

ONE of the world’s greatest mysteries will be celebrated tomorrow when a special boat trip marks the 80th anniversary of the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.

Narrow escape for more than 100 airline passengers as plane crashes into sea in Bali - Telegraph

The jet missed the runway altogether as it came in to land in good weather conditions at around 3.45pm local time (0745 GMT), a transport ministry official, Herry Bhakti told AFP. Local television showed a picture of a Boeing passenger jet intact with a slightly ruptured fuselage and passengers in the water.

Hitachi project on track and gathering speed (From The Northern Echo)

The first detailed plans for Hitachi's new train assembly plant and on-site rail system in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham have also been unveiled as the scale of the landmark project starts to emerge.

BBC News - Google chief urges action to regulate mini-drones

The influential head of Google, Eric Schmidt, has called for civilian drone technology to be regulated, warning about privacy and security concerns.

Nintendo pulls plug on Wii online services | TechRadar

Nintendo will shut the door on many of the Wii's online services on June 28, the company announced today. A group of online features, including the message boards, will be shut down, while the main Nintendo channel, News, Forecast and Everybody Votes channels will also be saying goodbye. The Wii Shop will remain open for the time being.

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イギリスで反サッチャーの歌大ヒット 「魔女は死んだ」 - MSN産経ニュース


イタリア賢人会議が政治・経済改革案発表、事態打開目指す | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : フランス上院、同性婚認める法案を可決




Perfume、SGとライブDVDを同日発売&初ヨーロッパツアーが決定 - AOLニュース

さらにPerfumeは、今年7月に初のヨーロッパ・ワンマンツアーを開催することも決定している。アジアツアー「Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st」に続く「Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd」と題されたこのツアーで、ドイツ、イギリス、フランスの3か国を巡る予定だという。

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News Headlines - 12 April 2013

Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes southwestern Japan

A moderately strong earthquake jolted southwestern Japan near Kobe around dawn Saturday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No tsunami alert was issued.

US and Japan deal paves way for trade talks - FT.com

The US and Japan struck a deal paving the way for Asia’s second-largest economy to join the trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks this year, following more than a year of talks on thorny issues such as US access to the Japanese car and insurance markets.

BBC News - Tax returns show Obama earnings declined in 2012

US President Barack Obama made $608,611 (£395,947) in 2012, down more than 20% from the year before, according to his tax documents. The decline in his pay comes as sales of Mr Obama's books slow. His presidential salary is $400,000.

In New U.S. List, 18 Russians Face Sanctions - WSJ.com

The Obama administration published a list of 18 Russians whom the U.S. will slap with financial and visa restrictions for suspected human-rights violations, most them allegedly linked to the death of a whistle-blowing tax attorney in a Moscow prison four years ago.

Cameron and Merkel to Discuss British Role in Bloc - NYTimes.com

David Cameron, the British prime minister, arrived here on Friday for what a German official called a “not purely routine” weekend visit that will include talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at demonstrating the close relationship between the two center-right leaders and a discussion of Britain’s future in the European Union.

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かんぽ新商品を凍結 TPP事前協議、合意発表へ  :日本経済新聞


【北朝鮮ミサイル】米国務長官「挑発から日韓守る」 韓国大統領らと会談 - MSN産経ニュース


前ドイツ大統領、収賄の罪で在宅起訴 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


リチウムイオン電池、市場規模・性能とも期待外れ=専門家 | Reuters


ドイツ史上初の2クラブがCL4強入り…スペイン勢は最多22度目 – サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 11 April 2013

US warns on N Korea missile readiness - FT.com

North Korea appears to have developed a nuclear weapon that can be delivered by missile, according to the Pentagon’s intelligence agency, a milestone in the country’s nuclear programme that could heighten the already tense atmosphere on the Korean peninsula.

Cyprus bailout cost surges to €23bn - Telegraph

Cyprus will have to find an €6bn extra to contribute to its own bail-out, less than a month after the original EU-IMF deal was agreed, putting the already teetering economy in danger of collapse and further endangering large bank depositors. It also emerged that the government in Nicosia has agreed to sell gold reserves to raise around €400m to help finance its part of its own bail-out.

First arrests for 'hate crime' against Emo - Telegraph

Four days after area’s police force announced that they would treat attacks on people of alternative sub-cultures as hate crimes they received their first complaint.

Japan carmakers recall 3 million vehicles over airbag fault | guardian.co.uk

More than 3 million cars made by Japanese companies Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda are being recalled, including more than 150,000 in the UK, over a potential airbag safety problem.

At Izakayas, Japanese Food Gets Informal - NYTimes.com

From the words for sake (rice wine) and stay, traditional izakayas are places anyone can linger for the price of a drink.

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朝日新聞デジタル:G8外相会合が開幕 北朝鮮に関する議長声明が焦点


パソコン、過去最大の減少 1~3月期の世界出荷 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)

米調査会社IDCは10日、今年1~3月期の世界のパソコン出荷台数が前年同期比13・9%減の7629万台になったと発表した。7・7%減の予想を超す減少幅で、1994年に四半期ごとの調査を始めて以来、最大の落ち込みとなった。減少は4四半期連続。 消費者の関心がタブレット端末やスマートフォン(多機能携帯電話)に向かっているほか、米マイクロソフトが昨秋発売した新基本ソフト(OS)「ウィンドウズ8」の人気が振るわないことが主な要因。

たばこ増税は財政赤字削減の特効薬? | ニューズウィーク日本版 オフィシャルサイト

2014会計年度の予算でバラク・オバマ米大統領は、どうやらたばこ税を2倍近くに増税したいらしい。現在の1箱当たり1.01ドルから1.95ドルに引き上げようとしているとされる。 オバマはその税収を幼児教育予算にあてようとしているようだ。だがこれに反対する人々は、一律課税のたばこ税は所得の低い人ほど高い税率を課されることになり、逆進性が高いと指摘する。しかも喫煙者の大半は中、低所得者で、ただでさえ経済的に最も苦しんでいる層にさらなる打撃を与えることになる。

FNNニュース: TPP交渉参加へ最大の焦点だったアメリカとの交渉が大筋で合意


アメリカで紀州備長炭販売へ 日置川ふるさと物産センター - AGARA紀伊民報


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News Headlines - 10 April 2013

Putin held on Finland's criminal blacklist by 'mistake'

Finnish police say the Russian president's name was mistakenly placed on a secret criminal register that could theoretically have gotten him arrested at the border.

BOJ's Kuroda signals ready to keep stimulus more than two years | Reuters

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that the bank was resolved to keep printing money for as long as needed to achieve 2 percent inflation, signaling his readiness to offer further stimulus or maintain an ultra-easy policy beyond two years if meeting the target by then proves difficult.

Loss and theft of mobile devices costs BBC over £750,000 in three years - ComputerworldUK.com

A freedom of information request has revealed that the BBC has spent over £750,000 on lost or stolen laptops, mobile phones and tablets in just three years. Between 2010 and 2012 BBC faced costs of £598,500 due to lost or stolen laptops; £104,100 to lost or stolen mobile phones; and £58,500 to lost or stolen tablets. This adds up to £761,100.

BBC News - Post Office to offer current account

The Post Office is to offer current accounts in the UK, following a regulator's claim that the market offers little choice for consumers.

Absolute Gadget | The web's freshest gadget news and reviews website

South Londoners become the latest guinea pigs to test whether 4G services will affect Freeview digital channels. At800, the firm in charge of making sure tellies aren’t affected by the roll-out of 800MHz 4G signals, has started tests in an area consisting of 170,000 homes and businesses in South London.

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英紙 サッチャー氏評価の論調目立つ NHKニュース


マリ住民が仏大統領に寄贈したラクダ、現地家族に食べられる : AFPBB News

軍部隊を派遣してイスラム過激派を撃退したフランスのフランソワ・オランド(Francois Hollande)大統領への感謝のしるしとして、マリの住民が大統領に贈ったラクダが、現地の「世話役」の一家に食べられてしまっていたことが明らかになった。

米GMスペイン工場の従業員、賃金凍結含む労働協約を受け入れ | Reuters


スペイン皇太子妃、結婚前に「違法な中絶手術を受けていた」 - MSN産経ニュース


話題のスペインアニメーション「しわ」 三鷹の森ジブリ美術館配給で6月22日公開 | アニメ!アニメ!


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News Headlines - 09 April 2013

Operation True Blue: Baroness Thatcher's funeral plans - Telegraph

The committee, which had its first formal meeting yesterday, will convene every day between now and next Wednesday’s funeral. The “True Blue committee” brings together MI5, National Security Secretariat, the police, Buckingham Palace, the Church of England, the Parliamentary authorities, Government departments and representatives of Lady Thatcher’s estate.

Japan city mistakenly tweets North Korean missile launch - Telegraph

The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its Tweet just before noon (0300 GMT), announcing "North Korea has launched a missile" with blank spaces to indicate the exact time. "We received a call from one of our followers who had noticed the mistake. We had the Tweet ready and waiting, but for an unknown reason it was dispatched erroneously," said a city official. The city retracted the Tweet about 20 minutes later and apologised to followers of @yokohama-saigai, the official said.

BBC News - Is China ready to abandon North Korea?

China's new President Xi Jinping appeared to be in sociable mood at the BOAO economic forum in the southern Chinese island of Hainan.

Quake hits near Iran's nuclear city Bushehr, 37 dead | Reuters

A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages, Iranian media reported.

Climate change will lead to bumpier flights, say scientists | guardian.co.uk

Climate change will lead to bumpier flights caused by increased mid-air turbulence, according to an analysis by scientists of the impact of global warming on weather systems over the next four decades.

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イギリスのサッチャー元首相 死去 NHKニュース


キプロス支援 ドイツとロシアに隔たり NHKニュース


「裸の抗議にプーチン氏「議論するなら服着て」」 - TBSの動画ニュースサイト


イタリアのベルルスコーニ前首相、8本の法案を議会提出へ | Reuters


携帯電話の歴史に残る「世界を変えた」12台の名機 « WIRED.jp


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News Headlines - 08 April 2013

BBC News - Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died "peacefully" at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her family has announced.

Thatcher: ‘Iron lady’ who changed Britain - FT.com

She changed us all. We went from being a people who saw ourselves as eternally on the downward slide to a nation that was proud to be British again. On the world stage too, she made Britain count once more. She was a startling presence who brought a strong and controversial style to our diplomacy after years of Foreign Office blandness.

Margaret Thatcher- slideshow - NBCNews.com

A young Margaret Roberts (she was to become Margaret Thatcher upon her marriage in 1951) gets a hug from her father, Alfred Roberts, the owner of two grocery stores in Lincolnshire, a county in northeast England. Her father, a Methodist lay preacher, was active in local politics.

Thatcher to have same funeral status as Queen Mother and Princess Diana | The Times

Baroness Thatcher will be given a ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral, the second highest honour after a state funeral. Downing Street said in an announcement that the arrangements for the funeral were “in line with the wishes of her family and with the Queen’s consent”.

Britain divided on Thatcher record, but 50% claim positive contribution – poll | guardian.co.uk

New ICM poll on day of Thatcher's death reveals strong opinions – 25% rate her record as 'very good', but 20% as 'very bad'

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ソウルのPM2.5の濃度、ニューヨークやロンドンの2倍=韓国 [サーチナ]

 韓国環境省は7日、2011年以降、ソウルをはじめ全国測定所11カ所の超微細粉じん(PM2.5)を測定・分析した結果、ソウルでの濃度が、米ニューヨークや英ロンドンなどと比べて2倍近く高いことが分かったと明らかにした。複数の韓国メディアが報じた。  韓国メディアは、「体の中に入る超微細粉じん、ニューヨークやロンドンの2倍」、「肺に直接浸透する超微細粉じん、ソウル濃度25.2でニューヨークの倍」などの見出しで伝えた。

生活保護が「ライフスタイルの選択肢に」、英首相 国際ニュース : AFPBB News


フランス諜報機関、Wikipedia編集者に記事の削除を強要し物議 - CNET Japan

DCRIはフランス語版Wikipediaに掲載された記事について、「機密扱いの軍事情報」を開示したことが同国の法律に違反するとして、同サイトから削除するよう求めた。 Wikipediaのこの記事は、フランスの軍事通信施設「Radio station military Pierre-sur-High」に関するもの。リヨンから70マイル(約113km)西にあるこの施設は、フランスの核抑止および核探知能力の一翼を担う施設と考えられている。

ドイツ:ヒトラー「わが闘争」、政府が発禁継続検討 15年末、著作権切れ後も- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

戦後、ドイツで出版が許可されていないナチスの独裁者ヒトラーの著書「わが闘争」について、著作権の期限切れを迎える2015年末以降も、ドイツ政府が出版禁止を検討していることが明らかになった。ドイツ連邦議会(下院)が2日、野党・社会民主党の質問に対する政府の回答を公表した。 著作権は現在、ヒトラーが生前に住民登録をしていたバイエルン州が保有。

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News Headlines - 07 April 2013

Millions will answer call for general strike, says union boss - Telegraph

Millions of workers would join the first general strike since 1926 in a fightback against the Coalition’s spending cuts, a union leader has said.

S&P warns any deviation from austerity could lead to downgrade

S&P is now the only one of the three to maintain the UK with the top level rating after Moody’s cut the UK’s rating to AA1 immediately after the budget last month. However, the ratings agency warned that any deviation from the government's focus on cutting the UK public debt could lead to a downgrade.

Cable calls for ban on HBOS three - FT.com

Vince Cable is pushing for three former directors of HBOS to be banned from serving as company directors in any sector, as he looks to exact punishment on the collapsed bank’s management team.

London's cooking waste to fuel power station | guardian.co.uk

The energy generated from the grease, oil and fat that clogs the capital's sewers will also be channelled to help run a major sewage works and a desalination plant, as well as supplying the National Grid, under plans announced by Thames Water and utility company 2OC.

Britain should not overreact to 'paranoid' North Korea, says William Hague - Telegraph

The Foreign Secretary said the world is right to be "worried" about the threats of violence from North Korea, but should not "miscalculate" the response.

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世界の雑記帳:英階級システムに細分化の現象、15%が最下層に=調査- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


日本の金融政策は改革の代わりにはならない-ドイツ政府 - Bloomberg


ベッカム効果!?イギリスで男性下着の売上げ大幅アップ | ニュースウォーカー


【外信コラム】ロンドンの甃 ファシスト監督騒動 - MSN産経ニュース

 英国サッカーの最高峰、イングランド・プレミアリーグの歴史あるチーム、サンダーランドが1日、自らを「ファシスト」(全体主義者)と呼ぶ異色のイタリア人監督を迎えたことを受け、ファンや英メディアがてんやわんやの騒ぎになっている。 新監督のディカニオ氏(44)が第二次世界大戦の敵国ドイツのヒトラーやイタリアのムソリーニなどの独裁者を信奉していると伝えられたからだ。



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News Headlines - 06 April 2013

Drug companies pay doctors £40m for travel and expenses | The Guardian
Drug companies are paying an estimated £40m a year to British doctors in service fees, flights, hotel and other travel expenses, according to the trade body that represents pharmaceutical companies.
AFP: Egypt call for calm after deadly Christian-Muslim clashes
Egypt's presidency appealed for calm on Saturday after religious insults sparked a gun battle in a poor town north of Cairo in which four Christians and a Muslim died.
Expert delves deep into the history of Nessie spotters on 80th anniversary of sighting | Herald Scotland
THOSE who claim to have seen the Loch Ness monster come from a wide spectrum of society, although perhaps unsurprisingly local hoteliers are among those featuring most frequently, according to new research.
Japanese aquarium shows off mysterious fish with clear blood - The Independent
The deep blue sea is home to many a strange creature - giant squids, fish that look like blobs, and jellyfish that look like UFOs - but now we can add transparent-blooded fish to that list of strange-but-true animals.
Sushi in Suhl - ab 18. Oktober im Kino
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中国軍、北朝鮮国境で兵力増強 | 朝鮮日報

ワシントン・タイムズによると、中国軍は北朝鮮による挑発発言が相次いだ3月中旬から中朝国境の軍事力を大幅に増強した。中国海軍は韓米が演習を行っている西海(黄海)で実戦艦砲演習を行ったもようだ。  中国軍の活動は、北朝鮮と国境を長く接する吉林省一帯に集中している。同省一帯の中国軍には3月19日に「1級警戒命令」が下されたという。同省南東部の集安市に中国軍の部隊が大規模に集結しており、戦闘準備状態にあるもようだ。

北ミサイル「ムスダン」と断定 政府、衛星写真を分析 - MSN産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 北朝鮮、外国大使館に職員退避の検討を要請

北朝鮮政府は5日、各国大使館や国際機関に対し、武力衝突が起こった場合に安全を保証できないと通達した。 英外務省は、北朝鮮から英当局に、紛争が始まった場合、平壌に滞在する外交官の安全を保証できないとの通達があったことを明らかにした。

国際ハッカー団が北サイトから会員リスト取り出す…韓国人と思われる人も相当数 | 中央日報


日米、基地返還計画で合意 - WSJ.com

日米両政府は5日、米軍が沖縄県で使用している基地や施設の一部の返還で合意した。多くの土地の返還は代替施設の提供が前提となっており、普天間基地の返還は2022年度以降とされた。  安倍晋三首相が5日、合意文書に調印した。調印式には、小野寺五典防衛相、岸田文雄外相、ルース駐日米大使が出席した。

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News Headlines - 05 April 2013

Jobless rate falls to 7.6%, just 88K new jobs

Employers added a disappointing 88,000 jobs in March after adding 268,000 jobs in February, confirming fears of a hiring slowdown that economists say could persist for several months. The number of new jobs is fewer than half what economists had forecast and the lowest since last June.

Putin critic who faces trial says he wants to be president | Reuters

A Russian opposition leader said he wanted to become president and would do everything in his power to put Vladimir Putin in jail, in a defiant message days before he goes on trial on theft charges he says are politically motivated.

Teenage scientist builds DNA machine to find out why his brother is ginger: Fred Turner wins UK Young Engineer of the Year award - Mirror Online

He was determined to find a scientific explanation for the fact that his locks are straight and brown while his brother has ginger curls

ITN News » CCTV of murderer carrying victim's body in a suitcase

Three men were given life sentences for the murder of a convicted child rapist, at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday 3 April. CCTV footage, shown in court, shows one of men, Stuart Wareham, 26, carrying the body of Geoffrey Reed, 57, in a suitcase.

Lee Halpin: Film-maker 'freezes to death' making documentary on living rough while two men arrested over drug supply - Mirror Online

Two men were quizzed by drug squad police tonight after a young film-maker apparently froze to death making a documentary about homelessness. Campaigning Lee Halpin, 26, was living rough in a “go it alone” experience to show what life on the streets was really like – and hopefully land a job in TV.

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トヨタ円安優位 米悲鳴 「1台5700ドル恩恵」ビッグ3など不利強調 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


焦点:混迷続くイタリア政局、予想される今後のシナリオ | Reuters


世界初のゲームソフト化!本場イギリスの80%以上の小学校で採用の「国語の教科書」 - MSN産経ニュース


【Profil】ドイツ在住のピアニスト、塚本聖子デビュー - TOWER RECORDS ONLINE


CNN.co.jp : 北朝鮮の人々の暮らし、ドイツ人写真家が撮影


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▽『未解決事件 グリコ・森永事件』

NHKスペシャル取材班『未解決事件 グリコ・森永事件~捜査員300人の証言』(文藝春秋)


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News Headlines - 04 April 2013

Silvio Berlusconi trial: Ruby accuses prosecutors of psychological warfare | guardian.co.uk

Karima "Ruby" el-Mahroug, the woman at the centre of Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial, has accused prosecutors of waging psychological war against her – but admitted she had lied about her origins.

Barack Obama to give up 5% of salary in show of solidarity over cuts | guardian.co.uk

Barack Obama will return 5% of his salary to the US treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers affected by $85bn in government-wide spending cuts.

U.S. Responds to N. Korean Threat - Arirang News

The United States will send an advanced anti-ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeksa move intended to strengthen its defense capabilities against a possible missile attack from Pyongyang.

Anonymous takes control of North Korea’s Twitter and Flickr accounts, defaces websites - The Next Web

North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts have been hacked and two of its main websites defaced, in hacker group Anonymous’s latest efforts to disrupt the communist county’s online presence.

Microsoft threatened as smartphones and tablets rise, Gartner warns | guardian.co.uk

PC market begins to slip and tablets will outsell desktops and laptops combined by 2015, as Android ascendancy means challenge to relevance of Microsoft, research group warns

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自然エネルギー:輸出が上回ったドイツの電力、脱原発でも伸びる - スマートジャパン



ドイツでは、お決まりのナチスの風刺がまた戻ってきたという、うんざりした諦めムードが漂っている。今度はキプロスの街頭で、だ。 ドイツのアンゲラ・メルケル首相の顔にはヒトラーのヒゲが描かれた。もっとも、その顔はどちらかと言えばチャーリー・チャップリンのように見えるが・・・。

豪企業はマルク高に直面したドイツに学ぶ必要-ギラード首相 - Bloomberg


三井化学、ドイツ企業から歯科材料事業を543億円で買収 - MSN産経ニュース

三井化学は4日、産業用貴金属などを手がけるドイツのヘレウス社(ハーナウ市)から、歯科材料事業を買収すると発表した。歯の修復材などを製造・販売する子会社17社の株式を6月末までに取得し、事業用資産も9社から譲り受ける。買収総額は4億5000万ユーロ(約543億円)。 ヘレウスが欧米など世界22カ国に持つ販売網を取り込むことで、これまで国内市場での展開が中心だった同事業のグローバル化を推し進める。

藍井エイル、アメリカに引き続きドイツのアニメコンベンションに出演決定 | Musicman-NET


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News Headlines - 03 April 2013

Unions consider first general strike since 1926 - Telegraph

Unite, Britain's biggest union, is understood to be leading calls for a super-strike in protest against the Government cuts. A document drawn up by the union described a general strike as "desirable", according to the Financial Times.

Leaks reveal secrets of the rich who hide cash offshore | The Guardian

Millions of internal records have leaked from Britain's offshore financial industry, exposing for the first time the identities of thousands of holders of anonymous wealth from around the world, from presidents to plutocrats, the daughter of a notorious dictator and a British millionaire accused of concealing assets from his ex-wife.

Stop your snooping, European regulators tell Google - The Independent

That Google likes to keep things simple is apparent from its spartan home page: a logo, a text box for search queries, two buttons to process queries, and an unobtrusive strip of links to the internet behemoth’s email, maps and other services along the top. Links along the bottom connect you to the company, and up in the top right-hand corner there’s a button to sign in to your Google account.

Tim Cook's Apology Letter to Apple Customers in China - Forbes

Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week wrote a note to customers in China, apologizing after the company received complaints on its customer service and warranty policies.

Face Sized Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka, 'Quite Rare. They Prefer Well-Established Old Trees' | KpopStarz

The giant spider photo shared on Wire on Tuesday, surprised readers and immediately spread across the internet. It was reported that face-sized tarantulas were found living in the trees as well as inside abandoned buildings.

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サッカー=FIFA、W杯ゴール判定にドイツの技術採用へ | Reuters


ロンドン株式市場=大幅続伸、ボーダフォンの買収報道が追い風 | Reuters



ソフトバンクが2012年10月に発表したSprint Nextel(以下Sprint)の買収計画について、アメリカ政府が承認の前提として、Sprintのネットワークで中国メーカーのHuaweiやZTEなどの機器を購入しないかをアメリカ政府が監視できることを承認の条件とすると報じられている



『アベンジャーズ2』2014年初めにイギリスで撮影 - シネマトゥデイ

前作は全てアメリカで撮影された『アベンジャーズ』だが、続編はイギリスの大手撮影スタジオ「パインウッドスタジオ」で撮影されることが決定。同スタジオは、同じくマーベル・スタジオが製作を手掛ける『ソー: ザ・ダーク・ワールド(原題) / Thor: The Dark World』『ガーディアンズ・オブ・ザ・ギャラクシー(原題) / Guardians of The Galaxy』でも使用されることが決定している。

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News Headlines - 02 April 2013

BBC News - UK to avoid triple dip recession, says BCC

The UK has avoided a triple dip recession, business group the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has said. It believes a strong performance by Britain's service industries during the first three months of the year has kept the economy growing.

Verizon denies intention to merge with or buy Vodafone | Reuters

Verizon Communications Inc said it does not "currently have any intention" to merge with or buy its partner Vodafone Group Plc, either alone or in conjunction with others, in response to press reports.

Italy's Bersani says bid to form government over, new phase begins | Reuters

Italy's center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani said on Tuesday his bid to form a government after last month's deadlocked election was over and a new phase had begun, after his failure to gather enough support to win a confidence vote.

BBC News - Postcode lottery revealed over disposal of babies ashes

A BBC investigation has uncovered a postcode lottery over the cremation of babies in Scotland. Parents in Edinburgh have already been told that ashes from cremations at the city's Mortonhall Crematorium may have been buried without their knowledge.

Video: Robot swarms trained to fetch and carry - Telegraph

Swarms of robots have been trained to cluster together and fetch or carry objects in an experiment which could lead to new medical and military technology.

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2010年に政権の座に就いた現在の連立内閣は、先の労働党政権が承認し、空港所有企業が強く支持する拡張計画を破棄した。破棄された計画は、ヒースロー空港に現在ある2本の滑走路の北側に第3の滑走路を造るというものだった。 連立政権の判断は正しい。第3の滑走路により、ヒースロー空港の処理能力が50%ほど上がるとはいえ、需要の増加は発着枠の増加を大きく上回るだろう。

歴史的撤退めぐり議論 英軍、独から70年ぶりに完全撤退へ - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)

戦勝国の英国は戦後、占領軍としてドイツでの駐留を開始。米ソ両超大国による東西冷戦の終結後も駐留し続けた。英BBC放送によると、ドイツ駐留英軍は最大時には15万人までふくれあがった。冷戦時代も5万人規模を維持し、冷戦終結後も2万人程度が駐留してきた。 在外英軍としては最大規模を誇ってきたが、英国の国防費の大幅削減のために当初の予定を1年早め、2019年までに完全撤収するという。

米 シェールガス開発会社が破産法申請 NHKニュース


英鉄道にスカイフォール号 旅の安全、ボンドが守る!? - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)

ロンドン-エディンバラ間を約5時間で結ぶイーストコースト本線の特急列車で、2月16日、ロンドン・キングスクロス駅でお披露目された。駅構内には映画のテーマ曲が流れ、ホームの7番線はこの日、「007」との名に変更された。 スカイフォール号は食堂車やバーなどを備える豪華な列車。

布袋寅泰、ロンドンから祝福「松井君は世界の宝」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 01 April 2013

April Fools' Day: how many did you spot? - Telegraph

Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted some of the pranks being pulled on today’s April Fools’ Day – here’s a round-up of the some of the jokes doing the rounds.

Berezovsky was looking forward to Israel holiday before death - Telegraph

Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch found lying on his bathroom floor with a ligature around his neck, was in good spirits the night before his died and was looking forward to a holiday to Israel, according to his girlfriend.

Abenomics lifts Japan business mood, households' inflation expectations | Reuters

Japanese business sentiment improved in the first three months of 2013 and households' inflation expectations hit a 4-1/2 year high, central bank surveys showed, suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's determined push for monetary stimulus is thawing Japan's long-held perceptions of intractable deflation.

Report: Lenovo to design own chips

China’s second largest smartphone seller Lenovo will reportedly foray into the chip design segment. The company is expected to design own chips for smartphones and tablets.

BBC News - Melt may explain Antarctica's sea ice expansion

Climate change is expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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Googleのエイプリルフール、まずはGoogleマップから - ITmedia エンタープライズ


朝日新聞デジタル:「十賢人」創設を表明 イタリア大統領、政局打開狙う


スイス原発、運転許可 最高裁が逆転判決 - MSN産経ニュース

 スイスの首都ベルン近郊にあるミューレベルク原発の運転許可をめぐる訴訟で同国の連邦最高裁は28日、許可を今年6月までとした連邦行政裁判所の判決を破棄し、原発の運営会社に期限を切らずに運転許可を与えるとの判決を下した。 最高裁は、同原発は政府が求める安全基準を満たしており、運転許可を取り消すほどの問題は認められないと判断した。

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