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News Headlines - 31 May 2013

Woolwich: Increased attacks on Muslims since killing - Scotsman.com

AN INTER-FAITH organisation dedicated to tackling extremism says there has been a sharp rise in the number of attacks on Muslims following the killing of Lee Rigby. Faith Matters said it had recorded 212 incidents since last Wednesday, up from the usual tally of between four and six per day.

Syria peace talks likely to be postponed as Russia plans to ship more weapons | The Guardian

Peace talks in Geneva between Syria's warring parties are almost certain to be postponed after further diplomatic setbacks on Friday, as Russia announced its intention to ship more weaponry to the Assad regime.

UK Tory MP Patrick Mercer resigns whip after lobbying allegations - FT.com

Patrick Mercer, a one-time Tory frontbencher, has resigned the party whip and announced he will step down as an MP in 2015 amid media claims that he has breached parliamentary rules.

BBC News - How the turtle got its unique hard shell

A turtle fossil 210 million years old had a fully developed shell similar to those today, but 10 million years earlier, a fossil discovered in China, named Odontochelys semitestac, had an incomplete top shell, called a carapace.

Asteroid 1998 QE2: Giant Rock Passes Earth

An asteroid that would flatten part of the planet has missed by 3.6 million miles, bringing its own moon along for the ride.

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安倍首相、アイルランド訪問で調整  MBSニュース


イギリスのケンブリッジ大学が現代ウェールズ語の研究にTwitterを利用 | TechCrunch Japan


世界に「輸出」されるイギリス執事の技 | ニューズウィーク日本版 オフィシャルサイト

一時は絶滅寸前だった職業が息を吹き返した。国際プロ執事組合によると、1930年代のイギリスには3万人いた執事も、貴族の優雅な暮らしが過去のものになった80年代には100人前後に減っていた。だが現在、国内で働くイギリス人執事は推定5000~1万人。国外での雇用はさらに多い。 ただし、仕事の中身は様変わりした。現代の執事は個人秘書と世話係、家事責任者、運転手、イベント・プランナーを兼務する存在だ。

エッシャー風の「無限階段」、ロンドンに設置へ « WIRED.jp

「London Design Festival 2013」の開催に合わせて、ロンドンのセント・ポール大聖堂横に「エッシャー風」の木製階段が設置されることになった。 dRMM(de Rijke Marsh Morgan)Architects社が設計したこの「Endless Stair」(無限階段)は、合わせて44立方メートルのユリノキ材を使い、互いに結合し合う20の階段を組み立て、人間が歩き回れるようにしている。

監獄の島の希望 - MSN産経ニュース

南アフリカのアパルトヘイト(人種隔離)政策と戦ったネルソン・マンデラ元大統領(94)ら政治囚が幽閉されていた監獄の島、ロベン島を訪ねた。 マンデラ氏が18年間も収容されていた同島はユネスコの世界遺産に登録され、いまや有数の観光地だ。ケープタウンの港から船で1時間ほどで到着。バスに分乗して島をめぐるツアーが始まった。

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News Headlines - 30 May 2013

BBC News - UK faces European Court over immigrants' benefits

The UK is to be taken to the European Court of Justice over its alleged failure to correctly assess whether EU migrants are entitled to benefits.

BBC News - Russian S300 anti-aircraft missiles 'delivered to Syria'

Syria has already received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence system, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is reported to have said in a Lebanese TV interview.

Two-thirds of pupils 'alarmed by rising cost of a degree' - Telegraph

Universities will be forced to provide local schoolchildren with clear advice about the price of degree courses amid fears too many teenagers are being put off higher education by an increase in tuition fees, it was announced today.

British businessman missing in Japan | guardian.co.uk

Police in Japan have launched a search for a British businessman who disappeared on his way to a meeting in Tokyo more than a week ago. Garin Dart, 40, chief executive of the event management firm Bluesilver, has not been heard from since the early afternoon of Wednesday 22 May.

Sega, BBC plan interactive center | The Japan Times

Fusing natural history content produced by BBC Earth and Sega Corp.’s advanced technology, BBC Worldwide Ltd. and the video game company said Wednesday they will open an interactive entertainment facility called Orbi on Aug. 19 in Yokohama. Similar facilities in other parts of the world will follow, the companies said.

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EU、財政再建目標断念 成長重視に転換 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


米無人機攻撃 タリバン幹部殺害か NHKニュース


無人機で落書き防止、独鉄道会社が計画 : AFPBB News

ドイツの鉄道会社が、車両への落書き防止を目的に小型の無人飛行機を導入する。夜間の車庫で運用される無人機がサーモグラフィー映像を撮影して、落書きの現場を捉える計画だ。 ドイツ鉄道(Deutsche Bahn)は、ヘリコプター型のローター4基を備え、高解像の写真を撮影できる無人機の試験運用を間もなく開始する予定だ。

一夜だけのミス・カナダ、最終選考で集計ミス : AFPBB News

大会主催者が発表した声明のなかでデニス・ダビラ(Denis Davila)委員長は、優勝者が間違って選ばれた理由について、採点結果をコンピューターに入力する際に、不慣れなスタッフが選考委員の手書きによる数字を間違えて入力したためだと説明した。 正しい集計結果によればガリドさんは4位で、正式な優勝者はカルガリー(Calgary)出身のリザ・サントス(Riza Santos)さん(26)と認定された。サントスさんには6月1日にカルガリーでカナダ代表の王冠が渡されるという。

五輪候補 レスリングと野球・ソフト残る NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 29 May 2013

Welsh earthquake shakes Ireland - UTV Live News

The quake, which had a magnitude of 3.8, happened in the Irish Sea about 13km from the Welsh town of Abersoch in Gwynedd shortly after 4am on Wednesday. Almost 100 people across Wales, England, and the Isle of Man say they felt tremors.

The Banality of Merkel | Foreign Affairs

With a general election approaching in Germany this fall, Angela Merkel finds herself mired in a scandal about her communist upbringing. The belated reckoning with Merkel's past reveals little about the chancellor's political sympathies -- and plenty about the German public's historical ignorance.

Newspaper ed guilty over Michaela photos - UTV Live News

A Mauritian newspaper editor who published pictures of Michaela McAreavey's body has been found guilty of outraging public and religious morality.

Video: Watch record-breaking Everest base jump filmed on daredevil's helmet camera - Telegraph

Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov successfully carries out the world’s highest base jump, leaping off the north face of Mount Everest.

'Mars rat' spied by NASA's Curiosity rover | Fox News

Is that a rat on Mars? A photo from the mast camera on NASA’s Curiosity rover reveals the dusty orange, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet -- and what starry-eyed enthusiasts claim is a dusty orange rodent hiding among the stones.

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NYダウ平均株価 最高値更新 NHKニュース


ドイツ:5月失業者数は2万1000人増-危機で予想以上に悪化 - Bloomberg

独連邦雇用庁(FLO)が29日発表した5月の雇用統計によると、失業者数は季節調整済みで前月比2万1000人増の296万人と、4カ月連続で増加。……失業率 は6.9%で前月から変わらず。20年ぶり低水準の6.8%を若干上回っている。

FNNニュース: 英国留学終えた眞子さま、「大変充実した経験になった」


決勝チケットの転売防止対策に大きな成果 - UEFAチャンピオンズリーグ - ニュース - UEFA.com


「バイオハザード」血のプールイベントを中止 兵士刺殺事件受け、英国カプコン(シネマトゥデイ)


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News Headlines - 28 May 2013

Syria and the Middle East: our greatest miscalculation since the rise of fascism | The Guardian

By helping to destroy secular politics in the Middle East, the west has unleashed the Shia/Sunni conflict now tearing it apart

Video - U.S. Energy Boom Triggers Split Within OPEC - WSJ.com

The American energy boom is deepening splits within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, threatening to drive a wedge between African and Arab members as OPEC grapples with a revolution in the global oil trade. OPEC members gathering on Friday in Vienna will confront a disagreement over the impact of rising U.S. shale-oil production, with the most vulnerable countries arguing that the group should prepare for production cuts to prop up prices if they fall any lower.

Pakistan Electricity Shortages Reach Crisis Stage - NYTimes.com

Electricity shortages, bad for years, have reached crisis proportions. Lights go out for at least 10 hours a day in major cities, and up to 22 hours a day in rural areas. As the summer heat pressed in suddenly last week — touching 118 degrees Fahrenheit in the eastern city of Lahore — Pakistanis again took to the streets to protest the chaotic state of the country’s power delivery system.

Culls risk illegally exterminating badgers, animal expert warns | The Guardian

England's highly controversial badger culls risk illegally wiping out every badger in the cull zones because the animals' numbers are so poorly known, according to one of the UK's leading badger experts.

Bridget Jones returns in new title, Mad About the Boy - Telegraph

Bridget Jones will be returning to our bookshelves this year in all her drunken, haphazard, singleton glory. Helen Fielding, the author behind the phenomenally successful series about the hapless Bridget, today announced through her publisher, Jonathan Cape, the title for the next book. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy and will be published on October 10th 2013.

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ロンドンで極右団体らが反イスラム教デモ、英首相に批判も | Reuters


東京新聞:パリでも兵士襲撃:国際(TOKYO Web)


中国、反ダンピング制裁回避でドイツの協力確保 ドイツ使う対EU戦略鮮明 - MSN産経ニュース


英4大銀の人員数、ピーク時から19万人減へ-9年で最低に - Bloomberg




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News Headlines - 27 May 2013

Japanese politician apologizes to US over sex comment, deny Japan’s forced WWII prostitution - The Washington Post

An outspoken Japanese politician apologized Monday for saying U.S. troops should patronize adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce sex crimes, but defended another inflammatory remark about Japan’s use of sex slaves before and during World War II.

BBC News - Woolwich murder probe: 'Thousands' at risk of radicalisation, says Theresa May

Thousands of people are potentially at risk of being radicalised in the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. She also told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show that those at risk were at "different points on what could be a path to violent extremism".

Syria: EU split over push to lift rebel arms embargo | guardian.co.uk

Britain and France argue that supplying arms to 'moderates' will lead to less killing, but others say it will only escalate conflict

Stroke patients show signs of recovery in stem cell treatment trial - Telegraph

Seriously disabled stroke sufferers surprised doctors by regaining movement in their hands and legs after receiving a pioneering new treatment where stem cells are injected into the brain.

Cannes 2013: Blue is the Warmest Colour wins Palme d'Or - Telegraph

Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche’s three-hour drama about young French lesbians, is an impeccable choice for the 2013 Cannes Palme d'Or, says Robbie Collin.

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英国行き望まれる雅子様に宮内庁はスペインとの関係悪化懸念 | マイナビニュース

英国・ウイリアム王子・キャサリン妃夫妻のロイヤルベイビーの誕生が<7月13日?>と報道され、話題を呼んでいる。 皇太子妃・雅子さまは、直接、英国に行ってお祝いしたいという意向がおありのようだ。しかし、そんな雅子さまの願いに、首を傾げる宮内庁関係者は少なくないという。なぜなら、6月の皇太子さまのスペインご訪問とのかねあいがあるからだ。

Justin Bieber : ジャスティン・ビーバーのペットの猿がドイツの所有物に / BARKSニュース


新下水管設置でテムズ浄化 悪臭のロンドン、16年にも着工 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)

現在のロンドン首都圏の下水システムは1858年の「グレート・スティンク(大悪臭)」を受け、整備されたもの。当時のテムズ川は、工場や住宅からの排水や汚水が垂れ流しになっており、しかも同年は、それまでに例がないほどの猛暑に見舞われたという。 現在もおよそ週に1度の頻度で未処理のままの汚水がテムズ川に流れ込むという。

UEFAに54番目の加盟協会、ジブラルタルが加わる | ゲキサカ

イギリスの海外領であり、イベリア半島の南東端に位置するジブラルタルは、EURO2016予選以降の大会を独自の代表チームで戦うことになる。また、クラブにも2014年以降のUEFA主催大会への出場が認められる。 スペインとイギリスとの間にはジブラルタルの領有権を巡る問題が存在していることもあり、次回のEURO予選ではジブラルタルとスペインが同じグループで対戦することのないよう配慮する措置が取られるとのことだ。

UEFAヨーロッパリーグ王者、2015年からCL出場権を獲得 / サッカー - TSP SPORTS

ヨーロッパリーグはチャンピオンズリーグに出場できなかったクラブが集まる残念リーグとされ、出場クラブから大会そのものを軽視される傾向があった。 UEFAは出場クラブの意欲を上げるために改革をおこなった。

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News Headlines - 26 May 2013

Japan plays down concerns bond price spike could hurt recovery - Telegraph

Haruhiko Kuroda, the Bank of Japan governor, said analysis by the central bank last month showed that the country could withstand an increase in market interest rates of as much as 3pc, as long as there were accompanying improvements in the economy.

Obama Visits Tornado-Hit Oklahoma Town, Promises Aid

U.S. President Barack Obama has toured a tornado-ravaged town in the south-central state of Oklahoma, offering comfort and long-term federal aid for survivors of last week's storm that killed 24 people.

BBC suspends chief technology officer and ends digital plan – after a £100m bill - The Independent

The BBC has scrapped an ambitious attempt to create a digital production system and archive after admitting it had wasted almost £100m, adding that to continue the project would be “throwing good money after bad”. The Digital Media Initiative (DMI), which aimed to create a production system linked to the Corporation’s vast broadcasting archive, has cost £98.4m since it started in 2008.

How to take a serious bite out of corporate tax avoidance | guardian.co.uk

A new system of unitary taxation must be debated at the next G8 meeting. It isn't perfect, but it would be a huge step forward

Global majority faces water shortages 'within two generations' | guardian.co.uk

The majority of the 9 billion people on Earth will live with severe pressure on fresh water within the space of two generations as climate change, pollution and over-use of resources take their toll, 500 scientists have warned.

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ニュース:北欧で大ヒット! 米リメイク版『ブリッジ ~国境に潜む闇』7月から放送 | 海外ドラマNAVI

『THE KILLING ~闇に眠る美少女』や映画『ドラゴン・タトゥーの女』など、近年ハリウッドでリメイク化が相次ぐ北欧作品だが、スウェーデンとデンマークの合作ドラマとして大ヒットした『THE BRIDGE/ブリッジ』をアメリカとメキシコの国境となる橋に舞台を変えてリメイクされた『ブリッジ ~国境に潜む闇』が、7月14日(日)から日本で先行放送されることとなった。

5月フランス製造業景況感指数、予想を上回る改善 | Reuters

フランス国立統計経済研究所(INSEE)が24日発表した国内製造業の5月の景況感指数は92となり、4月の88から上昇し、市場予想の89も上回った。 指数は長期平均の100を依然として大幅に下回りながらも2月以来の高水準となり、製造業の業況が底を打った可能性を示している。

サッカー八百長疑惑で27人起訴 イタリア2部バリ - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


ドイツ、優勝回数で単独4位に浮上 - UEFAチャンピオンズリーグ - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 25 May 2013

BBC News - Woolwich attack: MI5 'offered job to suspect'

MI5 asked Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo if he wanted to work for them about six months before the killing, a childhood friend has said.

Sweden Riots: Unrest Spreads Beyond Stockholm

Rioting in Sweden spread to towns outside Stockholm as youths took to the streets for a sixth successive night.

Flight lands with fighter escort after men claim to have bomb - Telegraph

Two men who claimed they had a bomb tried to burst into the cockpit of a flight bound for Britain, triggering fighter jets to be scrambled to intercept the aircraft.

At least four exposed to radiation after Japan laboratory leak - agency | Reuters

At least four people, and possibly up to 55, were exposed to radiation when radioactive material leaked during a laboratory experiment in Japan, the facility's operators said on Saturday, although authorities were not told of the leak for two days.

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich | Champions League final report | The Observer

It was a night of outstanding drama, fully reaffirming all the eulogies about German football, and when it was all done Bayern Munich had won their fifth European Cup and we were reminded what a brutal business football can be when it comes to making losers of heroes.

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独連邦債値上がり、リスク回避でスペイン・イタリア国債下落 | Reuters


第2四半期のドイツGDP伸び率は第1四半期をかなり上回る見通し=IFOエコノミスト | Reuters


ドイツ:6月の消費者信頼感指数、5年半ぶり高水準-GfK - Bloomberg


「VOCALOID3 結月ゆかり」がヨーロッパで発売! ドイツ語化パッチ付属で | マイナビニュース

AHSは、VOCALOID3用歌声音声ライブラリと「TinyVOCALOID3 Editor」をセットにした「VOCALOID3 結月ゆかり」 のドイツ語インタフェース版を、ヨーロッパ向けに発売すると発表した。発売日は2013年5月24日(現地時間)。

フランシス・F・コッポラ監督、新作はイタリア系アメリカ人家族の大河ドラマ - 映画.com


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News Headlines - 24 May 2013

AFP: London attacker: Muslim convert from Nigerian Christian family

A picture is slowly emerging of the 28-year-old, one of two men of Nigerian descent who were shot by police shortly after soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death on a London street on Wednesday. Born in the British capital to devoutly Christian parents from Nigeria, Adebolajo is believed to have converted to Islam in his late teens before becoming increasingly radical. Much less is known about the other suspect, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, who like Adebolajo remains in hospital under armed guard. But he too is believed to be the London-born son of a Nigerian family.

BBC News - What lies behind Sweden's riots?

Sweden is often imagined as a place of consensus and harmony, and this week's riots have come as a surprise to many people outside the country. But, as the BBC's Steven Evans in Stockholm reports, immigration has become a key issue.

BBC News - 'Comfort women' snub Japan Osaka Mayor Hashimoto

Two South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II have cancelled a planned meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto.

UK only two-thirds through debt recovery, says BoE's Paul Fisher - Telegraph

Britain has worked its way through just two-thirds of the debt overhang from the financial crisis and will not return to “trend” levels of growth until the deleveraging is almost complete, according to top Bank of England director Paul Fisher.

Stocks ease back after volatile week - FT.com

Global equity prices, the dollar and “core” US and German government bond yields moved lower on Friday as investors looked back over a week characterised by extreme market volatility.

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FNNニュース: ドイツで制作の「くまモン」テディベア1,500体、5秒で完売


ドイツのビールが危ない-醸造業者団体が水圧破砕の阻止要請 - Bloomberg


電気自動車テスラがアメリカでバカ売れ中 | ニューズウィーク日本版 オフィシャルサイト


マンU、5月の最優秀選手に香川 ファンによる投票で-北海道新聞[スポーツ]


イギリス生まれのスポーツが意外に多い理由 | ニューズウィーク日本版 オフィシャルサイト

つまり、イギリス人は主にスポーツのルールの「編集者」だったわけだ。ちょっとした改革者、脚色者ともいえる。ルールが出来たおかげで競技が一般に普及し、チームや個人が公平な条件で戦えるようになった。 こうした体系化が進んだのは19世紀半ば、イギリス人にスポーツをする時間的、経済的な余裕が出てきた頃だ。

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News Headlines - 23 May 2013

FTSE 100 suffers heaviest drop for a year - Telegraph

Worries the US was closer to bringing its economic stimulus measures to an end and concern over the state of the Chinese economy triggered a huge global sell-off today, with the FTSE 100 falling from its highest level in thirteen years.

Woolwich attack: MI5 knew of men suspected of killing Lee Rigby | The Guardian

The two suspects in the butchering to death of a British soldier had been known to the domestic security service MI5 and the police over an eight-year period, but had been assessed as peripheral figures and thus not subjected to a full-scale investigation, it has emerged .

BBC News - Stockholm restaurant torched as riots spread

A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm has seen unrest spread, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt, police told the BBC.

Net migration to UK lowest in decade after fall in overseas students - FT.com

Net migration has fallen to its lowest level for a decade, driven by a decline in the number of overseas students which campaigners warn could cost the UK economy £725m in lost income. The Conservative party welcomed the slide in net migration to 153,000 in 2012, from a peak of 255,000 in 2010, which increases the probability that it will meet its “tens of thousands” target reduction by the next election.

BBC News - Japanese 80-year-old claims Everest record

An 80-year old Japanese mountaineer has reached the summit of Mount Everest, making him the oldest man to scale the world's highest peak.

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朝日新聞デジタル:ロンドンの兵舎近くで刺殺事件 英首相「テロの兆候」


米国株:下落、米金融当局が緩和策縮小との見方 - Bloomberg

22日の米国株 は下落。労働市場が引き続き改善した場合、米金融当局が緩和策を縮小するとの見方が広がった。

5月の中国製造業PMI速報値は49.6、7カ月ぶりの50割れ=HSBC | Reuters


アジア株:大幅安-中国の製造業活動縮小と円高で日本株急落 - Bloomberg


【株価暴落】「うろたえる必要ない」甘利氏 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 22 May 2013

Bank of Japan vows market steps to curb bond turbulence | Reuters

The Bank of Japan vowed on Wednesday to take necessary steps to reduce volatility in bond markets that has threatened to jeopardise the government's fight to end deflation and revive growth.

BBC News - Japan posts its tenth straight trade deficit in April

Japan has posted its tenth straight monthly trade deficit as a weaker yen increased the cost of imports more than it helped boost exports.

BBC News - Japan votes to adopt child abduction treaty

Japan's parliament has voted to adopt an international treaty on child abductions, after years of pressure from Western countries.

IMF calls for UK government to stimulate growth | guardian.co.uk

International Monetary Fund says UK economy still 'still a long way from a strong and sustainable recovery' and fears impact from forthcoming spending cuts

Cop killer admits murders of father and son | Evening Times

One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan today admitted the murders of a father and son.

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ロンドン外為:円が対ユーロで3年ぶり安値-日銀や貿易赤字で - Bloomberg


米竜巻で助かった人 「運がよかった」 NHKニュース


ナタリー - 高城れにイギリスで恐竜にびっくり「これは有安でも寝ない」

ももいろクローバーZがサポーターに就任した、恐竜をフィーチャーしたエンタテインメントショー「WALKING WITH DINOSAURS」。その日本での開幕に先駆けて、高城れにが海外公演を潜入視察した。高城れにが観覧したのはイギリスツアーのノッティンガム公演。

イギリスの豪華客船が佐渡市に寄港 | NNNニュース




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News Headlines - 21 May 2013

N Korea sends military leader as "special envoy" to China - Channel NewsAsia

North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a personal envoy of leader Kim Jong-Un, at a time of strained relations between Pyongyang and its allies in Beijing, state media reported.

Iran and Hezbollah’s Support for Syria Complicates U.S. Strategy on Peace Talks - NYTimes.com

As evidence grows of increased Iranian support for the Syrian government, the Obama administration’s strategy to bring the bitter fighting there to a close faces more challenges than ever.

BBC News - Irish potato famine pathogen identified

A plant pest that causes potato blight spread to Ireland in 1845 triggering a famine that killed one million people. DNA extracted from museum specimens shows the strain that changed history is different from modern day epidemics, and is probably now extinct.

Xbox One: Microsoft reveals new console that 'changes everything' | The Guardian

Microsoft revealed a new Xbox console on Tuesday that not only integrates TV, internet and gaming, but also will measure your heartbeat and recognise your voice. The company said the Xbox One will revolutionise its users' lifestyles by integrating the cloud, voice control and gesture technology into a simple, intuitive machine.

Why penguins cannot fly : Nature News & Comment

A new study argues that birds cannot be both masterful divers and flyers, because flying abilities must weaken as the animals adapt to diving. Rather than looking at penguins, a team led by biologist Kyle Elliott at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, examined species of diving seabirds that still have some ability to fly.

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朝日新聞デジタル:佐世保の2米兵、日本人女性を暴行か 軍準機関紙報道


米、巨大竜巻で10人死亡 2日間で発生28、300戸以上が倒壊 - MSN産経ニュース

米南部オクラホマ州など3州を襲った竜巻は20日も一帯で猛威を振るい、米CNNテレビなどによれば少なくとも10人が死亡、200人以上が負傷した。 この2日間で発生した竜巻は計28に上り、民家300戸以上が倒壊した。

米Yahoo!が米Tumblrを11億ドルで買収~Tumblrは別サイトのままCEOも続投 -INTERNET Watch

米Yahoo!は20日、米Tumblrを現金11億ドルで買収することで最終合意に至ったと発表した。 Yahoo!はプレスリリースの中で、Tumblrを「台無しにはしない」と繰り返し強調、Tumblrを独立した別個のビジネスとして存続させると約束している。Tumblr創業者でCEOのDavid Karp氏は続投する。

FNNニュース: 人型ロボット開発の日本人研究員、アメリカで車にはねられ死亡

三浦さんは19日、ボストン市内の交差点を自転車で渡っていたところ、ごみ収集車にはねられ、その場で死亡が確認された。三浦さんは、産業技術総合研究所で人型ロボット「HRP-4C 未夢」の研究に携わっていて、2012年秋から、ボストンのマサチューセッツ工科大学で、客員研究員として、ロボットについて、研究していた

朝日新聞デジタル:くまモン、ついに欧州進出 パリ郊外で「体操」披露へ


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News Headlines - 20 May 2013

Japan upgrades growth outlook as 'Abenomics' revitalises economy - Telegraph

The Japanese government upgraded its assessment of the economy on Monday, in a further sign that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive polices are beginning to reignite growth.

Exclusive - Japan panel warns of dangers if debt not addressed | Reuters

A Japanese government panel warns there is "absolutely no guarantee" that domestic investors will keep financing the country's massive public debt, citing the risk of a spike in bond yields that could crimp long-term growth prospects, according to a draft report seen by Reuters on Monday.

BBC News - Millions hit by Yahoo Japan hack attack

Up to 22 million login names may have been stolen during a hack attack on Yahoo Japan.

Rumor: PlayStation 4 teaser trailer released ahead of new Xbox release | inrumor.com

Sony announced today that they will unveil the final design of the PlayStation 4 at E3 in June. The company released a new video dedicated to the PS4, anticipating the contents of their conference at E3.

Ryanair profits at record high and aims to double short-haul European flight numbers - The Independent

Ryanair wants to more than double its share of the European short-haul market to 20 per cent in the next five years The target was revealed as the budget carrier brushed off higher fuel costs to post a record annual profit of €569 million.

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[FT]スイスの銀行、守秘制度崩壊にらんだ動きも  :日本経済新聞


ドイツに南東欧の窃盗団…金融危機の打撃軽微で : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)

ドイツ内務省が15日発表した警察犯罪統計によると、昨年、同国内での住宅を狙った侵入盗が、前年より1万1000件以上多い、約14万4000件に上ったことが明らかになった。 同省は、南東欧諸国の窃盗団の流入が件数増につながっているとの見方を示しており、ルーマニアやブルガリアなどを拠点にしているプロの窃盗団が、欧州財政・金融危機の打撃が軽微なドイツを標的と位置づけている可能性がある。

東京新聞:オランダに続きベルギー・スペインも 高齢国王に退位論


【外信コラム】イタリア便り 不況とサッカー人気 - MSN産経ニュース


竜巻で1人死亡 21人けが:テレビ東京


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News Headlines - 19 May 2013

Syrian Forces Push to Retake Rebel Stronghold - WSJ.com

Syrian government forces, backed by members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, launched a sweeping operation Sunday to capture a rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border, according to Syrian state media and activists opposed to the regime.

Russian TV: American accused of spying and ordered to leave the country flies out of Moscow - The Washington Post

The U.S. Embassy employee accused of spying in Moscow flew out of Russia on Sunday, five days after he was ordered to leave the country, NTV television reported.

Yahoo poised to buy Tumblr for rumoured $1.1bn | The Guardian

Marissa Mayer, the former Google executive who is now in charge of Yahoo, is poised to create yet another nothing-to-riches tale in the web industry with the $1.1bn (£720m) acquisition of the blogging site Tumblr. Mayer called Yahoo's board together on Sunday afternoon to discuss the firm's latest attempt to regain its former glamour and reports indicated the board had given its approval.

Real Madrid set to decide Jose Mourinho - and want Carlo Ancelotti from Paris Saint-Germain | Mail Online

Jose Mourinho's fate as Real Madrid coach will be sealed at a directors meeting scheduled for Monday evening. Real have already made their move to make Carlo Ancelotti their next boss after the Italian asked to quit French champions PSG on Sunday.

West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United | guardian.co.uk

West Brom 5 James Morrison 40, Romelu Lukaku 50, Romelu Lukaku 81, Youssouf Mulumbu 81, Romelu Lukaku 86 Man Utd 5 Shinji Kagawa 6, Jonas Olsson 9 o.g., Alexander Buttner 30, Robin van Persie 53, Javier Hernandez 63

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東京新聞:英国 高速鉄道計画が始動 主要都市間を大幅短縮


【アメリカを読む】米韓首脳会談 北朝鮮問題で新機軸なし - MSN産経ニュース


FNNニュース: アメリカのくじ「パワーボール」で600億円以上の大当たり


「アグリー・ベティ」のベティ役、10年かかって大学を卒業 |MSN トピックス

「あと3日でサザン・カリフォルニア大学を卒業するの! やっとだわ!! 10年かかったけど最高の気分よ」とアメリカは14日にツイートした。

現役引退のベッカム、本拠地最終戦で涙の別れ : AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 18 May 2013

Tax avoidance from big global firms costs every British taxpayer £183 a year - Mirror Online

Every British taxpayer is being cheated out of £183 a year as global giants including Google and Amazon avoid paying annual taxes of as uch as £5.5billion... A massive £1.4billion of the shortfall, based on an estimated 30 per cent profit, comes from just eight companies which netted £18.2billion in UK sales, but only paid £33million in tax.

Syria’s Assad Says Peace Talks Likely to Fail - NYTimes.com

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, in a rare interview with a foreign newspaper, appeared to dismiss the possibility of serious progress arising from any peace talks, and to back away from earlier statements by Syrian officials that the government was willing to negotiate with its armed opponents.

David Cameron rejects gay marriage criticism - Telegraph

David Cameron has rejected claims by one of his senior Cabinet ministers that too much parliamentary time is being spent on gay marriage.

Google's wearable Glass gadget: cool or creepy? | Reuters

Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference. Missing from the agenda, however, was a session on etiquette when using the recording-capable gadget, which some attendees faithfully wore everywhere - including to the crowded bathrooms.

British backpacker died after drinking poisoned 'gin' in Indonesia - Telegraph

The 23-year-old had been travelling across south Asia with her boyfriend Joe Cook, 21, and a male friend the couple had met on their travels when they bought the tainted alcohol from a local shop in Indonesia. Methanol is extremely poisonous and is known to cause kidney failure, blindness, seizures and death even in small doses.

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米政府止めたが…3Dプリンター銃製造法が流出 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


首相、9条改正に意欲…米誌インタビュー : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


東京新聞:シェールガス 米、対日輸出を解禁


レスリングのイランチーム 米との親善試合を急きょ中止 NHKニュース


東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ、アメリカ最大規模のフェスに挑む勇姿を放送|MSN トピックス


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News Headlines - 17 May 2013

Japan: Abe’s master plan | The Economist

WHEN Shinzo Abe resigned after just a year as prime minister, in September 2007, he was derided by voters, broken by chronic illness, and dogged by the ineptitude that has been the bane of so many recent Japanese leaders. Today, not yet five months into his second term, Mr Abe seems to be a new man.

Alexander Litvinenko widow accuses William Hague of sabotaging inquest | guardian.co.uk

The widow of Alexander Litvinenko has launched a blistering attack on William Hague and David Cameron, accusing them of sabotaging the inquest into her husband's murder and hiding the Russian state's role in his death.

Iijima briefing to wait until his return

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday the administration will be briefed by Isao Iijima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s adviser currently visiting North Korea, after he returns to Japan later this week.

AFP: 'Persons of interest' identified in Madeleine McCann case

British detectives said they had identified a number of "people of interest" in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who went missing on holiday in Portugal in 2007. But Scotland Yard said it had not asked Portuguese police to make any arrests in connection with the missing girl.

HS2 rail project has £3.3bn funding shortfall, warns spending watchdog | The Guardian

The HS2 high-speed rail project is facing a shortfall of an estimated £3.3bn which the government has yet to decide how to pay for, a critical report from Whitehall's independent auditors has concluded.

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CNN.co.jp : ベッカム、今季限りでの引退を表明


世界でスバリスト急増 富士重工「国内最小」なのに強い理由 | マイナビニュース


富士重工「フォレスター」が最高評価 米の小型SUV安全性テスト - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


核融合発電 誇らしげな米研究者「無尽蔵のエネルギーも夢ではない」 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


キテレツ抗日ドラマ、中国人もキレた! 荒唐無稽すぎる表現に当局も検閲強化 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 16 May 2013

Japan storms back on weak yen but Asia trembles - Telegraph

Japan’s economy has roared back to life as the radical reflation policies of premier Shinzo Abe drive a surge of consumer spending, but fears are growing that the tumbling yen could set off a broader Asian crisis.

U.S. lawmakers denounce Hashimoto's remarks on comfort women

Two U.S. House Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday issued a statement denouncing Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's recent controversial remarks regarding the use of comfort women by wartime Japanese forces.

BBC News - MPs challenge Google over UK tax reporting

The internet giant Google has been challenged by MPs over the way it reports its income for tax. The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, said whistleblowers had told her that Google had sold advertising within the UK and invoiced customers in the UK.

Emma Watson: 'Celebrity culture looks a bit like a comic strip' - Telegraph

Modern teenagers are losing their "naivety" younger than ever thanks to Facebook and Instagram making them self-conscious, actress Emma Watson has said, as she showcases her latest role as a pole-dancing socialite in Cannes.

David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers... now only Ryan Giggs remains from the Class of '92 | Mail Online

Paul Scholes led the tributes to David Beckham last night after his former Manchester United and England team-mate announced that he is calling time on a glittering 20-year playing career. Beckham, Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers were members of the Class of '92 who helped Sir Alex Ferguson deliver unprecedented success to United.

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ユーロ圏GDP0.2%減 6期連続のマイナス成長  :日本経済新聞


米保守派に対する内国歳入庁の特別審査、刑事捜査に着手 : AFPBB News

米司法省は14日、米内国歳入庁(Internal Revenue Service、IRS)が超保守派の市民運動、「ティーパーティー(Tea Party、茶会)」などが免税措置を申請した際、より厳格な特別審査の対象としていた問題について、刑事捜査を開始したことを明らかにした。

イタリアとフランス構造問題、取り組み強化・加速を=独与党幹部 | Reuters


ソフトバンクのスプリント買収阻止へ、米ディッシュが社債発行 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


CNN.co.jp : ドイツに実物大の「バービーの家」が出現 女性差別の批判も


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News Headlines - 15 May 2013

Japan Economy Sees Solid Growth - WSJ.com

Japan's economic growth accelerated swiftly at the beginning of this year, the most concrete sign yet that new stimulus polices sparking euphoria in financial markets are starting to lift companies and consumers as well.

Japan’s banks lower sights as Abenomics squeezes JGB trading - FT.com

Shinzo Abe’s expansionary economic policies may be aimed at bolstering Japan’s global manufacturing groups, but the country’s biggest banks are suffering an Abenomics ordeal.

BBC News - Japan PM Abe 'would meet' N Korea leader Kim over abductions

Japan's PM has said he would consider meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to settle a row over Pyongyang's kidnapping of Japanese nationals.

BBC News - Amazon UK paid £2.4m tax on £4bn sales last year

Amazon's UK subsidiary paid £2.4m in corporate taxes last year on sales of £4.3bn - a rate of less than 0.1% - the online retailer's accounts show.

Google Expected to Start a Competitor to Spotify - NYTimes.com

Google is set to introduce a subscription music feature to compete against fast-growing streaming services like Spotify, according to several people briefed on its plans.

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米軍で部下の兵士に売春強要か 大統領が綱紀粛正指示 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


ロンドン株式市場=5年半ぶり高値更新、M&A期待から公益株高い | Reuters


アマゾンにドイツで労組の洗礼 | ニューズウィーク日本版 オフィシャルサイト


フランス、大手ハイテク企業への「文化税」構想めぐり7月末までに結論 | Reuters


ホンダ、F1復帰を正式決定 【 F1-Gate.com 】


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News Headlines - 14 May 2013

Sick video appears to show Syrian rebel eating dead soldier's heart | Fox News

A new video purportedly from the Syrian battlefield appears to show a wild-eyed rebel chomping into the heart of a dead enemy soldier and delivering an animated warning to the army of President Bashar al-Assad.

BBC News - Russia to expel 'CIA agent' in spy recruitment scandal

Russia says it will expel a US diplomat briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy.

BP and Shell raided after allegations they colluded to rig oil prices | guardian.co.uk

The London offices of BP and Shell have been raided by European regulators investigating allegations they have "colluded" to rig oil prices for more than a decade.

BBC News - Bloomberg criticised by Bank of England over data monitoring

The Bank of England has called the data snooping activities at financial news agency Bloomberg "reprehensible". The Bank said it would liaise with other central banks "on this matter".

BBC News - 'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.

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飯島勲内閣官房参与が北朝鮮を訪問 | NNNニュース

安倍内閣の飯島勲内閣官房参与が、北朝鮮の首都・平壌を訪問していることが分かった。  ロイター通信が14日午後に配信した映像では、北朝鮮外務省の副局長を名乗る人物が出迎えている。



エアバスがA350を初披露、ボーイング787に対抗  写真8枚 国際ニュース : AFPBB News

欧州航空機大手エアバス(Airbus)は13日、フランス南西部トゥールーズ(Toulouse)の組み立て工場で、開発中の最新鋭旅客機「A350」を関係者数百人に初披露した。 A350-900モデルは今夏に初の試験飛行が行われ、航空会社への納入は2014年末の予定。

【欧州サッカー】香川ら喜び分かち合う マンUが優勝パレード - MSN産経ニュース


【欧州サッカー】今季無冠のマンC、マンチーニ監督を解任 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 13 May 2013

BBC News - Tories to publish details of draft EU referendum bill

The Conservative Party will publish a draft parliamentary bill on Tuesday to legislate for an in-out referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union to be held by the end of 2017.

Obama says Cameron should fix relationship with EU | Reuters

President Barack Obama intervened in Britain's emotive debate about its membership of the European Union on Monday, saying Prime Minister David Cameron should "fix" his country's relationship with the bloc before taking any steps to leave.

Bank Bailout Blues Stall U.K. Recovery - WSJ.com

Five years after rescuing one of the world's biggest banks, the British government still hasn't figured out what to do with it—a sign of the country's struggle to put its banking woes behind it.

Northern Ireland's top policeman gives wake-up call on paramilitaries - The Independent

Support for Northern Ireland’s paramilitaries will persist until politicians tackle endemic poverty and youth unemployment, the country’s most senior policeman has warned, ahead of a huge security operation to protect next month’s meeting of G8 world leaders.

BBC News - Japan WWII 'comfort women' were 'necessary' - Hashimoto

A prominent Japanese politician has described as "necessary" the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops.

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首相、東欧で原発セールス…4国首脳と会談へ : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


スロベニア、国有15社を売却へ 危機対策で - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


旧東ドイツ数万人に欧米製薬企業らが臨床試験、死者も発生か : AFPBB News

独ニュース週刊誌シュピーゲル(Der Spiegel)は12日、東西冷戦時代に欧米の製薬会社が旧東ドイツで5万人以上を対象に臨床試験を行い、しばしば患者に十分な説明を行っておらず、死者も数人発生していたと伝えた。

暴風雨に耐えてスコッチウイスキーを飲もう、英ロンドン : AFPBB News

英スコットランド(Scotland)北西部沿岸に浮かぶスカイ島(Isle of Skye)にあるタリスカー(Talisker)蒸留所はこのほど、新たに立ち上げたブランド・ウイスキー「タリスカー・ストーム(Talisker Storm)」の「荒々しい」風味を育てた天候を「体感」してもらおうと、暴風雨を思いどおりに演出できる「双方向気象装置」を開発した。 ロンドン・テムズ川南岸サウスバンク(South Bank)のデザイン・ミュージアム(esign Museum)そばに設置された高さ約8メートルもあるこの装置では、スカイ島の荒れた天候を手動で再現できる。

ユナイテッドのルーニーが移籍志願、ファーガソン監督が認める : AFPBB News

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(Manchester United)に所属するウェイン・ルーニー(Wayne Rooney)が移籍を志願していることが12日、分かった。アレックス・ファーガソン(Alex Ferguson)監督が明かした。

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News Headlines - 12 May 2013

FA Cup final 2013: Wigan's fearless band of brothers complete fairytale journey with style - Telegraph

A Wigan Athletic fan said on the way to this game: “The last time I came to London I saw us get beat 9-1 by Spurs.”

G7 to press on with bank reforms, Japan escapes censure | Reuters

Group of Seven finance officials agreed on Saturday to redouble efforts to deal with failing banks and gave a green light to Japan's drive to galvanise its economy.

Rwanda genocide 20 years on: 'We live with those who killed our families. We are told they're sorry, but are they?' | The Observer

Nearly 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, Chris McGreal returns to Kibuye to meet the few Tutsis who survived – and some of the killers they are forced to live with as neighbours

BBC News - Fugitive Andrew Moran arrested in Spain

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in a raid on a luxury villa on Spain's Costa Blanca... He was charged with an armed robbery of Royal Mail guards in Lancashire in 2005 but absconded during his trial.

BBC News - Virgin's Sir Richard Branson turns stewardess after losing bet

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson got dressed up as a female flight attendant after honouring a bet he lost to Air Asia chief executive Tony Fernandes... Mr Branson and Mr Fernandes had a bet on whose teams would finish first in the 2010 Formula One Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.

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FNNニュース: 好調が続くアメリカ経済の最前線を取材しました。

10日、4年7カ月ぶりに円相場が壁といわれていた1ドル = 100円台を超えたのは、アメリカ経済の好調も大きな要因でした。ニューヨーク株式市場は、アメリカの景気回復への期待感から上昇を続け、7日には終値が初めて、1万5,000ドルを突破、10日にも史上最高値を更新して、今週の取引を終えています。好調が続くアメリカ経済の最前線を取材しました。

朝日新聞デジタル:ギリシャ・スペインから独への移住急増 求職者多数か


【外信コラム】イタリア便り 火葬場で順番待ち - MSN産経ニュース

だが、カトリック信者の考え方も急速に変化し、カトリックの本山バチカン市国を抱えるローマでも、墓地不足に加え葬儀の簡素化を望むことから火葬を選ぶ市民が急増している。 その増加ぶりはすさまじく、6年前に年間6千件だった火葬件数が、昨年は1万件を超え、今年末には1万2千件台に達すると予想されている。 こうなると遺体焼却施設の能力を超えることとなり、火葬の順番待ちも20日間に及ぶ異常事態になっている。

爆音トランスで盛り上がる新オランダ国王即位イベントが絶賛の嵐 | UPLOAD MAGAZINE

4月30日にオランダの新国王の即位イベントがアムステルダムで行われ、World DJ Rankingで何度も1位に輝いたオランダが誇るDJのアーミン・ヴァン・ビューレンが大音量のトランスでイベントを盛り上げた。

【欧州サッカー】バルセロナが22度目の優勝 スペイン1部リーグ - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 11 May 2013

Banks and regulators question access to Bloomberg user data - FT.com

Bloomberg has come under fire from some of its largest clients, with banks and regulators expressing concern that its journalists had used private details of how they use its powerful financial data terminals to steer their reporting.

Former Sony boss Ken Kutaragi joins Marvelous AQL -- PlayStation Universe

Sony Computer Entertainment’s former chairman and CEO, Ken Kutaragi, has been appointed external company director for Marvelous AQL, reports Nikkei. According to the site, Kutaragi’s new position will be made final in a stockholders meeting at the end of next month.

David Attenborough opens Essex nature reserve built on London's waste | The Observer

Thurrock Thameside nature park has the look of a classic wildlife reserve. Perched on the Essex coastline on the Thames estuary, it covers 120 acres of grass, bramble and shrub. It is home to barn owls, brown hares, harvest mice, great crested newts, yellow wagtails, reed buntings, adders and various orchids. It is, in short, a haven for nature lovers.

U.S. Expects Record Corn Crop - WSJ.com

Corn futures prices fell after the U.S. government forecast a record harvest this autumn and said domestic supplies would more than double by next year.

BBC Sport - Paul Scholes: Manchester United midfielder retires for second time

The 38-year-old first ended his career at the end of the 2010-11 season but returned to the side in January 2012 after admitting he missed playing. Scholes signed a one-year deal last May and manager Sir Alex Ferguson expected this would be his final season.

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ロンドンG7閉幕 円安批判なく、財政再建で一致 - MSN産経ニュース


仏で新型コロナウイルス感染者 拡大の懸念強まる

SARS=重症急性呼吸器症候群に似た新型ウイルスの感染者がフランスで確認されました。これまでに世界で33人の感染が確認されていて、拡大の懸念が強まっています。 フランス保健省によりますと、新たに感染が確認されたのは、4月9日から17日にかけてアラブ首長国連邦のドバイに滞在して帰国した65歳の男性で、フランス北部の病院で集中治療を受けています。

バチカン放送局 - 教皇、スイス衛兵新入隊員に励まし


「スター・ウォーズ」第7作目 イギリスで制作されることが決定 | 海外ドラマ&セレブニュース TVグルーヴ


大宮BONSAI、欧州輸出再開へ…検疫にメド : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)

欧州で人気が高い日本の盆栽を売り込もうと、さいたま市の五つの盆栽園は今秋、輸出を本格再開する。 仲介業者らの減少で一時途絶えていたが、欧州では若い年齢層にも愛好家が増えて需要が見込め、業者も新規に開拓した。盆栽から害虫が見つかって厳しくなった、欧州連合(EU)の検疫を秋にも終え、再開にめどが立った。今後円安が続けば追い風ともなり、「BONSAIブーム」の拡大に一役買いそうだ。

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News Headlines - 10 May 2013

U.S. sends Japan currency warning as G7 meets | Reuters

The United States told Japan it would be watching for any sign it was manipulating its currency downward, but Tokyo said it met no resistance to its policies at a meeting of Group of Seven finance ministers which will conclude on Saturday.

Cameron meets Putin in Syria peace quest - FT.com

David Cameron made a fresh attempt on Friday to forge international consensus over the crisis in Syria by holding talks with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. In the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the UK prime minister said both men shared the same “fundamental aims” to resolve the conflict.

BBC News - Abu Qatada 'would return to Jordan'

Radical cleric Abu Qatada would return to Jordan voluntarily if the country ratified a treaty drawn up with the UK government, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) has heard.

Survivor Rescued in Bangladesh Rubble - WSJ.com

When the walls crumbled around her into mountains of broken concrete and twisted steel, Reshma Akter Begum fell and fell and fell. Where one second she had been on the third floor, she now found herself in a basement prayer room that would prove her sanctuary and her salvation.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on the brink as club close in on Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini - Telegraph

Roberto Mancini is battling to save his job as Manchester City manager at Wembley for the FA Cup final, with the club considering a deal to lure Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini to the Etihad Stadium.

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1ドル=100円台に 4年1か月ぶり NHKニュース


朝日新聞デジタル:韓国大統領府報道官を更迭 首脳会談で訪米中セクハラか


CNN.co.jp : 31人中18人死亡の新型ウイルス、フランスでも感染確認




東京都・銀座にヨーロッパで130年続く老舗ジュエリーブランドが日本初上陸! | マイナビニュース

ヨーロッパで130年続く老舗ジュエリーブランド「Ehinger-Schwarz 1876」(エーインガー シュヴァルツ)は、6月15日、日本初上陸となる第1号店を東京都・銀座にオープンする。同ブランドは、1876年、南ドイツのウルムで設立され、ドイツ国内を中心にアメリカやオーストラリアなどで約300店舗を展開するジュエリーメーカーEhinger-Schwarz社によるもの。

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News Headlines - 09 May 2013

The day Japan’s currency finally cracked - FT.com

Financial markets revolve around big numbers, and for currency traders focusing on the Japanese yen none has been bigger than the Y100 barrier against the US dollar. After a month spent loitering with intent below this major psychological threshold, the Japanese currency has finally cracked.

BBC News - Prince Harry begins seven-day tour of US

Prince Harry has begun his US tour by meeting Michele Obama and joining her in honouring America's military mothers at a White House reception.

Tax Authorities to Share Data on Havens - WSJ

Tax authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia on Thursday announced plans to share a “substantial amount of data” they have gathered concerning individuals’ use of trusts and companies to hold assets in low-tax havens in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Building groups say Help to Buy scheme is creating momentum - FT.com

According to UK’s major housebuilders, the government’s controversial Help to Buy scheme which guarantee mortgages is working so well it is triggering a recovery in the UK housing market.

BBC Sport - Sir Alex Ferguson to retire as Manchester United manager

The Scot, 71, has won 38 trophies during his reign at Old Trafford and will now become a director and ambassador for the club. His haul includes 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.

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5月9日はヨーロッパ・デー。EU9カ国の風景を巡る | ナショナル ジオグラフィック(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) 日本版公式サイト


イギリス発のスマホ向けメッセージングアプリ「Viber」が2億ユーザーを突破、PC/Mac版も公開 | インサイド

イギリス・ロンドンに拠点を置くスタートアップのViber Mediaが、同社が提供するスマートフォン向けの無料通話・メッセージングアプリ「Viber」のユーザー数が2億人を突破したと発表した。

歴史認識「立場説明していく」 NHKニュース


松井秀喜氏 アメリカへ出発 NHKニュース


アメリカに新しくできるジェットコースター「Gatekeeper」がめちゃめちゃ怖そう - ねとらぼ


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News Headlines - 08 May 2013

Homeowner charged in Cleveland abductions - CNN.com

The owner of a Cleveland home where three women were rescued from a decade in captivity has been charged with kidnapping and rape, but his brothers had nothing to do with the case, authorities announced Wednesday.

Japan will not revise apologies for past military conduct in Asia, officials say | guardian.co.uk

Japan will not revise official apologies for its military's conduct in Asia before and during the second world war, officials have said, in an apparent attempt to avoid further diplomatic clashes with China and South Korea.

Stephen Hawking joins Israel academic boycott - FT.com

Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge university academic and the world’s most famous living physicist, has joined the academic boycott of Israel to protest against its Palestinian policies.

Return to pay-TV is chance for new Virgin boss to challenge Rupert Murdoch - Telegraph

It is little surprise that Tom Mockridge has turned up at Virgin Media. What better way for the former News International chief to exact revenge on his former boss, Rupert Murdoch?

BBC News - Nissan's Sunderland plant announces 50 new jobs

Car firm Nissan has announced it is creating 50 new jobs at its Sunderland plant. The company, which already employs about 6,500 workers, has launched a recruitment drive for engineers and maintenance staff.

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「成長と財政再建」両立を議論=10日から英国でG7 - WSJ.com


ロンドン株式市場=続伸し5年半ぶり高値、HSBCが好決算 | Reuters


北アフリカのアルカイダ、フランス関連施設への攻撃を呼びかけ : AFPBB News


麻也、内田、宮市が“イギリス観光”、内田の状態については「もう大丈夫」 | ゲキサカ[講談社]

サウサンプトンのDF吉田麻也がブログを更新し、シャルケDF内田篤人とウィガンFW宮市亮とともに“イギリス観光”をしている様子を掲載している。 内田がイギリスに出向いたことで実現した3人の“イギリス観光”。

マスコットがターフを疾走、ロンドン近郊で慈善イベント | Reuters


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News Headlines - 07 May 2013

End of decade of torment for Cleveland kidnapping victims and their families | World news | The Guardian

Neighbours had few suspicions Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were being held in Seymour Avenue

BBC News - Colorado Batman gunman James Holmes pleads insanity

The man accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens in the July massacre at a Batman film in Colorado intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers have said.

Preliminary charges dropped against Spain's princess - CNN.com

Preliminary charges against Spain's Princess Cristina in a financial corruption case will be dropped, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision, an appeals court in the Balearic Islands agreed with prosecutors and the princess' defense team, which argued there was insufficient evidence to bring the unprecedented preliminary charges against the princess, according to a copy of the court order viewed by CNN.

Massive Tanker Blast In Mexico Kills 20

At least 20 people have been killed after a gas tanker exploded on a major road in a suburb of Mexico City. Parts of the trailer were hurled scores of feet in all directions after the truck carrying natural gas lost control on a ten-lane highway.

Sir Alex Ferguson considering retiring as Manchester United manager before end of the week - Telegraph

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United future was shrouded in doubt on Tuesday night with the Scot understood to be giving serious consideration to ending his 26-year reign as manager.

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カナダの太陽光パネル優遇、日本とEUが勝訴 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


米ユーチューブ、近く有料チャンネルの導入を計画-関係者 - Bloomberg

米グーグル 傘下の動画サイト「ユーチューブ」は有料チャンネルを数週間以内に導入する計画だと、事情を知る複数の関係者が語った。世界最大の動画サイトが広告以外の収入源を目指す動きとみられる。

ヨーロッパ・アンドラ公国に公文式教室開設~KUMONにとって48番目の展開国・地域~ - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)

<ご参考:アンドラ公国(Principality of Andorra)とは?>フランスとスペインの間にある、ピレネー山中にある国。面積は約468km2(ご参考:横浜市域面積435.17km2)。人口は約85,000人。首都は、アンドラ・ラ・ベリャ。国家元首は、フランス大統領とスペインのウルヘル司教が務める、世界でも稀な共同元首制度を採用している。

パンに恋して……連日買いに行きたい、今、人気のパン屋 日経トレンディネット

忘れもしない大学四年生の夏。Tシャツにジーンズ、大きなリュックサックを背負った私はパリにいた……。そう、バックパッカーでフランス旅行をしに。 ぜいたくは決してできなかったけれど、朝「PAUL」のクロワッサンを食べることが楽しみの一つでした。フランスという国の醸し出す雰囲気もあってか一層クロワッサンがおいしく感じられました。 そんな思い出深い「PAUL」のクロワッサン。ありがたいことに会社の近くに店舗があり、クロワッサンを頬張るたびに、懐かしい記憶が蘇ってくるのです。

フランス ハゲタカが転落した登山者を食べる: The Voice of Russia


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News Headlines - 06 May 2013

Senate Dem introduces bill to arm Syria opposition | Fox News

A top Senate Democrat nudged the Obama administration to provide weapons to the Syrian opposition, introducing a bill Monday that would explicitly allow the U.S. to provide arms, military training and non-lethal aid to the rebels.

Nigel Evans: Tory MP accused of rape reveals mark on forehead came from Soho reiki massage - Mirror Online

Nigel Evans, the Tory accused of sexually assaulting one man and raping another, has revealed a mysterious mark on his forehead is from a reiki massage. The bruise was spotted yesterday as he publicly declared his innocence on television after being arrested on Saturday.

BSkyB executive killed in boating accident - FT.com

British Sky Broadcasting has lost one of its top commercial executives after a speedboat accident in Cornwall at the weekend.

Pilot dies at Madrid airshow

A PILOT has died after the historic jet he was flying exploded at an airshow in Madrid.

Google set to unveil subscriptions for specialist YouTube videos - FT.com

Google is on the verge of unveiling an à la carte subscription service for some of YouTube’s specialist video channels, to finance a broader range of content and add a second revenue stream to the digital video market leader.

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英地方議会選挙 反EU政党が躍進 NHKニュース


コソボ:臓器密売横行 東欧などの低所得者→欧州患者- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


フランスの弾道ミサイルM51が発射試験に失敗、仏近海で自爆 国際ニュース : AFPBB News


北欧の伝説バイキング王の若き日を描く、壮大なアドベンチャードラマ|MSN トピックス

全米ヒストリー・チャンネルでスタートした、スカンジナビアの伝説的なバイキング王の若き日を描く新作シリーズ『Vikings(原題)』が話題となっている。 本作は、バイキング王ラグナル・ロドブロックの若き日を描くアドベンチャードラマ。

ファーガソン、夏に手術 開幕不在も?|スポーツナビ


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News Headlines - 05 May 2013

BBC News - Riot police battle Islamists in Dhaka Bangladesh

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have left at least three people dead and 60 injured.

Investigators return to Boston bombing suspect's apartment - CBS News

The investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings focused Sunday on the home of the older suspect, who died in a shootout, and on his widow as well. Federal agents again searched the Cambridge apartment of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. There was no comment on what brought them back.

BBC News - Prison van ambush: Escaped prisoner arrested in Lancashire

One of the two men who escaped from a prison van in Salford last week has been arrested.

Bankruptcies in 2013 could drop to lowest level since 2005

The number of companies that went into liquidation in the first quarter of 2013 fell by 15.9 per cent compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Insolvency Service.

BBC News - Second of Glasgow's iconic Red Road tower blocks demolished

The second of eight iconic Glasgow Red Road high rises has been razed to the ground in a controlled explosion. Hundreds gathered to watch the demolition of the 30-storey building at Birnie Court.

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朝日新聞デジタル:イスラエル、シリアを空爆 「イラン製ミサイルが標的」




フランス 大陸間弾道ミサイルの実験に失敗: The Voice of Russia

フランスの大陸間弾道ミサイル「 M-51 」は大西洋上空で爆発した。試発の後だった。

ドイツ:「ヒトラーの毒味役だった」女性の告白が話題に- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


英人気女優キーラ・ナイトレイが南フランスでひっそり婚 - モデルプレス


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News Headlines - 04 May 2013

AFP: Israel 'hits arms for Hezbollah' in Syria

Israeli warplanes hit a weapons shipment in Syria headed for Lebanon's Hezbollah, media quoted US officials as saying, with a diplomatic source reporting Saturday that the strikes targeted missiles stored at Damascus airport.

Israel launches second airstrike in Syria, targeting weapons shipment - The Washington Post

Israeli warplanes have attacked a shipment of missiles at Damascus International Airport that was bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, officials from the United States, Israel and Lebanon told reporters Saturday.

Google replaces 'Palestinian Territories' with 'Palestine' - Telegraph

The modification on May 1 signalled a significant triumph for the Palestinian Authority, which has been campaigning for recognition as an independent state rather than Israeli occupied territories for several years.

BBC News - Robotic insect: World's smallest flying robot takes off

Scientists in the US have created a robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the ubiquitous insects.

Hitachi train deal for Newcastle-based Nomad Digital - nebusiness.co.uk

A TYNESIDE digital firm has been selected to provide on-board communications technology for new express trains due to be built in the North East. Hitachi Rail Europe has selected Newcastle-based Nomad Digital to fit on-board server (OBS) systems for the fleet of Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains that will be built in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, from 2015.

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日・トルコが原子力協定で合意、三菱重工など黒海沿岸に原発建設へ | Reuters




北朝鮮が拘束中アメリカ人に強制労働の判決 アメリカは独裁者に頭を下げるな | ザ・リバティweb


ユーロ圏、初の2年連続マイナス成長へ-欧州委は縮小予想拡大 - Bloomberg


FNNニュース: スイスで開発されたソーラー飛行機がアメリカ大陸横断に出発


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News Headlines - 03 May 2013

UN seeks global action to protect journalists' safety - Business - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The United Nations is calling for greater protection of journalists in every country and to break the cycle of impunity for crimes committed against them.

BBC News - First woman put on FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorist' list

A fugitive convicted killer has become the first woman to be put on the FBI's list of "Most Wanted Terrorists".

Man Acquitted Of British Soldiers' Murder

A man has been acquitted at Belfast Crown Court of murdering two British soldiers outside an Army barracks in Northern Ireland.

BBC News - US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

A US military cargo plane has crashed after taking off from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan, local reports say.

Industry loses case against minimum alcohol price - FT.com

The drinks industry has lost a legal challenge against Scottish plans to charge a minimum price for alcohol. Scotland’s highest civil court ruled against a claim by the Scottish Whisky Association and others that Holyrood’s plans to set a minimum unit price of 50p would violate EU free trade rules.

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FNNニュース: 第2次大戦後、アメリカは憲法を6回改正、ドイツは58回も


「首相、五輪開催イスタンブールなら「誰より先に万歳」」 News i

「もしイスタンブールが『5つの輪』(五輪開催)を射止めたら、私は誰より先に『イスタンブール万歳!』と申し上げたい。その代わりにもし東京が・・・、『5つの輪』(五輪開催)を射止めたら世界の誰よりも早く『万歳!』と 叫んでいただきたい」(安倍首相)

ドイツ人捕虜の置き土産?…ボトルシップ公開へ : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


イタリア初の黒人閣僚に差別発言、当局が捜査 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


「スター・トレック イントゥ・ダークネス」 ロンドン・ワールドプレミアに主要クルー集結  | アニメ!アニメ!

2009年に往年の人気SFシリーズを、リイマジネーションとして再構築、その大胆な世界観と迫力の映像で世界的メガヒットを勝ち取ったのがJ.J.エイブラムス監督の映画『スター・トレック』だ。その続編である『スター・トレック イントゥ・ダークネス』が、日本では8月23日に全国公開となる。世界の映画ファン、SFファン待望の作品である。

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News Headlines - 02 May 2013

BBC News - Europe: a cautious rate cut

For the first time in 10 months the European Central Bank has cut its main interest rate, from 0.75% to 0.50%. It is now at an all-time low. Some had expected a larger cut, in response to growing anxiety in Europe over growth and unemployment.

Mayday Distress of Europe’s Anti-Austerity Left

A collective howl of protest and despair will resound through Europe's streets and squares on Wednesday at the annual May 1 rallies, which, in happier times, celebrate the dignity of human labor.

Fact-Finding in Syria | Foreign Affairs

The Obama administration is still looking for hard evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria. Although finding it is easier said than done, it is possible. The really important question is how the government will use evidence after it is collected.

Obama's visit to Mexico: a chance to be a better neighbour | guardian.co.uk

American strategic doctrine suggests that Mexico is of second-level importance to the United States. It ranks below Japan and Indonesia, Brazil and India, Egypt and Israel, and European powers including Britain, France, and Germany. This is a grave geopolitical miscalculation. With the exception of China, and perhaps Turkey, no country in the world matters as much to the United States as Mexico.

Pentagon Expects to Enlist Apple, Samsung Devices - WSJ.com

The U.S. Department of Defense expects in coming weeks to grant two separate security approvals for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, along with iPhones and iPads running Apple's latest operating system—moves that would boost the number of U.S. government agencies allowed to use those devices.

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CNN.co.jp : 決勝はドイツ勢対決に、バルサ完敗 サッカー欧州CL


ジョブズ氏の「無借金経営」を転換へ NHKニュース


米ヤフーのフランス版YouTube買収計画が頓挫 原因はフランス政府の介入との見方が有力

フランス版のユーチューブ(YouTube)とも言われるデイリーモーション(Dailymotion)を米ヤフーが買収するという計画が頓挫した、とフランスのル・モンド紙をはじめ複数の海外メディアが伝えている。 その理由は同国政府の介入にあったという。外国企業、とりわけ米企業からの投資を誘致し、国内産業を刺激したいと考えるオランド大統領率いる社会党政権にとっては、フランスのイメージを損ないかねない失態だと報じられている。

ドイツの自治体、ワームに感染した170台のPCを廃棄処分 駆除より安上がり? - ITmedia エンタープライズ

ドイツの自治体で市のコンピュータにConfickerワームの感染が広がり、市は駆除をあきらめて170台のPCを廃棄することを決めたという。米セキュリティ機関SANS Internet Storm Centerが5月1日のブログで伝えた。


先日、イタリア北東の街・ウディネで、東アジアの映画を紹介する映画祭「ファーイーストフォルムフェスティバル(http://www.fareastfilm.com)」が開催。会場では、今年で4回目となるコスプレコンテストが開かれ、『ルパン三世』の峰不二子や、『デスノート』のL(エル)、『ONE PIECE』のウソップなど日本でもお馴染みのキャラに扮した参加者が次々とステージに上がり、「キャラクター愛」を競いました。

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News Headlines - 01 May 2013

Mount Fuji Poised to Get World Heritage Status - ABC News

Japan's iconic Mount Fuji looks likely to win recognition as a World Heritage site. The Agency for Cultural Affairs issued a notice Wednesday saying Mount Fuji was recommended for World Heritage status by the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a body affiliated with UNESCO.

Sony bosses give up bonuses amid poor performance - Telegraph

Sony's chief executive and around 40 other top managers at the elecronics giant will to forgo their bonuses this year to apologise for poor performance at its electronics unit.

Russia's Putin restores Stalin-era labour award | Reuters

President Vladimir Putin likes to deny that he is taking Russia back to the USSR, but on Wednesday he dusted off another communist relic by restoring a labour medal introduced under Josef Stalin.

Boston bomber's friends charged with obstructing justice - Telegraph

Three friends of the surviving Boston marathon bomber were last night charged with disposing of his laptop computer and remnants of bomb-making equipment to hinder the FBI's inquiry.

World's smallest movie: IBM uses individual atoms to make record-breaking short film of boy kicking football - Science - The Independent

Film fans take note; Tom Cruise is no longer the world’s shortest movie star. That honour must now surely go to ‘boy’ – the star of a new film made by IBM researchers, which uses a small cluster of atomic particles to create a record-breaking stop-motion animation. It would take over 1000 frames of the animation to even span the width of a human hair, leading to ‘A Boy and his Atom’ being named the Guinness Book of Records’ ‘Smallest Ever Stop-Motion Film’.

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欧州市場、ひとまず評価 イタリア連立政権が発足  :日本経済新聞


ドイツ:金を回収へ 米と仏から674トン- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


緊縮財政のフランス、大統領府のワイン1200本を競売に | Reuters


Twitter広告がついにアメリカで一般公開―招待なしで誰でも利用できる | TechCrunch Japan


gumiがフランスへの進出を決めた本当の理由(わけ) - ファミ通App

『任侠道』や『騎士道』、『青春姫』などのソーシャルゲームで知られるgumiが、欧州初の拠点として、フランス・パリへ進出を決定した――という報道が流れたのは、2012年10月末のこと。 gumiのフランス進出に大きな役割を果たしたのが、対仏投資庁。フランスでは、古くから企業誘致に積極的に取り組んできたという歴史があるが、対仏投資庁は、フランスへの国際投資誘致や進出企業向け支援を担当している国の機関。2001年に設立以降、世界27ヵ国に在外事務所を設置し、フランスへの進出を考えている各国の企業をサポートしている。

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