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News Headlines - 31 January 2014

Syria vows no concessions as first round talks close | Arab News

Syria’s regime Friday vowed not to give any ground in peace talks with the opposition, as a first week of negotiations wrapped up with no concrete progress beyond a pledge to meet again.

Britain and France seal armed drone tie-up - Telegraph

The two leaders used their Brize Norton summit to firm up plans for UK defence giant BAE Systems and France’s Dassault to work together on a two-year £120m feasibility study into an unmanned combat air system, building on their recent work on future airborne fighter systems.

Switzerland, Europe’s leading exporter to Iran: report - Tehran Times

Switzerland was the leading exporter of goods to Iran among European countries in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, 2013, ISNA reported on Friday, citing the latest report released by the Iranian Customs Administration. Switzerland exported 2.6 million tons of goods to Iran, valued at $1.9 billion, in the 10-month period, ranking the sixth major exporter to Iran next to the United Arab Emirates, China, India, South Korea, and Turkey.

Amanda Knox conviction in Italy could spur lengthy extradition fight | Reuters

Italy's conviction of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate when the two were exchange students together could spur a drawn-out fight over extradition in the United States, where supporters contend she is the victim of a faulty foreign justice system.

BBC News - Japan inflation rises at fastest pace in over five years

Japan's consumer prices have risen at their fastest pace in more than five years, marking more progress in the country's battle against deflation. Data showed that core consumer prices, excluding fresh food, rose by 1.3% in December from a year earlier, which was higher than market forecasts.

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【東京五輪】大会成功の鍵は「招致成功の喜びを忘れること」 ロンドン組織委トップが講演 - MSN産経ニュース


オバマ大統領、春に訪日 TPPや尖閣問題など首脳会談:朝日新聞デジタル


東京新聞:独首相、米の盗聴批判 所信表明演説「同盟国に不信感」(TOKYO Web)


ドイツ:1月失業者は2万8000人減、予想以上の改善-回復期待 - Bloomberg


東京新聞:厳戒ソチ五輪 プーチン氏の「正念場」(TOKYO Web)


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News Headlines - 30 January 2014

Acid bath offers easy path to stem cells : Nature News & Comment

In 2006, Japanese researchers reported1 a technique for creating cells that have the embryonic ability to turn into almost any cell type in the mammalian body — the now-famous induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. In papers published this week in Nature2, 3, another Japanese team says that it has come up with a surprisingly simple method — exposure to stress, including a low pH — that can make cells that are even more malleable than iPS cells, and do it faster and more efficiently.

Nissan creates 3cyl engine with power of a V8 - Telegraph

Nissan has created one of the most powerful eco engines yet devised with its 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol making an astounding 400bhp.
The newly unveiled powerplant weighs just 40kg and will first see service paired to an electric motor in the radical Zeod RC racer at the Le Mans 24-hour race this year.

Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9bn - FT.com

Google has agreed to sell its Motorola Mobility division to Lenovo, marking a rapid retreat after less than two years in the handset business.
The deal values the business at $2.91bn in cash, stock and deferred payments, the companies said, and is set to leave Google with a stake of around 5 per cent in the Chinese hardware maker.

BBC News - Asian stocks tumble on Fed taper and currency fears

Asian markets have tumbled after the US central bank cut stimulus spending for a second month, and fears persisted over emerging market currency losses.
The Federal Reserve said it was scaling back its monthly bond-buying programme by another $10bn to $65bn (£39bn) due to the improved US economy.

Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket | The Guardian

A man will stand trial next month after being caught taking some tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from the dustbins behind a branch of Iceland.
It is expected Paul May, a freelance web designer, will argue that he was taking the food because he needed it to eat and does not consider he has done anything illegal or dishonest in removing food destined for landfill from a skip.

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「間違い」と言われ夜通し泣き、デート中も研究忘れず…常識破りの新型万能細胞を開発した小保方晴子さん - MSN産経ニュース


米 日本と情報収集活動の関係強化に期待 NHKニュース


独、再生エネ普及策を見直し 新設発電への優遇策縮小  :日本経済新聞


駐英大使 首相発言で英紙に寄稿 NHKニュース


各国五輪代表が出揃い、ソチ本番へ。フィギュア日本勢の全ライバル検証。 - Number Web : ナンバー


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News Headlines - 29 January 2014

Turkey raises rates to halt lira’s slide - FT.com

Turkey’s central bank’s moved aggressively on Tuesday to increase interest rates to tackle rising inflation and a sharp fall in the value of the lira.
Despite warnings from Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, that he would hold the central bank to account for any impact a rate rise would have on growth, the bank more than doubled the benchmark weekly repo rate from 4.5 per cent to 10 per cent and raised the top rate from 7.75 per cent to 12 per cent.

Syrian Refugees To Be Taken In By Britain

Britain is to take in some of the most vulnerable refugees from the Syrian civil war, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.
In a deal struck within Government, refuge will be provided for some of those most traumatised by the crisis, such as vulnerable women or children.

Reporter admits he tried to hack scores of celebrities - Telegraph

A News of the World reporter, who has admitted phone hacking, on Tuesday described how he systematically targeted scores of celebrities and public figures in a desperate search for exclusive stories... Among those he targeted was entertainer Cilla Black, actresses Jenny Seagrove and Amanda Burton, actors Rhys Ifans and Robbie Coltrane and singer James Blunt.

Rovio denies sharing Angry Birds user data with NSA, GCHQ | MCV

Rovio has denied the report that its popular mobile franchise Angry Birds was utilized as a tool by government spy agencies, including the US National Security Agency and UK's Government Communications Headquarters.

UK government plans switch to open source from Microsoft Office suite | Technology | theguardian.com

Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft.
Some £200m has been spent by the public sector on the computer giant's Office suite alone since 2010.

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JPモルガン、ロンドン本部ビルから技術系男性行員が転落死 - Bloomberg

米銀JPモルガン ・チェースのテクノロジーオペレーション担当のバイスプレジデント、ガブリエル・マギー氏が同行のロンドン本部のビルから転落し、死亡した。同行が28日明らかにした。……建築物データ会社のエンポリスによれば、このビルは築11年で33階建て。2008年に破綻したリーマン・ブラザーズ・ホールディングスがかつて欧州本部を構えていた。警察は不審な点があるとはみておらず逮捕者も出ていない。

ドイツ銀元幹部のブルックシュミット氏が死去、自宅で縊死か - Bloomberg


米住宅価格指数が上昇 バブルの懸念も NHKニュース


日中 ドイツで靖国参拝巡って論争 NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 28 January 2014

New figures to show strong growth in UK economy - Mirror Online

New figures out later today are expected to show Britain's economy is growing at its fastest rate since 2007. Data released by the Office for National Statistics are due to show a fourth quarter in a row of economic growth. Gross domestic product is thought to have slowed a little to 0.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in the last three months of last year, compared with 0.8 percent in the third quarter. But this would mean 1.9% growth overall for 2013 compared to just 0.3% in 2012.

Apple shares plunge as sales disappoint - Telegraph

Strong demand for iPhones and iPads helped push Apple sales to a record $57.6bn, but the company saw its value slump $40bn as investors remain concerned its growth may be losing steam. The Californian technology giant sold 51m iPhones in the three months to the end of December, more than 3m more than the same period the previous year and a new high for the company.

Ukraine crisis: Prime Minister Azarov offers to resign - FT.com

Ukraine’s prime minister, Mykola Azarov, tendered his resignation on Tuesday morning, the latest bid by the administration of President Viktor Yanukovich to defuse an escalating two-month stand-off with anti-government protesters

Report claims N. Korea executed relatives of purged uncle

After executing his powerful uncle last month, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un took his purge to an extreme degree by putting to death almost all the uncle's direct relatives, including children, said an unconfirmed report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

BBC News - Japan reports record annual trade deficit

Its deficit rose to 11.5 trillion yen ($112bn; £68bn) in 2013 - a 65% jump from a year ago. Japan has seen its energy imports rise in recent years after it shut all of its nuclear reactors in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake in 2011. But it is having to pay more for those imports after a series of aggressive policy moves weakened the yen sharply.

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ドイツ大連立、発足1カ月 安全運転に徹する保守陣営  :日本経済新聞


ドイツの経済成長、1-3月期に加速する=連銀月報 - WSJ.com

ドイツ連邦銀行(中央銀行)は27日、経済成長が1-3月期に加速するとの予測を明らかにした。 ドイツ連銀はこの日公表した月報の中で「全体の経済成長率が一段と上昇するのは2014年1-3月期だ」と述べた。 こうした楽観的見通しは、自動車業界などでの受注の堅調な伸びと一致しているという。


ドイツのミュンヘンにあるPro Aurum本部ビルで世界最大のカンガルー金貨が展示された。世界一大きいこの金貨はオーストラリアで製造され、その価値は3000万ユーロに上る。金貨の直径は80センチで、重さは約1トン。カンガルー金貨の表面にはイギリスの女王エリザベス2世の肖像、裏面にはカンガルーがレリーフされている。

[FT]死に体オバマ氏、ヒラリー氏の先行きにも暗雲  :日本経済新聞


日本の「子ども映画祭」が海外進出!ドイツ人声優が「母をたずねて三千里」など生吹き替え - シネマトゥデイ

日本最大の子どもたちの世界映画祭「キンダー・フィルム・フェスティバル」が、第64回ベルリン国際映画祭中に在ドイツ日本国大使館で開催されることが決まった。東京・ベルリン交流20周年という記念の年に、日本が世界に誇る文化“アニメーション”をドイツの地で上映する……「TOKYO Kinder Film Festival in Berlin」は現地時間2月9日、在ドイツ日本国大使館内で開催第64回ベルリン国際映画祭は2月6日から16日まで開催

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News Headlines - 27 January 2014

French President Separates From Partner Amid Turmoil Over Economic Policies

French President François Hollande's decision to publicly announce the end of his relationship with longtime girlfriend Valérie Trierweiler has capped two weeks of intense speculation about his private life ahead of key international commitments, including a state visit to the U.S.

Cameron pleads for patience on the recovery - FT.com

David Cameron has urged Britons to be “patient” as they wait for the benefits of the economic recovery to come through, insisting that growth is returning but that more needs to be done to promote exports and growth outside London and the southeast.

BBC News - Japan reports record annual trade deficit

Japan has reported a record annual trade deficit after the weak yen pushed up the cost of energy imports.
Its deficit rose to 11.5 trillion yen ($112bn; £68bn) in 2013 - a 65% jump from a year ago.
Japan has seen its energy imports rise in recent years after it shut all of its nuclear reactors in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake in 2011.

BBC News - Japan food pesticide scare: Factory worker arrested

Japanese police have arrested a factory worker at a plant that produced food laced with pesticide, which led to hundreds of people being poisoned.
More than six million packages of frozen food were recalled.

BBC News - China court sentences Xu Zhiyong to four years in jail

A Chinese court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison.
Xu, who campaigned for children's rights and against corruption, was convicted of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order". Several other activists from a transparency movement are facing similar charges.

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ユーロ圏にデフレリスクとIMF専務理事、ECB総裁「対応の用意」 | Reuters


オバマ米大統領の一般教書演説、民主党への支持訴えへ | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 米軍、ソマリアで空爆を実施 標的は武装組織幹部




本田が決勝点アシスト | Reuters


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News Headlines - 26 January 2014

BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych 'concessions' fail to end unrest

Violence has continued in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, after President Viktor Yanukovych promised to make concessions to try to end the country's crisis.
As dawn broke on Saturday, fires still burned in the city centre. Overnight, protesters threw rocks and petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas.

BBC News - Thailand protesters block early election vote

Protesters in Thailand have surrounded polling stations, blocking early voting ahead of next week's general election, officials say.
One of their leaders has been shot dead during a clash with government supporters just outside the capital, Bangkok. Advance voting has reportedly been cancelled in a number of locations.

Heinrich Himmler's private letters found in Tel Aviv bank vault | Haaretz

So how did Heinrich Himmler’s personal letters end up in a Tel Aviv bank vault, and why have they only come to light 69 years after the SS chief committed suicide at the end of World War II?
German newspaper Die Welt has reported that 700 letters written by Himmler ended up in a Tel Aviv bank vault. The paper plans to publish some of them in the coming weeks.

BBC News - E-cigarettes to be stubbed out for under-18s

Under-18s in England are to be banned from buying electronic cigarettes, the government has announced.
Experts say it is not yet known what harm the tobacco-free devices could inflict and that their contents could be damaging young people's health.

GM crops containing fish oil nutrients could be grown in UK within months - Telegraph

Genetically modified crops rich in fish oil nutrients could be grown in Britain for the first time within just three months after scientists applied to carry out field trials.
The researchers hope to produce the world’s first sustainable plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, normally found in oily fish, by “cutting and pasting” genes taken from marine algae.

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エジプト各地で反政府デモ隊と警察が衝突 少なくとも29人死亡


英国製「軽」スポーツカー今春、日本に上陸 熱烈なモーターファンに性能面でも衝撃 : J-CASTニュース


フェラーリ、新車『F14 T』を発表 - AUTOSPORT web(オートスポーツweb)

 今シーズン、ダブルワールドチャンピオンのフェルナンド・アロンソと跳ね馬最後のドライバーズチャンピオン(2007年)として復帰したキミ・ライコネンというグリッド最強のコンビがドライブする期待のマシンは、ファンの投票によって『F14 T』と名付けられた。

THEATER|ヨーロッパを魅了した人形浄瑠璃が凱旋! 杉本博司演出による『杉本文楽 曾根崎心中付り観音廻り』 | Web Magazine OPENERS

現代美術家、建築家であり、古美術コレクターとして日本の古典文化にも深い造詣をもつ杉本博司が構成、演出、美術などを手がけ、2011年に神奈川芸術劇場で初演された『杉本文楽 曾根崎心中付り観音廻り』。2013年9月から10月にかけてマドリード、ローマ、パリを巡り、連日満席のなか、注目を集めた文楽の凱旋公演が東京と大阪でおこなわれる。

岡崎がW杯イヤー初陣ゴール!!古巣相手の2戦連発弾で今季通算9得点に | ゲキサカ[講談社]


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News Headlines - 25 January 2014

Syrian government and opposition meet in presence of mediator | Reuters

Syrian government and opposition delegations met briefly in the presence of international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi at the United Nations on Saturday, their first session of talks aimed at launching political negotiations to end Syria's civil war.

BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Peaceful negotiations 'futile'

Efforts to resolve Ukraine's unrest in the capital Kiev by peaceful means are "futile", the interior ministry says.
Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko said negotiations with the protesters had failed. He blamed "radical groups" for the unrest, adding protesters had arms.

Three years on from the protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, Egypt risks sliding back into repression - The Independent

On 25 January 2011, Egypt saw the start of the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak and supposedly ended six decades of military rule. Three years on, however, there is not much to celebrate. Indeed, after the multiple explosions that rocked Cairo yesterday, less than a week after a referendum on yet another constitution billed as yet another new dawn, the promise of democracy looks further away than ever.

French President Hollande to separate from partner - report | Reuters

French President Francois Hollande is expected to announce his separation from partner Valerie Trierweiler on Saturday following a media storm over allegations he is having an affair with an actress, according to the Journal du Dimanche.
First lady Trierweiler, 48, Hollande's partner since 2006, plans to travel to India on Sunday for a charity trip and the president wants to settle the issue of their future before her departure, the newspaper said.

Pound Rises to 2 1/2-Year High on Carney Vow to Hold Down Rates - Bloomberg

The pound strengthened to a 2 1/2-year high versus the dollar as jobless data that beat analyst expectations prompted the Bank of England governor to pledged keep down interest rates to support the recovery.

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ソチ五輪チケット売れ行き7割 テロや煩雑な手続き響く:朝日新聞デジタル


【岐路に立つ米国】シェール革命で存在感低下「オバマ目玉策」バイオ燃料奨励グラリ - MSN産経ニュース


日銀 ドル資金供給を終了へ NHKニュース


ドイツ・フランクフルト、2月02日、ゲーテ大学の解体作業に伴う交通規制情報 | トラベルビジョン

 作業期間中は、ゲーテ大学のある「ボッケンハイマー・ヴァルテ」(Bockenheimer Warte)地域が立入禁止区域となります。また、道路閉鎖と公共交通機関(地下鉄)の運行規制も行われます。

ユーロ2016の予選ポット分け決定…スペイン、ドイツらがシード – サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 24 January 2014

BBC News - Croatia ex-spy Josip Perkovic extradited to Germany

Croatia's former spy chief, Josip Perkovic, has been extradited to Germany on suspicion of masterminding the murder of a Yugoslav dissident.
He was handed over to the German authorities at Zagreb airport and flown to Munich, reported Croatian state TV.

Associated Press demands halt to sale of painting by George Zimmerman | theguardian.com

The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings, because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo.
Zimmerman's painting depicts Jacksonville-based prosecutor Angela Corey holding her thumb and fingers together. An apparently made-up quote added to the piece reads: "I have this much respect for the American judicial system."

Judge orders hospital to cut life support from brain-dead pregnant woman | theguardian.com

A judge has ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman who was being kept on a respirator against her family's wishes.
RH Wallace, a district judge in Fort Worth, ruled in the case of Marlise Munoz that the John Peter Smith hospital misapplied a Texas statute that makes it illegal to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from pregnant women. "Mrs Munoz is dead," he declared.

BBC News - Pair jailed over abusive tweets to feminist campaigner

Two people have been jailed for sending abusive messages on Twitter to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.
Isabella Sorley, 23, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and John Nimmo, 25, of South Shields, was jailed for eight weeks.
They had pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to improper use of a communications network.

Video: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets stuck in a lift - Telegraph

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford lived up his reputation for surprises on Thursday when he got stuck in a hotel lift for nearly an hour while a room full of the city's business elite waited impatiently for him to deliver a speech.
The mishap, which delayed his arrival at an £48-a-plate business lunch, comes just two days after a video emerged showing Ford ranting, putting on a Jamaican accent, and using profanities to describe Toronto's police chief. On Tuesday, Ford admitted he had consumed alcohol when the video was shot on Monday night, despite his pledge late last year to quit drinking.

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「日中は大戦前の…」発言報道、首相真意説明へ : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


CNN.co.jp : 1978年の現金強奪で犯罪組織メンバー訴追、映画のモデルにも


CNN.co.jp : 昨年の危険なパスワード首位は「123456」 企業調査


日露関係重視示す狙い…首相、ソチ開会式出席へ : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


CNN.co.jp : 今季不調のマンU、収入ランクでも後退 上位3位内逃す


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News Headlines - 23 January 2014

BBC News - Ukraine protests spread beyond Kiev amid crisis talks

Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev, as President Viktor Yanukovych held crisis talks with three key opposition leaders.
Protesters stormed the governor's offices in Lviv, and there were rallies in at least five more western cities.

South Sudan ceasefire deal signed | World news | The Guardian

South Sudanese officials and rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement , hailed as the first step towards ending an ethnically charged conflict that has killed thousands of people.
The deal was struck in neighbouring Ethiopia by representatives of President Salva Kiir and delegates loyal to sacked vice-president turned rebel leader Riek Machar. It was greeted by cheers from regional mediators and diplomats, and was welcomed in Washington.

Man Charged in Lufthansa Heist Depicted in ‘Goodfellas’ - Bloomberg

Five alleged members of a New York crime family were indicted with a decades-long robbery and extortion conspiracy, including a 78-year-old man charged in connection with the 1978 Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport recounted in the film “Goodfellas.”

Japan's recovery at risk of stalling on 'premature' tax rise fears Nobel economist Stiglitz - Telegraph

Japan's bold drive to end almost two decades of deflation and economic decline is in danger of stalling this year as the country raises consumption tax before recovery is secure, Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz has warned.

UK conker trees under threat from alien invading moths as scientists say Britain’s wasps are losing the insect war - The Independent

The UK’s conker trees are under threat because native insects are losing the war against an alien invader.
In less than three decades the horse chestnut leaf-mining moth, Cameraria ohridella, has spread from Greece to almost the whole of Europe, arriving on these shores around 10 years ago.

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米無人偵察機 三沢配備を通知 NHKニュース


2013年5月のアメリカ空軍F-15C墜落事故 制御システムの故障が原因 | FlyTeam ニュース


ロシアの有名政治家 オバマ大統領に「できるだけ早く妻から逃れるよう」呼びかける: The Voice of Russia


ソチ五輪:ハンガリー選手団に脅迫状 ドイツなどにも - 毎日新聞


朝日新聞デジタル:裁判官、バルサ会長に対する告発状を受理 - スペイン・リーガエスパニョーラ


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News Headlines - 22 January 2014

UK unemployment rate falls to 7.1 per cent - FT.com

The unemployment rate in the UK has fallen sharply to 7.1 per cent of the workforce, taking it close to the target under the Bank of England’s much-criticised forward guidance policy.

Bank of England seeks to ease rate hike fears as pound soars - The Independent

City traders sent the pound soaring following a shock fall in unemployment and the first explicit signal from the Bank of England on how it would handle a hike in interest rates.
The fall in unemployment to 7.1% in the quarter to November brings it to the brink of the Bank’s 7% threshold for considering rate hikes under the forward guidance regime introduced only last summer.

Stan Collymore calls for Twitter action over racist abuse - Telegraph

Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused of Twitter of putting profits before social responsibility by "not doing enough" to combat abusive tweets after he was targeted by internet trolls.
Police confirmed they are investigating a series of offensive messages directed at the ex-England striker, which were sent after he suggested Liverpool striker Luis Suarez cheated by diving during last Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Syria: Horror photos 'prove President Bashar al-Assad tortured his victims' - Mirror Online

A sickening dossier of 55,000 Syrian “war-crime” photographs have emerged, boosting pressure on despot President Bashar al-Assad over regime atrocities. Horrific images of emaciated corpses, strangle wounds, cuts, bruising and signs of electrocution and corpses with no eyes reveal evidence of the torture and murder of 11,00 prisoners.

Gunmen shoot leading Thai government loyalist - FT.com

Gunmen shot and wounded a leading Thai government loyalist on Wednesday, further stoking the country’s political crisis as a state of emergency came into force in Bangkok.

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CNN.co.jp : タイ政府、バンコクに非常事態宣言


オバマ大統領のNSA改革案、米世論調査の7割が不信感:AFPBB News

米国の最新の世論調査で、バラク・オバマ(Barack Obama)大統領が前週発表した米国家安全保障局(National Security Agency、NSA)による監視プログラムの改革案について、個人のプライバシー保護が改善されるとは思わないと答えた回答者が7割に上り、米当局の監視活動に対する国民の不信感の高まりを反映する結果となった。

ニュース - ドイツで約1600万人分のアカウント情報流出---海外メディアの報道:ITpro


約100年続くロンドン金価格設定、銀行が見直し検討-関係者 - Bloomberg


首相、スイス到着…ダボス会議で基調講演へ : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


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News Headlines - 21 January 2014

Japan Defends Dolphin Hunt After Criticism From U.S. Ambassador - NYTimes.com

The Japanese government Monday defended the practice of dolphin hunting off its coastline, taking issue with the new American ambassador, Caroline Kennedy, who pointedly criticized its “inhumaneness” in a recent Twitter post.
Ms. Kennedy objected to a form of fishing called “drive hunt” killing, in which dolphins are herded together by boats into an area they cannot escape, resulting in the capture of scores, if not hundreds, of dolphins. Critics have called the practice inhumane for the sheer number of dolphins killed and the threat it poses to the animal’s populations.

'Mr Blair, this is a citizen's arrest': Shoreditch restaurant employee confronts Tony Blair in the middle of dinner - London Evening Standard

Tony Blair was targeted in an attempted citizen's arrest last week as he dined with family and friends in a London restaurant.
The former Prime Minister was reportedly confronted by a staff member who accused him of being a war criminal as he ate at the Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch on Friday evening.

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world | Business | theguardian.com

The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.

Brains of elderly slow because they know so much - Telegraph

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.
Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.

Britain's first wild beaver for 500 YEARS is recorded gnawing a tree

These amazing night vision photos show Britain’s first wild beaver for 500 years in action gnawing on a tree – beside the River OTTER.
The rare sight was captured on an infrared camera as the beaver – native to North America – sank his teeth into a trunk, possibly for a dam.
The remarkable sequence of images were shot by a retired scientist after a string of sightings around Ottery St Mary, near Exeter, Devon.

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【首相靖国参拝】「軍国主義復活のレッテル貼り」 駐ドイツ大使、中国側の独紙寄稿に反論 - MSN産経ニュース


独金融規制当局、ドイツ銀行ロンドンオフィスに担当者派遣へ=関係筋 | Reuters


ドイツ自動車連盟、会員の人気投票で票数を水増し:AFPBB News


コスモ石油、スペイン大手と提携 石油ガス開発事業 - MSN産経ニュース


ラルフ ローレンがソチ五輪アメリカ公式ウェアを制作 | ファッションプレス

2014年2月7日(日本時間2月8日)に開幕するソチ冬季オリンピック。そのソチ五輪アメリカ公式ウェアを、アメリカを代表するブランド「ラルフ ローレン(Ralph Lauren)」が手掛けた。

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News Headlines - 20 January 2014

BBC News - UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted.
Mr Ban said he had received assurances that Iran would play a positive role in securing a transitional government.

Militant group claims responsibility for Volgograd attack - FT.com

An Islamic militant group in the North Caucasus has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in the southern Russian city of Volgograd last month and threatened to attack the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

BBC News - China-Japan poisoned dumplings: Chinese man jailed

A Chinese man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning dumplings that made 10 people ill in Japan, Japanese and Chinese media say.

BBC News - Credit card details on 20 million South Koreans stolen

Credit card details from almost half of all South Koreans have been stolen and sold to marketing firms.
The data was stolen by a computer contractor working for a company called the Korea Credit Bureau that produces credit scores.

Nintendo shares slump after profit warning | theguardian.com

Nintendo shares fell by as much as 18% in Japan as investors responded to a profit warning from the gaming giant.
On Friday, Nintendo said it would suffer a \35bn (£200m) operating loss for the current financial year, compared with an earlier forecast of a \100bn operating profit.

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スペイン:11月の不良債権比率13.1%、過去最悪を更新-中銀 - Bloomberg

スペイン銀行(中央銀行)が17日にウェブサイトで発表したところによれば、不良債権比率 は13.1%と、10月の13%から上昇。前年同月は11.4%だった。金額ベースでも1925億ユーロ(約27兆3400億円)と、約15億ユーロ拡大した。全体の融資額は8カ月ぶりに増えた。

駐韓米大使、知日派のリッパート氏起用検討 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


英・ウィリアム王子 ケンブリッジ大に入学 | 日テレNEWS24


「五輪と一体、ロンドン参考」 パラリンピック委副会長:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 19 January 2014

Olympics Security Worries U.S. Officials - NYTimes.com

Tensions rose Sunday over security preparations ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as several congressional leaders expressed concern about Russia’s willingness to share information about terrorist threats, while President Vladimir V. Putin asserted that he would “do whatever it takes” to protect the thousands of visitors arriving soon for the Games.

Bangkok Protests Hit by Two Explosions - NYTimes.com

More than two dozen people were injured in twin explosions at an antigovernment demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday, a further escalation of violence in Thailand’s protracted political crisis.

Obama placates Germany over NSA | DW.DE | 18.01.2014

President Barack Obama has told Germany's ZDF public television that US intelligence services will continue to spy on foreign governments, but he would not let such work damage relations with Germany.

Violence-hit CAR Shortlists 8 for President

Central African Republic lawmakers shortlisted eight candidates, including two sons of former presidents, on Sunday to become interim leader and pull the country out of months of turmoil and factional killings.

Culture of secrecy blamed for BBC's failure to stop Jimmy Savile's crimes | The Guardian

Senior BBC figures are facing calls to reform the corporation's "culture of secrecy", as an internal inquiry is expected to reveal Jimmy Savile sexually abused up to 1,000 children while working for the corporation.

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靖国参拝、米「失望」表明の舞台裏(真相深層)  :日本経済新聞

「原案に『disappointed』(失望)という文言はなかった」。米政府関係者はこう打ち明ける。米外交を左右する声明を国務省が単独で決めることはない。最終権限はホワイトハウスが握る。国務省案になかった「disappointed」は、ホワイトハウス内での最終調整でつけ加えられた。 主導したのは、バイデン米副大統領。バイデン氏には、日本政府に「失望」せざるを得ない理由があった。

NSC局長、異例の厚遇 米主要閣僚と相次ぎ会談 - MSN産経ニュース


「米・情報収集活動、オバマ大統領「内向き」改善策を発表」 News i

国家安全保障局=NSAが行っている通信傍受の妥当性と必要性を強調しました。この後発表された改善策は、アメリカ国内で集められた携帯電話の通信情報、いわゆるメタデータは、新たな第三者機関が保管しアクセスを制限するほか、情報収集の範囲を縮小するなどの改善策を発表しました。 しかし、諸外国から批判が高まっている外国人を狙った情報収集については、「人権などに配慮する」と述べるにとどまり、要人の携帯盗聴についても、「友好国の首脳に対しては行わない」と述べただけで、具体的にどう改善するのかは全く触れませんでした。

米国務副長官、次官補が共に中日訪問へ - 中国国際放送局


ケネディ駐日大使「米国はイルカ追い込み漁に反対」とツイート  MBSニュース

ケネディ駐日大使は17日午後、ツイッターへの投稿で「イルカが殺される追い込み漁の非人道性について深く懸念しています」との考えを示しました。 その上で、「米国政府は、イルカの追い込み漁に反対します」と述べています。

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News Headlines - 18 January 2014

BBC News - Winter Olympics: Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warned them against spreading "gay propaganda".

Fears of Deutsche Bank profit warning - FT.com

Deutsche Bank is set to issue a profit warning as early as Monday after earnings for the fourth quarter were worse than expected, adding to the woes of Germany’s largest lender.
The bank is expected to issue the warning in the next few days ahead of its fourth-quarter results on January 29. A spokesman for Deutsche Bank declined to comment.

Yahoo loses second top chief in a week - FT.com

Yahoo has lost its editor-in-chief, amid reports that he had fallen out with chief executive Marissa Mayer, in the same week as its chief operating officer departed.
Jai Singh, who joined the internet company from the Huffington Post in 2011, has left the company, Yahoo confirmed. Mr Singh previously helped create and run CNET networks, a technology news site.

How Japan stood up to old age - FT.com

Twenty-five per cent of Japanese are over 65. But not only do they live longer, they work longer, stay healthier, care for their elderly better – and have found ways to pay for it

BBC Sport - Chelsea v Man Utd: What if United had chosen Jose Mourinho?

When Manchester United were plotting the line of succession to Sir Alex Ferguson, it was the Scot himself who had the casting vote.

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CNN.co.jp : ロシア・ダゲスタンで車爆弾、負傷者 五輪開催のソチ近く


CNN.co.jp : アルゼンチン大統領、1カ月姿見せず 健康不安説も


CNN.co.jp : 市長の食べ方は不適切? NYの「ピザゲート」事件




まるで「フライパンの上」 全豪OP暑さで異例の中断


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News Headlines - 17 January 2014

NSA 'harvested around 200m text messages a day' - Telegraph

New Snowden leak reveals US spy agency gathered millions of text messages globally each day, with GCHQ also reported to have used NSA database to monitor British communications

Obama to Call for Overhaul of N.S.A.’s Phone Data Collection Program - NYTimes.com

President Obama will require intelligence agencies to obtain permission from a secret court before tapping into a vast trove of telephone data, but he will leave the data in the hands of the government for now, an administration official said.

BBC News - Japan WW2 soldier who refused to surrender Hiroo Onoda dies

A Japanese soldier who refused to surrender after World War Two ended and spent 29 years in the jungle has died aged 91 in Tokyo.
Hiroo Onoda remained in the jungle on Lubang Island near Luzon, in the Philippines, until 1974 because he did not believe that the war had ended.
He was finally persuaded to emerge after his ageing former commanding officer was flown in to see him.

BBC News - Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.
It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a "miniaturised" glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material.

CBBC Newsround - The Olympic Park in Sochi from the sky

In just 22 days the Sochi 2014 Olympics Winter Games will begin. The Olympic Park in Russia will be buzzing with athletes from all over the world, who will go head to head to win Gold. All eyes in the sporting world will be focussed here. This is the place where dreams will become reality! An aerial view from a helicopter shows the Fisht Olympic Stadium, the Shayba Arena, the Bolshoy Ice Dome, the Ice Cube Curling centre, the Adler Arena and the Iceberg Skating Palace.

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米NSA、携帯メッセージを大量収集か 英紙報道  :日本経済新聞


[FT]銀行やコンサル、若手を破壊する長時間労働  :日本経済新聞


ロンドンタクシー、18年から電気自動車を義務化  :日本経済新聞




13年のフランス財政赤字、749億ユーロ―見通し上回る - WSJ.com


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News Headlines - 16 January 2014

Stewart and Natasha Sutherland: Couple face jail for taking children on term-time trip | Metro News

A couple who took their children out of school for their first family holiday in five years risk being jailed for refusing to pay fines imposed under a new law.
Stewart and Natasha Sutherland will appear in court after they took their three children to the Greek island of Rhodes during term time.
Under laws which came into effect on September 1, they were fined £360, but were unwilling to pay and the penalty doubled to £720.

BBC News - Philippines web abuse ring smashed in UK-led operation

A paedophile ring that streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet has been broken up after an operation by UK police and their counterparts in Australia and the US.
The National Crime Agency says 17 Britons have been arrested in Operation Endeavour, which spanned 14 countries.

Japan machinery orders hit five-year high - FT.com

Japanese companies are gearing up for significant new investments in domestic factories, distribution networks and other infrastructure this year, government data suggested on Thursday, in a shift that would bolster the country’s Abenomics-driven expansion.
Orders of new machinery by businesses, considered a leading indicator of overall capital investment, surged to a five-year high in November, rising 9.3 per cent to Y882.6bn. The year-on-year increase, which handily beat analysts’ expectations, was the second in two months and the fifth biggest on record.

BBC News - Rates of gout in UK 'soaring'

The prevalence of gout - traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - is soaring in the UK, according to a study.
One in 40 people in the UK is affected, according to analysis of 15 years of results, in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal.

BBC News - Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

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米当局、シティ 英オフィスに調査官派遣 外為不正操作疑惑めぐり=関係筋 | Reuters

米連邦準備理事会(FRB)と米通貨監督庁(OCC)が外国為替市場の不正操作疑惑に関する国際的な調査の一環として、シティグループ の英国オフィスに調査官を派遣していることが15日、関係筋の話で分かった。

農薬の効かない雑草「スーパーウィード」、米国で大繁殖:AFPBB News


韓国元大統領「最大脅威は日米」…07年に発言 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


「健康な食事」世界1位はオランダ、日本は21位=調査 | Reuters


映画史上最も人を殺した俳優トップ25 日本の意外な俳優もランクイン - 映画.com


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News Headlines - 15 January 2014

French President François Hollande rebuffs media on alleged affair with Julie Gayet: 'These are painful moments, but private matters should be dealt with privately' - The Independent

Two François Hollandes appeared before the world’s press today. One of them, the statesman and would-be saviour of France, refused to comment on the nocturnal escapades of the private man.
He was allowed to get away with it, more or less, by the 600 journalists packed into the glittering Chambre de Fêtes of the Elysee Palace. It is difficult to imagine the leader of any other democratic country escaping so lightly.

George Osborne warns the EU to 'reform or decline' - Channel 4 News

The chancellor will tell a conference on EU reform that the biggest economic risk to the European Union is "failure to reform or renegotiate".
He will also reiterate Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge that the renegotiated terms of Britain's membership to the EU will be put to the British public in an in/out referendum if the Conservatives return to power at the next general election.

Ed Miliband to switch focus from cost of living to banking reform | Politics | theguardian.com

Proposals to cap the size of banks and introduce greater banking competition are set to be a central feature of a major speech by Ed Miliband on Friday as the Labour leader moves on from the cost-of-living agenda he set at the last Labour conference.
Labour will try to lay the ground for the new policy agenda later on Wednesday by calling a Commons vote demanding the government cap the size of bankers' bonuses in state-owned RBS, saying it is a national embarrassment that it has been left to the European Union to try to cap British bankers' bonuses. Critics said Labour is uniquely trying to hobble RBS.

BBC News - Boeing 787 aircraft grounded after battery problem in Japan

Japan Airlines has grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery.
The problem was discovered during routine maintenance, and is a reminder of the battery faults that grounded all 787s for three months last year. The airline said engineers noticed smoke, and then warning lights flashed signalling a battery fault.

Japan self-defense ship, fishing boat collide; two in critical condition | Reuters

A Japanese Self-Defence Force ship and a leisure fishing boat collided off the coast of Hiroshima in western Japan, leaving two of the fishing boat's crew in critical condition, the country's defence minister said on Wednesday.
The fishing boat, with four crew, capsized after the collision with the vessel "Osumi" at around 8 a.m. (2300 GMT). The cause of the collision is still being investigated, the Japanese Coast Guard said.

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ローマで日本人すり「忍者」逮捕 地下鉄で犯行繰り返す - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)
世界の投資銀、首位はUBS 2位はドイツ銀、JPモルガン選出 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)
ドイツの太陽光発電、新設半減 日米中台頭で首位陥落へ  :日本経済新聞
FIFA女子年間最優秀選手はドイツ代表GK - Goal.com
13日にスイスのチューリッヒでFIFAバロンドール授賞式が行われ、2013年のFIFA女子年間最優秀選手にはドイツ女子代表GKナディネ・アンゲラーが輝いた。また女子年間最優秀監督には、同代表チームのジルビア・ナイト監督が選出されている。 ドイツ代表は昨夏に、UEFA欧州女子選手権6連覇を達成。

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News Headlines - 14 January 2014

Japan's Koizumi backs fellow ex-PM in opposing nuclear power | Reuters

Two former Japanese prime ministers challenged incumbent Shinzo Abe's pro-nuclear power policy on Tuesday, with charismatic Junichiro Koizumi backing ex-premier Morihiro Hosokawa's bid to become Tokyo governor on a platform opposing atomic energy.

BBC News - Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal

Japanese family-owned drinks firm Suntory is to buy the US beverage group Beam Inc, the company behind the Jim Bean bourbon brand.
Under the deal, worth $16bn (£9.7bn) in all, Suntory will pay $13.6bn in cash and take on Beam's debt. It will make Suntory the world's third largest maker of distilled drinks.

HS2 bosses under fire over 'unforgivable' letters | The Guardian

Transport chiefs are under fire after more than 15,000 households were sent a "misleading" letter suggesting their properties were at risk of being bulldozed to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail line.

BBC News - Atheist Afghan granted religious asylum in UK

An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons - because he is an atheist.
The man fled to the UK from a conflict involving his family in Afghanistan in 2007, aged 16, and was allowed to stay in the UK until 2013.
He was brought up a Muslim, but during his time in the UK became an atheist, his legal team said.

Egyptians Vote on New Constitution in Key Referendum - NYTimes.com

Egyptians began voting on Tuesday in a two-day referendum on a revised constitution which the country’s top military officer has cast as a potential precursor to a bid for the presidency.
Tens of thousands of soldiers and police officers were deployed to shield the vote from protest by opponents or disruption by militants. Just before polling started, an explosion occurred outside a courthouse in the teeming neighborhood of Imbaba, damaging the building but causing no casualties, witnesses said.

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監督解任説浮上のミラン、後任は元イタリア代表FWインザーギか – サッカーキング




イタリア債利回りが8カ月ぶり低水準に迫る、好調な入札受け | Reuters


“投資会社”ソフトバンク、なぜ負債膨張でも株価好調?携帯世界2位へ加速するアクセル | ビジネスジャーナル


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News Headlines - 13 January 2014

Bangkok shutdown affects two million people - DNA

The "Bangkok shutdown" led by anti-government protestors has affected more than two million people in the Thailand capital.
As many as 680,000 residents living in and around the rally sites were affected, besides 440,000 students and 1.2 million people working in the area, Xinhua cited media reports as saying. The shutdown has also affected 4.8 million transport trips.

Ariel Sharon's memorial service begins in Jerusalem - Telegraph

A state memorial for the late Israeli premier Ariel Sharon has begun at the parliament in Jerusalem, in the presence of Israeli and foreign dignitaries.
The ceremony, which was being held in the plaza outside the Knesset, began with the singing of a traditional Jewish memorial prayer, with a funeral to take place later in the day at Sharon's ranch in southern Israel.

Hollande Partner in Hospital After Disclosure of Alleged Affair - Bloomberg

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler remained in the hospital where she was admitted two days ago after a magazine said President Francois Hollande was allegedly having an affair with actress Julie Gayet.
Trierweiler was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 10 for “rest and for some tests,” and was due to be released today, Le Parisien reported. Her office declined to say when she may be discharged.

UPDATE 2-Brent falls below $107 on Iran nuclear deal | Reuters

Brent crude fell below $107 a barrel on Monday after six nations struck a fresh six-month deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programme and U.S. President Barack Obama urged Congress not to impose additional sanctions on the country.
Crude oil prices trended lower following gains on Friday after weaker-than-forecast U.S. non farm payrolls suggested the Federal Reserve may slow tapering its bond-buying stimulus.

NewsWires : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government rose to more than 60 percent in opinion polls, although voters were divided on his December visit to a Tokyo shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism.
The support rose 7 percentage points from last month to 62 percent in a poll by the Yomiuri newspaper, while backing for the main opposition Democratic Party fell 2 points to 4 percent and was dwarfed by the 40 percent who backed Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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「バス停で充電、英で電気路線バス運行」 News i


イギリスでのiPhoneのシェアは依然として低く、Windows Phoneも台頭 - ライブドアニュース

イギリスでの2013年11月のiPhoneのマーケットシェアは1年前の2012年11月と比較して5%以上ダウンしている……iPhoneのシェアがダウンしているのはAndroid、Windows Phoneが急速にシェアを伸ばしているだけでなく、一昨年のiPhone 5に比べてiPhone 5sとiPhone 5cが限られたユーザーからしか支持されていないことにも起因している

ロンドンで益子焼出展 国際見本市に2回目 - MSN産経ニュース


トーガ、ロンドン・ファッションウィークに初参加 | Fashionsnap.com

「TOGA(トーガ)」が、コレクションの発表拠点をパリからロンドンに移す。LONDON FASHION WEEK(ロンドン・ファッションウィーク)に参加し、プレゼンテーション形式で新作を披露予定。今後もロンドンでの発表を継続する考えだという。
 「TOGA」は海外での売上が好調で、パリの「colette(コレット)」やイタリアの「10 corso como COMME des GARÇONS(ディエチ コルソ コモ コム デ ギャルソン)」など有名セレクトショップを中心にヨーロッパでの取引先が増えているという。

ロンドン発逆輸入バンドBO NINGEN、東名阪ツアーのスペシャルゲストバンドにTHE NOVEMBERS参加が決定|MSN トピックス

ロンドンを拠点に活動する日本人4人組バンドBO NINGENは、The Horrorsのファリスから“2009年に見た最もエキサイティングなバンド”と評され、イギリス国内で一気に注目を集めた。その後は<グラストンベリー>や<OFFSETフェス>など数々のUK大型フェスに出演、2010年11月にリリースしたUKデビューアルバム『Bo Ningen』がNMEほか多くの海外メディアに称賛され、そのサウンドは英国音楽ファンを魅了している。

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News Headlines - 12 January 2014

'Forkgate' engulfs New York mayor after Bill de Blasio uses cutlery to eat pizza - Telegraph

New Yorkers ask why mayor doesn't eat pizza with his fingers like everyone else

Hacking of MIT website marks first anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death | theguardian.com

Saturday marked one year since the death of the internet activist Aaron Swartz. The 26-year-old, who was one of the builders of Reddit, killed himself in New York City on Friday 11 January 2013.
At the time of his death, Swartz was facing trial over charges of hacking arising from the downloading of millions of documents from the online research group JSTOR. He faced up to 50 years in prison.
On Saturday, the home page of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was hacked, reportedly by the Anonymous group. Last year Swartz's family accused MIT and government prosecutors of being complicit in his death.

Six potential buyers in Forbes magazine auction - FT.com

Forbes Media has narrowed to six the potential buyers for its eponymous business magazine in an auction that could fetch it as much as $475m.
The family-owned publishing group garnered widespread interest in the title after launching a sale process in November receiving bids from many as 18 prospective buyers, according to people familiar with the process.

BBC News - Jaguar Land Rover posts record car sales figures

Car maker Jaguar Land Rover has posted record sales for 2013 with nearly half a million cars sold worldwide.
This was up almost a fifth for the company, which has plants in the West Midlands and Merseyside.
The US, Germany and India are now the Indian-owned manufacturer's fastest growing markets.

BBC News - Australia or jail - which was worse?

British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.
Researchers are now examining whether jail or transportation was more effective at preventing reoffending.
Historians are examining the court records of every person convicted at the London courthouse between 1785 and 1875.

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独VW、過去最高950万台販売 13年4・8%増 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)

欧州自動車最大手、ドイツのフォルクスワーゲン(VW)は11日、2013年のグループ全体の世界新車販売台数(一部商用車を除く)が前年比4・8%増の約950万台となり、過去最高を記録したと発表した。 VWは12年の販売台数でトヨタ自動車、米国のゼネラル・モーターズ(GM)に次ぎ、世界3位だった。トヨタ、GMは13年の販売台数をまだ発表していない。

【海外事件簿】ドイツの高級盗難車 タジキスタン大統領の親族らがこっそり所有? GPSが“闇ルート”を暴く - MSN産経ニュース


ドイツ:ナチス戦犯88歳起訴 仏での虐殺関与で - 毎日新聞


ドイツで日本人料理人死亡 男2人を傷害致死などで起訴:朝日新聞デジタル


同性愛:元ドイツMFヒツルシュペルガー氏が告白 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 11 January 2014

Ariel Sharon dead: How Israel's 'sleeping giant' was kept in a coma for eight years - The Independent

It was not until the following April that ministers in the Israeli government voted unanimously to declare Sharon “permanently incapacitated” and his successor, Ehud Olmert, was promoted from acting PM to Prime Minister.
By then, it was clear there was going to be no comeback – not even for Ariel Sharon. Recovery after a stroke is notoriously unpredictable and few neurologists were prepared to dismiss the possibility at the time he was struck down.

Central African Republic's capital tense as ex-leader heads into exile | Reuters

Central African Republic's president flew into exile in Benin on Saturday and a new interim team started the process of identifying leaders who might restore order to a nation gripped by months of inter-religious violence.

Labour plans to license teachers in new move to raise standards | The Guardian

Teachers would have to be licensed and could face the sack if they fail to meet tough new standards, the shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has pledged.
In a sign of how Labour hopes to outflank education secretary Michael Gove on teaching standards, Hunt is to revive a plan the last government abandoned on the eve of the 2010 general election.

China-Japan disputes spill into BBC studio with ambassadors separated | South China Morning Post

Growing tensions between Japan and China spilled over into a BBC news studio when the countries' British ambassadors were interviewed on live TV.
The envoys were kept apart because producers and embassy staff feared a heated exchange between the diplomats over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's December 26 visit to the Yasukuni shrine, which honours "Class A" war criminals among others, and over disputed islands.

BBC News - Japan: Artificial servant girl sparks sexism row

A Japanese academic journal has drawn criticism for putting a broom-wielding female robot on its cover, it seems. The cover of the January 2014 Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence journal
The illustration appears on the front of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence journal, and was submitted as part of a competition, the Asahi Shumbun newspaper reports. It was created by a female artist to show how artificial intelligence could affect our daily lives.

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駐米中国大使「対話の扉閉ざした」 寄稿で靖国参拝批判  :日本経済新聞


仏、グーグルに制裁金2100万円…国内法違反 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


FRB副議長指名で異例の人事 NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : 「日本人客にノーは禁物」 英観光庁が外国人対応の手引き


FA、マンUモイーズ監督処分へ 審判員の公平性批判する発言 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


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News Headlines - 10 January 2014

Shinzo Abe risks ties with China in tribute to war criminals - The Washington Post

By Cui Tiankai, Published: January 10
Cui Tiankai is China’s ambassador to the United States. He was China’s ambassador to Japan from 2007 to 2009.

BBC News - Japan and China criticise each other's Africa policies

China and Japan are criticising each other's policies in Africa as each country pledges more money for the continent. Japan has suggested China is buying off African leaders with lavish gifts.
Meanwhile China accuses Japan of courting African support for a place on the United National Security Council.

BBC News - New titleholder? China says it is world's largest trader

China's latest trade figures show it is "very likely" to have overtaken the US as the world's largest trader. It would topple the position that the US has held for much of the last century and cross another milestone in rivalling the biggest economy in the world.

François Hollande's Affair: Scandal Reveals a Changing France | TIME.com

Technically, though, French law was on his side. Legal restrictions on snooping in France are some of the harshest in the world, imposing major fines and even a possible jail term on newspaper editors who expose the private lives of citizens. As the scandal spread, Hollande invoked those laws on Friday by threatening to sue the French magazine Closer for invading his privacy. “A terrible mistake,” says Yair Cohen, a lawyer whose London-based firm, Cohen Davis Solicitors, specializes in stopping the viral spread of defamatory information.

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa

Lions may soon disappear entirely from West Africa unless conservation efforts improve, a new study predicts.
The study, published January 8 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE, presents "sobering results" of a survey that took six years and covered 11 countries.

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米NJ州知事スタッフの嫌がらせで大渋滞、大統領選に影響も:AFPBB News

昨年9月に4日間にわたって閉鎖されたのは同州とニューヨーク(New York)を結び多数の通勤・通学者が利用するジョージ・ワシントン橋(George Washington Bridge)。これにより、州内のフォートリー(Fort Lee)は大渋滞に見舞われた。企図したスタッフには、クリスティー氏が再選を目指し知事選に立候補していた際に支持を表明しなかった民主党のフォートリーの首長に嫌がらせをする意図があったとされる。

オランド仏大統領が「女優と不倫」、仏芸能誌:AFPBB News

仏芸能誌「クローザー(Closer)」は10日、フランソワ・オランド(Francois Hollande)仏大統領(59)が仏女優ジュリー・ガイエ(Julie Gayet)さん(41)と「不倫関係」にある証拠写真を、7ページにわたる記事とともに同日発売の今週号に掲載するとウェブサイトで発表した。

シャロン元イスラエル首相危篤…タカ派路線推進 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)


CNN.co.jp : 14歳少年、自爆犯を学校前で食い止め死亡 パキスタン


アメリカ人を太らせたあの政策 外国人の不思議(1) :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 09 January 2014

US polar vortex: the best pictures | theguardian.com

The most extreme weather in decades has swept across North America, sending the mercury plummeting and causing chaos – but also creating stunning pictures

BBC News - Five things you need to know about Robert Gates’ memoir

US defence secretary Robert Gates used to seethe with anger at colleagues and fantasised about quitting. In other words he comes across as remarkably human.

Indian diplomat indicted but already has immunity and left US - U.S. News

The Indian deputy consul whose arrest and strip-search in New York touched off a diplomatic spat between the U.S. and India has been indicted — but she's already been given immunity and has left the country, the prosecutor said Thursday.
A federal grand jury charged Devyani Khobragade with visa fraud and making a false statement for allegedly providing bogus information to get papers for a housekeeper she wanted to bring from India to the U.S.

A scandal for a king is no menace to Spanish democracy - FT.com

This week a judge named Princess Cristina, the king’s youngest daughter, as a formal suspect in a corruption inquiry that has been running for more than two years. The case centres on allegations that her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma, embezzled millions of euros in his role as head of a not-for-profit foundation. Now, the princess will have to appear in court to answer questions about her own alleged involvement in tax evasion and money laundering.

Tunisian government steps down ahead of elections and amid protests - latimes.com

Tunisia’s Islamist prime minister stepped down Thursday, upholding a pledge aimed at breaking a political stalemate and paving the way for new elections in the country where the Arab Spring began.

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「オバマ大統領は指揮官を信頼せず」―ゲーツ元国防長官が回顧録で批判 - WSJ.com


ドイツ:UFO?で一部の便が欠航 - 毎日新聞


日産製のロンドンタクシー、批判を受けてデザイン変更 « WIRED.jp


CNN.co.jp : 香港にビットコインATM登場へ 世界で2台目


(ニュースQ3)独仏の影薄く、中国も陰り…… いえ、第二外国語の話:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 08 January 2014

Mark Duggan family reacts with fury to inquest verdict of lawful killing | theguardian.com

The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked the worst riots in modern British history, reacted with fury when an inquest jury ruled on Wednesday that police acted lawfully when they shot him, even though he had not been carrying a gun when he was killed.
By a majority of eight to two, the jury ruled that the 2011 shooting was lawful. The jury said they were sure, by the same eight-to-two majority, that Duggan did not have a weapon in his hands when police surrounded him. By a majority, the jury concluded he "threw" the gun from a cab he was travelling in when armed officers forced it to stop.

Second US Navy helicopter crash in two days as Pave Hawk dead in Norfolk are named | Metro News

A US military helicopter crashed in the Atlantic tonight – the second to come down in as many days. The Navy chopper went down off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia.
It came less than a 24 hours after a Pave Hawk crashed in Norfolk on the east coast of England, killing four crew members.

Cyberbullying: increasing number of children suffering, says ChildLine | theguardian.com

The number of children suffering at the hands of cyberbullies has sharply increased, with victims often left in despair and struggling to cope, according to ChildLine.
The charity saw 4,507 cases of cyberbullying in 2012-13, up from 2,410 in 2011-12, with an 87% rise in contacts about online bullying, a 41% increase in contacts about self-harm and a 33% increase in young people feeling suicidal.

BBC News - Major manhunt for rape suspect in Japan's Kawasaki city

Japanese police have launched a nationwide manhunt for a rape suspect who escaped south of Tokyo.
More than 4,000 officers have been mobilised in the search for 20-year-old Yuta Sugimoto.
The suspect is reported to have escaped after giving his guard the slip during a visit to the prosecutors' office in Kawasaki for a meeting with his lawyer.

BBC News - Hundreds report symptoms amid Japan food pesticide scare

Hundreds of people in Japan say they have fallen ill after eating frozen food that may have been contaminated with pesticide.
Maruha Nichiro Holdings announced last week that it was recalling products after some were found to contain high levels of malathion.
The Health Ministry said at least 556 people had reported symptoms like diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain.

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CNN.co.jp : 米寒波の原因、キーワードは「極渦」と「北極振動」


CNN.co.jp : 機内で赤ん坊を平手打ち、男に禁錮8カ月の実刑 米




サムスン急成長に陰り 10~12月、2年ぶり減益  :日本経済新聞


日産、ロンドンでもタクシー発売へ 東京、NYに続き年末 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 07 January 2014

Norfolk helicopter crash: four killed on US military training mission in north Norfolk - Telegraph

Four people were killed when USAF Pave-Hawk helicopter crashed on a routine low fly training mission on the north Norfolk coast, police have said.
The helicopter is an HH-60G Pave Hawk, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, a spokesman for the USAF confirmed.
The helicopter crashed in a bird sanctuary raising suggestions that it could have been brought down by a bird struck – a regular hazard for aircraft.

Japan offers to lend US half the cost of 'Super Maglev' train between Washington and Baltimore - Telegraph

The Japanese government has promised to lend the United States half of the cost of building the first "Super-Maglev" train, reducing travel time between Baltimore and Washington DC to just 15 minutes.
Tokyo is so keen to show off its technology that it will provide loans for half the estimated $8 billion (£5bn) cost of installing the tracks, Japan's Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday.

BBC News - CES 2014: PlayStation games go console-free

Sony has announced plans to rollout its cloud gaming service. PlayStation Now will allow subscribers to play some of the platform's greatest hits without the need to own a console.
It works by streaming data from the company's servers. The firm's latest smart TVs will be among the first devices to support it, but Sony also intends to offer the facility to other third-party products.

BBC News - British Museum buys Picasso linocuts

The British Museum has acquired two "important and unique" sets of linocuts made by Pablo Picasso in 1962, aged 80.
They feature the finished prints Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, along with proofs showing their step-by-step evolution.

BBC News - Rooke family treated vulnerable man as 'slave'

An ice cream seller has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for imprisoning a man with learning difficulties and treating him "like a slave".
David Rooke, 44, also pleaded guilty to regular violent assaults on Craig Kinsella, 34, who he forced to live in his garage in Sheffield.

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ドイツ:メルケル首相、スキーで転び重傷 骨盤にひび - 毎日新聞


欧州で極右政党が躍進、雇用・移民問題の不満吸収  :日本経済新聞


Skypeの公式ブログやTwitterアカウントが「シリア電子軍」に乗っ取られる -INTERNET Watch


変わり続ける米CES、今年の注目分野 - WSJ.com


【欧州サッカー】香川フル出場もマンU敗れる FAカップ3回戦 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 06 January 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured in skiing accident | DW.DE | 06.01.2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been injured in a cross-country skiing accident. The injury has forced her to cancel a number of meetings and will work from home for much of the next few weeks.

Freed Russian Oligarch Leaves Germany for Switzerland With Family - NYTimes.com

Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon recently freed after a decade in prison in Russia, has left Berlin and arrived by train in Switzerland, where he and his wife will oversee their teenage sons’ return to school, according to a statement from Mr. Khodorkovsky’s aides, who called the trip “a family matter.”

Sea Shepherd Locates Japanese Whaling Fleet

Anti-whaling activists with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announced that they have caught up with Japan's whaling fleet near Antarctica.
Sea Shepherd said on Monday it had found all five Japanese vessels in the Southern Ocean and had photographic evidence that showed three minke whales had been killed and were being cut up on the factory ship Nisshin Maru. The group also claimed to have information about a fourth whale having been killed.

US Gun Manufacturer Refuses Sale to Pakistan

A U.S. gun manufacturer has turned down a multi-million dollar opportunity to sell arms to Pakistan, citing concerns the weapons would be used against American soldiers.

BBC News - Blackadder star Sir Tony Robinson in Michael Gove WW1 row

A row has erupted between Sir Tony Robinson and Michael Gove after the education secretary claimed "left-wing academics" were using Blackadder "to feed myths" about World War One.
Sir Tony, who played Baldrick in the BBC series, said Mr Gove was essentially "slagging off teachers".

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エクアドル大統領、真相解明に決意 日本人夫婦殺傷事件:朝日新聞デジタル


【ビデオ】これホント!? ロンドンの街中に誕生した実物大のスロットカー・コース! - Autoblog 日本版


米物理学者チーム、Twitterを使って時間旅行者を捜索。結果を発表 - Engadget Japanese

米ミシガン工科大学(MTU)の物理学者チームが、「インターネットで時間旅行者の証拠を探す」Searching the Internet for evidence of time travelers と称する論文を公表しました。内容はいわゆるタイムトラベル(時間遡行)について、Twitterや検索エンジンを通じて「時間旅行者がうっかり、あるいは意図的に残した未来についての記述」を探すことで証拠を得る方法とその実践。筆者たちの実施した実験とその結果についても報告しています。

米ボストン美術館に和本2万冊 ほぼ手つかずで保管:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 05 January 2014

Japan and its neighbours: A slap in the face | The Economist

THE first visit by a Japanese prime minister in seven years to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, made by Shinzo Abe on December 26th, looks like a diplomatic disaster. China, South Korea and America had all made clear their opposition to his going to a temple where the spirits of 14 high-ranking war criminals are enshrined, along with those of 2.5m other Japanese war dead. But Mr Abe had said he regretted not having visited the shrine during his first stint in the job in 2006-07. He may well have felt he had little to lose, and judge now that his decision to go has been vindicated by the international reaction.

Commentary: Asia's Worst Nightmare: A China-Japan War | The National Interest

From an intellectual standpoint, we have little trouble comprehending the disputes pitting the Asian rivals against each other. For example, both Tokyo and Beijing claim sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, a tiny archipelago near Taiwan and the Ryukyus.

Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan near disputed islands | theguardian.com

A Chinese balloonist who crashed into the sea while attempting to fly to a disputed island in the East China Sea has been rescued by Japanese coastguards, marking a rare instance of co-operation between the two countries, which are locked in a fierce territorial row.

Japanese man dead, wife injured in Ecuador shooting - The Japan News

A Japanese man died and his wife was injured after being shot in Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, on Dec. 28, it was learned Saturday.
While visiting Ecuador on their honeymoon, the couple were shot after getting into a taxi, according to local media reports.

BBC News - Quest to grow human organs inside pigs in Japan

I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside. On the gurney about to undergo the knife is a six-month-old female pig.

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新婚旅行の邦人襲われ夫が死亡、妻も重傷 南米エクアドルで銃撃 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


米国防長官「日本は周辺国と関係改善を」 NHKニュース


【ニュース『深・裏・斜』読み】北欧の教育王国はなぜ崩壊したのか? スウェーデンの学力凋落の原因を探る - MSN産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 留守番電話に法王からメッセージ スペインの修道院


【欧州サッカー】本田がミラノ到着 熱烈歓迎に応える - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 04 January 2014

Iraqi police say city center of Fallujah falls fully into hands of al-Qaida-linked group | Fox News

The head of police in Iraq's Anbar province says the city center of Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.
Hadi Razeij, head of the Anbar police force, said police had left the city center entirely and had positioned themselves on the edge of town.

Nicaragua: Canal project will face 1 year delay - KansasCity.com

Nicaragua's government says the construction of the nation's inter-ocean canal will start a year later than planned because the waterway's path has yet to be defined.
The president of the canal authority, Manuel Coronel Kautz, says the project will not begin until 2015 because the canal's route approval comes in the third quarter of this year. Authorities had said construction could begin in 2014.

Facebook mined private messages to advertisers, lawsuit claims - Telegraph

Facebook is being sued over claims it mines users’ private messages to advertisers without their consent.
According to a complaint filed in California, the social network “misleads users into believing they have a secure, private mechanism for communication, when in fact Facebook... mines user data and profits from those data by sharing them with third parties”.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Bronx Highway - NYTimes.com

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon, officials said. No one was seriously injured.
The plane landed in the northbound lane of the expressway around 3:20 p.m. near East 233rd Street, fire officials said.
The plane, which had flown from Danbury, Conn., on a tour of the Statue of Liberty, landed in the northbound lane around 3:20 p.m. near East 233rd Street, officials said. The pilot and his two women passengers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with minor injuries.

ITN News » More stormy weather to hit UK

South-West England, Wales and Scotland have been hit by more floods, as high tides, strong winds and heavy rain create storm surges.
Hundreds of homes have been flooded from Cornwall to Scotland, with miles of coastline battered and roads and fields across the country left under water.

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NYタイムズで日本たたけ 中国富豪が買収意欲「あすから交渉」 - MSN産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 米北東部で寒波、大雪 死者も


CNN.co.jp : 第2次大戦の不発弾が爆発か 1人死亡、13人負傷 ドイツ


CNN.co.jp : イタリア沖で移民800人救出


「来季のCL欠場も現実味」。敗戦のマンUに現地メディアが酷評。「交代が失点生んだ」と香川にも最低点 | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 03 January 2014

BBC News - BNP's Nick Griffin declared bankrupt

A statement on the BNP website said the bankruptcy petition was presented for judgement by Mr Griffin's former solicitors, Gilbert Davies and Partners.
The firm once represented Mr Griffin, including during the early stages of his long-running legal battle with the Equality and Human Rights Commission over the BNP's membership rules.

UK manufacturing records ninth consecutive month of strong output growth | theguardian.com

Britain's manufacturers finished 2013 on a high note after a leading survey of the sector recorded the ninth straight month of strong output growth in December.
The Markit/Cips survey found that in the run-up to Christmas manufacturers were in upbeat mood after a rise in orders for the 10th month in a row.

Study: Tobacco Tax Hike Could Save 200 Million Lives

Tripling tobacco taxes could save up to 200 million lives, according to new research published January 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
"The international tobacco industry makes about $50 billion in profits each year – that’s a profit of approximately $10,000 per death from smoking," said Richard Peto an epidemiologist at Cancer Research UK and co-author of the study.

BBC News - Wales flooding 'difficult to predict'

The Environment Agency has warned that weather conditions in some parts of Britain could be the worst it has seen for five to ten years - with the South West expected to bear the brunt of the storms.

BBC News - Schumacher fans hold birthday vigil for injured driver

Fans of Michael Schumacher have held a vigil outside his hospital to mark the injured F1 legend's 45th birthday.
Schumacher's family said in a statement they had been moved to tears by the "incredible sympathies" shown by the Ferrari fans who gathered outside the clinic in the French city of Grenoble.

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どうなる「リバランス」~米外交~| ytv 読売テレビ


アメリカ経済、本格回復なるか | 日テレNEWS24


イギリス:パブ文化が危機、減少の歯止めは見えず - IBTimes


ロンドンのショップオープン・ラッシュ事情 次行くならマウント・ストリートをチェック! | WWD JAPAN.COM

中でも今最も注目を集めているのが、「マーク ジェイコブス(MARC JACOBS)」がショップをオープンして以来、「バレンシアガ(BALENCIAGA)」などのラグジュアリーブランドで賑わうようになったメイフェア地区のマウント・ストリートだ。「ロクサンダ・イリンチック(ROKSANDA ILINCIC)」(写真)や「クリストファー・ケイン(CHRISTOPHER KANE)」も来年、同ストリートに初の旗艦店を構えると発表したばかり。

全部で何匹?1週間かけ850種を調査、ロンドン動物園:AFPBB News

動物園の運営免許更新に必要な措置で、1週間かけて850種超・数千匹にもなる全動物を1匹ずつ数え、登録する。中には、英国で初めて生まれた絶滅危惧種のトカゲなども含まれており、登録データは「国際種情報システム機構(International Species Information System)」を通じて世界中の動物園と共有され、繁殖計画などに役立てられる。

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News Headlines - 02 January 2014

Fiat, in Deal With Union, Will Buy Rest of Chrysler - NYTimes.com

Fiat said on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to take full ownership of Chrysler in a $4.35 billion deal with the United Automobile Workers retiree health care fund.
Fiat and the U.A.W. trust have shared ownership since Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. The deal to buy out the trust’s 41 percent stake will make Fiat the world’s seventh-largest automaker.

BBC News - Migrants spark German coalition rift amid welfare angst

Conservative Bavarian allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel say extra measures are needed to prevent "benefit tourism" in the EU.
But the foreign ministry, now run by the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), warned that questioning freedom of movement was "harmful to Europe".

Body of Former Rwandan Spymaster Is Found in Johannesburg Hotel - NYTimes.com

The South African police said on Thursday they had opened a murder investigation into the death of an exiled former spy chief from Rwanda and critic of President Paul Kagame, who was found dead in a hotel room with signs of possible strangulation.

JK Rowling lawyer fined for outing her as crime novelist - FT.com

A lawyer who disclosed to his wife’s best friend that a little-known detective novel had been written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been fined £1,000.

BBC News - The allure of abandoned Tube stations

The New Year's Day episode of Sherlock included a plot line about abandoned London Underground stations. The eerie empty platforms and booking offices have enthralled photographers.

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プーチン氏、ボルゴグラード緊急訪問 対テロ戦へ決意:朝日新聞デジタル


CNN.co.jp : 米国人も感じている米国の凋落 世論調査から見える「実感」


伊フィアット、米クライスラーの完全子会社化で合意 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 東京が世界一魅力的な都市である50の理由


ミラン指揮官「本田とラミはいい買い物。来季へチームを構築中」 – サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 01 January 2014

European Labor Market Opens for Romanians and Bulgarians - NYTimes.com

The lifting of labor restrictions on New Year’s Day for Bulgarians and Romanians in nine European Union countries, including Germany, France and Britain, was greeted as both an opportunity and a threat, touching off fear among some about unchecked immigration from Bulgaria and Romania, two of the poorest states in Europe.

British adventurer who was running across Canada dressed as a SUPERHERO is beaten up and robbed of his man-bag | Mail Online

A British adventurer attempting a gruelling charity run across Canada dressed as a superhero has been assaulted and robbed.
Jamie McDonald, 27, was attacked on New Year's Eve in the ski resort of Banff, Alberta, and his so-called 'man bag' containing computer hard drive, camera and wallet was taken.

My uncle was ‘filth’. Kim says killing was an act of cleansing | The Times

Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, boasted today of victory in last month’s dramatic leadership purge and promised to improve relations with South Korea in a televised New Year message.
“Our party took resolute action to get rid of factional filth,’’ he said in an obvious reference to Chang Sung Taek, his uncle and chief aide who was executed last month for alleged treason.

India terminates AgustaWestland helicopter deal - Telegraph

Indian government says it has formally terminated a $770m deal to buy 12 British-made helicopters after corruption allegations

DfT and Hitachi defend the Intercity express programme | Guardian Professional

However, an anonymous contributor to the Guardian recently questioned the necessity of the programme, arguing that buying new trains is more expensive than leasing older rolling stock.
The simple answer is that the current fleet would require significant life extension work to address their increasing reliability issues. Leasing older trains would not meet customer demands and would certainly not address those concerns for the next 30 years.

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CNN.co.jp : 世界各地で新年を祝う催し、ロンドンで「味わえる」花火も


「米「『失望』は靖国参拝でなく関係悪化への懸念」」 News i


CNN.co.jp : 若者300人がNYのモール襲う


CNN.co.jp : 100万ユーロ超の所得への75%課税、合憲の判断 フランス


シューマッハの容体は今のところ「安定」 | ESPN F1


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