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News Headlines - 31 May 2014

iOS 8 confirmed for WWDC 2014 unveiling as banners appear - Trusted Reviews

Apple will officially unveil its new iPhone and iPad operating system iOS 8 next week, signage at the venue for WWDC 2014 has confirmed.
With Apple’s annual developer conference set to kick off in San Francisco next Monday, June 2, images from the hosting Moscone Center have shown that banners have already been erected to depict the new iOS 8 OS.

Government to review all aspects of the BBC and future of licence fee - London Evening Standard

Every single aspect of how the BBC is run and paid for will be under review when its charter comes up for renewal, the Culture Secretary has said.

American soldier Bowe Bergdahl held by Taliban is freed | euronews, world news

American soldier Bowe Bergdahl has been released by the Taliban after being held captive by them for five years in Afghanistan.
He was returned in exchange for five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
The 28-year-old was captured in June 2009 in eastern Afghanistan under unknown circumstances. He had only been in the country two months.

A First- Functioning Acoustic Tractor Beam Created | French Tribune

Tractor beam, a term coined by E. Smith in his novel Spacehounds of IPC (1931), is a device having the ability to attract one object to another from a distance.
Working in unison with researchers from Southampton University and Illinois Wesleyan University, the Dundee researchers have utilized energy from an ultrasound array to apply force behind an object and drag it towards the energy source.

The good life in Japan: a traditional farm stay | The Guardian

Two hours from the neon of Tokyo, Liz Boulter meets a family with a back-to-nature outlook who run an inn on a farm that pays its dues to Japan's ancient traditions

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ウクライナ、滞納の天然ガス代金一部送金| ytv 読売テレビ


独シーメンス、再編計画で最大1.16万の役職に影響の可能性=CEO | Reuters


W杯で日本の優勝確率は0%? 決勝T進出も33.8%…米金融大手予想 | 防災情報【ハザードラボ】


Cロナウド 回復状況次第でW杯欠場も/デイリースポーツ online


レアル、人種差別行為で観客席封鎖処分 - 欧州CLニュース : nikkansports.com


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News Headlines - 30 May 2014

Google allows Europeans to ask for links to be removed | The Guardian

At least 12,000 people have signed an online form asking Google to remove links about them from their search results in only 24 hours since it offered the service. Privacy activists have cautiously welcomed Google's decision to provide the form for Europeans to make the request.

BBC News - Japan inflation rate hits 23-year high

Consumer prices in Japan rose at their fastest pace in 23 years in April, following an increases in sales tax.
Prices rose 3.2% compared with the same period last year, beating analysts' forecasts of a 3.1% jump.
The government raised its sales tax rate from 5% to 8% on 1 April.

Drugs and prostitution £10bn figure is mere 'guesswork' - Telegraph

The calculation that prostitution and illegal drugs contribute around £10bn to GDP is little more than “guesswork”, a leading economist has warned.
Professor Stephen Pudney of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex has claimed that the data used by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has "a very large degree of uncertainty".

European Union: Illegal Immigration Rises as African Migrants Converge on Italy

The number of illegal immigrants making the journey to Europe has significantly increased, says the European Union border agency.
The Frontex agency reported that the sea crossing between North Africa and Italy is where most of the increase of illegal immigrants attempting to reach the European Union's shores was recorded.

Meriam Ibrahim had legs shackled when she gave birth in Sudanese jail | Mail Online

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian was forced to give birth with her legs chained, it has been revealed today.
Meriam Ibrahim was shackled as her baby daughter was born in jail in Sudan where she is awaiting execution for marrying a Christian U.S. citizen.

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CNN.co.jp : 米1~3月期GDP、3年ぶりマイナス成長


ロンドンの知られたくない秘密-大気汚染、北京同様に深刻 - Bloomberg


ボーカロイドと文楽人形、魂の共演 源氏の世界を映画に:朝日新聞デジタル


長谷部のニュルンベルク退団は決定的 ドイツ専門誌報じる - サッカー - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


ドイツ代表グロスクロイツ、ホテルで“立ちション”を謝罪…840万円の罰金 – サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 29 May 2014

NSA Releases Snowden Email, Did He Tell NBC the Truth? - ABC News

Edward Snowden said in a recent interview he tried to go through internal channels to raise his concerns about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs before he slipped out of the country with a trove of secret documents. The NSA disagrees and says it has the email exchange to prove it.

Gist of Tony Blair's talks with George Bush over Iraq war to be published | theguardian.com

The gist of conversations between Tony Blair and George Bush is likely to be published as part of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war, after the government reached a deal in principle to make some secret information public.

BBC News - North Korea to probe decades-old Japanese abductions

North Korea has said it will reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese nationals it abducted decades ago, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has said.

NASA Debunks Asteroid / Earth Collision News Story on CNN

After a news story was released on a CNN network feed blared “Giant Asteroid Possibly on Collision Course With Earth,” it was sure to garner attention. After the article was read by more than 233,000 and over 23,000 shared the story on social media, CNN removed the story from their website because it was fake, according to a report.

Roy Keane in pole position to become new Celtic manager as Martin O'Neill reveals club are speaking to him - Daily Record

ROY KEANE is in pole position to be the new manager of Celtic. The 42-year-old Irishman is in talks with the Parkhead hierarchy and the bombshell announcement could be made early next week.

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4月のフランス失業者数、過去最高に増加 - WSJ日本版


プーチン大統領、仏大統領と会談へ―対ロ制裁めぐる西側の足並みに乱れも - WSJ日本版


仏製薬大手が勃起不全治療薬を発売、バイアグラと勝負 | 新華ニュース


スピード違反を犯していたドイツ代表指揮官…6カ月間の免許停止処分 – サッカーキング


ジャルジャル、フランス・パリ開催〈JAPAN EXPO〉でコントを披露 - CDJournal ニュース

7月2日~6日にフランス・パリで開催される、ヨーロッパ最大のジャパニーズ・カルチャー・イベント〈JAPAN EXPO〉。なんと今回、過去に2度ロンドン公演を行なった経験も持つお笑いコンビ、ジャルジャル(後藤淳平 / 福徳秀介)の出演が決定しました。

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News Headlines - 28 May 2014

Edward Snowden, John Kerry Exchange Taunts - WSJ.com

Edward Snowden and top Obama administration officials continued lobbing intercontinental taunts at one another Wednesday, showing little sign of an end to the hostilities between Washington and the former contractor who leaked some of the National Security Agency's most guarded secrets.

Weir drops takeover of Finnish rival Metso after new bid snubbed : euronews

Scottish engineering firm Weir Group abandoned efforts to acquire rival Metso after the Finnish company rejected a second, improved takeover bid.

Google to build self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals (but it will only have a top speed of 25mph) | Metro News

Google is to build up to 100 prototypes of self-driving cars and hopes to begin testing them this summer.
The internet giant – which has previously experimented with making conventional cars ‘driverless’ – said its in-house design had no brake, accelerator nor steering wheel.

Apple Agrees to Buy Beats - WSJ.com

The tech giant said on Wednesday it is buying Beats Electronics LLC for $3 billion to bolster a music business that has lost some of its mojo, as streaming-music services encroached on the downloads dominated by Apple's iTunes service.

BBC Sport - Malcolm Glazer dies: Manchester United legacy examined

For someone who never actually set foot inside Old Trafford, Malcolm Glazer casts an extraordinarily large shadow over Manchester United.

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金融大手のゴールドマン、ブラジルが優勝と予想…日本は0% - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


W杯宿舎で期限切れ食材…イタリア代表など宿泊予定 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


宇多田ヒカルが挙式したイタリア・ポリニャーノ・ア・マーレの町ってどんなところ? - 女子旅プレス


6/4(水)は「虫の日」!! 『世界一うつくしい昆虫図鑑』重版決定:産経関西

アメリカでベストセラーになっていた7000円程の原書『PHEROMONE The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley』を日本語版にし、原書には無かった“昆虫の解説”を加え、“4104円”で販売。そのことから、昆虫を趣味とする年配の男性のみでなく、デザイン関係の仕事の方や、贈り物を目的とした20~30代の女性などにもご購入いただいています。

イタリア、共同保有システムを廃止に 各クラブの補強に影響か - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 27 May 2014

Data Backs Idea That Malaysian Plane Crashed Into Indian Ocean - NYTimes.com

Raw satellite transmission data from the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, released Tuesday by the Malaysian government, provided further evidence that the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean after flying south and running out of fuel.

BBC News - Dead Japanese nurse was mailed to Tokyo marked 'doll'

Japanese murder detectives are investigating the case of a young woman whose body was posted across Japan.

Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family in front of court - The Globe and Mail

A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved.

Boko Haram attack kills 31 Nigerian security personnel | Reuters

Boko Haram gunmen attacked a Nigerian military base and adjacent police barracks in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi, killing 31 security personnel, security sources and witnesses said.

Obama plans to end U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by 2016 | Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016, ending more than a decade of military engagement triggered by the September. 11 attacks on the United States.

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【ウクライナ情勢】ドネツク空港の戦闘、親露派兵士35人死亡、最悪規模に 各地で交戦、市民も犠牲に - MSN産経ニュース


ウクライナ、ガス料金滞納分「ロシアに支払いの用意」 月内妥結の可能性も - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


オバマ氏、アフガン電撃訪問…近く駐留計画発表 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


英首相がEU離脱問う国民投票前倒しせずと表明、欧州議会選受け | Reuters


英スーパー大手、格下げ危機 ドイツ系との値下げ競争で疲弊 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


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News Headlines - 26 May 2014

Marine Le Pen, the new face of Europe’s rising far-right | Toronto Star

French President François Hollande holds emergency meeting in wake of National Front Marine Le Pen's win in EU elections.

Merkel acknowledges need to engage with Eurosceptic voters - The Irish Times

German chancellor Angela Merkel performed a political pirouette yesterday, conceding the time had come to stop ignoring Germany’s Eurocritical Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) and engage with its voters – if not its politicians.

Ukraine Government Forces, Separatists Battle for Airport

Heavy fighting was reported in eastern Ukraine Monday as government forces battled pro-Russian separatists who seized parts of the main airport in the city of Donetsk.

Sony: "Half Of All PS4 Owners Have Playstation Plus"

At a recent investor briefing, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai (commonly known as “Kaz”) commented on Playstation Plus, stating that half of all PS4 owners have Playstation Plus, and that the total number of active users between the Sony Entertainment Network and Playstation Network is above 52 million worldwide. While that may sound like fantastic news for Sony, the reality is that the company is facing major financial trouble.

BBC News - Japan girl group AKB48 attacked by male fan with saw

Two members of popular Japanese pop group AKB48 were injured after a fan attacked them with a saw.

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欧州議会選挙、ドイツはメルケル首相の保守系与党が勝利:AFPBB News

22~25日に投票が行われた欧州連合(EU)の欧州議会(European Parliament)選挙で、ドイツではアンゲラ・メルケル(Angela Merkel)首相のキリスト教民主・社会同盟(CDU/CSU)が勝利を確実としたが、社会民主党(SPD)や反ユーロの「ドイツのための選択肢(Alternative for Germany、AfD)」が躍進した。

イギリス EU離脱掲げる党が勝利宣言 NHKニュース


フランス政界に激震、欧州議会選で極右政党が首位:AFPBB News

22~25日に投票が行われた欧州連合(EU)の欧州議会選挙で、フランスの極右政党・国民戦線(National Front、FN)が仏有権者の4分の1余りからの支持を得て同国の首位政党となる見込みであることが分かり、仏政界には激震が走っている。

GE:アルストム原子力事業はフランスに残す-仏部門責任者 - Bloomberg

フランスのアルストム のエネルギー部門を買収する計画について同国政府の承認確保を目指す米ゼネラル・エレクトリック(GE )の幹部は、買収後もアルストムの原子力関連事業を仏国内に残すと表明した。

日朝政府間協議 再調査への北の対応焦点


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News Headlines - 25 May 2014

BBC News - UKIP surge in early Euro election results

UKIP appears to be on course to top the poll in the European elections, with the first results starting to come in.
Labour are significantly up on their 2009 vote - the worst result in the party's modern history.

Far-Right National Front 'Win' In France

Marine Le Pen's far right National Front has scored its first victory in European Parliament elections in France... The National Front (FN) won around 25% of the vote in France, according to exit polls, easily beating the centre-right UMP on 20%.

Belgium hunts for suspect in Jewish attack; 3 dead - The Washington Post

Belgium launched a nationwide hunt Sunday for a lone gunman who walked into the Jewish Museum, unpacked a Kalashnikov rifle, killed at least three people with a short burst of fire, packed up and briskly walked away.

Pfizer to walk away from £70bn AstraZeneca deal as time runs out | theguardian.com

Pfizer's attempt to take over Britain's second-largest drugmaker AstraZeneca in a deal worth nearly £70bn is set to fizzle out on Monday when a "put up or shut up" deadline expires.

BBC Sport - Japan beat Hong Kong to qualify for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Japan have qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England after clinching the Asian Five Nations title on Sunday.
A 49-8 defeat of Hong Kong in Tokyo ensured they maintained their record of appearing in every tournament to date.

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米、東欧向けミサイル防衛システムの実験成功 - WSJ日本版


皇太子さま6月スイス公式訪問  :日本経済新聞




【W杯ヒストリー(2)】独裁者ムソリーニが支配した「史上最悪のW杯」 34年ウルグアイ大会 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 24 May 2014

Labour 'on course to win general election' - Telegraph

The survey by Lord Ashcroft, the former Conservative Party vice-chairman, found a 6.5 per cent swing away from the Tories in 26 constituencies.
If the result is repeated at next year’s general election, it would mean Labour toppling 83 Conservative MPs.
It would leave Labour with a healthy majority in Parliament, potentially as large as 70 MPs.

Brussels shooting: Gunman opens fire outside Jewish centre - Telegraph

A Jewish community figure, Joel Rubinfeld, told AFP it clearly "is a terrorist act" as a man had been seen driving up and entering the museum before opening fire inside and running off. According to RTBF, a Belgian broadcasting company, a person with a backpack opened fire then fled.

Putin: Sanctions on Russia Counterproductive

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that sanctions imposed on his country over its involvement in Ukraine were counterproductive and did not correspond to international law.

Robot Furniture Transforms to Fit Your Needs [VIDEO] : News : Nature World News

Scientists are developing small robotic modules that fit together to form "adaptive furniture," changing their combined shape to meet the needs of their owner.
The small, spherical, interlocking robots are called Roombots and were designed by the Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) at école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Real Madrid 4 Atlético Madrid 1, Champions League final 2014: match report - Telegraph

Read a full match report of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid at the Stadium of Light, Lisbon, on Saturday, May 24, 2014

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オランダの反EU政党は4位…欧州議会選挙 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


イギリス女王、イギリス海軍の兵士らと一緒に写真を撮る | 新華ニュース


北欧の学校、夏休みに宿題なし でも学力が高い理由  :日本経済新聞


36歳美女仏2部監督就任 報道陣100人 : nikkansports.com


CL決勝ダービー スペイン著名記者はどう予想する?(1) - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 23 May 2014

Local election results: Nigel Farage says UKIP are a ''serious player'' after local election triumph - Mirror Online

The jubilant leader declared his party a “serious player” and even claimed the “UKIP fox has entered the Westminster hen house” – after gaining more than 150 council seats at the expense of Labour, Tories and the Lib Dems.

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall jailed for ANOTHER two-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting under-age girl | Mail Online

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall has been sentenced to another two years and six months in prison for indecently assaulting an under-age girl.
But a judge has told him he would have received a 'considerably greater' sentence if he had been prosecuted under current laws.

British regulators fine Barclays £26-million for gold price fix - The Globe and Mail

Barclays PLC has been sanctioned by British regulators in a case that raises questions about how the price of gold is set. On Friday, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority, FCA, fined Barclays £26-million, or $48-million, for failing to control a trader who managed influence the price of gold in June, 2012, generating a profit of $1.75-million (U.S.) for the bank.

eBay to face formal investigations over data breach - CNET

eBay will have to answer to government officials over its recent data breach.
The online auction site revealed Wednesday that hackers had penetrated its corporate network and compromised the credentials of its users. As a result, the company has urged all users of the site to change their passwords.

Scientists invent intelligent house robots that can changes into furniture | Northern Voices Online

Robots are now fast turning a reality of life. They are being used for several works at battleground to room. In some countries are being used to dismantle bombs. However, in London, Robots are being used for doing household chores.

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米、タイ軍事支援見直しへ クーデター「正当性ない」  :日本経済新聞


ユーロが3カ月ぶり安値、IFO独業況指数受け | Reuters


欧州議会選挙を知るための10項目:AFPBB News


過去最大級の回顧展、「ホイッスラー展」今秋開催 | [インターネットミュージアム]


日産、“怒濤の7週間”を前にモータースポーツ記者会見をWeb中継 - Car Watch


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News Headlines - 22 May 2014

BBC News - Thailand military seizes power in coup

Thailand's military has announced it is taking control of the government and has suspended the constitution.
In a TV statement, army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to restore order and enact political reforms.

Koreas Exchange Fire Near Disputed Sea Boundary - ABC News

North and South Korean warships exchanged artillery fire Thursday in disputed waters off the western coast, South Korean military officials said, in the latest sign of rising animosity between the bitter rivals in recent weeks.

Biggest attack in years kills 31 in China's troubled Xinjiang | Reuters

Explosives hurled from two vehicles which ploughed into an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang region killed 31 people on Thursday, state media reported, the deadliest act of violence in the region in years.

UK's first PLASTIC money will enter circulation in March next year | Mail Online

Britain's first plastic banknotes are set to enter circulation in March 2015 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge, it has been announced.
Two million of the £5 notes will be released by Clydesdale Bank to coincide with the anniversary of the opening of the rail bridge in east Scotland in 1890.

New Species Identified in 2014

What do a 12 - meter- tall tree hiding in plain sight, a clean-room microbe that could pose a hazard during space travel and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier have in common? They are all on the 2014 Top 10 New Species list, compiled by the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE). IISE hopes to raise public awareness of the rich, diverse planet we inhabit.

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欧州議会選は22日から投票、極右・反EU政党に勢い | Reuters


[FT]ロンドンの住宅価格上昇を抑えよ(社説)  :日本経済新聞




CNN.co.jp : フランスの新型列車、大きすぎて駅に入れず


元イタリア代表・名DFが指摘する「本田圭佑の問題点」|web Sportiva


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News Headlines - 21 May 2014

U.S. Sends Troops to Chad to Aid Hunt for Nigerian Schoolgirls - NYTimes.com

The United States has sent 80 troops to Chad in Central Africa to support a growing international effort in neighboring Nigeria to help find and rescue the schoolgirls who were abducted by an Islamist extremist group last month, the White House said on Wednesday.

Six arrested in Iran for ‘Happy’ dance video

An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behaviour — despite the views of its moderate president.

Ebay reveals cyber attack on database - FT.com

EBay is asking all of its nearly 150m registered users to reset passwords after revealing that hackers were able to access passwords, phone numbers, addresses and other personal data on the online retail site.

BBC News - Japan paper says Fukushima workers fled during 2011 crisis

About 90% of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant fled at the height of the meltdown crisis in 2011, a Japanese newspaper has reported.

Kidnapped California Woman Found Safe After 10 Years - NYTimes.com

A California woman kidnapped 10 years ago, when she was 15 years old, was found on Wednesday, the authorities announced on Wednesday, after the police arrested the man they said had kept her under his control since 2004.

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米 サイバー攻撃で中国軍将校5人を起訴 NHKニュース


ツイッター、独ストリーミング会社買収交渉を中止=関係筋 - WSJ日本版


ドイツが米国に次ぐ移住先に、南欧から急増=OECD調査 | Reuters


錦織 順調に回復 全仏オープンに出場へ NHKニュース


男が米女優のスカートに頭突っ込む、カンヌ映画祭 写真10枚 国際ニュース:AFPBB News

男はビタリ・セディウク(Vitalii Sediuk)という名のウクライナ人ジャーナリストで、すぐさま警備員に取り押さえられた。警察によると、過去にも芸能人に抱きついたり足首をつかんだりする行為を繰り返しており、ウィル・スミス(Will Smith)やマドンナ(Madonna)、アデル(Adele)、レオナルド・ディカプリオ(Leonardo DiCaprio)なども「被害」に遭っている。

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News Headlines - 20 May 2014

Inflation rises for the first time in 10 months | Mail Online

Inflation has risen for the first time in 10 months, dashing hopes of an early end to the squeeze on family incomes.
Travel firms bumping up plane and ferry ticket prices by a fifth for the Easter holidays were a major factor in the rise in the Consumer Prices Index to 1.8 per cent.
Latest figures show annual wage increases were stuck at 1.7 per cent, meaning incomes are still being outstripped by the rising cost of living.

Bank chief warns UK faces economic shocks from interest rates rise | theguardian.com

The outgoing deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned that the UK faces a bumpy recovery with rising interest rates likely to trigger shocks along the way.

Embarrassment for David Cameron as his own election agent fights new homes in PM's back yard - Telegraph

David Cameron’s own election agent and one of his ministers are fighting plans to build more than 100,000 new homes in near his Oxfordshire constituency.
The protests have emerged after the Prime Minister said that local Tory-run councils do not have a “not-in-my-back-yard” view towards development.

China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft | PCWorld

China is banning Windows 8 devices from at least some government IT purchases, in a mysterious move that took Microsoft off guard.
The ban came from China’s Central Government Procurement Center, which posted a brief notice last Friday on new requirements for government tenders. Among the demands is that Windows 8 be excluded from the bidding process on computer purchases.

BBC News - Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour due to illness

Sir Paul McCartney has had to cancel the rest of his tour of Japan due to illness, organisers have said.
The 71-year-old former Beatle is believed to have contracted a virus.

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IMF、インフラ投資の拡大をドイツに提言 | Reuters


外資の企業買収、政府が「拒否権」発動可能に フランス:AFPBB News


アストラゼネカ、ファイザーの最終案拒否 M&A困難に:朝日新聞デジタル


三陽商会「バーバリー・ロンドン」の後継に「マッキントッシュ ロンドン」を指名 | WWD JAPAN.COM

三陽商会は19日、「バーバリー」のライセンス契約終了に関連し、2018年を最終年度にした中期5ヵ年計画を発表した。契約が終了する2015年6月末以降は、同年秋から発売する新ブランド「マッキントッシュ ロンドン」及び「ポール・スチュアート」「エポカ」を基幹3事業と位置付け、経営資源を投入する。特に「マッキントッシュ ロンドン」を「バーバリー・ロンドン」の後継事業として育てる。

「「がん闘病」イギリスの19歳青年、死後も広がる共感」 News i


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News Headlines - 19 May 2014

BBC News - South Korea to break up coastguard after ferry disaster

South Korea plans to break up its coastguard in the wake of the ferry disaster in which more than 300 people died, says President Park Geun-hye.

BBC News - Abu Hamza found guilty of terror charges in US court

The court heard the 56-year-old aided the kidnappers of 16 tourists in Yemen in 1998 and attempted to build a terror training camp in Oregon in the US.
The cleric, who was extradited from the UK in 2012 after an eight-year legal battle, denied all the charges. He now faces a possible life sentence.

AstraZeneca rejects 55 pounds/share Pfizer offer | Reuters

Britain's AstraZeneca on Monday rejected a sweetened 55-pounds-a-share offer from Pfizer, leaving it uncertain if the U.S. drugmaker would pull off a plan to create the world's biggest pharmaceuticals group.

Yahoo Japan drops $3.2 billion plan to buy eAccess from SoftBank | Reuters

Yahoo Japan Corp has dropped its plan to buy mobile network operator eAccess Ltd from SoftBank Corp in a 324 billion yen ($3.2 billion) deal that was part of a reorganization of SoftBank group assets.

Calling all geniuses for the new Longitude Prize - Telegraph

The most inspirational award for innovation is reincarnated this week. The original Longitude prize changed nautical history, unlocked the secret of accurate navigation, saved countless lives, and helped traders to exploit the Earth’s vast resources, from minerals to spices and more besides.
Now, in the 300th anniversary year of the Longitude Act, which launched the prize that helped humanity to conquer the world, a new £10 million challenge has been unveiled, intended to solve a key problem of the 21st century.

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三陽商会、「バーバリー」販売終了へ 売上高3割相当  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : 米AT&T、ディレクTVを約5兆円で買収へ


CNN.co.jp : スイス、時給2500円の最低賃金導入を否決 国民投票で


口先介入効果なく オバマ政権、南シナ海巡り立ち往生  :日本経済新聞


マリ北部の戦闘で36人死亡、首相は「テロリストとの戦争」宣言:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 18 May 2014

Pfizer raises bid for AstraZeneca to $119 billion

U.S. drug maker Pfizer has raised its offer for British rival AstraZeneca by 15% over its last bid, making the stock-and-cash offer worth $118.8 billion, or 70.73 billion pounds — one of the richest deals ever.

Stuart Hall found guilty of indecent assault but cleared of rape | The Guardian

Stuart Hall has been cleared of 19 rape and indecent assault charges but found guilty of one indecent assault.
The former BBC broadcaster, already a convicted paedophile, made no reaction as he was cleared of 15 rapes and four other indecent assaults by a jury of eight women and four men following seven hours and 15 minutes of deliberations.

Turkey charges three people, arrests 22 others, over nation’s worst mining disaster as anger mounts in Soma | National Post

In the face of widespread anger over Turkey’s worst mining disaster, prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager, on charges of negligence Sunday.
The three were also accused of causing the death of more than one person, a charge that doesn’t imply intent, prosecutor Bekir Sahiner said at a news conference in the western town of Soma, where 301 coal miners were killed in Tuesday’s tragedy.

Solar wind triggers lightning on Earth

Activity on the Sun is sparking lightning strikes here on Earth, a study suggests. Scientists have found that when gusts of high-speed solar particles enter our atmosphere, the number of lightning bolts increases.

Paul McCartney: Gigs Cancelled Due To Illness

Sir Paul McCartney has been forced to cancel two gigs in Japan after doctors told him he was too ill to perform.
The star, 71, cancelled a performance on Saturday due to a virus, but said he hoped to be well enough to perform on Sunday and Monday.

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クレディ・スイス、脱税ほう助で25億ドル支払いへ=関係筋 - WSJ日本版


オバマ氏の平和賞に抗議 大統領側近、ノルウェー政府に - MSN産経ニュース


スノーデン容疑者が映画に 「007」プロデューサー製作指揮 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


【ジブリ飯】身も心も弱ったときには『魔女の宅急便』のおソノさんの「ミルクがゆ」! とろりんとした優しい味に癒される~ | Pouch[ポーチ]

北欧で食べていたミルクがゆってどんなもの? 調べてみたら、欧米では「おかゆ」といったらオートミールを牛乳でたいたおかゆや、お米を使ったライスポリッジがある模様。北欧にも昔から食べられているライスポリッジがあります。

アメリカ50州を象徴する50本の映画 - 映画.com

情報誌Time Outニューヨーク版が、アメリカ合衆国の50州それぞれを象徴する映画50本を特集している。
▽アラバマ州 「アラバマ物語」(1962)
▽アラスカ州 「イントゥ・ザ・ワイルド」(2007)
▽アリゾナ州 「赤ちゃん泥棒」(1987)
▽アーカンソー州 「スリング・ブレイド」(1996)
▽カリフォルニア州 「チャイナタウン」(1974)
▽コロラド州 「大いなる勇者」(1972)
▽コネチカット州 「アイス・ストーム」(1997)
▽デラウェア州 「ファイト・クラブ」(1999)
▽フロリダ州 「スプリング・ブレイカーズ」(2012)
▽ジョージア州 「風と共に去りぬ」(1939)
▽ハワイ州 「ファミリー・ツリー」(2011)
▽アイダホ州 「マイ・プライベート・アイダホ」(1991)
▽イリノイ州 「フェリスはある朝突然に」(1986)
▽インディアナ州 「勝利への旅立ち」(1986)
▽アイオワ州 「フィールド・オブ・ドリームス」(1989)
▽カンザス州 「オズの魔法使」(1939)
▽ケンタッキー州 「歌え!ロレッタ・愛のために」(1980)
▽ルイジアナ州 「ビッグ・イージー」(1987)
▽メイン州 「黙秘」(1995)
▽メリーランド州 「ピンク・フラミンゴ」(1972)
▽マサチューセッツ州 「ザ・ファイター」(2010)
▽ミシガン州 「ブルーカラー/怒りのはみだし労働者ども」(1978)
▽ミネソタ州 「プリンス パープル・レイン」(1984)
▽ミシシッピ州 「夜の大捜査線」(1967)
▽ミズーリ州 「Waiting for Guffman」(1997/日本未公開)
▽モンタナ州 「リバー・ランズ・スルー・イット」(1992)
▽ネブラスカ州 「ハイスクール白書 優等生ギャルに気をつけろ!」(1999)
▽ネバダ州 「メルビンとハワード」(1980)
▽ニューハンプシャー州 「誘う女」(1995)
▽ニュージャージー州 「クラークス」(1994)
▽ニューメキシコ州 「ビリー・ザ・キッド 21才の生涯」(1973)
▽ニューヨーク州 「タクシードライバー」(1976)
▽ノースカロライナ州 「ジョージ・ワシントン(原題)」(2000/日本未公開)
▽ノースダコタ州 「ファーゴ」(1996)
▽オハイオ州 「アメリカン・スプレンダー」(2003)
▽オクラホマ州 「オクラホマ!」(1955)
▽オレゴン州 「Old Joy」(2006/日本未公開)
▽ペンシルベニア州 「ロッキー」(1976)
▽ロードアイランド州 「メリーに首ったけ」(1998)
▽サウスカロライナ州 「再会の時」(1983)
▽サウスダコタ州 「北北西に進路を取れ」(1959)
▽テネシー州 「ナッシュビル」(1975)
▽テキサス州 「悪魔のいけにえ」(1974)
▽ユタ州 「127時間」(2010)
▽バーモント州 「ハリーの災難」(1955)
▽バージニア州 「ニュー・ワールド」(2005)
▽ワシントン州 「シングルス」(1992)
▽ウエストバージニア州 「メイトワン1920」(1987)
▽ウィスコンシン州 「大自然の凱歌」(1936)
▽ワイオミング州 「ブロークバック・マウンテン」(2005)

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News Headlines - 17 May 2014

The ‘right to be forgotten’ explained - BT

Google has received scores of 'right to be forgotten' requests following a controversial European ruling - including one from an actor who had an affair with a teenager, it emerged today.
Another request was made by the child of a celebrity who has asked for articles about their criminal convictions to be taken down, it has been suggested.

Judge condemns council for 'unlawful detention' of pensioner moved to care home - Telegraph

A judge has issued a devestating criticism of social services chiefs over the “woefully inadequate” way they dealt with an elderly former magistrate who has severe dementia.

Defending Japan: Collective insecurity | The Economist

IN THE light of his ill-judged visits to a shrine commemorating, among others, Japanese war criminals, it is not surprising that Japan’s neighbours view Shinzo Abe’s plans to tinker at the edges of Japan’s long-standing pacifism with deep suspicion. Yet the proposals the Japanese prime minister unveiled this week, allowing Japan to come to the defence of its allies for the first time, move the country in the right direction. So long as they are accompanied by energetic diplomacy, they should make the region more, not less, secure.

Scientists condemned for political bias on climate change | The Times

Climate scientists who vilified a colleague for advising a think-tank are “blind to their own biases”, according to a former senior member of the UN’s climate change advisory body.

Arsene Wenger vows to stay at Arsenal after FA Cup win over Hull | Mail Online

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to stay at the club after seeing his Gunners side end their nine-year wait for silverware by beating Hull City in the FA Cup final

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CNN:記事盗用でロンドン支局の女性編集者を解雇 - 毎日新聞


対ロシア制裁がドイツ企業に影響、恒久的な傷跡も=業界団体 | Reuters




アメリカの各州で英語、スペイン語に続いて3番目に使われているのは何語? : ギズモード・ジャパン

いろんな言葉を話す人がいる国、アメリカ。当然っちゃ当然ですが一番多く使われているのは公用語の英語、2番目にくるのはスペイン語です。では、3番目に使われている言語はなんなのか? アメリカ全土ではなく、州単位でフォーカスしてみたら面白い結果になりました。

UEFA、マンCとPSGに83億円の罰金処分:AFPBB News

欧州サッカー連盟(Union of European Football Associations、UEFA)は16日、ファイナンシャル・フェアプレー(FFP)の財務規定違反があったとして、マンチェスター・シティ(Manchester City)とパリ・サンジェルマン(Paris Saint-Germain、PSG)に対し、6000万ユーロ(約83億円)の罰金処分を科した。
 シティとPSGにはまた、来季の欧州チャンピオンズリーグ(UEFA Champions League 2014-15)で登録選手数を21人に制限する処分が下されている。

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News Headlines - 16 May 2014

Pressure on Conservatives as rivals give cautious welcome to online election debate - Telegraph

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party give cautious welcome to prioposals for an online election debate between the party leaders ahead of May's general election

Al-Jazeera journalists' lawyers told to pay £100,000 to see key evidence | theguardian.com

Lawyers defending three al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt have been asked to pay more than £100,000 to access secret video evidence on which the prosecution's case depends, the court heard on Thursday.

Could a quantum compass replace GPS? MoD system lets you navigate WITHOUT using space satellites | Mail Online

Today our methods of pinpointing locations on Earth are reliant on space-based satellite navigation systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS).
But scientists in the UK claim to have found a way to mimic the functions of GPS without sending anything into space.

Google Play now accepts PayPal for digital goods | PCWorld

You can now pay for apps and other digital content from Google Play using PayPal in 12 countries worldwide, including the U.S. and Canada. Google announced the payment addition on its Android Developers blog on Thursday.

Lightning linked to solar wind - Scientific American

Lightning has been around since the dawn of time, but what triggers it is still an enigma. Now, researchers propose that the answer could lie in solar particles that penetrate the atmosphere and ionize the air, releasing free electrons and leading to a massive discharge.

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Google検索に個人情報リンク削除リクエストが殺到, EU司法裁判所は藪をつついて巨大怪獣を出した | TechCrunch Japan


世界各地でファストフード店の賃上げデモ:AFPBB News


時給2500円、世界最高の最低賃金めぐり国民投票 スイス 〈AFPBB News〉|dot.(ドット)


無作法な人々 - The Voice of Russia


北野武監督 フランス文化勲章3冠!「オフィシエ」受章 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


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News Headlines - 15 May 2014

Anti-China riots turn deadly in Vietnam | theguardian.com

Violent reaction in Vietnam to China's expansionist stance in disputed seas has turned deadly with reports that 20 or more people have been killed during rioting that began with attacks on foreign-owned factories.
A top Taiwanese diplomat said rioters had stormed a large Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam, killing at least one Chinese worker and injuring 90 more.

Grief and rage as Turkey buries mine disaster dead - The Washington Post

With photos of their loved ones pinned to their chests and chanting the names of lost miners, grieving relatives laid their dead to rest in mass burials Thursday, as gravediggers labored to make room for scores more victims of Turkey’s worst mining disaster.

Korean ferry disaster captain charged with manslaughter could face death penalty - Mirror Online

THE captain of the South Korean ferry which sank with the loss of 300 people found out yesterday he could face the death penalty... Although the maximum penalty for manslaugher is death, no-one has been executed in South Korea for almost 20 years and a moratorium on capital punishment was declared in 1997. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/korean-ferry-disaster-captain-charged-3548314#ixzz31wrYjCCD Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook

Times journalist shot in Syria by kidnap gang | The Times

Two Times journalists escaped over the Syrian border yesterday after being double-crossed, kidnapped, beaten and shot by a rebel gang in the north of the country.

Black-and-white world of Snowden’s confidant - London Evening Standard

Glenn Greenwald, a US civil rights lawyer-turned-journalist, made his name covering a scandal in 2005-06 over the US National Security Agency’s use of warrantless electronic eavesdropping. But that was small beer compared with his big story: last year’s Edward Snowden affair and the exposure of the NSA’s operation, detailed in a series of Guardian scoops.

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ベトナム:首相、治安維持強化を指示…反中デモ拡大 - 毎日新聞


米国:NYタイムズの女性編集主幹解任…後任は初の黒人 - 毎日新聞


この魔法瓶ね、100年もの間ヨーロッパで愛されたんだよ | roomie(ルーミー)


野田秀樹さん「THE BEE」ヨーロッパ公演が開幕 - 楽天WOMAN

演出家の野田秀樹さん(58)が演出・出演する舞台「THE BEE」のヨーロッパ公演が現地時間13日、仏パリ・シャイヨー劇場で開幕した……17日まで同所で。その後ルクセンブルク、ドイツでも上演される。

スペインがUEL優勝回数ランキング2位へ - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 14 May 2014

Phone-hacking trial: Kate Middleton targeted 155 times, court hears - London Evening Standard

Kate Middleton's phone was hacked 155 times between 2005 and 2006, the Old Bailey has heard.
Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman effectively admitted hacking the phones of Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton for the first time in court.

BBC News - UK unemployment rate falls to five-year low

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 133,000 to a fresh five-year low of 2.2 million in the three months to March, official figures show... The number of people in work rose to 30.43 million, the highest since records began in 1971, helped by a rise in self-employment.

British Pound Drops on Dovish BOE Inflation Report - WSJ.com

In its quarterly inflation report, the central bank also left growth and inflation forecasts broadly unchanged, saying it expects the economy to expand 3.4% in 2014 and that annual inflation will be close to its 2% target over the next two to three years if interest rates in the U.K. rise in line with expectations in financial markets.

BBC News - Japan's Sony forecasts losses until 2015 after PC exit

Japanese electronics giant Sony forecasts it will remain unprofitable until 2015 after a restructuring saw it exit the personal computer business.
The company said it expects a net loss of 50bn yen (£290m; $489m) this coming financial year.

Kennedy vows U.S. help to Japan for Fukushima nuclear clean-up | Reuters

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy pledged U.S. support for the clean-up at Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday after her first visit to the site.

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Yahoo! JAPANがイギリスに現地法人を設立、欧州企業の日本でのマーケティング活動支援へ | AdverTimes(アドタイ)

Yahoo!JAPANは、欧州における日本国内向けのインターネットマーケティングのニーズの拡大に対応するため、5月8日にロンドンに現地法人「YJ Marketing Ltd.」を設立したと発表した。欧州の現地企業が、日本国内でのマーケティング活動を行う際、Yahoo!JAPANのインターネット広告を効率的に活用できるようサポートしていくという。

アメリカの音楽テレビ番組 低迷する現状をメディアがレポート | Musicman-NET

レポートでは、「アメリカン・アイドル」や「Xファクター」「America’s Got Talent」といったかつて好視聴率を叩きだしてきた音楽番組の視聴率が軒並み衰退し、視聴者離れが深刻になっている現状を危惧しています。

イギリスでは小鳥も帽子をかぶっちゃうの | roomie(ルーミー)

様々な鳥たちがいろんな帽子をかぶったイラスト『Birds in hats』シリーズを描き続けるイギリス人イラストレーター、アリス・タムさん。4歳から絵を描き続けてきたという彼女は、3年前、あることをきっかけにこのシリーズを描き始めたのだとか。
なんでも、大好きなふくろうの絵を描こうとしていたとき、なかなかうまく描くことができず、ふざけて野球帽をかぶらせたところ友達が大爆笑。このことをきっかけに、『Birds in hats』のイラストをシリーズ化するプロジェクトをスタートしたそうです。

伊『スカイ』、W杯出場の外国人イレブンに長友ら選出 | ゲキサカ


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News Headlines - 13 May 2014

EU court says Google must honour ‘right to be forgotten’ | euronews

The European Court of Justice upheld a complaint by a Spanish man that Google searches on his name threw up links to a newspaper article in 1998 about his home being repossessed... But it has been welcomed in Brussels, where back in 2012 the European Commission proposed a law giving people the ‘right to be forgotten’ on the Internet.

French journalist killed in Central African Republic | World

A French journalist has been killed in Central African Republic, the office of President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, the first death of a Western reporter in the country since France sent troops there in December.
French soldiers found the body of freelance photojournalist Camille Lepage, 26, in a vehicle they had stopped that was being driven by "anti-balaka" militia fighters, Hollande's office said in a statement.

BBC News - Turkey coal mine explosion: Death toll soars

An explosion at a mine in western Turkey has left 157 workers dead and 75 injured, local officials say.
The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine in the town of Soma in Manisa province.

Pfizer concedes AZ takeover means cuts to jobs and R&D - FT.com

Pfizer acknowledged that its proposed £63bn takeover of AstraZeneca will lead to job cuts and a fall in research and development spending, as expectations mounted that it will raise the informal offer for its UK-based rival.

Explorer says he found Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria

Back in 2003, Clifford, an underwater archaeological explorer, and his crew discovered a tantalizing shipwreck off the coast of Haiti. The wreck sat in exactly the spot where Clifford reckoned Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, had sunk on Christmas Day in 1492, less than three months after Columbus reached the New World for the first time.

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リビアでヨルダン大使解放 武装集団が拉致 - MSN産経ニュース


救急隊員びっくり 英首相とロンドン市長が路上で女性介抱 公務移動中 - MSN産経ニュース


エルニーニョ現象 6月までに発生か - 日本気象協会 tenki.jp


ロマ人女性の権利向上めざすミスコン、スペインで開催:AFPBB News


「エイリアン」デザイナー、H・R・ギーガーさんが転落死 74歳 - シネマトゥデイ


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News Headlines - 12 May 2014

Boko Haram demands release of fighters for girls - Businessweek

Under the guns of their captors, dozens of barefoot girls sat huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils as they chanted Quranic verses in Arabic. Some Christians among them said they had converted to Islam.

Ukraine crisis: rebels proclaim birth of sovereign 'People's Republic' - Telegraph

Ukraine's most populous regions stood on the verge of joining Russia on Monday when the birth of a "People's Republic" was simultaneously proclaimed in Donetsk and Luhansk.

BSkyB in talks to unite Murdoch’s pay-TV businesses in Europe | The Irish Times

Britain’s largest pay-TV company BSkyB is in talks to buy Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, a €10 billion deal that would realise Rupert Murdoch’s long-held ambition to combine his European TV interests in a single business.

Pursuing AstraZeneca, Pfizer Pledges to Keep Jobs in Britain - NYTimes.com

Pfizer pledged on Monday to keep jobs in Britain if it succeeds in taking over the British drug maker AstraZeneca, and it questioned whether AstraZeneca can stand on its own much longer.

Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan | Reuters

As relations between China and Japan plumb a new low, the descendants of hundreds of Chinese men forced to work in wartime Japan are taking big, modern-day Japanese corporates to court. They are seeking millions in compensation.

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女子生徒拉致、兵士の釈放で解放 ナイジェリア、過激派が条件 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


フランスとドイツの格差増す見通し - WSJ.com


ドラえもん:米国版場面カットが初公開 テスト、お金、看板が……初のローカライズ版 - MANTANWEB(まんたんウェブ)


TarO&JirO、イギリス・ブライトン開催〈The Great Escape〉に出演 - CDJournal ニュース

昨年12月にメジャー・デビュー、注目の兄弟ギター・ロック・デュオ“TarO&JirO”。5月10日にイギリス・ブライトンで開催された音楽マーケット〈The Great EscapeE(ザ・グレイト・エスケイプ)〉でのショーケース・ライヴ、〈JAPAN RISING〉に出演しました。

カンヌ映画祭が間もなく開催、河瀬監督「2つ目の窓」最高賞なるか|MSN トピックス


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News Headlines - 11 May 2014

BBC News - Ukraine rebels hold referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk

"Self-rule" referendums have been held in Ukraine's easternmost areas, with pro-Russian separatists claiming nearly 90% voted in favour in Donetsk region.

Iran replicates CIA’s RQ-170 Sentinel drone — RT News

Iran has unveiled a copy of the US Lockheed Martin Sentinel RQ-170 drone which the Islamic Republic downed in 2011. The copycat aircraft is due to take test flights soon, officials said at the IRGC's Aerospace Exhibition.

Britain will not stop EU migrants coming here to work, says Cameron - Telegraph

Prime Minister says EU rules allowing people to move freely between countries are “important” and will remain in place, despite controversy over the immigration they allow

Rise in seizure of dangerous dogs: Hundreds destroyed last year after they attacked people and other pets | Mail Online

Hundreds of dangerous dogs were destroyed last year after being seized by police, new figures have shown.
Some of the country’s biggest forces reported a rise in the number of dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act, including banned breeds and those which attacked people and other pets.

Japan’s Fast Retailing eyes shopping spree - FT.com

Japan’s Fast Retailing, which began life in 1984 selling cheap and cheerful clothes through its Uniqlo chain, has spent roughly Y100bn ($980m) on mergers and acquisitions over the past decade.

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東京新聞:ドイツで洗剤回収 ヒトラー示す隠語 客指摘


誘拐女子生徒、米英救出チームが活動開始 ナイジェリア:朝日新聞デジタル


任天堂が謝罪 同性婚できない設定のゲームで - MSN産経ニュース

任天堂は9日、人間型キャラクターが架空の生活を楽しむ人気ゲーム「トモダチコレクション 新生活」(欧米版は「トモダチライフ」)で同性婚ができない設定になっていることに対し謝罪するコメントを出した。

ヒースロー・ターミナル2、明るく広々 【動画】 | FlyTeam ニュース


マンC監督、優勝決定戦での大勝に意欲 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 10 May 2014

Detergent pulled in Germany over neo-Nazi code

Outraged shoppers had posted pictures online of Ariel powder boxes featuring a white soccer jersey with a large number "88." The number is sensitive because far-right extremists in Germany often use it as a code to skirt a ban on the use of Nazi slogans in public: since "H'' is the eighth letter of the alphabet, "88" represents the phrase "Heil Hitler." Similarly, "18" is used to stand for "A.H." or Adolf Hitler.

BBC News - Obamas 'outraged and heartbroken' over Nigeria girls

US First Lady Michelle Obama has said her family is "outraged and heartbroken" following the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls.

Stairs are a step too far for frail Queen Elizabeth - Independent.ie

She had been due to take part in an ancient installation ceremony for Knights of the Order of the Bath at Westminster Abbey, an event she only attends every eight years... But after a dress rehearsal on Thursday, which she did not attend, aides decided the monarch should not go ahead with that part of the ceremony. Prince Charles deputised for her instead.

Billionaire Britain: Rise Of The Super-Rich

There are more than 100 billionaires living in Britain for the first time, it has been revealed.
According to this year's Sunday Times Rich List, there are now 104 billionaires based in the UK, with a combined wealth of more than £300bn.
This is more than triple the number from a decade ago.

Windows 7 shows higher infection rates than XP in last quarter of 2013

An interesting side effect of this is that Vista and Windows 7 showed higher CCM rates than XP for the quarter. The report shows an infection rate of 25.9 percent for Windows 7, 32.4 percent for Vista and 24.2 percent for XP. Microsoft has normalized the figures to take account of differences in numbers using each OS.
This doesn't mean that you should rush off and downgrade all your systems to XP though.

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「シリアで反体制派が政府軍拠点を爆破、死者多数」 News i


2016年もロンドン五輪? リオ準備遅れで代替打診…IOCは否定 - MSN産経ニュース


スマホハイヤーに抗議スト ロンドンのタクシー、配車依頼アプリ「不公平」 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


フィアット・クライスラーの本社はロンドンに設置へ-CEO - Bloomberg

イタリア最大の自動車メーカー、フィアット のセルジオ・マルキオンネ最高経営責任者(CEO)は、米クライスラー ・グループとの統合で誕生するフィアット・クライスラー・オートモービルズの本社を英国のロンドンに構える計画を明らかにした。統合後にイタリアが果たす役割は軽減することになる。

ビールとウィスキーの街・ロンドンで、初のワイナリーが誕生 | 現代ビジネス

2013年9月、ロンドン初のワイナリーとして創設されたのが「ロンドン・クルー(London Cru)」です。かつてジンの蒸留所であった300平方メートルの建物に、巨大なステンレス製タンクのほか、ぶどうの仕分けのためのベルトコンベアやワインを熟成するオーク樽などを設置。仏南部のラングドック(Languedoc)、ルシヨン(Roussillon)、イタリア北西部のピエモンテ(Piedmont)の3地域で調達したぶどうから上質なワインを醸造しています。

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News Headlines - 09 May 2014

RAF police inquiry into photo of UK servicemen posing with dead Taliban | The Times

Photographs of UK servicemen posing alongside the body of a dead Taliban fighter, who was killed during a notorious attack on Camp Bastion when Prince Harry was serving, have been leaked on the internet.

American officials in Nigeria to help find kidnapped girls as report says government had warning of attack | Fox News

American and British security experts are in northeastern Nigeria to help search for at least 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic militants more than three weeks ago, as a new report suggests the Nigerian government did not respond to warnings of the impending attack.

China accuses Vietnam of ramming its ships in South China Sea | theguardian.com

China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships in a disputed part of the South China Sea amid concerns that a tense maritime standoff between the two countries could boil over into armed conflict.

Silvio Berlusconi arrives at Alzheimer's home for community service | Daily Express

DISGRACED former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is pictured here arriving for his first day of community service as punishment for tax fraud.

Moppy the mascot survives Japan's cull of cuddly ambassadors | The Guardian

Bird-like promotional character to become Osaka's core representative but fellow yuru-kyara face mass extermination

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フランスの対ロシア軍艦輸出に米国が懸念、クリミア配備の見込み:AFPBB News




BABYMETAL、日本公演を含むワールドツアー決定 イギリス大型ロックフェスのメインステージに大抜擢! | マイナビニュース

2月に発売された1stアルバム『BABYMETAL』が世界各国で反響を呼び、イギリスで開催される大型ロックフェス「Sonisphere Festival UK」に初出演することが決定するなど、世界中の音楽ファンから注目されているBABYMETALの初のワールドツアーの日程が発表となった。

渡辺謙、『GODZILLA』世界初披露に感慨 ハリウッドでワールドプレミア!|MSN トピックス


ノルウェーなど北欧3カ国にフェアプレー枠 - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 08 May 2014

BBC News - Japan man held over '3D-printed guns'

A 27-year-old man from near Tokyo has been arrested for allegedly possessing guns made with a 3D printer, according to the Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

Pfizer under pressure from US on tax loophole - Telegraph

Pfizer's £63bn approach for AstraZeneca was attacked on a new front after a powerful US Senator pledged to close the loophole at the centre of the proposed deal.

Portuguese Man O' War and other jellyfish could be heading to Dorset if temperatures rise | Western Gazette

Experts from the Marine Conservation Society have warned that a variety of jellyfish could be drawn to Dorset's shores if temperatures rise as some forecasters are predicting.

Megamouth shark caught off the coast of Japan - The Independent

An extremely rare female deep-water megamouth shark has been caught off the coast of Shizuoka in Japan, in what is believed to be only the 58th known sighting of the animal on record.
The distinctive looking creature was hauled from a depth of 2,600 ft and weighed almost 1,500lbs.

Original MINI voted best British car of all time | CarSite.co.uk

1 Original Mini
2 McLaren F1
3 Jaguar E-Type
4 Range Rover
5 Yamaha Motiv.E
6 McLaren P1
7 Jaguar XJ220
8 Aston Martin DB5
9 TVR Griffith
10 Ford Escort Mexico
11 Jensen FF
12 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
13 Jaguar D-type
14 Lotus Elise
15 Rolls-Royce Phantom
16 Ford GT40
17 Jaguar XF
18 Bentley Blower
19 New Mini
20 TVR Chimaera
21 Rover SD1
22 TVR Speed 12
23 Lotus Elan
24 Morris Minor
25 McLaren 12C

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米国、南シナ海での中国・ベトナム船衝突に懸念表明 | Reuters


中国が艦船80隻を動員、ベトナムとにらみ合い : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


東京新聞:アマゾンとツイッターが連携 「つぶやき」ながら買い物


日本コーンスターチ社いよいよ、アメリカ進出~5月、シカゴオフィス開設~:AFPBB News

総合澱粉メーカーの日本コーンスターチ株式会社(東京都港区 代表取締役社長 倉地聡一郎)はこの度、5月より米国のシカゴにオフィスを開設し、米国法人Ever Corn社を活動させることで、とうもろこしの自社調達や新製品である「顆粒コンス」などの米国進出及び、同社の豊富な資金力を背景とした米国企業のM&Aを本格化させます。

首相、欧州外遊から帰国の途に - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 07 May 2014

BBC News - Vietnam and China ships 'collide in South China Sea'

Vietnamese naval ships and Chinese vessels have collided in the South China Sea, Vietnamese officials say.
The incident happened as the Vietnamese navy was trying to prevent the Chinese from setting up an oil rig in an area claimed by both nations.

Thai Premier Yingluck Ousted After Abuse of Power Ruling - Bloomberg

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was removed from office by the Constitutional Court, raising the risk of fresh protests in the capital after months of unrest.
Yingluck, 46, “violated the constitution,” Judge Udomsak Nitimontree said today in a nationally-televised ruling. She transferred the secretary-general of the National Security Council in 2011 in a process that “indicates an abuse of power,” the judge said.

Japan's SoftBank says won't sell Alibaba shares in listing | Reuters

Japan's SoftBank Corp said it would not sell any of its shares in Chinese online commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is preparing for what could be the largest market debut by a technology company in history.
SoftBank is the biggest shareholder in the Chinese e-commerce giant with a 34.4 percent stake that could be worth more than $50 billion after the initial public offering.

Lewinsky breaks 10-year silence to rap Hillary for blaming woman - Independent.ie

Monica Lewinsky has broken nearly a decade of silence to say she was "troubled" by Hillary Clinton's impulse to "blame the woman" – rather than her husband – for the affair that nearly brought down Bill Clinton's presidency.

BBC Sport - Helena Costa: French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot name woman boss

Portugal's Helena Costa is to be the highest-profile female manager of a European men's team after being named head coach of Clermont Foot in France.

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フランスは対中武器輸出の日本介入を希望せず、安倍首相が国賓接待を受けず | 新華ニュース


独シーメンスの1─3月営業利益は予想下回る、収益向上へ事業再編 | ニューズウィーク日本版


ドイツ:メルケル首相 意志の強さで「10キロ減量」 - 毎日新聞


5月の香港はフランス色に-「ル・フレンチ・メイ」今年も開幕 - 香港経済新聞

5月に入り、香港各地でフランス文化をテーマにしたアート・フェスティバル「ル・フレンチ・メイ(Le French May)」が開催されている。

M・ジャクソン像撤去でフラムが降格? | ゲキサカ


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News Headlines - 06 May 2014

Global outrage over kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls | Al Jazeera America

Dozens of protesters rallied at the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC, Tuesday against the kidnapping of 276 girls, and their alleged sale as "brides" for as little as $12, with the hope of pressuring authorities to take action against Boko Haram, the armed group responsible for their abduction.

Japan, worried about China, strengthens ties with NATO | Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, concerned about China's rising military spending and disputes with Beijing over islands in the East China Sea, signed a new partnership agreement with NATO on Tuesday.

Female genital mutilation parties being held in UK, MPs told | theguardian.com

The cutting of girls at female genital mutilation "parties" is still going on in Britain and not just taking place abroad, healthcare experts have told MPs.

Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America - NYTimes.com

During last year’s harvest, Román Lec, who grows coffee on a few acres here, lost half his crop. This year, he borrowed about $2,000 for fertilizer and fungicide to protect the plants, as he did last year. But the disease returned and he lost even more.

Video: Star Wars: New storyboards revealed - Telegraph

A new book showcases the original storyboards from George Lucas's A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

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世界の14年成長率予想を3.4%に下方修正、新興国低迷で=OECD | Reuters


安倍首相、改革姿勢を強調 OECDで基調講演:朝日新聞デジタル


金融機関の送金 24時間化を検討 NHKニュース


バーバリー上海旗艦店オープン。1,500人ビッグイベント開催 | FASHION HEADLINE


ファミコンのジブリがあったら、こんな感じだったのかな | roomie(ルーミー)

こんなゲーム本当にあったらぜひプレイしてみたい、ファミコングラフィックみたいなジブリのピクセルアート。イギリスのアーティストRichard J.Evansさんによる「8-bit Ghibli」という作品です。

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News Headlines - 05 May 2014

BBC News - Boko Haram 'to sell' abducted Nigeria girls

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has threatened to "sell" the hundreds of schoolgirls it abducted three weeks ago.

'Insufficient evidence' on Adams - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

There is "insufficient evidence" to pursue a prosecution against Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in relation to the 1972 murder of Jean McConville, according to reports.
The BBC said it understood that no charges would be brought against Mr Adams unless significant new evidence comes to light.

BBC News - Egypt's Sisi vows Muslim Brotherhood 'will not exist'

Egyptian presidential favourite and former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed that the ousted Muslim Brotherhood group "will not exist" should he win.

Drug chiefs face questions over takeover | The Times

Labour has criticised the government’s approach to the US firm Pfizer’s attempted takeover of its UK rival. There are fears for 7,000 British jobs and concern that the company’s primary reason for seeking the acquisition, which would be the biggest merger in UK corporate history, is for tax reasons.

Apple continues medical tech exec recruitment, more iWatch rumours swirl | ITProPortal.com

Apple is still busy snapping up medical tech execs as it seemingly prepares to sail further into the waters of digital health and wellness, and potentially produce a smartwatch as its next big thing.

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【ウクライナ情勢】米情報機関が支援と報道 新政権に助言 - MSN産経ニュース


「フランス訪問中の安倍首相、ルーブル美術館を見学」 News i


甘利経済再生相 パリへ出発 NHKニュース


原子番号117の新たな元素が周期表に加えられることが決定! - IRORIO(イロリオ)


サッカー=チェルシーはドロー、リーグ優勝は絶望的 | Reuters


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News Headlines - 04 May 2014

Kiev’s Reins Weaken as Chaos Spreads - NYTimes.com

Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine spun further out of the central government’s control on Sunday as a mob stormed a police station in this Black Sea port and freed from detention 67 pro-Russian militants, on the same day that Ukraine’s prime minister was visiting the city.

Former tennis star Elena Baltacha dies aged 30 following cancer battle | Daily Express

The former Ukraine-born tennis player lost her battle against liver cancer, aged 30.

Gerry Adams freed without charge after questioning over McConville case | The Guardian

Sinn Féin's president, Gerry Adams, has been released without charge after spending four days in custody being questioned about one of the most notorious murders of the Northern Ireland Troubles – the kidnapping, killing and secret burial of Jean McConville in 1972.

Ed Miliband proposes largest ever state intervention with re-nationalised railways | Daily Express

ED MILIBAND is considering the biggest state intervention for decades as he indicated yesterday that Labour could re-nationalise Britain’s railways if it wins power.

Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo region; few injuries - The Washington Post

A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves, though there were no initial reports major damage and few injuries.

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スペイン首相と会談 首相、安全保障の連携確認  :日本経済新聞




スピーカーだらけのヴァーチャル・オーケストラ « WIRED.jp


ローマ監督「スクデットはすでに決まっている」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


長友のイタリア語が流暢すぎる! インテル番組で現地美女とドライブデート - ライブドアニュース


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News Headlines - 03 May 2014

BBC News - Gerry Adams 'questioned for 17 hours a day' over McConville murder

Gerry Adams is being questioned for up to 17 hours a day by detectives investigating the murder of Jean McConville, a source close to him says.

Amid continued defiance, Ukrainian official vows: 'We are not stopping' - CNN.com

On the one side, Ukraine's interior minister said Saturday that military operations in the east would continue and vowed, "We are not stopping." On the other, there was the pro-Russian separatist leader in Luhansk who announced the formation of an army to march on Kiev.

Three people killed by blasts in Kenya's Mombasa - media | Reuters

At least three people were killed when attackers threw an explosive device at passengers at a bus station in Mombasa on Saturday, and a luxury hotel in the Kenyan coastal city was damaged in a separate blast, officials said.

BBC News - Tube strike on despite RMT and LU coming close to a deal

All of this is hampered by poor industrial relations - rooted in the ticket office dispute of 2010 - and what seems to be a severe lack of trust.

CBBC Newsround - Amesbury the oldest occupied place in the UK

A town near Stonehenge in Wiltshire, in the south west of England has been named the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the UK.

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焦点:フランスに迫る「原子力の崖」と「投資の壁」 | Reuters


4月のフランス乗用車販売は前年比+5.8%、ルノーが主導 | Reuters


エールフランス、5月30日まで予定していたパイロットのスト中止 - WSJ.com


サムスンに120億円賠償の評決 NHKニュース


【陸上】ゲイが1年間の出場停止 ロンドン五輪メダルは返還 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 02 May 2014

Ukraine clashes: dozens dead after Odessa building fire | The Guardian

More than 30 people were killed in violent and chaotic clashes in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on Friday as pro-Ukraine activists stormed a building defended by protesters opposed to the current government in Kiev and in favour of closer ties with Russia.

Obama, Merkel vow broader Russian sanctions if Ukraine election derailed | Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia on Friday it will face additional sanctions against key sectors of its economy if Moscow disrupts Ukraine's plan to hold elections on May 25.

Sinn Fein Leader’s Time in Jail Is Extended, as Party Sees Political Motives by Police - NYTimes.com

The Northern Ireland police were granted permission on Friday to keep Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, in custody for another 48 hours for questioning about a gruesome 1972 murder. His party claimed that the police were playing politics before the local and European parliamentary elections this month.

South Korea train rams into back of another one; more than 100 injured - CNN.com

A train rammed into the back of another one in Seoul on Friday, leaving 117 people injured, South Korean officials said.

UEFA to investigate nine clubs suspected of breaching financial fair play regulations | Mail Online

European football's governing body revealed on Friday that 76 clubs from the 237 which entered competitions under its jurisdiction this season had been asked to provide further information regarding to their compliance with FFP, with the majority of those cases now closed.

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安倍首相 ロンドン五輪会場の跡地を視察 | 日テレNEWS24


イーストロンドンを歩く 五輪遺産は今…開催の光と影 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


【コラム】金持ちニューヨーカーにロンドン市長が秋波 - Bloomberg


ファイザー、買収額を1060億ドルに引き上げ アストラゼネカは拒否 | マネーニュース | Reuters

米医薬品大手ファイザー は2日、英同業アストラゼネカ への買収提案について、提示額を630億ポンド(1060億ドル)に引き上げたが、アストラゼネカは直ちにこれを拒否した。

クリストファー・ベイリー、「バーバリー」CEOに就任 ファッション ニュースならMODE PRESS

「バーバリー(Burberry)」は1日、クリストファー・ベイリー(Christopher Bailey)が、アンジェラ・アーレンツ(Angela Ahrendts)氏の後任としてCEOに就任したことを正式に発表した。ベイリーは、現在チーフ・クリエイティブ・オフィサー(CCO)も務めており、今後は両職を兼任する。

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News Headlines - 01 May 2014

Brendan Hughes: the IRA veteran who pointed the finger at Gerry Adams | The Guardian

Before his death in 2008, Hughes gave an interview to the Boston College-Belfast Project history archive detailing his life in the IRA.
On tape he claimed his former friend Adams had ordered the death and disappearance of Jean McConville.

BBC News - Gerry Adams arrest: Sinn Féin claims 'dark side' to NI police

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has claimed Gerry Adams' arrest is due to a "dark side" within policing conspiring with enemies of the peace process.
He added that the detention was a "deliberate attempt to influence the outcome of elections" in three weeks.

Prime Minister's brother at centre of legal aid row - Telegraph

David Cameron’s barrister brother is at the centre of a dispute between the Government and the legal profession after ministers accused lawyers of “refusing” to take on highly-paid legal aid cases to make a political point.

Peaches Geldof: Police probe supply of heroin after inquest into death - The Independent

Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs in connection with Peaches Geldof's death, after an inquest found she had recently used heroin.

Louis van Gaal will be appointed Man United manager next week | Mail Online

Louis van Gaal will be confirmed as Manchester United's new manager next week... Van Gaal, 62, will take over in the summer once he has finished Holland's campaign at the World Cup finals in Brazil.

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CNN.co.jp : 英、シン・フェイン党首を拘束 40年前の女性殺害事件で


首相 英企業に日本投資呼びかけ NHKニュース


ベルリンに続き、ロンドンがドメイン名「.london」を開始 - IRORIO(イロリオ)

すでに、ロンドンの老舗百貨店「フォートナム・アンド・メイソン(Fortnum & Mason)」やロンドンの地元銀行「メトロバンク(Metro Bank)」らが、「.london」のアドレスを取得。

ロンドンのV&Aでウェディグドレス展、3日から:AFPBB News

英ロンドン(London)のヴィクトリア&アルバート博物館(Victoria and Albert Museum、V&A)で3日から、ウェディングドレスの歴史と発展を辿る展覧会「Wedding Dresses 1775-2014」が開催される。

イギリスの名優、ボブ・ホスキンス死去…『ロジャー・ラビット』『モナリザ』などに出演 | シネマカフェ


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