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News Headlines - 30 June 2014

ISIS in Iraq: What is a caliphate? - CBC News

When the jihadists within the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared a caliphate, or new Islamic state, covering a large swath of territory in the two countries, they were reintroducing a political and theological concept that dates back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad.

Israel vows to punish Hamas after bodies of missing teens found in West Bank

The bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the occupied West Bank today and Israel vowed to punish Hamas, the Palestinian group it accuses of abducting and killing them.

Rolf Harris will be stripped of BAFTA Fellowship and could lose CBE from Queen - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Rolf Harris will be stripped of the BAFTA Fellowship he was awarded two years ago, and could lose his CBE from the Queen after being found guilty of indecent assault.

My ‘third arrow’ will fell Japan’s economic demons - FT.com

Since I introduced a package of measures to revive Japan’s economy, there are three questions I am regularly asked about our country’s prospects. First, people want to know whether I am genuinely committed to the “third arrow” of Abenomics. Make no mistake: I am.

BBC News - Fireball meteor caught on camera by a Devon observatory

A fireball meteor which passed over the UK on Monday has been caught on camera by a Devon observatory... It is reported to have broken into several pieces as it entered the Earth's atmosphere.

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FB、投稿リスト操作 「気分伝染」実験 - MSN産経ニュース
米テスラ、特許を全面開放 EVの技術革新促す :日本経済新聞
祝砲の銃弾に当たり女性死亡 W杯8強入りのコロンビア - 2014ワールドカップ:朝日新聞デジタル
錦織圭が初の16強入り ウィンブルドン:朝日新聞デジタル

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News Headlines - 29 June 2014

BBC News - Japanese man sets self on fire over military rule change

A man set himself on fire in central Tokyo in protest at a proposed law which could allow Japan to deploy its military overseas. The man was taken to hospital after being hosed down but his condition was not immediately known, officials said.

ISIL declares new 'Islamic caliphate' - Al Jazeera English

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the armed group fighting governments in Iraq and Syria, has announced the establishment of a "caliphate" straddling the two countries.
In an audio recording distributed online on Sunday, the ISIL declared its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as "the caliph" and "leader for Muslims everywhere".
Baghdadi is believed to be the leader of ISIL, which announced that it is now called "The Islamic State".

First UK poll after Juncker battle shows rising support for EU exit | Reuters

Public support for Britain to leave the EU is growing again after falling to a multi-year low, according to the first survey published since EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission.

Sex video is new twist in GSK China bribery scandal | Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline on Sunday confirmed the existence an intimate video recording of its former China head Mark Reilly, which the Sunday Times reported kicked off a bribery investigation that has damaged the drugmaker's business in China.

Spaceflight Now | Europe plans to build world's biggest X-ray telescope

A half-year after the European Space Agency formally prioritized high-energy astrophysics for its next flagship-class science mission, officials announced Friday the selection of a European-led X-ray observatory named Athena for launch in 2028.

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「米グーグルの解体検討も」、市場での支配的地位に懸念 独法相:AFPBB News

ドイツのハイコ・マース(Heiko Maas)法務・消費者保護相は、米検索大手グーグル(Google)が市場での支配的な地位を悪用することがあれば、同社を解体させる可能性についても検討すべきだとの見解を示した。

CNN.co.jp : ブラジルW杯最大の戦い――アディダス対ナイキ


ブラジルW杯:決勝T進出、アメリカ大陸勢が半数 - 毎日新聞


【速報】錦織 勝負の行方は30日に | tennis365.net

テニスのグランドスラム、ウィンブルドン(イギリス/ロンドン、芝)は28日、男子3回戦が行われ、第10シードの錦織圭(日本)と世界ランク132位のS・ボレッリ(イタリア)の試合は3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-3の時点で日没により順延となり、続きは30日に持ち越しとなった。

【ライブレポート】上原ひろみ、NYブルーノート公演スタート | BARKS音楽ニュース


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News Headlines - 28 May 2014

World War I centennial: The Great War and its great and terrible consequences | Fox News

On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duchess. It was the shot-heard-round-the-world, unleashing a series of events that by August 1914 embroiled Europe in war. That deadly summer unfolded 100 years ago, and the world truly was never the same.

BBC News - Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit

Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say.
State television said the governor's HQ had been recaptured and 60 fighters from the Isis militant group killed.

Nasa launches saucer-shaped vehicle to test technology for landing on Mars | theguardian.com

A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, completing a successful test of technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Google Glass fans warned: Don't forget about privacy | ZDNet

Google Glass went on sale in the UK earlier this week for £1,000 and the Information Commissioner's Office, which said that wearable technology may well become as common as mobile phones, has set out how privacy rules affect such devices.

Wimbledon 2014: Serena Williams loses to Alize Cornet - The Independent

A tournament apparently immune from major surprises underwent a second, more seismic shock in as many days, when Serena Williams followed Li Na out of the women's singles, beaten by Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. It is the first time in the open era that the top two seeds have both taken their leave from Wimbledon before the fourth round.

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【アメリカを読む】FRB量的緩和縮小、イエレン議長、安全運転 - MSN産経ニュース


アメリカ 原油輸出の全面解禁は:テレビ東京


【イラク情勢】米「優柔不断」不測招く オバマ政権、中露「拡張」を助長 - MSN産経ニュース


押収された偽スイス製腕時計、2013年は100万本:AFPBB News

昨年、スイス製の腕時計をかたり押収・処分された模倣品の数が、世界で合計100万本に上ることが分かった。スイスの時計産業の業界団体、スイス時計協会(Swiss Watch Industry Federation、FHS)が26日に発表した。

かみつかれたキエッリーニ、スアレスへの処分は「厳しすぎる」:AFPBB News

サッカーW杯ブラジル大会(2014 World Cup)でのかみつき行為でルイス・スアレス(Luis Suarez)が受けた4か月のサッカー活動禁止処分に対し、被害者のジョルジョ・キエッリーニ(Giorgio Chiellini)が厳しすぎるとの見解を示した。

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News Headlines - 27 June 2014

One step closer to quitting Europe - Telegraph

Britain has moved a step closer to leaving the European Union after David Cameron declared “war” on Brussels over the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker.

Former Cameron aide charged over indecent images of children - FT.com

A former senior Downing Street adviser has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, compounding a difficult week for the prime minister following the conviction of his former spin-doctor on phone hacking offences.

Beleaguered Syrian opposition asks for more US aid against insurgency, fight against Assad | Fox News

The head of the Syrian moderate opposition is asking for more foreign aid as his rebels try to back a bloody insurgency even as they continue their so-far unsuccessful effort to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Supermarket Tesco under shareholders’ fire at heated AGM - FT.com

Tesco came under attack from private shareholders at its annual meeting on Friday, with some accusing Britain’s biggest retailer of “arrogance” and “abusing” investors.

BBC News - Japan consumer price growth at 32-year high

Consumer prices in Japan rose at an annual rate of 3.4% in May, the fastest pace in 32 years, as the effect of the sales tax hike started to be felt.

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仏議会で「反アマゾン法」可決、オンライン書店の無料配送禁止:AFPBB News


米最高裁、大統領の人事権行使に違憲判断 議会休会中に任命  :日本経済新聞


丸紅 ポルトガルの水道事業会社買収へ NHKニュース


ドイツ人がツイッターを嫌う5つの理由 - WSJ

1. 文化の違い
2. 言語の違い
3. 新しもの嫌い
4. カリスマの不在
5. 薄い存在感

C・ロナウド待望の初ゴールでポルトガル勝利も、2位浮上ならずグループリーグ敗退が決定… | ゲキサカ[講談社]


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News Headlines - 26 June 2014

Rebekah Brooks close to tears: 'I am innocent...I feel vindicated' - Telegraph

The former Sun and News of the World editor, in her first public statement since her acquittal, thanks the jury for their verdict and admits the case was difficult for people "on all sides"

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

President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers for greater U.S. backing for Syria’s opposition, on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress approve $500 million (£293.6 million) to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Rakuten to buy into AirAsia's latest Japan airline venture: reports | Reuters

Japan's biggest online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to buy a major stake in a Japanese budget airline to be established by Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd, in a renewed bid to tap one of Asia's most lucrative air markets, Japanese media reported.

BBC News - Savile abuse victim: 'It had obviously been done before'

A woman who was abused by Jimmy Savile at Leeds General Infirmary when she was 16 has told the BBC that the way she was abused was "seamless" and felt like it had "obviously been done before."

Luis Suarez banned for four months from ALL football for bite on Giorgio Chiellini | Mail Online

The Liverpool and Uruguay striker, who bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during his country’s World Cup victory on Tuesday, flew back to Montevideo in disgrace last night after being told his World Cup was over following an unprecedented FIFA punishment.

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スペイン王女を資金洗浄罪などで起訴へ 捜査の予審判事:朝日新聞デジタル


無人機テクノロジーを提供する先端企業13社 - WSJ.com


オランダの売春・麻薬の経済規模、チーズ消費額を上回る | Reuters


安楽死裁判で元医師に無罪、末期患者7人に薬物投与 フランス:AFPBB News


犯人は「影武者」!?シューマッハー氏医療記録盗難で名乗り - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 25 June 2014

Hacking trial exclusive: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson cautioned in corporate investigation - The Independent

The Independent can reveal the two former News International editors were formally warned by the Metropolitan Police in May 2012 during an investigation into the corporate liabilities of the newspaper group – recently rebranded News UK.

Iraq insurgents seize oilfields, hit air base as U.S. advisers arrive | Reuters

Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.

US economy shrunk by 3% in quarter one, worst setback in five years - The Global Dispatch

Gross domestic product, the broad measure of goods and services produced across the economy, contracted at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.9% in the first three months of the year, according to the Commerce Department’s third reading released Wednesday. That was the fastest rate of decline since the first quarter of 2009, when output fell 5.4%, and matches the average pace of declines during the recession.

BBC News - Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order.

Forbes Launches In Japan - Forbes

Today marks the launch of Forbes Japan, a monthly magazine published in Japanese for the country’s leading CEOs and entrepreneurs. The first issue of the magazine is now available at newsstands across Japan.

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米軍事顧問団130人、イラクで任務開始 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


「石油が使えるのはあと53年」 | ロシアNOW


CNN.co.jp : グラナダと思いきやグレナダ島に、英航空で手違い相次ぐ


CNN.co.jp : 「観光客にもっと優しく」、フランス政府が苦言



イギリスのウェブサイトが実施した「最もおしゃれだと思うロイヤルファミリー」の投票。キャサリン妃を押しのけて、あの王子が1位に!……それはジョージ王子。全体の23%の票を獲得して堂々の1位! 2位にはキャサリン妃がランクインしたそう。3位はエリザベス女王。

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News Headlines - 24 June 2014

Cameron’s judgment over Coulson under the microscope - FT.com

The guilty verdict for former Number 10 communications chief Andy Coulson in the phone-hacking trial has raised questions about David Cameron’s judgment in appointing the former tabloid editor.

BBC News - Zero-hours contracts: rules give workers more choice

Employers are to be banned from stopping staff with zero-hours contracts seeking extra work elsewhere... Unions and campaign groups have been pressing for zero-hours contracts - under which employees' hours are not guaranteed - to be banned

BBC News - US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said.

ISIS: 5 things to know about the Iraqi jihadist group - CBC News

Within just a few months, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has become the most feared jihadist organization on the planet — even more so than its parent group, al-Qaeda.

World Cup: Uruguay overcomes bite, moves to 2nd round | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup.

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サンタンデール、GEマネーの北欧事業を買収 - WSJ


東京五輪、サイバー攻撃対策強化へ 運営当局公式サイト標的の恐れ-北海道新聞


トヨタ社長、今年も出走 ドイツの24時間耐久レース - MSN産経ニュース


ウィンブルドン・テニスが23日開幕へ 錦織、クルム伊達ら出場  :日本経済新聞


猫さん、カンボジア代表に…アジア大会マラソン : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 23 June 2014

Kerry assures U.S. support if Iraq unites against ISIS - CNN.com

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraqi leaders Monday as radical Sunni militants continue their march toward Baghdad during the country's tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2011.

Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists, U.S. calls sentences 'chilling' | Reuters

Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years each by an Egyptian judge on Monday, in what Washington called "chilling, draconian sentences" that must be reversed.

Separatists in Ukraine agree to honor cease-fire - The Washington Post

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine agreed Monday to a four-day cease-fire and to further negotiations with the government, a move that could help quell a conflict that has paralyzed the nation and defer further E.U. and U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Hillary Clinton 'kept medical history secret due to presidential ambition' | Mail Online

Possible presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's health issues have been kept secret for fears they will ruin her eligibility to become president, it has been claimed.
The remarkable claim comes in a new book written by journalist Ed Klein which details the rocky relationship between the Obama and the Clinton families.
The excerpt on her health includes a claim from a cardiac specialist familiar with Clinton's condition as saying her clotting in the brain could have developed into a stroke.

Tokyo assembly member apologizes for sexist heckling - CNN.com

A male member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly apologized Monday for shouting sexist remarks at a female colleague as she was giving a speech last week.

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News Headlines - 22 June 2014

BBC News - Sunni militants 'seize Iraq's western border crossings'

The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan.
Officials said the rebels took two key crossings in Anbar on Sunday, a day after seizing one at Qaim, a town in the province that borders Syria.

BBC News - PM to call 'unprecedented' vote on Juncker EU appointment

David Cameron will call for a vote from fellow EU leaders on the next European Commission president if there is an attempt to rubber-stamp Jean-Claude Juncker in the role.

HS3: Chancellor will outline proposal to create high-speed rail link connecting Leeds and Manchester - The Independent

A plan to boost the economy of the North by building England’s third high-speed rail link – HS3 – between Manchester and Leeds will be outlined by George Osborne today.

Google Considering Investment in New Trans-Pacific Cable - WSJ

Google Inc. is weighing an investment in a new, multimillion-dollar cable across the Pacific Ocean, people familiar with the matter said, a move that comes as big technology companies send an increasing amount of traffic across private networks.

'Magic island' appears out of nowhere on Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, then quickly disappears - The Independent

A “magic island” has mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in one of the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's giant planet-like moon, Titan, only to later disappear.

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仏アルストム:提携先は米GEに決定 - 毎日新聞


米アブビー、シャイアーへの買収案引き上げを検討-関係者 - Bloomberg

米製薬会社アブビー は、アイルランドの同業シャイアー に対する4回目となる買収案引き上げを検討しており、さらに同案をシャイアー株主に提示する考えだと、事情に詳しい関係者2人が明らかにした。シャイアーは465億ドル(約4兆7500億円)規模の買収案を拒否していた。

ロンドンにレゴのバス停できたよー - ねとらぼ


スイスを公式訪問中の皇太子さま、日本庭園ご視察 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 21 June 2014

Continued separatist attacks put strain on fledgling Ukraine ceasefire | theguardian.com

Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian posts on the border with Russia and a military base and tried to storm an airforce base overnight into Saturday, government forces said, putting a Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire under pressure.

Outrage follows sexist outburst at Tokyo meeting - CNN.com

Outrage is growing in Japan after lawmakers hurled sexist comments at an assemblywoman giving a speech this week about the need for more services for women.

David Blunkett to stand down from parliament at 2015 election | The Guardian

Former home secretary David Blunkett is to stand down from parliament at the next general election.
Blunkett said it was clear that Ed Miliband would want "new faces in ministerial office and a clear break with the past" if Labour won next year's election as he informed his Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituents of his decision.

Time for Apple's iWatch? - Telegraph

As the rumour mill goes into overdrive over the iWatch reportedly preparing for prodiction, how big an impact will it make on the wearables market, asks Rhiannon Williams

BBC News - MPs say UK government 'too slow' on marine conservation

Last year, the government designated 27 marine conservation zones in the UK, while a further 37 zones could be designated by the end of 2015.
However, 127 areas are recommended for protection and the Environmental Audit Committee criticised a "lack of government commitment" on the issue.

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レイプ事件で冤罪、元少年らに40億円支払いへ NY市:朝日新聞デジタル


TPP、11月までに大筋合意…オバマ大統領 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


エボラ出血熱 ギニアでの死者260人超える - The Voice of Russia


今年のウィンブルドンで注目すべき5つのポイント|THE TENNIS DAILY


【ブラジルW杯】コスタリカが決勝Tへ イタリアを1-0で破り2連勝 イングランドは敗退 D組 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 20 June 2014

300 U.S. advisers heading for Iraq; what will they do? - CNN.com

How big of a threat is ISIS really?
The White House wants to find out and is deploying as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq to assess the might of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

China declares Hong Kong democracy referendum ‘illegal’ - FT.com

China has called an unofficial referendum on democracy in Hong Kong “illegal” as activists pushing for universal suffrage in the former British colony said at least 400,000 people had cast ballots on the first day of voting.

Red carpet welcome for China leader falls short - FT.com

According to two officials involved in preparing the visit, China expressed concern that the red carpet from the steps of Mr Li’s aircraft to a VIP holding area was not long enough. “They saw a diagram of the arrangements at Heathrow and complained that the carpet was three metres too short,” said one official.

Japan says had South Korean input on 'comfort women' apology | Reuters

Japan got input from South Korea on the sensitive wording of a landmark apology in 1993 to women, many Korean, who worked in Japan's wartime military brothels, an expert panel said after reviewing evidence that led to the statement.

BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: England knocked out of World Cup

England were eliminated at the group stage of the Fifa World Cup for the first time since 1958 as Italy lost 1-0 to Costa Rica in Recife.
It is the first time the national side have been knocked out after just two matches, with Roy Hodgson's side beaten by Group D rivals Italy and Uruguay.

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[FT]イラク混乱はだれのせいなのか(社説)  :日本経済新聞


三菱重工 仏重電大手と提携へ出資増額 NHKニュース


眞子さま 英レスター大学大学院に留学へ| ytv 読売テレビ


ユニクロが冠スポンサー 車いすテニス、3年契約  :日本経済新聞


ニュース - 動物 - ウナギの他にも、レッドリスト2014 - ナショナルジオグラフィック

IUCNは今回の改訂で、いくつもの種を新たにレッドリストに加えたほか、何年も前に掲載された多くの種も保全状態を再評価した。  中でも、以下の5種が注目を集めている。
1. ニホンウナギ
2. ミツオビアルマジロ
3. シナワニトカゲ
4. バナナオーキッド
5. ヤーコンブリーム

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News Headlines - 19 June 2014

Challengers Emerge to Replace Divisive Maliki - NYTimes.com

Iraqi officials said Thursday that political leaders had started intensive jockeying to replace Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki and create a government that would span the country’s deepening sectarian and ethnic divisions, spurred by what they called encouraging meetings with American officials signaling support for a leadership change.

BBC News - Argentina shares fall on debt repayment doubts

Argentina's stock market closed 4.9% lower on Thursday after the country's cabinet chief said there would be no delegation to the US to negotiate with bondholders over a $1.3bn (£766m) debt.

Julian Assange Marks 2nd Year in Ecuador's Embassy - ABC News

For the second time in as many years, journalists were invited Thursday to the embassy to mark the anniversary of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's stay there — a bid to escape extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sexual misconduct, and to the United States, where an investigation into WikiLeaks' dissemination of hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents remains live.

Japan tries a new strategy for growth - FT.com

When he won a second term as Japan’s prime minister 18 months ago, Shinzo Abe promised to fight the country’s economic malaise with “three arrows”.
In order to boost Japan’s growth rate and end a decade and a half of falling prices, he declared that the country needed an unprecedented monetary loosening, a hefty fiscal stimulus and a strong dose of structural economic reform.

World Cup 2014: Japanese fans clean stadium after losing 2-1 to Ivory Coast - The Independent

Despite seeing the Blue Samurais lose 2-1 against Didier Drogba's team at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Japanese spectators armed with bin liners patrolled their side of the stadium and gathered up discarded litter, Yahoo Sport reported.

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世界の富裕層、2013年は人口・資産額とも10%以上拡大 | Reuters


ドイツのイスラム過激派、国内最大の脅威=高官 - WSJ


ドイツのメルケル首相、ワールドカップ観戦の“ムダ使い”が明らかに – サッカーキング


イギリス最高齢の三つ子、85歳の誕生日を祝い、ギネス世界記録登録を申請 | 新華ニュース

英紙「デイリー・ミラー」によると、イギリスの三つ子Neville Jonesさん、Edna Doodsonさん、Iris Hopkinさんは先週末、85歳の誕生日を祝った。すでに知られているイギリス最高齢の三つ子より4つ年上であるため、ギネス世界記録に登録申請を提出している。



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News Headlines - 18 June 2014

Sunni Extremists Are Said to Take Control of Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery - NYTimes.com

So it was for Spain on Tuesday. The nation which has ruled over world soccer for six straight years and which might reasonably be considered the greatest team in this sport's history, was stunningly eliminated from the 2014 tournament with a 2-0 defeat by Chile.

Iraq asks United States for air support to counter rebels - The Globe and Mail

Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi’ite-led government’s army.

Cameron Wants 'Global Push' To Fight Dementia

David Cameron says dementia is "one of the greatest enemies of humanity" and calls for action to fight the disease.

King Felipe VI to be sworn in as Spain's royals try to update | Tront Sun

Spain's new king, Felipe VI, will be sworn in on Thursday in a low-key ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household.

Spain's Title Reign Comes to an End - WSJ

So it was for Spain on Tuesday. The nation which has ruled over world soccer for six straight years and which might reasonably be considered the greatest team in this sport's history, was stunningly eliminated from the 2014 tournament with a 2-0 defeat by Chile.

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中英、共同コミュニケを発表 - 中国国際放送局


イラク北部で避難民50万人 国連など支援| ytv 読売テレビ


オバマ大統領、イラク空爆の当面見送りを決断 米紙報道:朝日新聞デジタル


モウリーニョが頭突きで退場のDFペペを痛烈批判 | ゲキサカ


イングランド代表のW杯初戦、イギリス国内で1560万人が視聴 – サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 17 June 2014

UN fears Iraq split as fighting nears Baghdad | GulfNews.com

Fighting erupted at the northern approaches to Baghdad Tuesday as Iraq accused Saudi Arabia of promoting “genocide” by backing militants who have seized swathes of its territory in an offensive the UN says threatens its very existence.

White House: U.S. federal system can handle Benghazi suspect | Reuters

The White House said on Tuesday the U.S. criminal justice system could prosecute the captured suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and that he would be questioned for intelligence.

UK has power to monitor citizens on social media, says counter-terrorism chief - FT.com

The British government has the legal power to monitor citizens’ activities on Facebook, Google and Twitter without specific warrants because they are based outside the UK, the country’s top counter-terrorism official has said.

Japan kills 30 minke whales in first hunt since UN court order | The Guardian

Japan has killed 30 minke whales off its north-east coast, in the first hunt since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.

The 15 New Emoji We Need Right Now | TIME

In July, 250 new Emoji—from “Dove of Peace” to “Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended”— will be installed in the Emojipedia for all of us to use and enjoy. But if that’s not enough for you, here’s 15 more Emoji that should really be a part of the next batch.

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英バーミンガム市でイスラムによる小中校“乗っ取り”疑惑 メッカ巡礼に公的資金など議論 - MSN産経ニュース


ロンドンのテクノロジー産業、シリコンバレーしのぐ勢いで成長 - WSJ


李首相、ロンドン入りしイギリス公式訪問を開始 - 中国国際放送局


皇太子さま スイス公式訪問へ出発 NHKニュース


イギリスの幼児向け番組「テレタビーズ」が復活! - シネマトゥデイ


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News Headlines - 16 June 2014

BBC News - Iraq conflict: Militants 'seize' city of Tal Afar

Sunni militants have seized the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, officials and residents say.
Militants led by ISIS - the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - captured key cities including Mosul and Tikrit last week, but some towns were retaken.

US, Iran discuss ongoing Iraq violence - The Washington Post

A senior U.S. official says American and Iranian diplomats have discussed developments in Iraq on the sidelines of multination nuclear talks in Austria.

Siemens, Mitsubishi Heavy Counter GE's Alstom Deal - WSJ

German engineering giant Siemens AG and Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. launched a bid for Alstom SA's energy business, hoping to thwart General Electric Co.'s earlier $17 billion offer for the French industrial group with a pitch that is as much about politics as finance.

Maiden Chinese 'Green Bond' To List In London | Orange UK

Sky News has learnt that the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is the World Bank's private sector-focused investment arm, plans to raise about RMB 500m (£47m) to invest in climate-related projects.

EU signs deal with South Korea to develop 5G technologyTechie News

The European Commission has signed a strategic deal with the South Korean government to develop and implement 5G wireless technologies in future.

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イラク治安部隊員らを処刑か、ISILがツイッターに写真公開 | Reuters


米、在イラク大使館から一部職員退避へ:AFPBB News


米国、イラク情勢めぐりイランとの協議実施を模索 | Reuters


ロンドンのデジタル技術産業、今後10年で2兆円の経済効果=調査 | Reuters


F1元王者シューマッハー氏退院 昏睡状態を脱す - 徳島新聞社


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News Headlines - 15 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Baghdad's army draws new front line to defend Shia in sectarian civil war - Telegraph

raq's army hit back against the Sunni jihadists and their allies that have swept through large parts of the country on Sunday, establishing a new sectarian front line in the civil war.

Complaints of Fraud in Afghan Presidential Vote

No one in Afghanistan expected the political rivalry between presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to end after Saturday’s run-off vote, and it has not.
Both are claiming evidence of fraud, laying the groundwork to potentially challenge the result of the vote, which is not expected to be announced until next month.

Polls Show Scottish Independence Vote Is Closer Than Ever

The campaign for Scottish independence continues to gain ground against its pro-union rival, two surveys showed on Sunday, as pollsters near consensus that the race is getting ever-tighter ahead of the September referendum.

Prince William 'more popular than the Queen,' poll reveals - The Independent

Prince William is regarded favourably by 68 per cent of voters, compared with 63 per cent for his grandmother and only 43 per cent for the Prince of Wales.

Augmented reality puts players into video game action | CTV News

The world goes red, then he harmlessly passes through the auto in a video game that made play visceral using Sony "Morpheus" virtual reality headgear paired with a PlayStation 4 console.

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CNN.co.jp : オバマ氏支持が過去最低、評価はブッシュ氏と同一水準に


米スターバックス、ワイヤレス給電を全米に導入へ  :日本経済新聞

米Starbucks(スターバックス)は現地時間2014年6月12日、イスラエルPowermat Technologiesと米Procter & Gamble(P&G)のDuracellブランドによる合弁会社Duracell Powermatと協力し、Starbucksの全米店舗に非接触充電(ワイヤレス給電)システム「Powermat Spots」を導入する計画を明らかにした。

feedlyとEvernote、脅迫的DDoS攻撃から復旧、金銭要求に屈せず -INTERNET Watch


イングランド代表スタッフが足首を脱臼 - Goal.com


カンバーバッチが一人二役を演じたショートフィルムが無料公開! - シネマトゥデイ


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News Headlines - 14 June 2014

Tony Blair rejects 'bizarre' claims that invasion of Iraq caused the crisis | The Observer

Tony Blair has strongly rejected claims that the 2003 US-UK invasion of Iraq was to blame for the current crisis gripping the country, pointing the finger instead firmly at the Maliki government and the war in Syria.

Pakistan Warplanes Attack North Waziristan, Killing 150 -- News from Antiwar.com

Pakistani warplanes have launched a major flurry of air strikes against targets in Data Khel, in North Waziristan Agency, with officials putting the overall death toll in the strikes at 150, labeling them all “foreign terrorists.”

Afghans Tally Votes in Landmark Presidential Runoff Election

Saturday was the second time in just over two months that millions of Afghans defied constant Taliban threats and headed to the polls to cast a vote in run-off between the two former government ministers, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.

BBC News - Up to 50,000 London homes to be built in brownfield scheme

Up to 50,000 new London homes are to be built on 20 brownfield sites, in a £400m scheme announced by the Treasury.
The homes will be built on "housing zones", where planning restrictions are removed to get homes built quickly.

England 1-2 Italy: Mario Balotelli header wins it for Italians after Daniel Sturridge leveller as Raheem Sterling stars | Mail Online

England lose their opening World Cup Group D match in Manaus
Claudio Marchisio put Italy ahead with a 25-yard shot
Sturridge equalised from close range after Wayne Rooney's cross
Balotelli planted a header past Joe Hart for Italy's winner

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CNN.co.jp : ウクライナ東部で軍用機を撃墜、49人搭乗 最悪の被害か


CNN.co.jp : タイ軍、夜間外出禁止令を完全解除


タコがW杯勝敗占い、ドイツの初戦勝利を予言:AFPBB News

ドイツ・ベルリン(Berlin)のシーライフ水族館(Sea Life Aquarium)で13日、雌のタコ「レジーナ(Regina)」が開催中のサッカーW杯ブラジル大会(2014 World Cup)で16日に行われる同国代表の初戦、対ポルトガル戦の勝敗を占った。

ナタリー - BABYMETALイギリス公演中継、スタンディング形式で実施

BABYMETALがイギリス・ロンドンのThe Forumで7月7日(現地時間)にライブを実施。このライブの模様が日本時間の7月8日4:00から東京・Zepp Tokyoで生中継されることが決定した。

ニュース - 環境 - 南極のペンギン、異なる温暖化への適応 - ナショナルジオグラフィック


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News Headlines - 13 June 2014

ISIL’s Rapid Advance Shocks Iraq, US

U.S. military planners are drawing up options to present to President Barack Obama to “break the momentum” of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL, as its fighters push toward Baghdad.

The Iraq-ISIS Conflict in Maps, Photos and Video - NYTimes.com

After sweeping across the porous border from Syria to overrun Mosul, insurgents aligned with the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continued to press south down the main north-south highway toward Baghdad.

Sunni Fighters Gain as They Battle 2 Governments, and Other Rebels - NYTimes.com

It has taken over oil fields in eastern Syria, for example, and according to several rebel commanders and aid workers, has resumed pumping. It has also secured revenue by selling electricity to the government from captured power plants. In Iraq on Wednesday, the militants seized control of Baiji, the site of Iraq’s largest oil refinery and power plant.

Exclusive: Alarmed by Iraq, Iran open to shared role with U.S. - Iran official | Reuters

Shi'te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.

Jets in East China Sea: Japan and China blame each other for encounter - CSMonitor.com

China and Japan are blaming each other for a close encounter between military jets over the East China Sea.

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イラク:過激派の中の過激派…着々北部制圧 周辺にも脅威 - 毎日新聞


イギリス公共放送局のBBC、コストダウン指示され人員削減へ│Billboard JAPAN


アルストム買収提案、フランス政府が支持明確にせず | Reuters


良品計画/パリに欧州旗艦店 | 流通ニュース

良品計画は9月24日、欧州旗艦点として売場面積700㎡のMUJI Forum des Halles(ムジ フォーラム・デ・アル)をオープンする。

西村主審に海外メディアが厳しい見方「議論を呼ぶPK」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 12 June 2014

BBC News - Iraq conflict: All options open to fight insurgents - Obama

US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options", including military action, to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. But the White House also insisted it had no intention of sending ground troops.

Australia backs increased military role for Japan | theguardian.com

Australia has backed a bigger role for Japan’s military, hailing it as a "more normal defence posture", after Tokyo and Canberra stepped up ties.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is pushing to reinterpret Japan's strict pacifist constitution to allow its well-equipped armed forces to fight in defence of an ally, something currently barred.

China's prime minister 'threatens to cancel London visit unless meets the Queen' | Mail Online

Chinese officials threatened to sabotage an important diplomatic trip to Britain by the Communist country's prime minister unless he could meet the Queen, it has been reported.

Angelina Jolie angers Chinese nationalists with Taiwan comments | theguardian.com

The star, promoting Maleficent in Shanghai, said that her favourite Chinese director is Ang Lee – who is from Taiwan, a country still seen by many Chinese as a rogue state

Japanese Soccer Team Flies to Brazil on 'Pokemon' Plane | Total Pro Sports

The Japanese national soccer teamwas apparently uninterested in breaking down Japanese stereotypes on their way to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. That’s because their team plane was decked out with a Pokemon paint job, featuring characters like Pikachu, and, uh (I never got into Pokemon as a kid, so forgive me), Happy Bear, Winking Cat Thing, and more.

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欧州のタクシー運転手が配車アプリに抗議、各地で交通渋滞 | Reuters


ロンドン市長、放水銃の安全性証明に「私が浴びる」と宣言:AFPBB News

ロンドン(London)のボリス・ジョンソン(Boris Johnson)市長は11日、使用の許可されていない放水銃を市予算で調達したことについて、その安全性を証明するために自ら放水銃の標的になると宣言した。

路上生活者追放オブジェに抗議広がる、英ロンドン:AFPBB News

英ロンドン中心部のサザーク(Southwark)にある住居ビルでホームレスの人々が路上に寝ることができないよう道路に設置された「とげ」に対し、4万人の抗議署名が集まっており、同市のボリス・ジョンソン(Boris Johnson)市長もこの設置物について「ばかげている」と批判している。

リオのキリスト像が日の丸カラーに、W杯開幕祝う ブラジル:AFPBB News

サッカーW杯ブラジル大会(2014 World Cup)の開幕を翌日に控えた11日、ブラジル・リオデジャネイロ(Rio de Janeiro)にあるコルコバード(Corcovado)の丘の巨大なキリスト像(Christ the Redeemer)が、出場32か国の国旗の色にライトアップされた。

ニホンウナギ:絶滅危惧種指定 日本は世界の消費の7割 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 11 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Capture of Mosul ushers in the birth of a Sunni caliphate - The Independent

The capture of Mosul by Isis means a radical change in the political geography of Iraq and Syria. Moreover, the impact of this event will soon be felt across the Middle East as governments take on board the fact that a Sunni proto-caliphate is spreading across northern Iraq and Syria.

BBC News - Who are Iraq's ISIS fighters?

In less than one week the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams (ISIS) has seized control of the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city and a major political and economic centre.

Taxi driver Uber protest live: Cabbies bring central London to standstill - Daily Record

Motorists faced huge delays in central London today after hundreds of taxi drivers blocked traffic in a protest over a smartphone app.
Streets around Trafalgar Square were left clogged up by licensed cabbies who are furious over Uber - which summons rides at the touch of a button.

Oxfam 'perfect storm' poster attacked as 'shameful' by Conservative politicians - The Independent

A leading aid charity is facing an investigation by the Charity Commission after Tory MPs complained about a poster campaign attacking the Government's austerity drive.
Oxfam published a picture of a faux film poster on their Twitter account depicting a raging sea under the tag line: "The perfect storm...starring zero hours contracts, high prices, benefits cuts, unemployment, childcare costs".

Apple, Starbucks and Fiat's tax affairs examined by European commission | theguardian.com

Brussels is looking into the tax affairs of Apple, Starbucks and Fiat. "It is particularly important that large multinationals pay their fair share of taxes," said the European commission's top competition regulator, Joaquín Almunia. Here is an overview of the tax affairs of the three firms under investigation.

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少子高齢化進むドイツに人材危機-有権者は移民受け入れに傾く - Bloomberg




マラリア対策で蚊を遺伝子操作、子孫の95%雄に 英研究:AFPBB News


ヨーロッパの農業伝播は地中海経由か - ナショナルジオグラフィック


「東京の顔、五輪で見せて」 ロンドン五輪担当相に聞く:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 10 June 2014

World Cup 2014: Crowd turns hostile to Fifa bluster as Sepp Blatter misjudges the mood during pre-tournament speech - The Independent

The riot shields of Sao Paulo’s Shock Battalion were ready when Sepp Blatter arrived at the five-star Renaissance Hotel here to face the heads of European football. There was something plainly ridiculous about the way they raised their shields in defence of him when he arrived by the seclusion of a side exit because there was not a protester in sight.

Passport backlog hits 500k and holidaymakers told to pay £55 or risk losing summer break | Mail Online

Angry families said they were being held to ransom. And in stormy exchanges in the Commons, Theresa May was accused of complacency. MPs told the Home Secretary their constituents were panicking at the prospect of not being able to travel.

US Cyberfirm: China Military Continues Hacking After US Indictment

A well-known cyber security firm says the Chinese military unit at the center of recent U.S. cyber spying charges is continuing to carry out hacking activities.
Mandiant, which first published a report that documented alleged hacks of U.S. businesses by a People's Liberation Army [PLA] unit in Shanghai, says the group it has named APT1 is still trying to break into the data of American corporations.

E3 2014: Sony hits with Uncharted 4, GTA 5 and Grim Fandango | theguardian.com

Sony was happy to talk about hardware and non-core services, but made sure that everything was underpinned by some decent game announcements and a few left-field surprises. There were plenty of games that the PlayStation faithful have longed for and a huge array of mouth-watering cross-platform titles backed by deals offering timed exclusives and extra content for PS4 versions.
Sony left E3 2013 feeling ultra confident, and it started E3 2014 in exactly the same mood.

David Beckham: Into the Unknown, BBC One, review: 'Beckham laid bare' - Telegraph

Former England captain David Beckham's effortless charm and a childlike sense of wonder filled Into the Unknown with lovely, unaffected moments, says Michael Hogan

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英製造業生産、5カ月連続で増加―鉱工業生産も予想上回る伸び - WSJ


[FT]東欧、自由への道は未完 共産圏崩壊から25年  :日本経済新聞


13歳少年、実はロシアの人工知能 3割の人だまされる:朝日新聞デジタル




1960年:フランス、第1回欧州選手権を開催 - UEFA EURO - ニュース - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 09 June 2014

Airport Attack in Pakistan Shows Taliban’s Lasting Strength - NYTimes.com

Then on Sunday, the Taliban hit back... The 10 attackers were dead five hours later, shot by soldiers or blown up by their own suicide vests. Yet the audacious nature of the assault shook Pakistan to its core, offering a violent reminder that, for all its divisions, the Taliban remains an astonishingly resilient force.

Video of Mass Sexual Assault Taints Egypt Inauguration - NYTimes.com

A video showing a mass sexual assault on a nearly naked woman in the midst of inaugural celebrations for Egypt’s new president is testing his pledge to curb an epidemic of such attacks, with captured scenes of a police officer with a gun in his hand struggling against a crowd of men to extricate the victim.

BBC News - Sexual violence in war: Summit to begin in London

A four-day summit on sexual violence in war is to begin in London, hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.
The event, called the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, is the culmination of a two-year campaign to raise awareness of the issue.

Video: David Beckham and Prince William launch wildlife campaign - Telegraph

David Beckham has warned of the "devastating" effects of poaching as he joined the Duke of Cambridge to launch a new campaign using the power of sport to combat illegal trade in wildlife products.

Prince Philip turns 93: Cringe at a memorable quote for every year of his life - Mirror Online

Prince Philip turns 93 on Tuesday so we have brought you 93 of his most cringe-worthy lines.
In those nine decades he's been a loyal companion to the Queen, represented Britain around the world... and put his foot in it several times.

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式典中ガム「恥知らず」…オバマ氏に批判相次ぐ : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


ウクライナ 週内停戦を呼び掛け:テレビ東京




ミック・ジャガーが美女と急接近。3か月前に自殺した恋人の遺族は憤怒。 | マイナビニュース


上訴委員会、トルコの2クラブに裁定下す - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 08 June 2014

Vodafone Prompts Protests Over Government Wiretapping - Bloomberg

The disclosure by Vodafone Group Plc, provider of mobile-phone service to more than 400 million customers worldwide, that some governments tap directly into its network without company consent spurred a new round of protests by privacy advocates about the scope of surveillance.

Passport backlog threatens summer holiday chaos for thousands - Telegraph

Thousands of people face having their summer holidays ruined because a growing backlog at the Passport Office means they may not receive their documents in time.
Some new applications are now taking as much as two months to process and there are warnings things could get even worse as the holiday season gets into full swing.

BBC News - 'Trojan Horse': Birmingham academy trust criticised

The Birmingham academy trust at the centre of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations has been accused of running schools which have "taken the Islamic focus too far".

U.K. removes Legos from Scotland independence campaign - Haaretz

The British government has removed images of Lego figures enjoying the possible gains of Scots rejecting a vote for independence, after the Danish toy maker complained about the use of its characters in a online campaign.

World's largest gannet colony dominate Scotland rock where 500,000 seabirds live | Mail Online

The remote Bass Rock, off the east coast of Scotland, will soon be home to 150,000 of the birds as breeding season gets underway.
But at its peak the island is home to an incredible 500,000 seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, shags and terns.

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イラン、核問題で米露と個別会談 - 中国国際放送局


CNN.co.jp : タリバーン系過激派が分裂、内紛で幹部暗殺も パキスタン


チャプリン邸が博物館に スイスで2016年春オープン - MSN産経ニュース




イギリス映画切手のご案内 | ゼロ

・天国への階段(1946年 監督:パウエル=プレスバーガー)
・アラビアのロレンス(1962年 監督:デヴィット・リーン)
・2001年宇宙の旅(1968年 監督:スタンリー・キューブリック)
・炎のランナー(1981年 監督:ヒュー・ハドソン)
・秘密と嘘(1996年 監督:マイク・リー)
・ベッカムに恋して(2002年 監督:グリンダ・チャーダ)
発行:イギリス郵政 ロイヤルメール
価格: 6種セット 標準小売価格 1,710円

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News Headlines - 07 June 2014

IMF sounds alarm on UK house prices but changes its tune on austerity | The Guardian

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a housing bubble could derail the UK's economic recovery, as it urged the government to consider reining in the Help to Buy scheme and called on the Bank of England to clamp down on risky mortgages.
The IMF also ended its row with George Osborne over austerity by describing the chancellor's deficit reduction plan as "appropriate" in its annual review of the British economy. Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, admitted that the organisation had underestimated the strength of the UK's economic recovery and predicted that it would continue for the next few years.

Huge Russia-China gas deal still leaves door open to Japan | Reuters

In clinching a $400 billion deal last month to buy Russian gas, China may end up helping out its old political and economic rival in a way that matters hugely for Japan - energy security.
The China-Russia agreement, the biggest gas deal ever, unlocks new gas supplies and could bring down gas prices across Asia, a development that would pay the biggest dividends for Japan, the world's top buyer of liquefied natural gas.
Other big Asian gas buyers such as South Korea and Taiwan could also benefit.

Yes vote 'within Scotland's grasp' - The Star

Independence is "well within Scotland's grasp" following a poll which shows 46% of voters in favour of leaving the UK, according to the SNP.
Two-fifths of Scots (40%) said they hope Scotland will vote for independence against 47% who want Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK), a poll by Populous for the Financial Times found.

Vodafone reveals that governments are collecting personal data without limits - The Washington Post

Britain’s Vodafone revealed Friday that several governments are collecting surveillance data directly from its networks without any legal review and publicly urged more safeguards against such unfettered access to the private communications of its customers.
The declarations, made by the world’s second-largest cellular carrier, show that the type of access to telecommunications networks enjoyed by the U.S. National Security Agency also occurs in other countries where legal protections almost certainly are lower. Vodafone’s networks span much of Europe and parts of Africa and Asia.

British motorists pay among highest petrol pump prices in Europe | Mail Online

British motorists are being 'ripped off' at the pumps and paying up to 43p a litre more than drivers on the Continent for their fuel, a damning new report reveals today.
UK motorists are being fleeced by some the highest pump prices in Europe as even drivers in neighbouring France pay 29p a litre less for their diesel compared to Britain.
Motoring groups say garages are ‘profiteering’ by dragging their feet and failing to pass on the benefits of falling wholesale prices of up to 6p a litre for diesel alone.

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欧州中央銀行 一段の金融緩和を決定 NHKニュース


仏外相「米欧FTAに影響も」 BNPパリバ罰金問題  :日本経済新聞


スペインで共和制求める大規模デモ、国王退位で反王室感情に火:AFPBB News

国内の左派政党と反王室派は、現国王より人気の高いフェリペ皇太子(Prince Felipe)にフェリペ6世(Felipe VI)として王位を継承させる代わりに国民投票を行うべきだと要求している。
 約40年にわたって独裁体制を敷いたフランシスコ・フランコ(Francisco Franco)総統の死後、1975年に君主制を復活させたスペインでは、共和制移行を訴える国民も多い。

首相 G7終えイタリアに到着 NHKニュース


イギリスの元ポップスター、10代の少女含む8件の性犯罪で告発される│Billboard JAPAN

 現在70歳のグリッターは2012年10月に逮捕されている。これは、BBCエンターテイナーだった故ジミー・サヴィルの児童虐待スキャンダルを機に始まった国家捜査“Operation Yewtree”のもとで逮捕された最初のケースだった。

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News Headlines - 06 June 2014

D-day anniversary: emotional swansong for UK veterans of Normandy | The Guardian

Many leaned heavily on sticks. Others were helped by younger service personnel providing an obliging arm to lean on. But many more walked unaided behind the Normandy veterans' standards to loud applause.

CIA sends out first tweet – and shows it has a sense of humour | theguardian.com

The US Central Intelligence Agency on Friday did something anathema to its usually secretive mission: it joined Twitter.
And the agency's first tweet was, well, snarky.
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

Putin Meets Obama, Poroshenko on D-Day Event Sidelines

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held brief talks on the sidelines of D-Day anniversary celebrations in Normandy, France, on Friday.
A White House official confirmed the two met for about 15 minutes after a luncheon for world leaders at the Chateau de Benouville.

Lego asks government to remove Scottish independence images | The Guardian

It was supposed to be a brick-by brick demolition of the economic case for Scottish independence, but the UK government's attempts hit an unexpected brick wall of their own – toy manufacturer Lego.
The company asked the government to remove images of Lego figures used in a press release telling Scottish voters all the ways they could spend the money they would apparently save by voting against independence.

Google Apologizes for Google Doodle Not Honoring D-Day

Search giant Google has apologized for a row caused by not honoring the 70th anniversary of D-Day via its Google Doodle.
The seach giant instead briefly posted a doodle on its UK site honoring Honinbo Shusaku, a Japanese Go player who was born June 6, 1829.

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北朝鮮 新たに米国人男性を拘束 NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : 筋トレ中のオバマ氏画像を掲載 ポーランド地元紙


イギリス・ロンドン、6月11日、ロンドンタクシー協会による「デモ」開催に伴う影響 | トラベルビジョン

2014年6月11日(水)、ロンドン・タクシー協会(London Taxi Association)によるデモ「Rolling Road Block」が行われる予定です。

リアーナ、「セクシーすぎる」香水の広告がイギリスで規制 - クランクイン!

問題になったのは、リアーナがプロデュースした香水「Rogue by Rihanna」の広告。プリント広告ではトップレスの胸を隠し黒いハイヒールという姿のリアーナが床に座り、壁に寄りかかりながら長い脚を上げて、なまめかしい視線を投げかけているもの。

HMの聖地・イギリスでも人気の高まるBABYMETAL | ダ・ヴィンチニュース

アイドルとメタルの融合をうたう「BABYMETAL(以下、ベビメタ)」。日本国内でも注目度が高まる中、2014年7月からはじまるワールドツアーにて、現時点では、ヨーロッパやカナダへの遠征が予定されている。特に、7月7日に予定されているロンドンのザ・フォーラムでの公演は、チケット発売と共に即日完売。直前の5日には、ネブワースで開催される世界最大規模と称されるロックフェス「SONISPHERE Festival UK」にて、招待枠としてメインステージへの出演も予定されるなど、国内のみならず、ヘヴィ・メタル(以下、HM)の聖地といわれるイギリスでも、期待が高まっている。

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News Headlines - 05 June 2014

Obama and allies: Putin faces critical choices - The Washington Post

Laying out clear conditions, President Barack Obama and Western allies opened a pathway for Russia to ease tensions in Ukraine on Thursday but pointedly warned Moscow it could face new sanctions within weeks if Vladimir Putin fails to go along.

UK proposes life imprisonment for serious cyber crimes - Computer Business Review

The UK Government is planning to impose life imprisonment for cyber criminals committing "serious crime", through an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Queen's Speech revealed.
The Computer Misuse Act will be updated to "ensure sentences for attacks on computer systems fully reflect the damage they cause".

BBC News - Softbank unveils 'human-like' robot Pepper

Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it says can read human emotions.
It uses an "emotional engine" and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones.

Japan bans real-life child sexual abuse material but cartoons remain legal | theguardian.com

Japan is to ban possession of child sexual abuse imagery after years of delay – but is expected to disappoint campaigners by allowing manga comics and animated films to continue carrying pornographic depictions of children.
Japan currently bans only the production and distribution of such material but not its possession.

Japan Must Open Up to Foreign Labor for Economic Boost - Businessweek

The nation’s workforce is forecast by Japan’s Cabinet Office to dwindle by 41 percent from current levels, to 38 million 46 years out. Even with more Japanese women holding jobs, the country needs to increase the flow of imported foreign workers from 50,000 a year (the annual average during the past five years) to 200,000, according to Kazumasa Iwata, a former Bank of Japan deputy governor who presented his proposal to the Abe government’s top economic policy panel.

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G7首脳、露大統領に「ウクライナ不安定化」の停止求める:AFPBB News

ロシアを除いた先進7か国(G7)首脳会議が開催中のベルギー・ブリュッセル(Brussels)で4日、参加国首脳はウラジーミル・プーチン(Vladimir Putin)露大統領にウクライナの「不安定化工作」の停止を強く求める共同宣言を発表した。主要国首脳会議がロシア抜きで開催されるのは1990年代以降初めて。

[FT]ユンケル氏を止めよ 欧州民主主義のために  :日本経済新聞


フランス、軍艦の対ロシア売却で同盟国と対立 - WSJ


ロンドンで客船が橋に激突 - The Voice of Russia

190人が乗ったMillenium Diamondは、フルスピードで橋の北側に激突した。 Millenium Diamondはその後、自力でセントヘレナのドックまで航行し、負傷者に応急処置が施されたという。

ヨーロッパの猫カフェの雰囲気って? 予約なしでは入れないほど人気!? - Excite Bit コネタ


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News Headlines - 04 June 2014

Newborn Dies As NHS Drips 'Poison 15 Babies'

An investigation is under way after a baby being treated in intensive care died from blood poisoning through an infection caught from a suspected contaminated drip.

Page boy who fainted during Queen's Speech is heir to prestigious Scotland estate - Telegraph

The page boy who collapsed just eight foot from the Queen is the heir to one of the most prestigious estates in Scotland.
Viscount Aithrie is the son of the Earl of Hopetoun and heir to the stately home and 6,500 acre estate at Hopetoun in Scotland.

BBC News - David Cameron hails 'busy and radical' Queen's Speech

David Cameron has hailed the Queen's Speech as "a packed programme of a busy and radical government" amid claims the coalition has run out of steam.

BBC News - China media 'largely quiet' on Tiananmen anniversary

Chinese media remain largely quiet on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, while Hong Kong and Taiwanese papers give prominent coverage to the event.

Amazon to launch mystery product with public spectacle - CNET

The e-commerce company invited customers to compete for the chance to join CEO Jeff Bezos at a new product event. Best bet: It's a new Amazon smartphone.

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CNN.co.jp : 中国、グーグルへの接続を一部遮断


CNN.co.jp : 天安門題材に作品、豪男性を拘束 北京


若者の死因のトップは“自殺” 先進国中で日本だけ


モウリーニョ監督、W杯で「イタリアはファイナル進出か優勝だ」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


米サイトが選ぶ「死ぬまでに見るべきホラー映画20本」 日本からは1本選出 - 映画.com

いずれ劣らぬ傑作ぞろいだが、日本からは三池崇史監督の「AUDITION オーディション」が唯一ランクインした。ちなみに同作は、2009年に米エンターテインメント・ウィークリー誌の評論家オーウェン・グレイバーマンが、1989年以降に製作されたホラー映画のなかからベスト20を選んだ際にも第1位に選ばれている。
▽「AUDITION オーディション」(2000)
▽「怪物団 フリークス」(1932)

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News Headlines - 03 June 2014

U.K. House Prices Edge Up - WSJ.com

U.K. house prices hit a record in May and construction activity remained buoyant, according to data Tuesday, a sign that demand for homes in Britain shows no signs of ebbing despite tougher mortgage rules.

Dealing with the wreckage left by Northern Rock - The Independent

The vast sum is still owed to the taxpayer by UK Asset Resolution, the bad bank containing the dodgy loan books of crisis casualty Bradford & Bingley, and the bits of the nationalised Northern Rock left over after Virgin Money plucked out the healthier parts from the wreckage.

France takes U.S. to task over BNP Paribas fine : euronews

France stepped up its protests to the United States on Tuesday over a possible $10 billion-plus (5.97 billion pounds) sanctions busting fine for its biggest bank BNP Paribas

, saying such a move could hurt transatlantic free-trade talks.

Bitcoin Wallets and Apps May Soon Be Approved for Apple iTunes App Store »

Following Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, some tentatively good news came out for bitcoin loving iGadget users.
An update to Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines has made mention of allowing apps to transact in approved digital currencies, though the aforementioned “approved digital currencies” do not detail which specific ones are approved.

BBC News - Japan begins building Fukushima ice wall

The 1.5km (0.9 mile) wall will be made by inserting 1,550 pipes into the ground. Coolant circulating in the pipes will freeze the surrounding soil.
Some experts have expressed concerns over whether the project will work.

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オバマ大統領:欧州歴訪を開始 焦点はロシアへの対処 - 毎日新聞


EU、フランスとイタリアに財政赤字削減の約束順守を要請 | Reuters


EU:4月のユーロ圏失業率11.7% - 毎日新聞


違法ネットワーク駆除へ-警察庁、FBIと連携 - 北國新聞


辛さがたまらなくクセになる。イギリス「ブリックレーン」のうまいインド料理 | TABIZINE


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News Headlines - 02 June 2014

BBC News - King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates

King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne... His son, Crown Prince Felipe, 45, will take over the throne.

Obama defends new carbon emission rules in face of mounting backlash | theguardian.com

Barack Obama took personal charge of the campaign for historic new climate change regulations on Monday, defending a 30% cut in carbon pollution from power plants from a backlash by business lobbies, conservative groups and Democrats in oil and coal states.
The new rules, unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency, would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Stone to Direct Film on Snowden

U.S. Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is planning to make a film about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Stone announced Monday that he will write and direct a movie based on a book written by British journalist Luke Harding.

Political candidate, Pirate Bay founder, convicted pirate, Peter Sunde, arrested in Sweden

L ess than a month ago, Peter Sunde, co-founder of the file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay, launched his campaign to run for European Parliament. Today, after two years on the run after being convicted for copyright violation, he is in police custody for violating copyright laws.

Apple WWDC 2014: five key takeaways from the keynote address | theguardian.com

Well, another Apple keynote has come and gone. In the absence of any big hardware announcements, chief executive Tim Cook's biggest news on Monday was iOS 8, due in the autumn. Here are five other key takeaways from Cook's keynote address at the company's Worldwide Developer conference.
New 'health kit' relies on old hardware
The search engine that shall not be named
Goodbye, Dropbox
New keyboards! Apps talking to each other!

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天安門事件から25年 香港でデモ行進 NHKニュース


中国でグーグルが接続不能、天安門事件25年を前に=監視団体 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : NSAが大量の顔写真を収集 米紙報道


「予防接種装ったCIA活動やめる」 米政権、批判受け:朝日新聞デジタル


第一生命が米中堅生保買収へ 買収額は5000億円超に


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News Headlines - 01 June 2014

BBC News - Brussels Jewish Museum killings: Man held in Marseille

A Frenchman has been arrested in Marseille over a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead, officials say.

Fifa faces calls to quash Qatar World Cup vote after corruption allegations | The Guardian

Senior Fifa figures are for the first time seriously considering the ramifications of ordering a rerun of the vote for the right to stage the 2022 World Cup, in the aftermath of new corruption allegations against the hosts, Qatar.

BBC News - Jimmy Savile abuse reports 'reach 500'

There have been at least 500 reports of abuse by ex-BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, NSPCC research for Panorama has found.
Most of the alleged victims were between the ages of 13 and 15, but the youngest was two.

Administration Defends Swap With Taliban to Free U.S. Soldier - NYTimes.com

Top Obama administration officials pushed back on Sunday against Republican criticism that a deal freeing the last American held prisoner in Afghanistan could allow dangerous Taliban leaders to return to the fight, might encourage terrorist groups to seize American hostages and possibly violated a law requiring notification of Congress.

BBC News - Turkish police tear gas protesters in Ankara

Fresh clashes have hit the Turkish capital, Ankara, a day after unrest broke out on the first anniversary of mass anti-government rallies.
Security forces fired tear gas at protesters gathered near the site where a demonstrator was killed last June.

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モイーズ氏「ユナイテッドは長期的展望を失った」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


【アメリカを読む】進む「脱労働力化」 経済成長の足かせに - MSN産経ニュース


ツイッターで「宝探し」 世界各地に広がる NHKニュース


カザフスタンの動物園 子熊が来園者の目の前でジャガーの餌にされる 刑事事件として立件 - The Voice of Russia

カザフスタンでは、同国中部カラガンダにある動物園で、子どもたちの目の前で子熊がジャガーの餌にされて死亡したことを受け、警察が捜査を行った。…… 動物愛護家たちによると、警察は捜査の後、「動物虐待」で刑事事件として立件した。



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