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News Headlines - 30 November 2014

UPDATE 1-Dutch poultry industry hit by new bird flu outbreak | Reuters

Bird flu was found at a fourth poultry farm in the Netherlands, officials said, in a fresh blow for the Dutch agricultural export sector.

Japanese asteroid probe delayed : Nature News & Comment

Japan's space agency has today delayed the launch of the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft after bad weather was forecast for the planned launch date of 30 November. The new launch will be no earlier than 1 December.

BBC News - 2001: A Space Odyssey revisited

Stanley Kubrick's classic remains the benchmark by which subsequent space epics have been judged. As 2001 is re-released in Britain, its American stars recall the thrill of imagining outer space - and beyond.

Watch the First Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - ABC News

In addition to the 30 select theaters that were picked to air the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the 88-second clip was also released today on iTunes Trailers and the official Star Wars YouTube channel.

BBC Sport - World Cup 2018 & 2022: More bidding process corruption claims

This submission by the Sunday Times outlines how England 2018 executives compiled a database of rumours and intelligence - gathered by private companies and, significantly, British embassies. There is, however, no clear evidence supplied by the paper.

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ドイツで国債発行せずに予算編成 46年ぶり NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : 米大企業で無人機操縦士引く手あまた、年俸1千万円から


【外信コラム】イタリア便り 落書きの重いツケ - 産経ニュース


ドイツで180人以上が不審死? 元看護師の男を捜査:朝日新聞デジタル


ベッカム氏、息子と同乗中に交通事故 - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 29 November 2014

Bundestag approves 2015 budget with no new debt | DW.DE | 28.11.2014

For the first time since 1969, Germany has balanced its budget. Lawmakers in parliament approved the historic budget, despite repeated outcry from the opposition investment was more important than a "black zero."

The long Black Friday: Bargain hunting turns violent as American phenomenon comes to UK - The Independent

Chaos was reported in many UK stores as several major supermarkets, clothing and electrical retailers offered reduced prices both online and on the high street.
As a result, retail analysts have warned that the surge in online shopping could create delivery problems ahead of the Christmas season.

Home Office: 13,000 could be working as slaves in the UK - ITV News

New analysis from the Home Office on the scale of human trafficking in the UK suggests as many as 13,000 people may be living in a state of slavery.
The most commonly reported form of modern slavery in the UK is sexual exploitation, with women making up the vast majority of victims.

BBC News - Hosni Mubarak: Egypt court drops murder charges over 2011 killings

A court in Egypt has dropped the case against former President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.

Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off the coast of France - The Washington Post

Four Russian military ships sailed through the English Channel on Friday and dropped anchor alongside the coast of France, an occurrence that NATO called routine but still had resonance at a time of Cold War-level tensions between Russia and the West.

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NY原油10%下落 66ドル台、5年ぶり安値:一面:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


米国の「人種戦争」、海外にも飛び火 ロンドンで5000人がデモ:AFPBB News

ロンドンの米大使館前で行われたデモには、英国の警官によって殺害された黒人たちの遺族も参加。2011年に警官によって射殺され、暴動のきっかけとなったマーク・デュガン(Mark Duggan)さん(当時29)のおばのキャロル・デュガン(Carol Duggan)さんは、集まった人たちを前に「ブラウンさんの家族にメッセージを送らなければならない」「私たちは警察の手によって誰かを失った痛みを知っている。その痛みを感じている」と訴えた。

ブラックフライデーが世界に、ロンドン住民も買いまくる準備 - Bloomberg


ロンドンで人気のグリルチーズサンドも登場! 12月5日、東京・豊洲に「J.S. FOODIES」がオープン! | VOGUE

「J.S. BURGERS CAFE」「J.S. PANCAKE CAFE」を手がけるベイクルーズ社が、東京・豊洲に新業態「J.S. FOODIES(ジェイエス フーディーズ)」をオープンする。……注目のメニューは、現在、ロンドンで行列を作るほどの人気を博す、グリルチーズサンドやラクレットチーズのデリ。イギリスより直輸入したチーズを使用し、スローフードの先駆者であるチーズメーカーKeenファミリーの作る「キーンズチェダー」や、100年以上前と同じ製法で手作りで作られている「ウエストコムチェダー」などを使用し、なめらかでしっとりとした食感、リッチな香り・旨味を堪能できる。

アギーレ監督、八百長疑惑で告訴へ - 日本代表ニュース : nikkansports.com


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News Headlines - 28 November 2014

Sony Pictures hackers release list of possibly stolen material | siliconrepublic.com

A security breach knocked Sony Pictures’ computer system offline earlier this week, and now the hackers – who call themselves ‘The Guardians of Peace’ – have released a list of files they claim to have stolen.

Amazon: We're not out to destroy Royal Mail - Telegraph

Amazon has been accused of many things in the last two years, including not paying its taxes, damaging the high street, and mistreating staff. But now it is also fighting claims that it is trying to destroy Royal Mail.
Shares in the postal service have slumped after it warned that parcel revenues are not growing as quickly as expected because Amazon has launched its own delivery service.

Angela Merkel forces David Cameron to retreat from EU migrant cap | The Guardian

David Cameron has stepped back from a radical plan to cap directly the number of EU migrants entering Britain after an intervention from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who warned him she would not tolerate such an incursion into the principle of the free movement of workers.

Lower oil price could stoke US stock bubble - FT.com

Oil anchors world financial markets, and Opec has just decided to raise its anchor. The consequences could be profound, and go far beyond the power game between the traditional oil producers in the Middle East and the new generation of shale producers in North America.

At least 100 dead after Islamists launch attack on Nigerian mosque - The Independent

More than 100 people are feared to have died in a terrorist attack on a mosque in the north of Nigeria believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram.
At least 81 people died, according to staff at two hospitals, but other reports put the number of fatalities closer to 120 with a further 400 people injured.

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OPEC、減産見送り 加盟国の足並みそろわず  :日本経済新聞


極寒のシベリア 飛行機を乗客が押して移動 NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : ロシア富裕層、ロンドンで不動産購入が激増 制裁反映し


90年間不明の名画、映画『スチュアート・リトル』に映り偶然発見:AFPBB News

90年間所在不明だったハンガリーの前衛画家の名作が、小さなネズミの活躍する米ファミリー映画『スチュアート・リトル(Stuart Little)』(1999年)の小道具として使われていたことが偶然発覚し、このほど母国に里帰りした。テレビ放映された映画を見た美術史家が、背景に映り込んだ絵画に気付いたという。

英ウィリアム王子 来年日本・中国訪問へ NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 27 November 2014

Opec refuses to cut oil production, prices slump to five-year low - Telegraph

A landmark Opec meeting has ended in anger after the cartel's members agreed to leave oil production quotas unchanged, sending crude prices plummeting.

Hong Kong police arrested for alleged protester assault - CNN.com

Seven Hong Kong police officers have been arrested for assault over an alleged case of police brutality at pro-democracy protests last month which shocked residents of the Chinese territory.

BBC News - Stagecoach and Virgin win East Coast mainline rail franchise

A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin has won the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route.
The firms promised to invest £140m in the route over eight years, and will pay the government £3.3bn for the contract.

Finally, an end to the problem of tangled headphones - Telegraph

Two British designers have solved the problem of tangled headphone cables with an iPhone case which has reached its crowdfunding target in under two weeks

Jurassic World trailer: It's Godzilla meets Hunger Games

In what will scarcely go down as one of the greatest moments in parenting history, the trailer for the new Jurassic Park instalment opens with Judy Greer packing the kids off for a few days at Jurassic World.

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CNN.co.jp : 全米170都市で抗議デモ 黒人少年射殺


東京新聞:シリアでテロ訓練の英兄弟に実刑 帰国後では初


貧困地区East Londonの子どもたちがプログラミングを学べるための奨学制度が発足 - TechCrunch

この奨学資金はTech City Fellowshipと名付けられ、18~25歳の非学卒者に一人あたり最大11600ポンドが、ソフトウェア開発技術を学ぶための学費として貸し付けられる。



ロンドンでハイパージャパン開催! 英国では今、日本の何が人気なのか? - Excite Bit コネタ


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News Headlines - 26 November 2014

UK lawmakers cancel visit to China after visa ban - Yahoo News UK

A group of British lawmakers cancelled a visit to China on Tuesday after one MP who defended Hong Kong's autonomy was not granted a visa, the Guardian newspaper and British and Chinese officials said.

BBC News - Sony Pictures computer system hacked in online attack

Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say forced it shut down its systems on Monday.

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto fuels speculation about new acquisition after tweeting plans to 'buy them' by mistake - The Independent

Twitter's chief financial officer fuelled speculation about a potential acquisition last night after he accidentally tweeted a message about buying another company... “I still think we should buy them,” Noto wrote. “He is on your schedule for Dec. 15 or 16 — we will need to sell him. I have a plan."

Apple’s market value hits $700bn on iPhone 6 sales - FT.com

Apple’s market capitalisation touched a record-breaking $700bn on Tuesday, as strong iPhone sales and anticipation of new products pushed its shares to more than double the point at which Tim Cook took over as chief executive.

James Watson, co-discoverer of DNA puts his Nobel Prize up for sale | Daily Mail Online

A Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to American scientist Dr. James Watson, a co-discoverer of DNA, is expected to sell for up to $3.5 million at auction next month in New York, Christie's said on Monday... Watson, 86, will donate part of the proceeds from the auction to charities and to support scientific research.

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ニュース - ソニーピクチャーズにサイバー攻撃か、米メディアが報道:ITpro

ソニー傘下の米国法人Sony Pictures Entertainment(SPE)がサイバー攻撃を受けた模様だと、複数の米メディアが現地時間2014年11月24日に報じた。……11月24日の朝、従業員が職場でコンピュータにログインしようとしたところ、赤いどくろが薄笑いを浮かべたイラストと「Hacked By #GOP(GOPが乗っ取った)」の文字が画面に映し出されたという。

スティーブ・ジョブズ伝記映画からソニー・ピクチャーズが撤退 : 映画.com


「くまのプーさん」は「性別不明で半裸」 ポーランドの遊戯場で使用禁止に : 映画.com


CNN.co.jp : アップル、エイズ撲滅キャンペーンで再びボノとタッグ


英外国特派員協会:小倉記者「乳がん予防切除」に特派員賞 - 毎日新聞

英国の外国特派員協会(本部・ロンドン)は25日、その年の最も優れた報道を表彰する協会賞の特派員部門で、小倉孝保・毎日新聞欧州総局長の記事「17人のアンジー 英国の乳がん予防切除」を選出したと発表した。

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News Headlines - 25 November 2014

Ferguson police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting - The Washington Post

A grand jury on Monday declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, resolving a secretive, months-long legal saga and reigniting powerful frustrations about America’s policing of African Americans.

Ferguson decision: Grand jury decides not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting - CBS News

Protests quickly turned violent in the Ferguson, Missouri area Monday night after it was announced that a St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Economy in U.S. Expands 3.9%, More Than Previously Estimated - Bloomberg

The economy in the U.S. expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, reflecting bigger gains in consumer spending and business investment and capping the strongest six months of growth in a decade.

BBC News - Wizard of Oz lion costume sells for $3m

The Cowardly Lion costume from classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz has sold for more than $3m (£1.9m) at an auction in New York.
The famous outfit went for $3.07m (£1.95m) at a Bonham's auction of Hollywood memorabilia on Monday.

Sony Pulls FIFA World Cup Sponsorship - NASDAQ.com

Sony Corp. has decided to end its sponsorship of World Cup soccer amid growing concerns about the transparency of the bidding process for the next two tournaments, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

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EU当局、フランスとイタリアに追加赤字削減求めない方針 - WSJ


「米国の税金払わない、私は英国人」とロンドンのボリス市長 - Bloomberg


CNN.co.jp : ガラスの床が割れて修理 ロンドンのタワーブリッジ


イギリスで下水や捨てられた食べ物だけで動くバスが運行します : ギズモード・ジャパン


【外信コラム】ロンドンの甃 英国で忌み嫌われる日本からの“輸入品” - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 24 November 2014

Obama Defense Chief Hagel Resigns Amid White House Tension - Businessweek

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over strategy and the rise of new security challenges to the country.

Former Russian spy Anna Chapman features in Putin army recruitment video - Telegraph

Miss Chapman, who was deported from the US, is seen firing a Kalashnikov and training with elite Russian guards in the promotional video

Terror bill requires universities to ban extremist speakers | The Guardian

New powers for the home secretary to order universities to ban extremist speakers from their campuses are to be included in a new counter-terrorism bill.

The 'black spider' memos: Government’s last-ditch bid to keep Prince Charles’ letters secret - The Independent

Nine years after the so-called “black spider” memos written by the heir to the throne to Labour ministers were first requested by a journalist, the Supreme Court has begun to hear the latest round in attempts to bring the prince’s lobbying of Government into the public domain.

Breaking up Google is just one possible antritrust option, EU lawmakers say | PCWorld

Breaking up Google by separating its search engine from other commercial services is only one of the actions the European Commission could take to resolve the company’s antitrust problems, say members of Parliament who are proposing the split.

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マリフアナで潤う 米コロラドでツアー好調、税収34億円 ワシントン州でも - 産経ニュース


ドイツ・ベルリンで約500人がデモ、難民収容施設の建設に反対:AFPBB News


ロシア・イラン外相、ウィーンで核問題を討議 | ロシアNOW


シューマッハ氏、「完全回復までの期間は未定」 写真1枚 国際ニュース:AFPBB News

元フォーミュラワン(F1、F1世界選手権)ドライバー、ミハエル・シューマッハ(Michael Schumacher)氏の容体について、広報担当のザビーネ・ケーム(Sabine Kehm)氏は23日、完全に回復するまでの期間は依然として未定であると明かした。

プロが選ぶ「アクション映画ベスト100」、1位「ダイ・ハード」、日本映画も4本選出 : 映画.com

なお、日本映画は9位の「七人の侍」(1954/黒澤明監督)が最高位。以下、65位に「座頭市(2003)」(北野武監督)、94位に「十三人の刺客」(2010/三池崇史監督)、98位に「子連れ狼 三途の川の乳母車」(1972/三隅研次監督)がランクインした。
4.「ハード・ボイルド 新・男たちの挽歌」(1992)
7.「ポリス・ストーリー 香港国際警察」(1985)
14.「ワンス・アポン・ア・タイム・イン・チャイナ 天地大乱」(1992)
24.「狼 男たちの挽歌・最終章」(1989)

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News Headlines - 23 November 2014

Doubts over Iran nuclear dealDoubts over Iran nuclear deal

Doubts are growing that Monday's deadline for a deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme will be not met at talks in Vienna in Austria.
Both the US and Germany said sides were working to close "big gaps", with some suggestions that the deadline could be extended.

Nasa studies records to discover which gender fares better in zero-gravity | Daily Mail Online

The study looked at reports for the 534 astronauts - 477 men and 57 women - that had been to space up until June 2013.
And while women were less likely to suffer a loss of hearing or vision, it was found that men had an overall greater tolerance for spaceflight in a number of categories.

Charing Cross fire: Station closed and 100 evacuated over blaze on train - The Independent

Charing Cross station was closed and at least 100 people evacuated after a fire broke out on a train this morning, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said.

The UK’s best city: in praise of Newcastle upon Tyne | theguardian.com

That their friendly, fun-loving ‘toon’ is Guardian readers’ top city was no surprise to Geordies. Tynesider Harry Pearson looks afresh at its ancient institutions and new bars and galleries

BBC Sport - Lewis Hamilton wins World Championship in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers' World Championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The 2008 champion became only the fourth Briton to win two world titles.

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独VWが今後5年で856億ユーロ投資、HV・EV開発など中心に | Reuters




ドイツ:ヒトラーの絵1900万円で落札 - 毎日新聞


CNN.co.jp : プーチン氏が空手8段に 柔道5段、テコンドーは9段


CNN.co.jp : スーツケース車輪音を禁止へ、騒音防止と路面保護 ベネチア


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News Headlines - 22 November 2014

Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites - CNET

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

The US District Court Judge approves $450 million Apple Inc E-Book settlement in antitrust lawsuit | The Westside Story

A federal judge gave her final nod to a settlement in which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has agreed to pay a whopping $450 million to as many as 23 million consumers for its alleged role in a conspiracy to fix eBook prices in New York on Friday. Apple was charged with violating antitrust law by colluding with publishers and pushing up eBook prices, in an attempt to capture a part of Amazon’s market.

6.8-magnitude earthquake in Japan collapses homes, causes injuries | Fox News

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.

Sky shareholders in revolt over secretive and 'excessive' bonuses - The Independent

The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
The influential American shareholder watchdog ISS and British advisory group Pirc had recommended that investors abstain in the vote because of a lack of transparency over bonus targets.

British jihadi killed in Kobane fighting for ISIS | Daily Mail Online

A second British jihadi has been killed fighting for the Islamic State in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane, it has been claimed.
ISIS supporters on social media were yesterday mourning the death of 20-year-old Muslim convert Abu Abdullah al-Habashi, also known by a second nom de guerre of Abu Abdullah al-Britani.

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門田隆将『死の淵を見た男 吉田昌郎と福島第一原発の五〇〇日』(PHP研究所)


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欧州議会、米グーグル分割の決議案検討 英紙が報道  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : ウィキリークス創始者の逮捕状を撤回せず スウェーデン高裁




高級ホテルで爆発、14人ケガ ロンドン | 日テレNEWS24




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門田隆将『記者たちは海に向かった 津波と放射能と福島民友新聞』(角川書店)


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News Headlines - 21 November 2014

Shinzo Abe dissolves Japan’s lower house of parliament in advance of poll | The Guardian

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has dissolved parliament’s lower house, paving the way for an early election that will test public support for his ailing economic policies..
Abe called the election, to be held on 14 December, days after data showed Japan had slipped back into recession.

Japan Orders Takata to Investigate Flawed Airbags - NYTimes.com

Japan stepped up pressure on the airbag supplier Takata on Friday over safety problems that have been linked to at least five deaths outside the country and led to a Senate hearing in Washington.

Japan millionaire quizzed over cyanide death - CNN.com

A 67-year-old woman who reportedly received millions in life insurance money from at least five of her previous partners has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning her last husband with cyanide -- the latest high-profile case in Japan involving so-called "black widows."

Russian webcam hacking site: how owners are keeping identity hidden | The Australian

But the Russian owners cannot easily be identified by public searches as they have registered their domains through a subsidiary of Godaddy’s called DomainsByProxy.com which people can use to hide their own identities.
A spokesman for Godaddy says a large number of adult websites use the DomainsByProxy service so they can remain anonymous.

Monty Python's 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' named most popular funeral song - News - Music - The Independent

1. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle , from Monty Python's 1983 film Meaning of Life
2. The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm
3. Abide with Me
4. Match of the Day theme
5. My Way - Frank Sinatra
6. All Things Bright and Beautiful
7. Angels - Robbie Williams
8. Enigma Variations - Nimrod Elgar
9. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers (adopted by fans of Liverpool FC, and Celtic)
10. Cricket Theme / Soul Limbo - Test Match TV Theme/Booker T. & the MG's

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タカタのエアバッグ問題で米議会公聴会、幹部に厳しい追及 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 世界の超富裕層、さらにリッチに 今年の報告書


新たな英国の玄関として生まれ変わるロンドンのオリンピック・パーク、高層複合型レジデンシャルタワーManhattan Loft Gardens 着工・販売開始 - DMMニュース

株式会社ASTERISK(アスタリスク)は英国の大手百貨店Harrodsの不動産部門子会社Harrods Estate(英国)と共同で、ロンドン・ストラトフォードに開発されるManhattan Loft Gardensのレジデンス(分譲住戸)の販売を開始する。

CNN.co.jp : ネットで酷評されたホテル、投稿の宿泊客に「罰金」 英国


トム・クルーズ、ホテルでお得意様カードの提示を求められる | ニュースウォーカー


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News Headlines - 20 November 2014

BBC News - Julien Blanc: UK denies visa to 'pick-up artist'

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office... A petition to deny him a visa attracted more than 150,000 signatures ahead of his UK tour, due to start in February.

Russian hackers put UK webcam footage live on internet | The Times

Live footage is being streamed from the bedrooms of British children on a new Russian website that displays footage from unsecure webcams.

Britain Drops Challenge To EU Bank Bonus Cap

Britain is withdrawing its legal challenge to European Union moves to limit bankers' bonuses, the Chancellor has said.

United Nations News Centre - Ensuring women’s access to safe toilets is ‘moral’ imperative, says Ban marking World Day

With one out of three women worldwide lacking access to safe toilets, it is a moral imperative to end open defecation to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because they lack a sanitation facility, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged today on World Toilet Day.

Boys born in south of England 'live eight years longer' than those born in the north - The Independent

Boys born in parts of the south of England are expected to live up to eight years longer than those born in the northwest, official figures have suggested.
Males born in the affluent area of south Cambridgeshire have the highest longevity at 83.0 years – nearly nine years longer than in the area with the lowest, Blackpool (74.3 years).

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CNN.co.jp : タカタ製エアバッグのリコール、全米に拡大へ


Twitter、過去のすべての公開ツイートの検索を可能に - ITmedia ニュース


Tor使った闇サイト、欧州と米国で一斉摘発 - ITmedia ニュース


「ミス・ホンジュラスと姉の遺体発見、男が殺害認める」 News i


CNN.co.jp : 米全土で異例の寒波、ハワイでも氷点下 国の半分に積雪


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News Headlines - 19 November 2014

Citigroup Said to Favor Sumitomo Mitsui to Buy Japan Bank - Bloomberg

Citigroup Inc. (C) plans to give Sumitomo Mitsui (8316) Financial Group Inc. the right of first refusal this month to buy its Japanese consumer-banking business, said people with knowledge of the matter.

Book Review: ‘Why We Lost’ by Daniel P. Bolger - WSJ

Iraq and Afghanistan are the focus of Daniel P. Bolger ’s “Why We Lost,” a study of war and policy in which “who” is as much a concern as “why.” A recently retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, Mr. Bolger commanded twice in Iraq, and he led the entire NATO training mission in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2013. His own experiences make surprisingly few appearances in his chronicle, leaving most of the text to the experiences of others and to the author’s critical analysis.

Hitler painting set to sell for more than $60,000 - The Independent

Created in 1914 during Hitler’s young adulthood, the historical painting of an old registry office will be sold on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany, where several Nazi rallies took place in the 1930s.
Hitler struggled to make a living as an artist in his late teens and early 20s, painting some 2,000 works, but many critics have branded the auctioning of his work “tasteless”.

Norway's new passport design is a work of art

It's usually function before form when it comes to passports.
But the new design for the Norwegian passport is both beautiful and a practical government document. The government recently asked designers to submit concepts for a redesigned passport; Neue Design Studio won with its concept titled "The Norwegian landscape."

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It - WSJ

The Web—that thin veneer of human-readable design on top of the machine babble that constitutes the Internet—is dying. And the way it’s dying has farther-reaching implications than almost anything else in technology today.

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CNN.co.jp : 香港当局、中心街の一部でバリケード撤去を開始


ミス・ホンジュラス、姉とともに誘拐か 世界大会直前:AFPBB News

今年のミス・ワールド(Miss World)のホンジュラス代表に選ばれたマリア・ホセ・アルバラド・ムニョス(Maria Jose Alvarado Munoz)さん(19)と姉の消息が、今月13日にパーティーに出かけたまま途絶えている。現地当局は、姉妹が誘拐されたとみている。

本場のシェイクスピア劇をネットで! 演劇公演も動画で楽しめる時代 : J-CAST会社ウォッチ

グローブ座のウェブサイト「Globe Player」では現在、50のシェイクスピア作品の公演を録画した動画が公開され、世界中のユーザーがデスクトップ、モバイル、タブレット端末などで観ることができる。



FIFAがスイス司法当局に訴え 18、22年W杯招致で不正か-北海道新聞


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News Headlines - 18 November 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack | Reuters

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict.

Charles Manson Gets Marriage License - ABC News

Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

BBC News - UK inflation rate rises to 1.3% in October

UK inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.3% in October, up from 1.2% in the previous month, official figures show... The Office for National Statistics (ONS), said the marginal rise was because transport costs fell by less than they did a year ago.

Eurostar launches e320 train with space for 900 passengers | The Guardian

Eurostar has unveiled the first train in its upgraded fleet that will boost seat numbers by 20%.
The cross-Channel train operator also announced an order of seven more high-speed trains from Siemens, and said the first of the 17 e320 trains, worth almost £1bn, will go into service late next year.

Toyota to begin selling hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai for first time | The Guardian

The world’s largest carmaker announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in Japan on 15 December, 2014, and in the US and Europe in mid-2015. The sporty-looking, four-door Toyota Mirai will retail for 6.7m yen (US$57,600) before taxes. Toyota Motor Corp hopes to sell 400 in Japan and 300 in the rest of the world in the first year.

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来年度に財政黒字計上へ、8年ぶり赤字脱却=カナダのオリバー財務相 | Reuters


有休取得率は海外水準の半分以下 厚生労働省が企業義務付け検討 - エコノミックニュース


スウェーデンで男女平等を目指すゲームレーベルの設立を検討、国の支援も | インサイド






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News Headlines - 17 November 2014

BBC News - Japan's economy makes surprise fall into recession

Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter, leaving the world's third largest economy in technical recession. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell at an annualised 1.6% from July to September, compared with forecasts of a 2.1% rise.

Chinese Students at U.S. Universities Jump 75% in Three Years - Bloomberg

Students from China made up the largest contingent among the 886,052 foreign students last year, with 31 percent, the Institute of International Education, a New York-based nonprofit group, said today. India is second with 12 percent of the total, followed by South Korea with 7.7 percent.

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash | The Guardian

David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way as when the financial crash brought the world to its knees six years ago.

Main Mexico leftist party on verge of dissolution, leader says - World | The Star Online

The elder statesman of Mexico's main leftist party said on Sunday the group was on the verge of falling apart after a series of mistakes and the disappearance of 43 students in a state it runs in the southwest of the country.

Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower for a Weekend Spectacle

Sky-watchers are getting ready for a meteor shower from a celestial lion: The Leonids peak this weekend.

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米下院、カナダパイプライン法案を可決 拒否権是非迫られるオバマ大統領 - 産経ニュース


【今日のチャート】国民投票で採択ならスイスの金準備増加へ - Bloomberg


壁崩壊から25年 終わらぬ自由への希求:社説:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


ヨーロッパ政治に息づくキリスト教民主主義 / 土倉莞爾 / 西洋政治史 | SYNODOS -シノドス-

キリスト教民主主義の第二次世界大戦後の貢献として、ヨーロッパ統合をあげることができる。当時、各国で政権与党の座にいたキリスト教民主主義政党は、ヨーロッパ統合は自らの理念に相応しいものと考え、それを政策の中心に置くようになった。おそらくキリスト教民主主義のライバルである社会主義政党や自由主義政党では、ヨーロッパ統合を実現することは難しかっただろう。というのも、「硬質で、非宗教的で、国際的な世界観(Weltanschauung)」ゆえに、社会主義や自由主義政党はヨーロッパの統合化に困惑した可能性があるからだ(Kaiser2004, 222;Hanley2008, 88)。

スティーブン・キング、キューブリック版「シャイニング」をまたしても批判 : 映画ニュース - 映画.com


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News Headlines - 16 November 2014

Obama confirms death of US hostage Peter Kassig after Isis releases video | The Guardian

A statement from US president Barack Obama on Sunday night confirmed that Kassig had been killed after Isis released the video showing the black-clad British executioner thought to have murdered four other western hostages standing over a severed head. Obama offered prayers and condolences to Kassig’s family and said their son “was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity.”

Russia Tightens Control Over Foreign Ownership of Print Media | The Moscow Times

Foreign companies will soon have to seek government permission before buying a more than 25 percent stake in newspapers or magazines in Russia, extending state control in an industry still reeling from legal changes earlier this year, business daily Vedomosti reported late last week.
The new amendments, which will go into force on Dec. 6, could appear extraneous. With Russia caught up in an information war with the West over Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin just last month signed a law that bans foreign companies from owning more than 20 percent in Russian media assets.

Operation begins to recover wreckage of MH17 | Daily Mail Online

Recovery work has begun at the wreckage site of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 - four months after it was downed over Ukraine.
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB), which is leading the investigation into the tragedy - which cost the lives of 298 people including 10 Britons - has up to now had limited access to the crash site.

BBC News - Comet lander: First pictures of Philae 'bounce' released

A camera on the Rosetta "mothership", which dropped Philae on to the surface, caught the robot mid-bounce.
The Navcam's photographs were unveiled on the Rosetta Blog, showing a few pale pixels - thought to be Philae - accompanied by a dark patch, which experts conclude is its shadow.

BBC Sport - Roger Federer out of ATP World Tour final v Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the ATP World Tour final against Novak Djokovic because of a back injury... It is Djokovic's fourth victory at the season-ending event and he also becomes the first man to win three titles on the trot since Ivan Lendl in the 1980s.

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東京新聞:エアバッグ タカタ、20日公聴会 米議会 ホンダ代表者も出席


イタリアが再び景気後退入り、第3四半期はマイナス成長 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : ポーカー世界大会をスウェーデン人男性制覇、賞金11億円超


Perfumeワールドツアー終幕、初ニューヨーク公演は興奮の渦に - 音楽ナタリー

Perfumeが通算3度目の海外ツアー「Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd」のツアーファイナルとして、本日11月16日(現地時間15日)にアメリカ・ニューヨークのHAMMERSTEIN BALLROOMでライブを行った。……台湾、シンガポール、アメリカ・ロサンゼルス、イギリス・ロンドン、そしてニューヨークで行われた今回のツアーは、ライブビューイングの参加者を含めてトータルで4万人の動員となった。

【テニス】錦織フルセットで散る ジョコビッチ崩せず「飛躍」の今季に幕 : スポーツ : スポーツ報知


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News Headlines - 15 November 2014

US, Japan, Australia agree to deepen security ties - The Washington Post

Eyeing Chinese aggression, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed Sunday to deepen their military cooperation and work together on strengthening maritime security in the Asia Pacific.

Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza - Al Jazeera English

Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza "indefinitely" by Israeli authorities.

Polish Woman Wakes Up in Funeral Home After Being Declared Dead : Latin Post

An elderly woman in Poland was incorrectly declared dead on Nov. 6 and sent to a funeral home, only to wake up 11 hours later while in cold storage at the mortuary, according to reports by CNN's Polish affiliate TVN. Janina Kolkiewicz is now home and doing well.

Tsunami Warning Issued, Then Canceled After 7.3 Indonesian Quake

Indonesia is located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" fault line, which is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes.

'Godfather' home up for sale - CNN.com

While broker Connie Profaci said none of the movie's scenes were shot inside the home, its sprawling 24,000 square foot property was the setting for the Mafia epic's opening, one of its most memorable scenes: As his daughter's wedding reception took place out in the yard, Don Vito -- played by Marlon Brando -- held court inside with his capos and fielded requests from wedding guests looking to have someone whacked or strong-armed.

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CNN.co.jp : CNN、ロシアでの放送を停止へ メディア規制の強化で


MS、「.NET」をオープンソース化、「Visual Studio」のフル機能無料版を公開 -INTERNET Watch

米Microsoftは、12日に開催した開発者向けイベント「Connect();」において、「.NET」のオープンソース化およびクロスプラットフォーム化と、開発ツール「Visual Studio」の全機能を備えた無料版「Visual Studio Community 2013」の提供を発表した。

ユーロ圏7─9月期GDP、成長弱く追加緩和期待 | Reuters


東京新聞:ロンドン五輪 地域商業 恩恵薄く 研究者「東京では草の根支援を」


スイス社製の懐中時計に28億円、史上最高額で落札 | 世界のこぼれ話 | Reuters


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News Headlines - 14 November 2014

U.S. Navy Deploys Its First Laser Weapon in the Persian Gulf - Bloomberg

The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target.

Sweden releases sonar images of submarine violation | The Guardian

Sweden has released an image of underwater tracks which it says is clear proof that a foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, in an event which triggered a national search mission reminiscent of the cold war.

‘Comedy of errors’: Secret Service officer chatted on cell phone as intruder scaled White House fence | Fox News

Secret Service officers bungled the response to a White House intruder by committing a series of what one lawmaker is calling a “comedy of errors,” including one officer who was on his cell phone when the man jumped the fence and multiple officers who assumed bushes would stop him.

Trailer time! From 'Night at the Museum' to 'Insurgent' - CNN.com

The third "Night at the Museum" sees Ben Stiller return as a night security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. This time around, the magic that helps bring all of the museum's historical figures and creatures to life for those raucous adventures is in danger of running out.
Williams starred in the family movie franchise from the start, portraying former President Theodore Roosevelt.

New York in the snow by Vivienne Gucwa - in pictures | The Guardian

Photographer Vivienne Gucwa captures the empty streets of New York in the snow. These images are from her book NY Through The Lens

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CNN.co.jp : 米大統領、シリア戦略の見直し指示か ISIS掃討に誤算


CNN.co.jp : キリストは2人の子持ちだった?


日立、伊鉄道事業を買収へ 2000億円 欧米3強追撃 :日本経済新聞


英タワー・ブリッジ、展望通路の床がガラス張りに 〈AFPBB News〉|dot.ドット 朝日新聞出版

英国ロンドン(London)にあるタワーブリッジ(Tower Birdge)で10日、両側を結ぶ通路のうち、西側の展望通路の床がガラス張りとなってリニューアルオープンした。地上42メートルに位置する展望台からは、下を通る橋や流れるテムズ川(Thames)を眺めることができる。

テニス=錦織が準決勝進出、フェレールに逆転勝ちで2位通過 | Reuters


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News Headlines - 13 November 2014

BSkyB to be rebranded as Sky after takeover of European sister companies | theguardian.com

BSkyB is to scrap the word “British” from its branding after almost 25 years as the company completes an ambitious transformation into a pan-European pay TV giant following the £6.88bn buyout of its sister companies in Germany and Italy.

Scottish unemployment figures drop dramatically - The Scotsman

THE NUMBER of Scots out of work has fallen dramatically by 10,000, official figures have shown.
Wage levels have also overtaken cost-of-living hikes for the first time in five years, in a further boost for hard-up Scots.
Across the UK, unemployment fell by 115,000 to 1.96 million – the 18th consecutive quarterly fall.

Imagine what THESE could do for your business: Hitachi unveils 125mph train to be used on electrified routes in Wales - Wales Online

Operator First Great Western tweeted the image and wrote: "New IEP train unveiled in Japan today. We're looking forward to seeing them on our network from 2017."
It also confirmed services will run at 125mph from London Paddington to Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Oxford and Worcester.

Panorama alleges that ‘fake sheikh’ tricked people into criminal acts | The Guardian

The Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood tricked people into criminal acts in order to write about them, according to an explosive Panorama investigation that was finally aired on Wednesday night after twice being delayed for legal reasons.

BBC Sport - World Cup inquiry clears Qatar but criticises English FA

The English Football Association has been accused of flouting bidding rules in its attempt to stage the 2018 World Cup - but 2022 hosts Qatar have been cleared of corruption allegations.

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タカタ会長、姿見せず、リコール問題の一族企業の混迷深める - Bloomberg


日本からの潜水艦建造計画、豪政府に入札求める圧力強まる | Reuters


英豪系BHP、豪ニッケル部門の売却断念-妥当な提案示されず - Bloomberg

世界最大の鉱山会社、英・オーストラリア系BHPビリトン は豪州のニッケル部門の売却を断念した。受け入れ可能な提案が示されなかったという。……ブルームバーグがまとめたデータによれば、BHPは過去2年間で総額33億ドル(約3800億円)相当のプロジェクトを売却し、ウランやダイヤモンド鉱山などの資産を手放している。米ピント・バレー銅鉱山は6億5000万ドルと、JPモルガン・チェースの評価額の約2倍の価格で売却した。

ユニクロがベルギーに1号店 アントワープに2015年秋オープン | Fashionsnap.com


CNN.co.jp : モルモン教創始者に40人の妻がいた、信者に衝撃


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News Headlines - 12 November 2014

Greenhouse-gas emissions: An uneven deal | The Economist

Yesterday Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a deal on emissions. That in itself is an achievement, but it may not be all it is cracked up to be since China has not conceded much, and Congress will do its best to prevent America from delivering what it has promised.

Rosetta probe has bounced away from landing site and lost contact, admit scientists - Telegraph

Although scientists celebrated landing probe Philae on comet this afternoon, the lander is not securely attached and has already bounced away from its landing site

YouTube announces plans for a subscription music service | The Verge

YouTube confirmed today that it will launch a paid subscription service that lets users stream high-quality, ad-free music and music videos. The service, which launches next week in invite-only beta, is to be called YouTube Music Key.

Nestle apologises after tweeting that 43 missing Mexican students were 'Crunched' - Independent.ie

Nestle apologises after tweeting that students who disappeared from Iguala - whose probable death was announced on Friday - were "crunched", in reference to chocolate

Gamasutra - Sekai Project Bringing CLANNAD to Western Audiences, Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Sekai Project, an up-and-coming publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment, in cooperation with VisualArt’s, today announced the successful launch of the CLANNAD campaign hosted on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.com.

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アビガン、エボラ治療薬として年明けにも国際承認=富士フイルム | Reuters


総額100億円アップル社を訴えた 日本の中小企業島野製作所「下請け」だからって、ナメるなよ 絶対に負けられない戦いがある  | 現代ビジネス [講談社]


iPhoneから乗り換えでSMS不具合、米アップルが訴訟に直面 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 米マクドナルド、ハローキティのおもちゃを回収


フェラーリIPO、2015年第2─3四半期の見通し | Reuters


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News Headlines - 11 November 2014

Madrid rejects fresh Catalonia freedom bid - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Spain's government has rejected Catalonia's calls for self-determination after more than two million people took part in a symbolic vote on independence for the region.

Russia’s ‘dangerous military brinkmanship’ risks ‘catastrophic’ clash with NATO, report warns

Russia is engaged in “dangerous brinkmanship” toward NATO and Nordic nations in its military moves, with almost 40 incidents of incursions and close encounters since March, according to a European security research group.

BBC News - Japan's Nikkei hits seven-year high

Asian markets traded higher, led by Japan's Nikkei which hit a new seven-year high on reports that a planned sales tax increase might be postponed... Shares jumped on news that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might postpone the planned 10% increase in sales tax.

Japanese airplane leasing company orders 80 Boeing 737 Max planes - Puget Sound Business Journal

Boeing Co. said Japanese airplane leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital is buying 80 837 Max 8 airplanes worth $8.5 billion at list prices.

Fukushima Radiation Found in Pacific Off California’s Coast - Bloomberg

Oceanographers have detected isotopes linked to Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant off California’s coast, though at levels far below those that could pose a measurable health risk.

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ロシア 通貨ルーブル変動相場制に移行へ NHKニュース


オバマ大統領、「ネット中立性」保護強化をFCCに要請 - ITmedia エンタープライズ


CNN.co.jp : ピザもパスタも3Dプリント、新興企業が来年発売へ


『セサミストリート』放送開始から45周年:AFPBB News

世界150か国以上で放映されている米国生まれの子ども向けテレビ教育番組『セサミストリート(Sesame Street)』が、1969年の放送開始から10日で45周年を迎えた。
『セサミストリート』は多くの米国人が幼少期に見てきた番組であり、現在、世界でも1億5600万人が視聴している。番組タイトルは『アリババと40人の盗賊(Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves)』に出てくる呪文「開けゴマ(Open Sesame!)」からきている。

BABYMETAL、ロンドン公演で5,000人を前に新曲初披露 | BARKS音楽ニュース

BABYMETALが、11月8日(現地時間)にロンドン O2 Brixton Academyにて、海外ツアーの追加公演<BABYMETAL BACK TO THE USA / UK TOUR 2014>のファイナル公演を行い、5,000人のオーディエンスを前に新曲を初披露した。

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News Headlines - 10 November 2014

BBC News - Apec summit: China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

The leaders of China and Japan have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute.

BBC under pressure to rethink TV election debates | The Guardian

The Greens, the Scottish National party and Plaid Cymru have joined forces to ask the BBC to rethink its plans to exclude them from the main TV leaders’ debates in next year’s general election.

European Arrest Warrant: The Tory rebels - Telegraph

The Government has won overwhelming backing for opting into a package of EU measures, but not without provoking bitter recriminations over the European Arrest Warrant.
Thirty-seven Tory MPs opposed the UK opting back in to the 11 EU policing and justice regulations.

Gherkin sold to Brazilian banker Joseph Safra for more than £700million | This is Money

A Brazillian billionaire has paid more than £700million to buy The Gherkin – one of the most distinctive towers in the City of London.
Joseph Safra, the banker behind the Safra Group who has a personal fortune of around £10billion, bought the skyscraper at 30 St Mary Axe for £726million.

Catalan poll result suggests symbolic victory for independence vote

One of the most enduring images from Sunday’s Catalan independence referendum was that of queuing voters gleefully applauding one of the event’s international observers as she entered a polling station in Barcelona.

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スペインのカタルーニャで独立問う非公式投票、200万人超参加か | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 海外就職に64%が前向き、各国調査 米英独は半数以下


オックスフォード大学が認定 あと10年で「消える職業」「なくなる仕事」702業種を徹底調査してわかった  | 現代ビジネス [講談社]


英女王ら出席行事標的か…テロ計画容疑4人逮捕 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


中国語「つぶやき」データ販売の米社を買収 ホットリンク :日本経済新聞


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Japan economy minister says TPP agreement difficult by year-end: report | Reuters

Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Saturday he saw progress in Asia-Pacific regional trade negotiations, although it would be difficult to reach an agreement by the end of the year, according to Jiji press.

BBC News - Remembrance Sunday: Nation falls silent as Queen leads commemorations

The Queen has led the nation in remembering service personnel who have died during conflicts, as Remembrance Sunday services are held around the UK... This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the end of Britain's conflict in Afghanistan.

Hayao Miyazaki Says He's Going To Continue Making Anime Until He Dies | Comicbook.com

In a rare trip to the United States, Miyazaki is currently in Los Angeles to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In a recent interview, Miyazaki announced that retirement was no longer in his future.

BBC Sport - Andy Murray beaten by Kei Nishikori in ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray made a disappointing start to his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a straight-sets defeat by Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Yuzuru Hanyu suffers nasty collision, still wins silver at Cup of China - CBC Sports - Figure Skating

Yuzuru Hanyu's free skate at the Cup of China began with a scary crash with another skater in warm-ups that left him on his back on the ice, gasping for air and with blood streaming across his neck and face from a cut on his chin.

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CNN.co.jp : 「ビンラディン容疑者は私が殺した」、元特殊部隊隊員が告白


世界的な原油安、政治的操作が一因=プーチン露大統領 | Reuters


タカタ刑事捜査を米上院議員が司法省に要請-証拠隠滅報道で - Bloomberg

タカタ に対する刑事捜査に踏み切るよう米上院議員2人が司法省に求めた。同社がエアバッグのリコール(無料の回収・修理)を実施する数年前に、不具合の証拠を隠滅した可能性があるとの報道を受けての行動。

米、慰安婦問題で懸念深める 朝日記事取り消し後の姿勢に - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


CNN.co.jp : 習主席の随行団が象牙を大量密輸か 環境団体


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News Headlines - 08 November 2014

BBC News - Ex-USSR leader Gorbachev: World on brink of new Cold War

The world is on the brink of a new Cold War, and trust should be restored by dialogue with Russia, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said.

Berlin commemorates 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall | News | DW.DE | 08.11.2014

People from across Germany and the globe are flocking to Berlin to remember the fall of the Wall 25 years ago. Iconic figures, among them former Soviet leader Gorbachev, are also in the capital for the historic occasion.

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami sends message backing Hong Kong protesters | South China Morning Post

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami sent a message of encouragement to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters in Berlin on Friday, drawing parallels between their situation and that of people confined by the Berlin Wall and ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Spain: Catalonia set to vote on independence from Madrid | euronews, world news

The electoral campaign in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region has ended ahead of a symbolic vote on independence from Madrid tomorrow.
The result will not be recognised by the Spanish government.

Ed Miliband In Fresh Crisis Over Leadership

Ed Miliband's leadership was plunged into fresh crisis after reports that 20 shadow ministers are poised to call on him to quit.
Senior figures are ready to strike if former home secretary Alan Johnson signals he is prepared to step into the breach, according to The Observer.

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CNN.co.jp : CIA、映画「アルゴ」の史実正す ユーモア交え真相公表


ホームレス支援の食事提供で逮捕、90歳の社会運動家ら 米フロリダ:AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : メキシコ学生43人失踪、犯罪組織が殺害して燃やして川に


「ベルリンの壁」光で再現 あす崩壊から25年:一面:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


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News Headlines - 07 November 2014

Krugman Urges Abe to Delay Sales Tax Increase, Says PM’s Aide - Bloomberg

Paul Krugman met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today and said he was concerned that a further increase in the nation’s sales tax planned for next year could hurt the economy, according to one of Abe’s aides.
Krugman, a 2008 Nobel laureate in economics, urged Abe to delay the bump scheduled for October 2015, without indicating how long he should postpone, said Etsuro Honda, an adviser to the Japanese leader who was present at the meeting.

Dollar Shortages Spread Amid Russian Ruble Collapse | The Moscow Times

Rising demand for foreign currency meant U.S. dollars and euros were unavailable at some Russian banks and exchange points Friday as the ruble went into free fall during morning trading.
The Russian currency nosedived 3.8 percent against the dollar after markets opened, hitting a historical nadir of 48.64 against the greenback and shooting past the 60 rubles to the euro mark for the first time.

Court Upholds Marriage Bans in Four States - NYTimes.com

A federal appeals court in Ohio upheld on Thursday the right of four states to ban same-sex marriage, contradicting rulings by four similar courts and almost certainly sending the issue on a rapid trajectory to the Supreme Court.
The much-anticipated decision, written by Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, an appointee of George W. Bush, overturned lower court rulings in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that were in favor of same-sex marriage.

Toy Story 4: Why Disney Can't Quit Churning Out Toy Stories - Businessweek

The company promised Wall Street analysts this morning it will release a fourth iteration of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise on June 16, 2017. And it has the same old gang lined up: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the director John Lasseter. “These wonderful characters are clearly just as relevant and beloved as ever,” Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger said on the conference call.
Apparently, Lasseter wasn’t too keen on a fourquel. Here’s how he described the evolution of the project in a statement this morning:

Robin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol, illegal drugs - CBS News

Authorities say an autopsy on Robin Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide at his Northern California home in August.

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[FT]日本の金融政策から欧州が学ぶ警告  :日本経済新聞


欧州中銀、追加緩和を準備 政策金利は据え置き  :日本経済新聞


ルクセンブルクの大規模な税優遇措置が波紋、欧州委が調査へ | Reuters


資本市場の統合、来夏までに計画策定=欧州委員 | Reuters


【欧州サッカー】香川復帰もドルトムントが降格圏の“非常事態” - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 06 November 2014

Dollar climbs over 115 yen to 7-yr high on U.S. jobs data momentum- Nikkei Asian Review

The U.S. dollar rose over the 115 yen line for the first time in seven years in Tokyo on Thursday morning, after upbeat U.S. data overnight stoked expectations of positive figures in Friday's monthly jobs report.

French police arrest three in nuclear plant drones probe | Reuters

Police arrested three people found in possession of remote-controlled drones near one of the nuclear plants involved in a series of mystery overflights by the unmanned aircraft, a source close to the investigation said on Wednesday.

BBC News - Egypt under fire during UN Human Rights Council review

Egypt's human rights record has been criticised during a session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)... Rights groups say Egypt's record has worsened since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011.

Costa Concordia: Last victim found in wreckage - Telegraph

Salvage workers from Ship Recycling, the consortium dismantling the Concordia, said they found the remains believed to be of Mr Rebello, a 32-year-old waiter from Mumbai, inside a cabin on the ship’s eighth deck in Genoa.

BBC News - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on New Zealand murder plot charge

The drummer of the hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has appeared in a New Zealand court on charges of attempting to arrange a murder.
Mr Rudd, who was born in Australia, has also been charged with possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of making threats to kill.

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CNN.co.jp : オバマ大統領、「有権者の声に耳傾ける」 中間選挙の敗北受け


首都ワシントンも大麻合法化へ 住民投票過半数超え


「聖典冒涜」のキリスト教徒夫婦を殺害、44人逮捕 パキスタン


CNN.co.jp : ルーカス監督の美術館、デザイン公開 米シカゴ


ベネディクト・カンバーバッチが婚約を発表! 意外にも古風な発表の仕方とは | TVグルーヴ

二人の婚約発表は、現地時間11月5日(水)イギリス・ロンドンの「The Times」の中にある、結婚、出生、訃報が書かれる告知欄にて発表された。そこには「ベネディクト・カンバーバッチさんと、ソフィ・ハンターさん。ロンドンのティモシーとワンダ・カンバーバッチさんの息子のベネディクトと、エディンバラのキャサリン・ハンターとロンドンのチャールズ・ハンターの娘ソフィーの婚約をここに発表する」と掲載された。

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News Headlines - 05 November 2014

Republican Victors Brace for Family Feud Over Agenda - Bloomberg

Republicans, who spent the past year battling with Democrats for control of the U.S. Congress, are bracing for their own internal feud over the party’s new agenda.

Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight - News - Stripes

President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread.

France to send military gear to Lebanon from early 2015 - source | Reuters

France will start delivering military equipment to the Lebanese army in the first quarter of 2015 as part of a $3 billion contract to help the force fight jihadis from neighbouring Syria, a French defence ministry source said on Wednesday.

Toyota Expects Record Profit - WSJ

Toyota Motor Corp. 7203.TO +0.12% said it expects record profits in its current fiscal year, buoyed by a weaker yen that helps exports and a new-car lineup that is steaming ahead in the U.S.

BBC News - BSkyB sport channels can air on rival BT service, court says

A UK court has ruled that pay TV broadcaster BSkyB must make its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels available on rival BT's YouView service.
BT has been challenging BSkyB's dominance of sports broadcasting, and last year complained to the regulator, Ofcom, about airing the channels.
Ofcom first said the channels should be available to other pay TV providers four years ago.

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共和党、上下両院で過半数獲得 米中間選挙:朝日新聞デジタル


宇宙船墜落、安全性に関する警告をヴァージンが無視か:AFPBB News

民間宇宙旅行会社ヴァージン・ギャラクティック(Virgin Galactic)の商用宇宙船「スペースシップ・ツー(SpaceShipTwo)」が試験飛行中に墜落した事故について、安全性に関する警告を数年前から繰り返し伝えていたにもかかわらずヴァージン側に無視されたと、専門家が2日、明らかにした。

ニュース - 動物 - 墜落事故、宇宙旅行業界に暗雲 - ナショナルジオグラフィック

宇宙分野を専門とする法律事務所スペース・ロー・アンド・ポリシー・ソリューションズ(Space Law and Policy Solutions)の弁護士マイケル・リストナー(Michael Listner)氏は、「業界の向こう見ずもこれで終わりだ」と断言する。「今後は大幅に規制が強化されるだろう。業界の存続さえも危うい」。

絵文字に肌の色を変化させる符号を追加、Unicode Consortiumがドラフト案公開 -INTERNET Watch

Unicode Consortiumは4日、絵文字のうち人間や手足などを表現している文字について、肌の色調を変えるための符号を追加するドラフト案(Proposed Draft)を公開した。2015年半ばにリリース予定のUnicode 8.0への追加を想定している。……追加する符号は、人間や手足などを表現している文字について、肌の色調を変化させるもので、皮膚科学の「Fitzpatrick scale」に基いた5種類の色調が提案されている。

CNN.co.jp : 伝記映画のジョブズ氏役、ベイルもディカプリオも辞退


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News Headlines - 04 November 2014

BBC News - Overtime should count in holiday pay

Workers have won a ground-breaking case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal to include overtime in holiday pay.
This means some people working overtime could claim for additional holiday pay. Currently, only basic pay counts when calculating holiday pay.
The tribunal also ruled that workers can make backdated claims, but only for a limited period.

BBC News - North Korea art exhibition opens in London

North Korea has opened up its London embassy for a public art exhibition.
Four artists from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have spent the last three weeks in London painting scenes which have captured their imagination

BBC News - Newport 'slavery' victim Darrell Simester speaks of ordeal

It was a case that lifted the lid on modern day "slavery" in Wales. David Daniel Doran was jailed last month for forcing a vulnerable man to work unpaid at a farm near Newport. Now as BBC Wales' Week In Week Out programme delves further into the case, we take a look at some of the issues raised.

Microsoft, Dropbox strike give-and-take Office 365 deal | Computerworld

Microsoft and Dropbox today announced a partnership that will integrate each company's corporate offerings -- Office 365 on Microsoft's part, Dropbox for Business on Dropbox's -- with the other's services.

Ohio Girl Dying Of Cancer Realizes Basketball Dream

The Division III basketball game between Mount St. Joseph's and Hiriam College on Sunday was far from ordinary, and it wasn't just because of the packed arena and the basketball luminary in attendance and the NCAA's decision to move the game forward ahead of schedule.

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日本含むビザ免除渡航者、米が審査強化 | Reuters


タカタが追加リコール、エアバッグで別の不具合見つかる - Bloomberg

タカタ 製エアバッグに、既にリコール(無料の回収・修理)を発表した分とは別の不具合を抱えたインフレーター(膨張のためのガス発生装置)3万687個が存在することが分かった。米運輸省道路交通安全局(NHTSA)が発表したもので、同社のこれまでのリコール対象範囲への疑問が強まる格好となった。

東京新聞:1億円超え? レノンのギター競売へ


時事ドットコム:「山崎」、世界最高のウイスキーに選出 英専門誌

日本のウイスキー「山崎シングルモルト・シェリーカスク2013」が世界最高のウイスキーに初めて選出された。3日発売の英ウイスキーガイドブック「ワールド・ウイスキー・バイブル2015」で発表された。スコッチウイスキーは、上位ランキングから外れた。…… 2位~4位はそれぞれ、ウィリアム・ラルー・ウェラー、サゼラック・ライ18年、フォアローゼスと米国原産のバーボンが占めた。

舛添知事が帰国 ロンドンとの都市間協定「来年めどに準備」 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 03 November 2014

FOREX-Dollar surges above 114 yen, holds gains from BoJ policy move | Reuters

The dollar topped 114 yen on Monday, its highest level in nearly seven years, extending gains spurred by the Bank of Japan's surprise decision last week to boost its already massive bond-buying stimulus in an effort to lift a moribund economy.

Britain's spy chief says US tech firms aid terrorism - Telegraph

New GCHQ director Richard Hannigan accuses some Silicon Valley companies of becoming 'the command and control networks of choice' for terrorists

BBC News - Germany 'would accept UK exit from EU' to protect migration rules

Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly warned David Cameron she would rather see the UK leave the EU than compromise over the principle of free movement.
Der Spiegel news magazine quotes German government sources as saying she feared the UK was near a "point of no return".

Thatcher papers reveal attack on Kinnock toned down after IRA bomb | The Guardian

Thatcher planned to call Labour leader a ‘puppet’ of hard left during miners’ strike, but altered speech after Brighton bombing

Brittany Maynard, 29, kills herself under Oregon's 'death with dignity' law | theguardian.com

The terminally ill woman who revived a national debate about physician-assisted dying ended her life on Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under Oregon’s law that allows terminally ill people to end their lives. She would have been 30 this month.

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尊厳死予告の米女性が自殺 「さようなら、世界」:AFPBB News

末期の脳腫瘍を患いインターネット上で尊厳死を予告する動画を公開して話題を呼んでいた米国人女性、ブリタニー・メイナード(Brittany Maynard)さん(29)が、自殺したことが分かった。

CNN.co.jp : 4日に迫る米中間選挙、世論調査は共和党が優勢


CNN.co.jp : ハローキティ40周年にファン集結、でも「ハッピーバースデー」は禁句




ロンドン市場 1ドル113円台半ばに NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 02 November 2014

China Manufacturing Slows as Growth Pressures Deepen - Bloomberg

China’s manufacturing slowed further in October, as a property slump and slowdown in investment growth put the world’s second-largest economy on course for the slowest full-year growth since 1990.

Tesco bank to pay out £43million after statement blunder hit 175,000 customers | Daily Mail Online

Tesco Bank is set to pay out £43million in compensation after a loan statement blunder left 175,000 customers out of pocket.
The supermarket giant's banking arm has offered an apology to customers after a 'technical breach' meant they failed to send out personal loan and credit card statements.

Feminist charity attacked over 'sweat-shop' t-shirts, by Labour's Jim Murphy - Telegraph

A feminist charity failed to do “due diligence” when it sent T-shirts to MPs that had been produced by women said to earn just 62p an hour, a senior Labour MP has said.

BBC News - Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.

BBC Sport - Footballer Ricardo Ferreira handed 50-year ban after referee attack

A Switzerland-based amateur footballer has been banned for 50 years after kicking a ball in the referee's face and spraying him with water... Ferreira will be free to return to footballing activity on 5 June 2064, by which time he will be 78.

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イタリア:ムソリーニの防空壕、初の一般公開 - 毎日新聞


独ダイムラー、オートバイの伊MVアグスタに25%出資へ | Reuters

独自動車大手ダイムラー は、イタリアのオートバイメーカーのMVアグスタに25%出資することになった。両社の長期的な提携合意に基づくもので、これにより、ダイムラーはMVアグスタの軽量型3気筒エンジンを利用することが可能となる。

イタリアの最新「生物多様性植物園」:建築、iBeacon、テクノロジーで対話する仕組み « WIRED.jp


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News Headlines - 01 November 2014

Branson vows to push ahead with space tourism after fatal rocket crash - FT.com

Sir Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture despite the death of a pilot killed when Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight in California.

French nuclear plants in new mystery drone overflights - source | Reuters

Unidentified drones illegally overflew five French nuclear power plants overnight, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday, in the latest of a series of unexplained incidents that have raised safety concerns.

Russia's top radio station slapped by government - Stripes

The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine.
Roskomnadzor's warning to Ekho Moskvy related to this week's program, in which two journalists exchanged first-hand accounts of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine.

Scary Clowns Are Terrorizing France - The Atlantic

Since mid-October, police in towns across France have been warning about an unlikely threat: clowns. The recent arrest of 14 teenagers in Agde, in the south of the country, for harassing passersby while dressed as clowns is just one instance of this nationwide bout of circus-costumed criminality, which has spread from where it originated in the country's north.

Swarms of Harlequin Ladybird invade various parts of England | Uncover Michigan

Several people in Britain have reported swarms of ladybirds in their gardens and homes. It is the harlequin ladybird, a foreign species that is behind this invasion.

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ダウ・S&Pが最高値更新、日銀の追加緩和で全面高 | Reuters


スペイン、カタルーニャ投票再び阻止へ | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : ヴァージンの宇宙旅客機、試験飛行中に墜落 2人死傷




鳴き声で鳥の種類を教えてくれる、生態学的『Shazam』なアプリ « WIRED.jp


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