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News Headlines - 31 May 2015

You're experiencing world's 5th deadliest heatwave ever - The Times of India

As the death toll in the current heat wave crossed the 2,000 mark, this has become the fifth deadliest ever heatwave in the world and the second deadliest in India, according to an international database of disasters.

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide - The Washington Post

The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

Japan: Politics, power and the press - Al Jazeera English

In Japan, press clubs known as 'Kisha Clubs' dominate the media landscape - often printing what they are told by state officials in exchange for access to high-level sources and press conferences.

150 years later and we are still all about Alice - Telegraph

With the 150 year anniversary of the classic Lewis Carroll book approaching, Sophie de Rosée looks at the best children’s treats to celebrate our favourite Alice

South Korea results from 2002 World Cup now under scrutiny - Eurosport

South Korea's controversial 2-1 win over Italy and penalty shoot-out defeat of Spain at the 2002 World Cup have been questioned again in the Italian press.

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CNN.co.jp : たる爆弾で市民ら70人以上が死亡か シリア北部


おしゃれで優雅なコンゴの紳士「サプール」を捉えた写真集、序文はポール・スミス : CINRA.NET


サッカー=FA杯、アーセナルが最多12回目の優勝 | Reuters


PSGがフランスカップ制覇 史上初のフランス国内3冠達成 - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 30 May 2015

The Chuck Blazer I know: Meet FIFA's biggest nightmare - NY Daily News

For almost four years, Chuck Blazer, once the top soccer executive in America, has been a cooperating witness in an FBI and IRS investigation of international soccer. On Wednesday, when the U.S. government stunned the world with the announcement of a wide-ranging prosecution of FIFA members and their business partners, the feds also revealed that Blazer pleaded guilty to nine criminal counts, including six for income tax evasion, two years after he began cooperating.

Earthquake measuring 8.5 magnitude shakes most of Japan | The Guardian

A powerful 8.5 magnitude earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country on Saturday evening local time, although it occurred well beneath the earth’s surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Several people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of deaths or major damage.

Three companies discover oil north of the Falkland Islands - The Economic Times

Three oil companies said on Thursday they had discovered oil north of the Falklands, setting up potential further confrontation with Argentina which disputes British sovereignty over the islands.

Disney Pulls Plug on ‘Tron 3′ | Variety

Disney decided to put the brakes on development of “Tron 3,” the latest installment of the cult favorite that originated in the 1980s, because the studio could not find a place on its crowded slate as it looked all the way into 2018, according to an executive at the studio.

Chelsea target Yoshinori Muto completes Mainz move after rejecting chance to join Premier League champions | Daily Mail Online

Mainz have signed FC Tokyo striker and former Chelsea target Yoshinori Muto on a four-year contract.
Muto is said to have rejected the chance to join Chelsea because of fears over a lack of regular game-time.

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EU離脱問う国民投票法案、英国が早期提出へ | Reuters




イギリスで最もかわいい街の一つ、絵本の世界のような街ライ | OVO [オーヴォ]


【激撮】トニー・クラッグの独創的な彫刻 | web R25


IMF専務理事のギリシャ関連発言、ドイツ紙が訂正 | Reuters


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News Headlines - 29 May 2015

Economy in U.S. Shrinks for Third Time Since Expansion Began - Bloomberg Business

Gross domestic product shrank at a 0.7 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, revised from a previously reported 0.2 percent gain, according to Commerce Department figures issued Friday in Washington. That’s the weakest reading since frigid winter temperatures derailed growth at the start of 2014.

Here's How Big of a Deal the World Cup Is to Qatar - Bloomberg Business

Qatar's stock exchange has fallen more than four percent in the last two days, since the arrest of nine top officials at soccer's global governing body on Wednesday morning. The criminal charges are just one part of a wide-ranging corruption probe at FIFA, that includes a Swiss investigation into bribery related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the latter of which will be hosted in Qatar.

Ireland's media silenced over MP's speech about Denis O'Brien | The Guardian

Injunction prevents newspapers and radio stations from reporting claims made in Ireland’s parliament about media owner’s banking affairs

Sylvester Stallone: not your average Hollywood painter - Telegraph

He gave the world Rocky and Rambo, now Sylvester Stallone is revealing his expressionist side in an exhibition of his paintings, says Andrew Pettie

Young Women Say No to Thongs - NYTimes.com

A young generation of women is discovering a new brand of sexy in the most unlikely of places: their grandmothers’ underwear drawers.

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サッカー=2010年W杯で賄賂12億円か、南アからFIFA元副会長に | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 伊ランボルギーニ、18年にSUV発売 年3千台生産


スイスチーズの穴の謎解明、100年ごしの研究:AFPBB News


「ダークファンタジーの女王」タニス・リーさん死去 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


ベルルスコーニ娘、譲渡話消滅と語る「父はミランを守る」 (デイリースポーツ) - Yahoo!ニュース


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News Headlines - 28 May 2015

U.S. Alleges ‘Rampant’ Corruption in Sweeping FIFA Probe - Bloomberg Business

U.S. prosecutors plunged the World Cup’s governing body into crisis, charging nine officials with corruption as Europe’s largest soccer federation called for postponing this week’s FIFA election for president.

Obama Loses Second Bid to Implement Overhaul of Immigration - Bloomberg Business

President Barack Obama’s bid to make overhauling immigration policy a second-term victory was dealt a serious blow as federal judges ruled the effort must remain on hold while 26 states sue to overturn it.

Nebraska Bans Death Penalty, Defying a Veto - NYTimes.com

Nebraska on Wednesday became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty, with lawmakers defying their Republican governor, Pete Ricketts, a staunch supporter of capital punishment who had lobbied vigorously against banning it.

'Tampon tax' will end July 1 - CBC News

The federal government is nixing the GST on feminine hygiene products, including tampons, starting July 1.
The government tabled the change in a way and means motion on Thursday. The move comes much sooner than expected, as the Conservatives initially said it would be addressed in a future budget.

Ballet icon Sylvie Guillem retirement interview: ‘I knew for a long time that I had to stop’ - Telegraph

This year will mark the end of Sylvie Guillem's astonishing 30-plus years as one of the world’s foremost ballet dancers. Sarah Crompton meets her as she prepares to bring her farewell tour to Britain

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CNN.co.jp : NGO規制法成立、「望ましくない活動」で禁錮刑も ロシア


米SEC、ドイツ銀に5500万ドルの罰金 金融危機時の会計不備で | Reuters


ロシア フランスの大型軍用艦の購入断念 NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : ケニアで失踪の女子学生2人、ISISに参加か


Netflixがフランス版「ハウス・オブ・カード」を企画 主演はジェラール・ドパルデュー? - シネマトゥデイ

自社制作ドラマ「ハウス・オブ・カード 野望の階段」の大ヒットを受け、Netflixがフランスでも同じようなドラマを企画しているとラジオEurope1が報じたという。

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News Headlines - 27 May 2015

Fifa arrests: What are the FBI investigating, what happens next and what does it all mean for Sepp Blatter? - Telegraph

The FBI was revealed to be investigating Fifa shortly after Qatar was controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup at the expense of the United States. The investigation focused mainly on allegations of wrongdoing on US soil, particularly by members of the North and Central American football confederation, Concacaf.

EU referendum: Wording of in-out question revealed - Telegraph

People who want Britain to stay in the European Union will be able to campaign for a “yes” vote in the in-out referendum promised by David Cameron.

Vatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Tuesday evening that he was saddened by the landslide Irish vote over the weekend despite church teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him - The Independent

Tony Blair’s time as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU has finally come to an end. Eight years after he took up the role, Blair tendered his resignation and left one question: how come a war criminal ever became a “peace envoy” in the first place?

BB King: coroner says there is no immediate evidence of poisoning | The Guardian

Police will wait for autopsy results before deciding on homicide investigation as allegations appear to be part of feud between King’s children and attorney

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EU大統領、中国の埋め立て批判 「問題解決を困難に」 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


米ラスベガス市警、B・B・キングさん毒殺説での捜査を否定:AFPBB News

今月死去したブルース界の巨匠B・B・キング(B.B. King)さんの死因をめぐり、米ネバダ(Nevada)州ラスベガス(Las Vegas)市の警察当局は26日、現時点で捜査を進めていないことを明らかにした。同州クラーク(Clark)郡の検視局は前日、捜査は行うが、今のところ殺害された証拠はないと発表していた。

生放送で子ウサギ撲殺 デンマークのラジオ局「畜産業の残酷さ伝えるため」 :AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : 「エモジ」が英辞典に新収録 クリック詐欺やNSFWも

新しく収録された単語は「絵文字」のほかにも、現代のライフスタイルを反映して「WTF」「NSFW」「net neutarality(ネット中立性)」「clickbait(クリック釣り)」「click fraud(クリック詐欺)」「photobomb(フォトボム=撮影中の写真に入り込む冗談やいたずら)」など、インターネットやメールに関連する用語が多数含まれている。

CNN.co.jp : ファンがコート内で「自撮り」を要求 フェデラーが苦言


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News Headlines - 26 May 2015

Spain follows Greece as anti-austerity parties sweep local election - Telegraph

Europe’s Left-wing anti-austerity parties have claimed another victory after a surpise triumph in Spain’s local elections.
The defeat of the two main parties that have dominated Spanish politics for more than 40 years means that a series of new Left-wing movements now hold the balance of power, inviting an unwelcome comparison with Greece.

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions | Reuters

Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.
While only 40 Japanese officers and soldiers will take part in drills involving 30,000 U.S. and Australian troops in early July, experts said the move showed how Washington wanted to foster cooperation among its security allies in Asia.

Washington Post Reporter Goes on Trial in Iran for Espionage - WSJ

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial Tuesday in Tehran, 10 months after he was arrested and accused of espionage and spreading propaganda against the Iranian state.

Black cabbies prepare to cause London gridlock in protest against taxi app Uber - Mirror Online

The drivers of London's iconic black cabs will take to the streets this afternoon in a protest against Uber's increasing domination of the taxi industry.
Hundreds of cabbies are expected to descend on the Victoria headquarters of Transport for London at 2pm, potentially causing traffic to back up around the city.

The Queen's Speech: Everything you need to know - Telegraph

What is the Queen’s Speech?
The moment the government reveals the legislation it will pursue in the coming session. The Queen reads out a speech written for her by the Prime Minister’s team, usually revealing a few surprises.
On Wednesday. It always takes place on the first day of a new parliamentary session or shortly after a general election.

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スペイン首相、続投に逆風 緊縮策に理解進まず  :日本経済新聞


エールフランスに化学兵器脅迫、米軍機がNY空港に誘導=報道 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 65歳女性が4つ子を出産、娘にせがまれ ドイツ


ウィーンでヨーロッパ最大の歌謡祭 NHKニュース


レアル、アンチェロッティ監督の解任を発表…主要大会無冠が影響か | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 25 May 2015

Brazil economy to contract nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms - FT.com

Brazil’s planning ministry revealed in a budget presentation that gross domestic product was expected to be $1,812bn this year, down 23 per cent from $2,353bn a year earlier, as President Dilma Rousseff tries to unwind a multiyear stimulus programme that has left government finances bleeding red.

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in crash - BBC News

US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said.
Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said.

Pussy Riot Appeals to European Court Over Russia's Failure to Punish Men Who Whipped Them | News | The Moscow Times

Two members of the female protest group Pussy Riot have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights after Russian police failed to prosecute a group of men who attacked them with a whip and pepper spray in front of witnesses last year, a news report said Monday.

Lamborghini Urus SUV Reportedly Gets Production Approval, to Be Built In Italy - autoevolution

There’s dipping the tip of your Salvatore Ferragamo shoes into the water market in order to test the clientele and then there’s the relentless teasing game Lamborghini has built around its Urus SUV. Well, it looks like the endless push-and-pull scheme has come to an end, with the Urus finally receiving the production approval.

Sharks, giant jellyfish and killer whales: Beasts of the deep found near Britain's beaches - Mirror Online

After a huge porbeagle shark was hooked off Cornwall and swarms of giant jellyfish were found off the Dorset coast, marine expert Simon Watt tells us what else is down there

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フランスとイタリアの新規借り入れ削減「正しい道」=独財務相 | Reuters


東京新聞:自動車大手フィアットが合併打診 GMは拒否、米紙報道


UBS幹部が得た31億円-有罪認めて株高、すかさず売却か - Bloomberg


クリントン氏メール296通公開、米領事館襲撃に関連-国務省 - Bloomberg


CNN.co.jp : カンヌはハイヒール必須? ぺたんこ靴女性締め出し疑惑


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News Headlines - 24 May 2015

Huge Republic of Ireland vote for gay marriage - BBC News

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.
More than 62% voted in favour of amending the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Labour drops opposition to EU referendum - FT.com

The Labour party has performed a striking u-turn and dropped its opposition to a referendum on EU membership.
Under Ed Miliband’s leadership, the party had strongly rejected the proposal. But it has now said it will support David Cameron’s planned referendum bill to enable the vote that has been promised before the end of 2017.

Greece will not make June IMF repayment - interior minister | Reuters

Greece will not make a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due next month as it does not have the money, the country's interior minister said on Sunday.

Amazon to begin paying corporation tax on UK retail sales | The Guardian

From the start of this month the online retailer has started booking its sales through the UK, meaning resulting profits will be taxed by HMRC. The group made $8.3bn (£5.3bn) of worldwide sales from British online shoppers but for 11 years all these internet transactions have been booked in Luxembourg.

Box Office: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Hits $100 Million | Variety

“Pitch Perfect 2″ will cross the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office on Saturday.
This is yet another high note for the Universal comedy as it looks likely to edge out big-budget tentpole “Tomorrowland” at the Memorial Day weekend box office, with just north of $41 million. The “Pitch Perfect” sequel has an estimated $29 million pricetag, while Diseny’s “Tomorrowland” reportedly cost $180 million to produce.
“Pitch Perfect 2″ will surpass $125 million by the end of the four-day weekend.

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CNN.co.jp : オバマ大統領の支持率、2年ぶり高水準 米世論調査


アイルランド 世界初の国民投票で同性婚認める NHKニュース


NPT再検討会議が決裂 核軍縮文書採択できず:朝日新聞デジタル


クリントン氏メール296通公開、米領事館襲撃に関連-国務省 - Bloomberg


黒沢清監督に監督賞 カンヌ映画祭「ある視点」部門  :日本経済新聞


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アラステア・ボネット『オフ・ザ・マップ 世界から隔絶された場所』(夏目大訳、イースト・プレス)


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News Headlines - 23 May 2015

Bank of England confirms EU exit research after email misfire | Reuters

The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project.

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities | The Guardian

The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles an epidemic of wasted food that has highlighted the divide between giant food firms and people who are struggling to eat.

Irish gay marriage referendum: 'No' campaigners concede defeat - Telegraph

Gay rights groups hailed victory in Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday after "No" campaigners effectively conceded defeat in the historic vote.

Netherlands approves plans for partial niqab ban - Al Jazeera English

The Dutch cabinet has approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport.

Isis 'seizes final border crossing between Syria and Iraq' as UN warns civilians were stopped from leaving Palmyra by Assad's forces - The Independent

Isis has seized the final border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syrian monitoring group has claimed, as the UN said it has received reports that regime forces prevented civilians from fleeing the fallen city of Palmyra.

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英国:EUに移民政策など改革要求 離脱可能性にも言及  - 毎日新聞






CNN.co.jp : 自転車は「未来の交通手段」 専用道路の建設計画も


【シネマモード】“孤独感”を演出するのは60年代のインテリアたち『追憶と、踊りながら』 | シネマカフェ cinemacafe.net


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News Headlines - 22 May 2015

AIIB expects to be operational by year-end | Bangkok Post: news

The China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Friday it expected to be operational by the end of this year, after a three-day meeting of prospective member nations in Singapore.

U.K. Posts Smallest April Budget Deficit Since 2008 - Bloomberg Business

Net borrowing excluding public-sector banks was 6.8 billion pounds ($10.7 billion) in April, 2.5 billion pounds lower than a year earlier and the smallest deficit for the month since 2008... Government income rose 2.7 percent and spending dropped 7.4 percent.

NHS deficit in England rises to £822m - The Independent

Hospitals and other NHS organisations in England ended the financial year with a combined deficit of £822m, according to new figures that confirm the dire state of the health service’s finances.

Vladimir Putin's 'girlfriend' sparks new pregnancy rumours - Telegraph

Alina Kabayeva, the former gymnast said to have romantic links to Vladimir Putin has made a rare public appearance in a voluminous dress, prompting fresh speculation that she could be pregnant.

‘Game of Thrones': Rape Scene Stirs Backlash Against HBO Drama | Variety

HBO is on the defensive this week as a growing chorus of critics are taking aim at the cabler’s flagship drama “Game of Thrones” following a brutal rape scene in Sunday’s episode.

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EU改革で英国民に「正しい選択肢」を提供=キャメロン英首相 | Reuters


スマホ禁止で学力格差縮小 ロンドン研究チーム調査 : 日刊スポーツ


「世界のニナガワ」堪能 ロンドンで万雷の拍手 : 日刊スポーツ


韓国KBSが放送「ロンドンにキム第1書記の兄」 NHKニュース


ビヨンセ、新曲MVで数百万円のシャンパンを無駄使い? ファンから批判や失望の声

人気歌手ビヨンセがニッキ-・ミナージュとコラボし、新曲『Feeling Myself』を発表。ミュージックビデオが定額制音楽ストリーミング・サービス「TIDAL」で独占公開されると、ビデオの中のビヨンセの行動が波紋を呼び、ネット上に批判や失望の声が上がった。

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News Headlines - 21 May 2015

SNP secures Commons debate on Trident safety - BBC News

The safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system is to be debated in the House of Commons next week.
Former SNP leader, Alex Salmond, said his party had secured time on Thursday to question the government over issues raised by a Royal naval submariner.

Boy Scouts president says ban on gay leaders needs to end | Reuters

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on adult gay leaders needs to end, taking a step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old organization.

The Threat to Press Freedom in Japan - NYTimes.com

In Japan, relations between the state and journalists are formally maintained through a network of reporters’ clubs, or kisha kurabu. There is a reporters’ club for each ministry, each local government, each political party, each industry association. Membership in the clubs is generally limited to reporters at major media companies. Typically, only members are allowed to attend the press conferences, and only members have access to the organizations’ officials. In return for endowing reporters with this privileged status, the officials take it for granted that their organizations will get favorable coverage. And very often they do.

Japan aquariums to stop buying Taiji dolphins - BBC News

Japan's aquariums have voted to stop acquiring dolphins caught during the controversial annual hunt in the town of Taiji.
It comes after the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza) suspended Japan's membership because of the "cruel" way the dolphins are caught.

New York Times Changes Film Review Policy, Can’t Guarantee Coverage | Variety

The New York Times has changed its film review policies, and the paper is now telling film publicists that it can no longer guarantee its critics will weigh in on every film that screens in the city.

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5月英中銀議事録、全会一致で金利据え置き 住宅価格に上昇リスク | Reuters


英バーバリー:15年3月期は1%減益、一部市場で不確実性 - Bloomberg


ロンドンの福島庭園 7月16日に3周年記念式典 | 福島民報


これがシェークスピア?英誌が肖像画掲載 | 河北新報オンラインニュース


レスター岡崎再オファーに15億円提示//デイリースポーツ online


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News Headlines - 20 May 2015

Is the UK in deflation or negative inflation? Q&A | The Guardian

Inflation in Britain has turned negative for the first time in more than half a century, giving a boost to household finances and bolstering expectations that interest rates will remain at a record low this year. What does it mean for your finances? And what is negative inflation, anyway?

Japan GDP data suggests struggle for momentum - FT.com

Overall, the report showed a moderate expansion in consumer and business spending, implying Japan’s economic recovery is still on track.

Japan security council approves bid to build Australian submarines | The Guardian

Japan is to exploit the easing of its postwar ban on arms exports by entering the race to jointly develop and build a new generation of submarines for the Australian navy.

Hundreds more scholars sign joint statement urging Japan to acknowledge sex slavery

Hundreds of more scholars from around the world have joined their colleagues in a landmark joint statement criticizing Japan for distorting the history of its wartime sexual slavery, bringing the total number to nearly 500.

Pitch Perfect 2 Box Office Final Results: $69.2 Million | Variety

Final results have the Universal release opening to a superb $69.2 million, which is slightly less than the $70.3 million that the studio projected the film would bring in when it reported estimates on Sunday. That means, however, that “Pitch Perfect 2,” which marks Elizabeth Banks’ feature film directorial debut, is the the third biggest opening for a female director, not the second. It now falls behind Catherine Hardwick’s “Twilight” ($69.6 million) and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “50 Shades of Grey” ($85.2 million).

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イギリス 55年ぶりに物価がマイナスに NHKニュース
欧州ドローン計画に伊・仏・独が調印、協力拡大で開発に弾み | Reuters
“イギリス史上最悪”盗難事件 男9人逮捕
ルノーとの資本関係見直し不要、新たな提携には消極的=日産社長 | Reuters
アップル、テレビ計画棚上げの舞台裏 - WSJ

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News Headlines - 19 May 2015

UK slips into negative inflation for the first time since 1960 - The Independent

The Consumer Price Index - the official measure of inflation - fell by 0.1% in the year to April 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics. The measure stood at 0% in March.

Labour leadership contenders attack Ed Miliband's hostility to business - Telegraph

Ed Miliband appeared “anti-worker” and his attack on major British companies as predators was a “mistake”, Yvette Cooper has said.
As she launches her leadership campaign, Ms Cooper urged Labour to “reset” its relationship with business and “wipe the slate clean from the past five years”.

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra proclaims innocence as criminal trial starts |The Guardian

Thailand’s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra insisted on her innocence at the start of a trial on Tuesday that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family.

Video: Iraqi soldiers saved from grasp of IS - Telegraph

A video released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence appears to show Iraqi forces being rescued from Ramadi shortly before the city fell to IS forces.

Comet 'wiped out highly advanced ancient civilisation after smashing into Earth nearly 13,000 years ago' - Mirror Online

When Graham Hancock wrote Fingerprints of the Gods, it was derided by academics but became a commercial sensation... Now, 20 years later, he is set to publish a 500-page sequel - Magicians of the Gods - that he believes will prove his critics wrong.

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オスプレイ、ハワイで着陸失敗 1人死亡21人搬送:朝日新聞デジタル


CNN.co.jp : 飛行中の旅客機制御システムに不正侵入か FBIが捜査


「バラクです 本当です」 米大統領がツイッター NHKニュース




イチロー 大リーグ通算安打でベーブ・ルースに並ぶ NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 18 May 2015

Islamic State 'seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi' - BBC News

The Iraqi city of Ramadi has fallen to Islamic State (IS) after government forces abandoned their positions, officials say.

Revealed: the impact of the election on the British economy - Telegraph

Here's how the UK financial markets, the pound and house prices were shaken and stirred by one of the most unpredictable general elections in a generation

BOJ chief economist expects Japan to move into expansionary phase | Reuters

Japan's economy is likely to shift to an expansionary phase this fiscal year due to improvements in domestic demand, exports and a windfall from last year's decline in oil prices, the Bank of Japan's chief economist said.

Osaka’s residents reject plans to turn city into ‘metropolis’ - FT.com

The people of Osaka have narrowly rejected a plan to abolish their municipality in a vote that highlighted the dilemma of second cities across the globe.
By a margin of just 50.4 to 49.6 per cent — or about 10,000 votes out of the 1.4m cast — Osaka voted against a plan to turn the city into a “metropolis” modelled on Tokyo.

NASA: Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf to disappear - CNN.com

One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study.

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年金や労働問題、譲歩する考えない=ギリシャ首相 | Reuters


英伝統のキツネ狩り復活か 保守党大勝で10年ぶり - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


CNN.co.jp : 地中海渡航の難民2452人を救出 イタリア当局


日本人初の宇宙旅行は「契約外」でダメ? 本人は「報道が混乱」として協議中だと説明 : J-CASTニュース


米グーグル、モバイル検索に購入ボタン追加へ オンライン市場に一歩 - WSJ


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News Headlines - 17 May 2015

ECB satisfied with effects of QE, no plans to end it early - Mersch | Reuters

The European Central Bank is satisfied with the effects of its bond buying programme on the economy and inflation and has no intention of ending it prematurely, ECB Executive Board Member Yves Mersch said on Saturday.

Andy Burnham calls for EU referendum in 2016 - BBC News

A referendum on UK membership of the European Union should to be brought forward to 2016, Labour leader contender Andy Burnham has said... The PM has pledged to renegotiate a "better deal" for the UK and hold an "in-out" referendum by the end of 2017.

Toshiba Names Third-Party Panel to Expand Accounting Probe - Bloomberg Business

Toshiba Corp. named two lawyers and two certified public accountants to a third-party committee that is expanding an investigation started by an internal probe last month over accounting practices.

Thomas Cook apologises to parents over Corfu gas deaths - BBC News

Holiday firm Thomas Cook has apologised to the parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu.

UK terror arrests reach highest level since 9/11 - FT.com

Terror-related arrests in the UK have reached levels not seen since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in the US, Scotland Yard has revealed, as police have stepped up their response to the threat of radicalised jihadis returning to Britain from the Middle East.

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米特殊部隊が「イスラム国」幹部殺害、シリアで地上作戦 | Reuters

米政府当局者は16日、米軍特殊部隊がシリアでの地上作戦で 過激派組織「イスラム国」のアブ・サヤフ幹部を殺害したと明らかにした。同幹部は組織の資金源である原油・ガス取引などを指揮していた。

露ロケット「プロトン」また打ち上げに失敗  - 産経ニュース


F1=レース中の給油が復活へ、ルール改正を協議 | Reuters


ハットトリックの欧州最速記録 - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 16 May 2015

Egyptian court seeks death penalty for former president Mursi | Reuters

An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for former president Mohamed Mursi and 106 other supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass jail break in 2011.

Mobile operators plan to block online advertising - FT.com

Several mobile operators plan to block advertising on their networks, setting the stage for a battle with digital media companies such as Google, AOL and Yahoo... The software prevents most types of advertising from loading in web pages and apps, though it does not interfere with “in-feed” ads of the kind used by Facebook and Twitter.

Young woman shares skin cancer selfies to show how glamorous tanning beds aren't - CBC News

Graphic photos posted online by a 27-year-old skin cancer patient show chasing that summer glow could actually destroy your looks... Alabama nurse and new mom Tawny Willoughby started tanning in high school, often up to five times a week.

Prince Charles's private letters published - BBC News

Private letters sent by the Prince of Wales to Labour ministers a decade ago have been published after a lengthy legal battle.

Japan’s rural schools run out of students | The Guardian

For decades, Japanese people have been deserting these regions in droves, heading to the bright lights and job opportunities of Tokyo. Now, almost a third of Japan’s 127 million people live in the greater Tokyo area.

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英首相 スコットランドで党首会談 NHKニュース


フランス、ロシアへの強襲艦契約破棄提案か ウクライナ情勢受け - 産経ニュース




救世軍創立150周年 英ロンドンで7月に記念国際大会 : クリスチャントゥデイ

世界各国で活動する国際的なキリスト教団体の救世軍が、1865年に英ロンドン東部で活動を始めてから、今年で150年を迎える。英国にある万国本営(国際本部)は、創立150周年を記念する国際大会「創立150周年万国大会」を、7月1日から5日にかけて、ロンドンにある2万人以上収容可能な多目的アリーナ「The O2 Arena」で開催する。「無限(boundless)」をテーマに開催されるこの大会には、救世軍が活動する世界126カ国から人々が参加する予定。

ビートルズの『サージェント・ペパーズ』がイギリスの中等教育検定試験の教材に (2015/05/15)| RO69(アールオーロック)


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News Headlines - 15 May 2015

Burundi Government Says It Has Crushed Coup Attempt - NYTimes.com

Loyalist police and army officers have crushed an attempted coup in Burundi, the government said Friday. The announcement followed two days of confusion over who controlled the central African country, which has been shaken by weeks of violent protests over the president’s ambitions to stay in office.

Boston bombing: How will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev die? - BBC News

A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon. What happens now as he awaits execution?

10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government - The Washington Post

The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference in Baku, on the Caspian Sea, in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Obama appeared as speakers at the event.

David Cameron squeezed by pleas for power on both sides of border - FT.com

David Cameron faces intensifying rival pressure from London and Edinburgh, as a leading Tory backbencher insists on more control for English MPs over English affairs while Scotland pushes for wider powers.

England star is out after attack on taxi driver | The Times

Manu Tuilagi, the England rugby international, has lost the chance of playing in the World Cup after a late-night altercation in which he grabbed a taxi driver by the throat and shoved two policewomen in the chest.

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バチカン:「パレスチナ国家」承認 条約に調印へ - 毎日新聞


CNN.co.jp : ギリシャ、駅で第2次大戦のビデオ上映 独に賠償求め圧力


CNN.co.jp : 露潜水艦に「同性愛者」歓迎を発信 スウェーデンの平和団体


ロンドン五輪の米リレー銀メダル 剥奪へ NHKニュース


美しいテムズ川を眺望できる、ロンドンの3つの新しいバー|ANA×Forbes JAPAN

Gŏng at Shangri-La at The Shard/ゴング
The Understudy/アンダースタディ

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News Headlines - 14 May 2015

Japan cabinet agrees military expansion rules - Yahoo News

Japan's cabinet on Thursday approved a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region.

Japan’s Current Account Soars to Highest Surplus in Seven Years - WSJ

Japan posted its biggest current account surplus in seven years in March, as a jump in overseas investment income and a fall in imports put the balance back at a level last seen regularly before the global financial crisis.

Taiwan introduces new rules on Japanese food imports | Shanghai Daily

Taiwan will enforce new rules on Japanese food imports from May 15 amid heightened safety concerns after food from near Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant has illegally entered the island under false origin labels.

Japan arrests son of unofficial North Korean envoy in mushroom case - The Washington Post

Police arrested the son of North Korea’s unofficial ambassador to Japan on Tuesday for allegedly smuggling expensive mushrooms into the country, in the latest incident underlining the increasing tensions between Tokyo and Pyongyang.

Japan's Sharp announces bank bailout and job cuts - BBC News

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has agreed a 200bn yen ($1.7bn; £1bn) bailout from banks, after announcing further losses and job cuts.
It is Sharp's second bailout in three years.
The Osaka-based firm reported a larger-than-expected net loss for the year to March of 222bn Japanese yen ($1.86bn; £1.18bn).
The firm also said it would cut about 10% of its global workforce, including 3,500 jobs in Japan.

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米TPA審議入り 上院、一転再採決へ:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


「Windows 10」は7つのエディションに Microsoftが発表 - ITmedia ニュース

米Microsoftは5月13日(現地時間)、今夏リリース予定の次期OS「Windows 10」のエディションを発表した。IoT(モノのインターネット)向けを含め、全部で7種類になる。
 コンシューマーの「Home」「Mobile」「Pro」、企業向けの「Enterprise」「Mobile Enterprise」、教育向け「Education」、IoT向け「IoT Core」になる。Proは一般および小規模企業向けという位置付けだ。

[FT]エアバス、墜落事故で軍用機ビジネスに暗雲  :日本経済新聞


仏動物園から希少種のサル17匹盗まれる、専門知識もつ集団か:AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : 写真特集:CNN取材班が見た北朝鮮の高級住宅の内部


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News Headlines - 13 May 2015

North Korea Reportedly Executes Its Defense Minister for Dozing Off at a Military Event | TIME

North Korea has reportedly executed its Defense Minister for falling asleep at a military event that was attended by the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told lawmakers in Seoul.

Ukraine crisis: Kerry has 'frank' meeting with Putin - BBC News

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he has held a "frank meeting" with President Vladimir Putin during his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began in early 2014.

Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death in Bangladesh by Muslim extremists | Daily Mail Online

A Bangladeshi blogger who spoke out against religious extremism has been hacked to death in the northeastern city of Sylhet, the third victim of such attacks in three months.

David Cameron to unveil measures against extremism - FT.com

David Cameron is to unveil measures aimed at confronting the “poisonous” ideology of extremism and ending what he said was a culture of “passive tolerance” towards those who oppose British values.

Starbucks Will Not Have to Pay Cop for Hot Coffee Spill - ABC News

A jury has found that Starbucks should not be forced to pay for the medical fees and emotional suffering that a police officer claimed he allegedly endured after accidentally spilling a cup of the chain's hot coffee on his lap.

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米上院、TPA法案審議入りを否決 TPP合意に暗雲 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : メルケル独首相がロシア訪問、プーチン大統領と会談


五輪=リオ大会、会場建設の遅れ深刻 コスト上昇は不可避か | Reuters




バルサ、4季ぶり決勝進出 サッカー欧州CL:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 12 May 2015

Powerful new earthquake hits devastated Nepal - Al Jazeera English

A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people in the Himalayan nation, the USGS has reported.

Hosni Mubarak and Sons Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, Likely to Go Free - NBC News.com

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of a corruption case, although the trio is unlikely to go to jail again.

Osprey squadron to be stationed at Yokota Air Base in 2017 - Stripes

A special operations squadron of CV-22 Ospreys will be stationed at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo beginning in 2017, the Pentagon said Monday in a long-expected announcement.
Three of the Ospreys will arrive in the second half of 2017, with seven more slated to arrive by 2021, a Defense Department news release said.

McDonald’s Japan Seeks Mothers’ Approval - Japan Real Time - WSJ

A day after Mother’s Day in Japan and elsewhere, McDonald's Holdings Co. announced a plan to reach out to mothers across the country to convince them that its food is safe and healthy, and to seek ideas on how to regain the trust that was lost during a series of food-contamination incidents over the past year.

SoftBank picks Arora to drive ‘second phase’ of growth - FT.com

For three decades, it was Masayoshi Son who came up with the “crazy ideas” and made huge, high-risk investments that saw SoftBank grow from a little known Japanese telecoms company into a global technology empire.
Now as the company gears up to become an even bigger global powerhouse, Mr Son is turning to the man he views as his successor: Nikesh Arora.

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東京新聞:EU、密航船破壊に軍事作戦検討 移民対策の緊急措置


ピカソ作品 史上最高の約215億円で落札 NHKニュース


【日本の議論】なぜ“生まれ故郷”の日本で「春画展」が開けないのか…欧米では相次ぎ開催、西洋美術への影響が研究されているのに - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 病名に「狂牛」「エボラ」の使用は禁止、WHOが勧告


Googleの自動運転カー、公道での270万キロ走行で11件の“もらい事故” - ITmedia ニュース


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News Headlines - 11 May 2015

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows' | The Guardian

Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Chicago, developer evangelist Jerry Nixon said: “Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.”
The future will be one of “Windows as a service”, with the final release of Windows 10 being updated as necessary, rather than holding features back for the next major paid-for update.

Iain Duncan Smith returns to cabinet to oversee £12bn welfare cuts | The Guardian

Iain Duncan Smith is to press ahead with his controversial welfare reforms after David Cameron confirmed that the former Conservative leader would remain in the cabinet as the work and pensions secretary.

Greece's 'war cabinet' prepares to battle EU creditors as anger mounts - Telegraph

Greece's "war cabinet" has resolved to defy the European creditor powers after a nine-hour meeting on Sunday, ensuring a crescendo of brinkmanship as the increasingly bitter fight comes to a head this month.

Video: Ajax players celebrate Mother's Day in unique style - Telegraph

Instead of the traditional, grinning child mascots, each of the Ajax squad was accompanied by their mother out to the Amsterdam Arena turf ahead of the Eredivisie fixture against Cambuuur, and the club's social media department ensured that the gesture wouldn't go unnoticed.

2 Dead as Typhoon Noul Slams Philippines on Way to Japan | TIME

At least two people were killed and almost 4,000 others were forced to evacuate their homes as Typhoon Noul slammed into the northern Philippines, the national disaster agency said Monday.

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ドイツ州議会選、社民党が第1党に EU懐疑派も議席獲得へ | Reuters




イカ型ロボット:木星の衛星で水中探査…NASA開発構想 - 毎日新聞


ロンドンから東京へのレガシー(上) 英国らしい文化五輪 - 産経ニュース


イブラヒモビッチ殺されるところだった/サッカー/デイリースポーツ online


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News Headlines - 10 May 2015

Transformer sparks fire at nuclear plant - CNN.com

A transformer failure at the Indian Point nuclear power plant caused an explosion and fire at the facility Saturday evening, sending billows of black smoke into the air near Buchanan, New York.

Bank set to signal death of deflation | The Sunday Times

Markets are likely to interpret the quarterly inflation report as an indication that the Bank is ready to start raising interest rates over the next 12 months, after more than six years in which Bank rate has been held at a record 0.5% low.
There has been speculation that deflation would push any rate increases even farther off, but the Bank is expected to say that, after two months of zero inflation, higher inflation is likely in the coming months.

Labour leadership: Party braced for bloody fight ahead as at least 7 figures set to fight it out to replace Ed Miliband - General Election 2015 - The Independent

A fierce Labour leadership battle has broken out just two days after Ed Miliband stood down, leading to fears of a bloody contest that could set the party fall back further after its worst election defeat in more than 20 years.

Yemen Houthi rebels 'positive' over Saudi truce plan - BBC News

Rebels in Yemen say they will respond "positively" to a ceasefire offer by the Saudi-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against them.

David Hockney: too many gay men just want to lead ordinary, boring lives - Telegraph

David Hockney, who at 77 remains Britain’s greatest living artist, has complained that too many gay men have become ‘boring’ and ‘conservative’.
Hockney said in an interview that too many gay men were determined to lead ‘ordinary’ lives by entering into civil partnerships and having children through adoption or surrogate mothers.

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CNN.co.jp : 米国、一部のペルシャ湾諸国を「主要同盟国」に追加か


TPP交渉参加国、米国のTPA法案可決待ち=カナダ農業相 | Reuters


【軍事ワールド】韓国“自業自得”の苦境…英ロイズが客船事故の保険支払いを拒否 次期戦闘機も米の技術移転は許されず - 産経WEST


ルクセンブルク首相、来週にも同性パートナーと結婚か:AFPBB News

ルクセンブルクのグザビエ・ベッテル(Xavier Bettel)首相が、パートナーのゴティエ・デストネ(Gauthier Destenay)さんと来週にも結婚する見通しだと、複数の情報筋が7日明らかにした。同国では数か月前に、同性婚が合法化されたばかり。

エボラ回復後に目からウイルス検出、初の事例を米国で確認:AFPBB News

血液中からエボラウイルスが消えて数か月がたった患者の目の中から、ウイルスが初めて検出されたとの報告書が7日、米医学誌「ニューイングランド医学ジャーナル(New England Journal of Medicine)」で発表された。

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News Headlines - 09 May 2015

Sharp plans to use capital to wipe out past losses - source | Reuters

Japan's Sharp Corp is considering using capital to reduce accumulated losses on its book, an accounting manoeuvre that would allow the loss-making electronics maker to resume dividend payment earlier, a source said on Saturday.

Toshiba Withdraws Forecast as It Reviews Irregularities in Its Accounts - WSJ

Toshiba Corp. withdrew its forecast for the fiscal year ended in March 31 as it examines the impact of recently discovered irregularities in its accounting procedures for infrastructure projects.

Billy Elliot: still dancing 10 years on - BBC News

Based on the 2000 film starring Jamie Bell, the show opened at London's Victoria Palace Theatre on 12 May 2005, and has since been seen by 10 million people worldwide.

Jeremy Clarkson and former Top Gear stars reunite to film for tour - Telegraph

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May spotted in outlandish costumes amid rumours that they are in talks with ITV

New Jersey Court Rules Dad Only Has to Pay Support for 1 Twin - Here's Why - ABC News

The phenomenon can occur when a woman produces two eggs during her fertility cycle instead of one, and they can become fertilized and implant within a few days of the same cycle.

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英総選挙、惨敗3党のトップ辞任 顔触れ一新、出直しへ | どうしんウェブ


英国のEU改革案を精査、市民の移動など交渉不可=欧州委員長 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 伊海軍、難民ら乗る船残がいを海中で発見 800人死亡か


タカタ、最終赤字295億円に拡大 今期黒字予想も…追加リコール費用増の可能性大 - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 制御不能のロシア宇宙輸送船、大気圏再突入で燃え尽きる


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News Headlines - 08 May 2015

Cameron’s Victory Sets Stage for Fights Over Europe, Scotland and Austerity - NYTimes.com

Prime Minister David Cameron, having achieved a smashing and unexpected outright victory in Britain’s general election, heads into his second term facing severe - even existential - challenges to his nation’s identity and place in the world: how to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union and Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Labour election results: Ed Miliband resigns as leader - BBC News

Ed Miliband is stepping down as Labour leader after his party's disappointing general election showing.
Labour suffered heavy losses at the hands of the SNP, with the Tories forecast to achieve a majority.

Al Qaeda claims Paris attack group was killed by U.S. drone - NY Daily News

An outspoken al Qaeda leader in the Arabian Peninsula who said the group was behind the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, according to reports.

No offense to royals: Japanese city says baby monkey can keep name Charlotte | Fox News

A monkey born in a Japanese zoo will keep its name Charlotte, after all... The officials said Friday they will stick to their first choice because there was no protest from Britain's royal family.

‘Mad Max': Mel Gibson & Tom Hardy Celebrate New Film Together - Hollywood Life

Though Mel Gibson has gone through his ups and downs in the public eye, he was all smiles and cheers at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere at the TLC Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. The actor posed and smiled with his successor, Tom Hardy, and it’s making us feel all sorts of emotions.

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英総選挙、保守党が単独過半数 キャメロン首相続投決定  :日本経済新聞


【英総選挙】労働党大幅議席減、「悪夢の一夜」に 有力議員相次いで落選…ミリバンド党首「非常に残念な選挙」 - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : NSAの情報収集は違法、「議会の承認を逸脱」 米控訴裁


アップル、ウェブクローラー「Applebot」の存在を認める - CNET Japan


独シーメンス:4500人追加削減へ-原油安が利益を圧迫 - Bloomberg

欧州最大のエンジニアリング会社、ドイツのシーメンス は7日、4500人の追加人員削減を発表した。同社の1-3月(第2四半期)決算は原油安の影響でアナリストの予想を上回る減益となった。

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News Headlines - 07 May 2015

Labour has one-point lead over Tories in final Guardian/ICM poll | The Guardian

Final results add to signs of last-minute move to Labour but all polls point to hung parliament as London shares slide in pre-election fears

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s political comeback suffers blow - FT.com

Nicolas Sarkozy suffered a judicial setback threatening to spoil his political comeback when a court dismissed his request to halt an investigation into alleged corruption.

Greek finance minister says will pay back the IMF | Reuters

Greece will pay back the International Monetary Fund on May 12, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Thursday amid concern that the country may not have enough money to do so.
Greece is due to pay back around 750 million euros ($847 million) to the IMF on Tuesday.

Oil hits 2015 peak after first U.S. crude drawdown since January | Reuters

Oil prices hit 2015 peaks on Wednesday amid the first drawdown in U.S. crude inventories since January, before settling off their highs as investors and traders moved to take profits on a multi-week rally.

Japanese zoo sorry for naming monkey after Princess Charlotte - Telegraph

A Japanese zoo has been forced to swiftly rethink a plan to name its first monkey born this year Charlotte, in honour of the newest arrival in Britain's royal family.

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英総選挙、連立交渉の難航必至 二大政党 過半数遠く  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : HP元CEOが米大統領選に出馬表明 批判サイトも登場


ロシアが新型戦車「T14アルマータ」をお披露目 戦勝パレード演習 - 産経ニュース


警官にボディーカメラ装着 米ボルティモア市長が方針  :日本経済新聞


日産・ルノー、電気自動車の航続距離2倍に 400キロ以上  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 06 May 2015

'Digital Single Market' Plan Unveiled By EU

A new "digital single market" across Europe could mean could mean on-demand TV services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Sky Go are available to everyone across the continent.

US offers millions for information on four ISIS leaders - Jerusalem Post

Rewards of up to $7 million dollars for information on the ISIS leaders comes on the heels of a failed terror attack in Texas.

Report: Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed crash descent - CNN.com

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz rehearsed putting his aircraft into a controlled descent on the flight that preceded the crash of his jetliner into the French Alps on March 24, according to an interim report Wednesday by French air accident investigators.

Salman Khan: Bollywood star jailed for five years in hit-and-run case - BBC News

An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run driving incident in Mumbai.
The man was among five people who were run over in the incident. The actor was charged with culpable homicide.

Big Bird Caroll Spinney Reveals 7 Things You Never Knew About 'Sesame Street' - ABC News

1 - It Only Takes Spinney a Few Minutes to Get Into the Suit
2 - Big Bird is Actually a Loner
3 - Elmo Wasn't Originally Called Elmo
4 - It Takes 2 or 3 Months to Write and Perfect a Script
5 - Oscar's Trashcan Stayed in the Same Place All the Way Up Until This Year
6 - What Goes On Under The Big Bird Suit
7 - The Set Can Be Dangerous

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エベレストの標高が変化? ネパール地震 | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト


ロンドンで和牛売り込み ジェトロが日本食の試食会 - 産経ニュース


ディズニー10%増益「アナ雪」グッズ貢献、テーマパークも好調 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


CNN.co.jp : 「スター・ウォーズ」スピンオフ第2弾の監督が降板


パッキャオ陣営に賠償請求 けが隠した闘いに集団訴訟  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 05 May 2015

Video: Queen meets royal baby Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace - Telegraph

The Queen's convoy arrives at Kensington Palace in London so that the monarch can meet Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge

Why neither main UK party is competent - FT.com

If the Conservatives win enough seats in the general election to retain power, it will be their reputation for economic competence and Labour’s for the opposite that does it. Are these reputations deserved? Not as much as conventional wisdom has it, would be my answer.
The story we have been repeatedly told has three elements: first, Labour profligacy was responsible for the chaos the coalition inherited; second, the austerity of the past five years has produced a remarkable recovery; and, third, continuing on the same path is the way to return the economy to health.

Nearly 75% of men and 65% of women in UK to be overweight by 2030 – study | The Guardian

Ireland leads the trend, with new figures to be presented on Wednesday to the European Congress on Obesity, in Prague suggesting that 89% of men and 85% of women in the country will be overweight or obese by 2030.
In the UK, the comparable figures will be 74% for men and 64% for women, up from 70% and 59% respectively five years ago. The statistics for 57 countries are based on analysis of existing data for 2010 and projections which involved the UK Health Forum, an alliance of public interest and professional groups.

Greek government takes aim at creditors over stalled bailout talks | The Guardian

Greece’s government has blasted its creditors for holding back progress on bailout talks, laying the blame squarely on differences between the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

Emojis are becoming more popular than words on Instagram, apparently | Metro News

According to an official Instagram blog post, almost half of all communications over Instagram as of March 15 contained emojis.
And Finland is paving the path for the linguistic revolution, with over 60 percent of users in the Scandinavian country using the vast array of pictures to construct entire messages.
France followed suit with 50 percent of users opting for a full emoji message, while the UK and Germany trailed behind with 48 and 47 percent respectively.

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独首相「皆 ナチスの犠牲者に対し責任負う」 NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : ハワイ海底の旧日本軍潜水艦 水上機の格納筒を発見 - (1/2)


イギリス空軍、ネパールにチヌークを急派 輸送はアントノフ | FlyTeam ニュース


垂直離着陸が可能な無人機「GL-10」、NASAが写真公開:AFPBB News

米航空宇宙局(NASA)は1日、試験飛行する電気駆動無人機の試作機「グリースト・ライトニング(Greased Lightning 電光石火の意)」の写真を公開した。この試作機は「GL-10」とも呼ばれている。

メイウェザー大ブーイング統一 勝利に徹し鉄壁防御 - ボクシング : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 04 May 2015

Royal princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - BBC News

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has said... There had been speculation that the couple would include the name of Diana in honour of Prince William's mother.

Lib Dem-Tory row ahead of Thursday's election - BBC News

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are at odds over claims by one of Nick Clegg's allies that David Cameron has admitted he would not win the election.

Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep up with demand - Telegraph

Internet access may soon need to be rationed or restricted because the UK’s power supply and communications network cannot cope with consumers’ appetite for online video, the Royal Society will hear this week.

Google admits mistakes with news outlets as it announces new partnership | The Guardian

In the new partnership with eight publishers, including the Guardian, Google is to establish a working group to focus on product development as well as providing a €150m (£107m) innovation fund over three years, alongside additional training and research. Publishers are keenest to explore the product development which Google promises will aim to “increase revenue, traffic and audience engagement”.

Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars | The Guardian

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Many of the stories are 150 years old.

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ムハンマド風刺画展で銃撃戦 容疑者射殺 | 日テレNEWS24


【アメリカを読む】言語明瞭クリントン氏の意味不明 TPP交渉への筋通せず - 産経ニュース


「リビア沖の不法移民監視強化、2日で5800人救助」 News i


オノ・ヨーコの大規模個展がMoMAで開催、約125点から初期の表現に迫る : CINRA.NET

オノ・ヨーコの個展『Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971』が、5月17日からアメリカ・ニューヨーク近代美術館で開催される。……オノがニューヨーク、東京、ロンドンと拠点を移しながら、コンセプチュアルアートや映像、パフォーマンスアートの分野で重要な役割を果たした1960年代に着目。1971年に「one woman show」と銘打って同美術館で非公認の展覧会『Museum of Modern [F]art』を行った1971年までの11年間にわたるオノの表現に迫る。

ベーリングのニュース - 蟹漁のリアリティー番組「ベーリング海の一攫千金」第12シーズン決定 - 楽天WOMAN


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News Headlines - 03 May 2015

In pictures: Royal baby introduced - BBC News

News of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new daughter prompted celebrations outside St Mary's Hospital in London, where she was born on Saturday morning

World media hail little royal 'angel' - BBC News

The arrival of the royal baby is front page news in many of the world's newspapers and websites, which run upbeat headlines such as "Behold, the new royal baby".

Pakistan: 10 get life terms in Malala Yousafzai attack - CNN.com

Ten people have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2012 attack on Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai, a judge announced Thursday.

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's husband Dave Goldberg dead aged 47 | Daily Mail Online

Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died at the age of 47, his brother announced on Saturday morning.

Heatwaves 'more likely' in England - BBC News

The chances of England experiencing an exceptionally warm year is 13 times more likely due to human influences on climate, a study suggests. 2014 was the UK's warmest since records began in 1910.

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英キャサリン妃が第2子の女児出産、王位継承4位 | Reuters


ロンドン大観覧車が英総選挙の指標に?政党カラーでライトアップ:AFPBB News

総選挙を目前に控え、英ロンドン(London)の観光名所となっている大型観覧車「ロンドン・アイ(London Eye)」のライトアップが1日から、各政党のシンボルカラーに変わった。色の配分には、その政党がSNS最大手フェイスブック(Facebook)上でどれだけ話題になったかで決まるという。

CNN.co.jp : 男性の死亡巡る新事実が次々に浮上、抗議デモ止まず ボルティモア


水星探査機「メッセンジャー」が日本時間5月1日に運用終了、水星に落下へ | sorae.jp


何歳に見えるかな? 画像で年齢を予想するサービス「How Old Do I Look?」をマイクロソフトが公開 - ねとらぼ

機械学習などのプロジェクトを行っているMicrosoftのエンジニアチームが、画像内の人物の年齢を予想するWebサービス「How Old Do I Look?」を公開しています。

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News Headlines - 02 May 2015

Royal baby girl: birth of Princess a masterpiece of stage management - Telegraph

Duchess of Cambridge produced the Princess the nation had wanted, in a hitch-free birth that was all in a day's work

Vietnam: 40 Years Later | The Diplomat

ON April 30, 1975, the army of communist North Vietnam took Saigon, toppled the government of South Vietnam, and brought two decades of American military involvement in Vietnam to an end.

Kim Jong-un snubs Russia after being refused 'special treatment' - Telegraph

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, refused an invitation to visit Moscow to mark the Soviet Union's victory in World War II because Russia refused to meet Pyongyang's demands for special treatment for the young dictator.

Russia Victory Day Parade: Who's Attending And Who Isn't

Russia’s 70th anniversary commemoration of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War, known in the West as World War II, is set to be a massive spectacle, but the list of international guests is steadily shrinking. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited 70 world leaders to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow, but a number have declined over the situation in Ukraine.

Changing the Solar Power Industry—Tesla’s New Powerwall Packs a Powerful Punch : Science Times

Elon Musk's visions haven't just changed the tech industry, they've changed the world and even space exploration. But a new venture and interest in batteries will mean that Tesla is expanding into the solar energy game, and Musk is offering home owners the opportunity to capitalize on the power of the Sun.

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英王室 キャサリンさんが出産で入院と発表 NHKニュース


スイス館 「食」のテーマで消費者の責任を呼びかける - SWI swissinfo.ch


スイス:中央銀行、3.8兆円赤字 1~3月期 - 毎日新聞


スペインで放映権一括管理の法令可決 マドリー・バルサと他クラブの格差縮小へ - Goal.com


CNN.co.jp : 黒人奴隷を描いたドラマ「ルーツ」がリメーク 米


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News Headlines - 01 May 2015

Yemen crisis: Why Gulf states went to war with the Houthis - BBC News

A senior Gulf Arab official has given British journalists the most detailed explanation yet as to why the Saudi-led coalition has gone to war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Video: Baltimore police officer charged with murdering Freddie Gray - Telegraph

Six Baltimore police officers face range of criminal charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter over "illegal" killing that prompted Baltimore riots, says state attorney

Apple Watch tattoo-gate confession: Tech giant admits gadget won't work on inked wrists - Mirror Online

There are many reasons to avoid inking a massive great tattoo on your wrist.
Now one more has been added to this long list after Apple admitted tattooed arms play havoc with the new Watch gadget.

Shinzo Abe at Stanford: Innovation will spur Japan's future

Japanese prime minister touts innovation links to Stanford, Silicon Valley. He also hailed a new partnership with the Stanford Biodesign program that will train the next generation of Japanese biomedical experts.

Church of England wields its influence in fight against climate change | The Guardian

Decision by C of E to sell off investments in tar sands and coal welcomed by campaigners who say religious groups can have a far-reaching impact

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欧州、デフレ懸念和らぐ 物価上昇率マイナス脱却  :日本経済新聞


ルノー経営に仏政府の発言権拡大 株主総会で合意:朝日新聞デジタル


NYタイムズ1~3月、最終赤字転落 年金費用かさむ  :日本経済新聞


独、テロ準備の夫婦逮捕 自転車レース中止 - 産経ニュース


”最もスタイリッシュなイギリス人”にオードリー・ヘプバーン、ケイト・モスらが選出! | シネマカフェ

1. オードリー・ヘプバーン- 27%
2. ダイアナ妃- 23%
3. デビッド・ベッカム - 17%
4. キャサリン妃- 15%
5.ツイッギー- 10%
6. エリザベス1世 - 10%
7. ショーン・コネリー- 9%
8. デヴィッド・ボウイ- 8%
9. ヴィクトリア・ベッカム- 8%
10. ケイト・モス- 8%

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