News Headlines - 10 January 2016

Merkel cancels Davos trip as pressure rises over Cologne attacks - FT.com

German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing increasing pressure at home after her justice minister warned that attackers identified as migrants in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were members of an organised crime network.

Japan PM aims for constitutional revision with help from opposition | Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he aimed to get a two-thirds majority from his ruling bloc and like-minded opposition parties at an upper house election this summer to enable him to revise the constitution.

Japan still feeling sick after too many years of central bank’s bad medicine | South China Morning Post

Take the record of the Bank of Japan. In the United States people are puzzled that their central bank, led by an academic (just as bad), has applied the medicine of a zero-interest rate policy for seven years and still the patient is bedridden. How much more puzzled must they be in Japan where, as the first chart shows, Mr Kuroda, a career civil servant, and his predecessors have tried that medicine for more than 20 years with even less of a result. In fact the patient has sickened further.

Pollution in London breaches annual limit in a WEEK says London Air | Metro News

Pollution levels in some parts of London are so high they breached acceptable limits for the whole of 2016 in just the first week.
Putney High Street and Knightsbridge are the worst offenders so far according to London Air, an organisation which measures levels of harmful fumes like nitrogen dioxide.

David Bowie Dead: Legendary Artist Was 69 - Hollywood Reporter

The singer-songwriter and producer excelled at glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during an eclectic 40-plus-year career.
David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.








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