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News Headlines - 31 May 2017

Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal - Axios

President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. They're deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take 3 years — or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster but more extreme.

CNN Drops Kathy Griffin as New Year’s Eve Program Host - WSJ

CNN fired comedian Kathy Griffin from its New Year’s Eve program Wednesday amid backlash after she appeared in a photo holding a faux bloody severed head of President Donald Trump.

Ireland launches long-awaited AIB IPO in fresh milestone | Reuters

Ireland launched its long-awaited initial public offering of state-owned Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on Tuesday, offering a 25 percent stake in what is set to be one of Europe's largest bank listings since the 2008 financial crisis.

UN aid chief in Yemen warns of cholera rise without more aid - ABC News

Two senior U.N. officials on Tuesday warned of the spread of cholera and malnutrition in Yemen, where millions of civilians have been caught in a two-year-old civil war.

NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight for Sun Next Year

The United States space agency NASA says it will launch a mission next year to send a spacecraft directly into the sun’s atmosphere.

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スリーマイル島原発:2019年に閉鎖へ…採算悪化で - 毎日新聞




FBの中傷的な投稿に「いいね!」押した被告に有罪判決、スイス:AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : 電子機器の機内持ち込み、国際便全便で禁止も 米政府高官


“無修正AV騒動”猪瀬元知事を直撃! - ZAKZAK


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News Headlines - 30 May 2017

Ariana Grande Announces Manchester Benefit Concert, With Special Guests - The New York Times

An announcement confirms that the 23-year-old pop singer, Ms. Grande, will be joined at the show by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, along with Usher, One Direction’s Niall Horan and the British boy band Take That.
The concert will be broadcast on BBC Television, live streamed through a yet-to-be-named partner, and available on the radio via the BBC Radio and Capital Radio Networks.

Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, dead at 83 - CNN.com

Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian dictator and convicted drug trafficker who was once one of Central America's most notorious military strongmen, has died, according to a tweet by Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela on his verified Twitter account.

China Detains Activist Who Worked at Manufacturer of Ivanka Trump Shoes - The New York Times

A labor activist who had been working undercover at a Chinese factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands has been detained by the police, as concerns rise over a crackdown on the country’s advocacy groups.

U.N. rights expert airs concern about Japan's freedom of expression | The Japan Times

A U.N. rights expert who visited Japan last year noted “significant worrying signals” for the country’s freedom of expression and opinion in a report released Tuesday in Geneva.

High-profile journalist with close Abe ties accused of rape | The Japan Times

A 28-year-old woman has accused a former TV reporter, regarded as one of the journalists closest to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, of raping her two years ago.

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アマゾン、納入業者と最安値契約廃止 独禁法調査受け  :日本経済新聞


AMDのRyzen ThreadripperがIntelの危機感に火をつけた ~Intelの18コアのSkylake-X急遽投入の背景にあること - PC Watch

Intelは、元々の予定にはなかった18コアのCore i9-7980XEを発表し、PC業界に衝撃を与えている。IntelのオリジナルのプランではSkylake-Xの最上位製品は12コアまでとなるはずだったのが、突然このプランが浮上しCOMPUTEX TAIPEIで発表されることになったのだ。

PS3、生産終了していた 全てのモデルが出荷完了 10年以上の歴史に幕 - ねとらぼ


佐藤琢磨のインディ500制覇に不満?米記者が不適切投稿で解雇:AFPBB News

インディカー・シリーズ、第6戦のインディアナポリス500(Indianapolis 500)でアンドレッティ・オートスポーツ(Andretti Auto Sport)の佐藤琢磨(Takuma Sato)が優勝したことに対し、失望感を抱く内容の投稿を行った米スポーツ記者が解雇された。問題の記者が所属していた米紙デンバー・ポスト(Denver Post)が29日、発表した。

タイガー・ウッズ選手を逮捕 飲酒か薬物使用で車運転の疑い | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 29 May 2017

Twitter reacts to hilarious Theresa May song 'Liar' reaching number two in the charts - Daily Record

Social media users have reacted to news that a song about Theresa May made it number two of the iTunes downloads chart.
The song has been performed and produced by the band Captain Ska with all profits being split between food banks in the UK and People's Assembly Against Austerity.

Conservative Party lead continues to shrink in boost for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour | London Evening Standard

A poll for the Sunday Telegraph put the Tories two points down in the past week on 44 per cent, six points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour on 38 per cent – a four point climb.
The Liberal Democrats stay on 7 per cent with Ukip on 5 per cent, down two points.

Prince William on mental health and his mother's death

In the most candid interview he has ever given, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge speaks to GQ's Alastair Campbell almost 20 years on from that car crash in Paris for the July issue. Prince William clearly misses Princess Diana intensely, saying it is only now he feels able properly to talk about her death, the extraordinary week that followed it, and the enormous impact it had on him and his brother Prince Harry.

French president calls on Putin to protect gay Chechens - CNN.com

French president Emmanuel Macron says he has urged Vladimir Putin to ensure that the rights of LGBT people are protected following allegations of a crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

Alaska's Bogoslof Volcano erupts, triggers highest aviation alert

Alaska's Bogoslof Volcano erupted Sunday, sending a plume of ash at least 35,000 feet into the air and temporarily triggering the highest aviation alert, scientists say.
The Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted at 2:16 p.m. Sunday, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The eruption lasted 55 minutes.

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「白人お断り」の黒人フェス、パリ市長が中止要求:AFPBB News

フランスの首都パリ(Paris)のアンヌ・イダルゴ(Anne Hidalgo)市長は28日、市内で7月末に予定されている黒人フェミニスト関連のフェスティバルが「白人の参加を禁じている」と批判し、開催の中止を求めた。

【英コンサート会場テロ】実行犯、リュックに爆発物か 犯行直前の写真公開 - 産経ニュース


「ニート率」日本10.1% OECD調査、平均下回る  :日本経済新聞


インディ500 結果:佐藤琢磨が優勝!日本人初の快挙! 【 F1-Gate.com 】

第101回 インディ500の決勝が28日(日)、インディアナポリス・モーター・スピードウェイで行われ、佐藤琢磨(アンドレッティ・オートスポーツ)が優勝を成し遂げた。

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News Headlines - 28 May 2017

Kim's rocket stars - The trio behind North Korea's missile program | Reuters

After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them... They include Ri Pyong Chol, a former top air force general; Kim Jong Sik, a veteran rocket scientist; and Jang Chang Ha, the head of a weapons development and procurement center.

Third US aircraft carrier headed toward Asia-Pacific region amid N. Korean crisis » Manila Bulletin News

A third US aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz, will be deployed by Washington in the Western Pacific Ocean in order to join two US warships, stationed near the shores of the Korean Peninsula in the light of the crisis, escalated by Pyongyang’s nuclear tests, media reported, citing sources.

British Airways cancels all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow due to IT failure | The Guardian

British Airways cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday due to a major IT failure causing severe disruption to its global operations that is expected to run into Sunday.

Spanish alpinist Kilian Jornet scale Mt Everest twice in a week without oxygen

Spanish climber Kilian Jornet summited Mount Everest twice in a week without using supplemental oxygen, a statement issued by the climber said.

Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d'Or - BBC News

Art world satire The Square, directed by Ruben Ostlund, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Swedish title was one of 19 films competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or, in the 70th year of the festival on the French Riviera.

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www.fnn-news.com: G7閉幕 「わが道」進むトランプ氏に不満の声


英テロ:モスクに火炎瓶、脅迫…現地でヘイトクライム倍増 - 毎日新聞




CNN.co.jp : 世界最高強度の物質、3次元に転換成功 実用化へ前進か


代表初招集の加藤恒平…J1未経験の非エリート海外組が切り拓いた新たな道 | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 27 May 2017

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin - The Washington Post

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Divided appeals court in Richmond rules against Trump's revised travel ban | richmond.com

A divided Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

U.S. ITC investigates Fujifilm magnetic tape imports | Reuters

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it would investigate imports of Fujifilm magnetic tape cartridges and components after a patent infringement complaint from Sony Corp.

New Amazon bookstore looks like airport desperation pit-stop | New York Post

The online retailer has launched New York’s first Amazon Books, a glorified airport stall located on the third floor at the Shops at Columbus Circle. Upstairs from Borders’ shuttered flagship bookstore, the cramped, 4,000-square-foot space takes no cash and has no listed prices.

Burger King ad angers real-life Belgian royal family - BBC News

Belgium's royal family says it has contacted the fast food chain Burger King over an ad that invites people to choose between the country's King Philippe and the company's mascot.

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元白人至上主義者の米国人イスラム教徒、ネオナチのルームメート殺害:AFPBB News


A・グランデ、マンチェスターで慈善公演へ 爆破事件で「愛」訴え:AFPBB News

米人気歌手アリアナ・グランデ(Ariana Grande)(23)が26日、自身のコンサートが標的となった爆破事件についての声明を発表し、事件が起きた英マンチェスター(Manchester)で慈善コンサートを開催することを明らかにした。またファンに対し、この悲劇的事件には愛で応じるよう呼び掛けた。

CNN.co.jp : ISISへ「マンチェスターより愛を」 英軍が爆弾に表記


1カ月で3倍に急騰 ビットコインは上昇続くか危険水域か|日刊ゲンダイDIGITAL


大爆発の久保裕也、リーグ・アン最高の右SB酒井、鉄壁の吉田、英紙選出”アジア人選手ベスト50″! | theWORLD(ザ・ワールド)


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News Headlines - 26 May 2017

U.S. to carry out first ICBM intercept test | Reuters

The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.

Ecuador's Moreno takes office vowing to heal divisions - NY Daily News

Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador's president on Wednesday, promising to try and heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarizing leftist rule.

Former president Barack Obama kicks off Scotland visit with round at St. Andrews | GOLF.com

Former president Barack Obama finally checked a big one off his during his first trip to Scotland this week, teeing it up for a round at St. Andrews, the home of golf.

Hoax paper blaming male genitalia for evil is published | Daily Mail Online

Peter Boghossian and James Liddle, from Portland State University, later confessed to inventing the nonsense article, and said they wanted to expose what they saw as the low academic standards of ‘gender studies scholarship’.

NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter

An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday.

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捜査情報流出、英首相がトランプ氏に懸念表明 米は刑事責任追及へ:AFPBB News

英マンチェスター(Manchester)で起きた爆破事件の捜査情報が米当局から流出した問題について、テリーザ・メイ(Theresa May)英首相は25日、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領に対し懸念を表明し、共有した情報の厳重な管理を要請した。一方のトランプ氏は「非常に問題だ」とし、関与した者の刑事責任を追及する構えを示した。

トランプ氏「NATOは応分の財政負担を」、初の首脳会議に出席 | ロイター




クラスター爆弾の製造企業へ投融資 金融機関を発表


G7:会場のイタリア・タオルミーナ、難民受け入れ拠点の島 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 25 May 2017

Don't Look Back in Anger becomes symbol of Manchester's spirit | The Guardian

The moment a crowd of Mancunians spontaneously broke into a rendition of the Oasis song Don’t Look Back in Anger has been shared around the world, cementing the song as a symbol of Manchester’s resilience in the face of tragedy.

Manchester Arena bomber wanted revenge, says sister | Daily Mail Online

The Manchester bomber's sister has claimed he was driven to murder because he wanted revenge for 'the explosives America drops on children in Syria'... Speaking to the Wall Street Journal she said she thought he was driven by what he saw as injustices.

Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing

Lucas Papademos, the Greek former prime minister, was hurt on Thursday when an explosive device went off inside his car in Athens, state agencies said.

Did Donald Trump push this Nato leader out of the way? | Metro News

Donald Trump was at his most assertive today as he shoved a prime minister aside so he could be at the front of a group of world leaders.

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation - The Washington Post

Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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「報道への日本政府の圧力懸念」 国連報告者が指摘:朝日新聞デジタル



日立製作所と日本IBMは2017年5月23日、日立製メインフレーム「AP8800E」の後継機のハードウエアにIBM製メインフレーム「z Systems」を採用すると発表した。OSは日立製「VOS3」を搭載し、機種名は未定。……日立は社会イノベーション事業に注力する事業再編を進めていて、メインフレーム事業の利益率を改善する目的でメインフレームのハード製造を中止する

米司法省 排ガス問題でフィアット・クライスラーを提訴 | NHKニュース


Airbnb、スウェーデンの国全体をリスト掲載 | 日本最大級の民泊情報サイト MINPAKU.Biz

スウェーデンの公式観光機関Visit Swedenが世界最大手民泊サイトAirbnbと提携し、5月22日よりスウェーデンの国全体がAirbnbのリストに掲載された。
今回の提携により、Visit Swedenはスウェーデンの歴史ある自然享受権を活用し、最南端のスミーガフック岬から北部3国国境付近の荒野までの自然豊かなスウェーデンの魅力をAirbnbで検索可能にした。国全体がAirbnbに掲載されるのは、かつてないユニークな試みだ。

マンUが初優勝 欧州リーグ、来季CL出場権を獲得:日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 24 May 2017

Suicide bomber, policeman killed in Kampung Melayu attack: Police - City - The Jakarta Post

At least five people have fallen victim to a bomb blast near a Transjakarta bus station in Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta, National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin said on Wednesday.

Conspiracy Bill Advances in Japan Despite Surveillance Fears - The New York Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan won a crucial vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday on an anti-conspiracy bill that he said was needed to fight terrorism but that critics feared could give the authorities broad surveillance powers over citizens.

Former President Park Geun-hye makes appearance at first hearing in corruption trial

Korea's first-ever impeached president Park Geun-hye attended her first trial hearing in Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday.

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage - BBC News

Taiwan's top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

Sam Allardyce quits Crystal Palace and ‘has no ambitions to take another job’ | The Guardian

Crystal Palace are looking for their eighth manager in seven years after Sam Allardyce shocked the chairman, Steve Parish, by tendering his resignation as he seeks a break from top-level management after a tumultuous year.

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ロシアとトランプ陣営の共謀示唆する情報を目撃=前CIA長官 | ロイター


「訂正するまで、安倍晋三首相に書いたすべての単語を維持する」 ケナタッチ国連特別報告者が菅義偉官房長官の抗議に再反論 - 産経ニュース


英爆発:「美女と野獣」主題歌…アリアナ・グランデさん - 毎日新聞




レアル、16歳の“新ネイマール”獲得を発表! 移籍金は56億円。気になる加入時期は… | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 23 May 2017

Manchester Arena terror attack: 22 dead, 120 injured in explosion at Ariana Grande gig - Manchester Evening News

A devastating terror attack on young music fans leaving a concert at Manchester Arena has claimed 22 innocent lives... Thousands of fans were streaming out of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande when the blast exploded shortly after 10.30pm on Monday night.

Manchester Arena attack: Isis claims responsibility for suicide bombing that killed at least 22 people | The Independent

The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were killed or wounded at the "shameless" concert.

Trump Budget Would Cut Medicaid, Rely on Rosy Growth Projection | Fox Business

President Donald Trump proposed a $4.1 trillion spending blueprint Tuesday that amounts to a sweeping overhaul of the social safety net. It calls for deep cuts to programs such as Medicaid and food stamps, while projecting a big boost to economic growth that could be difficult to achieve.

German police raid Daimler offices - BBC News

German police have searched 11 offices of carmaker Daimler as part of their investigation into possible fraudulent emissions data by employees.
A total of 23 prosecutors and 230 police officers took part in the search in the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Berlin, Lower Saxony and Saxony,

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 - BBC News

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.

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英マンチェスター爆破テロ、死者22人に 犯人は死亡:日本経済新聞


東京新聞:「共謀罪」書簡の国連特別報告者 日本政府の抗議に反論


大麻需要は「アイスクリームを超える」、米専門サイトが報告書 | Forbes JAPAN(フォーブス ジャパン)


CNN.co.jp : 植物版「ノアの箱舟」、入り口付近が浸水 種子に被害なし


サッカー 本田がミラン退団へ | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 22 May 2017

Trump urges Muslim leaders to lead fight against radicalisation - BBC News

US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia... Mr Trump blamed Iran, Saudi Arabia's rival, for instability in the region.

Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence as he touts free speech | Reuters

Dozens of students walked out of Notre Dame University's commencement exercise on Sunday to protest a speech by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who warned graduates of the prestigious Catholic school against suppressing free speech.

Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars | Reuters

Toyota Research Institute, a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor North America, said on Monday it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars... The database would use blockchain, a public online ledger of transactions that first became well known as the software underpinning bitcoin, the first digital currency.

Venezuela protests reach 50 days of marches, unrest - CNN.com

Massive demonstrations, violence and a rising death toll marked 50 consecutive days of anti-government protests in Venezuela.

Marsa Al Arab: Dubai building new $1.7b islands - CNN.com

Global investment company Dubai Holding unveiled this week plans for Marsa Al Arab, a four million square feet pair of man-made islands either side of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the city's iconic sail-shaped hotel.

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英総選挙:保守党優勢、離脱交渉後押し…英紙元政治部長 - 毎日新聞


インテル、ついに不揮発性のメインメモリ「Intel persistent memory」発表、実稼働デモ公開。2018年に新型Xeon「Cascade Lake」とともに登場予定 - Publickey

インテルが5月16日に発表したのが、大容量かつ低価格、しかもデータの保持に電力を必要としない、同社とマイクロンが共同開発した3D XPointの技術を用いた新しいメインメモリ、「Intel persistent memory」です。
Intel persistent memoryはデータの保持に電力を必要としない、いわゆる不揮発性メモリの一種です。電源を切ってもメインメモリからデータが失われないので、いちいちデータをメインメモリからストレージに保存する必要がなくなります。



エイバル乾、バルサ戦で驚愕の2得点! 日本人初の一撃に現地紙「なんというゴール!」と絶賛 | Football ZONE WEB


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News Headlines - 21 May 2017

N. Korea test-fires another missile: S. Korea

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Sunday afternoon, which flew more than 500 kilometers, the North's second missile launch in a week, South Korea's military announced.

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations - The New York Times

The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.

Japan scores longest GDP growth run in more than a decade

Sustained expansion signals the Japanese economy has regained its momentum following the consumption tax rise of 2014 and emerging market weakness in 2015 that led to a prolonged slowdown.
The data will boost the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and give Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda renewed hope of eventually hitting his 2 per cent inflation objective.

Led by Japan, Pacific Rim nations agree to pursue revival of TPP | The Japan Times

Trade ministers from Japan and 10 other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement agreed Sunday to try to resuscitate the free trade pact, which was thrown into doubt after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of it earlier this year.

Swiss vote in referendum on gradual nuclear phaseout | DW

Swiss voters have gone to the polls in a referendum on the government's plan to move from nuclear power to renewables. Preliminary results suggest that a majority favors the plan, which critics claim is too expensive.

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米長官、軍事解決は「悲劇」招く 北朝鮮で外交追求 - 共同通信 47NEWS


「WannaCry」感染の98%は「Windows 7」で「XP」はほぼゼロ - ITmedia NEWS

世界中で猛威を振るったランサムウェア「WannaCry」に感染したPCの98%は「Windows 7」搭載だった──。ロシアのセキュリティ企業Kaspersky Labのグローバルリサーチ担当ディレクター、コスティン・ライウ氏が5月19日(現地時間)、自身のTwitterアカウントでバージョン別感染率グラフをツイートした。 
「WannaCryのWindowsバージョン別感染で、最悪だったのはWindows 7 x64だった。Windows XPはほとんどない」と説明する。



中国人観光客、異常発生カキ食べ尽くしデンマーク救済へ…みんな乗り気「中国人に任せろ」 - 産経WEST




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News Headlines - 20 May 2017

US agrees not to bring in Europe-wide laptop ban - for now | The Independent

Washington was determined to close that loophole, and has already briefed the three big US carriers — American, Delta and United — about the imposition of a ban. At present they are not affected, because only Middle Eastern and North African airlines fly the specified routes.

Greek parliament backs reform package

Greece’s parliament has narrowly approved an omnibus reform package needed to unlock more than €6bn of bailout aid and open the way for the country’s international creditors to reach a deal on debt relief.

Iran's President Rouhani secures second term in decisive win | Fox News

The 68-year-old incumbent secured a commanding lead of 57 percent. His nearest rival in the four-man race was hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi, who secured 38 percent of the vote.
Rouhani won the presidential election back in 2013 with only 51 percent of the vote.

Brazil’s President Assails His Accuser as Corruption Scandal Intensifies - The New York Times

President Michel Temer of Brazil on Saturday attacked the billionaire whose secret recording of a conversation between the two men has fueled a corruption scandal leading to widespread calls for Mr. Temer’s resignation.

LL Bean's Newest Bootmobile Is Kicking It in Japan - The New York Times

L.L. Bean's Bootmobile is leaving North America for the first time.
The four-wheeled tribute to the Maine-based retailer's iconic boot is rolling across land of the rising sun, visiting L.L. Bean's 25 stores in Japan.

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仏下院選、マクロン氏政党の過半数確保の可能性高まる=世論調査 | ロイター


仏大統領:2大政党から新閣僚 バランス人事 - 毎日新聞


アイルランドのケニー首相、与党党首辞任 6月までに後任決定 | ロイター


ベルギー:形さまざま、みんなチョコ 3Dプリンター作製 - 毎日新聞


驚愕の新種! その名は「サザエ」 ~ 250年にわたる壮大な伝言ゲーム ~ - 国立大学法人 岡山大学

今日に至るまでサザエの学名は、1786年に英国の僧侶兼博物学者ライトフットが命名したとされる「Turbo cornutus」が用いられてきたが、実はこの名は中国に産する別種ナンカイサザエに相当し、サザエではなかったことが今回初めて判明した。

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News Headlines - 19 May 2017

Julian Assange emerges on embassy balcony to say he will not 'forgive or forget' as Swedish rape investigation is dropped

Julian Assange has said he will remain inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to avoid extradition to the United States, despite being told he no longer faces a sex investigation by the Swedish authorities.

Lloyds Bank 'back in private hands after government sells final stake' - ITV News

Lloyds Banking Group has been fully returned to private hands nearly nine years after the Government bailed out the lender at the height of the financial crisis, sources have said.

Japan and China successfully extract ‘combustible ice’ from seafloor in potential energy breakthrough | The Independent

Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.

Probe launched into Abe's school scandal over friend's university - Xinhua

Japan's education ministry has begun an internal probe into allegations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have been complicit in a government plan to allow a heavily subsidized medical school to be opened at a university operated by his friend.

Japan allows Emperor Akihito to become the first ruler in 200 years to abdicate the throne

The Japanese government has approved legislation that will permit Emperor Akihito to abdicate the Chrysanthemum throne, becoming the first emperor to step down in more than two centuries.

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ウィキリークス創設者に対するレイプ捜査打ち切り、スウェーデン当局:AFPBB News

スウェーデンの検察当局は19日、同国で7年にわたり行われてきた内部告発サイト「ウィキリークス(WikiLeaks)」の創設者ジュリアン・アサンジ(Julian Assange)氏(45)に対する性的暴行容疑での捜査を打ち切ったと声明で発表した。……一方、英警察当局は、性的暴行をめぐるスウェーデン当局の捜査が打ち切られても、アサンジ氏がエクアドル大使館から外へ出れば、2012年の保釈条件違反で逮捕せざるを得ないと発表した。

ドイツ当局が北朝鮮に12億円請求 大使館宿泊施設の税金未納付 - 産経ニュース


ビー・ジーズのあの名曲が命を救う? ドイツの学校では印税免除に | ニューズウィーク日本版


LGBT:theyの三人称単数OK 性的少数者に配慮 - 毎日新聞

AP通信によると17年度版の同書では性的少数者を表す際にはheやsheではなく名前や職業を用い、他に言い換えられない時のみtheyを使うとする。続くbe動詞は三人称複数と同じ「they are」とし、文脈で誤解のないようにする。

コリン・ファースがドイツの哲学者ヴァルター・ベンヤミンに! - シネマトゥデイ

映画『キングスマン』などのコリン・ファースが、ユダヤ系ドイツ人で哲学者のヴァルター・ベンヤミンを描く映画『ベンヤミンズ・クロッシング(原題) / Benjamin’s Crossing』で主演のベンヤミンを演じることになったとDeadlineが報じた。

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News Headlines - 18 May 2017

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources | Reuters

Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters... Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers, including Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, three current and former officials said.
Conversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the Nov. 8 vote as the two discussed establishing a back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the U.S. national security bureaucracy, which both sides considered hostile to improved relations, four current U.S. officials said.

One Dead and 22 Injured as Car Rams Into Pedestrians in Times Square - The New York Times

A driver with a history of drunken driving arrests plowed through crowds of pedestrians on packed sidewalks along three Times Square blocks Thursday, killing one person and injuring 22 others, officials said, touching off mayhem in one of the world’s most famous and busiest plazas.

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle suit over Takata air bags for $553 million - Chicago Tribune

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata air bags.

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal | Reuters

European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014... "The Commission has found that, contrary to Facebook's statements in the 2014 merger review process, the technical possibility of automatically matching Facebook and WhatsApp users' identities already existed in 2014, and that Facebook staff were aware of such a possibility," the Commission said.

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dies at 52 - The Boston Globe

Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, killed himself Wednesday by hanging in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city’s medical examiner. He was 52.

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特別検察官に元FBI長官…ロシアゲート疑惑 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


米ツイッターの共同創業者ストーン氏、「数週間以内」に復帰:AFPBB News

米ツイッター(Twitter)の共同創業者、ビズ・ストーン(Biz Stone)氏が6年ぶりに同社に復帰することが明らかとなった。……ストーン氏は2011年半ば、経営幹部刷新の一環でツイッターを退社し、同社の共同創業者、エバン・ウィリアムズ(Evan Williams)氏と共にブログに似たオンラインプラットフォーム、ミディアム(Medium)を立ち上げた。

「日本は地震予知できぬと認めよ」 学者が科学誌に論考:朝日新聞デジタル


JPモルガン、アイルランドに英事業の一部移管 拠点を確保  :日本経済新聞


インテル長友にエバートンが興味 本人もプレミア希望 伊紙報道― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


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News Headlines - 17 May 2017

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump - The Washington Post

A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

'We are a cautionary tale': Kansas feels the pain of massive Trump-style tax cuts | The Guardian

In 2012, Kansas did what Donald Trump wants to do: it introduced huge tax cuts to try to boost growth. Today, the state is out of money – and residents are angry

Japanese Princess to give up royal status to marry commoner classmate she met in a restaurant

Japanese Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will wed a former college classmate, Japanese media reported, heating up debate on the ever-shrinking royal family since she must become a commoner after marriage.

Huge bee swarm sparks rush-hour standstill in southeast London

Commuters stopped in their tracks as the swarm filled the air in Greenwich Church Street, close to Greenwich market, on Tuesday evening.

Michael Moore, Harvey Weinstein Reteam for Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ – Variety

Bob and Harvey Weinstein have bought worldwide rights to Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” on President Donald Trump.
The Weinsteins made the acquisition under their Fellowship Adventure Group. Moore is currently directing the film, with the “11/9” in the title referring to the day Trump was declared President of the United States on Nov. 9.

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トランプ氏がFBI捜査中止求める、フリン氏解任の翌日-関係者 - Bloomberg


潜入ルポ、ソ連のスペースシャトル | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト


仏リヨンの美術館で19世紀の王冠盗まれる、1億円超の価値:AFPBB News

フランス中部リヨン(Lyon)の美術館から1800個近くもの宝石がちりばめられた19世紀の王冠が盗まれた。被害に遭ったフルビエール美術館(Museum of Fourviere)が13日、明らかにした。……盗まれた王冠は1899年に作られたもの。当時のリヨンの富豪らが寄贈した宝石と真珠1791個が施されており、その価値は100万ユーロ(約1億2000万円)以上とされる。

英で大人気のポピー、違法な「ケシ」だった 業者気づかず販売、客の指摘で回収 : J-CASTニュース




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News Headlines - 16 May 2017

U.S. finds Japanese, Turkish rebar exports dumped | Reuters

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday the department had made a final finding of dumping of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) exports from Japan and Turkey, as well as subsidization by Turkey.
The decision, announced in a statement, could lead to anti-dumping duties being slapped on Japanese exporters ranging from 206.43 percent to 209.46 percent, and on Turkish exporters of 5.39 percent to 8.17 percent. In addition, Turkish exporters face anti-subsidy duties of 16.21 percent.

Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians - The New York Times

The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode.

Donald Trump's poll numbers should terrify Republicans - CNNPolitics.com

The new Gallup tracking poll released Monday afternoon put Trump's job approval rating at just 38%, the lowest mark he has reached since April 1. That jibes with a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday that pegged Trump's job performance at 39% approval. A Quinnipiac University poll conducted before Trump fired FBI director James Comey last Tuesday showed Trump's approval at a meager 36%.

Austria calls October election, far-right FPO could enter government | Reuters

Austria's main parties agreed to hold an early parliamentary election on October 15, Chancellor Christian Kern said on Tuesday, in a vote that might bring the far-right Freedom Party into government.
In the autumn of a year that will have seen Dutch, French, British and German general elections, the Alpine republic will decide its future course on immigration, labour and social policy and its position within the European Union.

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island | The Guardian

Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world

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トランプ大統領、IS機密情報をロシアに漏洩? 米紙報道、米政府は否定 - 産経ニュース


英紙サン、「人種差別」コラムで物議のコラムニストの契約打ち切り | ロイター





WannaCryが狙ったWindowsの脆弱性「MS17-010」は、元々は米国家安全保障局(NSA)が発見し、諜報活動に利用するためMicrosoftに連絡しないでおいたものだった。MS17-010の脆弱性の存在は、ハッカー集団の「Shadow Brokers」がNSAの利用していた脆弱性情報や攻撃ツールを盗み出したことによって明るみに出た。Shadow Brokersは2016年夏ごろから、NSAから盗み出した情報やツールを裏社会でオークションにかけて売りだそうとしていたとされる。そして2017年4月に、それらの情報を一般に公開してしまった。

ホワイトハウス内の「映画館」を一般公開 メラニア夫人が主導:AFPBB News

米ホワイトハウス(White House)の中にある映画上映室が一般公開されることになった。かつてドワイト・アイゼンハワー(Dwight Eisenhower)大統領(以下いずれも当時)がよく西部劇をこっそり観賞し、ジミー・カーター(Jimmy Carter)大統領が映画『大統領の陰謀(All the President’s Men)』を見た部屋だ。

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News Headlines - 15 May 2017

Venezuela replaces health minister after data shows crisis worsening | Reuters

President Nicolas Maduro has abruptly dismissed Venezuela's health minister days after the government broke a nearly two-year silence on data that showed the country's medical crisis significantly worsening.

Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over - BBC News

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases.
The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said.

The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators : NPR

But now, 22 years later, the MP3 truly is dead, according to the people who invented it. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a division of the state-funded German research institution that bankrolled the MP3's development in the late '80s, recently announced that its "licensing program for certain MP3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated."

'Moors murderer' Ian Brady, reviled child-killer, dies at 79 | Fox News

Ian Brady, a killer of five children whose role in the 1960s "Moors Murders" made him one of Britain's most reviled people, has died. He was 79.

Viewers in uproar at new McDonald's bereavement advert | Daily Mail Online

The advert, made by London agency Leo Burnett, follows a teenage boy on a walk with his mother as she fondly reminisces about his father, with the boy negatively comparing himself to the man he hardly knew.
It's only at the end that he finds a connection to his late dad when he tucks into a Filet-O-Fish at a branch of McDonald's as it's revealed that the fish burger was his father's favourite too.

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CNN.co.jp : ロシア、北極圏用の防空システムを初公開 戦勝式典で


エマ・ワトソン絶賛!女性の快感を追求した性教育サイト「OMGYES」日本版スタート – ランドリーガール


トランプ氏弾劾のオッズ急上昇、FBI長官の解任で 「確率60%」:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領が連邦捜査局(FBI)のジェームズ・コミー(James Comey)長官を電撃解任したニュースが伝わり、ブックメーカー(政府公認の賭元業者)では10日、トランプ氏が任期途中で弾劾されると見込むオッズ(賭け率)が跳ね上がった。一部では確率が60%となっている。

ナショナル ジオグラフィックに潜入したナチス | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト


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News Headlines - 14 May 2017

China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch | The Star Online

China called on Sunday for restraint and for no party to do anything to exacerbate tension after North Korea fired a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme.

Toshiba gives up finding new auditor for now | The Japan Times

Toshiba Corp. has given up finding a new auditor to check its earnings for fiscal 2016 in place of its current auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, according to informed sources.

Megabank wants to drop 'Tokyo' from its Japanese name- Nikkei Asian Review

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) is considering shortening its Japanese name next spring, possibly by dropping "Tokyo."

Japanese, European Fans Perform Noh Plays Together in Paris - JIJI PRESS

Japanese and European fans have acted plays of the Asian country's traditional performing art of Noh in Paris in what is believed to be the first major overseas Noh event involving non-Japanese amateurs... The performers played 20 dramas, including on Musashibo Benkei, a 12th-century warrior monk who is a popular hero in Japan, during the event, organized by a group of fans in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan.

Julian Assange: Ecuador 'concerned' over lack of progress - BBC News

Ecuador has voiced concern over the "serious lack of progress" by the Swedish government in dealing with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
It said there had been a "serious failure" by Sweden's prosecutor to complete an inquiry into sexual assault allegations dating back to 2010.

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サイバー攻撃、150カ国で20万件以上被害 欧州警察機関  :日本経済新聞


ASCII.jp:WannaCry対策、MSがWindows XPやServer 2003にも異例のパッチ提供

米マイクロソフトが、すでにサポートを終了しているWindows XPや8、Windows Server 2003向けのセキュリティ問題の修正プログラム(パッチ)を提供開始した。世界中で猛威を振るう「WannaCry」(別名:WannaCrypt、WanaCrypt0r、WCryなど)ランサムウェアへの緊急対応で、サポート終了OSへのパッチ配布は「極めて異例の手段」だとしている。



モスクワ:アパート取り壊し計画に反対 抗議デモに数千人 - 毎日新聞


父親はクリニック院長?DNA鑑定求め親子23人が訴え オランダ:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 13 May 2017

U.S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official | Reuters

United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of President Donald Trump's planned visit to Riyadh.

Toyota decides flying cars aren't so crazy after all- Nikkei Asian Review

The project is led by a group called Cartivator. It all started in 2012 when project leader Tsubasa Nakamura won a business contest -- not an internal one. Its 30-odd members donate their free time. They have also received some outside help -- from Masafumi Miwa, a drone expert and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Tokushima University, and Taizo Son, founder of GungHo Online Entertainment, a Japanese online video game developer.

How Abercrombie & Fitch Went From Aspirational To Out-Of-Touch

They clearly wanted their stores to feel that way, too. The sales clerks all looked like your biggest high school crushes. Well before Buzzfeed published the corporation’s “Look Policy Guidelines” in 2013, which provided instructions on everything from the color and length of their employee’s hair to the length of fingernails, and before the Supreme Court ruled that these guidelines sounded an awful lot like discrimination practices, it was clear that the employees were “curated.”

Kyokujitsuki flag not discriminatory despite Frontale’s punishment - The Japan News

The rising sun flag, known as the kyokujitsuki in Japanese, is no longer related to the nation’s prewar militarism. Japan apparently needs to spread this message widely regarding what position the flag currently holds.

Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables | CleanTechnica

On April 30, Germany established a new national record for renewable energy use. Part of that day (during the long May 1 weekend), 85% of all the electricity consumed in Germany was being produced from renewables such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. Patrick Graichen of Agora Energiewende Initiative says a combination of breezy and sunny weather in the north and warm weather in the south saw Germany’s May 1 holiday weekend powered almost exclusively by renewable resources.

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G7財務相会議1日目、米国が世界経済損なわないよう望む声相次ぐ | ロイター


離婚の慰謝料は自活度で決定、イタリア裁判所が画期的判断 | ロイター


ロシア:ポケモンGOプレー動画公表は「信者侮辱罪」判決 - 毎日新聞


チェルシー、2季ぶり6度目V…プレミアリーグ : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 12 May 2017

NHS cyber attack brings websites down across England | Metro News

Hackers have reportedly taken control of computers and cut off phone lines in hospitals across England on International Nurses Day.
What is Wanna Decryptor the ransomware used in the NHS cyber attack?
The attack is allegedly demanding $300 (£230) worth of the digital currency bitcoin, otherwise the files will be deleted.

Square Enix Fiscal Year Report Shows Major Growth Thanks To Final Fantasy XV And Rise Of The Tomb Raider - Bleeding Cool

In terms of their digital entertainment, which makes up the bulk of Square’s business, they credited the major launches of blockbuster series titles like Final Fantasy XV and the PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider for the success, alongside strong download sales of previously released catalog titles, which led to a material increase of net sales and operating income in the area of console games, compared to the prior fiscal year.

Inside job suspected in \85 million cash heist from Hiroshima police safe | The Japan Times

The \85.72 million ($760,000) in cash was being kept in the division safe as evidence for a fraud case. A police officer noticed the money was missing around 8 p.m. on Monday, according to the police.

Japanese club Gamba Osaka fined for fans' Nazi-like flag - BBC Sport

Japanese side Gamba Osaka have been fined and reprimanded after their supporters waved a flag bearing a symbol similar to a Nazi SS insignia.

Huge Great White Sharks are Being Killed in South Africa | National Geographic

In just a week, three massive great white sharks have washed up largely intact with just their livers removed, two of which, had their hearts removed as well.

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「アバクロ」身売り検討 アメリカンイーグルなど候補に:朝日新聞デジタル


トランプ大統領とキスする法王 バチカンにビックリ壁画 (AP通信)


ロシアに「だまされた」 米政府、会談写真公開に怒り:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領とロシアのセルゲイ・ラブロフ(Sergei Lavrov)外相が行った非公開会談の写真をロシア政府が公開したことを受け、米政府内から怒りの声が上がっている。……写真はロシア国営タス通信(TASS)が配信し、世界中のメディアに掲載された。

米朝、米国人4人の釈放めぐり調整へ TBS NEWS


ノルウェー、世界初の電気自動貨物船の就航計画を発表:AFPBB News

肥料メーカー大手のヤラ・インターナショナル(Yara International)は工業グループ企業のコングスベルグ(Kongsberg)と協同で、ノルウェー南部の3港間で肥料を運搬する電気自動貨物船「ヤラ・ビルケラン(Yara Birkeland)」の建造を進めている。

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News Headlines - 11 May 2017

Microsoft reveals new Windows 10 features coming in fall update | ZDNet

On day 2 of its Build 2017 developers conference, Microsoft announced a name for its fall release of Windows 10 and showed off a few new features that will be in that update. A surprise announcement: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store.

U.S. intelligence chiefs say reviewing use of Kaspersky software | Reuters

U.S. intelligence officials told a Congressional committee on Thursday they are reviewing government use of software from Russia's Kaspersky Lab as senators raised concerns that Moscow might use the product to attack American computer networks.

In Firing Comey, Did Trump Unleash the Next Deep Throat? - The New York Times

That’s what happened in 1972, when President Richard Nixon suddenly found himself in a position to replace J. Edgar Hoover, the long-serving and infamous F.B.I. director. Suspicious of the F.B.I.’s independence, Nixon tried to appoint a successor who would bring the bureau under White House influence. To his surprise, he set in motion the events that led to the Watergate scandal — and ultimately to his own resignation.

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs - BBC News

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Eccentric French maths genius Alexandre Grothendieck's 'scribblings' go online | Daily News & Analysis

Nearly 18,000 pages of notes by eccentric French maths genius Alexandre Grothendieck were posted online by his alma mater, Montpellier University in southern France.

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カンヌ映画祭、ネットフリックス作品を禁止へ 映画館上映義務付け:AFPBB News

カンヌ国際映画祭(Cannes Film Festival)の主催者は10日、動画配信大手の米ネットフリックス(Netflix)が自社オリジナル作品のフランス国内での映画館上映を拒否したことを受け、今後は同映画祭へのネットフリックス作品の出品を認めないと発表した。



「ウィンドウズ10」5億台突破、普及ペースは鈍化  :日本経済新聞




アラン・ドロンさん引退へ 映画「太陽がいっぱい」主演 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 10 May 2017

Theresa May had wanted to be prime minister for years, husband says | The Guardian

Theresa May’s husband has let slip that she had wanted to be prime minister for at least seven years, since she was an established member of the shadow cabinet... The banker said his wife had first mentioned wanting to lead the country when she was “well established in the shadow cabinet”, which she first entered in 1999.

Turkey slams Trump plan to arm Kurds - CNN.com

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump had authorized arming the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), green-lighting a US policy that had sat on the backburner for years to avoid confrontation with Turkey, a key NATO ally.

Land Deal For Right-Wing Elementary School Plagues Japanese Prime Minister : NPR

Last year, when Yasunori Kagoike acquired state-owned land to build his new elementary school, he got a nearly 90 percent discount. The government explained that it was because the land was polluted. Kagoike told opposition party lawmakers that the government saw his as a "special case."

Sony relaunching OLED TVs using LG-made panels- Nikkei Asian Review

Sony's high-definition OLED television, which hits domestic stores next month, will mark a return after sales were halted in 2010. But instead of maintaining its fiercely independent streak, the Japanese group is enlisting the aid of South Korea's LG Display this time around.

FIFA Congress confirms 8 Asian berths for 2026 World Cup - The Mainichi

Asia will see its representatives increase from the current 4.5 when the field expands from 32 to 48. The proposal by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and his counterparts from six confederations also saw participation jump for Africa (five to nine) and North, Central America and Caribbean (3.5 to six).
The new allotment guarantees at least a place for each continent as Oceania, currently with 0.5 berth, was given one slot, while the increase was marginal for powerhouses Europe (13 to 16) and South America (4.5 to six).

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【トランプ政権】FBIのコミー長官を解任 司法長官らの勧告受け - 産経ニュース


解任のイエーツ米司法長官代行、入国禁止令「違法性ある」  - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 議員が議場で「歴史的授乳」、規定改正で実現 豪


東京新聞:米科学誌、プラ粒子の論文撤回 実験データ確認できず


チャーリー・シーン、HIV薬の副作用を激白「認知症に近い症状も経験した」 | Techinsight(テックインサイト)

このほどチャーリー・シーンはハリウッドにて開催されたイベントにて、「PRO 140」なるHIV新薬を使った感想をこう語った。

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News Headlines - 09 May 2017

F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump - The New York Times

President Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Moon Jae-in seen sure to win S. Korea's presidential election

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party was believed to have won South Korea's presidential election held Tuesday with an exit poll placing him in the lead with an apparently irreversible gap over his rivals.
Moon was estimated to have garnered 41.4 percent of all votes, according to the exit poll conducted by three major local broadcasters -- MBC, KBS and SBS.

Stephen Hawking says we must leave Earth within 100 years | Daily Mail Online

Humans must leave Earth within 100 years if we want to survive, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.
The renowned theoretical physicist believes that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as asteroid strikes, epidemics, over-population and climate change.

The Sun mistakenly reports Prince Philip is dead | Daily Mail Online

When the story broke at 10am on Thursday in the UK, French media mistakenly published stories incorrectly announcing the Duke of Edinburgh had died... Before the summit, The Sun accidentally posted a prepared story on his death with the headline: 'Prince Philip dead at 95, how did the Duke of Edinburgh die, etc etc.'

Real Madrid trouser £850million deal with Adidas, according to Football Leaks

REAL MADRID have signed a staggering kit deal with Adidas thought to be worth £850million over the next seven years.
Football Leaks have reported details of the deal, claiming Los Blancos earn a fixed payment of £59million each year from Adidas.

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「マクロン氏辞めろ」仏で大規模デモ 大統領選一夜明け:朝日新聞デジタル


公文書の性別欄に「中性」認めず、仏最高裁:AFPBB News


モスクワで対独戦勝利式典 プーチン露大統領「ソ連が欧州を解放 地球上の平和勝ち取った」と強調 「愛国心の文化と祖国への献身的な貢献を強化する」とも - 産経ニュース




プレミアリーグのユニホーム・スポンサーで最大勢力は? | サッカーダイジェストWeb


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News Headlines - 08 May 2017

Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader's crisis maneuver

Venezuelan police fired tear gas and hooded protesters hurled Molotov cocktails as thousands rallied in anger at President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.
Flames erupted in the latest of more than a month of clashes that prosecutors say have killed 32 people in the oil-rich nation, stricken by food shortages.

Chinese Rights Lawyer 'Released' After Guilty Plea During Subversion Trial

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan on Monday released rights lawyer Xie Yang on "bail" after he pleaded guilty at his subversion trial and backtracked on previous reports of his torture while in police detention.
Xie, 45, stood trial at the Changsha Intermediate People's Court on Monday, pleading guilty to charges of "incitement to subvert state power" and "disrupting court order."

In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family pushes $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese

Over several hours of slide shows and presentations, representatives from the Kushner family business urged Chinese citizens gathered at a Ritz-Carlton hotel to consider investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a New Jersey luxury apartment complex that would help them secure what’s known as an investor visa.

Russia's biggest newspaper attacks Manchester over 'disgusting' gay couples and 'many fat people' | The Independent

An article in Russia’s biggest selling newspaper has attacked Manchester for being full of “many fat people” and “disgusting” gay couples... Alisa Titko, a columnist for tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, was shocked when she found herself in Manchester’s Gay Village.

NASA releases stunning images of Saturn from Cassini | The Indian Express

NASA’s has released some stunning images of Saturn and its moons captured from the Cassini spacecraft. Each of these high resolution images were captured by NASA’s Cassini from its 20 year journey. Cassini has already begun its series of 22 weekly dives before it will take the final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15. This will bring the 20-year journey of NASA’s Cassini to an end.

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米NY市、前職の給与に関する質問が違法に 賃金格差是正へ


CNN.co.jp : インド、南アジア共有の衛星打ち上げ パキスタンは不参加


国際バスケ連盟、試合中のヘッドギア着用を承認 - バスケット : 日刊スポーツ


前人未到の5連覇、”お山の大将”バイエルンがブンデスの弱体化を招く? | サッカーキング

2013年には史上初となるドイツ勢によるCL決勝が行われ、バイエルンがドルトムントを退け頂点に。さらに翌年にはFIFA ワールドカップ ブラジル大会でドイツ代表が優勝を果たした。しかし1996-97シーズンにドルトムントがCLを制して以降、これまでドイツ勢は4度国際タイトルを獲得したのに対して、スペイン勢は18の国際タイトルの獲得に成功。そして今シーズンはついにCL、ELともに4強入りを逃した。果たしてブンデスリーガは不振に陥っているのだろうか?

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News Headlines - 07 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron fends off Marine le Pen to win French presidency | Metro News

He won decisively with around 65% of votes, while far right candidate Marine Le Pen secured 35%... This election was the first in almost 60 years when neither of the established leftwing and rightwing parties made it to the final.

Merkel's conservatives thump rivals in German regional vote | Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a decisive victory over their Social Democrat (SPD) rivals in a vote in Germany's northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, boosting her prospects of winning a national election in September.

PM’s mantra works wonders with voters | The Times & The Sunday Times

YouGov asked 2,066 British adults on Tuesday and yesterday how they would vote in a general election if it were held tomorrow. The poll put the Conservatives on 48 per cent, up four points on the end of last week, with Labour on 29, down two points, Lib Dems on ten, down one, and Ukip on five, down one.

US citizen detained in North Korea - CNN.com

North Korea has detained a US citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.

As floodwaters rise, Montreal declares state of emergency - CBC News

Across the country, thousands of Canadians are spending the weekend in a desperate struggle with rising floodwaters caused by unusually persistent rainfall.

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中国、米軍司令官の更迭要求 北朝鮮圧力の見返り - 共同通信 47NEWS


土星の輪の内側、何も無い広大な空間 探査機カッシーニ:AFPBB News




ゲーム音楽にも影響を与えた70年代プログレッシブ・ロック50選 - ココッチィ


レスター、3発快勝で残留が確定…先発の岡崎は後半途中までプレー | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 06 May 2017

Japan to look into deployment of cruise missiles to combat North Korea threat | South China Morning Post

Japan has started contemplating future deployment of cruise missiles in response to North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests, a government official said on Friday.

Pope Francis angered by America's 'mother of all bombs' name - BBC News

Pope Francis has criticised the naming of the US military's largest non-nuclear explosive ever used in combat as "the mother of all bombs".

Trump attacks news media over ObamaCare repeal coverage | TheHill

President Trump attacked the news media Friday night on Twitter over perceived negative coverage of the House GOP's passage of legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

California Family Kicked Off Delta Flight, Threatened With Jail, Foster Care for Refusing to Give Up Tot's Seat - NBC News

A California family says they were kicked off a flight — and threatened with jail for the adults and "foster care" for the children — for refusing to give up a seat for their 2-year-old son, despite having paid for it, in the latest controversy for a major airline that was caught on video.

TASS: Opposition figure Navalny gets foreign travel passport for medical treatment abroad

Russia's Federal Migration Service has issued a foreign travel passport to Russia's leading oppositionist Alexei Navalny, who received a corrosive burn of the right eye as a result of an attack on him at the end of April.

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米、日本の鉄鋼製品に制裁関税 トランプ政権下で初:朝日新聞デジタル


時すでにお寿司、米でおきて破りメニュー続々  :日本経済新聞


日本製を標的か 露政府の新規制で極東ロシア人の「足」 輸入中古車に大打撃 業界は大混乱 - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 05 May 2017

North Korea claims CIA and South Korea used 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un - CNN.com

In an extraordinary 1,800-word report Friday, which offered no evidence other than account laced with fantastical language, North Korean state news agency KCNA said a "hideous terrorist group" conspired with the CIA and South Korea's Intelligence Service (IS) to mount the attack.

Local and mayoral results: Tories advance amid Labour losses - BBC News

With five weeks to go to the general election, they gained more than 500 seats and seized 11 extra councils.
The gains mainly came at the expense of Labour, which came third in Scotland, and UKIP, which lost all of its seats. The Lib Dems failed to make headway.

Oil Closes Near $46 as Shale Revival Cancels Out OPEC Efforts

After dipping below $44 Friday, futures pared this week’s decline to 6.3 percent. But, prices remain near their lowest since the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries signed a six-month deal to curb production in November. Meanwhile, shale drillers are pressing ahead with their longest expansion since 2011. Market volatility and trading volumes surged.

Seiji Ozawa to conduct two Berlin Philharmonic concerts in January | The Japan Times

Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa will lead the Berlin Philharmonic for two concerts in the German capital next January, the orchestra said Wednesday.

Liverpool plan to expand Anfield to beyond 60,000

Liverpool are pushing ahead with a feasibility study to further expand Anfield and take their capacity beyond 60,000.
Having opened their new Main Stand earlier this season, owners Fenway Sports Group are shifting their attention to the Anfield Road area of their stadium and have begun the process of assessing how and when to redevelop.

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米FRB 政策金利は据え置き 経済成長は鈍化 | NHKニュース


「対日赤字、耐えられぬ」 米商務長官、貿易統計で異例の声明  :日本経済新聞


独シーメンスと米GE、「脱原発」業績けん引  :日本経済新聞


アップル決算、予想外のiPhone販売減少 新型待機か - BBCニュース

販売台数は減ったものの、単価の高い「iPhone 7 Plus」の売れ行きが好調だった影響で、iPhoneの売上高は1%増の332億ドルとなった。

英国“ミュージシャン長者番付”発表! | cinemacafe.net

1. ポール・マッカートニーとナンシー・シェベル 7億3,000万ポンド(約1,320億円)
2. アンドリュー・ロイド・ウェバー 6億5,000万ポンド(約1,170億円)
3. U2 4億3,100万ポンド(約780億円)
4. エルトン・ジョン 2億7,000万ポンド(約490億円)
5. ミック・ジャガー 2億2,500万ポンド(約406億円)
6. キース・リチャーズ 2億1,000万ポンド(約380億円)
7. マイケル・フラットレー 1億9,500万ポンド(約350億円)
=8. リンゴ・スター 1億8,000万ポンド(約325億円)
=8.スティング 1億8,000万ポンド(約325億円)
9. ロジャー・ウォーターズ 1億6,000万ポンド(約289億円)

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News Headlines - 04 May 2017

N. Korea issues direct criticism of China amid nuke dispute - The Washington Post

North Korea has issued a rare direct criticism of China through a commentary saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program are testing its patience and could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences.

Wanda Bets $1 Billion to Turn Legendary Entertainment Into Media Giant | Variety

Give the Dalian Wanda Group this much: It is nothing if not brash. Much of Hollywood did a double take when the Chinese conglomerate shelled out $3.5 billion for Legendary Entertainment last year. Jaws dropped further when Wanda announced it was paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Prods. — a deal so exuberant that the Chinese government was moved to kill it.

Damon Smith guilty of planting ball-bearing Tube bomb - BBC News

A man has been found guilty of trying to cause "maximum damage" by making a bomb filled with ball bearings and leaving it on a Tube train.
Damon Smith put his homemade device into a rucksack and left it on a Jubilee line train in October.

Prince Philip's gaffes from decades on royal duty - BBC News

Prince Philip is renowned for speaking his mind - often explained as his attempt to lighten the mood - and that outspoken nature has at times led to controversy with some of those remarks teetering on the edge of being offensive.

Francesco Totti: Roma captain and striker 'to retire from playing' - BBC Sport

Roma legend Francesco Totti is to retire from playing at the end of the season, the club's new sporting director Monchi has revealed.
The 40-year-old forward and club captain has scored 307 goals in 783 appearances since making his Roma debut 24 years ago.

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エリザベス英女王の夫フィリップ殿下、公務から引退へ:AFPBB News

英国のエリザベス女王(Queen Elizabeth II)の夫であるフィリップ殿下(Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh、95)が、年内に公務から引退することが分かった。英王室が4日、発表した。

ブリュッセルで拉致事件の映画「めぐみ」上映 EU対象で初、被害者家族が協力訴え - 産経ニュース




フェイスブック 投稿の監視人員3000人増へ | NHKニュース


ユナイテッドCEOが謝罪、乗客引きずり降ろし問題 米下院委公聴会 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 03 May 2017

Theresa May declares war on Brussels, urging: 'Let me fight for Britain' | The Guardian

Speaking after returning from Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen that parliament had been dissolved for the 8 June poll, May delivered an unexpectedly antagonistic speech outside No 10, urging voters to “give me your backing to fight for Britain”.

Shinzo Abe Announces Plan to Revise Japan’s Pacifist Constitution - The New York Times

In a video message delivered at a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Constitution, Mr. Abe said he wanted to make “explicit the status” of the country’s self-defense forces, as Japan’s military is known, by amending the Constitution by 2020.

Somali minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant - police | Reuters

Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said.

Puerto Rico files for biggest ever U.S. local government bankruptcy | Reuters

Puerto Rico announced a historic restructuring of its public debt on Wednesday, touching off what may be the biggest bankruptcy ever in the $3.8 trillion U.S. municipal bond market.
While it was not immediately clear just how much of Puerto Rico's $70 billion of debt would be included in the bankruptcy filing, the case is sure to dwarf Detroit's insolvency in 2013.

Korean internet broadcaster victim of racial slur in Japan

Video jockey Kim Min-sung, known as BJ Minsung on internet broadcaster Afreeca TV, heard the insults when he tried to enter an eatery as he filmed himself with a selfie stick in Kyoto on April 29.

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英下院解散、保守党に勢い | ロイター


独首相 連邦議会選控え “偽ニュース”断固対応 | NHKニュース


仏大統領選 敗れた急進左派候補の支持者 3分の2が投票棄権など | NHKニュース




名曲の商標権侵害とホテル提訴 米ロックバンドのイーグルス - 共同通信 47NEWS


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News Headlines - 02 May 2017

Windows 10 S will fuel Microsoft’s Chromebook competitors | TechCrunch

At an event today in New York, Microsoft unveiled its plan to recapture the classroom market share the company has steadily lost to Google’s Chromebook here in the States. Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of the software, designed to cut out some of the fat of the company’s popular ecosystem, in order to offer a more focused computing experience in the classroom.

Apple's Siri speaker could debut at WWDC - CNET

"We believe there is an over 50 [percent] chance that Apple will announce its first home AI product at WWDC in June," Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said, according to a report from Apple rumor site MacRumors. He added that the speaker would go on sale in the second half of the year and would feature "excellent" sound. It also would be priced higher than Amazon's Echo, he said.

Nintendo sees Switch console doubling profit, ending 8-year sales slide | Reuters

Nintendo Co Ltd expects its new Switch console to more than double annual operating profit and end the eight-year sales decline that dogged its previous offering just as players were turning to smartphone gaming.

After two gov't bailouts, Italy's Alitalia airline is again bankrupt - UPI.com

Less than a decade after twice being financially rescued by the Italian government, flagship airline Alitalia on Tuesday again filed for bankruptcy -- and now faces possibly the end of the line following a turbulent run of difficulties.

ECB faces 'favoritism' appeal over hiring of Draghi adviser | Reuters

European Central Bank staff representatives are appealing against the appointment of a new policy adviser for President Mario Draghi, alleging that the ECB's board broke its own rules by handpicking Roland Straub for his new role.

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日米首脳の電話協議、公表せず 政府高官「今後はこういう形も」  :日本経済新聞


無人偵察機グローバルホーク、横田基地に到着 - 産経ニュース


英シャーロット王女 2歳の誕生日で写真公開 | NHKニュース


北米版「モンスト」終了 海外展開苦戦 - ITmedia ビジネスオンライン


ハワイ:「イノウエ」空港に改名…死去の日系議員にちなみ - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 01 May 2017

Trump says he'd be 'honored' to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un - The Washington Post

President Trump said Monday he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances.”

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel - BBC News

Both Mr Abe and Ms Inada are right-wing nationalists who want to scrap Japan's pacifist constitution. That is all but impossible. So instead, last year, Mr Abe succeeded in pushing a new security law through parliament.
In effect the new law ignores the constitution, and says Japan's forces can come to the defence of its allies. Mr Abe knows there is widespread public opposition to "remilitarising" Japan. So in that context, the growing threat from North Korea is useful to him.

India bans all trade with North Korea

The Indian government announced last week it is halting all trade, except for food and medicine, as tension mounts on the Korean peninsula and the U.S. administration urges more global action to isolate Pyongyang.

France election: Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit' - BBC News

The front-runner in the French presidential election has told the BBC that the EU must reform or face the prospect of "Frexit".

Honolulu Airport Renamed After Late Sen. Daniel Inouye | US News

KHON-TV reports that Daniel K. Inouye International Airport now appears on the official website of Hawaii's busiest airport. A Hawaii Department of Transportation representative says the Federal Aviation Administration officially made the name change on Thursday.

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米貿易委、トヨタなどの部品調査へ 特許侵害の恐れ  :日本経済新聞


THAAD配備で米韓 費用負担巡り再交渉か - 産経ニュース


零戦、日本人の手で日本の空へ 操縦士、米で訓練中:朝日新聞デジタル


イタリア前首相、書記長に返り咲き 総選挙にらむ:朝日新聞デジタル


つけ乳首が専門ブランドに、米国で注目 | Fashionsnap.com

"つけ乳首"専門ブランド「JUST NIPS FOR ALL」が注目を集めている。扱う商品はつけ乳首のみで、トランプ大統領の就任翌日にワシントンD.C.で「ウィメンズ・マーチ」が行われた際には商品が完売。欧米を中心に複数のファッションメディアで取り上げられたことから話題が広まった。
 JUST NIPS FOR ALLを手掛けるのは、米「ラルフ ローレン(Ralph Lauren)」で5年間、EC事業に携わった経験を持つ女性 モリー・ボーマン(Molly Borman)。

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