2017.05.10

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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