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News Headlines - 30 June 2017

Germany approves plans to fine social media firms up to €50m | The Guardian

Social media companies face fines of up to €50m (£43m) if they persistently fail to remove illegal content from their sites under a new law passed in Germany
The German parliament on Friday approved the bill aimed at cracking down on hate speech, criminal material and fake news on social networks – but critics warn it could have drastic consequences for free speech online.

France's Marine Le Pen placed under formal investigation | Euronews

Magistrates in France have placed Marine Le Pen under formal investigation.
This comes after preliminary inquiries into allegations that European Union funding had been misused by the leader of the far-right National Front.

Trump: US patience with the North Korean regime 'is over' - CNNPolitics.com

President Donald Trump, speaking alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in, declared Friday US patience with the North Korean regime "is over."

China 'outraged' by $1.42 billion planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan | Reuters

China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in April in Florida.

Iraq retakes mosque where Isis proclaimed its caliphate

Iraqi forces say they have captured the remains of Mosul’s ancient Grand al-Nuri mosque, the site where Isis declared its “caliphate” three years ago, as they close in on the jihadis last holdouts in the city.

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iPhone発売10年 クックCEO「世界を変えた」 | NHKニュース


ビットコイン人気にブレーキ!? 8月の分裂危機 「規格」まとまらず、加熱人気に冷水 - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 29 June 2017

China-led multilateral lender AIIB gets top-notch credit rating from Moody’s | South China Morning Post

The long-term foreign currency issuer rating of Aaa granted by Moody’s Investors Service will put the Beijing-based multilateral lender on par with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and pave the way for the bank to sell bonds to international investors.

Records come round again: Sony to open vinyl factory in Japan | The Guardian

Sony Music Japan shut down its in-house vinyl pressing production in 1989 after the advent of CDs, which entered the market in 1982 and were dominantfor the next two decades.
However, in a trend mirrored worldwide, vinyl sales in Japan have rocketed over the past four years and the country’s sole vinyl-pressing factory is unable to cope with demand, prompting Sony to step in.

Emmanuel Macron kicks off controversial attempt to reform France's labour laws | The Independent

Emmanuel Macron’s government has launched a programme of controversial labour reforms designed to make it easier to hire and fire employees, create jobs and spur France’s economic growth... Mass street protests were expected over the summer, but only the hardline General Confederation of Labour (CGT) union has called for a strike in September over Mr Macron’s plans.

Greek garbage workers suspend strike over jobs as trash piles grow in heatwave | Reuters

Hundreds of striking Greek sanitation workers ended a 10-day strike in Athens on Thursday over jobs as steaming mountains of garbage piled up across the country and temperatures soared.

Six arrested in Spain, Britain, Germany for Islamist militant links | Reuters

Six people have been arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany accused of links to the Islamist militant group Islamic State, and the indoctrination and radicalization of potential members, the Spanish interior ministry said on Wednesday.

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ローマ法王側近、豪当局が性的虐待で訴追:AFPBB News

ローマ法王庁(バチカン)の財務局長官(財務相)を務めるジョージ・ペル(George Pell)枢機卿(76)が29日、オーストラリアで複数の性的虐待罪で訴追された。……豪カトリック教会の最高聖職者の地位にあるペル枢機卿は、改めて容疑を強く否認する声明を出した。

YouTube利用女性が恋人を誤って射殺 注目集めの見世物のはずが - BBCニュース


英高層住宅火災で広がる怒り 貧困地域、警鐘無視した行政 :日本経済新聞


「パディントン」生みの親マイケル・ボンドさん91歳で死去 - シネマトゥデイ


プレミアで成功したのは岡崎だけ 伊紙が日本特集 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 28 June 2017

Opposition Labour loses vote on UK austerity, pay cap | Reuters

Britain's opposition Labour Party lost a vote to try to force Theresa May to change her austerity agenda and increase public sector pay on Wednesday, in the first of many expected challenges to the prime minister's ability to govern.
May won by 323 votes to 309 in the first parliamentary vote since she secured the backing of a small Northern Irish party to give her a narrow majority in parliament.

Pound jumps on Bank of England Governor's rate rise hint - BBC News

Sterling rose to $1.2936 against the dollar after Mark Carney said that "some removal of monetary stimulus is likely to become necessary"... Mr Carney said it was an issue the Bank "will debate in the coming months".

Nicola Sturgeon puts Scottish independence referendum bill on hold - BBC News

The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or spring of 2019... However, she later said it was still "likely" a referendum would be held by 2021.

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover - Channel NewsAsia

For the past 20 years, Hong Kong has been governed under a "one country, two systems" deal which grants it rights unseen on the mainland, including freedom of speech, an independent judiciary and a partially elected legislature... However, a string of incidents, including the disqualification of two pro-independence lawmakers and alleged abductions by mainland security agents, have sparked concerns the tide is turning.

US joins growing calls for China to allow Liu Xiaobo cancer treatment abroad | The Guardian

The US has called for China to completely lift all restrictions on the renowned democracy activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, as fears mount he is close to death after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer.

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米CNN、ジャーナリスト3人が退社 ロシア巡る報道削除で | ロイター


トランプ氏100の“嘘” NYタイムズが一面に掲載




東芝がWDに対抗措置、損害賠償・妨害差し止めの法的手段 | ロイター


独 「ゼロ」ユーロ紙幣が発行 - Sputnik 日本


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News Headlines - 27 June 2017

CNN Producer Calls Its Trump/Russia Coverage 'Mostly Bulls***' | TMZ.com

This video clip is swirling around ... showing a CNN supervising producer saying the network's coverage of the Russia/Trump investigation is "mostly bulls***" but it's being covered to death for ratings. John Bonifield, CNN's supervising producer of the network's health unit, is caught on undercover video saying the network is getting great ratings from trying to tie the Trump Administration to the Russian interference in the election.

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows | Reuters

Five months into Trump's presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obama's eight years in the White House.

Brazilian President Michel Temer Charged with Corruption | The Rio Times

The top federal prosecutor in Brazil, Rodrigo Janot, filed corruption charges against President Michel Temer with the country’s Supreme Court (STF) on Monday. This is the first time in history a sitting President has been charged with a crime in Brazil.

Finance Colombia - FARC Surrenders Weapons in Historic Step for Colombia Peace Process

The largest guerrilla group in Colombia, after more than a half-century of conflict, has now disarmed, the United Nations (UN) has verified. This was a major step forward in the nation’s historic peace accord that, despite some delays, will now move beyond demobilization and disarmament and into the phases focused on the justice process and reintegration of the former combatants into Colombian society.

European Cities Are Just Saying ‘No’ to Scandal-Tinged Diesel Vehicles - WSJ

Large European cities from Munich to Madrid are banning or restricting diesel vehicles amid mounting alarm over toxic emissions, presenting a major challenge to European car makers who sell millions of them.

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中東など6カ国の入国禁止令差し止めを一部解除 米最高裁 今秋審理後に最終判断 - 産経ニュース


グーグルに制裁金3000億円 欧州委、独禁法違反で :日本経済新聞


英新空母クイーン・エリザベスが初の試験航海 「最大・最強」の軍艦:AFPBB News

英国の新しい空母「クイーン・エリザベス(HMS Queen Elizabeth)」が26日、初の試験航海に向けてスコットランド(Scotland)のロサイス造船所(Rosyth Dockyard)を出発した。

米任天堂、復刻版小型スーファミ「Super NES Classic Edition」を発売へ - CNET Japan

Super NES Classic Editionは、米国で1991年に発売された「Super Nintendo Entertainment System」(Super NES:スーパーファミコンの海外における名称)を小型にしたもので、米国で9月29日から79.99ドルで発売される予定だ。このゲーム機には、「スーパーマリオワールド」「ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース」「スターフォックス」など、21種類の懐かしいゲームがあらかじめインストールされる。



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News Headlines - 26 June 2017

DUP-Tory deal secures extra spending in Northern Ireland - BBC News

A deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) includes an extra £1bn in public spending for Northern Ireland... Under the "supply and confidence" arrangement, the DUP guarantees that its 10 MPs will vote with the government on the Queen's Speech, the Budget, and legislation relating to Brexit and national security.

Takata may cost Toyota, Honda billions- Nikkei Asian Review

Toyota said that the total of 570 billion yen ($5.1 billion) in recall-related and other expenses owed by Takata will either be lost or repaid late... Honda also said that most of the money it is owed by Takata -- estimated at 556 billion yen -- will likely not be collected. But like Toyota, the carmaker said the impact on its earnings outlook would be "limited," as the loss had already been factored in.

Uber hires law firm to probe how it handled India rape case - source | Reuters

Uber Technologies Inc has hired a law firm to investigate how it obtained the medical records of an Indian woman who was raped by an Uber driver in 2014. The review will focus in part on accusations from some current and former employees that bribes were involved, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate' | Reuters

Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.
It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq.

Taiwan reaffirms desire to join TPP | FOCUS TAIWAN

Premier Lin Chuan (林全) recently reaffirmed that Taiwan wished to join the regional trade bloc Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), even though the United States -- a driving force behind the trade pact -- has withdrawn from the agreement.

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イタリア地方選、中道右派が躍進 「五つ星運動」は惨敗  :日本経済新聞


スペイン南部で森林火災 世界遺産にも火が迫る | NHKニュース


タカタ 民事再生法の適用申請 東京地裁に受理される | NHKニュース


東京新聞:元米軍スナイパーの証言 罪悪感…命絶つ仲間多く


G20へ「パンダ外交」…中国からドイツに2頭 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 25 June 2017

Takata, Unable to Overcome Airbag Crisis, Files for Bankruptcy Protection - The New York Times

Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker crippled by vast airbag recalls, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan and said it would sell its surviving operations to a Chinese-owned American rival, Key Safety Systems.

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets | Reuters

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.

Qatar says list of demands by Arab states not realistic - BBC News

Qatar's foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.

Prince Philip cancels London Zoo appearance after hospital stay

The Duke of Edinburgh has cancelled an appearance at a London Zoo event as he continues to recover from an infection.

Hugh Grant offers £1,000 for return of WW2 veteran's medals - BBC News

Hugh Grant has offered a £1,000 reward for the return of a blind WW2 veteran's medals which went missing at a motorway service station.
Alfred Barlow, 95, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, was returning from a pilgrimage to Normandy, France, on 8 June when he noticed they were missing.

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東京新聞:英国民投票から1年 日産の城下町・サンダーランドルポ


日欧EPA、日本側が関税9割超を撤廃の方向 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


スイス農業化学大手に242億円賠償命令、米農家へのGMO種子販売で:AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : 米小売店、半年で5300店閉鎖 前年比3倍のペースに


トランプ大統領:暗殺示唆相次ぐ 過激化する言論 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 24 June 2017

UK Parliament hit by cyberattack - CNN.com

The UK Parliament's computer system has been hit by a cyberattack, a spokesperson for the Houses of Parliament said in a statement.

Trump Didn’t Record Comey, White House Tells House Intel Panel - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump didn’t record his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, the White House confirmed in a notice sent to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday.

YouTube claims 1.5 billion monthly users

Google's YouTube unit says it now reaches 1.5 billion viewers every month -- and its users watch more than an hour of mobile videos per day -- as it expands its video programming to sell more digital ads.

Toshiba teeters on brink of delisting- Nikkei Asian Review

With Toshiba's fiscal 2016 results delayed yet again and its shares headed to the Tokyo Stock Exchange's second section, the embattled conglomerate's listing now hangs in the balance.

Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years: Yonhap | Reuters

The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite, has been sentenced to three years in jail, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.

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イタリア、2銀行を破綻処理へ ECBが再建不能と判断  :日本経済新聞


ムーディーズがギリシャ国債格上げ、見通し「ポジティブ」 | ロイター


グーグル:Gメール分析「やめます」 広告表示用 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 23 June 2017

600 households in Camden tower blocks evacuated in wake of fatal Grenfell Tower fire - ITV News

Up to 4,000 people from 600 households on the Chalcots estate in north London have been evacuated to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place... Despite the safety concerns and ensuing evacuations, 83 people have refused to leave their homes on the estate.

Obama’s secret struggle to retaliate against Putin’s election interference - Washington Post

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands - BBC News

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera.
They are also asking Qatar to reduce ties with Iran and close a Turkish military base - all within 10 days.

Hotpoint fridge freezer sparked Grenfell Tower fire

A Hotpoint FF175BP model was found to have been the fridge at the centre of the tragedy which has left 79 people dead or missing presumed dead.

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34 - BBC News

A former Japanese newsreader who won legions of admirers after deciding to publicly chronicle her battle with cancer has died of the disease.
Mao Kobayashi, who was named one of the BBC's 100 Women in 2016, died late on Thursday at home in Tokyo, aged 34.

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MRJ、パリ航空ショーでほろ苦デビュー 断熱材や配線むき出し… 開発遅れ鮮明 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


フェイスブック、社是を変更 「世界の絆強める」  :日本経済新聞


電子機器の機内持ち込み禁止、欧米当局者が来週協議  | ロイター


VW元幹部5人を国際手配=排ガス不正で米司法省-独報道:AFPBB News


和合亮一さんに仏文学賞=震災詩集「詩の礫」:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 22 June 2017

May unveils 'fair and serious' offer on EU citizens - BBC News

A new "UK settled status" would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access health, education and other benefits.
Proposals were unveiled at a Brussels summit but are dependent on EU states guaranteeing Britons the same rights.

Chagos legal status sent to international court by UN - BBC News

The UN General Assembly voted by 94 countries to 15 that The Hague should examine the legal status of the Chagos Islands.
The former British colony used to be part of Mauritius but was detached in 1965 and is now home to a US airbase.

Prince Harry on Chaos After Diana's Death and Why the World Needs 'the Magic' of the Royal Family

“We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people…. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”

French fitness blogger and Instagram star killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser - The Local

An Instagram star and well-known French fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said.

Buy-to-let UK property sales fall by almost 50% in a year | The Guardian

The number of properties bought by landlords has almost halved in a year after a tax and regulatory clampdown, prompting a leading banking body to downgrade its forecasts for buy-to-let lending in 2017 and 2018.

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英EU離脱、強硬封印 施政方針演説に具体策なく:日本経済新聞






米ヤフーによるTumblr買収、なぜ失敗に終わったのか?:11億ドルにおよぶ失策の顛末 | DIGIDAY[日本版]


米ウーバーのカラニックCEO辞任、一連の不祥事で株主から圧力 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 21 June 2017

Helmut Kohl to be buried near symbolic Speyer Cathedral | DW

Helmut Kohl, the former chancellor who presided over German reunification and died aged 87 on Friday, will not be buried at his family burial site in the Oggersheim suburb of Ludwigshafen. The state funeral is planned for July 1.

Boy, 14, investigated after Thai king shot with plastic bullets in Germany

The unidentified youth, together with a 13-year-old who is too young to be investigated, is suspected of having fired the gun from a garden or house window at a group of cyclists that included King Maha Vajiralongkorn, a regular visitor to Bavaria, and his entourage.

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq - The Globe and Mail

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

254 percent surge in Britons seeking French citizenship as Brexit looms - France 24

In 2016, 1,363 British nationals applied for French citizenship, compared to 385 in 2015, according to figures obtained by Le Monde.

'Star Wars': Han Solo Film Loses Directors | Hollywood Reporter

"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it's become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we've decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon," Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said Tuesday in a statement.

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シャンゼリゼ車突入の容疑者、自宅に“武器庫” - 産経ニュース


ブリュッセル中央駅で爆破事件 当局、テロと判断  :日本経済新聞


仏法相が辞任へ、マクロン大統領の側近 国防相に続き:AFPBB News

フランスのフランソワ・バイル(Francois Bayrou)法相は21日、AFPに対し、辞任する意向を明らかにした。……バイル氏が立ち上げた民主運動は共和国前進と同盟関係にあり、超党派の新内閣には民主運動からバイル氏を含め2人が大臣に起用されていた。
 しかし、民主運動が欧州議会の公金を仏国内で働く職員の給料に流用した疑いがあると報じられたことを受け、同党から国防相に任命されていたシルビー・グラール(Sylvie Goulard)氏も20日に辞任を表明していた。





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News Headlines - 20 June 2017

Moritomo Gakuen raided for suspected subsidy fraud | The Japan Times

The Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office raided school operator Moritomo Gakuen on Monday evening for allegedly receiving unfair subsidies for its kindergarten.

IMF says Japan needs to stick with fiscal, monetary stimulus | Reuters

The International Monetary Fund urged Japan to avoid withdrawing fiscal policy stimulus and said monetary policy should be loosened further if risks to the economy materialize, warning of weak consumption that remains vulnerable to external shocks.

Philippines: ISIS-Linked Militants Storm School as Fighting With Duterte's Government Continues

Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a town and occupied a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday, a police officer said, on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamist militants has entered its fifth week.

Supercomputers: United States Falls Behind China and Switzerland | Fortune.com

Two Chinese supercomputers and an upgraded supercomputer in Switzerland rank ahead of the U.S. in a biannual list of top supercomputers released Monday by the TOP500 organization, which tracks supercomputer speeds.

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, DNA analysis suggests that cats lived for thousands of years alongside humans before they were domesticated. During that time, their genes have changed little from those of wildcats, apart from picking up one recent tweak: the distinctive stripes and dots of the tabby cat.

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東京新聞:ドタバタTPPでプーさん自由に 米離脱で文学の版権切れ



保存したのは共和党全国委員会(RNC)が選挙運動で雇ったマーケティング会社Deep Root Analyticsです。米Gizmodoからの取材に対し、事実に間違いないと認めました。

ロボット 自動車の町が直視しない「不都合な真実」  :日本経済新聞



先週、アタリは突然「ataribox.com」という謎のウェブサイトを開設して、「Coming Soon」と告げる下の動画を公開した。サイトと動画の内容から、それらが「Ataribox」というゲームハードに関するものであることが推測できた。

シャンゼリゼ通りで車が警察車両に突入 テロ監視対象の運転手死亡:AFPBB News

フランスの首都パリ(Paris)のシャンゼリゼ(Champs Elysees)通りで19日、ガスボンベなどを積んだ乗用車が警察車両に突っ込み、乗用車側の運転手が死亡した。同国の内相は「攻撃未遂」だったという見解を表明。捜査関係筋によると、運転手はテロ関連の監視対象リストに入っていた男だった。

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News Headlines - 19 June 2017

Otto Warmbier, American Student Released From North Korea, Dies - The New York Times

Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia honors student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at the Cincinnati hospital where he had been receiving treatment, his family said.

Japan's Abe apologizes for "unconstructive" discussions in Diet, vows to regain public trust - Xinhua

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday apologized for time being wasted in the latest session of the Diet and pledged to fulfill the government's responsibility to fully explain its policies to a public whose support for his Cabinet has tumbled according to recent polls.

Is Japan’s Top Politician Behind a Shameful Rape Cover-Up?

Japan’s ruling coalition, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been mired in scandal for several weeks amid allegations Abe personally bent the law or broke it to benefit his political cronies and friends. Even a senior member of Abe’s own Liberal Democratic Party says, “There is nothing this administration wouldn’t do to crush its enemies and reward its pals.”
But new allegations have raised the possibility that the administration may have gone so far as to quash a rape investigation on behalf of a close friend of Abe

Photos show Grenfell Tower devastation - BBC News

Police have released images of what remains of some of the flats inside the fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower.

Police confirm one person has died in Finsbury Park mosque 'terror attack' | Metro News

Police have this morning confirmed that one person died during a terror attack outside a Muslim welfare centre in Finsbury Park, North London... Scotland Yard confirmed that he would undergo a mental health assessment in due course, a standard procedure for investigations of this kind.

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ロンドン 車両1台が突っこみ多数のけが人 1人拘束 | NHKニュース




パリ航空ショー開幕、国産ジェット「MRJ」初展示  :日本経済新聞


クライスラー、18年にも日本販売撤退  :日本経済新聞


全米OPゴルフ:松山が2位タイ 青木功に並ぶ日本人最高 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 18 June 2017

Macron's new party wins majority in parliamentary elections | Euronews

Exit polls predicted that members of the President’s La République en Marche! party and their MoDem allies will win 361 seats. The party needed 289 for an absolute majority so looks as if it will have a comfortable margin.

Queen's speech scrapped next year under plans for a two-year Parliament to deliver Brexit - ITV News

Parliament will sit for a double-length two year term to ensure that it delivers Brexit, the Government has announced.
Next year's Queen's Speech will be scrapped under plans designed to ease the way for a raft of laws taking the UK out of the European Union.

Iran launches missile strike into Syria in response to Tehran attacks | The Times of Israel

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to a June 7 attack on Iran’s parliament and a shrine in Tehran. The hardline paramilitary force also warned that it would similarly retaliate against anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran.

Porsche complete Le Mans hat-trick | Reuters

The German manufacturer's 19th outright win at the Circuit de la Sarthe followed a night of drama with Toyota's top two cars retiring and the number one Porsche also suffering a terminal problem while leading with four hours to go.

Nintendo Switch: second comeback

Switch is off to a decent start. In its first month, the system sold 2.74 million hardware units worldwide — and it expects to sell 10 million by the end of this fiscal year.
Nintendo says it is working hard to ensure that anyone who wants to buy a Switch this holiday season can find one in stores – but it can't say with certainty that's going to be the case.

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米イージス艦衝突事故 数人の遺体見つかる 乗組員か | NHKニュース




米アマゾン、ホールフーズを137億ドルで買収へ 実店舗販売を強化 | ロイター


キャリー・フィッシャーさんの死因は睡眠時無呼吸 検視報告:AFPBB News

人気SF映画シリーズ「スター・ウォーズ(Star Wars)」のレイア姫(Princess Leia)役で知られ、昨年12月に60歳で亡くなった米女優キャリー・フィッシャー(Carrie Fisher)さんの死因について、ロサンゼルス(Los Angeles)郡の検視当局は16日、睡眠時無呼吸と「その他の不明な要因」だと発表した。

サッカーが大きく変わる? 90分から「60分制」への変更など驚きの改革案 | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 17 June 2017

US Navy destroyer collision near Japan: 7 sailors missing - CNNPolitics.com

Seven US sailors are missing and the commanding officer of a US destroyer is among the injured after the warship and a merchant ship collided off the coast of Japan, the US Navy said.

Queen appears close to tears as she meets Grenfell Tower residents

She and the Duke of Cambridge met volunteers, local residents and community representatives at Westway Sports Centre, close to the charred remains of the building in west London.

Brexit negotiations with European Commission to begin on June 19 - ITV News

The first round of talks on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will start next Monday, the Government has announced.

German reunification architect Helmut Kohl dies at 87 - BBC News

Kohl led Germany for 16 years (from 1982 to 1998). He is credited with bringing East and West Germany together after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Together with his French ally President Francois Mitterrand, he was responsible for the introduction of the euro.

Iraqi forces say about to encircle Islamic State in Mosul's Old City | Reuters

Iraqi forces said they were about to complete the encirclement of Islamic State's stronghold in the Old City of Mosul, after taking control of a neighboring district on Thursday.

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米軍艦船とコンテナ船衝突、7人不明1人けが TBS NEWS




北が昏睡状態で解放した米学生、脳に大きな損傷 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


消えゆく「Whom」、文法上の誤りとの戦い - WSJ

言語に関する本を何冊か執筆しているデラウェア大学のベン・ヤゴダ教授(英語学・ジャーナリズム)は、こういった問題を気にかけている。だが、使うべきところで100%、必ずwhomを使うべきだとまでは主張していない。冒頭のツイッターの言い回しについては、「『whom to follow』にするとあまりにも堅苦しくなって具合が悪い。ソーシャルメディアは感嘆符やなにやであふれているからだ」と話す。

マクドナルド、IOCスポンサー撤退 約3年の契約残し:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 16 June 2017

Planning documents for tower in fatal fire omitted safety barriers | Reuters

Planning documents detailing the refurbishment of a residential tower block in West London where at least 12 people died in a fire on Wednesday did not refer to a type of fire barrier that building safety experts said should be used when high rise blocks are being re-clad.

Air bag maker Takata to file for bankruptcy this month: sources | Reuters

Takata Corp, the Japanese company facing billions in liabilities stemming from its defective air bag inflators, is preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as next week as it works toward a deal for financial backing from U.S. auto parts maker Key Safety Systems Inc, sources said on Thursday.

Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy on hold

The decision suggests Haruhiko Kuroda, BoJ governor, is determined to continue monetary stimulus until inflation makes progress towards his 2 per cent goal, despite calls for him to prepare an exit strategy from his aggressive asset purchases.

Japan passes 'brutal' counter-terror law despite fears over civil liberties | The Guardian

Japan has passed a controversial law targeting conspiracies to commit terrorism and other serious crimes, despite a warning by the UN that it could be used to crack down on civil liberties.

Russian Military Says It Might Have Killed ISIS Leader - The New York Times

Russia’s military said on Friday that it was looking into whether one of its airstrikes in the Syrian desert had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State.

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ギリシャ支援でユーログループ合意-1兆円の融資実行へ - Bloomberg


VW、排ガス不正車の保証2年延長 EUと合意  :日本経済新聞


オノ・ヨーコさん、「イマジン」共作者に 発表から約半世紀:AFPBB News

元ビートルズ(The Beatles)のメンバー、故ジョン・レノン(John Lennon)さんの楽曲「イマジン(Imagine)」の共作者として、妻で芸術家のオノ・ヨーコ(Yoko Ono)さんの名が記されることが、このほど決まった。全米音楽出版社協会(National Music Publishers Association)が14日、発表した。

DAZNがCL、ELの独占放映権を獲得! 2018-19シーズンから3年間 - サッカー - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 15 June 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

Philippines says U.S. troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting | Reuters

U.S. troops are on the ground near Marawi City in the southern Philippines but are not involved in fighting Islamist militants who have held parts of the city for more than three weeks, a Philippines military spokesman said on Wednesday.

Turkish court sentences opposition MP to 25 years on spy charges

A Turkish court sentenced an opposition lawmaker to 25 years in prison for espionage on Wednesday in a sensational case that has vexed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for two years.

UK Supreme Court sits in Edinburgh for the first time - BBC News

The Supreme Court will sit in the City Chambers - normally home to the City of Edinburgh Council - until Thursday. It is the first time it has sat outside London in its eight-year history.

NHS launches world's first trial of 3D printed bionic hands for children | The Independent

Bionic hands for children may soon be available on the NHS as the world's first clinical trial of a new type of prosthesis begins this week.

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米、3カ月ぶり利上げ 0.25% 資産圧縮「年内着手」  :日本経済新聞


イメルト氏退任、もはや「主流」でない米GEの現実  :日本経済新聞


日欧EPA交渉、EUが日本車の関税撤廃で調整 発効6年後に実施提案 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


トヨタ、ルマンを無料ライブ配信 昨年2位、初優勝狙う:朝日新聞デジタル

レースは日本時間の17日午後10時から24時間。配信する時間は、スタート前後にあたる日本時間の17日午後9時~18日午前1時と、終了をまたぐ18日午後1時~午後11時。サイトは「TOYOTA(トヨタ) GAZOO(ガズー) Racing(レーシング)」(http://toyotagazooracing.com/jp/)。

米WD、東芝の半導体売却差し止め求め提訴 法廷判断は7月中旬か | ロイター


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News Headlines - 14 June 2017

London fire: Police confirm 12 dead in Grenfell Tower blaze | The Independent

Police have confirmed at least 12 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said that number was likely to rise further still.

U.S. lawmaker, others shot on baseball field by man angry with Trump | Reuters

A man who had posted angry messages against President Donald Trump and other Republicans on social media opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday, wounding a senior U.S. House member and three other people.

US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks - ABC News

U.S. officials are blaming the North Korean government for a series of cyberattacks dating to 2009 against media, aerospace, financial sectors and infrastructure in the United States and around the world.

EU launches antitrust investigation into Nike, Universal Studios and Hello Kitty owner | The Independent

The EU has launched antitrust investigations into Nike, Universal Studios and the owner of the Hello Kitty brand, over their licensing and distribution practices within the single market.

Accusations About Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Lecture Rekindle an Old Debate - The New York Times

A Slate article on Tuesday accused Mr. Dylan of doing what schoolchildren get scolded for every day: cribbing lines from that study guide and passing it off as his own work. The author, Andrea Pitzer, combed through Mr. Dylan’s 4,000-word speech and, in the case of his 78 sentences of commentary on “Moby-Dick,” found at least 20 examples in which phrases from his text closely resemble lines in a SparkNotes online guide to the novel.

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ロンドン高層マンション火災、消防当局「多数の死者」 TBS NEWS


米ヤフー、ついに解体 ベライゾンが中核事業の買収完了:朝日新聞デジタル


どうする?Java - 迫るサポート終了、Javaシステムは見直し必至:ITpro

2017年9月21日、デスクトップ向けJavaの標準仕様である「Java Standard Edition(SE)」の新版「Java SE9」が登場する予定だ。……Java SE9が登場する2017年9月に先駆けて、サーバー向けJavaの標準仕様を定めた「Java Enterprise Edition(EE)」の新版「Java EE8」も約4年振りに登場する見込みだ。大規模な企業向けシステムの開発に携わるエンジニアにとっては、Java EEのバージョンアップは注目すべき事項だ。

ドイツ運輸省、ポルシェの排ガス問題巡り調査指示 | ロイター


悪魔崇拝バンド、劣悪な労働環境めぐり訴訟 - WSJ


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News Headlines - 13 June 2017

Japan accused of eroding press freedom by UN special rapporteur | The Guardian

The UN’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression has accused Japan of eroding media freedoms and stifling public debate of issues such as the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and the country’s actions during the second world war.

Panama Establishes Ties With China, Further Isolating Taiwan - The New York Times

Panama has severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of recognizing China, the latest in a series of developments adding to the island’s isolation on the world stage and raising questions about waning American influence under President Trump.

EU nurse applicants drop by 96% since Brexit vote

There has been a sharp drop in nurses registering to work in the UK since the EU referendum, figures suggest.
Last July, 1,304 nurses from the EU joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, compared to 46 in April this year, a fall of 96%.

Finland PM pulls plug on coalition in nationalism row - BBC News

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila says his coalition can no longer go on with the Eurosceptic Finns party, after it elected an anti-immigration hardliner as leader.

Waymo retires Firefly test cars, focuses on Pacificas

Waymo, a leader in the push for driverless vehicles, is moving away from its small first-generation test vehicle in favor of a focus on equipping its fleet of Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

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CNN.co.jp : 米閣議で異例の光景、全出席者が立て続けにトランプ氏称賛


ロシア各地で「反プーチン」デモ、900人拘束 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


国連人権理でケイ氏、「メディアに圧力」報告 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


バンナム、カートレースなどVR施設を国際展開  :日本経済新聞


世界の科学技術「米中2強」に 中国、論文4分野で首位  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 12 June 2017

Who are the DUP and will they demand a soft Brexit to prop up the Tories?

Theresa May is understood to be in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland about forming a minority Government in a move that makes a "hard Brexit" significantly less likely.

Queen's Speech faces delay as DUP talks continue - BBC News

Ministers say they do not know if the Queen's Speech can be delivered on time because of post-election talks between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party.
The set-piece event is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 June.

Fujifilm finds accounting irregularities at Australian unit - The Mainichi

Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Monday a third-party panel investigating accounting of its overseas operations found irregularities at an Australian subsidiary in addition to those already found at a New Zealand unit.

Russian malware 'likely' to blame for Ukrainian power grid attack | ZDNet

Researchers are now saying that the Industroyer malware was "likely" behind that cyberattack in Ukraine, which left more than 225,000 customers in the dark two days before Christmas.
But the security researchers have warned that the attack may have been a "large-scale test," and could be easily "refitted to target other types of critical infrastructure."

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25 million in ride-share operator Lyft

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, is the latest automaker to take a stake Lyft, as the ride-share operator continues to expand Irma partnerships with automakers and tech firms.

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マクロン新党70%超の議席獲得の可能性 仏公共放送伝える | NHKニュース


「Project Scorpio」改め「Xbox One X」、11月7日に米国発売 PS4 Pro対抗4Kゲーム機 - ITmedia NEWS

米Microsoftは6月10日(米国時間)、「Project Scorpio」のコードネームで呼ばれていたハイエンドゲーム機「Xbox One X」(エックスボックス・ワン・エックス)を米国で11月7日に発売すると発表した。価格は499ドル。

ソフトバンク、Alphabet傘下のBoston Dynamicsを買収--あの四足歩行ロボを開発 - CNET Japan

ソフトバンクグループ(SBG)は6月9日、Alphabet傘下のロボティクス企業であるBoston Dynamicsが、SBG子会社による買収合意に至ったと発表した。

www.fnn-news.com: スウェーデンに「失敗博物館」オープン


DMMがベルギー1部シントトロイデンの株式取得 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 11 June 2017

Uber Weighs Leave of Absence for Chief Executive - The New York Times

Facing accusations that Uber executives turned a blind eye to sexual harassment and other corporate misbehavior, the ride-hailing service’s board moved on Sunday to shake up the company’s leadership, ahead of the release this week of an investigation’s findings on its troubled culture.

Puerto Ricans vote overwhelmingly to apply for U.S. statehood | Reuters

Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to apply to Congress to become the 51st state, election officials said, although less than a quarter of eligible voters cast ballots in the plebiscite.

'It's extreme': Proposed legislation says pot producers can't sponsor events, as some do now - CBC News

A few Canadian festivals are making money through sponsorships with licensed pot producers. But this could be the last summer you see them at fests as proposed legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use would also ban producers from sponsoring events.

Japan passes landmark bill for Emperor Akihito to abdicate - BBC News

Japan's parliament has passed a one-off bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, the first emperor to do so in 200 years... The government will now begin the process of arranging his abdication, expected to happen in late 2018, and the handover to Crown Prince Naruhito.

The Godfather Tops Empire's 100 Greatest Movies Poll - Empire

It's the most important exercise of democratic voting rights since at least yesterday! We asked Empire readers to vote for the greatest movies of all time – and you voted in your thousands. Now the results are in, and The Godfather has topped the list.

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英首相 北アイルランド地域政党と閣外協力で大筋合意 | NHKニュース


メイ首相の最側近2人が辞任 不評のマニフェスト作成で引責 官邸の密室化に批判も - 産経ニュース


グーグルも使う「節税」の島 代償を払うのは、誰?:朝日新聞デジタル


Intel、「x86のエミュレーションは特許侵害」とARM版Windows 10に牽制 - ITmedia NEWS

米Intelは6月8日(現地時間)、x86誕生39周年に寄せる公式ブログ投稿で、「Intelの許可なくx86 ISAをエミュレートしようとしている複数の企業があると報じられている。(中略)われわれは非合法な特許侵害を歓迎しない」と主張した。
 直接的ではないが、これは明らかに「Snapdragon 835」搭載Windows 10ノートへの警告だ。



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News Headlines - 10 June 2017

Sessions Will Testify in Senate on Russian Meddling in Election - The New York Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Congress on Saturday that he would testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about issues related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Russia says tells U.S. not to strike Syrian pro-government forces again | Reuters

Russia said on Saturday it had told the United States it was unacceptable for Washington to strike pro-government forces in Syria after the U.S. military carried out an air strike on pro-Assad militia last month.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov relayed the message to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Saturday initiated by the U.S. side, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Santander rescues rival Banco Popular from collapse - BBC News

Spanish bank Banco Popular has been rescued from the brink of collapse by larger rival Santander for one euro... Banco Popular was described by the European Central Bank (ECB) as "failing or likely to fail" due to its dwindling cash reserves.

Bank rescue hopes, dwindling threat of snap election boost Italian assets | Reuters

Reports Italian banks are considering contributing to a state rescue of the country's weakest lenders, Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, brought some comfort to investors wary of wider banking sector weakness, political uncertainty and a tightening of monetary policy in the region.

Cowboy Bebop to Receive Live Action Treatment from Tomorrow Studios | Variety

“Cowboy Bebop,” a critically and commercially successful 1998 Japanese anime series, is set to be adapted into a live action television series by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between ITV Studios and Marty Adelstein.

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マクロン旋風、避けられぬ政界再編 仏総選挙11日投票:朝日新聞デジタル


東芝:米電力に4000億円支払い合意 WHの債務保証 - 毎日新聞


24・28年五輪一括選定へ パリとLAで開催の可能性:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 09 June 2017

Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey over memos - CNNPolitics.com

President Donald Trump's legal team, in the wake of damning testimony from James Comey, plans to file a complaint against the former FBI director with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate judiciary committee early next week, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

Deutsche Bank Won’t Disclose Trump Dealings Citing Privacy - Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank AG said it can’t comply with a request to hand over information related to its relationship with Donald Trump and trades from the bank’s Moscow operation as political opponents seek to probe the U.S. President’s links with Russia.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Said to Examine Frankfurt Offices - Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is scouting for office space in Frankfurt that could serve as its new trading hub inside the European Union after Brexit... Morgan Stanley is also looking for office space in the German financial capital

Court in Brazil Clears President Michel Temer in Campaign Finance Case - The New York Times

Brazil’s top electoral court cleared President Michel Temer on Friday night of claims that he violated campaign finance laws, lifting a critical burden on the deeply unpopular leader as he resists calls to resign over a simmering graft scandal.

Sweden’s Ola Toivonen punishes Hugo Lloris with late 50-yard winner | The Guardian

Ola Toivonen took advantage of a Hugo Lloris error to score an injury-time winner from inside his own half as Sweden beat France in their World Cup qualifier in Stockholm.

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【英総選挙】 過半数割れのメイ首相、組閣へ 地方政党の支援得て - BBCニュース

英総選挙で下院過半数を失った与党・保守党を率いるテリーザ・メイ英首相は9日、北アイルランドの保守政党、民主統一党(DUP)の10議員の支持をもとに、新政府を組閣すると発表した。総選挙の結果、下院は単独過半数の政党がない「宙吊り議会(hung parliament)」となった。

【英総選挙】コービン労働党党首、メイ首相の辞任要求 - BBCニュース

8日に投開票された英下院(定数650)の総選挙で、与党・保守党が過半数を割り込み、下院は過半数議席の政党のない「宙吊り議会(hung parliament)」となることが確実となった。一方で議席を伸ばした最大野党・労働党のジェレミー・コービン党首は、総選挙を決断したテリーザ・メイ首相の辞任を求めた。

スペインのカタルーニャ自治州、10月1日に独立問う住民投票実施 | ロイター


核燃料税徴収は違憲、ドイツ憲法裁判決 電力会社に返還へ  :日本経済新聞


前FBI長官「捜査中止の指示と認識」 ロシアゲート巡り:日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 08 June 2017

Election 2017: Tories to be largest party - exit poll - BBC News

The exit poll suggests the Conservatives would be 12 seats short of an overall majority.
It suggests Labour would gain 34 seats, the Conservatives would lose 17 seats, the Lib Dems would gain six and the SNP lose 22 seats.

Britain Votes as Narrowing Polls Indicate These Five Scenarios - Bloomberg

4. No majority
The chances of a softer Brexit have magnified as May would be unlikely to lead the Tories into another election and Corbyn could try and form a government with the pro-EU Liberal Democrats as well as the Scottish National Party and Welsh nationalists, Plaid Cymru. Suddenly the option of staying in the single market and ceding ground on immigration becomes plausible.

Comey: Trump White House 'lied' about the FBI - BBC News

Ex-FBI chief James Comey told Congress that the Trump administration's comments about him and the FBI were "lies plain and simple".
Mr Comey told a Senate committee they were wrong to denigrate the agency and its leadership.

Everything you need to know about the one-off Rolls-Royce 'Sweptail' | London Evening Standard

Like many of its recent models, the Sweptail takes its name and design cues from Rolls-Royce cars of the past, deliberately invoking the “swept back” tails common on many luxury cars of the 1920s.

Oldest Homo sapiens fossil claim rewrites our species' history : Nature News & Comment

Remains from Morocco dated to 315,000 years ago push back our species' origins by 100,000 years — and suggest we didn't evolve only in East Africa.

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英総選挙きょう投票 大接戦 政権交代も?|日テレNEWS24




欧州中銀、当面の利下げ排除 政策金利据え置き  :日本経済新聞


「聖ザビエル」じゃないの? 神父も困惑、君の名は:朝日新聞デジタル

日本で最も有名な宣教師。キリスト教をこの国にもたらした人として歴史教科書に載り、ゆかりの土地にはその名を冠した教会が立つ。山口県に来るまでは、ずっと「フランシスコ・ザビエル」だと思っていた。でも、山口県では「サビエル」と呼ぶ。君の名はザビエル? サビエル? それとも――。

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News Headlines - 07 June 2017

US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis - CNNPolitics.com

US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

Sadiq Khan's conference with London Bridge killer's friend | Daily Mail Online

Sadiq Khan attended a conference with one of the London Bridge murderers' close friends who is accused of training one of the 7/7 bombers, MailOnline can reveal.
The London Mayor spoke on the same platform as Sajeel Shahid, a militant who is said to have helped to train the ringleader of the July 7 London bomb attacks.

At Least 12 Killed in Pair of Terrorist Attacks in Iran - The New York Times

At least 12 people were killed and 46 were wounded in the near-simultaneous assaults, which lasted for hours, clearly took Iran’s elite security forces by surprise and shattered the self-proclaimed image of calm in a turbulent region.

Workers exposed to radiation at Japan nuclear facility | Daily Mail Online

Five workers at a nuclear research facility in east Japan were exposed to radioactive material on Tuesday after a bag that contained it burst, the plant's state-run operator said.
The incident occurred during a routine inspection on radioactive storage inside a 'controlled' room at the Oarai Research & Development Center, with no radioactive material leaking outside, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) said in a statement.

The hottest planet ever found is KELT-9b, a gas giant 650 light-years away - The Washington Post

The hottest planet ever discovered orbits a massive star so sizzling it burns bluish white. On exoplanet KELT-9b, a gas giant 650 light-years from Earth, temperatures during the day reach 4,300 degrees Celsius, or 7,770 degrees Fahrenheit.

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ルノー・日産、ゴーン氏後継模索 統合加速へ=関係筋 | ロイター


米フェイスブック、ロンドン襲撃を非難 「反テロ環境つくる」 | ロイター




米宇宙服 残り11着 40年前から着用、開発進まず  :日本経済新聞


ノーベル文学賞受賞 ボブ・ディラン氏の記念講演を公開 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 06 June 2017

Qatar: 'No justification' for cutting diplomatic ties | Al Jazeera

Qatar said there is "no legitimate justification" for several nations cutting diplomatic ties after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives announced they would suspend relations with the Gulf state.

Sessions Is Said to Have Offered to Resign - The New York Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign in recent weeks as he told President Trump he needed the freedom to do his job, according to two people who were briefed on the discussion.

China criticises US 'prejudices' over Tiananmen anniversary

The United States should reject its "prejudices" and stop making groundless accusations, China's foreign ministry said, after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a full accounting of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing.

Japanese men take out 'groping insurance' to fight sex pest claims - ITV News

A Japanese insurance company has reported a steep uptake in the "false groping accusation benefit" in recent weeks among men fearful of wrongful prosecution.
The long-standing issue of the crackdown on rush-hour sex pests has heightened after two men died trying to escape capture having been accused of molesting women on packed commuters trains.

Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home - CNET

Apple unveiled the company's long awaited competitor to the Amazon Echo smart speaker at the company's WWDC conference on Monday. Like the Echo and the Google Home, the HomePod is an always-listening speaker that plays music, answers questions and controls your smart home.

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東京新聞:コミー氏証言妨害せず 議会公聴会でトランプ氏


ロシア軍の情報機関、米投票システムにハッキングか 報道:AFPBB News


「ムーアの法則は終わった」、NVIDIAのCEOが言及 - EE Times Japan

台湾・台北で開催された「COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017」で、NVIDIAのCEOであるJensen Huang氏は、「ムーアの法則は終わった。マイクロプロセッサはもはや、かつてのようなレベルでの微細化は不可能だ」と、ムーアの法則の限界について言及した。

ミツカングループの結城新COO「北米で新製品を提案」  :日本経済新聞


テリー・ギリアム監督、17年越しで「ドン・キホーテ」の撮影終了:AFPBB News

英映画監督のテリー・ギリアム(Terry Gilliam)氏(76)は4日、小説「ドン・キホーテ(Don Quixote)」を題材にした映画作品、『ドン・キホーテを殺した男(The Man Who Killed Don Quixote)』の撮影が17年間の歳月を経てようやく終了したと明らかにした。

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News Headlines - 05 June 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar | Al Jazeera

The Saudi kingdom made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday, saying it was taking action for what it called the protection of national security.
The news agency released a statement in which it accused Qatar of "harbouring a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the region".

5 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building - The New York Times

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries severed all ties with Qatar early Monday, in a renewal of a four-year effort to isolate it and in a sign of a new boldness after a visit to the region by President Trump... Qatar, like other monarchies in the Persian Gulf, is a close ally of Washington, and it hosts a major American military base that commands the United States-led air campaign against the Islamic State.

Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document - NBC News

Barely an hour after a news organization published an article about a Top Secret National Security Agency document on Russian hacking, the Justice Department announced charges against a 25-year-old government contractor who a senior federal official says was the leaker of the document.
The May 5, 2017 intelligence document published by The Intercept, an online news organization, describes new details about Russian efforts to hack voting systems in the U.S a week prior to the 2016 presidential election.

India to sell only electric cars by 2030

While the United States is walking away from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, India is making a bold vow to start selling only electric cars by 2030.

One Love Manchester watched by up to 100 million worldwide - and has helped raise over £10million - Mirror Online

The worldwide ratings are expected to top 100million, after the BBC’s coverage of Sunday night’s star studded benefit concert peaked at 14.5million, and drew an average of 10.9million. The three hour broadcast reached 22.6million people who tuned in for at least three minutes at various times.

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CNN.co.jp : 英テロ、襲撃者の阻止に発砲50発 12人を拘束


CNN.co.jp : アリアナ・グランデ、英テロ犠牲者追悼の公演 厳戒態勢の中


ドイツ銀、トランプ氏とロシア巡る情報提供の期日延長要請=関係筋 | ロイター


スペインの作家ゴイティソーロ氏死去 「サラエヴォ・ノート」著者:AFPBB News

戦後スペインを代表する作家で「サラエヴォ・ノート(Cuaderno de Sarajevo)」などで知られるフアン・ゴイティソーロ(Juan Goytisolo)氏が4日、モロッコのマラケシュ(Marrakesh)で死去した。86歳。同氏の代理人が明らかにした。
 2014年にスペイン語圏のノーベル賞(Nobel Prize)と言われるセルバンテス賞(Cervantes Prize)を受賞。最近は腰を骨折して車いすの使用を余儀なくされるなど、健康問題を抱えていた。

“華麗なベルギーサッカー”は絶滅!?リーグ優勝クラブに見る最新事情。 - Number Web

長年にわたりクラブを所有しているのは、ベルギーで最も著名なビール製造業者のひとつ「ベルビュー」の創業者一族であるバンデンストック家である。ベルビューは1991年に世界最大手のビール会社で、世界第6位の大企業でもある「AB InBev」社に合弁吸収された。このカルテルの個人最大株主こそは、ベルギーで一番の大金持ちであるアレクサンドル・バンダムで、彼はまたアンデルレヒトの実質的な所有者でもあった。

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News Headlines - 04 June 2017

Vladimir Putin on Dinner With Michael Flynn: 'I Didn't Even Really Talk to Him' - NBC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that he had limited personal interaction with former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, when asked by NBC's Megyn Kelly in an exclusive interview about the nature of their relationship — and a widely circulated December, 2015 photo that shows the two sitting next to each other at dinner during an event to celebrate Russian TV network RT (Russia Today).

Maltese PM Muscat wins second term in snap election | Reuters

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat won a second term in office after calling a snap parliamentary election last month to counter allegations of corruption against his wife and some of his political allies.
Muscat's Labour Party won 55 percent of votes in Saturday's election, handing it an absolute majority in the 65-seat parliament, according to political sources on both sides involved in the vote tally.

Wonder Woman banned in Lebanon due to Israeli lead, Gal Gadot | The Guardian

Lebanon’s Ministry of Economy issued the ban just before the film was scheduled to premiere in Lebanon, which is officially at war with Israel.

‘Last Secret’ of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for Nuclear Display - The New York Times

On the eve of the Arab-Israeli war, 50 years ago this week, Israeli officials raced to assemble an atomic device and developed a plan to detonate it atop a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula as a warning to Egyptian and other Arab forces, according to an interview with a key organizer of the effort that will be published Monday.

Defending champion Muguruza irked at crowd during fourth-round loss | TENNIS.com

Garbine Muguruza did not take kindly to the way spectators pulled for her opponent — her French opponent, mind you — at the French Open.
So after her title defense ended with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 loss to 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic at a packed and rowdy Court Suzanne Lenglen on a surprise-filled Sunday that left zero past Grand Slam champions in the women's field, Muguruza walked toward the locker room while wagging a finger toward the stands, as if to say, "Tsk, tsk!"

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ロンドン中心部で攻撃、死者7人に 英首相「もうこれ以上は」 - BBCニュース


CL観戦中に爆発音 混乱のユーべファン、負傷者5倍の1000人に:AFPBB News

イタリア北部トリノ(Turin)で3日、爆発音がしたことからパニックが発生し、サッカー欧州チャンピオンズリーグ(UEFA Champions League 2016-17)決勝の観戦に集まったユベントス(Juventus)のファン多数がけがをした……爆竹音をきっかけに混沌(こんとん)とした状況が生まれたのは試合終了10分前のことで、1人または複数の人が爆発だと叫んでいたという。

トランプ大統領がコミー証言を拒否か? 大統領行政特権の行使を「検討」 - 産経ニュース


同性愛を公表、初の首相誕生へ…アイルランド : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


スペインが国別優勝回数でリード拡大 - UEFA.com


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News Headlines - 03 June 2017

UK armed police respond to two incidents in central London | Reuters

British armed police have responded to an incident in the Borough Market area of London on Saturday as well as on nearby London Bridge, police said.

London Attack: Photographs from the scenes

Pictures tell the story from London Bridge and Borough High Street after another terrorist incident.

Trump uses suspected London terror attacks to again make case for US travel ban | Fox News

Trump has tweeted three times since the first incident was reported on the London Bridge shortly after midnight local time.

Cities and states aim to take up Paris Accord after Trump's withdrawal - ABC News

The governors of New York, California and Washington announced in a joint statement Thursday the formation of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition that will convene U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking "aggressive action on climate change." The governors urged other states to join the alliance as well.

Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid - BBC Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid retained the Champions League in scintillating style by overwhelming Juventus in Cardiff.
Real's record 12th triumph in this competition - and third in four seasons - was predictably orchestrated by Ronaldo, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals.

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トヨタ、テスラ株すべて売却 EV協業見込めず:日本経済新聞


EUと中国、共同声明見送り 通商分野の溝、浮き彫りに:朝日新聞デジタル


トランプ氏の謎の単語「covfefe」 スウェーデンの企業家が商標権出願:AFPBB News

欧州における「covfefe」の商標権を出願したのは、スウェーデンのファッションデザイナーで企業家のパー・ホルクネクト(Per Holknekt)氏(57)。……スウェーデンの特許当局に支払った費用は、わずか3600クローナ(約4万6000円)だという。ホルクネクト氏が商標権を取得できれば、企業が商業目的で「covfefe」を使う際には同氏の許可が必要になる。

「指輪物語」作者の新著出版 執筆から100年後  - BBCニュース


豪東部沖の深海で「顔のない魚」採取、1873年に1度だけ記録:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 02 June 2017

Trump Administration Returns Copies of Report on C.I.A. Torture to Congress - The New York Times

Congressional officials said on Friday that the administration had begun returning to Congress copies of a 6,700-page Senate report from 2014 about the C.I.A. program. The move raises the possibility that most of the copies could be locked in Senate vaults indefinitely or even destroyed — and increases the risk that future government officials, unable to read the report, will never learn its lessons.

UK election: Theresa May sidesteps question on whether she will resign if Conservatives lose seats | The Independent

Theresa May has sidestepped a question over whether she will resign if her decision to take the country to the polls sees the Conservatives lose seats in the Commons.

Denmark's 'Little Mermaid' doused in red paint by whaling protesters | Reuters

Denmark's most famous landmark, "The Little Mermaid", has been doused in red paint by anti-whaling activists.
"Danmark defend the whales of the Faroe Islands" was written in English on the ground in front of the sculpture, using the Danish spelling for the country.

Hamerton Zookeeper dies in 'freak tiger accident' - BBC News

A zookeeper has died in a "freak accident" after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park.
The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, at about 11:15 BST.
Cambridgeshire Police said: "A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zoo keeper died at the scene."

Champions League final to witness huge security operation | Daily Mail Online

Armed police squads, a ring of steel and facial recognition technology will feature in the ‘biggest sporting security operation of the year’ around Saturday’s Champions League final in Cardiff.

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【米パリ協定離脱】中国を名指しし不公平性に強い不満 オバマ氏らは離脱に反発 - 産経ニュース


「日本ではメディアに政府から圧力」国連特別報告者勧告 | NHKニュース


日産役員、報酬2割増 ゴーン会長は10億円超:朝日新聞デジタル


被引用多い論文数、国別10位に後退 科技白書で指摘  :日本経済新聞


英総選挙、保守党は過半数に9議席足りない見込み=ユーガブ | ロイター


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News Headlines - 01 June 2017

Trump quits the Paris climate accord, denouncing it as a violation of U.S. sovereignty - LA Times

The U.S. will pull out of the Paris accord on global warming, President Trump announced Thursday, offering a statement of unabashed nationalism as he turned away from a global leadership role in the fight against climate change.

"Covfefe" tells you all you need to know about Donald Trump - CNNPolitics.com

President of the United States tweeted this: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."
To be clear: This is, on its face, dumb. Trump seemed to be trying to type "coverage" and misspelled it. As he often does. Then he fell asleep and didn't correct the mistake until he got up in the morning.

Duterte jokes that his soldiers can rape women under martial law in the Philippines - The Washington Post

Three days after declaring martial law in the rebellious southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, and gave a speech to inspire them:
This last comment — absolving his soldiers for any future rapes — was widely reported as a joke, and if it was, it wouldn't be the ruler's first attempt at the genre.

Vietnam Seeks South China Sea Assurances in Prime Minister’s US Visit | The Diplomat

Now is the time for U.S. President Donald Trump to reassure Vietnam about Washington’s policy toward the South China Sea. Vietnam, as well as some other countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia, still expect U.S. leadership on one of the hottest points in the South China Sea issue: how to deal with China.

Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert - BBC News

Survivors say 44 people have died of thirst after their truck broke down in the Sahara Desert in northern Niger, the Red Cross has told the BBC.

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メルケル独首相「頼れる時代過ぎた」発言が波紋 - 産経ニュース


トランプ氏、スタッフ変更模索 コミュニケーション担当側近が辞任 | ロイター


偽ニュース攻撃で民主主義に一段の脅威=スノーデン容疑者 | ロイター


バルサ、楽天の名が胸に記された新ユニフォームを発表 - Goal.com


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