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News Headlines - 31 July 2017

John Kelly, Asserting Authority, Fires Anthony Scaramucci - The New York Times

John F. Kelly, President Trump’s new chief of staff, firmly asserted his authority on his first day in the White House on Monday, telling aides he will impose military discipline on a free-for-all West Wing, and he underscored his intent by firing Anthony Scaramucci, the bombastic communications director, 10 days after he was hired.

Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro claims huge victory in vote to grant socialist party virtually unlimited powers | The Independent

Venezuela's National Electoral Council has said more than eight million people voted to grant President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party virtually unlimited powers with a constitutional assembly - a turnout more than double the estimates of both the government's political opponents and independent experts.

Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny | The Guardian

Cryptocurrencies are under the microscope as never before. Financial regulators in the US are concerned about the emergence of bitcoin and its digital cousins as speculative investments and have hinted that much tougher regulation is in the pipeline.
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates the New York financial markets, issued an alert, saying it was “cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by ‘virtual’ organisations are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws”.

L.A. Olympic bid committee agrees to wait, giving Paris the 2024 Games - The Washington Post

Los Angeles has decided its Olympic aspirations can wait four years, which means Paris is poised to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The two cities had both been awarded hosting rights by the International Olympic Committee and have been negotiating for the past three weeks on which city would go first and which would wait until 2028. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that a deal between the three parties has been struck with Los Angeles agreeing to stage the 2028 Summer Games.

Jeanne Moreau: the intelligent, complex star who lit up the French New Wave | The Guardian

Jeanne Moreau is probably best known for a movie in which she was perhaps most atypically cast – as Catherine, the entrancing free spirit who has ensnared two men in François Truffaut’s sensational hit Jules et Jim (1962).

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EU、ポーランドへの制裁手続き開始 司法制度改革めぐり - 産経ニュース


日本の害虫、スイスで初発見…温暖化で欧州北上 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)



シリコンバレーの社会的な失敗の事例をいくつか紹介しよう。ひとつは貧富の差だ。2016年末に「オープン・インパクト(Open Impact)」というNPOが発表したレポートによると、シリコンバレーに住む「ミリオネア」や「ビリオネア」の数は7万6000人にも上るが、その一方で住民の30%近くは日々の食事もままならず、公的、私的の何らかの生活サポートに頼っているという。30%とはかなりの割合だ。

英国BBCのプログラミング教育用マイコン「micro:bit」--日本でも8月5日発売 - CNET Japan




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News Headlines - 30 July 2017

Boy Scouts official apologizes for 'political rhetoric' of Trump speech - CNNPolitics.com

An official with the Boy Scouts of America apologized to the Scouting community on Thursday for the political content of President Donald Trump's speech at the National Scout Jamboree.

Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier as he sought to defeat far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and other opponents in the two-round election, the sources said. Macron won in a landslide in May.

Rome, City of Ancient Aqueducts, Faces Water Rationing - The New York Times

A severe drought and sweltering temperatures have led city officials to consider rationing drinking water for eight hours a day for a million and a half Rome residents.

Barcelona train crash: more than 50 injured as commuter service hits station buffer

More than 50 people were injured on Friday when a train crashed into the buffers at a Barcelona station, a collision that passengers said felt like “an earthquake”.

London's underground post train back on track - BBC News

The problem got so bad that by 1915 the Post Office started to dig tunnels as part of an ambitious scheme to build a fast rail network which would carry letters underground.
It ran from east to west for 80 years using miniature trains. Although it was forbidden, it’s an open secret that staff, family and friends often used the trains to catch a lift across London alongside the post.

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飛行機爆発テロ計画か 4人逮捕 オーストラリア | NHKニュース


独のナイトクラブで男が発砲 1人死亡4人けが | NHKニュース


音楽フェスの会場で出火、2万2000人超が避難 スペイン:AFPBB News

火事があったのは、スペイン北東部サンタ・コロマ・デ・グラマネト(Santa Coloma de Gramenet)で開催されていたエレクトロニック・ミュージックの祭典「トゥモローランド(Tomorrowland)」の会場。出動した消防隊によると、火は無事に消し止められ負傷者などは出なかったが、2万2143人が会場から避難した。

半導体、24年ぶり首位交代 サムスンがインテル抜く  :日本経済新聞


40億ドル超の資金洗浄でロシア人逮捕、マウントゴックス破綻にも関与 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 29 July 2017

Trump urged Washington to stop bank mergers in 2004 letter

President Donald Trump warned the administration of George W. Bush in 2004 that big U.S. bank mergers were "totally out of control" and should be stopped as they were forcing businesses to borrow money from foreigners, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Kyiv Cuts Electricity Supply To Separatist-Held Parts Of Donetsk Region

Ukraine's state power company says it has terminated electricity supplies to the parts of the Donetsk region that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

Hormonal beef and chlorine chicken could be coming to UK if trade deal with US goes ahead

First it was chlorine-rinsed chicken. Now the Americans want to get another culinary delicacy into UK supermarkets - hormone-pumped beef.
The item is explicitly mentioned in a list of trade barriers the United States wants to reduce in an official document published this year.

England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump.
One song, titled "England Lost", represents Jagger's mocking take on Britain's split from the European Union. The second, "Get a Grip", describes an "upside down" world full of "lunatics and clowns".

Arsenal pay Alexis Sanchez a visit to confirm sickness | Daily Mail Online

Arsenal doctors have visited Alexis Sanchez and have confirmed that he has flu, easing the fears of fans who saw the Chilean's Instagram post advertising his illness as a ruse.

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プリーバス首席補佐官を更迭 後任にケリー国土安保長官 大統領、混乱の責任とらせる - 産経ニュース


ジョブズ夫人、米名門誌の経営権を取得  :日本経済新聞


日産・ルノー・三菱自連合が上期で初の世界販売首位、VWとトヨタ抜く | ロイター


ポルシェ 排ガス規制で不正 独政府がリコール命令 | NHKニュース


マライア・キャリー 激太りで歌手生命の危機!ただ今106キロ (東スポWeb)


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News Headlines - 28 July 2017

20 years on from inaugural event, RoboCup 2017 is back in Nagoya:The Asahi Shimbun

Robot admirers and experts from around the world gathered here on July 27 for Robocup 2017, the annual international robot sports tournament, which Nagoya last hosted for its inaugural edition in 1997.

North Korea tests another ICBM, putting US cities in range - The Straits Times

North Korea fired a missile on Friday (July 28) that experts said was capable of striking Los Angeles and other US cities and the United States and South Korea responded by staging a joint missile exercise, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said.

Foundation under probe over sex slave deal

Any moves over the controversial 2015 sex slave deal reached between Korea and Japan will be decided after a team completes its investigation into the deal, Minister of Gender Equality and Family Chung Hyun-back said Thursday.

Court rules that Stuttgart must ban diesel engines from city centre - The Local

An administrative court ruled on Friday in favour of Stuttgart banning old diesel cars to decrease pollution, much to the dismay of the state's auto industry... Environmental Action Germany (DUH) brought the case against the state of Baden-Württemberg in 2015, arguing that a only a general ban on diesel motors could combat the city’s pollution problems.

‘Urgent wake-up call’ for male health as sperm counts plummet

The sperm count of men in the western world has fallen by more than half over a period of 40 years, according to an international study described by its authors as “an urgent wake-up call” about declining male health.

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アマゾンCEO、世界一の富豪に 一時的にゲイツ氏抜く:朝日新聞デジタル


米、国境税導入見送りを決定 法人減税が焦点に | ロイター


トランプ米政権の新広報部長、身内を激しく批判 確執表面化 | ロイター



静かに「死」に向かっていたアップルの「iPod」が突然、本当に消えてしまった。かつて爆発的な人気を誇ったiPodは、約16年かけて計4億台も売れた大ヒット商品である。しかし、アップルは2017年7月27日(米国時間)、オンラインストアから「iPod Nano」と「iPod Shuffle」を静かに引き上げてしまった。
まだ「iPod Touch」は生きながらえている。……だが、これは「本物の」iPodではない。「簡易版のiPhone」だ。アップルの「本物の」音楽プレイヤーの命脈は、これで尽きてしまったのである。

CNN.co.jp : J・ビーバーさん運転のトラック、パパラッチをはねる


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News Headlines - 27 July 2017

Japan defense minister to quit over alleged coverup of logs- Nikkei Asian Review

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada and the chief of staff of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Forces will step down following allegations of a coverup involving logs that recorded the daily activities of Japanese ground troops serving as U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan, government sources said Thursday.

First female head of Japan's opposition Democratic Party resigns

The first female leader of Japan's opposition Democratic Party, Renho, said on Thursday she was resigning after her party failed to capitalize on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's sinking support rates and suffered a heavy defeat in a Tokyo election.

Ex-chief of scandal-hit school operator summoned for questioning over subsidy fraud | The Japan Times

Prosecutors on Thursday summoned the former chief of a scandal-mired nationalist school operator and his wife for questioning in relation to allegations of soliciting fraudulent public subsidies for their businesses.

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan - BBC News

A woman has been arrested for destroying her former partner's violin collection and 70 bows, together worth 105.9m yen ($950,700, £770,000).
The 34-year-old suspect broke into his apartment in Nagoya and wrecked the instruments, police said.

Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020 | TechCrunch

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it’s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020

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米FRB 政策金利を据え置き 9月にも資産縮小の見方強まる | NHKニュース


米上院、オバマケア廃止先行法案を否決  - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : トランプ米大統領、トランスジェンダーの米軍入隊を禁止へ




カスペルスキー、無料のウイルス対策ソフトを世界でリリースへ - ZDNet Japan

Kaspersky Labが、無料のウイルス対策ソフト「Kaspersky Free」を全ユーザーに提供すると発表した。
 最高経営責任者(CEO)のEugene Kaspersky氏はブログ記事の中で、Kaspersky Freeのインストールが拡大することで、大規模なデータがさらに増加し、機械学習の精度向上を促すため、ユーザー保護機能の品質に好影響を及ぼすだろうと説明している。

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News Headlines - 26 July 2017

Turkey: Opposition newspaper journalists go on trial - CNN.com

The trial of 17 staff members from Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper -- one of the country's last remaining opposition publications -- began on Monday in what many are calling a crucial test of press freedom.

Ex-Pakistani Pres. Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack - The Mainichi

He revealed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation.

‘The Battleship Island’ headed towards big opening at box office – The Korea Times

“The Battleship Island,” a new South Korean World War II blockbuster film, is set to make an opening day splash on Wednesday, with nearly 600,000 tickets having been reserved on the release date.

Nelson Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow | The Guardian

A new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his widow, the publisher Penguin Random House has announced.

Premier League’s missing men: where have all the Scottish managers gone? | The Guardian

For the first time since England’s top division rebranded there will not be a Scottish manager in charge of one of its clubs when the season gets under way. In 2011 there were seven, so why has their star fallen?

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英 2040年以降ガソリン・ディーゼル車販売禁止へ | NHKニュース


勢い止まらぬ「HUB」 なぜ人気? - ITmedia ビジネスオンライン

英国風パブチェーン「HUB(ハブ)」――。2017年4月に店舗数100店を突破した。6月末の時点で「HUB」87店と、第2のブランド「82ALE HOUSE」15店を合わせて102店。……もともと「PUB」は「Public House」を略した語で、公共の家という意味。……仕事が終わり、家に帰るまでのひとときを、行き付けのパブに立ち寄って過ごし、1日の疲れを癒す。家に帰って食事を取った後にまた、近くのパブに出掛けていく。家でも仕事場でもない「サードプレイス」としてパブは受け入れられてきた。

Adobe、「Flash」を2020年末に終了へ - ITmedia NEWS

1996年に「Macromedia Flash」として登場したこの技術は、画像や音声を使ったコンテンツを作成するための規格で、コンテンツ製作アプリの名称でもあった。……Flashは長くWebコンテンツ必須の技術として使われていたが、HTML5やWebGLなどのオープンな規格で機能を代替できるようになるにつれ、ブラウザ企業が離れていった。脆弱性が多いことも問題視されている。

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News Headlines - 25 July 2017

Lighthizer, Fox open U.S.-UK working group highlighting potential FTA | InsideTrade.com

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox opened the first meeting of the U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group on Monday by highlighting the group's goal of preparing both side to formally launch negotiations on a trade agreement once the UK formally leaves the European Union.

China opens first cinema on disputed South China Sea island - BBC News

China this weekend opened what it called a state-of-the-art cinema hall in Sansha, a city it formed on Woody Island, the largest of the disputed Paracel Islands, from where it administers the area and has a military garrison.

Data From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search Shows Indian Ocean in Never-Before-Seen Detail | The Weather Channel

While the search for remains of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains suspended, crews that searched for the plane have collected an extensive trove of data from the depths of the Indian Ocean.
“It is estimated that only 10 to 15 percent of the world's oceans have been surveyed with the kind of technology used in the search for MH370, making this remote part of the Indian Ocean among the most thoroughly-mapped regions of the deep ocean on the planet,” Geoscience Australia's Environmental Geoscience Division Chief Dr. Stuart Minchin said in a release.

In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists

Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump.

‘Wonder Woman’ Becomes Top Earning Summer Movie at the Domestic Box Office – Variety

As of this weekend, “Wonder Woman” is officially the highest grossing summer film at the domestic box office. With $389 million, the DC Comics movie from Warner Bros. has passed the previous leader, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($387 million). “Guardians,” though, has “Wonder Woman” beat on a global level with $860 million versus $779 million so far.

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米英 FTA締結に向け準備作業開始へ | NHKニュース


ポーランド大統領 最高裁判事の人事権掌握する法案を断念 | NHKニュース




シャープ、「アクオス」使えず…新ブランドで北米テレビ事業再参入 2018年以降に販売 - 産経WEST




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News Headlines - 24 July 2017

CIA and FBI documents on investigation into Kennedy assassination are released - ABC News

More than 3,800 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been released today by the National Archives.

Why is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe so unpopular? - BBC News

Mr Abe, his critics say, used his position of power to help a personal friend win approval for a private veterinary school.
The case is largely based on allegations by a former official in the education ministry who claims that the approval was influenced by pressure from aides to the prime minister.

N.K. cancels beer festival in Pyongyang: tour agency

A China-based tourist agency that arranges tour programs to North Korea said Monday that the North has informed it of the cancellation of a beer festival slated for late July to the end of next month.
Koryo Tours said that it was informed on Sunday that the 2nd Taedonggang Beer Festival has been canceled for an unknown reason. The fest is supposed to be held from July 26 to late August at an excursion ship and the wharf along the Taedong River running through Pyongyang.

Cat Mayor of Alaskan Town Dies after 20 Years in Office

The beloved cat who came to represent the spirit of an Alaskan town has died at the venerable age of 20 years.
The sad announcement came from Stubbs the cat’s adopted home of Nagley’s General Store in Talkeetna, owned by the Spone family, who asked for privacy in their time of mourning.

Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years | The Guardian

Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.
First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG.

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16歳のドイツ人少女をイラクで拘束、ISに参加か:AFPBB News


ツール・ド・フランス=フルームが総合3連覇 | ロイター


乗換案内アプリのCitymapper、ロンドンで自前のバス運行へ - CNET Japan

 Citymapperは英国を拠点とするアプリ開発企業で、欧州、米州、オーストラリア、アジアにわたる39都市の通勤通学者に乗換案内を提供している。同社は、ロンドンの夜間のバスサービスに空白時間があることに着目したという。ロンドンの交通局であるTransport for Londonから認可を取得済みで、8月下旬~9月上旬に「Citymapper CM2 Night Rider」の運行を開始する予定だ。

折れ耳で人気の猫「スコティッシュ」 繁殖は動愛法に抵触 (sippo)


テニスに「愛着ない」、トミックの本音止まらず:AFPBB News

テニスのウィンブルドン選手権(The Championships Wimbledon 2017)で「飽きた」ことを理由に無気力な試合をし、物議を醸したバーナード・トミック(Bernard Tomic、オーストラリア)が、今度はテニスは純粋にお金稼ぎのためにやっているだけで、愛着はまったくないと言い放った。

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News Headlines - 23 July 2017

Flooding Strikes Northeast Japan; Tens of Thousands Flee

Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

9 Die in 'Horrific' Immigrant Smuggling Case in Texas

Police in Texas say they found eight people dead early Sunday in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot. A ninth victim died in a hospital hours later.

William and Harry regret last 'rushed' call with Diana - BBC News

Prince Harry said: "It was her speaking from Paris, I can't really necessarily remember what I said but all I do remember is probably regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was."

K-golf: South Korea's female golfing phenomenon - BBC News

South Korean women have dominated the fiercely-competitive game, claiming victory at the US Women's Open seven times in the past decade. So what makes them so successful?

‘Dunkirk’ Box Office: International Makes Christopher Nolan Film No. 1 | Variety

Christopher Nolan’s latest looks to beat out expectations on the domestic end with $50.5 million. On top of that, the World War II epic is bringing in $55.4 million on 10,775 screens in 46 overseas markets, which will give it a $105.9 global debut.
The U.K. is the top international territory for “Dunkirk,” with an estimated $12.4 million on 1,313 screens. Korea is next, accounting for $10.3 million from 1,252 screens. Other leading territories include France ($4.9 million from 668 screens) and Australia ($4.7 million from 535 screens).

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英、事業環境維持に配慮 EU離脱でジョンソン外相  :日本経済新聞


マクロン仏大統領の支持率54%、前月から10ポイント下がる:AFPBB News

5月に就任したエマニュエル・マクロン(Emmanuel Macron)仏大統領(39)の支持率が先月から10ポイント低下し54%となったことが、23日に公表された世論調査結果で明らかになった。
 調査は仏週刊紙ジュルナル・デュ・ディマンシュ(Le Journal du Dimanche)の依頼で仏調査会社Ifopが7月17~22日に実施したもので、成人1947人から回答を得た。6月の調査では、大統領としてのマクロン氏の手腕に満足しているとの回答率は64%だった。



まさかの『詫びルギア』爆誕。ポケモンGOイベントで大規模障害、出席者には全額返金と詫びコインも - Engadget 日本版

シカゴで開催されたポケモンGO一周年記念イベント Pokemon GO Fest で大規模障害が発生し、世界中から集った出席者の多数がゲームにログインできない事態になりました。

CNN.co.jp : ツール・ド・フランス、選手がレース後の「脚」画像を公開


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News Headlines - 22 July 2017

Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs - ABC News

The State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that offer VPN services. Many Russians use VPNs to access blocked content by routing connections through servers outside the country.

US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports | TechCrunch

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”.
It had already lifted the ban for three major airlines, earlier this month. But late yesterday an official tweeted that all restrictions had been lifted for remaining airlines and airports.

India musician plays guitar during brain surgery - BBC News

An Indian musician played the guitar on the operating table to help doctors treat involuntary muscle spasms in his fingers.
Abhishek Prasad was asked to play every time doctors "burnt" a circuit in his brain to treat what is commonly known as "musician's dystonia".

Scientists find bacteria with no clear life-support mechanism:The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese researchers reported the existence of a microorganism that defies conventional understanding of what constitutes life, a discovery that is being hailed as mind-boggling.
The bacteria discovered in California by a team led by Shino Suzuki, a senior researcher at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, has no obvious mechanism to keep it alive.

Pele's son Edson Cholbi Nascimento back in jail for drug trafficking and money laundering - Goal.com

Edson Cholbi Nascimento, former Santos goalkeeper and son of legendary forward Pele, will return to jail to serve more than 12 years on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

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東京新聞:「イージス艦側 過失複数」 伊豆沖衝突 船の接近認識せず


ポケGOブーム沈静化、若者離れ利用者6割減 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


EU市民、ブレグジット後も最低2年は移動自由に=英メディア | ロイター


昭和天皇:「不向きな性格」死去直後、英大使が報告書 - 毎日新聞


トランプ大統領、弁護団入れ替えへ 広報担当は辞任


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News Headlines - 21 July 2017

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary - The New York Times

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned Friday after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director.
After offering Mr. Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Mr. Trump asked Mr. Spicer to stay on as press secretary, reporting to Mr. Scaramucci. But Mr. Spicer rejected the offer, expressing his belief that Mr. Scaramucci’s hiring would add to the confusion and uncertainty already engulfing the White House, according to two people with direct knowledge of the exchange.

Initial investigation blames Navy for USS Fitzgerald collision - CNNPolitics.com

Preliminary findings in the investigation into the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship off the coast of Japan in June suggest the accident was caused by multiple errors by the Fitzgerald's crew and a failure to take action in the minutes leading to the collision, according to two defense officials.

Fukushima robot finds potential fuel debris hanging like icicles in reactor 3 | The Japan Times

This is the first time Tepco has found something likely to be melted fuel. When the utility sent a different robot into reactor 2 in January, it found black lumps sticking to the grating in the primary containment vessel but said they were difficult to identify.

Ram Nath Kovind: Member of India's lowest caste elected president | The Independent

A member of India’s ‘untouchable’ caste has been chosen as the country's new president... India's constitution provides a largely ceremonial role for the president, with the prime minister and his cabinet holding executive power.

15 of the most beautiful new football shirts from around the globe - Football

Beyond the realms of the Premier League, there have been some bold and tasteful advances in kit design. Some look forward, many glance back to history, but all 15 of these caught our eye...

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O.J.シンプソン受刑者が仮釈放へ 強盗事件で服役


5G、日米欧中韓が規格統一へ 20年めど、IoT後押し  :日本経済新聞


Amazonの影響が最も大きな国は「日本」 - ITmedia ビジネスオンライン


隆盛「eスポーツ」に法の壁 賞金たった10万円  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 20 July 2017

France leapfrogs US in 'soft power' rankings - CNN.com

France has been declared the new world leader in "soft power" according to a new report published Tuesday.
According to The Soft Power 30, which is published by PR firm Portland Communications, France ranked top ahead of the United Kingdom and last year's leader, the United States.

Google brings back much-maligned Google Glass headset

The revamped headset will be called Glass Enterprise Edition and is designed for use in industries such as manufacturing and healthcare. It can give augment users' vision with hands free information as they work, Google said.

Saudi prince arrested after video claimed to show him abusing man | The Guardian

King Salman ordered the arrest and interrogation of the prince on Wednesday, a day after short clips were published on YouTube and shared on Twitter showing what appears to be a rifle pointed towards a man bleeding from the head and pleading.

Security robot drowns in a fountain

Steve started his job last week at MRP Realty's headquarters. He was just learning his way around, preparing to be fully autonomous in the coming days. Soon, he was patrolling Washington Harbour, a Georgetown business complex, prepared to take down (or record) crime.
But Monday, something horrific happened: Steve toppled over and rolled down four steps into a fountain. People came to his rescue, but not soon enough.

Cygames nets Juventus agreement - SportsPro Media

Italian soccer giants Juventus have entered into a three-year commercial agreement with video games developer Cygames.
The Japanese company becomes the first back-of-shirt sponsor in the Serie A champions’ 119-year history. It will also have a strong brand presence at Juve’s home ground, the Allianz Stadium.

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米共和党重鎮マケイン上院議員、脳腫瘍と診断=事務所 | ロイター


仏 国防予算削減に軍トップが抗議の辞任 | NHKニュース


ドイツ、燃焼エンジン車禁止で60万人失業の恐れ=IFO調査 | ロイター




グーグルへの「忘れられる権利」要請、国外適用をEU最高裁が審理へ - CNET Japan


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News Headlines - 19 July 2017

13 Japanese Exchanges Agree to Suspend Bitcoin Service on August 1 - Bitcoin News

The Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association has officially announced its plan on how to deal with the possibility of a Bitcoin protocol split on August 1. Thirteen of the group’s bitcoin exchange members, including Coincheck, Gmo-Z, Bitbank, and Bitpoint, will suspend bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on August 1 at 00:00 Japan time.

Democrats target Ivanka Trump security clearance amid Kushner scrutiny

A group of 20 House Democrats is calling on the FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance as her husband and presidential adviser, Jared Kushner, is under scrutiny for failing to disclose meetings with Russians during and after her father’s presidential campaign.

EU threatens Poland with sanctions as judiciary stand-off escalates - France 24

The European Union on Wednesday warned Poland's right-wing government to put on hold controversial reforms to the country's courts or risk unprecedented sanctions.

No charges for Saudi woman in viral miniskirt video

Statement says footage of woman walking in public wearing 'immodest clothes' was published without her knowledge.

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea agree £60m deal to sign Real Madrid striker - BBC Sport

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for about £60m... The 24-year-old would be the Premier League champions' fourth signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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英EU離脱:第2回交渉 進展望み薄、溝深く - 毎日新聞




独ポルシェ、ディーゼルエンジン撤退も視野 | ロイター


独の有名少年合唱団、547人に暴力や性的虐待 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


国連 「キプロス島会議の決裂は皆の失敗」 | TRT 日本語


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News Headlines - 18 July 2017

Separatists in Ukraine declare creation of new 'state' Malorossiya

Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev announced on Tuesday the creation of a new "state" that they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory.
The proposed country - which has no chance of getting off the ground - would be founded after a referendum and called Malorossiya, a tsarist-era name meaning "Little Russia" that once described most of the area covering modern-day Ukraine.

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Russia

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Monday evening that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake had occurred off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

Mummified bodies found in Swiss glacier - SWI swissinfo.ch

The frozen, mummified remains of a Swiss couple have been found in a glacier near the Swiss ski resort of Glacier 3000. They were farmers who went missing 75 years ago, reports newspaper Le Matin.

Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye - CNN.com

A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort, she told her surgeons.
But what doctors at Solihull Hospital in the UK found to be the real cause of her discomfort was much more concerning: 27 contact lenses, stuck in the woman's right eye in a "blue mass."

Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman in miniskirt - BBC News

The authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a young woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public.
The woman, a model called "Khulood", shared the clip of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir.

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豪上院議員が辞職表明、二重国籍判明で 先週末から二人目 - BBCニュース


アラスカの森に「砂漠」の段々畑 永久凍土解けて変化か:朝日新聞デジタル



国連本部で「PPAP」新ネタを初披露――。国連の持続可能な開発目標(SDGs〈エスディージーズ〉)に関する会合に合わせ、日本政府が17日夜(日本時間18日朝)に米ニューヨークの国連本部で開いたレセプションに、「PPAP ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン」のヒットで世界的に知られるピコ太郎さんが登場した。

ゴルフ=米女子ツアーがドレスコード厳格化、批判の声も | ロイター


柴崎のリーガ1部移籍が決定! 昇格組のヘタフェに加入 - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 17 July 2017

As London feuds, full Brexit negotiations open in Brussels

Britain's Brexit minister pledged to "get down to work" as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the EU their government seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms.

Tesla Driver Recants, Says Autopilot Not to Blame for Crash | US News

A Tesla driver says his car's partially self-driving Autopilot system wasn't responsible for a crash in Minnesota, despite what he initially told investigators... But in an email sent Monday afternoon to the sheriff's office, Clark said he was confused in the moments after the crash. After discussing the crash with his fellow passengers, he now believes that he disengaged Autopilot by stepping on the accelerator before the crash.

Winnie the Pooh blacklisted by China’s online censors

Winnie the Pooh has become too politically sensitive to be mentioned on Chinese social media... While no official explanation was given, observers suggested the crackdown was related to previous comparisons of President Xi Jinping with the portly bear created by the English author AA Milne that went viral.

Porn sites told to prove their users are at least 18 | Daily Mail Online

Pornography websites will be forced to prove that users are aged at least 18 under tough new powers to be announced by the Government tomorrow.
The websites will have to install age-verification software or risk being banned in the UK. Sites could also face £250,000 fines if they fail to comply.

Selfie attempt sets off domino effect at L.A. gallery and causes $200,000 in damage - LA Times

The quest for the perfect selfie at a pop-up gallery in Los Angeles known for its Instagram-friendly art took a disastrous turn recently, and it came with a steep price.

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ウィンブルドン フェデラーが大会最多8回目の優勝 | NHKニュース






浴衣美女が続々 モスクワでコンテスト、“日本の夏”満喫 - 産経ニュース


ウィーンにともす日本人照明デザイナーの明かり | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 16 July 2017

China stages ‘hasty’ cremation of Liu Xiaobo and has his ashes scattered at sea | South China Morning Post

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in custody on Thursday, was cremated and had his ashes scattered at sea on Saturday in a state-choreographed service that friends and activists said was aimed at preventing supporters from honouring him.

Chinese Authorities Close In on Communist Party 'Elder' in Chongqing

Chinese official Huang Qifan holds the distinction of having served as mayor or vice-mayor of China’s southwestern megalopolis of Chongqing across the successive terms of six Communist Party secretaries overseeing the provincial-level municipality... On July 10, Huang and six other members of the Three Gorges Construction Committee were removed from this posting as well. Huang still retains his seat in the national legislature.

Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails 'defenders of nation' - BBC News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people a year after a coup attempt was faced down in the streets.

Fukushima’s most popular beach reopens for first time since March 2011 disaster - Japan Today

A beach in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, which was long regarded as the most popular swimming spot in the prefecture, has reopened to the public for the first time since the March 11, 2011 disaster.

Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge stemming from Rio Olympics incident

An appellate court in Brazil has dismissed a criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, concluding that Lochte did not break the law in exaggerating the details of an incident at a gas station during the Rio Olympics in August.

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鈴木紗理奈、マドリード国際映画祭で最優秀外国映画主演女優賞を受賞 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


ドイツで広がる「痛車」文化 オーナーに聞くその魅力や苦労とは - ねとらぼ

ドイツでは近年、自動車の外装にアニメキャラクターなどを施した「痛車」を見かけるようになりました。とくに昨年以降、アニメファン向けイベントではグループで展示されていて、「痛車」文化は浸透しつつあるように見えます。調べてみると「ドイツ欧州『痛車』ネットワーク」(Network of German & European Itasha:NGE痛車)なる団体の存在が明らかになり、設立者にインタビューをすることができました。今回はドイツの「痛車」事情をご紹介します。

浦和 ドルトムントにあと1歩及ばず逆転惜敗 遠藤&興梠のゴールで追い詰めるも…/デイリースポーツ online


ムグルサ、ビーナス破り初優勝 ウィンブルドン女子:朝日新聞デジタル


天才数学者ミルザハニさん死去 40歳、女性初のフィールズ賞:AFPBB News

「数学のノーベル賞」と称されるフィールズ賞(Fields Medal)を女性で初めて受賞したイラン出身の数学者、マリアム・ミルザハニ(Maryam Mirzakhani)さんが15日、米国内の病院で死去した。40歳。ミルザハニさんはがんを患っていた。

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News Headlines - 15 July 2017

EU leaders willing to give UK control over immigration to prevent Brexit, Tony Blair says

The former Labour Prime Minister said political changes on the continent, including the election of Emmanuel Macron, have made an alternative to so-called hard Brexit more likely as he called on Jeremy Corbyn to end his support for leaving the single market.

'Nothing burger' is nothing new. It's been around for decades - CNNPolitics.com

But history sometimes surprises us. The term "nothing burger" (or "nothingburger," if you're feeling compounded) is somewhat of an antique. It first appeared in print in the 1950s, when a gossip columnist used it to dismiss an actor.

Hong Kong brain surgeon drills hole in wrong side of patient’s head | South China Morning Post

A doctor at a Hong Kong public hospital performed surgery on the wrong side of an 86-year-old man’s skull – the second brain surgery blunder in the city in just four months.

Webcam site lets members log in with a 'penisprint' | Daily Mail Online

Webcam sex website CamSoda has launched a 'Dick-ometrics' feature it claims will allow users to access their account by taking a picture of their penis.
The biometric security features uses the penis in a similar way to a fingerprint or retina scanner.

Liga MX Transfer News: Pachuca signs Japan international Keisuke Honda after AC Milan exit - Goal.com

Keisuke Honda has signed with Liga MX side Pachuca, the club announced Friday.
The 31-year-old was a free agent after his contract with AC Milan expired in June. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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東京新聞:ドイツ外務省「非人間的で残酷」 日本の死刑執行非難


GM新型車、車体大きく、左ハンドルのみの海外仕様 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


仏大統領「米仏を隔てるものはこれからも存在しない」、軍事パレードで演説:AFPBB News

訪仏中の米国のドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領も出席したシャンゼリゼ(Champs Elysees)通りでの軍事パレードで演説したマクロン大統領は、「フランスと米国を隔てるものはこれからも存在しない」と述べ、さらにトランプ大統領の出席について「長年にわたる友好の証しだ」と付け加えた。

メイ英首相、過半数割れで涙 想定外の出口調査結果で - 産経ニュース


史上最も小さな恒星を発見。土星と同等サイズ、地球から600光年の場所で別の恒星を周回 - Engadget 日本版

ケンブリッジ大学の天文学者が、EBLM J0555-57Abと呼ばれる星が土星とほぼ同じぐらいの大きさしかない恒星であることを発見しました。このサイズだと星は恒星になり損なった"褐色矮星"になるのが普通ですが、この星の場合は熱核融合反応を起こすのに十分な質量、重力を備えていたため光り輝く恒星になれたと考えられます。

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News Headlines - 14 July 2017

French army band medleys Daft Punk at Bastille Day parade | The Guardian

A French army marching band medleys Daft Punk at the end of the Bastille Day parade on Friday. Donald Trump looks somewhat bemused as they perform Get Lucky and some of the group’s other hits. French president Emmanuel Macron smiles as other dignitaries clap and dance along

Amelia Earhart mystery: Photo appears taken 2 years before pilot vanished - CNN.com

The blurry photo, used in a History Channel documentary, was alleged to show the groundbreaking pilot and her navigator Fred Noonan alive and well on a dock in the Marshall Islands in 1937.
But two bloggers say they have found the photo in a Japanese coffee-table book from 1935 -- when Earhart was safely in the United States.

Walking Dead Stuntman Dead: John Bernecker Dies After On-Set Accident | Variety

Bernecker fell more than 20 feet off a balcony onto a concrete floor, suffering a serious head injury that required him to be transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. AMC announced Thursday that they had temporarily shut down production on the show’s eighth season in the wake of the tragedy.

Mom suffocates 3 babies, keeps bodies in freezer | Tempo

The woman admitted being the mother of the children, suffocating them with a cushion, then wrapping their bodies in a plastic bag and placing them in the freezer, where they had spent up to a decade, prosecutor Laureline Peyrefitte said... Based on the mother’s testimony, she had given birth alone at her former home in the western city of Lorient in 1998, 1999 and again in 2003.

Kiwi family's heartbreak over son who died in psychiatric care in Japan - NZ Herald

A young Kiwi living in Japan died after having his legs and waist strapped to a bed in a psychiatric ward for 10 days without release, his family says.

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米シカゴ有力紙、1ドルで身売り 紙媒体の苦境続く:AFPBB News

米イリノイ(Illinois)州シカゴ(Chicago)で発行が続けられている日刊紙としては最も古いシカゴ・サンタイムズ(Chicago Sun-Times)が13日、投資家グループに身売りしたことを明らかにした。他メディアの報道によると、売却額はわずか1ドル(約113円)。読者がインターネットのニュースサイトに流れ、不振にあえぐ米新聞業界の現状を改めて浮き彫りにした。

英国:乳児尊厳死に注目 トランプ氏ら治療継続を支援 - 毎日新聞


大腸菌のDNAに動画データを保存 米の研究グループが成功 | NHKニュース


『シティーハンター』がフランスで2019年実写映画化! 金髪冴羽獠に「ノン」の声も - ねとらぼ


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News Headlines - 13 July 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and political prisoner, dies at 61 in Chinese custody | The Guardian

China’s most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, has died at the age of 61... Last month he was granted medical parole and moved to a hospital in northeastern China, where he was reportedly treated in an isolated ward under armed guard.

Daimler summoned by Germany to address diesel allegations

A German government committee investigating carmakers has summoned Daimler for a meeting today to address allegations it sold cars with excessive emissions, the transport ministry said.

Repeal Bill: 1,000 'corrections' to EU law will be made without MPs necessarily voting on them | The Independent

A staggering 1,000 “corrections” to EU law will be made without MPs necessarily voting on them, through the controversial “Repeal Bill”... The legislation will also switch across up to 20,000 EU regulations into UK law to prepare for departure day when Brexit is completed in March 2019.

London Tube staff ditch 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings | The Independent

Transport for London (TfL) workers have been told to ditch the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" in a bid to go gender-neutral.
Instead, staff should use inclusive greetings like "good morning everyone" to make passengers feel more welcome.

Clint Eastwood Casts Real-Life Soldiers for ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ | Variety

In an unconventional move, Clint Eastwood has tapped Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone to play themselves in his next movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” The film will tell the story of the three Americans who stopped a terrorist on a train bound for Paris.

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EU在住英国人、離脱後に本国送還の恐れない=メルケル独首相 | ロイター




フランスでは不便な200、500ユーロ札の不思議な存在 - 朝日新聞デジタル&M


仏、2025年までに原子炉最大17基の廃止も=エコロジー相 | ロイター




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News Headlines - 12 July 2017

Drinking more coffee can lead to a longer life, new studies say - CNN.com

One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person's risk of mortality.
The second study was more novel, as it focused on nonwhite populations. After surveying over 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, Hawaiians, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites, the researchers found that coffee increases longevity across various races.

North Korea supplies high-voltage electricity to border fence - UPI.com

North Korea has installed high-voltage electric fencing at its border with China, posing even more challenges for people seeking to leave the country or smuggle goods in from the outside world.

Ex-Solidarity leader Wałęsa returns home from hospital - National

Former Polish president and ex-Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa on Wednesday returned home from hospital after undergoing checks.

Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf | The Guardian

A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea... The Larsen C ice shelf is more than 12% smaller in area than before the iceberg broke off – or “calved” – an event that researchers say has changed the landscape of the Antarctic peninsula and left the Larsen C ice shelf at its lowest extent ever recorded.

Rip currents swept away a Florida family. Then dozens of beachgoers formed a human chain. - The Washington Post

Six members of a single family — four adults and two young boys — and four other swimmers had been swept away by powerful and deceptive rip currents churning below the water’s surface... On shore, the human chain began forming, first with just five volunteers, then 15, then dozens more as the rescue mission grew more desperate... She and her husband started with the children, passing Noah and Stephen back along the human chain, which passed them all the way to the beach.

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トランプ氏長男がメール公表、大統領選巡るロシア支援歓迎か  | ロイター


トヨタの米AI子会社、1億ドルでVC設立  :日本経済新聞


アウディ、新型「A8」初披露 本格的な自動運転機能を搭載 - ITmedia ビジネスオンライン


欧州人権裁判所:「ニカブ」認めず ベルギーの禁止措置支持 - 毎日新聞


高温の影響?ジョコビッチらウィンブルドンの芝酷評 - テニス : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 11 July 2017

Olympics in 2024 & 2028: Paris & Los Angeles get Games as IOC backs dual host announcement - BBC Sport

Paris and Los Angeles are set to stage the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games - provided they can agree which should go first, as both want to host in 2024.
The International Olympic Committee has voted in favour of naming hosts for successive Games on 13 September with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding.
The IOC - which oversees the Olympic movement - wants the cities to reach an agreement on who hosts in 2028 by then.
If there is no agreement, a vote to select just the 2024 host will be held.

EU money demands for Brexit deal 'seem extortionate': UK's Johnson

The EU wants an agreement on how the "Brexit bill" will be calculated before launching talks on a free trade agreement. It puts Britain's financial settlement at tens of billions of euros and includes covering a share of future EU budget commitments made while it was a member.

Isil leader Baghdadi dead, claims Syrian war monitor

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, is dead, according to a Syrian war monitor... Russia's defence ministry said last month that it may have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) commanders on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, but the US said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical.

Liu Xiaobo: German anger at China over hospital videos - BBC News

Germany has issued a sharp rebuke to China after videos of Western doctors visiting ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in hospital were posted online.
The German embassy in Beijing posted a statement accusing China of recording the visit against its wishes. One of the doctors was German.

NASA's Juno spacecraft just buzzed Jupiter's Great Red Spot - CNET

NASA's Juno mission just hit a high point with a buzzing flyby on Monday night of one of Jupiter's most notable features: the Great Red Spot, a massive spinning storm that is a focus of fascination for scientists and space fans. This is the closest Juno has been to the distinctive oval-shaped spot, which is twice as wide as Earth.

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オランダ検察、排ガス不正の疑いでスズキと「ジープ」を調査 | ロイター


アレバ原子炉事業に15%出資、三菱重工  :日本経済新聞


「Microsoft 365」=「Office 365」+「Windows 10」、8月1日発売へ - ITmedia NEWS

米Microsoftは7月10日(現地時間)、ワシントンD.C.で開催のパートナー向け年次会議「Microsoft Inspire」(旧Worldwide Partner Conference)で、企業向け新サービス「Microsoft 365」を発表した。
 Microsoft 365は、おおまかに言えば「Windows 10」と「Office 365」をまとめて購入できる企業向けサービス。

米副大統領「触るな」と書かれたNASA機器に触って人のせいに:AFPBB News


サッカー=ブラジルで試合後に暴動、サポーター1人射殺される | ロイター


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News Headlines - 10 July 2017

Turks stage largest show of opposition against Erdoğan government in years | The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of Turks took to the streets of Istanbul on Sunday in the largest opposition rally in years, in a serious rebuke to the government’s large-scale crackdown on opponents since last year’s attempted coup.

Former Martial Arts Star Battulga Wins Mongolian Presidential Election - The New York Times

Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia's presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Commission released on Saturday.

Shinzo Abe to Reshuffle Cabinet As Poll Numbers Drop | Time.com

Opinion polls on Monday showed Abe's popularity at its lowest since he returned to power late in 2012, with support of 36% in one conducted by the conservative Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper - tumbling from 49% a month earlier.
Another, in the liberal Asahi, found support of 33%, a slide from 38% from a week earlier.

Donald Trump Jr. Tweets 'Top Gun' Video of Dad Shooting CNN Jet | Hollywood Reporter

Trump Jr. tweeted a video of a doctored clip of the 1986 military thriller Top Gun on Saturday. In it, President Donald Trump's face is superimposed over Tom Cruise's character as he shoots down a Russian jet with a CNN logo on it. Trump is seen in the clip repeating his "you're fired" catchphrase before launching a missile.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Swinging to $120 Million Debut | Variety

The Sony-Marvel superhero movie is flying to a $120 million opening, surpassing even the most optimistic industry expectations. The sixth Spider-Man film in just over 15 years netted $50.5 million on Friday from 4,248 locations.

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東京新聞:アウディ元技術者を逮捕、独で初 VW排ガス不正


ポルシェ、50%を電気自動車に CEOが「2023年までに生産台数の半分をEVに」と発言 | ZUU online

ポルシェのオリバー・ブルームCEOが「2023年までに、年間生産台数の50%を電気自動車(EV)にする」 という意向を表明した。



単3電池2本でフィヨルド登頂成功 パナの小型ロボット:朝日新聞デジタル


ルーニーが13年ぶりの古巣エヴァートン復帰!…マンU、レジェンド退団を発表 | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 09 July 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Arrives in Mosul to Declare Victory Over ISIS - The New York Times

Dressed in a military uniform, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived here in Mosul on Sunday to congratulate Iraq’s armed forces on their victory over the Islamic State and mark the formal end of a bloody campaign that lasted nearly nine months, left much of Iraq’s second-largest city in ruins, killed thousands of people and displaced nearly a million more.

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion - BBC News

Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic Mass must not be gluten-free - although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled.

Japan to host G20 summit in 2019 - NHK WORLD

The G20 summit was first held in Washington in 2008. It has been held every year since then. It will be the first time for the conference to be held in Japan.

Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton - The New York Times

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence | HISTORY

Former FBI official Shawn Henry investigates new, shocking evidence that aviator Amelia Earhart was captured by the Japanese military, including a photograph that purports to show Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan alive after their disappearance. Evidence includes documents containing new information indicating that the U.S. government knew that she was in the custody of a foreign power, and may have covered it up.

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G20 独メルケル首相 米のかたくなな姿勢に失望感 | NHKニュース


ロシアの介入否定にトランプ氏「満足」=プーチン大統領 | ロイター


CNN.co.jp : 米軍に「宇宙軍」創設なるか 空軍上層部は必要性に疑問


芸術におけるLGBT、スペインの美術館で展示会:AFPBB News

スペイン・マドリード(Madrid)のプラド美術館(Prado Museum)で、古代ギリシャやルネサンス期、18世紀の日本や米先住民の時代など、いつの時代においてもLGBT(レズビアン、ゲイ、バイセクシュアル、トランスジェンダー)は芸術の特徴の一部であったことを示すための展覧会「The Other’s Gaze. Spaces of difference」が開催されている。

世界初「すべて無料」のスーパー 値札なし、レジもなし:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 08 July 2017

Ivanka Trump Sat In for Her Father at the G-20 Leaders' Table - Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, took his seat at a Group of 20 meeting table in Hamburg, sitting in for the president when he stepped away for one-on-one discussions with other world leaders... One official who was watching the session said Ivanka Trump had taken her father’s place at the table on at least two occasions on Saturday, but didn’t speak.

White House identifies Xi Jinping as president of wrong country

Four hours after President Trump's meeting with the Chinese president here Saturday, the White House released a transcript:
That's the wrong China.

Klan members rally against removal of General Lee statue in Virginia | Reuters

A few dozen Ku Klux Klan members and supporters shouted "white power" at a rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia where they protested against a city council decision to remove a statute honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Sex Robots Expert Noel Sharkey Warning Dangerous Rape

We're all for positive sexual expression. Seriously, we love exploring new sexual positions, kink, and sex toys — even blow-up sex dolls if that's what you're into.
But when Noel Sharkey, Phd, a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, issued warnings about the "dark side" of Artificial Intelligence (AI) sex robots, we had to take note.

1,200 Fiat 500s mass for iconic car's 60th birthday - France 24

The Italian classic took its first spin on July 4, 1957.
Eighteen years later, more than 4.2 million had rolled off the factory line. Production then took a 22-year break before the model was relaunched in 2007 with some modern tweaks, although it retained its traditional curves.

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日欧EPA、大枠合意も容易ならぬ前途:AFPBB News


核兵器禁止条約:採択 日本「署名せず」 米英仏は非難 - 毎日新聞


仏、40年めどガソリン車販売禁止 政府、ディーゼルも :日本経済新聞


世界気象機関:イランで53.7度を記録 - 毎日新聞


量子コンピュータ頂上決戦 - 米欧中では過熱する量子コンピュータ投資、見劣りする日本:ITpro


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News Headlines - 07 July 2017

G20 summit protest: Thousands of activists clash with police at 'Welcome to Hell' demo in Hamburg | London Evening Standard

Demonstrators carrying banners that read: “welcome to hell” and “Smash G20” were raised as the protest that attracted scores of activists descended in to chaos. Up to 100,000 protesters were expected to march on the city ahead of the summit as police warned of possible violence, saying they had confiscated a number of homemade weapons.

The EU-Japan EPA, What Does it Mean for U.S. Agriculture?

Despite this success, the U.S. could do better. Japan continues to maintain high tariffs on agricultural goods, especially when compared to other developed economies. Reductions in these tariffs will certainly mean greater sales for the country able to reach and ratify a trade agreement. This is why American Farm Bureau Federation and the vast majority of the U.S. agricultural community celebrated the signing of the TPP on February 4, 2016, and mourned the U.S. withdrawal on January 23, 2017.

Peru leader to consult doctors on Fujimori 'medical pardon' - NY Daily News

Peru's president said Friday night that a group of doctors will help him determine whether a "medical pardon" should be given to ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for abuses committed during his 1990-2000 strongman reign.

El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth | The Guardian

A teenage rape victim in El Salvador has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder after having a stillbirth, the latest in a long line of failures of justice against pregnant women in the Central American country.

Emma Stone: male co-stars took pay cuts to earn the same as me | The Guardian

Speaking to Out Magazine, the actor addressed the pay disparity between male and female performers in film. Stone did not reveal which male performers had taken pay cuts but said that they had agreed to do so because they felt it was fair.

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国連安保理 北朝鮮への非難声明をロシアが阻止 | NHKニュース


トヨタ、北米本社を公開 トランプ氏「称賛する」 - 共同通信 47NEWS






フランス:非常事態宣言を延長 6回目、11月1日まで - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 06 July 2017

Japan, European Union Strike New Trade Deal - WSJ

Japan and the European Union agreed on the terms of a new trade deal, hours before U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to clash with them and other world officials over how global trade works.

Trump, in Poland, Asks if West Has the ‘Will to Survive’ - The New York Times

President Trump said on Thursday that Western civilization was at risk of decline, bringing a message about “radical Islamic terrorism” and “the creep of government bureaucracy” to the one European capital he views as most hospitable to his nationalist message.

U.S. prepared to use force on North Korea 'if we must': U.N. envoy | Reuters

The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska.

United Airlines apologizes after giving away toddler's seat - Hawaii News Now

A Hawaii teacher says she was forced to hold her 27-month-old son on her lap for three and a half hours after United Airlines gave the toddler's seat to a standby passenger.

Muji flagship store, hotel planned in Tokyo's Ginza district- Nikkei Asian Review

Retailer Ryohin Keikaku will launch a new global flagship Muji store and its first domestic Muji Hotel in Tokyo's Ginza district in spring 2019, the company said Wednesday.

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日欧EPAが大枠合意、自由貿易推進鮮明に-2019年発効目指す - Bloomberg


ボルボ、全車種をEV・ハイブリッドに 19年から  :日本経済新聞


トランプ大統領がCNNを殴る動画 作成者特定したCNNに批判殺到 - ITmedia NEWS


NokiaとXiaomi、VRやAIを含む広範な業務提携とライセンス契約 - ITmedia NEWS




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News Headlines - 05 July 2017

US Commander in South Korea: We're Prepared for War with North Korea

The top U.S. commander in South Korea warned North Korea that the U.S. and its South Korean ally are prepared to go to war on Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang conducted its first intercontinental ballistic missile test.

How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF - CNNPolitics.com

The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump's tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted -- one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him.

Tim Cook Quotes Roosevelt: We're 'Descended from Immigrants' | Fortune.com

Apple CEO Tim Cook wished everyone a happy Independence Day Tuesday in a tweet that quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Remember always that all of us ... are descended from immigrants and revolutionists," he said.

Panda fever grips Berlin on Chinese president's trip to Germany | The Guardian

Panda fever, which has gripped the city for weeks, reached its peak when the red velvet curtain of their €9m (£7.9m) glass enclosure was drawn to reveal the bamboo-chewing newcomers – a three-year-old female and a seven-year-old male – unaware of the considerable diplomatic responsibility that has been placed upon their shoulders.

Wimbledon 2017: Jack Sock towel throw starts tug-of-war between fans - BBC Sport

Jack Sock has launched a campaign to find the young Wimbledon fan who had Sock’s souvenir towel ripped out of his hands by another spectator on Tuesday.

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オランダ:「安楽死拡大」が波紋 医師会は反対 - 毎日新聞




米、北朝鮮ミサイルをICBMと確認-5日の安保理会合で討議 - Bloomberg


EU:空席だらけの議場に欧州委員長が激怒 - 毎日新聞

欧州連合(EU)のユンケル欧州委員長は4日にフランス・ストラスブールで開かれた欧州議会で、空席だらけの議場に怒りをあらわにした。 この日の本会議では、6月まで持ち回りのEU議長国を務めたマルタのムスカット首相が難民問題への対応などを演説。しかし定数751人のうち出席した議員はわずか30人程度にとどまった。

ツール・ド・フランスで大波乱 世界王者サガン失格 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 04 July 2017

North Korea Says It Has Successfully Tested an ICBM - The New York Times

North Korea said on Tuesday that it had successfully conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, claiming a milestone in its efforts to build nuclear weapons capable of hitting the mainland United States.

Slovenian comic's parody has Merkel dancing with 'zombie' refugees | Reuters

A Slovenian comic who has attracted millions of online hits with extravagant musical parodies of such figures as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and the pope gives Angela Merkel the same satirical treatment in a clip released on Monday.

Yellen Hospitalized During London Visit, Released Monday - Bloomberg

Yellen, 70, was admitted Friday and released Monday from King Edward VII Hospital, the central bank said in a statement Monday. She is returning to Washington and expects to resume her schedule as planned this week, the Fed said.

Einride’s T-Pod self-driving transport EV gets a full-scale prototype | TechCrunch

Swedish tech startup Einride has built a full-scale prototype of its T-Pod, the electric autonomous transport vehicle it hopes will eventually replace smaller heavy-duty trucks, featuring remote control operation and a 200 kWh energy capacity with a maximum range of around 124 miles.

Mitsubishi Aircraft sinks into negative net worth on spiraling MRJ costs | The Japan Times

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. had a negative net worth of \51 billion at the end of March, according to the government’s official gazette.
Mitsubishi Aircraft, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., has seen costs surge from delays in the development of its new regional jet, Japan’s first domestically developed airliner.

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革命記念日の軍事パレードで仏大統領暗殺を計画した疑い、男逮捕 TBS NEWS


フランス:秋にも非常事態解除 大統領、両院合同会議で演説 - 毎日新聞


禁煙法施行10年――イギリスの喫煙率が過去最低に | 女性自身


フェイスブックへのドイツ当局調査、利用規約承諾の強要有無が焦点か - Bloomberg

ドイツの連邦カルテル庁は、米フェイスブックがソーシャル・ネットワーク・サービス (SNS)最大手の立場を事実上乱用し、理解困難なサービス利用規約の承諾をユーザーに強制した可能性があるとして調査している。フェイスブックではユーザーから集める大量のデータが巨額の広告収入につながっている。

ロシアがネットへの圧力を強化 LINEなどを閉鎖 大統領選前に監視強化の思惑か - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 03 July 2017

India president calls for calm after spate of lynchings

In recent days, several people — mostly Muslim — have been killed in mob attacks, many of which were carried out in the name of protecting cows, which are sacred to Hindus but commonly eaten by Muslims and adherents of other religions.
The most high-profile of these has been the killing of Junaid Khan, a teenage boy who was stabbed to death a week ago on a train south of Delhi during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Chinese naval surveillance ship enters Japanese waters near Hokkaido | The Japan Times

The ship was sailing eastward in the Tsugaru Strait between the prefectures of Hokkaido and Aomori when it entered Japanese waters southwest off the island of Kojima at around 10:40 a.m. (1:40 a.m. GMT).

Shogi star Fujii's future looks bright despite end to winning streak - The Mainichi

On July 2, the 14-year-old prodigy was finally beaten, by 22-year-old fifth-dan (rank) Yuki Sasaki, preventing Fujii from making it 30 wins in a row since his professional shogi debut. Nevertheless, Fujii's fine feat -- which ultimately culminated in the setting of a new consecutive victory record for the first time in 30 years -- is very impressive.

France is ready for 'radically new path', says Macron as he vows to slash French lawmakers by a third - The Local

French president Emmanuel Macron told a gathering of lawmakers on Monday that France was ready for a "radically new path" which would include "profound changes" including slashing the number of MPs and Senators by a third and ending the state of emergency.

German bus inferno killed 18 in Bavaria motorway crash - BBC News

Eighteen people died when their tour bus collided with a lorry and burst into flames on the A9 motorway in southern Germany, police say.
Another 30 on the bus were hurt and two of them were fighting for their lives.

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CNN.co.jp : 小惑星の衝突回避へ、NASAが実験計画発表 22年実施


ミグとスホーイ合併へ 旧ソ連機の代名詞と現ロシア主力機メーカー ブランドは存続か | 乗りものニュース




パッキャオの“不当判定”に米国は紛糾 それでも抗えない限界論と二足のわらじ - スポーツナビ


コンフェデ杯優勝は“Bチーム”のドイツ…ポルトガルは逆転で3位に - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 02 July 2017

Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground - The New York Times

The video, about 28 seconds long, appears to be an edited clip from a years-old appearance by Mr. Trump in WrestleMania, an annual professional wrestling event. The clip ends with an onscreen restyling of the CNN logo as “FNN: Fraud News Network.”

Japan's Shinzo Abe's Party Suffers Big Defeat in Tokyo Election, Signaling Trouble for the Prime Minister Amid Scandal

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism scandal.

Government to pull out of EU fishing deal and reclaim UK waters for British fishermen

The move, to be triggered today, will let the UK regain control of waters up to 12 miles from its coast in a major boost to British fishermen.
EU countries currently catch an estimated 10,000 tonnes of fish in those waters every year. Any access after Brexit will form part of negotiations.


It's late on the first day of E3, and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto looks very comfortable. In a small meeting room high above Nintendo's booth, Miyamoto sits under a Super Mario Odyssey poster in what seems like a different, much quieter world than the chaos of the bustling show floor below.

Man held for theft of rocket launchers from French train - The Local

French police have charged a 23-year-old man in southern France for allegedly stealing army rocket launchers and a stock of armour-piercing shells off a freight train, a source close to the case said Saturday.

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コニカミノルタ:遺伝子がん診断の米企業買収へ 政府支援 - 毎日新聞


ウィーンバレエ、木本全優さんが第1ソリストに昇格 夫婦でトップダンサーに - 産経ニュース


ロンドンの広告会社で働いてみて | 電通報


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News Headlines - 01 July 2017

Number of fatal shootings by police is nearly identical to last year - The Washington Post

Police nationwide shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of this year, a number nearly identical to the count for the same period in each of the prior two years... Although the number of unarmed people killed by police dropped slightly, the overall pace for 2017 through Friday was on track to approach 1,000 killed for a third year in a row.

Simone Veil: French politician and Holocaust survivor dies - BBC News

The French politician, women's rights champion and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil has died at the age of 89.
Best known in France for her instrumental role in legalising abortion in the 1970s, she went on to serve as the first president of an elected European Parliament.

Venus Williams ‘heartbroken’ by car accident that led to one man’s death - The Washington Post

Venus Williams, who is readying to make her 20th Wimbledon appearance on Monday, opened up about a fatal car crash she was involved in earlier this month that left a 78-year-old man dead.

Third fire ant infestation confirmed at Nagoya port | The Japan Times

A third fire ant infestation has emerged at Nagoya port, following two similar discoveries last month in Kobe, the Aichi Prefectural Government said Friday... The pest, formally known as Solenopsis invicta, is commonplace in United States and reportedly in China and Taiwan.

Russia passes Confederations Cup test but hosts need a team to rally behind | The Guardian

The Confederations Cup is drawing to a close, and overall Russians will feel pleased at how the eight-team warm-up tournament has gone – except for the performance of the home team. On Sunday evening, Germany take on Chile in the late sunlight of a St Petersburg summer evening, and then that will be it until 14 June next year, when the Fifa circus descends on Russia for the main event.

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北欧2カ国が英主導の合同部隊に参加へ スウェーデンとフィンランド 「新冷戦」バルト海沿岸の露脅威に対抗 - 産経ニュース


テスラの半自動運転機能「オートパイロット」作動中に事故死したドライバー、何度も警告を受けていたことが明らかに - Engadget 日本版




ドイツがU-21欧州選手権を制覇…強豪スペインを破って2度目の戴冠 - Goal.com


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