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News Headlines - 30 November 2017

North Korea: US urges all nations to cut ties - BBC News

The US has urged all nations to cut diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea after the country's latest ballistic missile test.
Speaking at the UN Security Council, US envoy Nikki Haley said President Trump had asked his Chinese counterpart to cut off oil supplies to Pyongyang.

Russia rejects Trump's calls to cut ties with North Korea - CBS News

The only two countries that have any real ties with North Korea are China and Russia, and on Thursday Russia rejected Mr. Trump's call to cut ties with the Kim Jong Un regime. Instead, Moscow wants the U.S. to try diplomacy, even though North Korea seems more intent on testing missiles than talking, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

The FARC Peace Deal: A year in review-the good, the bad and the politics - The Bogotá Post

It’s important to keep in mind that it’s election season and that the race for the upcoming 2018 presidential election is changing the political climate. The current government is eager to show off their good work. On the other hand, as the peace deal wasn’t publicly backed by a second referendum, political opponents are arguing that the current peace deal isn’t broadly supported either and they have used this claim as electoral ammunition to their own benefit. This includes politicians who had previously backed the peace negotiations and converted into hardline critics of the deal.

Amid bitcoin surge, Dudley says offering digital currency on Fed's radar

The Federal Reserve is in early stages of considering “what it would mean” to offer digital currencies sometime in the future and whether it may be necessary as an alternative to cash, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.

Matt Lauer fired from NBC News after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," the network announced.

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旧ユーゴ戦犯、法廷で服毒自殺 有罪判決直後に:AFPBB News

オランダ・ハーグの旧ユーゴスラビア国際戦犯法廷(ICTY)で29日、1992~95年のボスニア・ヘルツェゴビナ内戦での残虐行為の罪に問われていた元クロアチア系軍事組織司令官のスロボダン・プラリヤック(Slobodan Praljak)被告(72)が、禁錮20年の判決を言い渡された直後、判事らの目前で毒とみられる液体を飲み、自殺した。

英国:資産46兆円削減 EU離脱で27カ国の銀行 - 毎日新聞


カナダ首相 性的マイノリティーへの対応で公式に謝罪 | NHKニュース


アメリカン航空、年末の1万5000便が欠航危機 操縦士配置されず:AFPBB News

アメリカン航空(American Airlines)がクリスマス休暇中に運航するフライトの多くで、シフト作成上のミスにより操縦士が配置されていなかったことが分かった。……米国パイロット協会(APA)によると、勤怠システム上の問題が原因で多くの操縦士が休暇を取得することが可能な状態だったため、混雑が予想される12月17~31日の1万5000便余りで操縦士が不在になっていたという。

セクシー衣装で放送中断? W杯抽選前、イランやきもき:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 29 November 2017

North Korean missile was new Hwasong-15 and can hit all of United States, state media says - ABC News

North Korea claims it has completed its nuclear and missile development program with the launch of a new type of missile capable of reaching mainland United States.
A statement released by the regime claims the new "Hwasong-15" rocket was successfully fired this morning.

Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos, and Britain’s Leader Condemns Them - The New York Times

President Trump touched off another racially charged furor on Wednesday by sharing videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence, a move that was swiftly condemned by Britain’s prime minister as well as politicians across the spectrum.

Theresa May accuses BBC of 'misleading' public about £50 billion Brexit divorce bill - Business Insider

A spokesperson for the prime minister Theresa May has accused the BBC of "misleading" the public about the size of Britain's Brexit divorce bill.
The BBC, along with other outlets, reported UK and EU sources confirming that Britain had agreed a financial settlement with the EU of around £50 billion when it leaves in March 2019.

Uzbekistan incident raises suspicions of Russian involvement in Cuba attacks - CBS News

A newly revealed incident reported by a USAID officer who is based at the American embassy in Uzbekistan is raising suspicions Russia may have been involved and could have had a hand in bizarre attacks targeting U.S. diplomats in Cuba, according to American sources.
In September, the officer and his wife reported, according to one source familiar with the incident, what may have been at least one acoustic attack similar to those experienced by the diplomats in Havana.

Japanese sumo star Harumafuji retires after 'violent assault' - BBC News

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji has said he will retire from the sport, in a scandal that has rocked Japan's highly ceremonial sport.
Harumafuji is being investigated for an alleged assault on a junior wrestler.

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メルケル独首相:社民党首と30日会談 大連立の模索表明 - 毎日新聞


アイルランドは総選挙回避、副首相が辞任-英EU離脱交渉に注力へ - Bloomberg




ノルウェー北部の小さな自治体で性的暴行151件、全土に衝撃:AFPBB News


「殺人インフルエンザ」が日本に上陸か! 豪州で500人死亡、インフル流行前の対策は : J-CASTヘルスケア


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News Headlines - 28 November 2017

Britain and the EU agree Brexit divorce bill

Sources on both sides confirmed that an agreement-in-principle has now been reached over the EU’s demand for a €60bn financial settlement ahead of a crucial lunch meeting next Monday between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president.

Powell Suggests Fed Is Likely to Raise Rates in December - WSJ

Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell signaled Tuesday he would stick to the same monetary-policy course his predecessor charted if he is confirmed as the central bank’s next leader, likely raising short-term interest rates in December and lifting them gradually higher in the next two years.

Water entered missing Argentine sub's snorkel, causing short circuit

Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew.

Mount Agung eruption: Bali airport closed, flights cancelled - Channel NewsAsia

Flights to Bali were cancelled as Indonesia authorities closed the island's airport and raised the alert on Mount Agung volcano to the highest level, amid fears a significant eruption could be imminent.
Indonesia's national disaster agency said on Monday (Nov 27) that the exclusion zone around the volcano, which is 75km from Bali's tourist hub of Kuta, had been widened to 10km, with people living in the zone being urged to evacuate.

Kate Middleton's uncle branded a "nasty drunk" as he's sentenced for knocking out wife during drunken row in street - Mirror Online

Kate Middleton 's uncle was branded a "nasty drunk" as he was sentenced today for knocking out his wife during a drunken row in the street... Goldsmith was given a 12 month community order and told to undergo 20 rehabilitation sessions after pleading guilty to one count of assault by beating.

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英ハリー王子の婚約者マークルさん 詳細な経歴報道に落胆 | NHKニュース


Twitter、“ヒューマンエラー”でNew York Timesアカウントをロック - ITmedia NEWS

米New York Timesの公式Twitterアカウントが11月25日(現地時間)の夕方から24時間にわたってロック(一時的制限)された。同メディアが26日にその経緯を記事で報じた。……New York Timesのアカウントがロック解除された後、Twitterは同メディアに対し「このアカウントをレビューした結果、担当者の1人がミスを犯したことが分かりました。この問題にはフラグを立てましたので、今後同じミスは発生しません」という声明文を送ったという。

「中露は北の労働者受け入れ停止を」 米政府高官が米紙に寄稿 - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 英経済、フランスに抜かれ世界6位に 「EU離脱」が影響


サッカー界平均年俸、9.5億円でマンUを抜き世界1位に浮上したクラブは… | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 27 November 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: BBC Interview Transcript | Time

BBC: Some of that scrutiny — and you ended up making a very public statement about it — was centered on your ethnicity, Meghan. When you realized that, what did you think?
Markle: Of course it’s disheartening. It’s a shame that that is the climate in this world to focus that much on that or that that would be discriminatory in that sense.

Pope meets Myanmar's military chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis held talks on Monday with Myanmar’s military chief at the start of a delicate visit to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of “ethnic cleansing” against its Muslim Rohingya people.

Eight bodies found as second suspected North Korean boat washes up in Akita Prefecture | The Japan Times

Eight bodies were discovered in a wooden 7-meter boat that washed ashore in Oga, Akita Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast facing North Korea, the Japan Coast Guard said Monday.
The grisly discovery came just four days after eight men, believed to be North Koreans, were found drifting in a 20-meter fishing boat off the coast of Yurihonjo, also in Akita, on Thursday.

Royal Navy steps in to perform Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace | The Times & The Sunday Times

Royal Navy sailors performed the Changing the Guard ceremony yesterday outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in its 357-year history.
Thousands of tourists gathered outside the palace gates in the crisp wintry weather as 86 sailors from 45 ships performed the routine following a month of practice.

More than 100 reindeer killed by freight trains in Norwegian 'bloodbath' | The Guardian

More than 100 reindeer have been killed by freight trains in northern Norway in the past days in what has been called a “bloodbath”.
One train killed 65 deer on a track on Saturday while 41 died between Wednesday and Friday, the public broadcaster NRK reported late on Sunday.

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「大統領選、1年前から攻撃」 米国家安全保障会議の元特別補佐官がロシア・ハッカー軍団の攻撃を明らかに - 産経ニュース


米出版社タイムが身売り合意-メレディスに3100億円で - Bloomberg




イギリス ハリー王子がアメリカ人女優と婚約 | NHKニュース


ミラン、モンテッラ監督を電撃解任…後任はOBのガットゥーゾ氏に | Goal.com


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News Headlines - 26 November 2017

White S.Africa farmers in new protest over murders | THE DAILY STAR

Hundreds of white South African farmers on Saturday took to the streets of Pretoria, demanding government action over a wave of murders targeting their communities in rural areas.
The march is the latest protest staged over the murder of at least 72 white farmers so far this year, according to figures from campaign group AfriForum.

Trudeau apologizes to Newfoundland residential school survivors left out of 2008 apology, compensation | Toronto Star

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has “humbly” apologized for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, saying the gesture is part of recognizing “hard truths” Canada must confront as a society.

Argentine navy not giving hope of submarine survivors - ABC News

Argentina's navy says it's not giving up hope that crew members could be alive 11 days after a submarine vanished off the Atlantic coast with 44 people aboard.

Govt eyes manned lunar surface mission - The Japan News

The government plans to launch a project to send astronauts to the moon’s surface on an exploration mission in cooperation with a similar U.S. space project, sources close to the government said.

Jonathan, St Helena's ancient tortoise, awaits visitors - Channel NewsAsia

He is a tourist attraction worth travelling a long way to see - Jonathan the giant tortoise is perhaps the world's oldest land animal, living in pampered luxury on the remote British island of St Helena.
Aged at least 185 - though no one knows for certain - Jonathan should prepare himself for an influx of visitors now that an airport has opened on the small island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.

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ロシア、通常の1000倍近い放射性物質検出の原因調査へ:AFPBB News




米国では女性の60%が「性的嫌がらせ受ける」 、世論調査:AFPBB News

米キニピアック大学(Quinnipiac University)が21日に発表した世論調査の結果によると、国内の女性有権者の60%が性的嫌がらせを受けた経験があり、うち3分の2以上が職場で発生したと回答した。



生きるか死ぬか!実写版『ピーターラビット』マクレガーさんとのバトルが壮絶すぎる - シネマトゥデイ

ビアトリクス・ポターさんの人気絵本を実写とCGアニメーションで映画化した『ピーターラビット(原題) / Peter Rabbit』の海外版予告編第2弾が公開され、ピーターとマクレガーさんが繰り広げる死闘のすさまじさが明らかになった。

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News Headlines - 25 November 2017

Egyptian air raid kills 'terrorist' mosque attackers | Al Jazeera

The Egyptian army says an air raid killed some of the attackers involved in Friday's massacre when at least 305 people died in a bomb-and-gun attack on a mosque.

Another Day, Another 'Bitcoin': Diamond Launches As Gold Passes $400

The Bitcoin community has woken up to another hard fork of the network, this time called Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)... BCD’s abrupt entry into the market comes less than two weeks after Bitcoin Gold (BTG) released trading, with the earlier forked Bitcoin Cash (BCH) even hard forking itself during the same period.

Time magazine says Trump's got it wrong on his 'Person of the Year' claim

In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to be granted the title for the second year in a row. He tweets: "I said probably is no good and took a pass."
Later that evening, Time tweeted that Trump "is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year." The magazine says it doesn't comment on its choice until publication.

Donald Tusk: Britain has 10 days to fix the Irish border issue if it wants Brexit breakthrough

The Prime Minister met Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, in Brussels as she signalled she is prepared to give ground on the Brexit divorce bill if the EU commits to trade talks.
Mr Tusk said that a breakthrough at the European Council summit on December 14 is "possible" but will still be a "huge challenge". He added that progress must be made "on all issues, including on Ireland".

Tiger shot dead in Paris while roaming streets a mile from Eiffel Tower

A tiger escaped from a circus and onto the streets of Paris before being shot dead and its owner arrested.

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アイルランド連立政権に崩壊危機 第2党が不信任案提出へ、EU離脱交渉に影響も - 産経ニュース


パナマ文書:マルタの闇 解明半ば 女性記者殺害1カ月 - 毎日新聞


英ロンドンの発砲騒ぎ、「証拠なし」で警戒態勢解除 市警発表:AFPBB News


差別発言で業績不振か、「トランプホテル」撤退 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


バルサ、メッシと2021年までの新契約を締結! 違約金は驚異の933億円! | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 24 November 2017

Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque - BBC News

Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say.
The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers.

Morocco prays for rain as shortage threatens agriculture - BBC News

The king of Morocco called for all mosques in the country to pray for rain on Friday, amid a shortage threatening the country's agriculture.
King Mohammed VI had issued a royal decree asking Moroccans to "to implore the Almighty to spread his benevolent rains on the earth".

Woman raises more than $40,000 for charitable homeless man in Pennsylvania | FOX59

An online campaign has raised more than $40,000 for a homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist outside Philadelphia.
The GoFundMe.com campaign was started Nov. 10 by 27-year-old Kate McClure after she said she ran out of gas on Interstate-95 and a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt Jr. offered to walk a few blocks to buy her some.

Man with Swedish Academy ties accused of sexual assault - DN.SE

18 women have told DN’s reporter Matilda Gustavsson that the artistic director of the Club has sexually assaulted and harassed them over many years. Several of the events took place in flats owned by the Swedish Academy. One in Paris, another one in the Old Town of Stockholm. The events have taken place between 1996 and 2017, and several people in the cultural sphere say that similar incidents have happened since the 80’s.

8 Suspected North Korean Fisherman Washed Ashore in Japan | Time

Japanese police said Friday they are investigating eight men found on Japan’s northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down. Akita prefectural police found the men late Thursday after receiving a call that suspicious men were standing around at the seaside in Yurihonjo town. Police said they also found a wooden boat at a nearby marina.

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クローン羊ドリー、早期老化ではなかった 英研究:AFPBB News

 だが、早期老化にクローンが関連しているとする懸念は見当違いとみられるとの研究結果が23日、英科学誌ネイチャー(Nature)系オンライン科学誌「サイエンティフィック・リポーツ(Scientific Reports)」に発表された。実際に、ドリーの関節症は極めて一般的な疾患だった。

工場ごとベルギーワッフル焼ける 首都ににおい充満、けが人なし - 共同通信 47NEWS


全裸でフレンチ! パリ初のヌーディストレストラン開店


慰安婦像問題で面会拒否 米側「交渉の余地ない」 - 共同通信 47NEWS


ドイツ:社民党が大連立を視野 党内不満受け方針転換 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 23 November 2017

Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon’s main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, while they are also striking at six warehouses in Germany, threatening to disrupt one of the year’s busiest shopping days.

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last - The New York Times

To better understand it I flew to Riyadh to interview the crown prince, known as “M.B.S.,” who had not spoken about the extraordinary events here of early November, when his government arrested scores of Saudi princes and businessmen on charges of corruption and threw them into a makeshift gilded jail — the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton — until they agreed to surrender their ill-gotten gains.

Only known war memoirs by Emperor Hirohito to go up for auction in New York | The Japan Times

What may be the only existing copy of Emperor Hirohito’s account of World War II and the era leading up to the conflict is set to go on the auction block in New York next month.
The 173-page, two-volume document — known in Japan as “Showa Tenno Dokuhakuroku”(“Emperor Showa’s Monologue”) — was dictated by the Emperor to several of his aides soon after the war and transcribed word-for-word by senior diplomat Hidenari Terasaki. It was published by the monthly Bungei Shunju magazine in 1990, causing a national sensation.

The world of sumo wrestling turned upside down by yet another abuse scandal involving a grand champion | The Independent

A probe into an assault by a sumo grand champion against a junior wrestler threatens to stain the image of Japan's ancient national sport just as its popularity was recovering from previous scandals and a shrinking fan base.

Italy or Chile could be handed World Cup reprieve at Peru's expense | MARCA in English

There remains a glimmer of hope of seeing either Italy or Chile at next year's World Cup in Russia, all thanks to a bill which is set to be presented by a Peruvian congresswoman to parliament and which could see the nation's football federation lose its autonomy.

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米ウーバー、ハッキング被害隠し-5700万人の個人情報流出 - Bloomberg


砂糖の有害性、業界団体が50年隠す? 米研究者が調査:朝日新聞デジタル



仏パリの市議会は22日、パリ版「ロンドンアイ(London Eye)」とも呼ばれる大観覧車「グランド・ルー(Grande Roue)」の撤去をほぼ満場一致で決定した。
 ルーブル美術館(Louvre Museum)近くのコンコルド広場(Place de la Concorde)に立つ観覧車は「催し物の王様」として知られるマルセル・カンピオン(Marcel Campion)氏が運営。1993年より設置と撤去が繰り返され、現在の運営許可は2018年7月で失効するが、市議会は新たに運営許可を発行しないことをほぼ満場一致で決定した。

太陽系外から飛来の天体、初観測 「最初の使者」命名:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 22 November 2017

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier's escape across border - CNN

Dramatic video showing a North Korean soldier fleeing across the border into South Korea while being shot at by his former comrades was released by the United Nations Command Wednesday.

April 30 most likely date for Emperor Akihito's abdication: government sources | The Japan Times

The government looks likely to choose April 30, 2019, as the date for Emperor Akihito’s abdication, with Crown Prince Naruhito’s succession to the throne to follow on May 1, a government source said Wednesday.

Wage theft endemic across Australia

The new report presents the most comprehensive Australian research conducted into the systemic underpayment of international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants around the country. It paints a bleak picture of the conditions experienced by a high proportion of the more than 900,000 temporary migrant workers who represent more than 10 per cent of the Australian labour market.

Belgium's Justice Minister calls for loot box ban in Europe | PC Gamer

According to Belgian news site RTBF, Belgium's Gaming Commission has not actually finalized its decision on whether loot boxes are gambling. The site says the statement that appeared in the original report, stating that the "mixture of money and addiction is a game of chance," is descriptive of the investigation's intent rather than its conclusion.

Lu Wei: China has detained a key architect of its massive internet censorship regime — Quartz

State media outlet Xinhua reported late Nov. 21 that the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), China’s main corruption-busting agency, has placed former internet czar Lu Wei, under investigation. The revelation marks the fall of a once high-flying political figure who was one of the leading figures behind China’s efforts to police the internet within its borders. But there should be no illusion the move to investigate him signals a change in policy—almost as a reminder of that, news surfaced that Skype disappeared from China’s app stores around the same time as the investigation was announced.

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ドイツ:大統領が仲介 連立協議決裂、再選挙回避狙う - 毎日新聞


英、離脱拠出金倍増へ 交渉打開目指す - 産経ニュース


米ネット規制撤廃へ オバマ前政権が導入、グーグルは失望声明 - 産経ニュース


米の「カムリ」人気はなんなのか? 現地トヨタディーラーに聞いた実際のところ | 乗りものニュース



米ディズニー(Disney)のアニメ部門トップ、ジョン・ラセター(John Lasseter)氏(60)は21日、スタッフに対し望まれていないハグ(抱擁)をしたことで「不快」な思いをさせたと認め、半年間の休職を発表した。
 ラセター氏は、ルーカスフィルム(Lucasfilm)の小さな映像制作部門だったピクサー(Pixar)を世界で最も成功を収めたアニメーションスタジオに変身させたことで知られ、『トイ・ストーリー(Toy Story)』と『トイ・ストーリー2(Toy Story 2)』では監督を務めてCGアニメ映画の草分けとなった。

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News Headlines - 21 November 2017

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule - BBC News

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets.
A letter from Mr Mugabe read out by the speaker of parliament said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power.

Iraqi Federal Court nullifies 'unconstitutional' Kurdish referendum - UPI.com

The Iraqi Federal Court ruled the Kurdish independence referendum as "unconstitutional" on Monday, officially making the results as null and void.
Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the ruling was made "unilaterally and without the presence of Kurdish representatives."

Jose Manuel Maza, Spanish prosecutor leading case against Catalans, dies | DW

Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza has died unexpectedly at the age of 66 while in Argentina for a conference. Maza had been leading the probe against members of Catalonia's ousted regional government.

Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls - The Washington Post

Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

How Sony Nabbed Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie | Hollywood Reporter

In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, his career-long collaborator Quentin Tarantino’s next movie became one of the hottest projects in years on Hollywood’s auction block... It’s a significant win for Sony, given its currently anemic slate, but to acquire the project, the studio had to contend with Tarantino’s lofty demands, including, sources say, a $95 million production budget, final cut and “extraordinary creative controls,” plus a whopping 25 percent of first-dollar gross. Another demand was that the rights to the movie revert to him after 10 to 20 years.

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TPP カナダの優遇要望却下へ 10カ国で署名の可能性も - 産経ニュース




英上院が「黒杖官」に女性を指名、650年の歴史で初めて (ロイター)


自然エネで収益・雇用 独の自治体公社、日本版実現へ:朝日新聞デジタル


チャールズ・マンソン受刑者病死 カルト作り女優ら殺害:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 20 November 2017

Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism - The New York Times

President Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a provocative diplomatic move that he said was aimed at drastically increasing pressure on the rogue nation to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
North Korea will join Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the State Department identifies as those that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.”

Queen and Prince Philip portraits released to mark 70th anniversary | The Guardian

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been pictured in three more photographs as part of a series of portraits released to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.
The photographs, taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak, show Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November.

Toshiba looks to raise more than $5bn, end risk of delisting- Nikkei Asian Review

Toshiba's board of directors decided to raise some 600 billion yen ($5.35 billion) in capital, the Japanese electronics maker said Sunday, in a move to ensure that the company remains listed if plans to sell its memory chip unit do not proceed as expected.

London buses to be powered by coffee - BBC News

A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply... Biofuel made using waste products such as cooking oil and tallow from meat processing is already used in many of the capital's 9,500 buses.
However, this is thought to be the first time a coffee-derived biofuel has been added to London's public transport system.

Syria army, allies retake Albu Kamal from Islamic State - Channel NewsAsia

Syria's army and loyalist militiamen on Sunday (Nov 19) ousted the Islamic State group from its last urban stronghold in the country as regime strikes claimed more lives in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus... Government forces announced the capture of the town near the Iraqi border earlier this month but lost it to a blistering IS counter-attack a week ago.

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ドイツ:3党連立協議が決裂 再選挙に追い込まれる懸念 - 毎日新聞


核のボタン:論争再び 「違法なら拒否」米軍司令官発言 - 毎日新聞






レディース&ジェントルマン、NY地下鉄で禁止 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)

米ニューヨーク交通公社(MTA)は、ニューヨーク市内などで運行している地下鉄やバスなどの乗務員が、アナウンスの際に乗客に呼びかける「レディース・アンド・ジェントルメン(Ladies and gentlemen)」という言葉の使用を禁止したと明らかにした。

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News Headlines - 19 November 2017

Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany’s president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government.

Robert Mugabe sacked as leader of ZANU-PF | Al Jazeera

Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, has voted to sack President Robert Mugabe as its leader.
Members also voted to name sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe fired on November 6, as new party leader.

Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Raises Grim Scenarios - The New York Times

As search teams raced against time, and stormy seas, to find a missing Argentine submarine, officials said on Sunday that earlier hopeful reports that the crew might have tried to make satellite calls in recent days appeared to be wrong.

Scotland first country to introduce minimum alcohol price – Channel 4 News

Scotland will become the first country in the world to charge a minimum price for alcohol. Ministers said the 50p-per-unit minimum would help tackle Scotland’s “unhealthy relationship with drink”. The Scottish government can now introduce the measure after the Supreme Court ruled that the legislation did not breach European Union law, five years after it was first proposed.

VW Accelerates Electric Car Effort With $40 Billion Investment - WSJ

Volkswagen AG plans to invest around $40 billion over the next five years to develop electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Uber-like mobility app services in the clearest sign yet that auto makers are betting the future of their industry on the new technology.

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米軍車両と衝突、60代男性死亡 米兵の呼気からアルコール 那覇 | 沖縄タイムス+プラス


日本農業新聞 - 日本市場狙うアイルランド 持続可能性が武器 EPA見据え東京に代表団 独自認証を紹介


短気で不運なドナルドダック、ドイツでなぜ大人気? コミック50周年

ディズニー(Disney)のトップスターといえば、世界中ほとんどどこでもミッキーマウス(Mickey Mouse)だが、ドイツは例外。この国ではドナルドダック(Donald Duck)が王様だ。文豪ゲーテ(Goethe)の国に、かんしゃく持ちのドナルドダックを主人公とするコミックが上陸してから50年以上にもなるが、雑誌の売店では今なおベストセラーとして根強い人気を誇っている。……今でも夢中になっている大人の読者も多く、「ドナルディスト」という名称もあるほど。中でも熱烈なファンは、定期的に集まっては最新刊を一緒に熟読、分析し、色鮮やかなコミックの版ごとの違いを指摘し合う。



マンC、驚異の公式戦16連勝! 岡崎出場のレスターを圧倒…完璧な崩しで2得点 | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 18 November 2017

Belgian court defers ruling on Carles Puidgemont extradition | The Guardian

A Belgian court has deferred a decision on Spain’s extradition request for the exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former government to next month.
Puigdemont’s lawyer, Paul Bekaert, said no decision had been taken during Friday’s short hearing and the case would resume on 4 December.

South Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption scandal | SBS News

Two former heads of South Korea's spy agency were arrested on Friday on suspicion of paying millions of dollars in bribes to aides of ousted president Park Geun-Hye, as a widening corruption scandal rocks the country.

North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites | The Japan Times

A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday.

sexual assault: US military reports 20,348 sexual assaults in 4 years - The Economic Times

The US military has reported a total of 20,348 sexual assaults from 2013 to 2016 at the country's defence installations around the world, the Pentagon said in a new report.

Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction - BBC News

A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.
The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar's Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer.

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トランプ=安倍会談でFTAを議論、米大使が明かす 日本の説明と矛盾 | ニューズウィーク日本版




伊シチリアマフィアの「ボス中のボス」死亡、87歳:AFPBB News

イタリア南部シチリア(Sicily)島を拠点とするマフィアの中で最も恐れられた「ゴッドファーザー」の一人で、「ボス中のボス」と呼ばれたサルバトーレ・トト・リーナ(Salvatore "Toto" Riina)受刑者が17日早朝、がんとの闘病の末に死亡した。……映画『ゴッドファーザー(Godfather)』で有名になったパレルモ(Palermo)近郊の村、コルレオーネ(Corleone)の貧しい農民の一家に生まれた。1970年代にシチリア島の有力マフィア組織「コーザ・ノストラ(Cosa Nostra)」の実権を握ると、約20年に及ぶ抗争と暗殺の時代を率いた。150件以上の殺人を命じたとされ、26回分の終身刑を言い渡された。



ナダル勝訴、元仏大臣による名誉毀損の損害賠償裁判:AFPBB News

男子テニス、四大大会(グランドスラム)通算16勝を誇るラファエル・ナダル(Rafael Nadal、スペイン)は16日、同選手がドーピングを隠ぺいしたと主張したフランスの元スポーツ相ロゼリーヌ・バシュロナルカン(Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin)氏を名誉毀損(きそん)で訴えていた裁判に勝訴した。

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News Headlines - 17 November 2017

Comcast Has Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition - WSJ

Comcast Corp. has approached the media company to express interest in buying a substantial piece of it, according to people familiar with the situation. Verizon Communications Inc. is also kicking the tires on Fox assets, though a person familiar with its thinking cautioned the expoloration was in the early stages. And Sony Corp.'s entertainment unit has also informally approached Fox,

The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds - The New York Times

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the arrest of 11 princes in his royal family and nearly 200 members of the Saudi business elite, and has begun to take power from the kingdom’s conservative clerics... As many as 17 people detained in the anti-corruption campaign have required medical treatment for abuse by their captors, according to a doctor from the nearest hospital and an American official tracking the situation.

Navy says it will hold Whidbey Island aircrew accountable for tracing giant phallus over Okanogan County | The Spokesman-Review

Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon Thursday... The Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island has claimed responsibility for the drawing, calling it “unacceptable” and “of zero training value.”

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

Anne Frank Foundation buys Anne's other home, now a refuge for writers - DutchNews.nl

Amsterdam’s Anne Frank Foundation has bought the flat where Anne and her family lived prior to going into hiding during World War II. The second floor flat at 37 Merwedeplein was home to the Franks from 1933 until July 1942, when they moved to the secret annex on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht. Anne began writing her famous diary at the flat in the south of the city after she received it on her 13th birthday.

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ドイツ連立協議、依然合意に至らず 週末も継続の可能性


日本の鉄道会社が20秒早い発車を謝罪 欧米メディアが関心 | NHKニュース




英警察、高層住宅火災の死者数は70人と結論付ける:AFPBB News


五輪=WADA、ロシア再認定せず 平昌冬季五輪への道険しく


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News Headlines - 16 November 2017

Everything you need to know about 'Gucci' Grace Mugabe

Only a few months ago, Grace Mugabe, the volatile and tenacious First Lady of Zimbabwe, was seen as a potential kingmaker in her country’s succession politics. Last week, it seemed almost certain that she would become the heiress herself... After a night of gunfire and explosions in Harare that has seen the military take control, President Robert Mugabe, ruler of Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980, is apparently safe at home – if a little ousted.

Cambodia's main opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

Cambodia’s highest court dissolved the main opposition party on Thursday, leaving authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen clear to extend more than three decades of power in next year’s election as rights groups decried the death of democracy.

Trump calls Chinese envoy to North Korea 'a big move' - LA Times

President Trump is calling China's plans to send an envoy to North Korea a "big move." ...Following Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors.

Scandal-hit Nissan loses quality certification for domestic plants | The Japan Times

Nissan, reeling from recent revelations over improper vehicle inspections, said Wednesday that it had lost an internationally recognized certification — which indicates quality vehicle production management — at all six of its domestic plants.

U.S. Soccer exploring pre-World Cup matches with Netherlands Italy - ESPN FC

The U.S. Soccer Federation is looking into the possibility of hosting pre-World Cup international matches involving the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Chile.

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ロシア下院:外国メディア監視強化 改正法案を可決 - 毎日新聞


スイス・アルプスの氷河消滅危機 最大時期から半減 - 共同通信 47NEWS


ゲノム編集:遺伝子修復治療 世界初の臨床試験開始 - 毎日新聞




ダビンチの幻の作品 史上最高500億円超で落札 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 15 November 2017

Russia used Twitter bots and trolls ‘to disrupt’ Brexit vote | The Times & The Sunday Times

More than 150,000 accounts based in Russia, which had previously confined their posts to subjects such as the Ukrainian conflict, switched attention to Brexit in the days leading up to last year’s vote, according to research for an upcoming paper by data scientists at Swansea University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe 'under house arrest' after army takeover - BBC News

Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says.

Rare quake measuring 5.4 in magnitude rocks southern South Korea | The Indian Express

A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea’s southeast today, the second most powerful quake on record in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors. The quake, felt across much of the country including in the capital Seoul, struck at the shallow depth of nine kilometres (six miles) near the industrial city of Pohang at around 2:30 pm (05:30 GMT), the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

40 years since abduction of Megumi Yokota - NHK WORLD

Wednesday marks 40 years since a Japanese schoolgirl was abducted by North Korean agents.
Megumi Yokota was 13 years old when she was taken while walking home from school in Niigata City, on the Sea of Japan coast, on November 15th, 1977.

Scientists discover new planet 11 light-years from Earth - and it could be habitable | London Evening Standard

Scientists in Chile found the planet orbiting Ross 128, a red dwarf star, which is among the coolest stars in the universe.
The planet, known as Ross 128 b, has a surface temperature that may be close to that of Earth, meaning it has the potential to sustain life.
It is also expected to become Earth's closest stellar neighbour in just under 80,000 years as Ross 128 moves towards our planet.

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体内から信号「デジタル錠剤」 大塚製薬、世界初の承認:朝日新聞デジタル


「Firefox Quantum」登場--高速化するも多数のアドオンが使えず - CNET Japan

米国時間11月14日にリリースされた「Firefox Quantum」は、C++に代わる同社の言語「Rust」やマルチプロセス機能など、長年にわたって使われてきた多数のプログラムを統合して、ウェブブラウザが高速化されているが、その代償として、Firefoxの最大の特長である拡張性が低下している。

広島・長崎両市長を招待 ノーベル平和賞の授賞式  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 14 November 2017

West to Russia’s Putin: ‘We Know What You Are Doing and You Will Not Succeed’

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Kremlin “is seeking to weaponize information, deploying its state-run media organizations to plant fake news stories and Photoshopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the West and undermine our institutions.”
May had a “simple” message for Russia. “We know what you are doing, and you will not succeed,” she said Monday during a major foreign policy address at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London.

Suitcase full of gems worth £1m stolen from jewellery dealer on train

A suitcase containing rubies, emeralds, and sapphires worth £1m has been stolen from a London to Birmingham train.
A jewellery dealer boarded the 7.03pm Euston train on Wednesday 8 November, travelling to Birmingham New Street.

France mulls setting age of sexual consent at 13 after man acquitted of raping 11-year-old - The Local

France could introduce a law to rule that anyone aged under 13 is automatically considered unable to consent to sex after a 28-year-old man was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old because the relations were deemed consensual.

Japan-based name 'Chibanian' set to represent geologic age of last magnetic shift | The Japan Times

The name “Chibanian,” based on a stratum discovered in Chiba Prefecture, is set to represent the geological age when the latest reversal of the Earth’s magnetic fields is believed to have occurred, a Japanese national research institute said Monday.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to retire from playing football at the end of the season - Mirror Online

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced that he is retiring from playing football.
The 39-year-old, who is playing for Phoenix Rising in America's USL where he also owns a stake in the club, has revealed that he is to hang up his boots at the end of the current campaign.

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CNN.co.jp : 米司法長官、クリントン財団の捜査検討を指示


台湾閣僚、「門前払い」=独で開催のCOP23サミット:AFPBB News


帝政の趣 ウラジオストク - 毎日新聞




イタリアが60年ぶり出場逃す スウェーデンとホームで引き分ける プレーオフ第2戦 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 13 November 2017

ISIS retakes key Syrian border town after fierce fightback - The Straits Times

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group recaptured Albu Kamal in eastern Syria after a fierce fightback to save the last urban bastion of its collapsing "caliphate".
The rebound last Saturday came as the United States and Russia issued a surprise joint presidential statement saying there was "no military solution" to Syria's grinding six-year war.

France mourns Paris attack victims, two years on | AFP.com

France marked two years Monday since its worst ever terror attacks, releasing colourful balloons into the sky to remember the 130 people killed on a Friday night out in Paris.

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Area Around Iran-Iraq Border | Time

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 400 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said Monday.

North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

Sean Parker Says Facebook Was Designed to Be Addictive - AdAge

Sean Parker, the billionaire early Facebook investor and Napster founder, says Mark Zuckerberg knowingly created a monster with addictive social media.
Parker, speaking at an Axios event, pulled back the curtain on Facebook's early days, saying it was designed to consume people.

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ウーバー、ソフトバンクなどによる数十億ドル規模の出資提案承認 - Bloomberg






飛び降り記録のロシア人、ヒマラヤで降下に失敗し死亡 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)




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News Headlines - 12 November 2017

Tory turmoil as 40 MPs say May must go | The Times & The Sunday Times

Forty MPs have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in Theresa May as European Union negotiators threaten to block trade talks until March unless Britain agrees to settle the Brexit divorce bill.
The embattled prime minister is facing a fight on three fronts following another week of Tory turmoil in which Priti Patel become the second cabinet minister to resign and two other cabinet ministers — Damian Green and Boris Johnson — faced pressure to quit.

Calls mount for Boris Johnson to be sacked after Iranian gaffe - France 24

The storm began after remarks made by Johnson about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British Iranian woman currently detained in Iran on charges of sedition. Johnson said that Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been in Iran “training journalists”, a diplomatic blunder that could well see the Iranian judicial system increase the 5-year sentence already handed down to Zaghari-Ratclife.

Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims' - BBC News

A former Scotland Yard chief was aware pornography had allegedly been found on Damian Green's office computer during a 2008-9 police probe, he has said.

Man held in Germany over 1993 Ayr killing of Ansar Shah | The Times & The Sunday Times

A man has been arrested in Germany over the alleged murder of a Scottish restaurant owner almost 25 years ago... Europol, French and German authorities, Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the UK National Crime Agency were involved in arresting a man aged 51 in Frankfurt.

Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women

For the last eight years, baseball fan-turned-writer Becca Schultz has presented herself online as Ryan Schultz, a false identity she assumed when she was 13 years old, duping and harassing women on Twitter along the way.
On Wednesday night, a woman named Erin tweeted a series of screenshots announcing that Schultz is not actually Ryan, a married father of two studying to become a pharmacist. Instead, Schultz is a 21-year-old college student in the Midwest, whose entire career as an aspiring baseball writer has been under a fraudulent byline.

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EU離脱をめぐり英住宅価格が頭打ち ロンドンは09年以来の大幅下落 | ニューズウィーク日本版


カタルーニャ:政治家の釈放求め75万人デモ - 毎日新聞


EU、福島県産コメなどの輸入規制を解除 12月から緩和、水産物・山菜も - 産経ニュース


「日本も核兵器禁止条約に署名を」バチカンで被爆者が演説 | NHKニュース




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News Headlines - 11 November 2017

France postpones target for cutting nuclear share of power production

Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Tuesday it was not realistic to cut nuclear energy’s share of electricity production to 50 percent by 2025 from 75 percent now and that doing so in a hurry would increase France’s CO2 emissions, endanger the security of power supply and put jobs at risk.

Armistice Day: Big Ben breaks silence to mark two minutes' silence remembering lives lost in the UK's wars | London Evening Standard

The bells of Big Ben chimed again at 11am on Saturday to mark Armistice Day commemorations in the capital.
The chimes marked two minutes’ silence in remembrance of those who died in World War One.

UN to Host Talks on Use of 'Killer Robots'

The United Nations is set to host talks on the use of autonomous weapons, but those hoping for a ban on the machines dubbed "killer robots" will be disappointed, the ambassador leading the discussions said Friday.

Richard Browning sets world record in jet engine 'Iron Man' suit

It wasn't Hollywood but Richard Browning's bid to make world history was straight out of a superhero film.
Browning set a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit this week.
The founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries reached a speed of 32.02mph on his third attempt at Lagoona Park in Reading.

Amazing Apollo 4: NASA's 1st Saturn V Moon Rocket Test Flight in Photos

On Nov. 9, 1967, NASA launched the first Saturn V moon rocket test flight: Apollo 4. See photos of the launch, and Earth from space, from the amazing Apollo 4 mission here.

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カタルーニャ独立問題、ロシア領内からの報道操作に懸念 スペイン:AFPBB News

スペインメディアは以前から、中央政府が違法と断じた10月1日のカタルーニャ州独立の是非を問う住民投票を発端とする危機の中で混乱をあおってきたとして、いずれもスペイン語版を提供しているロシア国営の国際通信社「今日のロシア(Russia Today)」とスプートニク(Sputnik)を非難してきた。……しかしデコスペダル国防相は、背後にロシア政府がいるのかどうかについては確証を得ていないと述べ、ロシア領内から発信されたと特定したメッセージの具体例も示さなかった。

EU、軍の移動を域内で容易に ロシアの脅威に対抗:AFPBB News


世界初の燃料電池電車の試験走行 ドイツで公開 | NHKニュース


TPP カナダも大筋合意に 労働条件の改善など一致 | NHKニュース


「スター・ウォーズ」新たな3部作を製作!「最後のジェダイ」R・ジョンソンが監督 - 映画.com

新たな3部作はこれまでに描かれたことのない銀河の片隅を舞台に、新しいキャラクターたちを登場させるという。1977年の第1作「新たなる希望」から、2019年公開予定の「スター・ウォーズ エピソード9(仮題)」まで全9作で描かれる「スカイウォーカー・サーガ」とは切り離されたストーリーになるようだ。

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News Headlines - 10 November 2017

Mueller Probes Flynn’s Role in Alleged Plan to Deliver Cleric to Turkey - WSJ

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn’s alleged role in a plan to forcibly remove a Muslim cleric living in the U.S. and deliver him to Turkey in return for millions of dollars, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Yemen missile attack: Weapon fired by Houthi rebels at Saudi capital was Iranian, say US officials | The Independent

The ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels that targeted the Saudi Arabia capital was from Iran and bore “Iranian markings,” a top US Air Force official in the Middle East has said.

Brexit day revealed: Britain will leave the EU on THIS date  | Express.co.uk

Ministers will seek Parliament's backing to amend the EU (Withdrawal) Bill so that it explicitly states that the UK will leave the bloc on March 29, 2019.
It will also spell out that Britain will leave at 11pm UK time on that date – which is midnight on the Continent.

Philippines' President claims to have killed someone when he was a teen - CNN

Ahead of APEC meetings with regional leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte told the group, in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, that he stabbed someone to death when he was 16.

Italy lowdown ahead of World Cup play-off with Sweden | Daily Mail Online

When Italy were paired with Spain in World Cup qualification Group G, optimism was still high thanks to the Azzurri's solid performances at Euro 2016. That run included a victory against Sergio Ramos and Co in the second round... Dumped into a play-off, the Blues face Sweden in Stockholm on Friday and then at San Siro three days later. The last time the four-time World Cup winners had the same ordeal was 20 years ago, when they met Russia over two legs. Gianluigi Buffon made his debut in the first match, and the Azzurri sneaked through 2-1 on aggregate.

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日本の報道の自由、審査か 国連人権理、特定秘密保護法も | 共同通信


TPP首脳会合 10日は見送り カナダから延期の要請 | NHKニュース




月の巨大空洞を宇宙飛行士の居住空間に NASA | NHKニュース


S・セガールにもセクハラ疑惑 女優P・デ・ロッシが告発

ハーヴェイ・ワインスタイン(Harvey Weinstein)氏やケヴィン・スペイシー(Kevin Spacey)氏ら米ハリウッド(Hollywood)関係者らの間でセクハラ疑惑が次々と浮上している問題で、今度は米アクション俳優のスティーヴン・セガール(Steven Seagal)氏(65)に対する疑惑が浮上した。

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News Headlines - 09 November 2017

Japan says TPP trade deal talks "agree in principle"

Japan said ministers of countries remaining in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal had agreed in principle on Thursday on a path forward after the United States' withdrawal

Inside the drive to ‘make a deal’ with North Korea - The Washington Post

In South Korea, President Trump abruptly shifted position on negotiations with North Korea, saying he wanted to “make a deal” with the Kim Jong Un regime. If he means it, there may be an opening, because his State Department has been working on a new initiative to break the diplomatic stalemate with Pyongyang, starting with a proposed 60-day freeze in nuclear and missile tests.

Saudi Arabia tells citizens to leave Lebanon at once - BBC News

Saudi Arabia has told its citizens in Lebanon to leave the country immediately... Tensions between the two countries have risen since Lebanon's Saudi-backed PM Saad Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he feared for his life.

Lift up your hearts, not your smartphones, pope tells priests

Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their smartphones during Masses, saying they should focus on God instead.
"The priest says 'lift up your hearts'. He does not say, 'lift up your mobile phones to take pictures,'" Francis told tens of thousands of people at his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square, referring to a communion prayer in the Roman Catholic Mass.

Kevin Spacey: Completed film to be reshot without accused actor - BBC News

US actor Kevin Spacey is to be erased from a completed Hollywood film following the allegations of predatory sexual behaviour against him... Spacey, who was late oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty in the film, will be replaced by Christopher Plummer.

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米当局、AT&TにCNN売却要請 タイム・ワーナー買収で独禁法抵触懸念 - 産経ニュース


米空軍士官学校の差別落書き、黒人学生による自作自演と判明:AFPBB News


米オスプレイの事故率、過去最悪 海兵隊全体の率上回る:朝日新聞デジタル




米国:ティファニーで朝食も NY5番街店内にレストラン - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 08 November 2017

Priti Patel forced to resign over unofficial meetings with Israelis | The Guardian

Theresa May’s government was rocked on Wednesday by a second cabinet resignation in a week after Priti Patel was forced to step down as international development secretary.
The minister quit after being summoned back from a trip to Uganda and Ethiopia by Downing Street after it emerged she failed to be candid with May about 14 unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers, businesspeople and a senior lobbyist.

Plans for new bridge crossing River Thames in London | Metro News

Transport for London has today launched plans for a new bridge across the River Thames in London. The river crossing – proposed to be built between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf – will be available for cyclists as well as those on foot.

On the golf course, Japan’s Abe did a ninja stunt — and Trump didn’t even notice - The Washington Post

The Japanese prime minister, dressed in a white sweater, had just hit his ball out of the sand and was running up out of the bunker. But when he got up onto the grass, he apparently lost his balance and rolled backward into the sandy hole. An aide quickly rushed to help the prime minister.

Nissan cuts full-year profit estimates amid inspection scandal | The Japan Times

Nissan now expects its group operating profit to stand at \645 billion ($5.6 billion) for fiscal 2017 — compared with an earlier estimate of \685 billion — due to costs related to the scandal.

Spain's constitutional court annuls Catalan declaration of independence

Spain’s Constitutional Court officially annulled the Catalan parliament’s Oct. 27 unilateral declaration of independence on Wednesday, a widely expected ruling after the move was suspended by the court.

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CNN.co.jp : パリ協定にシリアが署名、唯一不参加の米国孤立


ロシア革命100年:モスクワで祝賀デモ…露共産党が行進 - 毎日新聞




英政界:セクハラ波紋、与野党が調査へ 首相側近にも疑惑 - 毎日新聞




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News Headlines - 07 November 2017

Disney ends blackout of LA Times after boycott from media outlets | The Guardian

The studio last week banned the LA Times from access to its screenings and talent, citing “biased and inaccurate” coverage – only to trigger a boycott on Monday by several media outlets in solidarity.
But on Tuesday Disney said it had ended its ban.

Sacked Labour minister Carl Sargeant found dead - BBC News

An ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life, it is understood... He was suspended from Labour after the first minister learned of a number of alleged incidents involving women.

South Korea invites wartime 'comfort woman' to state banquet for Trump | The Japan Times

South Korea announced Tuesday that a wartime ‘comfort woman,’ who has spoken widely of her suffering due to being forced to work in a wartime Japanese military brothel, had been invited to attend a state banquet for U.S. President Donald Trump.

'Black Widow' sentenced to death for several murders - Japan Today

A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced to death a one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow", who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.

Twitter to Roll Out 280-Character Tweets Worldwide - The New York Times

Microblogging website Twitter Inc, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world... User posting in languages including Japanese, Korean and Chinese, which do not face the issue of "cramming", will continue to have a limit of 140 characters, Twitter said.

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タカタ負債額、1兆500億円規模に 製造業で戦後最大:朝日新聞デジタル


日本114位、過去最低 世界の男女平等ランキング  :日本経済新聞




トランプ氏の車列に中指立てた米女性、解雇の憂き目に:AFPBB News

米首都ワシントン近郊でジュリ・ブリスクマン(Juli Briskman)さん(50)がいつものように自転車で道路を走っていると、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領の車列が通りかかった。ブリスクマンさんは迷うことなく、中指を突き立ててトランプ氏に抗議の意志を示した。……問題の写真をトランプ氏が目にしたかどうかは不明だが、ブリスクマンさんの勤務先で米政府や米軍を顧客に持つインフラ企業、アキマ(Akima)の幹部らはこれを快く思わなかったようだ。

米国とトルコ、ビザの相互発給を「限定的」に再開:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 06 November 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies | The New Yorker

In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations. According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies.

Paradise Papers: Commerce chief Wilbur Ross's links with sanctioned Russians - BBC News

A top member of Donald Trump's administration has business links with Russian allies of President Vladimir Putin who are under US sanctions, the Paradise Papers have revealed.

Trump plays golf with Japanese hero Matsuyama - CNN

Trump hit the course Sunday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and world No. 4 golfer Hideki Matsuyama, playing nine holes before retiring to the clubhouse.

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border - BBC News

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was returning from an inspection tour when his aircraft came down near Abha late on Sunday, the interior ministry said.

Silvio Berlusconi set to return to Italian politics after Sicilian election victory | The Guardian

Silvio Berlusconi looked poised for a stunning political comeback as his rightist bloc claimed victory in an election in Sicily that puts it in pole position for a national vote due by next May.
The regional Sicilian ballot, held on Sunday, was seen as a dry run for the nationwide election, with many of the island’s problems reflecting those of the country as a whole: high unemployment, a debt mountain and sluggish economic growth.

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最大流出元「ハッキング受けた」 パラダイス文書:朝日新聞デジタル


米国:トランプ大統領、支持率37% 過去70年で最低 - 毎日新聞




カタルーニャ:スペイン国旗見かけず 前州首相の故郷ルポ - 毎日新聞


超急速EV充電、欧州で400カ所整備へ BMWなど4社連合  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 05 November 2017

Paradise Papers: Your guide to four years of offshore revelations - BBC News

The Paradise Papers is another massive leak of secret files, the most significant of them belonging to a single offshore law firm, detailing the taxation activities of the wealthy and the famous. It's the latest in a rich pedigree of such leaks.

Texas Church Shooting Leaves at Least 26 Dead, Officials Say - The New York Times

A gunman clad in all black, with a ballistic vest strapped to his chest and a military-style rifle in his hands, opened fire on parishioners at a Sunday service at a small Baptist church in rural Texas, killing at least 26 people and turning this tiny town east of San Antonio into the scene of the country’s newest mass horror.

Carles Puigdemont bailed pending Brussels ruling | The Guardian

A Belgian judge has released the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, and four of his ministers on bail after a hearing lasting more than 10 hours... The judge decided to grant them conditional release late in the evening pending a ruling by a court within the next 15 days whether to execute the European arrest warrant issued by Spain. The five have been told they must not leave the country and stay in a fixed address.

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and four ministers in extraordinary 'consolidation of power' | The Independent

Saudi Arabia has arrested 11 princes, four officials and tens of former officials as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe which further cements control in the hands of its young Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman.

Libyan Salafist-led force breaks up comic festival for 'indecency'

A Libyan force that acts as an anti-crime unit in Tripoli said it had arrested the organisers of a comic festival for “acts of indecency and against public morals”.

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トランプ大統領と安倍首相 ゴルフで首脳外交 | NHKニュース


日本、迎撃すべきだった 北朝鮮ミサイルで米大統領 - 共同通信 47NEWS


クリントン陣営が作らせていた「ロシア疑惑」報告書 打倒トランプのために多額の資金を投入 | JBpress(日本ビジネスプレス)


ナチス略奪の「退廃芸術」コレクションがついに公開 - SWI swissinfo.ch

ナチスに略奪された絵画のコレクション展「Entartete Kunst(退廃芸術)他のサイトへ」が、ベルン美術館で2日、始まった。来年3月4日まで。



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News Headlines - 04 November 2017

Securing North Korean nuclear sites would require a ground invasion, Pentagon says - The Washington Post

The only way to locate and secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, and in the event of conflict, Pyongyang could use biological and chemical weapons, the Pentagon told lawmakers in a new, blunt assessment of what war on the Korean Peninsula might look like.

Apple shares hit record high as Street bullish iPhone X launch

The company reported better-than-expected September quarter earnings results and gave a December quarter sales guidance range above Wall Street expectations at the midpoint Thursday evening.
Apple shares hit an all-time high, opening up 3.5 percent Friday as notes poured in from Wall Street that were positive on last quarter's earnings and even more optimistic about the iPhone X.

'Victory declared' over 130 tonne Whitechapel fatberg - BBC News

A 250-metre long fatberg weighing 130 tonnes which was blocking an east London sewer has been cleared after a nine-week "battle".
The solid mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms was found in the Victorian-era tunnel in Whitechapel in September.

How I threw away a work of modern art - BBC News

To me, it looked like a child's crude attempt at a mosaic. About a dozen small square tiles of different colours. Glued to the wall in a geometric design vaguely resembling a face with two square eyes.

Jose Mourinho has settled his case with the Spanish tax authorities - and says 'I did not argue' - Manchester Evening News

Jose Mourinho has said that 'everything was closed' after agreeing to settle his high-profile tax fraud case following a hearing in Madrid on Friday morning.
The Spanish authorities alleged that the former Real Madrid manager owed the state almost £2.9million in undeclared revenue related to image rights in 2011 and 2012.

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前州首相らの拘束要請 カタルーニャ独立問題 - 産経フォト


FRB議長にパウエル理事 トランプ大統領、正式に指名  :日本経済新聞


テロ対策に新ごみ箱「爆弾にも対応します」 TBS NEWS

「耐圧防爆容器」と呼ばれるこのごみ箱。最大でTNT火薬5キロの爆発に耐えるといいます。「もし普通のごみ箱に爆発物が入れられたら、ごみ箱ごと吹き飛びます。ごみ箱が金属製なら金属が飛び散り、周囲の人間を危険にさらします。この製品は爆発の衝撃が外側に広がらないよう抑え、人命を守るんです」(開発企業ミストラル・セキュリティ営業担当 バナイ氏)

子ども模したラブドール購入の男に禁錮刑、ノルウェー:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 03 November 2017

A note to readers - LA Times

This year, Walt Disney Co. studios declined to offer The Times advance screenings, citing what it called unfair coverage of its business ties with Anaheim. The Times will continue to review and cover Disney movies and programs when they are available to the public.

Trump Twitter account shut down by employee on last day of work | The Guardian

A Twitter employee deactivated Donald Trump’s personal account on their last day of work, the company said on Thursday, likely meaning the action was deliberate.

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali - The New York Times

Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret in June while they were in Mali on a secret assignment, military officials say.

Moors Murders: Ian Brady's ashes disposed of at sea - BBC News

The ashes of Moors Murderer Ian Brady have been disposed of at sea in the middle of the night after a cremation last week, it has been revealed... It was reported that Brady wished to have his remains burnt and ashes scattered in Glasgow, where he grew up. But the city's council said it would refuse any request for Brady to be cremated in the area.

Royal Antwerp confirm youth player Joel Lobanzo has died following a cardiac arrest | Sky Sports

Royal Antwerp have confirmed that youth player Joel Lobanzo has died following a cardiac arrest during a training session.
The Belgian side released a statement on their website saying the 17-year-old became unwell during U19s training on Tuesday, with medical personnel attending to him, before he was transferred to hospital.

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英中銀、10年ぶり利上げ インフレ抑止狙い:朝日新聞デジタル


クアルコム、89%減益 7~9月、アップルとの係争響く :日本経済新聞


米民主党議員ら 議会承認なしの武力行使にくぎ刺す | NHKニュース


安倍首相、女性支援のイバンカ氏基金に57億円拠出を表明  - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 02 November 2017

Yellen’s Legacy: Economic Progress but a Sense of a Job Unfinished - The New York Times

Unemployment fell steadily during her term, inflation stayed in check and the Fed began backing gradually away from the extraordinary steps it took in the wake of the financial crisis.
That wasn’t enough to save her job, however. President Trump nominated Jerome H. Powell to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, which means that Ms. Yellen will be the first person in nearly 40 years to serve no more than a single four-year term as head of the central bank.

London's property market to be worst hit after Brexit as houses prices plunge | London Evening Standard

London's property market will suffer the most over the next five years as Brexit fears and increasing interest rates limit price rises, a leading estate agent warned today... Overall, between 2018 and 2022, London prices will go up by only 7.1 per cent, half the pace of the UK as a whole and below inflation.

Lenovo buys controlling stake in Fujitsu PC unit; second-quarter profit drops

Lenovo Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Fujitsu Ltd’s personal computer unit for up to $269 million, in a bid to corner a larger share of a market that is battling weak sales as more people switch to mobile devices.

On a knife edge: The rise of violence on London's streets - BBC News

Across England and Wales an incident involving a blade or sharp object takes place, on average, every 14 minutes. Of the 37,000 incidents in the past 12 months, more than 13,000 offences were committed in London.

Black cab shape not distinctive enough to be trademark, say judges | The Guardian

New-style taxis could soon roll on to city roads after court of appeal judges ruled that the shape of the traditional London black cab was not distinctive enough to be a trademark.
The London Taxi Company wanted to claim exclusive rights to the black cab shape and thwart a rival firm. But Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd have upheld a ruling made last year by a high court judge.

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トランプ大統領の長女イバンカ氏が来日 | NHKニュース


米大統領、移民抽選制度の終了表明 NY車突入犯が利用:AFPBB News

米ニューヨークで起き8人が死亡した車突入事件のウズベキスタン人容疑者が、移住希望者に抽選で永住権(グリーンカード)を付与する「移民多様化ビザ抽選プログラム」を利用し米国に移住していたことを受け、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は1日、同プログラムを打ち切る方針を表明した。

CNN.co.jp : 米イージス艦衝突2件、「回避可能」だった 海軍が報告書


資生堂、手痛い「授業料」 米子会社でまた減損  :日本経済新聞


ダル炎上&マエケン登板なしで終戦…ドジャース、29年ぶり世界一ならず アストロズが初制覇 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 01 November 2017

Michael Fallon quits as defence secretary, saying his behaviour has 'fallen short' | The Guardian

Fallon apologised earlier this week over an incident 15 years ago in which he made unwanted advances to the journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer, repeatedly placing his hand on her knee – although Hartley-Brewer herself insisted: “No one was remotely upset or distressed.”... Allegations of inappropriate behaviour have been swirling around Westminster since the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal encouraged women to speak out about their experiences of sexual abuse or harassment.

Sony's aibo robot is back, ready to learn new tricks- Nikkei Asian Review

Sony said Wednesday it will roll out a new robot dog on Jan. 11, 2018, the year of the dog, that will be packed with the latest robotic technologies, including sensors to help it recognize its environment, and artificial intelligence to help it "think," plus the mechanics to act on its thoughts.

Netherlands to hold referendum on new surveillance law

The Netherlands will hold a referendum on legislation giving law enforcement authorities far-reaching surveillance powers, the Dutch Voting Commission said on Wednesday.

Lady Gaga Is Engaged to Christian Carino

A source tells Us the Grammy-winning singer, 31, and the CAA talent agent, 48, secretly got engaged over the summer after Carino asked the singer’s father for his permission. Due to her current health state, they are focused on her recovery and don’t have any wedding plans just yet.

Two Russian Skiers Banned For Life From Olympics Over Doping In Sochi

Two Russian cross-country skiers have been banned from attending any future Olympics over doping at the 2014 winter games in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on November 1 that Aleksandr Legkov, who won an individual gold medal and relay silver, was also disqualified from all his events in Sochi.

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今世紀末に気温3度上昇か 各国の削減目標足りず 国連:朝日新聞デジタル


小型の星に「怪物級」巨大惑星、600光年先に発見 研究:AFPBB News

地球のはるか遠方にある小型の暗い恒星を公転している「怪物級」の巨大惑星を発見したとの研究結果が10月31日、発表された。理論上存在するはずのない惑星の発見は、天文学者らに大きな驚きを与えた。……英国王立天文学会月報(Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society)への掲載が予定されている論文の主執筆者で、英ウォーリック大学(University of Warwick)のダニエル・ベイリス(Daniel Bayliss)氏は、AFPの取材に「NGTS-1bは半径が主星の4分の1ほどあり、主星との比較で見ると非常に大きい。それに比べて木星の半径は太陽の10分の1ほどしかない」と語った。

スターリン大粛清:80年、ロシアで追悼式 - 毎日新聞


米俳優スペイシー氏の告白に非難殺到 加害行動謝罪と同性愛告白を同時に - BBCニュース




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