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News Headlines - 30 June 2018

Privately backed Japanese rocket a fireball soon after launch:The Asahi Shimbun

A start-up backed by Internet entrepreneur Takafumi Horie failed for a second time June 30 to launch an inexpensive rocket into outer space.
Momo No. 2 barely lifted off before plummeting back to Earth and erupting in a fireball... "We have never seen a failure like this," Horie, the well-known founder of Internet company Livedoor Co., told reporters.

Headquarters of G5 Sahel anti-terror force attacked in central Mali - France 24

A car packed with explosives detonated at the headquarters of a new, five-nation West African counterterror force in Mali, setting off a gun battle that killed two soldiers, a civilian and two attackers, officials said Friday.

Spanish doctor stands trial over Franco-era 'stolen babies' | The Guardian

The first trial in Spain over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era has opened in Madrid as an 85-year-old former doctor appeared in the dock.
About 50 demonstrators protested outside the court as Eduardo Vela, who worked as a gynaecologist at the now-defunct San Ramón clinic in Madrid, arrived in court... Vela is accused of taking Inés Madrigal, now 49, from her biological mother in 1969, and giving her to another woman he falsely certified as her birth mother.

A lost cat has finally been reunited with his owners after ten years missing | Metro News

Harry the white and ginger cat vanished from his home in Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, in 2008, when he was a kitten.
His owner Mark Salisbury, 39, thought he’d never see Harry again – but never gave up hope of finding him, and kept his details up to date on Harry’s microchip... Mark was shocked when he was told that the cat had been found after being taken to the Blue Cross animal charity 50 miles away in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Though Harry had run away, he hadn’t been a stray. He’d actually been taken in by an elderly owner who had sadly passed away.
It was when Harry was rescued and had a microchip scanner used on him that he was traced back to Mark.

British royals to move out of Buckingham Palace wing for repairs | Reuters

Britain’s royal family are to move out of the famous front wing of London’s Buckingham Palace later this year as part of a multi-million pound building repair project, palace aides said on Thursday.
The royal household will “decant” from the east wing of the palace, the public facade which houses the balcony on which Queen Elizabeth and her family appear for significant events, as part a program of urgent work to replace aging electrical wiring and heating systems.

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欧州最強ドイツの「泣き所」、出遅れたデジタル化 | ロイター






ビール抜きでW杯観戦か、英国襲う炭酸ガス不足 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 29 June 2018

5 Must-Read Articles About Mexico's 2018 Election

The importance of Mexico's July 1, 2018 presidential election cannot be over-stated. The election is a critical turning point for Mexico and may mark the start of a new chapter of uncertainty and political risk in the U.S.'s southern neighbor. Some critics, especially among Mexico's wealthy entrepreneurs and professionals see front-runner (and likely winner) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a potentially mortal threat to the tenuous gains Mexico has achieved over the last twenty years. Others see him as the only politician in Mexico capable of confronting corruption head on and kickstarting meaningful economic growth in the parts of the country that have been left behind during the era of globalization.

Deutsche Bank’s US unit fails Fed stress test | Financial Times

Deutsche Bank has failed the US Federal Reserve’s latest stress test and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have been ordered to strengthen their balance sheets by freezing dividends and share buybacks... The Fed gave 22 of the country’s largest listed lenders a green light for about $168bn worth of payouts over the coming year, an increase of more than a fifth from last year, according to RBC Capital Markets calculations.
However, it rejected Deutsche’s plans to transfer cash from the US subsidiary that was tested to its Frankfurt headquarters.

Turkey elections impacted by restrictions on freedom, says OSCE | DW

Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded on Monday that opposition parties were denied equal conditions for campaigning in Turkey's election race.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated victory as his main rival accepted the official results of Sunday's election despite complaints over how the campaign was conducted. The vote was the first held under a new system which gives the president expansive powers.

BBC Two - Japan's Secret Shame

This film tells the moving story of 29-year-old Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who in May 2017 shocked Japan when she went public with allegations that she was raped by a well-known TV journalist.

Fifa World Cup fair play farce embarrasses Japan fans as social media users slam ‘anti-football’ tactics | South China Morning Post

Japan lost 1-0 to Poland in Russia on Thursday in a match that ended in farce as the Samurai Blue ran down the clock knowing unless they picked up a pair of yellow cards or Senegal equalised against Colombia in the other group H game, they would go through... Another blamed football’s governing body for introducing the rule.
“I doubt Fifa expected to see their fair play rule being used so unfairly”, he tweeted a little after the final whistle sounded at around 1am local time.

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地中海のNGO移民救助船、漂流1週間でマルタに寄港 8カ国引き受けで決着 - 産経ニュース


「反トランプ」の英市民、大統領の来月訪問に向け巨大バルーン準備 | ロイター




仏政府 大統領公約の「徴兵制」、16歳国民に一カ月の義務奉仕 軍事側面は後退 民間奉仕に軸足 - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 28 June 2018

Airbus plans UK job cuts amid fears of hard Brexit impact | The Guardian

Airbus has confirmed it is considering cutting thousands of jobs in the UK as it starts to “press the button on crisis actions” over concerns about Brexit.
The company said it could ditch plans to build aircraft wings in British factories over concerns that EU regulations will no longer apply from March 2019 and uncertainty over customs procedures, instead opting to transfer production to North America, China or elsewhere in the EU.
Airbus, which directly employs 14,000 people at 25 sites in Britain and supports more than 100,000 jobs in the wider supply chain, also said a no-deal scenario would lead to “catastrophic” consequences , which could cost the company billions of pounds in delays. The firm also said it was considering stockpiling billions of pounds of parts to prepare for Brexit disruption.

Shoe camera explodes, foiling man's plans to take videos up women's skirts | host.madison.com

A man who was planning to take videos up women’s skirts had his plans go up in smoke when the battery in his shoe camera exploded, Madison police said.
The 32-year-old man wanted to turn himself in to Madison police on Tuesday and showed up at the West District station, but he wasn’t arrested because he hadn’t taken any videos before the battery fizzled, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said in his daily report.

India most dangerous country for women, US ranks 10th in survey - CNN

The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its results Tuesday of a survey of 550 experts on women's issues, finding India to be the most dangerous nation for sexual violence against women, as well as human trafficking for domestic work, forced labor, forced marriage and sexual slavery, among other reasons.

Honda's Asimo robot bows out but finds new life - Nikkei Asian Review

Honda Motor has stopped development of its humanoid Asimo robot, a symbol of Japan's advances in robotics technology along with Sony's Aibo robot dog... The original Asimo appeared in 2000 as the first robot to walk on two legs. But development started back in 1986. That was the year the automaker opened a research facility in Saitama Prefecture to begin research on what would become Asimo.

World Cup kicks off a £2.5bn betting splurge | The Times

The World Cup is sending Britain into an unprecedented betting frenzy as England’s winning start and a surge of gambling adverts on TV encourage viewers to bet record amounts.
Industry figures seen by The Times suggest that up to £2.5 billion will be wagered on the tournament, an increase of almost 50 per cent on the last World Cup, with a huge rise in the number of female gamblers. Almost £500 million has been bet in the past week with four out of five bets made during matches.

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英政府、EU離脱交渉の期間延長求めるべき=ブレア元首相 | ロイター


欧州で新たな軍事部隊が発足、仏主導 英独なども参加 | ロイター




「修復」で彫刻が台無しに スペインの教会で - BBCニュース


もう外食は無理? トランプ政権幹部、相次ぎ退店や罵倒の憂き目に:AFPBB News

 スティーブン・ミラー(Stephen Miller)大統領補佐官は、首都ワシントン繁華街のメキシコ料理店で食事中、怒った客の1人から「ファシスト」と怒鳴りつけられた。
 キルスティン・ニールセン(Kirstjen Nielsen)国土安全保障長官も別のメキシコ料理店で、店になだれ込んできた左派のデモ隊に「恥知らず!」などと繰り返し罵声を浴びせられて、早々と店を出ている。

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News Headlines - 27 June 2018

Uber gets new 15-month license to operate in London | Euronews

It's after Transport for London refused to give the Silicon Valley taxi firm a five-year operating license last September saying there were failings in its approach to report serious criminal offenses and to background checks on drivers.
But now the judge, Emma Arbuthnot at Westminster Magistrates Court ruled they can have a 15-month permit subject to strict conditions.

Five Charity Workers Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India | Time

In the latest sexual assault scandal to hit India, five charity workers in the country’s remote east were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint.
The women said they abducted while putting on a play about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state, AFP reports.
The women, who were working for a non-governmental organization called Asha Kiran supported by a local Christian missionary group, were reportedly video-taped and warned not to go to the police.

Donald Trump to meet the Queen during working visit to UK, says US ambassador

Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits Britain next month, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News.
The president is due in Britain for a working visit on Friday 13 July... It is not a state visit with all the pomp and ceremony that comes with that, so the pair would not necessarily need to meet.
But ambassador Robert Wood Johnson said that while plans have not yet been finalised, they will involve the president meeting Her Majesty.

China zoo criticized for worsening panda's health - NHK WORLD

A zoo in central China has been criticized for its poor management that has negatively affected a giant panda's health condition.
Chinese media say Wei Wei, a giant panda in Wuhan City Zoo of Central China's Hubei Province, is in poor health. Its nose has been found to have turned whitish and a part of its body hair has been lost.

Flood waters hamper efforts to rescue boys missing in Thai cave | The Guardian

Rising waters have forced rescuers to suspend the search for 12 boys and their football coach missing for two days in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, but officials have said they believe they are still alive.
The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province with their 25-year-old coach late on Saturday afternoon... The rising waters frustrated efforts on Monday by the rescuers, including navy Seal divers, to move farther into the cave complex, which is thought to be about four to five miles (6-8km) long and contain large chambers.

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CNN.co.jp : 米連邦最高裁、トランプ氏の入国規制措置を支持


トランプ大統領はハーレーの計画誤解、「多額の課税」警告は空振りか - Bloomberg


フェイスブック株主、ザッカーバーグの解任を要求 | BUSINESS INSIDER JAPAN


米、イラン原油輸入ゼロを要求 日本含む同盟国に 協力しなければ制裁 - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 米トイザらス、国内全店舗を29日までに閉鎖


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News Headlines - 26 June 2018

British Queen approves Brexit law that will end membership of EU | Reuters

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation on Tuesday, ending months of debate over the legislation that will formally end the country’s European Union membership.

Japanese blogger stabbed to death after internet abuse seminar | The Guardian

One of Japan’s most prominent bloggers has been stabbed to death minutes after giving a seminar on how to resolve personal disputes on the internet.
Media reports said Kenichiro Okamoto, better known by his blogger name Hagex, died on Sunday evening after reportedly being attacked by a man he had argued with online.

Japan pull off greatest offside trap in history against Senegal | JOE.co.uk

An example of such an offside trap came on Sunday during Japan's 2-2 draw with Senegal, where the Samurai Blue sprinted in perfect unison away from the goal they were defending. As a precaution, two Japan defenders ran the other way, just in case the assistant referee decided not to give it or they somehow managed to balls it up.
Japan's left-back, Yuto Nagatomo, collected the ball in the box, but the referee flagged for offside anyway. It's a risky tactic, but when it works well, it's foolproof.

German FA suspend two staff members over spat with Swedish bench | Sky Sports

The German Football Association [DFB] has suspended two of their backroom staff following an angry exchange with the Swedish bench.
The pair will not be at Wednesday's crunch World Cup clash against South Korea due to their actions during Saturday's 2-1 win over Sweden.

Worst VAR decision of World Cup 2018 awards Iran late penalty but Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo survive

But it was done without any meaningful contribution from Cristiano Ronaldo, the man who defines them. Indeed, not only did Portugal’s captain and talisman have a penalty saved, he should have been sent off after the VAR noticed that he had thrust a sly elbow into the face of Morteza Pouraliganji. But, after consulting his pitchside screen, the referee flourished only a yellow card.

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米ハーレー、EU関税回避で一部生産を国外に トランプ氏「驚き」:AFPBB News

米オートバイメーカーのハーレーダビッドソン(Harley-Davidson)は25日、欧州連合(EU)が先週発動した対米報復関税を回避するため、生産の一部を国外に移転する計画を発表した。これを受けドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領はツイッター(Twitter)に「最初に白旗を揚げたのがハーレーであるのに驚いている」と投稿した。

仏マクロン政権の1年、「痛みを伴う改革」で支持率はなぜ低下しないか | ダイヤモンド・オンライン


CNN.co.jp : ミャンマー軍、EU制裁対象の司令官1人を解任


ロシアの「軍事都市」に熱視線 ウラジオストク、日本人観光客が急増 - withnews(ウィズニュース)


「大草原の小さな家」の著者名、米文学賞から外される 差別表現理由に:AFPBB News

テレビドラマにもなった米児童小説「大草原の小さな家(Little House on the Prairie)」の原作者、ローラ・インガルス・ワイルダー(Laura Ingalls Wilder)の名を冠した児童文学賞「ローラ・インガルス・ワイルダー賞(Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)」の名称が、「児童文学遺産賞(Children's Literature Legacy Award)」に変更されることが決まった。ワイルダーの作品内に差別的表現が含まれていることが原因だという。……ワイルダーの作品に関しては「西部にいるのはインディアンだけで、人は誰も住んでいない」という表現など、米先住民や黒人に対する差別的な描写があるとの批判が古くからあったが、ワイルダーの著書は現在も出版されており、多くの人々に愛読されている。

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News Headlines - 25 June 2018

Mike Pompeo reportedly joked with Kim Jong-un about killing him during meeting prior to Singapore summit | The Independent

Mr Kim then confronted Mr Pompeo about his comments when he visited Pyongyang in April, according to a former staffer for the then-CIA director who spoke with Vanity Fair... ”The CIA director joked that he was still trying to kill him, this former staffer said, and both men laughed.”

Award-winning Wild West End garden opens in central London | The Guardian

An award-winning garden aiming to bring peace, tranquility and improve air quality for London shoppers, opens on Monday off Oxford Street as part of a major project to green the West End.
The Wild West End garden, which won a gold medal at the Chelsea flower show last month, has been transplanted into the busy retail heart of the capital.
Designed by award-winning designer , the green oasis features many garden plants chosen for their contribution to air purification.

Supreme Court Sides With American Express In Antitrust Case : NPR

The Supreme Court has ruled that American Express can force restaurants, dry cleaners and other businesses to agree that they won't try to get their customers to pay with other credit cards. American Express is historically known for charging retailers higher fees to use their cards. The court was divided, but more conservative justices won out in a 5 to 4 vote.

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Headaches Include Outcry From Its Own Fans - Bloomberg

After a poor performance by “Solo: A Star Wars Story” -- a movie poised to become the first money-losing film in the series -- Disney faces criticism over how it’s managing one of Hollywood’s most lucrative franchises. The company is dealing with reports that its next stand-alone “Star Wars” movie may be delayed and an effort by one faction of fans to remake “The Last Jedi,” which came out in December.

Kawashima's error raises questions for Samurai Blue | The Japan Times

Japan manager Akira Nishino said he will analyze goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima’s situation after the FC Metz custodian made an error that led to Senegal’s first goal in the teams’ 2-2 Group H draw on Sunday.
Speaking at the post-match news conference at Ekaterinburg Arena, Nishino said the situation Kawashima found himself in that led to Sadio Mane’s first goal was not “anything difficult, but he made that (error of) judgment, which is regrettable.”

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マクロン仏大統領の支持率、6月は過去最低の40% 福祉カットに批判 | ロイター


「先進国」スウェーデンは 飲食店で当たり前/「現金お断り」不安 :日本経済新聞


サンクトペテルブルクで「白夜祭」の花火、サッカーファンも堪能 | ロイター


W杯 ボールもハイテク!無線通信タグを埋め込み 日本代表とは好相性― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


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News Headlines - 24 June 2018

UK unveils post-Brexit EU citizen settlement scheme | The Guardian

The government has promised to fast-track the registration process for EU citizens who want to stay in the UK after Brexit, with decisions on applications to remain in the country reduced from six months to “a matter of days”.
Unveiling details of the “settlement scheme” for EU citizens, the Home Office promised that the application process would be “short, simple and user friendly” with a default position of accepting rather than rejecting applications.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from Red Hen, a Virginia restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia Friday night by the business owner because of her connection to President Donald Trump, Sanders acknowledged Saturday on Twitter.

Detroit Rejoices Over Ford's Deal For Abandoned Train Station While Shareholders Wait And Wonder

The people of Detroit are absolutely euphoric about Ford Motor’s acquisition of one of the city’s biggest eyesores, the abandoned Michigan Central Station, and the company’s promise to turn it into a vibrant hipster heaven that will attract high-tech workers to the Motor City to develop the future of transportation.

Google's Street View cars will monitor London's air quality

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made it one of his missions to curb pollution and improve air quality in the capital. Data plays an important role, and as part of a new project, two Google Street View cars will begin pulling double duty as mobile air quality monitors next month. The vehicles have been fitted with sensors that will measure pollutant levels, as well as temperature, humidity and pressure, once every 30 meters as they wind their way around London. This data will be used to complement readings from another 100 static sensors dotted around the city. London has several veteran sensor networks and is no stranger to shorter-term monitoring projects, but this new initiative is said to be on a different scale, capable of painting a near real-time, "hyperlocal" picture of air quality across the capital.

After Macau closes Asia’s only greyhound racing facility, what will happen to its 500 dogs? | South China Morning Post

Dwindling attendances, the transformation of the city around it and, above all, changing public attitudes towards the treatment of animals meant when the official announcement came in January that the Macau Canidrome was to close its doors on July 21, it was hardly a surprise.

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ギリシャ経済 自立多難 EU、8月に支援終了 財政規律 順守迫る :日本経済新聞


日本海洋掘削が更生法 負債904億円、操業は継続 :日本経済新聞


YMOの3人、ロンドン集結 それぞれが微妙に違う画像投稿 : J-CASTニュース

YMOは1978年に3人で結成され、1979年発表のアルバム「SOLID STATE SURVIVOR」が100万枚を超えるセールスを記録。1983年に解散するも、その後何度か再結成している。彼らは79年と80年のワールドツアーと、08年にもロンドンで公演を行っている。……また、YMOとしての演奏が13年の「NO NUKES 2013」以来なく、今年が結成40周年の節目であることから、活動に期待する声も寄せられた。

「オリビア・ニュートン=ジョン」が創価学会入信 病きっかけか | デイリー新潮

オリビアには、「Let Go Let God」、すなわち「神に任せなさい」という曲がある。いまの彼女に即していえば、人知を超えた病のことは神に任せよう、ということか。だが、神なんかに任せておけない、という気持ちの表れなのか。いまでは歌詞の一部を「ナムミョウホウレンゲキョ」と言い換えて歌っているのだ。……「創価学会インタナショナル(SGI)は各国に組織があり、著名人では元サッカー選手のロベルト・バッジョ、ジャズ・ミュージシャンのハービー・ハンコック、歌手のティナ・ターナーらが熱心な信者です」

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News Headlines - 23 June 2018

Argentina gets first 15 billion USD from IMF to stabilise economy- The New Indian Express

Argentina on Friday received $15 billion, the first tranche of a $50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help stabilize its fragile economy, the South American nation's central bank said... On Wednesday the Washington-based IMF approved the $50 billion aid package. It said the first $15 billion will contribute to budget support while the $35 billion balance will be "precautionary."

U.S. Military Prepares to Receive Soldier’s Remains from North Korea - The New York Times

More than six decades after the end of the Korean War, the American military is preparing for the remains of some of its soldiers killed in the conflict to finally return home.
On Saturday, the United States military in South Korea said it had moved 100 wooden coffins and American flags to the border with North Korea to prepare for the repatriation.
North Korea is expected to hand over the remains — believed to belong to some 200 to 250 American servicemen — following President Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12.

Brexit march: Tens of thousands take to London streets to demand new referendum on terms of EU departure | The Independent

Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters have taken to the streets of London to demand a referendum on the terms of Brexit, two years on from the vote... The protest is the biggest since the 2016 vote to leave the EU, with organisers saying more than 100,000 people attended.

'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved - BBC News

A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet.
They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an end to memes, remixes and other user-generated content.
Article 11, requiring online platforms to pay publishers a fee if they link to their news content, was also approved.

Switzerland's Xhaka and Shaqiri charged by Fifa over Serbia goal celebrations | The Guardian

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after they celebrated their goals during a 2-1 World Cup win over Serbia in Kaliningrad by performing an Albanian nationalist symbol.
Xhaka and Shaqiri, who are of Albanian-Kosovan heritage but were raised in Switzerland, put their hands together to form what looked like a double-headed eagle similar to the one on the Albanian flag. The gestures risked inflaming political tensions in the Balkans among Serbian nationalists and ethnic Albanians. Kosovo is a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia does not recognise Kosovo’s independence and relations between the two countries remain tense.

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不法移民助けたNGOは処罰 ハンガリーで法案可決:AFPBB News

ハンガリー議会は20日、移民を支援する非政府組織(NGO)に対する処罰などを盛り込んだ一連の法案を賛成160、反対8で可決した。この法案は、過激な民族主義者であるオルバン・ビクトル(Orban Viktor)首相が掲げた主要公約の一つで、論争を呼んでいた。
 一連の法律は、欧州への移民流入を画策しているとハンガリー政府が非難するリベラル派の米富豪、ジョージ・ソロス(George Soros)氏にちなみ、「ストップ・ソロス(ソロスを止めろ)」法と呼ばれている。

米自動車の初期品質調査、韓国の3ブランドが上位独占-JDパワー - Bloomberg


ロボ研究、日本の地位低下 学術論文の本社調査 中国台頭、東大陥落 :日本経済新聞


東芝ダイナブック シャープの軍門に下る2000人  :日本経済新聞


カナダ、10月17日に大麻解禁 主要国で初 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 22 June 2018

The American products set to become 25% more expensive from today | The Independent

From today the European Union has imposed tariffs on US goods, in retaliation to Donald Trump imposing tariffs on EU steel and aluminium importers.
The tariffs are almost all 25 per cent – meaning anyone who wants to import these products from the US to the EU will have to pay a 25 per cent tax.

French fighter jets go quiet for school exams - DAWN.COM

France’s cutting-edge Rafale military planes will be flying on adjusted schedules this week in a bid to minimise disruption for the students, the commander of a military base told AFP on Tuesday.
Commander Cedric Gaudilliere said his base at Mont-de-Marsan in southwest France had “adapted its take-off and landing procedures” so as not to bother the 3,773 students taking their exams nearby.

Spencer Tunick's nude photoshoot In Melbourne supermarket car park given go ahead by Woolworths - CNN Style

Hundreds of naked people are set to gather on a chilly rooftop in Australia in July after a supermarket dropped its objections to a mass nude photo shoot by renowned New York artist Spencer Tunick.
Woolworths had refused permission due to fears that a photo shoot in its rooftop car park would disrupt its busy Saturday morning trade, but gave the go-ahead after organizers changed the date.

Italy's Salvini causes outrage over Roma census plan | Al Jazeera

Human rights activists and politicians in Italy and abroad have slammed Matteo Salvini, the Italian interior minister, after he announced plans to count the country's Roma community with an eye to expelling those who do not have Italian nationality.

Almost half of Germans want Merkel to resign, poll shows - The Local

A survey carried out by YouGov and published on Friday shows that 43 percent of Germans want Merkel to leave office.
The survey also revealed that 42 percent of respondents wanted the veteran Chancellor to stay on as head of government, while 15 percent did not give a response either way... The survey also showed that most Germans don’t believe that the coalition will collapse over the current dispute between Merkel and the CSU... Nonetheless half the respondents said that they did not believe that the coalition would make it to the next scheduled national elections in 2021.

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インテルCEOが辞任…社員と不適切な関係 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


米ダウ平均、唯一の初期銘柄GEが「退場」株価低迷でドラッグストアと交代  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 21 June 2018

TASS: Tokyo expresses regret over Russian missile-firing exercise due on Iturup Island - paper

The Japanese government has expressed its regret over Russia’s upcoming military exercise, scheduled as reported on Iturup Island (part of the Southern Kuril Islands challenged by Japan), Japan’s Yomiuri daily said on Sunday, adding that the Russian Foreign Ministry had been notified via the Japanese Embassy in Moscow.
According to this report, the Russian side has dismissed Tokyo’s statement, stressing that the exercise is held within Russia’s borders.

Cryptocurrency Tumbles After $32 Million South Korea Hack | Fortune

Bithumb, ranked No. 7 globally by traded value on Coinmarketcap.com, said on Wednesday that hackers stole about 35 billion won ($32 million) and that Ripple was among the coins taken. The exchange halted cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals, said it will compensate victims and moved investor assets to a so-called cold wallet, which is disconnected from the Internet and less vulnerable to theft.

Race to succeed SoftBank's Son takes off - Nikkei Asian Review

Nearly two years to the day SoftBank Group's one-time heir apparent Nikesh Arora stepped down as second-in-command, the Japanese technology and investment conglomerate officially installed a triumvirate of executive vice presidents now seen as front-runners to replace Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

Japan and Senegal fans hailed for cleaning up stadiums after World Cup games | London Evening Standard

Football fans from Japan and Senegal were hailed after cleaning up the World Cup stadiums in Russia after the teams won their latest matches.
Both countries won their first group games on Tuesday at the tournament in Russia and were later pictured cleaning up while celebrating.
It is not the first time the Japanese fans, known as the Samurai Blue, have been spotted tidying up after the football.

Japan worker's pay docked for taking lunch 3 mins early

A Japanese city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours -- but only for around three minutes to buy lunch... The news sparked a heated debate on Japanese social media, with many defending the official.

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EU、米国への報復関税を22日発動 32億ドル規模 | ロイター


不法移民の親子、引き離し停止へ トランプ氏が大統領令:朝日新聞デジタル


VWとフォード、商用車開発で戦略的提携を検討-株式持ち合いはせず - Bloomberg


19個の「!」で司法省を否定 AT&T判決の米判事  :日本経済新聞


カナダの駅で突き落とされ死亡 日本人男性か:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 20 June 2018

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit - Channel NewsAsia

Kim Jong Un wrapped up on Wednesday (Jun 20) his third visit to China this year, declaring North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.
The two-day visit was designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests as Trump and the young autocrat move into uncharted diplomatic terrain.

21st Century Fox Agrees to Higher Offer From Disney - WSJ

Walt Disney Co. raised its offer to purchase most of 21st Century Fox to more than $70 billion in cash and stock, topping an unsolicited offer from rival Comcast Corp. as the bidding war for the coveted media properties escalates.
Disney’s new offer is far higher than the price of its original deal, $52.4 billion in stock, and surpasses Comcast’s all-cash offer of roughly $65 billion. Disney will pay Fox shareholders roughly 50% in cash and 50% in stock.

Sony pays Hirai $25m for final year as CEO - Nikkei Asian Review

Sony's Kazuo Hirai received a company record 2.7 billion yen ($24.5 million) in compensation for his final year as president and CEO, the annual securities report shows, reflecting the best-ever operating profit booked by the Japanese group during the year ended in March... Hirai took in about 2.07 billion yen in base salary and performance-based pay for fiscal 2017. He also received a 200,000-share stock option and 50,000 shares of restricted stock.

Canada's Senate passes marijuana bill but legalization delayed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks following Senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales. Trudeau's government is expected to decide a date that would legalize it in early or mid-September.

Terror trial told of plot to take Theresa May’s head off | The Times

A suspected terrorist inspired by Isis hoped to “take the head off” Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack on Downing Street, his trial at the Old Bailey was told.
Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, intended to carry out a “full frontal assault” on the gates and the door of No 10 and expected to die in the attack, it is claimed. The alleged plot was uncovered by MI5 officers posing as Islamic State operatives online.

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アメリカが国連人権理事会から離脱を表明「イスラエルに偏見」 | NHKニュース


独仏首脳会談:EUに欧州難民庁案 流入抑制を目指す - 毎日新聞




ロンドン地下鉄新車両、日立勢は受注逃す シーメンスに:朝日新聞デジタル


英国、フーリガン1200人の旅券没収 ロシアと遺恨も:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 19 June 2018

GE Drops Out of the Dow After More Than a Century - WSJ

General Electric Co. will drop out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average next week, a milestone in the decline of a firm that once ranked among the mightiest of blue-chips and was a pillar of the U.S. economy.
It will be replaced by drugstore retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., the latest sign of the rise of the global consumer economy and the postcrisis boom in debt issuance that has fueled a worldwide deal-making frenzy.

Antarctica's Ice Sheet Is Melting 3 Times Faster Than Before | Time

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study... From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost nearly 84 billion tons of ice a year (76 billion metric tons). From 2012 to 2017, the melt rate increased to more than 241 billion tons a year (219 billion metric tons), according to the study Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Berlin's SPD wants to fund porn to fight sexism | DW

Berlin's SPD has come up with a scheme to publicly fund feminist porn and distribute it for free via public broadcasters. The party wants to cater to teens who look for porn online, but don't always like what they find.

Meghan and Harry to join Queen at Royal Ascot - ITV News

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen for a day of racing at Royal Ascot, a place the monarch has described as “this wonderful racecourse”.
Meghan and Harry will take part in the popular carriage procession that – with the Queen at its head – signals the start of each day of the event.

Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia | Reuters

Japan upset 10-man Colombia 2-1 in a dramatic match on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat South American opponents at the World Cup.

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英EU離脱法案、議会の権限制限するメイ政権案を上院が否決 | ロイター


独首相、新EU移民策確立に2週間の猶予 連立相手の要求のむ | ロイター




トランプ氏、「宇宙軍」創設を国防総省に指示:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は18日、国防総省に対し、陸海空軍、海兵隊、沿岸警備隊に加わる第6の軍となる「宇宙軍」の新設を命じた。ただ、宇宙軍創設には議会の承認が必要となる。

米老舗ギターメーカー、ギブソン経営破綻の背景 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)

直接的な原因の一つには、次々とM&A(企業の合併・買収)などに踏み切ったことがある。特に、2013年、ギブソン・ギター(Gibson Guitar Corp.)からギブソン・ブランズ(Gibson Brands Inc.)へと社名を変更する前後から、その動きが活発化した。……しかし、買収・提携した企業の多くは業績不振が続いて、ギブソン全体の組織の弱体化だけが進み、狙いは外れた。……ギブソンのギター事業も会社の屋台骨が揺らぐ中で好調をキープしており、現在も世界80か国以上で年間約17万本のギターを販売している。特に、17年はギブソンの主力であるエレキギターの売り上げだけで、前年比11%増の約1億2200万ドル(約134億円)に達したという。

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News Headlines - 18 June 2018

At least 3 dead in Osaka quake - NHK WORLD

At least 2 elderly men and a little girl are dead in Osaka from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake... The strong earthquake struck before 8 am in northern Osaka. It's categorized as a six-minus on a scale of zero to seven on Japan's seismic intensity scale.

N.J. shooting: 1 dead, several wounded at cultural event

A dispute between rival gang members was the probable cause behind a shooting that erupted in the early morning hours of a popular all-night arts festival in Trenton, killing one, injuring 22, and leaving New Jersey's capital in a state of shock on Father's Day.

FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency

Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, June 17, after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.
Duque, 41, polled 54% to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42% with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed.

Loch Ness Monster: Scientists hunt for Nessie DNA in Scottish loch | Express.co.uk

Myths and legends of giant monsters lurking in the murky water of Loch Ness date back more than 15 centuries.
But an academic from the University of Otago in New Zealand is ready to figure our whether there is any grain of truth to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.
Dr Neil Gemmell plans to collect and scan 300 DNA samples from the Scottish loch to prove or disprove Nessie’s existence.

Football: Small earthquake detected in Mexico after fans celebrate World Cup goal against Germany - The Straits Times

At approximately 11.30 am Sunday, seismic sensors in Mexico City detected a small earthquake. But it was triggered in an "artificial manner," according to the group monitoring the gauges... Moments before, the Mexican national football team had scored a goal against powerhouse Germany in their group-stage match in the World Cup in Moscow.

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イタリアが拒否した難民・移民救助船、スペインに到着 TBS NEWS


「マケドニア」国名論争なお火種 ギリシャで反対デモ、根強い異論 - 産経ニュース


親子を引き離す米移民政策は中止を、メラニア夫人が異例の政治的発言:AFPBB News

メラニア・トランプ(Melania Trump)米大統領夫人は17日、米国に不法入国した移民の子どもを国境で親などの保護者から強制的に引き離すことを認める「ゼロ・トレランス(容赦なし)」政策を中止するよう求めた。……「ゼロ・トレランス」はドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)政権が導入した厳格な国境警備政策で、5月初めにジェフ・セッションズ(Jeff Sessions)司法長官が発表した。難民認定を申請中であってもメキシコ側から不法入国した移民は全て国境で逮捕するというもので、未成年者は不法移民の収容施設に送ることができないため、親などの保護者と引き離すことを認めている。

アウディ会長を逮捕 独当局、排ガス不正で - 産経ニュース


トヨタがルマン初制覇 挑戦20回目、悲願達成:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


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News Headlines - 17 June 2018

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire - BBC News

A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over.
The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night - now the Eid festival had ended.

Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption | FOX2now.com

Guatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago.
The country’s disaster agency said Sunday it suspended searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is “uninhabitable” and high risk.

Argentine peso plunges against U.S. dollar to new low - Xinhua

Argentina's peso tumbled to a record low Thursday, dropping 1.70 pesos to close trading at 28.20 to the U.S. dollar on the retail market, according to the state-run Banco Nacion (National Bank).
While the currency accelerated a downward slide that began earlier this year, the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) refrained from selling dollars, as it has done in the past, to shore up its own currency.
A newly-acquired 50 billion U.S. dollars loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bars the government from intervening in the exchange rate.

Kushner helped open up back channel with North Korea

Jared Kushner opened up the back channel that led to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to Pyongyang and the breakthrough summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
A senior North Korean official who wanted to push for a shift in relations with Washington sought contact with Mr Kushner last summer, two people familiar with the matter told the Financial Times.
The revelation underscores the highly unorthodox nature of Mr Trump’s White House, where family and personalised ties have shaped US foreign relations as part of the president’s desire to chart an unconventional path in a bid to pull off big-ticket deals.

The Times is the most trusted national newspaper | The Times

The Oxford University research found that only 23 per cent of people around the world trusted news on social media, compared with 44 per cent who trusted news overall. The proportion of people who used Facebook as a source of news dropped to 27 per cent in the UK, down two percentage points in a year. In the US, it was down nine points to 39 per cent. Researchers suggested that consumers were eschewing Facebook because of concerns about unreliable news and “toxic” political debates.

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ドイツ:難民巡り与党亀裂 強硬派内相、首相に異論 - 毎日新聞




海洋プラスチック汚染削減文書 “署名しない”日米に批判高まる TBS NEWS


前FBI長官、ヒラリー氏捜査で過失 米司法省結論、政治的偏りはなし:AFPBB News

米司法省は14日、2016年の米大統領選で民主党の指名候補だったヒラリー・クリントン(Hillary Clinton)元国務長官の私用メール問題をめぐる捜査で、ジェームズ・コミー(James Comey)前連邦捜査局(FBI)長官に「不従順」な対応があったとする報告書を発表した。……司法省の内部監察官がまとめた報告書では、同捜査に政治的偏向があったことを示す証拠はなかったとしている。



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News Headlines - 16 June 2018

Theresa May 'disappointed' as Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope blocks upskirting bill

The Voyeurism (Offences) Bill was stopped in its tracks when Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope objected to it being given a second reading in parliament.
The bill, which was proposed by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse and supported by ministers, was expected to get the nod through the Commons on Friday.

Dixons Carphone admits huge data breach - BBC News

Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records... There was "an attempt to compromise" 5.8 million credit and debit cards but only 105,000 cards without chip-and-pin protection had been leaked, it said.

Stephen Hawking's Voice Is Being Broadcast Into Space : NPR

The voice of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking is to be broadcast into space after his memorial service on Friday, according to British media outlets.
Specifically, it will be directed toward the nearest black hole. Hawking, who died in March, revolutionized the scientific understanding of black holes — and won the hearts of people across the world with his tireless scientific advocacy.

Harvard Study Found Asian-American Admissions Bias, Suit Claims - Bloomberg

Harvard University’s own researchers found statistical evidence that its undergraduate application process discriminated against Asian-American applicants, yet its admissions officials ignored the results and took no action, a group suing for bias claimed.
In 2013, the Harvard Office of Institutional Research said that Asian-Americans should comprise 43.4 percent of the admitted class if they were judged purely on their academic merit, the organization, Students for Fair Admissions, said in a federal court filing Friday.

Netflix film crew are ‘banned from staring, flirting and hugging’ under barmy new rules

NETFLIX has banned film crews from looking at anyone for over five seconds in barmy no-flirting rules.
Others include no asking for workpals’ phone numbers — and urging staff feeling pestered to yell: “Stop! Don’t do that again!”
The blitz follows the Harvey Weinstein and Me Too sex abuse storms. One of the first shows hit is sci-fi series Black Mirror, being shot in West London and on location.

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トランプ政権、対中制裁関税を来月6日発動 知財侵害まず818品目  - 産経ニュース


トランプ氏「日本に移民送れば晋三は退陣」 G7で暴言:朝日新聞デジタル


イタリア:コンテ新政権、難民船を拒否 EUの亀裂あらわ - 毎日新聞


マケドニア大統領「憲法違反」新国名を拒否方針 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


ブブゼラ売れ残り、6万個… 南アフリカ、W杯後の現実:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 15 June 2018

Afghan Taliban Begin 3-Day Cease-Fire For Eid Al-Fitr : NPR

The Afghan government and the Taliban have begun a rare three-day cease-fire in honor of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
The cessation in hostilities is actually two separate, unilateral cease-fires — one by the government, which began earlier this week and is expected to last about a week, and an overlapping three-day cease-fire by the Taliban.
According to the Agence France-Presse, this is the first cease-fire the Taliban have announced since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Taliban leader who ordered attack on Malala is killed in U.S. drone strike, officials say

A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, the elusive militant who ordered the assassination attempt on then-schoolgirl and future Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Afghan and Pakistani officials said Friday.

Japanese brewery gave donation to Myanmar army chief during Rohingya crisis | The Guardian

The Japanese government has been urged to investigate “immoral” payments, made by a subsidiary of one of the country’s most popular breweries, that appear to have gone to Myanmar’s military.
Kirin Holdings Company has admitted its offshoot, Myanmar Brewery, made a payment late last year, during the height of the ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state.

New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation - The New York Times

The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign.
The lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar President Trump and three of his children from serving on nonprofit organizations, was an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president. The attorney general also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for possible further action, adding to Mr. Trump’s extensive legal challenges.

Grenfell Tower one year on: Country falls silent to mark first anniversary of tragedy which claimed 72 lives - Mirror Online

The country fell silent at midday today as people paused to remember the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire one year on since the tragedy.
Bereaved families and community members - many dressed in green in a tribute to the victims - gathered at St Helen's Church for a memorial service.

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欧州中銀、量的緩和を年内で終了 | ロイター


佳子さま:英留学から帰国 舞台美術など学び - 毎日新聞


東京新聞:トランプ氏拉致問題「2回提起」 米朝会談で、駐日大使が会見


サッカーゲームは日米2強対決 実名使用権の争奪戦激化:朝日新聞デジタル


サッカー・ロシアW杯 開催12会場の基礎知識ガイド - BBCニュース


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News Headlines - 14 June 2018

Japanese utility eyes scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plant - The Washington Post

The operator of a nuclear power plant in northeast Japan that suffered meltdowns seven years ago said Thursday for the first time publicly that it will start making concrete plans to decommission another plant in Fukushima that narrowly escaped the crisis.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings said it will decide on the timeline and other details before formally announcing the dismantling of four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ni, or No. 2, plant, which has never restarted since the 2011 disaster.

Toyota to cut advisers from 60 to 9 as part of governance reform - The Mainichi

Toyota Motor Corp. will slash the number of its advisers to nine from the current 60 or so in July as part of governance reform, sources close to the matter said Thursday... Advisers stepping down in July will include former presidents Hiroshi Okuda and Katsuaki Watanabe, while Fujio Cho will stay on to continue supporting productivity improvements at factories, the sources said.

Bullet train suspected to hit a person - NHK WORLD

A railway company in western Japan has partially suspended operations on a Shinkansen bullet train line, after finding evidence that one of its trains hit a person.
West Japan Railway says the driver of a bullet train on its Sanyo Shinkansen line reported seeing a major dent in the nose of another train as they passed each other.

No nukes, no sanctions for North Korea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells China | South China Morning Post

The US’ top diplomat stressed on Thursday that North Korea would not gain any sanctions relief until the country had completely abandoned its nuclear weapons, pushing back against suggestions from China that tough United Nations-led penalties would soon be eased.

Two Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize - Bloomberg

The U.S leader was nominated by two members of Norway’s governing Progress Party, according to state broadcaster NRK. The deadline for this year’s prize passed in January, so this nomination would make him eligible for next year. It is unclear whether he was nominated for this year’s prize, but he was also put forth as a candidate in 2016 and 2017.The U.S leader was nominated by two members of Norway’s governing Progress Party, according to state broadcaster NRK. The deadline for this year’s prize passed in January, so this nomination would make him eligible for next year. It is unclear whether he was nominated for this year’s prize, but he was also put forth as a candidate in 2016 and 2017.

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米FRBが予想通り利上げ決定、低金利確約する文言削除 | ロイター


米コムキャストが21世紀フォックスに買収提案-ディズニーに対抗 - Bloomberg


VWに独検察が1300億円の罰金-ディーゼル車の排ガス不正で - Bloomberg


アインシュタインの旅行記発見 人種差別的な記述も - BBCニュース


スタローン、性的暴行容疑で捜査開始 90年代に被害と訴え:AFPBB News

米ロサンゼルス郡検察局(Los Angeles District Attorney's Office)は13日、昨年届け出があった米俳優シルヴェスター・スタローン(Sylvester Stallone、71)の性的暴行容疑をめぐり、訴追すべきかどうかを判断するため捜査を開始したと発表した。

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News Headlines - 13 June 2018

Trump-Kim Summit Creates New Anxieties for Asian Allies - The New York Times

Mr. Trump’s surprise declaration during a news conference after the meeting that he would suspend military drills between the United States and South Korea — and that he hoped eventually to pull some 28,000 American troops off the peninsula — blindsided American allies, including South Korea itself. Even the Pentagon was caught off guard.

Japan's defense minister says U.S.-South Korean military drills 'vital' | Reuters

Japan’s defense chief said on Wednesday the U.S. military’s presence in South Korea and joint military exercises were “vital” for East Asian security after President Donald Trump’s surprise statement that he would halt war games with the South.

Netizens criticise RADWIMPS’ new song “HINOMARU” for being nationalistic | SBS PopAsia

Japanese rock band RADWIMPS have been enjoying quite a bit of success over the last few years, thanks to their own albums and their work on the film Your Name. That positive image was challenged recently after the release of the group’s newest single. Specifically, the number “HINOMARU” was accused of being nationalist by some online, prompting lead singer and songwriter Yojiro Noda to tweet a clarification... “HINOMARU” refers to the national flag of Japan — you know, white background, red sun — and the lyrics centre around a narrator looking at a flag fluttering in the wind and getting nostalgic for the past. There is talk of a “kingdom,” and of “protecting” it. Noda uses a lot of old Japanese words throughout, vocabulary tied to a time now long passed.

U.S. ITC says probing Toyota, others in patent infringement case | Reuters

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it would investigate Toyota Motor Corp, Panasonic Corp and other companies for alleged patent infringement in certain infotainment systems, components and automobiles containing such systems.

Julen Lopetegui sacked by Spain as Fernando Hierro takes over | The Guardian

The Spanish national team has been plunged into crisis after the coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked just two days before their opening World Cup game against Portugal in Sochi, with director of football Fernando Hierro named as his replacement.

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マケドニア、「北マケドニア共和国」への国名変更でギリシャと合意 | ロイター






2026年W杯の開催地は米国、カナダ、メキシコ!モロッコとの一騎打ち制し初の3カ国共催へ | Goal.com


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News Headlines - 12 June 2018

Full text of the Trump-Kim summit agreement

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement at the conclusion of Tuesday's historic summit. Here's what it says, according to a photo of Trump's signed document:

Tesla Cutting About 9% of Global Workforce - WSJ

Tesla Inc. on Tuesday said it will cut about 9% of its workforce in an effort to deliver its first profit during a make-or-break period of building a mass-market electric car.
The layoffs of about 3,500 employees come as Chief Executive Elon Musk reorganizes Tesla's management structure to make it flatter, and as the company tries to ramp up production of the all-electric Model 3 compact sedan.

Daimler Gets Slapped With Recall, But Avoids Risk of Fines - Bloomberg

With a government order to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe, Daimler AG stands accused of having used illegal defeat device in its engines, while escaping the crushing cost of fines.
The move follows consultations with the German government in Berlin on June 11, which Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche called “constructive.” Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer for his part didn’t mince his words by ordering “an immediate formal recall because of prohibited shutoff devices.”

The death of the art gallery? Japan's new digital museum may offer a glimpse of the future

Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless, which opens June 21, fortunately has a concept which is a bit catchier than its name: the world’s first digital museum of its scope and scale, it's a new generation showcase of immersive, interactive digital art created by teamLab, a fast-growing Tokyo collective of so-called “ultra technologists”.

Real Madrid announce Julen Lopetegui as new coach | MARCA in English

Real Madrid have made the surprise announcement on Tuesday afternoon of Julen Lopetegui's appointment as their next coach.With Spain currently preparing for their World Cup opener with Portugal on Friday, it had been expected that the 51-year-old would sign a new contract to lead La Roja into the subsequent European Championship.

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歴史的な米朝首脳会談終えたトランプ米大統領、合意を評価 - BBCニュース


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米朝首脳会談:「国際的な地位確保」北朝鮮が大々的に報道 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 11 June 2018

Russia's Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow | Reuters

Russia did not choose to leave the G7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia should have been at its latest meeting... Russia was pushed out of the then G8 due to its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea four years ago... He, however, added that the combined purchasing power of the Russia and China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a meeting of which he was attending in China, outstripped the G7.

Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad

Apple has added new language to its App Store review guidelines related to cryptocurrency. Under the Hardware Compatibility section, Apple now states that "apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining."

Pot of gold found in abandoned French house - The Local

At the house in the Brittany town of Pont-Aven the workers found a lead container that they initially took for a World War II artillery shell... Inside, they found 600 Belgian gold coins dating to 1870 and stamped with the effigy of King Leopold II, who reigned from 1865 to 1909... Under French law, the proceeds should be divided 50-50 between the finders and those who own the land where it was found.

Emmanuel Macron uses ‘les Bleus’ as a political football

The feel-good effect lasted for a few years, as France went on to win the European Championship in 2000. But reality intruded soon enough. In 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen, then the leader of the far-right National Front, unexpectedly made it to the second round of the presidential election. In 2005, riots in the Parisian banlieues highlighted the challenge France faces in integrating the second and third generations of immigrants. And in the final of the 2006 World Cup, Zidane was sent off after headbutting Marco Materazzi of Italy.

Tennis: Japanese pair beaten in French Open women's doubles final - The Mainichi

Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya fell short Sunday in their bid to become the first all-Japanese pair to win a Grand Slam women's doubles title, losing the French Open final in straight sets to the Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova... The Japanese duo had also been aiming to become the first all-Japanese Grand Slam doubles winners since 1955. Kosei Kamo and Atsushi Miyagi accomplished the feat that year by winning the men's doubles crown at the U.S. National Championships, now the U.S. Open.

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VWの船舶エンジン売却、三井E&Sが直面する「3つの選択肢」  :日本経済新聞




G7サミット、各国のイメージ戦略で繰り広げられた写真バトル:AFPBB News


エリザベス英女王 先月、白内障の手術受ける - 産経ニュース


クラブW杯の出場枠、最大36チームへの拡大をFIFAが検討 - Bloomberg


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News Headlines - 10 June 2018

G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement - BBC News

The G7 summit has ended in acrimony, with US President Donald Trump lashing out at host Canada and retracting his endorsement of the joint statement.
He accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of acting "meek and mild" during meetings, only to attack the US at a news conference.
The summit was dominated by disagreements, notably over trade.

Trump: Kim has a 'one-time shot' - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump sounded an optimistic note Saturday morning about his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but called the meeting a "one-time shot" for Kim... Trump was speaking from the G7 summit in Canada ahead of his trip to Singapore for the planned sit-down with the North Korean dictator. Calling his trip "a mission of peace," the US President framed the meeting as a rare opportunity for Kim and said the US was going in with a positive outlook.

Trump-Kim summit: Kim Jong Un believed to be on Chinese private jet to Singapore - The Straits Times

A Chinese private jet was spotted leaving Pyongyang on Sunday morning, just an hour after it landed in the North Korean capital, according to a flight route-tracking website.
Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the plane, operated by Air China, was detected at the airport by Flightradar24 at 8.30am (7.30am Singapore time). It had arrived at the same airport at 7.20am local time, after leaving Beijing leaving Beijing Capital International Airport at 4.18am.

Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore for historic summit; meets Singapore PM - CNN

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday, hours after arriving in Singapore and ahead of an historic summit with US President Donald Trump. Lee will have a separate meeting with Trump on Monday.

Trump-Kim summit: South Korea sends President Moon Jae In's aide to Singapore - The Straits Times

South Korea's President Moon Jae In is "highly unlikely" to travel to Singapore to join the Trump-Kim summit, an official with his office said on Sunday (June 10).
Instead, Seoul is dispatching Mr Nam Gwan Pyo, a deputy director of the Moon administration's National Security Office and other senior officials to Singapore, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

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米、プルトニウム削減を日本に要求 核不拡散で懸念:日本経済新聞


アジアがEVバッテリー市場席巻、欧州の巻き返しあるか | ロイター


アイスランド首位、日本9位=最悪はシリア-世界平和度指数:AFPBB News


スペイン新内閣、女性閣僚が男性上回る 17人中11人 - BBCニュース


赤ちゃんの上を飛び越える伝統行事 スペイン:AFPBB News

スペイン北部の村、カストリージョ・デ・ムルシア(Castrillo de Murcia)で3日、赤ちゃんの上を悪魔に扮(ふん)した男たちが飛び越える伝統行事「エル・コラチョ(El Colacho)」が行われた。カトリックの「聖体祭(Corpus Christi)」を祝うもので、路上に敷いたマットの上に生後1年未満の赤ちゃんを寝かせ、男たちがその上をジャンプする。この行事の起源は1620年までさかのぼる。

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News Headlines - 09 June 2018

1 killed, 2 injured in stabbing incident on Japan's Shinkansen bullet train - Xinhua

A man was killed and two others were injured in a stabbing incident on a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan Saturday night, local police said... The seriously-wounded man was later confirmed dead and the situation of the two other injured was not revealed.
The police detained the 22-year-old male stabber on suspicion of attempted murder and are now investigating the case.

Toyota To Build Ultra-Compact 2 Seat EV, Priced From $12,500 in Japan

Toyota is building a ultra-compact electric vehicle priced at less than ¥1 million yen (or abotu $12,600USD). The is vehicle is based off another ultra-ultra compact, the COMS single-seater which was sold from 2000 to 2011. The new COMS EV seats 2, or 100% more really small people.

Despite good faith on Singapore meeting, discord remains between U.S., Japan - Xinhua

Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday struck a positive tone towards the upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Singapore.
However, his whirlwind trip to White House failed to get the two nations to meet each other halfway on issues such as Korean Peninsula denuclearization, the abduction of Japanese citizens and the trade wrangle between them.

Tracking the man behind the myth of Kim Jong-un | Asia Times

Falletti, Asia correspondent for Le Figaro, has been sifting through Kim-related rumor, hearsay and fact in locations spanning the China-North Korea border, Guam, Osaka, Pyongyang, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, interviewing everyone from defectors, wonks, intelligence agents and officials. With North Korea being Asia’s biggest news story, Falletti sought to penetrate the mystery. As a result, Kim has “hijacked my existence” the author said.

Iraqi migrant accused of raping and killing teen girl to be returned to Germany

The rejected asylum-seeker suspected of raping and murdering a 14-year-old German girl was expected to arrive back in Germany on Saturday after being extradited from Iraq.
Ali Bashar, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurd, was arrested in northern Iraq on Friday night, 24 hours after German police named him as the prime suspect in the killing of German-Jewish teenager Susanna Feldman.

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DNA解析サービス「MyHeritage」、ユーザー9200万人の情報が流出 - ITmedia エンタープライズ


ミスコンテスト:「ミス・アメリカ」水着審査を廃止 - 毎日新聞


英団体、韓国兵の性暴行追及へ 米議会議事堂での慰安婦像計画に合わせ - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : 梅毒の症例数、70年ぶりの高水準 英イングランド


「アナ雪」製作総指揮、ラセター氏が退社へ : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 08 June 2018

Honda, GM to jointly develop next-gen EV battery system - The Japan News

Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co. said Thursday that they will jointly develop a next-generation battery system for electric vehicles.
The smaller-sized, larger-capacity battery system will be mounted on the two automakers’ future electric vehicle models to be released mainly in the North American market, according to the announcement.
The new initiative comes on top of the establishment of a joint venture between the Japanese and U.S. automakers to produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system from around 2020.

Anime adaptation of 'Young Again in Another World' canceled after offensive tweets by author Mine | The Japan Times

The anime adaptation of Mine’s “Nidome no Jinsei o Isekai de” (“Young Again in Another World”) was scheduled to premiere in October, but producers decided Wednesday to cancel it in view of the gravity of the situation surrounding the remarks by the author, who uses a pen name.
The novel’s publisher Hobby Japan Co. also said Thursday it decided to halt shipments of the book... Four main voice actors and actresses for the series all announced their resignations Wednesday from their respective roles in the series.

2 South Korean media personnel arrested for trespassing home of North Korean envoy in Singapore - Channel NewsAsia

Two South Korean men were arrested on Thursday (Jun 7) for allegedly trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador in Joo Chiat.
The men, aged 42 and 45, are working for South Korean broadcaster KBS News, said the Singapore police in a news release on Friday, adding that they were alerted to the case at about 3.50pm.

Democrats Childishly Resist Trump’s North Korea Efforts - The New York Times

Shock! Horror! President Trump is actually doing something right.
Sadly, Democrats in Congress are responding in a quite Trumpian way: They seem more concerned with undermining him than supporting a peace process with North Korea. They are on the same side as National Security Adviser John Bolton, quietly subverting attempts to pursue peace.

Shohei Ohtani: Angels starter to miss at least a month with UCL sprain

The Los Angeles Angels placed Shohei Ohtani on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament and is expected to miss at least a month, the team announced on Friday.
He had an injection of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells on his elbow on Thursday with Dr. Steve Yoon in Los Angeles and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

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メキシコ、対米報復関税リストを発表 バーボンも対象に  :日本経済新聞


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CNN.co.jp : 火星の土壌に有機物発見、大気中メタンも NASA探査機


観客動員数は最盛期の半数以下に…「F1」人気低迷の日本、復活の鍵は? - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 07 June 2018

Google braced for Brussels penalty over abuse of market dominance

Brussels is preparing to hit Google next month for abusing its dominance through the Android mobile operating system, concluding the most important of a trio of EU antitrust investigations into the company... A penalty is expected in the Android case, but its size is unclear. The commission is empowered to impose fines of up to $11bn — which is 10 per cent of the global turnover of Google’s parent company Alphabet — but typically decisions are at the lower end of the range.

Morinaga Milk customer data stolen after website hacking - The Japan News

Morinaga Milk Industry Co. said Monday that personal data on up to 92,822 customers may have been stolen as its health food shopping website was hacked.
Announcing the results of an external investigation of the unauthorized access case, the major Japanese dairy products maker said that credit card information belonging to up to 29,773 of the affected customers was leaked and that around 300 cases of illicit use of the information, involving some ¥20 million, have been confirmed so far.
Morinaga will pay compensation to those whose credit card information was abused.

Spain's ousted PM Rajoy says he plans to quit politics entirely - The Local

Spain's Mariano Rajoy, who is to stand down as head of the conservative Popular Party after being ousted as prime minister last week, said Wednesday he plans to quit politics altogether.

3 deaths, an economic boost and melting traffic lights from heat wave

Parts of Mexico continue to swelter in a record-breaking, prolonged heat wave that has caused at least three deaths, given a boost to the economy and even caused traffic lights to melt in two northern states... According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), temperatures of up to 49 are expected to continue in the north of the country until next Tuesday, June 5... He added that several states broke temperature records for the month of May, which in two cases go back more than 50 years.
Hidalgo exceeded its previous May record, set in 1964, Chihuahua broke its 1978 mark and Sinaloa beat the high recorded in 1961.

Japan's World Cup preparations under intense scrutiny

Four years ago, 700 fans saw Japan off at Tokyo's Narita Airport. Last weekend, the squad departed for the 2018 World Cup and only 150 made the trip to farewell the Samurai Blue.
Confidence that the team can get out of what should be a passable group with Colombia, Senegal and Poland is low.

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CNN.co.jp : フェイスブック、ファーウェイなど中国4社との情報共有認める


イタリア、ポピュリズム政権が正式発足:AFPBB News

イタリア下院は6日、ジュゼッペ・コンテ(Giuseppe Conte)首相率いる新政権の信任投票を行い、賛成多数で可決した。……下院は、既成勢力に反対する政党「五つ星運動(M5S)」と極右政党「同盟(The League)」の連立政権に対する信任投票を行い、賛成350、反対236、棄権35で可決。新政権は5日、上院でも信任を得ていた。

ヒースローに第3滑走路 英政府、拡張計画を承認:日本経済新聞


ロンドン中心部の高級ホテルで火災 消防車20台出動:AFPBB News

英首都ロンドンの高級ホテル「マンダリン・オリエンタル(Mandarin Oriental)」で6日、火災が発生した。……同ホテルはロンドン中心部、高級地区ナイツブリッジ(Knightsbridge)の高級百貨店ハロッズ(Harrods)近くに位置する五つ星ホテルで、2年近くかけた改修工事を先週終えたばかり。ホテルはこの改修を「115年の歴史において最も大規模な修復作業」と称していた。

CNN.co.jp : ハワイ最大の淡水湖、溶岩流入で蒸発 キラウエア火山噴火


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News Headlines - 06 June 2018

HondaJet to be sold in Japan - NHK WORLD

The HondaJet has already been sold mainly in the United States and Europe, where demand for jets has been increasing among business owners. Last year, Honda delivered 43 of the aircraft -- twice the figure for the previous year -- putting the plane in first place among small business jets. Japan's business jet market is small, with only about 90 planes in operation. About 13,000 operate in the United States.

Teen Girl Guilty of Plotting a Terrorist Attack in London | Time

An 18-year-old girl has been found guilty of planning, alongside her mother and sister, an attack on the British Museum in London, in what is being called the U.K.’s first all-female, ISIS-related terrorist plot.

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped muggers on school run with children

Michael McIntyre, the comedian, was robbed by a gang of hammer-wielding thieves on mopeds while he waited to pick up his children from school on Monday... McIntyre had been waiting in his vehicle to collect his sons in Golders Green, in north London, when he was attacked by two males.

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre to step down in November | The Independent

Paul Dacre will stand down as editor of the Daily Mail in November, ending an era that saw him become one of the most influential editors in Fleet Street history, not to mention a figure of significant power across British politics. Mr Dacre, who has been at the helm of the newspaper since 1992, will take a “step back” to serve as chairman and editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail.

North Korea Razing Key Missile Test Stand | 38 North

New commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is razing the missile test stand at the Iha-ri Driver Training and Test Facility north of the city of Kusong in the wake of Kim Jong Un’s April statement announcing a unilateral suspension of ballistic missile and nuclear tests... It is unclear whether the destruction of the stand is an indication that the North is suspending this portion of its missile program or that Pyongyang plans to erect other similar facilities in the future.

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カリフォルニア州も自動運転タクシーのテストにゴーサイン ただし無料が条件 - ITmedia NEWS


元ソフトバンクCOOのアローラ氏、パロアルトネットワークスCEO就任へ - CNET Japan

Palo Alto Networksは米国時間6月1日、取締役会がNikesh Arora氏を最高経営責任者(CEO)兼会長に指名したことを発表した。Arora氏は以前、ソフトバンクで最高執行責任者(COO)を務めていた人物だ。……Arora氏は2014~2016年の間、ソフトバンクのCOO兼プレジデントを務めた。ソフトバンクの幹部就任前には、Googleで最高ビジネス責任者を務めた。

ケネディ元長官暗殺50年:受刑者の弟が「再捜査を」 - 毎日新聞


東京新聞:宇宙飛行士の金井さん米国に到着 月内帰国に向けリハビリ


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News Headlines - 05 June 2018

Guatemala volcano eruption: Thousands displaced wait for word about loved ones - CBS News

The death toll continues to rise in Guatemala following a devastating volcanic eruption. At least 69 people are dead, the government says. An unknown number of people are missing and believed to be buried in the ash.
About 30 miles from Guatemala City, the nation's capital, the Volcan de Fuego, or "volcano of fire," erupted Sunday sending a dark mix of ash, rock and gas into the air and lava flowing down its sides.

Shocking moment man poses for a SELFIE in front of badly-injured woman hit by a train

THIS is the shocking moment a man took a selfie as a woman lay critically injured on train tracks behind him.
The bloke posed on the platform as paramedics desperately treated the victim, who had been hit by a train at Piacenza station in northern Italy.

Sharp to buy Toshiba PC business, issue $1.8 billion in new shares | Reuters

Japan’s Sharp Corp said it will buy Toshiba Corp’s personal computer business and issue $1.8 billion in new shares to buy back preferred stock from banks, highlighting a swift recovery under the control of Foxconn.
The acquisition of the PC business for $36 million marks a return by Sharp to a market it quit eight years ago, even if its comparatively low cost underscores dwindling demand in a world where many consumers spend more money on their smartphones.

Grenfell Tower Residents Wrongly Told to Stay Put During Fire - Bloomberg

Residents of London's Grenfell Tower were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the high-rise building nearly a year ago, aided by flammable external cladding and a host of fire-safety failings, an expert report said Monday.
Fire-safety engineer Barbara Lane said the fire department's "stay put" policy was shown to have "effectively failed" barely half an hour into the fire. But residents of the 25-story building weren't warned to evacuate until more than an hour after that, at 2:47 a.m., Lane said.

Tiananmen Square massacre: what happened 29 years ago? | The Week UK

A protest, a government crackdown and one of history’s most iconic photographs, the events of June 1989 were a turning point for China

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アップル、次期iOSを発表-性能やAR対応の強化に重点 - Bloomberg


移民は国民の雇用を促進? 米で新たな研究結果 | Forbes JAPAN(フォーブス ジャパン)


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全公共施設に十字架設置義務、独バイエルン州:AFPBB News

 この政令を出したのはアンゲラ・メルケル(Angela Merkel)首相率いるキリスト教民主同盟(CDU)の姉妹政党、キリスト教社会同盟(CSU)に所属するマルクス・ゼーダー(Markus Soeder)州首相。

どうした?W杯王者ドイツ…5戦未勝利、さらにオーストリアに32年ぶりの敗戦 | ゲキサカ


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News Headlines - 04 June 2018

Howard Schultz to step down as Starbucks executive chairman

Schultz is seen as the architect of the modern Starbucks, having overseen its expansion from a single coffee shop that opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971. He joined Starbucks in 1982 as director of operations and marketing. Over time he grew it into the iconic brand it is today, with more than 28,000 locations globally.
Schultz's latest leadership transition sparked speculation about his potential political plans: He has been a supporter of former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during her bid for president. Some have already questioned whether he would pursue his own presidential run.

UniCredit seeks merger with SocGen

Italy’s UniCredit is plotting to merge with French rival Société Générale in a bold move that would see two of Europe’s big banks join forces, leading the way for an expected round of banking mergers on the continent... Senior figures on both sides stressed discussions were at an early stage and Italy’s volatile political situation had pushed back the timetable for a deal from the original plan of 18 months.

U.N.'s poverty and human rights special rapporteur finds U.S. policies reward wealthy, punish poor

Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published a damning report this week on poverty in the United States, condemning President Trump’s administration for exacerbating the problem of inequality by rewarding the rich and punishing the poor... Alston, who toured the United States at the end of last year, condemned the “dramatic change of direction” in U.S. policies as the Trump administration pursues high tax breaks for the rich and slashes welfare benefits for the poor.

3 astronauts, including Japan's Kanai, return from ISS after nearly 5-month mission - The Mainichi

Three crew members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a five-and-a-half month mission, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration said... A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai of Japan and Scott Tingle of NASA landed in the Kazakhstan countryside around 6:40 p.m., three-and-a-half hours after detaching from the station.

Free New Pokemon Game For Switch, Pokemon Quest, Now Available - GameSpot

The Pokemon Company has announced a new game for Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Quest, and it's out now. The spin-off game, which is free to start, features a blocky art style and top-down, real-time action-RPG gameplay in which "face off against wild Pokemon and embark on many exciting expeditions," according to the company. You can download it for free right now on the Eshop.

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マイクロソフト、開発者向けサービスのGitHub買収で合意 - Bloomberg


EU予算案、南欧に配慮 加盟国支援の新予算7兆円 - 産経ニュース




ややパリには遠く~ルーアン留学記:フランスで、ラマダン - 毎日新聞


仏ダービー、ディープ産駒のスタディオブマン優勝  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 03 June 2018

U.S. seeks discreet way to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during Trump-Kim summit - The Washington Post

The prideful but cash-poor pariah state requires that a foreign country foot the bill at its preferred lodging: the Fullerton, a magnificent neoclassical hotel near the mouth of the Singapore River, where just one presidential suite costs more than $6,000 per night... When it comes to paying for lodging at North Korea’s preferred five-star luxury hotel, the United States is open to covering the costs, the two people said, but it’s mindful that Pyongyang may view a U.S. payment as insulting. As a result, U.S. planners are considering asking Singapore, the host country, to pay for the North Korean delegation’s bill.

Qatar 'stronger than ever' one year after blockade: Deputy PM

A year into an economic and transport blockade led by its neighbors, Qatar has emerged "stronger than ever," Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah said on Sunday.
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates implemented a land, sea and air blockade on the gas exporting nation that restricted travel and imported goods... But one year later, the economy is thriving, according to Al Attiyah, with the manufacturing of national products, including medicine and foods, having grown - although the minister did not elaborate further on how much production has increased.

Vogue Arabia cover featuring Saudi princess sparks backlash - CNN Style

The June issue, which claims to be "a celebration of the trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia" features Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud, the daughter of the late King, pictured glamorously on the front cover. It was intended to mark the end of a ban on female drivers.
Critics, however, have accused the title of being tone deaf, pointing out that at least 11 activists have been arrested since May 15, most of whom are women who have fought for the right to drive.

Tanzanian conjoined twins Maria and Consolata die aged 21 - BBC News

Tanzanian conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti have died at the age 21 after suffering respiratory complications at a local hospital... They were admitted to hospital in December due to issues relating to heart disease but died on Saturday.

Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ auctioned for record ¥1 bil. - The Japan News

“Weeping Woman,” an oil painting by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), has sold for ¥1 billion in Tokyo, setting a new national record for a winning bid at a domestic company’s art auction.
According to iArt Co., which organized the Saturday auction, the previous record was ¥360 million for an oil painting titled “Reiko in a Woolen Shawl” by Ryusei Kishida, at an art auction in Tokyo organized by Shinwa Auction Co. in 2000.

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フランス極右「国民戦線」が党名変更 「国民連合」に | 日仏共同テレビ局フランス10

フランスの極右政党「国民戦線」(Front National)は6月1日、リヨンの党大会で党名を「国民連合」「国民的結集」(Rassemblement National)に変更することを決定した。……昨年5月のフランス大統領選でマクロン氏に敗北したマリーヌ=ルペン党首は、党創設者で39年党首を務めた父・ジャンマリ=ルペン欧州議会議員の人種差別主義的な印象がつきまとう党名を変えることで、2019年5月の欧州議会選挙に向け、党のイメージ刷新を図る狙いがある。

CNN.co.jp : トランプ氏宛ての金正恩氏親書、異例の大きさが話題に


香取慎吾「アート脳が爆発」 ルーブル美術館で初個展 〈週刊朝日〉




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News Headlines - 02 June 2018

Toshiba withdraws from South Texas nuclear power plant project | Reuters

Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it was scrapping a plan to build two nuclear reactors at a U.S. power plant after long delays in which it failed to find investors because of sharply lower electricity rates and increased global regulation.

4 Japanese, 13 Filipinos arrested for illegal mining » Manila Bulletin News

Four Japanese and thirteen Filipinos yesterday were detained at the San Antonio Police Station after excavating the renowned Capones Island in Barangay Pundakit here.

Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke - BBC News

Japanese hunters caught and killed 122 pregnant minke whales as part of its Antarctic summer "field survey".
A report sent to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) reveals hunters caught 333 minkes in total.

Sex on Mars is ‘titanic challenge’ that could lead to NEW species of ‘Martians’, say scientists

Researchers from top universities in Florida, Poland and Brazil have talked up the importance of making babies in space in the June issue of the Futures journal... The paper describes some of the big issues with love-making on Mars.
For instance, the Martian atmosphere is about 1% as thick as Earth's, which means it gets bombarded by solar radiation.
Aside from just damaging brain cells and increasing the risk of cancer, this radiation can also significantly reduce sperm count.
Studies have also shown that living in low gravity (as future Mars colonists would be doing) can lead to a weakened immune response.
Pregnant women already have weaker immune systems, which could pose major problems.

World Cup 2018: Nigeria kit sells out after three million pre-orders - BBC Sport

Three million people pre-ordered replica shirts, according to the Nigeria Football Federation, and shoppers queued outside Nike's flagship store in London on Friday to try to get their hands on the clothing.
The home and away shirts, priced at £64.95, were sold out on the sportswear giant's website soon after they were released.

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EU・カナダ・メキシコが報復措置、米鉄鋼・アルミ関税発動で - Bloomberg


G7財務相会議、米の孤立深まる 鉄鋼関税で集中砲火:日本経済新聞


パレスチナ市民保護決議案、米の拒否権行使で否決 国連安保理:AFPBB News

国連安全保障理事会(UN Security Council)は1日、デモ隊とイスラエル軍との衝突により多数の死傷者が出ているパレスチナの市民保護を求める決議案を採決したが、米国が拒否権を行使して否決された。

米朝首脳会談:12日開催、表明 トランプ氏「複数回必要」 「最大限の圧力」使わない 経済支援、日中韓が行う - 毎日新聞


カンヌ受賞の是枝裕和監督を祝福しない安倍首相を、フランスの保守系有力紙が痛烈に批判 | ハーバービジネスオンライン


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News Headlines - 01 June 2018

Trump says Singapore summit with Kim is back on - CNNPolitics

A week after abruptly scrapping his prized summit with Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump buoyantly announced on Friday the historic talks were back on for June 12 in Singapore.
His reversal came after receiving a letter from Kim, hand delivered to the White House by the dictator's top envoy. Trump initially told reporters the missive was "very interesting." But he later acknowledged he hadn't read it yet... He said harsh statements from the North lampooning Vice President Mike Pence and threatening nuclear war were a thing of the past.

Ex-MOF exec Sagawa not to be indicted - The Japan News

The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office said Thursday that it has decided not to indict former Ministry of Finance official Nobuhisa Sagawa over the falsification of documents on the controversial state land sale to Moritomo Gakuen.
The prosecutors also decided not to indict other former and current officials who faced allegations of inflicting financial damage on the state through the huge discount sale.

Police launch murder probe after real estate mogul found dead with drugs in body - The Mainichi

Police have launched a murder probe after a real estate mogul dubbed the "Don Juan of Kishu" was found dead on May 24 with a large amount of stimulants in his body, investigative sources disclosed on May 31.

Canada to impose tariffs on U.S., challenge at WTO | Reuters

Canada will impose retaliatory tariffs on C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) worth of U.S. exports and challenge U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization (WTO), Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday.

German zoo′s ′escaped′ animals didn′t actually escape, just hiding | DW

But the mayor of Arzfeld, Andreas Kruppert, told reporters that the lions, tigers and jaguar had in fact never left their enclosures. Officials had lost track of them during the storm, he added, but later found them with the help of aerial drones after the water had receded... The only animal to actually escape was the bear, which was able to leave after flooding broke down the fence around its enclosure. Officials later shot the bear after finding him on one of the zoo's public paths.

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スペイン:ラホイ政権の不信任決議可決-サンチェス氏が次期首相へ - Bloomberg


イタリア:連立政権発足へ コンテ氏を首相に再指名 - 毎日新聞


ドイツ銀株は過去最安値、米当局が問題銀行に分類と関係者明かす - Bloomberg




井手口の代表落選に、スペイン&イギリスメディアが反応「重要なゴールを決めていたが…」 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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