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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


米朝首脳会談、共同声明の全文 | ロイター




トランプ氏、拉致問題を提起 米朝首脳会談で:日本経済新聞


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


首相だけど、産休とります!|NHK NEWS WEB


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)


州軍、ヘリで孤立住民救助 米ハワイ、噴煙2500メートル|佐賀新聞LiVE


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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