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News Headlines - 30 September 2018

At least 832 dead in Indonesia quake-tsunami disaster: Official - Channel NewsAsia

The death toll from Indonesia's quake and tsunami disaster has soared to 832 and could climb higher, the disaster agency said on Sunday (Sep 30).
So far, it said, almost all the deaths had been recorded in Palu, two days after waves 1.5 metres (five feet) high slammed into the city of 350,000 on Sulawesi island... Earlier reports said 400 people were killed as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.

Typhoon pummels Japan, flights canceled, trains shut down - The Washington Post

A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain.
Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept across southwestern Japan. Evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of people over a widespread area, including more than 250,000 people in the city of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku, the national broadcaster NHK reported.

Latam nations, Canada ask ICC to probe Venezuela government | Reuters

A group of Latin American countries and Canada said on Wednesday they had asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela’s government over allegations of crimes against humanity in using force to repress political opponents... The presidents of Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday signed a letter and sent it to the court based in The Hague on Wednesday, Peruvian foreign minister Nestor Popolizio said.

Gay penguin couple in zoo video 'kidnapped' chick to become parents

A zookeeper in Denmark said two male penguins recently "kidnapped" a penguin chick from its parents.
Odense Zookeeper Sandie Hedgegard Munck said the zoo's male penguins, who she said are gay, took the chick while its parents where away, Denmark's broadcaster DR reports. The chick's mother was allegedly bathing at the time.
Munck told the station the male couple could have thought the chick's parents were neglectful and believed they could be better parents. So, the same-sex couple nestled the chick and cared for it as if it were their own.

Joe Masteroff, story writer for the musical 'Cabaret,' dies at 98

Joe Masteroff, the Tony Award-winning story writer of the brilliant, edgy musical "Cabaret" and the touching, romantic "She Loves Me," has died. He was 98.
Masteroff died Friday at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, said The Roundabout Theatre Company, which produced recent revivals of his best-loved shows.

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トランプ氏「正恩氏と恋に落ちた」 良好な関係アピール:日本経済新聞

トランプ米大統領は29日、南部ウェストバージニア州で演説し、北朝鮮の金正恩(キム・ジョンウン)委員長との関係について「行ったり来たりしたが、恋に落ちた(We fell in love)」と良好な関係をアピールした。「私は何も譲歩していない」と強調し、米国が北朝鮮に譲りすぎているとの一部の見方を退けた。……トランプ氏は「私はとても強硬だったし、金正恩氏もそうだった」と指摘。「彼はとても素晴らしい書簡を送ってきた。それで私たちは恋に落ちた」と表明した。……ポンペオ米国務長官は10月に再訪朝し、2回目の米朝首脳会談に向けた調整を進める。

大手サプライヤーとIT企業の車載セキュリティ協業が進む、デンソーと野村総研も - MONOist(モノイスト)



トヨタの欧州事業を統括するToyota Motor Europeは、ポルトガルでバスを製造・販売するカエタノ・バス社に燃料電池システムを供給することを発表した。……同社は1946年より商用車の生産を開始。近年はEVバスを開発し欧州各国に販売している。さらにグループ会社カエタノ社とトヨタは1968年、商用車の欧州への供給拠点として「トヨタ・カエタノ・ポルトガル」を設立した経緯がある。

ポルトガル沿岸で400年前の沈没船発見、スパイスや大砲積む | ロイター

ポルトガル沿岸を調査していた考古学者らが、400年前にインドから香料などを積み込んできてリスボン付近で沈没したと考えられる船体を発見した。 ……船体は水深12メートルにあり、船内や周辺からスパイスやポルトガルの紋章入り大砲、中国製陶磁器、植民地時代に奴隷取引の際使用された通貨の一種であるタカラガイなどが見つかっている。

英料理店がミシュラン星返上、家族優先を理由に:AFPBB News

高級レストランガイドブック「ミシュランガイド(Michelin Guide)」の一つ星を獲得していた英国の小さなレストランが、家族との時間を充実させたいとの理由で星を返上した。
 星を返上したのは英ウェールズのモントゴメリー(Montgomery)にある料理店「チェッカーズ(The Checkers)」。11月からは店名を「チェッカーズ・パントリー(Checkers Pantry)」と改め、営業を日中のみとすることが決定しており、店はミシュラン側に対して星獲得の資格を放棄したと伝えたという。

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News Headlines - 29 September 2018

7.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia, USGS says

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi Friday, triggering a 10-foot-tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. It was the latest in a series of quakes that killed nearly 500 people in the country last month.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.5 quake was centered at a depth of 6 miles, about 35 miles northeast of the town of Donggala. Earlier Friday, the same area was hit by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that killed one person, injured 10 and damaged dozens of houses.

Osaka fugitive caught in Yamaguchi - NHK WORLD

A 30-year-old fugitive who escaped from a police station in Osaka Prefecture in August has been recaptured in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan... The man was finally apprehended after he was caught shoplifting in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Saturday.

Japan's Hopping Rovers Capture Amazing Views of Asteroid Ryugu

Two tiny, hopping rovers that landed on asteroid Ryugu last week have beamed back some incredible new views of the asteroid's rocky surface.
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa2 sample-return mission dropped the two nearly identical rovers, named Minerva-II1A and Minerva-II1B, onto the surface of Ryugu on Sept. 21. In a new video from the eyes of Minerva-II1B, you can watch the sun move across the sky as its glaring sunlight reflects off the shiny rocks that cover Ryugu's surface.

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Tokyo ‘Mario Kart’ Tourist Attraction – Variety

Tokyo District Court ruled in Nintendo’s favor on Thursday in its lawsuit against MariCar, a Japanese company that lets tourists drive through the city in “Mario Kart”-style vehicles and costumes, according to Kotaku.
MariCar, which is now called Mari Mobility Dev., must pay \10 million (nearly $89,000 USD) in compensation and stop using Nintendo-related cosplay in its tourist attraction, The Wall Street Journal’s tech reporter, Takashi Mochizuki, reported on Twitter earlier today. Nintendo reportedly filed the lawsuit because it said MariCar was damaging its “Mario Kart” franchise.

Nike CEO Feels `Very Good and Proud' of Kaepernick Campaign - Bloomberg

Nike Inc.’s controversial ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick debuted three days after the end of the company’s first quarter, but that didn’t stop executives from discussing the impact of the campaign during a first-quarter earnings call.
“We feel very good and proud of the work that we’re doing,” Chief Executive Mark Parker said. His comments were some of his first public remarks on the campaign, and he didn’t mention Kaepernick by name. “It’s driving a real uptick in traffic and engagement, both socially and commercially.”

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貿易戦争での敗者は米国、中国は恩恵被る ECBが分析 | ロイター


英労働党党首「議会で反対」 メイ氏EU離脱方針に  :日本経済新聞


NZ首相、国連総会に赤ちゃん同行 おむつ交換に日本代表団びっくり - BBCニュース


独ダイムラー、次期CEOに初の外国人 ツェッチェ氏は監査役会会長に | ロイター

カレニウス氏は2019年にCEOに就任する。現CEOのディーター・ツェッチェ氏は2021年に監査役会会長に就任する見通し。この人事は株主の承認を必要とする。 ……ダイムラーにとって、ドイツ人以外の人物をCEOに据えるのは初めて。

大谷翔平、TJ手術の執刀医はスーパー名医 「医師会選出のベストドクター」 | Full-count


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News Headlines - 28 September 2018

Mike Pompeo keeps North Korea negotiations going with prospect of declaration ending Korean War before Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit - CBS News

Given the Trump administration's goal of a complete, verifiable denuclearization of North Korea during President Trump's first term, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is eager to maintain U.S.-North Korean engagement. As he prepares for upcoming discussions with the North Koreans, he is leaving one tool conspicuously on the table: the prospect of an official declaration to end the Korean War... By leaving open the possibility, Pompeo is affirming that the U.S. is open to some form of negotiation with the North Koreans to achieve denuclearization -- and he's showing up armed with more than just demands. The Trump administration, which argues its efforts have averted war, insists it will press forward with the conversations with North Korea after a late summer stall in the dialogue.

Japan to give up on daylight saving time for 2020 Olympics: report - Japan Today

Japan will not introduce daylight saving time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo because public opinion is against the proposal, the Asahi Newspaper reported on Thursday.
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics originally floated the idea of setting clocks back one to two hours after scorching heat this summer killed at least 120 people, raising concerns about the safety of athletes, particularly marathon runners.
The Games will be held in late July and early August, Japan's hottest, most humid months.

Mystery behind France's 'Origin of the World' painting is revealed - France 24

The identity of the model who posed for one of the most controversial paintings of the 19th century, Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du monde" (The Origin of the World), has finally been revealed, according to experts... The canvas has never lost its power to shock – even bringing out the prude in Facebook, which censored the profiles using it as late as 2011 in a case that ended up in the French courts.
For decades, art historians have been convinced that the naked torso and genitalia it depicts belonged to Courbet's lover, Irish model Joanna Hiffernan.

French rap video calling for 'whites to be hanged' outrages political class - The Local

There has been an outcry among French politicians over a song by a little-known French rapper which calls for whites to be killed in a video depicting a white man being tortured, shot and hanged from a tree.
The song at the heart of the outrage is called Pendez les Blancs in French ('Hang the Whites').
The video by Nick Conrad -- which controversial black comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala , a convicted anti-Semite, linked to on his Facebook page on Saturday -- was viewed thousands of times on YouTube before being taken down on Wednesday.

'Spiderman' balcony rescue: Father of dangling child given suspended sentence - BBC News

The father of a child who was dramatically rescued after dangling from a Paris balcony has been given a three-month suspended sentence.
Convicted of neglecting his parental responsibilities, the man has also been ordered to take a course in being a better parent.

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メイ英首相、トランプ米大統領と「野心的」貿易協定の意向を協議 | ロイター

英国のメイ首相の事務所は26日、同国の欧州連合(EU)離脱後に首相とトランプ米大統領が「大規模で野心的」な貿易協定を締結する意向について話し合ったことを明らかにした。 ……ただ、ホワイトハウスが出した公式声明は貿易協定に言及しておらず、両首脳が「さまざまな世界的問題について協議した」となっている。

米はメキシコと貿易協定進める考え、カナダ抜きでも-USTR代表 - Bloomberg


レクサスEV、20年投入 トヨタ、中国と欧州向け先行:一面:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


アウディと決別し、ランボルギーニがポルシェ傘下へ。2019年1月から最強ブランドを結成? | clicccar.com(クリッカー)

これは、米Automobile Magazineが報じているもので、間違いなようです。VWはグループ内の「アウディ」「ブガッティ」「ランボルギーニ」などスーパーカーを全てポルシェ製プラットフォームが担い、コストダウンを図るべきだと語っており、その第一歩として新タッグが実現しそうなのです。
現在ランボルギーニは、プラットフォームを始め多くのコンポーネントをアウディと共有しています。同ブランド最新のクロスオーバーSUV、「ウルス」ではアウディ「Q7」から「MLB Evo」プラットフォームが流用されています。



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News Headlines - 27 September 2018

French far-right symbol Jean-Marie Le Pen in hospital - France 24

The founder of France's far-right National Front, 90-year-old Jean-Marie Le Pen, was hospitalised Tuesday with a persistent fever, his entourage told AFP.
The measure was taken to prevent potential complications, it said in a statement, and though Le Pen was "not in danger", he has cancelled the majority of his appointments for the coming days, his office said in a statement.
The increasingly frail Le Pen, who co-founded the National Front in 1972 and built it into a major force in French politics, turned 90 in hospital in June, when he was treated for a "dangerous pulmonary complication" resulting from a bout of flu.

Japan, US, EU agree to co-sponsor proposal to reform WTO, China in sight - The Mainichi

Trade ministers from Japan, the United States and the European Union agreed Tuesday to co-sponsor a proposal to reform the World Trade Organization as part of an effort to prevent Chinese industrial subsidies from distorting the global market.
The proposed change concerns the notification system for domestic industrial subsidies and strengthening the activities of the regular committees of the WTO, according to a joint statement issued after a trilateral meeting in New York.

Before 'Wild Boars' rescue mission, four others were saved from Thai cave: Reports - Channel NewsAsia

Two British divers who helped rescue a Thai youth football team from a flooded cave had earlier saved four adults also stranded in the complex, according to a new report on a mission that gripped the world... They had been trapped for around 24 hours and their situation was desperate, according to the caving news website Darkness Below in an article summarising Stanton's presentation.

Pret baguette inquest: Plea for help after allergic reaction - BBC News

A 15-year-old girl who died after a severe allergic reaction to a baguette from an airport Pret a Manger said "Daddy, help me" as she struggled to breathe, an inquest has heard.
Natasha Ednan-Laperouse became ill on a flight to Nice on 17 July 2016.
Despite her father administering two EpiPen injections, Natasha died in a hospital in Nice within hours, West London Coroner's Court heard.

Man Utd 2-2 Derby County (Derby win 8-7 on penalties) - BBC Sport

Derby County beat Manchester United 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shootout to settle a pulsating Carabao Cup tie at Old Trafford and send the Championship club through to the fourth round.
After 15 successful penalties, Rams goalkeeper Scott Carson saved Phil Jones' effort low to his left to secure a famous victory for Frank Lampard's side.

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日米貿易交渉開始で合意、安倍首相「交渉中は自動車関税回避」 | ロイター


トランプ米大統領:自慢に失笑 国連総会で各国指導者 - 毎日新聞


FRBが3カ月ぶり利上げ 20年中の打ち止めも示唆  :日本経済新聞




FIFA最優秀選手にモドリッチ クロアチア代表:日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 26 September 2018

German chancellor hit by ‘uprising’ as she losing key CDU vote | Express.co.uk

MPs from her Christian Democrat party (CDU) rejected her chosen candidate as their parliamentary leader and voted instead for a challenger who had promised to be more independent.
The defeat, her first since taking power, was a body blow to Mrs Merkel’s authority and leaves her facing a backbench rebellion as she tries to get her coalition’s legislative programme through parliament.

Pope Francis writes a letter to Chinese Catholics on trust and reconciliation | America Magazine

Pope Francis has written a very personal and important message to “the Catholics in China and to the universal church” regarding the recent agreement signed by the Holy See and China on the appointment of bishops, the new situation they now find themselves in and the horizons the agreement opens up for achieving reconciliation and unity in the church and the evangelization of people in that vast country.
Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to trust God and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following the landmark deal that is aimed at ending years of antagonism between Beijing and the Vatican.

China complains to Sweden over 'racist TV news show that outrageously insulted' country | The Independent

China has complained to Sweden over a satirical TV show it said was “racist and xenophobic”, in the latest escalation of an unlikely diplomatic row.
The programme Svenska Nyheter (Swedish News) was broadcast in the wake of an incident that saw police remove three Chinese citizens from a Stockholm hotel during a heated argument over check-in times.

Twitter's new content policy takes aim at 'dehumanizing speech'

Though Twitter has a policy against hateful conduct, which prohibits threats of violence against others based on factors like their race, ethnicity or sexual orientation, the platform has come under frequent criticism for what it still allows on its site. But the company is now considering a new policy and before it's implemented, Twitter is asking users what they think. The new policy addresses dehumanization and it says users can't "dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm," and Twitter is asking you to weigh in on the proposed rule.

Instagram Founders Exit Facebook as Zuckerberg Tension Grows - Bloomberg

The founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook Inc. after growing tensions with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app, people familiar with the matter said.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who have been at the company since Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook in 2012, had been able to keep the brand and product independent while relying on Facebook’s infrastructure and resources to grow. Lately, they were frustrated with an uptick in day-to-day involvement by Zuckerberg, who has become more reliant on Instagram in planning for Facebook’s future...

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アイルランド国境問題、なぜ英EU離脱交渉最大の難関なのか(The Guardian)

EUと英国は、北アイルランド包括和平合意「聖金曜日の合意(Good Friday Agreement)」を維持するため、厳格な国境管理(ハードボーダー)を回避することを約束している。だが、離脱交渉は2017年12月、第1段階の合意に至ったものの、どのように回避するのかについて、ほとんど進展は見られない。……EUと英国の通商関係合意は、早くても2020年以降になるとみられており、EUは「バックストップ(安全策)」と呼ばれる代替案を提示している。同案では、北アイルランドをEU関税同盟の管理下に置き、EU単一市場の規則の多くを適用し、アイルランド島で物品が自由に行き交う「共通規制地域」を設けることを盛り込んでいる。北アイルランドは、EUの製品安全規則や、動物福祉規則、VATが適用され、EU司法裁判所などのEU機関の管轄下にとどまることになる。……英国はEU案に断固として反対している。テリーザ・メイ(Theresa May)首相は、バックストップ案は憲法に基づく英国の統一性を脅かすものであり、これに合意する英国の首相は「絶対にいない」と指摘した。北アイルランドが英国から切り離される状況となることに激しく反発している北アイルランドの保守政党、民主統一党(Democratic Unionist party)から協力を得ているメイ首相にとって、この案は特に緊張をもたらす提案と言える。

仏元首相:隣国スペインのバルセロナ市長選に出馬表明 - 毎日新聞


スウェーデン議会、ロベーン首相の不信任決議 政局不透明に | ロイター


聖職者が性的虐待、ドイツで被害3600人超 - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 25 September 2018

Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day - The New York Times

When Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, headed to the White House on Monday morning, he was ready to resign and convinced — wrongly, it turned out — that President Trump was about to fire him. Top Justice Department aides scrambled to draft a statement about who would succeed him.
By the afternoon, Mr. Rosenstein was back at his Pennsylvania Avenue office seven blocks away, still employed as the second-in-command at the Justice Department and, for the time being at least, still in charge of the Russia investigation.

Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault | Reuters

Cosby, 81, was found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for the drugging and sexual assault of his one-time friend Andrea Constand, a former Temple University administrator, at his Philadelphia home in 2004.
He is the first celebrity to be convicted of sexual abuse since the start of the #MeToo movement, the national reckoning with misconduct that has brought down dozens of powerful men in entertainment, politics and other fields.

Japanese Magazine Suspends Publication amid LGBT Controversy - JIJI PRESS

Shinchosha Publishing Co. said Tuesday that it will suspend the publication of a monthly magazine at the center of a controversy over articles related to lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender, or LGBT, people.

Former top-ranked sumo wrestler resigns following scandal | Reuters

Former sumo wrestler Takanohana, who held the top rank of ‘yokozuna’, handed his resignation to the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) on Tuesday, according to local media, in the latest twist in a scandal that rocked the sport last year.
Takanohana failed to report that a wrestler he coached named Takanoiwa had been beaten by grand champion Harumafuji, who was forced to retire last November after taking responsibility for injuring the junior wrestler.

Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress disappears after role in "X-Men" movie after vague claims of tax fraud in China - CBS News

X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.
For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put her at odds with Chinese authorities... Yet for nearly three months, Fan hasn't been seen or heard from in public in any verifiable way.

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判事の定年引き下げに「待った」 EU、ポーランド提訴:朝日新聞デジタル


トランプ氏、2度目の米朝会談の日時と場所、近く発表へ 文氏と会談 - 産経ニュース


米マイケル・コース、ベルサーチの経営権取得で合意=関係筋 | ロイター


英スカイ買収入札、コムキャストがフォックス上回る提示 | ロイター


みんなが待ってたウッズの復活 イーストレイクの歓喜|ゴルフダイジェスト・オンライン


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News Headlines - 24 September 2018

Cabinet backs Canada-style Brexit deal as Hunt urges PM to drop Chequers

A majority of the Cabinet now supports moving towards a Canada-style trade deal with the EU following the outright rejection of Theresa May’s Chequers plan, the Prime Minister will be told today.
Mrs May will be urged to rethink her approach to the Brexit negotiations by favouring a free trade agreement that would represent the “clean Brexit” that Leave supporters voted for.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, has emerged as a key figure in the Brexiteers’ fight to convince Mrs May to change tack. A former Remain campaigner, Mr Hunt is now squarely in the Leave camp and has publicly indicated that he is open to the idea of a Canada-style deal.

Researchers say they're closing in on HMB Endeavour, Captain Cook's lost ship - CBS News

Researchers say they've identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the site in the harbor near Newport, Rhode Island.

JAXA confirms tiny robots from Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid | The Japan Times

A pair of tiny robots released by the Hayabusa2 space probe touched down Saturday on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth, JAXA said.
The cylinder-shaped Minerva-II1 explorers will take photos and temperature readings on the asteroid Ryugu before the main probe lands, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.

Japan to demo self-driving tech - NHK WORLD

Japanese firms are planning to roll out self-driving vehicles ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Ten companies including automakers will carry out a joint test of their products on public roads to show off the new technology... The driverless autos will carry passengers from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to nearby facilities. They'll also take riders on expressways to central Tokyo.

Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle as director

The latest director to take on the forthcoming James Bond film has been announced as Cary Fukunaga, an American filmmaker who made his name by directing HBO crime series True Detective.
Bond executive producers Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced the news on Thursday morning, adding that filming will begin at Pinewood Studios on March 4 2019 and the film will be released on February 14, 2020.

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米最高裁判事候補に新疑惑 2人目の女性が実名告発:日本経済新聞


ドイツ情報機関トップの処遇再考 連立与党、昇格妥協案に批判噴出 メルケル政権迷走、国民の信頼低下 - 産経ニュース


海賊がスイスの貨物船襲撃、12人拉致 ナイジェリア沖:AFPBB News

西アフリカのナイジェリア沖で22日、スイスの貨物船が海賊に襲撃され、船員12人が拉致された。船を操業するスイス海運「マッセル・シッピング(Massoel Shipping)」が明らかにした。……海賊たちは長いはしごを使ってグラールスに乗り込み、船内の通信をほとんど全て破壊した後、乗組員19人のうち12人を拉致したという。……ナイジェリア沖合は、襲撃の報告が多数あるわけではないものの、昨年60人超の船員が拉致されたとされている。



日本にも来るか、木造高層ビルが北米でブームに | BUSINESS INSIDER JAPAN


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News Headlines - 23 September 2018

Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years, by His Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez | The New Yorker

The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. Later, she spent years working for an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. The New Yorker contacted Ramirez after learning of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh. The allegation was conveyed to Democratic senators by a civil-rights lawyer.

Russian Opposition Candidate On Track To Win In Gubernatorial Runoff

A Russian opposition candidate is on track to win one of the gubernatorial runoffs that have left the ruling United Russia party scrambling to avoid defeat for its pro-Kremlin candidates.
In the September 23 runoff in the Far Eastern Khabarovsk region, partial results showed Governor Vyacheslav Shport of the ruling United Russia party trailing 40 percentage points behind opposition candidate Sergei Furgal, with 90 percent of the votes counted.

No-deal Brexit would have limited impact on German labor market: Der Spiegel | Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government expects the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the labor market in Europe’s biggest economy would be “relatively small”, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel said on Saturday.
Around 41,000 British people were employed in Germany in December 2017 and that number is insignificant for the labor market overall, the magazine cited a government response to a request for information from the far-left Linke party as saying.
There were around 44.8 million people employed in Germany in total in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from the Federal Statistics Office.

Nazi war crimes suspect, 94, faces German youth court trial | The Guardian

A 94-year-old German man is to go on trial in a juvenile court accused of being an accessory to hundreds of murders in a Nazi concentration campduring the second world war.
The man, who has not been named for legal reasons, will be tried in a juvenile court because he was under 21 at the time of the alleged crimes.

Croydon Cat Killer: London Police Solve a Mystery - The New York Times

For years, people in and around London suspected that a deranged sadist was behind hundreds of cat mutilations, the grisly evidence strewn around their streets and yards.
But after a three-year investigation, the police revealed on Thursday that the likely culprits behind these inhuman acts were, in fact, inhuman: foxes.

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英一部閣僚、ブレグジット代替案要請へ 難航なら辞任も=新聞 | ロイター


中国、バチカンと司教任命で暫定合意 - 産経ニュース


ポルシェ、ディーゼル撤退 EV注力:日本経済新聞


メルセデスとトヨタから登場したミラーレス自動車、名称の統一を望みたい - carview!


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News Headlines - 22 September 2018

Iran Military Parade Terror Attack Kills at Least 29, Officials Say | Fortune

Gunmen opened fire at a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least 29 people in one of the worst militant attacks in the country’s modern history.
Fifty-seven people were wounded, according to the semi-official Fars News agency, which cited a lawmaker. Islamic State militants and an Arab group in the area claimed responsibility for the attack.
Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and civilians, including a child and a journalist, were among those killed, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing the deputy governor of Khuzestan, Hossein Hosseinzadeh.

Ministers to demand Brexit 'Plan B' from Theresa May at Cabinet showdown over Chequers deal

Theresa May is heading for a showdown with her Cabinet next week when ministers will call for a “Plan B” alternative to her Chequers Brexit deal.
The Cabinet meeting on Monday, which was due to discuss migration policy, will now be dominated by Mrs May’s Salzburg humiliation... One source said: “Monday is the crunch point. That’s when every Cabinet minister will have to look again and reassess like Boris [Johnson] and David Davis did.”

Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice - BBC News

A Canadian analytics firm that worked for Vote Leave has received the UK's first formal notice under a key data law, the UK's data protection watchdog has confirmed.
AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people's data "for purposes which they would not have expected".

13-year-old schoolboy with dairy allergy died after 'cheese was thrown down t-shirt', inquest hears - ITV News

A 13-year-old boy with a severe allergy to dairy died after he was "chased with cheese and had it thrown down his t-shirt" at his school, an inquest heard.
Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, suffered a serious allergic reaction and was left "gasping for air" in Greenford, West London, in June last year.

Shark attack in Queensland Australia is second in 24 hours - CNN

Two people, including a young girl, have been attacked by sharks in separate incidents in the same harbor in Australia's Whitsunday Islands in the past 24 hours.
Both attacks occurred in Cid Harbour, a picturesque bay surrounded by beaches in a popular tourist area on the north coast of Queensland.

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メイ英首相「離脱交渉行き詰まり」 EUに代替案要求:日本経済新聞


WTO、米中を調停へ 通商紛争の報復要請巡り  :日本経済新聞


WHO アルコールが原因で毎年300万人が死亡 | NHKニュース


マクドナルドはセクハラ対策が不十分、従業員が米10都市でスト:AFPBB News


香取慎吾がルーヴル美術館で初の個展「NAKAMA des ARTS」を開催|GQ JAPAN

9月19日、パリのルーヴル美術館に併設のカルーゼル・デュ・ルーヴルで香取慎吾の初めての個展がスタートした。これは日仏友好160周年を記念して7月からパリで開催されている日本文化・芸術の祭典「ジャポニズム2018」の公式企画の一つだ。「NAKAMA des Arts」と題された個展では、仲間を通してアートで繋がりたいというコンセプトのもとに、絵画やオブジェ、6体の洋服など約110点を展示している。

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News Headlines - 21 September 2018

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment - The New York Times

The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

Moon: North, South aim for declaration this year to end Korean War:The Asahi Shimbun

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
Moon said he and Kim spent most of a three-day summit discussing how to break an impasse and restart nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, which are at odds over which should come first, denuclearization or ending the war.

PlayStation Classic, a $100 mini PS1 with 20 games, coming in December - Polygon

Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps with its own miniaturized throwback console: the PlayStation Classic, a new version of the original PlayStation that you can hold in your hand and easily connect to a modern television... There will be 20 games in all, but Sony only announced five of them today: Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. “All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format,” the company said in an announcement post on the PlayStation Blog.

Sky takeover: Comcast-Fox battle could end in a one-day auction on Saturday

Sky has been the subject of an extended fight between Comcast and Fox — now backed by Disney, which is in the process of acquiring most of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets... It's rare for a UK takeover to be decided by auction but the process is designed to produce final bids from each suitor that can then be evaluated by shareholders.
The regulator said the auction would consist of up to three rounds. The lower bidder -— currently Fox — would be able to bid during the first round, and Comcast would counter in the second. Both hopefuls would be able to bid in the third and final round.

Jack the Ripper’s victims were not prostitutes

It remains one of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history with budding detectives desperate to unveil the true identity of Jack The Ripper.
But less is known about the serial killer's victims, who were assumed to have been prostitutes targeted by the Ripper, because many became so fascinated with the perpetrator.
Now historian Dr Hallie Rubenhold has gone back to the archives to uncover the true biographies of the women killed in 1888, which reveal they had varied lives, from working in a coffee shop to living with a friend of the Prince of Wales.

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在沖縄米海兵隊のグアム移転費に583億円 政府、米と書簡交換 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


北朝鮮、核施設解体を新たに提案 韓国を通じて米国に:朝日新聞デジタル


EU理事会議長「英国のブレグジット提案はうまくいかない」  - BBCニュース


BMW、英のEU離脱日から工場1カ月休止: 日本経済新聞


アマゾン従業員、賄賂受け内部情報を流出か - WSJ


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News Headlines - 20 September 2018

Bumpy road ahead for Japan's Abe following rank-and-file backlash in LDP leadership vote - Xinhua

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, winning the ruling party's leadership election Thursday, will likely to become Japan's longest-serving leader, but underwhelming support shown by rank-and-file party members may spell difficulties ahead for both party and president, political analysts said... While Abe won 329 out of ballots cast by Diet members, and 224 by rank-and-file members, Ishiba secured 73 votes from legislators but an unexpected 181 votes from ordinary members, who closely reflect public opinion.

Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim | Reuters

After the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks on Wednesday, Moon and Kim decided to use the final day of their three-day summit to go up the symbolic mountain on the Chinese border together.
Moon is known for his love of mountain climbing and has trekked in the Himalayas at least twice.

Alibaba's Jack Ma says U.S.-China trade war ends 1 million U.S. jobs promise: Xinhua | Reuters

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday... Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies could last decades and that China should focus exports on the “Silk Road” trade route, citing Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Toyota's Zero Emissions Trucks Program Gets Boost From CARB, UPS, Shell, and Others | Torque News

Toyota and its partners will soon be adding ten more working trucks to the Port of Los Angeles. Torque News has been following Toyota's progress as it went from the alpha to beta stages, and now to this stage with ten more zero-emissions drayage trucks hauling freight out of the port of Los Angeles. The ten new trucks are enabled by a partnership between Toyota, Shell, Southern Counties Express, and United Parcel Service. The California Air Resources Board (CARB)is providing about $41 million in matching funds derived from cap and trade CO2 taxation.

Mexico official fired over odyssey of truck with nearly 300 bodies

A state government in Mexico has fired a prosecutor over a spectacle in which a fetid-smelling tractor trailer carrying 273 bodies was driven around aimlessly for lack of room in the morgue... The bodies were in the refrigerated truck because the morgue in Mexico's second-largest city was full.
Officials originally put the number of bodies at 157 but on Wednesday they raised it to 273.

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英国とEU、ブレグジット交渉で互いに譲歩求め対立:AFPBB News

オーストリアのザルツブルクで19日に始まった欧州連合(EU)の非公式首脳会議は、英国のEU離脱(ブレグジット、Brexit)をめぐる交渉の行き詰まりを打破するにあたって誰が主導権を握るかで、テリーザ・メイ(Theresa May)英首相とEU各国の首脳が互いに譲歩を要求し合う展開となった。英国は来年3月にEUを離脱する予定で、両者が離脱条件で合意しないまま離脱の日を迎える懸念が高まっている。

「シャネル」グローバル業務を英ロンドンへ、組織の簡略化と合理化目指す:AFPBB News


仏内相が「来年辞任」 市長転身狙い 大統領に打撃 :日本経済新聞


シリア反体制派の最後の牙城への総攻撃はひとまず回避された──その複雑な事情とは | ニューズウィーク日本版


独ダイムラー、自動運転トラックを世界初の量産化、電動化でも攻勢 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 19 September 2018

Toyota to replace side-view mirrors with cameras in new model - Nikkei Asian Review

Toyota Motor will introduce a digital alternative to side-view mirrors in a revamped Lexus sedan due out in late October, becoming the world's first automaker to adopt such a device in a mass-produced vehicle.
The "digital outer mirror" system, announced Wednesday, features small cameras in place of side-view mirrors and display monitors inside the vehicle on both sides.

Sega pushes the Mega Drive Mini global release to 2019 - The Verge

Sega announced on its Twitter account today that the release of its Mega Drive Mini, a miniature version of its classic console, would be delayed until sometime in 2019. The Mega Drive Mini’s release was originally slated to coincide with the console’s 30th anniversary in Japan, but its global availability was unknown. Now, the company has confirmed that the miniature console will be released as the Mega Drive Mini in Japan and Europe and as the Genesis Mini in North America.

The truth about false assault accusations by women - BBC News

Either Brett Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford is lying. We don't know which one... According to various academic studies over the past 20 years, only 2-10% of rape accusations are fake (Prof Ford's lawyer says she believes this was attempted rape).
Two to 10% is too many, but it is not a big proportion of the total. Fake rape accusations get a lot of attention.

Paul McCartney uses song on new album to attack Donald Trump: ‘We’ve got a mad captain sailing this boat’ | The Independent

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he lambasted Donald Trump in his new solo album – branding the US president a "mad captain" in one of the songs.
The Beatles star said he had climate change deniers such as Mr Trump in his mind when penning a song called “Despite Repeated Warnings” on Egypt Station, his 18th solo album which was released earlier this month.

French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon | The Guardian

French booksellers have called on literary judges to “defend books and not those who threaten them”, after one of France’s most prestigious prizes selected a self-published novel available only via Amazon.
Among the 17 titles in contention for this year’s Prix Renaudot is Marco Koskas’ Bande de Français, which was self-published on Amazon’s CreateSpace platform. According to the Syndicat de la librairie française, which represents French booksellers, the jury have put them in an impossible position.

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中国が報復関税、米製品600億ドル相当に-先鋭化する貿易摩擦 - Bloomberg


中国報復なら全輸入品に25%関税 トランプ氏表明:日本経済新聞


露・トルコ首脳会談 シリア大規模攻撃、妥協点見いだせるか - 産経ニュース


シリア:露軍機誤射、15人死亡 誘因のイスラエル非難 - 毎日新聞


「プッシー・ライオット」メンバーが意識回復 仲間は「薬盛られた」と訴え:AFPBB News

今年7月に行われたサッカーW杯ロシア大会(2018 World Cup)決勝でピッチに乱入したロシアのパンクバンド「プッシー・ライオット(Pussy Riot)」のメンバーで、毒を盛られた恐れがあるとされていた男性が、意識を回復して入院先の病院の集中治療室を出た。今後、さらなる治療のためベルリンに移される。……入院しているのは、カナダとロシアの二重国籍を持つピョートル・ベルジロフ(Pyotr Verzilov)さん(30)。

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News Headlines - 18 September 2018

Syria accidentally shot down Russian military plane, Kremlin admits | The Independent

A Russian reconnaissance plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean with 15 crew aboard was shot down in error by Syrian forces, the Kremlin has admitted as it blamed Israel for putting the aircraft in the firing line.
Russia said its Il-20 military aircraft was preparing to land at Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province when, at about 8pm GMT on Monday, it disappeared from radar some 20 miles off the Syrian coast... Later on Tuesday morning the Kremlin said allied Syrian forces had inadvertently downed the plane, but heaped the blame on Israel for “irresponsible actions” – saying the country had launched air strikes by four F-16 jets with just one minute’s warning, triggering the defensive response.

Florence death toll rises to 32 as flooding continues - BBC News

As flooding continues to inundate North Carolina, the death toll from Florence has risen to at least 32, with 25 deaths confirmed in North Carolina.
The state's governor, Roy Cooper, said on Monday that the "epic storm" was still an immediate danger as rivers reach major flood levels.

German Car Giants Face EU Probe Into Suspected Collusion - Bloomberg

Germany’s beleaguered car industry faces another regulatory tangle, as the European Union opened a probe into Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and BMW AG over suspected collusion that could have delayed clean-emissions technology for cars.
The investigation, which could lead to heavy fines, focuses on joint technical talks to develop selective catalytic reduction systems to reduce nitrogen-oxides emissions from diesel cars and "Otto" particulate filters for gasoline engines.

Ireland collects disputed Apple taxes in full ahead of appeal | Reuters

Ireland has fully recovered 13.1 billion euros in disputed taxes from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) plus interest of 1.2 billion which it will hold in an escrow fund pending its appeal against an EU tax ruling, Ireland’s finance minister said on Tuesday.
The European Commission ruled in August 2016 that Apple had received unfair tax incentives. Both Apple and Dublin are appealing against the original ruling, saying the iPhone maker’s tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law.

Thai cave rescue diver sues Elon Musk for defamation over repeated ‘pedo’ comments | The Independent

A British rescue diver who was instrumental in the rescue of 12 children trapped in a Thailand cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk for defamation.
Vernon Unsworth and his attorneys filed their lawsuit on Monday, arguing that the businessman had crossed a line by repeatedly insisting that Mr Unsworth is a paedophile and “child rapist”. Musk did not substantiate his claims against the diver.
They are seeking $75,000 over the claims made by Musk. Mr Unsworth has also filed lawsuits in English and Welsh courts.

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米、対中関税第3弾を24日発動 家具や家電、年内10%:日本経済新聞


トランプ米大統領、ロシア疑惑捜査に関連した情報の公開を指示 | ロイター




「ZOZOTOWN」前澤社長 月へ 米「スペースX」宇宙船で | NHKニュース


「フランスパンの神様」フィリップ・ビゴさん亡くなる 日本にフランスパンを普及 - ねとらぼ


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News Headlines - 17 September 2018

Brexit: Carney warns no-deal could see house prices plunge - BBC News

The Bank of England's governor has warned the cabinet that a chaotic no-deal Brexit could crash house prices and send another financial shock through the economy.
Mark Carney met senior ministers on Thursday to discuss the risks of a disorderly exit from the EU.
His worst-case scenario was that house prices could fall as much as 35% over three years, a source told the BBC.

Coca-Cola, Aurora Cannabis in Talks About CBD Oil Soda - Bloomberg

Coca-Cola says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD -- the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get you high. The Atlanta-based soft drinks maker is in talks with Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis to develop the beverages, according to a report from BNN Bloomberg Television.

Strawberry needle contamination sparks federal investigation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As the strawberry contamination scandal spreads across the country the fallout for the industry continues with Health Minister Greg Hunt ordering a federal investigation into the matter.
At least seven brands of strawberries are now caught up in the scandal including: Donnybrook Berries, Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries, Oasis brands, Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Mal's Black Label strawberries.

Mine museum being guarded, Phnom Penh Post

Guards have been placed around the recently shuttered Cambodian Landmine Museum in Siem Reap after its founder Aki Ra was arrested late last month for illegal weapons possession.
Many shops and vendors adjacent to the former tourist destination have also ceased operations due to a loss in customers.
A dozen soldiers have been on round-the-clock guard at the premises. A poster on the facade says that it is temporarily closed but will reopen later.

Sean Penn says spirit of much of #MeToo movement is to ‘divide men and women’

Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has opened up about the #MeToo movement, saying it divides men and women and "it's too black and white."
Penn, 58, and actress Natascha McElhone, 48, who co-star in the new Hulu show "The First" about a dangerous mission to Mars, had a frank discussion about the movement empowering women, with Natalie Morales on TODAY Monday.

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英ロンドン市長、EU離脱巡り2度目の国民投票実施を呼びかけ | ロイター


ルーマニア、夫婦を「男女」と明記する憲法改正巡り国民投票へ | ロイター

ルーマニア上院は11日、憲法で規定されている夫婦の定義について、現在の「配偶者」から厳格に「男性と女性」と表現するよう憲法の条文を改正する国民投票を実施するよう求めた市民の陳情を、107対13の圧倒的多数で支持した。 ……与党は、国民投票は10月7日にも実施されるとしており、政府が近日中に日程を確定するとみられている。

フランスでマクドナルド「閉鎖ではなく存続を!」 貧困地区で社会的役割:AFPBB News


隈研吾氏が設計、英国の博物館別館が開館 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 16 September 2018

The people must have another vote – to take back control of Brexit | The Guardian

So, after a lot of careful consideration, I’ve decided the people must get a final say. This means a public vote on any deal or a vote on a no-deal, alongside the option of staying in the EU.
As mayor, I wouldn’t be doing my job standing up for Londoners if I didn’t say now that it’s time to think again about how we take this crucial decision.

Philippines death toll rises to 59 as Typhoon Mangkhut barrels towards China - Channel NewsAsia

Typhoon Mangkhut killed at least 59 people in the Philippines as it smashed homes and left behind torrents of floodwater, and is now on course to plough into China's coast.
The number of people killed by the typhoon increased as more landslide victims were discovered, said police.

Abe, Ishiba clash over prime minister’s style of management:The Asahi Shimbun

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his leadership abilities while Shigeru Ishiba took jabs at scandals that have roiled the government as the two squared off on Sept. 14 in the ruling party’s presidential election.
The debate between the only candidates in the Liberal Democratic Party’s election scheduled for Sept. 20 was held at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.

California professor who accused Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault goes public | National Post

Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.
Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth's polar ice - CNN

NASA on Saturday launched its most advanced laser device into space to measure changes in the heights of Earth's polar ice, as well as other topographical features.
The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, launched shortly after 9 a.m. ET from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California.

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独連立政権、情報機関トップ処遇で対立 外国人襲撃「証拠ない」発言が物議 - 産経ニュース




米南東部のハリケーンで12人が死亡 80万世帯で停電:朝日新聞デジタル


村上春樹さん「新文学賞」を辞退 ノーベル文学賞見送りで創設 | NHKニュース




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News Headlines - 15 September 2018

Hudson's Bay, Signa form European retail, real estate joint venture | Reuters

Hudson’s Bay Co (HBC) and Signa Holding agreed on Tuesday to merge Germany’s Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt chains to form Europe’s third-biggest department store chain as they battle online rivals, sending HBC shares surging.
The combined group will have annual sales of around 5.4 billion euros ($6.3 billion), putting it behind Spain’s El Corte Ingles and Britain’s Marks and Spencer, market research provider Euromonitor International data shows.

BMW's Vision iNext previews EV flagship

BMW's Vision iNext crossover concept showcases the automaker's ideas about how autonomous, connectivity and electric drivetrain technologies will be integrated into a flagship car planned to launch in 2021.
BMW released pictures and details of the Vision iNext on Sunday after taking the concept on a global preview tour for the media earlier this month aboard a Lufthansa Boeing 777F cargo plane that stopped in Munich, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

Woman says Samsung Galaxy Note 9 burst into flames inside her purse

Samsung’s highly touted and supposedly fireproof Galaxy Note 9 cellphone spontaneously combusted inside a Long Island woman’s purse, she charges in a lawsuit.
In what could be the first report of a Note 9 catching fire, real estate agent Diane Chung’s legal claim recalls the South Korean company’s 2016 disaster with the Galaxy Note 7, which ignited so often Samsung had to dump 2.5 million devices.

Mum claims son, 6, is banned from lessons over his mohawk - 'because it might poke another child in the eye'

But mum Kirstie-Lea Day, 26, from Milton Keynes, claims she was called by the school on Friday and told her son’s hairstyle was not acceptable and he would not be allowed in class until he changed it.
Stay-at-home mum Kirstie, alleges when she brought Charlie back to school this week, she was told she should shave her son’s head or take him home.
And she said the school's eventual solution to allow Charlie back into class was to put water on his hair to flatten his treasured mohawk down.

Police probe K-pop star Koo Ha-ra over 'boyfriend assault'

Gangnam police have launched an investigation into K-pop singer Koo Ha-ra after her boyfriend called them over her alleged violence against him.
They said the boyfriend, a hair designer, called them at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, claiming the violence started after he suggested they break-up. The alleged incident happened at Koo's house in Gangnam, southern Seoul.
Koo claims her boyfriend assaulted her. Further details are unknown.

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フランスが1兆円規模の貧困支援発表 貧困地区の学校で朝食を無償支給 義務教育は18歳に延長 - 産経ニュース

フランスのマクロン大統領は13日、若者への支援を主軸とする総額80億ユーロ(約1兆円)の貧困対策を発表した。貧困地区の学校で朝食を無料支給するほか、義務教育を18歳まで延長する。 無料の朝食は低所得世帯が多い教育優先地区で導入するとしており、約20万~30万人が対象になるとみられている。……大統領は昼の学校給食についても、「最も貧しい家庭の子供は1ユーロ(約130円)で食べられるようにする」と述べた。

トランプ氏、狭まる包囲網 ロシア疑惑で司法取引:日本経済新聞


「欧州は欧州人のもの」 ダライ・ラマ、法話で移民問題に言及:AFPBB News

チベット仏教の最高指導者ダライ・ラマ(Dalai Lama)14世(83)は12日、スウェーデン南部マルメ(Malmo)で法話を行い、「欧州は欧州人のもの」であり、難民は帰郷して母国再建に尽くすべきだという見方を示した。

アサヒビール、年内に「レーベンブロイ」の国内販売終了へ 独ミュンヘン生まれの銘酒 | オトナンサー

アサヒビール(東京都墨田区)が2018年内をめどに、ドイツの「レーベンブロイ」など海外3ブランドのビールの国内販売を終了することが分かりました。自社ブランドや他の海外銘柄ビールの生産・宣伝に注力するためです。……アサヒビールは1982年11月、ドイツのレーベンブロイ社とライセンス契約を結び、翌年から販売を開始しました。その後、1988年に「バス ペールエール」、1996年には「ベル・ビュー クリーク」の国内販売を始めました。レーベンブロイ社は現在、ビール業界世界最大手の「アンハイザー・ブッシュ・インベブ」(ベルギー)の傘下に入っています。

英国で電子タバコ利用が急増、半数以上は禁煙後に切り替え | ロイター


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News Headlines - 14 September 2018

Prince William confuses Japan and China in latest royal gaffe - CNN

Britain's Prince William is following in the footsteps of his gaffe-prone grandfather, Prince Philip, confusing Japanese food with Chinese food during a public appearance on Thursday... "Have you guys had much Chinese food?" he asked them, only to be met with an awkward pause... It's the second time in six weeks that a British representative has confused the two countries... In July, newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tried to impress officials in Beijing by talking about his Chinese wife, only to accidentally call her Japanese, in an embarrassing slip-up on his first mission abroad.

Japanese doctor wins Ig Nobel for self-colonoscopy - NHK WORLD

A Japanese doctor has won this year's Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education for his research into what has been described as do-it-yourself colonoscopy... Horiuchi wrote a report titled "Colonoscopy in the Sitting Position: Lessons Learned from Self-Colonoscopy", which concludes that based on his experience, the task is both easy and effective.

Jeff Bezos Starts $2 Billion Day One Fund to Help Homeless, Kids - Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, launched a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities.
The move catapults the world’s richest person into a rarefied group of billionaire megadonors at a time when his company, Amazon.com Inc., faces growing scrutiny over its rising power and impact on the economy.

Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 - gHacks Tech News

When you try to install the Firefox pr Chrome web browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, you may notice that the installation gets interrupted by the operating system.
The intermediary screen that interrupts the installation states that Edge is installed on the device and that it is safer and faster than the browser that the user was about to install on the device.
Options provided are to open Microsoft Edge or install the other browser anyway. There is also an option to disable the warning type in the future but that leads to the Apps listing of the Settings application and no option to do anything about that.

Six held in France over vegan attacks on Lille shops - BBC News

Six people have been held this week over a string of vegan activist attacks in the city of Lille, officials said.
Nine businesses, including a butcher, fishmonger, cheese shop and a McDonald's, have had windows smashed and fake blood thrown on their walls in recent months... Five of the six detained people have since been or will now be released.
However, the Lille prosecutor's office set a court date in December for a detained 21-year-old woman.

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EUに「特定多数決」を提案 ユンケル欧州委員長 外交政策決定で中露の影響排除 - 産経ニュース


フランコ総統の墓移転 国会で承認 年内着手めざす 遺族は反発 - 産経ニュース


有機ELとAIで進化、ソニーモバイルのフラッグシップ「Xperia XZ3」 | 日経 xTECH(クロステック)

ソニーモバイルコミュニケーションズが2018年8月30日、ドイツ・ベルリンで開かれた「IFA 2018」において発表したフラッグシップスマートフォンが「Xperia XZ3」だ。今秋以降、日本でも発売が予定されている。
 XZ3は、前モデル「Xperia XZ2」のデザインを受け継ぎつつ、Xperiaシリーズ初の有機ELディスプレーの採用により、端末の印象は大きく変わっている。いったいどのような端末なのか、詳細を解説する。


株式会社デンソーは、9月17日(月)から9月21日(金)まで、デンマーク コペンハーゲン市で開催される第25回ITS世界会議コペンハーゲン2018に出展します。出展テーマは「将来のモビリティ社会システムを支えるデンソーの技術・取り組み」です。

東京新聞:リーマン・ショック10年 日本財政悪化止まらず:経済(TOKYO Web)


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News Headlines - 13 September 2018

Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max, XR test the limits of your budget - CNET

Apple's standout feature in its new lineup of iPhones isn't an upgraded camera or even new design. It's a higher price tag.
The company on Wednesday launched a trio of phones -- the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max -- in its most important product event of the year. But regardless of which iPhone you choose, you'll end up paying more than ever. The starting price for the iPhone XR, which uses cheaper parts like an aluminum body and LCD display, is $749. That's up $50 from last year's $699 for the iPhone 8, itself a bump from 2016.


Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle’s rich heritage, two special models will join the lineup for its last model year—Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL... “As we move to being a full-line, family-focused automaker in the U.S. and ramp up our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no immediate plans to replace it.

Donald Trump to postpone Ireland visit, Taoiseach confirms | BreakingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that US President Donald Trump has postponed his visit to Ireland.
There was uncertainty over his visit to Dublin after a Washington official said they was still finalising whether Ireland would be a stop on the President’s itinerary in Europe, where he is due to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Nobel laureate Ishiguro receives Japan citation - The Japan News

An award ceremony was held in London on Wednesday to bestow the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star on Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro.
The winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, who won the Japanese order this spring, said at the ceremony that he has long wanted to become a bridge of friendship between Japan and Britain.

Undersea eruption detected at Iwo Jima as seawater is sent shooting into the air | The Japan Times

Signs of undersea volcanic eruptions were detected at Iwo Jima, the site of one of the bloodiest battles in World War II, meteorological and defense officials said Wednesday... The island, which has been renamed Ioto, has been showing increased volcanic activity since the weekend, the agency said, warning of more eruptions. The island is 1,250 kilometers (780 miles) south of Tokyo.

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サマータイム廃止の法案、EU委員長が議会に正式提案 TBS NEWS




ローマ法王「来年訪日したい」 実現すれば1981年以来 被爆地での祈りに期待 - 産経ニュース


ドイツでも聖職者の児童性的虐待が発覚、被害者3600人超:AFPBB News

ドイツで1946~2014年にローマ・カトリック教会の聖職者1670人が未成年者3677人に性的虐待を働いていたことが、リークされた調査報告書で明らかになった。カトリック教会をめぐっては世界各国で聖職者による児童性的虐待が明るみに出ており、報告書は教会にとって新たな打撃となった形だ。調査を委託したドイツ司教協議会(German Bishops' Conference)の幹部は12日、「がく然とし、恥ずかしく思う」と述べた。

ロシアW杯決勝乱入の反体制派、毒を盛られ重症か。視力失い言葉話せず | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 12 September 2018

Brexit: Barnier says agreement possible by early November - BBC News

The EU's chief negotiator said if both sides are "realistic" there could be an agreement on the terms of the UK's exit by early November.
His comments come amid unconfirmed reports a one-off summit of EU leaders could be convened in the middle of November to sign off the agreement.

Hungary Censured as European Showdown Over Populism Takes Shape - Bloomberg

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received an unprecedented European Union censure as a looming showdown over the bloc’s rising nationalism took shape... The recommendation now goes to EU governments, which are likely to spare Hungary the most serious sanction of suspending the country’s vote in the bloc as that would require unanimity and Poland has pledged to shield Orban.

Norway builds world's tallest timber tower - THE BUSINESS TIMES

NORWAY has completed the frame of the world's tallest timber building, which is being lauded for being environmentally friendly and fire-resistant.
The Mjos Tower, which is situated near and named after a lake located about 100km north of the capital Oslo, saw its last beam hoisted by a crane this week. At 85.4 metres, it has 18 floors.

Waterstones buys Foyles 'in face of Amazon's siren call' | The Guardian

Waterstones is buying the historic family-owned book chain Foyles in a surprise deal billed as an antidote to the “siren call” of online rival Amazon.
The sale brings down the curtain on the independence of one of Britain’s best known bookselling dynasties, with Foyles most famous for its Charing Cross Road branch in London.

Newspaper Sparks Further Debate Over Serena Williams Cartoon By Republishing It On Front Cover

Mark Knight's drawing, which was published in Australian newspaper the Herald Sun on Monday, portrayed the tennis superstar throwing a tantrum next to a smashed racket and a baby's dummy during the final against the tournament winner, Naomi Osaka... The image, which was shared by Knight on Sunday, has been slammed by many on social media, including JK Rowling and American civil rights activist the Rev Jesse Jackson, plus several female sports journalists and broadcasters.

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オンライン企業、過激な投稿を1時間放置すればEUから制裁金 | ロイター


プーチン大統領、年末までに平和条約締結を安倍首相に提案 - Bloomberg




ドイツ人男性死亡 アフガニスタン出身の男2人拘束 | NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : 冥王星、やっぱり惑星? 研究者が「格下げ」に異議


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News Headlines - 11 September 2018

As Sweden swings right, Bannon's anti-EU crusade looks north | Reuters

Having found an ally in the south and an admirer in the east, Donald Trump’s former political strategist Steve Bannon is now looking north for recruits in his crusade to undermine the European Union.
And he believes the timing is perfect after famously liberal Sweden voted in record numbers on Sunday for a far-right party that wants a referendum on leaving the 28-nation bloc.

Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping make pancakes together

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping buttered each other up Tuesday — tossing pancakes on the sidelines of an economic forum.
Donning blue aprons, the two leaders were photographed pouring batter, flipping Russian pancakes — called blini — and consuming them with caviar and a shot of vodka in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok.

Renesas to Buy Chip Maker Integrated Device Technology for $6.7 Billion - WSJ

Renesas Electronics Corp. said it would buy California-based Integrated Device Technology Inc. for $6.7 billion, a move by the Japanese chip maker to add to its portfolio of devices for smartcars.
If the deal is approved by shareholders and antitrust authorities, Renesas would pay $49 a share, a 30% premium over IDT's stock price as of Aug. 30, when the Japanese company initially said it was considering the acquisition.

Pioneer to receive loans from Hong Kong fund amid business turnaround | The Japan Times

Pioneer Corp. plans to receive tens of billions of yen in loans from the Hong Kong-based investment fund Baring Private Equity Asia as it seeks to turn around its business, a source close to the matter said Tuesday.
The electronics manufacturer is seeking the assistance as it faces a deadline of the end of this month to pay back debts of \13.3 billion.

Florence likely 'the storm of a lifetime' for Carolinas: National Weather Service - ABC News

Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm moving closer to North and South Carolina, will bring wind and waves that may be "nothing like you’ve ever seen," North Carolina Gov. Ray Cooper said Tuesday.

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トレンドマイクロ、アプリによるブラウザー履歴の収集を認める | 日経 xTECH(クロステック)

 今回問題となったのは、トレンドマイクロがMac向けのアプリストアで公開していた「Dr. Cleaner」「Dr. Cleaner Pro」「Dr. Antivirus」「Dr. Unarchiver」「Dr. Battery」「Duplicate Finder」の各製品。

プーチン氏、また「遅刻」…会談2時間半遅れ : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


スペイン視察の市議が昼食でワイン TVで発覚→禁止に:朝日新聞デジタル


人気洋画の音楽使用料増へ JASRACと館主ら合意 - 共同通信


アヴリル・ラヴィーン、ライム病との闘い告白問題提起も「たった1回の虫刺されが…」 | ORICON NEWS


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News Headlines - 10 September 2018

Death of pig in central Japan blamed on hog cholera - The Mainichi

A pig that died at a farm in central Japan's Gifu Prefecture was confirmed Sunday as having been infected by the swine fever virus, also known as hog cholera, which is contagious but does not affect humans.
While hog cholera is endemic in Asia, it is the first time an infection has been recorded in Japan since an outbreak in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1992 when five pigs were infected. Japan declared the virus eradicated in 2007.

Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob | WIRED

A team of researchers at the KU Leuven university in Belgium on Monday plan to present a paper at the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems conference in Amsterdam, revealing a technique for defeating the encryption used in the wireless key fobs of Tesla's Model S luxury sedans. With about $600 in radio and computing equipment, they can wirelessly read signals from a nearby Tesla owner's fob. Less than two seconds of computation yields the fob's cryptographic key, allowing them to steal the associated car without a trace.

Saudi princess reports theft of €800,000 worth of jewels at Paris Ritz - The Local

A member of the Saudi royal family has reported the theft of hundreds of thousands of euros' worth of jewellery from her hotel room at the Ritz hotel in Paris, police sources said Monday.
The person, who was not identified by name, said the theft... took place on Friday afternoon.
The jewels, worth an estimated 800,000 euros ($930,000), were not in a safe when they were taken and there was no sign of forced entry, the source said, confirming a report on France Info radio.

Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge for shooting man in apartment she thought was hers, police chief says | Dallas News

A Dallas officer faces a manslaughter charge after she fatally shot a 26-year-old man whose apartment near downtown she apparently mistook for her own... Officer Amber Guyger has not been officially named in connection with the shooting, but a source within the Dallas Police Department has identified her.

Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong - The New York Times

Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis.
But in her protests against an umpire during the United States Open final on Saturday, she also got part of it wrong. I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of “If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.” Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?

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スウェーデン総選挙、極右が躍進 宙づり議会の公算 | ロイター


医療用麻薬に依存、米で深刻化「中毒死は日常」 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


CNN.co.jp : 7200年前のチーズの痕跡発見、世界最古級 クロアチア


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セレーナに罰金188万円、大坂との全米決勝で激高 違反3度犯す:時事ドットコム


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News Headlines - 09 September 2018

North Korea holds military parade without showing intercontinental ballistic missiles | South China Morning Post

North Korea did not display intercontinental ballistic missiles that can target the United States at a military parade on Sunday, signalling leader Kim Jong-un’s desire to refrain from provoking US President Donald Trump for the resumption of denuclearisation talks.
At the parade staged on the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding, North Korea also emphasised its friendship with China, with many political analysts saying Kim is willing to ensure support from Beijing to promote negotiations with Washington.

Canadian military to severely curtail use of recreational marijuana | CBC News

The Canadian military will severely restrict — and in some cases prohibit — the use of recreational marijuana once it becomes legal this fall.
National Defence released its formal policy on Friday along with the accompanying regulations, which impose limits on cannabis use that are more wide-ranging than those governing alcohol.

German former ′Pop Idol′ star missing after ′jumping into sea′ | DW

German singer and reality TV star Daniel Küblböck was reported missing from a cruise ship on Sunday morning after a cabin check and loudspeaker announcements.
The 33-year-old is believed to have jumped into the sea. "This is our suspicion," said a spokesman for Aida Cruises who operates the cruise from which Küblböck disappeared.
The assertion that Küblböck went overboard was supported by an eyewitness cited in Bild newspaper who said that the entertainer reportedly jumped from deck five.

Serena: 'I am not a cheat', accuses tennis of 'sexism' | AFP.com

Serena Williams insisted she was not cheating in the US Open final on Saturday before accusing the sport which has made her a global icon of sexism... She was handed a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar and a thief" and insisting "you owe me an apology"... Williams said women players are treated differently to their male counterparts in the sport.

Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro, wins mens U.S. Open final - CBS News

Novak Djokovic won his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through a key 20-minute game to beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the U.S. Open final. The victory Sunday comes a year after Djokovic sat out the tournament at Flushing Meadows because of an injured right elbow that eventually required surgery.
Djokovic collects $3.8 million and his third U.S. Open championship.

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アムウェイ共同創業者が92歳で死去、資産6000億円 | Forbes JAPAN(フォーブス ジャパン)


松井知事、欧州訪問で万博誘致に「てこ入れ」 - 産経WEST






大坂なおみ、セリーナ破り全米OP初V 日本勢初の快挙:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 08 September 2018

Japan's crown prince opens France trip with children,... | Daily Mail Online

Crown Prince Naruhito, Japan's next emperor, has met with Japanese schoolchildren and toured a world-renowned textile museum during a nine-day goodwill visit to France.

Panel finds systematic misconduct at Suruga Bank - NHK WORLD

The panel on Friday published their findings on Suruga Bank, which is based in the central Japan's Shizuoka prefecture.
Their report says the bank provided loans to unqualified candidates for a shared housing scheme. It says documents were altered to ease the loan screening process.
Loans of more than 100-million yen, or 910,000 US dollars, were given to owners of share houses. Most of them are salaried workers whose loan applications were found to have been altered.

Burberry to stop burning unsold goods, removes real fur from collections

British luxury brand Burberry said it would no longer burn millions of pounds worth of unsold goods or use real fur in its collections in a bid to improve its socially responsible credentials... Burberry came under fire earlier this year after it admitted burning and destroying unsold clothes and accessories to protect the brand and prevent them from being sold cheaply.

Trump wants Sessions to investigate New York Times op-ed - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump said Friday he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate and uncover the identity of the senior administration official who penned an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times this week.

Williams argues with chair umpire; Osaka wins US Open final | The Kansas City Star

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title.
The biggest issue for Williams on the scoreboard Saturday was that she was outplayed by a younger version of herself in Osaka, a 20-year-old who is the first player from Japan to win a major singles tennis title and idolizes the 36-year-old American.
During the trophy ceremony in Arthur Ashe Stadium, thousands of fans jeered repeatedly, and both Osaka — the champion — and Williams — the runner-up in her bid for a record-equaling 24thth Grand Slam trophy — cried.

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CNN.co.jp : オバマ氏、トランプ氏を痛烈批判 「怒りにつけ込んでいる」


極右デモ起きた独ケムニッツ、ユダヤ料理店を暴徒が襲撃:AFPBB News




錦織圭は2度目の決勝進出ならず ジョコビッチに完敗 男子単 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 07 September 2018

Chinese President to Skip North Korean Anniversary Event

Chinese President Xi Jinping's decision to turn down a reported invitation to attend a military parade in North Korea and celebrations marking 70 years since the founding of the isolated state may have helped him dodge problems on several fronts.
Were Xi to attend this weekend's events, as had been widely speculated in the South Korean media, analysts say that not only could it have fed into Washington's frustrations over a lack of progress toward denuclearization on the peninsula, but it could have heightened already tense relations on the trade front as well.
And if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolls out new military hardware as some expect — particularly weapons of mass destruction such as an ICBM — Xi's attendance could have sent other messages as well.

The PlayStation 2 is officially dead as Sony pulls repair support | London Evening Standard

This week, Sony Japan revealed it would no longer be repairing the devices, offering customers a final chance to have their PlayStation 2 fixed one more time.
The console, launched in 2000, is still the best-selling games console of all time, with Sony selling more than 155 million units around the world.
Back in 2012, Sony announced it would end production of the console, to make way for its next-generation devices like the PS4.

Thai cave rescue hero could sue Elon Musk in three countries over 'child rapist' slurs | The Independent

Elon Musk is facing legal action in three countries over his groundless claims that a British caver who helped rescue 12 boys in Thailand is a “child rapist”.
Vern Unsworth is preparing to sue the Tesla founder for defamation in London and New York after the billionaire inventor repeatedly alleged he was a paedophile in a string of attacks.
He is also understood to be considering taking the case to courts in Thailand, where libel is a criminal offence punishable with a lengthy jail term and severe financial penalties.

Brazil Museum Fire Destroyed 700 Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says a preliminary report shows that the fire that engulfed Brazil's National Museum destroyed all of its artifacts including those in the pharaonic hall, which contained 700 pieces.

Mass graves with at least 166 bodies found in eastern Mexico | Reuters

The bodies of at least 166 people have been found in the Mexican state of Veracruz, prosecutors said on Thursday, the latest in a string of grim discoveries made in the eastern region in recent years.

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覚せい剤に大麻…薬物使用者をあえて「罰しない」驚きの改革の効果 | 講談社


米軍オスプレイ 今月末にも試験飛行か 千葉 木更津 | NHKニュース




スター軍団レアルの人気低迷? 本拠地はいまだ満員にならず、集客率は驚愕の"66%" | Football ZONE WEB


大坂なおみ、日本勢初の決勝進出 全米OP、キーズ破る:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 06 September 2018

Japan earthquake hits Hokkaido, leaves dead and missing under landslides on main island - CBS News

A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. At least nine people were killed, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Officials said at least 366 were injured, five of them seriously, and about 30 people were unaccounted for after the magnitude 6.7 earthquake jolted residents from their beds at 3:08 a.m.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout | Reuters

Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island... Though Tomari was shut down after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, it needs electricity to keep fuel rods cool, and had to rely on back-up diesel generators that kicked in after the quake until power was restored to all three reactors by 1 p.m. local time.

Japanese utilities ended funding for nuclear fuel reprocessing in 2016, putting MOX program in doubt | The Japan Times

Utilities that operate nuclear power plants stopped funding the reprocessing of nuclear fuel in fiscal 2016, their financial reports showed Sunday, a step that may affect resource-scarce Japan’s nuclear fuel recycling policy.
The 10 utilities, including Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Japan Atomic Power Co., apparently halted allocating reserve funds for reprocessing costs due to the huge expenses linked to building the reprocessing facilities, sources said.

Employee of broadcaster TBS arrested on suspicion of kidnapping teenage girl - Japan Today

Police in Sapporo on Sunday arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping a teenage girl in Shizuoka... The girl’s parents filed a missing person’s report after she did not come home. A nationwide alert was issued and police found the couple walking together along a street in Sapporo’s Kita Ward at around 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Taiwan to make English an official language next year, says official | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Taiwan is to make English an official language next year, Premier William Lai announced on Monday. The Ministry of Education has been discussing the proposal since last October.
The move aims to improve English language proficiency and help Taiwanese people pursue opportunities abroad, Lai said in an interview with United Daily News. It includes establishing bilingual schools across the country, with English being taught to pupils from an early age.

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英仏「ホタテ戦争」が決着へ 両国が基本合意 - BBCニュース


エルサレム移転の大使館「政権交代で戻す」 パラグアイ:朝日新聞デジタル


謎の人物「Q」をトランプ支持者が礼賛 根拠不明の陰謀論浸透 - 産経ニュース


CLグループ組み合わせ決定! 香川所属ドルトムントはアトレティコ、モナコらと同組 | サッカーキング


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News Headlines - 05 September 2018

Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration - The New York Times

Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.

Typhoon leaves major airport closed and destruction in Japan - The Washington Post

One of Japan’s busiest airports remained closed indefinitely, a day after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years flooded a runway, toppled huge cranes, flipped cars on their side, damaged historic shrines and caused at least 11 deaths as it swept across part of Japan’s main island.

Govt. recognizes radiation death of plant worker - NHK WORLD

Japan's government has acknowledged that a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant died of cancer triggered by exposure to radiation. The health and labor ministry recognized the man as eligible for workers' compensation.
The duties of the man, who was in his 50s, included measuring radiation levels at the plant immediately after the severe nuclear accident following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
He worked there until 2015, but was later diagnosed with lung cancer and died

19 People Confirmed Sick on Emirates Flight to JFK After 100 Report Feeling Ill - NBC New York

At least 19 people have been confirmed sick after a plane landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning with dozens on the packed international flight reporting feeling ill... The vast majority of the symptomatic passengers was cleared of illness and allowed to continue on the remaining legs of their trips. The office of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said 10 people -- seven of them crew members and three passengers -- were taken to hospital, while another nine were sick but declined medical attention.

Many US Facebook users have changed privacy settings or taken a break | Pew Research Center

Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone. All told, some 74% of Facebook users say they have taken at least one of these three actions in the past year.

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NAFTA再交渉、米国とカナダが5日協議再開  :日本経済新聞


カーニー英中銀総裁、来年6月以降も留任の用意示唆 | Reuters


英仏「ホタテ戦争」に海軍介入 英漁船との対立で仏農相が冷静な対応を求める - 産経ニュース




ナイキ社の広告で全米騒然 トランプ大統領は批判 各地で大論争― スポニチ Sponichi Annex

世界を代表するスポーツ用品会社大手「ナイキ社(本社オレゴン州ビーバートン)」が4日、「Just Do It」のスローガン誕生から30年周年を迎えるにあたって製作した記念キャンペーンの広告を公開。……ナイキ社の記念キャンペーンには、2016年に国歌斉唱の際に膝をついて抗議の姿勢を貫いたNFL元49ersのQB、コリン・キャパニック氏(30)がキャラクターとして起用され、キャッチコピーは「Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything(何かを信じよ。たとえすべてを犠牲にしても)」。……多数のアフリカ系アスリートを抱えるナイキ社はこの背景をふまえた上で、キャパニック氏との間にあった個人契約を形を変えて継続(同社は非公表)。今季もまだどのチームにも所属していないが、30周年記念という節目のキャンペーンでメーンのキャラクターに起用した。

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News Headlines - 04 September 2018

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency - The Washington Post

The dramatic and previously untold scene is recounted in “Fear,” a forthcoming book by Bob Woodward that paints a harrowing portrait of the Trump presidency, based on in-depth interviews with administration officials and other principals.

Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November, says White House

The White House confirmed on Friday that US president Donald Trump is to visit Ireland in November.
Mr Trump is expected to visit Ireland as part of his planned trip to Europe in November, when he is due to attend the Armistice commemorations in Paris on November 11th.

Goldman Sees Yuan Gaining in Reserves at Cost to Dollar, Yen - Bloomberg

China’s currency is set to take an increasing share of world foreign-exchange reserves, with the dollar and yen having to make the most room proportionally for the newcomer on the block, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
An acceleration in foreign inflows into Chinese fixed income in recent months -- despite a tumble in the yuan -- has showcased the power of allocation demand for the world’s No. 3 bond market. Central banks will probably account for $250 billion of an estimated $1 trillion of net inflows into Chinese bonds in the five years through 2022, Goldman analysts said.

Husband dies after wife puts eye drops in water, police say

A South Carolina woman has been charged with murder after killing her husband by putting eye drops into his water for several days, according to authorities.
York County deputies said 52-year-old Lana Clayton confessed to investigators after an autopsy uncovered a high amount of tetrahydrozoline in her husband's body.
The chemical is found in over-the-counter eye drops such as Visine.

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex - The Straits Times

Two Malaysian women were caned on Monday (Sept 3) for having lesbian sex, in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the "cruel and unjust" punishment... Campaigners said it was the first time that women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a syariah regulation which forbids same-sex relations.

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トランプ氏がNAFTA交渉で強硬姿勢、「カナダは必要なし」 | ロイター


コソボ:セルビアと領土交換検討 欧州は強い懸念 - 毎日新聞


ロシア艦艇28隻が宗谷海峡通過 冷戦後最多  :日本経済新聞


ヴェネチア映画祭 リメイク版「サスペリア」プレミア(アフロ)


ウェールズ監督が大分視察 ラグビーW杯会場 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


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News Headlines - 03 September 2018

Argentina unveils 'emergency' austerity measures, grain export taxes | Reuters

Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Monday announced new taxes on exports in the world’s third-biggest soy producer and steep cuts to spending in an “emergency” bid to balance next year’s budget, as his center-right government aims to persuade the IMF to speed up a $50 billion loan program.

Xi announces 60 billion USD of financing to Africa - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China will extend a total of 60 billion U.S. dollars of financing to Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Monday... Xi said in a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
The financing includes 15 billion U.S. dollars of grants, interest-free loans and concessional loans, 20 billion U.S. dollars of credit lines, the setting up of a 10-billion-U.S. dollars special fund for development financing and a 5-billion-U.S. dollars special fund for financing imports from Africa. Chinese companies are also encouraged to make at least 10 billion U.S. dollars of investment in Africa in the next three years.

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case | Reuters

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country.

Boy, 17, killed in police chase after mistaken identity report:The Asahi Shimbun

A 17-year-old boy mistakenly identified as a dangerous fugitive was killed after crashing his scooter during a police chase in Osaka’s Nishi Ward on the night of Aug. 30... The youth was mistaken for Junya Hida, a 30-year-old rape suspect who escaped from the detention facility of a police station in Tondabayashi, Osaka Prefecture, on the night of Aug. 12. Hida fled after breaking an acrylic partition separating him and his lawyer in the visitor’s room following their meeting.

U2 cancel concert in Berlin after Bono loses his voice | The Guardian

The Irish band were playing in Berlin on Saturday but had to stop after only a few songs as their lead singer struggled on stage.
The band said in a statement: “We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation. Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show, and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice. “We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice.

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マケイン氏葬儀:トランプ大統領に苦言 弔辞のオバマ氏ら - 毎日新聞


CNN.co.jp : セクハラに抗議した女性を殴打、男逮捕 パリ


ドイツで国際見本市「IFA」 AI活用、「考える家電」競演 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


英ロンドン、公衆水飲み場を増設 ペットボトル利用の削減呼び掛け | ロイター


コカ・コーラ、英コーヒー大手コスタを51億ドルで買収 スタバなどに攻勢 | ロイター


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News Headlines - 02 September 2018

1 killed, 15 injured in Isulan town’s second bombing in 5 days | MindaNews

Five days after an improvised bomb killed three persons and injured 30 others along the highway in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat province, another bomb exploded Sunday night in an internet cafe in the same town, leaving one teenager dead and 15 others injured, four of them in critical condition, according to Isulan Mayor Marites Pallasigue.

Amsterdam knife attacker had ′terrorist motive,′ say officials | DW

The man alleged to have stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam's busy central train station was motivated by extremism, officials in the Netherlands said Saturday... Police shot and detained 19-year-old Jawed S. immediately after Friday's attack. He is currently being held in hospital with injuries to his lower body and is expected to be arraigned at a closed-door hearing on Monday. Officials say he is an Afghan citizen who holds a German residency permit.

Ukraine Separatist Leader Killed in Bombing in Donetsk Cafe - Bloomberg

The head of one of Ukraine’s two breakaway republics was killed in a bombing, highlighting the persistent tensions in a conflict that’s now in its fourth year.
Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, was the most senior official of the two breakaway regions formed with Russian support after the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. He died after a bomb went off in a cafe Friday afternoon in central Donetsk.

Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers - The New York Times

Now, doctors and scientists say such unconventional weapons may have caused the baffling symptoms and ailments that, starting in late 2016, hit more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China. The Cuban incidents resulted in a diplomatic rupture between Havana and Washington.
The medical team that examined 21 affected diplomats from Cuba made no mention of microwaves in its detailed report published in JAMA in March. But Douglas H. Smith, the study’s lead author and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a recent interview that microwaves were now considered a main suspect and that the team was increasingly sure the diplomats had suffered brain injury.

Skin Bleaching In Africa: An Addiction With Risks — The Guardian

But evidence from the range of products, suppliers and services points to a continent-wide market that may number tens of millions of people and possibly more.
In Nigeria alone, 77 per cent of women — by extrapolation, more than 60 million people — are using lightening products on a “regular basis”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in 2011... Ingredients may include hydroquinone, steroids, mercury and lead — the same element that, at high doses, poisoned Elizabethan courtiers who powdered their faces ivory white... The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that it has not given approval for any of the injections on the market today.

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デンマーク、EU適用除外討議必要 国民投票は実施せず=首相 | ロイター


独首相の保守連合とSPD、失業保険の給与所得者拠出率下げで合意 | ロイター


ノーベル賞に代わる文学賞 候補に村上春樹氏ら4人


「ER」出演女優、警官に射殺される 空気銃取り出し突然銃口向けた― スポニチ Sponichi Annex

日本でも大ヒットした米医療ドラマシリーズ「ER 緊急救命室」で知られる女優バネッサ・マルケスさん(49)が8月30日、ロサンゼルス郊外の自宅アパートで警官に撃たれ、死亡した。警察側は拳銃のようなものを向けられたため撃ったとしているが、マルケスさんが持っていたのは空気銃だった。

ウィーン:パンダが絵を描き人気 100枚限定販売も - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 01 September 2018

Work starts to decommission problem-plagued Monju reactor:The Asahi Shimbun

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) on Aug. 30 started work to decommission the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture, a once-promising project that struggled with problems, even in preparations for its dismantlement.
The work started a month later than scheduled because of a series of equipment trouble. The JAEA workers also face an enormous challenge because Japan has no experience in decommissioning a fast-breeder reactor.

Panasonic to move European headquarters out of UK - Nikkei Asian Review

Panasonic will move its European headquarters from outside London to Amsterdam in October to avoid potential tax issues linked to the U.K.’s scheduled exit from the European Union.
Japan could treat the U.K. as a tax haven if it lowers its corporate rate, Laurent Abadie, CEO of Panasonic Europe, told Nikkei here, referring to the country's attempt to lure businesses with low levies... Given various business implications from Brexit, the company has been considering the relocation for 15 months, he added.

Irish foreign minister urges UK to clarify its Brexit stance | Reuters

Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday that more clarity was needed about Britain’s stance regarding its planned departure from the European Union... With little more than seven months to go until it leaves the EU on March 29, Britain has yet to reach an agreement with the bloc on the terms of its departure.

Donald Trump confirms Star story on his secret bombshell remarks about Canada | The Star

High-stakes trade negotiations between Canada and the U.S. were dramatically upended on Friday morning after inflammatory secret remarks by President Donald Trump were obtained by the Toronto Star.
Trump’s comments were viewed by Canadian negotiators as evidence for their suspicions that the U.S. was not making a legitimate effort to compromise. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s officials confronted the president’s officials with the leaked quotes at a high-level meeting on Friday morning.

Trump told Kim Jong Un in Singapore he’d declare end to Korean War - Vox

President Donald Trump told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their Singapore summit in June that he’d sign a declaration to end the Korean War soon after their meeting, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations.
But since then, the Trump administration has repeatedly asked Pyongyang to dismantle most of its nuclear arsenal first, before signing such a document.
That decision is likely what has led to the current stalemate in negotiations between the two countries — and the increasingly hostile rhetoric from North Korea.

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空飛ぶタクシー、東京でも20年代に実験へ : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


英アストン・マーチン上場へ 高級スポーツ車を増産:日本経済新聞


スウェーデン与党、「子育て休暇」5日付与を公約 総選挙控え | ロイター




米国:牧師が人気歌手アリアナさんに「不適切行為」謝罪 - 毎日新聞


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