News Headlines - 04 October 2018

Toyota, SoftBank in first-ever alliance, target self-driving car services | Reuters

Toyota Motor Corp and SoftBank Group Corp are teaming up to develop self-driving car services, signaling deepening alliances between top automaker and tech firms as the global race to develop autonomous cars intensifies.

Nissan becomes latest manufacturer to warn against hard Brexit | The Guardian

The Japanese carmaker Nissan has warned the government that serious disruption will be caused to its huge manufacturing operation in the north-east of England if the UK fails to secure a deal with the EU that avoids a hard Brexit.
Carlos Ghosn, the chair of Nissan, has described its British operations as “a European investment based in the UK”, which employs almost 8,000 people, mostly at its factory near Sunderland. A further 30,000 people are employed in UK companies supplying Nissan.

Fujimori Is Ordered Back to Prison in Peru, Angering Supporters - The New York Times

Alberto Fujimori, the former Peruvian dictator imprisoned for human rights abuses but then pardoned last year, was ordered back to prison on Wednesday, reigniting debate over the fate of one of the region’s most contentious figures.
Human rights advocates hailed the ruling, but Mr. Fujimori’s defiant supporters and his politically powerful daughter, Keiko, gathered outside his house on Wednesday to condemn it.

Hollywood and Capcom Lining Up For Mega Man To Grace The Silver Screen

Mega Man first arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1987 (after releasing as Rockman in Japan earlier that year on the Famicom) making the character over 30 years boasting 32 million worldwide sales. Mega Man isn’t just the star of Capcom’s video game lineup either as he’s appeared in all kinds of mediums from comic books to animated series, not to mention the countless numbers of spinoffs to the series. At this point in time, the movie is simply being called MEGA MAN and will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. This writer/director duo’s previous credits include Catfish, Paranormal Activities 3 and 4, as well as Nerve the 2016 Emma Roberts and Dave Franco film. This film will be distributed by 20th Century Fox and has Masi Oka, Hiro from the TV series Heroes, as a producer.

Utah suspect arrested for allegedly sending ricin to Donald Trump

A former Navy sailor was taken into custody in Utah on Wednesday on suspicion of mailing envelopes filled with a suspicious substance to top federal officials, including President Trump.
The man, identified as William Clyde Allen III, 39, was taken into custody in Logan about 85 miles north of Salt Lake City, according to local FBI spokesman Doug Davis.








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