News Headlines - 31 October 2018

New 50 pence coin to commemorate Britain's Brexit day | Reuters

Britain will mint a new 50 pence ($0.6) coin to commemorate leaving the European Union in spring 2019, the finance ministry said on Monday.
The departure is one of a series of historic moments such as the 2012 Olympics, the decision to join the European Economic Community, the predecessor to the EU, in 1973, and the centenary of the First World War, it said.

Russian suicide bomb kills one and injures three in FSB offices | The Guardian

A suicide bombing in the offices of Russia’s Federal Security Service in Arkhangelsk in northern Russia has left three injured.
Investigators said a 17-year-old local male had been carrying the bomb in a bag and detonated it on Wednesday shortly after entering the FSB’s offices in the city, which is just south of the Arctic circle.

Town assembly on tiny Okinawa island finally elects speaker after 99th vote - The Mainichi

The municipal assembly on Japan's westernmost island of Yonaguni, Okinawa Prefecture, finally elected its speaker in its 99th vote on Oct. 31 after those elected in the previous processes had declined to take the post.
Both pro- and anti-mayor members had refused to take the post of speaker because the camp from which a speaker is elected would become a minority in the assembly that is evenly split into the ruling and opposition camps.

Mitsubishi Heavy to provide \220 billion to aid struggling aircraft unit | The Japan Times

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Wednesday it will provide \220 billion ($1.94 billion) to its struggling aircraft subsidiary to bolster its capital and help its long-delayed development of a regional passenger jet.
Mitsubishi Heavy said it will increase the capital of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. by \170 billion and also cancel \50 billion of the total debt owed by the subsidiary, as the aircraft company continued to have a negative net worth at the end of fiscal 2017.

Ford and Baidu will develop self-driving cars together in China - CNN

Ford and Baidu are teaming up to develop self-driving cars in China.
The US automaker and Chinese internet company said Wednesday they plan to start testing autonomous vehicles together on Beijing roads by the end of the year.
The project combines Baidu's (BIDU) "technological know-how and understanding of China together with Ford's vehicle expertise," said Zhenyu Li, head of Baidu's Intelligent Driving Group.








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