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News Headlines - 30 June 2019

Weber won′t be next European Commission president: report | DW

EU leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Japan agreed Friday that Manfred Weber would not lead the European Commission, according to Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper... Weber had seemed the most likely choice, given that he is the leading candidate of the biggest group in the Parliament - the center-right European People's Party (EPP). But the conservative from Germany has failed to attract enough support from other parties.
Citing sources close to EU officials, Welt reported that Weber had been eliminated from the race following consultations between EU leaders and the different European party groups.The sources also said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a Weber supporter, had already accepted the decision.

Vietnam, EU sign landmark free trade deal - Reuters

The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia, paving the way for tariff reductions on 99% of goods between the trading bloc and Southeast Asian country.
It still needs the approval of the European Parliament, which is not a given as some lawmakers are concerned about Vietnam’s human rights record.

Britain's May Tells Putin to Hand Over Salisbury Poisoning Suspects - The Moscow Times

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and Vladimir Putin clashed over the poisoning of a former spy with nerve agent in western England, ahead of a rare face-to-face meeting today with the Russian president.
May said she will tell Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, that he must stop destroying international conventions if he wants a mutually beneficial relationship with Britain, and hand over the suspects behind the Salisbury attack.

Abe criticized for calling elevator installation at Osaka Castle a 'big mistake' during G20 dinner | The Japan Times

Remarks made by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a Group of 20 dinner that the installation of elevators at Osaka Castle was a “big mistake” have been criticized as lacking consideration for people with disabilities and called inappropriate - especially ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics next year.

Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings

Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon's seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week's grand slam in London.
The other three major tournaments all match their seeding to the official world rankings but Wimbledon uses its own formula to dictate the order, combining ranking points with form in grass-court competitions.
It means Nadal will be seeded three and Federer two at the All England Club this year, despite their positions being the reverse in the rankings list.

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G20 首脳宣言採択し閉幕 “海洋プラごみゼロ”明記 - FNN.jpプライムオンライン


日本、国際捕鯨委脱退 7月に31年ぶり商業再開 - 産経ニュース






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News Headlines - 29 June 2019

G20 Summit: Trump and Xi agree to hold off on new tariffs, let Huawei buy US products

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Saturday to proceed with negotiations after a series of escalations to their nations’ trade war threatened to disrupt the global economy... On the subject of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications behemoth that Washington has described as a security risk to the U.S. and allies, Trump suggested he will be reversing his government’s decision to ban American companies from selling products to the tech giant. Still, Trump said the issue of Huawei will be resolved only at the conclusion of the negotiations.

Deutsche Bank Considers Up to 20,000 Job Cuts - WSJ

Deutsche Bank AG is weighing whether to cut 15,000 to 20,000 jobs, or more than one in six full-time positions globally, according to a person familiar with high-level discussions about the latest attempts to turn around the struggling financial giant.
The cuts being contemplated by senior executives reflect an acceleration of Deutsche Bank’s downsizing and another major pullback from its global ambitions. If followed through, the reduction would represent 16% to 22% of Deutsche Bank’s workforce of 91,463 employees, as disclosed by the bank as of the end of March.

Spain hit by more wildfires as heatwave continues - The Local

Spain was hit by more wildfires as temperatures remained sky-high in the Europe-wide heatwave, authorities said Saturday, just as firefighters finally managed to contain another blaze they had been tackling for nearly 72 hours.

Video shows trio of jet-skiers harassing 250 seals on Skegness sandbank - Nottinghamshire Live

Three jet-skiers who deliberately tormented a pod of 250 seals - including pregnant females - on a sandbank have been branded as 'utter idiots.'
Footage of the jet-skiers driving at the colony of protected common seals at a nature reserve was filmed by a shocked onlooker... The incident in Skegness was filmed earlier this month and has prompted condemnation and calls for jet-skis to be banned from the area.

Neill Blomkamp Assures That His 'RoboCop' Sequel Will Feature the Original Suit - Bloody Disgusting

He may not be making that Aliens sequel we’ve all been begging for but Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is most definitely making a sequel to RoboCop, and it’s set to be a follow-up to Paul Verhoeven’s original classic. As we learned last year, Blomkamp is rewriting a script penned by original RoboCop scribes Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner back in the ’80s!
Last we heard, the new movie’s title was RoboCop Returns.

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ケイ特別報告者が会見 日本の拒絶反応に「驚愕した」 - 産経ニュース


Twitter、ルール違反でも公益のある著名人ツイートはラベル付きで残すように - ITmedia NEWS


ヤンマー、米建機メーカー76億円で買収  :日本経済新聞


米フォード、欧州の5工場を閉鎖 従業員1万2千人削減:朝日新聞デジタル


ピアノで藤田真央さんが2位 チャイコフスキー国際コン:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 28 June 2019

G20 summit officially opens in Osaka | New Straits Times

Leaders of the Group of 20 opened a high-stakes summit in Japan’s Osaka Friday that is expected to be one of the most fractious in years.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the meeting, which will be dominated by contentious discussions on trade, geopolitical tensions, and climate change.
But the mood appeared friendly in the opening minutes, with smiles on the faces of the arriving leaders as they posed for the traditional “family photograph.”

Vladimir Putin says liberalism has ‘become obsolete’ | Financial Times

In an FT interview in the Kremlin on the eve of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, the Russian president said “the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose” as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism.
Mr Putin’s evisceration of liberalism - the dominant western ideology since the end of the second world war in 1945 - chimes with anti-establishment leaders from US president Donald Trump to Hungary’s Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini in Italy, and the Brexit insurgency in the UK... Mr Putin branded Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to admit more than 1m refugees to Germany, mainly from war-ravaged Syria, as a “cardinal mistake”. But he praised Donald Trump for trying to stop the flow of migrants and drugs from Mexico.

Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure | Financial Times

Jony Ive is leaving Apple after more than two decades in which his iconic designs for the Mac, iPod and iPhone turned one of Silicon Valley’s faded giants into the world’s most valuable company and defined a generation of consumer products.
Sir Jonathan is setting up his own new venture, a creative business called LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client. The transition will begin later this year, with LoveFrom launching fully in 2020.

Kim Kardashian Kimono Backlash: Mayor of Kyoto Writes Open Letter - WWD

The mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, issued a statement to Kardashian on Friday asking her to drop the trademark of Kimono for her new shapewear brand, which she revealed on Tuesday... He goes on to write that the city is aiding in Japan’s initiatives to get “Kimono Culture” registered to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list because the rich culture and heritage behind the garment shouldn’t be monopolized.
Kadokawa then asks Kardashian to visit Kyoto to experience the “Kimono culture” and better understand his sentiments expressed in the letter.

European heatwave: France hits record temperature of 45.9C - BBC News

France has hit its highest recorded temperature - 45.9C (114.6F) - amid a heatwave in Europe that has claimed several lives.
The new record was measured in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux. Before this year the previous record was 44.1C during a heatwave in 2003 that killed thousands... France's weather service has issued an unprecedented red alert for four areas.

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高畑勲監督「母をたずねて三千里」が西洋人にも受け入られた理由 - シネマトゥデイ


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News Headlines - 27 June 2019

Diet session concludes; election set for July 21 - The Japan News

This year’s 150-day regular session of the Diet, ended on Wednesday while the government set a triennial election for the House of Councillors, for July 21.
Both the ruling and opposition parties are now poised to launch full-fledged preparations for the upper house election, with less than a month to go before the crucial political event. The official campaigning period will kick off on July 4.

Tunisia terror attack - Suicide bomber blows himself up at French embassy in Tunis and 'second bomber on the run'

TUNISIA's capital was rocked by two suicide bomb attacks today, killing a police officer and wounding at least eight other people.
In the first attack, a police patrol car was targeted near the French embassy in the centre of Tunis at around 11am... At the same time as the first attack, a second suicide bomber struck one of the entrances of the headquarters of the government's anti-terrorism brigade, on the outskirts of the city.

WWII bomb self-detonates in German field, leaves crater | DW

A loud explosion in a field startled residents in the town of Limburg in western Germany on Sunday. The blast occurred in the middle of the night and was large enough to register a minor tremor of 1.7 on the Richter scale, according to local media.
No injuries were reported, but the mystery explosion left a crater that measured 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 4 meters deep.
Bomb specialists from the state of Hesse determined on Monday with "a probability bordering on certainty" that it was a WWII-era unexploded bomb that caused the blast.

Mystery Buyer of Work Attributed to Caravaggio Revealed - The New York Times

The American billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector J. Tomilson Hill is the mysterious buyer of an early 17th-century canvas billed as a rediscovered masterpiece by Caravaggio, according to a person with knowledge of the sale.
The painting, “Judith and Holofernes,” depicts a scene from the Old Testament’s Book of Judith in which a Jewish widow saves her besieged city by tempting and then beheading an Assyrian general.
The unsigned artwork was estimated to sell on Thursday in Toulouse, France, for at least $110 million, the highest auction price ever achieved for any artwork in Europe. But on Tuesday, the auctioneers Marc Labarbe and Eric Turquin announced that the painting had sold to a collector outside France and that the auction had been canceled.

Woman, 93, arrested as a dying wish after being ‘good all her life’ | The Guardian

One of the UK’s largest police forces apparently arrested a 93-year-old woman who had committed no crime because it was her “dying wish”... It is not the first incident of its kind. In March, Anne Brokenbrow, 104, had her wish of being arrested granted, after relaying her desire to her Bristol care home.

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米アップルが100億円出資へ JDIに大口顧客の支援:朝日新聞デジタル


米サンフランシスコ市、電子たばこの販売禁止へ :日本経済新聞




英国際貿易相、合意なきEU離脱でも非関税貿易が可能との見方否定 - ロイター


ロシア極東の「イルカ監獄」97頭の解放始まる | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト


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News Headlines - 26 June 2019

Trump questions whether postwar defense agreement with Japan is fair

President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the fairness of the United States’ longstanding defense pact with Japan just hours before heading to the country for the G-20 summit of world leaders.
The defense agreement, signed in the wake of World War II, is an element of the world order built over the latter half of the 20th century. It requires the United States to come to the defense of Japan in case the island nation is attacked, and allows the U.S. to station troops at military bases there.
“If Japan is attacked, we will fight World War III. We will go in and protect them with our lives and with our treasure,” Trump said during an interview on Fox Business Network. “We will fight at all costs, right? But if we are attacked, Japan doesn’t have to help us at all. They can watch on a Sony television the attack. So, there’s a little difference, OK?”

Mitsubishi buys Bombardier’s regional jet business for $550m | Financial Times

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will pay $550m in cash to acquire Bombardier’s CRJ regional jet business in a deal that will give the Japanese company immediate access to an extensive maintenance and sales network.
Under the terms of the deal, Mitsubishi will also assume liabilities of the Canadian group of about $200m as it doubles down on its own regional jet programme.

Japan to start importing Russian chicken meat

Japanese government plans to allow import of chicken meat from Russia as a part of the agreement on the volume of bilateral meat trade. It would allow Japan to satisfy its growing internal demand.
The final decision on the chicken meat import trade will be made on June 29 by the Russian president Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting during the G20 summit in Osaka, writes Nikkei Asian Review.

Kim Kardashian 'Kimono' trademark stirs cultural appropriation cries

Kim Kardashian revealed her new shapewear line yesterday, and Twitter was not happy about the name.
The controversy began when the social media mogul took to the site to announce her latest brand Kimono Solutionwear. The company shares its name with the kimono - a traditional Japanese garment with history tracing back as early as the 700s... The brand's title has drawn accusations of cultural appropriation - especially when Business Insider reported Wednesday the reality star applied to trademark the word "kimono" in a specific font.

Who is the League's best-ever Asian player?

Park Ji-sung started his Premier League career exactly 14 years ago when he signed for Manchester United, but is the South Korean the best-ever Asian to play in the competition?
We compare Park with four others to have graced the Premier League and give you the chance to vote on who is the greatest in the poll below.

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ドイツ銀、米投資銀行部門で大型損失 :日本経済新聞


FB、ヘイトスピーチの容疑者情報提出へ 世界初=仏担当相 - ロイター


東京五輪の国内協賛額、過去最高の30億ドル超=IOC - ロイター


素人の修復で漫画風にされた聖像、再修復でほぼ原状回復 スペイン:AFPBB News

 同州の町エステージャ(Estella)のサンミゲル(San Miguel)教会にある騎乗の聖ホルヘ(St George)の木像は、経年により暗い茶色に変色していた。

YOSHIKI、エリザベス女王にスカーフ直撃のハプニング 風のいたずらに過去最高の“ビックリ顔”披露 - ねとらぼ

イギリスに滞在中だったYOSHIKIさんは現地時間23日、ポロの試合「Royal Windsor Cup」に招待を受け、エリザベス女王に謁見(えっけん)。貴賓席でともに観戦しましたが、試合後にエリザベス女王が階段を降りている最中、まさかのハプニングが発生。YOSHIKIさんの黒いスカーフが突風にあおられ、エリザベス女王の鮮やかなピンクのコートに着地したのでした。……このハプニングは海外メディアでも“ほのぼのニュース”として取り上げられるなど話題に。

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News Headlines - 25 June 2019

WTO warns of rising trade barriers ahead of G20 summit | Financial Times

New trade barriers imposed by G20 economies threaten to crimp the global economy, the World Trade Organization said in a report published on Monday.
G20 nations implemented 20 new trade-restrictive measures between mid-October and mid-May, including higher tariffs, import bans and new customs procedures for exports. Those measures affect goods worth $335.9bn, the second-highest figure recorded since the WTO began tracking it in May 2012.

Nissan shareholders express concern over strained partnership with Renault | The Japan Times

Shareholders of embattled Nissan Motor Co. on Tuesday voiced concerns over the fraught relationship with alliance partner Renault SA, while they gave a green light to install a new governance structure to ensure oversight following the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
During a more than three-hour annual shareholders meeting in Yokohama, a number of individual stakeholders expressed distrust toward Renault, as the two automakers have clashed over differences on a proposed merger and Renault’s recent attempt to tie up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Raspberry Pi 4 boosts performance, keeps $35 starting price - CNET

On Monday the Raspberry Pi Foundation dropped a new model of its popular Raspberry Pi line. Aptly named the Raspberry Pi 4, the new PC board boasts several significant upgrades... The new computer retains its $35 starting price for the 1GB board (a 2GB board is $45, 4GB is $55), with casing available for an additional $5. A USB-C power supply is available for $8, while those upgrading from an older Pi can buy a $1 micro-USB to USB-C adapter.

Talent agency suspends 11 comedians for 'underground business'

A major Japanese talent agency suspended on Monday 11 of its comedians for conducting "underground business" and attending a party hosted by a purported organized crime group without consulting with the company.
Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. said it has determined that the comedians, including Hiroyuki Miyasako, 49, and Ryo Tamura, 47, accepted money for their attendance.

MLB London Series: All you need to know about New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BBC Sport

The so-called 'Big Four' American sports are huge across the pond, but their popularity is also growing on British soil.
More than 275,000 fans attended one of the four NFL or NBA games London has hosted since October 2018, alongside sports stars, music artists and other famous faces.
Inspired by the success of basketball and American football, Major League Baseball is hoping to make its mark with its European debut in London this weekend.

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トランプ大統領、日米安保破棄の考え側近に漏らしていた-関係者 - Bloomberg


CNN.co.jp : 米国人観光客、ドミニカ共和国で相次ぎ急死 10人目を確認


米大使館テロ計画で男逮捕 ベルギー検察 - 産経ニュース


ポーランド、判事定年年齢下げは違法 欧州司法裁 :日本経済新聞


2026年冬季五輪、イタリアのミラノ・コルティナで共催 - BBCニュース


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News Headlines - 24 June 2019

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing climate protester by neck | The Guardian

Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after a video showed him pushing a female Greenpeace activist against a pillar and grabbing her neck while she protested at the chancellor’s Mansion House speech.

Berlin to freeze rents for five years | DW

The city of Berlin called on Tuesday for a five-year freeze on rents in the German capital beginning in 2020. Housing costs in the city have doubled over the past decade.
The city's proposed freeze would "protect against rent increases for 1.5 million apartments," according to city officials.
The move was announced after a city council meeting held Tuesday. Urban Development and Housing Senator Katrin Lompscher from the Left Party said, "The Senate (Berlin's executive body) has decided that there are legal grounds for capping rents." Lompscher will now have until October 15 to present a bill to be voted upon by the Senate.

Abigail Disney and George Soros say: Tax the wealthy more - CNN

More than a dozen of the richest Americans have a message for 2020 presidential candidates: Tax us more.
In a letter sent to candidates Monday, 18 members of some of the nation's wealthiest families advocated for a wealth tax on people who amassed great personal fortunes, including themselves... The letter points out that Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg have proposed a wealth tax. But the letter's writers said, "Some ideas are too important for America to be part of only a few candidates' platforms."

What universities can learn from one of science’s biggest frauds

From 1996 to 2013, Yoshihiro Sato, a Japanese bone-health researcher plagiarized work, fabricated data and forged authorships - prompting retractions of more than 60 studies in the scholarly literature so far. Grey and colleagues at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of Aberdeen, UK, are among the researchers who have raised concerns about Sato’s work over the past decade or so, and they have studied the case in detail - in particular, how universities involved in the research investigated concerns about his work and allegations of misconduct.
At the World Conference on Research Integrity in Hong Kong from 2 to 5 June, Grey’s team described its years-long efforts to clean up Sato’s literature, and presented its analysis of the inquiries conducted by four universities in Japan and the United States ensnared in the scandal (the team published its analysis of three investigations in a paper in February1).

Searing heat across Europe sparks scramble for shade | AFP.com

Meteorologists blamed a blast of torrid air from the Sahara for the unusually early summer heatwave, which could send thermometers up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) across large swathes of the continent with France experiencing particularly hot temperatures.
Authorities have issued warnings against dehydration and heatstroke, in particular for children and the elderly, and hospitals have been placed on high alert.

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「空飛ぶタクシー」でも対決 ボーイングとエアバス:朝日新聞デジタル


「米は核合意へ復帰を」イラン駐日大使 タンカー攻撃への関与否定 - 産経ニュース


出光美術館、若冲など約190点を購入 米プライス氏から  :日本経済新聞


大坂なおみ世界1位陥落シャラポワら並ぶ21週維持 - テニス : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 23 June 2019

Yemen′s Houthi rebels strike Saudi airport | DW

Houthi rebels have attacked a civilian airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks. The Houthis said the strike was in retaliation for Saudi airstrikes in Yemen.

Ethiopian Army Chief Killed as Government Says It Thwarts Coup - Bloomberg

The Ethiopian army’s chief of staff was shot dead by a bodyguard in what the government of Africa’s second-most populous country said was an assassination related to an attempted coup.
General Seare Mekonnen and retired Major General Gezai Abera were killed Saturday at the army chief’s residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said in an emailed statement. Authorities arrested the bodyguard.

US 'launched cyberattacks on Iran weapons' after drone downing | USA News | Al Jazeera

The United States military launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network on Thursday after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, US officials have said... after the drone's downing, Trump secretly authorised US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory cyber attack on Iran, two officials told the Associated Press news agency on Saturday.

Putin: No plan to hand over territories to Japan | NHK WORLD

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed that Russia has no plan to hand over what Japan calls the Northern Territories to that country.
Putin appeared in an interview program on state-run TV on Saturday. The interview was recorded two days earlier... Putin denied that would happen, saying that the government does not have such a plan. The president added that his administration has plans to develop a region that includes the islands.

Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM - BBC News

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Prague demanding that PM Andrej Babis resign.
Mr Babis is facing a criminal investigation over alleged fraud, and is also the subject of an EU conflict-of-interest investigation. He denies the allegations.
Organisers say about 250,000 people attended the rally... It is said to be the largest protest since the fall of communism in 1989.

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NASA、サイバー攻撃で機密データ流出 侵入口は無許可接続の「Raspberry Pi」 - ITmedia NEWS

米航空宇宙局(NASA)のジェット推進研究所(JPL)の研究データが昨年、サイバー攻撃により盗まれていたことが、米連邦政府の監察総監室(OIG)が6月18日付で公開した報告書(リンク先はPDF)で明らかになった。…… 攻撃者の侵入口はJPLのネットワークに無許可で接続していたRaspberry Pi端末だった。本来ならば最高情報責任者室(OCIO)がネットワークに接続するすべての端末を管理しているはずだが、正常に機能していなかった。

中国スパコン企業も規制対象に 米、ファーウェイに続き:朝日新聞デジタル


東京新聞:イラン攻撃中止 トランプ氏説明に疑念 米紙「犠牲推計早期に把握」


「トランプ氏のNYT批判、危険な一線越えた」 同紙発行人がWSJ紙上で反撃:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領が米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズ(New York Times)の報道は「国家に対する反逆行為」だと非難したことを受けて、同紙の発行人アーサー・サルツバーガー(Arthur Sulzberger)氏は20日、「この発言は、報道の自由と独立性に反対するトランプ氏の運動において、危険な一線を越えた」と反撃した。

「G20で報道の自由議題に」 国際新聞編集者協会が安倍首相に要請 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 22 June 2019

Japan Played a Hidden Role in Breakdown of Fiat-Renault Deal - Bloomberg

The Japanese government played a role in the breakdown of merger talks between Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV earlier this month, weighing in with concerns the combination could harm Nissan Motor Co., people familiar with the matter said... Details on Japan’s role, only emerging now, highlight the obstacles to a quick resumption in merger negotiations between Renault and its Italo-American rival. They also show that France and Japan can find common ground to protect their carmakers and the two-decade Renault-Nissan alliance.

Hawkish Norges Bank raises rates for a third time in 12 months | Financial Times

Norway’s central bank indicated more rate rises to come and at a “slightly faster” pace than earlier projected after it increased borrowing costs for a third time within 12 months, moving counter to fellow policy setters of other major economies, as the Scandinavian nation enjoys robust growth.

Huawei sues US government over seized equipment | TheHill

Chinese tech giant Huawei filed a civil lawsuit against the U.S. on Friday, saying the Commerce Department mishandled equipment from the company it had seized in 2017.
The complaint alleges the U.S. government took several pieces of equipment that were being shipped from an independent testing facility in the United States to China in an effort to figure out if the products were subject to export controls.

Boris Johnson under fire over row with partner as top Tories raise fears | The Guardian

Boris Johnson was struggling to keep his campaign to become prime minister on course on Saturday night as he repeatedly refused to explain why police had been called to his home after a loud, late-night altercation with his partner.
Senior Tories were quick to raise fresh concerns over the former foreign secretary’s suitability for No 10 as the favourite to succeed Theresa May stonewalled question after question about the incident at the first hustings of the leadership contest in front of party members.

An Excerpt From E. Jean Carroll’s ‘What Do We Need Men For?’

Hideous Men Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.

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トランプ氏、イラン攻撃を10分前に中止 ツイッターで明らかに - 産経ニュース


Google、オリジナルタブレットから撤退し、Chrome OSではノートPC「Pixelbook」に専念 - ITmedia NEWS

米Googleは、「Pixel Slate」を最後にオリジナルタブレットから撤退する。……Googleは、2015年にAndroid搭載タブレット「Pixel C」を、2018年にChrome OS搭載タブレット「Pixel Slate」を発売したが、その後タブレット型の新モデルを発表していない。……Chrome OS搭載タブレットチームのメンバーのほとんどは、Chromebookチームに編入される。Chrome OSチームは今後も、ノートPCおよびタブレット向けOS開発を続ける。





八村塁、NBAドラフト1巡目指名 日本語であいさつ:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 21 June 2019

Hong Kong protests: Thousands surround police headquarters - BBC News

Thousands of people in Hong Kong have surrounded police headquarters, calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped.
Police have asked the protesters to withdraw peacefully, saying their presence would "seriously affect" emergency services... The bill, which allows extradition to mainland China, has already been suspended.

Georgia protests: Thousands storm parliament over Russian MP's speech - BBC News

Some 240 people were hurt in clashes as protesters tried to storm Georgia's parliament after a Russian MP took the speaker's seat in parliament.
Riot police stopped them from entering the building, reportedly using tear gas and rubber bullets.
Anger erupted when Sergei Gavrilov addressed an assembly of MPs from Orthodox Christian countries.
Tensions with Russia are high, 11 years after they fought a war over the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Carlos Ghosn Loses Last Alliance Seat at Mitsubishi Motors - Bloomberg

Carlos Ghosn lost his last remaining board position at a carmaker, as Mitsubishi Motors Corp. severed ties with the fallen auto tycoon accused of financial misconduct.
The smallest member of the embattled three-way alliance with Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA dismissed Ghosn, 65, as its chairman after his arrest in November on charges of financial crimes, which he has denied. Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi Motors’ chief executive officer, stepped in to take over as chairman.

Golden David Beckham statue draws tourists to Buddhist temple - The Straits Times

Pariwat temple, in Bangkok, engraved the Beckham statue two decades ago, when Manchester United made history by being the first English football club to win the treble of trophies.
The statue, built in a traditional garuda style holding up the altar, features Beckham's trademark floppy hairstyle of that era and his team jersey, and continues to attract visitors to this day.
The temple also features a host of other characters in pop culture, with the likes of Wolverine, Superman and Pikachu adorning the exterior of the building. The temple said the superheroes were installed because they are considered good symbols which can help to protect Buddhism.

Fernando Torres retires from football after 18-year career | The Guardian

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football.
The 35-year-old Spaniard, who has been playing in Japan for Sagan Tosu since leaving Atlético Madrid last year, scored 81 goals across four seasons with Liverpool and won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with Chelsea.

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ジョンソン氏とハント氏、決選投票へ 英与党党首選  :日本経済新聞


アップルが対中制裁関税への反対意見書 米政府に提出:朝日新聞デジタル


日産・ルノー、グーグル傘下ウェイモと自動運転事業の開発で独占契約 - ロイター


アディダスの3本線、商標権は無効 EU裁判所が判断:AFPBB News

独スポーツ用品大手アディダス(Adidas)が製品に使用している「3本線」について、欧州連合(EU)の高裁に相当する一般裁判所(General Court)は19日、保護に値する独自性に欠けるとして商標権は無効とする判断を下した。……3本線がEU加盟28か国全域において「際立った特徴」を示しているとアディダス側が証明できなかったとし、2016年に商標登録を取り消したEU知財当局の決定を支持した。
 アディダスの3本線をめぐっては、同社と競合企業であるベルギーのシュー・ブランディング・ヨーロッパ(Shoe Branding Europe)が長きにわたって法廷闘争を続けている。

大坂なおみ会見拒否で罰金、世界1位は最高62万円 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 20 June 2019

Strikes on Iran Approved by Trump, Then Abruptly Pulled Back - The New York Times

President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions... Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.
The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said.

China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump : NPR

China's leader Xi Jinping arrived by plane in North Korea's capital on Thursday, for his fifth summit with Kim Jong Un since last year. Xi is the first Chinese leader to visit Pyongyang in 14 years.
Chinese and North Korean state media showed the two leaders looking out over the tarmac at the airport, as a military band plays and crowds of North Koreans wave flags to welcome Xi in his Air China jet. Banners hailing the "unbreakable friendship" between Pyongyang and Beijing were hung over streets around the capital.
The ostensible purpose of the trip is to improve bilateral ties, as the two countries mark the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations.

Man on bail flees as authorities arrive to escort him to prison:The Asahi Shimbun

A man convicted of assault and theft gave police and prosecutors the slip when they arrived at his home to escort him to prison.
Makoto Kobayashi, who was facing a prison term of three years and eight months, grabbed a knife and drove off in a black Honda Fit subcompact when authorities turned up around 1:30 p.m. on June 19.
Kobayashi was seen headed west on the Tomei Expressway. His car was found 10 hours later in the parking lot of an apartment complex seven kilometers away in Atsugi, also in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Peru's Nazca Lines May Depict Exotic Birds From Far Away Regions, Scientists Say

In the latest research, a multidisciplinary team analyzed the morphology of the Nazca birds and compared them with different species in Peru.
Their findings indicate the geoglyphs represent exotic species of birds found far from where the lines were created. "We revealed several discrepancies between their geoglyphic characteristics and those of the taxonomic groups to which they were attributed by previous research," they wrote.

IOC lifts India ban after Pakistan visa assurances

The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban on India hosting international sporting events after receiving assurances over visas for Pakistani competitors.
In February, India triggered a stand off with the IOC when it refused to allow Pakistani shooters attend a Tokyo 2020 Games qualifying competition.
But on Thursday, IOC president Thomas Bach said India were now back in the Olympic fold.

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強硬離脱派ジョンソン氏、3回連続トップ 英保守党首選:朝日新聞デジタル


FRB「適切に行動」 年内利下げ示唆 - 毎日新聞


イラン領空で米国製ドローンを撃墜、革命防衛隊が発表:AFPBB News

イラン革命防衛隊(Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps)は20日、イランの領空を侵犯した米国製の「スパイ用無人機(ドローン)」を撃墜したと発表した。

マレーシア機撃墜、殺人罪で起訴へ ロシアの元軍人ら:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 19 June 2019

Apple Asks Suppliers to Shift at Least 15% of Output from China-Nikkei | Fortune

Apple Inc. has asked its largest suppliers to consider the feasibility of shifting 15% to 30% of its output from China to Southeast Asia in a dramatic shake-up of its production chain, the Nikkei reported.
The U.S. tech giant asked “major suppliers” to evaluate the cost of such a migration, the newspaper cited multiple sources as saying.

Germany's Angela Merkel 'fine' after seen shaking in heatwave - BBC News

Mrs Merkel, 64, was visibly struggling as she stood next to Volodymyr Zelensky while a military band played the two countries' anthems in the midday sun.
The temperatures in the German capital were approaching 30C (86F) at the time.
Mrs Merkel said she was dehydrated. "I've drunk at least three glasses of water and so I'm doing very well now."

Suspect in killing of German politician was jailed for attempted bombing | The Guardian

A man with links to rightwing extremist groups who once planted a pipe bomb outside a home for asylum seekers is a suspect in the murder of a German politician this month, security sources have said.
The man who was arrested at the weekend in connection with the shooting of Walter Lübcke on 2 June is believed to have an association with the militant neo-Nazi group Combat 18 among others.
He was convicted of the attempted pipe bomb attack in 1993 and sentenced to prison, and a decade ago he was arrested on the margins of a neo-Nazi demonstration.

Emiliano Sala plane crash: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter | DW

A man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of manslaughter following the deaths of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson in a plane crash on January 21.
Detective Inspector Simon Huxter of Dorset Police said in a statement: "As a result of our enquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."

We Just Found 2 of The Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Yet, Only 12.5 Light Years Away

Astronomers are convinced they've found two new Earth-like planets in our galaxy, and both appear so similar to our own, they're now among the top 19 known exoplanets with potentially habitable environments.
Orbiting a neighbouring star in the constellation of Aries just 12.5 light years away, one of these two planets might in fact hold the greatest similarity to Earth we've discovered so far.

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独与党SPD、世論調査で支持率過去最低 連立に一段の圧力も - ロイター


ジョンソン氏が独走 英与党党首選、2回目投票で4割 :日本経済新聞


トランプ氏、再選出馬を表明 「米国を偉大なままに」 :日本経済新聞


イラン、米CIAのサイバースパイ網を摘発=国営放送 - ロイター


サウジ記者殺害、皇太子の関与「信じるに足る証拠あり」国連特別報告者:AFPBB News

トルコ・イスタンブールのサウジ総領事館内で昨年10月、サウジアラビア人ジャーナリストのジャマル・カショギ(Jamal Khashoggi)氏が殺害された事件で、独立調査に当たった国連(UN)の特別報告者は19日に公表した報告書で、サウジのムハンマド・ビン・サルマン皇太子(Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman)と同事件との関わりを示す「信じるに足る証拠」があると述べた。

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News Headlines - 18 June 2019

Huawei Braces for Phone Sales Drop of Up to 60 Million Overseas - Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing for a drop in international smartphone shipments of 40 million to 60 million as the Trump administration’s blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant’s most important businesses... On Monday, billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei confirmed the company had endured about a 40% drop in smartphone shipments abroad, which a company spokesman said referred to a fall over the past month. Ren expects Washington’s sanctions to curtail its overall revenue by about $30 billion over the coming two years, wiping out the networking giant’s growth.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Movement' activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests... Wong, 22, served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests advocating a more democratic elections process in the former British colony.
Wong's sentence was reduced from three months because he was only a teenager when he was arrested.

China's Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea | Al Jazeera

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years.
Neighbouring China is reclusive North Korea's only major ally, and the visit comes amid renewed tensions between the United States and North Korea over efforts to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

M6.7 quake hits off Japan's northeastern Yamagata Pref., tsunami advisory issued - The Mainichi

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.7 hit Tuesday off Japan's northeastern prefecture of Yamagata and a tsunami warning was issued, the weather agency said.
The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 10:22 p.m. at a depth of about 14 kilometers, was off the prefecture, the agency said, adding that despite the warning there is no fear of major damage.

Indiana man offered millions of dollars to teens to kill Cynthia Hoffman, new charges say - Anchorage Daily News

A 21-year-old Indiana man implicated this week in the killing of Cynthia Hoffman promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, new charges against him claim.
Investigators believe Darin Schilmiller of New Salisbury, Indiana, posed as a millionaire named “Tyler” online and offered 18-year-old Denali Brehmer $9 million or more to “rape and murder someone in Alaska," according to court documents indicting the six people who are accused in Hoffman’s death.
In return, Brehmer was supposed to send photos and videos of the killing back to Schilmiller, according to the court documents.

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フェイスブック、仮想通貨発行へ 27の企業・団体と:朝日新聞デジタル




ドイツ銀、不良資産切り離し検討 投資銀行部門を縮小 :日本経済新聞


ハモンド英財務相「辞任の用意」、メイ氏の支出計画巡り=ITV - ロイター


仏当局、プラティニUEFA前会長を逮捕 W杯カタール招致めぐる汚職捜査で:AFPBB News

欧州サッカー連盟(UEFA)の前会長ミシェル・プラティニ(Michel Platini)容疑者(63)が18日、2022年W杯(2022 World Cup)のカタール招致をめぐる汚職容疑で逮捕された。……プラティニ容疑者は2015年までUEFA会長を務め、同年、国際サッカー連盟(FIFA)のジョセフ・ゼップ・ブラッター(Joseph Sepp Blatter)前会長から200万スイスフラン(約2億1600万円)を受け取ったなどの倫理規定違反で4年間の活動禁止処分を受けている。

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News Headlines - 17 June 2019

Racist Comments Cost Conservative Parkland Student a Place at Harvard - The New York Times

On Monday, Mr. Kashuv revealed on Twitter that the university this month rescinded its admission offer over a trail of derogatory and racist screeds that it turns out Mr. Kashuv, 18, wrote as a 16-year-old student, months before the shooting that would turn his high school into one of the most famous in the country.
Mr. Kashuv, who had apologized for the comments when they became public last month, did so again on Monday as he announced Harvard’s decision on Twitter. It followed, he said, a campaign against him organized by political opponents and former classmates who long ago stopped being his friends.

Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official's briefing | The Guardian

As a veteran journalist Shaukat Yousafzai was used to press conferences. He had also served as regional health minister, representative of the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf party, and adviser to Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan.
Last week, however, Yousafzai found himself cast in an unlikely new role: cat person, with big pink ears. And whiskers.
Yousafzai was giving a a briefing to reporters in Peshawar when a member of his social media team inadvertently switched on the cat filter. The event was streamed live on Facebook.

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies suddenly in court | The Times of Israel

Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012, and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said.
The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. A few minutes afterward, he collapsed, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press.

FDA warns of infections from fecal transplants after death

Fecal transplants -- transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome" -- is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills.
But on Thursday federal health officials announced that a patient died after such a procedure, highlighting the potential for severe infections linked to fecal transplants... But every therapy comes with risks, and the FDA said that two patients who received fecal microbiota transplants as part of a clinical trial developed life-threatening infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria delivered in the transplants. One of the patients has died.

Kolkata magician dies after live stunt in Hoogly turns fatal - India News

Eyewitnesses said Chanchal Lahiri, who was lowered into the river standing in a six-foot-tall cage having six locks, from Millenium Park in Kolkata for the underwater escape act, disappeared near pillar number 28 of the Howrah Bridge.

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G20会合、プラごみ削減で合意 初の国際枠組み構築:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


コインチェック事件、北朝鮮説に疑問符 ロシア系関与か:朝日新聞デジタル




「いきなり!」米上場廃止へ…立ち食い浸透せず : 読売新聞オンライン


トヨタがルマン24時間レースで2連覇達成 - webCG

2019年6月15日~16日(現地時間)、フランスのサルトサーキットで第87回ルマン24時間レースが開催され、S.ブエミ/中嶋一貴/F.アロンソ組のNo.8 トヨタTS050ハイブリッドが優勝。昨年に続く2連覇を達成した。

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News Headlines - 16 June 2019

Israel′s Netanyahu names new Golan settlement ′Trump Heights′ | DW

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday unveiled a gold-trimmed sign naming a proposed new community on the disputed Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump.
The label is a gesture of appreciation for Washington's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory that the Jewish-majority state seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed without international recognition.
The new settlement will be called Ramat Trump, Hebrew for "Trump Heights."

Tory leadership TV debate summary: 9 things we learned from Channel 4 showdown - Mirror Online

The Tory leadership debate heated up tonight as five contenders for Prime Minister faced their first clash on live TV.
But the frontrunner wasn't there after Boris Johnson shamelessly chickened out of the Channel 4 showdown.
Without him there, the contenders to be the "stop Boris" candidate clashed over everything from Brexit to schools and the NHS.
Barring a massive upset, only one of Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid or Rory Stewart will go up against Mr Johnson in a vote by Tory members.

Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car - Reuters

Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions.
Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals, but also with factory-installed steering and braking systems designed for computer rather than human control.

Man flees with service pistol after police officer is stabbed in Osaka Prefecture | The Japan Times

A police officer was stabbed multiple times and his pistol was stolen in the northern Osaka Prefecture city of Suita, authorities said Sunday... The suspect, who is facing potential robbery and attempted murder charges, is thought to be in his 30s and is about 170-180 centimeters tall.
Surveillance camera footage showed a man loitering around the police box, which is located in front of Hankyu Railway’s Senriyama Station, about an hour before the incident.

Women's World Cup: Fifa revises attendances in France - BBC Sport

Fifa says 14 of 52 Women's World Cup matches have sold out, having previously said it was 20 and claiming tickets were only available for a "few matches".
Only two of nine matches have reached capacity - France's opening win over South Korea in Paris (45,261) and Brazil's victory against Jamaica in Grenoble (17,668).
But there has been confusion after England's opener against Scotland was being billed as close to sold out, but only 13,188 fans attended.

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東京新聞:タンカー攻撃 独仏も慎重、英は米追随

ホルムズ海峡付近で起きたタンカー攻撃を巡り、欧州のイラン核合意当事国の間で対応が割れている。……英外務省は十四日の声明で、イランの革命防衛隊に関係する組織がタンカーを攻撃したのは「ほぼ確実」と結論づけた。……これに対し、ドイツのマース外相は「状況がエスカレートすることは危険だ」とし、さらなる緊張を回避するよう関係国に自制を要求。…… フランス外務省報道官も「全ての当事者に自制と緊張緩和を改めて求める」と述べた。

ビットコイン、100万円突破。約1年1ヶ月ぶり | CoinDesk Japan

世界最大の時価総額を有するビットコインは2019年6月16日14:49(日本時間)現在、1,001,911円で取引されている。CoinDesk Japanのデータによると、ビットコイン価格が100万円をつけたのは、昨年5月14日以来、約1年1ヶ月ぶり。

トランプ大統領、英皇太子を誤って「クジラの王子」とつづる - ロイター


フェイスブック、CEOの偽動画も「削除しない」  「ディープフェイク」で本人そっくり - BBCニュース




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News Headlines - 15 June 2019

Is South Sudan on the brink of famine? | Al Jazeera

A record seven million people - more than half of the country's population - in South Sudan are facing severe hunger, according to a report by its government and three United Nations agencies.
A lack of rain, ongoing economic crisis and years of civil war are being blamed for the worsening situation.
The report stopped short of declaring a famine, but says nearly two million people go without food for long periods and suffer acute malnutrition, leading to many deaths.

Abe gov't won't hold double election while concerns linger over election prospects - The Mainichi

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided June 14 to abandon dissolving the House of Representatives for a snap general election to coincide with the summer House of Councillors election, multiple senior members of the ruling bloc said... Campaigning for the upper house election is expected to kick off on July 4 with an election date of July 21.

Japan Racing Association excludes 156 horses for possibly consuming banned substance - The Mainichi

The Japan Racing Association said Saturday it would exclude 156 horses from racing this weekend after finding a prohibited substance in their feed additives.
While the JRA will hold its races as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday with the remaining horses, the number of horses being excluded for possibly consuming the banned substance is unprecedentedly large.
According to the association, the additives, imported from abroad, contained a performance-enhancing substance called theobromine, a stimulant that also strengthens cardiac activities.

Toyota set pace as 24 Hours of Le Mans starts

Hot favourites to defend their crown, Toyota dominated the first hour's racing as the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race got under way on Saturday.
Mike Conway got a flying start in car No.7 from pole position, while defending champion and fellow Toyota driver Sebastien Buemi, in car No.8, was running second after the first hour in the 61-car race due to finish at 1300 GMT on Sunday.

Paris's Notre-Dame holds first mass since devastating blaze | AFP.com

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris hosted its first mass on Saturday exactly two months after a devastating blaze that shocked the world, with priests and worshippers wearing hard hats to protect themselves against possible falling debris.
Dressed in a white robe and helmet, Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit led the service, which was attended by just some 30 people -- half of them clergy.

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欧州議会 EU懐疑派の各国政党が新会派設立 :日本経済新聞




米国のアジア系移民急増 今世紀半ば、最大勢力も  :日本経済新聞


ISの英国人処刑部隊「ビートルズ」の生き残り「もう終わりにしたい」 | ニューズウィーク日本版


世界よ、これがゆりやんだ! 米オーディション番組で“笑い”勝ち取った姿に称賛の声「度胸があって素晴らしい」 - ねとらぼ


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News Headlines - 14 June 2019

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest - BBC News

Matt Hancock has quit the contest to become Conservative leader - and prime minister - a day after coming sixth in the first ballot of the party's MPs... Further ballots are scheduled to take place next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to whittle down the contenders until only two are left. The process could be speeded up if anyone else drops out.

Huawei delays global launch of foldable phone by three months - Reuters

Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped with U.S. sanctions last month.
The Mate X, a competitor to Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Fold, is expected to be rolled out globally in September, Vincent Pang, Huawei’s head of corporate communications, said on the sidelines of the WSJ Tech D.Live conference in Hong Kong.

A Novice Player Gets a Painful Lesson in Middle East Peacemaking - WSJ

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a rough debut as Middle East peacemaker, ending the first trip by a Japanese leader to Iran in 41 years with the U.S.-Iran conflict even more volatile than before.
Mr. Abe went to Tehran on Wednesday hoping to serve as a bridge between the U.S., Japan’s closest ally, and Iran, with which Tokyo has maintained warm ties.

Japan’s use of Google Earth data to choose Aegis Ashore missile defence site labelled ‘inept’ | South China Morning Post

Japan’s defence ministry is under fire after admitting it relied on erroneous data from the Google Earth app to narrow down potential locations for its state-of-the-art Aegis Ashore missile defence system.
Officials have also admitted they failed to carry out inspections of the candidate sites - an omission one defence analyst described as “inept” and which raised questions about the ministry’s decision-making processes.

How Tokyo's suburban housing became vast ghettoes for the old | The Guardian

Many Japanese know the Atago complex as the setting for Whisper of the Heart, an animated film from Studio Ghibli written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki that topped the domestic box office in 1995. The romantic film depicts the lives of junior high school students whose imaginations are transported through writing stories to each other.
The real Atago complex, however, is home to almost no young people. Japan’s population is ageing rapidly, though not so much in Tokyo, where just under a quarter of residents are older than 65. But in the Tama City suburb the proportion is 29.6%, and is expected to rise to 32.6% over the next decade - increasing more than twice as fast as the Tokyo average.

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「イランが水雷除去」映像公開 米政府、イラン関与断言:朝日新聞デジタル


サンダース米報道官、今月退任 今年の記者会見2回だけ:朝日新聞デジタル


仏警察、ゴーン被告宅を捜索 ベルサイユ披露宴の捜査で:AFPBB News

フランス警察の詐欺対策チームは13日、自動車大手の日産自動車(Nissan Motor)と仏ルノー(Renault)の前会長カルロス・ゴーン(Carlos Ghosn)被告が2016年、ベルサイユ宮殿(Palace of Versailles)で開いた豪華な結婚披露宴をめぐる捜査の一環で、パリ近郊にあるゴーン被告宅の捜索を行った。……パリ西郊ナンテール(Nanterre)の検察当局によると、警察はルノーによる今年の告発をきっかけに始まった初動調査の一環として、レタンラビル(Etang-la-Ville)にあるゴーン被告の邸宅を捜索した。

東京新聞:英、アサンジ被告の引き渡し許可 米で司法判断へ


サッカー久保建が名門レアル移籍 18歳の逸材、近日発表 | 共同通信


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News Headlines - 13 June 2019

Tanker sinks after attack in Gulf, 44 crew picked up by Iran: IRNA - Reuters

The Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Thursday that the Front Altair, an oil tanker damaged in an attack in the Gulf of Oman, had sunk.
Earlier reports had said the tanker was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha, a flammable liquid hydrocarbon.
Iranian search and rescue teams picked up 44 sailors from the Front Altair and another damaged tanker, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed informed source.

Iran has 'no intentions'; to make or use nuclear weapons, Abe says | Al Jazeera

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Iran has no intention to make, hold or use nuclear weapons, while saying that the country will not negotiate with the United States.
Abe met Khamenei - Iran's top decision-maker - on Thursday during a trip to Iran in an attempt to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and the US.

Extradition bill debate postponed for third time after Hong Kong protests | South China Morning Post

The president of Hong Kong’s legislature has again postponed a debate on the city’s polarising extradition bill, the day after tens of thousands of protesters blocked access to the chamber.
On Thursday morning, Legco’s secretariat issued a circular on behalf of president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, who had kept a low profile over the previous 24 hours. It said no meeting would be held on Thursday, a day after the protests forced the second reading of the legislation to be called off. Leung later cancelled a full council meeting on Friday.

JDI head to resign over continued red ink - The Japan News

Japan Display Inc. has said President Yoshiyuki Tsukizaki will resign on Sept. 30 to take responsibility for the company’s continued red ink.
The small and midsize liquid crystal display panel maker will trim its smartphone display business, which led the company to incur a net loss for the fifth consecutive year in the latest business year that ended in March.
JDI will also launch a voluntary early retirement program to cut 1,200 jobs, or nearly 30 percent of all domestic jobs.

Shohei Ohtani becomes first Japanese-born MLB player to hit for cycle

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani made history Thursday night by becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle.
Ohtani, the two-way star who's not pitching this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, showed off his hitting prowess with a 414-foot three-run home run in the top of the first inning off Tampa Bay Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough.
He followed that up with a double off the wall in left center in the third inning and got the most difficult leg of the cycle in the fifth inning with a triple into the right field corner.
Ohtani completed the feat with a clean single to center field in the seventh.

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東京新聞:逮捕のロシア記者、解放へ 広がる政権批判に異例対応


CNN.co.jp : トランプ氏、ポーランド大統領と会談 米軍1000人増派で合意


英議会、労働党の「合意なき離脱」阻止動議を否決 - ロイター


英国、2050年までに温暖化ガス排出ゼロ目指す G7で初めて - ロイター




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News Headlines - 12 June 2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe Meets With Iranian Leaders Amid Tensions With U.S. : NPR

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to arrive in Iran on Wednesday to begin a historic trip to the Middle Eastern country where he is expected to try to mediate escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Abe's two-day visit is the first to Iran for a Japanese premier since Takeo Fukuda in 1978.

Trump says he's still considering slapping sanctions on Nord Stream 2

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is still considering using sanctions to block a controversial pipeline that would increase natural gas flows from Russia to Germany... The U.S. and many European nations fear the pipeline would help Russia bypass infrastructure in Ukraine, allowing Moscow to use energy supplies as a weapon against its neighbors without disrupting flows to Western Europe.
Russia and Germany assert Nord Stream 2 is a purely economic project.

The Ebola virus has reached Uganda | DW

Ebola has reached Uganda. A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood has become the first cross-border victim of the virus; another two family members tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed more than 1,400 in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda's Minister of Health Ruth Acieng confirmed the existence of Ebola in the area.

Leonardo da Vinci’s US$450 million masterpiece believed to be on Saudi prince’s superyacht | South China Morning Post

Since its sale for a record US$450 million, the whereabouts of the Salvator Mundi, said to be painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has become one of the art world’s greatest mysteries.
On Monday, London-based art dealer Kenny Schachter, writing for the website Artnews, offered answers: the painting now resides on the gargantuan yacht owned by powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Since its record-setting sale at Christie’s in 2017, the painting, in which Jesus Christ is depicted emerging from darkness blessing the world with one hand while holding a transparent globe in the other, has never been exhibited in public, triggering doubts about its ownership, whereabouts and authenticity.

Universal Music Group covered up destruction of irreplaceable master tapes in 2008 fire - Los Angeles Times

In stark contrast to official statements offered more than a decade ago, a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed a staggering number of original master recordings stored there by the Universal Music Group, according to an investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times Magazine.
The devastation, which company officials downplayed or outright dismissed after the fire was extinguished 11 years ago this month, is breathtaking in scope, amounting to what the new report describes as “the biggest disaster in the history of the music industry.”

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トランプ氏「金正恩氏から書簡」と明かす 3度目の首脳会談に意欲 - 産経ニュース


ギリシャ大統領、首相の議会解散要請を受理 7月に総選挙 - ロイター


英GDP、4月は前月比0.4%減 EU離脱控え自動車生産が急減 - ロイター


デンソー、電動航空機用推進システムを米ハネウェルと共同開発 - Car Watch

デンソーは6月11日、米Honeywell International Inc.(ハネウェル)と「電動航空機用推進システム」の共同開発を開始したと発表した。……この電動航空機は、既存の航空機で搭載するエンジンとは異なり、モーターとインバータによる「電動推進システム」で飛行する新たなモビリティになるという。



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News Headlines - 11 June 2019

Ivan Golunov: Russian newspapers in rare support for charged reporter - BBC News

Three of Russia's leading newspapers have come out in support of a reporter charged with drug offences, in a case that has caused a huge public outcry.
The front page headlines in Vedomosti, RBC, and Kommersant read "We are Ivan Golunov", referring to the investigative journalist.
Mr Golunov was charged over the weekend with trying to illegally sell drugs. His lawyer said the drugs were planted.

Chinese carrier passes between Okinawan islands | NHK WORLD

Japan's Defense Ministry has confirmed that a Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, navigated between two islands that are part of Okinawa Prefecture... The Liaoning did not enter Japanese waters, and was reportedly heading south in the Pacific afterward.
This is the second time since December 2016 that a Chinese carrier has been confirmed to have passed between the two Okinawan islands.

Peru declares health emergency over Guillain-Barre outbreak

Peru has declared a health emergency in five regions, including Lima, after the deaths of at least four people linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the nervous system.
Health Minister Zulema Tomas said Sunday that in addition to the deaths there were currently 206 cases of the disease.

Latin lovers tune in: Vatican broadcasts news in language of ancient Rome - Reuters

Vatican Radio is starting its first regular news bulletin in the language of Caesar and Cicero.
Called “Hebdomada Papae, Notitiae Vaticanae latine reddiate” (‘The pope’s week, Vatican news in the Latin language’), it is the latest in a series of initiatives to broaden use of Latin, once a staple of Western European education and the language of all Roman Catholic services.

Nintendo is working on a full sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Verge

Nintendo has announced that it’s working on a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch, in a surprise announcement at the end of the company’s E3 presentation.
The news was accompanied by a short teaser, which showed the return of the iterations of both Link and Zelda from the previous title exploring a cave, before encountering what looks a whole lot like the corpse of Ganondorf himself beneath Hyrule Castle.

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英与党党首選、10人が立候補 13日に初回の議員投票 :日本経済新聞


独与党連合支持率が過去最低、緑の党との差が拡大=世論調査 - ロイター


東京新聞:ルノー、議決棄権と書簡 日産の指名委設置に障壁


ライダイハン、文在寅大統領にDNA型鑑定と謝罪求める - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 10 June 2019

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill - BBC News

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory.
The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial.
Organisers say there were one million people, which would make it the biggest march in more than 20 years. Police say there were 240,000 at its peak.

Tokayev set to win Kazakhstan’s presidential election with 70 percent, exit poll predicts - The Astana Times

Incumbent President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is expected to win the June 9 presidential election receiving the support of 70.13 per cent of the voters who cast their ballots, results of a nation-wide exit poll suggested.
The results, released immediately after midnight of June 10, suggest that Tokayev won a clear victory over six other contenders.

At least 95 killed in attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali

At least 95 people were killed when gunmen raided their village in central Mali late on Sunday, FRANCE 24 has confirmed, marking the latest attack in a region that has witnessed a resurgence of ethnic and jihadist violence.

North Korean Leader’s Slain Half Brother Was a CIA Source - WSJ

Kim Jong Nam, the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader, was a Central Intelligence Agency source who met on several occasions with agency operatives, a person knowledgeable about the matter said.
“There was a nexus” between the U.S. spy agency and Mr. Kim, the person said.

FCA-Renault revival may hinge on Nissan stake cut - sources - Reuters

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Renault SA are looking for ways to resuscitate their collapsed merger plan and secure the approval of the French carmaker’s alliance partner Nissan Motor Co Ltd , according to several sources close to the companies... It is still far from clear whether any concerted effort to revive the complex and politically fraught deal can succeed.

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CNN.co.jp : 2020年大統領選、54%が「トランプ氏の再選」を予想


ついに「在韓米軍」撤収の号砲が鳴る 米国が北朝鮮を先行攻撃できる体制は整った | デイリー新潮




Xbox次世代コンソール「Project Scarlett」、2020年冬発売へ - ITmedia NEWS

米Microsoftは6月9日(現地時間)、E3 2019に合わせて開催したイベント「Xbox E3 Briefing 2019」で、次世代ゲームコンソールプロジェクト「Project Scarlett」を発表した。……米AMDとの提携による最新のZen 2とRadeon DNAアーキテクチャを採用するプロセッサ、次世代SSD、広帯域幅のGDDR6メモリを搭載し、8Kゲーム、最大120fpsのフレームレート、レイトレーシング、および可変リフレッシュレートをサポートする。
 Project Scarlettのコンソールは、Microsoftの人気ゲーム「Halo」の新シリーズ「Halo Infinite」と同時発売になる。

メドベージェワに中傷の手紙「悪魔 出て行け!」仲間が怒りも「1度や2度じゃない」/デイリースポーツ online


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News Headlines - 09 June 2019

Remains of Japan ASDF pilot found, two months after F-35A fighter crash off Aomori | The Japan Times

Remains of the pilot of an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A stealth jet fighter that went missing off Aomori Prefecture on April 9 have been retrieved from the ocean, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Friday.
The remains were found Wednesday and identified as those of Maj. Akinori Hosomi, an ASDF public relations officer in Tokyo said... On Monday, the Defense Ministry terminated search and rescue activities. The ministry has retrieved part of the jet’s flight recorder but its data was lost.

China Summons Tech Giants to Warn Against Cooperating With Trump Ban - The New York Times

The Chinese government this past week summoned major tech companies including Microsoft and Dell from the United States and Samsung of South Korea, to warn that they could face dire consequences if they cooperate with the Trump administration’s ban on sales of key American technology to Chinese companies, according to people familiar with the meetings.
Held on Tuesday and Wednesday, the meetings came soon after Beijing’s announcement that it was assembling a list of “unreliable” companies and individuals.

Alec Baldwin talks retiring Trump on 'SNL,' new DeLorean documentary

Q: Who would you like to see play Trump on "Saturday Night Live" after you?
Baldwin: I don't know. Darrell Hammond did it and is a far better impressionist than I'll ever be. When Anthony Atamanuik (started impersonating Trump on Comedy Central's "The President Show"), all these people were attacking me, saying, "Oh, your impression sucks and you suck. Please go away." It also was something I thought to myself: "I really don't have a lot invested in my Trump impersonation, so please find someone and convince Lorne (Michaels) to replace me." I'm completely down with that. Winning the Emmy for that show aside, it was not some career goal of mine.
So if (Atamanuik) wants the job, it's his. He can have it. I've done that. I mean, I had a lot of fun with (the cast), and when Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider wrote (Trump sketches in 2016 and 2017), that was new, it was fresh and the ratings were good. But I feel like I'm done with that now. I'm so done with that.

Boris Johnson wins court challenge over £350m Brexit claims | The Guardian

Boris Johnson has avoided a criminal prosecution over comments he made during the EU referendum campaign about the UK sending £350m a week to Brussels after winning a high court challenge.
The district judge Margot Coleman issued the Conservative MP with a summons on 29 May to attend Westminster magistrates court and face three allegations of misconduct in public office.
After a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Friday, however, Lady Justice Rafferty and Mr Justice Supperstone overturned the decision.

Up to 90% of Channel 4 staff expected to quit rather than move to Leeds | The Guardian

Channel 4’s move out of London will cost at least £50m, with the number of staff seeking redundancy payments in preference to leaving the capital running at more than 80% in some departments.
Channel 4 is understood to be planning for a bill of more than £50m over the next three years as it seeks to rebalance its operation across the UK, including moving 300 of its 800 staff out of its London headquarters.

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米民主党上院議員、トランプ氏とドイツ銀巡りFRBに調査促す - ロイター
米民主党の上院議員グループは、ドイツ銀行(DBKGn.DE)とトランプ大統領および娘婿であるクシュナー大統領上級顧問の関係について調査するよう促す書簡を連邦準備理事会(FRB)に送付した。 上院銀行委員会の民主党メンバーであるクリス・バンホーレン、シェロッド・ブラウン両議員が主導するグループは、トランプ氏の事業が関連するドイツ銀での「疑わしい取引」を巡る報道についてさらに調査する必要があるとの見方を示した。
米、台湾に“武器爆売り”で中国に圧力!- zakzak
ドナルド・トランプ米政権が、中国の「台湾統一」を断固阻止する姿勢を明確にした。主力戦車108両や、地対空ミサイル250発など、総額20億ドル(約2167億円)以上を売却する見通しと報じられたのだ。……トランプ政権としては、一度の売却では最大規模になる見通しだという。  台湾国防部(国防省)も6日、主力戦車「M1 A2エイブラムス」108両や、対戦車ミサイル「ジャベリン」409発、「TOW対戦車ミサイル」1240発、携帯型地対空ミサイル「スティンガー」250発の売却を、米国に正式に要請したと発表した。
アマゾンの米国内空輸、フェデックスが契約更新せず :日本経済新聞
2018年のフェデックスの売上高に占めるアマゾン向けの比率は1.3%にとどまる。フェデックスは米国のネット通販による配送需要が26年までに1日あたり5千万~1億個に達すると予測している。同社はすでに数千社の小売業やネット通販会社と提携して配送網を確立しているとし、今回の契約更新見送りは「より広範なネット通販会社にサービスを提供するための戦略的な決定」と説明した。 一方、アマゾンは米証券当局への提出資料の中で、自社のリスク要因の一つとして「限られた数の物流企業に頼っていること」を挙げている。米UPSや米郵政公社(USPS)、フェデックスを指しているとみられ、こうした物流企業と許容できる条件で取引できない場合、業績に悪影響を及ぼす可能性があると説明している。
日本人殺害テロ事件関与か 立命館大元准教授 米軍が拘束 - FNN.jpプライムオンライン
3年前、バングラデシュで日本人を含む22人が殺害されたテロ事件に関与した疑いのある立命館大学の元准教授の男が、イラク北部でアメリカ軍に身柄を拘束されていることがFNNの取材でわかった。 イラク関係筋によると、日本国籍を持つ立命館大学元准教授のモハマド・サイフラ・オザキ容疑者は現在、イラク北部スレイマニヤにある、アメリカ軍の収容施設で身柄を拘束されているという。……アメリカ軍は、オザキ容疑者をイスラム国戦闘員の中でも中枢に近い「重要人物」として尋問しているとみられ、今後は、その身柄の取り扱いが焦点となる。
ネイマールが警察に出頭、レイプ被害訴えた女性の写真投稿で:AFPBB News
 ネイマールは、最近はフィールド内外でトラブルが続いており、今回は新たに先月仏パリのホテルで女性をレイプした疑惑に直面した。  ネイマールは疑惑を否定し、自己弁護のために被害者とされるナジーラ・トリンダージ・メンデス・デ・ソウザ(Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza)さんとのメッセージアプリのワッツアップ(WhatsApp)上での親密なやりとりや画像を勝手に投稿したが、これがブラジルの法律に抵触した疑いがある。罪が認められた場合は、最大で5年間の刑務所行きとなる可能性がある。

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News Headlines - 08 June 2019

Taiwan put on US defence department list of ‘countries’ in latest move likely to goad China | South China Morning Post

The Trump administration’s move to include Taiwan on a list of “countries” in a US Department of Defence report is the latest in a series of provocative moves that appear aimed at confronting China, and putting it on notice.
The wording, an apparent break with long-standing US adherence to a one-China policy, is contained in the 55-page “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” released on Saturday. The language is part of a section detailing US efforts to strengthen partnerships with democracies in the region; the section cites Singapore, Taiwan, New Zealand and Mongolia.

Bernie Sanders Confronts Walmart Over ‘Starvation Wages’ at Shareholder Meeting

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday and directly told the company that it pays “starvation wages” to many of its staffers.
While appearing at the annual summit in Rogers, Arkansas, the 2020 Democratic candidate introduced a proposal on behalf of an employee to raise the company’s hourly wages to $15 and to allow for workers to be on the company's corporate board.

Gov't council says pensions inadequate in aging society - Japan Today

Japan's public pension system is not enough to sustain people's livelihoods anymore in a rapidly aging society, a government report said Monday.
A council at the Financial Services Agency estimated that a couple who will live until 95 years old will need at least 20 million yen ($184,700) after retirement, more than their pension benefits can cover... The new call means that individuals will take on more risk than in the past when planning their financial future, including potential loss of principal when investing.

Japanese journalist kidnapped twice in Syria and Iraq 'banned from leaving country'

Jumpei Yasuda, 45, who returned to Japan last year after more than three years held as a hostage by a Syrian terror group, has been trying to obtain a new passport for five months... Yasuda wished to obtain a new passport in order to travel to India with his family in May and Europe in June, according to local media.
However, despite the passport issuing process normally taking from as little as one week, five months on he told media he has been informed that his application is still “under examination”.

How Illinois became the first state legislature to legalize marijuana sales - The Washington Post

Ten states have legalized recreational marijuana use, most through ballot initiatives. On Friday, Illinois took things one step further, becoming the first state legislature to pass a bill legalizing the sale and possession of it. (In 2018, Vermont lawmakers legalized possession only.)
The Illinois bill is notable for its attempts to wrap in significant criminal justice reform. Karen O’Keefe, with the Marijuana Policy Project, says it has a “very broad” component expunging people’s criminal records for doing what will soon be legal in Illinois. Additionally, would-be marijuana vendors in high-poverty, high-conviction neighborhoods will get preference in their applications. Proceeds from taxes and revenue will be reinvested in communities hit hard by marijuana convictions. (Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) is expected to sign the bill, making Illinois the 11th state where marijuana is legal for recreational use.)

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トランプ大統領「メキシコ制裁関税、無期限延期」 - 毎日新聞


米ロの艦船が異常接近 フィリピン海 :日本経済新聞


米、F35計画からトルコを排除 ロシア製ミサイル導入で - 毎日新聞


米書店大手B&N、ヘッジファンドが買収 740億円 :日本経済新聞


137年前に工事始まったサグラダ・ファミリアにようやく建築許可:AFPBB News

バルセロナ市議会のジャネット・サンス(Janet Sanz)都市計画担当者は報道陣に対し、サグラダ・ファミリア教会の工事を担う委員会が460万ユーロ(約5億6400万円)を支払うことで建築を許可したことを明らかにした。……建築家アントニ・ガウディ(Antoni Gaudi)は1885年、現在はバルセロナに合併吸収されたサンマルティー(Sant Marti)の役所に建築許可を申請していたが、返事が得られなかったという。

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News Headlines - 07 June 2019

G20 to seek stricter taxation rules for digital giants at Fukuoka meeting, draft statement shows | The Japan Times

The Group of 20 major economies will pledge to accelerate their efforts to more effectively collect taxes from multinational digital companies like Google and Facebook, according to a draft of a joint statement by their finance chiefs... The meeting, which precedes the G20 summit on June 28 and 29 in Osaka, will take place amid claims that digital giants, also including Apple and Amazon, are not paying their fair share of taxes.

Toyota speeds up electric vehicle schedule as demand heats up - Reuters

Toyota Motor Corp aims to get half of its global sales from electrified vehicles by 2025, five years ahead of schedule, and will tap Chinese battery makers to meet the accelerated global shift to electricity-powered cars.

Suzuki Motor gets warning on improper inspections | NHK WORLD

Japan's transport minister has told Suzuki Motor to take thorough steps to prevent improper vehicle inspections after long-running misconduct in the company came to light... The transport ministry will keep Suzuki under close scrutiny for the time being. It also asked a local district court to impose an administrative fine on the automaker.

Mount Everest: Four dead bodies found in mass rubbish clean-up

Four dead bodies have been discovered among 11,000 kilograms of food wrappers, plastic bottles and empty oxygen tanks on Mount Everest during a mass cleaning of the world’s tallest mountain.
Nepalese government workers made the grisly discoveries during the month-long operation after melting snow exposed the corpses, which had been buried underneath.

Ronaldo's Las Vegas Rape Accuser Drops One Case, Files Another - Bloomberg

A rape lawsuit against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in Nevada state court that made headlines last year has been quietly dropped, but his accuser is now pursuing her claims in federal court.
A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in state court in Las Vegas. The filing didn’t say why the case was dropped. The woman accusing of the Portuguese soccer player of sexual assault, Kathryn Mayorga, filed a separate lawsuit in federal court in January making the same allegations.

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メイ英首相、保守党の党首を辞任 次期党首決定まで首相は継続 - BBCニュース


英「離脱党」下院初議席ならず 補選で労働党が勝利 - 産経ニュース


トランプ米大統領の息子2人、アイルランドの村では歓待 - ロイター


シティやバークレイズ、三菱UFJなど計98億円制裁金-為替でスイス - Bloomberg


グーグル、クラウドゲーム11月に開始 まず欧米14カ国で :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 06 June 2019

France backs Renault lawsuit against Ghosn | The Times

The woes of Carlos Ghosn, the former boss of Renault, deepened yesterday when France backed the carmaker’s criminal complaint over €11 million of expenses he allegedly charged to the company.
Claims about the private use of corporate jets, the purchase of villas and a €600,000 payment to a French former justice minister are being investigated by the authorities in France and in the Netherlands, the home of Renault-Nissan BV (RNBV), a subsidiary set up by Mr Ghosn, 65. He engineered the alliance between the French and Japanese carmakers in 1999, creating one of the world’s biggest automotive groups.

2 Japanese nabbed in Australia for attempted lizard smuggling

Two Japanese men have been arrested in the Australian city of Perth for allegedly attempting to smuggle 13 native lizards out of the country, Australia's customs authority said Thursday.
The two men, aged 51 and 28, were intercepted by Australian Border Force officials at Perth Airport on Wednesday while trying to board separate flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, according to an ABF statement.
A total of 13 bobtail lizards were found inside a check-in suitcase belonging to the 51-year-old, the statement said, adding they were all found alive, but some appeared to be in poor health.

Getting high! ‘Silesian Spiderman’ nicked after scaling Warsaw’s 170m Marriott hotel WITHOUT ropes or harness - The First News

The 31-year-old who was identified by local media as urban climber Marcin Banot, was captured on amateur video and photos shinning up the 170m tower on Sunday afternoon.
Known as the Spiderman from Silesia, Banot who has over 178,000 followers on his YouTube channel was arrested for public disorder after reaching the top where he was greeted by waiting police officers.

Ai-Da: Robot with artistic skills gets first exhibition at University of Oxford | London Evening Standard

The leading face of the AI art movement looks to be a new robot called Ai-Da. Named after Ada Lovelace, the first female computer programmer, and thought up by gallery director Aidan Meller, Ai-Da is the world’s first humanoid AI robot artist and she’s getting her own exhibition.
From June 12 to June 30, Ai-Da’s artwork will be shown at the Unsecured Futures exhibition at The Barn Gallery, St John’s College, University of Oxford.
The work includes drawings, paintings, sculpture and video. One piece is a homage to Yoko Ono’s ‘Cut Piece’.

Gérard Depardieu rape investigation dropped by French prosecutors - BBC News

French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into rape allegations made against actor Gérard Depardieu.
The 70-year-old had always denied the accusations, made by a young French actress last year... The accuser claimed the alleged crimes had occurred last August in one of Mr Depardieu's Paris residences when she was 22 years old, French media reported at the time.

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FCA、ルノーへの統合提案を撤回 仏政府の介入に反発:朝日新聞デジタル




デンマーク総選挙、中道左派陣営が勝利 政権交代へ - ロイター


三菱重工、ボンバルと買収交渉 小型旅客機の保守事業  :日本経済新聞




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News Headlines - 05 June 2019

Former French Justice minister Dati probed over fees paid by Renault-Nissan - Reuters

Former French Justice Minister Rachida Dati is being probed over consulting fees she has received from the Renault-Nissan strategic partnership, France’s financial prosecutor office said on Tuesday.
The preliminary investigation follows a complaint by an individual Renault shareholder against Dati, Ghosn and Bauer for corruption and misuse of company funds, the shareholder’s lawyer Jean-Paul Baduel said in an interview.

Ford planning to close Bridgend plant, putting 1,700 jobs at risk | The Guardian

Ford is planning to close its Bridgend engine plant, with the likely loss of about 1,700 jobs, in the latest blow to the embattled British car industry.
The company is meeting workers’ representatives at the south Wales plant on Thursday. A source with knowledge of the process said the plant would shut down.

Britain says more than 750,000 EU nationals have applied to stay in UK after Brexit - Reuters

More than 750,000 European Union citizens have applied to remain living in Britain after it leaves the bloc, interior minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday.
The issue of what would happen to the more than 3 million EU nationals living in Britain was one of the first to be tackled in divorce talks with the bloc. Britain has said EU citizens have until at least Dec. 31, 2020 to apply for “settled status” whether or not an exit deal with the EU is approved.

Award-winning blogger Marie Sophie Hingst accused of inventing her Jewish family history | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW

The German blogger and historian Marie Sophie Hingst was stripped of her Blogger of the Year 2017 prize, as investigations revealed that her stories about her family who perished during the Holocaust were contrived.

Beverly Hills becomes the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales - Los Angeles Times

Beverly Hills has passed what experts say is the most restrictive tobacco ban in the nation, barring the sale of virtually all nicotine products and setting the stage for similar laws in other cities... The ban, which takes effect in 2021, drew headlines for its extreme stringency, as well as for carve-outs to allow cigar lounges to continue to ply their trade in the tony enclave.
Under the final version of the ordinance, approved Tuesday night by the Beverly Hills City Council, gas stations and convenience stores will be forbidden to sell cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, while hotels will retain the right to sell them - but only through room service.

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ゴーン被告関与の不適切支出疑惑、13億円 ルノーが発表 :日本経済新聞


東京新聞:副党首3人で独社民党運営 党首辞任了承


中国政府が米国留学について注意喚起 「中国人留学生のビザに制約」:AFPBB News




実は危険な競馬、米国では年間約500頭が死亡 | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト


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News Headlines - 04 June 2019

Kim's sister back in public eye at North Korea's mass games - Stripes

The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days, casting further doubt on media speculation that he had ordered her to lay low over the failed nuclear summit with Washington.
North Korea's state media on Tuesday showed Kim Yo Jong clapping aside her brother, his wife and other top officials at the 150,000-seat May Day Stadium, where thousands of gymnasts, dancers and flip-card-wielding spectators worked in precise unison to perform "The Land of the People."

KAWS Collaboration With Uniqlo Debuts-Chaos Ensues

Demand for Brooklyn-based artist KAWS’ latest collaboration with Uniqlo resulted in Black Friday-style brawling among shoppers in China, captured in a series of viral social media videos. The collection drops in Europe and the U.S. today.

Dutch girl, 17, raped as child is allowed to die at home because 'life was unbearable' | Metro News

Noa Pothoven said her ‘suffering was unbearable’ and died last Sunday in a hospital bed in her living room in Arnhem, Netherlands. Noa penned an autobiography called ‘Winning or Learning’ about her battles with mental illness after reportedly being molested and raped at a young age. As a result she suffered from a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anorexia.

Franco's exhumation suspended by Spain's Supreme Court - The Local

Spain's Socialist government had planned to move the remains on Monday from the opulent mausoleum near Madrid to a more discreet state-run pantheon but the plans have been fiercely resisted for nearly a year by Franco's heirs.
The court said in a statement it had decided unanimously to suspend the exhumation to avoid "harm" that could be caused if it was ultimately found that his remains should not have been moved.

Andrew Cuomo casts doubt on recreational marijuana bill passing before New York legislature adjourns - Washington Times

New York is unlikely to legalize recreational marijuana before lawmakers adjourn for the year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated this week.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, told reporters during a news conference Monday that the state Senate lacks the votes to pass a bill that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, casting doubt on its odds of passing before the legislative session ends June 19.

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カナダ先住民女性は「ジェノサイド」の犠牲者 最終報告書:AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : 米国務省、ビザ申請者にSNS情報の提出義務付ける措置を開始




iTunesは廃止へ、機能は3つのアプリに分割--アップル、macOS Catalinaを発表 - CNET Japan

Appleは6月4日、カリフォルニア州サンノゼで開催中の年次開発者会議「Worldwide Developers Conference」(WWDC)で、新mac OS「macOS Catalina」を発表。iTunesの機能分割についても発表した。
 これまで音楽や映像、アプリケーションなどを管理してきたiTunesは、その役目を終える。iTunesが担ってきた機能は、Apple Music、Podcast、Apple TVの3つのアプリに分割する。

独インフィニオン、1兆円で米社買収 車載半導体で世界首位に :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 03 June 2019

Tory leadership candidates with little backing could be 'culled' to speed process up

Any Conservative leadership contender who fails to win the backing of more than 10 MPs next week could be “culled” after the first round of voting under plans to be discussed by backbenchers on Tuesday.
The senior Tory MPs who run the party’s 1922 committee of backbench MPs will discuss how to whittle down the 13 MPs who have declared they will stand to a short list of two MPs to be put to the party's grassroots membership.
Under a proposed timetable to accelerate the process, discussed by officers on Monday, four rounds of voting among Tory MPs are planned with the final two candidates selected by Thursday June 20.

President meets Queen at Buckingham Palace after Sadiq Khan row

Protesters have denounced Donald Trump as “frightening and dangerous” and claimed his state visit is “an invitation for his ideology to be imported” to the UK, during a dramatic first day of the US president's second state visit to the country.
During a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II greeted the president, and reminded those in attendance of the "close and longstanding friendship" between their two countries - and appeared to rebuke Mr Trump's so-called America-first ideology that has threatened once close alliances and shaken the international community.

Mexico rejects idea to keep Central American asylum seekers

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that his country would reject a proposed solution to the immigration and tariff stand-off with the U.S. that would involve it keeping Central American asylum seekers.
The proposal, which has not been formally made by the U.S., would involve Mexico being designated a "safe third country" for the immigrants, meaning that refugees passing through Mexico to the U.S. would first have to claim asylum in Mexico. The U.S. has a similar agreement with Canada.

Italy: Conte threatens to quit unless government solves spat | DW

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday said he would step down from his post unless the ruling 5-Star Movement and League parties started to take responsibility for running the country... The split intensified after the League won 34% of the vote in the European parliamentary elections last month, pulling ahead of the 5-Star movement and adding to speculation that Salvini and the League could ditch coalition partners.

Algeria's constitutional council cancels presidential election | Al Jazeera

Algeria's constitutional council has said it will be impossible for it to hold elections to choose a successor to ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika early next month as planned after the only two candidates were rejected.
The council said in a statement on Sunday that it rejected "the candidates' applications" and subsequently declared "the impossibility of holding presidential elections on July 4".
It did not set a new date for the presidential election, asking interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to organise a vote at a later date, state television said.

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英国、合意なくても10月31日にEU離脱=ジョンソン前外相 - ロイター




訪英控えたトランプ氏、メーガン妃「意地が悪い」発言を否定:AFPBB News

5月31日、トランプ氏は英大衆紙サン(The Sun)とのインタビューで、2016年の米大統領選期間中にトランプ氏に批判的だったメーガン妃のコメントについて問われ、「彼女が意地が悪いとは知らなかった」と述べていた。
 録音テープでもその部分ははっきりと聞き取れるが、トランプ氏はツイッター(Twitter)で「メーガン・マークル(Meghan Markle、メーガン妃)を『意地が悪い』と言ったことは一度もない」と否定。



3万年前のライオン、氷漬けで発見 シベリアの永久凍土:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 02 June 2019

Tiananmen 30 years on - China's great act of 'forgettance' - BBC News

There are no official acts of remembrance for the events of 1989 in Beijing. But that statement, although factually correct, is far too neutral.
In truth, what happened in Tiananmen Square is marked faithfully each year by a massive, national act of what might more properly be called "forgettance".
In the weeks leading up to 4 June, the world's biggest censorship machine goes into overdrive as a huge dragnet of automated algorithms and tens of thousands of human expurgators cleanse the internet of any reference, however oblique.

Ex-ambassador arrested over murder of son - Japan Today

A 76-year-old former top bureaucrat of the farm ministry arrested for the murder of his son suggested during police questioning that his son's social withdrawal and violent behavior were the motive behind the act, investigative sources said Sunday... The investigative sources quoted Kumazawa as saying his son "tended to be withdrawn from social life and showed violent behavior" toward him and his wife.
The former bureaucrat also suggested to the police he became worried about the possibility of his son acting impulsively and harming people, the sources said.

Bangladesh to charge 16 with murder of woman, 19, burned to death | The Guardian

The killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi last month prompted protests across Bangladesh, with the prime minister promising to prosecute all those involved.
Rafi was lured to the rooftop of the Islamic seminary she attended in her hometown of Feni, where her attackers asked her to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint filed with police against the headteacher.
When she refused, she was doused in kerosene and set on fire. She died five days later. Her death highlighted an alarming rise in sexual harassment cases in the country.

Mount Etna spews lava and ash in spectacular new eruption | The Independent

Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, is spewing ash and lava once again.
A new phase of eruptions began last week shooting a column of ash into the sky. New cracks then opened up in the volcano sending lava down its flank.
However, officials say the activity is taking place at its summit and does not pose a risk to people.

Queen Victoria as you've never seen her before - BBC News

High-quality film of Queen Victoria on her last trip to Ireland has been rediscovered.
The footage was taken a year before she died... The British Film Institute has a free library of Victorian film, and you can see more of MoMA's archives here.

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ドイツ社会民主党の党首が辞任へ 連立解消の動き加速か:朝日新聞デジタル


米司法省、グーグルを反トラスト法で調査準備 - WSJ


スカートで化粧して出社した日は特別手当支給、ロシア企業に非難:AFPBB News


地球サイズの惑星を18個発見、太陽系の外 | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト


大坂なおみ、全仏3回戦で敗退 4大大会3連勝はならず :朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 01 June 2019

Donald Trump shocked Meghan Markle was 'nasty' about him but says it's great to have an American princess

LA-born Meghan, 37, accused him of being “misogynistic” and “divisive” during his 2016 presidential campaign.
The ex-Suits actress also pledged to vote for his rival Hillary Clinton... He said: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
When told Meghan had threatened to leave for Canada if he won in 2016, he countered: “A lot of people are moving here (to the US).”

Municipal employee opens fire in Virginia, killing 12 and wounding others - Portland Press Herald

A longtime municipal employee in Virginia Beach shot and killed 12 people Friday afternoon and injured several others in a public works building before he was killed in a fierce gun battle with police, city officials said.
Police Chief James Cervera said an officer was among the wounded but was saved by his protective vest. He said the gunman “fired indiscriminately” with a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun on several floors of the building, one of many in the complex.
Saturday morning, officials identified the gunman as Dewayne Craddock.

Winning Bid to Have Lunch With Warren Buffett: $4.6 Million - WSJ

An anonymous fan bid a record $4,567,888 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett.
This year’s winning bid is up from $3.3 million last year and tops the previous record of $3,456,789.
The annual auction for lunch with the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman has raised almost $30 million for San Francisco charity Glide,

Elton John 'rejects' Russia censorship of Rocketman gay scenes - BBC News

Sir Elton John has criticised a Russian film company's decision to cut gay sex scenes from his new biopic Rocketman.
The local film distributor told state news agency Tass it cut scenes from the film to comply with Russian laws.
The British singer and the makers of Rocketman issued a statement saying they rejected the censorship "in the strongest possible terms".

Liverpool win Champions League: Alisson is your final man of the match - BBC Sport

Liverpool are European Champions for a sixth time after they beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions league final in Madrid.
Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored the Reds' goals but it was the performance of the man at the other end of the pitch that caught your attention.
Goalkeeper Alisson was your man of the match, earning an average rating of 6.55 as a result of a number of saves in the second half to preserve his side's clean sheet.

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中国政府、対米報復関税を発動-600億ドル分の税率引き上げ - Bloomberg


ザッカーバーグ氏、企業統治の強化案を退ける FB総会 :日本経済新聞


アマゾンがブースト買収に関心、スプリントなどが売却計画=関係筋 - ロイター



米国務省は29日(現地時間)、トランプ大統領が前日に日本での演説で、東海を「日本海(Sea of Japan)」と発言したことについて「『日本海』が米国の公式の表記方式」と説明した。……米国務省の報道官室は同日、トランプ大統領の発言に関する記者からの質問に「韓国が別の名称を使用していることを知っている」としながらも「米国政府はアメリカ地名委員会(BGN)の決定した名称を使用しており、同委員会が該当水域に対して承認した名称は『日本海』だ」と説明した。

ギリシャの海底からNGOが廃棄漁網2トン回収、糸に再生 - ロイター


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