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News Headlines - 31 July 2019

Germany will not join US naval mission in Strait of Hormuz | DW

Germany will not participate in a naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz that is led by the United States, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.
"Germany will not take part in the sea mission presented and planned by the United States," Maas told reporters during a trip to Poland.
The German government said it remains in close consultation with France and the UK over a European approach to the freedom of navigation crisis in the Persian Gulf.

US sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif - CNNPolitics

The United States sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday, following through on a weeks-old threat that is likely to elevate already heightened tensions with Iran.
Senior administration officials said that the designation was due to Zarif's actions on behalf of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whom the administration sanctioned in late June.

Son of Qaeda Founder Is Dead - The New York Times

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden, who was viewed as an eventual heir to the leadership of Al Qaeda and had repeatedly threatened to attack the United States, is dead, according to two American officials.
Details of the strike that killed him were scarce, including when and where. The United States government played a role in the operation, but it was not clear how...

Pompeo hopes to help patch up Japan-South Korea ties - Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would encourage the two biggest U.S. allies in Asia - Japan and South Korea - “to find a path forward” from a dispute that has roiled their ties when he meets their foreign ministers this week.

China freezes permits for individual travel to Taiwan - Nikkei Asian Review

China is banning individual citizens from visiting Taiwan from Thursday, due to the state of cross-strait relations, Beijing's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Wednesday, a move that will hit the island's service industry.
The new rule states that residents of 47 mainland cities are no longer allowed to traveled to the self-ruled island without signing up to tour groups. Taiwan received over 1 million individual visitors from those cities last year, accounting for about 40% of all arrivals from the mainland.
The decision follows an arms deal worth $2.2 billion agreed between Taiwan and the U.S. Earlier in July, the U.S. State Department approved a possible sale of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment.

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VW3年ぶり首位、トヨタは2位 19年上期世界新車販売 :日本経済新聞


有志連合、米中央海軍が関係国と31日に会合 : 読売新聞オンライン


プーチン氏批判のロシア野党指導者、「アレルギー症状」で入院 毒物の恐れも:AFPBB News

ウラジーミル・プーチン(Vladimir Putin)大統領批判の急先鋒(せんぽう)として知られるロシアの野党勢力指導者で、大規模デモを呼び掛けたことを理由に逮捕・収監されていたアレクセイ・ナワリヌイ(Alexei Navalny)氏が28日、「重度のアレルギー症状」を発症して病院に搬送された。……病院でナワリヌイ氏と面会した、かかりつけ医のアナスタシア・ワシリエワ(Anastassia Vassilieva)氏は、両方のまぶたが腫れ上がり、首や背中、胴や両肘に膿瘍(のうよう)が幾つもできていたとフェイスブック(Facebook)に投稿。ナワリヌイ氏にはアレルギーの既往歴はないとして、「彼の皮膚が第三者によって毒物にさらされ、何らかの化学物質の被害を受けた可能性は排除できない」と述べた。



eスポーツ世界大会、米16歳が優勝 賞金3億円  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 30 July 2019

Unlawful sales of Japan Post Insurance products found - Japan Today

Some post office workers forged documents or engaged in other unlawful practices in selling the products of Japan Post Insurance Co in fiscal 2018, internal documents showed Monday.
The revelation adds to the scandal involving the insurance arm of Japan Post Holdings Co, which has admitted to mismanagement in connection with more than 90,000 insurance policies, including cases in which customers were forced to pay premiums for new and old insurance policies even after terminating their old contracts.

Fukushima gov. accepts TEPCO decision to scrap Daini nuclear plant

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori said Tuesday his prefecture will accept Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s recent decision to scrap the Fukushima Daini nuclear complex near the Daiichi plant crippled by the March 2011 disaster.
In a meeting with Tomoaki Kobayakawa, the president of the utility known as TEPCO, the governor also accepted its plan to build an on-site storage facility to store spent nuclear fuel.
The decision means all 10 nuclear reactors in the northeastern prefecture, including the six at the Fukushima Daiichi complex 12 kilometers from the Daini plant, will be scrapped, though the decommissioning work will take decades.

French MPs warn of threat to democracy after offices attacked

A group of French MPs complained Tuesday that the country was becoming "used to the intolerable" after a rash of attacks on the offices of lawmakers from President Emmanuel Macron's party by opponents of a free-trade agreement with Canada.
In an open letter published on the website of France Info public radio, 20 lawmakers from Macron's centrist Republic on the Move party and the allied MoDem party complained of MPs having their constituency offices "walled in or smashed" or their homes targeted "because they supposedly misvoted".

A Smelly Flight to London Had to Be Grounded at Logan Airport

One particularly bad day smell-wise on an American Airlines flight to London forced a plane from Philadelphia en route to the UK to land unexpectedly at Logan Airport in Boston just before midnight on Sunday, the airline says.
According to a statement from American, several flight attendants complained about a “possible odor” in the cabin of the airplane and said they felt sickened by the smell. In all, the airline says, 10 of 12 members of the flight’s crew were evaluated at a local hospital and released. There were 154 customers on the flight, but the airline says none of them “experienced any issues.”

Meghan guest edits British Vogue, features "Forces for Change" women

Meghan, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has chosen to feature 15 women she considers "Forces for change" on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue that she guest edited, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday.
The Duchess of Sussex, who gave birth to her first child in May, spent seven months working with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful on the issue... The cover of the magazine, which will be available on Aug. 2, features names like teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, boxer Ramla Ali and actress and women's rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault.

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米国人の大手テクノロジー企業に対する印象、ここ4年で劇的に悪化:AFPBB News

米国人の大手テクノロジー企業に対する印象が、この4年間で劇的に悪化していることが29日に公表された米調査機関ピュー・リサーチ・センター(Pew Research Center)による最新の意識調査の結果で明らかとなった。

若者は所得税ゼロ、ポーランドが奇策 170万人流出で:朝日新聞デジタル


史上最強馬のディープインパクトが安楽死 頸椎の骨折で:朝日新聞デジタル


永井豪さんに仏勲章 「一生懸命漫画描く」 | 共同通信

「デビルマン」「キューティーハニー」などで知られる漫画家の永井豪さん(73)が30日、9月に東京で開かれる回顧展「画業50年“突破”記念 永井GO展」に先立つ共同取材で、フランス政府から芸術文化勲章シュバリエを贈られたと明らかにした。

『ライオン・キング』のパクリ疑惑が、実写版大ヒットで再燃中 | ニューズウィーク日本版


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News Headlines - 29 July 2019

Huawei and Google Were Working On New Smart Speaker Before Trump’s Ban - The Information

hina’s Huawei and Google were working together on a new Huawei-branded smart speaker right before President Donald Trump restricted Huawei’s access to U.S. tech suppliers, say people familiar with the situation. The collaboration, which was suspended in May, shows that the companies were even closer than previously understood.
Before the U.S. president’s action, which was in response to national security concerns, Huawei’s plan was to unveil the new speaker at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin this September, the people said. The speaker, powered by Google Assistant, was aimed at markets outside China, and Huawei was hoping to sell it online in the U.S.

Asteroid 2019 OK just missed Earth, surprising scientists - The Washington Post

Forecasts had already predicted that a couple of asteroids would be passing relatively close to Earth this week.
Then, he looked up the details of the hunk of space rock named Asteroid 2019 OK... This asteroid wasn’t one that scientists had long been tracking, and it had seemingly appeared from “out of nowhere,” Michael Brown, a Melbourne-based observational astronomer, told The Washington Post. According to data from NASA, the craggy rock was large, an estimated 57 to 130 meters wide (187 to 427 feet), and moving fast along a path that brought it within about 73,000 kilometers (45,000 miles) of Earth. That’s less than one-fifth of the distance to the moon and what Duffy considers “uncomfortably close.”

India tiger census shows rapid population growth - BBC News

India is now home to nearly 3,000 tigers, a third more than it had four years ago, according to the latest tiger census.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who presented the findings on Monday, said the tiger population had risen from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018... India is now estimated to be home to around 70% of the world's tigers.

'Pink Lady Bandit' Suspect Arrested : NPR

Over the last two weeks, a woman approached bank tellers at four banks across the East Coast with notes demanding money, according to the FBI. She often wore large sunglasses, yoga pants and a baseball cap. And she sometimes carried a hot pink purse, which led to her nickname - the "Pink Lady Bandit."
The suspected Pink Lady Bandit and an alleged accomplice have now been taken into custody.

'Masturbation helps you sleep!' Self-help claim by German health insurer goes viral | Daily Mail Online

But now a German health insurer has aroused attention by claiming masturbation is the cure for sleepless nights.
Barmer Krankenkasse said in a Facebook post that people who struggle to doze off should try the practice and suggested using a sex toy... The advert was published on Thursday and went viral as more than 5,000 people commented and liked it.

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ジョンソン英首相が離脱準備「戦時内閣」設置-合意なきに現実味 - Bloomberg


合意なきEU離脱はアイルランド島統一につながる、アイルランド首相が見解:AFPBB News

アイルランドのレオ・バラッカー(Leo Varadkar)首相は26日、英国の欧州連合(EU)離脱(ブレグジット、Brexit)について、英国が合意なき離脱に踏み切れば、北アイルランドでは英領に残ることを疑問視する住民が増え、ひいてはアイルランド島の統一につながる可能性があるとの見解を示した。……バラッカー氏は離脱協定が成立するためにはバックストップ条項が必要との考えだが、10月31日の期限までのEU離脱に威信をかけるジョンソン氏はバックストップ条項の破棄を公言。EUが新たな交渉を拒絶すれば、英国は合意なき離脱に踏み切ることになる。

トランプ米大統領、黒人議員を攻撃「ネズミがはびこる選挙区」 - ロイター


ホンダ、F1 ドイツGPで1992年以来のダブル表彰台 - Car Watch


LiLiCo、純烈・小田井涼平と号泣挙式…故郷のスウェーデンで白夜に見守られながら : スポーツ報知


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News Headlines - 28 July 2019

Tories bounce to 10-point lead over Labour | The Sunday Times

The Tories have opened up a 10-point lead over Labour, a surge that will fuel speculation about a general election this year.
A poll commissioned by The Sunday Times shows the Conservatives jumping six points since Johnson became prime minister on Wednesday to 31%, the biggest lead over the opposition in five months and the first time support has risen above 30% since April. YouGov’s survey puts Labour in second place on 21%.

Michael Gove: No-deal is a very real prospect. We must ensure we are ready | The Sunday Times

Last week, I was honoured to be asked by our new prime minister to lead on this government’s No 1 priority - preparing the country to leave the EU, come what may, on October 31. Three years after an historic and decisive referendum vote by the British people, the United Kingdom is finally on the cusp of leaving the European Union.
With a new prime minister, a new government, and a new clarity of mission, we will exit the EU on October 31. No ifs. No buts. No more delay. Brexit is happening.

Brooklyn shooting: Brownsville park neighborhood event ends in gunfire

A popular community festival was coming to a close when gunfire erupted in a Brooklyn neighborhood, leaving one man dead, another person in critical condition and 10 others wounded, authorities said Sunday as they searched for two shooters they believe were involved.

Russi Taylor, the Voice of Minnie Mouse and ‘Simpsons’ Characters, Dies at 75 - The New York Times

Russi Taylor, the woman behind many recognizable animated characters, including Disney’s Minnie Mouse and the “Simpsons” character Martin Prince, died on Friday in Glendale, Calif. She was 75.
The Walt Disney Company announced her death in a news release. A Disney spokesperson said she died at home in Glendale, Calif., and that the cause of death was colon cancer.

North Korea releases detained Russian fishing boat | Al Jazeera

North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat and its crew held after being accused of violating entry regulations, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang has said, in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freeze of talks on fisheries cooperation.
The 15 Russian and two South Korean crew members of the Xiang Hai Lin 8 were detained on July 17, according to the embassy.

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モスクワで1300人超拘束 市議選の不正疑惑に抗議:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


スペイン政局、混乱続く=連立交渉失敗なら再選挙:AFPBB News




ロンドンが世界初の「国立公園都市」に、意義は? | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版サイト

7月22日、英国ロンドンは正式に世界初の「国立公園都市」となった。7月20日からは、ロンドンで8日間のフェスティバルが始まっている。ロンドン市長のほか関連団体や個人が「ロンドン国立公園都市憲章」に署名し、この街をより環境に優しく、健康で、自然豊かな場所にしていく活動への支持を表明した。……国立公園都市という新たな枠組みの普及を進めているのは、英国にある団体「国立公園都市財団(National Park City Foundation:NPCF)」。都市公園に関する国際団体「ワールド・アーバン・パークス」や、NPO団体「ザルツブルグ・グローバル・セミナー」などと協力し、史上初の「国立公園都市(NPC)のための国際憲章」を作成した。NPCFは2025年までに国立公園都市を少なくとも25都市まで増やすことを目指しており、すでに英国内をはじめ世界の諸都市と議論を進めつつある。



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News Headlines - 27 July 2019

10 years, more than 27,000 deaths later, Nigeira's Boko Haram insurgency continues - RFI

Boko Haram started out as an Islamist group railing against corrupt officials in northeast Nigeria, but its decade-long insurgency has now devastated the region.
The campaign of violence has cost at least 27,000 lives, displaced some two million people and spawned an affiliate of the Islamic State group. But what is Boko Haram.

Brazil airport heist: Armed robbers steal $30 million of gold and precious metals - CNN

A group of armed men stole a haul of gold and other precious metals worth at least $30 million from a Brazilian airport Thursday, according to Brazilian state news agency Agencia Brasil.
Eight men targeted a cargo terminal at Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, driving two trucks that resembled those driven by Brazilian federal police, the agency said. At the terminal, four men exited the truck wearing face coverings, Reuters reported, saying that at least one carried a rifle.

Fox News poll: Biden leads Trump by 10 points in 2020 matchup | TheHill

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 10 points in a hypothetical 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll from Fox News.
The survey, which was released on Thursday evening, found that Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) beat Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups. Sanders carries a 6-point advantage against the president in their head-to-head matchup.
In the matchup between Biden and Trump, 49 percent of voters said they favored the former vice president. Thirty-nine percent said they'd vote for Trump.

Budapest 'selfie museum' a hit with Instagram generation

A new so-called 'selfie museum' in Budapest that lets visitors pose by pink palm trees and frolic in multicoloured sprinkle baths has proved a hit with social-media savvy locals and tourists alike.
With almost 30,000 visitors since it opened last December, the "Selfie Museum", billed as the first of its kind in Europe, is already one of the Hungarian capital's most popular attractions.

The UK has its hottest ever July day with temperatures hitting 38.1C | New Scientist

The UK has seen its hottest July day ever as the temperature reached 38.1C in Cambridge. The new record outstripped the previous high for the month of 36.7C, set at Heathrow in July 2015.
It makes Thursday the second hottest UK day on record, also beating the 37.1C recorded in August 1990, Met Office figures show. And it is possible that the all-time UK high of 38.5C (101.3F) recorded in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003 could be passed, the Met Office has said.

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米「予防的利下げ」へ  :日本経済新聞


ロシア中銀、年内2度目の利下げ-政策金利7.25%は1年ぶり低水準 - Bloomberg


EU、ジョンソン首相の要求を一蹴 離脱案修正に応じず:AFPBB News

ジョンソン首相は同日、就任後初の議会演説で好戦的な姿勢を取り、EUに対し、現行の合意内容見直しへの反対を「考え直す」よう要求。「さもなければ、われわれはもちろん、合意なしでEUを離脱しなければならない」と述べ、10月31日の離脱期限に向けた準備を「加速する」と宣言した。……これに対し、EU側の首席交渉官であるミシェル・バルニエ(Michel Barnier)氏はEU加盟国の大使に対して送付した電子メールで、ジョンソン首相の要求は「受け入れられない」と表明。同首相は有害な「合意なき離脱」の恐れを高めることで、EUを分断しようとしていると警告した。

電子たばこは「間違いなく有害」 WHOが規制訴え:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 26 July 2019

T-Mobile and Sprint Receive Clearance from Department of Justice for Merger to Create the New T-Mobile | T-Mobile Newsroom

T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation today announced they have taken an important step toward completing their proposed merger to create the New T-Mobile by entering into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ action moves the merger one step closer to closing, pending other regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions.
The companies also announced agreements with DISH Network Corporation in which the combined T-Mobile and Sprint, as the proposed New T-Mobile, will divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses and Sprint’s 800 MHz spectrum assets to DISH. Additionally, upon the closing of the divestiture transaction, the companies will provide DISH wireless customers access to the New T-Mobile network for seven years and offer standard transition services arrangements to DISH during a transition period of up to three years.

Trump ponders tariffs on French wines in retaliation for tech company tax - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump on Friday floated placing tariffs on French wines and other French products in retaliation for that nation's new tax on large American technology companies, telling reporters in the Oval Office that he "might" impose the tax ahead of the G7 summit in August.

New Singapore opposition party opens door to PM’s brother

A former stalwart of Singapore’s ruling party Friday opened the door to the prime minister’s estranged brother joining his new opposition group, amid a bitter feud in the city-state’s first family.
Tan Cheng Bock has formed the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) to contest elections due by 2021 and has been seen in recent months with the premier’s sibling, Lee Hsien Yang, sparking talk of an alliance.

Donations for arson-hit Kyoto Anime top ¥270 mil in 1 day - Japan Today

More than 274 million yen was donated within 24 hours to a fund set up by Kyoto Animation Co following an arson attack last week that left 34 dead, the company's lawyer said Thursday.
The fund's account, created at 6 p.m. Wednesday, received 14,000 deposits by Thursday afternoon, the lawyer said, adding, "The donations were probably made mainly by individuals."

Europe heatwave: Paris latest to break record with 42.6C - BBC News

Paris saw a record high temperature of 42.6C (108.7F) on Thursday, amid a heatwave that broke records across Western Europe... Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands also reached new record highs, of 41.8C, 41.5C, 40.8C and 40.7C respectively.
The UK recorded a record temperature for July of 38.1C, with trains told to run more slowly to stop rails buckling.

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有志連合“日本も参加を” ポンペオ長官 - FNN.jpプライムオンライン


ECB、利下げとQEを示唆-金利階層化など選択肢検討 - Bloomberg




英首相、女王の非公式発言漏らす 早々に「失態」と英紙報道 | 共同通信


GMクルーズ、自動運転タクシー事業の年内開始を断念 - Bloomberg


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News Headlines - 25 July 2019

Nissan job cuts: 12,500 positions to go as profits collapse - CNN

Japan's second biggest automaker on Thursday said profits were almost completely wiped out in the first quarter of its fiscal year. Operating profit plunged 99% in the quarter compared to a year earlier.
Revenue, meanwhile, dropped nearly 13% compared to a year ago.
Nissan said it will slash roughly 12,500 jobs from its workforce worldwide. That's more than twice as many as the company was reportedly expecting to cut in May.

One of the missiles North Korea fired was new design: South Korea official - Reuters

At least one of the two missiles North Korea test fired on Thursday was a newly developed design and flew some 690 km (428 miles), an official at South Korea’s defense ministry told Reuters.
The other missile traveled about 430 km (267 miles) before coming down in the sea off North Korea’s east coast, the official said, adding that a detailed analysis was being done to verify if the two missiles were the same model.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker, frees crew after Moscow threat - Reuters

Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker for its alleged involvement in the capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels by Russia, prompting Moscow to warn of consequences if any Russian citizens were “taken hostage”.
The crew members were later freed by Ukraine and were on their way home, but the tanker remained in Ukrainian custody in the Danube river port of Izmail, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Kiev said by telephone.

Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi dies at 92 | Al Jazeera

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country's first democratically elected leader, has died at the age of 92, according to the presidency.
One of the world's oldest leaders, Essebsi died at the Tunis military hospital on Thursday morning, the presidency said in a statement.

Up to 150 feared dead as boats capsize off Libya | The Guardian

Up to 150 people attempting the perilous sea crossing from Libya to Europe are missing and feared drowned after two migrant boats capsized on Thursday.
If the toll is confirmed, it would be the highest from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean this year.
Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya’s coastguard, told Associated Press that two boats carrying about 300 people capsized about 75 miles (120km) east of the capital, Tripoli. About 137 people were rescued and returned to Libya, he said.

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トランプ氏、サウジなどへの武器売却阻止する議会決議に拒否権発動:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は24日、サウジアラビアやアラブ首長国連邦(UAE)など同盟諸国に対する武器売却を阻止する内容の議会決議3件に対し、拒否権を発動した。

FB決算、前年同期比49%減 情報流出の制裁金響く:朝日新聞デジタル


ジョンソン氏、新内閣を組閣 主要ポストに強硬離脱派 - 産経ニュース


欧州熱波、独など3か国で最高気温を更新:AFPBB News


R・ハウアーさん死去 「ブレードランナー」俳優 - 産経ニュース

ルトガー・ハウアーさん(オランダの俳優)19日、病気のためオランダの自宅で死去、75歳。……44年オランダに生まれ、60年代末から俳優として活躍。ハリウッド映画界に進出し、ハリソン・フォードさん出演のSF映画「ブレードランナー」(82年)で人造人間(レプリカント)のリーダー役を務め注目を浴びた。「シン・シティ」「バットマン ビギンズ」など多くの映画・テレビドラマにも出演。

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News Headlines - 24 July 2019

Gov. Edwards declares statewide cybersecurity emergency

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a statewide cybersecurity emergency.
There’s an ongoing malware attack impacting three public school districts in North Louisiana - Sabine, Morehouse and Ouachita, the governor’s office reports.
In response, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has activated its crisis action team and the Emergency Services Function-17.

South Korea fails to drum up support at WTO in row with Japan - Reuters

South Korea’s bid to garner international support in a row with Japan by airing its case at the World Trade Organization brought no visible dividend on Wednesday, as no other countries took the floor to support either side, a Geneva trade official said.

Mystery about fate of Kim Jong-un's chef solved as pictures surface of him with British ambassador

he mystery of the whereabouts of Kim Jong-un’s former sushi chef was finally cleared up on Tuesday - he’s been making lunch for the British ambassador to Pyongyang.
Media reports that Kenji Fujimoto may have been arrested by the North Korean authorities sparked alarm last month... But in June, Japan’s Daily Shincho magazine reported that he had been detained, citing an intelligence official who suggested that the chef may have been seized for a “past betrayal.”

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals will use recycled cellphones, electronics

With the opening ceremony for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo exactly one year from Wednesday, the medals are one thing organizers won't need to worry about finishing in time.
The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project sparked the collection of nearly 80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices around Japan, which will be used in the crafting of every gold, silver and bronze Olympic and Paralympic medal awarded to athletes at next year's games. There expect to be roughly 5,000 medals given out between the two games, according to Tokyo 2020.

Asahi makes biggest splash yet in premium beer market - Nikkei Asian Review

The agreement by Asahi Group Holdings to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev's key Australian operation punctuates the Japanese brewer's strategy of capturing the promising premium beer market.
The buyout of Carlton & United Breweries announced Friday represents a marriage between the biggest brewers in Japan and Australia. The deal, valued at 16 billion Australian dollars ($11.3 billion), is also the largest outbound purchase by a Japanese beermaker to date.

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英自由民主党、初の女性党首選出 「ブレグジット阻止」目指す:AFPBB News

英国の親欧州連合(EU)派野党・自由民主党は22日、ジョー・スウィンソン(Jo Swinson)氏(39)を党首に選出し、同党初となる女性党首が誕生した。スウィンソン氏は、「英国のEU離脱(ブレグジット、Brexit)阻止」に向けてあらゆる手を尽くすと誓った。

神鋼、海外訴訟終結へ データ改ざん、米裁判所が請求却下


曙ブレーキ、3千人削減案 日米欧の6工場を閉鎖・売却:朝日新聞デジタル


「レベル4」は北の国から 自動運転のカギは地方に  :日本経済新聞


埋め込み型HIVワクチン、臨床試験で有望な結果:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 23 July 2019

Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies aged 90 | South China Morning Post

Li Peng, one of China’s most influential but controversial political leaders, died at the age of 90 in Beijing late Monday night, state media reported.
State news agency Xinhua described Li’s death as a great loss for the country, hailing him as a great communist leader and statesman. But human rights activists and dissidents called him a “sinner”, holding him responsible for the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989, when hundreds of people, perhaps more than 1,000, died.

Yukiya Amano, head of UN agency overseeing Iran deal, dies - The Mainichi

Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday.

Activists hail Japan election of lawmakers with serious disabilities | AFP.com

The election of two candidates with serious disabilities to Japan's parliament was hailed by activists Monday, saying it could help boost understanding and improve infrastructure for those in the community.
Yasuhiko Funago has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurological disease that causes loss of muscle control, and Eiko Kimura has cerebral palsy, which can affect movement.

Toyota Shows Off Mascot Robots and Tiny Autonomous Car for Olympics | Digital Trends

Japan is keen to use next year’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to showcase its cutting-edge technology, with Toyota, for one, readying a range of robots that it hopes will impress international visitors as well as the event’s global audience.
The company this week pulled the wraps off the latest designs of seven robots for a range of roles that include entertainment and assistance for athletes and sports fans during the month-long sporting extravaganza.

China’s Sun Yang brings scrutiny, controversy to swimming world championships - The Washington Post

He is widely regarded as the best swimmer China has ever produced, but for many around the sport, Sun is also Public Enemy No. 1, a cloud of suspicion following him around the pool deck and the latest sign that swimming is still plagued by doping problems that the sport has struggled to rein in.
Sun is accused of smashing a vial of blood with a hammer last year, preventing anti-doping testers from taking a sample from his home. FINA, the international governing body for the sport, issued a warning to the swimmer, but the World Anti-Doping Agency is seeking a tougher punishment from the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The CAS hearing isn’t scheduled until September, and FINA gave Sun the green light to compete this week in Gwangju. His mere presence at the year’s biggest meet has created a stir around the pool.

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英保守党党首にジョンソン氏…次期首相就任へ : 読売新聞オンライン


米歳出・債務上限上げ、与野党合意 財政悪化は必至  :日本経済新聞


イラン、CIAスパイ網に関与の容疑者17人逮捕 一部に死刑判決:AFPBB News


韓国軍、竹島上空で警告射撃 ロシア軍機に  :日本経済新聞


アップル、インテルのモデム事業取得で詰めの協議 - WSJ


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News Headlines - 22 July 2019

China’s Huawei secretly helped build North Korea’s wireless network, documents reveal - The Washington Post

Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese tech giant embroiled in President Trump’s trade war with China and blacklisted as a national security threat, secretly helped the North Korean government build and maintain the country’s commercial wireless network, according to internal documents obtained by The Washington Post and people familiar with the arrangement.

Former Huawei employees say client information was discussed at Chinese embassy | Radio Prague

The Czech branch of the Chinese company Huawei is suspected of collecting sensitive data on officials and businessmen through its employees. This material is allegedly gathered during business meetings and subsequently entered into a central database to which the company’s headquarters in China have access.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters beaten by masked attackers during latest civil unrest - ABC News

Masked men armed with sticks have attacked anti-government protesters at a train station amid another night of protests in Hong Kong.
The attacks happened as hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, clashing with police who fired rubber bullets and tear gas.
The opposition Democratic Party said it was investigating the train attack, which it said was carried out by suspected triad gangsters.

Abe wins upper house poll but suffers constitutional reform setback - The Mainichi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition scored a solid win in Sunday's upper house election but his long-held hope of constitutional reform moved further out of reach after pro-amendment forces lost the seats essential to initiate it.
The coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, along with like-minded opposition and independent lawmakers, fell short of the 164 seats needed in the chamber to propose amending the pacifist Constitution after Sunday's election.

Apologetic entertainment giant boss retracts punishment over 'antisocial group' scandal - The Mainichi

Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. President Akihiko Okamoto announced on July 22 that he would retract his company's termination of its management contract with comedian Hiroyuki Miyasako in connection with his paid appearance at a party for an "antisocial group."
Okamoto's announcement at a news conference in Tokyo came after Miyasako, who belongs to the comedy duo "Ameagari Kesshitai," and Ryo Tamura of comedy pair "London Boots Ichi-go Ni-go," held a news conference of their own, apologizing over the incident and their false explanations.

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イラン制裁を英政府が検討と報道 タンカー拿捕を受け:朝日新聞デジタル


英与党党首選、ジョンソン氏優勢揺るがず :日本経済新聞


ウクライナ議会選、ゼレンスキー大統領の党が絶対多数獲得か:AFPBB News

ウクライナで行われた最高会議(議会、一院制)選挙で、22日の地元メディアの予測によると、元コメディー俳優のウォロディミル・ゼレンスキー(Volodymyr Zelensky)大統領率いる政党「国民の奉仕者(Servant of the People)」が、同国史上最高となる得票率で絶対多数を獲得した。

アポロ月面着陸の記録ビデオ、競売に そのお値段は…:朝日新聞デジタル


2度脱獄した麻薬王エル・チャポ、「一生出られない」刑務所に収監:AFPBB News

メキシコの元麻薬王、ホアキン・グスマン(Joaquin Guzman、通称エル・チャポ〈El Chapo〉)受刑者(62)が19日、最高度の警備体制が敷かれ、「ロッキー山脈のアルカトラズ刑務所(Alcatraz of the Rockies)」の異名を取る米西部コロラド州の連邦刑務所ADXに収監された。……ADXは高地の砂漠地帯に1994年に建設された施設で、2001、2015両年にメキシコの刑務所から脱走したグスマン受刑者でも、脱獄は不可能に近い。

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News Headlines - 21 July 2019

Mueller report: Jerry Nadler says substantial evidence Trump 'guilty of high crimes' - CNNPolitics

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Sunday said Robert Mueller's report presents "very substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump is "guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors" -- an impeachable offense.
"We have to ... let Mueller present those facts to the American people, and then see where we go from there, because the administration must be held accountable," Nadler, whose committee would lead impeachment proceedings, said on "Fox News Sunday."

Trump accepts American flag from Netherlands that flew on D-Day 75

Seventy-five years later, the United States has recovered an American flag that flew through one of the most horrific and important days in U.S. history: D-Day... The flag, pierced by German bullet holes and tattered by the wind, flew aboard one of the landing crafts that troops used to storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

Australian woman allegedly beheads mother in 'horrific' crime - The Straits Times

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a neighbour's house.
Police said the body of a 57-year-old woman was found inside her Sydney home on Saturday night (July 20), in what they described as one of the "most horrific" crime scenes they had seen.
The woman's 25-year-old daughter was arrested in the front garden of a neighbour's house after allegedly putting her mother's head on the footpath outside...

Magma found simmering under an 'extinct' volcano. Here's what that means.

LUSH ROLLING HILLS cradle the still waters of Romania’s Saint Anne Lake, which rests in an ancient crater from the eruption of the Ciomadul volcano. The peak last blew its top some 30,000 years ago, and its lengthy quiescence has led many to presume the volcano would not likely erupt again.
But as it turns out, the rocks miles below this serene scene may be stewing with a surprising amount of heat... To be clear, this does not mean an eruption is necessarily in the volcano’s future. But the work calls attention to the potential hazards of often overlooked volcanoes that have quietly simmered for tens of thousands of years.

Yoshimoto president ordered comedians not to meet press over scandal

The president of Japanese talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. had ordered its comedians not to hold a news conference over a scandal involving "underground business" that had led to their suspensions, two of the comedians said Saturday.
Yoshimoto Kogyo President Akihiko Okamoto told comedian Ryo Tamura last month that he "will fire all" suspended comedians if Tamura were to hold a news conference to apologize over the matter, said Hiroyuki Miyasako, whose management contract with the agency was terminated Friday.

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サウジが米軍受け入れ表明 16年ぶり、対イラン緊張で:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)




ボスニア虐殺で国家責任 オランダ最高裁、範囲限定:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


アリタリア再建へ、伊国鉄やデルタ航空が参画 :日本経済新聞


マサイキリンを絶滅危惧種に指定、IUCN | 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 - 20 July 2019

Angela Merkel ‘Feels Solidarity’ for Congresswomen Targeted by Trump - The New York Times

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany expressed solidarity on Friday with the four Democratic congresswomen whom President Trump told to “go back” to the countries they came from, saying the remarks ran counter to her impression of what makes America strong.
Speaking to reporters in Berlin on Friday at her annual summer news conference, the chancellor fielded questions on a broad range of topics, but was asked repeatedly about her position regarding Mr. Trump’s insults to the congresswomen.

Jeremy Hunt set to freeze Iran assets after it taunts UK over seized tanker

Ministers are drawing up plans to target the Iranian regime with sanctions after its forces seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.
Jeremy Hunt is expected to use a Commons statement on Monday to announce a package of diplomatic and economic measures, including possible asset freezes, in response to the capture of the Stena Impero.
The UK could also push for European Union and United Nations sanctions to be reimposed on the regime after they were lifted in 2016 as part of a deal on Iran's nuclear programme, which saw billions of dollars of assets unfrozen and allowed the country's oil to be sold internationally.

Conjoined twin girls separated in London after 50 hours of surgery | The Guardian

Rare conjoined twins have been separated at a world-leading children’s hospital in London, surgeons have announced.
Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, underwent three major operations to separate their heads at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH).
The first operation took place in October 2018, when the girls were 19 months old. The last operation, during which they were finally separated, was carried out on 11 February.

South Korean man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul - CNN

A man in his seventies has died after self-immolating inside his car in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, authorities in the South Korean capital said Friday.
According to a statement from the local Jongno Fire Station, "it is presumed that the man, using 20 liters of gasoline and butane gas in the car, tried to set himself on fire."
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning, at 3:24 a.m. The man succumbed to his injuries in hospital several hours later, after suffering extensive second-degree burns to his chest, arm and face.

Tepco to decommission reactors at Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant | The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. will formally decide to decommission the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant after informing the prefecture’s governor of its policy as early as this month, a company source has said... The decommissioning of all four reactors at the No. 2 plant will likely require more than 40 years and cost an estimated ¥280 billion ($2.6 billion), the source added. If realized, all 10 reactors in Fukushima Prefecture will be scrapped.

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イラン、英タンカーを拿捕と発表 ホルムズ海峡:AFPBB News

イラン革命防衛隊(IRGC)は19日、ホルムズ海峡(Strait of Hormuz)で「国際海事ルール」に違反した英国のタンカーを拿捕(だほ)したと発表した。……IRGCの公式ウェブサイト「セパフニュース(Sepahnews)」によると、英船籍のタンカー「ステナ・インペロ(Stena Impero)」が「ホルムズ海峡を航行中、ホルモズガン港湾海事局(Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation)の要請により、国際海事ルールの不順守を理由にIRGCによって拿捕された」。タンカーはその後、「岸へえい航され、法的手続きと、必要な調査のために同局に引き渡された」という。

英下院、「合意なき離脱」阻止する法案を可決 次期首相の強硬策封じ:AFPBB News

 同法案は賛成315票、反対274票で可決。元ロンドン市長で、来週24日に次期首相就任が濃厚なボリス・ジョンソン(Boris Johnson)氏は合意なき離脱も辞さないと主張しており、今回の法案可決は同氏にとって大きな妨げになるといえる。

BMW新社長にツィプセ氏 ブランド回復なるか、業績立て直しへ :日本経済新聞


「クラウドの会社」に転換 マイクロソフト、前期最高益 手本なき その先を模索 :日本経済新聞


ベネチア映画祭に是枝監督「真実」 日本人初の開幕上映:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 19 July 2019

No More Manholes in Berkeley as City Writes Gender Out of Codes - The New York Times

The city of Berkeley, long a bastion of liberal ideas, voted this week to purge gender from its law books.
Manhole will be replaced with maintenance hole. Sisters and brothers will be replaced with siblings. And he or she will be banished in favor of they, even if referring to one person.

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan - Reuters

U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers’ data.
The social media company is fighting to get Washington on its side after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

Toyota Teams Up With BYD to Develop Electric Vehicles for China - Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. agreed to jointly develop electric vehicles in China, the latest in a series of deals between a major global automaker and Chinese manufacturer.
The two companies will work together on electric sedans and sports-utility vehicles with the goal of introducing them during 2020 to 2025, they said in a statement Friday. The partnership also includes the development of batteries for the vehicles, they said.

Japanese comedian Miyasako's contract cut over 'antisocial group' scandal - The Mainichi

Japanese entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo Holdings Co. has announced that it has severed its contract with Hiroyuki Miyasako, one of several comedians suspended for receiving money to appear at a party arranged by "an antisocial group."
Miyasako, 49, earlier told the talent agency of his intention to take responsibility and retire from show business over his attendance at the party, held at a hotel in Tokyo by a fraud ring in December 2014.
A photo of him accompanying a gold theft suspect currently under indictment appeared in the weekly magazine "Friday" released on July 19, and his response has been drawing attention.

Here's What It's Really Like to Visit Area 51 | Time

As more than 1 million people have RSVPd to the satirical buzzy Facebook event to “raid” Area 51 and “see them aliens,” those who have tried to visit the secretive military base that’s long intrigued conspiracy theorists say participants in the event aren’t likely to see anything at all.
While some Area 51 visitors do believe that the site, near Rachel, Nevada, is home to a secret government cache of alien technology (or aliens themselves), the government says it’s an Air Force testing ground. Regardless of the lore surrounding the place that drives tourism, visitors aren’t exactly welcome.

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米艦がホルムズ海峡でイラン無人機撃墜 「自衛措置」とトランプ氏:AFPBB News

米軍は18日、中東のホルムズ海峡(Strait of Hormuz)で、イランの無人機(ドローン)を撃墜した。無人機は米艦艇のうち1隻まで約900メートルの距離に接近していたという。ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領がホワイトハウス(White House)で発表した。
 トランプ大統領は、米強襲揚陸艦ボクサー(USS Boxer)が「自衛措置を取った」と説明。また、同大統領は無人機について「同艦と同艦乗員の安全を脅かして」いたとし、「直ちに破壊された」と述べた。

米下院、トランプ氏の「米国から出ていけ」発言の非難決議を可決 - 産経ニュース


ハガティ駐日大使、上院選出馬へ…トランプ氏投稿 : 読売新聞オンライン


中国、カナダ人1人の拘束を発表 薬物犯罪で:AFPBB News

 中国通信機器大手・華為技術(ファーウェイ、Huawei)の孟晩舟(Meng Wanzhou)最高財務責任者(CFO)が米当局の要請に基づきバンクーバー(Vancouver)で逮捕されて以降、中国国内でカナダ人の拘束が相次ぎ、両国間の緊張が高まっている。

“京アニ” 追悼・支援の動き 世界で広がる | NHKニュース

事件を受けて、「京都アニメーションのために祈ろう」という意味を込めた「# PrayForKyoani」などのハッシュタグが、世界に広がっています。
ツイッター上では、英語やスペイン語、中国語、韓国語などさまざまな言語で書かれた応援や追悼のメッセージとともに「# PrayForKyoani」というハッシュタグをつけたツイートが次々と投稿されています。
NHKがツイッターのデータを分析するシステムを使って調べたところ、「# PrayForKyoani」と投稿された数は18日の1日で、およそ28万件に上りました。

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News Headlines - 18 July 2019

33 dead after arson attack at Kyoto Animation studio, dozens injured - The Mainichi

An arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio on the morning of July 18 has left 33 people dead, police and firefighters said, making it the worst such attack in Japan in decades.
A man allegedly entered the No. 1 studio of the Kyoto Animation building in Fushimi Ward in the western Japan city of Kyoto at around 10:30 a.m., poured what appeared to be gasoline around while screaming, "Go die," and set fire to it. The man was injured and admitted to a hospital.
A plastic container and a knife were found left at the scene. The 41-year-old suspect told prefectural police that he set fire to the three-story building.

Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors for breach of contract - Japan Today

Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors in a Dutch court for "improper termination" of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported Wednesday.
Ghosn is accusing the Japanese manufacturers of breaching his contract as an employee of NMBV, their joint subsidiary based in the Netherlands, and seeking up to 15 million euros ($16.8 million) in damages, it said.

Toyota unveils electric vehicle to be used at Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic venues | The Japan Times

Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday unveiled an electric vehicle especially designed to transport people within the venues of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.
Japan’s biggest automaker, which is also one of the major sponsors of the 2020 Tokyo Games, said it plans to provide about 200 “Accessible People Mover (APM)” vehicles that will offer short-distance rides not only for visitors but also athletes and Olympic and Paralympic staff.

Trump Nominates Esper to Be Defense Chief, Succeeding Mattis | Voice of America

President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation last December opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon.
The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on Monday afternoon, Esper was required to step out of his role as acting defense secretary - a job he has held since June - until he is confirmed as the permanent secretary. He reverted to his previous position of Army secretary.

'Send her back' will be the Trump era's defining slogan - CNN

At a rally in North Carolina Wednesday night, Donald Trump's supporters broke into a chilling chant when the President invoked the new symbol of his white nationalist campaign for President: Rep. Ilhan Omar.
"Send her back! Send her back!"
Contrary to his claims that he "started speaking very quickly" to silence the chant, the video clearly shows Trump standing back as the chant moved up through the crowd, letting it swell to a crescendo and start to peter out before he began speaking again.

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欧州委、アマゾンを調査 販売業者のデータ利用巡り :日本経済新聞




デンソー、米シアトルに研究開発拠点  :日本経済新聞


WHO、エボラ流行で緊急事態宣言 アフリカ中部コンゴ:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 17 July 2019

Workers protest and strike as Amazon doubles Prime Day length and halves delivery times | Sky News

Amazon warehouse workers around the world are protesting and striking today to demand fairer working conditions as the company begins its Prime Day sales promotion.
Prime Day was launched in 2015 as a promotional day for Amazon's subscribers - offering them discounts and sales deals, alongside the company's accelerated delivery service.
The event is set to run over two days this year, on 15 and 16 July, during which the company is also offering same-day shipping.

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor - Reuters

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.
Lagarde said in a statement her resignation was effective Sept. 12, firing the starting gun for the IMF’s search for her successor, which is likely to be another European.

Toyota, China's CATL in partnership for new energy vehicle batteries - Reuters

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to partner with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) to supply and develop batteries for new energy vehicles.
The Japanese automaker said on Wednesday that the firms had also started talks covering a range of areas including new technology development and the reuse and recycling of batteries.

IAEA chief Amano intends to step down: source - The Mainichi

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano has expressed his intention to step down, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.
Since last year, the 72-year-old has been in poor health. A former Japanese diplomat, Amano became the first Asian to be elected to the IAEA's top post in 2009 and is currently in his third term, which expires in 2021.

Don't block ex-SMAP members, watchdog warns talent agency - Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has warned talent agency Johnny's & Associates over suspected pressure on television stations to keep three former members of popular boy band SMAP off the air, in a sign of the watchdog's broadening application of antitrust law.
The commission had investigated reports that the powerful agency -- whose founder, John Hiromu Kitagawa, died on July 9 -- had pushed stations not to invite Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori onto TV shows.
The investigation did not find sufficient evidence to confirm a violation of Japan's antimonopoly law.

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欧州委員長人事、薄氷の承認 わずか9票差、求心力に影 - 産経ニュース




トランプ氏、商務長官の解任検討か 米報道  :日本経済新聞






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News Headlines - 16 July 2019

New Thai Cabinet marks 'return to democracy' | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Thailand's new Cabinet has been sworn in, marking the end of five years of military rule. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says the country has returned to democracy. But, with the former army chief staying on as leader, the military is expected to continue exerting a strong influence on Thai politics.
Prayut and 35 other Cabinet members attended a ceremony on Tuesday. Key posts went to figures from the outgoing government, including the deputy prime ministers and the finance and foreign ministers.

Toyota, JAXA ink 3-yr pact over plan to send rover to Moon in 2029

Toyota Motor Corp. and Japan's space exploration agency said Tuesday they have signed a three-year agreement to jointly research and develop a rover to be sent to the Moon in 2029.
Under the agreement covering the period through March 2022, Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will develop, manufacture and test a prototype rover capable of running on the surface of the Moon using fuel cell power.

South Korean forced labor victims to seek Japan's Mitsubishi asset sale - Reuters

South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ assets to compensate them, their lawyers said on Tuesday, risking more Japanese anger over the issue.

Ukraine Passes Law Allowing Chemical Castration as a Punishment for Pedophiles

Pedophiles can be chemically castrated as a punishment in Ukraine under a new law passed on July 11 by the national parliament.
According to the government-run news agency, Ukrinform, chemical castration has been added to the criminal code.

Child soldiers used in Yemen civil war, report says | DW

More than 1,000 Yemeni children have been forced to fight in the civil war, the Yemen based NGO "Mwatana for Human Rights" has said.
The organization's annual report, which they presented on Tuesday in Paris, detailed how 1,117 children as young as 17 had been recruited by military groups in 2018... The children are used "by every group in the conflict to fight, guard checkpoints, and to provide logistical support to the military," the report said. The Houthi rebel group, which is backed by Iran and the terrorist group Hezbollah, is responsible for 72% of child soldier use. But the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has also used child soldiers in 11% of cases identified in the report.

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NYダウ、さらに史上最高値を塗り替え 利下げへの期待:朝日新聞デジタル


CNN.co.jp : 米政府、9月にも資金枯渇の恐れ 財務長官が議会に警告


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News Headlines - 15 July 2019

China GDP growth slumps to lowest in 27 years as the trade war hits - CNN

China's economic growth has slumped to its lowest level in nearly three decades as the world's second largest economy feels the effects of a prolonged trade war with the United States.
The country's gross domestic product grew at 6.2% in the quarter ended June, the slowest quarterly growth rate since 1992 and down from 6.4% in the previous quarter, according to government figures released on Monday.
And the Chinese economy will continue to face "downward pressure" in the second half of this year, the country's National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.

Taiwan's KMT picks Han as presidential candidate | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Taiwan's main opposition party has announced the mayor of the southern city of Kaohsiung will represent the party in next year's presidential election.
The Nationalist Party, or KMT, announced on Monday that polls it conducted have found Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu has the highest support rate of 44.8 percent.
Han beat his four contenders, including his closest challenger, former Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Chairman Terry Gou.

Toyota ordered to pay auto dealer $15.8 million in trial over Prius defects - Los Angeles Times

An Orange County jury Monday morning ordered Toyota to pay $15.8 million to one of its largest dealers in Southern California, who alleged that the company’s recalls to fix the electric power system of its popular Prius models did not remedy safety defects.
Roger Hogan, who operates dealerships in Claremont and San Juan Capistrano, contended in a two-month trial in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana that the automaker retaliated against him after he began raising concerns about the safety of the Prius’ electric power system in 2017 and for his effort to promote a safety recall software system in 2011.
The jury, on a vote of 9 to 3, decided that Toyota had breached its contracts with Hogan, violating good faith and fair dealing. That claim related specifically to Hogan’s allegations that the Prius recall in 2014 did not remedy safety defects, according to Hogan’s attorney, Amnon Siegel.

IKEA closing only US furniture factory, cutting 300 jobs

IKEA said it will close its only US factory at the end of the year, cutting 300 jobs, as it will be more cost effective to make the products in Europe and import them.
The global big-box furniture store, known for its Swedish meatballs and sometimes incomprehensible assembly instructions, said raw material costs were too high compared to plants in Europe meaning prices at the plant in the southern Virginia town of Danville were "significantly higher."... The factory, which opened in 2008 to produce wood shelves and storage units for the US and Canadian markets, will close in December.

At Vatican, empty tombs add new twist to missing girl mystery - Reuters

The Vatican opened two tombs on Thursday to see if the body of a girl missing since 1983 was hidden there and ran into a new mystery when nothing was found, not even the bones of two 19th century princesses supposed to be buried there.
Experts were looking for the remains of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican clerk who failed to return home following a music lesson in Rome. Her disappearance has been the subject of wild speculation in the Italian media for years.
Exhumation work began after a morning prayer in the Teutonic Cemetery, a burial ground just inside the Vatican walls used over the centuries mainly for Church figures or members of noble families of German or Austrian origin.

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米当局 全米の主要都市で不法移民一斉検挙|日テレNEWS24


祖先の出身地が外国の女性下院議員は母国へ戻るべき トランプ氏投稿:AFPBB News

 トランプ氏は議員の名前を挙げなかったが、同氏が念頭に置いているのはアレクサンドリア・オカシオコルテス(Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)氏、イルハン・オマル(Ilhan Omar)氏、ラシダ・タリーブ(Rashida Tlaib)氏ら、歯に衣(きぬ)着せぬ発言をすることで知られる、初当選を果たした比較的若い女性下院議員らとみられる。オカシオコルテス氏とタリーブ氏は米国生まれで祖先の出身地がそれぞれ米自治領プエルトリコとパレスチナ。オマル氏は幼少期に内戦下のソマリアから米国に移住した。

ロシア、2島返還協議入りも拒否 - ロイター


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ジョコビッチがウィンブルドンV5、フェデラーとの史上最長の決勝制す:AFPBB News

テニス、ウィンブルドン選手権(The Championships Wimbledon 2019)は14日、男子シングルス決勝が行われ、大会第1シードのノバク・ジョコビッチ(Novak Djokovic、セルビア)が7-6(7-5)、1-6、7-6(7-4)、4-6、13-12(7-3)で第2シードのロジャー・フェデラー(Roger Federer、スイス)を破り、2年連続5度目の優勝を果たした。

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News Headlines - 14 July 2019

Security forces 'identify suspect behind Sir Kim Darroch diplomatic memo leak' | London Evening Standard

The Sunday Times reported earlier that unnamed government sources said a suspect had been identified and the possibility of a foreign state computer hack had been ruled out.
Scotland Yard and the intelligence services believe a civil servant with access to historical Foreign Office files mounted a recent raid to steal the material, according to the newspaper... Intelligence officials from GCHQ are also to join the investigation to find the suspect, reports say.

Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the U.S. - WSJ

Huawei Technologies Co. is planning extensive layoffs at its U.S. operations, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Chinese technology giant continues to struggle with its American blacklisting.
The layoffs are expected to affect workers at Huawei’s U.S.-based research and development subsidiary, Futurewei Technologies, according to these people. The unit employs about 850 people in research labs across the U.S., including in Texas, California and Washington state.

China considers limited support for petrol-electric hybrids in boon for Toyota, Honda - Reuters

China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice.
Global hybrid leaders Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd would be among the biggest beneficiaries of such change, which could allow them to make more hybrids and less of the more costly all-electric vehicles, experts said, after reviewing the draft policy proposal published on Tuesday by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Taiwan's Tsai arrives in NY for transit amid Chinese protests - The Mainichi

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in New York on Thursday en route to diplomatic allies in the Caribbean amid Chinese calls for the United States to reject her transit stops... She later met with permanent representatives to the United Nations of Taiwan's diplomatic allies, according to the Presidential Office. It is the first time the president of Taiwan has ever done so in New York, where the United Nations is headquartered.
On Friday, Tsai will attend a business summit attended by U.S. business leaders. She will also host at a dinner organized by Taiwanese compatriots, to which Eliot Engel, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, and Steve Chabot, co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Taiwan Caucus, have been invited.

Outpouring of support in Russia for sisters who killed abusive father - Reuters

One summer night last year, sisters Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan went into the room where their 57-year-old father Mikhail was sleeping and attacked him with pepper spray, a knife and a hammer.
The sisters are now on trial for his murder, but thousands of people have come out in support of them, saying the sisters were defending themselves from an abusive father after being failed by a Russian legal system that, critics say, turns a blind eye to domestic abuse.
The outpouring of support - over 230,000 people signed a petition asking to free the sisters from criminal charges - was in part because many women believe unless the system is changed, anyone could end up in their same situation.

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米のイラン核合意離脱はオバマ氏への嫌がらせ、前駐米英大使 流出公電第2弾:AFPBB News

英大衆紙メール・オン・サンデー(Mail on Sunday)は13日、駐米英大使の流出公電の第2弾を公開した。同紙によると、この件で辞任したキム・ダロック(Kim Darroch)前駐米英大使は、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領がイラン核合意から離脱した理由として、バラク・オバマ(Barack Obama)前米大統領が手掛けた合意だからだと考えていたことが明らかになった。……公電の中でダロック氏は、核合意離脱をめぐってトランプ政権内に分裂が生じているようだと指摘し、ホワイトハウス(White House)には長期戦略が欠けていると批判。さらに、マイク・ポンペオ(Mike Pompeo)米国務長官は……イラン核合意の離脱から微妙に距離を置いていたと記していた。

大統領新党に勢い=21日にウクライナ議会選:AFPBB News


フランス、宇宙司令部を創設…「空・宇宙軍」へ : 読売新聞オンライン


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News Headlines - 13 July 2019

Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: British ambassador says Trump's actions 'diplomatic vandalism' | Daily Mail Online

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, Britain’s Ambassador to Washington wrote in a bombshell memo to Downing Street.
Sir Kim Darroch’s claim - made after Boris Johnson made a doomed trip to the White House to change the President’s mind - is revealed in leaked cables and briefing notes which led to Sir Kim’s resignation last week.
The new revelation comes after an extraordinary row over the freedom of the press blew up this weekend, with Mr Johnson and leadership rival Jeremy Hunt leading the condemnation of Scotland Yard over its threats to prosecute this newspaper.

UK to send a second warship to the Gulf amid crisis with Iran | The Guardian

The UK is stepping up its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region to protect British commercial oil tankers, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The HMS Duncan, a Type 45 destroyer, will be deployed within days after it completed a course of Nato exercises in the Baltic Sea with the aim to be in the Gulf region by next week.
The ship will work alongside the Royal Navy’s frigate HMS Montrose and US Gulf allies, but will not participate in Washington’s proposed global maritime coalition to protect shipping in the area.

Taiwan leader in U.S. after warning of ‘overseas forces’ threat:The Asahi Shimbun

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from "overseas forces," in a veiled reference to China.
China, which claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and views it as a wayward province, had called on the United States not to allow Tsai to transit there on her overseas tour.

U.S. Budget Deficit Grew 39% in First Eight Months of Fiscal Year - WSJ

Government tax revenue continued to rise in May thanks to a sturdy labor market, but not enough to offset higher federal outlays, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
The U.S. budget gap widened last month as government spending outpaced tax collection, boosting the deficit 39% during the first eight months of the fiscal year. The government ran a $739 billion deficit from October through May, compared with $532 billion during the same period a year earlier, the Treasury said.

UK unveils draft law to tax tech giants

Britain on Thursday unveiled draft legislation for a "digital services tax" on global tech giants, which it plans to impose until leading economies reach an agreement on the contentious issue.
The proposed levy, which will be consulted on until September, will target "large digital businesses" and reflect "the value derived from their UK users", according to the country's finance ministry.
It said the 2.0 percent tax -- which it aims to introduce next April -- will not apply to small businesses or those making losses in Britain, in order to protect start-ups.

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トルコにロシア製ミサイル防衛システム納品開始-米国は導入に反発 - Bloomberg


VWビートル、生産終了 メキシコ工場でセレモニー:AFPBB News

ドイツ自動車大手フォルクスワーゲン(VW)は10日、同社を象徴する小型車「ビートル(Beetle)」の生産を終了した。メキシコ中部プエブラ(Puebla)の工場ではセレモニーが行われ、最後の限定モデルが披露された。……ビートルの歴史はナチス・ドイツ(Nazi)の時代にまでさかのぼり、1930年代に国民車構想を打ち出したナチスの指導者アドルフ・ヒトラー(Adolf Hitler)の支援を受けたフェルディナント・ポルシェ(Ferdinand Porsche)が開発した。

逆襲デトロイト 自動運転の都へ 市破綻から6年: 日本経済新聞


英、現代の「奴隷制」摘発 1日70円で労働強要も  :日本経済新聞


同性愛を公言、ヌードも披露 女子サッカー米代表のミーガン・ラピノー | ニューズウィーク日本版


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News Headlines - 12 July 2019

Acosta to Resign as Labor Secretary Over Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal - The New York Times

President Trump’s embattled labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, announced his resignation on Friday amid continuing questions about his handling of a sex crimes case involving the financier Jeffrey Epstein when Mr. Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida.
Mr. Trump, who announced the resignation, said Mr. Acosta had called him on Friday morning to tell the president he planned to step down. Mr. Acosta’s decision came only two days after he held a news conference to defend his handling of the 2008 sex crimes prosecution of Mr. Epstein while trying to quell a chorus of Democratic calls for his resignation and convincing Mr. Trump he was strong enough to survive.

Crackdown on immigrant families to start Sunday, Trump says - Reuters

A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a delay.
The operation is expected to target hundreds of families in 10 cities that have recently been ordered deported by an immigration court but have not yet left the country.
Trump revealed the operation on Twitter last month and then postponed it. It is unusual for the government to announce deportation operations ahead of time.

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion - The New York Times

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a fine of roughly $5 billion against Facebook for mishandling users’ personal information, according to three people briefed on the vote, in what would be a landmark settlement that signals a newly aggressive stance by regulators toward the country’s most powerful technology companies.

Daimler in fresh profit warning over Dieselgate, faulty airbags | DW

German auto giant Daimler on Friday reported a €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) second-quarter operating loss and cut its profit forecast for the rest of the year, shocking the automotive sector.
The loss compared to a €2.6 billion profit in the first quarter and was blamed on the lingering Dieselgate scandal, which saw several carmakers admit to manipulating its cars to lower their emissions during regulatory tests.
Daimler said it was setting aside another €1.6 billion to deal with recalls, government fines and lawsuits connected to the saga. A further billion euros has been earmarked to deal with problems involving Takata airbags.

I'm partially blind after a parasite started living in my eye when I showered in my contact lenses

Nick Humphreys, 29, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has had to have two operations and is now waiting to have a corneal transplant after contracting a parasite burrowed into his eye... The local newspaper journalist said that had he known how dangerous it was to wear contacts in the shower, he'd never have got them in the first place.

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NY株最高値、初の2万7000ドル台 利下げに期待  :日本経済新聞


仏デジタル課税法案を可決、米との貿易摩擦にも : 読売新聞オンライン


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News Headlines - 11 July 2019

BMW shifts engine production to Germany from UK ahead of Brexit | Financial Times

BMW shifts engine production to Germany from UK ahead of Brexit. BMW has redirected engine production to Germany from the UK ahead of Britain's departure from the EU, one of the company's most senior executives said.

Russian Nuclear Sub Wreck's Radiation 100K Higher Than Normal, Scientists Say - The Moscow Times

Norwegian scientists have discovered radiation levels 100,000 times higher than normal near a Soviet-era nuclear submarine that sank 30 years ago in the Arctic, Norway’s TV2 broadcaster reported Tuesday.
The Komsomolets sank in a section of the Barents Sea considered to be one of the world's largest fishing areas in 1989, killing 42 of its 69 crew. Concerns about contamination from its nuclear reactor have not yet given way to an actual environmental crisis, and readings taken as recently as 2008 have shown no indication of a radiation leak.

Autonomous Lexus LS Will Begin Testing On Public Roads In Belgium | Carscoops

After successfully completing similar tests in the United States and Japan, Toyota has now taken to Europe with an autonomous vehicle. This Lexus LS, fitted with all the necessary gear to drive on its own, will be put to use in Brussels’ (Belgium) city center.
Equipped with LIDAR, radars, cameras and high-precision positioning system, the autonomous LS will complete a fixed loop for the next 13 months.
Human presence is a must though, so a driver will sit behind the wheel, ready to take control at any time. The driver will be accompanied by an operator, who will supervise the system.

Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid - BBC News

A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a faraway asteroid, where it will collect space rock that may hold clues to how the Solar System evolved.
The successful contact with the Ryugu asteroid was met with relief and cheering in the control room at Japan's space agency, JAXA.
It is the second touchdown for the robotic Hayabusa-2 craft, which grabbed rocks from the asteroid in February.

Johnny Kitagawa: Japanese boy band mogul dies at 87 - BBC News

His artists also went on to star in television programmes and his talent agency eventually grew to become the most powerful in Japan, with a virtual monopoly on the lucrative boy-band market... In 1999, Japanese magazine the Shukan Bunshun published a series of articles accusing him of sexually abusing several boys at his agency.
Kitagawa denied all the charges and launched a libel suit against the magazine which he won, though that judgement was later partially overturned. He was never charged with any crime.

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仏でヘイト投稿規制法成立へ 企業に罰則つき削除義務:朝日新聞デジタル


メルケル独首相、3たび体の震え 健康不安説に「心配なし」と - BBCニュース


イギリスの駐米大使が辞任 トランプ政権について機密公電リークされ - BBCニュース


米労働長官が辞任否定、エプスタイン被告への「手心」批判に反論 - ロイター


ルイヴィトン、伝統文様の使用にメキシコ政府から批判 - ロイター

メキシコ文化省は5日付の書簡で、南部イダルゴ州のアーティストよる文様が、ルイ・ヴィトンの「Dolls by Raw Edges」コレクションの椅子に使われているのを見つけ、「驚いた」とコメント。椅子の詳細を尋ねる必要があると述べた。……メキシコ政府がこのような書簡を送ったのは、1カ月足らずで2回目。6月には、ベネズエラ生まれのデザイナー、キャロリーナ・ヘレラ氏が設立したファッションハウスに対し、民族固有の文様の使用による「文化の盗用」があったと批判した。

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News Headlines - 10 July 2019

Von der Leyen says Brexit could be delayed - again

Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to be the next EU Commission president, has said that Brexit could be delayed for a third time, but warned London it must take responsibility for "sorting out" its tortured departure from the bloc.
She said the divorce deal agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May but rejected by British MPs was a good one, signalling that under her leadership the European Commission will be no more willing to renegotiate than before.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell strongly hints a rate cut is coming - CNN

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday strongly hinted at a potential rate cut later this month, citing unresolved trade tensions and worries over the weakness of the global outlook.
In prepared testimony ahead of his first appearance on Capitol Hill, Powell told House lawmakers that since the Fed's last interest-rate policy-setting meeting in June, two of the major forces that have the potential to drag down the US economy remain a concern.

Nintendo Switch Lite: a smaller, cheaper Switch built for handheld play - The Verge

There’s a new Switch on the way, and it’s a whole lot smaller. Today Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite, designed as a less expensive alternative to the original tablet / console hybrid. It comes in at $199 — $100 less than the base unit — and for that price you get a streamlined version of the Switch, but also a few caveats. The Switch Lite is designed explicitly as a handheld: you can’t connect it to your TV, and the Joy-Con controllers are built right in.

Marriott to be fined nearly £100m over GDPR breach | The Guardian

The international hotel group Marriott is to be fined almost £100m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the records of 339 million guests.
In November, Marriott International, the parent company of hotel chains including W, Westin, Le Méridien and Sheraton, admitted that personal data including credit card details, passport numbers and dates of birth had been stolen in a colossal global hack of guest records.
It is the second time in two days the ICO has flexed its muscle to impose huge fines using extensive powers relating to breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On Monday, British Airways received a £183m fine after a hack involving personal data of half a million of the airline’s customers, the ICO’s first GDPR fine.

MLB: Tanaka becomes 1st Japanese pitcher to win All-Star game - The Mainichi

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka became the first Japanese pitcher to win an All-Star game when the American League earned its seventh straight win over the National League on Tuesday.

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米、イラン沖などの民間船舶護衛で「有志連合」結成目指す-AP - Bloomberg


英ヴァージン宇宙旅行会社、年内にIPOへ - ロイター






英労働党、EU残留を支持 国民投票の再実施要求へ:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 09 July 2019

Japan gov't to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation

Japan’s prime minister said Tuesday that the government will abide by a court ruling ordering it to compensate former leprosy patients’ families over a lengthy segregation policy that severed family ties and caused long-lasting prejudice.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will not appeal the Kumamoto District Court’s decision in June awarding compensation to more than 500 plaintiffs for financial and psychological suffering due to discrimination in education, jobs and marriage.

Japanese man wanted for running illegal manga site detained in Philippines | The Japan Times

A man wanted in Japan for allegedly infringing copyrights by running an illegal manga website has been detained in Manila, authorities said Tuesday.
The man identified by the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration as Romi Hoshino, 27, is suspected of operating Manga-Mura, which allowed visitors to read pirated comics. He is expected to be deported to Japan.

Japanese entertainment mogul Johnny Kitagawa dies at age 87 - The Mainichi

Japanese music mogul Johnny Kitagawa, who shaped Japan's boy band landscape for more than half a century, died of a stroke on Tuesday at a hospital in Tokyo, his office said. He was 87.
Kitagawa, who founded Japan's top male talent agency and production company Johnny & Associates Inc. in 1962, had been in hospital since June 18 due to a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke.
He propelled one pop group after another to fame. His most successful acts -- such as SMAP, Arashi, KAT-TUN and Hey! Say! JUMP -- are household names across the country.

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam says extradition Bill is 'dead' - CNA

Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday (Jul 9) that a widely-loathed proposal to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland "is dead", but she stopped short of protester demands to immediately withdraw the Bill.

Trump's Twitter blocking violates Constitution, appeals court rules - CNNPolitics

An appeals court said Tuesday that President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking users on Twitter.
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a New York judge's ruling and found that Trump "engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by utilizing Twitter's 'blocking' function to limit certain users' access to his social media account, which is otherwise open to the public at large, because he disagrees with their speech."

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次期IMF専務理事、欧州出身者の選任望む=EU高官 - ロイター




英、ロシア報道2社の会議参加禁止 「偽情報拡散」理由に:AFPBB News


British AirwaysにGDPR侵害で約250億円の制裁金 個人情報流出で - ITmedia NEWS

英情報保護当局の情報コミッショナー事務局(ICO)は7月8日(現地時間)、英航空大手British Airways(BA)に1億8339万ポンド(約250億円)の制裁金を科すことを検討していると発表した。……GDPRでは、規則を侵害した企業に対し、世界での売上高の1.5%の制裁金を科すことになっており、1億8339万ポンドはBAの2017年12月31日に終了した会計年度における全世界での売上高から算出した。

東京新聞:ハイジ展、スイスで初 欧州でも名作 なのに故郷はテレビ未放映


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News Headlines - 08 July 2019

Kim Darroch: Trump says UK ambassador 'has not served the UK well' after leaked cables - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump said Sunday the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States "has not served the UK well," after the ambassador called Trump "inept" and "incompetent" in leaked diplomatic cables.
Cables sent from the ambassador, Kim Darroch, back to London describe Trump as "inept," "insecure" and "incompetent," a UK government official confirmed to CNN. The cables were leaked to and first published by the Daily Mail.
When asked for his reaction to Darroch's comments, Trump told reporters, "No I haven't seen it, but, you know, we've had our little ins and outs with a couple of countries and I would say that the UK, and the ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you that."

Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges

Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials.
Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump, was taken into federal custody Saturday and is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

US asks Swiss courts to extradite Chinese scientist accused of stealing drug secrets | South China Morning Post

Switzerland has found itself caught up in a potential dispute between the US and China after Washington began extradition proceedings in the case of a Chinese scientist accused of economic espionage.
Xue Gongda, a Basel resident, is accused of helping his sister steal secrets worth US$550 million from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

Deutsche Bank Latest News: Will Exit Global Equities - Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank AG unveiled a radical overhaul that will see the lender exit its equities business, post a 2.8 billion-euro ($3.1 billion) second-quarter loss and cut the workforce by a fifth to reverse a slide in profitability.
Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing will shelve the dividend this year and next and take restructuring charges of 7.4 billion euros through 2022 to pay for an overhaul that shrinks the German lender’s once-mighty investment bank along with its global footprint and key fixed-income business.

4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill announces it is to close 700 betting shops - ITV News

Betting group William Hill has said it plans to close around 700 betting shops across the UK, putting 4,500 jobs at risk - blasted as "devastating news" by the industry's trade union.
The betting company said the move follows the Government's decision to make the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals £2.
In a statement, William Hill said: "This follows the Government's decision to reduce the maximum stake on B2 gaming products to £2 on April 1, 2019.

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極秘作戦中だった? 火災の露潜水艇 地元メディア報道 - 産経ニュース   


東京新聞:ギリシャ、政権交代へ 4年半ぶり 中道右派が勝利宣言


ヘンリー英王子夫妻、長男アーチーちゃんの洗礼式写真を公開:AFPBB News

英国のヘンリー王子(Prince Harry)とメーガン妃(Meghan, Duchess of Sussex)の長男アーチー(Archie)ちゃんの洗礼式が6日、ウィンザー城(Windsor Castle)のチャペルで非公開に行われた。5月6日に生まれたアーチーちゃんはヘンリー王子夫妻の第1子で、王位継承権は第7位。
 洗礼式でアーチーちゃんが身に着けた白いガウンは、1841年にビクトリア女王(Queen Victoria)が長女の洗礼式で用いたガウンを再現した手縫いのレプリカ。これまで11年にわたって、英王室に生まれた赤ちゃんたちの洗礼式で使われてきた。

アメリカが初の女子W杯連覇! オランダに完封勝ちで史上最多4度目の優勝 | サッカーキング

2019 FIFA女子ワールドカップ フランス・決勝が7日に行われ、アメリカ女子代表とオランダ女子代表が対戦した。……試合は2-0でタイムアップ。アメリカが2大会連続、史上最多4度目の優勝を果たした。

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News Headlines - 07 July 2019

This Reporter Asks a Lot of Questions. In Japan, That Makes Her Unusual. - The New York Times

Isoko Mochizuki, a reporter for Tokyo’s largest regional newspaper, walks into a government news conference pulling a burgundy wheeled suitcase that holds her laptop, books and notes. She sits toward the back. After the other journalists politely ask their questions, she pounces... Ms. Mochizuki, 43, has yet to break a major political scandal or expose business-toppling corruption. But she does ask a lot of questions. And that has made her something of a folk hero for press freedom in Japan.

Britain's man in the the US says Trump is 'inept': Cables from ambassador say he is 'dysfunctional' | Daily Mail Online

Britain's Ambassador to Washington has described Donald Trump as 'inept', 'insecure' and 'incompetent' in a series of explosive memos to Downing Street.
Sir Kim Darroch, one of Britain's top diplomats, used secret cables and briefing notes to impugn Trump's character, warning London that the White House was 'uniquely dysfunctional' and that the President's career could end in 'disgrace'.
His bombshell comments risk angering the notoriously thin-skinned President and undermining the UK's 'special relationship' with America.

Fantastic arctic fox: animal walks 3,500km from Norway to Canada | The Guardian

An arctic fox has walked more than 3,500km (2,000 miles) from Norway to Canada in just 76 days, astonishing researchers at the Norwegian Polar Institute.
The animal, known as a coastal or blue fox, was fitted with a tracking device in July 2017. It left Spitsbergen in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago on 26 March 2018. After 21 days and 1,512 km out on the sea ice, it landed in Greenland on 16 April 2018. Its journey continued to Ellesmere Island in Canada, where it arrived on 1 July.

Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday.
Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January.
His accuser’s lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, announced in an email that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed. No reason was provided either by Garabedian or in the court filing... According to the court filing, the suit was dismissed “with prejudice,” which means it cannot be refiled.

Rui Hachimura makes debut for Wizards in NBA Summer League | The Japan Times

Washington Wizards first-round draft pick Rui Hachimura competed in his first NBA Summer League game on Saturday, contributing to the team’s 84-79 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Thomas and Mack Center.
The 21-year-old forward, playing for the first time since his final appearance for Gonzaga University during the NCAA Tournament in March, got off to a shaky start and committed a few miscues in the first half. The rookie from Toyama Prefecture eventually found his footing, scoring 12 of his 14 points in the second half.

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イラン・ウラン濃縮5% 合意違反拡大 新措置を警告 欧州に支援要求 - 毎日新聞


トルコ大統領、チェティンカヤ中銀総裁を解任-後任はウイサル副総裁 - Bloomberg


創刊67年、米風刺雑誌が廃刊に | Rolling Stone Japan(ローリングストーン ジャパン)

MAD誌オリジナルの新コンテンツは年末に出版される特集号で登場する予定。CNNの報道によれば、親会社DC Entertainmentは出版元として引き続き過去のコンテンツを使ったMAD誌やその他特別号を出版していく。
MAD誌は1952年、ハーヴェイ・カーツマン氏とウィリアム・ゲインズ氏がコミックブック風の雑誌として創刊。以来、ポップカルチャーや政治の風刺やパロディの発信源として一目置かれていた。現代アメリカのコメディの根幹でもあり、雑誌のマスコットでたびたび表紙にも登場するアルフレッド・E・ニューマンや、人気を博した裏表紙の折り込み漫画『Spy vs. Spy』など、数々の人気コンテンツから時代のブームが生まれた。



サッカー、中島がポルトへ移籍 ポルトガル1部の強豪:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 06 July 2019

Jaguar Land Rover reveals UK EV plans | The Engineer

The first new electric car to be produced at the plant will be Jaguar’s XJ luxury saloon, which has so far been exported to over 120 countries. The news was confirmed to staff at Castle Bromwich as production of the current XJ ceased... As well as safeguarding thousands of jobs, the move is the next stage in the delivery of the company’s electrification strategy which in January saw confirmation of plans to bring battery and Electric Drive Unit (EDU) assembly to the Midlands.
Set to be operational in 2020, the new Battery Assembly Centre at Hams Hall will have an installed capacity of 150,000 units. Together with the Wolverhampton Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC), home of Jaguar Land Rover’s global EDU production, these facilities will power the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover models.

Donald Trump under fire for July 4 military parade | Financial Times

Donald Trump came under fire for politicising the US Independence Day celebrations, after ordering a large military parade through the nation’s capital city and delivering a speech of his own at the Lincoln Memorial... Mr Trump’s demand to include tanks and military jets in the July 4 festivities this year breaks with tradition in Washington, where hundreds of thousands of people typically gather for a night of patriotic songs and fireworks broadcast on national television.
The president on Thursday morning hyped the event, declaring on Twitter: “People are coming from far and wide to join us today and tonight for what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our Country.”

Thousands Protest Waste Incinerator Plans in China's Wuhan

Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have detained around 20 people in a crackdown this week on a mass street protest at plans to build a new waste incineration plant, RFA has learned.
Amid chants of "Give us back our clean environment!", an estimated 10,000 residents from apartments near the Yangluo industrial development area in Wuhan's Xinzhou district turned out against the plan on Tuesday and Wednesday, local residents said.
The local government dispatched around 1,000 riot police to disperse the crowd, with large numbers of injuries reported, they said.

UNESCO approves Mozu-Furuichi as cultural heritage | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

A UNESCO committee has decided to register a group of ancient burial mounds in Japan's western prefecture of Osaka as a World Cultural Heritage site... The Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters which span the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera, consist of 49 mounds built between the late fourth and fifth centuries.
Among them is a keyhole-shaped tomb, which the Imperial Household Agency considers to be the mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku.

Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 10-Minute Clip Surfaces Online

Neon Genesis Evangelion has been at the forefront of conversation recently thanks to the recent worldwide re-release on Netflix... After a brief 20 second teaser surfaced last year, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 has shown fans the first ten minutes of the film during Japan Expo 2019 in Paris, France. And it's surfaced online... At Japan Expo 2019 in Paris, the film held a special "Shin Evangelion Gekijoban AVANT 1 (Beginning 10 Minutes 40 Seconds 00 Frame) 0706 Version" screening which will showed off the first ten minutes of the film before it's title card... The first poster for the film has appeared as well, and it's just as intense and mysterious as this new clip is. The new film is currently slated for a release sometime in 2020,

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クロアチア、ユーロ加盟の準備段階に向け手続き開始へ=財務相 - ロイター


量子コンピューター、多彩な方式 「幻の粒子」使う案も:朝日新聞デジタル




英蘭シェル、日本の電力小売りに参入  :日本経済新聞


「飾り窓」のカーテン閉める? オランダ首都の赤線地区、市長が改革案:AFPBB News

オランダの首都アムステルダムの市長が3日、同市の有名な赤線地区「ワレン(Wallen)」改革の一環として、売春婦たちが客引きをする「飾り窓」をカーテンで覆うことを提案した。……同市初の女性市長フェンケ・ハルセマ(Femke Halsema)氏は、セックスワーカー(性労働者)の労働環境改善と犯罪抑止、大規模な観光化による負荷の軽減を目的として4つの案を提示。……オランダは2000年、売春を合法化。セックスワーカーは地元の商工会議所に登録し、所得税を納める。

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News Headlines - 05 July 2019

Strongest earthquake in decades hits Southern California, measuring 6.4 magnitude - Los Angeles Times

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, the largest temblor to hit the region in two decades.
The 10:33 a.m. quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of Kern County about 100 miles north of Los Angeles, and was felt as far away as Long Beach and Las Vegas... The quake was the largest in Southern California since the 7.1 Hector Mine quake struck the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base in 1999.

Bust of Tutankhamun sold at auction for £4.7m despite Egypt protests | The Guardian

A brown quartzite head of young king Tutankhamun has sold at auction in London for more than £4.7m despite Egyptian demands for its return.
The more than 3,000-year-old sculpture, displayed at Christie’s London auction house, shows the boy king taking the form of the ancient Egyptian god Amen... Egypt has long demanded the return of artefacts taken by archaeologists and imperial adventurers, including the Rosetta Stone kept in the British Museum - campaigns paralleled by Greece’s demands for the Parthenon sculptures, Nigeria’s for the Benin Bronzes and Ethiopia’s for the Magdala treasures.

Sharp rise in Amazon deforestation in Brazil under Bolsonaro | Euronews

Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared 88.4% in June compared to the same month last year, totalling a loss of a whopping 920 square kilometres of green cover. The numbers were released by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro seems to disagree with the findings. During a meeting with the Parliamentary Agricultural Front (FPA) on Thursday in Brasilia, he suggested that Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel fly over the Amazon, challenging them to see for themselves the actual deforestation:

7pay shut down after 4 days in wake of security misstep - The Japan News

Just four days after Seven-Eleven Japan Co. launched its new 7pay smartphone payment service, the major convenience store operator has stopped accepting new users and partly suspended the service due to a spate of problems including basic security loopholes.
Given the undeniable fact that Seven-Eleven Japan was one step behind in taking security precautions amid its rush to introduce the cashless payment service, it is highly likely the suspension will force Seven-Eleven Japan to review its digital strategy.

Sprawling Akira mural to come down as Parco reopening nears:The Asahi Shimbun

A sprawling "Akira" mural in Tokyo's Shibuya district that attracted anime fans from all over the world--including some big names--is being taken down.
The mural, measuring 2.1 to 2.9 meters high and 51.6 meters wide, was created on temporary walls set up at a construction site for Shibuya Parco, a commercial complex that has been closed for renovation work.
The artwork depicts characters and scenes from the popular comic book series created by Katsuhiro Otomo, set in a futuristic city called "Neo Tokyo."

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プーチン大統領 INF全廃条約の履行を停止する法律に署名 - FNN.jpプライムオンライン


G20で北方領土含む日本地図 ロシア抗議「立場悪用」:朝日新聞デジタル


火災事故のロシア潜水艇は原子力型、プーチン大統領が表明 - ロイター


欧州議会議長に伊サッソリ議員 会派バランスに配慮 :日本経済新聞


次期欧州委員長人事、独SPD内で不協和音 暫定党首は連立解消否定 - ロイター


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News Headlines - 04 July 2019

Venezuela: UN report accuses Maduro of ‘gross violations’ against dissenters | The Guardian

The UN has issued a withering appraisal of the human rights situation in Venezuela, as horrific details emerged of the injuries inflicted on a navy captain allegedly tortured to death during a crackdown on alleged plotters against Nicolás Maduro.
A report by UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet – which follows a three-day mission to the South American country last month – accuses Maduro’s security forces of committing a series of “gross violations” against Venezuelan dissenters and urges him to disband a notorious special forces group blamed for a wave of politically-motivated killings.
The 16-page document also contains chilling details of the techniques allegedly being used by Venezuela’s security and intelligence services to interrogate and intimidate members of the political opposition, as Maduro battles to retain power.

Hong Kong protests: police make first arrests after storming of parliament | The Guardian

At least 12 people have been arrested in the first wave of detentions linked to anti-government protests in Hong Kong that led to the storming and vandalising of the city’s parliament.
At least 11 men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of trying to disrupt celebrations marking the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule on Monday.

SONY celebrates the WALKMAN's 40th birthday with nostalgic retrospective exhibition

to celebrate the WALKMAN’s 40th anniversary, SONY has opened an exhibition in tokyo’s bustling ginza district.
titled #009 WALKMAN IN THE PARK 40 years since the day the music walked, the exhibition focuses on the people for whom the WALKMAN has been a part of their everyday life. the show, which is divided into two parts, begins with ‘my story, my walkman’ - sharing walkman episodes from the lives of 40 celebrities, and continues with the ‘walkman wall’, featuring around 230 versions of the WALKMAN throughout its 40-year history. from the nostalgic older models, all the way up to the latest models, the exhibit allows visitors to take in the changes in designs, specifications, and media formats over the years.

Women's World Cup: Alex Morgan divides opinion with tea-drinking celebration - CNN

The US Women's National Soccer team has caused quite the stir with its celebrations at the Women's World Cup, and Alex Morgan became the latest to milk a goal in Lyon on Tuesday.
The USWNT's players received plenty of flack for exuberantly celebrating during their 13-0 thrashing of Thailand, and Morgan's tea-drinking mime has further divided opinion.
On the occasion of her 30th birthday, Morgan was seemingly quick to reference the famous British tradition -- raising her fingers to her mouth -- after she scored the winner in the USWNT's 2-1 victory over England, a game which saw the Americans reach their third straight World Cup final.

Florijana Ismaili death: body of Swiss women's footballer found in Lake Como

The body of international women's footballer, Florijana Ismaili, was found yesterday, four days after she disappeared in Lake Como, Italy.
The Swiss player was capped 33 times for her country in the sport, but didn't feature in the 2019 Women's World Cup after Switzerland did not qualify. She was declared missing on Saturday 29 June, having jumped off a rented boat into the lake and failing to resurface.
Italian search and rescue teams began looking for Florijana's body, and eventually found her at 204 metres down in the lake.

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独コンチネンタル、30年までにエンジン開発打ち切り 2万5千人転換  :日本経済新聞


くら寿司が高い 米国法人、米ナスダックに上場申請  :日本経済新聞




伊ストロンボリ島で噴火 観光客1人死亡 シチリア島沖:AFPBB News

 イタリア国立地球物理学火山学研究所(INGV)によると、グリニッジ標準時(GMT)午後2時46分(日本時間同11時46分)ごろ、火口中央南側で大規模な噴火が2回発生した。ストロンボリ島で史上最大規模の噴火だったとしている。……ストロンボリ島は七つの島から構成されるエオーリエ諸島(Eolian Archipelago)の一つで、面積は12平方キロ。島の中央に活火山がある。
 ロベルト・ロッセリーニ(Roberto Rossellini)監督作、イングリッド・バーグマン(Ingrid Bergman)主演の映画『ストロンボリ/神の土地(Stromboli)』で有名になり、溶岩火口を目当てに春先から観光客が多く訪れることで知られている。

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News Headlines - 03 July 2019

French police raid Renault HQ amid probe into Ghosn’s Versailles wedding

French police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of Renault while probing a lavish wedding party thrown by ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn at Versailles Palace, the French carmaker and legal sources said.
Officers in charge of investigating corruption and financial crimes searched Renault’s headquarters in the western Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, a source close to the investigation said.
A Renault spokesman confirmed the search was under way and said the company was “fully cooperating with the authorities”.

Japan to effectively ban exports of semiconductor materials to South Korea - The Japan News

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry announced Monday that the government will more tightly control exports to South Korea of chemicals used in producing semiconductors and other devices.
The measure will be a de facto embargo that will likely deal a strong blow to the South Korean economy, in which semiconductors are a major industry. This is effectively a countermeasure against the South Korean government, which has not taken any steps to resolve the issue of a court decision involving a Japanese firm and South Koreans who were requisitioned workers during World War II.

IMF approves $6bn package for Pakistan | Pakistan Today

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a three-year bailout package worth $6 billion for Pakistan in a bid to revive “sustainable growth to the country’s economy and improve the standards of living”.
The decision was announced by the Fund’s spokesperson, Gerry Rice, on Twitter.

Imelda Marcos’ 90th birthday celebration ends in tears when former Philippine first lady’s guests suffer food poisoning | South China Morning Post

An event celebrating the 90th birthday of the Philippines’ former first lady Imelda Marcos began as a jubilant affair - until the country’s national dish, adobo with egg, landed more than 200 of her guests in various hospitals on Wednesday with suspected food poisoning.
Local media reports said more than 200 guests - out of 2,000 who ate the dish - suffered vomiting and dizziness. Guests and Marcos family supporters were assisted into ambulances at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig.

UN calls for inquiry into Libya detention centre bombing | The Guardian

The United Nations has called for an independent inquiry into the bombing of a Libyan migrant detention centre that left at least 44 dead and more than 130 severely injured, describing the attack as “a war crime and odious bloody carnage”.
The detention centre east of Tripoli was housing more than 610 people when it was hit by two airstrikes. Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, blamed the bombing on the air force of Khalifa Haftar.

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EU、要職候補に2女性 独国防相やラガルド氏 | 共同通信


ギリシャの2019年経済成長率、1.9%と予想=中銀年次報告 - ロイター


CNN.co.jp : リー・アイアコッカ氏死去 クライスラー救った米自動車業界の象徴




ハンドの解釈が変更、PK戦で退場、監督にも警告? Jリーグは8月から適用。ルールの変更点を解説 | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 02 July 2019

Italy Cuts 2019 Deficit Goal to 2% in Bid to Avoid EU Censure - Bloomberg

Italy’s populist government lowered its 2019 budget deficit in a bid to avoid European Union sanctions for failing to rein in debt, pushing bond yields to the lowest in a year.
The deficit is now expected to be 2.04% of economic output... A draft budget in April envisaged a shortfall of 2.4%... Ministers meeting in Rome on Monday agreed that deficit would fall by 7.6 billion euros ($8.6 billion) this year, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. That’s due to higher revenues and lower spending, including 1.5 billion euros previously set aside for social programs in which demand has been lower than expected.

Olly Robbins: UK’s lead Brexit negotiator ‘set to quit role this summer’ | The Independent

Olly Robbins, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator, is set to quit his role this summer.
The civil servant will reportedly leave his role shortly after briefing the new prime minister, who is expected to take office on 24 July.
The Independent understands that Mr Robbins is keen to move on, having remained as chief negotiator for eight months longer than originally intended.

Japan, a Champion of Free Trade, Takes a Page From Trump’s Playbook - WSJ

Japan’s decision to use its technology exports as a weapon in diplomatic combat signals a strategy upheaval for a resource-poor country long aware of its vulnerability in an interconnected world.
A day after Tokyo said it would curb exports to South Korea of materials used by semiconductor and display makers there, concern was rising in Japan about damage to the global technology supply chain as well as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s carefully nurtured image as a standard-bearer of free trade.

Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling. But Is There an Appetite for It? - The New York Times

Japan resumed commercial whale hunting on Monday after a hiatus of more than 30 years, defying calls from conservation groups to protect animals once hunted to the brink of extinction.
Now whalers, who have long depended on government subsidies for their survival, face the much tougher challenge of defying basic economic reality: The market for their product is declining while labor costs across the nation are on the rise.
Japanese production of whale meat peaked in 1962, and the taste is generally preferred by an older generation.

Johnny, head of mammoth music talent agency, suffers stroke:The Asahi Shimbun

Johnny Kitagawa, president and founder of talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc., remains in the hospital after suffering a stroke in June, the agency announced July 1.
Kitagawa, 87, experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.
He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance on the morning of June 18 after he said he felt unwell and was admitted that day.

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米、EU輸入品40億ドル相当に追加関税提案-エアバス補助金巡り - Bloomberg


米フェイスブックに届いた郵便物からサリン検出、社員など避難 - ロイター


香港抗議活動 イギリスの声明に中国が”内政干渉”と反発 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 01 July 2019

Hong Kong protesters occupy legislative chamber after smashing windows, vandalising corridors | Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong anti-government protesters have stormed the city’s legislature after breaking glass doors and prising open gates at the rear.
A group of demonstrators had been ramming doors and windows around the complex since Monday afternoon, despite warnings from police in riot gear that they may face arrest... Protesters inside the legislature spray painted the walls with graffiti, reading “[Chief Executive] Carrie Lam step down,” “the government forced us to revolt” and “Oppose Chinese colonialism,” among other slogans.

BMW: Diesels to survive at least 20 more years, gasoline engines 30

Despite being at the forefront of electrification, BMW will continue to invest heavily in internal combustion engines for the foreseeable future.
“A best assumption of 30 percent of electrified sales (battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids) by 2025 means that at least 80 percent of our vehicles will have an internal combustion engine,” Klaus Froelich, BMW Group board member for development, said on the sidelines of the company's NextGen event in Munich this week.
BMW expects diesels to survive for at least 20 more years and gasoline engines for at least 30 years, Froelich said.

Man found dead in a garden after 'falling from a plane' as it approached Heathrow airport - Manchester Evening News

A man whose body was found in the garden of a house in London is believed to have been a stowaway who fell from a plane as it approached Heathrow airport.
Police in the capital say they were called to a house in Clapham, south London, shortly after 3:30pm, on Sunday afternoon after a body was found in the garden... A bag, water and some food were discovered in the landing gear compartment of a Kenya Airways flight which landed at the airport around the same time.

Female players will no longer be referred to as Ms, Miss or Mrs as Wimbledon 'moves with the times'

Female tennis players at Wimbledon will no longer be referred to by “Miss” or “Mrs” as the All England Lawn Tennis Club says it has to "move with the times".
Ending a long held tradition, umpires will no longer use the single or marital prefix when they declare that a woman has won a game, set or match to “achieve consistency” between the sexes, the Club said on Monday.

New York Yankees 17-13 Boston Red Sox: MLB London Series kicks off with run-fest and record crowd | London Evening Standard

The Yankees eventually prevailed 17-13 at the London Stadium in a game which saw the teams pile up 37 hits and six home runs between them, scoring 12 in a first inning that took 58 minutes alone as the game lasted more than four-and-a-half hours in total.
Anyone among the season-record 59,659 crowd watching for the first time may have confused this arcade version of the game for a sport which, in its purest form, should be a pitching battle.

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EU首脳人事が紛糾 異例の会議延長、東欧が猛反発  :日本経済新聞


EUとメルコスール、FTAで暫定合意 交渉足掛け20年 - ロイター


ファーウェイへの米企業の部品販売は汎用品のみ=NEC委員長 - ロイター


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