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News Headlines - 30 September 2019

Confusion as Afghan election frontrunners each claim victory | The Guardian

The frontrunners for Afghanistan’s presidency, the incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, have both declared victory, echoing an election crisis five years ago when competing claims by the two men led to months of turmoil.
The country’s Independent Election Commission is gathering votes from Saturday’s poll. If no candidate wins more than half, a runoff vote will be held between the top two.

Peter Navarro: Reports that US would bar Chinese firms are 'fake news'

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro on Monday characterized recent reports that the U.S. is considering restrictions on Chinese companies as grossly inaccurate.
“The last time we talked, I proposed ‘Navarro’s Rule,’ which is that any story that comes from anonymous sources is likely to be fake news designed to part a fool from his money,” Navarro told CNBC. “And that story, which appeared in Bloomberg, I’ve read it far more carefully than it was written.”
“Over half of it was highly inaccurate or simply flat-out false,” he said.

Boris Johnson denies squeezing the thigh of journalist Charlotte Edwardes | The Sunday Times

Boris Johnson last night denied that he had squeezed a journalist’s thigh under the table at a private lunch.
Charlotte Edwardes made the accusation in a column for The Sunday Times in an account of an event at The Spectator’s offices shortly after Mr Johnson became the magazine’s editor 20 years ago in 1999.

Team creates world’s 1st mini multi-organ from human iPS cells:The Asahi Shimbun

In a world first, researchers have created a mini multi-organ structure from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
According to results published in the British science journal Nature on Sept. 25, Takanori Takebe, a professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and other researchers created a liver, bile duct and pancreas at the same time.

315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica - BBC News

The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years.
The calved block covers 1,636 sq km in area - a little smaller than Scotland's Isle of Skye - and is called D28... Not since the early 1960s has Amery calved a bigger iceberg. That was a whopping 9,000 sq km in area.

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オーストリア総選挙 クルツ前首相の国民党が勝利 - 産経ニュース


「2023年月の旅」へ…スペースX社が試作宇宙船公開 : 読売新聞オンライン


株、ソフトバンクGに差す影 中小型健闘も先安観拭えず  :日本経済新聞


ジョージア戦後にロシアの曲、統括団体が謝罪 ラグビーW杯ス:AFPBB News

ジョージアは33-7で勝利したが、試合後にロシアの音楽が流れ、ミルトン・ヘイグ(Milton Haig)ヘッドコーチ(HC)が「はっきりさせたいのは、ジョージアはロシアではないということ」「流れたのはロシアの曲。ジョージアの歌手が歌っていたが、ロシアの曲だ」と憤慨。……ジョージアは2008年にロシアとの紛争に敗れ、両国は外交関係を断絶。一方でロシアはジョージア(当時のグルジア)領とされる二つの地域の独立を承認して、現地に軍隊を駐屯させており、両国の緊張は今も続いている。

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News Headlines - 29 September 2019

Taiwan Rallies for Hong Kong to Resist Beijing’s Influence - WSJ

A march in the capital of Taiwan drew what organizers said were 100,000 people into the streets in solidarity with Hong Kong, which has endured 17 weeks of unrest underpinned by fear of the Chinese government’s increasing reach into the city’s affairs. Taipei police didn’t give a crowd-size estimate.
The political turmoil in the former British colony is pushing Taiwan away from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plan to use the Hong Kong model of “one country, two systems” to bring the self-governed island of Taiwan under Beijing’s rule. Rising opposition here is a setback for President Xi’s push for a reunification that is part of his grand vision to rejuvenate China.

US to send 200 troops and missile system to Saudi Arabia | Financial Times

The Pentagon will send 200 troops, a surface-to-air missile system and extra radar equipment to Saudi Arabia to help the kingdom boost its military defences following the attack on its oil facilities this month.
General Joe Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs, and Mark Esper, defence secretary, announced last week that the US would deploy troops and equipment to Saudi Arabia following requests from Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates.

Houthis claim to have killed 500 Saudi soldiers in major attack | The Guardian

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have killed 500 Saudi soldiers, captured a further 2,000 and seized a convoy of Saudi military vehicles.
The extraordinary claims at a press conference on Sunday, involving still photographs and inconclusive videos of captured soldiers, many not in uniform, could not be corroborated, and there was no independent confirmation from Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Concludes Syria Used Chemical Weapons in May Attack - The New York Times

The United States has concluded that Syria used chlorine gas in an attack against rebels last May, saying Thursday that it was the latest use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad’s government in the eight-year civil war but stopping short of threatening a military response.

Yahoo redesigns its logo to remind you that Yahoo exists - The Verge

Yahoo isn’t exactly a popular company these days. But while it’s been down for a long time, it’s not out of the game yet, and today the company is here to remind everyone of that with a new logo that practically screams out (in a newly selected hue of purple): “We still exist and have somehow not imploded like a decayed, hollowed-out husk of a dying oak tree!”
The new logo looks to paint a fresh start for the long-beleaguered company. Designed by Pentagram (the firm behind the bold, sans-serif designs for Citibank, New York City’s OMNY system, and the Cooper Hewitt museum), the new Yahoo logo marks the first redesign for the company since its big overhaul under the leadership of then-CEO Marissa Mayer in 2013.

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民主党が弾劾に向け調査、トランプ氏「米政治史上最大の詐欺」 TBS NEWS


WTO、米国に対EU報復関税を承認 航空機補助金巡り=関係筋 - ロイター


仏の20年予算、1兆円減税と財政ルール両立  :日本経済新聞


日産、CEO候補に3人検討 サントリー新浪氏ら=関係者 - WSJ




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News Headlines - 28 September 2019

White House Weighs Limits on U.S. Portfolio Flows Into China - Bloomberg

Trump administration officials are discussing ways to limit U.S. investors’ portfolio flows into China in a move that would have repercussions for billions of dollars in investment pegged to major indexes, according to people familiar with the internal deliberations.

Student Journalist Scores Big Scoop in Trump-Ukraine Story - The New York Times

A 20-year-old student at Arizona State University broke the news that a key State Department official who was involved in talks between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian government had stepped down from his post.
Andrew Howard, a managing editor of The State Press student newspaper, reported Friday evening that Kurt D. Volker stepped down from his role as the State Department's special envoy for Ukraine... Howard began looking into Volker and, by Friday evening, confirmed with an unnamed school official that Volker had resigned... When the story went online about 6:15 p.m., Howard was working in the newsroom of the Arizona Republic, where he is an intern.

Hong Kong protesters hear echoes of Umbrella Movement 5 years later - Nikkei Asian Review

With Saturday marking five years since the start of Hong Kong's failed pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, the city's current protesters are digging their heels in for what many consider a last stand against mainland China's growing control over the city... The Umbrella Movement in 2014 ended after 79 days, with the Hong Kong government refusing to make any concessions despite meeting with student leaders who were calling for universal suffrage. Public discontent over the economic toll of the protests -- which closed down many parts of the city -- and radical tactics used by protesters hurt the movement.

Japan 19-12 Ireland: Dazzling display gives hosts shock victory - BBC Sport

Not since Japan's win over South Africa four years ago in Brighton has rugby witnessed a result that will resound around the world in the way this one will.
This was not a result borne of Irish indiscipline or stage fright, but of a truly stunning Japanese performance in front of a cacophonous crowd that lifted their side with a stunning noise that greeted every metre gained, tackle made and turnover won.
It is a result that will, regardless of what happens in the next six weeks of rugby, leave a legacy for generations to come, and will send rugby into a new stratosphere of popularity within the country.

World Athletics Championships: Ruth Chepngetich wins women's marathon as heat takes toll - BBC Sport

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich won the women's marathon at the World Championships as 28 of the 68 starters withdrew in gruelling conditions in Doha... Organisers decided to go ahead with the event in its scheduled slot despite fears that the conditions might not be conducive for marathon running... Belarus runner Volha Mazuronak, who came fifth, was angry with IAAF officials after the race: "The humidity kills you. There is nothing to breathe. I thought I wouldn't finish," she said.

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米つなぎ予算が成立、11月21日まで協議継続 :日本経済新聞


東京新聞:グレタさんに共鳴 世界各地デモ






日本、歴史的勝利 優勝候補アイルランドを逆転 初決勝Tへ大きく前進 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 27 September 2019

Kansai Electric execs got ¥320 million from ex-deputy mayor of town hosting nuclear plant | The Japan Times

Kansai Electric Power Co. admitted Friday that 20 people, including its top executives, received a total of ¥320 million in money and goods from an official of a Fukui Prefecture town that hosts one of the company’s nuclear power plants.
The payouts came over a seven-year period from 2011, the company said.
Kepco President Shigeki Iwane, 66, said those involved tried to return what they received but were not immediately able to do so because the former deputy mayor of Takahama refused.

Toyota strengthens Japan partnerships with bigger Subaru stake - Reuters

Toyota Motor Corp will raise its stake in Subaru Corp to 20% from around 17%, the two Japanese automakers said on Friday, as they leverage their scale to better compete in developing new vehicle technologies.
The investment comes a month after Toyota and another smaller Japanese automaker, Suzuki Motor Corp, said they would take small equity stakes in each other.

Leader of Japan's anti-NHK party suggests genocide as solution to overpopulation | The Japan Times

The head of a minor opposition party whose primary goal is to “crush” NHK made a remark hinting that genocide is the solution to overpopulation in a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday.

EU imposes new sanctions on Venezuela | DW

The European Union warned Venezuela on Friday that it could face new sanctions if the government of President Nicolas Maduro did not move toward a timetable for presidential elections, as the country slides further into economic crisis and authoritarianism... The statement was issued after the EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on another seven people close to Maduro, four of whom are suspected of being behind the abduction of naval commandant Rafael Acosta. All are being sanctioned for their involvement in torture and other human rights violations, the European Council said in Brussels.
The new sanctions bring the number of Venezuelans facing restrictions from the bloc to 25. The EU also imposed an arms embargo in November 2017.

'Just a second, please': El Salvador president's U.N. selfie eclipses speech - Reuters

Before starting his first address before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, 38-year-old El Salvador President Nayib Bukele asked the audience to hold on a second, took out his phone, and snapped a selfie.
“Believe me, many more people will see this selfie than will hear this speech,” Bukele quipped before delivering his address calling on the United Nations to change with the times and for world leaders to do more to connect with their countries’ youth.


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米政権はトランプ氏の会談記録「封じ込め」ようとした-内部告発 - Bloomberg


ハメネイ師 欧米諸国を批判 核合意に強硬な姿勢も


エアバス供給企業にサイバー攻撃相次ぐ、過去1年で4回か:AFPBB News


マクドナルド、カナダで代替肉バーガーを試験販売 :日本経済新聞


ロナウドの悲惨な実態 セリエA史上ワーストに迫る18本連続FK失敗(SPORT.es)


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News Headlines - 26 September 2019

Saudi Arabia's MBS Says Killing Of Khashoggi 'Happened Under My Watch' : NPR

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has acknowledged for the first time that he is accountable for the killing of prominent critic and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The revelation is made in an upcoming PBS documentary set to air next week, a day before the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi's death.
"It happened under my watch," the crown prince, commonly referred to by his initials MBS, said to PBS Frontline journalist Martin Smith. "I get all the responsibility because it happened under my watch."... The crown prince did not take responsibility for planning Khashoggi's killing, nor did he admit that he had prior knowledge of it.

IAEA: Iran Expands Enrichment In New Breach Of Nuclear Deal

Iran has started using advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium, the UN's nuclear watchdog says, in a further breach of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Advanced centrifuges "were accumulating, or had been prepared to accumulate, enriched uranium," the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in the report to member states cited by Western news agencies on September 26.
In addition, IAEA inspectors have verified that Iran has pushed ahead with preparations to install more advanced centrifuges that can refine uranium more efficiently.

Hong Kong leader arrives for town hall meeting

The territory's embattled leader arrived for a town hall meeting on Thursday evening, part of a bid to reach out to residents after more than three months of huge, sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.
The public "dialogue session" is the pro-Beijing government's first attempt to sit down with her critics following 16 consecutive weeks of unrest.
Millions have hit the streets, with hardcore activists clashing repeatedly with police, in the biggest challenge to China's rule since the city's handover from Britain in 1997.

Science on climate crisis is undeniable, Prince Harry says | The Guardian

Prince Harry has said the science on the climate crisis is undeniable as, led by Greta Thunberg, the “world’s children are striking” to force action.
The Duke of Sussex is in Botswana helping to create a new forest habitat after decades of deforestation because of locals gathering firewood and through elephant activity... “This week, led by Greta, the world’s children are striking. There’s an emergency. It’s a race against time and one which we are losing. Everyone know it. There’s no excuse for not knowing that,” he said.

UK consumer sentiment falls to six-year low - YouGov/Cebr - Reuters

British consumer sentiment has fallen to a six-year low due to increased worries about job security and the impact trade tensions and political uncertainty will have on individuals’ finances, a survey showed on Thursday.
Market research company YouGov said its monthly consumer sentiment indicator, compiled with economic consultancy Cebr, dropped to 103.4 in September from 104.0 in August, its lowest level since May 2013.

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トランプ氏、バイデン氏調査をウクライナに依頼 記録公開:AFPBB News

米ホワイトハウス(White House)は25日、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領が政敵であるジョー・バイデン(Joe Biden)前副大統領の調査を行うようウクライナ大統領に依頼したとの疑惑を裏付ける電話会談記録を公表した。……公開された記録は一語一句の書き起こしではなく、会談の要旨を伝えるもので、トランプ氏がウクライナへの支援とバイデン氏に対する調査を直接結びつけていたことを示す内容は含まれていない。ただ、両者はこの支援について協議していた。

日本、農産品7800億円分の関税下げ 肉類など :日本経済新聞


マネロン疑惑のダンスケ銀エストニア部門元トップ、遺体で発見 - ロイター


シラク元フランス大統領が死去 86歳 親日家  - 産経ニュース




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News Headlines - 25 September 2019

Starbucks wins, Fiat loses in EU tax fights - Reuters

Starbucks won its fight on Tuesday against an EU demand to pay up to 30 million euros ($33 million) in Dutch back taxes, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles lost its challenge against an order to stump up a similar amount to Luxembourg.
Both cases were part of European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on unlawful tax breaks offered by EU countries to multinationals, which has also extended to Apple’s Irish deal and Amazon’s Luxembourg deal, among others.

Police Tesla runs out of battery during high-speed pursuit in California | FOX31 Denver

A Tesla electric patrol car by the Fremont, California police department ran low on electricity in the middle of a pursuit, after the department said someone forgot to plug the vehicle into a charger.
According to officials, the officer was pursuing a vehicle headed down to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area when the car began to run low on battery power.
“Just slowed down to six miles of battery on the Tesla, so I may lose it here in a sec,” the officer said, according to police radio transmissions.

Australian capital legalizes recreational marijuana

The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly voted on Wednesday to legalize possession by adults of up to 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of dried marijuana and cultivation of two marijuana plants beginning Jan. 31.
The assembly is the local government of Canberra, the national capital with a population of 400,000.
The law requires that adults not use marijuana near children and to store it out of their reach. Owners cannot sell or supply their marijuana to anyone else. Households are limited to growing no more than four plants, regardless of the number of occupants.

Silver Spitfire attempting first circumnavigation of the globe encounters difficulty in Russia

A Silver Spitfire attempting to complete the wartime aircraft's first ever circumnavigation of the globe was nearly forced to abandon its mission in Russia after delayed bank payments delayed them from leaving the country... The team were under extra time-sensitive pressure as the project’s two pilots, Ian Smith from Lincolnshire and Matt Jones, 45, from Exeter had to leave Russia as soon as possible as they needed to return to the UK for personal reasons.

Naomi Osaka: Comedy duo 'A Masso' apologise for 'bleach' comments - BBC Sport

A Japanese comedy duo have apologised after they reportedly said Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka "needed some bleach" during a live event... The duo, known as 'A Masso', also reportedly said "she is too sunburned".
Their management company, Watanabe Entertainment, says they have been severely warned following the remarks.

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米下院、トランプ氏の弾劾調査開始へ ウクライナ巡る疑惑で - ロイター


日産とゴーン被告らが米SECと和解、不正会計開示巡り - ロイター


スペイン最高裁、フランコ総統の墓移設認める TBS NEWS




スイス国立博物館で「アルプスの少女ハイジ」展:AFPBB News

スイス北部チューリヒのスイス国立博物館(Swiss National Museum)で、日本のテレビアニメ「アルプスの少女ハイジ」の展覧会が開催されている。会場にはアニメーターでキャラクターデザイナーの小田部羊一(Yoichi Kotabe)氏も訪れた。会期は10月13日まで。

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News Headlines - 24 September 2019

VW Leaders Charged, Daimler Fined in Diesel-Scandal Reckoning - Bloomberg

The charge against VW’s leaders was brought by prosecutors in Braunschweig, near the company’s Wolfsburg headquarters, alleging that Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch and former CEO Martin Winterkorn were too slow to inform investors about their diesel findings.
Within hours, a separate decision by Stuttgart prosecutors fined Daimler 870 million euros ($957 million) in a probe into their diesel cars. While the decision closes this case, the Mercedes-Benz maker still faces lawsuits in the U.S.

'Right to be forgotten' by Google doesn't apply worldwide, Europe's top court rules - CNET

Google scored a win on Tuesday when Europe's top court agreed with the search giant that it's not required to apply the same privacy standards worldwide as it does in the EU. According to the landmark ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union, Google is not required to extend the "right to be forgotten" to versions of its search engine outside of Europe.
The right, which allows people to demand Google remove or delist links to information about themselves not in the public interest, was introduced in 2014 to protect people's privacy. Google complied with the decision made in Europe to remove links when requested, but only from European iterations of search. This means while a link might not show up in a Google UK search, it would still appear in the US version of Google.
But France's data protection watchdog wanted Google to apply the removal of links globally in order to ensure privacy protection under European law. France hit Google with a 100,000 euro ($110,000) fine, which the company appealed at Europe's highest court. It was this decision that the court overturned on Tuesday.

WeWork CEO steps down as startup delays plans to go public - CNET

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has stepped down as CEO effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday. WeWork, which provides shared workspaces for tech startups, will now be led by co-CEOs Artie Minson, the former chief financial officer, and Sebastian Gunningham, former vice chairman.
After WeWork reportedly postponed its IPO last Tuesday, the new CEOs said they're now "evaluating the optimal timing for an IPO."

French chef sues Michelin guide, accusing them of cheese mix-up | The Guardian

The celebrity French chef Marc Veyrat is suing the Michelin Guide after inspectors stripped his restaurant of its coveted third star, claiming they had botched their evaluation, in particular over a cheese souffle... Veyrat’s La Maison des Bois restaurant in the French Alps was demoted to two stars from the maximum three in January, a year after he secured the industry’s highest accolade.
He said the move had plunged him into depression, and later demanded - in vain - he be removed from the vaunted red guides.

Five strikers Man Utd could get for free amid injury crisis including Giuseppe Rossi and Wilfried Bony - The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED may be tempted to enter the free transfer market in the coming weeks as they attempt to revitalise their injury ravaged squad.
With Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw out, it is also in attack where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is suffering most... Solskjaer's policy of advocating youth will be tested to the full amid this crisis, potentially turning him to the array of experienced free agents still out there.
And they can be registered to feature so long as they haven't been signed to a club yet this season.
Here, Sun Sport list five names that could provide some fresh impetus to United's ailing frontline.

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英最高裁「議会閉鎖は違法」、25日再開 首相はEU離脱方針堅持 - ロイター


英仏独首脳、サウジ攻撃で米に同調「イランに責任」 - 産経ニュース




英TV「畳で靴」に批判=ラグビーW杯で日本風スタジオ:AFPBB News


「私たちを裏切った」、気候変動の危機訴える少女 国連で怒りの演説 - BBCニュース


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News Headlines - 23 September 2019

Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks - BBC News

The data, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), says the five-year period from 2014 to 2019 is the warmest on record.
Sea-level rise has accelerated significantly over the same period, as CO2 emissions have hit new highs.
The WMO says carbon-cutting efforts have to be intensified immediately.

Make climate fight 'sexy,' says Japan's new environment minister - Reuters

Japan’s new environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, pledged on Sunday to mobilize young people to push his coal-dependent country toward a low-carbon future by making the fight against climate change “sexy” and “fun.”... He was speaking alongside Christiana Figueres, an architect of the 2015 Paris Agreement to curb global warming, who had invited him to meet various companies and banks aiming to accelerate investment in clean energy projects in Asia.

S. Korean prosecutors search Cho's home | NHK WORLD

South Korean prosecutors have raided the home of Justice Minister Cho Kuk following a series of corruption allegations.
The prosecutors started their search of Cho's residence in Seoul on Monday morning... It is extremely rare for South Korean prosecutors to search the home of a sitting justice minister.

Feminist protest in Madrid draws attention to domestic violence | Euronews

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against domestic violence in central Madrid on Friday. After a series of high-profile rape cases and 19 instances of women killed by their partner or ex-partners this summer, activists declared a "feminist emergency"... The government frequently publishes the number of women killed by partners or ex-partners. The number so far this year is 42 while 32 children have been orphaned as a result of domestic violence. Over 1,000 women have been killed since records started in 2003.

Old lady discovers Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

An early Renaissance masterpiece by the Florentine master Cimabue has been discovered in an old lady's kitchen in a town near Paris, art experts said Monday.
"Christ Mocked", by the 13th-century artist who taught Giotto, is estimated to be worth between four and six million euros ($4.3 million $6.6 million), according to the Old Masters specialists Turquin.
They said the work was owned by an old lady in the northern French town of Compiegne, who had it hanging between her kitchen and her sitting room.

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日本の改憲議論とイギリスの大混乱から「首相解散権」を考える | 現代ビジネス


英旅行大手トーマス・クック、破産申請 旅行者15万人の帰国作戦が開始 - BBCニュース


ウォーレン氏が初の民主候補首位 流れ左右するアイオワ州:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


立ち入り禁止区域で自撮りに夢中、チェルノブイリに観光客急増:AFPBB News

米ケーブルテレビ局HBOの人気ドラマ「チェルノブイリ(Chernobyl)」の影響で、史上最悪の原発事故が起きたチェルノブイリ周辺を訪れる若い世代の観光客が増えている。……アカデミー賞(Academy Awards)のテレビ版に当たるプライムタイム・エミー賞(Primetime Emmy Awards)の19部門にノミネートされている「チェルノブイリ」は、1986年4月に旧ソ連(現ウクライナ)のチェルノブイリ原子力発電所の原子炉1基で実験中に起きた事故を再現している。



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News Headlines - 22 September 2019

Indonesia to Fault 737 MAX Design, U.S. Oversight in Lion Air Crash Report - WSJ

Indonesian investigators have determined that design and oversight lapses played a central role in the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in October, according to people familiar with the matter, in what is expected to be the first formal government finding of fault.
The draft conclusions, these people said, also identify a string of pilot errors and maintenance mistakes as causal factors in the fatal plunge of the Boeing Co. plane into the Java Sea, echoing a preliminary report from Indonesia last year.

Shocking scans show how vaping left a 19-year-old's lungs filled with solidified oil | Daily Mail Online

Shocking scans show how smoking e-cigarettes left a 19-year-old's lungs filled with solidified vape oil and rendered him unable to breathe on his own.
Anthony Mayo, 19, of Erie, Pennsylvania, became seriously ill last week. He struggled to breathe, looked pale and felt sick, his parents say.
Doctors found his lungs were severely congested with the solidified vape oil, which they compared to hardened grease from cooking bacon.
It had caused Anthony, who has vaped for around two years, to have 'the lungs of a 60-year-old, two-pack-a-day, smoker'.

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty - Reuters

Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children’s meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.
The action at its restaurants across Britain will save an estimated 320 tonnes of single use plastic every year, the fast food giant said.
Larger rival McDonald’s Corp announced on Wednesday that some of its restaurants in Britain and Ireland would allow customers to swap toys in happy meals for a fruit bag from next month and that it planned to introduce books as an option from early next year.

Sir Paul McCartney: Brexit vote probably a mistake - BBC News

Sir Paul McCartney has said the Brexit referendum was "probably a mistake" and he will "be glad when it's over".
He had not voted in the referendum, he said, as he "didn't see anybody saying anything sensible enough".
Sir Paul said the current situation was "a mess" but added: "I think we'll come through it, we always do."

FIFA: Iran 'assures' women can attend World Cup qualifier | Al Jazeera

Iran has "assured" FIFA that women will be able to attend a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran next month, according to Gianni Infantino, the president of football's global governing body.
A female Iranian fan died this month after setting herself on fire to protest against her arrest for attending a game.

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トランプ氏、ウクライナに圧力か バイデン氏子息の調査要求と米報道   - 産経ニュース




CNN.co.jp : 米アマゾンが求人3万人、応募は1週間で20万人以上


「エリア51で宇宙人探そう」 ジョークイベントに数十人集まる:AFPBB News

米ネバダ州の砂漠にある米軍基地の極秘区画、通称「エリア51(Area 51)」を「急襲」して宇宙人を探そうというインターネット上での呼び掛けに応じ、イベント実施日とされていた20日、数十人が同区画の前に集まった。



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News Headlines - 21 September 2019

Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine President to Investigate Biden’s Son - WSJ

President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son, according to people familiar with the matter, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani on a probe that could hamper Mr. Trump’s potential 2020 opponent.
“He told him that he should work with [Mr. Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know” if his lawyer’s assertions that Mr. Biden acted improperly as vice president were true, one of the people said.

Petition seeks indictment in fatal runaway car crash - The Japan News

The bereaved family of the victims of a high-profile fatal accident caused by a runaway car submitted on Friday a petition seeking the indictment of the 88-year-old driver of the vehicle and signatures from some 390,000 people to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.

Ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali Dies at 83 | Voice of America

Tunisia's all-powerful leader for over two decades, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced from power and into exile by a landmark popular uprising in early 2011, sparking revolts across the Arab world.
The man who once appeared in official portraits with a benevolent smile and jet black hair died Thursday aged 83, in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said.
His downfall ignited similar uprisings against other authoritarian leaders across the Arab region, which led to the removal of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Moamer Kadhafi in the same year.

Egypt to restore 3,400-year-old sarcophagi of senior official - Xinhua

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany witnessed on Saturday the unpacking process of two ancient sarcophagi ahead of their restoration and display in a new museum.
The mummies in the two sarcophagi belong to a senior official of the New Kingdom of Egypt, and his wife, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The sarcophagi belong to Sennedjem, who served as the overseer of the workers at Deir al-Medina necropolis in Luxor during the reigns of Seti I and Ramsesses II of the 19th Dynasty, some 3,400 years ago, he said.

Sentosa Merlion to be demolished - The Straits Times

The tallest Merlion statue in Singapore will make way for a themed linkway between the north and south shores of Sentosa, as part of plans to give the resort island and its adjacent Pulau Brani a facelift.
Members of the public will be able to visit the Merlion until Oct 20.

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アマゾン批判の非営利団体、裏でライバル企業が資金支援 - WSJ


イタリア、移民・難民の上陸拒否を転換 EUと協調へ:朝日新聞デジタル


曙ブレーキ、ADR成立 銀行団が560億円債権放棄  :日本経済新聞


日本、ロシアを30-10で下す ラグビーW杯開幕戦  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 20 September 2019

South Korean serial killer identified after 33 years | The Japan Times

South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country’s most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the killings, they said Thursday.
Between 1986 and 1991, 10 women between the ages of 13 and 71 were found slain in Hwasong, a city just south of Seoul.
All had been raped and all were found bound by their own stockings and clothing at sites within a radius of 3 kilometers (1.9 miles).

Mitsubishi Corp Unit Expects $320 Million Loss on Rogue Oil Trade - Bloomberg

Mitsubishi Corp. said a rogue oil trader at its Singapore unit lost $320 million in unauthorized transactions disguised as legitimate hedges for customers.
The employee, a Chinese national working at Petro-Diamond Singapore Pte, has been fired and reported to police, Mitsubishi said in a statement, declining to name him. The trader, hired in November 2018 to handle oil business with China, “repeatedly” engaged in the unauthorized deals since January, disguising them to “look like hedge transactions,” the parent company said.

Nintendo Switch Lite Review: A True Sucessor To The Game Boy For 2019

In 2017, it launched the Nintendo Switch, which was definitely a new console but not exactly a handheld. And now we have the Nintendo Switch Lite, which is definitely a handheld but not exactly a new console. And thus, against all odds, we have a modern handheld that is poised to crush the market in the holiday season. It's a sort of a magic trick.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a Switch that does not Switch, much like the Nintendo 2DS was a 3DS that didn't play in 3D.

Barron Hilton, Hotel Magnate and Founding A.F.L. Owner, Dies at 91 - The New York Times

Barron Hilton, who oversaw the vast expansion of his father’s hotel empire and took part in changing the pro sports landscape as an original club owner in the American Football League, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. The last survivor of the A.F.L.’s founding ownership, he was 91.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, of which he was chairman emeritus, announced the death.

Lib Dems move ahead of Labour in the polls days after pledging to cancel Brexit

The You Gov poll, published in the same week as the Lib Dems held their annual party conference, puts the Lib Dems on 23%, up four points on the previous poll.
Labour stand at 21%, two points down.
The Conservatives are on 32 per cent, unchanged on a week ago.
Earlier this week, the Lib Dems pledged to cancel Brexit if they come to power at the next general election.

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英首相、議会閉会継続の可能性 最高裁が違法判決でも=文書 - ロイター


米、イラン大統領らに入国ビザ発給 国連総会出席の直前:朝日新聞デジタル


在韓米軍「15カ所の基地は速やかに返還可能」-Chosun online 朝鮮日報


バイキング時代の橋を再現、1000年前の工法 世界最長 | jp.reuters.com


フランス「スカーフ事件」から30年、いまだ分断が加速する理由 | 現代ビジネス


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News Headlines - 19 September 2019

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan - Reuters

A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.
The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally targeting farmers and labourers who had just finished collecting pine nuts at mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three Afghan officials told Reuters.

Fukushima disaster: Nuclear executives found not guilty - BBC News

More than eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese court has cleared three former executives of the firm operating the plant of professional negligence.
It was the only criminal case to arise out of the disaster, which was the worst since Chernobyl in 1986.
In 2011 a plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) was hit by a tsunami causing a triple meltdown... The three former executives - ex-chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 79, and vice-presidents Sakae Muto, 69 and Ichiro Takekuro, 73 - were indicted for failing to implement tsunami countermeasures leading to the deaths of 44 people.
Though no-one died directly in the nuclear meltdown, more than 40 hospital patients died after having to be rushed out of the evacuation zone.

DENSO, BlackBerry roll out integrated automotive HMI system - FutureIoT

DENSO Corporation and BlackBerry has announced that it has shipped the first integrated HMI digital cockpit system in new 2020 SUBARU Legacy and Outback vehicles that will come out this Autumn in the United States.
Called the DENSO Harmony Call and developed by BlackBerry and DENSO in collaboration with SUBARU, the new digital cockpit solution uses BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor (virtualisation) technology to enable integrated control of in-vehicle HMI systems. First revealed at CES in 2018, this blend of advanced software and human interaction creates a seamless automotive user experience as data-driven connected vehicles become our reality.

Boris Johnson 'glad' about new father's NHS confrontation - BBC News

In a conversation lasting around two minutes, the new father said the situation he had experienced at Whipps Cross was "not acceptable"... "The NHS has been destroyed... and now you come here for a press opportunity."
Mr Johnson said "there's no press here" but Mr Salem gestured to cameras filming the confrontation, and said: "What do you mean there's no press here? Who are these people?"

Cameron asked Queen to 'raise eyebrow' during Scottish independence referendum | The Guardian

David Cameron has said he did not ask the Queen for 'anything improper' after revealing that he suggested to her private secretary how the monarch could possibly influence the outcome of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, before she went on to make an intervention that was widely seen as having helped the faltering pro-union campaign... the former prime minister said a YouGov survey in September 2014, which put the campaign for independence in the lead for the first time, hit him 'like a blow to the solar plexus' and led to 'a mounting sense of panic'

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FRBが0.25%追加利下げ 緩和継続は判断割れる  :日本経済新聞




露反体制派に本格捜査 モスクワ市議選の与党苦戦で報復 - 産経ニュース


実用化はもうすぐ? 電気ボートタクシー、セーヌ川で試験運航 仏:AFPBB News

 シーバブル(Sea Bubble)と名付けられたボートタクシーは、騒音もなく、波も立てず、二酸化炭素(CO2)も排出しないのが特徴。船体を50センチほど水面から浮かせ、セーヌ川(River Seine)を時速30キロで走行。エッフェル塔(Eiffel Tower)からノートルダム大聖堂(Notre-Dame cathedral)までをわずか数分で移動した。

サムスン電子のDRAM世界シェア47% 再び独走へ-Chosun online 朝鮮日報


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News Headlines - 18 September 2019

Photo Shows Justin Trudeau in Brownface at ‘Arabian Nights’ Party | Time

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.
The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

UK military rugby team visit shrine for war criminals in Japan | The Times

A British military rugby team has been embarrassed after making a pilgrimage to a Japanese shrine that honours the souls of executed war criminals.
Members of the UK Armed Forces rugby team have been dressed down by Paul Madden, British ambassador to Tokyo, after being given a guided tour of the Yasukuni Shrine, where the country’s war dead are honoured as Shinto gods.
The team hastily removed a post about its visit to the shrine and its notorious museum, a celebration of Japanese martial prowess and wartime glory. Among other exhibits it features an original Zero fighter plane, a kamikaze submarine and one of the locomotives from the Thailand-Burma “Death Railway”.

US Navy confirms previously released UFO videos show 'unidentified aerial phenomena' - CNNPolitics

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.
The objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are "unidentified aerial phenomena," Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN.
The clips, released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, appear to show fast-moving, oblong objects captured by advanced infrared sensors.

Justice Department: Edward Snowden Book Profits Should Go To The U.S. Government : NPR

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, Permanent Record, violates nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government. Justice Department lawyers say the U.S. is entitled to all of Snowden's book profits.
The civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Virginia names the former National Security Agency contractor and his New York-based publisher, Macmillan.
The suit, submitted to the court on the same day as the release of Snowden's book, argues that Snowden's failure to receive pre-publication approval from the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency constitutes a breach of contract.

Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil strikes - Reuters

Saudi Arabia promised evidence on Wednesday linking its main regional adversary Iran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry, which Washington also blames on Tehran in a perilous escalation of Middle East frictions.
Iran, however, again denied involvement in the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi production.

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スペイン、11月にやり直し総選挙へ 連立交渉決裂:AFPBB News

スペインの暫定政権を率いるペドロ・サンチェス(Pedro Sanchez)首相は17日夜の記者会見で、11月10日にやり直し総選挙を行うと発表した。同国での総選挙は過去4年で4回目。4月の選挙を受けた他党との連立交渉で、首相続投への議会承認を受けるのに必要な支持が得られなかった。……国王のフェリペ6世(King Felipe VI)は17日、サンチェス首相の発表に先立ち各党党首との会談を終え、政権樹立に必要な支持を得られる首相候補はいないとの結論を示していた。

CNN.co.jp : 民主党討論会後の世論調査でバイデン氏トップ、ウォーレン氏が追い上げ


NY原油、6%安で59ドルに サウジの生産回復見通しで :日本経済新聞




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News Headlines - 17 September 2019

Hon Hai's Gou gives up Taiwan presidential bid | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of electronics maker Hon Hai Precision Industry, announced in a surprise move on Monday that he will not stand in Taiwan's presidential election next January.
Gou had been widely expected to run as an independent in the presidential race after he recently left the main opposition Nationalist Party.

Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Taiwan has said it is terminating diplomatic relations with the Solomon Islands "with immediate effect" after the Government there voted to change its allegiances and recognise China.
Taiwan condemned the decision, which it blames on "dollar diplomacy"
Solomon Islands is the sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since 2016
The move is a new blow to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election in January amid rising tension with China.
Taiwan now has formal relations with only 16 countries worldwide, but China claims Taiwan as its territory and says it has no right to formal ties with any nation.

After visiting North Korea, Trump says he won't visit North Korea | MSNBC

A South Korean newspaper reported yesterday that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un invited Donald Trump to Pyongyang as a way to restart failing nuclear talks. A reporter asked Trump yesterday whether the report was accurate... A moment later, Trump was asked whether he’d be willing to go to North Korea. The Republican added:
“Probably not. I don’t think it’s ready. I don’t think we’re ready for that. I would do it sometime at - sometime at a later future. And depending on what happens, I’m sure he’ll love coming to the United States also. But, no, I don’t think it’s ready for that. I think we have a ways to go yet.”

Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus | The Guardian

A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.
The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth.
The blast took place during repairs to a fifth-floor sanitary inspection room at the facility - known as Vector - in Koltsovo, in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia, the centre said on Monday. The site housed secret biological weapons research during the Soviet era and is now one of Russia’s main disease research centres.

Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Up to 20 Million People - The New York Times

Ecuador has begun an investigation into a sprawling data breach in which the personal data of up to 20 million people, more than the country’s population, was made available online.
The inquiry began after vpnMentor, an internet security firm, alerted the authorities to the enormous security failure, which included the exposure of the data of adults and children, both dead and alive. Ecuador has a population of over 16 million people.

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サウジ攻撃、イラン関与か トランプ氏「戦争望まない」:朝日新聞デジタル


“ネタニヤフ時代の終焉”が現実味、イスラエルのやり直し総選挙  WEDGE Infinity(ウェッジ)


シリア憲法起草委近く設置 ロシア、イラン、トルコ首脳 :日本経済新聞


英名物議長に惜別の声=「オーダー!」で世界的人気:AFPBB News


オピオイドの米パーデューが破産法申請、違法販売和解で1兆円超準備 - Bloomberg


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News Headlines - 16 September 2019

Trump Says U.S. and Japan Have Reached Initial Trade Agreement - The New York Times

President Trump said on Monday that his administration had reached an initial trade agreement with Japan and would announce a deal in the coming weeks.
The trade pact, while limited, is expected to increase access for American agricultural products like beef and chicken to the Japanese market. That would provide some relief to farmers who have been hurt by Mr. Trump’s trade war with China.
Exact details of the deal have not been released. But people briefed on the negotiations said the pact would lower Japanese tariffs on beef and other American farm products in return for cutting American tariffs on industrial goods like machinery. Unlike most trade deals, the pact is expected to be limited to a few industries.

The US deficit topped $1 trillion. The year's not even over yet - CNN

The US budget deficit widened to $1.067 trillion for the first 11 months of the fiscal year, an increase of 19% over this time last year, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.
The current shortfall exceeds the full-year deficit for fiscal 2018, which was $898 billion... The White House's Office of Management and Budget has predicted that the deficit will exceed $1 trillion for the entire fiscal year, which ends on September 30. On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the federal deficit had surpassed $1 trillion in the first 11 months of fiscal 2019, according to its budget review.

Liberal Democrats formally adopt 'Stop Brexit' policy - Reuters

Britain’s Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to stop the country from leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.
The party holds just 18 seats in Britain’s 650-seat parliament but has cast itself as the only ‘Stop Brexit’ party, hoping to pick up votes from the 16 million who voted to remain in the EU in 2016 and win enough seats to form what would be an unprecedented Liberal Democrat government.

Brexit: Johnson, EU talks fail to move amid protest chaos

Talks in Luxembourg between Boris Johnson and Jean Claude Juncker failed to make any ground on the central challenge of the Northern Ireland backstop on Monday as EU officials insisted that the UK has still failed to produce proposals for a specific, legally operable alternative.
The British prime minister and the European Commission president met for a heavily hyped working lunch aimed at “taking stock” of the state of play in talks. But its aftermath descended into farce as noisy Remain demonstrators forced Mr Johnson to abandon a planned open-air press conference.
His departure was followed by a solo performance by Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel, who rounded on his absent guest over the handling of the Brexit mess as entirely “homemade problems” which had created a “nightmare” for EU citizens.

Banksy MPs as chimpanzees painting up for auction - BBC News

A painting by Banksy showing the House of Commons packed with chimpanzees is to be auctioned.
Devolved Parliament was painted by the anonymous Bristol artist in 2009 and could fetch more than £1.5m, according to auctioneer Sotheby's... It goes on show on 28 September before its sale in London on 3 October.

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NY原油先物15%超上昇、4か月ぶり63ドル台 : 読売新聞オンライン


トランプ大統領、戦略石油備蓄放出を認可 サウジの原油生産半減受け:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は15日、ドローン(無人機)攻撃でサウジアラビアの原油生産が半減したことを受けて、米国の戦略石油備蓄(SPR)の放出を認可したと発表した。

GM工場で12年ぶりスト 雇用・待遇巡り交渉決裂 :日本経済新聞


ローマ法王11月来日 広島・長崎も訪問へ


佳子さま 初の外国公式訪問に出発 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 15 September 2019

US university head admits he approved Epstein gift

The president of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) admitted Thursday he had approved financial support from Jeffrey Epstein after the disgraced financier was convicted of child sex offenses.
Rafael Reif said lawyers investigating MIT's links to Epstein, who hung himself in prison last month, had told him that he had signed a letter of thanks to Epstein following a gift to faculty member Seth Lloyd.
"I apparently signed this letter on August 16, 2012, about six weeks into my presidency. Although I do not recall it, it does bear my signature," he said in a statement published on the university's website.

Cho's relative arrested over family investment | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

South Korean prosecutors have arrested a relative of Justice Minister Cho Kuk in connection with allegations over an investment by his family in a private equity fund.
The man was arrested on Saturday at Incheon Airport after he returned from abroad, on suspicion of embezzlement and other charges. He is believed to be at the center of the equity fund.

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest - CNA

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday (Sep 15), as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up.
Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the nearby People's Liberation Army base in the city and tore down and set fire to a red banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary on Oct 1 of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Japan Airlines Could Bid for Malaysia Airlines, Edge Reports - Bloomberg

Japan Airlines Co. could be a contender to buy a stake in Malaysia Airlines Bhd., the Edge weekly newspaper reported.
There have been high-level talks for Japan Airlines to pursue an interest in the Malaysian national carrier amid close ties between the two governments, the Edge said, citing two unidentified people familiar with the matter.

Su-metal: Yuimetal is still a member of the Babymetal family | Louder

Su-metal says Yuimetal is still very much part of the Babymetal family - despite her leaving the Japanese sensations last year.
Yuimetal, aka Yui Mizuno, officially quit in October 2018, saying in a statement that she wanted “to advance towards my dreams” as a solo artist.
But in the the new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, which is on sale today, Su-metal says her and Moametal hold no animosity towards their former bandmate.

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トランプ米大統領、ビンラディン容疑者の息子の死亡確認と発表:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は14日、国際テロ組織アルカイダ(Al-Qaeda)を創設した故ウサマ・ビンラディン(Osama bin Laden)容疑者の息子で後継者に指名されていたハムザ・ビンラディン(Hamza bin Laden)容疑者が、アフガニスタンとパキスタンの国境付近で米国の対テロ作戦により死亡したことを確認したと発表した。
 ハムザ容疑者に関しては、米メディアが諜報(ちょうほう)当局の情報として1か月以上前から、米軍の作戦によって2年以内に死亡していると報じており、マーク・エスパー(Mark Esper)米国防長官も先月、「30歳前後とみられる(ハムザ・)ビンラディンが死亡したと理解している」と述べているが、トランプ氏はこの件を公に認めてこなかった。

米検察、全米自動車労組の幹部を起訴 横領の疑い - ロイター


トランプ氏、味や香り付き電子たばこの販売禁止へ 1年で6人死亡 - BBCニュース


ベネチア異例の選択 アメコミ大作に最高賞の舞台裏:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 14 September 2019

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom's supply - Reuters

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
The attacks will cut the kingdom’s output by 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd), according to a statement from state-run oil company Saudi Aramco, or more than 5% of global oil supply.

Cameron ‘truly sorry’ for division that followed Brexit

In an interview with the Times ahead of the publication of his memoir next week, Mr Cameron also said a second referendum cannot be ruled out - suggesting it could provide a way of “unblocking the blockage”.
And he attacked Boris Johnson and Michael Gove for their part in the Leave campaign, accusing the pair of behaving “appallingly” and effectively “trashing” the Government.
Mr Cameron also said they had “left the truth at home” regarding Turkey joining the EU and the claim that Britain sends £350 million a week to the bloc.

Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary - BBC News

An 18-carat solid gold toilet has been stolen in a burglary overnight at Blenheim Palace.
A gang broke into the Oxfordshire palace at about 04:50 BST and stole the artwork, Thames Valley Police said.
The working toilet - entitled America, which visitors had been invited to use - has not been found but a 66-year-old man has been arrested.

Fetal remains found in home of dead abortion doctor Ulrich George Klopfer of South Bend’s Women’s Pavilion - The Washington Post

More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains were found at a deceased abortion provider’s Illinois home Thursday by his family as they sorted through his belongings, authorities said... Investigators arrived at Klopfer’s home and found 2,246 fetal remains, according to the sheriff’s office. The coroner’s office took possession of them.
No evidence indicates that medical procedures were performed at Klopfer’s home, and his family is cooperating with the investigation, the sheriff’s office said. No other information was immediately available.

With 'The Naked Director,' Japan scores a global Netflix hit | The Japan Times

Since its launch on Aug. 8, the Netflix series “The Naked Director” has become a certifiable hit. Its audience score on the Rotten Tomatoes ratings site is 97 percent, and on the series’ IMDB page, positive user reviews (“Truly amazing, realistic and captivating,” “You will find tears, laughter, passion”) far outnumber the negative.
Netflix does not release audience numbers, so the show’s exact reception in the 190 countries the streaming service covers is something of a question mark. But there is proof Netflix is pleased: It has decided to underwrite a second season.

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GAFA独禁法調査 米下院、内部資料の提出を要請 :日本経済新聞


イランの遠心分離機増設を非難=英仏独EUが共同声明:AFPBB News


ロンドン証取、香港取引所の統合提案を拒否-「根本的な欠陥」を指摘 - Bloomberg


仏パリ地下鉄などで大規模スト 年金制度改革に抗議:AFPBB News


大坂なおみ「今後一緒に仕事しない」再びコーチ解任 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 13 September 2019

Google Subpoenaed for Details on Its Ad Business - WSJ

A coalition of state attorneys general is zeroing in on Google Inc.’s dominant presence in the digital advertising market, according to a civil subpoena.
The subpoena, sent by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, includes more than 200 questions and demands for records. Many of the questions appear designed to solicit evidence that the Alphabet Inc. unit engaged in anticompetitive conduct in building up its powerful position.

Cockpit coffee spill caused transatlantic flight diversion, air investigators say | The Guardian

The incident happened on 6 February and resulted in the Condor flight from Frankfurt in Germany to Cancún, Mexico, being diverted to Shannon airport. The smoke and the fumes did not result in injuries to any of the 11 crew or 326 passengers onboard.
Diversions typically cost airlines between £10,000 and £80,000, depending on the size of the aircraft and where it is diverted to, according to the Civil Aviation Authority.
The AAIB report found the 49-year-old captain had put his coffee cup on a tray table – where objects were “vulnerable to being knocked over” – despite Airbus recommending pilots use the cup holders provided.

Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says | The Japan Times

Tepco Power Grid Inc. said Friday that the blackouts in Chiba Prefecture caused by Typhoon Faxai could last another two weeks, leaving residents and a local mayor debilitated and frustrated.
The new timetable delivers another blow to residents deprived of air conditioners near the end of another sweltering summer. A third fatal case of suspected heat stroke was reported in the area on Friday.
As of 7 p.m. Friday, some 185,000 households were still without electricity, down from the peak of 935,000 logged on Monday and 280,000 late Thursday, according to Tokyo Electric officials.

Website of Japan's new 78-year-old IT minister offline for months, raising questions over his tech acumen | The Japan Times

The official website of new Japanese information technology minister Naokazu Takemoto has been unviewable for the past few months, raising concerns among social media users over his ability to handle the portfolio, it was learned Friday... In a news conference a day earlier, Takemoto said online administrative procedures and the country’s practice of using hanko (personal seals) should coexist.

Tiananmen photographer Charlie Cole dead | 7NEWS.com.au

American photojournalist Charlie Cole, who won a World Press Photo Award for his iconic "Tank Man" of Tiananmen Square image in 1989, passed away last week on the Indonesian island of Bali at the age of 64, his family says.
Cole's sister Susan announced her brother's passing on Tuesday in an email sent to some of his friends that was made available to EFE on Friday.
According to her email, Cole died in bed at his home on September 5 from sepsis related to a recent injury to his leg.

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欧州中央銀行、量的緩和再開へ マイナス金利拡大も決定:朝日新聞デジタル


米、対中関税上げ2週間延期 中国は農産物の輸入再開検討 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


トランプ氏「イランは会談を望んでいる」 国連総会での実現模索か:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は12日、ホワイトハウス(White House)で記者団に対し、「イランは会談を望んでいる」と述べた。

グーグル、仏に1150億円支払いへ 罰金支払いに合意:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 12 September 2019

Trump delays China tariff increase by 2 weeks as 'gesture of goodwill' - CBS News

President Donald Trump says the United States will delay by two weeks a planned increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports. In a Wednesday tweet, Mr. Trump said the delay is "a gesture of good will."
The president said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He requested the delay "due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary ... on October 1st." The delay could signal a de-escalation of tensions ahead of trade negotiations that are slated to resume in Washington next month, although expectations are tempered, analysts said.

Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension - BBC News

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament.
The prime minister was speaking after Scotland's highest civil court ruled on Wednesday the shutdown was unlawful.
Asked whether he had lied to the monarch about his reasons for the suspension, he replied: "Absolutely not."

Yahoo Japan clinches deal for majority stake in Zozo | The Japan Times

Yahoo Japan Corp. has agreed to turn big online fashion retailer Zozo Inc. into a subsidiary for as much as ¥400 billion, which is expected to help it compete more effectively with larger rivals, such as Amazon Inc. and Rakuten Inc.
The deal is also likely to bolster the e-commerce prospects of Yahoo Japan, whose biggest shareholder is SoftBank Corp., the domestic telecom business of Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. empire.
The company offered ¥2,620 per share, a 21 percent premium on Zozo’s closing price, sending its shares soaring Thursday.

Water found on a potentially life-friendly alien planet

In a first for astronomers studying worlds beyond our solar system, data from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed water vapor in the atmosphere of an Earth-size planet. Although this exoplanet orbits a star that is smaller than our sun, it falls within what’s known as the star’s habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where it would be warm enough for liquid water to exist on a planet’s surface.
The discovery, announced this week in two independent studies, comes from years of observations of the exoplanet K2-18b, a super-Earth that’s about 111 light-years from our solar system. Discovered in 2015 by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, K2-18b is very unlike our home world: It’s more than eight times the mass of Earth, which means it’s either an icy giant like Neptune or a rocky world with a thick, hydrogen-rich atmosphere.

Ohtani to have left knee surgery, season over

Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will miss the rest of the season, as he’s set to undergo surgery to repair a bipartite patella in his left knee Friday in Los Angeles. The Angels announced that he's expected to need eight to 12 weeks for a full recovery.
A bipartite patella essentially means Ohtani was born with two kneecaps instead of one. Ohtani didn’t miss any time during the season with a knee injury prior to Thursday’s announcement, but it was something that bothered him at several points during the season, especially once he started ramping up the intensity of his bullpen sessions in recent weeks. The Angels were unaware of the condition until an MRI exam in February.

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タリバーン拒んだ米との合意名 「恥ずべき」歴史を想起:朝日新聞デジタル


米投資家ピケンズ氏死去 80年代に小糸製作所株買い占め :日本経済新聞


「ジョンソン首相の議会閉会は違法」  スコットランド高裁が判断 - BBCニュース


英「合意なき離脱」で食品・医薬品不足、騒乱も? 政府は酒の免税をアピール:AFPBB News

 英政府が「合意なき」EU離脱(ブレグジット、Brexit)の影響を分析した8月2日付の文書「オペレーション・イエローハンマー(Operation Yellowhammer)」をめぐっては先週、英下院の採決で政府に公開が義務付けられていた。

IOC 韓国の旭日旗禁止要請に対し、声明 「ケース・バイ・ケースで対応」 - 産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 11 September 2019

After Hurricane Dorian, 2,500 Reported Missing in Bahamas - The New York Times

About 2,500 people have been reported missing in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, but the names have yet to be checked against those who evacuated or sought shelter, the government said Wednesday.
The number of confirmed dead from the storm remained at 50 on Wednesday, a figure that government officials say is certain to rise.

Catalan independence rally draws smallest crowd in seven years | The Guardian

More than half a million people have gathered in Barcelona on Catalonia’s national day (Diada) to renew calls for regional independence as Spain awaits the verdict in the landmark trial of 12 separatist leaders over the failed breakaway bid two years ago.
Despite the politically charged atmosphere, police in the Catalan capital said that around 600,000 people had taken part in the annual event - dramatically down on the 1 million who turned out for the previous two Diadas.

Johnson considering building bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland - Channel 4 News

Boris Johnson has told government officials to explore the possibility of building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Documents seen by Channel 4 News reveal that both the Treasury and Department for Transport have been asked for advice on the costs and risks of such a project... The idea was mooted by Mr Johnson last year, when he was Foreign Secretary.

Hong Kong exchange proposes to buy LSE for £32bn as weak pound burnishes appeal of UK firms | The Independent

The operator of the Hong Kong stock exchange has offered to pay £31.6bn to buy the London Stock Exchange Group, in a surprise move that analysts said was partly driven by the weakness of the pound.
The proposal was first announced by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) and confirmed by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) later on Wednesday.

S. Korea files WTO complaint over Japan’s export curb

The South Korean government on Wednesday filed a complaint over Japan’s tighter export curbs with the World Trade Organization, accusing Tokyo of taking discriminatory measures against Korea for politically motivated reasons.
During a press briefing in Seoul, the country’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee said the Japanese government’s export controls targeting Korea violate WTO rules by regulating free trade for political purposes.

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ボルトン補佐官解任 アフガン政策でトランプ氏と対立 :日本経済新聞


英、イランがタンカーの石油をシリアに売却と非難 - ロイター


英、年内総選挙の公算=EU離脱めぐり混迷続く:AFPBB News


モスクワ市議選、野党勢力が躍進 与党「統一ロシア」は大苦戦:AFPBB News

ロシアで8日行われた統一地方選挙は、注目の首都モスクワ市議会選(定員45)で独立系、共産党、リベラル系などの野党勢力が躍進し、与党「統一ロシア(United Russia)」が議席を大きく減らす結果となった。野党勢力の戦略的な選挙キャンペーンが功を奏した。……共産党は13議席を獲得し、前回の5議席から大きく伸ばした。前回議席を獲得できなかったロシア統一民主党「ヤブロコ(Yabloko)」と左派「公正ロシア(Just Russia)」は、それぞれ3議席を得た。

ウーバー、技術職400人超をレイオフ - WSJ


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News Headlines - 10 September 2019

John Bolton to resign: Trump asks National Security Adviser to resign - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump abruptly announced in a tweet Tuesday that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he "strongly disagreed with many" of Bolton's suggestions "as did others in the administration."
... The tweet came just one hour after the White House press office said Bolton was scheduled to appear at a Tuesday press briefing alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Moody's downgrades Ford's credit rating to junk status

Moody's Investors Service on Monday downgraded Ford's credit rating to junk status, citing expectations that the automaker will be weighed by weak earnings and cash generation as it pursues a costly restructuring plan... Moody's dropped its rating for Ford's senior unsecured notes to Ba1, the top rating for debt that's not investment grade. It had been Baa3, Moody's lowest investment grade rating.

Apple hardware event: new iPhones, Apple Watches and more

Apple kicked off its annual fall product launch on Tuesday where it unveiled new iPhones, Apple Watches and an iPad, as well as new details about Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.
The company debuted a trio of new smartphones, including the $699 iPhone 11, the $999 iPhone 11 Pro and the $1,099 iPhone 11 Pro Max. All three devices appear similar to their predecessors, but Apple has upgraded their respective camera systems to allow for wide-angle photos, while making improvements under the hood that result in a longer battery life and faster performance than before.

Future prime minister hopeful Shinjiro Koizumi in the frame for Abe's Cabinet reshuffle | The Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering giving Shinjiro Koizumi, a son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a role in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, according to sources.
The nomination of Koizumi, 38, who ranks highly in public polls as a potential candidate for future prime minister, would make him the third-youngest lawmaker to be appointed to a senior position since the end of the war, according to NHK.

Typhoon strands Narita passengers, causes massive blackouts in Chiba Pref. - The Japan News

Typhoon No. 15 was still causing headaches one day after it struck the Kanto region, with about 13,300 passengers forced to stay overnight at Narita Airport into Tuesday morning because transportion services were suspended for inspections.
The situation eased after some railway and bus services resumed early on Tuesday. Meanwhile, massive electric and water outages were affecting Chiba Prefecture.

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英首相が求める解散総選挙、下院が2度目の否決 英議会は閉会へ - BBCニュース


日産「不正額350億円」 ゴーン元会長らに賠償請求  :日本経済新聞


日本は収入、教育などで最下位。外国人が「住みたい、働きたい」国ランキング(BUSINESS INSIDER JAPAN)


ビーガン氏「米朝交渉が失敗すれば韓日で核武装論が出てくる」- 朝鮮日報


シューマッハ氏が仏パリで入院、細胞治療へ 現地紙報道:AFPBB News

仏大衆紙パリジャン(Le Parisien)は9日、フォーミュラワン(F1、F1世界選手権)で通算7度の年間優勝を誇るミハエル・シューマッハ(Michael Schumacher)氏(50)が、細胞治療を受けるために仏パリの医療施設に入院していると報じた。
 シューマッハ氏が入院していると伝えられたジョルジュ・ポンピドー欧州病院(Georges Pompidou European Hospital)の担当科は、AFPの取材に対して、医療プライバシーの規制を引き合いに報道を肯定も否定もしなかった。

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News Headlines - 09 September 2019

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa resigns - CNN

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has resigned, dealing a new blow to the Japanese carmaker as it struggles to recover from the ousting of Carlos Ghosn last November.
The company's board of directors announced Saikawa's departure, which is effective September 16, after a meeting on Monday. It named Chief Operating Officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi as acting CEO while Nissan searches for a successor.
Saikawa's resignation came just days after he admitted to reporters in Japan that he and other top Nissan executives were overpaid as part of a stock-related payment plan. He denied any wrongdoing, and said he would return excess funds.

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say - The New York Times

The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at the federal scientific agency responsible for weather forecasts last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.
That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later that Friday by the agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, disavowing the National Weather Service’s position that Alabama was not at risk. The reversal caused widespread anger within the agency and drew accusations from the scientific community that the National Weather Service, which is part of NOAA, had been bent to political purposes.

Afghan peace deal: Taliban says US has most to lose from cancelled talks - BBC News

The Taliban says Americans have the most to lose from cancelling peace negotiations that sought to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
In a statement, the group claimed all was going well until the last moment.
US President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets on Saturday night, calling off the secret meeting at his Camp David retreat the following day.
He said his decision came after the Taliban admitted to being behind a recent attack that killed a US soldier.

Anti-NHK party head admits to interrogation for alleged intimidation - The Mainichi

The head of a minor opposition party, whose primary goal is to "crush" Japan's public broadcaster NHK, said Monday he was questioned by police for alleged intimidation.
Takashi Tachibana of the NHK Kara Kokumin Wo Mamoru To (the party to protect the people from NHK) said he will "not resign immediately" but suggested he would do so if found guilty... The alleged victim, who won as a party member in April's local election, was expelled in June after a financial problem with the party emerged, according to a source familiar with the party.

Moon appoints Cho Kuk as new justice minister despite scandals

President Moon Jae-in appointed Cho Kuk as justice minister Monday in spite of ferocious public criticism of Cho and his family over alleged ethical lapses and illegalities.
Moon has approved the nomination of Cho, a law professor and former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson, Ko Min-jung... The appointment came amid a widening probe by state prosecutors into allegations that Cho and his wife forged documents and used personal connections to help their daughter get admissions at prestigious schools. Also at issue is their suspicious investment in a private equity fund.

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MITメディアラボ伊藤穰一所長が辞任へ--疑惑の投資家からの資金提供めぐり - CNET Japan

The New York Timesによると、伊藤氏は先週、メディアラボが52万5000ドル(5600万円)、同氏個人の投資ファンドが120万ドル(1億2800万円)をEpstein氏から受け取っていたことを認めたという。
 The New Yorkerの記事はMIT内部の記録や現在と過去のメディアラボの教員や従業員から得た情報を基にしており、Epstein氏がメディアラボ向けに少なくとも750万ドル(約8億円)の寄付を確保……

ロシア統一地方選、与党系が優勢 首相は勝利宣言 :日本経済新聞


「黄色いベスト」運動、仏各地で抗議デモ再開、警察と衝突も:AFPBB News

フランス各地で7日、反政府デモが行われ、社会的公正とエマニュエル・マクロン(Emmanuel Macron)仏大統領の辞任を求める運動を再び勢いづけたいデモ隊と警察とが衝突した。
 マクロン大統領の政策に抗議する「ジレ・ジョーヌ(黄色いベスト、gilets jaunes)」運動は昨年11月に始まったが、夏にかけて徐々に勢いが衰えた。運動の指導者らは、政府による定年年齢改正への着手に合わせて国内各所でデモを展開し、支持を得たい考えだ。



またもお酒のトラブル…ドリンクウォーター、6人組にボコボコにされて足首負傷 | ゲキサカ


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News Headlines - 08 September 2019

Boris Johnson draws up plan to legally stop Brexit extension if MPs vote against general election

Boris Johnson has drawn up plans to “sabotage” any Brexit extension without breaking the law, the Telegraph has learnt.
It means Monday’s vote on a general election is the “last chance” for MPs to block a no-deal Brexit, the Government believes... One plan under serious consideration would see the Prime Minister send an accompanying letter alongside the request to extend Article 50 setting out that the Government does not want any delay after Oct 31.

Amber Rudd quits cabinet and attacks PM for 'political vandalism' | The Guardian

Boris Johnson’s government was in danger of imploding on Saturday night as the work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd, quit the cabinet and resigned the Conservative whip, saying she could not stand by while “loyal, moderate MPs” were purged from the party.
In a devastating resignation letter, she accused the prime minister of “an assault on decency and democracy” and “an act of political vandalism” for sacking 21 of her Tory colleagues for backing a parliamentary bill to stop a no-deal Brexit.

Floods of flies add to monsoon misery in Pakistan's Karachi | South China Morning Post

Swarms of flies are descending on Pakistan’s commercial capital in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to the misery of Karachi’s monsoon “hell”.
Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage systems clogged with mountains of uncollected garbage and flooding neighbourhoods with raw sewage.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong confirms arrest for 'bail breach' - CNA

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said Sunday (Sep 8) he had been arrested for breaching bail conditions on returning home from a trip to Taiwan.
Wong, 22, was among multiple prominent democracy advocates who were detained late last month in a roundup by police as the city reels from more than three months of unprecedented protests.

Kyoto Animation arson attack victims to be honored in end credits of new film | The Japan Times

Kyoto Animation Co. said Thursday all of the victims of the July arson attack on one of its animation studios will be named in the end credits of its new film to be released Friday.
The fire killed 35 of the 70 employees working at the studio at the time. Their names will be shown as a “testament” to all those who worked on the new film, which was completed on July 17, the day before the attack, according to the company’s lawyer.

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米エクソン、ノルウェーの石油事業40億ドルで売却合意=関係筋 - ロイター


東京新聞:ロシアとウクライナが捕虜交換 緊張緩和へ第一歩か


日本食普及の“起爆剤”となるか?…メイドインジャパンの「醤油」がトルコへ本格進出 - FNN.jpプライムオンライン


「天才数学者」パリ市長選に出馬へ フィールズ賞受賞:朝日新聞デジタル


きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ楽曲が「ジョン・ウィック」第3弾劇中曲に!“ニンジャ”登場シーンで起用 : 映画ニュース - 映画.com

キアヌ・リーブスが主演するヒット作「ジョン・ウィック」シリーズの第3弾「ジョン・ウィック パラベラム」の劇中曲として、きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅの「にんじゃりばんばん」が使用されていることがわかった。寿司職人にして最強の刺客・ニンジャ軍団の登場シーンで起用されている。
第1作「ジョン・ウィック」では愛犬を殺したロシアンマフィアを壊滅させ、第2作「ジョン・ウィック チャプター2」では思い出が詰まった家を爆破したイタリアンマフィアを壊滅させたジョン(リーブス)。3作目となる本作では、コンチネンタルホテルでの不殺の掟を破ったジョンに1400万ドルの賞金がかけられ、全世界の殺し屋たちのターゲットとなってしまう。

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News Headlines - 07 September 2019

How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein | The New Yorker

Dozens of pages of e-mails and other documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that, although Epstein was listed as “disqualified” in M.I.T.’s official donor database, the Media Lab continued to accept gifts from him, consulted him about the use of the funds, and, by marking his contributions as anonymous, avoided disclosing their full extent, both publicly and within the university. Perhaps most notably, Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors, soliciting millions of dollars in donations from individuals and organizations, including the technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates and the investor Leon Black. According to the records obtained by The New Yorker and accounts from current and former faculty and staff of the media lab, Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations for the lab, including two million dollars from Gates and $5.5 million from Black, gifts the e-mails describe as “directed” by Epstein or made at his behest. The effort to conceal the lab’s contact with Epstein was so widely known that some staff in the office of the lab’s director, Joi Ito, referred to Epstein as Voldemort or “he who must not be named.”

Man listed as likely abducted by North Korea found dead in Japan

A man who was considered abducted by North Korea has been confirmed dead in Japan, police said on Friday, reports TV Asahi (Sept. 7).
According to police, Takeshi Saito went missing after resigning from his company in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture in October, 1983 at age of 38.
In April of last year, the body of Saito, a native of Sakata City, Yamagata, was discovered at an unspecified location in Japan.

Three men richer than 650 million Africans | Cape Times

The continent’s three richest men have more wealth than 650 million Africans.
This was revealed yesterday at the Commission on Global Economic Transformation (CGET) and Oxfam dialogue discussing Africa’s Economic Transformation along with the launch of the Oxfam Inequality in Africa report titled “A Tale of Two Continents”.
The report detailed that the richest 0.0001% own 40% of the wealth of the entire continent.

Smiles as Princess Charlotte starts school - BBC News

Princess Charlotte is "very excited" about starting school, the Duke of Cambridge said as he dropped her off for her first day.
Walking across the playground with both parents and her brother, Princess Charlotte smiled as she met the head of the lower school at Thomas's Battersea.
Prince George has attended the private school in south west London since 2017.

'Joker' wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival | Euronews

'Joker', starring Joaquin Phoenix, has been awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
The film had received an eight-minute standing ovation at its premiere in the Italian city last Saturday.

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北方領土 「スターリンが手に入れた」 プーチン氏


日本食普及の“起爆剤”となるか?…メイドインジャパンの「醤油」がトルコへ本格進出 - FNN.jpプライムオンライン


三菱スペースジェット、米メサ航空が最大100機購入へ 覚書締結

三菱航空機は現地時間9月5日(日本時間6日朝)、米国のメサ航空(ASH/YV)と「三菱スペースジェット(旧MRJ)」の100機購入に関する覚書(MoU)を締結したと発表した。70席クラスの「SpaceJet M100」を確定で50機発注する覚書で、50機分の追加購入権が含まれる。2024年の初納入を目指す。……パリ航空ショーで、客室のモックアップを公開した。会期中には、北米顧客と15機の受注に向けて覚書締結が発表されたが、三菱航空機によると、メサとは別の顧客だという。
 M100は米国市場に最適化した機体サイズで、座席数は3クラス65-76席、最大1クラス88席まで設定できる。「スコープ・クローズ」と呼ばれるリージョナル機の座席数や最大離陸重量を制限する米国の労使協定に準拠し、従来「MRJ90」と呼んでいた「SpaceJet M90」をベースに設計する。



ナサル受刑者の性的虐待で大学に史上最高額の罰金 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 06 September 2019

Hurricane Dorian damage in Bahamas estimated at $7B, recovery efforts underway | Fox Business

Early estimates are saying Hurricane Dorian caused $7 billion worth of damage in the Bahamas. Catastrophe modeling business Karen Clark & Company released the estimate after analyzing wind and water damage that it said caused “catastrophic” losses. The estimate didn’t include costs of damage to infrastructure or autos.
Dorian was a Category 5 hurricane when it hit the Bahamas Sunday. The storm’s forward momentum dropped after it made landfall on Abaco Island, and then it stalled for a time over Grand Bahama Island. The storm spent more than 24 hours pounding the Bahamas, with record wind speeds of 185 mph and reported storm surge of 20 feet on some islands.

North Korean foreign minister will not attend U.N. gathering of world leaders:The Asahi Shimbun

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will not attend the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations later this month "due to his schedule," the country's mission to the U.N. told Reuters on Wednesday.
Ri has attended the high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in New York for the past three years. North Korea was initially listed on a tentative speaking schedule - dated July 10 - to again be represented at ministerial level, but a revised agenda issued on Friday downgraded Pyongyang's representation.
North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song is now expected to address the 193-member world body on Sept. 30, the second last speaker for the week-long gathering.

Ministry says Recruit Career acted illegally in Rikunabi data scandal and demands corrective steps | The Japan Times

The labor ministry said Friday it had issued administrative guidance to Recruit Career Co. for selling to its clients web browsing data predicting the odds of job-hunting students declining informal job offers, without the students’ consent.
The ministry determined that selling the data violated the employment security law. The guidance was issued through the Tokyo Labor Bureau.

Iran to develop centrifuges for faster uranium enrichment - Reuters

Iran on Wednesday said it would take another step away from a 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to speed up its uranium enrichment but it also gave European powers two more months to try to save the multilateral pact.

Woman, 73, ‘becomes oldest ever to give birth’ after reportedly having twins | The Independent

A woman aged 73 has reportedly given birth to twin girls in eastern India.
Doctors in the east Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have claimed the woman’s age makes her the world’s oldest ever to give birth after they reportedly delivered the twins by caesarean section on Thursday, following successful IVF treatment.

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イタリア、コンテ新内閣が発足 親EU色強まる - ロイター


トヨタ紡織で40億円が流出 ベルギーの子会社、詐欺事件:中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)


仏パリでまたバンクシー作品盗難、今度はポンピドーセンターそば:AFPBB News

フランスの首都パリにある近代美術館「ポンピドーセンター(Pompidou Centre)」の近くに、英国の覆面ストリートアーティスト、バンクシー(Banksy)が残していた作品が盗まれた。同館が3日、明らかにした。

独名物「カリーブルスト」が70周年、カレー粉まぶしたソーセージ - ロイター


オダギリジョー監督作に拍手 ベネチア映画祭で上映:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 05 September 2019

Nissan probe finds CEO Saikawa, other execs overpaid in compliance failure: source - Reuters

Nissan Motor Co was embroiled in another scandal over executive pay on Thursday after Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures under a scheme designed by ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

New prosecutor defends handling of Ghosn case - Japan Today

Tokyo's newly appointed chief prosecutor defended his office's handling of the case against former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn Tuesday, saying everything is being carried out properly under Japanese law, including a court-ordered ban on Ghosn's contact with his wife.
Asked about criticisms of Japan's criminal system as "hostage justice," referring to prolonged detentions of suspects possibly leading to false confessions, Tetsuya Sogi said he didn't really understand what that meant.

Japan's Shukan Post apologizes after being blasted for discrimination toward South Koreans | The Japan Times

A weekly magazine’s editorial department has apologized for what has been widely slammed as discriminatory coverage of South Koreans, with the magazine having branded them as pathologically quick-tempered and insisted that Tokyo cut ties with Seoul because the neighbor is “troublesome.”
In the latest edition, published Monday, Shukan Post ran two sensational articles related to recently strained Japan-South Korean relations. One was headlined “Goodbye to the troublesome neighbor. We don’t need South Korea,” and the other “Unable to contain anger: ‘South Korean illness.'”

PM's brother quits as Tory MP and minister - BBC News

Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is resigning as an MP and minister, saying he is "torn between family loyalty and the national interest".
The business minister and Tory MP for Orpington, south-east London, cited an "unresolvable tension" in his role.

San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’ - The New York Times

Unsettled by recent mass shootings across the nation, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution this week declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization.
The resolution was introduced by Supervisor Catherine Stefani on July 30, two days after a shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., in which three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured.

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英下院で首相の解散提案成立せず 野党の大半が棄権 :日本経済新聞


英ジョンソン政権、上院での離脱延期法案阻止を断念 - ロイター


ポルシェ、初のEV「タイカン」発表 761馬力2170万円  :日本経済新聞


英ハリー王子、ジェット機多用を弁解 「家族の安全」のためと - BBCニュース



世界的ファッションフォトグラファーのピーター・リンドバーグ(Peter Lindbergh)が9月3日死去した。享年74歳。
 リンドバーグはドイツ出身。アナ・ウィンター(Anna Wintour)が1988年米版ヴォーグの編集長に就任してから初めて発行した号の表紙を手掛けたことで知られ、90年代のスーパーモデルを被写体に数多くのアイコニックな作品を発表し、それ以降も精力的に活動してきた。モノクロ写真はリンドバーグの代名詞とも言われている。

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News Headlines - 04 September 2019

Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill, but too little too late, say some - Reuters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions.

China says it will sue the US over tariffs through WTO | Fox Business

A spokesperson for the Chinese Commerce Ministry says China will sue the US through the WTO dispute settlement mechanism over the latest round of tariffs.
The United States put new tariffs into effect charging 15 percent tax on about $112 billion of Chinese imports.

South Korean reporters grill minister nominee for 11 hours - The Mainichi

South Korean reporters have grilled President Moon Jae-in's nominee for justice minister for 11 hours over suspected ethical lapses surrounding his family that have triggered an intense political row and cut into Moon's popularity ratings.
At a news conference that continued until the early hours of Tuesday, Cho Kuk, a law professor and Moon's former secretary for civil affairs, denied allegations that his daughter received special treatment in her admissions to a top university in Seoul and a medical school in Busan.

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube - The New York Times

Google agreed on Wednesday to pay a record $170 million fine and make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube, as regulators said the video site had knowingly and illegally harvested personal information from children and used it to profit by targeting them with ads.
Critics denounced the agreement, dismissing the fine as paltry and the required changes as inadequate for protecting children’s privacy.

Fifa World Cup: Qatar 2022 emblem launched globally in Doha, London and New York - BBC Sport

The emblem for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar has been unveiled in Doha and 27 other major cities around the world.
The design was inspired by Arab culture with the central theme based on a woollen shawl to reflect it being the first World Cup staged in the winter.
The emblem was also projected in London's Leicester Square, New York's Time Square and Gare du Nord in Paris.
The tournament will start on 21 November, with the final on 18 December - the national day of Qatar.

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英首相、議会投票で敗北 総選挙の早期実施を表明:AFPBB News

英議会は3日、英国の欧州連合(EU)離脱(ブレグジット、Brexit)をめぐるボリス・ジョンソン(Boris Johnson)首相の計画を阻止する法案の採決を翌4日に行うことを承認した。……法案は、ジョンソン首相が10月19日までにEU側と離脱協定をめぐる合意に至れなかった場合、首相がEUに対して3か月の離脱延期を要請することを強いるもの。英下院は、同法案を4日に採決にかけることを328対301の賛成多数で承認した。同首相率いる保守党からは、21人の議員が賛成に回った。

英国合意なき離脱なら損失1・7兆円 日本にも影響 - 産経ニュース


スペイン世論調査、社会労働党が支持率リード拡大 - ロイター


ルノー・日産連合の幹部、競合PSAの産業戦略ディレクターに指名 - ロイター


大坂なおみ、世界ランク4位以下に転落が確定 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 03 September 2019

Phillip Lee quits Tories, leaving government without a majority | The Guardian

Boris Johnson saw his one-vote Commons majority vanish before his eyes, as a statement by the prime minister to parliament was undermined by the very public defection of the Conservative MP Phillip Lee to the Liberal Democrats... In a carefully stage-managed manoeuvre, as Johnson began his statement Lee, who resigned as a junior justice minister last year over Theresa May’s Brexit policy, walked across the floor of the Commons chamber, sitting down on the Lib Dem benches close to Jane Dodds, the newly sworn in MP for Brecon and Radnorshire.

'If I have a choice, the first thing is to quit' - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam - transcript - Reuters

This is a transcript of a talk given last week by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to a group of businesspeople in the city. The transcript is taken from an audio recording of Lam’s remarks that was obtained by Reuters.

France pushes $15 billion credit line plan for Iran, if U.S. allows it - Reuters

France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking it, Western and Iranian sources said.

Baby born to brain-dead mother in Czech Republic - CNA

A healthy baby was born in the Czech Republic to a mother who had been brain-dead for nearly four months, doctors said Monday (Sep 2).
The baby girl was born by Caesarean section in the 34th week of pregnancy last month, 117 days after her mother was declared brain dead, doctors at University Hospital in the second Czech city of Brno told a press conference.

Harry Potter books removed from St. Edward Catholic School

The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school's library.
The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, wrote in an email.

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英議会再開、離脱巡り緊迫 首相は10月総選挙を検討 :日本経済新聞


伊「五つ星運動」と民主党、政策綱領発表 成長重視の予算編成へ - ロイター


アフガン駐留米軍5400人撤退へ 米とタリバン、大筋合意 - BBCニュース


社会学者ウォーラーステイン氏死去 「世界システム論」:朝日新聞デジタル


大坂なおみが4回戦で敗退 全米オープン、連覇ならず :朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 02 September 2019

Hong Kong Students Boycott Class on First Day of School Year | Time

Local media estimated that as many as 10,000 students from some 200 secondary and tertiary institutions were joining the class boycott, which was co-organized with two student groups. As the morning got underway, pupils from both elite private colleges and government secondary schools braved the stormy weather to join hands in human chains around their campuses.

Argentina Restricts Access to Foreign Currency to Stave Off Financial Crisis - The New York Times

Trying to put the brakes on a financial crisis that has engulfed Argentina in recent weeks, President Mauricio Macri imposed new restrictions on access to foreign currency.
The restrictions, which took effect Monday, are a remarkable about-face for Mr. Macri, who came into office promising to open up the economy but is instead putting in place the types of measures he has long criticized as he heads into October’s presidential election.

Starbucks employee writes 'ISIS' for 'Aziz' in Philadelphia - The Washington Post

Niquel Johnson paid for three drinks in Philadelphia on Sunday, and in typical Starbucks fashion, an employee asked for his name. Johnson, 40, told them “Aziz,” his Islamic name pronounced ah-zeez. He has used it for 25 years - and “countless” times at that particular store... the employee wrote his name as “ISIS” - the acronym for the Islamic terror group - in the printout attached to all three drinks.

Perth trainee pilot Max Sylvester says hours of study saved his life after emergency landing at Jandakot Airport | PerthNow

A trainee pilot at the centre of a dramatic mid-air emergency has credited the countless hours spent reading text books and manuals with saving his life.
Perth’s Max Sylvester was on his first flight in a Cessna 152 when his instructor passed out mid-flight just before 6pm on Saturday.
The 29-year-old raised the alarm with air traffic control at Jandakot Airport, who, over the next hour, helped him guide the plane safely back to earth.

Boris Johnson's new rescue puppy moves into Downing Street - BBC News

A puppy from an animal rescue charity in south Wales has moved into Downing Street with Prime Minister Boris Johnson... It has moved from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda, into the flat above No 11 Downing Street where Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds live.
They were keen to promote Lucy's Law - a crackdown on puppy farms.

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右派政党が躍進=連立政権の基盤揺らぐ-旧東独2州議選:AFPBB News


プーチン政権、逆風続く=統一地方選まで1週間-ロシア:AFPBB News


米IR大手シーザーズ、日本撤退表明  :日本経済新聞


ローマ法王、エレベーターに25分閉じ込められる 祈りの時間に遅刻 - ロイター




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News Headlines - 01 September 2019

‘Get Ready for Brexit’: government launches information blitz | The Guardian

The billboards have been unveiled, the branded mugs have been ordered and the adverts will soon start following you around the internet after the government launched what it claimed to be the largest ever public information campaign in an effort to prepare the British public for leaving the EU.
The Get Ready for Brexit campaign went live on Sunday, stating that the UK would be leaving the EU on 31 October and urging the public to visit a new website to check what they needed to do to prepare for a no-deal exit.

US and Taliban 'close' to a peace deal: Afghan group's spokesman | Afghanistan News | Al Jazeera

The Taliban and the United States are "close" to finalising a peace agreement in their talks in the Qatari capital aimed at ending the 18-year Afghanistan war, the group's representative has said.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, the Taliban's political spokesman in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, said the two sides were finalising the agreement during the ninth round of negotiations, which entered their seventh day on Wednesday.

Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Yemen Kill More Than 60 in Prison, Rebels Say - The New York Times

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen hit a university used as a detention center in a southwestern province on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said.
A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross said the death toll could be more than 100.

Belgian jihadist suspected of beheading 100 has been captured in Syria | South China Morning Post

An Islamic State jihadist suspected of beheading more than 100 people in Raqqa and who has possible links to the Paris and Brussels attacks has been captured in Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said.Anouar Haddouchi, who is of Belgian origin, was captured in the eastern Deir Ezzor region, around 100km (60 miles) from the Iraqi border, SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said on Twitter.

Spanish pop singer, 30, is killed by a firework as special effects go wrong during a live show | Daily Mail Online

The Super Hollywood Orchestra, which has 15 members including singers, musicians and dancers, was performing in Las Berlanas in Avila last night.
While the group were on stage one of the singers, named locally as Joana Sainz, 30, was 'hit in the abdomen' with the firework special effects device.
She was rushed to hospital after the incident with severe injuries but later died

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米の対中関税「第4弾」発動、中国も即時報復  :日本経済新聞


米大統領の「買収提案」で注目、グリーンランドが狙う実利 - ロイター





30日の外国為替市場では、欧州単一通貨ユーロが下落し、対ドルで2017年5月以来約2年3カ月ぶりに1ユーロ=1.10ドルの節目を割り込んだ。 欧州景気への懸念がユーロ安の背景だ。市場では、欧州中央銀行(ECB)の9月の利下げが確実視されており、国債買い取りを通じた量的緩和を再開するとの観測も強まっている。

相次ぐ人種差別…今度はオウンゴールのチェルシーDFズマが被害に | サッカーキング


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