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News Headlines - 30 November 2019

Peru Opposition Leader Keiko Fujimori Walks Free from Lima Jail - Bloomberg

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from a Lima prison Friday night after Peru’s highest court annulled her 18-month preventive jail sentence for obstructing a money-laundering probe.
Speaking to reporters outside the jail, Fujimori said the Constitutional Court had corrected a process that was arbitrary and “full of abuses,” and said she’ll keep cooperating with the investigation.

Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat 'will step down on January 18' | Daily Mail Online

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will step down on January 18, party sources say, following mounting criticism of his response to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
It comes as Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech was today charged with complicity in the murder case.
Party insiders said Saturday that Muscat would step down once those behind the killing had been charged and once his Labour Party has chosen a new leader.

Amazon fires: NGO denies arrested volunteers started blazes - BBC News

A Brazilian NGO based in the Amazon has denied that four volunteer firefighters arrested by police had intentionally started fires in the rainforest.
The men were part of the Alter do Chão brigade, which helped battle huge fires this year in the northern Pará state.
They were arrested after police raided the offices of Projeto Saúde e Alegria (PSA), or Health and Happiness Project, which has links to the brigade.

Japan's new National Stadium completed | NHK WORLD

The main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been completed.
An inspection of the new National Stadium ended at noon on Saturday. It followed the completion of building work in mid-November. Construction began three years ago.
The stadium features traditional Japanese building techniques, and uses timber from all of the country's 47 prefectures.

Japanese store 'rethinks' badges for staff on periods - BBC News

A Japanese department store where staff could wear badges if they were on their period has said it will "rethink" that policy... When the store told the media about the badges on 21 November, some outlets incorrectly reported that the purpose was to let customers - as well as colleagues - know if a woman was on her period.
One unnamed Daimaru executive told local media there were then "many complaints" from the public, with "some of them concerning harassment".

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Twitter、「亡くなった人のアカウントを保護する機能を追加するまで休眠アカウントは削除しない」とツイート - ITmedia NEWS


東京新聞:米、70年ぶり原油純輸出国に 9月、新型のシェール増産で


制裁逃れ支援で米人逮捕 北朝鮮に仮想通貨技術説明―米:時事ドットコム


ドイツ首都新空港、20年秋開港 延期9年、いわく付き事業 | 共同通信


国際宇宙ステーション 全トイレが機能停止=NASA - Sputnik 日本


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News Headlines - 29 November 2019

How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded | The Guardian

Two people were killed and three injured in a terrorist attack near London Bridge on Friday, police have confirmed. The suspect was wrestled to the ground by passersby and shot dead by officers.
The suspect, who police say was wearing a fake suicide vest, was killed after emergency services were called to a stabbing incident near the bridge shortly before 2pm

Nakasone, ex-prime minister and Reagan friend, dies at 101:The Asahi Shimbun

Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who famously played up his friendship with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and together strengthened the U.S.-Japan alliance, died at a hospital in Tokyo on Nov. 29. He was 101.
As prime minister from 1982 to 1987, Nakasone pushed through the privatization of Japanese National Railways and other state monopolies. Long known for his right-wing views, he called for revising the Constitution and also became embroiled in international controversy when in 1985 he became the first postwar prime minister to make an official visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which memorializes Japan's war dead along with 14 Class-A war criminals.

Bloomberg news service under fire for ban on investigating owner | The Guardian

After Michael Bloomberg confirmed his run for president on Sunday, the news service that bears his name said it would not “investigate” the billionaire or any of his Democratic rivals.
A former editor of his Bloomberg Businessweek title branded the decision “staggering” and said journalists at Bloomberg News “deserve a hell of a lot better than this”.
The editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced the new rules in a note to 2,700 journalists and analysts.

Iraqi PM says he will resign after weeks of violent protests | The Guardian

Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has announced his resignation, bowing to the country’s top cleric and relentless pressure from protesters demanding the fall of his government and an end to rampant corruption... Abdul Mahdi’s resignation, announced on Friday, is due to be discussed at a parliamentary session on Sunday convened to discuss the crisis. It follows a six-week popular uprising aimed at the heart of Iraq’s establishment, which many across the centre and south of the country say long ago ceased to serve citizens and instead used oil revenues to enrich themselves.

Hours after explosions rocked a Texas chemical plant, a fire continues to burn - CNN

Hours after explosions rocked a Texas chemical plant outside Houston early Wednesday, officials said there is no way to know how long a fire at the site will burn.
An early morning explosion at the TPC Group plant damaged the small city of Port Neches and injured at least three employees. A series of smaller explosions occurred throughout the day, and a larger one in the afternoon launched a tower into the air with balls of fire, authorities told reporters Wednesday night.
A mandatory evacuation was issued for areas within a 4-mile radius of plant because of the potential for more explosions.

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香港で米に感謝集会1万人 米国歌響く - 産経ニュース


独元大統領、「イスラムはもはやドイツのもの」 | TRT 日本語


ノルウェー通貨記録的安値 原油、サーモン下落影響か :日本経済新聞


凍ったままの七面鳥を揚げて、水蒸気爆発 米消防署が再現映像で警告(ロイター)


ナチス犠牲者の服に似ていると批判受け ロエベ販売中止:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 28 November 2019

Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud | The Japan Times

A senior member of the nation’s largest organized crime syndicate was shot dead Wednesday in Hyogo Prefecture by a man armed with a submachine gun and a handgun amid a possible gang feud, police said.
Keiichi Furukawa, 59, a high-ranking yakuza of the Yamaguchi-gumi group, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot on a street in Amagasaki shortly after 5 p.m.
The suspected assailant fled by car, but police arrested him in the city of Kyoto about an hour after the shooting.

Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale:The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company.
Panasonic said Thursday it was transferring the semiconductor business operated by Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co. to Nuvoton Technology Corp.
In recent years, Panasonic has sold its semiconductor plants in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

TikTok apologizes for temporary removal of video on Muslims in China - Reuters

Social media app TikTok apologized to a user on Thursday for removing a video that criticized China’s treatment of Muslims, blaming a “human moderation error” and saying the images had been restored within less than an hour... In the video she posted last week, the user, who identifies herself as Feroza Aziz, gave a tutorial on eyelash curling, while talking about how Muslims were being treated, and saying she wanted to spread awareness of the situation.

DHS Created Fake University To Lure Students So ICE Could Arrest Them

A fake university set up by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designed to lure international students who wanted to enter the U.S., resulted in the arrests of 90 students (about 250 since the beginning of the year) and drew sharp criticism from some on the left, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, who called the practice “cruel and appalling.”

Trump Says U.S. Will Designate Mexican Cartels as Terror Groups - Bloomberg

Donald Trump said the U.S. government intends to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups in the near future, and declined to say whether he was considering taking military action like drone strikes against the groups... Trump said that he had already offered Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assistance but that his counterpart had declined the offer.

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米で香港人権法が成立、トランプ氏「平和的解決望む」 : 読売新聞オンライン


死者の眠りも妨げる…ウイグル人弾圧で墓地を破壊 中国 :AFPBB News

中国の少数民族ウイグル人の先祖らが眠る墓地が中国政府によって破壊されている。こうした行為について活動家らは、新疆ウイグル自治区(Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region)で行われている、ウイグル人のアイデンティティーを根絶する試みの一環だとして批判を強めている。
 同自治区では過去2年間で数多くの墓地が破壊されている。人工衛星画像の解析を行う非営利団体「アースライズ・アライアンス(Earthrise Alliance)」とAFPが共同で行った調査で今回、明らかになった。

NECがインターポールと提携 世界でサイバー犯罪の捜査を強化 - ITmedia NEWS


マルタの記者殺害、閣僚の関与が浮上 相次いで辞任表明:朝日新聞デジタル


太陽系の外からの珍しい訪問者「ボリソフ彗星」各地で観測 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 27 November 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe under fire for shredding documents - The Washington Post

The Abe administration's secretive approach to government papers - and an industrial-size shredder that can dispose of 1,000 pages of official documents in a single load - is dominating the headlines in Japan this week, as the opposition and media cry foul.
Abe became Japan's longest-serving prime minister last week, but his approval ratings are falling on accusations that he used an annual state-funded party over the cherry blossom season to invite hundreds of his supporters and cronies.

7 Bangladeshi Islamists sentenced to death for 2016 Dhaka cafe attack | South China Morning Post

A Bangladesh court handed death sentences to seven members of an Islamist militant group on Wednesday for plotting an attack on a cafe in 2016 that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in the south Asian nation’s worst such incident... The July 1 attack on the restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka’s diplomatic area shocked the nation of 160 million and unnerved businesses, including the vital garment exports sector and foreign investors.
Five young militants, armed with guns, sharp weapons and grenades stormed the Holey Artisan cafe, took diners hostage and killed them over 12 hours. Nine Italians, seven Japanese, an American and an Indian were among the dead. The attackers were also killed in a rescue bid by army commandos.

Japan doctors use experimental skin treatment on studio arsonist to save donor skin for his victims

The Japanese man accused of killing 36 people in an arson attack in Kyoto in July is undergoing experimental treatment for burns to 90 percent of his body.
It was decided that the survivors of the blaze should be prioritised for the limited amounts of donated human skin available to treat their burns... As a result, doctors have had to use the small patches of Aoba’s own skin that were not damaged for some of his grafts but have relied heavily on artificial skin for the majority of the reconstructive surgery.
The procedure has been carried out elsewhere in the world but is a first in Japan for such extensive third-degree burns, the sources said.

Manga on Uyghur woman's testimony of torture in China goes viral

A comic by a Japanese artist based on the testimony of a Uyghur woman who was detained and tortured in China after giving birth abroad, has gone viral on social media.
Titled "What has happened to me," the Japanese comic by Tomomi Shimizu, 50, illustrates the account of a Uyghur woman who, upon returning to China after giving birth to triplets in Egypt, was detained and tortured on three separate occasions between 2015 and 2017.

Female workers at shop in Japan asked to wear badges if on their period to combat stigma | The Independent

Female staff members at a new shop in Osaka, Japan are being encouraged to wear badges to indicate when they’re on their period to tackle the stigma surrounding menstruation in the country.
Women working at the Michi Kake store, which sells an array of female sexual and menstrual health products, do not have to take part in the scheme, but those that do will pin one of the “period badges” next to their regular name tags.
According to WWD Japan, the badges feature a cartoon character named Seiri-chan that is known as a symbol for the menstrual cycle in Japan.

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ヘリ同士の衝突で仏軍兵士13人死亡、マリで作戦中 大統領府発表:AFPBB News


アウディ、9500人削減 独工場の生産能力も縮小  :日本経済新聞


温室効果ガス排出量、昨年は過去最高=国連環境計画 - ロイター


多くの拘束者、忘れないで サハロフ賞のウクライナ映画監督―欧州議会:時事ドットコム




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News Headlines - 26 November 2019

Itochu employee sentenced to 3 years in China | NHK WORLD

NHK has learned that a Chinese court has sentenced an employee of major Japanese trading house Itochu to three years in prison for harming national security.
The male employee in his 40s was detained by Guangzhou security officials in the Chinese city of Qingdao in February last year. He was indicted and tried behind closed doors.

Google Fires Four Workers, Including Staffer Tied to Protest - Bloomberg

Google fired four employees for what the technology giant said were violations of its data-security policies, escalating tension between management and activist workers at a company once revered for its open corporate culture.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google sent an email describing the decision, titled “Securing our data,” to all employees on Monday, according to a copy of the document obtained by Bloomberg News. The company confirmed the contents of the memo but declined to comment further.

Brazil real hits record low, central bank intervenes twice - Reuters

Brazil’s currency slid to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday, forcing two rounds of central bank intervention to ease the pressure after comments from Economy Minister Paulo Guedes that he was not worried about its weakness.
The second of the central bank’s two auctions of at least $1 million, following President Jair Bolsonaro’s calls for a weaker dollar, managed to knock the dollar off its record high perch of 4.2770 reais back down to around 4.2400 reais.

Japan's Mitsubishi beats Shell to buy Dutch power firm Eneco - Reuters

A group led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp will buy Eneco in a deal valuing the Dutch energy firm at 4.1 billion euros ($4.52 billion), Eneco said on Monday, beating off rival bids from Shell and private equity firm KKR.
Eneco, a company owned by 44 Dutch municipalities and with a strong focus on renewable energy, said it had been swayed by Mitsubishi’s plans to allow the company to continue its strategy and retain its corporate identity.

Wada pushes for Russia to be banned from Tokyo Olympics | The Guardian

Russia faces a four-year ban from global sport after World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found that a number of positive drugs tests were deleted from a database it extracted from a Moscow laboratory in January.
The recommendations, if approved by Wada’s executive committee in a meeting in Paris on 9 December, would likely lead to Russian athletes and teams being barred from next year’s Tokyo Olympics as well as a host of other major sporting competitions.

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「中国はウイグル自治区に国連監視団受け入れよ」 英が要求 - BBCニュース


配車大手ウーバー、ロンドンで事業認可取り消しへ 安全面に懸念 - BBCニュース


ルーマニア大統領選、ヨハニス氏が再選確実…親EU路線を継続 : 読売新聞オンライン


独宝物館で「戦後最大」の盗難事件 貴重な宝飾品奪われる:AFPBB News

ドイツ東部ドレスデン(Dresden)のドレスデン城にある宝物館「緑の円天井(Green Vault)」で25日早朝、非常に貴重な18世紀の宝飾品の数々が何者かに盗まれる事件が発生した。……緑の円天井は欧州最大規模のバロック期の宝物コレクションを誇る国立博物館で、象牙や金銀、宝石をあしらった希少な品約4000点を所蔵している。……緑の円天井は欧州最古の博物館の一つで、1723年にアウグスト強王によって設立された。

対IS作戦の英雄犬披露 トランプ氏「素晴らしい働き」称賛:AFPBB News

ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は25日、米軍がシリアで実施したイスラム過激派組織「イスラム国(IS)」の最高指導者アブバクル・バグダディ(Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi)容疑者急襲作戦に参加し英雄となった軍用犬コナン(Conan)を披露した。

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News Headlines - 25 November 2019

Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp wins 85% of district council seats: media - The Mainichi

Pro-democracy parties pulled off a landslide victory in Sunday's district council elections in Hong Kong, local media reported Monday, the clearest sign yet that voters support the protests against the Beijing-backed government that have rocked the Chinese territory for almost six months.
Democracy-supporting candidates took 385 of the 452 directly elected seats -- or 85 percent -- seizing a majority for the first time since the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, according to local media outlets.

Australia investigates alleged China spy plot - The Japan News

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday that allegations of a Chinese plot to plant an agent into Australia’s Parliament are “deeply disturbing and troubling.”
The Nine Network on Sunday aired explosive accusations that suspected Chinese operatives had offered Melbourne luxury car dealer Bo “Nick” Zhao 1 million Australian dollars ($679,000) to run as a candidate for a parliamentary seat in Melbourne.
The 32-year-old was found dead in a Melbourne hotel room in March after reportedly approaching ASIO, Australia’s counterespionage agency. Police have been unable to determine how he died.

Musk suggests Tesla has 200,000 orders for Cybertruck - Reuters

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk indicated in a tweet on Sunday that the electric carmaker received 200,000 orders for its electric pickup truck within three days of its launch... In an earlier tweet, Musk said the company had received 146,000 orders for Cybertruck, and tweeted again on Sunday saying “200K” - an apparent reference to the number of orders.

Storms in France, Greece and Italy leave 'biblical destruction' | The Guardian

Nine people have died as violent storms swept through parts of France, Greece and Italy over the weekend, causing flash floods, landslides and the collapse of an overpass.

Dining and Down Syndrome, a winning combination for Brussels restaurant - Reuters

Brussels restaurant 65 Degres has become the city’s best-rated eatery, largely thanks to rave reviews of its staff, most of whom have Down Syndrome.

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独仏、NATO改革検討を提案 首脳会議で議論へ:時事ドットコム


プーチン政権、露ネット最大手企業を管理下に : 読売新聞オンライン


羊1万4600匹を乗せた貨物船が転覆 ルーマニア沖:AFPBB News

ルーマニア沖の黒海(Black Sea)で24日、羊1万4600匹を乗せた貨物船が転覆し、救助隊は乗組員と羊の救出活動に追われた。
 サウジアラビアに向かおうとしていた貨物船「クイーン・ハインド(Queen Hind)」号は、ルーマニアのミディア(Midia)港を出発して間もなく転覆した。転覆の原因は明らかになっていない。

仏LVMHグループ 米のティファニー買収へ 1兆7000億円超で | NHKニュース


ローマ教皇、東京ドームでミサ 5万人超が集まる:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 24 November 2019

General election poll projection claims Tories are set to win 48-seat majority - Mirror Online

The Tories could win a 48-seat majority, the first poll projection of its kind in the general election has claimed.
The analysis by public opinion firm Datapraxis projects Boris Johnson's party to win 349 seats - a gain of more than 30.
Labour is projected to lose just over 30 seats and end up on 213, with 49 seats for the SNP and 14 for the Lib Dems.

Data leak reveals how China 'brainwashes' Uighurs in prison camps - BBC News

Leaked documents detail for the first time China's systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps.
The Chinese government has consistently claimed the camps in the far western Xinjiang region offer voluntary education and training.
But official documents, seen by BBC Panorama, show how inmates are locked up, indoctrinated and punished.

The last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia has died - CNN

Wildlife officials in Malaysia are mourning the death of Iman, the country's last Sumatran rhino.
The female rhino, who was estimated to be about 25 years old, died Saturday at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the Sabah Wildlife Department confirmed to CNN.

Singer Goo Hara found dead

Singer Goo Hara was found dead in her home in Seoul, police said Sunday evening. They are still investigating the cause of her death.
Goo, 28, was found at her home in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, at 6:09 p.m., according to the Seoul Gangnam Police Station.
Goo debuted in 2008 as a member of girl group Kara. After the group was disbanded in 2016, she continued with her solo career here and in Japan.

West Ealing: Man stabbed to death outside railway station - BBC News

A man has died after being found fatally stabbed in a car outside a railway station in west London.
Murder detectives believe the 26-year-old victim was injured in a fight near to West Ealing railway station and was then involved in a car crash on Drayton Green Road shortly before 01:20 GMT.
Police have also quashed rumours the man was killed in a "road rage" attack.

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ブルームバーグ氏、完全自己資金で大統領選へ 保有資産はトランプ氏の17倍 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


ファーウェイとZTEの製品、米当局が連邦補助金の対象から除外 - Bloomberg


ゴーン前会長と妻、面談へ 東京地裁が認める決定 | 共同通信


CNN.co.jp : ローマ教皇が来日、長崎と広島を訪れ核廃絶呼び掛け


アップルがオリジナル映画のプレミア上映中止、作品に懸念浮上 - ロイター

米アップルは20日、初のオリジナル映画の1つである「The Banker(銀行家)」の世界プレミア上映会を中止すると発表した。内容に関する懸念が浮上し、調査を行うことが理由。
長編映画「The Banker」は21日、ハリウッドで開かれるアメリカン・フィルム・インスティテュート(AFI)のイベントで初公開される予定だった。

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News Headlines - 23 November 2019

Donald Tusk lands new job as EPP president with pledge to fight populism | Euronews

He may be stepping down as President of the European Council, but Donald Tusk is stepping up for a new challenge after being elected to lead the centre-right European People’s Party.
The EPP is the largest political grouping across the continent, but has suffered losses amid the rise in populism and extremist parties.

VW to Spend $4.4 Billion at China Ventures Defying Industry Woes - Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG and its Chinese joint-venture partners will invest more than 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) next year to rev up electric-car production and add more SUVs to its lineup, defying broader industry woes.
“Of course, we closely watch the up- and down-turns of the new energy vehicle market,” VW China chief Stephan Woellenstein said in prepared remarks at the Guangzhou auto show. “Still, its ongoing long-term growth excites us, as our electrification accelerates.”

UAW president resigns after union accuses him of false accounting - Reuters

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones resigned on Wednesday shortly after the union moved to remove him office amid a widening corruption probe from U.S. prosecutors, a union source told Reuters.

Judge halts scheduled federal executions, says Barr’s lethal injection protocol appears at odds with the law - The Washington Post

A judge late Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s plans to resume federal executions next month, determining that the Justice Department’s proposed lethal injection procedure “is not authorized” by federal law.
The order at least temporarily calls off four executions scheduled for December and January, which would have been the first carried out by the federal government since 2003. The Justice Department filed a notice Thursday that it intends to appeal and filed a request to stay the judge’s injunction.

World's first printed Christmas card goes on display at Dickens museum | The Guardian

The world’s first printed Christmas card, an artwork created in 1843 that went on to spawn a global industry, has gone on show at the Charles Dickens Museum in London.
Designed by Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley, in the same year that Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published, the hand-coloured card shows a family gathered around a table enjoying a glass of wine with a message: “A merry Christmas and a happy new year to you.”

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アマゾン、米政府を提訴 「国防クラウド」失注に不満  :日本経済新聞


米CIA元工作員 中国に情報売り渡し スパイ罪で禁錮19年判決 | NHKニュース


中国から亡命希望の元スパイ、豪に膨大な情報を提供 報道:AFPBB News

香港と台湾、オーストラリアで中国のスパイ活動に関わっていた男性がオーストラリアへの亡命を希望し、中国の政治干渉活動に関する膨大な情報を豪当局に提供していたことが分かった。……豪メディア大手ナイン(Nine)系列の複数の新聞によると、亡命を希望しているのは、「威廉王(William)」こと王力強(Wang Liqiang)氏。王氏はオーストラリアの防諜(ぼうちょう)機関に対し、香港で活動する中国軍の情報将校の身元と、香港と台湾、オーストラリアで行われている活動の内容と資金源に関する詳細な情報を提供した。

ベルギーの天才児、9歳で大学卒業へ 夢は人工臓器作り 写真11枚 国際ニュース:AFPBB News

オランダに住むベルギー人少年のローラン・シモンズ(Laurent Simons)君は、他の9歳児と同じく、テレビや家族の飼い犬が好きだ。だが一方で、人工臓器を作りたいとも思っており、間もなくその道に進むための学位を手にする見込みだ。
 ローラン君は来月、オランダのアイントホーフェン工科大学(Eindhoven University of Technology)から電気工学の学士号を授与され、世界で最も若くして大学を卒業した人物の一人となる予定。通常3年間かかる学士課程の修了にかかった期間はわずか9か月だ。

アセンション島から謎の不在着信、報告相次ぐ 折り返すと高額請求、その手口は? - ITmedia NEWS


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News Headlines - 22 November 2019

GSOMIA survives as South Korea reverses decision to exit intel pact with Japan | The Japan Times

In a dramatic last-minute about-face, the South Korean presidential office announced Friday that it will reverse course on its earlier decision to end a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan - just hours before the expected expiry of the deal.
The announcement by Seoul, which saved the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) - at least for now - came in the face of strong and persistent pressure from the United States to keep it alive.

Russian Watchdog Detects ‘Radiation Incident’ in South China Sea - The Moscow Times

The Russian government’s consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said Friday it has detected a “radiation incident” in the South China Sea.
“Based on data received from the Global Environmental Monitoring System, there’s an increase in background radiation in the South China Sea in connection with a radiation incident,” Rospotrebnadzor said in an online statement.

Kim Jong Un will not attend upcoming ASEAN summit, North Korean state media says | NK News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has formally rejected an invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in to attend an ASEAN event in Busan next week, the DPRK’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Thursday.

Snakes had back legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows - CNN

But newly discovered and well-preserved fossils of snakes, particularly snake skulls, suggest they had back legs for an extended period, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
Najash rionegrina was a type of early snake with hindlimbs. Researchers uncovered eight skulls, including one that was almost perfectly intact, as well as other fossils in the La Buitrera Palaeontological Area of northern Patagonia in Argentina.

Two boys die in India after falling into cooking pots of sambhar lentil stew - CNN

A three-year-old boy has become the second child to die of burn injuries in southern India this month after both fell into large cooking pots of hot stew in separate, unrelated incidents... Two people, including a school principal, are being investigated by police for negligence resulting in death over a similar, but unconnected, incident on November 13.
In that case, a six-year-old kindergarten student named Behlapuram Reddy died after falling into a pot of sambhar at a school in Panyam village, in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh state.

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米議会上院 GSOMIAの重要性訴える決議を可決 | NHKニュース


ネタニヤフ首相を起訴 イスラエル検察が収賄罪などで :日本経済新聞


中国 香港の英総領事館職員を拷問か 欧米メディア | NHKニュース




『キャッツ』新予告公開!猫化したテイラー・スウィフトの「胸揺れダンス」に衝撃 - フロントロウ


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News Headlines - 21 November 2019

Bolivia crisis: Death toll rises as security forces overwhelm protesters near La Paz - CNN

In total, at least 31 people have been killed in political unrest sparked by a disputed presidential election on October 20. Morales denied any electoral fraud, but he eventually resigned under pressure from the military, and fled to Mexico where he was granted political asylum.

French police DNA test dogs after pregnant woman mauled to death | The Guardian

French police investigating the death of a pregnant woman mauled to death by dogs while walking in the woods have carried out DNA tests on 67 dogs to try identify those that attacked her.
Elisa Pilarski, 29, was found dead on Saturday in Retz forest, about 55 miles north-east of Paris, after taking one of her own dogs for a walk. A hunt with hounds was under way in the forest at the time.
A postmortem concluded that she bled to death after several bites to her arms, legs and head.

Tuvalu rejects China offer to build islands and retains ties with Taiwan - Reuters

Tuvalu’s foreign minister said on Thursday the South Pacific nation had rejected offers from Chinese companies to build artificial islands to help it cope with rising sea levels, an approach viewed as undermining Taiwan’s influence in the region.

13 Years Ago Today: Shunsuke Nakamura Scored 'That' Free-Kick Against Manchester United - SPORTbible

13 years ago today, the free-kick specialist Shunsuke Nakamura curled in an absolute belter for Celtic against Manchester United, sending the capacity crowd at Parkhead into a state of delirium... In the 81st minute, with the game tied at 0-0, Nakamura bent one superbly into the top corner from 30 yards to secure passage to the knockout phase of the competition, as well as giving Celtic fans another historic European night.

Actress Erika Sawajiri tests negative after admitting drug use

Actress Erika Sawajiri, arrested for allegedly possessing the synthetic drug MDMA, has tested negative in a urine test for MDMA and other illegal drugs, police said Wednesday... MDMA usually goes out of a person's system within two to three days after taking it, and Sawajiri took the test on a voluntary basis on Saturday, the day she was arrested, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

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イスラエル、再びやり直し総選挙へ 中東の不安定要因に :日本経済新聞


独ワイツゼッカー元大統領の息子、講演中に刺殺 男を逮捕 動機不明 - 毎日新聞




英アンドルー王子が公務中止 性犯罪歴ある富豪と交友で批判:AFPBB News

性犯罪歴があった米富豪ジェフリー・エプスタイン(Jeffrey Epstein)被告との交友関係をめぐり批判を浴びている英国のアンドルー王子(Prince Andrew、59)は20日、当面の間、公務から身を引く意向を表明した。
 エリザベス女王(Queen Elizabeth II)の次男であるアンドルー王子は16日のBBCとのインタビューで、エプスタイン被告との交友関係を擁護。これ受け、王子が支援する組織や団体の間では、支援の継続辞退や内容見直しの動きが広がっていた。

エプスタイン被告の勾留中自殺、点検怠り記録偽造で刑務官2人を起訴:AFPBB News

多数の未成年の少女を性的目的で人身取引したとして起訴されていた米富豪のジェフリー・エプスタイン(Jeffrey Epstein)被告(当時66)が勾留中に自殺した問題で、ニューヨークの検察当局は19日、自殺時に当直を務めていた刑務官2人を、定期点検を行ったかのように記録を偽造したとして起訴した。

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News Headlines - 20 November 2019

Canada's Trudeau to shuffle cabinet, foreign minister set for big new role - Reuters

Trudeau’s Liberals lost their majority in an October election and now have no legislators in the western energy-producing provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, which oppose tougher environmental laws that critics say could cripple the oil industry. Polls show separatist sentiment is growing.

Finland seems unlikely to balance budget by 2023, estimates IMF

THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT will have to re-consider a number of previously ruled out policy options if it is to balance its budget by 2023, views the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The IMF on Tuesday pointed out that the objective seems challenging in light of the one-off spending increases of up to three billion euros - 1.4 billion euros of which has already been committed - announced by the government and the subdued growth rate forecast for the national economy for 2020-2021.

Ten arrested in London after '£15m smuggled from UK to Dubai hidden in suitcases' | Sky News

Ten people suspected of smuggling more than £15m of dirty money from the UK to Dubai in suitcases have been arrested in a series of raids.
The alleged members of an organised crime group are accused of being part of a "well-orchestrated conspiracy" to launder millions made through drugs and people smuggling over three years, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

Nazi memorabilia auction criticised by Jewish leader - BBC News

A German auction of items such as Adolf Hitler's hat and partner Eva Braun's dresses has been sharply criticised by the European Jewish Association (EJA).
The EJA argued the items have little historical value, and would be bought by individuals who glorify Nazism.
The organisation asked Munich-based Hermann Historica to stop the auction, but it went ahead.

Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US - CNN

Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says.
Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time.

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米議会、上院も「香港人権・民主主義法案」可決 中国は反発 | ニューズウィーク日本版


ヒトラーの生家を警察署に オーストリア政府が発表:AFPBB News

オーストリア内務省は19日、ナチス・ドイツ(Nazi)の指導者アドルフ・ヒトラー(Adolf Hitler)の生家を警察署にする計画を発表した。政府はこの建物がネオナチの聖地になることを防ぐため、数年間にわたり建物の所有者と法廷で争ってきた。

オフィス365メール障害復旧…システム更新作業原因か : 読売新聞オンライン


アサンジ被告の性的暴行容疑、スウェーデン当局が捜査打ち切り:AFPBB News

スウェーデンの検察当局は19日、内部告発サイト「ウィキリークス(WikiLeaks)」の創設者ジュリアン・アサンジ(Julian Assange)被告をめぐる2010年の性的暴行容疑について、捜査を打ち切ったと発表した。……この容疑をめぐっては2010年8月、スウェーデンの首都ストックホルムで開かれたウィキリークスの会合でアサンジ被告に会ったスウェーデン人女性が、眠っている間にアサンジ被告が避妊せずに性行為に及んだと訴えていた。同被告は一貫して容疑を否認してきた。……スウェーデンへの身柄引き渡し命令を回避するため、2012年から在英エクアドル大使館に身を寄せていたアサンジ被告は、今年4月に警察によって逮捕され、以後最も厳重な警備が敷かれている刑務所に収監されている。

トッテナム新監督にモウリーニョ氏就任! マンU解任から約11ヶ月ぶりにプレミア復帰 | フットボールチャンネル


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News Headlines - 19 November 2019

Toyota worker’s suicide ruled work-related after harassment

An engineer at Toyota killed himself after being constantly ridiculed by his boss, authorities have ruled.
Toyota Motor Corp. acknowledged the case after reports of the ruling emerged Tuesday. The company said it hopes to prevent further such cases and expressed condolences over the death.
The case came amid growing awareness of problems with what the Japanese call “power harassment.”

De-clutter guru Marie Kondo opens online store - BBC News

Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo, who made her name preaching against clutter, is launching an online store selling homeware and fashion.
The author and media star has added a collection of more than 100 items that "spark joy" to her KonMari website.
The range includes, among other things, an $86 (£66.3) scented candle and a $42 (£32.4) flower bouquet tote bag.

French court confirms sentence for Picasso's electrician over hoarded art | AFP.com

A French court on Tuesday confirmed the two-year suspended jail terms given to Pablo Picasso's former electrician and his wife, who hoarded 271 of the great painter's works in a garage for four decades.
The verdict by the Lyon court is the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga, which took the couple, who claim the works were a gift, all the way to France's top appeals court.

Princess Diana's John Travolta Dress For Sale | PEOPLE.com

In an instantly iconic moment, Princess Diana and John Travolta twirled around the dance floor at a 1985 White House state dinner hosted by then-President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Decades later, the late royal’s blue velvet dress is now up for auction.
Diana’s gown by Victor Edelstein is on sale from Kerry Taylor Auctions, and it is estimated that it will go for around $450,000.

Solving a Rubik's Cube in 5.2 seconds | Reuters.com

The Red Bull Rubik's Cube World Cup 2019 Final was held in Moscow's Yota Arena on Sunday.

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英総選挙支持率、保守党が労働党を10ポイントリード=ICM - ロイター




加州がGMやトヨタの新車購入停止へ、排ガス規制巡り対立 - ロイター


日米貿易協定案、衆院通過 来年1月の発効目指す:時事ドットコム


英アンドルー王子に非難と失笑、性的疑惑の幕引き図るインタビューが裏目に:AFPBB News

英エリザベス女王(Queen Elizabeth II)の次男で王位継承順位第8位のアンドルー王子(Prince Andrew、59)が、2001年に当時17歳だった少女に性行為を強要したとされる疑惑を英BBC放送のインタビューで否定したことで、猛烈な非難を浴びている。……アンドルー王子を告発したのは、バージニア・ジュフリー(Virginia Giuffre、旧姓ロバーツ〈Roberts〉)さん。性的搾取を目的とした未成年少女の人身取引の疑いで逮捕され、勾留中の今年8月に死亡した米富豪ジェフリー・エプスタイン(Jeffrey Epstein)被告の被害者の一人だ。2001年にロンドンと米ニューヨーク、エプスタイン被告の所有していたカリブ海の島で計3回、アンドルー王子からセックスを強要されたと主張している。

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News Headlines - 18 November 2019

Hong Kong riot police carry out dawn raid on university after battle with protesters | The Guardian

Hong Kong police have laid siege to the city’s Polytechnic University, where about 200 protesters are holed up after a weekend of violence which saw conflict between the two sides reach new heights.
Protesters tried to leave the campus on Monday morning - at the request of the university’s president - but were forced back by police who fired rounds of tear gas. Explosions and gun fire could be heard in videos posted online showing the protesters attempting to leave the area.

Hong Kong's High Court rules anti-mask law unconstitutional | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Hong Kong’s ban on face-covering at protests has been ruled unconstitutional with the High Court saying that it “goes further than necessary” in the restriction of fundamental rights.
The judgment on Monday came as an unexpected blow to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who invoked the colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance (ERO) to enact the mask ban without legislative oversight.
The court also ruled that the ERO was partially unconstitutional as sections of the law that empower Hong Kong’s leader to make laws “on any occasion of public danger” are incompatible with the Basic Law.

SoftBank's Yahoo Japan-Line merger aims to take on U.S., China online behemoths | The Japan Times

Yahoo Japan operator Z Holdings Corp. and Line Corp. said Monday they have reached a basic merger agreement that will forge an internet conglomerate boasting over 100 million users in Japan with the aim of challenging U.S. and Chinese online behemoths.

Two die in French bridge collapse near Toulouse - BBC News

A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver were killed when a suspension bridge collapsed in south-western France.
Two vehicles fell into the River Tarn north of Toulouse when the bridge near the village of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn fell down at around 08:00 (07:00 GMT).
Five people were also seriously injured including two rescuers and local people who had tried to save victims.

Teen gunman who killed two in shooting rampage at California high school dies in hospital

The teenager who shot five fellow students in a 16-second killing rampage at a Southern California high school has died, authorities said Friday night.
Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow died at about 3:30 p.m. Friday at a hospital with his mother nearby, said The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Berhow had been in critical condition after shooting himself following the rampage, which killed two other students.

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英労働党、ブロードバンド無料提供を計画-BT部門国有化の方針 - Bloomberg


独名門ホテルを買収 中国大手の華住酒店が860億円で :日本経済新聞


NASA、史上最も遠い天体の正式名称発表 愛称がナチスとの関連で批判:AFPBB News

米航空宇宙局(NASA)は12日、「ウルティマトゥーレ(Ultima Thule)」の愛称で知られる、これまで宇宙探査機が訪れた中で最も地球から遠い天体「2014 MU69」の正式名称を「Arrokoth」にすると発表した。ウルティマトゥーレという愛称は、ナチス・ドイツ(Nazi)を連想させるとして物議を醸していた。Arrokothは、米先住民族パウハタン(Powhatan)の言葉で「空」を意味する。
 この天体は氷に覆われており、冥王星から約10億マイル(約16億キロ)離れたところにある暗い極寒の天体領域「カイパーベルト(Kuiper Belt)」内の軌道を周回している。

革命30周年のプラハ 「観光公害」にウンザリ(ロイター)


ホンダF1 ベルガー&セナ以来、21年ぶりの 1-2フィニッシュ達成!! | 自動車情報誌「ベストカー」

2019年11月17日(日)にブラジル・インテルラゴスサーキットで開催されたF1ブラジルGP決勝レースで、1位をAston Martin Red Bull Racingのマックス・フェルスタッペン選手が、2位をRed Bull Toro Rosso Hondaのピエール・ガスリー選手が獲得した。これにより、ホンダ製エンジン搭載車が1-2フィニッシュを達成。……ホンダエンジンがF1GPで1-2フィニッシュを決めたのは1991年の日本GP(1位がゲルハルト・ベルガー選手、2位がアイルトン・セナ選手)以来28年ぶりとなる。

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News Headlines - 17 November 2019

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims - The New York Times

The directive was among 403 pages of internal documents that have been shared with The New York Times in one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China’s ruling Communist Party in decades. They provide an unprecedented inside view of the continuing clampdown in Xinjiang, in which the authorities have corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others into internment camps and prisons over the past three years.

Stop Calling China’s Xi Jinping ‘President,’ U.S. Panel Says - WSJ

A bipartisan commission convened by Congress wants everyone to stop calling Chinese leader Xi Jinping “president.”
The title implies Mr. Xi is elected by a popular democratic vote and not the winner of an internal power contest in the Chinese Communist Party, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in its annual report released Thursday.

More than half of Italians in poll say racist acts are justifiable | The Guardian

More than half of the Italians surveyed in a recent poll have said that racist acts were either sometimes or always “justifiable”, a finding that comes after a series of high-profile racist and antisemitic incidents across the country.
The polling firm, SWG, questioned a sample of 1,500 people of whom 10% said racist acts were always justified and a further 45% who said racist acts could be acceptable depending on the situation.
The remaining 45% said racist acts of any kind were completely unacceptable.

Heavy snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in Iran capital

Heavy snowfall blanketed the streets of north Tehran on Saturday, causing traffic chaos and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital said.
Crews of municipal workers were battling to clear roads and pavements in parts of the capital, where snow began falling at the start of the morning rush hour and continued through the day.

Japan team finds 143 stunning new images in Nazca Lines of Peru:The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese researchers discovered 143 stunning geoglyphs of humans, birds, camels and other animals etched into the desert in southern Peru around the mysterious Nazca Lines.
One image was found using AI technology, which was backed up by an on-site investigation.
Yamagata University studied the area between 2016 and 2018, and announced its findings on Nov. 15.

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仏で約3万人デモ、一部暴徒化 黄色いベスト運動1年:時事ドットコム


首相退陣求め大規模デモ 学生ら、革命30年合わせ―チェコ:時事ドットコム


ゴーン元会長逮捕からまもなく1年 国際捜査の全容判明 | NHKニュース


東京新聞:ローマ法王、ミサに袴田さん招待 訪日中短時間接触、言葉交わすか


CNN.co.jp : 植物由来のバーガー好調、欧州市場でも発売 米バーガーキング


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News Headlines - 16 November 2019

Chinese army help clear protest debris at Hong Kong Baptist University | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Chinese army personnel have helped to clear debris left by protesters at Hong Kong Baptist University in Kowloon Tong.
The cleanup operation began at 1pm on Saturday as community groups moved bricks and barricades which had accumulated on Junction Road over the past week. According to District Councillor Ho Hin-ming, who helped to organise the effort, the group began to clear Renfield Road at around 4pm when - half an hour later - at least 50 personnel from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) emerged from the nearby barrack with buckets and brooms to shift the remaining items.

Prince Andrew interview: Jeffrey Epstein stay was 'wrong thing to do' - BBC News

The Duke of York has said he "let the side down" by staying at the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, adding it was the "wrong thing to do".
Answering questions about his links to Epstein for the first time, Prince Andrew said his stay was not "becoming of a member of the Royal Family".
The prince spoke to BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis in an interview recorded at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Yamanote Line’s Takanawa Gateway Station nearly finished:The Asahi Shimbun

The first station set to open on East Japan Railway Co.’s (JR East) Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines in Tokyo since 1971 sports a futuristic design that is distinctly Japanese.
The Takanawa Gateway Station is scheduled to greet its first passengers in spring 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympics. Media representatives were given a preview of the construction site on Nov. 16.
The last new station to be opened on the Yamanote Line was at Nishi-Nippori 48 years ago. It is the first time for a JR East station in Tokyo to use katataka characters in the name.

Erika Sawajiri arrested for alleged drug offence | NHK WORLD

Tokyo police have arrested actress Erika Sawajiri for possession of illegal drugs.
Investigative sources told NHK the 33-year-old was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home. She has reportedly admitted that the drugs are hers... Sawajiri has appeared in a number of popular films, including "Shinjuku Swan," "Closed Note," and "Pacchigi!"

S.Sudan athletes train in Japan ahead of Games | NHK WORLD

A group of athletes from South Sudan is in Japan to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics more than eight months before the Games get underway.
Three athletes, one para-athlete and a coach arrived in Maebashi City north of Tokyo on Thursday.
South Sudan became independent in 2011 after a long civil war. Maebashi has welcomed the team for a long period due to their home country's poor training facilities.

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思いやり予算、4.5倍に 米政権、80億ドル要求―日本側の反発必至:時事ドットコム


トランプ氏、弾劾調査の公聴会中に「証人脅迫」 ツイッターで攻撃:AFPBB News

米議会下院の情報特別委員会は15日、ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領弾劾の是非をめぐる公聴会を開き、トランプ氏に解任されたマリー・ヨバノビッチ(Marie Yovanovitch)前駐ウクライナ大使が証言した。トランプ氏は公聴会の最中にヨバノビッチ氏に対する異例の攻撃をツイッター(Twitter)で展開し、ヨバノビッチ氏は「とても脅迫的だ」と述べた。

松本零士氏が脳卒中「非常に深刻な状態」伊メディア : 日刊スポーツ


「シンドラーのリスト」プロデュース、ラスティグ氏死去 : 読売新聞オンライン


フィンランド初のユーロ出場 スウェーデン2位突破 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 15 November 2019

Hong Kong protests: police treat death of 70-year-old cleaner as murder, saying he was struck by brick thrown with malice | South China Morning Post

A 70-year-old cleaner who died after being hit on the head by a brick during a clash between anti-government protesters and residents in Sheung Shui was “maliciously” killed by a black-clad person in a mask, police alleged on Friday.
The case was being treated as murder and the force called on eyewitnesses to come forward to provide evidence, admitting they had not identified any suspects yet.
The man surnamed Luo, a contracted government cleaner, died on Thursday night after sustaining injuries during the clash near North District Town Hall on Wednesday.

Taiwan Halts Sale of Huawei Phones in New China Sovereignty Row - Bloomberg

Taiwan suspended sales of three Huawei Technologies Co. smartphone models that identify Taiwan as part of China, striking a fresh blow in a long-running conflict over references to sovereignty.
Phone carriers were ordered to stop offering Huawei’s P30, P3O Pro and Nova 5T models starting Thursday because their displays included the words “Taiwan, China” for time zones and contacts, said Peter Niou, a deputy director at the National Communications Commission in Taipei. The reference impairs Taiwan’s “national dignity,” Niou said.

In China two people got the plague yes, the Black Death plague. Why is it still a thing? - CNN

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy.
The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by doctors in the Chinese capital Beijing, according to state media Xinhua. They are now receiving treatment in Beijing's Chaoyang District, and authorities have implemented preventative control measures.

IS member stuck between Turkey-Greece borders not matter of Turkey: president - Xinhua

A U.S. citizen, captured during Turkey's military incursion into Syria for being an IS member, was deported to Greece through Pazarkule border crossing, local media reported on Monday.
However, he was rejected by the Greek authorities and has been waiting on the no man's land between borders since Monday.
The U.S. citizen has reportedly entered Turkey through Greece, and Ankara wanted to deport him back to America through Greek authorities.
Ankara, Athens, and Washington are now in talks for his extradition, according to the Turkish officials.

Ghana Withdraws 'Premature' Kosovo Recognition

Ghana says it has reversed its recognition of Kosovo as an independent state, a move hailed by Serbia as an "important decision."
A November 11 statement from the Ghanaian Foreign Ministry said the 2012 decision to recognize the former Serbian province’s statehood turned out to be “premature” in view of UN Security Council Resolution 1244.
The 1999 resolution placed Kosovo under international protection and gave the region "substantial autonomy" within Yugoslavia, which Serbia was a part of at the time.

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テスラ、ベルリンにEV新工場 米中欧の3極体制に :日本経済新聞


伊政府、ベネチアに非常事態宣言 高潮で浸水被害:AFPBB News

イタリア政府は14日、異例の高潮に見舞われた古都ベネチア(Venice)に非常事態を宣言した。……イタリアのジュセッペ・コンテ(Giuseppe Conte)首相は、内閣が非常事態を承認したと表明。12日の水害を受けて、ベネチアで「最も急を要する介入」を行うため、2000万ユーロ(約24億円)の迅速な財政援助を命じたと述べた。……14日朝には、水位のさらなる上昇を注意する警報が市内全域に鳴り響いたものの、水位は12日と比べ低位にとどまった。12日の水位は過去50年で最高に達していた。

IS戦闘員の妻、米生まれでも「市民でない」 連邦地裁:朝日新聞デジタル


ファーウェイとZTEは安全上の脅威、「信用できず」=米司法長官 - ロイター


スコットランドがラグビーW杯不適切発言に「遺憾の意」、罰金受け入れ:AFPBB News

ワールドラグビー(World Rugby)は14日、W杯日本大会(Rugby World Cup 2019)中の発言について7万ポンド(約980万円)の罰金を科されていたスコットランドラグビー協会(SRU)がこの処分を受け入れるとともに、「遺憾の意を表明した」と発表した。SRUは大会期間中、台風19号(アジア名:ハギビス、Hagibis)の影響でプールステージの最終戦が中止になった場合、法的措置も辞さないとコメントしていた。

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News Headlines - 14 November 2019

All schools in HK close amid continued unrest | NHK WORLD

Hong Kong's government has closed all schools in the territory from Thursday to the end of the week, as protesters continue to disrupt traffic in the territory.
The government on Thursday closed kindergartens to universities, citing safety reasons.

36 Japanese teenagers nabbed over telecom fraud ≫ Manila Bulletin News

The Bureau of Immigration-Fugitive Search Unit (FSU-BI) arrested 36 Japanese teenagers allegedly engaged in telecom fraud when they swooped down on an apartelle on P. Ocampo Street, Makati City.

Emperor Naruhito performs centuries-old nighttime Daijosai ceremony as key succession rite | The Japan Times

Emperor Naruhito performed from Thursday evening a centuries-old Shinto thanksgiving ceremony known as the Daijosai, the last of the major succession rituals following his enthronement in May. The state-funded rite has stirred controversy for its religious aspects.

Boeing expects to resume 737 Max deliveries in December

Boeing on Monday said it expects to resume deliveries of its grounded 737 Max planes as early as next month and that airlines could be able to restart commercial service in January, setting off the biggest rally in the company’s shares since June.
Boeing’s 737 Max planes have been grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.

Where Germans like to emigrate | DW

More than 250,000 Germans emigrate from Germany each year, according to German government statistics... According to the International Migration Outlook 2019, these are the top OECD countries where Germans emigrate to.
1. Switzerland
2. Austria
3. United Kingdom
4. Netherlands
5. Spain

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離脱後「英は二流国に」…EU大統領が痛烈批判 : 読売新聞オンライン


独英仏、北朝鮮の“海外出稼ぎ”労働者送還を呼びかけ TBS NEWS

 「我々は、国際社会に対し、北朝鮮に対する制裁を厳格に履行するよう求めます。全ての国連加盟国が、自国内で収入を得ている北朝鮮の者たち全員を、12月22日までに、本国に送還する措置も含めてです」(ドイツ ホイスゲン国連大使)

スイス高齢ドライバーの交通違反、10年で倍増 - SWI swissinfo.ch


ナイキ、アマゾンへの製品供給打ち切り 米紙報道 :日本経済新聞


サッカーロシア代表、アディダスの新ユニ着用を拒否 袖配色が国旗と逆:AFPBB News

ロシアサッカー協会(RFU)は13日、独スポーツ用品大手アディダス(Adidas)が手掛けた新ユニホームの色の配置が国旗のパターンと逆だとの指摘を受け、欧州選手権(UEFA Euro 2020)予選ではこれまで使用していたユニホームを着用すると表明した。……ロシア代表のユニホームは国旗の白、青、赤のトリコロールとは逆に配置されている。

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News Headlines - 13 November 2019

Hillary Clinton 'under enormous pressure' to run in 2020 - BBC News

Hillary Clinton has said she is "under enormous pressure" to challenge US President Donald Trump in next year's White House election.
The former Democratic presidential nominee refused to rule it out, telling the BBC: "Never say never."
Mrs Clinton, 72, said she thinks "all the time" about what kind of president she would have been if she had beaten Mr Trump in 2016.

Japan cancels cherry blossom party amid cronyism accusations - BBC News

The publicly funded event, honouring the great and the good for their achievements, has taken place every April since 1952.
But opposition politicians said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited too many of his own supporters to the last event.
They say he brought 850 people from his constituency, 1,000km (620 miles) away.

SoftBank and Line enter talks to form a new tie-up | The Japan Times

SoftBank Group Corp. is looking to reach an agreement with Line Corp. on a comprehensive partnership or acquisition through its group firm that runs Yahoo Japan, it was learned on Wednesday... Line’s market value on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s first section is at about ¥1.1 trillion. The acquisition will considerably change the landscape of the IT industry if realized. SoftBank is eyeing on having its group firm Z Holdings Corp., which operates Yahoo Japan, tie up with Line.

Nissan cuts profit forecast after 70% quarterly plunge - Reuters

Nissan Motor Co reported a 70% drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday and cut its full-year forecast to an 11-year low, hit by a strong yen and falling sales, and highlighting the turmoil at the Japanese automaker after the ouster of Carlos Ghosn.

Uranium particles detected at undeclared site in Iran, says atomic watchdog | The Guardian

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its latest report, seen by AFP, on the country’s nuclear programme on Monday: “The agency has detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency.”
The particles are understood to be the product of uranium which has been mined and undergone initial processing, but not enriched.

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スペイン与党、急進左派と連立樹立で合意:AFPBB News

スペインのペドロ・サンチェス(Pedro Sanchez)首相率いる与党・社会労働党(PSOE)と急進左派ポデモス(Podemos)は12日、連立政権の樹立で原則合意した。左派の穏健派と急進派が連立樹立で合意するのは近代スペイン史上初めてとなる。

AK47の生みの親カラシニコフ生誕100年 ロシアの英雄の名誉と苦悩:AFPBB News

ロシアの伝説的自動小銃「AK47」の生みの親ミハイル・カラシニコフ(Mikhail Kalashnikov)氏の生誕から10日で100年を迎えた。ロシアの英雄とたたえられた同氏は晩年、自らが設計した銃で大勢の人が殺されていることに苦悩していたという。

戦時中に消息絶った米潜水艦 75年ぶりに沖縄近海で発見 | NHKニュース


「水の都」ベネチア、高潮で浸水 サンマルコ寺院も被害:朝日新聞デジタル


森林火災で非常事態宣言 オーストラリア:テレビ東京


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News Headlines - 12 November 2019

Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest | South China Morning Post

It was the second day Chinese University (CUHK) was plunged into hours-long, intense confrontations between police and anti-government demonstrators. It was also a day police fired tear gas outside City University as early as 7.20am, and got into a showdown with students at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Japan 'glasses ban' for women at work sparks backlash - BBC News

Several local news outlets said some companies had "banned" eyewear for female employees for various reasons.
Among them, some retail chains reportedly said glasses-wearing shop assistants gave a "cold impression".
That has sparked heated discussion on Japanese social media over dress practices and women in the workplace.

Amid favoritism uproar, ex-top Japan bureaucrat, 88, referred to prosecutors over deadly crash | The Japan Times

Police on Tuesday referred to prosecutors the case of an 88-year-old former senior bureaucrat who was involved in a Tokyo car crash that left a toddler and her mother dead and prompted many elderly Japanese to surrender their driver’s licenses for fear of causing a similar accident.
The police concluded after a seven-month investigation that the April accident was caused by Kozo Iizuka, former head of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, rather than a problem with his car.

The downfall of Carlos Ghosn | Financial Times

Ghosn is confined to Tokyo under the terms of a $13.5m bail agreement... No start date has been set for the trial, which could ultimately cost him many more years of freedom. He can see his children but not his second wife Carole. When he leaves his flat, he is tailed by three agencies: the police, prosecutors and a private detective believed to be hired by the very company he once saved from bankruptcy.

1.5 years after penis and scrotum transplant, injured veteran feels 'whole' again

A veteran who lost his legs and genitals when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan is doing well a year and a half after undergoing the first full total penis and scrotum transplant.
His surgeons at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore provided an update about the man's condition in a letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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英ブレグジット党、対抗馬擁立見送り ジョンソン首相に追い風 - ロイター


英王室、日本ゆかりの品展示へ 来年6月、バッキンガム宮殿で:時事ドットコム


高木日向子さん、作曲部門優勝 ジュネーブ国際音楽コン:朝日新聞デジタル


バックパックから女性の腕、ナポレオン研究の第一人者を逮捕 ロシア:AFPBB News

ロシア北西部サンクトペテルブルク(St. Petersburg)で、著名な歴史学者の男が教え子の元女子大生を殺害した容疑で逮捕された。……逮捕されたのは、サンクトペテルブルク大学教授のオレグ・ソコロフ(Oleg Sokolov)容疑者(63)。捜査当局は、モイカ川(River Moika)に落ちた「63歳の男」を救出したところ、男のバックパックから女性の腕が見つかったため、殺人容疑で身柄を拘束したと説明。

東京新聞:「イルカ監獄」の全頭解放 ロシア極東、国際的な批判受け


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News Headlines - 11 November 2019

Hong Kong protester shot in street confrontation with police | Al Jazeera

Hong Kong police opened fire and wounded at least one protester during a fracas broadcast live on Facebook, as chaos erupted across China's self-governing territory during rush hour on Monday.
Footage showed a police officer drawing his weapon in the eastern district of Sai Wan Ho as he tried to detain a masked man at a road junction that had been blocked by protesters.
Another masked man then approached the officer and appeared to get shot in the chest area, falling to the ground, clutching his left side. He was later admitted to hospital where he was reported to be in critical condition.

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit $23 billion in first nine hours | The Japan Times

Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said Monday that sales logged from its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 billion mark late Monday afternoon, putting the event on track to set a record in its 11th year.
Akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States, Singles’ Day has been promoted as a shopping festival by Alibaba Chairman and Chief Executive Daniel Zhang since 2009, growing rapidly to become the world’s biggest online sales event.
Also dubbed “Double Eleven,” the festival’s name originates from the calendar date Nov. 11, with the four ones in 11/11 signifying being single.

Bolivian president Evo Morales resigns after election result dispute | The Guardian

Evo Morales has announced he will resign as president of Bolivia after the military called for him to step down and the police withdrew their support following weeks of unrest over disputed election results.
In a televised address, Bolivia’s president of nearly 14 years said he was stepping down for the “good of the country”. but added in an attack on opponents whom he had accused of a coup attempt: “Dark forces have destroyed democracy.”
Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, later said on Twitter that the police had an “illegal” warrant for his arrest and that “violent groups” had attacked his home in Cochabamba, a city in central Bolivia.

Roman Polanski Accused of 1975 Rape - The New York Times

A French photographer has accused the director Roman Polanski of violently raping her in 1975 in his ski chalet in Switzerland when she was 18, adding to the list of several women who have publicly accused Mr. Polanski of sexually abusing them as teenagers.
The director, who is preparing to release a film on Wednesday dealing with themes of injustice, “firmly denied” the latest accusation, his lawyer said.

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun - BBC News

Mercury has made a rare transit, where the planet passes across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth.
During the transit, Mercury appeared as a dark silhouetted disc against the bright surface of our star.
There are 14 transits in this century; the last before this was in 2016, but the next event will not occur until 2032.

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スペイン総選挙、与党過半数届かず 極右第3党に :日本経済新聞


今年の英単語に「気候スト」選出、環境保護運動の高まり受け | Forbes JAPAN(フォーブス ジャパン)

コリンズ英語辞典は2019年を代表する単語に「climate strike(気候ストライキ)」を選出したと発表した。……climate strikeという単語が最初にコリンズ英語辞典に登場したのは2015年のことで、同年にはパリで「第21回気候変動枠組条約締約国会議」が開催され、大規模なデモ活動が展開されていた。……この単語の利用率は近年、急速に高まっておりコリンズの編集チームによると2019年~2019年にかけて利用頻度は100倍に高まったという。

日本の英語力、非英語圏で53位 世界ランク、前年から低下:時事ドットコム


野村HDに110億円の罰金・利益没収 イタリア裁判所:朝日新聞デジタル


サクソフォン国際コンクール 日本人が1位と2位の快挙 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 10 November 2019

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greeted by thousands at royal parade | South China Morning Post

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a motorcade marking his enthronement on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of delighted well-wishers who cheered, waved small flags and took photos from both sides of packed pavements... Naruhito succeeded his father Akihito on May 1 following his abdication, and formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne in a palace ceremony last month.

2nd defendant flees while under escort by Osaka prosecutors:The Asahi Shimbun

In the second such incident in under two weeks, a man facing drug charges escaped from a vehicle while he was being taken to a detention facility in Osaka Prefecture, prosecutors said Nov. 9.
The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office said prosecutors and prefectural police are searching for the defendant, Ryotaro Oue.

Iran discovers new oil field with 50 billion barrels of crude | DW

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said a new oil field was discovered in the Khuzestan province.
He said the new field has more than 50 billion barrels of crude oil, which would boost the country's proven reserves by a third... The field could become Iran's second-largest oil field, behind Ahvaz with 65 billion barrels of crude.

United Kingdom might not exist in a decade, half of UK citizens think: poll - Reuters

The United Kingdom might not exist in its current form in a decade’s time, half of its citizens believe, an Ipsos MORI poll found... As the United Kingdom heads towards its latest Brexit deadline of Jan. 31, there are growing demands for an independence referendum in Scotland and for a vote on Northern Ireland unifying with the Republic of Ireland.

Madonna sued by fans for being hours late to her concert | Fox Business

Fans of Madonna are suing the “Material Girl” over the increasingly late start times for her Madame X Tour, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
Both Madonna and events promoter Live Nation were named in a class-action lawsuit filed by Nate Hollander after the Florida ticketholder claimed he lost money when the pop icon pushed back the start time of her concerts from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The lawsuit alleges Madonna has had issues with punctuality during her current ongoing tour, routinely making concertgoers wait two hours longer initially scheduled.

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CNN.co.jp : NATOは「脳死」状態、米国頼れず 仏大統領


米主導のホルムズ有志連合、活動開始 参加は7カ国に :日本経済新聞


英中銀総裁、新EU離脱案「経済の支え」 金利据え置き  :日本経済新聞


独首相「どんな高い壁も打ち破れる」 ベルリンの壁崩壊30年式典(産経新聞)


フェイスブックを加州が提訴-プライバシー侵害巡る調査への協力巡り - Bloomberg


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News Headlines - 09 November 2019

Emperor Naruhito 'deeply appreciates' celebration of enthronement - The Mainichi

The festival was held at the Imperial Palace Plaza in Tokyo in the afternoon, beginning with a procession of around 30 "mikoshi" portable shrines accompanied by musical performers and dancers.

Ireland to impose 'latte levy' by 2021 to cut plastic waste - Reuters

Ireland will impose a so-called latte levy on disposable coffee cups by 2021 in a bid to change consumer habits and cut the environmental impact from the use of single-use plastics, its minister for climate action said on Wednesday... The government hopes the proposed levy of up to 0.25 euros per cup will encourage coffee drinkers to instead carry around reusable “Keep Cups” that already allow customers to claim a discount in some coffee shops.

U.K. Police Confirm Identities Of All 39 Vietnamese Nationals Found Dead In Truck : NPR

Thirty-nine people found dead inside a truck container in southeastern England have been formally identified as Vietnamese nationals, according to Essex police. The victims - 31 men and eight women - were illegally smuggled into the United Kingdom in October as part of an alleged human trafficking ring.

Brit, 44, eaten by shark pictured after wife ID'd wedding ring off Reunion island on her 40th birthday holiday

A BRIT who was eaten by a shark has been pictured for the first time after his wife forced to identify him by his arm and wedding ring found inside the predator.
The 44 year old man, Richard Martyn Turner, was snorkelling on the Island of Reunion by himself when he vanished in an area where four sharks were later caught.
He was reported missing by his wife Verity on Sunday and the grizzly remains of the hand were found inside the stomach of a 9ft tiger shark after they were brought ashore.

Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dead at 82 | Fox News

Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82... Born in 1936, Freeman began his career as a photojournalist for London's Sunday Times and captured portraits of leading jazz musicians before working with The Beatles. He shot the black-and-white cover for the 1963 album "With The Beatles," picturing the Fab Four's faces in part-shadow. It became a defining image of the group and was used for the 1964 U.S. album "Meet The Beatles!"

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ブルームバーグ氏、アラバマ州予備選に立候補手続き  - 産経ニュース


トランプ氏に2.2億円支払い命令 慈善団体の資金流用:朝日新聞デジタル


仏、移民受け入れに数値目標 極右を意識、曖昧さも :日本経済新聞


トゥスクEU大統領、ポーランド大統領選に出馬せず - ロイター




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News Headlines - 08 November 2019

Hong Kong student dies after fall in a parking garage during weekend protests - CNN

A 22-year-old Hong Kong university student who suffered a severe head injury after falling in a parking garage close to the scene of protests has died, hospital authorities confirmed Friday, a development that could further inflame tensions in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
Police say Chow Tsz-lok, a computer sciences student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), fell from the third floor to the second floor of a parking garage in the residential area of Tseung Kwan O in the early hours of November 4. The incident occurred as police clashed with protesters during a nearby anti-government demonstration.
The Hong Kong Hospital Authority confirmed that Chow died at 8:09 a.m. local time on Friday.

Toyota to partner with BYD in China | NHK WORLD

Toyota Motor says it is launching a joint venture with China's largest electric vehicle maker, BYD, to research and develop battery-powered electric vehicles.
Toyota says the two companies have agreed to get the new firm up and running by the end of 2020, and to evenly split the capital needed. The new company will be based in China, and will also develop frames and parts for electric vehicles.
Toyota and BYD earlier agreed to jointly develop two types of electric vehicles over the next five years. They plan to sell the cars in China under the Toyota brand.

Ex-entertainer Masashi Tashiro arrested again for drug possession

Former entertainer Masashi Tashiro was arrested Wednesday for allegedly being in possession of illegal stimulants in Tokyo and northeastern Japan earlier this year, police said... According to the police in Shiogama, his suspected possession came to light after the accommodation informed them that "a customer forgot weird stuff" on Aug. 24.
When the police apprehended Tashiro on Wednesday for the case in the Tokyo district, where his home is located, he was also found to have drugs and arrested at the scene, they said.

'Order!': Meet the Belgian musician behind the Bercow dance remix - Reuters

The famous bellows of “Order!” by former British parliamentary Speaker John Bercow have shimmied their way out of Westminster and into a dance remix gone viral at the hands of Belgian dance musician Michael Schack... The video, featuring an intense beat and muppet versions of Bercow, as well as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has amassed tens of thousands of views on YouTube views since Schack uploaded it on Oct. 24.

Napoleon Bonaparte's general believed unearthed in Russia - CNN

A one-legged skeleton unearthed by a team of archaeologists is believed to be one of Napoleon Bonaparte's generals, Charles-Etienne Gudin, according to a French historian and former soldier.
A team of French and Russian archaeologists discovered the 200-year-old skeleton in July during an excavation in the Russian city of Smolensk, which lies about 250 miles west of Moscow.

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追加関税の段階的撤廃 米高官「中国と合意してない」  :日本経済新聞


内部告発者?の実名暴露=ウクライナ疑惑でトランプ氏長男―米:AFPBB News


CNN.co.jp : ツイッターの元従業員2人を起訴、サウジのためにスパイ行為 米司法省


英女王、毛皮もう着ない 「残虐」と批判高まる:時事ドットコム


マラソン2時間切り、最新靴のおかげ? 国際陸連も調査 :朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 07 November 2019

Toyota first-half profit hits record ¥1.27 trillion on sales in Asia and Europe | The Japan Times

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday its group net profit in the April-September half rose 2.6 percent from a year earlier to a record ¥1.27 trillion ($11 billion), helped by robust vehicle sales particularly in Japan, China and Europe.

Buenos Aires Times | Alberto Fernández discusses IMF debt with Trump adviser

A lberto Fernández met with a key advisor to US President Donald Trump during his trip to Mexico this week, with Argentina's multi-billion-dollar debt with the IMF on the agenda.
The renegotiation of the country's debt with the International Monetary Fund is one of the most important challenges that will need to be resolved by the incoming government headed by Alberto Fernández starting December 10.

Bosco Ntaganda: Congolese rebel leader known as 'the Terminator' given 30 years in prison for war crimes - CNN

A former Congolese rebel leader nicknamed "the Terminator" has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Bosco Ntaganda was found guilty of 13 counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity in July. The long list of offenses, committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002 and 2003, included murder, rape, sexual slavery, enlisting child soldiers, persecution, forcible transfer and deportation, pillage and intentionally directing attacks against civilians.

Cyclist who flipped off US president wins local election | AFP.com

Juli Briskman, whose one-handed salute was captured in an AFP photograph that went viral, beat the Republican incumbent to a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in state elections that saw Trump's Republican party suffer a series of stinging defeats.
The single mother of two teens lost her job as a marketing analyst for a United States government and military subcontractor after the snapshot of her gesture spread across media and the internet in 2017, bringing her insults and threats.
But getting fired also opened "a lot of doors", the 52-year-old told AFP during her campaign, including accepting an invitation to run for local office on the Democratic ticket.

Self-taught violin maker from North Macedonia wins international fame - Reuters

Svetozar Bogdanovski built his first violin 35 years ago for his son Kostadin, then aged seven, who had expressed interest in taking lessons.
Today Bogdanovski’s violins are priced at 60,000 euros ($67,000) apiece and are sold worldwide, while Kostadin is an internationally acclaimed violinist. His younger sister Frosina is also a professional violinist.

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元EU残留派、相次ぐ不出馬=与党「極右化」懸念―英総選挙:AFPBB News


独、全国境で検問実施 「移動の自由」形骸化も:時事ドットコム


ヘリウムの安定供給求め 関係学会が緊急声明発表へ | NHKニュース


トヨタ、米で生産車種急変更 トランプ政策にリスク  :日本経済新聞


惑星探査機「ボイジャー2号」太陽系の外へ NASAが発表 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 06 November 2019

SoftBank Founder Calls His Judgment ‘Really Bad’ After $4.7 Billion WeWork Hit - WSJ

Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of SoftBank Group Corp. , said Wednesday his “really bad” judgment championing U.S. office-sharing company WeWork left the Japanese conglomerate and its massive tech-investment fund with the biggest quarterly loss in its 38-year history... SoftBank and the Vision Fund wrote down the value of their WeWork stakes by $4.7 billion and $3.5 billion, respectively. The $100 billion Vision Fund also wrote down the value of its holdings in U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. and about 20 other investments, leading to an operating loss-the fund’s first-of nearly $9 billion for the quarter, and a group-wide net loss of $6.4 billion.

All typhoon-flooded shinkansen trains to be scrapped | The Japan Times

JR East will study whether it can reuse some components of the eight trains. But it is likely to write off most of their total book value of ¥11.8 billion and report a special loss for the year through March 2020.
The other two flooded trains are owned by West Japan Railway Co., or JR West. The company has decided to book a similar special loss, put at ¥3 billion, for the year.

Xerox Considers Takeover Offer for HP - WSJ

Xerox Holdings Corp. has set its sights on a takeover of personal-computer and printer maker HP Inc., an audacious move that would unite two fading stars of technology.
Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP, which has a market value of about $27 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The copier maker’s board discussed the possibility Tuesday, the people said.

E. Jean Carroll, New York writer who accused Trump of sexual assault, sues him for defamation - The Washington Post

A writer and longtime women’s advice columnist on Monday sued President Trump, accusing him of defaming her this summer after she claimed he sexually assaulted her more than two decades ago in an upscale New York City department store.
E. Jean Carroll publicly described the alleged assault for the first time in June, in a published excerpt of a memoir.

Green groups take Norway to court over Arctic drilling - The Local

Green groups were in court in Oslo on Tuesday for the first day of the historical appeal against the Norwegian government's decision to open parts of the Arctic Ocean to oil exploration.
The case is led by Greenpeace Norway and Nature and Youth, and has the support of the Norwegian Grandparents Climate Campaign, and Friends of the Earth Norway.

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英議会が解散 12月12日総選挙へ本格始動  :日本経済新聞


中国企業、英トーマス・クックのブランド取得 :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 05 November 2019

US Accuses China of Intimidating Southeast Asian Nations Over South China Sea

China should not be able to dictate terms of use in the South China Sea to smaller nations who have their own claims to the strategic waterway, a top U.S. security official told Southeast Asian leaders and officials gathered in Bangkok on Monday for annual talks.
U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said the economic success of ASEAN member countries - four of whom have overlapping claims with Beijing on the South China Sea - would help the grouping’s ability “to sustain safety and security” in the region, especially in the waterway.

FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, But 10 State AGs Still Object : NPR

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released its Oct. 16 order allowing T-Mobile to merge with Sprint in a $26.5 billion deal. The commissioners approved the deal last month on a closed-door, 3-2 party-line vote.
The merger was praised by Republican commissioners as a boon for rural America and by Democratic commissioners as a disaster for consumers. The merger still faces a legal challenge by a coalition of state attorneys general.

Fujifilm to make Fuji Xerox a wholly owned unit | The Japan Times

Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Tuesday it will turn Fuji Xerox Co. into a wholly owned subsidiary by acquiring an additional 25 percent from Xerox Co. of the United States for $2.3 billion (¥253 billion).
The deal also means Fujifilm has officially given up on its earlier plan to acquire the U.S. maker of printers and copy machines.
In January 2018, Fujifilm agreed with the top management of Xerox that it would acquire a 50.1 percent stake in the U.S. firm and merge it with Fuji Xerox.
But the merger plan was canceled by Xerox due to opposition from major shareholders.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected Speaker of House of Commons - BBC News

Labour MP and deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected by MPs as the new Commons Speaker, after John Bercow stepped down.
After winning the final round of voting against Chris Bryant, Sir Lindsay was dragged to the chair by MPs, where he pledged to be a "neutral" Speaker.

Traditional penny farthing bicycle race in Czech Republic

Participants balanced on high-wheel bicycles during the annual penny farthing race in Prague, Czech Republic November 2, 2019. Bicycle enthusiasts gather every autumn for the race of penny farthing, a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel.

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NY株式市場 ダウ平均 最高値を更新 | NHKニュース


東京新聞:米、パリ協定離脱通告 1年後確定 手続き可能初日に


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News Headlines - 04 November 2019

India will not join RCEP agreement, Modi says deal does not address our concerns

India has decided to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement over India's concerns not being addressed in the deal.
According to sources in the government, India has decided not to join RCEP and PM Narendra Modi has stood firm on the issue that India's concerns were not addressed in the agreement. Sources said the RCEP agreement with China and Asean countries does not reflect "its original intent" and the outcome is "not fair or balanced".

Saudi Aramco: Saudi Arabia announces IPO for state oil giant - CNN

Saudi Arabia is moving forward with an initial public offering of its huge state oil producer that could shatter records and give investors the chance to own a piece of the world's most profitable company.
Following approval from the country's regulators, Saudi Aramco on Sunday formally announced its intention to float shares on the Tadawul exchange in Riyadh. Aramco executives will now embark on an international roadshow to court investors, and a prospectus outlining the company's financial details is expected later this month.

Japanese man arrested in Australia for alleged child porn possession | The Japan Times

A 30-year-old Japanese tourist has been arrested and charged with attempting to import child porn material into Australia, border officials said.
During a search of the man’s mobile phone upon his arrival in the city of Perth from Tokyo on Saturday, officials discovered more than 200 video files and images that are alleged to depict “the sexual abuse or exploitation of children,” Australian Border Force said Monday in a statement.
An additional 300 videos were found on his phone and will be examined in the coming weeks, the officials said.

Police find 41 migrants alive in refrigerated truck in Greece | The Guardian

Greek police have found 41 people alive in a refrigerated truck in a discovery that has underscored the extraordinary risk migrants are prepared to take to get into Europe.
At least a third were found to have trouble breathing, and seven were rushed to a nearby hospital with respiratory problems.
The vehicle’s refrigeration system had broken down by the time the truck was stopped at a motorway toll station outside the city of Xanthi in north-east Greece and its passengers, of apparent Afghan origin, were discovered.

Niagara Falls: Boat stuck on rocks 101 years dislodged - CNN

A boat stuck on rocks above Niagara Falls for more than a century has been unmoored by high wind and heavy rains.
Thursday's harsh weather pushed the vessel away from its rocky perch and closer to the falls on the Canadian side, according to the Niagara Parks Commission.
It's the first time it's moved any appreciable distance for more than a century, according to CNN affiliate CBC.

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グレタさん移動に救いの手 COP25開催地変更でスペイン政府 - 産経ニュース


米マクドナルドCEO解任 従業員との関係理由に :日本経済新聞

米ハンバーガーチェーン大手のマクドナルドは3日、同社取締役会がスティーブ・イースターブルック最高経営責任者(CEO)を解任したと発表した。……マクドナルドは3日の発表文で「合意関係」を意味する「コンセンシャル・リレーションシップ(Consensual relationship)」という表現を使った。詳細は開示していないが、不倫や性的関係などをほのめかす単語だ。

バンクシーの後ろ姿? 「一緒に働いた」写真家が公開:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 03 November 2019

Brazil blames devastating oil spill on Greek-flagged tanker | The Guardian

A Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of an oil spill which has tarred thousands of kilometers of coastline over the past two months, Brazilian investigators have announced.
Police said the tanker appears to have spilled the crude about 700km (420 miles) off Brazil’s coast between 28 and 29 July, bound for Singapore with oil loaded at Venezuela’s San Jose terminal.
Brazil’s solicitor general said the country would seek damages in the case, which has stained tropical beaches along 2,500km of coastline with a thick sludge, hurting tourism and fishing communities in the poorer north-east region.

China's news agency condemns attack on its Hong Kong office as 'barbaric' | The Guardian

China’s state-owned news agency, Xinhua, has denounced the attack on its Hong Kong office by pro-democracy protesters as “barbaric”.
In a brief statement late on Saturday, Xinhua strongly condemned the “barbaric acts of mobs” that had vandalised and set fire to the lobby of its Asia-Pacific office building in the city’s Wan Chai neighbourhood... It was the first strike against the official Chinese news agency in a show of anger against Beijing, which many in the city fear is infringing on the freedoms guaranteed to Hong Kong when the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997.

Memorial held for victims of Kyoto Animation arson attack:The Asahi Shimbun

About 500 people, many working in the animation industry, joined a memorial ceremony held on Nov. 2 for the 36 employees of Kyoto Animation Co. who were killed in an arson attack in July... In addition to presenting flowers, participants observed a moment of silence for the victims of the attack that occurred July 18 at the company’s No. 1 studio in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward.
A message was read from the wife of an employee who died in the fire. The wife also works at Kyoto Animation.

McDonald's apologizes for 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' ad - CNN

McDonald's has pulled an ad which used the words "Sundae Bloody Sundae" to promote a Halloween dessert, apologizing for "any offense or distress" it may have caused.
Bloody Sunday is the name for the day in 1972 on which British soldiers shot unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles -- resulting in 14 deaths.
The Irish band U2 famously wrote about the horrors of that day in a song called "Sunday Bloody Sunday".

Actress and singer Marie Laforêt dies at 80 - SWI swissinfo.ch

French-Swiss actress and singer Marie Laforêt, nicknamed “the girl with golden eyes”, has died aged 80 near Geneva, Switzerland, where she lived since 1978.
Laforêt, who held French and Swiss nationality, died on Saturday in the Swiss town of Genolier, between Lausanne and Geneva, her family announced on Sunday. The cause of death remains unknown.
Maïténa Doumenach, her real name, was born on 5 October 1939 in Soulac-sur-Mer in France, the daughter of an industrialist.
She went on to act in 35 films and sold more than 35 million albums. She released her first single Vendanges de l’amour in 1963. Her other hits included Ivan, Boris et moi, Il a neigé sur Yesterday, Viens sur la montagne, Marie douceur, Marie colère and Que calor la vida.

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TwitterのCEO、「政治的広告はすべて禁止する」とツイート - ITmedia NEWS


英選挙、離脱合意撤回なければ全議席で争う=ブレグジット党党首 - ロイター


独東部ドレスデン市が「ナチス非常事態」宣言、極右の台頭懸念で:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 02 November 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up anti-government rally | Al Jazeera

Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters as thousands gathered for a banned rally calling for international emergency support as the city's democracy movement pushes into its 22nd week.

Jennifer Arcuri: £100k grant was 'appropriate', says government report | The Guardian

A £100,000 government grant to a firm run by a US businesswoman embroiled in a conflict of interest row over her close friendship with Boris Johnson was “appropriate”, an inquiry has concluded.
The Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) launched a review after it was revealed that Jennifer Arcuri’s company, Hacker House, had been given the cyber-skills grant intended for UK-operating businesses in January even though she and her husband had relocated to California last year.
The report, published on Thursday by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, makes no reference to the fact that Arcuri and her business partner husband, Matthew Hickey, live in the US. It was immediately labelled a “whitewash” by Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson.

Airbnb Bans 'Party Houses' After Deadly US Shooting | Voice of America

Airbnb's boss announced Saturday that the online platform, which offers private homes for rent for short periods, is banning "party houses" after a deadly shooting at a Halloween event in California.
Five people were killed and others wounded in a Thursday night shooting in Orinda, California, in a house that had been rented on Airbnb.
More than 100 people were present at the event, which was announced on social media.

Hundreds of koalas feared dead in Australian bushfires - CNN

More than 350 koalas are feared to have been killed by bushfires in Australia's New South Wales state, animal experts say.
The blazes -- which have been burning near the coastal township of Port Macquarie since Monday -- have destroyed more than 2,000 hectares (4,492 acres) of koala heartland, CNN affiliate 9News reported.

Gary Lineker leads VAR criticism after Roberto Firmino's goal gets disallowed - The National

In the 28th minute of the match, Liverpool thought they had equalised - after Trezeguet had scored for Villa - when Firmino tapped in a fine cross from Sadio Mane. But the goal was disallowed after VAR found Firmino to be offside by the smallest of margins.
Gary Lineker made his displeasure clear, tweeting immediately after the decision: "Firmino has had a goal disallowed for offside. He wasn’t offside but VAR decided he was offside. When it comes to VAR I’m now offside."

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WTO、中国に対米制裁措置認める-36億ドル規模 - Bloomberg


スマホ世界出荷台数が2年ぶりの伸び 米制裁のファーウェイは29%増:AFPBB News

米調査会社ストラテジー・アナリティクス(Strategy Analytics)は10月30日夜、今年第3四半期の世界のスマートフォン出荷台数は前年同期比2%増の3億6600万台だったと発表した。2017年第3四半期以来、初めての上昇となった。
 出荷台数のトップは引き続き韓国のサムスン電子(Samsung Electronics)で、2位は中国の華為技術(ファーウェイ、Huawei)、3位は米アップル(Apple)だった。……今回の発表で最大の驚きは、ファーウェイの出荷台数が前年同期比29%増の6600万台を記録し、シェアを18.2%としたことだった。

NYでフォアグラ提供禁止へ 肥育法に「動物虐待」批判:朝日新聞デジタル


アシックス、カナダで買収 マラソン大会登録サイト運営:朝日新聞デジタル


南アフリカが3度目の優勝、イングランドを撃破 ラグビーW杯:AFPBB News

ラグビーW杯日本大会(Rugby World Cup 2019)は2日、決勝が行われ、南アフリカが32-12でイングランドを下し、3度目の優勝を果たした。……これでスプリングボクス(Springboks、南アフリカ代表の愛称)は、W杯決勝の舞台で3戦全勝。1995年、2007年に続き、12年の間隔で再び栄冠に輝いた。また、前回王者ニュージーランドとの大会初戦を落とした南アフリカは、プールステージで敗れながら優勝を果たした史上初のチームとなった。

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News Headlines - 01 November 2019

Private English tests for Japan university entrance exams delayed after minister's gaffe | The Japan Times

The government decided Friday to put off the planned introduction of private-sector English proficiency tests as part of standardized university entrance exams next April, the education minister said a week after making a gaffe on the matter.

2020 Olympics: Tokyo accepts 'painful' decision to move marathon to Sapporo | The Guardian

Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, has reluctantly dropped her opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s surprise decision to move next year’s Olympic marathon and walking events from the capital to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo due to concerns about the heat.
“We cannot agree with the final decision, but the IOC [International Olympic Committee] has the authority to change [the location],” Koike said on Friday in a meeting with IOC representative John Coates. “The most important thing is to assure the success of next year’s Games.”
Koike added: “I think we must move forward. I don’t approve, but the decision can’t be avoided.” A Japanese news report quoted her as saying it been a “painful decision, not an agreement”.

South Korea compares Japan's 'rising sun' flag to swastika as Olympic row deepens | The Guardian

South Korea is intensifying its campaign to ban the Japanese “rising sun” flag from being displayed at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, in the latest diplomatic row linked to the countries’ bitter wartime history.
In September, South Korea’s sports ministry asked the International Olympic Committee [IOC] to ban the flag - regarded by many Koreans as a symbol of Japanese militarism and colonial rule.
But having failed to secure a commitment from the IOC, South Korean MPs recently adopted a resolution calling for a ban on the use of the flag at the Olympics, describing it as akin to the Nazi swastika.

ISIS confirms Baghdadi's death and names new leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. - CNN

ISIS confirmed the death of former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and named his replacement in an audio message on Thursday.
In the recording, published on the terrorist group's media wing al-Furqan, ISIS announced its new leader as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

Argentina election: Centre-left Alberto Fernández wins presidency - BBC News

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.
Mr Fernández, 60, got more than the 45% of the vote needed to win, beating conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri... The vote was held amid an economic crisis that has left a third of Argentina's population in poverty.

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トランプ大統領の弾劾に向けた調査決議案を賛成多数で可決 | NHKニュース


東京新聞:COPはスペイン開催で調整 日程変更なく12月に


シシャモ、食卓から消える? ノルウェーが2年連続禁漁  :日本経済新聞


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