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News Headlines - 31 May 2020

President Trump tweets Antifa will be labeled a terrorist organization - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the United States will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization, even though the US government has no existing legal authority to label a wholly domestic group in the manner it currently designates foreign terrorist organizations.
Current and former government officials say it would be unconstitutional for the US government to proscribe First Amendment-protected activity inside the US based on simple ideology. US law allows terrorist designations for foreign groups since belonging to those groups doesn't enjoy the same protections.
Antifa, short for anti-fascists, describes a broad group of people whose political beliefs lean toward the left -- often the far left -- but do not conform with the Democratic Party platform.

British tech firms could get state help to rival Huawei | The Times

Boris Johnson is examining options to boost state investment into domestic telecoms companies to help them compete in the 5G technology market, The Times understands.
The proposal is part of a wider plan to reduce Britain’s reliance on Huawei for its next-generation mobile network, amid growing security fears over the Chinese firm’s equipment.

Is China rich or poor? Nation’s wealth debate muddied by conflicting government data | South China Morning Post

Premier Li Keqiang added fuel to the discussion on Thursday, saying that China has 600 million people living on a monthly income of 1,000 yuan (US$140).
“It’s barely enough to cover monthly rent in a mid-sized Chinese city,” Li told a press conference in Beijing.
Li’s comments add weight to the argument that China is a relatively poor country, as over 40 per cent of its 1.4 billion people are still living on a daily income of less than US$5.

Nissan reports huge ¥671 billion loss and plan to close Barcelona plant | The Japan Times

Nissan Motor Co. reported a ¥671 billion ($6.2 billion) net loss for the latest fiscal year and unveiled a plan to turn the carmaker around by eliminating about ¥300 billion in annual fixed costs, cutting capacity and reducing the number of vehicle models.
The result, the first loss in a decade and the biggest in 20 years, includes restructuring and impairment charges of ¥603 billion for the year that ended in March, the Yokohama-based company said Thursday. The four-year plan calls for production to be cut by 20 percent to about 5.4 million vehicles a year, and includes the closing of Nissan’s Barcelona plant in addition to one it is shuttering in Indonesia.

Iranian fuel reaches Venezuelan stations as prices set to rise - Reuters

Fuel shipped from Iran began arriving at Venezuela’s gasoline stations on Saturday, just hours before President Nicolas Maduro announced higher prices at the pump that are set to end more than two decades of almost-free gasoline.

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黒人暴行死、デモ全米50市に 外出禁止25市、収拾困難に:東京新聞 TOKYO Web


トランプ氏「略奪が始まれば銃撃も始まる」、ツイート物議 : 読売新聞オンライン


G7サミット、9月以降に延期 トランプ氏意向、ロシア・韓国も招待:時事ドットコム


スペースXの有人宇宙船、初の打ち上げに成功 - BBCニュース


スペインリーグが6月11日の再開決定 欧州5大リーグの方向性出そろう(スポーツ報知)


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News Headlines - 30 May 2020

India warns airlines of locust swarm flight risk - The Straits Times

India warned airlines on Friday (May 29) that passenger flights could be disrupted and planes damaged by the unprecedented locust swarms currently plaguing large stretches of the country.
The worst insect invasion in nearly three decades has already caused massive damage to seasonal crops, crippling Indian farmers struggling with the impact of a months-long national coronavirus lockdown.
But the swarms have now become so large that the civil aviation ministry said they "pose a threat to aircraft in the critical landing and take off phase of the flight".

Malaysia's Mahathir ousted from party amid power struggle | The Japan Times

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has been ousted from his ethnic Malay political party in the latest twist of a power struggle with his successor, but he has vowed to challenge the move.
The 94-year-old Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday.
The party has has been split into two camps since intense political wrangling led Mahathir to resign as prime minister in February and the king to appoint fellow party member Muhyiddin Yassin as his replacement despite Mahathir’s objections.

Vietnam: How this country of 95 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero - CNN

When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
But there's one overlooked success story -- Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year.

Three Chinese nationals murdered in Zambia - Chinadaily.com.cn

Three Chinese citizens were killed in a vicious attack in a Chinese company's warehouse in Lusaka, Zambia's capital, on Sunday, according to a news release from the Chinese Embassy to Zambia... According to a preliminary investigation by Zambian police, the suspects are two men and one woman from the local area. After entering the warehouse at 29 Makeni Road, they killed the victims, robbed them, and then set a fire to destroy the evidence. The police have arrested two male suspects and are seeking to arrest the remaining fugitive.

Can former Disney executive transform TikTok? - Nikkei Asian Review

In June the 57-year-old will take charge of the Chinese app TikTok, whose presence on the smartphone screens of one billion people around the world has brought it to the keen attention of policymakers from Washington to Delhi.
As a dealmaker at Disney, and then as the head of its streaming service, which has racked up more than 50m subscribers in under six months, Mr Mayer is known as a problem solver who works gruelling hours.

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トランプ大統領、WHO脱退を宣言 香港優遇も廃止へ:東京新聞 TOKYO Web


英外相、海外市民旅券の香港人に「市民権も」 国家安全法めぐり - BBCニュース


ロシアで世界初の洋上原発が商業運転始める:東京新聞 TOKYO Web


「オンライン映画祭」開催 ネットで無料上映 新型コロナ | NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : クイーンのブライアン・メイ、心臓発作で救急搬送 「死ぬところだった」


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News Headlines - 29 May 2020

Merkel rebuffs Trump invitation to G7 summit - POLITICO

Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G7 summit, which the U.S. president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis.
"The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told POLITICO Friday.

UK, US, Australia and Canada scold China over Hong Kong law - Reuters

The United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada criticised China on Thursday for imposing a new security law on Hong Kong that they said would breach the 1984 Sino-British agreement on the former colony and threaten its freedoms... The security law would “curtail the Hong Kong people’s liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong’s autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous,” they said.

LATAM, Latin America's largest airline, files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - CNN

LATAM Airlines Group, the largest carrier in Latin America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, according to a statement released on its website.
Reservations, employee pay, flight vouchers as well as passenger and cargo operations will not be affected, according to the statement.

Japan's April jobless rate rises to 2-yr high of 2.6% amid pandemic - The Mainichi

Japan's unemployment rate rose to 2.6 percent in April, the highest level in over two years, while job availability dropped to its worst level in about four years due to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on business activity, government data showed Friday.
The jobless rate edged up from 2.5 percent in March for the second consecutive monthly increase to hit the worst level since the 2.7 percent logged in December 2017... Separate data from the labor ministry showed that the job availability ratio in April deteriorated from 1.39 in March to 1.32 in April, down for the fourth straight month to the lowest level since March 2016.

Japanese billionaire's firm failed to report 500 mil. yen in income - The Mainichi

An asset management company belonging to Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and founder of the major online clothing store Zozotown, failed to declare about 500 million yen ($4.6 million) in taxable income, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Following the underreporting of income over three years through March 2019, Maezawa's company corrected its tax report as pointed out by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, but paid no additional levies as the undeclared income had been offset by losses, they said.

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米ミネアポリスで暴動 警官の暴行で黒人死亡、抗議過激に :日本経済新聞


トランプ、TwitterなどSNS企業の法的保護弱める大統領令に署名 | ニューズウィーク日本版


米GDP1~3月期改定値 5.0%減に下方修正 :日本経済新聞


欧州委、約90兆円の景気刺激策を提案-共同債で資金調達へ - Bloomberg


『ハリポタ』著者J.K.ローリング、ファンの聖地だった「誕生の地」を否定! - フロントロウ


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News Headlines - 28 May 2020

Central Park dog viral video: Christian Cooper comments on Amy Cooper

The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird-watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic.
That changed when bird-watcher Christian Cooper pulled out his phone and captured Amy Cooper calling police to report she was being threatened by “an African American man.” The widely watched video - posted on Facebook by Christian Cooper and on Twitter by his sister - sparked accusations of racism and led to Amy Cooper getting fired.

Black Man Pinned Down by Minneapolis Cop, Yelling 'I Cannot Breathe,' Later Dies in Hospital

A video of a black man complaining that he "cannot breathe" while a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pins him down with a knee on his neck has circulated widely online, and the FBI and the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have been called in to investigate the Monday evening detention. The man died shortly later after being taken to a nearby hospital.

He asked Twitter to remove Trump's false tweets about his dead wife. Twitter refused - CNN

Twitter has come under increasing pressure to remove the tweets, but the company is not bending, despite being called out by some of the people personally hurt by the posts.
Facebook, where many of Trump's tweets about the repugnant theory were cross-posted, also said Tuesday it would not take any action.
Trump's smears about Scarborough center on the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, who worked in his Florida office when he served in Congress. Scarborough's opponents and a bevy of internet trolls have tried to blame him for her death, even though he was in Washington at the time.

Hong Kong's National Anthem Bill Sparks Protests: What to Know | Time

A fresh round of protests broke out on Wednesday in Hong Kong over controversial legislation that would make insulting China’s national anthem a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in jail.
Plans to “besiege” the city’s legislative complex as the city’s lawmakers met to give the National Anthem Bill its second reading on Wednesday morning didn’t materialize, but protests broke out around lunchtime in several districts.

Chinese team summits Everest amid bid to remeasure peak - The Mainichi

A Chinese survey team on Wednesday became the first and perhaps only group to climb Mt. Everest this year, part of a project to remeasure the exact height of the world's tallest mountain... A 53-member team from China's Ministry of National Resources has been conducting scientific work on Everest since early March. China's network of Beidou satellites is being used in the survey to determine the mountain's current height and natural resources, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

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カナダ裁判所はファーウェイCFOの米国への引き渡し審理の継続を決定 | TechCrunch Japan

5月27日、カナダのブリティッシュコロンビア州最高裁判所は世界的に注目を集めていた事案に関して決定を下した。中国最大の電子機器メーカー、Huawei Technologies(ファーウェイ・テクノロジーズ)のCFO(最高財務責任者)である孟晩舟(モウ・バンシュウ)氏に対する米国の身柄引渡し要請に対し、「米国、カナダ両国で罪に相当する容疑」と認定した。これにより裁判所は引き渡しの可否をめぐる実体審理に入る。

米、香港への優遇措置もはや継続できず 国家安全法受け=国務長官 - ロイター



 ツイッター社はこのツイートの下の部分に、「! 郵便投票についての事実を知って」という警告をつけた。警告のリンクをクリックすると、「ファクトチェッカーは、郵便投票が不正につながるという証拠はないといっている」と説明されたページに誘導される。

世界の若者6人に1人が休業 国際労働機関 新型コロナウイルス | NHKニュース


イタリア連立政権、コロナ対策のボランティア募集巡り対立 - ロイター


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News Headlines - 27 May 2020

Japan's Cabinet approves biggest-ever extra budget amid pandemic - The Mainichi

Japan's Cabinet approved Wednesday a draft second supplementary budget for fiscal 2020 of 31.91 trillion yen ($296 billion) to finance measures to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The largest-ever extra budget will help cover a package of projects worth about 117 trillion yen, centering on support for small businesses reeling from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and front-line medical staff, which will also be funded by loans from government-affiliated financial institutions and the private sector.
The Cabinet's approval came less than a month after the enactment of the 25.69 trillion yen first extra budget for the fiscal year that started in April.

Top Nagoya prosecutor replaces Kurokawa as chief of Tokyo office in wake of scandal | The Japan Times

The government appointed Makoto Hayashi as head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor's Office effective Tuesday, after former chief Hiromu Kurokawa stepped down over a gambling scandal... Hayashi and Kurokawa began formal legal training in the same year. Hayashi had been considered a potential successor to Inada along with Kurokawa, as during his time as head of the ministry's Criminal Affairs Bureau he was instrumental in the government's push to pass a controversial anti-conspiracy bill calling for the criminalization of planning and preparing acts of terrorism and other serious offenses before they are committed.

Man arrested over deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation after recovery

The hospitalized suspect in a deadly arson attack last July on a Kyoto Animation Co. studio was arrested Wednesday after being judged to have recovered sufficiently from life-threatening burns, police said.
The arrest of Shinji Aoba, 42, from the city of Saitama, north of Tokyo, came 10 months after he allegedly torched the studio in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward, killing 36 people and injuring 33 others -- one of Japan's biggest murder cases in terms of the number of victims.
Aoba has admitted to setting fire to the studio, known internationally for producing a number of popular animation works, with gasoline, police said. He was quoted as saying there was "no mistake" in the allegations against him.

Idol Group Member Tegoshi to Stop Showbiz Activities - JIJI PRESS

Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates said Tuesday that it will suspend all of the show business activities of Yuya Tegoshi, a member of its all-male idol group NEWS.
Tegoshi, 32, admitted taking part in a drinking party each in April and May during the government-declared coronavirus state of emergency as reported by a weekly magazine, according to the agency.

Fuji TV to end reality show 'Terrace House' after cast member Hana Kimura's death - The Mainichi

Fuji Television will terminate the latest series in its popular reality show "Terrace House," the Japanese broadcaster said Wednesday, four days after one of its cast members was found dead in a suspected suicide believed to have links with cyber-bullying fueled by her behavior in an episode... The broadcaster also stopped distributing the series on its internet video distribution service FOD... U.S. video streaming service Netflix, which distributes the Japanese reality show with English subtitles, said it will refrain from streaming new episodes but viewers can still watch the "Terrace House" episodes that have already been distributed.

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ドイツ政府がルフトハンザ救済合意、90億ユーロ規模-株式取得へ - Bloomberg

  計画にはまた、議決権のない出資である「サイレント・ パーティシペーション」で57億ユーロの資本を注入することや、期間3年30億ユーロの政府保証付き融資も含まれた。

VW、独の排ガス不正車購入者に賠償へ 最高裁が判決 :日本経済新聞


マクロン氏「仏自動車業界はより環境に優しく」…80億ユーロ支援を表明 : 読売新聞オンライン


日産ルノー連合、投資4割減目指す-各社が得意分野で事業けん引 - Bloomberg


ロシア、延期の軍事パレードを6月24日に開催へ :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 26 May 2020

Nikkei regains 21,000 mark after Japan lifts virus emergency | The Japan Times

Tokyo stocks rose Tuesday, with the benchmark Nikkei index topping the 21,000 mark for the first time in nearly three months, on hopes for a reboot of economic activity a day after Japan ended a nationwide state of emergency aimed at curbing the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan still world's top creditor at end of 2019 | The Japan Times

Japan remained the world’s largest creditor at the end of 2019, with the net balance of external assets held by its government, companies and individual investors hitting a record ¥364.53 trillion ($3.40 trillion), the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.
The figure, up 6.8 percent from a year earlier and the highest since comparable data became available in 1996, reflected increased direct investments abroad by Japanese firms and a rise in prices of foreign stocks held by domestic investors.

Hana Kimura death spurs new law to regulate cyberbullying in Japan - The Washington Post

Japan's government plans to draw up new legislation to counter cyberbullying, after the apparent suicide of 22-year-old Hana Kimura, a pro wrestler and star of the Netflix reality TV show "Terrace House: Tokyo."
Similar legislation has been proposed in South Korea after a K-pop singer who had also been subjected to considerable online abuse committed suicide last year, although the much deeper problems of misogynistic attitudes and intense pressures on young female celebrities largely remain unaddressed.
Kimura, 22, had suffered a barrage of hateful comments after her appearance on the popular show, raising questions not only about cyberbullying but also about subjecting young people to the harsh glare of reality television. The fact that she was female and half-Indonesian only appeared to make her more of a target.

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho dies at 98 - CNA

Macau casino king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday (May 26) at the age of 98, his family has confirmed... Known as the "godfather" of Macau casinos, the billionaire was instrumental in turning Macau into a gambling boomtown, with gaming revenue surpassing Las Vegas, holding a monopoly until 2002 when the enclave licensed five other operators to run casinos.
The flamboyant tycoon, who loved to dance but advised his nearest and dearest to shun gambling, headed one of the world's most lucrative gaming businesses through his flagship firm, SJM Holdings Ltd, valued at about US$6 billion.

Afghanistan to free 900 Taliban, urges ceasefire extension - Reuters

The Afghan government urged the Taliban to extend a three-day ceasefire set to end on Tuesday night, while announcing it would free 900 members of the insurgent group in the biggest such release yet.
The release is part of a prisoner swap under a deal struck by the Taliban and the United States in Doha in February, as a precursor to peace talks between the Islamist militants and an inclusive Afghan delegation aiming to end a two-decade-old war.

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コロナに関する論文、米国で集約 G7ら18カ国・地域  :日本経済新聞


<新型コロナ>アジア系差別 英で深刻 コロナ不安 憎悪犯罪3倍ペース:東京新聞 TOKYO Web


日本の対策「成功」と評価 WHO、第2波警戒訴え(共同通信)


北米2拠点の閉鎖検討 三菱航空機、体制見直し


スウェーデンの伝説的バンド「ABBA」が38年ぶりに再結成へ! 年内に新曲を出すとコメント | tvgroove


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News Headlines - 25 May 2020

Abe declares coronavirus emergency over in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that the state of emergency declared over the novel coronavirus crisis is over in Japan, ending curbs on economic activity in Tokyo and four other prefectures as experts judged the spread of infections is now under control.
Abe lifted the state of emergency that had been in place since April for the Tokyo metropolitan area including Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, along with Hokkaido in northern Japan, about a week earlier than its scheduled end. But he warned that a re-imposition is possible if infections spike... The five prefectures account for about a third of the country's gross domestic product.

'Own goals' cost Abe support even as coronavirus emergency lifted - Reuters

A string of controversial missteps has slashed public approval ratings for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he lifted a state of emergency after the rate of coronavirus infections declined.
The slide in ratings, now below 30%, may erode Abe’s clout in his Liberal Democratic Party and has sparked speculation that he might step down before the end of his term as ruling party leader, and hence premier, in September 2021.
His response to the pandemic, which critics call clumsy and tone deaf, had already eaten into Abe’s support.

Taiwan offers help to Hong Kong activists as China tightens grip | Al Jazeera

Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with "necessary assistance", President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing.
Writing on her Facebook page late on Sunday, Tsai said the proposed legislation was a serious threat to Hong Kong's freedoms and judicial independence - a statement that is likely to rile up China, which considers Taiwan part of its territory.
Taiwan has become a refuge for a small but growing number of pro-democracy protesters fleeing Hong Kong, which has been roiled by protests since last year.

Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America - The New York Times

America is fast approaching a grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak ―― each figure here represents one of the nearly 100,000 lives lost so far. But a count reveals only so much. Memories, gathered from obituaries across the country, help us to reckon with what we lost. 

Cycle Federation of India calls 15-year-old girl for trial after she cycles from Gurugram to Bihar in lockdown - The New Indian Express

The Cycle Federation of India (CFI) has called a 15-year-old girl, who cycled 1200 km over a period of seven days, for trial.
Joyti Kumar had travelled from Gurugram to Bihar, taking her ailing father to his native place amid the nation-wide lockdown imposed because of the coronavirus.

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ドイツ経済は底入れか 景況感改善、正常化は遠く :日本経済新聞


EU、EV電池・医薬品を域内生産 中国依存脱却へ :日本経済新聞




CNN.co.jp : 米失業率、月内に「23%の可能性も」 ホワイトハウス経済顧問




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News Headlines - 24 May 2020

Pressure on Dominic Cummings to quit over lockdown breach | The Guardian

Police spoke to Dominic Cummings about breaching the government’s lockdown rules after he was seen in Durham, 264 miles from his London home, despite having had symptoms of coronavirus, the Guardian can reveal.
Officers approached Boris Johnson’s key adviser days after he was seen rushing out of Downing Street when the prime minister tested positive for the virus at the end of March, a joint investigation by the Guardian and the Mirror has found. There are now calls for his resignation.

Despite Coronavirus, Hong Kong Protesters Rally Against China - The New York Times

Thousands of protesters swarmed some of Hong Kong’s busiest neighborhoods on Sunday, singing, chanting and erecting roadblocks of torn-up bricks and debris, as the police repeatedly fired tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon during the city’s largest street mobilization in months.
The protest, the first since China announced plans to tighten its control over Hong Kong through security legislation, was planned as a march between the city’s bustling Causeway Bay and Wan Chai neighborhoods.

Wuhan lab denies links to SARS-CoV-2 virus strains - The Hindu

The Chinese virology institute at the centre of U.S. allegations that it may have been the source of the COVID-19 pandemic has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new global contagion, its director has said.
Scientists think COVID-19 originated in bats and could have been transmitted to people via another mammal.
But the director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology told state broadcaster CGTN that claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump and others the virus could have leaked from the facility were “pure fabrication”.
In the interview filmed on May 13 but broadcast on Saturday night, Wang Yanyi said the centre has “isolated and obtained some coronaviruses from bats”.

At least 80 dead as Pakistan plane crashes into Karachi houses

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying 99 people aboard crashed into a densely populated residential area near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday afternoon.
At least 80 people were confirmed to have died, provincial health authorities said, but it was not immediately clear whether they included casualties on the ground.

Afghan Sides Agree to Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr - The New York Times

The Taliban and the Afghan government announced a cease-fire for the three days of the Islamic festival Eid al-Fitr, which starts on Sunday in Afghanistan, offering the war-torn nation a rare respite from violence that has been intensifying.
The insurgents, in a statement late Saturday, said they had instructed their fighters to attack only if their positions were hit. Hours later, President Ashraf Ghani, who recently ordered his troops to move into offensive operations amid the increasing Taliban attacks, said Afghan security forces would comply.

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米、中国33団体・企業に禁輸制裁 ウイグル弾圧や兵器調達:時事ドットコム




<新型コロナ>IT監視「隔離違反」1.8万人 自宅療養者3割、不満も ロシア:東京新聞 TOKYO Web


日産が世界で2万人超の削減視野、新型コロナで需要減少-報道 - Bloomberg


サン・シーロ解体へ近づく 「文化的価値ない」と判断:AFPBB News

イタリア・セリエAのACミラン(AC Milan)とインテル(Inter Milan)が本拠地として共用しているサン・シーロ・スタジアム(San Siro stadium)が、同国の文化財・文化活動省から保護対象となる文化および歴史的理由はないと判断され、解体に近づいている。……ACミランとインテルは、ミラノ西部のサン・シーロ・スタジアムを解体し、同じ場所に6万席を誇る新スタジアムの建設計画を立てている。この計画に関しては、市当局で意見が分かれており、同省に意見を求めていた。

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News Headlines - 23 May 2020

Brazil now has second highest number of COVID-19 cases globally - Chile News

Brazil became the world No 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases on Saturday, second only to the United States, after it confirmed that 347,398 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia.
Brazil has registered nearly 2,000 coronavirus deaths in the past two days, taking total deaths to 22,013, according to the Health Ministry.
In Sao Paulo, the worst-hit city, aerial video showed rows of open plots at the Formosa Cemetery as it rushed to keep up with demand.

Trump administration discussed conducting first U.S. nuclear test in decades - The Washington Post

The Trump administration has discussed whether to conduct the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since 1992 in a move that would have far-reaching consequences for relations with other nuclear powers and reverse a decades-long moratorium on such actions, said a senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the deliberations.
The matter came up at a meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies May 15, following accusations from administration officials that Russia and China are conducting low-yield nuclear tests - an assertion that has not been substantiated by publicly available evidence and that both countries have denied.
A senior administration official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the sensitive nuclear discussions, said that demonstrating to Moscow and Beijing that the United States could “rapid test” could prove useful from a negotiating standpoint as Washington seeks a trilateral deal to regulate the arsenals of the biggest nuclear powers.

PM Abe Cabinet's support sinks to 27% amid prosecutors' retirement bill criticism: poll - The Mainichi

Public support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has tumbled to 27%, according to a May 23 poll by the Mainichi Shimbun and the Social Survey Research Center, down from 40% who said they backed the Abe Cabinet in the previous survey on May 6.
The disapproval rating for the Abe Cabinet is up to 64% from 45% in the previous survey. The poll is the third conducted jointly by the two organizations. Support for the Cabinet has fallen by 17 points in the month and a half since the first survey on April 8.

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years | The Japan Times

The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies - the first case in Japan in 14 years.
The municipal government said Friday that the patient, whose sex, age and nationality were not disclosed, is believed to have contracted the deadly rabies virus in the Southeast Asian country after being bitten by a dog on the left ankle last September. Before coming to Japan for work in February, the person did not visit a doctor.

Pro wrestler and ‘Terrace House’ star Hana Kimura dies at 22 | The Japan Times

Professional wrestler and current cast member of the Netflix series “Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020” Hana Kimura was confirmed dead Saturday by World Wonder Wing Stardom, a women’s wrestling league in Japan she was signed to. Kimura was 22... While there was no official announcement on the cause of death, some fans took the opportunity to decry cyberbullying... Kimura has been a main cast member of the hit reality series “Terrace House” since October 2019 where she stood out with her bright pink hair and elaborate wrestling costumes.

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News Headlines - 22 May 2020

Argentina Defaults on Sovereign Debt Amid Coronavirus Crisis - WSJ

Argentina defaulted on sovereign debt for the ninth time in its history, as Latin America’s third-biggest economy grapples with a new cycle of economic contraction, runaway inflation and a hard-currency squeeze exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The cash-strapped country officially entered into default on Friday after failing to make a $500 million interest payment on foreign debt.
The default is Argentina’s third this century as the government of nationalist President Alberto Fernández failed to reach a deal with bondholders to restructure about $65 billion in foreign debt. The debt includes bonds issued as part of previous restructurings after the country. The debt includes bonds issued as part of previous restructurings after the country defaulted in 2001.

China to introduce new Hong Kong security law amid protests, coronavirus

China is poised to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong after months of anti-government protests in the territory. The move has sparked concerns the law will give Beijing more control over Hong Kong and incite further pro-democracy protests.
The draft legislation was announced as China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) - the country’s parliament - held its annual session, which was delayed for months due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event kicked off on Friday.

Japan's core consumer prices show first fall in 40 months | The Japan Times

Core consumer prices fell from a year earlier in April, recording the first decline in 40 months, government data showed Friday.
Prices are thought to have been dragged down by the lower cost of oil and weak travel demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with further declines expected in coming months.
The nationwide core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food items, fell 0.2 percent after rising 0.4 percent in March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said - a far cry from the Bank of Japan’s 2 percent inflation target.

Khashoggi’s Son Says Family Pardons His Father’s Killers - The New York Times

A son of the slain Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday that he and his siblings had forgiven the men who killed their father, effectively extinguishing the prospect that the killers will be executed for the crime... In December, a Saudi court convicted eight men in connection with the crime, sentencing three to prison terms and five to death, which is usually carried out in the kingdom by beheading. The men, whose names the Saudis have never released, were identified recently in a Turkish indictment that included extensive notes from the Saudi trial.

UK researchers hope dogs can be trained to detect coronavirus | The Guardian

Dogs are to be trained to try to sniff out the coronavirus before symptoms appear in humans, under trials launched with £500,000 of government funding.
Dogs have already been successfully trained to detect the odour of certain cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease, and a new study will look at whether labradors and cocker spaniels can be trained to detect Covid-19 in people.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will carry out the first phase of a trial in collaboration with Durham University and the charity Medical Detection Dogs.

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News Headlines - 21 May 2020

Senior prosecutor to resign over gambling scandal | NHK WORLD

The weekly Shukan Bunshun magazine reports that Kurokawa Hiromu, the head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office, played mahjong for money at the Tokyo home of a newspaper reporter on May 1 and 13.
Tokyo has been under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, and people are being asked to refrain from nonessential outings.
Sources say Kurokawa admitted to the facts in the report.

April travelers to Japan dropped 99.9% from year earlier to 2,900 | The Japan Times

An estimated 2,900 foreign travelers visited Japan in April, down 99.9 percent from a year earlier, amid the global coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest government data.
It is the first time that the monthly figure, which was released Wednesday, has slipped below the 10,000 mark since 1964, when the Japan Tourism Agency began compiling such statistics. The percentage decrease was also the largest ever.
The previous low for monthly foreign visitors was 17,543, recorded in February 1964.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen outlines challenges as she begins 2nd term | NHK WORLD

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen kicked off her second term Wednesday with a vow to “reinvent Taiwan.” Her much-praised handling of the coronavirus pandemic means she begins with record approval ratings. But in a speech outside the Taipei Guest House, she asked people to be prepared for “countless challenges and difficulties.”
Tsai’s administration was quick to come up with measures to contain the coronavirus. As of May 20, there had been just 440 cases and seven deaths recorded in Taiwan.

Malaysian man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call | Al Jazeera

A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video call for his role in a drug deal, in the first case in the city-state where such a decision has been delivered remotely... It was the first criminal case where a death sentence was pronounced by remote hearing in Singapore, the spokesperson added.
Genasan's lawyer, Peter Fernando, said his client received the judge's verdict on a Zoom call and was considering an appeal.

Ukraine to investigate leaked tapes with ex-President Poroshenko and Biden - Stripes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Wednesday that prosecutors have opened a criminal inquiry into leaked tapes that allegedly feature the country's former leader discussing conditions for a $1 billion loan with former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
The tapes, which are yet to be authenticated, were released on Tuesday by Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach, who long has aired unsubstantiated corruption accusations against Biden and his son, who used to serve on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
The Ukrainian investigation was opened on treason and abuse of office charges, indicating it was mostly directed against former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko rejected the tapes as a fabrication by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.
There was no immediate sign that the probe could be directed against Biden. The Prosecutor General’s Office gave no further details.

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東京新聞:コロナ、肥満で重症化の恐れ 退院の英首相、対策強化へ


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News Headlines - 20 May 2020

Top Tokyo Prosecutor Kurokawa Hit by Gambling Scandal, Urged to Resign - JIJI PRESS

Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office head Hiromu Kurokawa faced a weekly magazine allegation on Wednesday that he played mahjong for money earlier this month in disregard for Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's state-of-emergency declaration and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's stay-at-home request to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
In the wake of the online report by the Shukan Bunshun news magazine, Noritoshi Ishida, policy head of Komeito, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's coalition partner, demanded at a press conference that Kurokawa resign, saying, If (the report) is true, he cannot continue his duties." ... The magazine article said Kurokawa visited a Sankei Shimbun reporter's home on May 1 and played mahjong as a betting game with others including an employee of the Asahi Shimbun, another major Japanese daily, until the small hours of the following day. The prosecutor was also alleged to have played mahjong on May 13, during the coronavirus emergency.

Japan suspects missile data leak in Mitsubishi cyberattack - Stripes

The Defense Ministry has been studying a prototype missile known as HGV, which flies at supersonic speeds and is also being developed by the U.S., China and Russia.
The ministry suspects the information might have been stolen from documents sent from several defense equipment makers as part of a bidding process for the project, Mitsubishi Electric did not win the bid, Japanese media reports said.
Mitsubishi said in a statement Wednesday that it had reported to the Defense Ministry in February a possible leak of sensitive information related to a cyberattack earlier this year. Mitsubishi has acknowledged that its personal data on some 8,000 people also might have been leaked.

Japan's government approves cash handout for struggling students amid pandemic | The Japan Times

The Cabinet approved Tuesday a program to provide up to ¥200,000 ($1,900) in a cash handout to each of around 430,000 university and other students in the nation struggling financially to pay for tuition or living costs amid the spread of the new coronavirus.
The support measure comes as the pandemic has led to business closures in many regions, and forced students to suspend or cut back on their part-time jobs. Students from overseas are also eligible for the program.
Students from low-income households exempt from residence tax will receive ¥200,000 each, and others ¥100,000.

Summer Koshien canceled due to coronavirus pandemic | The Japan Times

The Japan High School Baseball Federation decided Wednesday to cancel this summer's edition of Japan's famed summer high school baseball tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the nation's largest amateur sporting event will not be held for the first time since World War II.

China exports over 50 bln masks - Xinhua

China has exported a large amount of anti-epidemic supplies since March 1, including 50.9 billion masks, to support fighting against the global COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed.
The country has also exported 216 million protective suits, 81.03 million goggles, 26.43 million infrared thermometers and 1.04 billion pairs of surgical gloves, along with COVID-19 testing kits for 162 million people and 72,700 ventilators during the same period, the General Administration of Customs said Sunday.

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News Headlines - 19 May 2020

Thai Airways enters bankruptcy protection | NHK WORLD

Thailand's government has approved a plan to bring flagship carrier Thai Airways International to a bankruptcy court for debt restructuring.
The approval given on Tuesday paves the way for the airline, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, to seek rehabilitation under court supervision.
The carrier posted a net loss in 2019 for the third straight year amid intensifying competition with low-cost carriers. The pandemic has dealt a further blow to the firm, forcing it to suspend international flights and leading to worsening performance.

Sony To Buy Its Financial Unit For $3.7 Bln; Name Changed To Sony Group Corp | Nasdaq

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp. (SON.L, SNE) offers to buy a remaining stake in its financial services business, Sony Financial Holdings Inc, for 400 billion yen or about $3.7 billion. The company also said it would change its name to Sony Group Corp. starting on April 1, 2021. Meanwhile, Sony and Microsoft are partnering on AI-powered cameras.

Suspect in Japanese woman's murder to be extradited to France - Japan Today

French authorities suspect that Nicolas Zepeda Contreras, 29, murdered Narumi Kurosaki, a student from Japan's University of Tsukuba whose whereabouts have been unknown since she dined with Zepeda and returned with him to the dorm of her university in Besancon, eastern France, on Dec 4, 2016. She was 21 years old at the time.
In giving a final ruling granting the extradition request, the supreme court said there was enough evidence against Zepeda.
Chilean prosecutors said they have informed France about the decision and are now preparing to extradite Zepeda. Transfers usually take about two months, but the suspect's arrival in France could be delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Dozens of small quakes hit Nagano and neighboring regions | The Japan Times

Dozens of small shallow-focus quakes hit Nagano Prefecture and its surrounding regions on Tuesday as the weather agency issued an emergency alert for possible strong temblors.
The largest of the quakes, measuring a magnitude 5.3 and a 4 on Japan’s intensity scale, hit Takayama in Gifu Prefecture at 1:13 p.m... More than 30 quakes registering 1 to 3 on the Japanese earthquake intensity scale of 7 have been observed in the areas since dawn on Tuesday. Though the magnitude is not large, shallow quakes can cause disproportionately intense shaking.

Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19 - The Mainichi

Tokyo Olympics officials are incensed that their games emblem has been used in the cover design of a local magazine that combines the logo with the novel coronavirus.
Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said in an online news conference on Tuesday that organizers had requested the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan "take down" the image.
Takaya did not answer a direct question if Tokyo 2020 was planning a legal challenge. He suggested negotiations were going on "in a private manner" with the Tokyo foreign journalists' club.

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News Headlines - 18 May 2020

Japan's Q1 GDP shrinks annualized 3.4% | NHK WORLD

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a significant economic impact, with Japan's GDP plunging during the January-to-March quarter.
The Cabinet Office says GDP for the period shrank an annualized 3.4 percent from the previous quarter in real terms. It's the second straight contraction.
Personal consumption, which makes up more than half of Japan's GDP, fell by 0.7 percent... Exports plunged 6 percent as economic activity stagnated globally. Housing investment fell 4.5 percent, while corporate investment was down 0.5 percent.

Tokyo Mortality Tally Shows No Surge in Deaths During Pandemic - Bloomberg

Tokyo has not seen an increase in overall deaths during the coronavirus outbreak, boosting Japanese officials’ assertions that they have largely kept infections under control despite criticism over the limited scope of its testing.
The capital saw 33,106 deaths in the three months through March, 0.4% fewer than the average of the previous four years for the same period, according to data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Data for April, when new daily virus cases peaked in the city, is not yet available.
The data does not provide details on the causes of death, but underlines that there hasn’t been a surge in deaths during the pandemic despite Japan having some of the earliest confirmed cases in the world outside the original epicenter in China. There were 1,200 fewer deaths in February this year than in the same month in 2019, while they rose by 428 in March.

SoftBank fund posts $18bln loss; Jack Ma quits board

More eye-popping numbers from SoftBank Group on Monday (May 18).
Though its mobile network may be profitable, the Japanese investor’s giant Vision Fund posted an annual loss of 1.9 trillion yen.
That’s 18 billion dollars... It booked losses of almost ten billion dollars just on Uber and office sharing firm WeWork.
Another $7.5 billion is down to assorted investments, though SoftBank provided scant details... Monday also saw SoftBank part ways with Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma.
He’s to resign from the company’s board.

China Slaps Duties on Australian Barley as Tensions Escalate - Bloomberg

China slapped anti-dumping duties on Australian barley for five years as diplomatic tensions escalate between the two trading partners.
Australia’s biggest customer for the grain will impose an anti-dumping duty of 73.6% and an anti-subsidy duty of 6.9%, effective from May 19, according to a statement from China’s Ministry of Commerce late Monday. Industry groups are warning the measures will gut an export market worth A$1.4 billion ($898 million) in 2017.
Australia’s government, which has fueled tensions with China in recent weeks by calling for an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, has indicated it may appeal to the World Trade Organization.

McDonald’s accused over 'systemic sexual harassment' of employees worldwide | The Guardian

An international coalition of labor unions has filed a complaint against McDonald’s, alleging systemic sexual harassment of its employees around the world.
The complaint, filed at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s offices in the Netherlands, lists numerous incidents of harassment, including attempted rape and indecent exposure in the United States, a promotion in exchange for sexual acts in Brazil, and a hidden cellphone camera installed in the women’s changing room in France.

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新型ウイルスワクチン、サルが免疫獲得か 米英研究チーム - BBCニュース

この実験は、米政府機関の国立衛生研究所 (NIH)と英オックスフォード大学の研究者によってアメリカで行われた。……実験では、複数のサルをSARS-CoV-2ウイルスに感染させた。ワクチンを接種した6匹の肺や気道から見つかったウイルス量は、ワクチンを接種していないサルよりも少なかったという。

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News Headlines - 17 May 2020

Belgium's Prime Minister gets a chilly reception from hospital staff

Prime minister Sophie Wilmès received a cold reception from staff at the Saint Peter hospital in Brussels yesterday on an official visit, when staff formed a reception committee and turned their backs on her ministerial car on arrival... Wilmès was yesterday on a planned visit to the Saint Peter hospital in the Marolles area of Brussels, as well as the Delta hospital in Auderghem – the first time she has made a hospital visit since the start of the crisis... As her car entered the Saint Peter hospital grounds and made its way to the entrance, a double row of health care workers lining the route ostentatiously turned their backs on her arrival, in what some observers described as a “guard of dishonour”.
Representatives later explained that front-line workers were disappointed in the government’s handling of the crisis, and its approach to health care in general, including issues such as budget cuts, low salaries and staff shortages. They are also unhappy about the government’s attempts to recruit unqualified staff to provide support to nursing personnel, rather than pay for trained professionals.

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother arrested at anti-lockdown protest in London

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother was one of several people arrested during a protest against the coronavirus lockdown.
Around 50 demonstrators defied social distancing to gather at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, west London, holding placards with slogans like “anti-vax deserves a voice” and “freedom over fear”.
Dozens of police officers, including some on horseback, patrolled the protest, issuing several fines and arresting at least six people, including 73-year-old Piers Corbyn.

Robot 'dog' roams Singapore park to encourage social distancing - Cities Today

Singapore is piloting the use of a four-legged, dog-like robot called Spot to promote safe distancing in parks, gardens and nature reserves.
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) are trialling Spot over a three-kilometre stretch in the River Plains section of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park for two weeks during off-peak hours.
Spot was originally developed by US company Boston Dynamics and is fitted with safety sensors to detect objects and people in its path. Unlike wheeled robots, it works well across different terrains and can navigate obstacles, making it suitable for a park setting. The robot has been enhanced by GovTech Singapore, the lead agency for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, with additional functionalities such as remote control, 3D mapping, semi-autonomous operations and a people-counting video algorithm.

Brazil passes France in coronavirus cases to become 6th worst-hit country - Reuters

Brazil registered a record number of new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing France’s tally to become the sixth-worst hit country, as the disease sends the economy toward its worst year since at least 1900.
The government confirmed 11,385 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its total count to 188,974 cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak began. Early on Wednesday, France revised its total number of confirmed and suspected cases down 0.3% to 177,700.

U.S. blames brutal attack on Afghan maternity hospital on IS | The Japan Times

A U.S. official said Friday that an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan carried out this week’s horrific attack on a maternity hospital in a majority Shiite Muslim neighborhood in Kabul, killing 24 people including newborns and mothers.
Peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said the U.S. government believes the Islamic State affiliate carried out Tuesday’s attack on the hospital and an assault earlier the same day in a different province targeting the funeral of a pro-government warlord, killing 34 people.

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News Headlines - 16 May 2020

Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots - BBC News

Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts.
They say the clots, also known as thrombosis, could be contributing to the number of people dying.
Severe inflammation in the lungs - a natural response of the body to the virus - is behind their formation.
Patients worldwide are being affected by many medical complications of the virus, some of which can be fatal.

Elderly with coronavirus were knowingly sent away from hospitals the devastated by fatal outbreaks | Daily Mail Online

The devastating toll of the Government’s ‘disastrous’ policy of encouraging care homes to take patients with coronavirus is revealed today.
Grieving relatives told of their ‘agony and anger’ at losing elderly loved ones because of the strategy, which they say ‘abandoned an entire generation.’
Care home managers also complained that they had been ‘pressured’ into taking the patients.
Until April 16, Government guidelines said patients should be released into care homes even if they had tested positive for covid-19, or without any test at all, a move MPs said ‘beggars belief’.

Over 14,000 fines handed out to people breaking lockdown | Metro News

A total of 14,244 fines for alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown laws have been handed out by police in England and Wales.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council said 13,445 fixed penalty notices have been recorded by forces in England between March 27 and May 11, while 799 were issued in Wales in the same period.
The fines were all handed out before lockdown regulations were relaxed in England from Wednesday, with penalties set at £60, reduced to £30 if paid within two weeks. The fine was doubled for each repeat offence up to a £960 maximum.

JCPenney files bankruptcy - CNN

JCPenney filed for bankruptcy on Friday, the latest retail giant to see its downfall hastened by the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic was the final blow to a 118-year-old company struggling to overcome a decade of bad decisions, executive instability and damaging market trends.
The company said it has an agreement with most of its lenders on the turnaround plan that will allow it to stay in business as a more financially healthy company, but will include closing an as yet unannounced number of its 846 stores. As part of the turnaround process JCPenney arranged to borrow an additional $450 million from those lenders to pay for operations during the reorganization.

Japan apparel firm Renown files for bankruptcy as virus hit sales | The Japan Times

Japanese apparel maker Renown Inc. said Friday it filed for bankruptcy protection after the coronavirus pandemic hit sales sharply in recent months.
Founded in 1902, Renown filed for protection from creditors with the Tokyo District Court under the civil rehabilitation law. It was the first bankruptcy of a listed company in Japan since January 2019, according to credit research firm Teikoku Databank.
Renown was saddled with debts totaling ¥13.88 billion ($129 million).

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News Headlines - 15 May 2020

In blow to Abe, panel delays showdown over prosecutor retirement bill | The Japan Times

In an unexpected move, the Lower House Cabinet Committee on Friday postponed a vote on a bill that would extend the retirement age for prosecutors, pushing back a showdown over the controversial plan until next week... The delay was a partial setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who had insisted that raising the retirement age is important to preserve expertise and that the move is consistent with a previous revision extending the retirement age for public servants. The ruling party is hoping to approve the bill next week.

Summer Koshien organizers mulling cancelation due to coronavirus concerns

Organizers of the National High School Baseball Championship are mulling the possibility of canceling this summer's tournament in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic situation, a source familiar with the matter said Friday.
According to the source, the Japan High School Baseball Federation will discuss whether to cancel the Aug. 10-Aug. 25 event at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, when they hold a board meeting on May 20.

First coronavirus case found in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps | Al Jazeera

The novel coronavirus has been detected in one of the camps in southern Bangladesh that are home to more than a million Rohingya refugees, according to officials.
An ethnic Rohingya refugee and a local person tested positive for COVID-19, a senior Bangladeshi official and a United Nations spokeswoman said on Thursday. It was the first confirmed case in the densely populated camps as humanitarian groups warned the infection could devastate the crowded settlement.

COVID-19 economic impact could reach 8.8 trillion U.S. dollars globally: ADB report - Xinhua

The global economy could suffer between 5.8 trillion U.S. dollars and 8.8 trillion U.S. dollars in losses -- equivalent to 6.4 percent to 9.7 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) -- as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, said a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday.
The report, Updated Assessment of the Potential Economic Impact of COVID-19, found that economic losses in Asia and the Pacific could range from 1.7 trillion U.S. dollars under a short containment scenario of 3 months to 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars under a long containment scenario of 6 months, with the region accounting for about 30 percent of the overall decline in global output.
The new analysis updates findings presented in the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 published in April, which estimated COVID-19's global cost to range from 2.0 trillion U.S. dollars to 4.1 trillion U.S. dollars.

Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co., Ltd. has apologized to Darenogare Akemi for fake news article - Neo-Tokyo 2099

Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co., Ltd. apologized for its inaccurate reporting which suggested that one of Japan’s top SNS influencers/model Darenogare Akemi did drugs in the past. Asahi put a notice on their AERAdot. (dot.asahi.com) as a notice and not as a new article. No headline (just aera.dot) and no apology mentioned but on the body of the text.

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スペイン、人口の約5%が新型コロナ感染 抗体検査の暫定結果 - ロイター


第1四半期の英GDPは前期比-2.0%、新型コロナで08年以来の落ち込み - ロイター


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ブロードウェイ劇場閉鎖9月6日まで延長 - シネマトゥデイ

ブロードウェイ劇場街の業界団体 The Broadway League が、9月6日のレイバー・デー・ウィークエンドが終わるまで劇場を閉鎖することを発表した。

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News Headlines - 14 May 2020

Japan to lift coronavirus state of emergency in 39 prefectures | The Japan Times

The government decided Thursday to lift the state of emergency imposed in response to the coronavirus in all but eight of the nation's 47 prefectures, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces acute pressure to achieve a delicate balance - suppressing a resurgence of the virus while rekindling the faltering economy.
In a news conference at the Prime Minister’s Office, Abe said the country is showing signs of progress in the decrease of new patients and expanding testing infrastructure, but warned of the risks of flare-ups if restrictive measures are eased too abruptly.
Even in the regions where the emergency declaration was lifted, Abe asked residents to “gradually” take steps to return to everyday life, like avoiding nonurgent face-to-face meetings, embracing progressive changes in lifestyle like telecommuting and maintaining vigilance over the coronavirus.

Japan's Mysterious Pandemic Success

In its battle with the coronavirus, Japan appears to be doing everything wrong. It has tested just 0.185 percent of its population, its social distancing has been halfhearted, and a majority of Japanese are critical of the government’s response. Yet with among the lowest death rates in the world, a medical system that has avoided an overloading crisis, and a declining number of cases, everything seems to be going weirdly right... As of May 14, Japan had 687 fatalities directly attributed to COVID-19 nationwide, equal to 5 per million people. That compares with a total of 85,268 deaths, or 258 per million, in the United States and 584 per million in Spain. Even Germany, seen as another success story in the pandemic, has 94 deaths per million.
These almost miraculously low figures come despite Japan being close to China, with a large number of tourists. It is also the world’s fastest-aging society-yet has escaped, it seems, being severely hit by a virus that is particularly deadly to older people. While Japanese medical experts admit that the official count may understate the real total, they say other related causes of death, such as pneumonia, have not seen any unexpected surge.
It is difficult to know if the country has just been lucky or if it’s a matter of good policy.It is difficult to know if the country has just been lucky or if it’s a matter of good policy.

Taiwan Firm to Build Chip Factory in U.S. - WSJ

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract manufacturer of silicon chips, said Friday it would spend $12 billion to build a chip factory in Arizona, as U.S. concerns grow about dependence on Asia for the critical technology.
TSMC said the project, disclosed earlier Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, has the support of the federal government and the state of Arizona.

S. Korea ‘comfort women’ group under fire in donation scandal : The Asahi Shimbun

A South Korean citizens group that has criticized Japan for decades over the “comfort women” issue now finds itself accused of misappropriating donations that were intended for the wartime victims.
The Seoul-based Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has denied any wrongdoing, but the scandal shows no signs of relenting.
News media in South Korea have generally shown a reluctance to criticize organizations that support former “comfort women,” a euphemism for women who were forced to provide sex to Japanese troops before and during World War II.

Sailors killed after Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship | Al Jazeera

At least 19 sailors were killed and 15 wounded after an Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target.
The "friendly fire" accident happened on Sunday near the port of Jask, about 1,270km (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman, a statement on the army's website said on Monday.

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中国がワクチン情報狙いサイバー攻撃--FBIが警告 - CNET Japan


東京新聞:東欧から出稼ぎ男性死亡 ドイツ 収穫農場の感染対策懸念


ツイッター 誤解を招きかねない投稿に警告表示 新型コロナ | NHKニュース


玄関で靴を脱ぐように…コロナから再起、イタリアの「新しい生活様式」 | 講談社


日本進出を断念 米カジノ大手サンズ:時事ドットコム


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News Headlines - 13 May 2020

Neiman Marcus Files for Bankruptcy - The New York Times

On Thursday, all of that came to an abrupt halt when Neiman Marcus became the first major department store group to file for bankruptcy protection during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a stunning fall that follows the collapse of Barneys New York late last year and comes as shadows gather over chains like Lord & Taylor and J.C. Penney.

Fauci Warns Early Reopening Could ‘Set You Back,’ Cause Deaths - Bloomberg

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, warned against reopening the economy too soon, telling a Senate panel Thursday that communities doing so risk new coronavirus outbreaks.
Fauci told the Senate Health Committee Tuesday that he’s concerned about cities and states reopening without reaching “checkpoints” outlined by the administration in guidelines to help them decide when it’s safe.

Student deaths reported in China from wearing mask | NHK WORLD

Chinese media report that three students have died around the country while wearing face masks during gym classes.
The media said the deaths of three teenagers occurred in the eastern province of Zhejiang and the inland provinces of Henan and Hunan between mid and late April.
The reports said the students collapsed and died suddenly while taking part in long-distance races and other gym activities with face masks on. At least one of the students reportedly wore an N95 medical mask.

'My Number' card password applications flood system as people seek Japan gov't handout - The Mainichi

A flood of applications in Japan for passwords for "My Number" individual identification cards, which residents need if they want to apply online for a 100,000 yen coronavirus compensation payment from the government, is making it difficult to access the system.
When using a My Number card to file an application online through a computer, smartphone or other device, the user must input a card password between 6 and 16 characters long. But in cases where the person has forgotten their password for the card or when it has expired, they need to go to a local government counter to have a new one issued.
According to the Japan Agency for Local Authority Information Systems, which operates the individual number card system, access from people seeking passwords has been concentrated since May 7, following the end of the "Golden Week" series of public holidays, and it has been difficult for local bodies across the country to get into the system. The trouble is apparently particularly notable in the morning.

Coronavirus: Japanese sumo wrestler dies at 28 - BBC News

A 28-year-old Japanese sumo wrestler infected with the virus has died, the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) has announced, the first in the sport to fall victim to the virus.
Shobushi, whose real name is Kiyotaka Suetake, died from multiple organ failure caused by the virus.
He had been the first sumo wrestler to test positive for the virus on 10 April... His condition quickly worsened and he entered intensive care nine days later.

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ロシア 新型コロナ治療の病院で火災 患者5人が死亡 | NHKニュース


唾かけられた鉄道職員、新型コロナで死亡 英国 :AFPBB News

英国で、新型コロナウイルスに感染していると主張する男から唾とせきをかけられた鉄道職員の女性が、新型ウイルス感染により死亡した。女性が所属する労働組合が12日、明らかにした。……この女性はベリー・ムジンガ(Belly Mujinga)さん(47)。運輸従業員労組(TSSA)の発表によると、ロンドンのビクトリア(Victoria)駅で3月22日、同僚と共に被害を受け、2人とも数日後に新型ウイルス感染症を発症した。……ムジンガさんは体調を崩した後、4月2日に病院に搬送されて人工呼吸器をつけられ、3日後に亡くなったという。……英鉄道警察(British Transport Police)は、事件の捜査を開始したことを認め、目撃者に情報提供を呼び掛けた。

ドイツ再生産数、1下回る 新たな感染拡大兆候ない=コッホ研(ロイター)


「中国に聞け」と会見打ち切る トランプ氏、女性記者に逆上:時事ドットコム


竹ストップ、パンダがピンチ 動物園が中国に返還前倒し:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 12 May 2020

Toyota expects FY 2020 operating profit to dive 79.5% on coronavirus - The Mainichi

Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it expects group operating profit in fiscal 2020 to drop 79.5 percent to 500 billion yen ($4.65 billion), the lowest in nine years, as the global auto industry feels the strain from the coronavirus pandemic.
While withholding its net earnings forecast for the current business year ending March 2021, citing uncertainties in the global market caused by the spread of the virus, Toyota said its sales are expected to fall 19.8 percent to 24 trillion yen. It anticipates its global vehicle sales will fall 14.9 percent from the previous year to 8.9 million vehicles.

South Korea scrambles to contain outbreak from nightclub cluster linked to one man | Sky News

South Korean officials are scrambling to contain a new outbreak of coronavirus after a cluster of more than 100 cases was linked one man who visited several nightclubs in Seoul.
Bars and discos across South Korea's capital have now been closed, after the sudden outbreak raised fears of a second wave of COVID-19 in a city that has been seen as a model for how to contain the disease.
Mayor Park Won-soon announced on Tuesday that 101 people had tested positive for coronavirus since the latest outbreak was identified last week, with most of the first batch of those linked to one 29-year-old man.

China suspends imports from four Australian abattoirs as spat sours trade - The Straits Times

China has suspended imports from four of Australia’s largest meat processors, Australia’s trade minister said on Tuesday (May 12), as the trade of several key agricultural commodities suffers in the wake of souring ties.
The suspension comes after Australia last month called for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus and just days after China proposed introducing an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley shipments.

Saudi Arabia to triple value added tax from 5% to 15%

In what it says is a move to mitigate the financial impact of the coronavirus on the Saudi government, the valued added tax, or VAT, which taxes on all goods and services in Saudi Arabia, is to be tripled from 5% to 15%.
The extraordinary move comes at a time when the Saudi, and indeed the wider Gulf region economy, is reeling from lower oil prices, and a depressed property sector, and tough restrictions resulting in the shutdown of economies.

Elon Musk opens Tesla California facility, defying local orders on coronavirus spread - CNN

Tesla CEO Elon Musk escalated his standoff with county officials in California on Monday as he announced that the automaker would be "restarting production today against Alameda County rules."
The decision follows the executive's sharp Twitter outbursts in recent weeks objecting to state lockdown orders meant to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. In a tweet on Monday, Musk said he would be at the factory, "on the line with everyone else."

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ポーランドで「幽霊選挙」 延期の手続き間に合わず:時事ドットコム


トルコに双日協力の大病院 新型コロナ治療対応:時事ドットコム


ビットコイン「半減期」、コロナ禍が価格に影響も - ロイター


大リーグ 7月上旬開幕案を球団オーナー承認 選手会と協議へ | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 11 May 2020

Japan's Abe Criticised for Move on Prosecutors During Coronavirus Crisis - The New York Times

Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors, calling it undemocratic and ill-timed during the coronavirus crisis.
Critics fear such a move would let an administration retain favourites in key posts, endangering prosecutors' independence, and were angered by its timing during the virus pandemic, Abe's handling of which has drawn fire for being slow and clumsy.
A survey published in the Nikkei daily on Monday showed 55% of respondents disapproved of Abe's handling of the crisis, up 11 points from a previous poll, although support for his cabinet was little changed at 49%, after a decline this year.

CDC Finds Another 5,000+ NYC Deaths in March and April With Potential COVID-19 Links - NBC New York

By the CDC's reckoning, from March 11 to May 2, New York City had 24,172 excess deaths over what would be expected. Of those, the CDC found 78 percent of them to be confirmed or probable COVID-19 deaths.
But that leaves 5,293 more deaths over the baseline and not immediately explained by a confirmed or probable COVID diagnosis.
"The 5,293 excess deaths not identified as confirmed or probable COVID-19 associated deaths might have been directly or indirectly attributable to the pandemic," the CDC said.

Shanghai Disneyland reopens with anti-virus controls : The Asahi Shimbun

Visitors in face masks streamed into Shanghai Disneyland as the theme park reopened Monday in a high-profile step toward reviving tourism that was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.
The House of Mouse’s experience in Shanghai, the first of its parks to reopen, foreshadows hurdles global entertainment industries might face. Disney is limiting visitor numbers, requiring masks and checking for the virus’s telltale fever.
China, where the pandemic began in December, was the first country to reopen factories and other businesses after declaring the disease under control in March even as infections rise and controls are tightened in some other countries.

Matt Lucas' video mocking Boris Johnson's speech to the nation goes viral | Sky News

Comedian Matt Lucas has posted a video mocking Boris Johnson's speech to the nation on coronavirus.
In a clip which has been viewed more than three million times on Twitter, the Little Britain star parodied the prime minister following his announcement on how the lockdown will eased in England.

Brussels' mayor offers Manneken-pis a new face mask

The municipality of the city of Brussels gives the Manneken-pis a new face mask with a Belgian flag. Since the beginning of the lockdown, a white mask has been seen on the city's most famous statue.

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英国、ロックダウン一部緩和へ-ジョンソン首相が発表 - Bloomberg


ドイツで新型コロナ感染が再拡大、再生産数1.1に上昇 - ロイター


EU、コロナ対応支援で中ロけん制 西バルカンと首脳会議:時事ドットコム




IOCコーツ氏「再延期ない」 - ロイター


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News Headlines - 10 May 2020

4.7 million tweets blast revision bill to delay Abe ally’s retirement : The Asahi Shimbun

In the court of public opinion, more than 4.7 million tweets and retweets, including those from celebrities, are protesting a revision bill allowing the Cabinet to extend the retirement of top prosecutors, widely seen as a political ploy by the Abe administration.
The barrage of posts under the hashtag, "I oppose the proposed revision of the Public Prosecutors Office Law," as of the evening of May 10, oppose the effort by the Cabinet criticized as an attempt by the Abe administration to retain "friendly" officials close to it.

NYC subway was deliberately shut down this morning - CNN

For the first time in its 115-year history, New York City deliberately shut down its entire subway system Wednesday morning.
The reason: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) deep-cleaned to prevent spread of the coronavirus... The New York City subway has been shut down because of weather: Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. During the blizzard of 2015, the system canceled passenger service, but equipment trains kept running.
But this is the first planned shutdown.
The cleanings will be done on a nightly basis, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. When the cleaning is done, every single subway car will be disinfected.

Woman body-slammed by off-duty cop in Alabama Walmart grew disorderly after associate asked she wear a mask, police say - CNN

An unidentified woman who was body-slammed by an off-duty police officer Tuesday in an Alabama Walmart faces multiple charges, police say, in an incident they said may have been sparked over her refusal to wear a mask.
In three cell phone videos posted to Facebook, the woman is seen arguing with the officer as he attempts to detain her. The officer was off-duty at the time, working as a security guard at the Walmart in Roebuck, Alabama. As of Saturday, the three videos have about 200,000 views combined.

Does Basic Income Work? Finland Study Finds Happiness, No Jobs - Bloomberg

A landmark study conducted in Finland shows that giving the unemployed free money doesn’t provide the boost to the jobs market that some had hoped it would. But it does raise happiness levels.
The final results, published on Wednesday, are in line with initial findings released in February 2019. The main conclusions suggest that a basic income improves the mental well-being of recipients and makes them feel more secure with their finances.

Chinese, Indian soldiers wounded in high-altitude clash at border near Tibet | South China Morning Post

Several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near Tibet, the Indian Army said on Sunday.
There have been long-running border tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, with a bitter war fought over India’s northeastern-most state of Arunachal Pradesh in 1962.

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世界の感染者400万人超 米突出、ロシア急増:時事ドットコム


看護師260人超が死亡 医療従事者9万人感染推計(共同通信)


窓から転落死する医師、ロシアで続々…脆弱な医療態勢を公表しないよう圧力か : 読売新聞オンライン


欧州の金融緩和は「違法」 ドイツ裁判所が判決:朝日新聞デジタル


ロックンロールの生みの親、リトル・リチャードさん死去 87歳:AFPBB News

「トゥッティ・フルッティ(Tutti Frutti)」や「のっぽのサリー(Long Tall Sally)」といった名曲を生み、斬新な演出と高速なリズムでファンをとりこにした伝説の歌手、リトル・リチャード(Little Richard)さんが死去した。87歳だった。……リチャードさんは、ファッツ・ドミノ(Fats Domino)さんやチャック・ベリー(Chuck Berry)さん(いずれも故人)と並び、ブルースから熱狂的な新しいスタイルの音楽、「ロックンロール」を誕生させた一人。

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News Headlines - 09 May 2020

ADP private payrolls April 2020 drop by record 20.2 million

Private payrolls hemorrhaged more than 20 million jobs in April as companies sliced workers amid a coronavirus-induced shutdown that took most of the U.S. economy offline, according to a report Wednesday from ADP.
In all, the decline totaled 20,236,000 - easily the worst loss in the survey’s history going back to 2002 but not as bad as the 22 million that economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting. The previous record was 834,665 in February 2009 amid the financial crisis and accompanying Great Recession.

Australia fears suicide spike due to virus shutdown

Thousands of Australians are expected to take their own lives because of the financial and psychological stress of the coronavirus crisis, far outstripping the death toll from the disease itself, experts warned Thursday.
Modelling by the Brain and Mind Centre at Sydney University predicted an additional 750 to 1,500 suicides per year for up to five years as a result of the impacts of the pandemic and economic shutdowns imposed to curb its spread.
That would mark a spike of 25 to 50 percent over the 3,000 suicides usually recorded each year in the country.

Video appears to show Georgia man shot while jogging; lawyers call for arrests

Lawyers for the family of a black jogger in Georgia, who was chased and gunned down by white men who said they believed he was a burglar, are calling for authorities to make arrests.
The attorneys also released a video that appears to show the fatal shooting of the man, Ahmaud Arbery, and an altercation in the moments before.
Arbery, 25, was shot to death in Brunswick, a coastal city about midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, on Feb. 23 as he was running through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.

Last Nazi message decoded by Britain revealed to mark VE Day - CNN

The last recorded Nazi message intercepted and decoded by Britain in World War II has been revealed for the first time to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
The message -- released by the UK's intelligence and security organization Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) -- shows the final words broadcast by a German lieutenant just before surrendering to British forces outside his building on Germany's northern coastal town of Cuxhaven.
On May 7 1945, the lieutenant named "Kunkel" sent colleagues a final farewell message at 7:35 a.m. before closing their communication network "forever."
"British troops entered Cuxhaven at 14:00 on 6 May -- from now on all radio traffic will cease -- wishing you all the best. Lt Kunkel," the message read. "Closing down for ever -- all the best -- goodbye."

Japan scraps Aegis Ashore deployment plan in city of Akita | The Japan Times

The Defense Ministry has scrapped its plan to deploy the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system in a Self-Defense Force compound in the city of Akita, government officials said Wednesday.
Faced with strong opposition from local residents, the ministry will choose from other places listed as possible sites, mainly state-owned land within Akita Prefecture, the officials added.
The government had hoped to introduce the U.S.-developed system to a Ground Self-Defense Force training area in Akita’s Araya district by 2025, but may have to push back that plan as it looks at other candidate sites in the prefecture.

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欧州終戦75周年 エリザベス英女王がテレビ演説 - BBCニュース


ユーロ圏 20年成長率7.7%減 全加盟国がマイナス成長 EU予測 :日本経済新聞


米雇用4月は2050万人減、大恐慌以来最大 失業率は戦後最悪14.7% - ロイター


米司法省、元トランプ大統領補佐官の起訴を取り下げ - BBCニュース


イスラエル最高裁、ネタニヤフ氏の首相就任認める 13日にも組閣へ:AFPBB News

イスラエルの最高裁判所は6日、右派のベンヤミン・ネタニヤフ(Benjamin Netanyahu)首相と中道派の野党指導者ベニー・ガンツ(Benny Gantz)元軍参謀総長による連立政権の樹立を認める判断を下した。新政権は来週13日にも組閣される見通し。

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News Headlines - 08 May 2020

Coronavirus NSW: Dossier lays out case against China bat virus program | Daily Telegraph

China deliberately suppressed or destroyed evidence of the coronavirus outbreak in an “assault on international transparency’’ that cost tens of thousands of lives, according to a dossier prepared by concerned Western governments on the COVID-19 contagion.
The 15-page research document, obtained by The Saturday Telegraph, lays the foundation for the case of negligence being mounted against China.
It states that to the “endangerment of other countries” the Chinese government covered-up news of the virus by silencing or “disappearing” doctors who spoke out, destroying evidence of it in laboratories and refusing to provide live samples to international scientists who were working on a vaccine.

Japan tightens rules on foreign stakes in 518 firms, citing national security - Reuters

Japan announced on Friday a list of its firms subject to tighter foreign ownership rules, including majors such as Toyota Motor Corp and Sony Corp, as the United States and Europe step up scrutiny of industries key to national security.
Japan identified 518 of its roughly 3,800 listed firms as having operations core to national security, making them targets for stringent regulations, a list released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) showed.
The tighter rules covering foreign investment in a dozen sectors crucial to national security, such as oil, railways, utilities, arms, space, nuclear power, aviation, telecoms and cyber security, take effect from Friday.
Foreign investors buying a stake of 1% or more in Japanese firms in the 12 areas now face pre-screening in principle, compared with the previous threshold of 10%.

Six dead and 1,000 hospitalised in India factory gas leak : The Standard

The leak occurred in the middle of the night in a factory operated by LG Polymers, an Indian subsidiary of the South Korean company LG Chemicals, and located on the edge of the industrial and port city of Visakhapatnam, in the State of Andhra Pradesh... The gas escaped from two tanks with a capacity of 5,000 tonnes which had been left as is due to the slowdown in activity due to national confinement, according to local police.

Taiwan baseball fans allowed inside stadium but sit apart

There were fans in the stands for baseball in Taiwan on Friday, albeit spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus.
Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed at ballparks in Taiwan, but they are still barred from bringing in food, and concession stands are still closed.

Tennis world unites to offer cash boost to players struggling during coronavirus lockdown

Organisers of the international tennis tour and the four Grand Slam tournaments have joined forces to raise 6 million euros for a fund to help lower ranked players survive the circuit shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The ATP and WTA - which run men’s and women’s tennis respectively - contributed cash to the Player Relief Programme along with the International Tennis Federation.
The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open also boosted the fund which aims to help around 800 singles and doubles players in the lower echelons of the game.

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米英FTA交渉が開始 EU離脱後の目玉 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


英中銀、来月にも追加措置あり得る-今年は大幅マイナス成長の見込み - Bloomberg


英「ロックダウン教授」が辞任 外出禁止中、女性と密会:時事ドットコム


ドイツ記者、元仏大統領を告訴 取材で「セクハラ被害」 | 共同通信


ドイツサッカー16日に再開決定 10週間ぶり、無観客で  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 07 May 2020

China's 'Bat Woman' Shi Zhengli denies 'trying to defect with confidential files' | Daily Mail Online

China's infamous 'bat woman' coronavirus scientist has denied reports circulating on social media that she attempted to defect from the Chinese regime.
Rumors had begun to spread across social media over the past 48 hours that Shi Zhengli had escaped from China, and brought hundreds of confidential documents to the U.S. embassy in Paris.
Shi, a renowned researcher of bat-derived coronaviruses, wrote on WeChat, a Chinese messaging service, on Saturday that she and her family had never fled the country and had no intention to do so.

Mitsubishi to finalize Bombardier regional jet deal on June 1 - Nikkei Asian Review

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Thursday that it will formally acquire Bombardier's regional jet program on June 1, nearly a year after the deal was first announced, but said it will likely write down the entire value of the acquisition.
Mitsubishi Heavy first announced it would acquire the Canadian Regional Jet, or CRJ, program on June 25 for $550 million (58.4 billion yen). The Japanese company now says it will write down the value of the acquisition in the current fiscal year, which ends March 2021 by an estimated 50 billion to 70 billion yen.
The acquisition nevertheless marks a critical milestone for Mitsubishi Heavy's own regional jet program, SpaceJet, which is set for release in Japan next year and in the U.S. in 2023.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Slides To Loss In Q1 - Quick Facts | Nasdaq

Anheuser-Busch InBev reported Thursday that its first-quarter loss attributable to equity holders was $2.25 billion or $1.13 per share, compared to restated net income of $3.57 billion or $1.80 per share in the previous-year quarter.
Normalized loss attributable to equity holders of the company was $845 million, compared to restated normalized profit of $2.40 billion last year.

Government puts brakes on £150m McLaren loan plea | Sky News

The owner of the McLaren F1 team has been snubbed by the government after requesting a £150m loan to steer it through the coronavirus pandemic.
Sky News has learnt that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) informed the Surrey-based automotive group earlier this week that it was rejecting the funding plea.

Google ends plans for smart city in Toronto - BBC News

Google's sister firm Sidewalk Labs has scrapped a plan to build a smart city in Canada, citing complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic... Chief executive Dan Doctoroff blamed "unprecedented economic uncertainty" for abandoning the plan.
The project had proved controversial and Sidewalk Labs had already been forced to scale back its ambitions.

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ドイツ、全店舗の再開決定 欧米でいち早く正常化に道筋―新型コロナ:時事ドットコム

ドイツのメルケル首相は6日に記者会見し、新型コロナウイルス感染拡大阻止のために3月半ばから取っていた各種制限を、大幅に緩和すると発表した。……個別の計画は各州の権限で決定するが、多くの州が5月半ばから各店舗の再開を検討している。サッカー1部、2部リーグも、5月後半からの開催を認めた。ただ、当面は無観客になるとみられる。 大規模集会の禁止や公共交通機関などでのマスク着用義務などは維持される。また、「第2波」到来阻止のため、1週間で10万人当たり50人を超える新規感染者が出た自治体には、制限を再導入することを義務付ける。

新型コロナ、人への感染は19年終盤から 英大学が遺伝子分析 - ロイター


Zoomに注意、アプリは本物でもマルウェアがインストールされているかも | マイナビニュース

Trend Microは4月29日(米国時間)、「WebMonitor RAT Bundled with Zoom Installer - TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog」において、Zoomインストーラを用いてリモートアクセス型のマルウェア「RevCode WebMonitor RAT」の感染を行う攻撃を確認したと伝えた。この時、Zoomそのものは正規のアプリケーションがインストールされるため、ユーザーはマルウェアがインストールされたことに気が付かない可能性がある。

バンクシーの新作、英病院に登場 医療従事者に感謝のメモ - BBCニュース


CNN.co.jp : トム・クルーズがNASAとタッグ、宇宙で映画撮影へ


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News Headlines - 06 May 2020

Aichi mistakenly publishes names of 396 virus patients online : The Asahi Shimbun

Aichi prefectural authorities profusely apologized for releasing the names of 396 patients with the novel coronavirus on a dedicated website intended to provide general information to residents about the number of cases of infection in the central Japan prefecture.
The names were inadvertently included in a list released May 5 of 495 people who had tested positive for COVID-19... The prefectural government announced the same day that the information was available on the website for about 45 minutes from around 9:30 a.m. that day.

'Samsung won't seek family governance'

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto head of the country's most-powerful conglomerate, said Wednesday he will lead the changes needed to the group's web-like holding structure, vowing not to pass on the management to his children.
"I will not pass the company's management on to my children. This was always my idea, but I've been hesitant to share and open up on it, because I think it's not right to talk about issues relating to management succession before a thorough evaluation of my managerial ability, as Samsung is facing an unfavorable business environment," Lee said in a nationally-televised statement from Samsung Seocho Tower in which he issued a formal apology.

5-year-old boy in Utah was driving to California to buy a Lamborghini

Police in Utah pulled over a 5-year-old driver who said he was heading to California to buy a Lamborghini.
The boy was being watched by his 16-year-old sibling Monday when the teen took a nap, public information Officer Nick Street told USA TODAY. When the sibling woke up "the keys to the car were gone, the car was gone, and the child was gone," Street said.
The 5-year-old boy drove onto the freeway about 2 or 3 miles from his home in his parents' car, Street said.
Trooper Rick Morgan pulled the boy over after he saw the car swerving so badly on Interstate 15 in Odgen, Utah, that he thought the driver was impaired or needed medical attention. He was driving 32 mph in an area with a speed limit of 70 mph. Morgan told the Associated Press that the boy did not respond to his lights but pulled over when he hit his siren.

Pete Rose had bats corked in '84, former Expos groundskeeper says | CBC Sports

Pete Rose, already banned from Major League Baseball for gambling, is now accused of breaking another of the sport's rules.
A former groundskeeper for the Montreal Expos recently told the Montreal Gazette that Rose routinely had an Olympic Stadium staffer cork his bats in 1984. Rose played most of the 1984 season for the Expos before he was traded back to his original club, the Cincinnati Reds, that August.
Joe Jammer, then an Expos groundskeeper and now a musician in London, told the Gazette in a telephone interview, "Pete Rose would have his bats corked in the visitors' clubhouse at Olympic Stadium. I found out he was corking bats.

TV anchor Alfonso Merlos accused of cheating after broadcast gaffe | Metro News

The Spanish TV host has been accused of cheating after a half-naked woman walked into shot during one of his at-home news broadcasts - a woman who was not his girlfriend.
Merlos, 41, was presenting a report on the Estado de Alarma channel from his home when a woman, appearing to only be wearing a bra, walked through the room, in view of the camera.
Eagle-eyed viewers noted that the woman was not Merlos’s girlfriend, Big Brother star Marta López, but 27-year-old journalist Alexia Rivas.

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イギリスの死者、イタリアを抜いて欧州最多に 新型ウイルス - BBCニュース


ロシアのコロナ新規感染者、24時間で1万人超増加 3日連続:AFPBB News


「強いロシア」遠のく復活 プーチン政権発足20年 :日本経済新聞


東京新聞:北極圏の建設現場でクラスター発生 作業員ら1400人が陽性判定


日本企業持つチェブラーシカ版権、露企業が返還要求 : 日刊スポーツ


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News Headlines - 05 May 2020

How Neil Ferguson, the architect of lockdown, was brought down by failing to obey his own rules

"Our latest estimates suggest that the virus is slightly more transmissible than we previously thought," he tweeted on March 26.
Yet four days later the professor was feeling well enough to break his own advice to the public and allow his girlfriend, Antonia Staats, to cross London for a visit. The following week she made a second visit to Prof Ferguson's flat, despite telling friends she suspected that her husband had coronavirus symptoms.
There is no suggestion Ms Staats visited him during the period he was self-isolating with the virus. But to some, the tryst shows a staggering hypocrisy and wilful flaunting of lockdown laws.

Japanese decry boomer-era tech as hospitals file coronavirus cases by fax | South China Morning Post

Japan’s stubborn reliance on the fax machine has sparked a Twitter tirade by a doctor, who railed against the legal requirement that hospitals complete paperwork on new coronavirus cases by hand, and then fax it to public health centres to compile statistics on infections... Yet the fax machine still reigns supreme in Japan, with a recent government study showing that virtually every office in the country and one in three households has a machine.

ABS-CBN: Philippines' biggest broadcaster forced off air - BBC News

ABS-CBN said it had been told it could continue broadcasting while it waited for Congress to renew its licence, which expired on Monday.
But the regulator said it must stop on Tuesday.
The channel has in the past angered President Rodrigo Duterte, who correspondents say is well-known for silencing media critics.

Gold's Gym files for bankruptcy after blow from coronavirus pandemic - CBS News

Gold's Gym has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Monday. Its 700 gyms worldwide will stay open as it looks to restructure during the coronavirus pandemic that has virtually shutdown the entire U.S. economy.
Last month, Gold's Gym permanently closed about 30 company-owned gyms during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ford, FCA, Report COVID-19 Foiled Earnings, Deliveries | IndustryWeek

On May 5, Fiat-Chrysler reported that it had lost 1.7 billion euros, or $1.86 billion, over the quarter with an adjusted net loss of $547 million and an adjusted EBIT of about $109 million. The company reported quarterly revenue of about $22.5 million, but said suspended production had hammered demand and its ability to deliver products. Worldwide combined shipments were down 21%, the company reported... Ford reported its net loss of $2 billion in an earnings call April 28. The Dearborn, Michigan-based truck company also reported negative adjusted earnings of $632 million and said that the COVID-19 virus caused an estimated negative effect of “at least $2 billion.” Quarterly revenue was $34 billion.

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イタリア、400万人が仕事を再開 感染拡大リスクなお :日本経済新聞


住民15%感染、検査で判明 致死率は大幅低下―ドイツ西部:時事ドットコム




CNN.co.jp : 新型コロナ、研究所起源の可能性は「極めて低い」 5カ国情報協定


ピュリツァー賞にアラスカの地方紙 連載「無法」で:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 04 May 2020

Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus - Reuters

An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, people familiar with the paper told Reuters.
The report, presented early last month by the Ministry of State Security to top Beijing leaders including President Xi Jinping, concluded that global anti-China sentiment is at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the sources said.
As a result, Beijing faces a wave of anti-China sentiment led by the United States in the aftermath of the pandemic and needs to be prepared in a worst-case scenario for armed confrontation between the two global powers, according to people familiar with the report’s content, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the matter.

Abe extends Japan's nationwide state of emergency, but prepares to relax some restrictions | The Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday evening justified extending the state of emergency nationwide until May 31 but vowed to gradually relax some restrictions to resuscitate the economy.
Abe, holding a news conference, showed a dose of cautious optimism that the number of coronavirus patients is on a downward slope as he claimed the emergency declaration has been effective and thanked the public for cooperating.
At the same time, he said the situation remains grim, pointing out that the number of patients in critical condition requiring a ventilator has tripled in the last month and nearly 10,000 patients are still undergoing treatment, including hospitalization.

Japan's traditional work culture takes precedence over physical distancing in Tokyo | CBC News

An online survey of 20,000 people by Japan's Persol Research Institute released March 23 found that only 13 per cent of Japanese employees were working from home, with almost 40 per cent reporting that the company "does not allow" teleworking. A further 41 per cent said the technology for working outside the office simply doesn't exist.
By comparison, Statistics Canada reported that almost 40 per cent of Canadians were working from home during the week of March 22.
While Japan may have a reputation for high-tech prowess - fast internet connections and robots that serve meals in restaurants or take care of seniors - many business practices are stuck in the last century.

Greta Thunberg gives $100,000 in prize money to UN children's charity to help coronavirus battle | London Evening Standard

Greta Thunberg has donated $100,000 in prize money to the United Nations children's fund to help its coronavirus support campaign.
The teenage environmental activist described the coronavirus pandemic as "a child-rights crisis" and compared its seriousness to climate change.
The money was originally given to Ms Thunberg by Danish charity Human Act as a prize for her work.
Ms Thunberg gave the money to UNICEF, while Human Act gave the children's fund $100,000 more.

Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of 'assault-style' firearms - effective immediately | CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced a ban on some 1,500 makes and models of military-grade "assault-style" weapons in Canada, effective immediately.
Starting today, licensed gun owners will no longer be allowed to sell, transport, import or use these sorts of weapons in this country... Trudeau said there will be a two-year amnesty period to allow people who already own these firearms to comply with the ban. Trudeau promised to pass legislation in the coming months to provide "fair compensation" to people who own these firearms.

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米ニューヨーク市の医師が自殺 新型ウイルスの最前線で勤務 - BBCニュース


新型コロナ、止まらぬ情報汚染 有害デマ視聴1億回超  :日本経済新聞


AmazonのベゾスCEOに下院が証言要請 不正競争報道で - ITmedia NEWS

 米Wall Street Journalが4月23日付の記事で、Amazonが自社のプラットフォーム上で営業するサードパーティの販売業者の機密データを使って競合製品を開発・販売していると報じたことを受けたもの。

錦織・大坂がオンラインでチャリティーテニス 新型コロナ支援 | NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 03 May 2020

Boris Johnson reveals doctors prepared to announce his death as he battled coronavirus - The Sun

BORIS Johnson has revealed that doctors prepared to announce his death as he battled coronavirus.
The PM told The Sun on Sunday he was given “litres and litres of oxygen” to keep him alive... He added: “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.

Chinese journalist jailed for 15 years for attacking Communist Party | South China Morning Post

A journalist who worked for some of China’s most powerful state newspapers has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of attacking the ruling Communist Party, according to court documents.
Chen Jieren was convicted on Thursday of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble, extortion, illegal business operations and bribery”, a court in central Hunan province said in an online statement.
The charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” is a catch-all that Chinese authorities often use against people who criticise the regime.

J. Crew Files for Bankruptcy in Virus’s First Big Retail Casualty - The New York Times

J. Crew, the mass-market clothing company whose preppy-with-a-twist products were worn by Michelle Obama and appeared at New York Fashion Week, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday. It is the first major retailer to fall during the coronavirus pandemic, though other big industry names including Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney are also struggling with the toll of mass shutdowns.
J. Crew announced that its parent company, Chinos Holdings, had filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court for the Eastern District of Virginia. As part of its financial reorganization plan, it will hand over control to top creditors, including the hedge fund Anchorage Capital, by converting $1.65 billion of its debt into equity. The company, which has secured a $400 million debtor-in-possession loan, also plans to hold onto its Madewell brand, which it had considered spinning off into a public company.
J. Crew added that its online business would continue to operate normally throughout its restructuring, and that it planned to reopen its J. Crew and Madewell stores once lockdowns are lifted.

New York Met adds 'Animal Crossing' sharing feature

Some of the world's most famous artworks can be imported into "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" via the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
The New York Met has added a new network to its online sharing tool.
As well as sharing copies of its artworks to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or through email, the Met's online collection now provides for fans of Nintendo Switch game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."

Obituary: Irrfan Khan, star of Slumdog Millionaire and Indian films - BBC News

Irrfan Khan was one of Indian cinema's finest actors and among its most successful exports to Hollywood.
A veteran of nearly 80 films, he almost gave up acting in his 30s - after an unrewarding decade in TV soaps.
Khan lacked the looks for a traditional Bollywood romantic lead but made his name as a character actor in Hindi cinema and in Hollywood productions like Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World.

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日本人医師が警鐘…新型コロナウイルスが「血栓」促進か 米で若年層の脳梗塞相次ぐ


ユーロ圏GDP、過去最悪の年率14.4%減 1~3月 :日本経済新聞


中銀、政府も企業も支える 20年末の総資産2400兆円に  :日本経済新聞


英 シャーロット王女5歳に 感染拡大で食料届けるお手伝い | NHKニュース


ベッケンバウアー氏らのW杯招致不正疑惑が時効、判決出ぬまま終了:AFPBB News

サッカー元西ドイツ代表のレジェンドで、W杯ドイツ大会(2006 World Cup)の大会組織委員会会長を務めたフランツ・ベッケンバウアー(Franz Beckenbauer)氏らの大会招致をめぐる不正疑惑の裁判が時効を迎え、判決が下されることなく終了した。……スイスにおける詐欺疑惑に関する刑事訴訟は、15年以内に完結されなければならない。ベッケンバウアー氏の疑惑は2005年の出来事にまでさかのぼるため、裁判所は今後この件を裁く権利を持たない。

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News Headlines - 02 May 2020

Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report - BBC News

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says.
KCNA news agency reports that the North Korean leader cut the ribbon at the opening of a fertiliser factory... The reported appearance - his first since an event on state media on 12 April - comes amid global speculation over his health.

Japan’s 50 Richest 2020: Despite Pandemic, Their Total Wealth Dropped By Only 5%

Despite a $1 trillion stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in early April to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus, Japan is bracing for a downturn. With the declaration of a national emergency-and the delay in hosting the Olympic Games until next year-businesses are certain to take a hit.
That said, the country’s 50 richest have-so far-been relatively unscathed, with their combined wealth down only 5% to $168 billion since we last measured their fortunes in March 2019.

Michigan Congresswoman Criticizes Hospitals for Closing Down During Pandemic: 'It's Not Profitable to Take Care of Sick People'

Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib criticized the for-profit corporate interests she says are behind the racial and wealth disparities that are being exposed in the U.S. health care system by the coronavirus pandemic... Tlaib accused fellow members of Congress and the Trump administration of "turning their backs" on low and middle-class Americans while lining the pockets of corporations. She cited a recent closure in hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic as evidence the country needs universal health care because "it's not profitable to take care of sick people."

New Information Emerges Around Biden Sexual Assault Allegation : NPR

New information has emerged in recent days about a sexual assault allegation against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, made by Tara Reade, a former staff assistant in Biden's Senate office. For the first time, someone has gone on the record to say that Reade detailed the allegation to her decades ago in the same way Reade is describing it now... A former neighbor of Reade's named Lynda LaCasse told NPR on Wednesday about a conversation the two had approximately 25 years ago regarding the alleged assault.

Saudi Arabia to end flogging as a form of punishment | The Guardian

Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court.
The decision by the general commission for the supreme court, taken sometime this month, will mean the punishment will be replaced by prison sentences, fines or a mixture of both... Flogging has been applied to punish a variety of crimes in Saudi Arabia. Without a codified system of law to go with the texts making up sharia, or Islamic law, individual judges have the latitude to interpret religious texts and come up with their own sentences.

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スウェーデン、集団免疫に見通し 首都で数週間以内に獲得と疫学者 | 共同通信


ロシア首相、新型コロナ感染 国内感染者10万人超える:AFPBB News

ミシュスチン首相は、テレビ放送されたウラジーミル・プーチン(Vladimir Putin)大統領とのビデオ会議で「つい先ほど、私が受けたコロナウイルス検査で陽性の結果が出たことを知った」と説明。他の閣僚らの感染を防ぐため自主隔離する意向を表明した。
 プーチン氏は直ちに、首相代行としてアンドレイ・ベロウソフ(Andrei Belousov)第1副首相を任命した。……ロシア政府の発表によると、同国では過去24時間で7099人の新型ウイルス感染が確認され、累計感染者数は10万6498人、死者数は1073人となった。

レムデシビル、承認手続き開始 米認可受け特別適用―厚労相「申請から1週間で」:時事ドットコム


欧州中銀、銀行にマイナス1%で資金供給 支援を拡大 :日本経済新聞


フランスも打ち切り サッカー5大リーグ初、PSG優勝:時事ドットコム


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News Headlines - 01 May 2020

Japan preparing to extend coronavirus emergency for about a month : The Asahi Shimbun

Japan is preparing to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus, originally set to end on May 6, for about a month, government sources told Reuters on Thursday, even as some other countries begin to reopen after strict lockdowns.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters "it would be difficult to return to every-day life on May 7," adding that the country needed to "brace for a drawn-out battle."

Emperor Naruhito marks first year of reign - Japan Today

Emperor Naruhito on Friday marked one year since he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, with he and Empress Masako searching for their role in modern times while continuing his parents' efforts to heal the wounds of war and disasters.
The past year has been full of celebrations and ceremonies associated with his enthronement, which marked the start of the new Reiwa imperial era, although in recent months the imperial couple have been forced to stay out of the public eye due to the new coronavirus epidemic.

Covid-19 lockdowns temper May Day rallies worldwide

Workers were forced to scale back May Day rallies around the world on Friday because of coronavirus lockdowns, although some pushed on with online events and others hit the streets in face masks.

Madonna: I tested positive for coronavirus antibodies - New York Daily News

Madonna is the new celebrity face of coronavirus.
The 61-year-old music icon revealed that she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies during her "quarantine diary" Instagram series on Thursday... A positive test result shows that a person's antibodies most likely resulted in "an infection with SARS-Cov-2 or possibly a related coronavirus."

EEAS SPECIAL REPORT UPDATE: Short Assessment of Narratives and Disinformation around the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic (Updated 2 - 22 April) - EU vs DISINFORMATION

As outlined in the earlier reports, disinformation, myths and misinformation continue to proliferate around the world, with potentially harmful consequences for public security, health and effective crisis communications. In this context, it is important to distinguish the very different forms of mis- and disinformation, as well as other forms of information manipulation. Not all, but some of this activity is linked to intentional and coordinated activities, often carried out by state or state sponsored actors.

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新型コロナ、死者23万人超す 欧米中心に被害拡大続く(共同通信)


WHO、新型コロナの「緊急事態」継続 宣言から3カ月 :日本経済新聞


米国家情報長官室、新型コロナ「人工ではない」|TBS NEWS


日本の新型ウイルス検査、少なさに疑問の声 - BBCニュース


プレシジョン・システム・サイエンスは全自動PCR検査システムに注目集まりストップ高 | 財経新聞


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