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News Headlines - 18 January 2018

The Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards | GOP

2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.

Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards.

Toshiba is Selling its Westinghouse Nuclear Unit Assets | Fortune

Toshiba Corp. has agreed to sell claims in its Westinghouse U.S. nuclear unit to bolster its capital by 410 billion yen ($3.68 billion) by March, helping it to erase negative shareholder equity and avoid being delisted... The sale will end the Japanese conglomerate’s troubled foray into overseas nuclear power, which started with the $5.4 billion acquisition of Westinghouse in 2006.

Emirates Airlines helps to rescue Airbus with substantial order - France 24

Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a €13 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox's work - BBC News

A minister for loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox, has been announced by Downing Street... The Commission on Loneliness was first set up by Ms Cox, who was killed before the EU referendum.

A 2017 report said loneliness was as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Belgian radio host quits live on air after rape debate | Daily Mail Online

A controversial Belgian radio presenter quit his popular talk show live on air on Monday after causing an outcry by hosting a phone-in debate about whether women can have orgasms when they are raped.

Benjamin Marechal, whose daily show on the French-language RTBF broadcaster is known for its contentious style, resigned after the station received a number of complaints.


VWの世界販売台数、17年もトヨタ上回る :日本経済新聞


TPP11、「凍結」は22項目で最終調整 3月上旬にも署名 - 産経ニュース




「#MeToo」運動は「売名目的」、仏女優バルドーさん セクハラ告発を非難:AFPBB News

フランス映画界のレジェンド、ブリジット・バルドー(Brigitte Bardot)さん(83)が17日、セクシュアルハラスメント(性的嫌がらせ)被害を訴える女優らについて「売名目的にすぎない」と指摘し、セクハラを告発する「#MeToo(私も)」運動を非難した。

 バルドーさんは仏週刊誌パリ・マッチ(Paris Match)に対し「大半は偽善的でばかげている」と述べた。

試合中にユーチューバーが大声、選手妨害で退場に 全豪OP:AFPBB News

全豪オープンテニス(Australian Open Tennis Tournament 2018)で18日、前日に行われたニック・キリオス(Nick Kyrgios、オーストラリア)の試合中に大声を出して進行の妨げをした男の正体が、動画共有サイト「ユーチューブ(YouTube)」でいたずら動画を投稿するユーチューバーだったことが明らかになった。


News Headlines - 17 January 2018

PLO leaders threaten to freeze Oslo accords - NHK WORLD

Palestinian officials have threatened to freeze the historic Oslo peace accords in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel... Delegates agreed to freeze the Oslo peace accords unless Israel recognizes a Palestinian state with borders based on the lines set before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

European Car Sales Rise to 10-Year High on Peugeot, Renault SUVs - Bloomberg

Registrations in 2017 increased 3.3 percent to 15.6 million vehicles, the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, said Wednesday in a statement. The figure was the highest since a record 16 million autos were delivered in 2007.

UKIP leader Henry Bolton clings to job but not girlfriend after her racist Meghan Markle comments | DW

Henry Bolton has ended the "romantic element" of his ties to a young model after her headline-inducing comments about Meghan Markle. But the scandal surrounding the leader has opened the lid on deeper UKIP struggles.

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash for #MeToo op-ed - BBC News

Author Margaret Atwood has sparked a Twitter storm after a provocative column on the Me Too anti-sexual harassment movement.

Her op-ed published in the Globe and Mail newspaper questioned the impact of the movement against inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Ms Atwood called the movement a "symptom" of a broken legal system.

Arrest warrants issued for former Blue House officials in bribery case : The Hankyoreh

Prosecutors requested arrest warrants on Jan. 14 for Kim Baek-joon and Kim Jin-mo in connection with their investigation into illicit National Intelligence Service (NIS) payments to the Blue House under former President Lee Myung-bak (2008–13). Kim Baek-joon, 78, is a former Blue House general affairs and planning secretary popularly known as Lee’s “steward,” while Kim Jin-mo, 52, is a former Seoul Nambu District Prosecutors’ Office chief who served as Blue House second civil affairs secretary during the Lee administration.




ドイツ:大連立反対拡大 第2党社民党、交渉承認見通せず - 毎日新聞


仏の元スポーツ相を刑事告発 柔道五輪金メダリストのドイエ氏 - 産経ニュース


マケドニア国名論争にピリオド? ギリシャと作業部会、国連も仲介再開 - 産経ニュース


ロシアで大寒波 極東で氷点下65度 凍死も | NHKニュース




News Headlines - 16 January 2018

Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns | DW

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has been forced out by the PSD as he lost a power struggle with the party boss. Liviu Dragnea rules over the party but is barred from political office because of a criminal conviction.

Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

SoftBank says listing of mobile unit an option

SoftBank is in discussions to list the shares of its Japanese telecoms business in Tokyo as billionaire founder Masayoshi Son seeks to further boost the technology group’s investment clout, according to two people with knowledge of the talks.

N. Korea to send orchestra to S. Korea during Winter Olympics

North Korea agreed Monday to send a 140-member orchestra to South Korea during next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics and hold concerts in Seoul and a sub-host city of the games.

The North's tentatively-named Samjiyon Orchestra will perform in the capital and Gangneung, 240 kilometers east of Seoul, South Korea's unification ministry said after inter-Korean talks on the North's plan to dispatch an art troupe to the South. Gangneung will host ice sports during the Winter Games.

13 Siblings, Some Shackled to Beds, Were Held Captive by Parents, Police Say - The New York Times

A 17-year-old girl who said she was being held captive by her parents in her home about two hours southeast of Los Angeles escaped on Sunday and alerted the authorities, who then rescued her 12 siblings — several of whom were found shackled to their beds and malnourished — the authorities said on Monday.


英ガーディアン紙がタブロイド判に 経費節減、印刷は他社に委託 - 産経ニュース








米ゴルフ放送局のストライキ問題 ツアー中継は今後どうなる?|GDO ゴルフダイジェスト・オンライン


選手蹴って退場させた主審に謹慎処分…暴挙被害のDFはイエロー取り消し | サッカーキング



News Headlines - 15 January 2018

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years' - BBC News

London's air quality is within legal limits in mid-January for the first time in 10 years, City Hall has said.

The capital breached limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 6 January every year for the last decade, Mayor Sadiq Khan said.

So far this year, London's NO2 has not exceeded limits - although it is likely to later this month, Mr Khan admitted.

London's crime is out of control – and it's strategy, not police cuts, that are to blame

For the first time in the 18 years I have lived in London, I feel scared to walk home. My borough, Islington, is now the second worst affected by moped crime in the city.

Over 24,000 attempts to access porn sites from parliamentary computers since election, data confirms | The Independent

More than 24,000 attempts were made to access pornographic websites in the Houses of Parliament since the general election, according to official data.

The figure of 24,473 attempts represents around 160 requests per day on average from computers and other devices connected to the parliamentary network - which is used by MPs, peers and staff - between June and October last year.

London rape trial collapses after phone images undermine case | The Guardian

A rape trial has collapsed after the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence when it emerged that images from the defendant’s phone of him in bed with his alleged victim had not been disclosed.

The failure of the case at Snaresbrook crown court, east London, is the latest example of crucial digital evidence contained on a mobile either not being found or not being handed over to defence solicitors.

Rape victims’ clothing goes on display in Belgium to show it’s not about what you wear | Metro News

Clothing worn by victims of rape at the time they were attacked has gone on display at an exhibition in Brussels... The clothing was loaned by the victim support group CAW East Brabant and includes tracksuite bottoms, pyjamas and dresses.


ミサイル警報「逃げて!」 誤報でハワイ中パニック


ムーミン舞台のセンター試験設問に疑問 阪大研究室  :日本経済新聞


ICAN事務局長と安倍首相の面会断った政府に「がっかり」 広島、長崎の被爆者ら落胆 - 産経WEST


GM、19年にもハンドルなし「無人運転」の量産車 :日本経済新聞


イチローをクビにしたマーリンズCEOのジーター氏 200万ドルのでっかいボーナス - 産経ニュース



News Headlines - 14 January 2018

Iran Says Over 400 Protesters Still Detained, 25 People Killed

Iran's judiciary says that about 465 people are still being detained across the country for taking part in a wave of antigovernment protests that began nearly three weeks earlier.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni-Ejei also acknowledged that 25 people were killed in violence surrounding the protests that began on December 28.

Turkish passenger plane goes off runway metres away from sea | AFP.com

The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing.

London's Heathrow Airport hits new record of 78m passengers for 2017 despite capacity crunch | City A.M.

Heathrow said today a record 78m passengers travelled through the airport last year, marking a 3.1 per cent rise on 2016, despite its capacity headaches as it waits to expand.

Meghan Markle's Marks & Spencer jumper is a sell out | Daily Mail Online

In a further sign of how Meghan Markle has thrown herself into British life since moving to London ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry, the royal bride-to-be wore Marks & Spencer for the couple's visit to Brixton on Tuesday.

Meghan, 36, wore a £45 black jumper with bell sleeves from the high street stalwart to visit the studio of Reprezent 107.3 FM in south London, teaming it with black trousers by the British label Burberry and a coat from the Canadian brand Smythe.

Julian Assange is made an Ecuadorian citizen in effort to resolve impasse | The Guardian

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was made an Ecuadorian citizen last month, the nation’s foreign ministry has revealed, in an attempt to resolve the political impasse over his continued presence in the UK.


チェコ大統領選:親露の現職首位、過半数なく決選投票へ - 毎日新聞


「ナチス思想の復活許すな」オーストリアで2万人が反政府デモ | NHKニュース



露大統領選まで2カ月:プーチン氏「4選盤石」愛国心刺激 - 毎日新聞



フランスの乳製品大手ラクタリス(Lactalis)の粉ミルクがサルモネラ菌に汚染されていた問題で、影響が及んでいる国々は83か国に上っており、これらの国々ではこれまでに粉ミルク1200万箱が回収された。同社のエマニュエル・ベニエ(Emmanuel Besnier)最高経営責任者(CEO)が14日、フランスメディアとのインタビューで明かした。……仏当局は、これまでに国内で35人の乳児がラクタリスの粉ミルクからサルモネラ菌に感染したことが確認され、スペインで1件の事例が報告されている他、ギリシャでも調査中の事例が1件あると発表している。……ベニエ氏の祖父が1933年に創業したラクタリスは、年間売上約170億ユーロ(約2兆3000億円)の巨大企業となり、世界47か国に246の生産拠点がある。

「スウェーデン式死の片付け」 母の著作が世界中でブームに (The Telegraph)

私は友人に言った。「うちにはその問題はないよ。母が死の片付けをしているから」。そう、スウェーデンには「死の片付け」を意味する「doestaedning」という言葉だってあるのだ。……ニューヨークから戻った夜、私は母に会いに行った(隣に住んでいる)。友人に言われたことを私が伝えるのを母はじっと聞いていた。1週間後、母は本を執筆し始めた。母が1年後に書き上げた書籍「スウェーデン式死の片付け(原題:The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning)」は、世界最大の書籍見本市「フランクフルト・ブックフェア(Frankfurt book fair)」で発売された。優れた、面白い内容だとは私たちみんなが思っていたが、まさかこんなに大反響を呼ぶとは思ってもいなかった。