News Headlines - 19 October 2019

Boris Johnson sends unsigned request to Brussels for Brexit delay | The Guardian

Despite the prime minister’s insistence that he would not “negotiate” a further extension of the UK’s membership of the EU, he confirmed on Saturday evening that he had sought such a prolongation.
Shortly after 10pm London time Tusk tweeted: “The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react.”
Johnson sent three letters: an unsigned photocopy of the request he was obliged to send under the Benn act, an explanatory letter from the UK’s ambassador to the EU and a letter explaining why Downing Street did not want an extension.

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots - Reuters

Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

China detains Japanese professor possibly for spying - Japan Today

Chinese authorities in September detained a Japanese professor of Hokkaido University, it was learned Friday from sources familiar with bilateral ties.
The professor, who is in his 40s, was taken into custody in Beijing, with the authorities saying he "violated domestic laws," indicating that he may have been suspected of spying, according to the sources... The professor previously worked for the National Institute for Defense Studies in the Japanese Defense Ministry.

South Korea Protesters Scale Walls Outside US Ambassador’s Residence | Voice of America

Around 20 South Korean protesters broke into the residential compound of the U.S. ambassador to South Korea Friday, prompting U.S. officials to call for tighter security measures around diplomatic missions here... After scaling the compound walls, the intruders attempted to forcibly enter the ambassador’s residence but were detained by Seoul police, according to a statement by the U.S. Embassy issued Saturday.
Some of the protesters carried signs calling for Harris to leave Korea and characterized U.S. troops as an occupying force.

Tokyo governor surprised by 'sudden' marathon switch - Reuters

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday she is surprised by the International Olympic Committee’s “sudden” decision to move the 2020 marathon to a northern city and there is no change in her thinking the race should be held in the capital.
The IOC on Wednesday announced a plan to move the marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, due to concerns about heat in Tokyo next summer, a switch the Tokyo 2020 president said the city had little choice but to accept.
Koike told a regular news conference on Friday, however, that while she shared the IOC’s emphasis on “athletes first” and putting the priority on their health, she did not agree with the decision and especially its suddenness.


英経済に「相当厳しい」新ブレグジット協定案 - ロイター




バルセロナ、独立派デモ隊が暴徒化 サグラダ・ファミリア一時閉鎖 - 産経ニュース




「当局にウソ」16年に欠陥認識か ボーイング連続墜落:朝日新聞デジタル


News Headlines - 18 October 2019

USTR confirms U.S. tariffs to hit certain EU goods on Oct. 18 - Reuters

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office told industry that its planned 10% and 25% tariffs on selected European Union goods would take effect as planned on Friday, after the World Trade Organization authorized the move this week.
The WTO’s dispute settlement body on Monday cleared Washington to take the record countermeasures against the European Union and Airbus-producing countries Britain, France, Germany and Spain after concluding that Airbus received billions of dollars of illegal subsidies in a case dating back 15 years.
The United States has said it will impose 10% tariffs on Airbus planes and 25% duties on a range of products valued at $7.5 billion, including French wine, Scottish whiskies and cheeses from across Europe.

Turkey's Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin' - BBC News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter "in the bin", the BBC has been told.
In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!"
President Trump was urging Turkey not to launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, but Mr Erdogan ignored this request.

BBC names 2 Japanese women to top 100 list | NHK WORLD

The British public broadcaster's list also included climate activist Greta Thunberg and other women from over 50 countries, aged between 15 and 98.
Of the two Japanese named, actress and writer Yumi Ishikawa headed a campaign against women being forced to wear high heels at the workplace.
The campaign is named #KuToo, inspired by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, and is intended to allude to the Japanese words for shoes and pain.

Japan to participate in U.S. lunar exploration program | The Japan Times

Japan’s space policy committee in the Cabinet Office decided Thursday to participate in the U.S. program to land astronauts on the moon by 2024... Japan will offer technical cooperation for the construction of an orbital outpost to be used by astronauts as a base for the Artemis lunar exploration program.
The committee, however, withheld its decision on whether to take part in building the so-called Gateway, a base housing living quarters, laboratories and docking ports for the exploration of the moon as well as Mars, from 2025 due to cost concerns.

ZSL London Zoo Gives Animals Pumpkins Ahead of Halloween |

Wild animals enjoy a good gourd as much as the next fall-obsessed individual.
Residents at the ZSL London Zoo were recently treated to a festive snack. The zoo’s pygmy hippos, tigers and lemurs were given their own jack-o-lanterns ahead of Halloween.
Instead of setting the carved pumpkins on the stoops of their exhibits, the animals happily gobbled up the ghoulish goodies.


米トルコ、シリア停戦合意 5日間でクルド勢力退避 - 産経ニュース


カミングス米下院議員が死去、68歳-トランプ大統領の疑惑追及を指揮 - Bloomberg


硫黄島の星条旗写真で人違い 米軍、歴史家指摘で結論 | 共同通信


オランダ一家監禁、父親を逮捕 背景にカルト集団か:AFPBB News


21世紀にUKで最も売れたアルバムのランキングが明らかに | NME Japan


News Headlines - 17 October 2019

Japan plans to postpone imperial parade over typhoon - The Jakarta Post

Japan plans to postpone a major imperial parade celebrating the new emperor's ascension to the throne after nearly 80 people were killed in a devastating typhoon, local media said Thursday.
The parade was scheduled for October 22 as part of a series of events marking the official proclamation of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement. The religious rites and imperial banquet associated with the event are still expected to go ahead, national broadcaster NHK said.

Trump Will Host Next G7 Summit at His Doral Resort - The New York Times

President Trump has decided to host the Group of 7 meeting next June at the Trump National Doral near Miami, Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, said Thursday, a decision that prompted immediate questions about whether it was a conflict of interest for him to choose one of his own properties for a diplomatic event.

'Ashamed' and 'depressed' at British politics - BBC News

Renowned British spy author John Le Carré says he is "depressed" and "ashamed" of the state of Britain and "alarmed" at the rise of nationalism in the world.
His new novel is set in a politically turbulent London in 2018 which reflects his thoughts and feelings on the current political situation... He was speaking to BBC Radio 4 Today programme's James Naughtie about his 25th novel Agent Running in the Field.

UNESCO and Perfumer Guerlain join forces in beekeeper training project

As bee mortality reaches alarming levels worldwide, UNESCO and French perfumer Guerlain will launch a five-year training and support project for beekeepers and their know-how on Thursday 17 October.
The project comes under UNESCO’s partnership with LVMH and UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and consists of four aspects: the training of beekeepers in biosphere reserves designated by UNESCO, setting up bee farms, provision of technical support and follow up, assessment of the benefits of pollination in local ecosystems.

Patrick Day: Boxer dies after suffering traumatic brain injury from KO

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a traumatic brain injury Saturday night during a bout in Chicago. He was 27.
Day was hospitalized and in "extremely critical condition" Saturday night after he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round of their USBA super welterweight title fight. Day was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. He lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness.




英首相に立ちはだかる数の壁、EUと離脱合意後も議会支持確保は不明 - Bloomberg

目標 :320
  ここで挙げたすべての議員の票をジョンソン首相が確保できれば、85票が上積みされ、必要な61票を上回る。厳しいが、実現不可能ではない。 : 米民主党、トランプ氏が「激高」と説明 ホワイトハウスの会合打ち切り




IOCバッハ会長、札幌に「決めた」 五輪マラソン移転 - 東京オリンピック:朝日新聞デジタル


News Headlines - 16 October 2019

Brexit: 'No deal tonight', UK government source says - BBC News

A government source has told the BBC there will be "no deal tonight", as officials continue to work on the technical details in Brussels.
The UK and EU had been hoping to sign off a revised Brexit deal before Thursday's crunch EU council meeting.
Boris Johnson has been trying to get Tory Brexiteers and the DUP to back his revised plan for Northern Ireland.

Sky is launching a new 'Brexit-free' TV news channel - Manchester Evening News

The pop up channel will be on air from tomorrow and will cover all aspects of the news - except Britain's impending departure from the European Union.
A recent study suggested that a third of people in the UK are avoiding the news entirely and more than 70 per cent of them blamed the political debate surrounding Brexit, according to Sky News.
The main Sky News channel will continue to cover Brexit, bosses say, but the additional channel will allow the public to "apply a filter" to the headlines they see.

14 police officers killed in an ambush in Mexico, testing president's security strategy - The San Diego Union-Tribune

A police convoy was passing through a small town in western Mexico on Monday morning when bullets began to fly. It was an ambush by one of Mexico’s most violent criminal groups.
In a matter of minutes, 14 police officers were killed and several of their vehicles set on fire. Handwritten messages left at the scene were signed “CJNG” - short for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel - and accused the police of working with rival groups.
The assault in El Aguaje in the state of Michoacan was the latest in a series of spectacular high-casualty attacks attributed to the cartel, one of Mexico’s most ascendant and audacious criminal organizations.

A state trooper pulled a man from his car seconds before it was hit by a train - CNN

With only seconds to go before a train barreled through, a Utah state trooper pulled an unconscious driver from his car after it got stuck on the tracks.
Trooper Ruben Correa, who has been with the Utah Highway Patrol for two years, was responding to a routine traffic stop when he got a call from dispatch about a car on train tracks not far from him, according to Sgt. Nick Street, the spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol.
The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was unconscious, and a medical issue contributed to him driving off the nearby highway and onto the tracks, said Street.

Storm Warning In Effect As Former Typhoon Brings Strong Winds To Aleutian Region | KUCB

After causing extensive flooding and record rainfall in Japan, former typhoon Hagibis is generating strong winds and stormy weather across the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.
The National Weather Service has clocked high winds above 50 miles per hour around the region. Forecasters have also issued a storm warming for much of coastal southwest Alaska, including Unalaska Bay.


米下院、香港人権法案を可決 「一国二制度」を毎年検証:朝日新聞デジタル


ノートルダム大聖堂、遠い再建の道のり 火災から半年:時事ドットコム




「ロシア版ウィキペディア」作成へ 露政府、情報統制懸念も - 産経ニュース


小泉環境相のセクシー発言「正確な訳出困難」…政府答弁書 : 読売新聞オンライン


News Headlines - 15 October 2019

Typhoon Hagibis: Homeless men denied shelter in middle of typhoon - BBC News

The Japanese prime minister has said typhoon shelters "should be open to everyone" - after two homeless people were turned away during the country's worst storm in decades.
Typhoon Hagibis brought heavy rain and winds of 225km/h (140mph) to Japan at the weekend, killing 72 people.
But when two homeless men tried to use a shelter in Tokyo, they were turned away as they did not have addresses.

North, South Korea's World Cup Qualifier in Empty Stadium | Time

North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren’t immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim Il Sung Stadium and South Korean spectators and media were denied entry.

Father goes to bury dead baby, finds alive infant girl buried inside earthen pot

A newborn girl was found buried alive inside an earthen pot in a cremation ground in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly.
The infant was found and rescued on Saturday by a man who had gone to bury his daughter.

NASA shows off patriotic new spacesuits for moon and Mars astronauts - CNET

The space agency broadcast a demonstration of new spacesuit designs for the Artemis moon mission at a Tuesday press conference, where NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine hosted a dramatic catwalk-style unveiling of the new suits.
The public event showcased two prototypes. The orange Orion Crew Survival System suit is meant to be worn during launch and reentry on board the Orion spacecraft. The red, white and blue Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) is for moonwalking.

Facebook forms its cryptocurrency council after key backers drop out

Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project has just announced its 21 founding members, a group that lacks many of the high-profile companies that originally voiced support for the effort.
The members, including Uber, Lyft and Spotify, met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday to sign onto the Libra Association charter, which will govern the libra cryptocurrency.


英国女王「最優先は10月末のEU離脱」 英議会で演説:朝日新聞デジタル

英国議会が14日に開会し、政府が書いた施政方針をエリザベス女王が読み上げる「女王演説」があった。冒頭で「私の政府の優先事項は、10月31日に英国を欧州連合(EU)から去らせることだ」と述べるなど、予定通り10月末にEUを離脱したいジョンソン政権の考えを強調する内容になった。 : トランプ大統領、対トルコ制裁を発表 議会や軍からの批判受け


トランプ氏が報道関係者や政敵を虐殺? ホワイトハウスがフェイク動画を非難:AFPBB News

ホワイトハウス(White House)は14日、ドナルド・トランプDonald Trump)大統領になぞらえた人物が報道関係者や政敵を虐殺するフェイク動画が支持者の集会で流されたことについて、トランプ氏が「強く非難している」と発表した。
 問題の動画は、トランプ氏がフロリダ州に所有するリゾート地の一つで支持者が開いた集会で流された。2014年の米スパイ映画『キングスマン(Kingsman: The Secret Service)』の1シーンを加工し、頭の部分にトランプ氏の画像を重ねられた人物が、「フェイク(偽)ニュースの教会(Church of Fake News)」の中で発砲し、次々に人を殺していく内容。

スコットランドの台風めぐる発言を検証へ、法的措置示唆にWR「残念」:AFPBB News

ワールドラグビー(World Rugby)は15日、超大型の台風19号(アジア名:ハギビス、Hagibis)の影響でW杯日本大会(Rugby World Cup 2019)のプール突破が懸かる試合が中止になった場合、法的措置も辞さないとしていたスコットランドチームの発言に関して、紛争委員会に持ち込む方針を示した。

流行中の「ランチパック」を英BBCまで紹介 元イングランド代表が堪能「これは芸術品」 | THE ANSWER


News Headlines - 14 October 2019

South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk quits post amid scandal | The Japan Times

Embattled South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk resigned Monday as a scandal swirled over academic privileges allegedly given to his children... Cho’s relatives have been at the center of probes involving educational privileges allegedly granted to his children, and also investments in an equity fund suspected of dubious operations.
Cho’s wife, Chung Kyung-sim, a university professor, has been indicted for allegedly forging a college award for their daughter, with a trial slated to begin Friday.
His two children have also been questioned by prosecutors.

SNP holds firm as pressure grows for second independence vote | Financial Times

Leaders of the Scottish National party on Sunday easily fended off a challenge to their strategy for a second independence referendum from SNP members impatient at the lack of progress on the issue amid the UK’s political chaos.
Delegates to the three-day SNP conference in Aberdeen voted overwhelmingly against a highly unusual attempt at its opening session to change its agenda to allow debate on an independence “Plan B”.
Under the proposal, the SNP would treat an election victory for pro-independence parties as a mandate to start negotiating independence with the UK government if Westminster continued to refuse to approve a second Scottish referendum on the issue.

Spain jails separatist leaders for up to 13 years for 2017 Catalan independence bid | The Independent

Spain has jailed nine Catalan separatist politicians over a failed 2017 declaration of independence for Catalonia.
The country’s supreme court on Monday sentenced the leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison after finding them guilty of sedition... The longest prison sentence of 13 years went to former Catalan deputy leader Oriol Junqueras. Four of the politicians were also convicted of misuse of public funds.

New German rules leave 5G telecoms door open to Huawei - Reuters

Germany has finalised rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies.
Government officials confirmed that Germany’s so-called security catalogue foresaw an evaluation of technical and other criteria, but that no single vendor would be barred in order to create a level playing field for equipment vendors.

5 detained over deadly knife attack at Paris police HQ | The Times of Israel

French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalized employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said.
Police staged raids at three locations in the northern suburbs of Paris, judicial sources and those close to the investigation said, confirming a report by the broadcaster RTL.
Mickael Harpon, a 45-year-old computer expert, stabbed to death four colleagues at the police headquarters on October 3 before being shot and killed.




シリア北部から撤退、トランプ氏指示 米国防長官明かす:朝日新聞デジタル


ノーベル経済学賞、米の大学の3氏に 貧困との戦い前進:朝日新聞デジタル


Blizzard、香港発言プレイヤーのペナルティを軽減し、「中国への配慮ではない」と説明 - ITmedia NEWS


日本が初のベスト8 強豪スコットランド破り4連勝で決勝Tへ | NHKニュース


News Headlines - 13 October 2019

Saudi Arabia says it is not behind Iranian tanker struck in Red Sea - Reuters

A Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run television said was hit on Friday by missiles but denied reports they came from Saudi Arabia.

SoftBank Seeking to Take Control of WeWork Through Financing Package - WSJ

SoftBank Group Corp. has prepared a financing package that would give it control of WeWork and further sideline its founder Adam Neumann in exchange for relieving the shared-office startup’s looming cash crunch, according to people familiar with the matter.

Woman falls to death in rescue operation | NHK WORLD

A woman in her 70s has died after accidentally falling from a helicopter in a rescue operation for Typhoon Hagibis.
The Tokyo Fire Department has apologized for the accident, saying that rescuers forgot to attach the hook of her safety harness.
The accident occurred at around 10 a.m. on Sunday in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. The 77-year-old woman fell from a height of 40 meters, and was confirmed dead after being taken to hospital.

Chequered flag shown one lap early at Japanese Grand Prix, investigation begins - The National

World motorsport body Fia launched an investigation after the chequered flag was shown a lap early at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
The error means that under Formula One rules the finishing positions and points will be calculated at the end of lap 52, and not the full race distance of 53 laps at Suzuka.
It turned out to be good news for Racing Point's Sergio Perez who crashed at the start of lap 53 while in ninth position. As a result of the mistake, he is now classified as finishing and with two championship points.

Eriksson lifts lid on shocking row with Sir Alex Ferguson over Wayne Rooney World Cup 2006 inclusion | Daily Mail Online

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has lifted the lid on his extraordinary bust-up with Sir Alex Ferguson after including an injured Wayne Rooney in his 2006 World Cup squad.
Rooney, then a Manchester United striker, famously fractured his metatarsal bone during a game against Chelsea shortly before the tournament in Germany.
The striker was considered a major doubt for the World Cup, but was rushed back to fitness in order to be named in Eriksson's 23-man squad... It was a decision that ruffled the feathers of the then United boss Ferguson, who was so furious he threatened to 'kill' Eriksson during a heated phone call between the two."




Appleが修正したWindows版iTunesの脆弱性、ランサムウェアに悪用されていた - ITmedia エンタープライズ

セキュリティ企業のMorphisecは2019年10月10日、Appleが「Windows版のiTunes」(以下、iTunes for Windows)で修正した脆弱(ぜいじゃく)性について、以前からランサムウェアの「BitPaymer」に利用されていた「ゼロデイの脆弱性」だったことを明らかにした。



ノーベル賞作家の本持参で運賃無料 ポーランドの市公共交通 - 毎日新聞


ラグビーW杯 日本対スコットランド戦 今夜実施へ | NHKニュース


News Headlines - 12 October 2019

Typhoon Hagibis batters Tokyo with fierce winds, rain after making landfall - The Mainichi

Large and powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which made landfall on the Izu Peninsula in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka shortly before 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, reached Tokyo later in the evening, striking the capital with fierce winds and heavy rain.

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia's Bali bombings |

Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic militant attacks continue to plague the country.
Grieving families, attack survivors and representatives from several embassies laid flowers and lit incense sticks at a memorial in the popular tourist hub of Kuta, where radical Islamists detonated bombs in 2002.

Volkswagen Is Said to Consider a Lamborghini IPO or Sale - Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG is weighing options for its Lamborghini supercar brand, as the German manufacturer moves ahead with an overhaul aimed at more than doubling its market value and getting ahead of an expected industry shakeout, according to people familiar with the matter.
The options VW is mulling include a sale or stock listing, said the people, who asked not to be named because the deliberations are confidential and no decisions have been made.

Facebook's Libra Loses Mastercard, Visa in Cascade of Exits - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc.’s effort to create a cryptocurrency was dealt a blow on Friday after several key partners, including Mastercard Inc., Visa Inc., EBay Inc., Stripe Inc. and Mercado Pago, abandoned the project. The defections followed fierce criticism from global regulators and lawmakers, and have prompted some industry-watchers to question whether the Libra program can survive.
The news comes days before the Libra Association, the group that will oversee the digital currency, prepares to convene its members and ask them to sign a charter agreement. The meeting is slated to take place on Monday in Geneva.

Syrian Observatory: 30 civilians killed in Turkish offensive - Reuters

The civilian death toll resulting from Turkey’s offensive into northern Syria has risen to 30, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.