中国芸能人ら、ウイグル批判に反発 外資とCM解消続々: 日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : 豪産ワインへの制裁関税を最終決定、最大218% 中国


仏ルーブル美術館、全所蔵品約50万点をオンライン無料公開へ:AFPBB News

仏パリのルーブル美術館(Louvre Museum)は26日、同館の全所蔵品約50万点の画像や情報を無料でオンライン公開すると発表した。

電気自動車、ノルウェーでは新車の過半に: 日本経済新聞


トナカイ守りたい 北極圏の町、夏の五輪招致に「挑戦」:朝日新聞デジタル


News Headlines - 27 March 2021

Death toll rises to 141 in Myanmar’s bloodiest day

Myanmar has seen the most violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday when the ruling military regime put on a show of its strength on its annual Armed Forces Day... Myanmar NOW, a leading news outlet in the country, reported that it has verified the deaths of 141 civilians in 44 towns and cities in eight out of 15 regions on Saturday.

Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement | Al Jazeera

Iran and China have signed a long-gestating 25-year cooperation accord as both countries remain under Unites States sanctions... The agreement is said to have been in the works since Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Iran in 2016, also agreeing to increase bilateral trade more than 10-fold to $600bn in the next decade.
No details of the agreement have yet to be officially published, but it is expected to be a sweeping “strategic accord” that includes significant Chinese investments in Iran’s key sectors such as energy and infrastructure, in addition to military cooperation.

Eurovision 2021: Belarus banned from contest as song deemed 'too political' | Sky News

Belarus has been banned from this year's Eurovision Song Contest because its entry has been judged to be too political.
The country was asked a few weeks ago to change its song after organisers said it put the "non-political nature of the contest in question" and risked bringing it into disrepute... Belarus broadcaster BTRC was asked to modify the song - called Ya Nauchu Tebya (I'll Teach You), by Galasy ZMesta - or submit a new one.
Eurovision said on Friday that a fresh entry had been sent, featuring the same artists, but that it still broke the rules.

New Yorker, Pitchfork and Ars Technica unions authorize strike. - The New York Times

Union workers at The New Yorker, Pitchfork and Ars Technica said Friday they had voted to authorize a strike as tensions over contract negotiations with Condé Nast, the owner of the publications, continued to escalate.
In a joint statement, the unions for the three publications said the vote, which received 98 percent support from members, meant workers would be ready to walk off the job if talks over collective bargaining agreements continued to devolve.

Biden at Press Conference Says He Plans to Run for Re-Election in 2024 - Bloomberg

President Joe Biden said he plans to run for re-election in 2024, resolving for now uncertainty about his future political intentions... He added that he expects Vice President Kamala Harris to remain on his ticket, but scoffed at a question about whether he expects former President Donald Trump to be his opponent.
“I have no idea if there will be a Republican party,” he said.
He emphasized that he only expects to run again, and had not made a final decision, saying he couldn’t plan “three-and-a-half years ahead for certain.”


独VW、元会長らに賠償請求 排ガス不正で:時事ドットコム


仏外相、中国大使に抗議 学者侮辱と対EU制裁で:時事ドットコム


100年以上公開されてこなかったゴッホの絵画 約17億円で落札 | NHKニュース


ローマ教皇庁、戦時報道に圧力 日米和平の仲介難航で緊張 | 共同通信


「聖火リレーの火を消すべきだ」…五輪放映権持つ米NBC寄稿「偽善・危険性・ばかばかしさ浮き彫り」 : 読売新聞オンライン


News Headlines - 26 March 2021

H&M under heat in China for past statement on Xinjiang labor - Nikkei Asia

At least one Chinese online retailer appeared to drop H&M's products amid social media attacks on the Swedish company for saying it was "deeply concerned" about reports of forced labor in the farwestern region of Xinjiang... H&M had previously said in a statement it was "deeply concerned by reports from civil society organizations and media that include accusations of forced labor" and that it did not source products from Xinjiang... H&M's official store on Alibaba's Tmall, an e-commerce platform, was not accessible on Wednesday. The official People's Daily reported that searches for H&M products on platforms JD.com and Pinduoduo no longer showed any results.

Amid Covid fears, Tokyo Olympic Games' torch relay kicks off. It should be extinguished.

Tokyo Olympic organizers kicked off the Olympic torch relay in Japan on Thursday with 10,000 torchbearers set to zigzag across the country before they arrive at the Olympic stadium on July 23 for the opening ceremonies. Olympic organizers, whether from Tokyo or the International Olympic Committee, are quick to grasp for symbology as a salve. But amid a pandemic, the Tokyo torch relay risks sacrificing public health on the altar of Olympic pageantry - a tradition established by the Nazis, no less. Some traditions, especially those rooted in Nazi propaganda, should be extinguished.

Why some Britons will have to leave EU countries by March 31st - The Local

There have been a lot of Brexit deadlines over the last four years - many of them missed - but March 31st is an important one for some UK nationals if they don't want to end up in trouble with immigration authorities.

Winchester University's Greta statue on Good Morning Britain | Hampshire Chronicle

THE debate over Winchester University's controversial statue has gone national.
Its sculpture of Greta Thunberg which cost £23,760 has not even been unveiled yet.
But the story has already been published in several national newspapers – and today it was slated on Good Morning Britain.

Scientists Cook Hot Dogs in Lava From Iceland's Erupting Volcano

Scientists on-site at Iceland’s erupting volcano near the capitol city of Reykjavik cooked up some hot dogs on Sunday. What were these scientists studying with such a wacky experiment? The lava dogs weren’t part of their experiments, sadly enough. The scientists were just hungry.


首相支持派の過半数困難 政局混乱で4度目総選挙―イスラエル:時事ドットコム


米議会公聴会でSNS企業へ批判噴出「自己規制の時代終わり」「法改正を」 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


テスラの組合員解雇は違法、マスク氏ツイート削除を-全米労働関係委 - Bloomberg


CNN.co.jp : 国境なき記者団、フランスでフェイスブックを訴え 有害情報めぐり


中国の軍需企業買収阻止 米国の懸念受け―ウクライナ:時事ドットコム


News Headlines - 25 March 2021

Japan gov't, many local bodies halt use of Line app following data breach - The Mainichi

After revelations that personal data of users of the free messaging app Line was accessible to a Chinese affiliate firm sent shockwaves across Japan, the national government and an increasing number of local bodies are halting their usage of the popular app, which has grown to be a de-facto social infrastructure in the country.
In a bid to eliminate risks posed by China over information management, Line Corp. has completely blocked access from China. The firm was also forced to make a policy turnaround to relocate image and other data stored in South Korea to Japan.

Restaurant chain sues Tokyo gov't over COVID opening hour restrictions

A Tokyo-based restaurant chain operator filed a damages suit on Monday against the Tokyo metropolitan government for ordering that business hours be reduced as a public safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic.
Global-Dining Inc. claims the order "is illegal and unconstitutional as it infringes the right to freedom of business" in the first such lawsuit anywhere in Japan... The restaurant operator, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Second Section, is seeking only 104 yen ($1) in damages, saying it is looking to shine light on the impact of government-enforced anti-virus measures that it believes excessively hamper business operations and people's lives.

Tokyo Olympic torch relay starts quietly in Fukushima amid COVID-19 fears

The torch relay for this summer's Tokyo Olympics started Thursday in a quiet atmosphere, going first through towns most affected by a nuclear meltdown a decade ago in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, amid public health worries over the coronavirus.
The opening ceremony of the nationwide relay at the J-Village soccer training center was held without spectators as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, a year since the Olympics and Paralympics were pushed back for the same reason.
About 10,000 torchbearers will run through 859 municipalities in all of Japan's 47 prefectures, with parts of the four-month journey encompassing famous locations such as Mt. Fuji, while unprecedented measures will be taken to protect the health of participants and spectators.

Australia: Parts of New South Wales declare natural disaster following floods - CNN

The Australian government has declared a natural disaster in large swaths of New South Wales (NSW) as heavy rains batter the state and force thousands to evacuate... The NSW and federal government have signed 16 natural disaster declarations in areas spanning the central and mid-north coast, from Hunter Valley near Sydney to Coff's Harbour, said NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott in a news conference on Sunday.

Top Saudi official issued death threat against UN's Khashoggi investigator | The Guardian

A senior Saudi official issued what was perceived to be a death threat against the independent United Nations investigator, Agnès Callamard, after her investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In an interview with the Guardian, the outgoing special rapporteur for extrajudicial killings said that a UN colleague alerted her in January 2020 that a senior Saudi official had twice threatened in a meeting with other senior UN officials in Geneva that month to have Callamard “taken care of” if she was not reined in by the UN.
Asked how the comment was perceived by her Geneva-based colleagues, Callamard said: “A death threat. That was how it was understood.”


スエズ運河で大型船座礁 航路ふさぐ―愛媛の会社所有:時事ドットコム


オーストラリア政権、性的問題で火だるま レイプ告発、支持率低下:時事ドットコム


養子あっせん300人の半数超、養親が外国籍…「原則国内」反故で多数の子供が海外へ : 読売新聞オンライン


メルケル独首相「私の間違い」 コロナ規制を1日で撤回 [新型コロナウイルス]:朝日新聞デジタル


氷に乗ったまま流された少年、漁師が釣り上げ 無事救出(ロイター)