Working time required to buy 各国の都市でBigMac1個買うのに現地で何分働く必要があるか、のランキング (労働時間が同じ場合はiPhone6の時間でランク付けした) 各品物の単位 1 Big Mac, in min. ; 1 kilo of bread, in min. ; 1 kilo of rice, in min. ; 1 iPhone 6, 16GB, in hrs.
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Matthew Yglesias認証済みアカウント @mattyglesias Trump and Tillerson appear to be running entirely different Qatar policies, with the military somewhere in between. カタール政策について、大統領と国務長官が全く相反する発言をしていて、国防省は その二者の中間あたりの立場をとっている
Daniel Dale認証済みアカウント@ddale8 Tillerson just an hour ago called on Saudi/Egypt to ease up on Qatar. Trump is just bashing Qatar again. Complete incoherence. ティラーソン国務長官は1時間前にサウジとエジプトに電話してカタール問題の緊張緩和 を図っている。一方トランプ大統領が再びカタールを攻撃、完全な外交政策の不一致。
Daniel Dale認証済みアカウント @ddale8 8 時間8 時間前 Trump says Qatar has been a "funder of terrorism at a very high level." トランプ大統領「カタールはとても高いレベルがテロリズムに資金援助している」 Daniel Dale認証済みアカウント @ddale8 8 時間8 時間前 Trump: "I decided, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, our great generals...the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding." トランプ大統領「私はティラーソン国務長官と話して、カタールのテロへの資金援助 を止めさせる時にきたと決断した」
Philip Rucker認証済みアカウント @PhilipRucker 8時間8時間前 Tillerson, who called on other Arab countries to ease blockade on Qatar an hour ago, is sitting in Rose Garden watching Trump assail Qatar. １時間前にアラブ諸国に電話でカタールの締め出しを緩和するように説いていた ティラーソンがローズガーデンでトランプがカタールを攻撃するのを聞いている
John Harwood認証済みアカウント @JohnJHarwood 8時間8時間前 on Trump attacking Qatar after Tillerson tried to tamp down tensions: 1st time I've seen a POTUS publicly undercut a SecState to his face 国務長官の緊張緩和の外交努力を、大統領が公然と、国務長官の面前で否定する というのは、始めて見る光景
WASHINGTON ― President Trump on Friday reaffirmed the longstanding United States commitment to come to the defense of any NATO members that are attacked, more than two weeks after his refusal to do so during a trip to Europe stirred resentment among America’s traditional allies. 先の欧州訪問時の演説で疑問を持たれていた加盟国への防衛のコミットを行った ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー Richard N. Haass認証済みアカウント @RichardHaass 41分 Frequent policy reversals-even welcome ones such as this-come at cost to US credibility & reputation for reliability 今回の政策変更は歓迎すべきものであるにせよ、政策変更を頻繁に行うことは米国 の信頼性と評判を傷つける
French voters head to the polls on Sunday for the first of two rounds of a parliamentary election expected to give new President Emmanuel Macron a solid majority that should allow him to carry out far-reaching reforms.
The latest opinion polls forecast that Macron's centrist Republic On the Move (LREM) party and its center-right Modem allies will get at least 30 percent of the votes on Sunday, with the conservative The Republicans and its allies at around 20 percent and the far-right National Front around 17 percent.
That outcome would transform into a landslide majority in the second round, opinion polls show.
"The Worst Thing That Happened to Donald Trump this Week" ― Paul Rosenzweig, on the Lawfare blog: Special counsel "Robert Mueller has hired Michael Dreeben, on a part-time basis, to help with his investigation. Dreeben, a deputy in the Office of the Solicitor General, has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court. His specialty has, for the last 20 years, been criminal matters and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of criminal law." 法律家のRosenzweigがブログに書いているところでは「今週、大統領にとって起きた 最悪のことはRobert Mueller特別検察官が Michael Dreebenをチームにいれたこと」
One of President Donald Trump’s attorneys on Sunday wouldn't rule out the possibility the president would fire the special counsel appointed to look into his campaign’s potential ties to Russia. Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department last month to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. And on Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Trump attorney Jay Sekulow whether the president would pledge not to interfere or order the attorney general to fire Mueller.
“Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive,” Sekulow said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. And I'm not going to speculate on what he will, or will not, do.” Sekulow said he “can’t imagine” the issue would arise, but “that, again, is an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis.” ＊技術論的には特別検察官の解雇は可能だけれど、それは政治的自殺行為、Jay Sekulowはブラフのつもりで言っているのだろうけれど、このひとも、まともでは無 いようにみえる
Americans find former FBI Director James Comey to be more trustworthy than President Trump, according to a new Huffington Post/YouGov poll. The poll shows that 46 percent of Americans polled say Comey is more honest and trustworthy than the president. The poll said 26 percent found Trump more trustworthy than Comey. トランプ大統領とコミー前FBI長官の、どちらが正直で信用出来そうかを尋ねたところ トランプ＝２６％、コミー＝４６％
The survey comes just days after Comey testified before the Senate on Thursday, claiming Trump put him in a compromising position asking him to let go of the investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.
If President Donald Trump was hoping congressional Republicans would rally to his side in his effort to discredit former FBI Director James Comey, he’s probably pretty disappointed. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Trump might bring down his own presidency. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Trump’s interactions with Comey were “very inappropriate.” And Sen. Ssaun Collins (R-Maine) said it’s unclear whether Trump’s actions toward Comey ― leading to his abrupt firing on May 9 ― amounted to a crime.
トランプ大統領はコミー前FBI長官への非難/攻撃をはじめたが、議会与党の共和党 議員らがその主張につづく事を期待していたなら、多いに失望というべきである。 リンゼイ・グラハム上院議員(共和党）は大統領が失言ゆえに失脚しかねないといい、 James Lankford上院議員(共和党）は大統領のFBI長官との関わりあいは「とても不 適切」という。Ssaun Collins上院議員(共和党）は大統領の5月９日の突然のFBI長官 の解雇は正当性が疑問という（ry
プエルトリコが、州への昇格の住民投票を行ったが・・・。 Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum・・・
投票率はわずか23％。 Voter turnout was just 23 percent, leading opponents to question the validity of a vote that several political parties had urged their supporters to boycott.・・・ It was the lowest level of participation in any election in Puerto Rico since 1967・・・
財政は破綻状態。 ・・・10-year economic recession, which has prompted nearly half a million Puerto Ricans to flee to the U.S. mainland and was largely sparked by decades of heavy borrowing and the elimination of federal tax incentives.
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook/2017/06/12/gop-growing -worried-theyll-lose-house-mattis-keeps-his-distance-from-trump- melania-and-barron-move-into-1600-penn-wapo-trump-family-lawyer- jamie-gorelick-gets-pushback-from-friends-bday-dina-powell-220772 GOP growing worried they’ll lose House -- MATTIS keeps his ‘distance’ from Trump -- MELANIA and BARRON move into 1600 Penn -- WAPO: Trump family lawyer JAMIE GORELICK gets pushback from friends -- B’DAY: Dina Powell By JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER with DANIEL LIPPMAN 06/12/2017 06:42 AM EDT 共和党内に、次期選挙で下院の過半数支配を失うのでは、との懸念が高まる マチス国防相はトランプから距離を置く態度に ポリテイコ
THE RANK AND FILE has been frustrated with the House committees, which have not produced a drumbeat of legislation to tout as victories. And the party is deeply split on health-care reform, a tax overhaul and infrastructure spending. Passing a budget to set the groundwork for tax reform is still seen as far off. And the congressional schedule doesn’t leave a lot of time to kick things into high gear. The House is in session for 13 more days and the Senate is in session for 14 more days before the July 4 recess. Not to mention, there’s serious concern in the GOP that there could be more revelations about President Donald Trump, and Robert Mueller’s investigation still remains the wild card. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying Tuesday before the Senate Intel Committee is expected to just add more drama to distract from the GOP agenda into the mix. ヘルスケア、税制改革、インフラ再建設などの重要政策課題について共和党内の意見の 分立対立が法案の議会通過を妨げている。ムラー特別検察官のロシア疑惑調査が注目 を集め、セッションズ司法長官の議会聴聞が予定されるなどもあって、政治と議会の焦点 が共和党の達成すべき政治課題に集まらない
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN? Republicans will be less willing to take risks as they shift into political survival mode. 共和党議員はリスクテークのモードにシフトせず、サーバイバルモードに
PENTAGON WATCH -- “Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves,” by NYT’s Helene Cooper, Michael Gordon and Eric Schmitt: “Mr. Mattis … has appeared behind the lectern in the Pentagon briefing room only twice since he became defense secretary, the better to stay out of political debates, aides say. Mr. Mattis’s first, and only, appearance on the Sunday news shows did not come until four months into his term. Mr. Mattis, his friends and colleagues say, is driven by several considerations, including his belief that the military’s political neutrality can help hold together a deeply divided nation -- a point that Mr. Mattis hammered home in a commencement address last month at West Point in which he made one reference to the commander in chief and none to Congress. 一方、マチス国防相は沈黙を守りメディアの政治議議論には登場せず沈黙してトランプから 距離を置く態度・・・
PPP's newest national poll finds a variety of bad news for Donald Trum in the wake of James Comey's testimony to Congress last week. 49% of voters say that they think Trump committed obstruction of justice, to just 41% who don't think he did. Only 37% of voters say they think Trump is honest, to 56% who say he's not. A majority of voters- 53%- come right out and say they consider Trump to be a liar to 41% who disagree with that characterization. And for the second month in a row we find plurality support for impeachment- 47% are in support of it to 43% who are opposed.
The Economist認証済みアカウント @TheEconomist 8 分8 分前 North Korean cyber-attackers have used China as a base: America calls that an affront to Chinese sovereignty 北朝鮮の、サイバー攻撃は中国を、その基地にしている アメリカは、それを中国の統治権に対する侮辱ではないかと言う
Only three of the Army’s 58 Brigade Combat Teams are “ready to fight tonight.” More than half the Navy’s airplanes cannot fly because they are awaiting maintenance and spare parts. The Air Force is short 1,500 pilots and 3,000 mechanics. Repairing the damage done to the military in our time will require a similar effort to Carter and Reagan's military spending increases after the dire '70s, writes Mac Thornberry. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trump-budget-still-shortchanges-the-military-1497213634
This seems like such a bad idea―for the nation, and for the President ―that I have a hard time believing it is a live possibility. I hope it is no more than wishful thinking or encouragement on the part of the Trump allies. Perhaps it is a giant troll.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has been turning down regular requests by White House aides to appear on "Fox & Friends," the New York Times reported Monday. Mattis has reportedly been asked weekly to give an interview Fox News's morning show, which strongly backs President Trump.
Trump has publicly praised "Fox & Friends" repeatedly, mostly recently thanking the show in a tweet for its "great reporting" last week after fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
●Hackers said to take measure of voting systems, databases ハッカーは投票システムやデータベースに手を伸ばしていたとされる ●A ‘red phone’ warning to the Kremlin from Obama White House オバマ・ホワイトハウスはクレムリンに警告の電話
Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported. 以前に報告された規模を大きく上回るロシアのハッカーによる侵害があった
In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database. Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said. イリノイ州ではハッカーは投票データの変更や削除を試みた証拠がある事がわかった、 ハッカーは選挙管理の事務作業者の使うソフトウェアにアクセスしていた。ハッカーの 侵害行為は3９州に及んでいる。
The scope and sophistication so concerned Obama administration officials that they took an unprecedented step -- complaining directly to Moscow over a modern-day “red phone.” In October, two of the people said, the White House contacted the Kremlin on the back channel to offer detailed documents of what it said was Russia’s role in election meddling and to warn that the attacks risked setting off a broader conflict. オバマ政権のホワイトハウスはこれらのロシアの選挙干渉に対抗して、通常ならざる 手段でモスクワに警告した。“red phone.” と呼ばれるホットラインを通じて選挙干渉 が大きなリスクにつながると警告した The new details, buttressed by a classified National Security Agency document recently disclosed by the Intercept, show the scope of alleged hacking that federal investigators are scrutinizing as they look into whether Trump campaign officials may have colluded in the efforts. But they also paint a worrisome picture for future elections: The newest portrayal of potentially deep vulnerabilities in the U.S.’s patchwork of voting technologies comes less than a week after former FBI Director James Comey warned Congress that Moscow isn’t done meddling. これは最近、機密解除されたNSAの報告によるもので、大規模な選挙干渉に連邦調査官 らは細部に及ぶ調査を行い、トランプ陣営との共謀があったかを調べた。しかしその一方 こうした干渉が行われた事実は将来の米国の選挙システムの脆弱性を示すことになった。 （後略）
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The administration is concerned that Russia is doing more business with the nuclear-armed Kim regime, but it hasn’t said anything publicly yet.
Russia is filling a gap left after China began to scale back some trade with North Korea in response to pressure from the Donald Trump administration, and has already replaced China as the top supplier of jet fuel for North Korea. Moscow also signed an agreement in March with Pyongyang to import more North Korean workers and opened a ferry line last month out of Vladivostok that carries passengers and cargo to the deeply isolated regime.
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●Contract comes as Qatar seeks easing of Saudi-led embargo ●Decision is latest in string of mixed messages from the U.S.
サウジアラビアとの緊張の高まっているカタールは36機のF１５の購入へ Qatar will sign a deal to buy as many as 36 F-15 jets from the U.S. as the two countries navigate tensions over President Donald Trump’s backing for a Saudi-led coalition’s move to isolate the country for supporting terrorism.
カタール国防相とマティス国防長官が水曜日に契約を合意 Qatari Defense Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah and his U.S. counterpart, Jim Mattis, completed the $12 billion agreement on Wednesday in Washington, according to the Pentagon.
このF１５購入については昨年、議会が７２機までのF１５売却を許可している Congress last year approved a sale of as many as 72 F-15s in an agreement valued at as much as $21 billion, providing authorization for the deal completed Wednesday. But that was before Qatar’s neighbors, including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic, trade and transport links last week in a move they said was aimed at isolating the country for its support of terrorist groups and Iran.
カタールには米軍基地にU.S. Central Command本部がある The F-15 sale highlights the complex position the Trump administration finds itself in, forced to balance its focus on fighting terrorism against regional rivalries between key allies. Qatar hosts the regional headquarters for U.S. Central Command, which includes a state-of-the-art air base the U.S. depends on to target Islamic State.
Decision ‘Confusing’ “It is confusing, and the worst thing you want to do in a heated, delicate situation like this is to give mixed messages,” Paul Sullivan, a Middle East specialist at Georgetown University in Washington, said of the Pentagon announcement.
Qatar’s Defense Ministry said the deal would create 60,000 jobs in 42 U.S. states while reducing the burden on U.S. forces. The F-15 accord will lead to “closer strategic collaboration in our fight to counter violent extremism and promote peace and stability in our region and beyond,” the ministry said Wednesday in a statement.
After the Gulf countries moved against Qatar, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson initially declined to take sides in the crisis, but his cautious stance was overshadowed almost immediately by Trump, who sent a series of tweets that appeared to take credit for and praise the decision.
●Congress would get power for review before penalties removed 上院は（大統領の）ロシアの制裁解除の動きを承認するか、レビューする権限をもつことに ●Measure is part of bill imposing new sanctions on Iran これはイランへの新たな制裁決議に追加されたもの
The U.S. Senate voted to increase sanctions on Russia, and give Congress the power to review any attempt by President Donald Trump to unilaterally lift them, a rebuke of the president’s suggestions that the U.S. improve relations with the country. トランプ大統領の一方的なロシア制裁解除を牽制するもの The Senate legislation, passed Thursday 98 to 2, also imposes new sanctions on Iran. The House Foreign Affairs Committee is likely to take up the bill, though the timing is unclear, said a House Republican aide who asked for anonymity.
Lawmakers said they’re responding to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and to Iran’s development of a ballistic missile program, support for terrorism and violations of human rights.
“We must take a stronger stance in deterring Iran and holding its regime accountable for its actions and addressing Russia’s years-long pattern of provocations,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, in a statement.
Tom Hancock認証済みアカウント @hancocktom Once again Narendra Modi has sent Xi Jinping birthday wishes on Weibo, revealing the date which is a secret in China
Comrade Balding @BaldingsWorld Comrade BaldingさんがTom Hancockをリツイートしました So what you're saying is Xi and Trump have a birthday a day apart? You thinking what I'm thinking? Double rager at Mar a Lago next year?
The business and financial dealings of Jared Kushner -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top adviser -- are now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported late Thursday.
Mueller is leading the probe into Russian election meddling and possible collusion between Trump's campaign team and Russian officials. The Post said one subject of scrutiny is Kushner's meeting with Russian development banker Sergey Gorkov in December, when Kushner's family real estate business was seeking financing for a Manhattan office building. The Post said the finances of other Trump associates are also being looked into, including former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former foreign policy adviser Carter Page. On Wednesday, the Post reported that Mueller's probe had expanded to investigate whether Trump may have obstructed justice. 疑問視されるのはクシュナーがロシアの銀行家Sergey Gorkovとあって、クシュナーファミリー のマンハッタンに持つ不動産への融資を協議しているとされること。またロシア疑惑調査には 前選挙キャンペーンマネージャーの Paul Manafort、政策顧問の Carter Pageそれにマイク フリンが含まれる。
The Trump administration, which seems to rank North Korea high among its foreign policy problems, is choosing the hard line, but with a twist: Trump hopes to cajole China into joining him in a really tough sanctions regime. The issue was discussed during the Trump-Xi Jinping summit in April: The administration has apparently indicated its willingness to reconsider some of the United States’ anti-Chinese policies ― including on difficult trade issues ― if China “fully cooperates” in getting tough on North Korea.（ry
Apart from this, the Chinese experts know that North Korea sees nuclear weapons as the only guarantee of the regime’s survival and thus will not surrender its nukes even under the greatest pressure imaginable. Thus, a Chinese boycott of North Korea ― something the Trump administration would like to see ― would be highly unlikely to produce the desirable result of denuclearization but much more likely to provoke the kind of crisis that China fears.
So the expectations of the Trump administration are misplaced. Beijing would rather deal with consequences of a trade war with Washington than with those of a real war nearby ― even though it is no hurry to advertise this position.
オーストラリアのターンブル首相が首都キャンベラで行った非公開の政治関係者向 け演説で、トランプ米大統領をからかった動画が15日、メディアに流出した。 ターンブル氏は恒例の風刺演説でトランプ氏の物まねを披露した。トランプ氏のロシ ア疑惑や世論調査の支持率、先月行われた両氏のニューヨークでの初会談をネタに したものだ。 ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー In leaked audio, Mr Turnbull is heard making fun of his meeting with the president in New York last month. "It was beautiful. It was the most beautiful putting-me-at-ease ever," he jokes. He even does a Donald Trump impersonation. "The Donald and I, we are winning and winning in the polls. We are winning so much, we are winning, we are winning like we have never won before," he says.
大火事のロンドンの高層マンション、英国の第三世界化を、建物の作りだけじゃなく、 住民の出自もまた、象徴してるんだよな。 ・・・Labour Leader Mr Corbyn, who earlier released a statement saying he was "very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did", told MPs: "The south part of Kensington is incredibly wealthy, it's the wealthiest part of the country." The ward where this fire took place is, I think the poorest ward in the whole country.・・・ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40285994
President Donald Trump woke up on Friday and decided to publicly confirm that he is under criminal investigation―and to put his deputy attorney general in the line of fire. After 48 hours of Trump’s allies lobbing allegations of illegal “deep state” leaks and fake-news hit jobs, Trump took to Twitter and corroborated a Wednesday report by The Washington Post that he is the target of a federal investigation into potential obstruction of justice after firing FBI Director James Comey.
「私はコミー前FBI長官を解雇せよと勧告した男（＝Rod Rosenstein）によって、FBI長官解雇の ために捜査対象にされた」 “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!” Trump wrote, apparently referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Since Rosenstein is the senior Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. トランプ大統領は法務省のロシア疑惑捜査について怒りを表明 Trump has stewed with anger at the Justice Department over the Russia probe, to the point where Sessions had reportedly offered his resignation. For his part, Sessions testified to the Senate on Tuesday that he was merely concurring with Rosenstein when he assented to firing Comey.
トランプの長年の親友は「大統領はRosensteinに激怒しているが、彼を激怒させる部下の数は 増加の一方だ」「彼はRosensteinをやっつけることに何の気のとがめもない」 “He’s furious at Rosenstein, but the list of his people who enrage him is ever-growing,” a longtime Trump confidant, who recently spoke to the president, told The Daily Beast. “He has no qualms about throwing [Rosenstein] under a bus.” That single tweet threatens to upend the administration’s legal and public-relations strategies surrounding an FBI probe into alleged Russian election-meddling that has expanded in recent months to include an obstruction investigation and a probe of the finances of Trump aides and associates. トランプ政権のフラストレートした高官は、大統領が頻繁にツイートするよりも自身の捜査について は沈黙を守る方が、より都合が良いのだがと漏らしている A frustrated senior Trump administration official quipped in response to the tweet, “Has anyone read him his Miranda rights?” The implication being that Trump would do well to remain silent on the issue of his own criminal investigation. Officials spoke on the condition of anonym
●ON THE MARCH China has asserted “indisputable sovereignty” over all the land features in the South China Sea and claimed maritime rights over the waters within its “nine-dash line,” which snakes along the shores of the other claimants and engulfs almost the entire sea. Although China has long lacked the military power to enforce these claims, that is rapidly changing. After the 2008 financial crisis, moreover, the West’s economic woes convinced Beijing that the time was ripe for China to flex its muscles.
●MISSING: AMERICA Despite the enormous stakes, the United States has failed to stop China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. For the most part, Washington has believed that as China grew more powerful and engaged more with the world, it would naturally come to accept international rules and norms. For over a decade, the lodestar of U.S. policy has been to mold China into what U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick described in 2005 as “a responsible stakeholder”―which would uphold the international system or, at the least, cooperate with established powers to revise the global order. U.S. policymakers argued that they could better address most global challenges with Beijing on board.
U.S. risk aversion has allowed China to reach the brink of total control over the South China Sea.
The S&P 500 is up more than 12 percent since Election Day, unemployment has reached a 16-year low and economic growth in the coming year is expected to reach 2.3 percent, more robust growth than the 1.6 percent it grew in 2016.
President Trump’s White House is expected to push House Republicans to change the Senate’s Russia sanctions bill to make it more friendly to Russia, according to a new report. A senior administration official said that the White House is concerned that the bill will hurt U.S.-Russia relations and the administration is hoping to work with Republicans in the House to soften the bill, Politico reported. ホワイトハウス高官がポリテイコに語ったところによれば、上院のロシア制裁決議について トランプ政権はロシアとの関係悪化を懸念し、下院共和党議員にたいして、よりソフトな決議 を要請している Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) told Politico that he has heard the Trump administration is asking House members to “slow and block” the legislation. “This is not something the administration is calling for us to do,” Brown said of the stronger sanctions. “I applaud the courage of a number of my Republican colleagues who said no to the administration and did the right thing for the country to keep a foreign power out of our elections.” このニュースにたいして民主党議員から強い反発 Democratic Rep. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) responded to the report in a tweet Saturday, urging the U.S. to hold Russia accountable with “strong sanctions.” 先に上院ではロシア制裁決議を９８：２の圧倒的多数絵決議している。またこの決議は トランプ大統領が制裁を緩和することを議会がブロックできるようにさだめている。 The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation imposting new sanctions on Russia on Thursday with a 98-2 vote. The legislation also gives Congress the ability to block Trump from easing sanctions without Congressional approval.
ティラーソン国務長官はロシアとの関係悪化を憂慮 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to express concern about the bill this week in a House Foreign Affairs hearing. "I would urge Congress to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions," he told lawmakers. 制裁決議はロシアの軍や諜報機関に関連した、悪意あるサイバー攻撃に関与した個人に 新たな制裁を課すとしている The legislation would impose new sanctions on Russian individuals tied to “malicious cyber activity” or Russia’s intelligence and defense sectors.
The Trump administration’s bid to put in place more protectionist trade policies could get a boost as soon as this week, as the Commerce Department wraps up an investigation into the national security implications of steel and aluminum imports. That could mean tariffs or quotas on the amount of metal the U.S. could import from certain countries.
But any restrictions on imports of the key metals would likely fall on friendly U.S. trading partners, rather than on China, the ostensible target of the administration’s concern about steel and aluminum imports.
米国で若者達の社会主義志向が高まっている。 ・・・In a 2016 poll・・・, 51 percent of Americans between 18 and 29 rejected capitalism, and a third said they supported socialism. A・・・poll in 2011 showed that the same age bracket had more positive views of socialism than capitalism.・・・
（レーガノミックス/サッチャリズムを経て、）英米では中道左派政権・・事実上、資本主義を 礼賛・・が、これまたほぼ同じ時期にできたが、これがサンダース/コービンの前座を務めた。 Clinton- and Blair-era liberals have hobbled their parties’ abilities to confront the ills of capitalism. But while left-of-center parties ran into the waiting arms of bankers, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Corbyn held fast to left-wing politics.・・・ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/sunday/sanders-corbyn-socialsts.html
米国が米西戦争後からリースしてるが、リース代をキューバが受け取らなくなり、 返還を求めて久しいグアンタナモ基地を返還せよ、と叫ぶコラム。 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- The $4,085 check is delivered each year in April, addressed to the Treasurer General of the Republic of Cuba. That position ceased to exist decades ago. The Cuban government last cashed it in 1959. Yet by submitting that paltry payment year after year, knowing it won’t be accepted, the United States continues to feel entitled to its oldest overseas naval base, a 45-square-mile sliver of prime coastline in southeast Cuba that is unlike any other military installation in the world.・・・ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/sunday/cuba-policy-guantanamo-squatters-in-paradise.html
英米政治は両極に分かれ不安定、他方、仏独はその反対だと。 The contrast could not be more stark. Theresa May, the British prime minister, presides over a hung Parliament and a divided country. Donald Trump, the American president, rules alongside a Congress almost too paralyzed to legislate. In both countries, far-left and far-right movements and ideas have more adherents than ever; political debate is angry, hate-filled -- and violent. Gunmen have now shot at U.S. lawmakers on the left and right; in Britain last year, an MP was murdered.
とりわけフランスでは、中道が議会選で大躍進へ。 Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron, the new French president, is about to achieve something extraordinary: His brand-new centrist party, Republic on the Move, is on track to win a sweeping, unprecedented majority in the French parliament. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, will probably be reelected for a third term in September by voters who still favor centrist parties in high numbers. Even in Italy, where talk of a populist surge has lately grown louder, voters just rejected that party in large numbers in local elections.
So the genius idea the Americans advocated was a U.S.-Russian partnership to build and operate plants and export the dangerous spent fuel under strict controls. Flynn’s role would be helping X-Co/Iron Bridge design and implement a vast security network for the entire enterprise, according to an internal memo by ACU Strategic Partners, one of the lead companies involved, obtained by Newsweek.
>>８４８ Donald J. Trump認証済みアカウント @realDonaldTrum While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried! ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー Patrick Chovanec @prchovanec 3分3分前 Patrick ChovanecさんがDonald J. Trumpをリツイートしました It's always so much fun being the first person to tell a Republican member of Congress about Trump's newest tweet they haven't seen.
●Focus poised to be the top car exported to the U.S. from China フォードのFocusは中国からアメリカに輸出されるトップの自動車になる ●Nixed plans for North American production to save $1 billion フォードは１０臆ドル節約のため北米での生産を拒否
To hear Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Co.’s presidet of global operations, talk about the plan to move the car’s production to a factory in Chongqing, it’s no big deal. “Consumers care a lot more about the quality and the value than they do about the sourcing location,” Hinrichs said. “iPhones are produced in China and people don’t really talk about it.”
Maybe so, but the Apple Inc. product has been manufactured there from the start, while Ford has never before made any of its vehicles in China for American buyers. In fact, the gambit by Jim Hackett, Ford’s new chief executive officer, will make the Focus the biggest automotive export ever from that country to the U.S.
It’s a risk because “this is a big shift with a vehicle name that has been associated with the U.S. market,” said Jeff Schuster, an analyst with LMC Automotive. “But if the vehicle meets the needs of the buyer, I think it’s less of an issue than it used to be.”
One American who might be displeased: President Donald Trump. He excoriated Ford last year when the company said it would start making its second-best selling U.S. car in Mexico. During the campaign, Trump also blasted China as a currency manipulator and for what he complained were its unfair trade practices.
For now, Trump’s secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, seemed to give Ford a pass, saying in a statement that its Chongqing plan “shows how flexible multinational companies are in terms of geography.” Ross added, though, that the administration expected the flexibility to go both ways. （後略）
Ford Motor Co. is moving production of its Focus model to China after production at its Michigan plant ends in 2019. The move, which Ford estimates will save it $500 million in production costs for the car, comes as the company has become a target of President Trump, who is pressuring manufacturers to keep jobs in the United States.
Ford initially planned to move production of the Focus to Mexico, but it is now scrapping that plan in favor of production in China, according to a report in Bloomberg. Trump thanked Ford on Twitter for its decision to scrap the Mexican plant.（後略）
But the Justice Department inquiry led by Mueller now has added flavors. The Post noted that the investigation also includes "suspicious financial activity" involving "Russian operatives." The New York Times was more specific in its account, saying that Mueller is looking at whether Trump associates laundered financial payoffs from Russian officials by channeling them through offshore accounts.
When U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their plan to overhaul America's healthcare system, they will face a skeptical public that already does not buy the justification for an earlier version that passed the House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
The June 9-13 poll shows that a majority of the country thinks the American Health Care Act would be harmful for low-income Americans, people with pre-existing health conditions and Medicaid recipients.
Overall, 41 percent of American adults oppose the House plan, while 30 percent support it. Another 29 percent said they "don't know," according to the poll.
"It'll make people's deductibles skyrocket" said Shannon Sowards, 39, of Memphis, Tennessee, a Trump supporter who took the poll. "So I'm not for this healthcare act. I'm for insurance for everyone."