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レアジョブオリジナルの英会話ニュース教材です。世界の時事ネタを中心に、ビジネスから科学やスポーツまで、幅広いトピックのニュースを毎日更新しています。本教材を通して、ビジネスで使える実用的な英会話表現や英単語を身に付けることができます。
 
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The funeral and burial plans for Mikhail Gorbachev sum up the crosscurrents of his legacy — final farewells were said in the same place where his rigid Soviet predecessors also lay, but he was buried near men who broke the Soviet mold.Gorbachev, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who died August 20, was laid in state on September 3, in Moscow's House of …
 
People from around the world pasted each other with tomatoes as Spain’s famous “Tomatina” street tomato fight took place once again following a two-year suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.Workers on trucks unloaded 130 tons of over-ripe tomatoes along the main street of the eastern town of Bunol for participants to throw, leaving the ar…
 
General Motors said that a new electric vehicle battery plant built in Ohio has started producing cells, which could help customers get federal tax credits.The joint-venture plant near Warren, Ohio, is focused on training as it prepares to ramp up manufacturing. A spokeswoman for the venture said it is producing cells but they are not yet being shi…
 
Elon Musk's SpaceX and T-Mobile are teaming up in an attempt to connect mobile devices through a network of satellites, providing coverage to even the most isolated places.Under the plan, T-Mobile’s wireless network would be routed through SpaceX Starlink satellites that are in low Earth orbit.T-Mobile said that the vast majority of smartphones alr…
 
Spanish financial authorities kept a close eye on a major cryptocurrency metaverse event organized in Madrid on August 27.The CNMV stock market regulator warned that neither the organizers of the event, Mundocrypto, nor the sponsors have authorization to provide investment services or gather funds.The event at a Madrid concert arena was expected to…
 
The Australian government announced it will increase its permanent immigration intake by 35,000 to 195,000 in the current fiscal year as the nation grapples with skills and labor shortages.Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil announced the increase for the year ending June 30, 2023, during a two-day summit of 140 representatives of governments, trade…
 
John Adams pounded his way to Cleveland baseball immortality.The longtime drummer, who has provided a steady, rallying beat during baseball games in Cleveland since the 1970s, has been honored with an induction into the team's Distinguished Hall of Fame.The tribute is to recognize Adams, who first toted a bass drum that he bought at a garage sale f…
 
Peloton's high-end exercise bikes and other gear will now be able to be bought on Amazon in the U.S., a partnership aimed at boosting the fitness company's sales that have languished since the easing of pandemic lockdowns.“We want to meet consumers where they are, and they are shopping on Amazon,” Kevin Cornils, Peloton's chief commercial officer, …
 
The world’s newest and biggest space telescope is showing Jupiter as never before, auroras and all.Scientists released the shots of the solar system's biggest planet August 22.The James Webb Space Telescope took the photos in July, capturing unprecedented views of Jupiter’s northern and southern lights and swirling polar haze. Jupiter's Great Red S…
 
Cleveland State University violated a student's Fourth Amendment right to privacy when he was required to use a webcam to show his bedroom before taking an online test, a federal judge in Cleveland ruled.Matthew Besser, the attorney for student Aaron Ogletree, said that the lawsuit was filed last year to stop the university from enforcing an illega…
 
Billionaire Warren Buffett auctioned off a high-tech signed portrait of himself to raise money for one of his favorite charities, and the bidding already topped $30,000 a few days before the end of the auction.The portrait of Buffett created by Motiva Art features a grid of letters over the picture that light up to spell out several of the legendar…
 
The leaders of Germany and Canada said a new hydrogen pact will kick-start a transatlantic hydrogen supply chain, with the first deliveries expected in just three years.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz signed the deal in the port town of Stephenville, Newfoundland. A Canadian company has plans to build a zero-emission…
 
A tennis fan who was temporarily removed from Centre Court during the men's Wimbledon final following a complaint by Nick Kyrgios is taking legal action against the Australian tennis player for what she describes as a “reckless and entirely baseless allegation.”During a changeover in his match against Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios complained to the umpir…
 
Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami as part of an effort to develop hybrid reefs.The team from the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science was on a mission to collect eggs and sperm from spawning staghorn coral, which they hope to use to fertilize oth…
 
Norway’s central bank raised its key policy interest rate by half a percentage point, saying “inflation has been considerably higher than projected."The rate's increase to 1.75% was larger than expected as the bank takes aim at inflation that reached 6.8% in July. It noted that unemployment is very low, falling more than expected last month to 3.2%…
 
Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen says he received death threats and an avalanche of abuse online after Liverpool's Darwin Núñez was ejected for headbutting him in a Premier League game on August 15.Andersen took to Instagram to share what he said was a sample of hundreds of abusive messages he has received since the 1-1 draw at Anfield.“Got…
 
Airbnb says it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party.The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter's history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they're renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors.Airbnb …
 
High up in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the season for making the fermented drink known as kumis is in full swing.Connoisseurs of kumis, an important part of nomadic tribes’ diets for untold centuries, say the Suusamyr valley is home to the best version of the drink.In winter, the valley, which is 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level…
 
As voting was already under way for Florida’s August 23 election, officials in the county where about one in four voters are Hispanic scrambled to fix a Spanish translation error that can't help efforts to raise more money for education.The Broward school district — the nation's sixth largest, serving 271,517 students — is asking voters to double t…
 
Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it caused cancer.Talc will be replaced by cornstarch, the company said.The company has faced litigation alleging its talcum powder caused users to develop ovarian cancer, through use for femin…
 
The European Union expressed concern that a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles would discriminate against European producers and break World Trade Organization rules.Under the Inflation Reduction Act nearing final approval in the U.S. Congress, a tax credit of up to $7,500 could be granted to lower the …
 
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy, the museum announced.The Getty will return a nearly life-size group of Greek terra-cotta sculptures known as “Orpheus and the Sirens," believed to date from the fourth century B.C., according to the museum.The scul…
 
France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year on August 7 as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record.National weather agency Meteo France said the heat wave began in the south and was expected to spread across the country.Overall, the southern half of France expects daytime temperatures of up to 40 …
 
Mexico’s annualized inflation rate hit 8.15% in July, the highest in more than two decades, the national statistics institute announced.But inflation in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages is even higher, with prices rising 14.5% over the last 12 months.Many Mexican families are feeling the pinch and going without some of the costlier items…
 
Jill Biden is helping National Geographic promote its documentary series on U.S. national parks.The first lady introduces each installment of “America's National Parks,” a five-night series scheduled for broadcast on consecutive nights that began Aug. 29.She introduces the series from the Grand Canyon and encourages people to visit.“America's natio…
 
Toshiba reported a 44% improvement in profit in the last quarter as the Japanese technology giant worked to revamp its brand image and reassure investors about its management.Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp. said that it recorded a 25.9 billion yen ($192 million) profit in the April-June period, up from 18 billion yen the year before. Quarterly sales rose…
 
Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years.A Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle tracks just east of the Pass Christian Harbor, officials said.They protected the area and called the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, which followed the tr…
 
The Champions League will use a camera-based system to judge tight offside calls in the group stage starting next month, UEFA said.The Semi-Automated Offside Technology, which was also approved last month by FIFA for the World Cup in Qatar, uses multiple cameras to more accurately track players’ limbs and the point when a key pass is made.The techn…
 
Nintendo’s profit in the April-June quarter rose 28% from a year earlier on healthy demand for its games, although its console sales were dented by a shortage of semiconductors.The Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises said its profit in the last quarter totaled 118.9 billion yen ($895 million), up from 92.7 billio…
 
A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life.Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo suburb of Belden. When at least two people tried to break into their shared home, the cat did everything she could to alert Ev…
 
Panama’s teachers will return to the classroom after a month-long strike that blocked commerce and snarled the capital with traffic. The strike, which was over the high cost of living and government corruption, was supported by a number of other sectors.The teacher walkout started what became the largest social protest that Panama had seen in years…
 
Spanish offices, stores, and hospitality venues will no longer be allowed to set their cooling systems below 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer nor raise heating above 19 degrees Celsius in the winter under a new set of energy-saving measures passed August 1.Shops will also be obliged to keep doors closed and heating systems must …
 
The number of people living in America without health insurance coverage hit an all-time low of 8 percent this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.“Every American has the right to the peace of mind that comes with access to affordable, quality health care,” President Joe Biden said in a statement about the record-low ra…
 
Barcelona has auctioned off a digital art piece depicting an iconic goal by Johan Cruyff for $693,000 as it seeks new revenues to battle its way out of massive debt, the Spanish club said.Barcelona said that the auction run by Sotheby’s in New York for the club’s first NFT, or non-fungible token, closed at $550,000 on July 29. The auctioneer’s fees…
 
The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan says if you’re trying to smuggle its prized native dog breed out of the country, you’re barking up the wrong tree.The government is now requiring that its celebrated Alabay dogs receive a passport before they can leave the country.A law that took effect last month requires that all puppies of the breed, whic…
 
In the first crown court sentencing to be televised in Britain, a British judge jailed a man for life for killing his grandfather.Judge Sarah Munro's remarks were the first to be broadcast live on news channels after a change in law to allow cameras in British crown courts, which deal with serious criminal cases.The legal change was made in 2020, b…
 
People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools.The attacks — on 58 people since July 8 — are getting so bad that Yamaguchi city hall hired a special unit to hunt the animals with tranquilizer guns.The monkeys aren’t intereste…
 
Ah, the bacon, egg and cheese. The classic bodega breakfast sandwich is a staple in many a New Yorker's diet. It's easy to make, easy to eat on the go and cheap — although not as cheap as it used to be.To keep up with today's levels of inflation due to the pandemic and Russia's war with Ukraine, bodega owners are faced with no choice but to raise t…
 
A fossil of a 560-million-year-old creature, which researchers believe to be the first animal predator, has been named after the British naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough.Scientists said they believe the specimen, named Auroralumina attenboroughii, is the earliest creature known to have a skeleton. It is related to the group that includ…
 
Shopify is cutting 10% of its staff, or about 1,000 employees, as the e-commerce company reckons with an unexpected sales downturn after a pandemic-fueled explosion.There has been a wave of layoffs or cutbacks in the tech sector with Wall Street distancing itself from some of the fast-growth companies that flourished over the past two years.Shares …
 
Business leaders and officials from eight developing nations recently said in a meeting that more cooperation was needed among them to overcome dwindling foreign currency reserves, a growing energy crisis and supply chain disruptions.Representatives from Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey and Bangladesh under the banner of D-8, or Dev…
 
A new lunar rover is under development by Lockheed Martin and Goodyear as NASA gears up for a return to the moon.Unlike the rover first used during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, built to last only a few days and for short trips, the new lunar vehicle is being built for extended use. And this time, it's not just for NASA.“We’re developing this new …
 
The annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest began in Key West, marking the 123rd anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s July 21 birth.This year's competition attracted 135 portly, bearded men, who are endeavoring to prove their likeness to the famed American author. The contest is a highlight of Key West’s annual Hemingway Days festivities, staged to celebr…
 
The U.S. government's road safety agency said it will spend $8 million on ads aimed at stemming the rising number of traffic deaths caused by speeding.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign called “Speeding Wrecks Lives” will run on television, radio and digitally, targeting drivers from ages 18 to 44.The agency said 11,258 peo…
 
The oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity has died at age 35 at a Hong Kong theme park after his health deteriorated.An An lived most of his life at Ocean Park after he and a female panda were gifted to Hong Kong by China in 1999. The female panda, Jia Jia, died in 2016 at age 38, making her the oldest-ever panda in captivity.Ocean Park mourned…
 
Toyota’s flagship model in Japan, the Crown, is going on sale around the world for the first time, including in the U.S.“I’m so excited to announce today that this new Crown family of vehicles will be offered not just in Japan but globally for the very first time,” its Chief Executive Akio Toyoda told reporters.“A car that could very well be our cr…
 
A juvenile green sea turtle that underwent multiple surgeries to remove cauliflower-like tumors was released off the Florida Keys with a satellite-tracking transmitter.“Tortie” was treated at the Keys-based Turtle Hospital after being rescued last December. The turtle was unable to dive and suffering from fibropapillomatosis - a debilitating tumor-…
 
Retired Justice Stephen Breyer is getting a different title: professor.Harvard said that Breyer, who retired from the Supreme Court June 30, is re-joining its law school faculty. Breyer is a graduate of the law school and first joined the Harvard faculty in 1967. He continued to teach at Harvard after he became a federal appeals court judge in 1980…
 
A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist's paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said on July 14.The self-portrait was found on the back of Van Gogh’s “Head of a Peasant Woman” when experts at the Edinburgh gallery took an X-ray of the canvas ahead of an upcoming exhibition. The…
 
U.S. officials solicited outside help as they craft definitions of old growth and mature forests under an executive order from President Joe Biden.The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management issued a notice seeking public input for a “universal definition framework” to identify older forests needing protection.Biden in April directed his …
 
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