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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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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 …
 
A Minnesota farmer is accused of making $46 million by passing off chemically treated corn and soybeans as organically grown.James Clayton Wolf was charged July 7 in federal court with felony wire fraud. Prosecutors say Wolf falsely labeled crops grown on his rural Cottonwood County farm as organic and that he defrauded grain buyers and undermined …
 
British rail workers went on strike on July 27 over an ongoing pay dispute, a month after the country's most disruptive railway strike in three decades paralyzed train networks across the U.K.The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers said earlier its members would walk out for 24 hours, threatening travel chaos during the busy summ…
 
What could be harder than looking for a needle in a haystack? Probably retrieving a ring from a river.But against all odds, divers with the Cambridge Fire Department managed to fish a Chicago woman's diamond ring from the Charles River after it tumbled into the water while she and her husband were relaxing at a yacht club.Lynn Andrews told WCVB-TV …
 
The federal industry minister said he is summoning telecom executives following an outage at Rogers Communications Inc. that disrupted mobile and Internet services across Canada, hampering several crucial services.In a statement, Francois-Philippe Champagne said he would meet with Tony Staffieri, Rogers’ chief executive officer, and other telecom l…
 
The Transportation Department urged airlines to make it easier for families to sit together on planes at no extra charge.The department said in a notice to airlines that the carriers “should do everything that they can to ensure the ability of a young child” 13 or younger to sit next to an older family member.The agency said it will monitor airline…
 
The Energy Department is teaming with actor Robert Downey Jr. to recruit up to 1,000 new workers focused on climate change and clean energy.Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm released a video with the “Iron Man” actor encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds to join the department's “clean energy corps” and take on jobs aimed at accelerating…
 
Delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Games opened July 7 in Alabama featuring more than 3,600 athletes participating in non-Olympic events including sumo wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts and tug of war.The opening ceremony at Protective Stadium in Birmingham included performances by Nelly and the band Alabama. It kicked off…
 
Mexico’s president submitted a bill to end daylight saving time, putting an end to the practice of changing clocks twice a year.Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Mexico should return to “God’s clock,” or standard time, arguing that setting clocks back or forward damages people’s health.That would mean darkness falling an hour earlier on summer af…
 
Breakfast food giant Kellogg Co. lost a legal bid to block new anti-obesity measures in England banning the promotion of sugary cereals.The U.S. company that makes Coco Pops, Frosted Flakes, Frosties and Rice Krispies had challenged the U.K. government over regulations taking effect in October restricting the promotion of foods high in fat, sugar o…
 
A San Francisco couple that parked their car for decades on a paved part of their property in front of their home has been banned from doing so unless they want to risk steep fines.KGO-TV reported that city officials sent a letter to Judy and Ed Craine telling them they can't park on the pavement on their property on a hilly street even though they…
 
Authorities in Poland’s eastern regions bordering Belarus appealed to the government to help them revive the key tourism sector hobbled by access restrictions following a migrant crisis.The center of the appeal was Bialowieza, a popular tourist venue touted as Europe’s last pristine forest that hosts bison, moose, wildcat and many other animal spec…
 
Airlines worked to deliver luggage to passengers around the world after a technical breakdown left at least 1,500 bags stuck at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, the latest of several tangles hitting travelers this summer.The airport’s baggage sorting system had a technical malfunction last July 1 that caused 15 flights to depart without luggage, l…
 
A crewless robotic boat retracing the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has landed near Plymouth Rock.The sleek Mayflower Autonomous Ship met with an escort boat as it approached the Massachusetts shoreline on June 30, more than 400 years after its namesake's historic journey from England.It was towed into Plymouth Harbor — per U.S. Coast Guard rule…
 
Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street."In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old “Sesame Street” star talked with his dad about what it was like to get the shot.“There was a little pinch, but it was OK,” Elmo said in the vide…
 
Top-ranked Iga Swiatek will host a charity tennis event next month in her home country of Poland to raise funds for children and teenagers impacted by the war in Ukraine.The event in Krakow on July 23 will feature a mixed doubles exhibition match and Ukraine soccer great Andriy Shevchenko will be a special guest.“I hope that we can see each other i…
 
The Czech Republic has decided to reverse plans to halt mining in a key black coal region to help the country safeguard its power supply amid high demand and the energy crunch prompted by the Russia's war in Ukraine.Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura said that the state-owned OKD company will extend its mining activities in north-eastern Czech Republ…
 
The European Union’s executive branch proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer.The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such products sold across the 27-nation bloc.A recent commission study showed a 10% increase in sales of heate…
 
Delegates attending a U.N. conference in Lisbon might take inspiration for their efforts to protect the oceans by looking out of the venue’s windows at Portugal’s longest river, where frolicking dolphins nowadays delight locals and tourists.The number of dolphins swimming from the Atlantic into the mouth of the River Tagus at Lisbon has increased s…
 
The Vatican newspaper has started a new monthly edition dedicated to the poor and people on the margins, aimed at not only telling their stories but involving them in the paper's production and distribution, the Vatican said.The first edition of L’Osservatore di Strada (The Street Observer), a riff on the name of the official Vatican daily L’Osserv…
 
Yelp is closing three of its U.S. offices after finding most of its employees prefer to work remotely.In a blog post, Yelp Co-Founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said the company will close its offices in New York, Washington and Chicago on July 29. The online review and reservation company also plans to downsize its office in Phoenix.The offices the…
 
Emirati officials revealed plans to repurpose the Expo 2020 site in Dubai that received millions of visitors between October 2021 and March 2022.At a press conference at the site's exhibition center, officials announced the property would be transformed into Expo City Dubai, an environment-friendly city housing businesses and other tenants.“Expo Ci…
 
Dartmouth College is removing all federal and institutional loans from its undergraduate financial aid awards and replacing them with expanded scholarship grants, beginning with the current summer term, the school's president said.Currently, Dartmouth undergraduates from families with an annual income of $125,000 or less who possess typical assets …
 
The maiden voyage of a cruise ship starring a boatload of musical theater stars — like Tony Award-winners Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lena Hall — will set sail next spring.The Broadway Cruise — heading roundtrip from New York City to Bermuda, from March 31-April 5, 2023 — will also feature Tony nominees Joshua Henry, Taylor L…
 
Pope Francis may have canceled his planned trip to Congo because of his bad knee, but he had a visit on June 21 from one of Congo’s brightest basketball stars who briefed him on his humanitarian efforts back home.The Phoenix Suns’ Bismack Biyombo had a private audience with Francis at the Vatican hotel where the pontiff lives. The 6-foot-9 Biyombo …
 
Neither inflation nor the war in Ukraine is threatening to take a bite out of the luxury fashion market, according to a study published June 21.While much of the world is fretting over higher fuel and energy prices, the study by Bain & Company consultancy indicated that the global luxury market remains set for growth, largely due to the continued r…
 
Residents of the West Texas city of Odessa who have been without safe tap water amid scorching temperatures may be able to drink safely straight from the faucet, city officials said June 17.Samples from the Odessa area water utility pipes were sent off for testing, said Odessa Public Works Director Thomas Kerr. If the test results come back clean, …
 
The Austrian government presented a package of measures aimed at cushioning the impact of high inflation that includes 500-euro ($523) payments for all residents and a three-month delay to a new levy on carbon dioxide emissions.The government, a coalition of Chancellor Karl Nehammer's conservatives and the environmentalist Greens, put the price of …
 
Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari outlined an electrification strategy that calls for 40% full-electric vehicles and 40% hybrid models by 2030.CEO Benedetto Vigna confirmed that the first electric car will be presented in 2025, with the first deliveries the following year.Now, just four Ferrari models, or 20% of the range, are hybrid cars. It…
 
Budget airline Ryanair says it has scrapped its controversial Afrikaans language test for South African travelers aimed at weeding out people with phony passports.The Dublin-based airline changed its policy of requiring South African travelers to the U.K. to pass the quiz after the furor erupted earlier this month.Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told a…
 
"Barcelona will promote the U.N. refugee agency's logo on the back of its jerseys for the next four seasons under a partnership announced on July 5.The agreement comes after the UNHCR recently said an unprecedented 100 million people had been forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution, propelled by the war in Ukraine…
 
Bidding for a final, private lunch with Warren Buffett, an event that has raised tens of millions for a California charity, has already topped $3 million.It will be the first private lunch offered with the billionaire since a record-setting bid in 2019. The past two auctions were called off due to the pandemic and Buffett has said this will be the …
 
A woman who says she suffered serious injuries while trying to save her neighbors’ dog from a canal can’t sue the pooch’s owners, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled.The court unanimously rejected Ann Samolyk’s claims that laws allowing legal action for injuries suffered while rescuing a person who put themselves in peril should allow her to sue for d…
 
Justin Bieber says a rare disorder that paralyzed half of the superstar performer’s face is the reason behind his tour postponement.The multi-Grammy winner is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, he said in a video he posted on Instagram. The syndrome causes facial paralysis and affects nerves in the face through a shingles outbreak.Bieber’s post c…
 
NASA is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science.The space agency announced that it’s setting up an independent team to see how much information is publicly available on the matter and how much more is needed to understand the unexplained sightings. The experts will also consider how best to use all this…
 
Brian Selznick's next book was inspired in part by a famous friend, Steven Spielberg.Billed by publisher Scholastic as a “love letter to the natural world,” Selznick's “Big Tree” tells the story of two sycamore seeds and their quest across time and space to save the world. The 528-page book, featuring nearly 300 pages of illustrations by Selznick, …
 
Bars and restaurants in Spain will be obliged to offer “doggy bags” free of charge to clients to take home the food they have not eaten under a new law aimed at reducing food waste.Under the new bill passed by the Spanish government, businesses in the food chain will have to draw up plans to try to reduce the amount of food wasted or else face poss…
 
The European Union’s top court ruled June 9 that British citizens living long-term in the 27 EU member countries have no right to vote or stand for office in the bloc unless they have obtained a European nationality.The ruling came in what was seen as a test case for the rights of U.K. citizens who continue to live in the EU despite Britain’s exit …
 
A popular hiking trail to an oasis in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed so bighorn sheep can get undisturbed access to water.“The park is under extreme drought conditions and herds in the area are increasingly reliant on the oasis spring to survive the hot summer months,” a park statement said.The Fortynine Palms Oasis spring is…
 
Poland's authorities are reminding citizens they can rummage forests for firewood to heat their homes as energy costs continue to soar.Opponents of the country's populist government called the firewood reminder a sign that it's fumbling the economy.Inflation in Poland is now at nearly 14%, with fuel prices surging to over 8 zlotys ($1.87) a liter. …
 
An 83-year-old Japanese adventurer returned home June 4 after successfully completing his solo, nonstop voyage across the Pacific, becoming the oldest person to reach the milestone.Kenichi Horie arrived in the Kii Strait off Japan’s western coast, completing his trans-Pacific voyage in 69 days after leaving a yacht harbor in San Francisco in March.…
 
Scientists have discovered the world's largest plant off the Australia coast — a seagrass meadow that has grown by repeatedly cloning itself.Genetic analysis has revealed that the underwater fields of waving green seagrass are a single organism covering 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) through making copies of itself over 4,500 years.The res…
 
Ringo Starr finally made it to Boston on Thursday, June 2, to receive his honorary degree from the Berklee College of Music.The school originally announced that The Beatles drummer would receive a doctorate in music at commencement ceremonies in May, but Starr was unable to attend then and instead addressed the graduating class in a recorded statem…
 
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said June 1 his country is improving its transport infrastructure to ease the export of grain and other key products from neighboring Ukraine that has been severely restricted by Russia's invasion.Morawiecki spoke in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, near Kyiv, that was heavily damaged by Russian shelling.…
 
Egypt displayed a trove of ancient artifacts dating back 2,500 years that the country's antiquities authorities said were recently unearthed at the famed necropolis of Saqqarah near Cairo on Monday, May 30.The artifacts were showcased at a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqarah, 24 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of…
 
Tired of speaking to a machine when you call the bank or power company?Spain’s government wants to end those nerve-shattering, one-sided conversations with a computerized answering service by making it obligatory for companies to offer a real, flesh-and-blood customer service worker when so requested by a caller.That is one among a battery of measu…
 
French President Emmanuel Macron said his country would make a present of a horse to Queen Elizabeth II to mark the celebrations of her 70 years on the throne.The Elysee said Macron decided to give the queen, a known horse lover, a 7-year-old grey gelding named Fabuleu de Maucour belonging to the largely ceremonial French Republican Guard. It was d…
 
The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes.The prize jury said that their work to help refugee athletes “merges the highest values of sport, such as integration, education, solidarity and humanity, and represents …
 
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