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Erdogan suffers blow as ruling party defeated in mayoral vote

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major blow after his candidate for Istanbul mayor was defeated in a repeat election. Mr Erdogan tweeted to congratulate opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, who lead with 54% in early results compared to 45% for the Turkish president’s chosen candidate, Binali Yildirim. The Read More

Explainer: What’s behind Japan’s support of whaling?

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States. FILE PHOTO : Captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan’s oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest Read More

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial restart

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MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) – When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbor with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly butchered whale meat. Canned whale meat is displayed at a roadside store named WA-O! in Minamiboso, east of Tokyo, Japan June Read More

Opposition candidate beats Erdogan’s ally Yildirim in rerun of Istanbul mayoral election

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Turkey’s ruling AK party runner-up Binali Yildirim has congratulated his rival, Ekrem Imamoglu, on his victory in the rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election. The results of the initial vote in March were annulled over violations. The former Turkish Prime Minister, who had received full backing from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the campaign, expressed hope Read More

Opposition candidate beats Erdogan’s ally Yildirim in re-run of Istanbul mayoral election

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Turkey’s ruling AK party runner-up Binali Yildirim has congratulated his rival, Ekrem Imamoglu, on his victory in the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election. The results of the initial vote in March were annulled over violations. The former Turkish Prime Minister, who had received full backing from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the campaign, expressed hope Read More

FedEx misses delivery of Huawei package to U.S.; China paper says retaliation threatened

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(Reuters) – FedEx Corp said on Sunday an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the U.S. delivery company said an error led to the Chinese firm’s packages being misdirected. FILE PHOTO: A Federal Express truck makes its way down a freeway in San Diego, Read More

FedEx, in another error, misses delivery of Huawei package to U.S.

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FILE PHOTO: A Federal Express truck makes its way down a freeway in San Diego, California August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – FedEx Corp said on Sunday an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the U.S. delivery firm said an error led Read More

It’s odd that UK’s PM is elected by ‘his party’s get-together’ but we’ll work with anyone – Putin

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It’s “odd” that the UK Prime Minister comes to power after a closed-door vote within his own party and not through a nationwide election, but Moscow is ready to work with anyone who will end up in Number 10, Vladimir Putin said. While the UK loves lecturing Russia on democracy, the peculiarities of its own Read More

China needs nearly $440 billion to clean up rural environment: report

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A woman rides a scooter past a steel plant in Anyang, Henan province, China, February 18, 2019. Picture taken February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will need to spend 3 trillion yuan ($440 billion) over three years to improve village sanitation and clean up its heavily polluted rural environment, the official People’s Read More