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Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast a shadow over proceedings. Naruhito officially assumed his duties as emperor on May 1, a day after his father became the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years. […]

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Five key things about fentanyl and America’s opioids crisis

Jury selection has begun in a landmark federal case on Ohio on whether drug companies can be held responsible for the opioids epidemic that is raging across America. The case is seen as a test for the entire pharmaceuticals industry, which stands accused of fueling the crisis by aggressively promoting painkillers that can become dangerously […]

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Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York toSydney this weekend. In the first of three “ultra long-haul” test flights planned by Australia’s national flag carrier this year, researchers will monitor the […]

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US tariffs on EU would have negative political, economic impact: France’s Le Maire

If President Donald Trump follows through on a plan to impose tariffs on European goods in the dispute over Airbus, it will have “concrete” repercussions, France’s Economy MinisterBruno Le Maire said Thursday. “These decisions would have very negative consequences both from an economic and a political point of view,” Le Maire told reporters shortly after […]

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IMF’s Georgieva hopes ‘the will holds’ for a Brexit deal

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva welcomed news that Britain has reached a deal to leave the European Union but cautioned Thursday the details remain to be seen. “This, of course, is welcome,” she said of the Brexit deal announced earlier Thursday. “We would like to see the agreement being reached,” she told reporters at the start […]

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Barcelona and Madrid face testing week amid Clasico uncertainty

Political turmoil may have thrown next weekend’s Clasico into doubt but Barcelona and Real Madrid cannot afford to let focus waver ahead of what could prove a pivotal period in their seasons. Ahead of their trip to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday, Barca held their press conference a day early to allow them to […]

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Kovac tells Bayern to dig in after Hoffenheim slump

Niko Kovac says Bayern Munich need to prove their shock defeat to Hoffenheim was only a Champions League hangover in their bid to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga Saturday. Bayern followed up their 7-2 thrashing of Tottenham in the Champions League by crashing to a 2-1 loss in the Bundesliga a fortnight ago when […]

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The youth team defeats Malaysia 3-0 at the end of the Dubai camp in preparation for the Asian qualifiers

Malaysia’s national youth team defeated Malaysia 3-1 in the second friendly on Tuesday at the Awayab Stadium in Dubai at the end of their home camp in preparation for the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers. In Iran next November. Mohamed Issa scored in the 10th minute, Issa Khalfan in the 14th minute and Ahmed Mahmoud in […]

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Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah offers condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. A bus carrying two pilgrims in Medina. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al […]

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U.S. recently notified Russia of terrorist attacks being plotted in Russian territory – FSB chief Bortnikov (Part 2)

Russian and U.S. special services are maintaining working contacts at the proper level regardless of the political situation, and Russia is grateful for operational information it receives from the United States, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov said. “We have always had working contacts with the Americans regardless of the situation existing in […]