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The Japanese emperor Naruhito has a dinner with the sun goddess

But not everyone is on board the ritual, which was criticized for violating the constitutional separation of religion and state. Since he officially risen to the chrysanthemum throne in early May, Naruhito has performed a series of ceremonies and rites. On Thursday night, he will participate in a mystical ritual known as "Daijosai" or "Rite of the Great Feast," in …

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The trade war was to be ended by the abolition of tariffs

A Chinese and American flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on November 6, 2018. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images PEKING – China continues to urge the US to reset tariffs in a "Phase 1" agreement as trade negotiations between the world's top two economies are delayed. "The Trade War Begins …

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Senator Lindsey Graham blocks the resolution on Armenian genocide following a meeting with Turkish President Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., blocked a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Ottoman Turks' genocide of Armenians hours after the meeting between him and President Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Graham rejected the adoption of H.Res.296. According to The Hill, senators should not "gloss over history or try to rewrite history." Graham's office did not comment on the matter …

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The German economy barely avoids the technical recession

Germany barely avoided a technical recession after recent figures showed that the country's economy grew by 0.1% in the third quarter. German GDP (gross domestic product) was above analysts' expected decline of -0.1%. Every year, the economy grew by 0.5% from July to September, reported the Federal Statistical Office. Second-quarter growth was revised from -0.1% to -0.2%, and two consecutive …

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Chinese state media warn bleakly as the Hong Kong protests turn dark

A demonstrator fires a burning arrow on Wednesday, November 13, to light a barricade at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Protesters for democracy walk past a destroyed Starbucks cafe on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 13. A fire was seen on an MTR station during a demonstration at the Chinese University in Hong …

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Qantas test flight from London to Sydney without stopover

(CNN) – Experimentally, this would be a spectacular time: 19 hours, 17,800 kilometers, 100 tons of jet fuel and not one, but two separate sunrises. The Australian airline Qantas launched a unique research flight on Thursday, carrying around 50 nonstop people from London to Sydney, representing the longest commercial passenger flight in recent aviation history. The departing flight Heathrow Airport …

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Islamic Jihad says ceasefire with Israel | news

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad says that an ceasefire with Israel was agreed upon after at least 34 people were killed in air raids in Gaza. The ceasefire was in effect at 5.30 am local time (03: 30 GMT), said group spokesman Musab Al-Braim told Reuters news agency, calling it an imminent threat. Israel unleashed the firefight by killing the top …

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Schools close as another day of chaos looms

Anti-government protesters erected a barricade on Hong Kong's No. 2 Hong Kong University Bridge in Hong Kong, China, on November 13, 2019. Anthony Kwan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Protesters against the government paralyzed parts of Hong Kong on Thursday for a fourth day, forced school closures and blocked highways and other communications to disrupt the financial hub …

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Bolivia Crisis: Clashes as followers of Morales deny transitional rule

Image credits AFP Caption Protesters clashed with demonstrators and security forces La Paz Clashes broke out again in Bolivia, as supporters of former President Evo Morales reject the rule of the new interim leader. The Senator of the Opposition, Jeanine Áñez, took over the presidency in a power vacuum and vowed to hold elections soon. Mr Morales's supporters clashed with …

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The inspector general of defense will not investigate the delay of the help of Ukraine

The decision was made out of concern that such an investigation might duplicate or interfere with the House's impeachment investigation, as a letter to the Senators on Wednesday revealed. A spokesman for the Defense Inspector General confirmed that he had sent a letter to several high-ranking Democratic senators regarding the decision, but noted that "the circumstances of our decision may …

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