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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second most populous state Victoria pledged on Tuesday to spend A$600 million ($422 million) replacing flammable building cladding in the wake of London’s fatal 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze. Authorities worldwide have grappled with what to do about buildings wrapped in widely-used cladding products that turned the west London apartment block in
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Japan’s Minister of Economy,Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday it was “regrettable” that the South Korean government had made what he said was an erroneous explanation after the two
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NIIGATA, Japan (Reuters) – When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers. Sakura Uchikoshi, an opposition candidate for Japan’s upcoming July 21 upper house election, poses in front of election posters in Mitsuke,
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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, speaks during a hustings event in Maidstone, Britain July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The leading candidate to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would not currently back the United States if it took military action against Iran.
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SHEPPERTON, England (Reuters) – Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual “Swan Upping” ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Officials take a break during the annual counting of the Queen’s swans, known as ‘Swan Upping’ along
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade. FILE PHOTO: Former President Jacob Zuma speaks to supporters after his appearance
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