Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as South Korea-Japan dispute flares

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SEOUL (Reuters) – A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers. FILE PHOTO: People walk past Japan’s Fast Retailing Co Ltd’s Uniqlo
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal Party is set to form a minority government after Monday’s federal election, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected. That means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to rely on support from other parties to govern. Liberal Party supporters react while watching the live federal election results at the Palais des Congres
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal Party is set to form a minority government after Monday’s federal election, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected. That means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to rely on support from other parties to govern. Liberal Party supporters react while watching the live federal election results at the Palais des Congres
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held on to his job in Monday’s election, securing his spot as one of the world’s few high-profile progressive leaders, but tarnished by scandal and with his power diminished. Justin Trudeau, with his family, puts his ballot for today’s election in the ballot box in the Papineau
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal Party is set to form a minority government after Monday’s federal election, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected. That means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to rely on support from other parties to govern. Liberal Party supporters react while watching the live federal election results at the Palais des Congres
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand fire services on Tuesday were battling a massive blaze on the roof of a convention center under construction in the city of Auckland, considered to be the country’s biggest current building project. Smoke rises as a fire blazes at Sky City Convention Centre, which is under construction in Auckland, New
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ruling Liberals will form a minority government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected on Monday after polls closed across the country. The Liberals were leading or elected in 146 out of 304 electoral districts that had reported results by about 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT on Tuesday), the
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito began ceremonies to formally proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ritual attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries. Japan’s Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko arrive at the ceremony site where Emperor Naruhito will report the conduct of the enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Sanctuary inside the
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CULIACAN, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico sent in special forces troops on Monday to patrol a northern city in the wake of a cartel assault that freed Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son in a hail of bullets, and also won a U.S. promise to help stop gun-smuggling at their shared border. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres
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Image copyright Cole Burston/Getty Images Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power but as a minority government, according to projections by Canada’s national broadcaster, CBC. Despite some early losses in Canada’s eastern provinces, the Liberals are expected to claim the most seats in parliament, giving them a second term. This federal election was seen as
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