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Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov. 3 election, even as he reiterated his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud. Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving… Read

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Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation

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A panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations said Monday that former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan and has urged “compensation” for him from the Japanese government. The Japanese government denounced the report as a “totally unacceptable” viewpoint that will change nothing in… Read

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Japan rejects China's proposal for easing tensions over isle sovereignty

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Japan will not accept China's proposal to ease bilateral tensions over the sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands, the government's top spokesman said Thursday, dismissing it as part of an attempt to advance Beijing's claims to Tokyo's territory. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had suggested fishing boats from both countries be… Read

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Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address

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In a time of plague and raw division, President-elect Joe Biden appealed for unity Wednesday in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation asking Americans to “steel our spines” for a fight against the coronavirus that he predicted would continue for months. But even as he implored Americans to join in… Read

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4 major cities seek shorter business hours to try and contain coronavirus

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The city of Nagoya said Thursday it will ask stores that serve alcohol to shorten their operating hours to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, joining the ranks of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo amid growing unease of a resurgence in metropolises and record-breaking numbers across Japan. The government of Hokkaido,… Read

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Trump bid to overturn election stumbles as judge tosses Pennsylvania lawsuit

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President Donald Trump's desperate bid to overturn the U.S. election was dealt a new setback on Saturday when a federal judge threw out his campaign's attempt to invalidate millions of votes in Pennsylvania. U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann ruled that the Trump campaign's efforts to stop Pennsylvania officials from… Read

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Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 481 new cases of the coronavirus, up 80 from Wednesday. The number is the result of 2,453 tests conducted on Nov 23. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 39,079. By age group, the highest number of cases were people in their 20s… Read

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Declaring 'America is back,' Biden introduces nominees

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Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers. “Together, these public servants will restore America… Read

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Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported a record high 570 new cases of the coronavirus, up 89 from Thursday. The number is the result of 9,792 tests conducted on Nov 24. The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 39,649. By age group, the highest number of cases were people… Read

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Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

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President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been… Read

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