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Belgian king reiterates regrets for colonial past in Congo but no apology

King on first visit since taking throne Again stops short of apologizing for colonial atrocities Congo president says needs to look to the future KINSHASA, June 8 (Reuters) – Belgium’s King Philippe reaffirmed his deepest regrets on Wednesday for the exploitation, racism and acts of violence during his country’s colonization of the Democratic Republic of …

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Wary of foreign ‘bad manners’, Japan cautiously eases borders to aid tourism

The entrance gate to the normally crowded Kiyomizu temple, a favorite location among tourists, is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kyoto, Japan, July 21, 2020. Picture taken on July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leika Kihara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s easing of a …

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