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MADEIRA, Portugal (Kyodo) The International Whaling Commission ended its annual meeting Thursday after failing to reach consensus on key issues, particularly the proposed whaling in Japan’s coastal waters and a Danish proposal on humpback hunting off Greenland.

During Thursday’s session on the Portuguese island of Madeira, whaling and antiwhaling countries were not able to bridge differences over the Danish proposal to resume hunting humpbacks off Greenland and decided to put off a decision on the matter.

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