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Iceland declared Tuesday it was issuing licenses to hunt about 40 fin and minke whales over the next 10 months, defying a nearly two-decade moratorium on commercial whaling. Now, pro-whaling nation Japan is backing the move—and helping to raise the ire of the international community. “World opinion is rightly outraged by this flagrant disregard for international agreements,” British Fisheries Minister Ben Bradshaw told the Associated Press. Here’s the story.