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Trans Mountain pipeline’s fortunes rise as Biden blocks rival Keystone XL

Dentists, teachers disappointed they won’t be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.

No-brainer that Canadians should be able to buy alcohol online from producers

Montreal researchers conclude colchicine tablet is effective at treating COVID-19 symptoms

Garneau won't rule out invoking Emergencies Act to limit pandemic travel

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot after 4 month rollover

Seattle Police Chief Vows Tough Action on Rioters Who Attack Local Businesses

Joe Biden's top foreign policy challenges in 2021

Tulsi Gabbard: Domestic-Terrorism Bill Is "A Targeting Of Almost Half Of The Country"

Mexico plans to invest $ 20 billion in the electricity sector

Mexican President to Discuss Deliveries of Russian Vaccines With Putin on Monday

Mexico finds 19 charred bodies in vehicles near US border

Mexico Lawmakers to Start Talks on Banxico Dollar Bill Monday

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexican President AMLO Tests Positive For Covid

Guatemala put up a wall of repression to stop migrants

US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid

Indonesia says it has seized tankers from Iran and Panama

Barbados declares community spread of COVID-19

Scandal deepens at labour and social security ministry - Pending resignation, permanent secretary in the dark about recommendations

Jamaica Post hits back at the banks - Says it alerted them to card theft, offered safer premium services

Venezuela advances despite US blockade

Venezuela's Maduro hopes to establish 'new path' with US under Biden

Guyana calls for release of fishing boats intercepted by Venezuelan navy

Four more young people killed at Colombia's sixth massacre in 2021

Colombia’s corporate media taking part in possibly illegal intelligence operations

Colombia Has A Hippo Problem, Thanks To Pablo Escobar

Ecuador approves use of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

Ecuador refinery project caps Moreno reform effort

Peru's PM: General elections have already been called

Peru's Health Ministry receives donation from China

Peru: Presidential debates to take place in March, April

Peru: Ministers oversee compliance with nighttime curfew in Lima and Callao

Peru rescinds Canadian company’s exploration rights

Bolivia close to 200,000 Covid-19 cases

Ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales Released From Hospital After Battling COVID-19

China offers aid to Brazilian state Amazonas to overcome health crisis

Brumadinho dam collapse could have been predicted weeks in advance – study

Argentine flight to depart to bring 600,000 Sputnik V vaccines

Cristina Fernández receives first dose of Sputnik V

Chile regrets panic triggered by mistaken tsunami warning after quake

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Chilean Antarctic Base

Imported cherries found COVID-19 positive in China not from Chile: Chilean Embassy

Chile announces plan against migrant smuggling

Chile regrets panic triggered by mistaken tsunami warning after quake

Uruguay will receive first batches of Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines late February or early March

New U.S. defense chief confirms Senkakus fall under security treaty

New Tokyo COVID-19 cases dip below 1,000 for first time in 12 days

70% of Japanese want Tokyo Games to be canceled or delayed

Japan's telework rate low amid virus state of emergency

Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline

N. Korea
U.S. State Department adds high ranking N. Korean official to sanction list

N. Korea's nuclear weapons pose serious threat to international peace: Psaki

S. Korea
S. Korea to announce inoculation plan next Thursday; 431 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday

Small businesses forced to close due to COVID-19 prevention eligible for low interest loan

S. Korean researchers develop technology to remove pollutants in exhaust gas

Korean food gaining popularity overseas amid pandemic

OECD data point to emerging economic recovery for S. Korea

South Korea pledges $13mn to help Vietnam province build smart city

Capturing the last of Mongolia’s eagle hunting tribes

China rescues 11 miners after 14 days trapped underground

Over 2,800 5G base stations built in Tibet

Hong Kong to lift lockdown of area early after more than 7,000 residents tested

Guangdong's GDP largest among Chinese provinces, grows 2.3% in 2020

U.S. sends carrier into South China Sea as Chinese bombers fly near Taiwan

US stands firm as Chinese jets buzz Taiwan

15 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ

Mayon Volcano update: 7 quakes recorded n 24 hours; Alert level 1 still up

Military’s ‘NPA list’ greeted with jeers, jitters

Vietnamese Australian PMs hold phone talks

13th National Party Congress – new milestone in Việt Nam’s development process

Record number of delegates to attend 13th National Party Congress in Hà Nội

Public guests get first look of Hanoi’s third metro line train

Vietnam police bust prostitution ring that charged up to $7,000 for sex tour

Thailand Rejects New Technical Report on Planned Large Lao Mekong Mainstream Dam

Thai hotel groups urge scrapping of quarantine rules for vaccinated tourists

Cambodia applauds PTTOR expansion plans

Putting Cambodia's economic diplomacy in context

Party leaders in Perikatan govt satisfied with explanation on Emergency ordinance, says Muhyiddin

Eurocham Malaysia denies govt mulling full lockdown after Feb 4, urges public to play their role in Covid-19 fight

Tajuddin: ‘Meat cartels’ exist, controlled by non-Bumiputeras

Covid-19: Thailand tightens control at Malaysia borders

Singaporean scholar impressed by Việt Nam’s successes

Sumatran elephant destroys villagers' farmlands in Aceh

Heavy rain triggers flooding in seven Jakarta neighborhoods, 15 roads

Aceh Police detain illegal logger in Mt Leuser national park area

Bangladesh to buy Myanmar rice, putting aside Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's displaced Christians rebuild lives on Yangon's outskirts

Bangladesh the preferred option in an uncertain world

Bangladesh's vaccination plan unveiled

Relocations, reduced services leave Rohingya communities at breaking point in Bangladesh

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli removed from Nepal's ruling party amid political chaos

Nepal PM Expelled From Ruling Party Amid Political Chaos: Report

Leftist parties demand repeal of new agricultural laws in India

India Launches 'Neighborly Vaccine Diplomacy'

Indian police to let protesting farmers into New Delhi on Republic Day

Muslims are not going to overtake Hindus in India, says former CEC in a new book

Congress, AIUDF will open floodgates for infiltrators: Amit Shah

Five die in fire at Serum plant, Covishield production unaffected

India not seen being a key iron ore supplier to China, despite export surge

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines on Jan. 27

Lasith Embuldeniya shows he is a capable heir to Sri Lanka's spin kings

Central Asia & Middle East
Biden's intent to review US-Taliban deal

Govt determined to defeat opposition in case of no-confidence motion: Qureshi

Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23

Commanders among five terrorists killed in North Waziristan IBOs

Pakistan women’s African safari extended to Zimbabwe

Qureshi says Pakistan ready to work with new US administration

Afghan Official: 600 Freed Taliban Prisoners Rearrested

Antony Blinken: Taliban Cannot Be Trusted With U.S. Security and Gains Must Be Protected

Afghan officials welcome Biden's Taliban review

Kazakhstan Takes A Significant Step Forward - Analysis

Temperatures to plunge to -40℃ in north of Kazakhstan

Inauguration will be modest, money should be spent on people's needs: Zhaparov

Tajikistan Wants To Take Away The Children Of Convicted Sex Workers. Then Give Us Alternatives, They Say.

'Covid-free' Turkmenistan to vaccinate riders against virus it won't acknowledge

Turkmenistan: Big on gas, short on options

Cobalt becomes most produced car in Uzbekistan last year

Uzbekistan to launch charter flights from Russia to Tashkent

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation approves US$10 million Line of Trade Finance Facility for Uzbekistan based Private Joint Stock Commercial Bank 'Orient Finans'

Iran, Armenia should boost trade ties: Armenian Minister

Armenian Minister vows to augment trade with Iran to $1b

Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan Resolve A 30-Year Dispute Over Caspian Field

Michael Rubin: US Congress should stop giving Azerbaijan a free pass on Iran, Russia

Iran Will Reportedly Issue Seven Demands to President Biden Before Re-Entering Nuclear Deal Talks

Zarif: Persian Gulf region needs dialogue, cooperation

The leading causes behind today's unstable Iraq

Deteriorating security conditions at Al Hol camp in north-east Syria

Over half of Syria's children deprived of education — UN

Erdogan launches 'welding' of third MILGEM warship meant for Pakistan Navy

Turkey passes 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths

Istanbul dams' water supply surpasses 32%

Hasbani: Private hospitals cannot be held responsible for the state's shortcomings

Rahi presides over Sunday Mass in Bkirki

Tabsh: With science, we build a healthy society, a healed nation

Massive protests in southern Lebanese city

US to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

Israeli Police Clash with Ultra-Orthodox Over COVID Restrictions

Netanyahu pledges cash handouts during election campaign, despite AG’s objection

Israel temporarily bans all international flights in response to new COVID-19 strains

Israeli forces kill Palestinian worker, arrest three youths

Several US Democrat lawmakers call out Israel for not vaccinating Palestinians

King opens Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Field Hospital, pays tribute to sacrifices of medical personnel during pandemic

Republican lawmakers signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial

Parents urged to be on watch for eating disorders amid virus crisis

Cabinet approves work permit fee cuts in agriculture, bakery sectors for 3 months

Kuwait emir reappoints prime minister to form new cabinet

Supreme Committee to extend closure of land ports in Oman

Health in Oman guaranteed, no service charges for citizens: MOH

Europe MPs express concern about human rights in Bahrain

Bahrain-GCC trade hits $5.7bn in 2020 despite Covid-19

Air Arabia Egypt to resume direct flights to Qatar next week

Saudi Arabia
Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Saudi Arabia Removes Central Banker, Lays Out Wealth Fund Goals

U. A. E.
UAE cabinet approves establishment of embassy in Tel Aviv

Yemen, on brink of collapse, may suffer further after Trump decision on Ansar Allah

Yemeni government and Houthis hold prisoner swap meeting

United Kingdom
UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

Backlash Tory MPs warn Boris Johnson - schools must fully reopen by Easter

Britain faces three-month lockdown after Easter as over 50s wait for second jab

The UK faces becoming a 'failed state' without nationwide reforms, says Gordon Brown

7.3 Magnitude Quake hits South Shetland Islands

HSE’s Paul Reid says knockbacks from vaccine suppliers likely

Savers to be hit hard as interest rates on a string of State Saving products are cut

Inside University Hospital Limerick

Portugal's President de Sousa Re-Elected in 1st Round, Preliminary Results Show

Hospitals in central Portugal at 94% ward occupancy

Polls open in Portugal

Councils start limiting access to beaches and public spaces

IATA wants a European vaccination certificate

Spain looks at UAE’s offshore expertise for green hydrogen production: Spanish Deputy PM

Spain defense chief resigns for getting vaccine

Spain: Second wave of coronavirus surge hits mental health of frontline workers

US to strengthen bilateral ties with France, Biden tells Macron

France imposes new border controls in effort to curb Covid-19

Outpouring of shock, anger over brutal attack on 15-year-old in Paris

France’s president says he understands university students’ misery during the coronavirus pandemic

Vietnamese-French woman fights US chemical firms for justice for Agent Orange victims

EU faces vaccine delays in 'severe contractual violation'

Meeting of ForMins of EU MS to take place in Brussels

Netherlands arrests alleged drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop, dubbed Asia’s ‘El-Chapo’

Anti-curfew protests lead to clashes with police, looting in Netherlands

Violent riots as Dutch rail against curfew

Germany Demands Negative PCR Test From Travellers Including Spain

Coronavirus: Sweden extends travel ban from Denmark

Turkish mosque in Denmark attacked

Pipe-Laying Vessel Fortuna Starts Work on Nord Stream 2 in Danish Waters, Company Says

Two Austrians arrested for organising escape of Wirecard’s Jan Marsalek

Cloth masks 'outlawed' in France, Austria, Germany: Portuguese experts 'divided'

World looks to Asia's comprehensive influence at Davos

Donald Trump Is Unlikely to Get Another Davos Invite

Heir of Italian king apologizes for monarchy’s role in Holocaust

Italy to take legal action over COVID vaccine delays to secure doses, says minister

Holy See
Pope Francis asks journalists to find and tell the truth

Pope Francis to miss events due to new flare up of leg pain—Vatican

Slovenia officially confirms first case of UK coronavirus variant

Cost of Living Index – just how expensive or cheap is Croatia

Bosnia and Herzegovina
HRW calls on Bosnian government to provide urgent help for migrants as winter bites

Montenegro to launch consultation tender for new national carrier

Greece Extends Entry Restrictions Until 8 February 2021

Turkey, Greece to resume exploratory talks on territorial claims after four-year break

Greece Approves Drug Colchicine in the Fight Against Covid

Greece Signs Deal With France to Purchase 18 Rafale Jets

North Macedonia
German Ambassador to Skopje Takes Stand on Bulgaria and North Macedonia Dispute

Bulgaria: An Avalanche Killed a 19-year-old Freerider in Pirin

Protest in Bulgaria, Day 200: Protesters Tried to Enter the Council of Ministers

Weather in Bulgaria: Dangerously Strong Wind, Snow is Coming

Kozloduy NPP Unit 5 Works Again, No Risk of Radioactive Contamination

Dignitaries participate in ceremonies occasioned by the Union of Romanian Principalities Day

Economy Minister: Romanians share their salary almost 50-50 with the state

Hungary becomes first EU country to reach agreement on delivery of Sputnik V vaccine

Cambodia boost trade and tourism ties with Hungary

Slovakia: Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Czech Republic
Czech trainers teach dogs to sniff out COVID

Czech finance ministry slashes 2021 growth forecast to 3.1%

Poultry Farm in Czech Republic Reports Its Second Deadlier Bird Flu Outbreak

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry asks BBC News not to promote Russian false narratives

Ukraine marks Foreign Intelligence Day, president greets intelligence service

Ukravtodor renovates, constructs 97% of planned roads, 100% of artificial structures, spending UAH 82 bln

Russian diplomat turns meeting to support Belarus into an attack on Estonia

Belarusian oil refinery Naftan eager to commission delayed coking complex by late 2021

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Protests in Russia: Baltic states call on new EU sanctions over detentions

Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipe-Laying Ship Arrives off Denmark

Protests for Jailed Kremlin Critic Navalny Sweep Russia

Solution on spelling of non-Lithuanian names expected to be found this year – justmin

Estonia to get first female PM as government deal clinched

Estonian MEP: Finland's decision to close borders incompatible with EU principles

Finnish Nurminen Logistics opens 3 new train routes between China to Finland

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

Egypt kicks off vaccine drive as France tightens borders

Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egyptian uprising

Egypt begins COVID-19 vaccination drive with frontline medical staff

Egypt Looks To Resume LNG Exports As Prices Rise

Egypt: Prostitution ring turns school into brothel

Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

Tunisia: Satellite Monitoring System of Fishing Vessels Deployed

Hundreds protest corruption and police brutality in Tunisia

Rally in Tunisia's capital to demand release of protesters

Tunisia Extends Curfew, Bans Protests as Virus Cases Jump

Grim milestone reached as Sahel violence displaces two million inside their countries

Western Sahara pro-independence group bombards Guerguerat border zone

HoR and HSC meeting at Morocco’s Bouznika agree criteria for choosing positions, form committees to accept nominations from tomorrow for one week

Senegal: Visitors in caged vehicles observe wildlife

Mining Magnate Convicted of Bribery Over Guinea Deal Bid

President Joe Biden Reinstates Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso: Theater Squeezed By Terrorism and Coronavirus

Mali: French Military Operations Face Growing Resistance

Suspected jihadist attacks on army in Mali kill six soldiers

Presidency brokers meeting between South-West govs, Miyetti Allah leaders in Ondo

Obiano stopped us from building hospital for Anambra people — Senator Uba

Quit notice: Assist Akeredolu, others to flush out criminal herders, M-Belt Forum tells FG

Former Buhari’s minister, Abdullahi Ibrahim, dies of COVID-19

Afenifere, ACF Disagree as IG Orders Arrest of Sunday Igboho

Central African Republic
C.Africa war crimes suspect handed to ICC: court

More than 100,000 displaced by resurgence of violence in Sudan’s Darfur region

Border Dispute Between Ethiopia, Sudan Escalates

Sudan cinema takes inspiration from revolution

South Sudan
Old grudges and empty coffers: South Sudan’s precarious peace process

Aid Groups Warn of COVID-19 Outbreak at Ethiopian Refugee Camp in Sudan

UN maps out Somalia's future without consulting African Union

KDF forces ambush Al-Shabaab in Mandera near Somalia border

Kenya: 10 Ships Dock At Mombasa Port As Business Picks Up

Kenya: More Mothers Giving Birth At Home

Kenya Railways boss feels the heat from anti-graft body

Africa: How Kenya Nurtured Somalia's Transitional Govt -Then Lost Influence

Sh10m for scholarship: Uhuru gives nod for a Loreto school in Kilifi

Ugandan Court to Rule on Bobi Wine 'House Arrest' Case

Two Ugandan men held with heroin worth Rs 68 crore at Delhi airport

How Isabel Dos Santos, Once Africa's Richest Woman...

Zanzibar now ranked fourth largest airport in East Africa with seven new airlines

Tanzania Private School Teachers Union (TPTU) have claimed that more than 50 per cent of its members do not have legal contracts

Malawi Mandates Quarantine for Returnees from South Africa

Cyclone Eloise makes landfall in disaster-impacted Sofala Province in Mozambique

Cyclone Eloise Hits Mozambique, Killing Beira Residents

Third Zimbabwean Minister Dies of COVID-19 within a Week

Only 10% of Zimbabwe government staff working in offices amid Covid-19 surge

South Africa
South Africa Extends Coronavirus Restrictions as Cases Climb

South Africans Mourn Minister Jackson Mthembu

South Africa: Why New Covid-19 Variants Are On the Rise and Spreading Around the World

Biden to impose South Africa travel ban to combat new COVID-19 variant - CDC

Free State farm attack and Limpopo stock theft again show sad state of rural security

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia ahead of rollout

Google is threatening to pull its search engine from Australia. Here's what it means for you

Rescued purebred alpine dingo cubs prove species still exists and need urgent protection

ABC ‘clearly wrong’ on ‘Invasion Day’ call: Flecher

New Zealand
'Shambles' - traffic jams at Covid testing stations, security called in

Northland Covid case closes businesses as far as Waikato

Head of Oranga Tamariki stepping down; Wira Gardiner will be temporary leader

Fewer jobs but higher salaries in Wellington – we’re still highest paid in NZ

Property Prices In Every Region Hit New High For The Very First Time

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