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Twitter up in arms after Trudeau says he’ll ‘continue to condemn BDS’

Canadian military claimed a report didn't exist — even though it 'clearly' did

Cannabis supply chain difficulties expected to subside: Health Canada

Magna interested in GM’s Oshawa plant to build vehicles

'We need to respond to this crisis': Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Trump, Pelosi Trade Barbs Over Wall Shutdown

Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy

Trump Stands Firm on Border Wall

Fitch says PG&E's bankruptcy will not hurt California's credit rating

US officials consider lifting China tariffs: report

US Watchdog: Possibly More Migrant Families Separated

El Chapo wanted the Hells Angels to kill ‘Catboy,’ a Canadian trafficker he suspected of stealing his money

Mexico's crime-fighting national guard wins lower house approval

Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

Costa Rica
While Brexit burned, former Prime Minister David Cameron surfed in Costa Rica

Communist Cuba seeks improved governance.

UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

Ministry blasts traffic ticket system as unreliable - Justice ministry levels scathing criticisms at police traffic structure

'Venezuela Will Be Another Syria Soon' –Scholar

U.S. refiners scramble as White House eyes Venezuela sanctions

Guyana to File Complaint at UN After Venezuelan Military Intercepts ExxonMobil Ship

Colombia evaluating selling stake in Ecopetrol -minister

Car bomb at Colombian police academy kills nine, injures 24

Conservatives make new efforts to remove gender focus from government education program

Peru's economic activity started 4Q on strong note

Peruvians protest in support of Judge Concepcion Carhuancho

Bolsonaro's Priorities Don't Appeal To Most Brazilians

Embraer-Boeing Joint-Venture Expected To Hire 9,000 People In Brazil

Bolsonaro Will Take His Time In Open Carry Laws

Brazil general with mining link takes over indigenous agency

More Than Half The World's Coffee Species At Risk Due To Climate Change

Paraguay: Producers say the national market is full of smuggled produce

Missionary families evangelize indigenous towns in Paraguay

The Dark Side of Argentina’s Cash Cow

Volcano erupts in southwestern Japan; no injuries reported

Japan decides to seek UNESCO listing of southwest islands again

Japan-S. Korea foreign ministers plan talks amid frosty ties

Japan kicks off G-20 presidency with focus on aging population

Female Imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite in line with Japanese law

Nissan to lay off 700 contract workers in Mississippi

BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

N. Korea
Yonhap: N. Korean Official en Route to Washington

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Kim's right-hand man 'carrying Trump note'

S. Korea
S. Korea says positive talks between N. Korea and U.S. will lay groundwork for summit

S. Korea's fresh produce exports rose 16.6% to US$ 1.3 bil. in 2018

Japan-S. Korea foreign ministers plan talks amid frosty ties

China, Russia, Mongolia jointly protect Siberian crane

Sex Education, Hong Kong Style

Nuclear envoys of South Korea and China meet to discuss developments on North Korea's denuclearization

N. Korean leader's close aide arrives in Beijing, likely to visit US

US Mulls Lifting China Tariffs to End Trade Row, Soothe Markets - Reports

China to Launch Next Moon Probe in 2019, Will Return Soil Samples - CNSA

Chinese envoy to Canada warns against any future Huawei 5G ban

World's biggest sovereign fund ejects Chinese company

Chinese company pays R618m back to Transnet, more expected

Xi orders efforts to promote social justice, ensure people's wellbeing

China able to keep economic growth within reasonable range: Premier Li

Microsoft launches AI+VR incubator in east China

Taiwan Holds Live-Fire Military Drills as 80 Percent Reject Chinese Rule

'Out of control': Taiwan says won't bow to China pressure.

Taiwan condemns China's 'evil intent' to downgrade nation

Taiwan to closely monitor CPTPP membership discussions: MOFA

Philippine Defense Chief Eyes Subic Bay Amid Chinese Takeover Fears

'New era': 3 Chinese warships in Manila for goodwill visit

Palace dismisses alleged threats to Trillanes’ life

Việt Nams GDP growth forecast at 6.9%: Standard Chartered

PM asks ministry to enhance Vietnam’s rankings in ICT

Hà Nội opens more bus routes to suburbs

Đắk Nông People’s Court opens trial on deforestation and bribery

One stitch at a time: weaving rehab for Vietnam trafficking victims

Vietnam trade promotion agency announces cooperation with Amazon Global Selling

Lao Migrant Youth Increasingly Looking for Work in China

Dead whales on Songkhla beaches

5m king cobra caught by hand in Krabi

Phuket theme park targets 1m visitors

Prayut insists election will be definitely held by May 9

Cambodian Activist Arrested For Facebook Post on Rice Tariffs

Johor Chief Minister defends visit to Malaysia vessel anchored in Singapore waters

New laws banning sale of set-top boxes among proposed changes to Copyright Act

Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

Jokowi to continue legal reform, Prabowo promises higher wages for law enforcers

Indonesia chairs UN Security Council sanction committees

Two Youths Injured, 200 Villagers Flee Homes Amid Clashes in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State

'2,000 Rohingya flee India for fear of crackdown'

India has no role in Afghan peace process: FO

After Alok Verma, Special Director Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI

BJP won't win more than 125 seats in LS polls: Mamata Banerjee

Shah suffering from flu as he tried to kidnap our MLAs: Cong leader

Kovind offers prayers at Sangam, becomes 1st prez after Rajendra Prasad to visit Kumbh

Middle East
Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

Afghanistan's Ghani Thanks Pakistan For Help With Taliban Talks

Pakistan, US agree on ‘intra-Afghan dialogue’

Govt decides to remove Bilawal, Murad's names from no-fly list

Afghans march in cities to call for pullout of US troops

Kazakhstan advocates closer ties between EU and Eurasian Economic Union

Officials, MP offer to increase fine for drunk driving in Kyrgyzstan

Organizer of rally Amanbol Babakulov detained in Bishkek

Police detain about 20 protesters on Ala-Too square

Rallies cause multimillion damage to Bishkek

Economy of Tajikistan following Rogun HPP construction

Sound and significant policies should ensure food safety in Tajikistan

Import of electric cars to Armenia to be exempt from VAT

Group of businessmen from Sharjah to visit Armenia to discuss concrete programs

Armenia expects investments to reach 23-24% over GDP in next five years

Azeri PM underlines expansion of military ties with Iran

General: Iran-Azerbaijan borders secure

Major General: Iran considers Azerbaijan neighbouring, friendly, fraternal country

Foreign Ministry: ASAN Service centers to render consular services in Azerbaijan

Beijing opposes any move against JCPOA

Zarif vows Iran-Iraq private sectors mutual coop

FM Zarif: Iran seeking visa waiver agreement with Iraq

Polar front subsides, depression moves to northeast Iraq — JMD

After Americans killed, Trump's Syria plan prompts questions

New envoy Pedersen wraps up visit to Damascus, says UN-backed solution to Syria war needed

Turkey-US discussions will reveal views on safe zone: Turkish FM

Turkey vows to eliminate ISIL from Syria after Manbij attack

Azzam Al-Ahmad visits Berri: Situation at home is explosive, threatening peace process

Riachy honors former Director of Radio Lebanon

Aboul Gheit reaches Baabda for meeting with Aoun

Aoun meets delegation of Union of Arab Chambers: Our world suffers difficulties that expanded gap between our countries

Lebanese Army Closes Coastline for Private Vessels Over Arab League Summit

Lebanese lawmaker fights ‘degrading’ citizenship law against women

US man nabbed for trespassing into Lebanon from Israel

AG’s office suggests Netanyahu pressure won’t delay decision on indictment

‘US sees Palestinian state on most of West Bank, some of East Jerusalem’

PA said to deport Palestinian-American jailed for selling land to Jews

'USAID to end all Palestinian projects on Jan. 31,' former director says

King expresses condolences over Kenya terror attack victims, condemns ‘cowardly’ act

His Highness PM heads Supreme Petroleum Council meeting

Kuwait contributes USD 5 mln to UNHCR to help Syrian refugees

Kuwait bourse ends week's trading in green zone

Traffic warning: Oil spill on Oman road, police caution drivers

Bahraini Deputy PM, Kuwaiti amb. discuss brotherly ties

Qatar donates 68 armored vehicles to Somalia as UAE’s role becomes strained

Saudi Arabia
Report: Middle East Regions Resisting Sectarianism

Saudi African Affairs Minister arrives in Beirut

The world's refugees can't all expect the Rahaf Mohammed treatment

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control.

UN says Yemen monitors safe after 'shooting incident'

Yemen's warring parties hopeful on prisoner swap as Hodeida stalls

United Kingdom
Hitachi halts British nuclear project due to investment shortfall

Hammond faces Cabinet backlash over no-deal Brexit as ministers say he is a 'rogue element'

Duke of Edinburgh 'very shocked and shaken' after collision near Sandringham

UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle

PM Theresa May, opposition Labour's Corbyn at impasse over Brexit 'Plan B'

Theresa May latest WEF no-show as Brexit crisis bites

EU's Chief Negotiator Says They Are Open To A More 'Ambitious' Brexit Plan

Government accused of being 'asleep at the wheel' as children's hospitals costs spiral

Cost of new national children's hospital now soars to €1.7bn

Portugal tells British tourists and residents to keep 'calm'

Portugal: Municipal firefighters to protest against new pay structure

Portugal may face some export difficulties in 2019 - minister

Spain rescues 472 migrants trying to cross Mediterranean Sea

Network of “moles” uncovered in sweeping spying case in Spain

Voting in of PP premier in Andalusia marks end of Socialist reign

France will remain 'militarily engaged' in Middle East through 2019

Riot control guns: What's all the fuss about Flash Balls in France?

Korea to be heavily affected by EU safeguards on imported steel

Trump says US backs NATO '100%' but partners must 'step up'

European Parliament Calls For Release Of Prominent Azerbaijani Blogger

Polish Radio in training team-up with European Broadcasting Union

Turkey deports journalist on Dutch police tip-off for terror links: Presidential aide

German industry 'looking into no-deal abyss'

Denmark throws away too much plastic, recycling could save millions: report

Denmark allows use of scooters and hoverboards in bicycle lanes

Swiss Pres. lauds Kuwaiti handling of regional issues

Swiss Court Cancels Arrest of Gazprom-Owned Nord Stream Shares - Gas Giant

UK PM May to miss Davos to focus on Brexit: Downing St

Switzerland's new 'on-the-spot' fines for 2020

Berlusconi runs for European Parliament with Forza Italia party

Italy government approves flagship welfare reforms

Italy approves "citizens' income" poverty relief scheme

'Immortal' Berlusconi says he will run for European Parliament

Dormouse Hunting in Slovenia: From Survival to Social Event

Serbian leader presents Putin with Sarplaninac puppy during Belgrade visit

TurkStream line pipe in Serbia to be constructed before end of 2019

Putin’s visit to Serbia is event of utmost importance — Serbian president’s administration

Putin to discuss bilateral relations, Kosovo, Turkish Stream with Serbian president

Albania: University life paralyzed as students carry on boycott

Albania’s state budget affected by unjust work dismissals

Greek pensioners at risk of poverty by rate of 9.5 pct in 2017

Third patient dies in Zakynthos, waiting for bed in ICU

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Wins A Parliamentary Vote Of Confidence

Greek govt prepares massive print run on name deal with Macedonia

Greece prepares massive print run on deal with FYROM

The Biggest Bulgarian-Macedonian Business Forum Opened in Skopje

Bulgarian Mayors Set up Tourism Management Organisation for Rose Valley Region

Bulgartransgaz Creates Subsidiary for Gas Distribution Hub

Ministry of Education is Preparing a New Program: IT Business Enters School

Kuwait, Romania discuss next joint cmte meeting

Gov't secretary general Grebla: We'll probably send Vasilescu's and Draghici's criminal records to Cotroceni

European Commissioner Cretu announces she'll run as Pro Romania candidate in elections to European Parliament

President Iohannis:Appointment proposals for Development,Transport Ministries still don't prove fulfilment of legal requirements

NATO SecGen Stoltenberg confirms presence at informal meeting of defence ministers of EU member states to be held in Bucharest

Slovakia faces an important vote: How will the country look in the next 12 years?

Slovakia breaks record in car production, but future is electric

Romanian companies are on the rise in Slovakia

Mogherini not to attend anti-Iran meeting in Poland

Mayor’s killer deserves life sentence: Polish justice minister

No-deal Brexit bad for both Britain and EU: Polish PM

Polish MPs honour slain mayor

Polish PM urges allies to spend more on cybersecurity

Russian security chief warns Ukraine could lose statehood

Ukroboronprom boasts TOP-5 Ukrainian developments in defense industry in 2018

Ukrainian border guards enhancing control measures on Russia border

Ukraine's parliament passes draft law on change on denomination to new church

Poroshenko calls increase in social standards as priority for 2019

Fruitful negotiations between presidents of Belarus, Zimbabwe

Russian senator slams US logic linking INF to New Start as dangerous

Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser to enter trials in 2020 after heavy upgrade

Soviet soldiers ‘gave their lives’ to liberate Europe, restore human rights — Intel chief

Contract for 13 Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets to be signed in 2020 — source

Russian foreign intelligence chief accuses Britain of ‘destroying evidence’ in Skripal case

Russian Judge Resigns After Drunk Driving Cover-up Attempt

Russia refuses to hold joint TCG, humanitarian subgroup meetings on release of Kremlin's hostages, political prisoners – Gerashchenko

Lithuania ready to develop closer economic relations with Azerbaijan

Watchdog stops Defense Ministry from buying €200m worth of 4x4 vehicles

National Library to recount fabulous story of Latvian pioneer of the avant-garde

Estonia 200 unveils its full election candidate list

Estonian language and cultural centre opens in Tallinn

Estonia scraps key part of new anti-money laundering legislation

Trust in digital services fades in Finland

PM: Brits in Finland should register with immigration services

Finland should raise financial aid students' income limits by 50%, report says

Norway PM Solberg to form majority government

Norway rebuilds its northern defense

Norway: Immigration can limit social mobility

Two days of clashes near Libya capital leave 10 dead

Libya strongman’s forces launch operation to ‘purge’ south

Six dead, 38 injured as South Tripoli militia fighting resumes

1,200 Derna families continue to be displaced in several areas of Libya: UNHCR

Tunisian Trade Minister arrives in Beirut

Big strike paralyses Tunisia, thousands protest over pay row

Tunisia's powerful UGTT workers union holds nationwide strike.

Burkina Faso
Canadian mining employee kidnapped during raid in Burkina Faso found dead: officials

Nigeria: Thousands fleeing Rann attack seek refuge in Cameroon

Netanyahu set for first-ever visit by Israeli PM to Chad

UN Rights Chief Slams Sudan’s Crackdown on Protesters

Doctor and child killed in Sudan demos: protest organisers

UN rights chief says reports of excessive force against Sudan protests deeply worrying

Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia lack access to basic social services

9/11 Survivor Dies in Kenya Terror Attack

Experts: Kenyan Attack Sign of Al-Shabab Resilience

Angola joins foreign trade electronic window

Zimbabwe pastor charged with subversion: Lawyers

Zimbabwe: Lethal Force and the Use of the Military to Maintain Order

Watchdog Calls Out Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Over Rights Abuses

South Africa
Labour Court reinforces Transnet clean-up - board

SA parties just got an effective 33% discount to register for the 2019 elections

Victorian schools lose their principals as parents drive teachers from job

'At least $50 million': Clive Palmer to spend more than Liberals and Labor

A brief history of Nazism in Australia

New Zealand
Hardship Grants: Housing Cost Drives Big Payout Rise

"Our Pride": Auckland Pride 2019 Programme Announcement

NZ Educational Institute - Minimum wage boost for low-paid education workers

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