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Tuktoyaktuk teetering: Hamlet’s shoreline erosion a warning to rest of Canada’s North

A pre-election chill has descended on environmental charities who have been told that they might contravene the Elections Act

Cabinet confidentiality to take centre stage at parliamentary committee hearing on SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin’s fall is starting to weigh on investment funds

The rising cost of ‘social license’? Liberals give away $40M stake in coal terminal to two First Nations

Ontario cannabis retail lottery 2.0: Better, stronger and faster?

Rich Canadians are getting out of paying taxes with 'estate freezes' — and the CRA endorses it

Military attempts to move on from Mark Norman mess as new army commander installed

U.S. experts push back against Canadian study on effects of fluoride in water

Canada says it will not help 'Jihadi Jack' come to the country

Canada Inflation Holds Steady at 2%, Tempering Case for Rate Cut

Pembina to Buy Kinder Morgan Canada's Oil Assets for $3.3 Billion

A modification of the Volcker rule is approved by the OCC and the FDIC.

Texas Department of Information Resources reports the computer systems of 23 towns in the state were hit by a ransomware attack

Encana seeks to block pipeline surcharge linked to U.S. steel tariffs

US cruise missile test will start a new arms race, says China

FBI Arrests US Nazi Sympathizer Who Allegedly Plotted to ‘Exterminate’ Hispanics in Miami

US Defence Department Approves $8Bln Sale of 66 F-16 Fighter Jets to Taiwan

Hubble Captures Stunning Photo Of Two Galaxies Destined to Collide

Vice President Mike Pence Announces US Space Command to Launch Next Week

U.S. Peace Envoy Heads To Qatar, Afghanistan For New Talks

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

Mexican 'professional protester' has outfit for every cause

Mexico expects growth in trade with Azerbaijan this year

Troops who deployed to US-Mexico border will receive medals

Critics Complain Mexico's Austerity Plan Has Gone Too Far

'Pink Glitter' Feminist Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico

Argentina Releases Businessman Wanted in Mexico

Mexico president says met with private sector about pipeline dispute

Mexican president says government not talking with organized crime

Guatemala anti-corruption commission submits its final report

USA Border Security: Enhanced coordination results in increased, faster removals to Guatemala

U.S. Considers Issuing More Farm Visas To Boost Guatemala Asylum Deal

How a Struggling Coffee Market Pushes Guatemalans North

Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlement

Nicaragua Increases Meat Export, Production levels

Costa Rica
The province of Chiriquí, Panama, exports mushrooms to Costa Rica

Costa Rican priest wanted for child abuse is arrested in Mexico

Laureate sells university in Panama

France, Panama to launch bilateral body to fight tax evasion

Cuban Official's Visit to China Strengthens Bilateral Ties

Thousands of Cubans try to enter the U.S. at a border now practically closed off to them

Thousands of Haitians leaving Guyana illegally for Brazil- Felix

$54M blunder - Phillips’ wife said opposition leader declared real estate assets of $58m, not $3.6m

PNP caretaker wants auxiliary fee waiver for families affected by drought

Venezuelan Government Assists Millions Affected by Blockade

Venezuela to Produce Some 13 Million Tons of Inputs in 2020

Maduro Confirms Ongoing Negotiations of Venezuelan Officials With US

US ‘ready’ for mission in Venezuela: Top commander

Humanitarian Assistance to be Scaled-up for Millions of Venezuelans in Need

Guyanese Teachers to be Trained to teach Venezuelan Migrant Children

Colombia’s former FARC rebels so far delivered information on 276 missing persons

Colombia’s former FARC rebels so far delivered information on 276 missing persons Inspector general calls to halt modernization of Colombia’s largest education institute over corruption concerns

Colombia to pay for damages caused by Uribe’s harassment of critic

500 civilians caught in crossfire for a week in southwest Colombia: UN

Colombia laments lack of aid for growing Venezuela migration crisis

Venezuelans Get Free Health Care In Colombia For Childbirth, ER Visits, Vaccines

Colombia ex-rebels join quest to find nation’s missing

Comfort Arrives in Colombia to Provide Medical Assistance

Ecuador: Citizens' Revolution Calls for Assembly in North America

Ecuador Inmates Killed Amid Prison Crisis

Modern Slavery Increases in Furukawa Plantations CA in Ecuador

Scientists in Peru extract ancient ice to study climate change

Peru, China sign economic, technical cooperation agreement

Peru: President attends Huayllay Rural Tour launching ceremony

Peru, China to sign agreement to improve Andean, Amazon seeds

Peruvian Govt condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

Lima 2019: Parapan American Games torch lit in Pachacamac

Peru welcomed 4.198 million tourists in 2018

Peru assumes Andean Parliament Presidency

Antonov’s An-178 lands first export order in Peru

Bolivia's biggest mine and public health sector go on strike

Bolivia Creates Incident Command to Deal with Forest Fire

500-year-old mummy of Incan girl back in Bolivia

37 passengers on a bus over Rio–Niterói Bridge, Rio de Janeiro state are held hostage before police shoot dead the armed hijacker

FBP Calls to Struggle for Lula's Freedom after 500 Days in Prison

Brazil's space research agency says fires in the rainforest rose 83%, amid increased deforestation.

Trade Agreement between Brazil and United States Will Not Include Free-Trade

Former Braskem CEO target of Brazil corruption probe

Argentinian MPs Thank Cuban Support in Defense of their Sovereignty

Argentine Stock Market Plunges 10% Amid Authorities' Efforts to Support Currency

IMF says sending team to Argentina 'soon'

Bulletholes found in car of Chubut government official amid stand-off with state workers

Peso stability a priority, declares new Finance Minister Hernán Lacunza

Argentina’s debt profile highlights the mountain it must climb

Argentina new economy chief will not allow 'irrational' run on peso

Chile to Account for Costs of Climate Change in Budget

Two Communist Lawmakers Are Suddenly Setting the Agenda in Chile

China hopes U.S. will come back to the negotiating table at Chile climate talks

Brazil extradites Chilean leftist guerrilla convicted of murdering Pinochet ally

CrediTú launches Chile's first instant approver for mortgages

Critically Endangered Loa Water Frogs Found Malnourished, Rescued in Chile

Pope applauds launch of abuse investigation center in Chile

Chile says economy grows 1.9 pct in Q2 of 2019

Falklands organizes Cultural Competition for students from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile

Uruguayan Conservative Party integrates neo-Nazi member

Japan releases second batch of high-tech material to South Korea

Japan revoked record number of visas in 2018 as authorities stepped up crackdown

Tokyo prepares for summer heat of 2020 Olympics with more ambulances and language support

G7 summit likely to skip communique, reflecting gulf between U.S. and Europe, Japan source says

N. Korea
Pompeo urges N. Korea to come to negotiating table

Report: China boosts food aid to North Korea

Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

S. Korea
S. Korea, Japan to hold bilateral meeting in Beijing amid high tensions between two sides

S. Korea raises radiation concerns at Tokyo 2020 Olympic meeting, Japan dismisses issue

UN asks N. Korea to report on 30 S. Koreans believed abducted

S. Korea-U.S. joint military exercise to wrap up

Hong Kong protests likely to negatively impact S. Korea's economy

Former German chancellor sued for adultery in South Korea

South Korea pension fund turns focus abroad after cleaning house

Mongolian FM reveives UNESCAP Executive Secretary

Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College concludes training exercise in Mongolia

Mongolian Marketing Consulting Group awarded ISO certification

Russia, China accuse U.S. of stoking tensions with missile test

China Sorted Out Local Firms for Damaging the Environment

Crew describe climate of fear at Cathay Pacific Airways after Hong Kong sackings

HK gov't to start work immediately on building platform for dialogue: Carrie Lam

Shanghai FTZ opens new area

China's one-year loan prime rate falls to 4.25%

Aircraft Experts Stumped by New Variant of China’s JH-7A Fighter-Bomber

Disturbing Footage Shows Hong Kong Police Torture Hospitalized 62-Year-Old Man

Hong Kong’s days as global financial hub may be numbered – Jim Rogers

Uyghur Police Commissar Said Detained Since June 2018

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China’s pigs.

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of running disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters

New counter-terror force in Xinjiang

China parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

US approves fighter jets sale to Taiwan

China should learn from Taiwan about treatment of Muslims

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Kaohsiung mayor voices frustration, claims car wired with tracker

Hong Kong proves democracy, authoritarianism cannot coexist: Tsai

De facto American ambassador visits Kaohsiung naval base

After Chinese Incursions, Philippines Says Foreign Ships Must Seek Permission

New tropical depression Ineng brewing off Catanduanes: PAGASA

Water pollution can reduce economic growth by a third: World Bank

Vietnam: Banks raise certificates of deposit rates to more than 10%

Nine Vietnamese seamen awarded for saving 22 Filipino fishermen

Chief of Staff of US Air Force welcomed in Hà Nội

IMF, ILO pledge further support for Việt Nam

First provincial geriatrics hospital to be built in Quảng Ninh

Drought in Phú Yên destroys several hectares of forest

US to spend $50mn on supporting dioxin victims in seven Vietnamese provinces

World needs to hear much more from Vietnam regarding China’s violating its EEZ, Continental Shelf: expert

13 dead after bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in Laos

Easier fund outflows will help curb the baht, says central bank official

Prayut calls on everybody to join the fight against plastic

Ital Thai chief Premchai sentenced to six months in jail over poaching rifles

Boost to infrastructure stressed in ways to grow Thai tourism

Việt Nam, Cambodia seek ways to step up bilateral ties

IGP: Dr Zakir Naik temporarily barred from speaking on all platforms, even social media

Anwar: Malaysia is for all, with equal rights and freedom

Property consultants: People in protest-hit Hong Kong eyeing ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ initiative

Singapore to trial driverless buses booked with an app

Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital Enters Singapore With $100 Million

Slowing Singapore Economy Drives Profit Drop as Trade War Bites

Singapore Goes All in With Private Sector in Infrastructure Push

'Break away from the natural resources curse': Jokowi sets sights on human development

Jokowi asks people to ‘forgive each other’ following anger over racism against Papuans

East Java to build dormitory for students from various provinces after attack against Papuans

Police targeted in 74 percent terror attacks in 2017-2018: study

Police dispatches four units of Brimob personnel to West Papua

KPK arrests four over graft, seals Yogyakarta Public Works Office

Hundreds escape Papua prison after violent riots

Indonesia chief security minister to fly to Papua as fresh protests erupt

All Rohingya returns to Myanmar must be voluntary, stresses Oxfam

Policeman Killed, Five Officers Injured in Attack on Convoy in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Returns

Jaishankar pays tribute to Bangladesh's founding father

In Nepal, Out-Migration Is Helping Fuel a Forest Resurgence

How an underground Maoist outfit threatens Nepal's newfound stability

Kashmir issue should be resolved through talks: Nepal

Narsingh Festival celebrated in Nepal

Cross border firing kills 6 Indian soldiers - military

'India Day' event held at Beijing Horticulture Expo

US urges New Delhi to free detainees, restore rights in IOK

Modi talks to UK PM about violence against Indian diaspora

Appreciate J-K is internal matter: US Defence Secy tells Rajnath

Indian State on high alert amid reports of terrorists’ intrusion from Afghanistan

Sri Lanka
Appointment of ‘war crime’ Lankan army chief slated

Sri Lanka rejects criticism of army chief's appointment

India, Sri Lanka Coast Guards agree to strengthen co-operation

Central Asia & Middle East
Trump says Kashmir "very complicated place"

Pakistan to take dispute with India over Kashmir to International Court of Justice•

Pakistani Shia Muslims mark Eid al-Ghadir

High-level flooding feared in Sutlej River

Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah was the primary target of Pakistan bombing: report

Afghan museums to restore artefacts destroyed by Taliban

Washington 'ready' to conclude talks with Taliban: US envoy

Airstrike kills top Taliban leaders including the group’s intelligence chief in Wardak

26 Taliban militants killed, wounded as guided rockets pound Taliban positions in Uruzgan

U.S. announces additional $125 million humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

Belarus' Amkodor to set up assembly plant in Kazakhstan

Kazatomprom prolongs uranium production cuts

Kazakhstan's Government for Citizens to open new front offices in Nur-Sultan, Almaty

Germany and Kazakhstan to strengthen bilateral relations

Radiation level measured in Kazakhstan after explosion at Russian naval test site

Kazakhstan finishes 97.4 percent of repairs to Arys damaged by munitions explosion

Unemployment decreases by 1000 people in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Sunflower Oil Production Reaches To Record Levels In July

Rosinbank renamed into Keremet Bank

Sooronbai Jeenbekov calls on to support regional and young entrepreneurs

Details of illegal issue of license for Terek-Sai field disclosed

Aziz Batukaev’s release. Lawyer Ali Kasymov placed under house arrest

Deputy Chairwoman of SDPK summoned to Military Prosecutor's Office

Kyrgyzstan plans to open North – South road in 2022

Eurasian Development Bank stops financing of Madaniyat - Jalal-Abad road

Kyrgyzstan enters top 10 most popular destinations among Russians

Tajikistan: Authorities to monopolize money transfer system

The Turkmen President Is Alive, But What About His Prisoners?

PMs of Shanghai Cooperation Organization to meet on October 31-November 1 in Tashkent

Chinese, Uzbek FMs hold talks on ties

Tashkent Moves To Floating Exchange Rate For Uzbek Currency

US State Department: Uzbekistan did not meet minimum requirements of fiscal transparency

US under secretary of state travels to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

Next ceasefire monitoring to be held on contact line of Azerbaijani, Armenian armed forces

ICRC reps visit Armenian deserter in Azerbaijan

Armenia’s GDP rises by 6.8%

Russian, French Presidents discuss NK conflict

From casual meeting to top official job: Pashinyan appoints successful eco-tourism man as advisor

Healthcare Minister has no evidence that Amulsar risks will impact population’s health

5 villagers in Armenia diagnosed with anthrax

Zenith Energy to increase onshore oil output

Azerbaijani State Border Service showcases new missile system at military exhibition in Baku

Turkey, Russia & Azerbaijan to hold joint energy forum

US warns against lifting UN arms embargo against Iran

Iran’s FM Zarif to hold talks with Macron in France this week

Iran's navy commander hails Army, IRGC power at borders

Pompeo warns anyone who ‘touches’ Iran tanker risks US sanctions

Shamkhani: U.S. sanctions intended to make Iran surrender not to negotiate

‘Iran won’t wait for India on Farzad-B gas project’

US says it has blocked billions of dollars from reaching Iran and its proxies

Top Iranian official: We should never have signed Obama-era nuclear deal

Iraqi officials inquire about Kuwait Amir's health

The Iraq Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

Iran, Sulaymaniyah of Iraq discuss expansion of trade cooperation

Explosion rocks arms depot of Iran-backed militia near Baghdad

Pompeo: Islamic State persists in Iraq, Syria despite loss of ‘caliphate’

Tel Aviv’s new plot against Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi

Kurds to take 12 ambassadorial posts out of Iraq's 70 overseas missions: MP

KRG urges Turkey, PKK not to let their fight cause harm to people of Kurdistan

Syrian refugees in Turkey targetted with strict residency measures

The Al-Qaeda-linked faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) acknowledges "a redeployment" south of the strategic town of Khan Shaykhun

Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Syria Kurd children

China warns of Daesh re-emergence in Syria

U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

Turkey warns Syrian regime from attacking its troops in Idlib

Turkey Was Notified Attacks by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham in Syria's Idlib Would be Crushed - Lavrov

Police disperse protesters in SE Turkey after ousting of three Kurdish mayors

Assad: Turkey offers unlimited support to Idlib terrorists

Turkish Riot Police Use Water Cannons As Kurds Demonstrate In Diyarbakir

Air polluted in 56 percent of Turkish provinces: Report

Turkey launches second day of attack against Kurdish MPs, journalists, activists and protesters

Lebanon: Presidency calls not to misinterpret Aoun's remarks on defense strategy

Bassil calls for economic dialogue table

Arslan participates in 'Strong Lebanon' meeting, calls for serious security plan in Mount Lebanon

Aoun says stay in Beiteddine to bolster reassurance and cohesion

Two Lebanese convicted over acquiring Israeli enemy nationality

PA: Israel’s encouragement of Gaza emigration ‘extremely dangerous’

IDF's Shayetet 13, US Special Forces complete joint exercise - watch

Ilhan Omar questions billions in US aid to Israel

Israeli, US special forces practice ship takeovers amid high tensions in Gulf

Geagea condemns Israeli army practices against Palestinians

Israel is manipulating Gaza's demographics by facilitating Palestinian emigration

Hamas dismisses Netanyahu's threats against Gaza as 'empty electioneering'

Hamas demands rage on 50th anniversary of al-Aqsa attack

‘Witch Hunt’: Pro-Palestine Reporter’s Press Pass Revoked for UK Labour Conference

Former IDF General Yair Golan: Israel should cooperate with Hamas

King urges holistic plan to identify Ajloun’s development priorities, roles

83,920 refugee children in Jordan out of school — UNHCR

MPs call for improved Jordanian-Palestinian economic ties

Jordan: Lower House digs in heels over draft mediation of civil disputes law

Kuwait anti-corruption body assembles higher watchdog committee

Kuwait parliament speaker hosts leading students

Credit growth in Kuwait eases in 2019 -- NBK

Royal Army of Oman seeks Omanis with medical degrees

​Consumer complaints decrease in Oman

Oman: Iconic hotel's closure sparks frenzied auction

US thanks Bahrain for joining Int'l Maritime Security Construct

Bahrain to join US-led efforts against Iranian maritime activities

Bahrain welcomes Narendra Modi's historic visit

Bahrain Becomes First Gulf State to Join US, UK Coalition Against Iran

US Special Rep. heads for Qatar, Afghanistan - State Dept.

Interior Ministry official hails security system in Doha Int'l Airport

US Taliban negotiator returning to Doha amid peace deal hopes

Saudi Arabia
UAE-backed secessionists expand assault on Saudi-backed government to Abyan

In southern Yemen, a wearing-away of Saudi coalition

UN envoy hails 'tireless' Saudi efforts on southern Yemen as STC delegation heads to Jeddah

Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for Saudi women

Aramco US refining unit moves into Texas chemicals business

Saudi Crown Prince calls up Imran Khan over Kashmir

U. A. E.
UAE secretly spending billions to buy Israeli spy planes

Arab League: more turmoil will come from disunity in Yemen

UN envoy warns Yemen could break apart

Yemen separatists drive out gov't troops from two camps in south

Yemeni air defense forces have shot down a US-built Saudi-led Mq-9 Reaper hunter-killer drone in the skies over the southwestern province of Dhamar

United Kingdom
British consular official in Hong Kong disappears while on trip to mainland China

Brexit starts 'in 10 days' UK envoys told to break ties with Brussels

Li-Ka Shing: Who is the Hong Kong 'Superman' taking on British beer?

EU wants to put up hard Irish border, not UK, PM says

Irish border solution possible, but not by reopening withdrawal deal, Merkel says

Irish exports under threat as sterling falls again

Ryanair strike - Government decrees minimum services

Portugal: Fuel rationing for public lifted

Spanish Ministry of Health declares an outbreak of listeriosis in Andalusia as a national health alert

Madrid sending navy ship to bring migrants on ‘Open Arms’ boat to Spain

Wildfire in Gran Canaria worst to hit Spain in six years

French FM stresses Kashmir region belongs to Pakistan, India

Blogging on Facebook in Russian, Macron notes progress in ties with Moscow

France's Police Arrest Suspects of Planning Attacks in Biarritz

French Communists Reject G-7's Decision on the Fate of the Planet

French company ‘treats us like slaves’, say striking migrant workers

Qureshi briefs French counterpart on Indian atrocities in IOK

Rolls-Royce‎ eyes French buyer for civil nuclear arm

Britain announces suspension from participating in EU meetings

Romania posts highest increase in June 2019 production in construction in EU

Finland, EU reject UK PM's bid to re-open Brexit deal

EU rebuffs British PM Boris Johnson’s demand to reopen Brexit deal

Donald Tusk: 'Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives support re-establishing a border'

55 Captains of Industry write an open letter: "Change the Belgian tax system, it now benefits the multinationals at the expense of the normal citizens"

More people earning something extra in Brussels sex industry

Woman forced to leave bus for wearing face veil in Netherlands

A dram of hope for whisky exports: new Scotland-Netherlands ferry proposed

S. Korea to ban 8 Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche models for emission rigging

Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria

Germany lines up stimulus plan to fight off recession

Merkel stresses need for 'humane' Europe on Iron Curtain anniversary

Far-right party surge in eastern German regions threatens Merkel's coalition

First official visit of Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister to Germany opens new stage of Kazakh-German ties - MFA

Trump Postpones Meeting With Danish PM Over Greenland Purchase Refusal

Trump delays Denmark PM talks over lack of interest in Greenland sale

Ghana Statistics visits Denmark to exchange knowhow on data collection

Bitcoin positivity in decline, says Austrian banking giant

Austria's Ambassador Tours Tehran Stock Exchange

One in five Swiss employees 'very often stressed at work’

Italian PM resigns - Presidency

Uncertainty overshadows Italy after gov't collapse

Italian PM Conte slams 'irresponsible' Salvini before offering resignation

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy, 10 jump overboard

Italy's PD opens door to possible 5-Star government, sets conditions

UPS expands Worldwide Express Freight services in Slovenia

Frankfurt Book Fair boss visiting Slovenia again

Slovenian bank NLB and KBC Insurance consider sale of NLB Vita

Slovenia's labour force increases in June

Website for Explosives Exchange Closed, Linked to Croatia

Opportunities with Saudi Financial Institution for Croatian Companies?

Witness Denies Serbian SDB Behind Rebel Camp in Croatia

Serbia to sign free trade zone agreement with EAEU on October 25

Opposition Election Boycott Won't Topple Serbia's Regime

Albanian crisis affects Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, president says

Bella Boka: Public Transport by Eco-boats in Boka Bay Starts Today

Montenegro Confirms Image of Safe and Secure Destination

New Shkodra City Council established amid tension and protests

Albanian President: “Gov’t uses parliament to hide its illegal acts”

PM Mitsotakis prepares for Paris visit

Greece: Smoking ban inspections tripled this year, data show

Greece: Tourism income up 15.3 pct in H1 2019

Palestinian cause, trade take forefront at FM’s Bulgaria visit

White Brotherhood of Bulgaria Gather for Supernatural-like Ritual near Rila Lakes

U.S. and Bulgarian Soldiers Conduct Static Line Paradrop Training

USD337.26m Boost in Bulgarian Foreign Direct Investment

New IFVs Top Priority for Bulgaria's Land Forces inventory

Bulgaria's HPP Chaira Extends Unplanned Outage of Unit

New Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Velingrad Municipality

Second Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Alabak State Forest Enterprise

Presidents Iohannis, Trump to endorse joint statement on strengthening relationship between Romania, the US

Romania's automotive market up 9.5pct over Jan - July, green car sales at 3.7pct of total

PSD Mures woman collects signatures to run for President

47 pct of Romanians who emigrated want to return, 10 pct down from 2017

PM Dancila meets EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels; talks on Romania's future European Commissioner

Over 500 cybersecurity incidents reported in Romania to 1911 toll-free number

US, Romania Oppose Completion of Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline, Countries' Presidents Say

Romanian President To Discuss Defense, Energy With Trump

Hungary Is Happy to Be Germany's Gatekeeper

Merkel: Trade Ties with Hungary Important

Fitch Affirms Hungary Rating; Outlook 'Stable' 'BBB' sovereign rating

Threema saga: Kočner says Haščák paid for Rusko's lawyer

New Slovak Lines app to notify passengers about delays

No compromise made on minimum wage. Labour Minister will submit his own proposal

Poll: Extremists fall, Kiska teeters on the threshold

Poland buys most of low-grade raw wood via BUCE

Ukrainian military to get bonuses on Independence Day – defense minister

Termination of INF Treaty: Implications for Ukraine and beyond

How A British Research Firm Found Russian Tanks In Ukraine

New Ambassador of France arrives in Ukraine

Ukrainian-Turkish enterprise develops next generation attack UAV Akinci

Occupation forces violate ceasefire in Donbas 11 times, one Ukrainian military wounded – JFO HQ

Moldova, Ukraine Ready for Potential Russian Gas Disruption

Moldovan parliament speaker calls for boosting partnership with Russia

Moldova seeks to import Russian gas through 'TurkStream'

Finland's Valmet eyes more investment projects in Belarus

FM: Belarus, UK expanding mutually beneficial cooperation

New FEZ Minsk resident to make products for road industry

Lukashenko highlights serious deficiencies in law enforcement

Belarus president reminds law enforcers to protect citizens' lives, rights

Belarus' grain harvest over 90% complete

Belarus' Amkodor to set up assembly plant in Kazakhstan

US President Donald Trump said that it is "much more appropriate" to have Russia in the G7

Russian Ministry of Defence announces that the six-tonne satellite-controlled reconnaissance drone Altius-U has performed its maiden flight

Hackers attack Russian UK embassy’s website — embassy

Security officers shut down major drug supply line, confiscate 14 kg of drugs

Russia’s cutting-edge missile corvette enters shipbuilders’ final trials

High wildfire risk persists in Russian Siberia, Far East — weather authority

About 130,000 personnel from seven countries to fight terrorists in Russia’s drills

Kremlin upbeat on Putin-Macron meeting

Russia has resumed sharing radiation data but nuclear watchers wary

Going for gold: Russia boosts bullion stockpile by 9 tons in July

Russia Says It Won't Share Rocket Explosion Data as Suspicions Swirl

Russia's Last Cold War-Era Reactor Lifted Onshore in the Arctic

Russia denies seeking to stop Netanyahu from honoring Holodomor victims

Russia's Rosneft to switch to euros in oil products tenders

Azerbaijan among Georgia's main trade partners

Lithuanian president visits Estonia to enhance regional cooperation

Lithuanian leader, in Estonia, calls for renewal of regular meetings of Baltic presidents

Lithuania's EC candidate says his nomination shows trust in young generation

Latvia: Government launches "zero bureaucracy" drive

28 years since Estonia regained independence from Soviet Union

Estonia set to overhaul €4.4bn second-pillar system

Kaljulaid opposed to Estonian minister after police chief scandal

Latvia's Piena Cels, Estonian cooperative to invest EUR 100 million in new dairy plant

Estonia - Higher fuel prices expected when GHG target kicks in

Reform taking away Ratas’ leverage over EKRE

Finns use digital prescription in Estonia over 3600 times

Economist: Finland must turn attention to immigration as working-age population shrinks

Finland's vital role in the production of graphene

UK yields voting rights to Finland, officials to skip meetings

Report: One-fifth of ninth-graders in Finland lonely

Finland slightly raises defence spending

Vladimir Putin in Finland: In Search of Two-Way Interaction

Finnish PM tells UK's Johnson that EU won't reopen Brexit deal

Finland's OP finance group looks to cut 250 jobs

Iran’s FM meets with Ex-Swedish PM

Where do Sweden's immigrants come from in 2019?

After Norway mosque attempt, it's time for Muslim 'self-defence'

Norway to try more flexible school start

Finance Minister Siv Jensen's Progress Party reignited the Norwegian government's internal battle over bompenger (road tolls) on Sunday

Norway mulls alternatives to sluggish Europe for $1 trillion fund

Mackerel War On the Cards As Iceland Increases Quota?

EU plans to threaten sanctions on Iceland and Greenland as ‘mackerel war’ looms

UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo following criticism

Egypt security forces kill 11 militants in restive Sinai

Egypt will reopen historic Cairo palace after $6M restoration

UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after backlash

Egypt declares water emergency as precaution

Assets, reserves of Egyptian banks abroad reach 19 bln USD

Only 30 pct of Libya humanitarian response appropriations obtained - OCHA

American arms dealer imprisoned for attempted Libya sales

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya

Tripoli condemns torture and killing of prisoners

UNSMIL condemns LNA airstrikes on Zuara airport

Richard Norland confirmed as new U.S. ambassador to Libya

UNSMIL welcomes reduced fighting, confirms truce violations, invites truce extension and prisoner exchange

More than a hundred migrants feared dead off Libya coast.

Tunisia's interim president hails election authority's efforts to boost democracy

Tunisian Politics Splinters as Presidential Election Approaches

Chinese tourists in Tunisia up by 10.1 pct by Aug. 10

Algeria protest movement marks six months, at an impasse.

Polisario’s Representative in Australia: “maintaining status quo in Western Sahara is dangerous for the region, costly for the UN and the US”

US Professor rejects Moroccan propaganda about Saharawi State’s viability and calls for Saharawi right to self-determination

Private Equity in Senegal Gets Jump-Start With State-Backed Fund

Celebrating 16 Years of Liberia's Hard-Earned Peace, Stability

Liberia: Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change Forms Cells at Govt Entities

Liberia: ‘Women Must Lead and Not Be Second in Command’

GN Bank Assures Customers of Smooth Operations in Liberia Despite Revocation of License in Ghana

As Ghana Prepares to Host the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat It Organises a High-Level Policy Dialogue On

Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

Ghana’s Shutdown of Second-Tier Lenders Seen Risking 4,000 Jobs

France-Ghana Cooperation: Education, Higher Education and French language

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso Leader Laments 'Dark Stain' After Attack Kills 24 Soldiers

Nigerian Government Ban on Imported Furniture Boosts Local Industry

Nigeria: Be Prepared to Live Laborious Days, Buhari Tells Incoming Ministers

Nigeria: Diezani Alison-Madueke Defends Ownership of $40 Million Jewellery

Three Policemen Killed As Robbers Attack Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy

US allocates additional $75million to fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Bandits have killed 16 people in separate attacks on remote villages in northern Nigeria's Katsina state

Nigerian Air Force goes greener with purchase of Microvanes

Nigeria's Buhari assigns cabinet portfolios, appoints new oil minister

Critics Condemn Life Sentences for Cameroon Separatist Leaders

Cameroon: Ambazonia President Gets Life Sentence

Chad state of emergency over ethnic violence comes into effect

Sudan completes Sovereign Council formation

Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition

Formation of Sudan's sovereign council drags on

Guterres pledges UN support for Sudan

Head of Sudan's now-defunct military council sworn in to head new ruling body

Kenya, Ethiopia spar over Jubbaland polls in Somalia, AMISOM steps in.

Official: Southern Somali State Shutters Main City, Airport Ahead of Election

Somalia Regional Election Raises National, East African Tensions

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes between Vanuatu, Solomon Islands

Somalia seeks help to implement media and public awareness strategy

Speculation arises on Somalia's plot to auction oil blocks

Kenya's First Football Team of People Living with Albinism

Tanzania, Kenya Hotels Forecast Growth Despite Hurdles

Nairobi produces a fifth of Kenya's GDP – not 45%, as the Guardian claimed

Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force team to train Ugandan military engineers

Congo, DR
Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu

Angola supports Congolese refugees

Gabon: President Bongo in First Live Public Appearance After Stroke

Angola: New Congolese Consul reaffirms strengthening relations

AU awaits Luanda Summit outcomes

Socamia invests US $ 20 million in increased corn production

Angolan government calls for good sense from UNHCR

Zambia: Hunger Looms in Southern Province

Burundi’s humanitarian crisis: An inconvenient truth for the ruling party

Danish aid making a difference in Tanzania

Tanzania to open first gold refinery plant in October: official

Tanzania records slight decrease in crime in 6 months: official

Tanzania to enhance cocoa production potential

Malawi: Former President Muluzi Offers to Help Quell Political Impasse

Mozambique: Postpone the Elections, Demands 'Military Junta'

Mozambique: Nine More 'Hidden Debts' Suspects Detained

Zimbabwe Official Defends Crackdown on Protests, Urges Patience with Economy

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Youths Blast U.S. Ambassador for 'Meddling' in Politics

Political reform hopes dim in Zimbabwe as police block another protest

Zim to issue cash notes soon, says Finance Minister

Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko 'on the run'.

Namibian grapes to grace Chinese market

Chinese astronauts in Namibia

A Specter of Gender-Based Violence Looms Over Namibia

Namibia sees rise in UK tourists for wildlife travel

South Africa
KZN municipal speaker survives 11 gunshots to his vehicle in assassination attempt

Estina promised big cash but only had R16 to its name, state capture inquiry hears

501% increase in KZN municipality's wasteful, irregular, fruitless expenditure

Australian unis over-reliant on Chinese students

Australians dump hospital cover in huge numbers

Live: Pell loses appeal against child sex abuse convictions

Woman in video of Prince Andrew at Jeffrey Epstein's house is daughter of ex-Australian prime minister

Chinese Government voices support for counter Hong Kong protests in Australia

Scott Morrison can thank Gladys Berejiklian for the federal government’s Newspoll slump

Turbines spinning for first time at Kennedy solar-wind-battery project

BHP’s potash price outlook dims Jansen hopes

Glencore could do for cobalt what it did for zinc – double the price

BHP hints at selling off energy coal business, again

Australian ex-defense chief calls for freedom of navigation

Australia says it will join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz

New Zealand
Ombudsman's Report On Ngawha: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Prison Conditions

Ministry of Education - Ministry response to NZEI Te Riu Roa Ballot Result

Resignation another black eye for KiwiBuild

Auckland down, but Wellington property prices up 9.4% in 12 months

Potatoes vs people: govt moves to protect top vege-growing land

New Zealand lawmakers urged to drop restrictions on Africa, Middle East refugees

Papua New Guinea
At least 11 die on Papua New Guinea mountain pilgrimage

Labor urges care on Papua New Guinea's $1.5bn loan request

Oil Search on tenterhooks over Total's Papua New Guinea gas deal

China ready to refinance Papua New Guinea debts

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