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Senate cuts Alberta out of tanker ban hearings in 'unprecedented stampede of stupid'

Meet the budget's new RRSP strategy that every retiree should know about

Trudeau could find opportunity—and risk—in a Kenney victory in Alberta

NY's Muslim Safety Patrol 'Here for Everyone'

Kennedys, Bushes, and Now the Trumps? Ivanka's Possible Presidential Ambitions Rock Twitter

China plans to investigate firms sanctioned by US over N. Korea

U.S. natural gas plant liquid production hits record high in 2018: EIA

Mexico's 'voladores' seek to keep ancestors' flying spirit alive

Mexico's soup kitchens are shutting down

New rules in Mexico may limit cash payments for real estate

Honduras will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Pope Francis prays for Nicaragua

Cuba reaffirms support for Angola's economic recovery

Over $30 billion seized from Venezuela’s foreign accounts in two months — minister

Venezuela: You're being watched, John Bolton tells Nicolas Maduro

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.

Multi-sector committee works on Security Plan for Lima 2019

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment

Azerbaijan, Paraguay partly abolish visa regime

Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay re-launch bid for 2030 World Cup

Chile and Argentina celebrate approval of trade agreement

Bolsonaro in Chile: Brazilian leader sparks controversy

Japan to use Ospreys for overseas rescue operations

Japan wants more foreign nationals to join regional revitalization programs amid graying population

Flower power: A Tokyo florist's decision to close his shop amid a shrinking market affects a wider community

North Mount Fuji area enhances amenities for Muslim visitors

N. Korea
North Korean official heads to Vladivostok after his visit in Moscow

North Korean official heads to Vladivostok after his visit in Moscow

S. Korea
Korea's economic outlook not bright given external factors: Blue H

Korean exports dipped 5.9% y/y in January: OECD

OECD ranks South Korea's air pollution in top 5 worst in the world

OECD ranks South Korea's air pollution 4th worst in the world

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

Italy Officially Becomes First G7 Country to Join China's Belt and Road Project

China has now stopped buying any Canadian canola — and that's 40% of our market

Xi leaves Rome with fruitful results, MoU on BRI included

China reports over 23,000 voluntary organ donation cases by Feb.

Han warned against falling into Beijing's unification trap

Taiwan's 2019 GDP expected to be at least 2%: think tank head

Over 10,000 Philippine bikers stage protest against newly introduced license plate regulation

Vietnamese and Philippines police crack down on trans-national drug trafficking ring

​Vietnamese teachers resolve to stop arranged marriages among students

Thai Military-Backed Party in Lead in Thai Elections

Thailand heads to polls in first election since 2014 coup

Pro-junta party takes lead in Thai election, results to come Mon.

Polls close in Thailand's first general election since 2014 coup

Abhisit quits Democrat helm after poll humiliation

Cambodia defends Chinese investment at expressway groundbreaking ceremony

Malaysian PM Mahathir shows interest in JF-17 Thunder as he concludes Pakistan visit

Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Russian man faces 5-years in prison after orangutan seized at Indonesian airport

Earthquakes hit Ternate and Poso

Bali Children Foundation extends education projects in Lombok, Gili islands

Seungri saga grows amid police corruption, supposed link with the mob

PM Oli basks in Nepal's 'Sessions of Achievement'

Nepal to fix electronic chips on animals to monitor them

Indian rupee goes from worst to best-performing currency in Asia

Russia’s ‘unnoticed’ efforts helped defuse Pak-India tensions

MNA to table resolution in NA condemning abduction of Hindu girls

China deploys troops in Sindh, just 90 km away from Indo-Pak border

Kamal Haasan won't contest Lok Sabha polls, promises 50 lakh jobs in manifesto

Clash between ABVP, SFI at Himachal Pradesh University injures 17

Defeat Modi or else he will be prime minister for ever: Kejriwal

Rahul, Priyanka slam BJP over dues of sugarcane farmers

Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, the new Chinese Silk Road is a disappointment

Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

Middle East
Student Held in Professor's Death, Claims Blasphemy

Pakistan Sees Nuclear Weapons as Deterrence Method, Rules Out Any Use - Army

Tareen's input on economy, agriculture is invaluable, says Fawad

Pakistan ready to resolve issues with India through dialogue: Qureshi

A dozen Afghans killed in U.S. air strike

Afghanistan takes major step to address undernutrition

World powers stress Afghanistan’s right to make political, security decisions

Kazakh Ex-Prime Minister Appointed Interim President's Top Aide

Kazakhstan has entered the post-Nazarbayev transition

Migration amnesty in Russia. Who of Kyrgyzstanis will be able to use it?

Speaker of Parliament asks Russian Ambassador to protect Kyrgyzstanis in Yakutia

Events in Yakutia. Representatives of Kyrgyz Diaspora call for tolerance

Volume of mutual trade between Kyrgyzstan and Russia reaches $ 1.9 billion

Azerbaijan reveals projected volumes of Turkmen oil transit via BTC pipeline

Azerbaijani MFA: Unequivocal position of world community, reflecting unchanged format of negotiation process, serves as serious message for Armenia

Armenian defense minister, OSCE’s Kasprzyk discuss Artsakh LoC situation

Discussions over CSTO chief continue – Armenia responds to acting secretary general’s remarks

There are more possibilities to increase production onshore Azerbaijan

Iran’s oil exports drop ahead of US waivers decision

Hungarians hail Nowruz celebrations

Top Iranian official: Islamic Republic did hack Netanyahu family phones

Golestan flood incur loss of $260 million on agriculture sector

King to participate in trilateral summit with Sisi, Iraqi PM

Iraqi Lawmakers Sack Governor After Deadly Ferry Sinking

Iraqi parliament sacks local governor after Mosul boat capsizing

Syrian Fighters Clear Explosives in Area Retaken from IS

Troops Declare Death of IS 'Caliphate'

Rahi: I wish the President success in his visit to Russia to secure Syrian refugees' return

Discovered files reveal IS plans to launch revenge attacks in Europe, Syria – reports

Syrian Army kills 10 terrorists in NW Syria

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Some 1.6Mln People Gather in Istanbul for Rally Ahead of Local Vote – Reports

Passenger train purchased for BTK delivered to Turkey

Turkey to become global player in defense industry: Erdoğan

CHP leader vows to solve Turkey’s acute problems

Bassil: State's potential is improving through adoption of development projects, services

Qatisha to Radio Lebanon: Cedar Conference the last chance to place our country on the right track

Nasrallah to deliver speech Tuesday on latest developments

US hostile positions threatening security of Lebanon, region

Netanyahu to Meet Trump 3 Weeks Before Election

PM Dancila says Romania's Embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem

No double standard in Trump's Golan Heights decision – Pompeo

Hundreds gather downtown to protest Jordan-Israel gas deal

Romanian prime minister says she will move embassy to Jerusalem

Israeli drone attack injures 3 Palestinians

Jordanian parliament reads Quran chapter in honor of slain Palestinian terrorist

Heeding King’s call, measures taken to tackle ‘gharimat’ issue as donations pour in

Prince Hassan visits wounded Jordanians in Christchurch as victims laid to rest

Jordan celebrates Petra twinning with EU’s 2019 cultural city ‘Matera’ in Italy

Oman oil minister excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil refinery project

Hail has fallen in these parts of Oman

Labor complaints in Oman drop by 14 percent

Saudi Arabia
New Turkey-Iran-Qatar axis is rising in Middle East, and it has Saudi Arabia furious

Syria’s return to Arab League not on summit agenda — spokesman

U. A. E.
Dubai Ruler congratulates Kenyan teacher on $1m prize win

UAE snowman goes viral as hail blankets emirate

Five British Commandos Injured in Secret Operations in Northern Yemen – Reports

Yemen takes control of some military positions in Asir

United Kingdom
Putin may hold separate meeting with UK business executives at SPIEF - spokesman

Black Wednesday shows that a no-deal Brexit would be a blessed release for Britain's economy

May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

Portugal: Prime minister says Chinese investors in country 'respect rules'

Fish sale revenue highest in a decade

Spain's Socialist party in the lead, poll finds, but short of majority

Spain joins global race to adopt proton therapy against cancer

Spanish PM on Brexit: “We want a deal, but it no longer depends on us”

Christians Under Attack: Catholic Churches Desecrated Across France

Missing ex-Interpol chief’s wife: 'I'm afraid China will kidnap me and my boys'

Macron seeks united EU front on China as President Xi visits France

US, EU want to hide information on real situation in Crimea - diplomat

Hungary's Orban Attacks EU Again After His Party Is Suspended

May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

Brussels warns of new row brewing over Italy finances

The European Union has bigger problems to deal with than Brexit

Just weeks from mayhem as EU sets ultimatum for UK

Several thousand people take part in Brussels march against racism

‘Small city’ of migrants apply for asylum, but most do not qualify – German migration boss

Germany ready to give aids to flood-hit areas in Iran

German family that owns Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread will donate millions to charity for Nazi ties

Call for EU veto as Germany eyes Italy's China deal warily

German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning Islamist attack

Confirmed: UK nationals won't need visas for Switzerland after Brexit

Italy becomes first G7 nation to sign up for China's 'Belt and Road'

European Commissioner Cretu: Romanians in Italy represent the most successful migration phenomenon in this country

Holy See
Pope Francis addresses 'letter of appreciation'

Serbian Radical Party Protesters Burn EU, NATO Flags in Central Belgrade

'Sorry, We Didn't Know It Was Invisible': How Serbs Downed an F-117 Stealth Jet

‘Forgive, but not forget’: Serbia won’t be in NATO, leaders say 20yrs after Yugoslavia bombing

Searing Memories For Serbs, Kosovars On 20th Anniversary Of NATO Air Strikes

AIIS conference: “70 years of NATO, 10 years of Albania membership”

President Aliyev congratulates Greek counterpart

Defense Minister's March 25th message

Celebratory events planned in major cities for Greek Independence Day

Pressure growing on Samos from new arrivals, rising intolerance

Bulgarian Justice Minister Resigns Amid Real Estate Scandal

Fitch Raised the Outlook for Bulgaria's Credit Rating

Carriers Discuss Forthcoming Protest Actions in Plovdiv

Bulgaria and Japan Strengthen Cooperation in the Economy, Culture, Tourism and Development of the Western Balkans

PM Dancila says Romania's Embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem

President Iohannis says entire PSD governance was an assault over Romania's rule of law, democracy

President Iohannis and PNL's Orban awarded at TNL Award Gala

Hungary court orders arrest of suspected Islamic militant

Polish Hunter Chases Nazi Gold, Finds Priceless Renaissance Portraits Instead

NATO Confirms Plans For $260 Million U.S. Storage Site In Poland

Polish police seize 70 tonnes of illegal tobacco

U.S. Ambassador urges Ukrainians to vote in presidential election

Donbas warzone update: Joint Forces eliminate five invaders

Bad weather leaves 94 towns and villages in Ukraine without power

Belarusian Democrats To Prepare New Constitution

Belarus, Georgia and Azerbaijan to mull possibility of freight transport by rail

US Attorney General Could Summarize Russia Probe Report on Sunday

West failed to learn lessons of Yugoslavia tragedy, Russia’s NATO mission says

Russia's Sarmat ICBM Can 'Rip Any Missile Defence System to Shreds' – Official

Saeima adopts bill on rights of British citizens in Latvia after Brexit

Rīga's gambling hall closure might affect about 200 venues

Estonian ministry launches campaign calling on people to stock up on food, matches

Northern lights to shine bright over Finland

We 'kept out' right-wing extremism with election outcome: Swedish PM

Swedish environmentalist Thunberg nominated for French freedom prize

Nearly 500 Rescued from Cruise Ship off Norway Before It Regains Power

Why Norway plus gives Britain the time it needs to get out of its Brexit mess

Cruise ship reaches Norway port after near disaster, dramatic rescues

Scholar Reveals Who Defaced Ancient Egyptian Statues

Egypt court refers Nile islanders case to experts

Stopping Israeli violence, promoting regional security vital: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq

Libya protesters demand release of Qadhafi-era spy chief

Algeria opposition propose sixmonth political transition

Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rally against Bouteflika

Thousands of Moroccan teachers stage protest over pay terms

Burkina Faso
Thousands Fleeing Insecurity in Burkina Faso - UN

Nigeria Begins Revamping of Port Harcourt Refinery

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

Huila: MP calls for completion of dams to mitigate drought

Mozambicans look to God as cyclone deaths rise

Cyclone Idai death toll rises over 760 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Zim Embassy in Pretoria intensifies cyclone Idai aid efforts, appeals for support

South Africa
Ramaphosa called out for 'blatant lie' to Cape Town residents on R1.7bn housing spend, ANC hits back

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane summons former Sars officials

The ANC's promise to SA: It's the end of the road for corrupt officials

Michael Daley faces NSW Labor party leadership spill after campaign stumble

A good night for some, disaster for others: the winners and losers of the NSW election

New Zealand
Vigils Against Racism Held In New Zealand

New Zealand reaction to mosque terror shines light on slow US response

Hawke’s Bay DHB taking climate change seriously

Sorting Out DNA: Crime-Busting Software Wins Top Science Prize

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