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Canada's Huawei extradition ruling could unleash more Chinese backlash

Will Justin Trudeau unveil a four-day work week in Canada?

Alberta cuts oil output by 1 million bpd -minister

Ottawa looks for exit amid talks with Quebec on keeping military in care homes

Torstar’s family trust sells near market bottom

TD profit drops 52% as loan-loss provisions surge, consumer activity slows amid pandemic

Trudeau's trail of broken promises haunt his UN Security Council campaign

Liberals' ability to avoid Parliamentary scrutiny plays into system of 'image politics,' critics say

Labour shortage amid Depression-level unemployment: Businesses struggle to hire back workers getting CERB

Canadian official says risk of death from other factors higher than coronavirus

NWMO to begin field studies at Canadian repository site

US House bill aims to boost domestic mining of strategic minerals

Fed's Kaplan says U.S. economy has bottomed, ties rebound to testing

Riot police clashed with protestors for a second day in Minneapolis

U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong

Chevron to cut up to 15% of staff amid restructuring

Trump signs executive order on social media

U.S. economy sank at 5% annual rate in Q1 due to COVID-19 pandemic

National Guard called in to Minneapolis as protests leave city scorched

US Conducts 2nd Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracels in a Month

President Trump Asks for Expedited Investigation for the Death of George Floyd

U.S.-China Confrontation Risk Is Highest in the South China Sea

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Endeavour Silver reopens Mexico mines

3 Narco Submarines In 4 Days: Navy And Coast Guard Make Impact

Mexico’s Leader Has Answer for All His Needs: The Army

Coronavirus on the border: California hospitals overwhelmed by patients from Mexico

Bosch will begin restarting operations in Mexico

Mammoth skeletons dug up at Mexico City airport construction site

Iowa bishop says pandemic should prompt release of Guatemalan detainees

Contentious Guatemala nickel mine 'ignores coronavirus lockdown'

El Salvador
Salvadoran leader says he takes hydroxychloroquine

El Salvador gets emergency funds from IDB

Cocaine Seizures Expose Flaws at Guatemala, Honduras Ports

A Rot in Honduras That Goes All the Way to the Top

Honduras Politician's Murder Linked to Underworld Violence

Inmates kill 6 others at women's prison in Honduras

Health organization urges Nicaragua to take action

Costa Rica
Costa Rica's Sanitary Measures Cause Chaos at Nicaragua

Costa Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade

Costa Rica Assembly Considers Bill to Reduce Property Tax

Panama shipper drags HNA Group to court again, seeks liquidation

Cuba condemns US interference in China's internal affairs

Dominican Republic
Pandemic stunts mango exports Dominican Republic

14 Million People In Latin America, Caribbean At Risk Of Hunger, U.N. Report Says

Venezuela's Maduro vows to raise gasoline price as Iranian tanker nears

Fourth Iranian oil tanker enters Venezuelan waters

Venezuela's opposition-led assembly backs Guaido over Maduro choice

Fuel Shipments To Venezuela Hailed In Iran As 'Humiliation For America'

Suriname leader seeks recount after poll defeat

FARC rejects use of Colombian territory by U.S. brigade

US Sending More Troops to Colombia as Counternarcotics Op Advisers

Colombia denies reports healthcare system is collapsing

Colombia extends, but will relax stay at home order as economic reactivation continues

Colombia’s chief prosecutor under fire over investigation into election rigging plot

Ecuador Grapples with Food Sovereignty

Costly Goldman Lifeline Forces Ecuador to Scrap Bank Loans Early

Ecuador announces measures to boost connectivity

Ecuador creating new mining sector regulation for prior consultation

Peru mining production to drop by 15% this year due to pandemic- Buenaventura executive

Peru PM: There is a comprehensive strategy to fight COVID-19

Peru PM: Fight against corruption has been and continues to be a Govt commitment

Bolivia Extends Tax Filing Deadline Again for Most Corporations

LATAM's bankruptcy filing to delay its Brazil bailout to at least July

Brazil's Vale ordered to set aside $1.48 bln for Brumadinho dam damages

COFCO to turn Santos port terminal from grains to sugar – statement

JBS beef plant ordered closed in Brazil's Rondônia state due to pandemic

Brazil Records 1,086 New Deaths from Coronavirus; The Total Number of Deaths Exceeds 25 Thousand

Brazil Loses 1.1 Million Formal Jobs in Two Months of the Pandemic

Prosecutors See Evidence of Bolsonaro's Crime, but Still Seek to Identify his Interest in Federal Police

Atlantic Forest Deforestation Increased 27% between 2018 and The First Year of the Bolsonaro Government

How Brazil’s COVID-19 response has fallen to community leaders

Argentina knocks back new debt proposal but says talks

Argentina's default may be a harbinger for other countries

Argentina does not plan to lift travel ban before Sept. 1

Aftermath Silver to become majority owner of Cachinal project in Chile

Chilean kiwi exports to Europe and the Middle East increase

Chilean blueberries see rising demand and prices

Doctors in Chile Face Tough Decisions as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Chile, once the darling of foreign investors, struggling with coronavirus, inequality and poor public services

Chile loses 200000t copper output to COVID-19

Uruguay's citriculture has great potential

IDB US$ 1,7bn loan for Uruguay to address the Covid-19 pandemic

In Brazil's shadow, laid-back Uruguay curbs COVID-19

Uruguay's government considers Atlántida casino resort

Japan seeing fewer deaths than last year despite coronavirus, ministry data shows

Japan's Aegis Ashore site survey extended again

The impact of compensation politics on Japan's defense

Vaccination rates down for children in Japan, survey finds

Nissan Posts $6.2 Billion Annual Net Loss, Will Cut Production Capacity By 20% And Close Plant

N. Korea
U.S. indicts 30 N. Koreans and Chinese nationals for laundering $2.5 bil.

U.S. flies spy planes over Korean peninsula as Kim Jong-un holds key party meeting

North Korea to Reopen Classes in June, Raising Coronavirus Fears For Students in Unprepared Schools

US indicts North Koreans, accuses state-owned bank of evading sanctions

UK closes embassy, pulls diplomats from North Korea over coronavirus restrictions

S. Korea
South Korea coronavirus spike stirs second wave concern, social distancing crackdown

Minimal Activity Becomes the Norm in the Shipbuilding Market

Bank of Korea cut interest rates a quarter point.

Kuwait receives oil derivatives' tanker from S. Korea

President Moon calls for parliamentary cooperation to pass third extra budget bill

Schools, kindergartens delay re-opening due to community COVID-19 cases

Mongolia reports 13 new COVID-19 cases

Mongolia's election commission registers all opposition candidates for parliamentary elections

Over 1000 Mongolians want to return home from Kazakhstan

China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as tensions with U.S. rise

Top China steelmakers propose expanding high-quality coking coal imports

China's top pig farmer aims to triple pig sales by 2024

Canada braces for economic retaliation from China following Meng Wanzhou court ruling

National People's Congres closes annual session

China fully, faithfully implements 'one country, two systems': premier

Hair Product Industry Linked to Uyghur Forced Labor Booming in Xinjiang’s Lop County

US Congress Passes Uyghur Rights Act Authorizing Sanctions For Abuses in Xinjiang

UN Security Council to discuss Hong Kong on Friday: diplomats

Poverty alleviation a high priority for two sessions in China

Two Chinese Aircraft Carriers Are Headed to the South China Sea

PLA expels US warship illegally trespassing into S.China Sea

Education ministry to help foreign students return to Taiwan

Taiwan cuts 2020 GDP growth forecast due to COVID-19 impact

Constitutional Court to announce ruling on adultery Friday

Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

Duterte says Philippines has low COVID-19 mortality rate

Duterte confident China will be first to come up with COVID-19 vaccine

Duterte: Metro Manila transitions to general quarantine on June 1

As gov't prepares to relax lockdown, PH logs record 539 new COVID-19 cases

P11.7 billion needed to hire more DOH contact tracers

Việt Nam condemns China's acts in East Sea

Vietnam: PM calls for more efforts to enforce childrens rights

Việt Nam prioritises protecting civilians in armed conflicts: Ambassador

Việt Nam considers opening borders to visitors from COVID-19-free countries

Petrol stations “hoarding” face strict punishments

Banana Farms in Laos Sicken Villagers, Even as They Provide Steady Work

Nikon cuts jobs in Thailand and Laos with camera sales

China-Laos railway starts recruiting local employees

Thailand: State of Emergency Extension Unjustified

Why Thailand isn't reopening to international tourists yet

Thailand Had No Foreign Tourists in April After Closing Borders

Record Flood of New Deposits Is a Problem for Thailand's Banks

Cambodia’s Farmers Thrive as Coronavirus Border Closures Keep Out Crop Competition

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Rejects Return of Former RFA Reporters’ Passports

Closed borders give rise to trafficking in Cambodia

India, Cambodia work to keep trade afloat amid virus crisis

Cambodia builds giant reservoir in hope of boosting agribusiness

Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form troubling new alliance

Fear and uncertainty for refugees in Malaysia as xenophobia escalates

Removal of ‘Bersatu Five’ springboard for Dr Mahathir’s do-or-die offensive against Muhyiddin, say analysts

PM Muhyiddin says classroom SOP still needs fine-tuning before schools can reopen

Ousted from Bersatu, Dr Mahathir and co calls move illegal, says result of Muhyiddin’s dictatorship

Singapore’s PIL Seeks Temasek Investment for Survival

Singapore Judge Issues Death Sentence by Zoom

Singapore's China Club to Close, Files for Voluntary Liquidation

Singapore plans $23.2 billion fourth stimulus package

indonesia-china.jpg In Letter to UN Chief, Indonesia Takes Stand on South China Sea

Indonesia: Ministry proposes $69m stimulus for fisheries, aquaculture

Papuan activists rejoice after completing prison sentences for treason

Cash aid disbursement fails to meet Idul Fitri target

Indonesia to get $300 million ADB loan for geothermal electricity generation

Indonesia to follow WHO lead on hydroxychloroquine

Over 1.8 million departed from Jabodetabek for hometowns

Jokowi, Erdogan discuss COVID-19 measures, exchange Eid greetings

Jaklarta emergency hospital discharges 2,128 COVID-19 patients

Myanmar NGOs Call on National Rights Body to Take Up Abuses in Conflict Zones

Potato Farmers in Myanmar’s Shan State Seek Relief From Smuggled Chinese Spuds

Myanmar Workers 'Unlikely to Come Back for Jobs' in Thailand

Bhutan Ready To Welcome Back Tourism Following Zero COVID-19 Deaths

Bangladesh orders probe after deadly fire at COVID-19 facility

Muslims in India, Bangladesh celebrate Eid subdued by virus

Bangladesh to partly ease lockdown amid virus concerns

India and Nepal should not let the border issue fester

India-Nepal Row: Years Of Goodwill Unlikely to be Undone By China

Nepal focuses on health spending to fight COVID-19 in annual budget

A $3 billion fund may aid India’s mining belt after virus havoc

India abandons coal washing as most plants to miss deadline for scrubbers

India sidesteps Trump offer to mediate on China, says in talks with Beijing

Support for China Falls Dramatically in European, Indian Polls

India on Trump's mediation offer: 'Already engaged with China to peacefully resolve issue'

Monsoon to hit Kerala around June 1: IMD

Sri Lanka
India bunker suppliers seize some demand from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to impose nationwide curfew on selected days

Fitch Recalibrates Sri Lanka National Rating Scale

Sri Lankan Minister Arumugan Thondaman passes away

Central Asia & Middle East
Pilot of doomed Pakistan airliner bounced engines off runway three times on first approach, local minister says

RSF Calls For Independent Investigation Into Pakistani Journalist’s Killing

PM Imran calls for global initiative to fight Covid-19 as nationwide tally surpasses 63,000

Provisional probe report of PIA crash will be made public on June 22, says Sarwar

PTI ‘vows to resist’ if PPP govt reimposes lockdown in Karachi

Pakistan restored balance of power in region through nuclear deterrence: ISPR

India rebuffs Pakistan’s absurd claim on Ayodhya

Afghan security forces killed in first ‘Taliban attack’ since end of ceasefire

US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

Prosecutors Close Case In Mysterious Death Of Kazakh Activist

Kazakhstan's 'Reformed' Protest Law Hardly an Improvement

Flight With 147 Stranded Indians From Kazakhstan Reaches Jaipur

Kazakhstan, Nigeria, and South Africa Strengthening Capacity to Manage Chemicals

Kazakhstan to build gas processing plant at Kashagan

Kyrgyz President participates in High-Level Event on Financing for Development in Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Jeenbekov: It is necessary to carry out "deep" restructuring of external debt

Kyrgyz President to attend Victory Day parade in Moscow on June 24

Jeenbekov to take part in international forum on financing for development in era of coronavirus

China Seen As Rising Military Power In Central Asia, Foreshadowing Future Friction With Russia

Tajikistan Accuses Kyrgyzstan Of 'Destabilizing' Border Situation After Another Shooting

UAE sends medical aid to Tajikistan for fight against COVID-19

Tajikistan outstrips Uzbekistan in number of confirmed Covid-19 cases

Uzbekistan unveils low-carbon energy strategy : Energy & Environment

JICA to hand over essential medical equipment to Uzbekistan

Samarkand and Surhandarya regions have highest unemployment rates in Uzbekistan

US, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Agree to Expand Cooperation

Armenia, Artsakh are common security zone – PM Pashinyan meets with Artsakh’s President

442 new COVID-19 cases reported in Armenia, 32 patients have recovered

Leadership of Armenia, Artsakh honor memories of Sardarapat Battle heroes

Asteroid or man-made object – what sparkled in Armenian skies tonight?

We derive lessons from experience, achievements and failures of 1st Republic - President Sarkissian

First Vice-President congratulates Azerbaijanis on Republic Day

President Ilham Aliyev pays tribute to Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

Azerbaijan discloses number of coronavirus tests

Azerbaijani oil prices slump

Azerbaijan sends letter to UN due to illegal “elections” in occupied Karabakh

US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Iran’s parliament elects former Guards commander & Tehran mayor Qalibaf as speaker

Conservative ex-Tehran mayor Ghalibaf elected Iran speaker

Israeli cyber czar warns of more attacks from Iran

Iran Expanding Its Naval Presence in the Caspian

Over 100 domestically-built speed boats join Iran’s IRGC fleet

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Syria denounces extension of EU sanctions

Militants Shell Settlements in Syria's Idlib, Russian Military Says

US, Russia conduct first joint patrol in Syria

Turkey eases virus lockdown by reopening restaurants, leisure facilities

Erdogan Announces Prayer in Hagia Sophia to Commemorate Anniversary of Constantinople Fall

Intercity train operations resumed in Turkey after 2 months

Pandemic May Push Turkey Further to Autocracy

Interview: Russia And Turkey Kick A 'Wasp's Nest' In Libya

Turkey to resume domestic railway traffic suspended amid COVID-19

Turkey to lift inter-city travel restrictions and reopen cafes, parks on June 1

Fatih vessel to carry out drilling work in Black Sea after May 29: Erdoğan

Germany weighs lifting travel curb for Turkey

Parliament passes LBP 1200 billion bill, revised bank secrecy law, and new appointments mechanism

Riad Salameh to Paris Match: Lebanon is not bankrupt

Jumblatt contacts Bogdanov over current developments

Lebanon adopts law to lift banking secrecy for officials

Israeli deputy mayor compares Netanyahu to Nazis over annexation

Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque to reopen on Sunday

Israel’s Iron Dome deviser prepares to tackle COVID-19, with 100,000 daily tests

Palestine registers 11 new coronavirus cases

Israeli police find body of missing renowned Palestinian dancer

Why West Bank Bedouin Fear Israeli Annexation

Netanyahu: Israeli cabinet won’t vote on Palestinian statehood

Palestinians in Lebanon say coronavirus help is too little, too late

PM praises ‘prominent role’ of National Anti-Pandemic Committee in virus fight

Safadi, UK’s Raab discuss anti-virus efforts, region over phone

Jordan: Mosques, churches to reopen next week

IFC provides $30m financing package for private hospital in Jordan

Kuwait FM receives call from UN Under-Secretary on humanitarian issues

Kuwait reports 752 more virus recoveries, total at 8,698

Kuwait Nat'l Guard opens new quarantine facility

Kuwait Amir's Representative partakes in Int'l meeting on COVID-19

Kuwait gov't to provide needs of inhabitants in isolated areas - spokesman

Kuwait imposes 12-hour curfew Sat. - Min. Al-Saleh

UN commends Kuwait for tolerance, peace, coexistence among cultures, faiths

Kuwait Airways to slash 1,500 jobs amid coronavirus pressure

Price of Oman crude oil drops

Royal Oman Police denies rumours on traffic related services

Trial of medical robots proving successful in Bahrain

King Hamad's Eid message goes viral, garners 50 million views

Qatari Amir, Russian Pres. discuss energy markets

Saudi Arabia
Putin, Saudi crown prince agree further coordination on oil output cuts -Kremlin

Trump planning new arms sale to Saudi Arabia

U. A. E.
President of Kazakhstan awards Order of Friendship to UAE Ambassador

UAE sends medical supplies to Iraq's Kurdistan

Yemen City of Aden Leads World With Highest COVID-19 Mortality Rate of 70% - UN Chief

United Kingdom
UK visa application centers in China to reopen in phases

Hongkongers with BN(O) passports could be eligible for British citizenship

Boris Johnson draws line under Dominic Cummings row amid furore over silenced scientists

Ireland Live Updates: 9 more people die and 46 new cases confirmed

Four out of five Ryanair passengers still waiting for refunds – survey

ESB chief sees a carbon-free future for Irish electricity

Micheal Martin 'defined by his hatred' of Sinn Féin, a TD claims

Criticism in Dáil of Supermacs boss's claim some workers 'won the lotto' with €350-a-week unemployment payment

Emergency services tackle blaze at fort with 'huge historical value' in Donegal

COVID 19: Portugal Update, 28 May

Almost half of the screening tests in Portugal done in May

Portugal: National Maritime Authority warns of dangers on the beaches

Consumer complaints about online sales rise 250% up to May

Environmental Fund received 95 applications to support biodiversity

Costa welcomes the European Commission's proposal for an economic recovery fund

Portugal has already carried out more than 770 thousand diagnostic tests

Spanish fruit and veg exports increased by 12% in first quarter of 2020

US Opposition Fails to Halt German Auction of Spanish-American War Medal of Honor

Spain says it will do all it can to reverse Nissan plant closure

French carmaker PSA to make surgical masks at Mulhouse site

Macron, Trump Agree on Need for 'In Person' G7 Summit Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Phase 2 of easing lockdown in France begins, Paris region leaves ‘red’ coronavirus zone

France names first indigenous director of top museum

Confirmed French coronavirus cases jump due to systems update, but daily deaths stay low

French jobless total passes record 4.5 million after 22% monthly hike

Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide, including 4,600 in France

France backs lifting internal EU travel restrictions from June 15: PM

European Commission proposes borrowing landmark recovery fund

EU Launches Global Campaign to Fund COVID Recovery

Shell, XOM to seek arbitration against Netherlands: report

NOW 2.0—Emergency Scheme Extended

Netherlands bans transport of minks due to COVID-19 threat

German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen to cut up to 15,000 jobs: memo

Ex-MP Onyshchenko refused political asylum in Germany

Germany’s Foreign Ministry calls in Russian ambassador over 2015 cyberattack allegations

Berlin plans to ban pro-Iran, anitsemitic al-Quds rally in 2021

Czech Republic Has Removed Most Border Controls With Austria and Germany

Denmark sees no increase in coronavirus infections after opening schools

Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain receive €279m after natural disasters in 2019

Austrian police publish honey-trap photos in Strache inquiry

Deutsche Hospitality to reopen hotels in Austria from 29 May 2020

Italy's credit agency SACE approves state guarantees for FCA $7 billion bank loan

Venice after lockdown: How social distancing will change the soul of the city

Italy's education minister says students will be back in school in September

Italy’s coronavirus amnesty: Migrant rights or economic self-interest?

Hungary, Slovenia Lift Travel Restrictions at Common Border

Slovenia May Get €5.1 Billion From EU Coronavirus Recovery Plan

Croatian and Slovenian Ministers Talk Cooperation After Corona Crisis

Ascent Resources lays out plans for Slovenia gas asset following review

Croatia welcomes tourists braving coronavirus crisis

Austria Leaves Croatia Off List of Travel-Ready Countries

Croatia is opening its borders to visitors

Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during outbreak

Bosnia and Herzegovina
U.S. Blacklists Bosnian Politician Over Involvement In 'Significant Corruption’

Bosnia and Herzegovina issued Measure of Expulsion to One Citizen of Montenegro

Hungary Opens Borders for Serbian Citizens - No Quarantine or COVID-19 tests required

Croatia to open borders for 10 countries but not Serbia

Serbia and Montenegro's Strongman Leaders United in Self-Interest

Kosovo's top court rejects call for snap polls

Kosovo's President Welcomes Court Ruling On Appointment Of Prime Minister

Serbia Imposes Reciprocity, Suspends Flights from Montenegro

Justice reform must not be derailed, Chair of IMO says

Albania: City lockdown to end on June 1

Turkey, Greece spat over border policy and treatment of refugees

How can Greece solve its water crisis?

Greek coronavirus infections rise to 2,906, deaths to 175

Greece reportedly using floating tents to deport asylum seekers

North Macedonia
Pan-Macedonian Union denounces government's inaction

Bulgaria insists on denying “Macedonian language”

Bulgaria Takes Issue With Ukraine Over Minority in Odesa Province

AFP: Bulgaria Pins Hopes on TB Vaccine Against the Coronavirus

More Than 360 kg of Cocaine were Found in an Apartment in Sofia

Bulgaia's PM: Entirely New Bilding for a National Children's Hospital Will Be Build

Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Environment and Water is Arrested

Association of Restaurants - 20% of Bulgarian Restaurants have gone Bankrupt

PM Orban announces amendment of state of alert decision to allow ease of lockdown in several sectors

Romanian ForMin to participate in EU top diplomats' video call on relations with China this Friday

PM Orban: Pensions set to rise, relevant decision after mid-year report on state of the budget

Motorcycle registrations down 17.9% in Romania in first four months

Hungary Outlaws Changing Gender on Documents After Birth

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat catastrophe

Indian Nationals Stranded in Hungary Due to Coronavirus Desperately Trying to Get Home

Hungary: Steady labour market data is an illusion

Fico or Pellegrini? Former prime ministers fight to lead Smer

The European Commission wants to see more medical workers in Slovakia

Slovakia earns reputation as a success story in the coronavirus pandemic

Czech Republic
Gabčík and Kubiš were taken in by an English family while they prepared for the assassination of Heydrich

Czech Republic Has Removed Most Border Controls With Austria and Germany

Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

Ukrainian troops in Donbas shoot down enemy UAV

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine exceeds 22,000 on May 28

Bessarabia’s ‘Ethnographic Harlequin’ in a Regional Perspective

Klitschko: Kyiv has developed algorithm for easing quarantine restrictions

Zelensky in talk with Azerbaijani counterpart proposes to breathe new life into GUAM

Ukraine reopening 66 checkpoints on its border with EU, Moldova

Belarus’s Presidential Race Seemingly Heats Up

Presidential decrees signed to support working Belarusians amid pandemic

Belarus MFA hopes to receive EU notification on visa agreement in May

Fitch affirms three Belarusian state-owned banks at 'B'; Outlook Stable

Russia Spotted 21 Foreign Spy Jets Close to National Airspace Over Past Week

Russia ‘has never avoided direct dialogue’ with Ukraine – deputy FM

Russia Slams 'Dangerous' U.S. Foreign Policy Moves

Leading Russian Journalists Detained for Protesting in Support of Jailed Colleague

For Many Russians, COVID No Longer Presents Dilemma

Georgia to subsidize mortgage loans to citizens

Georgian Airways to launch charter flights to Amsterdam, Tel Aviv

Lithuania extends quarantine, allows longer hours in cafés and bars

Lithuania's PPS orders termination of national stadium contract

Poor persons to be allowed to work seasonal jobs in Latvia without losing status

CSP reports slower decline of Latvia’s population

Protest against construction of VDD headquarters

Latvia’s leading universities have no plans to extend academic year

Citizens of 16 countries can travel to Estonia without quarantine from June

'No evidence' reopening of Finland schools has spread virus faster

Finland joins other Nordic countries in virtual tourism due to pandemic

Finland's new-found commitment to the European project

Finland ponders EU's coronavirus rescue proposal

Money laundering case involving ex-Swedbank employees may not make it to court

US Media Failed to Factcheck Sweden's Herd Immunity Hoax

An entire village in Sweden is on sale for just over $7 million

Sweden has the highest daily coronavirus death rate in the world

Lundin to raise C$50 million in bought deal financing

Significant growth of Egyptian fruit and veg exports to Europe

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

F.B.I. Once Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser’s Ties to Egypt

Stantec to lead major wastewater development program in Egypt

Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants

Few Champions for Peace in Libya's War

Tunisia prevents migrant departures to Italy

Students in Tunisia aid hospitals running out of supplies by 3D printing 1000 face shields

Tunisia central bank keeps key interest rate unchanged at 6.75%- bank

Tunisia defence minister, UK diplomat discuss Libya crisis

Tunisians protest over jobs amid economic downturn

African Development Bank: 'No Decision' Yet on Demands for Probe

Algeria Recalls Ambassador to France Over Hirak Documentary

South Africa warns UNSC of Morocco's violations in Western Sahara´s OOTT

President Brahim Gali decrees presidential pardon for prisoners

Morocco Joins EU, Global Citizen ‘Coronavirus Global Response’

Marrakech Looks Towards Domestic Tourism to Revive Economy

King Reportedly Keen to Support Private Sector in COVID-19 Recovery

Morocco to Start Repatriating 300 Moroccans Stranded Abroad Per Week

Senegal reports 95 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, total reaching 3,348

Senegal to continue chloroquine virus treatment despite warnings

Liberia: Amb. Ali Sylla Provides Safe Drinking Water to Residents in Monrovia amid Lockdown

Liberia: Senate Leadership to Investigate 'The Light' Exposing Ills Amongst His Peers

Cote dIvoire
ICC says former I.Coast president Gbagbo can leave Belgium under conditions

Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how

Ghana coronavirus: 7117 cases as Accra hits 5000; MPs infection controversy

The ‘Cradle Catholic’ Promoting Family Planning in Ghana

Ghana election 2020: Electoral commission go 'mess up' voters if dem compile new register

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso to reopen schools in June

At least 27 civilians killed in three attacks between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, local officials say.

Mali COVID-19 cases reach 1,194 as 78 more recorded

Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Waning Press Freedoms in Nigeria

In Nigeria, Masks Are New Glamour Accessory

8.5m Nigerians suffering from hearing impairment

Shake up in Navy: 33 Rear Admirals, 77 Commodores redeployed

Buhari auctioning Nigeria with foreign loans ― PDP Osun APC

Cameroonian Villagers Flee Military Base at Site of Civilian Massacre

Fighting Continues in Anglophone Cameroon Despite COVID-19 Concerns

Central African Republic
UN chief warns world leaders of historic famine, new ‘Great Depression’

Violence in Sudan’s Darfur forces thousands to flee into Chad

Israel tried to save Sudan diplomat diagnosed with coronavirus

Sudan says three jailed members of Bashir’s ousted regime have contracted coronavirus

Halt plan to withdraw Sudan peacekeepers, UN urged

Sudanese army, Ethiopian militias clash near border

South Sudan
Violence in flood-hit state deepens aid needs in South Sudan

Health Woes, Outrage, and Toxins Near Ethiopia Gold Mine

Sudan army officer dies, soldiers hurt in attack by Ethiopian militia

Ethiopia pours water on Egypt's Nile rights claim ahead of crunch dam talks

Ethiopia's security forces accused of torture, evictions

Ethiopia: 30000 violence-exiled people return

Somalia: Country Looks to First Full Elections in 51 Years, Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Al-Shabaab Militants Kidnap, Kill 9 Doctors in Southern Somalia – Reports

Triple Emergencies of COVID-19, Flooding & Locusts Makes Somalia Susceptible to Human Trafficking

Amid lockdown, Kenyan medical startup brings clinic to your home

Will Kenya’s Amina Mohamed be the WTO’s first African leader?

Uganda: Judge Lashes Police Over Arrests

Uganda reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 281

Thousands of children living and working on the streets of Uganda

IMF calls for settlement of overindulgent dos Santos-era loans

Angolan President regrets death of bishop Óscar Braga

Female MPs redouble action against drugs in Angola

Zambia: Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

Rwanda: Kagame Sacks Two Governors Over Accountability

IFAW deploys wildlife rangers to curb poaching along Kenya, Tanzania border

400 Migrant Workers Escape From COVID-19 Screening Camp in Malawi

Islamist militants unmask as crisis mounts in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

Smuggling rife in Limpopo river during lockdown

Zimbabwe COVID-19 infections spike to 132

Namibia: N$72.8b Budget to Restart Economy - Shiimi Looks at Rebuilding in the Wake of Covid-19

Biomass partnership on horizon for Namibia

Osino Resources expands Namibia gold discovery

South Africa
South African mines record 320 COVID-19 cases ahead of lockdown easing

S.Africa's 2020 maize harvest expected to be 38% higher from previous season

South Africa Eases Restrictions on Religious Gatherings

Health dept cannot agree on extent of testing backlogs, govt's rationale behind tobacco ban

D-Day looms for SA Express unless last-minute 'miracle' saves it, MPs hear

Lesotho: New Leader Faces Enormous Hurdles

Western Australia vows to fix royalty rates for industrial minerals

Ministers open on subsidies as freedom looms

Poll pain: Labor on the nose in Queensland, WA

New Zealand
New Zealand’s newest apple variety is popular among Chinese consumers

Lemonade apples from New Zealand making their way into North America

New Zealand's Synlait cuts dairy price forecast as COVID-19 stokes uncertainty

PM's wriggle room on moving to alert level 1 early; Global cases set to hit 6m

Property giant puts $500m development on hold

Minister's office 'not interested' in wage subsidy fraud figures

Reserve Bank predicts largest GDP fall in 160 years

Consumer: Air NZ Sits On Millions From Cancelled Flights

Papua New Guinea
Drones to help patrol PNG border

The Chinese mechanic who secretly led a 40-year Melanesian revolution

World Summary Blog

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