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Morneau advisers urge sweeping changes to cope with looming tech disruption

Why the world is agog over Canadian home prices and debt: A special report

Most mental-health patients don’t get timely psychiatric care in Ontario, study finds

Alberta's power grid to get green boost as auction bidders revealed

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires

Legal marijuana deadline may be up in smoke as Tory senators stall bills

Ottawa's tax changes threaten to swamp the court, chief justices warn

NY Police Responding to Reports of Explosion

Official: Device explodes on NYC subway platform

Trump records robocall for Roy Moore ahead of Alabama election

US military operations overseas lead resurgence of global arms sales

Asian community members in San Francisco mark 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre

Hidden keylogger found on HP laptops

Bernie Sanders leads Democrats calling for Donald Trump to resign over sexual harassment allegations

Alleged INF Treaty Violation U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

Mexico: Campaign heats up as 2018 election looms

Venezuela's ruling party wins big in mayoral elections

Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

Venezuela’s ruling party wins big in local elections

Kuwaiti, Japanese auditors eye closer ties

Japan: Cabinet to OK plan to deploy 2 'Aegis Ashore' ballistic missile defense systems

Hepatitis B victims win vaccination redress from state over relapses

Suspected serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi served second murder warrant

Tokyo subway tests messaging system to help pregnant women secure seats

Nuclear weapons ban campaigners accept Nobel Peace Prize at time of atomic strife

Six municipalities across Japan picked as 'inclusive society host towns' for Olympics

Nikkei hits 26-year closing high on firmer U.S. equities

N. Korea
South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

North Korea's 130kg leader's spotless black shoes untouched after he 'climbed' to the top of 2,777m mountain

S. Korea
Wavering US Olympic Commitment Worries South Korea

South Korean president's envoy in Lebanon

Guarantor of Olympic Peace: South Korea Wants Putin in Pyeongchang

S. Korea's on-year exports per working day rise 12.6% between December 1 and 10th

Washington waiting for Seoul's approval on Victor Cha as U.S. ambassador to S. Korea: sources

China weaponizing social media ‘to infiltrate European parliaments’ – German spy agency

Chinese electric car maker to put 'Weltmeister' on road next year

Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative

Mutual trust key to improving Sino-US relations: panel

AIIB's first loan to China aims at natural gas facility

IMF warns on brewing risks in China's financial system

China Now Has The World's Biggest Camera Surveillance Network

Taiwan asks Japan for support in seeking membership of CPTPP

Visiting AIT chairman given explanation of transitional justice

Burning 'tyrant': Thousands denounce Duterte's human right violations in Philippines

Philippines' Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

At Sereno impeachment hearing, divisions among justices go on full display

Japan study says Philippines loses P4.1B daily over traffic

HCM Communist Youth Union convenes national congress

Đà Nẵng beaches face worst erosion in decades

ASEAN Hipfest 2017 held in Ho Chi Minh City

EU resumes contacts ‘at all levels’ with Thailand 3 years after military coup

‘Premium gold’ marijuana haul seized in Nakhon Phanom

DTAC asked to explain outrageous phone charge and SIM cards seizure

Govt thanks Chuan for his advice

GLO to issue five-ticket lottery sets middle of next year

US to Help Cambodia Preserve Khmer Rouge Victims' Belongings

Trump pressured Cambodia on deportations

Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security

Indonesians burn Israeli, US flags in 4th day of Jerusalem protests

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar's armed forces

Govt issues gazette on disciplinary rules for lower court judges

10 Biman staff get bail in PM plane glitch case

Trade between Russia & India up 22% this year

Indian police arrest French journalist for filming in Kashmir

India's Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

Rahul Gandhi officially named Congress chief

Centre identifies 5 potential routes from B'luru for double-decker buses

Guj polls: Manmohan asks Modi to apologise for Pak conspiracy

Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat election: Modi

US Petcoke Industry to Lose Big Bucks as India Decides to Ban Imports

Middle East
Iran envoy calls for broadening the scope of ties with Pakistan

Int'l cultural, food festival held in Pakistan with Iran’s participation

K-P Assembly resolution calls upon Muslim countries to 'financially boycott' US

Russia, India, China Set For Talks In New Delhi On Security, Trade, Afghanistan

US airstrike leaves 3 ISIS militants dead in East of Afghanistan

Afghan Army kills 76 Taliban militants in 5 days

Afghanistan calls for snapping ties with US

Chairwoman of High Attestation Commission of Kyrgyzstan appointed

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan sure that Kulmatov to cope with tasks at SCS

Almaz Kenenbayev becomes Speaker of Bishkek City Council

More than 300 suicide attempts among adolescents detected in Osh

Zheenbekov: Terrorism and extremism remain the most urgent threats for Kyrgyz Republic

Ambassador Eiji Taguchi considers Armenia’s multi-vector policy advantage for Japanese companies

“Power was formed in polling stations” – Opposition Yelk bloc accepts ruling party’s authority

Syrian-Armenian refugee establishes beauty product business in Yerevan, eyes int’l markets

Armenia 4th country in Europe with lowest average salaries: study

Armenia's digital diplomacy named the best in the region: DDR17

UK Parliament hosts celebration of 20th anniversary of Anglo-Azerbaijani Society

President Aliyev receives delegation of Russian State Duma

Belarus keen to open Trade House in Azerbaijan

BP to launch project on employment for disabled people in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani banks offer to exempt insolvent borrowers from taxes

Envoy: France will continue efforts towards resolving Karabakh conflict

Foreign diplomats in Azerbaijan, journalists, heads of int’l organizations visit Tartar district

Caspian Sea convention almost finalized: FM spox

US responsible for any regional conflict: Iran defense minister

Iran ready to export 100 MW of electricity to Pakistan’s Gwadar: Iranian diplomat

Tehran won't allow India to use Chabahar port to undermine Pakistan, say Iranian diplomats

American Diplomat: US Looks to Counter Iran in Post-war Iraq

Iraqi Shiite Cleric Urges Fighters to Disarm After IS Defeat

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urges militias to disarm after ISIS defeat

US-backed Syrian forces & Iraq military create joint center to protect border - SDF

Putin Visits Syria, Announces Russian Troop Withdrawal

Putin orders Russian troop pull-out of Syria

Putin Orders Russian Military to Withdraw During Surprise Syria Visit

Putin in Syria to order start of pullout

Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province

Turkish air strikes kill 17 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq: army

Istanbul Nightclub Massacre Suspect Goes On Trial

Jumblatt: Lebanon has survived storm owing to national unity, international support

Aoun meets head of IMF mission

Aoun receives letter from South Korean counterpart

EU to Netanyahu: Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States

Emergency chemical attack drill carried out in Israel’s London embassy

EU's Mogherini condemns 'all attacks on Jews everywhere'

Liberman slams 'religious coercion,' vows to vote against minimarkets bill

Arab Parliament chief says Palestinian statehood needs to happen

Palestinians search for allies on Jerusalem issue

Hamas: 'Coming days will prove enemy's great error'

Jordan MPs to review peace treaty, agreements with Israel

Jordan: House committee to revisit peace pact with Israel

Formation of the new Kuwaiti Cabinet announced

His Highness the Amir patronizes event on Oman, region's history

Saudi Arabia
OPEC price up to USD 61.03 pb

Saudi Arabia to allow movie theatres after decades-long ban

Human Rights Watchdog calls for punishment of Saudi authorities

Iran Reveals 2 Conditions for Restoring 'Good Relations' With Saudi Arabia

U. A. E.
Kono seeks renewal of UAE oil field contracts in talks in Abu Dhabi

UN: 'Stupid war' on Yemen harming Saudi Arabia, UAE

Iran not interfering in Yemen: FM Spokesman

Yemen rebels disrupt Internet nationwide: rights group, residents

Guterres: Stop the 'stupid war' in Yemen

United Kingdom
Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

Iran, UK ties based on mutual respect: FM Spox

'Taken out of context' - David Davis insists UK remains committed to no hard Irish border

Britain will not pay a penny to leave the EU if there is no deal, May tells MPs

'Absolute chaos' - Commuters blast new Luas Cross City line for causing major traffic delays

Now Leaving Cert students can get CAO points in sport, dance

Ireland: Teachers urge ban on energy drinks for under-16s

Concerns rural residents are 'taking home security lightly'

Bad weather cancels half a dozen flights to and from Lisbon

Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts

Healthcare funding slashed in Catalonia during independence push

Protests as medieval treasures removed from Catalan museum

Spanish MEP calls Belgian Interior Minister a “neo-fascist”

Macron Presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem

Hundreds of Thousands of Households in Western Europe were Left Without Electricity due to Snowstorms

Brexodus: Brits in rush to move to France before Brexit day

Paris threatens Airbnb with court over breach of new rules

Paris commuters and airport passengers to be hit by train strike

France to ban mobile phones in schools

25 EU member states agree to boost defence coop.

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

Scores rally against Netanyahu visit to Brussels

Belarus-EU partnership priorities almost coordinated

Twenty-five EU states sign PESCO defense pact

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

Germany ‘ashamed’ over anti-Semitic protests against Israel

China Refutes Allegations of Using Social Networks to Spy on Germans

Sun and wet weather to dominate wintry Danish week

Denmark gets budget but coalition party leaves room for doubt

Austrian far-right leader sympathetic to Israel on Jerusalem recognition

Fire tears through passenger train at Milan Central station in Italy

Man who drove into Italian Christmas market wanted to 'kill indiscriminately'

Italian fund denies seeking to raise stake in Aston Martin

Greece, Romania, Bulgaria support Serbia's EU bid

EU To Open New Negotiation Chapters With Montenegro, Serbia

Greece: No trolley bus services from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday as staff strike

Gov't mediator's arms ended up with ISIS, ND claims

US Ambassador to Greece hails NY business forum as chance to advance trade agenda

Greek industrial output up 0.5 pct y/y in October

Bulgaria discovers it has enough bitcoins to pay off fifth of its debt

Bulgaria: Head of State Will Take Part in the Summit "One planet", Dedicated to Climate Change

A Major Breakdown of the Heat Supply Left the Southern Districts of Sofia without Heating

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov Will be on a Working Visit to London Today

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin

There are Reports of a Bomb in Israeli Embassy in Sofia

Trade deficit higher by almost 2.3 billion euro in first ten months

Romanians rally against proposed judicial reforms

‘Soros plan’ rejected by overwhelming majority in national consultation, state secretary says

Ex-PM Radičová appraised as influential female leader

Kiska must select constitutional judges but he has run out of options

Focus poll finds that Slovaks are unsatisfied with police uncovering corruption

New Polish gov’t to be appointed on Monday afternoon: president’s spokesman

Strong winds cut power, topple trees in southern Poland

'Sovereign, free, democratic Poland is our aim': ruling party chief

Four in ten Poles against Tusk returning to domestic politics: poll

Ukrainian FM condemns ‘provocation’ after Polish bus damaged near Lviv

Poland set to benefit from EU-Japan trade deal: expert

Saakashvili appears in court in Ukraine

UNIAN: Ukraine’s hryvnia weakens to euro on December 11

Snow cuts power in over 530 populated areas in Ukraine

Duda's Chancellery confirms his visit to Ukraine on Dec 13

Kyiv's debt for heating and hot water is UAH 4 bln

Belarus president makes new appointments in power-wielding agencies

Belarusian foreign minister mentions 90-day visa-free travel program as future possibility

Russian military chief warns Japan over U.S. exercises near Korean Peninsula

Top Russian senator rules out leaving Council of Europe

Russian central bank seen cutting rate to 8.00 percent on Friday

New CIS projects discussed in Moscow

Tymoshenko asks to release Saakashvili against her guarantees

Parliament Speaker: Election of President by 300-member Electoral College ‘Will Remain In Force’

Russian court sends Estonian businessman to jail for 12 years on spying charges

Swedish government debates MeToo days after first meeting between the groups involved

Unaccompanied minors risk falling through the cracks, Sweden's children's rights watchdog warns

Norway poised for a new government

Russia's Putin Lands in Egypt in Sign of Growing Ties

Russia Said to Be Ready to Sign Pact on Resuming Cairo Flights

Palestinian leader Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem

UN appeals for countries to take in 1,300 Libyan refugees

Tunisia not asked to mediate between Iran, KSA: FM Spokesman

The Search for Justice in Tunisia 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

‘All FETO-linked schools in Senegal now closed’

Burkina Faso
Kuwait: Parliament speaker congratulates Burkina Faso counterpart on Nat'l Day

Nigeria's Former Ruling Party Gets New Chairman

Nigeria: 'Nigerian Victims of Slavery Cannot Sue Libya'

Boris Johnson ‘pursuing trade relationship with corrupt Sudanese government’

Sudan: Court to Try 24 Women for Wearing Trousers

Foreign investors entering Kombolcha Industrial Park

Somalia, Djibouti Protest Against Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Somali guilty in Canada reporter's kidnap

Kenya: Issues Supreme Court Will Determine in Poll Petitions

Lunda Norte: Health minister confirms malaria outbreak in Cafunfo

Trade minister defends smooth Angola graduation at LDC

Tanzania: Former CCM youth organ’s top leader to be arraigned soon

TPSF keen on tax system consultations meeting

Mozambican Govt Cuts Privileges For Top Officials

South Africa
6,000 ISIS jihadists could return to Africa - AU•

Conference will go ahead, despite court challenge - Free State ANC

36 people dead in Listeriosis outbreak in SA

Shaun Abrahams extends Zuma's deadline for representations on corruption charges to end of January

South Africa's Zuma Gets Deadline Extension on Corruption Charges

Bitcoin futures ease after initial 22-per-cent surge

Melbourne couple allegedly kept woman as slave for eight years

'His political career is going nowhere': Labor colleagues turn on Dastyari

Australia gets its first same-sex wedding magazine

Deadly decisions: PSOs, police told to use fatal force

Turnbull risks his majority in bid to wound Shorten

Screws tighten on Sam Dastyari as Labor elders weigh in

Labor frontbencher says Dastyari should 'consider his position'

New Zealand
'Undue Panic': Meth Contamination Of Properties

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: PM Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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