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Canada
With Merkel leaving, Trudeau positions himself as new ‘Dean’ of G-7

'Serious conflict of interest': Officer who golfed with Vance has power to direct military police investigations

MPs accused of 'secret law making' in rush to pass controversial C-10 broadcasting bill

Tories allege 'insider access and backroom dealing' after lobbying watchdog clears spouse of Trudeau’s chief of staff

Canada pays final homage to family killed in truck attack

Canadian institute launches nuclear hydrogen feasibility study

Records, oral history shed light on how some students at Kamloops residential school lived and died

Sask., N.B. close in on COVID-19 vaccination thresholds for reopening

USA
Biden rallies western allies in global ‘contest’ against autocrats

US CDC removes 150K deaths from VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) database

US: 60 million J&J vaccine doses from troubled plant can’t be used

Across US West, drought arriving dangerously early

Fed explores ‘once in a century’ bid to remake the U.S. dollar

Journalist Who Broke 'Tarmac Meeting' Story About Clinton Found Dead, Presumably Committed Suicide

Mexico
Evidence in Mexico serial killer's house suggests 17 victims

Hurricane center monitors two tropical disturbances by Gulf of Mexico and Carolinas coastlines

Huge sinkhole on Mexican farm is growing larger

Daughter of Jalisco cartel boss sentenced to 2 1/2 years

2 Mexicans dead, US tourist wounded in Cancún beach shooting

López Obrador should seize Mexico’s big opportunity

Mexico and U.S. said to be negotiating end to border restrictions, with vaccination requirements

Guatemala
‘Huge step’: Relatives of Guatemala disappeared hope for justice

5.4-magnitude quake hits 14 km SSE of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala -- USGS

El Salvador
Is El Salvador’s Bitcoin embrace a cold shoulder to the US?

Nicaragua
MIGOB, UAF train NGOs in Nicaragua on money laundering

Panama
Panama spread hits all-time high as shippers flee to east coast

Panama, China hold film day to celebrate 4th anniversary of bilateral ties

Cuba
Canadian medical donation arrives in Cuba

Belgian associations call for Biden to lift US blockade against Cuba

Haiti
Spike in violence in Haiti puts patients, staff, and medical activities at risk

Venezuela
ALBA-TCP denounces financial blockade of Venezuela

COVID-19 Worsens Venezuela Displacement Crisis

Iran and Venezuela are testing Biden with suspected weapons transfer

Colombia
Colombia removes statues of Columbus and Spanish queen after attacks

Colombia’s former president asks forgiveness for mass killing of civilians

Colombia’s COVID deaths reach new record high

Colombia desperately implies peaceful protesters were armed to the teeth

Colombia: Water cannon deployed to disperse protesters in Bogota

Ecuador
JetBlue Wins Ecuador Fight Against Eastern Airlines

Quake info: Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 51 km west of Manta Ecuador

Peru
Meet Peru's lawmakers for 2021-2026 legislative term

Peru: Vaccination of people aged 58-59 on the way

Peru: Get to know Sundays' COVID-19 restrictions in Lima and Callao

Peru: Citizens march through Lima streets

Peru: Central Bank keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.25%

Bolivia
Bolivia received 22.5 tons of medical oxygen from Brazil

Bolivia ex-president marks three months in pre-trial detention

Brazil
Bolsonaro fined for flouting mask order at motorcycle rally

Hosts Brazil win Copa America opener

Bolsonaro Appoints Marcelo Crivella to Be Ambassador to South Africa

Bolsonaro Says that Brazil's Minister of Health Is Preparing to Recommend No Masks for The Vaccinated and already Infected

Bolsonaro Challenges Barroso and Says that If Congress Approves, 'We Will Have a Paper Ballot and That's It'

Argentina
Spain Has More “Disappeared” People Than Chile And Argentina Put Together.

Alberto blunders into a political minefield

A crypto-revolution in Argentina

Argentine Government further restricts flights amid Covid ‘Delta’ variant fears

Paraná’s historic low levels test Argentina’s agriculture trade

Chile
With nearly 60% of their population vaccinated, why is Chile’s Covid rate surging?

Only Chile and Poland have less public trust in government than Belgians

Asia
Japan
Four Toshiba executives ousted after emergency board meeting

Draft plan boosts legal powers for handling pandemics in Japan

Japan’s big bet on hydrogen

ANA begins on-site vaccinations, the first among Japanese firms

Toshiba to drop two board members as shareholders demand action

Japan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in Tokyo and Osaka on June 21

Japan universities rush to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Japan welcomes German and French commitment to Indo-Pacific

Suga and Moon exchange greetings on fringes of G7 summit

S. Korea
Moon joins G-7 summit, vows financial support for global vaccine supply

South Korean shipbuilders unveil competing carrier designs

Mongolia
Mongolia's daily COVID-19 cases top 2000

China
G7 singles out China, calls for respect for rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

CPC leadership in advancing 'one country, two systems'

Soil erosion area in China drops by nearly 1M sq km

Gas explosion at market in Hubei province kills at least 12 people

G7 calls for new study into origins of Covid and voices concern on China

HK busts highest-value speedboat smuggling ring involving HK$120m

Guangzhou tests 16m people in 2 weeks; new tech helps find virus variants in one hour

Taiwan
Covid-19: Despite a surge in cases, Taiwan resists China’s vaccine diplomacy

McDonald's hit by data breaches in US, South Korea and Taiwan

Philippines
100-hectare Minglanilla reclamation project gets PRA nod

Philippines: Militant wanted for beheadings, 3 others killed

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in the Philippines

Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day

Vietnam
Viêt Nam reports 194 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

Bình Dương IPs tighten COVID prevention measures

Obesity recorded in over 40% of Vietnam’s urban elementary school students: survey

Laos
Laos, Chinese medics provide free cataract surgery

Suffer the children: Laos does little to tackle child labor

Thailand
Thailand struggles to contain a new coronavirus wave

Bangkok: Thailand's cosmopolitan capital where the past races into the future

Thailand: Betting amounting to tens of billions of baht expected during Euro 2020

Thailand struggles to contain a new coronavirus wave

Cambodia
Cambodia limits US diplomat's scrutiny of controversial naval base

Highest ever COVID death day for Cambodia as cases go past 38000 mark

Cambodia rejects “fake news” allegations that China is harvesting data via Cambodia's “Stop Covid” QR code campaign

Malaysia
US charges Jho Low and ex-Fugee with 1MDB back-channel lobbying

Civil societies welcome Malaysia's plans to adopt hybrid Parliament, citing successful rollout in the UK

Malaysian employers urge Putrajaya to set up Covid vaccine research centre

Lorry driver fined for transporting 48 Covid-positive workers

Kedah Forestry Dept: No logging at Puncak Janing Forest Eco Park

EMCO at several localities in Sabah, Sarawak from June 15, says senior minister

Deputy minister: No report received on vegetable price hike in Malaysia

Tajuddin: Don’t push for GE15 to be held amid Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore
Singapore offshore-listed companies consider 'homecoming

Indonesia
No report of damages after Meulaboh quake: disaster mitigation agency

Awaiting endgame for Papua, West Papua's lingering problems

Thohir urges SOEs to empower students and women

Govt to complete new Demangan watergate construction by end of 2021

Myanmar
Striking Myanmar Medics Face up to Six Years in Jail

Bangladesh
Bangladesh panel wants female officials barred from guard of honour for dead war veterans

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation launches Grievances Redress System

How Bangladesh became a global paragon of economic development – and 11 other weekend reads

Nepal
Nepal's wild elephants are also on the move

World Bank approves $60m to strengthen Nepal's higher education

Covid-19 Nepal: Govt receives medical aid from Slovenia, Austria and Malta

India
India’s biggest domestic airline braces for third Covid wave

India’s Covid surge shows why world may not reopen at once: Chinese expert

Thrikkakara cooperative hospital to launch major expansion project

Indian Covid variant could be the dominant strain in the US within a week

PM Modi to address virtual high-level UN meet on desertification, land degradation, drought today

Married to 39, patriarch of world’s ‘largest family’ dies

‘Road through Corbett-Rajaji corridor to hit wildlife habitat’

Sri Lanka
Avoiding Necrocapitalism in Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zones

Sri Lanka : President justifies fuel price increase as a key factor in a common strategy to strengthen the local economy

Sri Lanka's tourism industry crisis worsens

Central Asia & Middle East
Pakistan
Pakistani, Indian exporters agree to share Basmati rice ownership

‘Rental spokesperson’ trying to secure his job, PPP hits back at Fawad

PML-N accuses govt of imposing presidential system

Fawad slams Sindh govt for ‘zero development’ despite being given funds

Afghanistan
Severe drought threatens three million Afghans

7 killed in explosions hitting public mini-buses in Afghan capital

Meet the Afghan Canadian artist who created this year’s World Refugee Day emoji

Kabul neighbourhood, home to Hazaras, stunned by wave of attacks

Kazakhstan
German Works Display Kazakhstan of 145 Years Ago and Now

Kazakhstan building vegetable oil extraction plant

Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz speaker and Kazakh FM discuss removing barriers at state border

Kyrgyzstan considers issue of weapons to residents to protect border regions

Tajikistan
Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 46 km northwest of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan after midnight

Uzbekistan
Uzbek Leader Visits Tajikistan To Cement New Relationship

Uzbekistan ratifies two international conventions

Armenia
Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange detainees for mine maps

Iran
US Fears Russia's Advanced Satellite System Will Boost Iran's Military Surveillance Ability - Report

Iraq
Strengthening relations between Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan

KRG Health Minister: COVID-19 herd immunity requires 80 percent of public to be vaccinated

Erbil to host 2nd annual international fair on information technology

Iraq opens mass grave to identify Daesh victims

Syria
'They Are All The Same to Him': Watch Biden Confuse Syria and Libya Multiple Times During G7 Speech

Turkey
Erdoğan, Biden to address number of issues

Hesso: Intra Kurdish fighting is more dangerous than Turkish attacks

Turkey's Erdoğan meets Hungarian, Lithuanian leaders in Brussels

Zhaparov meets with Chairman of Turkey’s Grand National Assembly Mustafa Shentop

Turkey should pull troops from Afghanistan under 2020 accord -Taliban spokesman

S-400s, F-35s & Armenian Genocide: Erdogan Urges Biden to Use Upcoming Meeting to Resolve Disputes

Lebanon
Abdel Samad partakes in a webinar on e-learning: Corona pandemic turned some challenges into opportunities

Abu Shakra to NNA: Fuel to be distributed tomorrow, state must decide whether to lift or rationalize subsidies

Jumblatt: Lift subsidies, support public transportation

Lebanon's currency plumbs new record lows as crisis deepens

Israel
End of era in Israel as Netanyahu is ousted

Abstention of Ra'am MK reduces majority to just one seat

Full text: PM-to-be Bennett presents gov’t ‘that will work for the sake of all’

Palestine
Local NGO holds online workshop for traumatised Palestinian children, caregivers

Hamas: ‘Striking All of Israel’ Still an Option

Jordan
Jordan begins trial of former royal court chief on charges

King: Citizens must be reassured political reform programmes follow set timeline

‘Jordan represents a model in co-existence’

SSC levels sedition charges against Sharif Hassan Bin Zeid, Awadallah

Oman
Oman to conduct survey of cellphone and landline users

Northern winds lead mercury to shoot up in Oman

Qatar
Qatari Envoy Urges IAEA to Monitor Israeli Nuclear Activities, Inspect Their Reactors0

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia allows 60,000 vaccinated residents on Hajj, bars foreigners again

Belarus, Arab League agree on visit of AOAD head

U. A. E.
Tax or no tax, UAE aims to remain magnet for investors

UAEU at Expo 2020 applies Piscine Method, first in UAE, to shortlist applicants

Dubai Economy, Dubai Business Women Council highlight incentives for businesswomen

Europe
United Kingdom
UK bank office return plans hang in the balance

UK-EU sausage spat sizzles on final day of G7 summit

Johnson accuses EU of infringing on 'UK integrity' over N Ireland

Ireland
European Union’s view of Northern Ireland ‘offensive,’ Britain says

Ireland to consider additional restrictions on travel from Britain

Group dedicates 700-pound Celtic cross, made in Ireland, for those who died in the pandemic

Portugal
Campaign to get Portugal on the UK green list

Why is testing reducing in Portugal?

SATA boosts inter-island flights and from Lisbon to Pico and Faial

Portugal: Orange weather warning for thunderstorms

Spain
Spain's right wing rejects any pardons for Catalan leaders

Discovery of girl’s body prompts nationwide protests in Spain

France
France to Carry Out Major Overhaul of its Sahel Operation

France ends West African Barkhane military operation

Belgium
Johnson accuses EU of infringing on ‘UK integrity’ over N Ireland

BNP under fire from Europe’s top wine exporter over lossmaking forex trades

ECB says 'too early' to remove support despite rebound

Odds of settling US-EU trade rifts? Hope may outrun progress

Biden arrives in Belgium ahead of NATO summit

Netherlands
Cubans in the Netherlands condemn resolution of European Parliament

Germany
Greens vow to turn Germany into ‘socio-ecological economy’

Mask-free warm vibes among leaders at 2021 G7 Summit

Merkel looking forward to 'working closely' with Israel's Bennett

Denmark
Denmark, Germany mark centennial of Danish reunification

Denmark's Christian Eriksen Is Stable and Talking to Friends

Austria
Austria's AT&S plans $2 bln investment in Malaysian plant

Racist, sexist messages trip up Austrian judge at center of Kurz scandal

Switzerland
Swiss reject synthetic pesticide ban

Biden Seeks Separate Pressers at Geneva Meeting With Putin to Avoid 'Embarrassment'

Italy
Italy: Gunman kills man and 2 boys, found dead near Rome

Italian TV employees suspected of thieving dozens of works of art

Slovenia
Flydubai becomes first UAE airline to offer non-stop flights to Slovenia

Slovenia aiming for progress on digital services, AI

Montenegro
Montenegro has no plan to sell state property to ease debt - report

Greece
Communist parties of Greece, Hungary, France express solidarity with Belarus

‘Americans are heaven for us’: the surge in US visitors throwing Greece a lifeline

Greece: Four Afghan migrants jailed over Moria camp fire

Bulgaria
Bulgaria: Election Campaign for Snap Parliamentary Elections on July 11, Has Started

Chief Health Inspector Kunchev: High Mortality Rate from Covid-19 in Bulgaria Must Be Analysed

Bulgaria: More Details from Laura Kovesi Press Conference

Bulgarian MEP Radan Kanev: Mobile Workers’ Rights Are Underprotected

CITUB: Minimum Wage in Bulgaria to Become BGN 764 in 2022

Romania
President of Competition Council: 2020, clearly different year; our economy has performed surprisingly well

CNCAV: Over 960,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to arrive in Romania on Monday and Tuesday

Chief of Defense Staff: Romanian Army, to carry out defense operations in case of invocation of NATO Article 5

Hungary
'The Underhanded Sale Of Our Sovereignty': How China Became An Election Issue In Hungary

Opposition forces U-turn on Chinese campus in Hungary

Hungary proposes new legislation banning LGBTQ+ content from school curriculums

Slovakia
Further education gives hope, but not to people in Slovakia

Bratislava’s growth cannot be stopped, but it can be regulated

Czech Republic
Slovakian Hungarians' Martyr János Esterhazy Commemorated in Czechia

Czech Senate Calls For Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

Czech health ministry recommends AstraZeneca, J&J jabs only for over-60s

Bulgaria and Czech Republic Probe into Arms Depots Blasts Together

Poland
New shipment of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines reaches Poland

Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO, EU summits

Ukraine
Zelensky to participate in 'Ukraine 30. Economy without oligarchs' forum on Tuesday

Kuleba: No attempts to agree on agenda for Zelensky-Putin meeting, but meeting's place not discussed yet

Ukraine, Hungary mutually recognize COVID-19 vaccination certificates – Kuleba

IMF still waiting for much more progress by Ukraine before second SBA tranche – fund

Fall of Ukraine's GDP slows to 0.2% in four months – Economy Ministry

Govt appoints official investigation on Energoatom head Kotin

Belarus
What Will Happen If Lukashenka Regime Is Disconnected From SWIFT?

Belarus President Property Management Directorate head's resignation accepted

Russia
Putin expects Biden summit to restore contacts and establish dialogue

BREST Fast Neutron Reactor: Russia Offers a New Nuclear Paradigm for Sustainable Development

Demand for Private Jets Surges as Rich Russians Skirt Pandemic Rules to Holiday in Europe

A Russian Jehovah’s Witness Vows to Keep Worshipping Despite Crackdown

Georgia
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg expects upcoming summit to reaffirm support for Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine, Georgia

Lithuania
Lithuania aims to boost multiple sectors at Dubai Expo 2020

Estonia
Estonian NOC signs €2.7 million sponsorship deals for new Olympic cycle

Finland
Finland's local elections a test for nation's young leader

IT experts criticise Finland's patchwork cyber security

Finns elect members of municipal bodies

Sweden
Tallinn-Stockholm cruises resume as Estonia eases more restrictions

Africa
Egypt
Seeders Capital is Creating Zero Pollution Zones for Egypt's Vision 2030 Sustainability Strategy

Hot weather across Egypt for Monday

Egypt's PM follows up road, main axes upgrading schemes in Giza Governorate

Egypt's Banque Misr applies on licenses to operate in Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya

Libya
Libya and Tunisia launch of joint customs system at Ras Ajdir border

Mellitah increases production at Al-Bouri offshore field by 1,210 bpd

Libyan government to support local manufacturing

Tunisia
Violent protests over police abuses continue in Tunisian capital

Satellite-tracked turtle ends up in Tunisia after 300-day journey

Minister of Trade & Tunisian counterpart review the preparations for the Joint Committee meeting

Tunisia starts wheat harvesting

Algeria
Algeria cancels France 24’s operating license: State media

Islamist party makes early victory claim in Algeria election

Algerians shun parliamentary election under protest boycott

Algeria's Early Parliamentary Elections Marred by Arrests

Morocco
Morocco 'Halts' Negotiations For Renewal of Spain-Algeria Pipeline Gas Concession

SPLA carries out new attacks against Moroccan occupation forces

ISACOM "welcomes decision of European Parliament condemning Morocco"

Sierra Leone
Chinese official viciously attacks African staff in Sierra Leone; viral video condemned

Chinese-funded harbour in Sierra Leone stirs environmental fears

Cote dIvoire
Ivory Coast opens counter-terrorism academy in partnership with France

Burkina Faso
Solhan massacre exposes failure to tackle Sahel crisis

Mali
Two Mali soldiers in ambush by suspected jihadists

Niger
Niger: Attack on Seini Oumarou’s home kills guard

Niger IDP camps increase to 20

Niger: Machine-gun attack on Seini Oumarou’s home kills guard

Nigeria
June 12: Nigerians Stage Protests Nationwide

Legislature, Judiciary Paralysed in Nigeria, Says Afe Babalola

Anambra Guber: Uncertainty in PDP as Court Dissolves Congresses

One killed, 10 kidnapped in Nigerian school raid

Chad
African Union And Chad Junta Seek Peaceful Transition Of Power

Sudan
UN agencies in Sudan reach conflict-affected communities in non-government-controlled areas for first time in a decade

Eritrea
Somalia appoints team to investigate complaints over soldiers training in Eritrea

Ethiopia
Ethiopia to vaccinate two million people against cholera in Tigray region

UN agencies concerned by looming famine in northern Ethiopia, call for urgent life-saving action to avert it

Ethiopia to vaccinate two million people against cholera in Tigray region

US pushes UN Security Council to publicly address Ethiopia’s Tigray

Somalia
Somalia, UNICEF, ILO pledge more efforts to end child labor

Residents of Mogadishu and surrounding areas meet for peacebuilding dialogue

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, ILO and UNICEF commit to ending Child Labour in Somalia

Somalia: Inside Farmajo's failed Foreign Policy

Kenya
A packed funeral, a rollicking bullfight and a message for Kenya’s police: ‘Corona can’t stop culture’

Kenya's tea exports post Q1 growth

Three meetings held in Mount Kenya to lay strategy for the presidency

Uganda
The anatomy of corruption in Uganda

A Nile crocodile believed to be over 75 years old, named after Osama Bin Laden has terrorised villagers of Lugana, wiping out a tenth of its population.

New licensing roadmap set as Uganda woos oil investors

Angola
World heritage site in Angola is at risk

WHO Angola supports the Education sector to improve School

Rwanda
Rwanda: Ex-Ministers Shyaka, Gashumba Appointed Ambassadors

Rwanda: Curfew to Start At 9 PM, Places of Worship and Public Offices to Function At 30% Capacity

World Blood Donor Day 2021 Host Nation: From Rwanda to the Netherlands

Tanzania
Tanzania to refine 970 kilograms of gold per day

Tanzania to Add Gold to Reserves, Resume $3 Billion Iron Project

Tanzania must change ways of empowering the youth: call

Tanzania turns to IMF loan, boosts government spending by 4%

Mozambique
Insecurity in northern Mozambique continues to forcibly displace thousands

Close to 10000 Mozambicans fleeing violence forcibly removed from Tanzania - U.N.

Insecurity in northern Mozambique continues to forcibly displace thousands

Madagascar
Skyrocketing Food Insecurity And Malnutrition A Cause For Concern In Madagascar

Zimbabwe
'Zimbabwe's Economy is Set for Recovery, but Key Risks Remain'

Zimbabwe: Doubt Over Commission's Ability to Rein in Rogue Army, Police Elements

Botswana
Southern Africa: The Sex Organs of Baobab Flowers May Solve the Puzzle of Trees That Bear More Fruit

Namibia
Namibia can export electricity to southern, eastern African states: official

Namibia's Green Energy Prospects

South Africa
South African Ingonyama Trust to Pay Back Money to Land Tenants

South African Covid-19 Infections Surge Amid Third Infection Wave

Ramaphosa: Biden has agreed to channel Pfizer vaccine donations to SA 'as soon as possible'

Provincial health departments a cesspool of irregular expenditure, Zweli Mkhize reveals

Mother elephant that charged bakkie was probably protecting a calf - game warden

Oceania
Australia
ABC’s reputation under scrutiny like never before

Bidding wars and cheap funding have deal making activity running at a frenetic pace, and bankers and lawyers are confident 2021 will set a record.

Telehealth boom brings holograms in focus

G7 fails on solid coal message but worries are building for Morrison

Australia has 38GW of green hydrogen in pipeline, but major cost falls needed

New Zealand
Education: Lincoln, Auckland And Canterbury Lift In World Uni Rankings

Trade: EU And UK FTAs Top Of List For First Ministerial Trip Since COVID-19

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