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Trudeau defends summer jobs grant to anti-pipeline activists on free speech grounds

How the housing slowdown is taking the lustre off the whole Canadian economy

Liberals and NDP locked in bidding war for ‘Party of the Left’ title

Mortgage stress tests cut millennials’ homebuying power by $40,000

Union Station barriers erected in wake of Toronto van attack stir pushback, debate

McKenna extends olive branch to B.C. in Trans Mountain fight

B.C.’s pipeline reference case to argue science not settled on diluted bitumen

Liberals threaten to hold back arts funding under new anti-harassment policy

Canada developing quantum radar to detect stealth aircraft

Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

Macy's Debuts Muslim Designer's Modest Fashions

White House Doctor Withdraws Name to be Next Veterans Chief

Trump Lawyer Will Plead Fifth in Porn Star Case

EPA Chief Faces Questions About Spending, Ethics

Trump's upside-down diplomacy brings modest expectations to North Korea summits

Fiat Chrysler Profit Surges on Strong Sales of Jeeps, Pickups

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 1969

Tesla’s Autopilot Hit With More Turmoil as Leader Departs for Intel

Trump: Some Files on Kennedy Assassination to Remain Classified Until 2021

White House doctor withdraws as VA secretary nominee, says allegations against him ‘fabricated’

Ford Retreats From American Car Business in Penny-Pinching Push

US needs EU 'concessions' to extend steel, aluminum tariff exemptions: Trump aide

Armed assailant enters Iran office in US

US secretly tests nuclear-capable missile

John Bolton says National Security Council staff changes are coming, and some employees aren't happy

ex assault reports in military up 10 percent: report

Iran’s navy commander threatens to sink US ships

Caravan Migrants Gamble on US Entry

Chinese auto maker preparing to build US $2-billion plant

Police safeguard Mexico-Toluca train against community protest

Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches US border with Mexico

Deadly Nicaragua protests subside as talks mooted

Western Union Expands Digital Service to Panama and Jamaica

Barbados-Based Banking Subsidiary Caught up In Canadian Tax Avoidance Case

Violent rivals rush into FARC void in Colombia

Spanish police rescue Colombians kept in slave-like conditions on pig farm

Peru Ambassador presents credentials to South Korea President

UN Security Council: Peru highlights sustainable peace approach towards conflicts

Peru: Access reopens to Willkaraqay site in Machu Picchu

Indec: Average Household Needed AR $17,867.28 in March to Not Be Poor

Utility Hikes: Opposition Garners Quorum for Special Session, but Cambiemos Will Bury any Hope of Passing Bill

Okinawa Defense Bureau leaked tipoff that security firm inflated bills

Abe reflects on Diet confusion following political scandals

Over 40 Kobe Steel officials suspected to have been aware of data fabrications

60% opposed to amendment of Japan's Constitution under Abe

Sendai court blames lack of local government plan for deaths of school children in 2011 tsunami

Mount Io in Kyushu erupts for second time in a week, after stirring from 250-year dormancy

F-35s in Japan are still losing dogfights to F-15s sometimes — here's why

N. Korea
Countdown to historic meeting of Pres. Moon and Kim Jong-un

N. Korean leader sees off train carrying bodies of Chinese victims of bus crash

Trump says 3 or 4 dates possible for Kim Jong Un summit

Research finds N. Korea's nuclear site unusable

Japan deports North Koreans rescued from boat

S. Korea
China Anxious About Koreas Meeting

Reporters and media crews gather from around the globe to cover 2018 Inter-Korean summit

Kim Jong Un to walk across border with South for summit

Inter-Korean Summit Could Help South Korea Have Voice in Future Peace Talks

Samsung Electronics Q1 net profits up by more than half

Beijing car show focus on EVs spotlights growing importance of China market

Prominent Uyghur Scholar Detained in Xinjiang Capital Urumqi: Official

Hong Kong Candidates Opposed to One-Party Rule in China 'Should be Barred'

'Eradicate the tumours': Chinese civilians drive Xinjiang crackdown

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure

China rolls out fresh tax cuts to aid small businesses

China plans to give 'people's assessors' bigger role in court

Hand, foot and mouth disease kills 6 in China

Chinese project financing will dip to $906m in FY2018-19

US B-52 bombers fly close to Guangdong coast

Chinese military aircraft circle Taiwan in show of force

Military pension reform bill review stalled due to KMT boycott

Organizers suspend military pension reform protests

38 people killed in road accidents this year: Police

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

Duterte's trust rating slightly down in new SWS survey

Kuwait orders arrest of 3 Filipino diplomats, says DFA

Palace hopes Kuwait won’t turn back on OFW protection deal

Duterte charter body seeks ban on political ‘turncoatism’

Asia-Pacific Gateway submarine cable problem fixed

All roads leading to HCM City airport gridlocked ahead of long holiday

Singapore navy ship visits Đà Nẵng

Việt Nam demands China to cease illegal activities in Paracel and Spratly islands

Vietnam spends $11.6bn importing 528,000 cars over seven years

​Vietnamese gov’t warns against cult-like ‘Church of God’ religious society

​Vietnam's PV Power gets govt approval for 2 gas-fired energy plants

Lao leaders host Vietnamese National Assembly delegation

Laos: Thunderstorm blacks out parts of the capital

Anti asbestos workshop marks International Labour Day

Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first 'Elderly Games'

Thailand: FDA warns celebrities about 3 laws restricting

Ten-year Thai passports coming soon

Tourism chief demands Phi Phi clean up

Three Taiwanese get death for smuggling 1 ton of crystal meth

East Asia to dominate insurance: Allianz

Thailand’s press freedom ranking rose two spots to 140

Thai officials block launch of report on human rights abuses in Karen State

OCPB vows to deal with unscrupulous property owners

U.S.-Thai Anti-Submarine Exercise Kicks Off

Myanmar, Cambodia See Further Declines in Press Freedoms: Report

Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia

Cambodia: Man charged with forging ID cards for migrant workers

Malaysia: EC to remove names of deceased upon verification

Perlis BN offers five main thrusts in its GE14 Manifesto

Lembah Pantai folk not disappointed to see Nurul Izzah go

Malaysian hit said part of broad Mossad op against Hamas global training efforts

Barisan Nasional will deliver better results in GE14: PM Najib

​Singapore pledges to boost investment into Vietnam

Indonesia: Headscarved students banned from performing 'gambyong' dance

Bank Indonesia open to rate rises

Vice President Kalla promises shelter for Rohingya refugees in Aceh

Eco-park hopes to breed Humboldt penguins in Batu

Kachin CSOs Call on UN to Refer Myanmar to International Criminal Tribunal

Myanmar Authorities Prevent Family From Visiting Whistleblower Policeman

EU readies more sanctions against Myanmar

In Myanmar, hate speech runs deeper than Facebook

Modi didn’t say anything about polls: Quader

EU wants inclusive, credible polls in Bangladesh

BGB expresses grave concern over border killings

How a Swiss craft beer sparked a diplomatic spat with Nepal

India-China summit expected to ease tensions over border

Air India Sale Hits Roadblock Amid Government Restrictions

The Rupees Aren’t Fake, the News Reports Are

Arunachal: SSB trooper on patrol duty swept away by river2

'India and Saudi Arabia have very strong anti-terror cooperation'

Middle East
Official: Pakistan stands against US measures

Pakistani Foreign Minister disqualified to hold public office

Pakistan urges all parties to uphold JCPOA

We never said Pakistan has turned into the US economy: Ahsan Iqbal

365 days of political instability: Four disqualifications that shook Pakistan

Multiple suicide attacks in Pakistans's Quetta city

Afghan Journalist Shot Dead in Kandahar

Check post attack kills 14 ANA soldiers in N. Afghanistan

NATO Chief Says Alliance Could Help With Afghan Election Security

Eastern Afghan Deputy Governor Killed By Taliban

Kyrgyzstan and its government: New names, old faces, uncertain future

Kyrgyz Investigators Question Ex-PM Isakov Days After Dismissal

Muftiyat of Kyrgyzstan starts preparations for holy fast of Muslims - Orozo

Bolot Suyumbaev, Isabek Sultanaliev dismissed after 10 days in office

Jeenbekov: It is impossible to achieve big goals, without unity between tbranches of power

Armenians Slap Down Power Grabber

Armenian Revolution: Russian influence to remain amid power shift

Russia Hopes Armenia Can Solve Problems Via Dialogue – Foreign Ministry

Armenia's Parliament To Vote For New Prime Minister On May 1

Cabinet meeting didn’t discuss possibility of state of emergency, says acting finance minister

‘I’m not going to respond to proposal of any position’ – acting minister Tonoyan

Russian, Armenian FMs mull situation on contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops

Ilham Aliyev: Double standards approach to bloody conflicts hinders prevention of terrible disasters

President Ilham Aliyev meets with British MPs

Macron: Trump Likely to Pull US Out of Iran Deal

Tehran warns US of nuclear deal pullout

Israel to strike any Iran ‘military foothold’ in Syria - defense minister•

Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrests British-Iranian professor — the latest dual citizen detained since nuclear deal

Iran Supreme Leader urges Muslims to stand against US

Iraqi MP calls for regional meeting with participation of Iran

Iran orders providers to stop hosting Telegram App

Iraq Sentences 2 More Russian Women for Their Ties to Islamic State

Kuwait Red Crescent launches shelter for Syrian orphans in Turkey

Global donors pledge US$4.4 billion in Syria aid, short of UN needs

Israeli Envoy to UN Claims Iran Recruted Over 80,000 Muslim Fighters in Syria

Iran FM: Foreign interventions will delay peace in Syria

UN: 80% of buildings destroyed in Raqqa city

Syrian forces advance against militants in Damascus area

Syria shot down 46 US missiles: Russia

Saudi Arabia to send Syrians an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid

China calls for anti-terrorism and ceasefire in Syria

Commander: Iran ready for defensive interaction with Turkey

Azerbaijan passed grandiose path of development for 15 years of Ilham Aliyev’s presidency - Erdogan

Gül’s nomination as presidential candidate was ‘project’

Turkey eyes revival of EU-OIC mechanism for Jerusalem

Turkish court sentences Cumhuriyet journalists to jail time

Turkish, Russian, Iranian FMs to meet in Moscow

Locusts swarm Mardin farm lands

Turkey electoral board: 11 parties to run in June polls

Nearly 50 FETÖ suspects detained in operations across Turkey

Four PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey’s Hakkari

Turkish president signs election harmonization bill

Bassil: International community must cease encouraging Syrians to stay in Lebanon

Energy, Finance Ministers tasked with negotiating Deir Ammar power plant's upgrade: Abi Khalil

Contract workers stage sit-in in front of Information Ministry

Juan Hbeish says will not comply with Mashnouq summons over presenting 'Keserwan Key' to Hezbollah candidate

Derian meets UAE Ambassador

Siniora tackles overall situation with Kuwaiti ambassador

9 youths critically hurt, 1 missing in Dead Sea flooding

Israeli UN envoy reveals images of downed Iranian offensive drone

Liberman: If Iran strikes Tel Aviv, Israel will hit Tehran

UNRWA concerned about escalation of fighting and fate of Palestine refugees in Yarmouk

Palestinian convicted of attempt to bomb Jerusalem light rail

Hamas claims to be embracing ‘nonviolence’ through deadly border protests

King checks on progress in port relocation, tourism projects in Aqaba

Fakhoury calls for ‘new mechanisms’ to enhance aid to Jordan, reduce interest rates

'Too many Syrian refugees in Jordan at risk of remaining excluded from development'

Jordan: Tax revenues ratio to GDP ‘relatively low’

Teacher leaders, MPs exchange accusations after Parliament brawl

CBOs meet potential donors at WANA’s civil society project

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled lectures on Kuwait's foreign policy

Industrial sector vital to Arab economic growth - Kuwaiti minister

KOC says oil leak at well site contained

Kuwait says development, human rights strongly akin to security

Kuwait to host GCC-European parliamentary meeting on April 29

Former Qatari detainee ‘was tortured in US jail’

Saudi Arabia
OAPEC Council of Ministers meets in Kuwait next week

48 decapitations in 4 months: Saudi executions persist despite MbS charm offensive

Saudi minister doubts that U.S. and Europe can agree on Iran deal

Riyadh governor launches SR3 billion educational projects in Saudi capital

Houthi militias deny 40 relief ships access to Hodeidah Port — Saudi-led coalition

Good governance a must to achieve economic goals, Saudi forum told

Saudi cyber security college signs MoU for US training

U. A. E.
No hyperloop line between Abu Dhabi-Dubai, RTA clarifies

US responsible for Yemeni official assassination

Yemeni ballistic missile targets Saudi base in Najran

United Kingdom
Britain honors Amb. Al-Duwaisan for his role in promoting ties

UK Labour Party Blames Conservatives for Surge in Violent Crime

Peugeot's UK Vauxhall car workers agree pay deal as dispute in Germany continues

Ankara accused of creating ‘climate of fear’ after coup bid

'Non!': French envoy walks out of EU Brexit talks held only in English

TSB chaos deepens as boss admits bank is 'on its knees' and unsure what caused its online problems

Gross breach of trust: fears for more women as new cancer test failures uncovered

'Faceless vulture funds hell-bent on destroying families,' says the IFA

Plans progress for new €23m primary and post-primary school in south Dublin suburb

Independent Alliance consider cancelling annual conference amid fallout over junior ministry row

Ministers back Higgins to serve second term

Drug may be 'linked to birth defects in up to 400 children'

Almost half Portuguese executives admit to corruption in business

Portugal is world’s 9th biggest wine producer

Portugal cuts school drop-out rate

Marcelo speaks out against populism

Portuguese Navy Frigate rescues 138 migrants

Spanish politician quits in shame over shoplifting arrest

New law in Spain will see parents of underage drinkers fined

French official highlights danger of micro-donors here for IS terrorism

Famed Parisian Bike Network Rolls Into a Ditch

More than 400 people donating money to ISIS identified in France – prosecutor

'Monsieur Non': French EU envoy walks out in English row

French tycoon Bolloré indicted in Africa corruption probe

Macron says France won't leave Iran nuclear deal

France's battle plan to help 6 million people in its deprived banlieues

EU proposes measures to tackle disinformation

Federica Mogherini renews the EU commitment to the nuclear deal with Iran

EPP's McAllister: We want to give European Commission's president once again

Support for Ireland's Exit From EU May Grow Amid Brexit Talks - UKIP Lawmaker

Draghi Insists Outlook Is Solid as ECB Skirts QE Debate Again

ECB holds key interest rates at record lows: spokeswoman

Tax pressure in Belgium: single people see over half of their income return to taxman

Merkel Expected to Press Trump on Trade, Iran Deal

Deutsche Bank Retreats as New CEO Extols ‘Immediate Action’

Bavaria's 'Crosses' Order Deemed 'Frightful Message' by German MP

German Court to Decide on Medical Age Tests for Refugees Claiming to Be Underage

Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday: source

German nurse now accused of killing 98 people as one more murder charge added to list

Nationwide register for anti-Semitic offenses in Germany – commissioner

Merkel heads for tough Trump talks on trade, Iran nuclear deal

Cheat, lie and abuse – Danish immigration minister hits out at migrants

Wall murder knocks Denmark down press freedom ranking

Danish MEP pushes UK Danes to vote local to stop Brexit

Austria says it can't stop 'far-right' event commemorating 1945 massacre

Swiss envoy calls for introducing Tabriz tourist attractions to world

Albinen: first family approved for cash-for-settlement deal

Fire still burning at UBS building in downtown Zurich

Switzerland publishes redacted report on top secret Cold War army

Italy's efforts to form a government have been delayed (again

Venice bars the way against a rising tide of tourists

Malta had concerns about bank exposed by reporter, kept it open

Hungarian FM: Hungary urges EU to speed Serbia, Montenegro accession procedure

Only few CoE standards applied in Albania’s media landscape, report shows

Albania’s media freedom image continues to be grim, according to RSF index

Juncker urges eurozone to honour Greek debt relief pledge

Greece: Resignation of leading scientist a defeat for the country

Greek FinMin sees more missions to post-bailout Greece than other countries

PM Borisov: We have in Fact Fulfilled the Numerical Criteria for Entering the Currency II Mechanism

Bulgarians will be Able to Travel for Longer without Visas to Six Island States

Another Smolyan Village Completely Deserted

Bulgarian Cultural Properties at Exhibitions in Moscow, Bratislava, Warsaw and Paris

Deputy PM Simeonov Discusses the Problems and Rights of Bulgarians in Ukraine

President Iohannis: I would like to see more worthy youngsters entering politics

resident Iohannis on PM Dancila's visit to Israel: Dancila doesn't speak for Romania

President Iohannis: I would like Aerostar to win defence contracts for Romania as well

President Iohannis hopes that during May 1 holiday Gov't and BNR clarify their issues

Syria Supports Hungary's Policies on Migration, Middle East – MFA Source

Hungarian FM: The upcoming LIBE report is the basic document of a conceptual trial

Election 2018 - Democratic Coalition calls for repeated election in three constituencies

Kósa steps down from ministerial post

Hungarian Government official: China cooperation requires good communication

President appoints Saková as interior minister

New legislation orders firms to disclose salaries in job offers

Slovakia: Freezing some salaries was unconstitutional

Father of seriously ill UK boy thanks Polish president for support

Patryk Jaki named United Right candidate for Warsaw mayor

European Congress of Local Governments opens in Kraków

Fewer execs complaining of corruption in Poland: report

Equal access to EU funds enshrined in treaties: Polish deputy FM

Stoltenberg: NATO Foreign Ministers to address Ukraine's aspirations for membership

Poroshenko signs law to step up border crossing rules, incl. 10-year travel ban

Police Break Silence After Video Shows Far-Right Attack On Kyiv Roma

Ambassadors of Germany and France: Anti-corruption court should become the key element of anti-corruption system in Ukraine

UN peacekeepers shouldn't help freeze conflict in Donbass

Ukraine, Belarus Mark 32nd Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster

Belarus to raise export duties on oil, petroleum products on 1 May

Belarus lays out its approaches to security, disarmament in Sochi

Cutting-Edge Security Measures on Modern Russian Nuclear Power Plants

Russia expects OPCW to present impartial report on situation in Syria’s Douma – ministry

Russian Santa’s Hometown Seeks Construction Bids for Floating Laundromat

Moscow Approves Left-Wing Protest of Presidential Inauguration

McDonald's Russia Turns to Homegrown Fries Amid Ruble Volatility

Iran seals deals to buy 40 Sukhoi SuperJets

Georgian Billionaire Ivanishvili To Lead Ruling Party

SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner

Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party

Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’

Slovakia to send soldiers to Latvia

Australia opens its first pop-up embassy in Estonia

Toomas Asser elected rector of University of Tartu

Belarus, Finland exchange best practices in customs administration

How robust is Sweden's democracy? (Clue: not very)

King Carl XVI Gustaf now Sweden's longest-reigning monarch

Sp’s men won’t own up to harassment

More investors flag interest in Norwegian

Iceland Declared a Political Boycott of the World Cup

Three Egyptian soldiers and 30 suspected militants are reportedly killed during a security operation in North Sinai.

Arab-African parliamentary forum opens

Envoy: Ghana to buy Iran-made agricultural machinery

Buhari and Trump - a Chance to Reset Nigeria's Relationship With the U.S.

Nigeria: What I Will Do With States If I Become President - Atiku

Nigeria: Army Dreams to Make Sambisa Forest Tourists Haven

Africa Will Not Prosper If Nigeria Fails, Says Envoy

Sudan Airways' Union Condemns Plan for Sweeping Cuts to Staff

South Sudan
3 UN staffers, 7 aid workers go missing in S. Sudan

Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan, says OCHA

'Looted': Ethiopia demands to have its artifacts returned from the British government

How agro parks set to transform industry, agricultural productivity

Kenya: Govt's U.S.$646 Million Syndicated Loan Due for Payment

Kenya: Economy Records Slowest Growth in Five Years

Angola: Church authorities discuss transition with ruling party leader

PGR investigating into alleged managers' implication in embezzlement

Huila governor clarifies money swindling accusations in education sector

Angola: Fight against corruption among Attorney General's Office priority

Angola and Russia sign greement to build Angosat-2

Tanzania Braces for Anti-Government Rallies

We shall protect Union at any cost, JPM assures

Kids-related malaria dropping

Bank to pump $1.5 billion into Tanzania

Witchcraft-linked killings seen easing

UZ summon student for disciplinary hearing over fees hike protest

South Africa
South African unions strike over proposed minimum wage

SA billionaire Christo Wiese sues Steinhoff for R59bn

Whites must renounce acts like Lesufi-effigy, says Mokonyane

Nelson Mandela Bay dam levels approach 20% mark

The Crypto Crime Wave Is Here

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Reportedly Have 80 Percent of Available Bitcoins

Australia: Baby formula crisis hits prescription market

Energy giants will be forced to pay billions more in tax

New type of poverty hurting Australia's middle class

Tax cuts for low and middle earners as budget takings soar, says Scott Morrison

Turnbull government to scrap $8 billion Medicare levy increase

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

New Zealand
NZ Govt - Record investment to get Auckland moving

Govt, Auckland Council release $28bn plan for transport

New Zealand scores highly in OECD tax transparency review

ANZAC Day lessons for a New Zealand/Britain FTA

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Papua New Guinea
PNG: Fire brigade gets 400 litres of fuel

Minister gives fresh food group a big wrap

China-EHP friendship growing steadily

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