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Trudeau defends 'racism' jab at heckler

Wildfire smoke blanketing much of B.C. causing health concerns, traffic warnings

Montreal council unanimously adopts hand gun ban motion; seeks national ban

Ford says Ontario has no other council-cutting plans, Toronto mulls challenge

Pot stocks surge again as Canopy becomes Canada’s biggest health-sector company

Trump Calls Mueller's Russia Probe a 'National Disgrace'

Trump Wasn't Briefed by Pentagon on Military Parade Costs Before Deciding to Cancel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Pyongyang for fourth time soon: Bolton

Luxury Apartment Sales Plummet in New York City

Dow Industrials Climb to Highest Level Since February

Vaping Can Damage Users’ Mouth DNA, Cause Cancer - Study

Trump says 'not thrilled' with Fed rate hike

Outgoing UN rights chief rails against Security Council veto system

US Backs Down on Key NAFTA Negotiation, Farmers in Agreement

Mexican steelmaker paid millions to Odebrecht shell company: report

Social Movements Slam Guatemala Over Abuse of Rights Defenders

The First Indigenous Miss Panama

Panama, US plan collaboration on energy projects

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

Venezuelans Fleeing Home Hit Roadblocks Abroad

ConocoPhillips to Halt Legal Action Against Venezuela’s PdVSA

Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

Venezuela's Sovereign Bolivar, Economic Reforms Go Into Effect

Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus

Colombia's Duque Expands Taxes to Lower Classes

Colombia: New Bill Denies Investigators Military Intelligence

Colombia: FARC Demands Meeting With Duque Over Peace Accords

Ecuador: Traditional Fishing Sector Protests Gov't Inaction

Ecuador Launches Second National Census of Andean Condors

Ecuador: Social Groups, International Delegations Defend Unasur

Peru Agriculture Min to meet with U.S. counterpart

Peru: Poll shows voting intentions for Lima's mayoral race

Peru: President Vizcarra's approval rating rises to 46%

SP Governor Márcio França Gives Public Money To Nonprofit Connected To His Own Party

14 killed in Rio police, military operations: reports

New Paraguayan President Abdo sworn in

More Argentines Quitting Catholicism After Abortion Bill Defeat

Argentine Women Sports Reporters Denounce Sexual Harassment

Chile: Man angry over lost bag accused of wave of bomb threats

GeoPark Announces New Jauke Gas Field Discovery in Chile

Chile economy posts biggest jump in growth in six years

Chile's Congress Set To Indict Judges For Releasing Torturers

Chile's Congress Set To Indict Judges For Releasing Torturers

Foreign visitors to Japan hit 20 mil. at record pace

Strong typhoon Soulik on course to approach southern Japan on evening of Aug. 21

Japan to create first regional counter-cyberattack unit in GSDF's Western Army

Japan: Gov't looks to send river water levels to residents' smartphones to avoid flood damage

Japan firms welcome skilled foreign workers; majority open to more open immigration system: poll

As summer vacations end, grass-roots movements in Japan work on counseling suicidal students and truants

Foreign Minister Taro Kono pushes membership drive for Arms Trade Treaty

Liberal Party exec Denny Tamaki eyes run for Okinawa governor

N. Korea
Tearful scenes as families from South and North Korea reunite

Trump: 'Most likely' to meet Kim again

War-separated families of Koreas meet for first time in over 6 decades

S. Korea
Quintessential American Tradition Goes Korean

Two Koreas complete on-site inspection of Pyongyang-Kaesong roads

S. Korea's corporate watchdog unveils anti-corruption measures for its employees

Inter-Korean contact office won't break UNSC sanctions: Blue House

Mongolia to raise minimum wage

China proposes regular military exercises with ASEAN in S. China Sea

U.S. Moves Toward New Tariffs on China Despite Trade Talks

Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese Media

Chinese Police Threaten Muslim Poet Who Tweeted About Xinjiang Camps

Luxury brands chasing China's cash-rich millennials armed with family money

China releases guideline on winning battle against poverty

China plays unique role in enhancing global health

9 dead after Typhoon Rumbia hits China

Beijing protests to US over stopover by Taiwan’s president

MAC slams China over its criticism of Tsai's overseas tour

Taichung reports first indigenous dengue fever case in 2 years

'Who Are You to Warn Us?' Duterte Rebukes US Advice Not to Buy Russian Subs

PET rejects Caguioa request to re-raffle Robredo-Marcos poll protest

Facebook livestream shows Duterte ‘alive’ dining with a ‘beautiful lady’

Duterte signs occupational safety law

President asks An Giang to promote sustainable economic development

Việt Nam innovation network programme launched

Co-operatives important to support farmers: Deputy PM Huệ

Sea turtle eggs laid on Nai Thon Beach for first time in 10 years

PM in Ranong day ahead of mobile meeting

Veteran politico Chalerm 'certain' of Pheu Thai majority at general election

Thailand: King sends message of condolence over Kofi Annan’s death

Malaysia hunts for missing radioactive material

Li Keqiang: China to import more from Malaysia

Lease Buyback Scheme to be extended to all HDB flats: Lawrence Wong

BMKG warns residents to avoid damaged buildings, landslide-prone areas

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

Xi's special envoy meets Indonesian minister

Myanmar verdict in Reuters reporters' case August 27

Myanmar Authorities Close Another Rohingya IDP Camp in Rakhine State

Azerbaijan’s drilling company eyes to expand activity in Bangladesh

Sino-Nepal bilateral agreement implementation process begins

Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?

Japanese, Indian defense chiefs meet to discuss military cooperation

Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in Kerala

Young Tibetan Refugees Who Fled China Seeking Education Arrive in India

UP govt bans slaughter in open

Middle East
Pakistan to ban Sharif from traveling abroad

Transgender Pakistanis Demand Protection After Murder, Dismemberment

Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chairman

As Pakistan gears up for economic challenges, there are key lessons

Taliban to Attend Talks in Moscow

UN welcomes Afghan gov’t’s announcement of Eid al-Adha ceasefire

Taliban Rejects Kabul Cease-Fire Offer After Seizing Hostages

Officials: Militants Kidnap 100 Afghans From Buses

Taliban Seize Bilchiragh As Afghans Mark 99th Independence

Kazakh Gay-Rights Activist Fined Over Controversial Photoshoot

Kazakhstan to introduce online insurance next year

Kazakhstan's ban on gasoline imports from Russia to come into force on August 25

Kazakh Gay-Rights Activist Fined Over Controversial Photoshoot

Bektur Asanov and Kubanychbek Kadyrov continue hunger strike

Kazakhstan to complete formalities for sea borders after delimitation of bottom with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to boost industrial cooperation

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan talk up new era of amity

GM's Joint Venture Plant Increases Production in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan and Turkey to increase trade turnover 2.5 times

Russia talks OSCE monitoring on border of Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan

Air temperature to gradually increase by 5-7 degrees in Armenia on August 21-25

Search conducted at 2nd President Kocharyan’s mansion and office

Speaker Babloyan issues statement over domestic political situation

Azerbaijan intends to expand geography of exports to Persian Gulf

Launch date of Azerbaijan’s 2nd geostationary satellite announced

Several banks in Azerbaijan to work on Eid al-Adha holidays

Iran calls on Europe to take practical steps over nuclear deal

US has 'addiction to sanctions': Iran FM

US has 'addiction to sanctions': Iran FM

Iran to Unveil New Fighter Jet, Missile Development Stays Top Priority - Report

Zarif: Europeans should not keep waiting

Iran's indigenous air defense system at final stage

Bolton: U.S.'s highest priority is Iran never getting nuclear capabilities

Defense chief says missile power comes as Iran’s first priority

Iranian MP urges Iraq to pay war compensations

Coalition Member Killed in Iraq Aircraft Crash

Pentagon raises alarm on drop in Iraqi refugees coming to U.S.

ISIS guerrilla war slows coalition battle in Iraq and Syria

US Not Yet Training Turkish Forces for Joint Patrols in Syria

Daesh Attacks US Forces in Deir ez-Zor - Reports

Moscow says UN hampering Syria reconstruction

Critical funding shortages threaten WHO’s response in northwest Syria

Russia says U.S. refusal to rebuild Syria a ploy to slow refugee return

Turkey launches WTO case against US - Min.

Turkey lodges complaint against US tariffs: WTO

Gunshots Fired at U.S. Embassy in Turkey

Turkey to Unite With Russia in WTO Complaint Against US Tariffs - Trade Ministry

Two suspects nabbed after gunshots fired at US embassy in Ankara

Turkish envoy slams op-ed calling for NATO dismissal

40 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' over past week

Hariri congratulates Lebanese on Eid al Adha

Lebanese pilgrims safe and sound after dust storm: Lebanon Consul

Lavrov holds joint conference with Bassil, says Russia to help Lebanon return displaced Syrians

Khoury: Positive developments ahead of Lebanon economy

Boston’s Hebrew College sells its campus to shore up its future

Israeli Arabs look to establish an International Israel Apartheid Day

Hundreds of thousands more Israelis okayed to carry guns under new rules

Liberman thanks US for giving Israel ‘room to maneuver’ against enemies

Uri Avnery, who shocked Israel by meeting Yasser Arafat, dies aged 94

Muslims blame Arab disunity for Jerusalem embassy move

Abbas’s son said to tell US envoy he supports one-state formula

Palestinian leader mourns passing of peace activist Uri Avnery

Jordan: King meets German army chief over defence ties

Jordan: Aid workers tell their stories on World Humanitarian Day

Jordan: No increase to MPs’ allocations, official figures show

HH PM conveys greeting by leadership to Kuwaiti pilgrims

HH Amir receives phone call from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on Eid Al-Adha

Oman's Salalah at capacity as tourists flock to beat heat

His Highness Amir receives phone call from Qatari Amir on Eid Al-Adha

Turkey & Qatar seal currency swap deal to cut US dollar transactions

Saudi Arabia
2.371 mln pilgrims perform Hajj this year - Saudi Auth.

Saudi Arabia May Execute First Woman for Supporting Political Protests

Jamarat Facilities ready to receive pilgrims for Hajj in Saudi Arabia

Russia, Saudi Arabia discuss situation in Syria and Yemen

Yemeni ballistic missile hits Saudi base in Najran

Yemeni army takes control of strategic mountains in Al-Malagim front

United Kingdom
Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

Boris Johnson leader by ripping up the party rule book, William Hague warns Tories

Theresa May's Chequers deal Vs the Canada Plus option

London Tube Station Shooting Leaves Three Injured

UK Navy Vows to Protect New Aircraft Carrier From "Frightening" Russians

‘Potentially thousands’ of child slaves forced to work on illegal London cannabis farms

Blow to Kinahan cartel as €10m of cocaine is seized

When Leo Varadkar came out: delays, hesitation - and then courage

Half of the Algarve on maximum fire alert

Portugal: New car and personal loans rise 20 percent

Spanish Press Reveals Identity of Barcelona Police Precinct Attacker – Reports

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Ciudadanos calls for fresh suspension of Catalan powers after comments by premier

Ten years on from the Spanair accident that killed 154 people

'French Can't Fight Own Wars': Paris Reportedly Makes UK Defense Chief 'Livid'

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

France’s Total has officially left Iran: oil minister

French Audit Shows 840 Bridges at Risk of Collapsing

Paris moves up to 19th most 'liveable' city in the world

Europe Sees Sharp Rise in Measles: 41,000 Cases, 37 Deaths

EU blocking statute can't protect Iran against U.S. sanctions: Fitzpatrick

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter may only get one hour to remove extreme content with new European rules

Belgium: Police clamp down on exuberant wedding processions

Pakistan protests with Dutch govt over blasphemous caricature contest

Merkel briefs Poroshenko on outcome of her talks with Putin

Missiles, nuclear deal separate issues: Iran to Germany

German firm working on major solar project in Iran, says to stay despite US sanctions

Poroshenko, Merkel agree to continue talks on deployment of UN peacekeepers to Donbas

Polish, German FMs to meet near Auschwitz

Merkel 'sees no need for special German aid for Turkey'

Handshake should be compulsory for citizenship: Danish conservatives

Danes support new or increased climate taxes: poll

Kremlin has ‘no information’ about Schroder’s wedding, invitation for Putin

Anger over Swiss plans to widen streets for space-hungry SUVs

Here are the most popular baby names in Switzerland

Report: Experts Knew Genoa Bridge Had Weakened 20 Percent

Italy asks EU to find states willing to take 177 migrants from coastguard ship

Five dead in flash flood in Italy's Calabria region

Police thwarts group protest at Italian embassy

Holy See
Papal Letter to Catholics Condemns Clerical Sexual Abuse, Cover-Up

Pope Francis says no more covering up clergy sexual abuse in letter to all Catholics

Turkey gov’t-owned foundation makes first Albania acquisition to rival Gulen-linked schools

Greece’s Bailout Ends, but Austerity and Anger Prevail

EU welcomes end of Greece’s bailout program, ‘beginning of new era’ for debt-laden state

Structural shortcomings keeping Greek recovery at bay

Tourist arrivals in Greece jump 22.3 pct in June

Three More Repairs on Hemus and Trakia Motorways will Start by the End of the Year

Gabriela Kozareva is the New Director of the Bulgarian Registry Agency

Extraordinary Session in Bulgarian Parliament Scheduled for Tomorrow

No Hot Water until 29 August in Big Part of Sofia

The Fire Near Karlovo Should be Completely Extinguished within a Week

The Bulgarian Health Minister Orders Inspections in Sliven Hospital

Remnants of ancient fortress found underwater off Bulgaria’s coast

Opposition's PMP requests urgent setting up of parliamentary committee concerning 10 August events

Bucharest police retrieve gun stolen during August 10 protest rally

Social Democrat turned-maverick Senator Ecaterina Andronescu: PSD can give far better performing governments

INS: Vacancies increase by 3,000 in Q2, up to 61,400

Romanian Gendarmerie: Materials used during August 10 protest were non-lethal

Czech television heeds viewers’ call to broadcast speech by Slovak president

Slovakia: Former police president now working as adviser at Interior Ministry

Czech Republic
Why Czechs don’t speak German

Soldier Meets Prisoner, 50 Years After Invasion Of Czechoslovakia

Anonymous entrepreneur restores Jewish cemetery in Poland

Polish president talks security, defence, energy in Canberra

Ukrainian head of Polish anti-gov’t group banned from entering EU: reports

Local elections ‘key to further positive change’ in Poland: PM

Arab tourists attracted to Poland’s Kraków: report

Upgraded T-64BV tanks spotted at Kyiv parade rehearsal

Ukraine completes testing of 152mm ammo for Hyacinth artillery system – Poroshenko

UN calls for protection of civilians in eastern Ukraine

Sentsov Supporters To Mark 100th Day Of Sentsov's Hunger Strike

Ukrainian Walnut to start building plant for nuts processing worth $20 mln in 2019

Russia elaborating escalation scenario in Transnistria to create military threat to Moldova, Ukraine – expert

Ukrainian Chaplain Visited Wounded Belarusian Volunteer In Hospital

Azerbaijan and Belarus have strong potential to expand joint production - expert

Belarus to showcase over 150 defense products at Army 2018 expo in Russia

Belarusian IT ministry urged to enforce digital economy development strategy

Belarus cooperates with Poland in interregional statistics

CSTO to introduce partner, observer statuses

Belarusian Economy Ministry told to work out new management methods

World Bank to allocate $1.9m for population census in Belarus

UAC, Russia’s defense ministry to sign contract for Su-57 planes by end of summer

Russia to mount Pantsyr seaborne air defense missile systems on Karakurt-class corvettes

Kalashnikov gunmaker unveils assault rifle chambered for NATO cartridge

Militants attack police targets in Russia's Chechnya

Putin’s Unlikely Ally in His Standoff With the West: His Central Banker

‘Secret directive’ bans UN agencies from helping rebuild Syria until ‘political transition’ – Lavrov

Russia Won’t Deploy Arms in Space First, Ryabkov Says

Russia prepares for massive military exercise involving China as Moscow boasts of the country's largest show of force in nearly 40 years

PM Bakhtadze Appoints Seven New Governors

Georgian MFA Denies Tehran’s Religious Disrespect Claims

NATO training Latvian military to quell 'civilian unrest' during largest drills in decades

Estonia 200 to decide about founding party

Dog attacks increasing in Finland, police and insurance firms confirm

Swedish Crown Princess Couple visit Estonia

Swedish MP under fire for posing with AR-15

Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather

Disposable grills may be permanently binned in Sweden

Norway: Huge NATO exercise reveals problems

Minister: Iceland wants to follow lead of Estonia's administrative reform

Egyptian army officer killed in Sinai roadside blast

UN strongly condemns Libya’s militia attacks on state institutions

LCOG workshop on increasing private sector participation in Libya’s oil sector

Aref Nayed re-launches Ihya movement and announces his candidacy for Libya’s forthcoming elections

UN calls on Libya to crack down on militias

Africa: Ghana first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma

Mali's top court declares Keita president after contested vote

Mali's top court declares Keita president

South Sudan
Thousands arrive to collect food supplies in South Sudan's Nya

Chaos in South Sudanese group, call for leaders to quit

Consecrating the bigger slice of his life laying a cornerstone for the Ethiopian construction industry

Ethiopia launches 50 MW waste energy plant

Kofi Annan and Kenya - Hero to Some and Villain to Others

Africa: Kenyan Atheists Wants Public Holiday

Kenya: 1 million bags of toxic rice seized

Uganda: Racist U.S. Pastor Punches, Spits at Hotel Employee

Uganda: Teargas, Live Bullets Rock Kampala Streets

Angola with no suspected Ebola case

Angolan President highlights Kofi Annan's diplomatic skills

Tanzania: Giraffe disease not threatening, scientists

DC orders okall institutions to install fire extinguishers, smoke detectors

Korea-Africa Foundation aims to take a leap with Tanzania

Mozambique: Human Rights Commission Opposes Exorbitant Media Fees

Zim state security agents assault human rights lawyer

Chamisa on the upcoming Presidential election petition hearing

Government urged to assist the Cancer Association of Namibia

South Africa
Land seizures begin in South Africa after owners refuse govt lowball buyout offer - report

Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: influence-peddling inquiry opens

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens

Land claims must still go through the courts - Agri SA tells land owners

Business debt stress in SA continues to improve

China, Africa link in fight to reduce child mortality rate

Two Finance Ministers Zuma Fired to Testify at State Capture Inquiry

Bus deal 'absolute value', says Premier, but details are still secret

Four out of five arrested teens in Victoria not locked up

One Nation rejects government's last-minute deal for big four banks

Coalition MP calls for 'wrecker' Abbott to quit

New Zealand
Waka Jumping Bill: Green Leadership Stands Firm At AGM

Aged Care: Concern For Those In Facilities Without Consent

NZ Govt - More Police across all regions

Cop Shop Top-Up: 1800 New Police Through NZ

Speech: Ardern - Justice Summit Opening

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