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'Sickening': First Nations left empty-handed as environmentalist pressure kills B.C. energy projects

Liberals to attempt again today to end Ontario colleges strike after NDP blocked bill

Ottawa looking at 15 per cent ethanol blend in gasoline

House Republicans Clear Key First Step to Send Tax Bill to Trump

US Announces Arrests of 267 MS-13 Gang Members in Latest Sweep

9 US-Funded News Outlets Could Be Forced to Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

Keystone oil pipeline leaks in South Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

Canada's allies in Congress tell Trump to back off on NAFTA

Pentagon Retweets Post Calling for Trump's Resignation

Profepa shuts down apartment project

Zetas-Gulf Cartel fight continues in northeast

New Christmas trees can be replanted

Gang warfare closes hospital, health clinics

Central American Migrants Demand Asylum at Mexico-US Border

Government official: Mexico crucial stronghold for Hungary

Honduras Expels Venezuela's Los Guaraguao

Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan

Panama embassy inaugurated in Beijing

Fidel Castro’s ‘Scientific Thoughts’ Celebrated in Cuba

Jamaica’s Bauxite Industry on Growth Path

Venezuela, state oil firm default on billions worth of bonds

Venezuela Vows to 'Defeat Violence Coming From Abroad'

Venezuela's Bond-Payment Delays Trigger 'Credit Event'

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia: media

Ecuador Holds 1st Special Olympics Beach Games in Manta

Peru Qualifies for FIFA World Cup After 36 Years

PPK Reaffirms He Has No Relation With Odebrecht

Argentina: 50% of Rural Children Must Work to Support Family

Bachelet signs new Public Education Law

In key policy speech, Abe sounds alarm over Japan's 'most severe security environment ever'

Disposal of low-level radioactive waste from Fukushima crisis begins

Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year

N. Korea
Abe vows to promote aggressive diplomacy, raise pressure on N. Korea

Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

North Korean Tobacco Factories, Smuggled Cigarettes Bring in Cash For Pyongyang

N Korea defector has 'enormous parasites'

North Korea ‘aggressively’ working on ballistic missile submarine

S. Korea
North Korean Missiles Still Lack Re-Entry Capability, Seoul Says

Russia, China to hold joint computer-assisted missile defense drill

Police in China's Xinjiang Raid Thousands of Muslim Kazakh Homes

SCIO briefing on 4th World Internet Conference

IEA-China cooperation benefits the world: IEA head

Taiwan will continue to promote values of peace, solidarity: VP

Taiwan's manufacturing sector output hits new high in Q3

Taiwan will continue to promote values of peace, solidarity: VP

Philippine Fight Against Muslim Rebels Keeps Thousands Homeless

Inside the P15-billion ASEAN hosting budget

Mocha, Roque not interested in seeking Senate posts

PNP foils attempt of suspected Abus to terrorize ASEAN Summit

LIST: Agreements, vows made with the Philippines on ASEAN sidelines

Vietnam: Banks fail to meet businesswomen’s capital needs: study

VN-Index hits new 10-year high on investor optimism

Bribery rampant at bus stations in HCM City

Mekong Agriculture Technology Challenge programme starts

Hanoi, Washington underline open access to East Vietnam Sea; expect aircraft carrier visit

​Vietnam warns against threat of cryptocurrency mining malware CoinHive

Laos, UAE further strengthen cooperative relations

NA members press gov’t to review intellectual property policy

Prawit, Anupong, Chatchai to remain in Cabinet: PM

Winter’s bounty of strawberries rolls down Chiang Mai hills

Prayut confirms new cabinet in place in December

Chaktip tightens rules on dress and haircuts of police officers

US Human Genome Project and influenza researchers win Prince Mahidol Award for 2017

US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban

Cambodia Faces Threat of Trade Sanctions

US, EU Talk Tough on Cambodia

UN rights chief voices concern about Cambodia election after opposition ban

Malaysia's economy grew 6.2% in Q3, fastest rate since Q2 of 2014

Singapore FM extends condolences to Iranian counterpart

Indonesia to roll out 1,000 ‘eco-mosques’ by 2020

UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas

Desperate Rohingya leaving Myanmar on make-shift rafts

Protest at RU over kidnapping of female student

Next election under Hasina govt: Law minister

Indian stocks surge on Moody's first upgrade in 14 years

Bill on SC/ST promotion quota passed in Assembly

Modi govt clutching at straws to reclaim lost credibility: Congress

Moody's India upgrade: Will continue reforms, says FM

House panel formed to probe alleged lapses in Rs 300-cr free laptop scheme

Modi only world statesman to stand up to China on BRI: Pillsbury

J&K HC could not direct security to all sitting and retired judges: Supreme Court

Middle East
Pakistan relief aid to arrive Iran

Pakistan National Security Committee agrees to benefit from regional pipelines

Pakistan due to finalize FTA with Iran next week

Always ready to respond to threats on LoC, eastern border: COAS

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen Dunford to visit Pakistan next week

Saudi Arabia condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

Agencies line up winter aid for Afghans as temperatures plummet

Pentagon Says 3,000 More U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Since August

Suicide Bomber Strikes At Kabul Political Rally

Chinese special envoy discusses Pak-Afghan border management with army chief

Industrial output decline forecasted for 2018 in Kyrgyzstan

Budget deficit of Kyrgyzstan to reach 3.8 percent of GDP in 2018

Japan donates equipment to Center for Rehabilitation of Disabled

Kyrgyzstani detained for spreading jihad ideology in Odnoklassniki

Tajikistan: Russia Shows Off Jeweler-Like Accuracy of Iskander-M Missile

Send Your Child To A State Kindergarten Or Lose Your Job, Turkmen Parents Told

Reform in Uzbekistan: Pain Precedes Gain

President Ilham Aliyev receives Uzbek deputy PM

World Armenians leader extends condolences to Iran quake victims

EU’s position on NK conflict settlement has always been the same – Armenian FM

Another earthquake occurs in Azerbaijan, felt in Armenia

Dates of Russian FM’s visit to Baku revealed

Azerbaijani products can be easily supplied to European countries’ markets

US Embassy sponsors education expert’s visit to Azerbaijan

UNICEF regional director to visit Azerbaijan for first time

US works with Azerbaijan to boost global energy security - envoy

Azerbaijan sees 10% surge in insurance market

Iran warns against Saudi empty rhetoric

OSCE Secretary General sympathizes with Iran quake victims

Baghdad Says Last IS-Held Town In Iraq Liberated

US Airstrikes Responsible for ¼ of Civilian Deaths in Mosul

UN Security Council rejects Russian draft on Syria chemical probe

Rival resolutions on Syria gas attacks defeated at UN

Turkey withdraws troops from Norway after Erdogan is listed as ‘enemy’ during NATO drills

NATO military officer fired for using picture of Erdogan in ‘enemy chart’

Erdogan, shown as NATO foe, pulls troops from drills

Turkey must avoid Iran impasse in Syria

More than 224,000 Syrians babies born in Turkey

Turkey educating nearly 500,000 Syrian children: Minister

Turkey, Iran and Russia top diplomats to meet in Antalya for Syria

Erdoğan takes aim at Central Bank independence, says Bank is on ‘wrong path’

Russia reiterates support to Lebanon's sovereignty, territorial integrity

Army: Military institution refuses to be involved in current political polarizations

Justice Minister's office says Marcel Ghanem's controversial episode in hands of judiciary

State Security arrests network affiliated with Daesh, tasked to carry out terror missions across Lebanon

Israel 'ready to cooperate' with Saudis against Iran

Litzman calls off threat to quit over Shabbat train work after deal reached

Israel wraps up largest-ever air force drill, with seven allies

Netanyahu turns to non-Jews to solve Haredi-sparked coalition crisis

Declassified Israeli Transcripts Discuss Ethnic Cleansing

German banks close accounts for Marxist-Leninist Party with ties to Palestinian terrorists

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in West Bank

Jordan: Planning minister meets with EU delegation

Jordan voices trust in guidelines for Paris agreement

Jordan-Saudi military exercises wrap up in Amman

Germany to press Kuwait to let Israelis fly on its national airline

Oman to celebrate Nat'l holiday tomorrow

Saudi Arabia
Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen

Arrested Saudi royals must cough up 70% of their wealth in exchange for freedom - report

Xi commits unwavering cooperation in phone call with Saudi King Salman

Saudi FM: No stability in Lebanon unless Hezbollah disarms

IDF Chief of Staff: Israel willing to share intelligence with Saudis

Saudi King Salman to step down next week: report

U. A. E.
UAE announces public holidays for National Day

Saudi airstrikes leave 23 civilians dead in Yemen

Saudis kill more children in Yemen than terrorists, Iran says

US Defense System Has Smacked Down More Than 100 Missiles in Yemen War

United Kingdom
More work to be done to unlock Brexit talks: May, Tusk

Big anti-Mugabe march in Harare and demonstration in London

'It's not all sandwiches and city breaks' How millennials really spend their money

Irish PM ‘won’t permit’ Brexit talks to move beyond first phase without border guarantees

Taoiseach calls on senior FG member to resign after online abuse

Irish Get Tough With Britain Over Brexit: No Border Deal, No Trade Talk

Algarve surpasses 16 million overnight stays

Spain to 'comply' with Belgian decision on Catalan ex-leader

Russian espionage chief accuses Spain of “repression” over Catalonia

Coalition opposed Daesh withdrawal from Raqqa — French army

Iran says ‘biased’ French policy stoking Mideast crises

France to launch special lottery to raise cash to save its crumbling heritage

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

EU leaders to agree on 20 ‘social standards’ to woo voters

Tusk says Brexit progress needed by beginning of December for deal

Guaranteed minimum service on Belgium’s railways

Fresh riots in central Brussels: four minors arrested

Germany's marathon coalition talks go into overtime

VW says will invest over 34 bn euros in cars of the future by 2022

New Danish fisheries deal aims to reduce ‘quota kings’

Danish labour market under maximum pressure: report

Falling temperatures to send cold weekend to Denmark

Denmark, Eyeing Russia, OKs 20% Spending Boost; What It Means

Austria welcomes UNESCO choice of Graz for human rights center

Provincial cooperation major part of Iran-Austria ties: Ambassador

Austria accepted its Holocaust guilt. So why is its far-right on the rise?

Riyadh conf. to boost Syrian opposition in Geneva talks - NCSROF chief

Thousands in Switzerland are blacklisted for not playing health insurance premiums

Bern cycling campaign sees grant accidentally slashed after officials mess up vote

Report: A fifth of Swiss residents struggle financially

Toto Riina, Notorious Mafia ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Dies at 87

Serbia, US paratroopers hold four-day joint exercises

Kavaja officials arrested for altering ownership of coastal property

President denies request to declassify cannabis meeting documents

Mogherini sees momentous 2018 for Albania’s EU bid

Six Now Missing After Flash Floods Hit Greece

Greece: Protesters march to US Embassy on uprising anniversary

Piraeus Municipality collecting food and clothing for flood victims

Average tourist in Greece spends 67 euros a day, study finds

Greece invites expression of interest for Egnatia concession

Greek-French Innovation Network Forum draws 300 start-ups and 1,500 visitors

Two crematorium projects in the pipeline in Athens and Patra

Turkey criticizes Greece for convicting Muslim clerics

2.9 Earthquake on the Richter Scale is Registered Near Bansko

MPs Chose Tsveta Karayancheva as the New Parliament Speaker

PNL-USR censure motion: Stop destruction of economy, cease attack on Justice

President Iohannis at Gothenburg Summit: Enhanced attention must be paid to integration of vulnerable groups on labour market

Iohannis on possibility of CVM being lifted in 2018: I do not think so

President Iohannis to attend Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Goteborg

Tudose about Tax reform: The President has his opinion, we have ours

Minister Negrescu: Citizen is our priority in exercising presidency of EU Council

European Parliament appoints Lívia Járóka as an EP vice president

Fidesz group leader: Hungarian-German relations good 'despite smear campaign' by press

Moody’s acknowledges Hungary’s reduced vulnerability, prudent fiscal policy

Slovakia commemorates the fall of communism

Fico calls on Kiska to pay €1 million for use of government plane

WSJ admits to mistake in coverage of Warsaw's Independence March

Protectionism precludes economic development, Polish PM tells EU summit

Iran, Ukraine consider cooperation in air industries

Justice Ministry investigation nets unexpected $567,000 windfall for state budget

Canada’s opposition Conservatives support UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

Activists say organizer of tent city near Rada abducted in Kyiv

Parliament adopts government bill on mandatory filming of police raids on businesses

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Arrived In Minsk

OSCE Head Says Minsk Must Be Implemented, With Or Without Peacekeepers

Makei: Belarus will make every effort to bring East and West together

WB to invest about $570m in Belarusian economy within five years

Belarus-Ukraine interregional cooperation hailed as promising

Belarus, China may launch joint master's degree programs in 2018

Russia floats out 4th Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine

Lavrov slams Haley’s remark about impossibility to reach Russia's envoy as fake diplomacy

Russia, Turkish, Iranian foreign ministers to meet this week — Lavrov

Lebanon suffers intimidation attempts to cancel gas deal with Russia – Lebanese FM

Putin wants to keep foreign shipping out of Russia's Northern Sea Route

The world's first human head transplant has been successfully completed

Ombudsman Presents Report on Abkhazia Crossing Points Closure

Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague

Georgia: Three Deputy Interior Ministers Appointed

Azerbaijanis in front of Armenian Embassy in Georgia demand release of hostages

Georgian region hails Turkey as 'strategic partner'

Swedish labour market 'tougher than ever'

Turkey withdraws troops from NATO exercise in Norway

NATO chief apologises to Turkey over Norway 'incident'

Norway: Nobel nomination stirs up a storm

Have a Very Quran Christmas! - Norwegian School's Wish to Pupils

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant, 14 others be held over desert attack

Forty years after Sadat visit, Egyptian-Israeli peace faces uncertain future

Hungary supports Egyptian government’s efforts against terrorism

Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

China, Morocco sign MoU on Belt and Road

Fire Destroys Much of Cameroon’s Parliament Building

Central African Republic
Central African Republic: Peace Requires More Than a Bigger UN Force

South Sudan
Nikki Haley: US Must Take Sides in South Sudan Conflict

GSDF colonel recalls bullets flying over camp during S. Sudan PKO

South Sudan: 'ICC Should Try South Sudan Leaders for War Crimes' - Al-Bashir

Across Horn of Africa, 11.4 million children at risk

Somaliland: 1st to Use Iris Scanner Tech to Stem Voter Fraud

Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

Unesco wants Angola in Kavango/ Zambezi World Heritage project

Mbanza Kongo development project presented at UNESCO

Ex-PCCB official arraigned, faces 42 counts

TANTRADE vows support to meat processing industries

Relief in sight, thanks to 3.9bn/- water enterprise

SADC intervenes as Zimbabwe crisis rages on

Zimbabwe on Edge Amid Talks; Mugabe Appears in Public

Tillerson urges return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe

China's friendly policy toward Zimbabwe will not change

President Mugabe meets with regional envoys and army chief

US says people of Zimbabwe must choose own government

South Africa
Gordhan positive about Ramaphosa's choice of running mates

South Africa: 'Political Leader Chris Hani's Killer Still Shows No Remorse'

Bitcoin's wild rollercoaster ride continues reaching record $8,000

Voluntary assisted dying bill defeated in NSW

Australia: Home demand in outer suburbs prolongs the building boom

New Zealand
Chamber welcomes release of Let's Get Wellington Moving

Wellington rail workers strike to defend their conditions

NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change

Papua New Guinea
PNG: Public servants urged to observe human rights activities

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