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CMA head criticizes federal corporate tax plan, says will hurt patient care

Inconsistent rules for marijuana stock listings sow confusion

Police, counter-protesters clash at Quebec right-wing event

As solar eclipse approaches, electricity grid braces for disruption

Trudeau urges Canadians to maintain trust in immigration system

LNG Canada project ‘still alive’ as group assesses site

Health Canada approves application for interim safe injection site in Toronto

Evacuation order lifted after B.C. wildfire destroys dozens of homes

Status of Women Canada pushing for procurement to support female entrepreneurs

10 Missing After US Destroyer Collides with Tanker

Trump Returns to a Changed White House

University of Texas removes Confederate statues

Kasich urges Trump to end staff chaos at White House and ‘settle it down’

Ex-Obama adviser Rhodes rips Trump's off-the-cuff diplomacy, spills details on drafting of Hiroshima speech

Petition to label Antifa as terrorists hits 100k signatures required for White House response

'America First' protesters face off with opponents at California beach rally

Yellen, Draghi Head to Jackson Hole Amid Inflation Unease

Fed’s Kaplan Says Immigration Key to U.S. Economy Beating China

‘US must pay $245mn to Iran’s chemical victims’

AI experts warn over 'killer robots'

U.S. Exports Gas to Europe, and Russia Aims to Counter

Trump signs legislation greenlighting War on Terrorism memorial for National Mall

US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

First Round of Talks to Revamp Nafta Reveals Friction

Hurricane Kenneth powers up in Pacific far off Mexico coast

Grenada Records “Promising” Increase in Tourism Arrivals

Peru can benefit from Azerbaijan’s experience in oil & gas sphere

Cerro Chepen, a New Attraction on Peru’s Moche Route

Bolivia launches Truth Commission to investigate military dictatorships’ crimes

India's growth story under PM Modi enthrals BRICS meet in China

Maehara, Edano to face off in race to elect new Democratic Party leader

Gov't to test effectiveness of data recorders in preventing small aircraft crashes

Miyagi to remove 'suggestive' PR video amid sexist criticism

Nikkei ends at fresh 3.5-month low amid N. Korea concerns

Japan dept. store sales fall 1.4% in July on sluggish clothing sales

Japan's scientists develop superthin nano sensors that may be the next big advance in wearable tech

Kumamoto railway struggles to rebuild after devastating 2016 quake

Citi to Move 1,200 Workers in Tokyo Office Shift

Everything You Need to Know: How Japan Could Get Nuclear Weapons

N. Korea
S. Korea, US begin military drills amid North threats

Aid blocked from North Korea as sanctions frighten shippers

Talk of ‘Preventive War’ Rises in White House Over North Korea

S. Korea
US, South Korea Seem to Scale Back War Games

Protesters in Seoul march for peace on Korean Peninsula

Seoul Urges Pyongyang to Avoid 'Provocations' Amid US-South Korea Drills

South Korea and U.S. to discuss possible amendments to FTA in Seoul

National Assembly committees to meet to balance accounts of last year's budget

China to Relaunch One of World's Fastest Bullet Trains

Reports: China accuses luxury e-retailer of smuggling

China's Great Wall interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler: Great Wall official

Hong Kong property investors go trophy hunting in London despite Brexit

China to continue efforts to implement UN 2030 Agenda

East China province braces for typhoon

China restores ecosystem along its longest inland river

New Freight Train Route Between Russia and China

Amid Doklam stand-off, Chinese army holds military drill

SocioSpyder: Why Pentagon Monitors Russian, Chinese Social Networks

New Kuomintang chairman reaffirms 1992 Consensus

Taiwan export orders grow for 12th straight month in July

Export-Import Bank of India lists bonds in Taiwan, Singapore

Government's diplomatic policies enjoys 70% approval rating : poll

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

PNP: Let's not generalize drug war based on Kian's death

Escudero warns abusive drug war cops: Duterte's term ends in 2022

9 dead, 11 wounded in southern Philippines attack

Scientist invents firefighting material that reduces time, cost

President stresses cyber crime vigilance

PM Phúc tours Thai province

Ex-VN Pharma officials on trial for smuggling cancer medicines

New facilities to develop aquaculture in Laos

Vientiane continuing consultation on road fund

UXO continue to kill, maim local population

Two organic bills proposed for royal endorsement

Police seek 10 arrest warrants for deep South raid

Yingluck rice-pledging case: possible outcomes of court’s verdict

BMA now pays money rewards to people reporting traffic offences

240,000 ya ba pills seized in Mae Sai district following car chase

​Vietnamese businesses in pursuit of entry into Thai consumer market

UN: Cambodia ‘Approaching a Precipice’ Amid Threats, Fear

In Charm Offensive, Hun Sen Promises Workers Raises, Pension

Tax Head Threatens Daily With September 4 Closure

KL apologizes Indonesia over flag mistake at 29th SEA Games

Malaysia insists leading SAR for missing US sailors

New appeal for ringgit, a currency of choice for carry-trade

Malakoff Q2 earnings down 20% to RM103m

US guided-missile destroyer collides with merchant vessel in Singapore

Indonesian activists protest against Malaysia over Indonesian flag misprint

President hands land certificates to "Jabodetabek" communities

Tangail rail link by afternoon, officials hope

SC clears way for Gatco graft trial against Khaleda

Rangamati-Ctg road opens to heavy plying

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina

Concerns about possible disease outbreaks following Nepal floods

Stones, rods & fists: Chinese & Indian troops' border brawl caught on video

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

SC grants bail to Lt. Col Shrikant Purohit in Malegaon case

Siddaramaiah brushes aside BJP's charge of using ACB as political tool

Flood-hit Bihar stares at epidemics

Delhi airport shut for 40 mins after drone spotted

IT employees cite Article 19, form union

Defaulters owe 27 pc of total amount to SBI alone, PNB next

Death toll in India's Bihar floods rises to 253

Solution of Doklam very soon, want to tell neighbours India wants peace: Rajnath Singh

Middle East
Suspect Raising Money for IS Granted Bail in Pakistan

Police fire tear gas, water cannon to disperse enraged lawyers outside LHC

PML-N bigwigs trying to defuse tensions

7 policemen kidnapped near Rajanpur successfully rescued

Water resources, tax policy should be among top priorities

New US Afghan policy may push Pak towards China, Russia: Report

Trump to Outline 'Path Forward' for US in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Special Operations Forces Transition from Division to Corps

UN verifies mass killings in northern Afghanistan

Kyrgyzstan: Prosecutions Thin Ranks of Presidential Contenders

Uzbekistan: “More Than 10,000 Criminals Roaming the Streets”

Soldier of Armenian defense ministry dies

Global Young Leaders Forum kicks off in Baku

President, Supreme Commander Ilham Aliyev views Mobile Field Surgical Hospital of Defense Ministry

President Ilham Aliyev attends inauguration of Logistics Center of Shamkir Agropark

Azerbaijan eyes deepening cooperation with John Deere

Iranian president calls defending nuclear deal top priority

Boosting ties with neighbors among Zarif top priorities

Iran top general cautions on religious sedition in Islamic world

Mitral valve replacement without open-heart surgery

Former Iranian President Appeals To Supreme Leader Over House Arrests

Alleged Role In State Crackdown Haunts Rohani's New Communications Minister

United States welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister's announcement of a new offensive to liberate Tal Afar

Iranian bank opens branch in Iraq’s Najaf

Preparations under way to reopen Iraq border crossing

‘Iran’s interests in Iraq, Syria not materialistic’

Russian military aviation stamps out terrorists en-route to Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

Militants launch shell on exhibition complex near Damascus — media

Five People Died in a Missile Attack Aimed at the International Fair in Damascus

US does not intend to remain in Syria after defeating ISIL

Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the West

Erdoğan criticizes US for weapons sent to SDF in Syria

Smoking of drivers in private vehicles to be illegal in Turkey

Turkish Interior Ministry reshuffles 22 provincial police chiefs

Coup defeater commander reshuffled to Army Corps

One million women in Turkey quit jobs in five years to raise children

Three Lebanese soldiers are killed and another wounded in a landmine blast

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister meets Aoun

Aoun signs salary scale, tax hike

Intel CEO arrives in Israel

Israeli teens attack IDF soldiers for looking Arab, one arrested

Long-awaited Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway edges closer to maiden journey

‘Syria war US-Zionist plan to save Israel’

Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

Palestinian teachers return to Kuwait after a 25 year absence

Queen visits paediatric hospital, joins patients for Children’s Museum activity

Mulki discusses anti-terror fight, trade with Iraqi defence minister

China Ambassador says the Chinese companies are developing 84 projects in Kuwait

Jordan, Oman agree to revive old deals

Saudi plane for Qatari pilgrims waits on Doha for landing rights: airline

Little-Known Qatari Sheikh Embraced by Saudi in Surprise Move

Saudia says Doha has failed to grant permission for its planes to land and fetch pilgrims

Mystery Qatari sheikh pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight

Cutting defense ties with Turkey illegal: Qatar

Saudi Arabia
Oil prices down ahead of OPEC/non-OPEC meeting

800,000 more pilgrims due this year after Makkah grand mosque expansion

4 ministries implement Saudization to create jobs

Saudi Arabia engages Iraq at Iran's dismay

U. A. E.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives a phone call from US Secretary of Defense

UAE's weather department issues fog warning

UAE backs counter-revolutions: Qatar's envoy to Turkey

UN relief chief urges immediate funding as Yemen "catastrophe" escalates

United Kingdom
London's 'Big Ben' to Go Silent Until 2021

U.K. Old Boys Club Fought by Courts Criticized for Lack of Women

Britain's post-Brexit trade deals will make world safer place, vows UK's new chief trade negotiator

Britain set to bask in mini-heatwave as temperatures set to beat August high

Philip Hammond urged to help low-income families

Hundreds attend anniversary memorial in Manchester

Labour urges college principals to get students on electoral register

Trudeau, Irish leader Leo Varadkar march in Montreal Pride parade

Chaos hits capital as 'arrogant' new traffic plans begin

365 Algarve cultural agenda approved for second year

Lisbon airport security blunder causes delays

Lisbon ups security following Ramblas atrocity

PM, minister call in civilian, military chiefs to focus fire efforts

Porto, North welcome more tourists, revenue per room up

Barcelona Attack Driver Still at Large, Identity Confirmed

Lebanese army steamrolls ISIS border positions, raises Spanish flag for Barcelona victims

Imam accused of masterminding Barcelona attacks led “normal” life

French Unions Fret as Macron Readies Promised Labor-Law Upheaval

France's Total says it will buy Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

Another death on Mont Blanc amid attempts to crack down on under-equipped climbers

Fire strands thousands of rail passengers in southern France

Japan issues measles warning for travelers to Europe

Europe cannot rely on US support to defend itself – EU Commission chief

Maersk, miners help limit losses in European shares as risk-off moves continue

Belgian forces help Iraqis drive out IS

Merkel's CDU leads the polls, but why?

Breitbart apologizes after Podolski blunder

Merkel talks security, migration at TV townhall

Berlin: 9 injured after smoke bomb goes off at Kurdish event

Stop meddling in EU elections: Austria FM to Erdogan

Austria's Kurz seeks to be youngest chancellor

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Italy expels men accused of holding extremist ties

UN voices concern after Rome migrant eviction

Holy See
Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches to help them feel unity

While on Summer Vacation, MPs Spend 10 Million Kunas

City Youth Policy: Cooperation Between Dubrovnik and Lepoglava

Hungarian Defence Minister held talks with Serbian counterpart

Kosovo's election deadlock blocks funds, recognition

Three charged with deliberate arson on Corfu

Wildfires raze some 50,000 hectares a year, survey finds

Planet’s future to be built together with young leaders: Bulgarian ex-president

49 Years Since Tanks Rolled in to End Prague Spring

For the Last 7 days, More Than 130 Fires Have Been Extinguished in Bulgaria

Gallup International: Only 25% of the People in Bulgaria Are Ready To Fight For Their Country

PM Tudose signs condolence book at Spanish Embassy

TAROM Director resigns

PM Tudose: PM's control body will analyse TAROM; company must operate on a profit

Dodon Denounces Romania Reunification Idea In Rare Visit To Gagauzia

Hungarian President: ‘We must once again protect our borders’

Dialogue co-leader: Opposition parties fighting each other instead of cooperating

Lukashenko sends St. Stephen's Day greetings to Hungary

Garth: We need a deal that will benefit both

Cinemas draw more visitors than in 2016; Slovak films are biggest blockbusters

Regional authority stops money for school that warned against fascists

Slovakia's Nafta seeks to become operator of PSA for Yuzivske gas field

Russian Jews slam Moscow’s exclusion from Holocaust memorial project in Poland

‘Europe must wake up from lethargy’: Polish PM

Rainfall warnings for eastern, southern Poland

Pension advisers at work as Poland prepares to lower retirement age

Pretrial detention for Rozenblat extended until Oct 17

Ukraine reports 47 attacks on Ukraine troops, two defenders injured, three traumatized

Ukraine's national interests and U.S. external interests coincide, but situation may change

Lukashenko inspects progress in harvest campaign from helicopter

Belarus MFA confirms plans of Russian president's aide, U.S. envoy on Ukraine to meet in Minsk

Belarus' finance ministry starts floating $50m worth of bonds

Lukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Afghanistan

Russian Arctic National Park to set up reserve area on Novaya Zemlya

Putin's Would-Be Successors Ranked Ahead of 2018 Elections

Goldman Warns Stronger Euro May Be Russian Bonds' Achilles Heel

Natural Gas Bears Stage Biggest Retreat in 11 Months Amid Rally

Over 200 Daesh terrorists killed in airstrike: Russia

Azerbaijan issues nearly $632M for construction of BTK's Georgian section

Lithuania receives first shipment of LNG from U.S

Mõis’ plan for Center’s voters shock to FTC

Finland observes silence in honor of stabbing victims, quizzes wounded suspect

Sweden to deport 106yo Afghani woman, world’s ‘oldest refugee’ – reports

Swedish Premier Calls for Resistance Against White-Power Threat

Stockholm house prices double in a decade

Spontaneous dancing still forbidden in Swedish bars, despite promise of rule change

‘No increase’ in terror threat

PA, Egyptian and Jordanian FMs meet in Cairo ahead of US Mideast visit

Jordan: King renews support for Libya’s national concord

Under the radar, Russia’s influence in Libya is growing

China-Africa Investment Forum to open in Marrakech

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone: Deadly Floods and Mudslides Were 'Man-Made Disaster'

Sierra Leone: 3 officials fired over alleged Hajj scam

Burkina Faso
Parliament chief vows to follow-up on gov't efforts on Burkina Faso victims

Nigerian President Addresses Nation After Months Away

Calls for Nigeria breakup crossed red line: Bhuari

Nigeria: 12 Die in Lagos Boat Accident

FG pension liabilities to rise by N20bn with exemption of paramilitary from CPS

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Sudanese Children of IS Militants Released in Libya

Sudan: Cholera Still Spreading

UK Continues To Support Most Vulnerable In Sudan Through Cash Assistance

South Sudan
EU offers Uganda $2.2m for South Sudan refugees

Smugglers Target Ethiopian, Somali Teens for Deadly Trip to Yemen

Somalia: Forces Capture Key Al-Shabaab Town of Bariire

More than 70,000 children at risk of death in Kenya

Uganda: President Stranded With Land Amendment Bill

Election2017: Ruling party candidate pays homage to president

Western zone referral hospital planned in Tabora

Japan foreign minister to visit Mozambique, Ethiopia

Zimbabwe's 'poisoned' VP Mnangagwa airlifted to SA - report

Mugabe's deputy returns from SA 'after food poisoning treatment'

'No need to panic, VP Mnangagwa is recovering well,' says Zim minister

The US considers cutting aid to Zimbabwe

South Africa
Zimbabwe first lady escapes prosecution in S Africa

Guptas sell ANN7 and The New Age to Mzwanele Manyi

MPs can't punish Zuma without hurting the ANC

Latest on Zim VP Mnangagwa: SA doctors 'detected traces of palladium poison'

Diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe warranted - Nkoana-Mashabane

South Africa: At Least 18 Dead in KZN Taxi Crash

How Aussie Gay Marriage Debate Moved to Mailboxes

North Korea warns Australia over 'suicidal act'

Bluetooth: Dangerous new drug trend

Women taking the reins in cattle industry

Meningococcal disease blamed for death of WA teen in Tasmania

'People see chaos and we wear it': MPs angry over citizenship fiasco

Facebook, Google, Apple to be grilled by Senate inquiry

Hanson warned she will wear blame for attacks after burqa stunt

New Zealand
Cheap GP Visits For 600,000 More NZers

ACT - Seymour responds to resignation of Dunne

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

Papua New Guinea
Failed LEaP program expecting changes

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