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Americas
Canada
Mitsubishi to buy Bombardier's regional jet unit for $550 million

Bizarre case of 'Unknown Person' keeps its secrets as immigration board blocks public's access

Northern threats and Canada's future in the Arctic

Canada rolls out central planning — but this time, it's green!

Sidewalk Labs unveils $1.3-billion plan for Toronto’s waterfront, revealing a vision much larger than initially proposed

Alberta Opposition attacks over earplug debacle, Premier Jason Kenney returns fire

Canada Infrastructure Bank to work with Via Rail on high-frequency passenger rail plan

Canada: Inside the secret, million-dollar world of baby eel trafficking

Border agency still using licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack

After Quebec's secularism law, Muslim women gather to figure out, 'What can we do now?'

USA
US Response to Russia's INF Suspension to Be in Field of Conventional Arms - Envoy to NATO

Google Executive Allegedly Says Only Big Tech Can Prevent 2020 'Trump Situation'

U.S. agriculture secretary says American farmers are 'casualties' of trade war

US shale an 'unmitigated disaster' with industry hundreds of billions in debt - shale pioneer

U.S. not where it needs to be on LGBT employment: Fed's Williams

Low expectations as US launches Trump Middle East peace plan

US biopharmacy company AbbVie to buy Botox maker Allergan for around $63 bn

It's Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash

Pittsburgh Jews rally around church after jihadi bomb plot

Strong growth in the price of U.S. shale oil has also contained stronger increases

Illinois becomes 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana

Trump to sign order for hospital fees disclosure upfront

Rio Tinto breaks ground at Madison copper-gold project in Montana

Mexico
Migrant children removed from ‘inhumane’ Texas detention centre

Mexico deploys 15,000 troops to US border to slow migration

Mexico vows to identify thousands of remains, 'worst legacy' of violence

Free-trade deal with U.S. and Mexico divides regions, age groups

Guatemala
Claims of corruption, drug trafficking and political divorce. Welcome to Guatemala's elections

Representatives, First Ladies Of Guatemala and Honduras Tour Southern Border

Honduras
Violence escalates at Honduras student protests amid molotov cocktails & police fire

Honduran forces fire on students, 5 hurt: officials

Nicaragua
Nicaragua puffing up status in rarefied world of premium cigars

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua May Revoke Citizenship of Fugitive Indian Businessman

Cuba
Russian frigate arrives in Cuba under watchful eye of US Navy

Belarus, Cuba to cooperate in environmental protection

Huíla: Cuban higher education teachers' lay off ruled out

Jamaica
Jamaica: Sept PNP run-off - NEC recommends presidential polls two weeks before conference

Venezuela
Venezuela's former spy chief says Maduro could yet fall

Hezbollah operating in Venezuela, Maduro’s ex-security chief says

Guyana
Guyana President and Opposition Leader to Meet on CCJ Ruling

Ecuador
Global copper mine production to grow 3.5% annually — report

Peru
Peru: Defense Minister dies of heart attack

Peru: Guillain-Barre Syndrome cases down by over 70%

President: Defense Minister gave his everything for Peru until his last moments

Brazil
Bolsonaro Reaffirms His Power over The Demarcation of New Indigenous Territories

Paraguay
A top Hezbollah financier was extradited to the U.S. from Paraguay

Argentina
Corruption case against Cristina Kirchner enters into second phase as campaigning gets underway

“Vulture” fund gains upper hand as US Supreme Court rejects Argentina

France’s Eramet gives go-ahead to lithium project in Argentina

Chile
Rewilding Patagonia: Chile's Great Conservation Leap Forward

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem

Copper gains as Chile strike underlines supply deficit

Chile central bank says "no doubt" of need to slash interest rate

Uruguay
Dormant Dispute over Border between Uruguay and Brazil Turns 85 Years Old

Italy demands Uruguay to explain how “Milan's cocaine king” escaped from a jail in police HQ

Asia
Japan
Japan says safe navigation in Hormuz vital for energy security

Nissan shareholders express concern over strained partnership with Renault

90% of foreign residents in Japan say they need more public support with living conditions, survey finds

Japanese government cites Trump as denying report he considered ending defense pact

US waives tariffs on Japanese aluminum for Tesla battery cells

N. Korea
N. Korea's Kim Yo-jong rises to leadership

N Korea not ready to denuclearize: US military spy chief

S. Korea
S. Korean, US defense chiefs reaffirm close ties on denuke efforts

Moon to highlight circle of peace and economy during G20 Summit; no Korea-Japan summit scheduled

Event held to mark 69th anniversary of start of Korean War

S. Korea cracks down on drunk driving with tougher-than-ever laws

Ex-presidential secretaries of ousted Park Geun-hye administration sentenced to probation

S. Korea to change classification of disabled people

S. Korea's consumer sentiment index falls slightly in June: BOK

U.S.-S. Korea alliance is blood bond: Fmr. USMC General

Mongolia
Mongolia produces 48% of total raw cashmere in world

Public security official of Inner Mongolia under investigation

China
ZTE secures 25 5G commercial contracts

Young Uyghur Tour Director Dies Under Questioning by Xinjiang Authorities: Mother

Beijing Rules Out Public Discussion of Hong Kong Renditions Protests

FedEx sues U.S. government over ‘impossible’ task of policing exports to China

High-Level Meeting Beijing addresses issues on China's development

China releases white paper on financial services for SMEs

Fall in Huawei smartphone sales overseas now ‘less than 20 per cent’

Pro-Beijing camp accuses Carrie Lam of going it alone on extradition bill

Hong Kong protests signal alarm special freedoms fading

Taiwan
Tsai hails FormoSat-7 launch as Taiwan space technology milestone

Chinese aircraft carrier passes through Taiwan Strait

KMT to hold protest on referendum law revisions in July

Philippines
'Hypocrisy': Trillanes rebuffs Imee Marcos' 'ritual' for Senate office

PH drug war deaths a ‘matter of most serious concern,’ says UN rights chief

Peso strongest in 16 months as dollar weakens, Fed signals easing

Veco working on settling P200M in real property taxes owed to Cebu City gov’t

Vietnam
Việt Nam, EU to sign EVFTA on June 30 in Hà Nội

E-wallets’ latest converts: HCM City street vendors

Việt Nam to perfect its legal systems in compliance with new era's demand

Hà Nội to conduct food safety inspections

African swine fever hits industrial farms in Vietnam, 2.8 million pigs culled

​Vietnam, EU to sign landmark trade, investment pacts this month: Council

Vietnam’s emerging beach destination loses charm over poor sevices

Laos
Vietnamese, Lao investment ministries enhance co-operation

Thailand
Six arrested in Kamphaeng Phet with around 4 million meth pills

Yogyakarta poultry farmers to give away chicken to protest price drops

Prayut to raise new economic trends in G20 summit

Cabinet nod for 11.9% rise in ‘Baan Mankong’ housing budget

Three arrested in Songkhla with 178,800 meth pills, kilo of ‘ice’

Cambodia
Death Toll From Unlicensed Building Collapse in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Climbs to 28

Local Cambodian Patrols Seek to End Illegal Logging

Malaysia
Malaysia Gov't Slams Goldman Sachs in 1MDB Case as Court Hearing Delayed

Singapore
Singapore probes drones at airport that disrupted 63 flights

Indonesia
Indonesia's silence on Uighur debate 'complicated': IPAC report

Jakarta councillors rush to select new partner for Anies

Indonesia keeps watchful eye on foreign scientists. It may come at a price

Japan continues repatriation of soldiers' remains from Papua

Riau's land, forest fires covered 3,147 hectares in Jan-June 2019

Dozen Brimob personnel torture people during May rioting: Amnesty

Bengkalis housewife finds ecstasy pills worth Rp6 billion

Myanmar
Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Claims Military Casualties, Causes Civilians to Flee

UN fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

Bangladesh
Bangladeshi migrants in Tunisia forced to return home, aid groups claim

Nepal
Fusemachines Launches Its First Fuse AI Center in Nepal

India
Former Indian Cabinet Minister Lashes Out at US Report on Religious Freedom

Japan to promote Okinawa to Indians as outbound wedding destination

India annuls Israeli missile deal in favor of domestic alternative… again?

India warns foreign e-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart over discounts: sources

Mob in India tortures, kills Muslim on video

PM Modi to hold bilaterals with Trump, Macron on G20 sidelines

PM Narendra Modi addresses Lok Sabha, reminds Congress of Emergency: Highlights

Over 84,000 vacancies in Central Armed Police Forces: Government

India sold over 204 mn WiFi devices in 2018: Report

Middle East
Pakistan
Pakistan: PM rejects any extension in deadline to avail tax amnesty scheme

Pakistan proposes six-point agenda to counter Islamophobia

Pakistan: Government announces crackdown on sugar millers

Afghanistan
Afghan leaders optimistic for US, Taliban peace deal

Key ISIS group member among 12 militants arrested in Nangarhar province

Notorious crime kingpin Anbdul Hamid alias Khurasani arrested in Kabul city

Afghan Special Forces kill Taliban attack coordinator in Bagram

Kazakhstan
Deadly Kazakh Munitions Blasts Investigated

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan sign protocol on import of gasoline

Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan with international crew

Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Prosecutor OKs Stripping Ex-President Atambaev Of Immunity

Prosecutor General: Atambayev made decision on reconstruction of Bishkek HPP

Government asks to allow processing of uranium in Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan
Alexander Lukashenko holds phone talks with President of Tajikistan

Turkmenistan
StateSec Neculaescu meets Turkmen Foreign Minister's Deputy Hadjiev

Uzbekistan
ADB, Uzbekistan renew development partnership with new 5-year strategy

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan mull demarcation of common state border

Armenia
Order For Former Armenian President Kocharian To Be Rearrested

Ceasefire monitoring on LOC of Azerbaijani, Armenian armed forces ends

Armenia’s economic activity index grows 7.3% in May 2019

‘Democratic values should be the base for peaceful and secure state’ – Armenian MP’s remarks at PACE

Azerbaijan
Gold production increasing in Azerbaijan

First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva awarded a special UN award

Novak: Azerbaijan, Russia successfully cooperate within OPEC+ format

Surrendering Meghri to Azerbaijan was “acceptable” for Kocharyan, claims PM’s spokesperson

Iran
Iran report says parts of US drone found at sea

‘Unacceptable’ to lump Iran together with ISIS as Middle East’s ‘chief security threat’ – Moscow

Iran says diplomatic path now permanently shut after U.S. sanctions on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran to abandon more nuclear deal commitments on July 7

Iranian woman who protested headscarf gets 20-year sentence

Syria
Safadi, US delegation review efforts towards Syria political solution

Syria blasts new US sanctions against Iran

Turkey
After Istanbul loss, Turkey's Erdogan vows to listen to people's 'messages'

Turkey will lose F-35 warplane if Russia arms deal goes ahead, U.S. says

Turkish businessmen interested in economic cooperation with Zanjan province

Erdogan says 'no backtrack' on Russia S-400 missile deal

S-400 is bilateral problem of US, Turkey, not NATO: Turkey’s envoy to NATO

Turkish employees tell story of isolation works at Chernobyl nuclear disaster site

Lebanon
Cabinet to convene Thursday at Grand Serail

Lebanon partakes in International Arab Banking Summit in Rome

Derian calls for Arab unity to face 'deal of the century'

Lakkis delivers Lebanon's word at FAO conference

Israel
Israel Cuts Off Fuel Supply to Gaza in Response to Incendiary Balloons - IDF

Nintendo’s second retail store in the world opens in Tel Aviv

Israel cybersecurity sector hamstrung by shortage of labor, report says

Trilateral Security Summit in Israel

Palestine
U.S. seeks funds for Middle East peace plan but details are vague and Palestinians unhappy

Palestinians reject US-Bahrain peace plan as Israel advises 'surrender'

Long line of Israeli-Palestinian peace bids precede Trump push

Jordan
Jordan secures 20 million euro grant from EU

Jordan says attack on Saudi airport ‘threat to region’s security’

AFD grants Jordan soft loan of 95 million euros

Kuwait
Kuwait: Parliament rejects bid to strip MP Ashour of immunity

Kuwait bourse ends Tuesday's trading in green zone

Ten MPs submit a no-confidence motion against Minister of Finance

Oman
UNSC condemns attacks on oil tankers in Gulf region, urge maximum restraint - amb. Al-Otaibi

Etihad to launch ‘green season’ flights to Salalah, Oman

Bahrain
Bahrain Summit: Leaders ready to kill the Palestinian cause

Palestinians protest against Bahrain peace conference

Bahrain remains committed to Palestinians, rabbi with ties to king says

Qatar
Qatar mega-library woos youth

Pakistan thanks Qatar for planned $3 billion investment

Saudi Arabia
OPEC basket price down to USD 65.05 pb

Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

Yemen
IOM helps nearly 30,000 people in Yemen rebuild shelters destroyed by floods

UN aid official: Yemeni militia blocking food for thousands

Europe
United Kingdom
Jeremy Hunt Promises £15 Billion 'War Chest' To The Military Over The Next Five Years

UK Defence Ministry Reveals First Target For Its F-35s Fleet

Boris Johnson breaks cover in U.K. leadership race after accusations he has been ducking scrutiny

UK car sector warns of £70m daily cost on Brexit no-deal

Next British PM to be announced July 23: Conservative Party

Kerry Foods shuts UK factory with the loss of 900 jobs

Johnson admits he needs EU help to avoid hard Border

Ireland
Pressure mounting on Fine Gael to drop its probe into Bailey 'leak'

Ireland faces hit from UK spending slump

Here comes the sun – Europe set for sweltering 41C heatwave

Waterford Fine Gael members pass unanimous no-confidence motion in TD John Deasy

Crunch looming for Irish government in October Brexit denouement

Portugal
Portugal escapes European heatwave

Spain
A Bulgarian Opened Four Bulgarian Schools in Spain

Spain’s Ciudadanos party faces internal crisis over shift to the right

Madrid’s new right-wing government censors part of Gay Pride campaign

France
Macron Accused of 'Destroying European Democracy' Over Veto on Next EU Chief Candidate

Paris on alert as heatwave hits France

France warns Iran of 'serious mistake' in violating nuclear deal

Bad weather leads to 'catastrophic' honey harvest for French beekeepers

'Yellow vest' spending leads to 'worrying' debt levels in France say auditors

Belgium
NATO DMs to discuss Gulf situation

EU member states, committed to stepping up support for Eastern partners

NATO Calls on Russia to Destroy New Missile, Warns of Response

European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

Crown Princess Elisabeth on her first ever foreign mission

Belgium: Embassy attack was planned for Monday or Tuesday

Netherlands
Dutch investigate KPN emergency service network outage

Germany
Deutsche Bank Faces Federal Reserve Scrutiny Amid Allegations of Money Laundering

German Police Union Admits Cops Prefer Right-Wing AfD Due to Refugee Crisis

Period poverty: When sanitary products become unaffordable

Germany, France, UK stress commitment to Iran deal

Polish PM attends an innovation forum in Dresden, Germany

Denmark
Danish party leader donates funding to refugee children after election failure

More scandal at Danske Bank as interim Danish CEO fired

Denmark is EU’s most expensive country for buying groceries

Austria
Austrian court green-lights extradition of businessman Firtash to U.S.

Switzerland
Working in a heatwave: The Swiss laws employees should know about

Seven out of ten foreign criminals deported from Switzerland

Italy
Northern Italian cities of Milan and Cortina selected as host cities for 2026 Winter Olympics

Castaldo to NNA: Italy adamant about standing by Lebanon

Heatwave: The hottest places to avoid in Italy this week

Why is Rome's public transport on strike?

Winter Olympics will create 20,000 jobs in Italy, says government

Slovenia
Slovenia's Industrial Output Rose 9.4% in 2018 STA, 23 June 2019

June 25 in Slovenian History: Turkish Incursion Ends First Independent Peasant State Territory

Slovenia's Jan-May new commercial vehicle registrations rise 17.8% y/y – ACEA

Belarus, Slovenia interested in developing bilateral relations

Montenegro
PM: Montenegro invites Azerbaijani businesses to invest in priority areas

Albania
Meta says Electoral College decision has “no effect” on Presidential decree

Greece
IATA calls for Greek investment in air traffic control, airports

Climate change is taking its toll on Greek monuments, say scientists

Bulgaria
GERB Reimbursed the Overpayments from the Party Subsidy

Triple Jump of Cancer Patients in Bulgaria for 37 Years

More than 50% of Bulgarians Are Satisfied with Their Salary

Dual Food Quality: 9% of Food Products Are with the Same Packages but Different Content

Mongolia-Bulgaria Intergovernmental Commission Meeting Kicks off

Romania
PM Dancila says gov't endorses draft piece of legislation on ridesharing

Romania has ambitious plans to implement 5G technology, adopt new technologies, concepts

ETUC: Collective Labor Agreement at European level setting minimum fair salary, necessary

Hungary
Nigeria Bishop Thanks Hungary for Donation

Global Pullback From Tighter Policy to Keep Hungary on Hold

Hungarian central bank keeps rates unchanged, inflation forecasts in focus

Hungary's Gripens in Baltics NATO Exercise

Slovakia
Slovakia: Several identifiers will replace one birth number

Admiral of Slovak origin wants to become next US President

Slovak hospitals would welcome medical staff from outside the EU

Czech Republic
Five rhinos resettled in Rwanda from Czech zoo

Poland
Polish Citizen Sentenced to 14 Years for Trying to Steal Secret Parts of Russia's S-300

Massive NATO drills end in Poland

Poland braces for heatwave

Nine detained over suspected PLN 1 bn fraud in Poland

Polish gov’t backs tax exemptions for young

Ukraine
Almost half of Ukrainians agree to autonomy of Donbas for sake of ceasefire

Zelensky on Russia's return to PACE: "Pity that our European partners haven't heard us"

Donbas warzone update: Four Ukrainian soldiers injured amid 44 attacks on June 24

Russia Cleared to Return to Europe’s Top Rights Body, Ukraine Walks Out

Ukraine To Introduce New 1,000 Hryvnya Banknote

Almost half Ukrainians would vote for NATO accession, 56.7% for joining EU – survey

Belarus
Belarus raises over $734m in international aid for environmental projects in 2002-2018

Belarus' urban planning policy geared towards smart, green cities

Russia
Kremlin lauds PACE’s reinstatement of Russian delegation’s rights as ‘victory of reason’

Russia to feature new aircraft carrier concept at Army-2019 arms show

Russia trots out its cutting-edge military machinery at opening of Army-2019

Lavrov warns against ‘very bad scenario’ unfolding around Iran

Russia allowed to return to PACE unconditionally

Dirty Oil Crisis Over for Russia, but Contagion Felt on High Seas

Georgia
How visit of "Orthodox" Russian delegation to Georgia led to mass protests in Tbilisi

What Is Behind Georgia's 'Anti-Russia' Protests

Georgians Protest For Fifth Night Despite Promised Reforms

Georgia's alternative plan to lure Russian tourists includes Baku

Latvia
Latvia gains 70 new citizens via naturalization

Estonia
Estonia to take part in European Space Agency mission for first time

Estonia: the inside story of building a digital nation

Finland
Iohannis: Romania is willing to support Finnish EU Presidency

More men in Finland finding work, but still lagging behind women

Requiescat in pace: Finland's Yle radio axes Latin news show after 30 years

Sweden
Stockholm and Sigulda have Olympic dream dashed

Swedish supermarkets to stop selling disposable barbecues

Norway
Bike and Snake: Meet the robots that will keep Norway's gas flowing

Africa
Tunisia
Tunisia Announces Government Investments Exceeding $204 Million

Morocco
China, African countries vow to enhance cooperation

Senegal
Aliou Sall, Senegal president's brother, resigns post amid corruption claim

Burkina Faso
Endeavour Mining ups reserves at flagship Houndé mine in Burkina Faso by 41%

Mali
Floods aggravate displaced persons situation in Mopti, Mali

Nigeria
Ibrahim talks general situation with Nigerian ambassador

Nigeria's Central Bank Unveils 5-Year Policy Direction

Nigerian police kill gangster head

Central African Republic
CAR Court Starts Work On Human Rights Abuse Cases

Sudan
Sudanese activists seek justice for mass rapes after militia 'breaks the girls'

Ethiopia
Ethiopia pays tribute to slain military chief

FAO targets 3 million people for emergency aid as looming drought threatens lives in Ethiopia

Uganda
Thousands fleeing new Congo violence strain overstretched Uganda refugee facilities

China, Uganda lift ties to comprehensive cooperative partnership

Angola
Angola: Nurses' Order wants more rigor in staff training

Burundi
About 1.77 million Burundians still need urgent humanitarian aid

Rwanda
'Just ridiculous': Rwanda's Paul Kagame dismisses EU human rights report

Malawi
Malawi uranium mine sale agreed

Zimbabwe
Zim's dollar returns, a decade after it became worthless

Zim dollars only: Finance minister Ncube bans foreign currency

Don't hold your breath: Zim business on foreign currency ban

Namibia
Dare to Care fund brings relief amid national crisis - Namibia

South Africa
ANC allies seek the truth about Ramaphosa money laundering claims

ANC reacts to Ramaphosa money laundering claims: Give our president space 'to make SA great again'

Cape Town's dams finally over 50% full

Oceania
Australia
Bitcoin price surges above US $11,000 mark, highest in 15 months

'Gold Rush': US-Iran Confrontation Sends Gold Prices to 6-Year High

Australia Rescues ISIS Orphans in Syria

'The right thing to do': Victoria's public schools to ban mobile phones from 2020

Australia: Apartment owners have 'more consumer protection buying a toaster'

Queensland solar rule change remains “invalid”, as Supreme Court decision upheld

New Zealand
Fair Pay Agreements Good: CTU Releases Report On Sector Bargaining

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes report on fair pay agreements

Goldsmith New National Finance Spokesperson: Amy Adams To Leave Politics In 2020

Stats NZ: Gender Inclusive Questions Introduced

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