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'Christ' is back in Christmas at B.C. mall that didn't like it when Salvation Army carollers sang about Jesus

FBI labels Proud Boys as extremist group with ties to white nationalists, but no similar move in Canada

Military has no documents about fighter jet 'capability gap,' a claim used to justify aircraft purchase

Canada Post workers reject call to end walkouts during Christmas rush

Coast guard ship partially submerged off N.S. coast has 2,600 litres of fuel in tanks

Quebec plans to match Ontario’s promised corporate tax cut, Legault says

NDP’S Singh says any business tax breaks should target job creation and clean technology

Brampton judge denounces Ontario government over lack of courtrooms

Largest Newfoundland oil spill ever shows risks of offshore drilling, regulatory board says

Canadian Diplomats Say They Feel Abandoned After Mysterious Sonic Attacks In Cuba

Art Thrives in Northernmost Alaska

3 Democratic US Senators Sue to Block Whitaker Appointment

Rift Widens Between Trump, Former US Intel Bosses

White House Restores CNN Reporter's Press Pass

Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

US Plunges Duke and Duchess of Sussex Into Tax 'Worst Nightmare' - Reports

Legal groups argue in court against Trump ban on migrants seeking asylum

What democracy? 70% of ‘not free’ countries get US military aid

The biggest bang: Record-breaking mega-orgy planned for Denver

A $12 billion program to help farmers stung by Trump’s trade war has aided few

Chicago hospital shooting leaves four dead, including police officer and gunman

U.S. recession chances edge up, risk Fed delivers fewer hikes: Reuters poll

U.S. recession chances edge up, risk Fed delivers fewer hikes: Reuters poll

US stocks sink amid tech sell-off; Nasdaq -3.0%

US Muslim lawmaker-elect drafts proposal to allow hijabs and kippas in Congress

Donald Trump must bust Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google monopolies like Teddy Roosevelt.

Lift with 6 people plunges 84 floors in Chicago skyscraper: Reports

Boeing to hold conference call with airlines after Lion Air crash: Sources

US Briefly Closes Major Border Crossing with Mexico

Not Your Usual Migrants: Caravan LGBT Couples Conduct Mass Wedding in Tijuana

Drug lord 'El Chapo' ordered murder of man who wouldn't shake his hand, witness testifies

U.S. Closes Busiest Mexico Border Crossing for Several Hours to Install New Security Barriers

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts again

El Salvador
New Salvadoran migrant caravan forms; hundreds wait at U.S.-Mexico border.

Panama, Namibia plan to reveal fishing fleet data via online map

Judge to decide on espionage trial for Panama ex-leader

Cuba Sees EU Effort to Sidestep Iran Sanctions as Blueprint to Break US Embargo

Canadian diplomats hit by Cuba illness feel ‘abandoned’ -paper

1 killed, 3 wounded in Haiti amid violent protests

Grange announces new boards for IPL, INSPORTS and SDF

US Preparing to List Venezuela as State Sponsor of Terrorism - Reports

Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges.

Uruguay: No decision yet on ex-President Garcia's asylum

Peru: Demonstrators gather outside Uruguayan Ambassador's residence

Peru President reminds of Americas' commitment against corruption

Peru to boost tourism in Amazonas region

Peru: Net International Reserves total US$58.964 bn on Nov 14

Small Town in Bahia Risks Losing Its Doctors

Homelessness And Housing Shortage Are Challenges For Bolsonaro Administration

Brazil's Petrobras to be led by privatization advocate

Vanished sub found on ocean floor. Is Argentina up for the herculean task of retrieving the bodies?

Crown prince to attend G-20 summit in Argentina: Energy Minister

Copper output to spike in world's top producer Chile

Chile says economy grows 2.8 pct in third quarter

A Bullet to the Head Reignites Chile's Oldest Conflict

Chilean Salmon Marketing Council bringing 11 US chefs to Chile

Minister Ni Yuefeng Signs Documents with Chilean Minister of Agriculture

Alan García Seeks Asylum in Uruguayan Embassy

Uruguay to make asylum decision after receiving Peru's information on ex-President

UN committee concerned Japan has not given enough reparations to "comfort women"

Nissan chairman and former CEO Carlos Ghosn is arrested in Japan for breaching the country's financial trading laws

Japan to simplify banquets to celebrate new emperor's ascension

Abe fails to bridge U.S.-China divide at APEC summit

Next Emperor's ride in accession parade will be Japanese

N. Korea
US sanctions individual who helped North Korea acquire oil

Retired North Korean Official Arrested for Criticizing Kim Jong Un

S. Korea
Pres. Moon says ASEAN and APEC trip was success, urges gov't to prepare to

S. Korea launches center to promote local defense exports

S. Korea launches center to promote local defense exports

S. Korea's producer prices fall 0.4% m/m in October

S. Korea and China resume joint fishing patrols in West Sea

South Korean shipbuilders' lock on LNG tanker market to hold for years

South Korea's Jeju Air orders 40 Boeing planes worth $4.4 billion

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads

Legislator of Mongolia's ruling party submits proposal on dismissing government

Mongolia to strengthen economic ties with Russia

Chinese Envoy to UN Says Beijing Ready to Aid Rebuilding Effort in Syria

Chinese buyers hate new-car smell—so Ford is eliminating it

Nine Stand Trial in Hong Kong For ‘Inciting’ 2014 Pro-Democracy Movement

Guangdong Rights Activist Redetained Over Marking of 1911 Revolution

Prominent Uyghur Language Researcher Disappears, Feared in China’s Re-education Camps

China Steps up Online 'Clean-up,' Monitoring of Ordinary Citizens

China's economic opening-up to help offset U.S. trade frictions: central bank adviser

China's youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown

Multilingual term base of key Chinese political expressions launched

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks

China launches twin BeiDou navigation satellites

Will China’s Economic Slowdown Lead to a Major Crisis?

Minister Ni Yuefeng Signs Documents with Russian Counterparts

Taiwan ranks 27th in IMD world talent rankings, 4th in Asia

Major Kaohsiung mayoral candidates face off in TV debate

Taiwan's foreign affairs minister arrives in Marshall Islands

Taiwan's Olympic committee calls for `voter rationality' in referendum

Two years after Philippines 'divorced' U.S., President Rodrigo Duterte still waiting on China dividend

China's Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line

Most Filipinos oppose gov't inaction vs China on West PH Sea: SWS

Xi visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy

Duterte to pressure Xi on China's loan pledges - spokesman

IKEA building world's largest store in Philippines, sets 2020 opening IKEA building world's largest store in Philippines, sets 2020 opening

Panelo ‘not surprised’ by ‘poor’ trust rating given to China in SWS survey

Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam

PM Medvedev to hold talks with leadership of Vietnam in Hanoi

Vietnam arrests ex-deputy head of economic hub in graft crackdown

Việt Nam, Russia seek ways to bolster partnership

Thái Nguyên University needs to foster scientific research: Vice President

Hà Nội, HCM City spend VNĐ47 trillion for Tết goods

Young couples enthusiastic about developing eco-bricks in Vietnam

Laos: UN assesses flood damage for inclusion in development plans

Laos: Women’s Union teachers get lessons in job skill training

Thai Oct exports seen rising 4.5 percent year-on-year: Reuters poll

‘Remove dual language road signage’ : Selangor sultan

Tech giants in WEF pledge to develop digital skills for future-focused Asean workforce

Pheu Thai members shift base as survival tactic

Poll shows almost half feel they are not better off after 4 years under junta

10 Pheu Thai ex-MPs join Thai Raksachart in a “friendly” mass defection

Thailand: Pensioners to receive 1,000 baht monthly allowance under new assistance package

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Denies Reports of Plans For Chinese Naval Base

UN War Tribunal Jails Cambodia Khmer Rouge Leaders For Life on Genocide Charges

Myanmar Authorities Detain Rohingya Rescued From Boat Headed to Malaysia

Malaysia reopens submarine probe, questions former PM Najib

Corrupt leaders are enemies of the people, says Deputy Agong

Islam a way of life, says PM on eve of Maulidur Rasul

Profit margins for hawker fare? As low as 20 to 30 cents

Greater market access, lower tariffs for Singapore companies when CPTPP enters into force

China, Brunei lift ties to strategic cooperative partnership

Jokowi won't grant Nuril amnesty

Is Nepal falling into China's Belt and Road debt trap?

Another Brick in Nepal building more schools

CII to organise largest construction equipment show in Nepal

Indian Railways hiring! World's largest recruitment drive now underway

VN wants more investment from India: leader

Why is there an anti-Modi sentiment amongst MP farmers?

Five months after alarm, DoT acts: disaster alert SMS will go to all

Prototype of new kilogram for India in 3 years: Government2

High-powered telescope for Kartarpur darshan soon

Sri Lanka
Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister's party asks Facebook to protect its supporters.

Middle East
Pakistan Blasphemy Case

Pakistan PM Slams Trump on Anti-Terror Comments

Pakistan's Imran Khan lashes out at Trump 'tirade'

Army chief warns against ‘hybrid conflict’ confronting Pakistan

NAB accused seeks to become party in SC case against IHC verdict suspending Sharifs' sentences

Islamabad-Kabul ties are indispensable: Zakhilwal

J-K: Four militants, soldier killed in encounter in Shopian

Minister Ni Yuefeng Signs Documents with Pakistani Foreign Minister and Finance Minister

New Report: 'Little Clear Progress' in Afghan War

New U.S. assessment: 'Progress toward peace remains elusive' in Afghanistan war

Kazakhstan: Another top energy official falls prey to corruption probe

Doctors repeatedly hold rally against reforms of Health Ministry in Bishkek

Former president tells about show around fight against corruption

Ex-president: Ikramzhan Ilmiyanov was arrested to silence him 09:39

Almazbek Atambayev tells about his house in Koi-Tash

Almazbek Atambayev regrets that Jeenbekov not heed his advice

Days of Tajikistan' Culture to be held in Qatar this month

Tajikistan casts dice in hydroelectric gamble, but will the people benefit?

Tajikistan launches first unit of Rogun HPP

Tajikistan inches toward making capital from prison massacre

Uzbekistan announces ambition to become major tourist destination

Sovereign Immunity Bars $13M Award Suit, Uzbekistan Says

GM Uzbekistan reveals figures of its new online car sale platform

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 25 times

Members of Russian State Duma to observe early parliamentary elections in Armenia

Armenia: Authorities deny plans to tax migrant workers’ revenue

Armenia won’t be in stilly adaptive role in relations with int’l partners, says Pashinyan

Armenia: No increase in tax burden without broad public discussion – acting first deputy PM

Azerbaijan, Belarus sign bilateral documents

Population growth in Azerbaijan

Demand at deposit auction of Azerbaijan’s Central Bank exceeds supply

Iranian foreign minister calls Russia great trade and political partner

Russia is 'Wonderful Trade, Political Partner': Iranian FM Slams US Sanctions

Gold rush: Iran turns to precious metals as US sanctions bite

Iran is significant country, Boris Johnson says

Britain’s top diplomat in Iran as US oil sanctions back on

Iraqi Pres., Saudi Crown Prince discuss regional developments

Iraqi pres. sees closer Iraq-GCC relations

Russia's 5th-generation fighter jets make 10 flights in Syria

UN hopes for meeting on Syria constitution by late December

Restrictions on education affect more than 10,000 children in north-east Syria

Why Syrian Armenians are avoiding Turkey – Turkish journalist publishes article in Al-Monitor

'Of Fathers and Sons,' a bleak look at children training for jihad

Erdogan's Khashoggi Focus Seen as Double Standard

Reports: Turkey-backed Rebels Battle in Afrin

Gulen Has No Plans to Relocate After Recent Security Threat - Media Adviser

Full stream ahead! Russia & Turkey officially complete construction of joint gas pipeline

Erdoğan-Putin mark completion of offshore section of Turkish Stream

Turkey to launch exploration in areas of Turkish Cyprus

Turkey producing biosimilar cancer drug

Turkey's retail trade volume slips in September

Istanbul taxi drivers’ ‘overcharging’ scam exposed

Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

Bassil, Consultative Gathering meet

Fneish: No national unity government without fair representation

Derian: Government formation delay caused by political disagreement

Bassil, Consultative Sunni Gathering to meet at MP Mrad's residence at 1:30 pm

Lebanon: Future bloc renews call to facilitate task of PM designate

Shbib welcomes Army Command delegation

Rahi visits Congregation for Oriental Churches in the Vatican

Arab League assures desire to publicize Israeli practices

President of State of Israel: Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu made efforts to fight anti-Semitism

Israel is Capable of Taking Out S-300 and S-400, But Won't Do This – Publicist

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Beat Up Flight Attendant to Land Plane to Keep Shabbat Law

Israeli settlers built illegal race track in occupied West Bank with $76,000 of public funds

Netanyahu avoids early elections after minister's U-turn

2020 Democratic hopefuls keep distance from Israel anti-boycott bill

Israel votes against US attempt to weaken UN measure on sexual harassment

Israeli live fire injures 25 in Gaza flotilla protests

25 Palestinians wounded by Israeli army bullets in Gaza - spokesperson

Israeli fire wounds AP cameraman, 24 Palestinians — ministry

Haley blasts UN for equating Israel with Hamas in call for restraint

Jordan: King attends graduation ceremony of 2nd batch of 'Knights of Future' officers

Jordan calls for strong commitment to children’s safety on World Children’s Day

UNRWA slashes budget shortfall dramatically after Gulf, EU contributions

First Jordanian-made satellite’s launch postponed

Korean energy delegation explores business opportunities in Jordan

Kuwait: His Highness Amir receives call from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Kuwaiti Deputy FM meets US congressmen

Oman Combines Oil Companies to Create Refining-to-Trading Giant

Italy's Pres. receives Amir of Qatar in Rome

Saudi Arabia
Kuwait welcomes Saudi prosecution Khashoggi's murder transparent probe

Saudi King makes first speech since Khashoggi's death

After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against king's favorite son

Saudi FM: Justice for Khashoggi is a Saudi demand before it is international one

Khashoggi was forced to send message to son before murder: Report

Fighting Rattles Yemen Port Despite Pledges to Stop

Peace in Yemen? Amid fierce clashes, Houthis & Saudis raise hopes with conciliatory statements

Fighting in flashpoint Yemen city despite peace push: military sources

Britain's Hunt In Iran For Talks On Nuclear Deal, Yemen, Jailed Aid Worker

King Salman calls for political solution in Yemen during Shoura Council speech

United Kingdom
Toppling Theresa May risks a bitter second Brexit referendum and a Corbyn government

Never mind Brexit, Theresa May is a terrible Prime Minister - that is why she must go

Theresa May won't rule out Brexit extension to end of 2022

From oil price turmoil to bonds and stock shocks, is everything going wrong at once for investors?

UK Foreign Office Calls on Russia to Grant Intl Ships Access to Azov Sea

Britain seeking finest solutions to expand trade ties with Iran

It's not just crickets: UK chain sells edible insects

Migration balance 'a sign of confidence' - prime minister

Portugal’s judges striking on Wednesday

Government to 'correct' salary of embassy worker earning below minimum salary

Portugal to issue €1.5 billion in bond sale on Wednesday

Ex-Sporting President accused of terrorism, 98 more crimes

Spain demands greater “clarity” on Gibraltar in Brexit deal

Femen activists interrupt pro-Franco rally in Madrid

Macron Can't Implement Proposed Eurozone Reforms 'by Himself' - Lecturer

These tiny islands off Newfoundland are crowded with oddball French cars

Road Rage: French 'yellow vests' movement protests fuel prices

Snow forecast for Paris as Lyon is placed on alert for winter weather

No Waze: France to stop drivers from revealing locations of police checks on GPS apps

EU warns of water crisis in Mideast

ANP: Two new penitentiaries to be built on Council of Europe Development Bank loan

EU elections: Green MEP Bas Eickhout on energy policy, populism and more

Iran, EU joint conference on agro-food co-op running in Tehran

EU unites to agree Brexit plan as May continues battle with her ministers

Revolutionary coating to tackle air pollution in Antwerp

Dutch pip France to Nations League semis after Germany draw

Netherlands Propose New EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime

Deutsche Bank was correspondent bank for Danske Bank in Estonia: spokesman

What will the end of Merkel era mean to Ukraine and Russia

Berlin imposes entry ban, arms freeze over Khashoggi killing

Two Danes illegally trafficked weapons from Slovakia

Danish 'ghetto plan' revised to prevent unnecessary demolitions

Danish princess eats meal made from surplus in dinner against food waste

Gloves and scarves out as winter hits Denmark

Greenland seeks tourists, investors with new airports

Austrians with Turkish roots fear being stripped of nationality

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Revealed: How Swiss households spend their money

Swiss salaries: Bankers no longer biggest earners

WorldRiskReport: Children suffer most from war and disaster

Tiny Italian town issues 58,000 speeding fines in ten days

Salvini: ‘Code red’ needed for reports of violence against women

ECB's Top Applicants in Slovenia Couldn't Differ More on Euro

Slovenia Joins Others in Protesting Austria's Child Benefit Rules for Foreign Workers

Slovenia's Cinkarna Celje leads Slovenian blue-chip gainers, SBITOP rises

Serbia Ready to Develop TurkStream Pipeline Project - Energy Minister

Slovenia Supports Montenegro on its EU Integration Path

Albania: Central bank warns of PPP, under-execution risks to 2019 budget

Poll shows majority of Greeks are against Prespes accord

Rise of Black Friday in Greece has little impact on total retail sales

Macedonian delegation meets PM, Parliament leaders over ties

Sofia with a Record Budget for City Cleanliness in 2019

11 People were Arrested after the Protests Across Bulgaria on Sunday

Dynamic Weather with Frequent, Sudden Changes from Northwest to Southeast Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Court Released Released the Person who Made Graffiti Against Le Pen on the Monument of the Soviet Army

Education Minister: For Next Year, we have Earmarked BGN 1.5 Million for Scholarships for Students

All Bulgarian Roads are Passable, Nearly 700 Machines were out Clearing the Roads Last Night

Yambol Municipality is Working to Create an Integrated Tourism Product

Bulgaria's NEK Opens Tender for Upgrade of HPP Devin Generator

Turkish trade minister to visit Bulgaria in bid to boost bilateral ties

UK Trade Commissioner for Europe: Romania and the UK should be ambitious of their future

CExN of the PSD votes on new Dancila Cabinet formula

PSD Ilfov organisation - dissolved by CExN; Firea resigns as deputy chair

Romania, UK, opportunities and perspectives on cooperation

Macedonia Summons Hungarian Envoy Over Ex-Prime Minister's Escape

Hungary Sets Condition For Ukraine's Participation In NATO Meeting

SNS falls in poll following the scandal of plagiarism suspicions

Czech Republic
Prague rallies against embattled Czech PM.

Polish president OKs employer-sponsored pension plans

Polish financial system safe and stable: finance minister

Extremism under control in Poland: official

Tycoon to be questioned in Polish financial probe

Poland’s ruling conservatives way ahead of opposition: survey

How is the new UN General Assembly resolution on Crimea important for Ukraine

Ex-Interior Minister Zakharchenko, his entourage suspected of laundering UAH 10.3 bln through SmartBank

Belarusians Unfurled Huge White-Red-White Flag In Stands In San Marino

Smooch A Cop, Pay The Price: Belarus Flash Mob Nabbed For Kissing 'Attack'

Azerbaijani, Belarus presidents hold expanded meeting

US presents mathematical model of Soyuz carrier rocket incident to Russia — official

Putin says it is necessary to improve training of troops, reequip army with modern weapons

Russia presses charges against Browder for creating a criminal network

Putin, defense ministry’s top officials discuss US’ possible withdrawal from INF Treaty

How could Russian sanctions be beneficial to Ukraine

Sanctions announced: How will Russia hit Ukrainian economy

‘Russia to take concrete steps against US' INF withdrawal’

Lembit Opik considers president of Estonia race

Belgian unit to serve in NATO Battle Group Estonia next year

November ratings: Newcomer Estonia 200 may jeopardise Reform election win

Centre now second most popular party among ethnic Estonians

Finland rattled over GPS jamming during NATO exercises, summons Russian ambassador

Finland demands more information from Russia about aviation GPS jamming

Study: Finland could halve emissions by 2030

Finland's digital-based curriculum impedes learning, researcher finds

Sweden: Activists protest against deportation of 50 people to Afghanistan

Malmö teen fined over graduation slut shaming

Norway: Critics try to block dual citizenship

Kuwaiti Deputy FM hosts Egyptian, Bhutan envoys

Egyptian envoy says ties with Kuwait to remain unaffected

US hits Libyan militia leader with sanctions

U.S. lists Salah Badi on its sanctions list

Serraj visits colonial era graves of exiled Libyans in Italy

Libya’s September oil revenues up 5.6 % to US$ 1.66 billion on August figures

Palermo Libya conference makes no major breakthrough, postpones elections, reaffirms LPA and Action Plan

Barricaded refugees 'ready to die' than return to Libya detention.

Spanish PM talks migration in 1st Morocco visit

How French investors are helping grow Senegal's tech startup ecosystem

Bamako's elusive goal to take control of gold refining

UN mission in Mali tries to bring aid despite al-Qaeda attacks.

Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launches presidential campaign

Man charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam

Nigerian president's wife returns after sick bed visit

Central African Republic
CAR Militia Leader Sent to the Hague

Angola to increase salt production

Angola and Unesco draw up plans for cooperation in higher education

Angola: Customs Tariff to be adjusted to protect domestic production

Top Madagascar presidential hopeful alleges vote 'manipulation'

USD Notes In Circulation In Zimbabwe Could Be Worthless In South Africa

South Africa
U.S. sanctions South African national over North Korea ties

Ramaphosa's Bosasa windfall would have been above board had Party Funding Bill been enacted

200 new Esidimeni compensation claims lodged worth R236m, says DA

8 things to know about Gordhan's first day at the state capture inquiry

Zuma: '2019 polls outweigh 1994 election, opposition must also vote for ANC'

In Australia, refugees ditch overcrowded cities to live a slower paced life in small outback towns

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for 1st time since 2017

Australia's Commonwealth Bank CEO blames predecessors for governance failings

ABC uses chaos at the top to demand more money and 'funding certainty'

PM 'probably regrets' comments about Pamela Anderson

Markets Live: ASX drops to 20-month low

Domain revenue 'in no way' hit by falling property prices: new CEO

Are Australians the world's biggest losers?

New Zealand
NZ partners with Chile to save the endangered albatross

ACT - PM pretends climate change isn’t a global issue

RNZ - Water rationing in Hawke's Bay as some rivers run dry

NZ Govt - Little: Pike River drift re-entry to proceed

Councils’ confidence in Minister diminishing

Wellington property prices up 9.9% in a year; average over $600,000

28 earthquake-prone buildings identified in Kāpiti

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