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Can Alberta really 'turn off the taps' to B.C.? Here's what we know about Jason Kenney's plan

As Vancouver drivers suffer gas-price pain, carbon-tax backers go suspiciously quiet

Why the most common developmental disability in Canada is misdiagnosed or missed — and the devastating results

Hamilton Mafia boss Pat Musitano critical after being shot in Mississauga: reports

If you disagree with the CRA's assessment of your tax return, make sure you file a notice of objection

Federal carbon tax revenue seen topping forecasts but most will still come out ahead, PBO says

Will Biden's Washington Resume Help or Hurt Him?

Morgan Stanley to pay $150 million to settle California mortgage securities charges

Tesla losses reach US$702 million as deliveries dry up

Facebook warns investors it could face $5-billion FTC fine for expected privacy violations

Gallup Poll Says Americans Are Some Of The Most Stressed People On Earth

US long-term mortgage rates up for 4th week; 30-year 4.20%

Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

'Don't mess with our beers': outrage in Mexico over motion to ban sale of cold beer

'Don't shoot yourself in the foot': Inside Mexico's campaign to save NAFTA

Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

Nicaraguan Opposition Acting in ‘Bad Faith’ at Peace Talks

Nicaraguan bank sanctioned by US shuts down

Cuban Top Diplomat: Jon Bolton Is a Pathological Liar

Jamaica Government Weighing Options After Court Declares ID Law Unconstitutional

Jamaica: Opposition MPs call for gov't to address water crisis

US Sanctions on Venezuela Responsible for 40,000 Deaths - Economist

Russian Intel: West 'Tearing Apart' Venezuela Like Syria, Libya

Colombia: Nationwide Strike Against Duque's Neoliberal

Odebrecht fallout: GyM loses Lima Expressway contract

Peru names new Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministe

Peru exports show recovery in March 2019

Peru, China to sign MoU on Belt and Road initiative

'Bolivia No Longer Begs' Says Communication Minister on Economy

Even as A Free Man, Lula Can only Run for Office in 2035 at The Age of 89

Supreme Court Justice Suspends Decision that Opened Door to Gay Cure Therapy

Army Silent about Investigation into Deaths by 80 Shots in Rio

Indigenous People Buy Shares in Railroad Company in order to Denounce Company

Brazil: Social Movements Demand Housing Policies for The Poor

Argentine bonds sink into distressed territory, rattling investors

Chile to China: Let us be your business hub in Latin America

Google completes subsea cable to Chile in global cloud push

Xi receives Piñera, praises Chile and calls for a pragmatic cooperation

Chile's 'Blue Cop' will push leaders to protect oceans to heal climate

Uruguay Poised for First Medical Marijuana Export

Japan succeeds in creating world's 1st man-made crater on asteroid

BOJ to keep rates very low through spring 2020 to boost economy

Japan to consider Imperial succession issue after November: Suga

Japan's info protection panel considers beefing up protections for internet users' data

Japan’s PM Abe asks C. European states for support in dispute with N. Korea over abductions

N. Korea
After Meeting Kim, Putin Advocates Phased Denuclearization Approach

International society must promise North Korea's regime security

How North Korea's ghost ships sneak past sanctions to ship millions in coal around the world

North Korea tried to charge the U.S. $2 million for hostage Otto Warmbier's medical care

China's 1st 5G checkpoint rolls out at Sino-DPRK border

S. Korea
S. Korea's economy contracts 0.3% q/q in Q1, worst since 2008 global financial crisis

Survey: North Korean Defectors in South Korea Fared Better Economically Last Year

China's Belt and Road forum kicks off in Beijing

New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

3M cuts 2019 profit outlook on weak China, shares fall 11 percent

Veteran of 1989 Democracy Movement in Tiananmen Square Dies Suddenly

Belt and Road Energy Partnership inaugurated in Beijing

Azerbaijan invites Chinese companies to cooperate in alternative energy

Chinese, Chilean presidents hold talks

CIA says Huawei funded by Chinese state security, newspaper reports

Chinese Navy Warns Off French Warship in Taiwan Strait - Beijing

In rare move, French warship passes through Taiwan Strait

Taiwan to review issue of Chinese government subsidies: MAC

Belizean Senate president hopes for fishery exchanges with Taiwan

Taiwan rejects dissident suspected of supporting forced unification

Duterte touts ‘high-quality’ projects with China in Xi meeting

PH among most emotional countries: study

Duterte raises PH concerns over South China Sea incursions with China's Xi

Deputy PM says transport businesses must take responsibility for accidents

Đồng Nai seeks investors for 12 infrastructure projects

HCM City approves inspection stations to deter illegal sand mining

Vietnam PM arrives in Beijing for Belt and Road Forum

China's top feed producer New Hope builds three pig farms in Vietnam

Vietnam’s fighter-bomber crashes into airbase’s fence during exercise

Lao Citizens Turn More to Internet, Social Media For Their News

Thailand to Sign Pact with China, Laos on Bridge for High-Speed Railway

UNDP commits almost US$1 million to disaster recovery

Thailand: Cabinet to waive visa on arrival fee until October

Nok Air shareholders approve Bt3bn loan

Pheu Thai MP-elect in Chiang Mai slapped with orange card by EC

EC proceed with its own party-list seat calculation formula

Indonesia’s financial system stable in Q1: KSSK

155 ballot boxes in Central Kalimantan suffer damage

Indonesian UNSC leadership highlights peacekeeping for global peace

54 Jade Miners Feared Dead in Landslide in Myanmar’s Hpakant

Panel set up to examine charges against CJI will need to uphold sanctity of due procedure

PM Modi draws massive crowd at Varanasi roadshow; Congress keeps Priyanka Gandhi out of race

Assam’s first transgender judge compelled to vote as ‘male’ voter

CJI case: Justice Indu Malhotra appointed member of inquiry panel

Sri Lanka
US Warns of More Possible Attacks in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Muslim Leaders Urge Women Not to Wear Veil in Wake of Recent Attacks

Middle East
Pakistan to Not Meddle in Afghan Internal Affairs - Imran Khan

Pakistan won’t be part of internal Afghan conflict: PM

PM Imran reaches Beijing to attend Belt and Road forum

Foreign exchange: SBP reserves dip 2.4% to stand at $9b

Bilawal’s advice to Imran: Using ‘sahiba’ as profanity sends the wrong message to women

Pakistan needs diplomatic push to clear FATF hurdle

US Envoy Urges Peace Deal in Afghanistan to Lower Death Toll

U.S. accelerates plan to drastically downsize Kabul embassy - sources

Syria negotiators from Iran, Russia & Turkey head to Kazakhstan for talks

Astana process pushes constitutional committee for Syria

What happens to Kazakhstan’s dictatorship now that its dictator has quit?

Syria negotiators in Kazakhstan for talks

EDB predicts GDP growth acceleration in Kyrgyzstan

ADB predicts acceleration of economic growth in Kyrgyzstan

Preservation of Russian language in Kyrgyzstan demonstrates unity of peoples

China remains Uzbekistan's largest trading partner

Uzbekistan opens new art centre to boost 'undeveloped' local scene

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 30 times

PM Pashinyan, spouse Anna Hakobyan visit Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute

Changeably cloudy weather to stay in Baku

Azerbaijan to switch to new model of e-governance

President Ilham Aliyev meets president of China National Electric Engineering

Deputy PM: Azerbaijani-Chinese cooperation fully meets interests of peoples of two countries

WB lauds Azerbaijan's Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project

Azerbaijani embassy calls on Colorado Senate to correct country-related mistakes in its resolution

US Confident Iran Oil Buyers Will Find Alternatives

US Must Talk to Revolutionary Guards if It Wants to Enter Hormuz Strait - Zarif

Tehran, Moscow to continue anti-terror cooperation

Iran's share of 'One Belt, One Road” initiative should rise

Iran official urges establishing ‘Road Guardians’ group

Iran produces three new missiles for attack copters

US backtracks on sanctions against Iran’s elite IRGC force

In 2030, Iraq Will Supply 1/3 of the World's Oil

Syria constitutional committee 'unclear': Russian negotiator

4 children of parents murdered in West Bank sue Syria, Iran in US federal court

‘US-led forces killed 1,600 civilians in Syria’s Raqqah’

Syria: Unprecedented investigation reveals US-led Coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in Raqqa ‘death trap’

Erdogan: Turkey won't forget civilian massacre of Karabakh region by Armenians

FM Çavuşoğlu due in Iraq on April 28

Chidiac, Aliyyeh talk public transactions' development affairs

Hariri receives AlRoudan, Grindlay, Djerejian

Khalil: Cabinet to convene Tuesday to discuss budget

3rd tunnel crossed Lebanon-Israel border – UN peacekeeping force

UN confirms 3rd Hezbollah tunnel crossed border into Israel, violating ceasefire

Lebanon's minister threatens to strike Ben-Gurion Airport in future war

Israel says highly pathogenic strain of bird flu found at northern farm

Zarif sends letter to Jordan FM over US anti-IRGC act

King says Mafraq bearing brunt of refugee crisis, urges capitalising on strategic location

Jordan: Army chief calls for new, comprehensive approach to combating terrorism

Social media, simple curiosity sparking rise in Kingdom’s adventure tourism — stakeholders

Greenblatt refutes rumours of ‘alternative homeland’, confederation with Jordan

UK-Based Bahraini Activist Faces Rising Pressure Amid Terror Charges

Iran blasts Al Saud, Bahrain for backing US oil sanctions

Qatar opens hospital for rehabilitation in Gaza

Saudi Arabia
‘Saudis had US carte blanche for mass executions’

'Saudi beheadings highlight barbarian nature of regime'

U. A. E.
Mubadala launches a $1 billion Abu Dhabi-based fund

Yemeni drone hits Saudi mercenaries’ command center

United Kingdom
Britain must accept its empire is dead, claims leading MEP

Tommy Robinson says he will stand as independent MEP candidate in May elections

Britain wants Brexit deal approved before EU parliament opens in July – PM May’s deputy

Talks to restore Northern Ireland government to restart after year break: RTE

Britain Calls Iran's Prisoner-Swap Offer 'Vile'

Five Eyes spies play down split as ‘Huawei leak’ roils UK government

Trump accuses British spies of targeting his 2016 campaign on orders from Obama - just a day after accepting invitation for state visit to London

Storm Hannah: Met Éireann issues Status Orange and Yellow warnings, power outages expected

Ireland: Government pledges €1.5m to tackle domestic and sexual violence

Ireland: Minister in promise of talks over teachers' lost income

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over exposed passwords

Portugal has 'no future' with high public debt - finance minister

EDP Renováveis agrees €800m sale of Europe wind assets

Spanish election uncertainty adds to euro zone anxiety

Born in Spain but unable to vote: The red tape faced by children of immigrants

Spain creates 600,000 jobs in a year, but unemployment rises in first quarter

Intl NGOs urge France to suspend Libya boat delivery over migrant interception concerns

France's RTE urges policymakers to talk energy mix with EU peers

Fed-up Paris Metro commuters launch fresh campaign against sexual harassment

Belgian Parliament Refuses to Recognise Armenian Genocide Denial as Crime

Granted asylum requests in EU dropped almost 40% in 2018 – Eurostat

ECB's de Guindos keeps door open to more QE 'if needed'

Far-right alliance touts ‘new European harmony’ in EU elections

Armenian President holds meeting with Dutch Ambassador

Aoun welcomes World Forum of Religions, German delegation

Germany, France denounce Kremlin's decision to issue passports to Donbas residents - German MFA

Major German banks scrap merger talks over fear of costs

El Hassan meets Danish ambassador, MP Frem

How Denmark plans to get more women in leading jobs

What makes someone leave Denmark to fight as an Islamist militant?

Bomb threat results in major police operation in Aalborg

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

Belarusian Railways, Rail Cargo Austria sign memorandum of understanding

First signs of drought in Austria heighten fears over bleak harvest

Deputy mayor of Hitler's hometown to resign over racist poem

Snow joke: anger over Swiss MP’s 'anti-tourist' comments

UBS beats analyst expectations despite market chill

Swiss health insurer forced to pay one million-franc hospital bill

Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

Italian migrant rescue ship judged unfit for sea by coastguard

Chinese cultural relics returned from Italy on display

Holy See
Amidst a fighting stalemate: The Pope calls for peace in Libya, death toll rises and a state of emergency is announced in Tripoli

Convicted War Criminal Extradited to Croatia from Netherlands

Croatia: Discrimination Much More Present than Reported

Flash Flood Early Warning System to Be Installed in Hungary, Serbia Border Region

Albania: Investigations show farmers use extensive amounts of chemicals on products

Head of DP says new opposition party to join local elections is fake

Greece announces discovery of ‘exceptionally important’ Early Bronze Age settlement

Greeks pay hefty rates for gigabytes

Greek police block cannabis and heroin allegedly trafficked by Albanian-Greek networks

Ministry of Interior and Road Infrastructure Agency with Special Security Measures For the Holidays

Varna has Lost over 51% of Tourists' Interest over the Course of 10 Years According to Lonely Planet

The Bulgarian State will Give BGN 7.5 Million to UNWE

Over 4500 Children and Young People in Bulgaria Live in a Criminal Environment

President Iohannis awaits Romanians to vote in elections to the EP, referendum

President Iohannis: PSD politicises the referendum

PM Dancila asks President Iohannis to motivate his rejection of three gov't picks

AEP finalises numbering,setting out the 18,730 polling station around the country for EP elections

PM Dancila meets the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Romania

Orbán in China: Hungarians Need an Open World Economy

'Hungary Helps' Persecuted Christians Worldwide

Xi meets Hungarian prime minister

Slovakia's intelligence agency warns against travelling to Sri Lanka

IPI calls for investigation into the surveillance of journalists in Slovakia

Slido: Things of the world format can be built in Slovakia

Union says it will suspend teachers’ pay strike in Poland

Russian agents active in targeting Poland: expert

Polish MPs to consider plan for more child benefits

Poland praying for rain amid spate of forest fires

Polish PM at summit of regional leaders and Japan

"The System is scared": Zelensky accuses CEC of taking away opportunity to dissolve Parliament

National Bank of Ukraine cuts key policy rate, first time in two years

Ukraine's Rada passes resolution to host NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Kyiv

Ukraine Passes Language Restriction, Worsening Dispute With Neighbors

Ukraine to offer to Russia to reserve 60 bcm of transit capacities for 10 years at talks expected to be held in May – Naftogaz official

Azerbaijan ready to help Belarus in case of appeal regarding oil supplies

Preparations for 2nd forum of regions of Belarus, Ukraine discussed

Belarus' tomography center reports strong export growth in 2018

Pro-Russian faction's deputies block signing of language law in Ukraine

Putin Says U.S. Security Guarantees Unlikely to Prompt North Korea to De-Nuclearize

As Ford Exits the Russian Car Market, Its Sacked Workers Fight for a Fair Pay-Off

Brent touches $75 per barrel after Europe halts Russian crude imports

'Espionage-Lite:' Maria Butina 'Not A Spy In The Traditional Sense'

World's only floating nuclear power station dubbed 'Chernobyl on ice' launched by Russia

Interview with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid: 'Our Government Is More Innovative'

Government increases Rail Baltic Estonia share capital by €650000

Estonia's E-Residency Contributed €14M To Its Economy--'E-Residency 2.0 Will Be A True Forerunner'

Economic Potential of the Russian Regions to Be Presented in Finland

Sweden's Supreme Court overturns deportation decision for convicted rapist

Wildfires in Sweden: which areas are affected?

East Libyan International Airport Reopens After 2-Year Hiatus - Ministry

Tripoli fighting: Residential areas of Libyan capital turning into ‘battlefields,’ Red Cross says

Tripoli neighborhoods ‘turning into battlefields’: Red Cross

Medical team allowed to check Zakzaky’s health in Nigeria

Nigeria: MP Under Fire for 'Doctor Surplus' Remark

Ready or Not, Nigeria's Health Insurance is Coming Soon

Opposition Leader: Sudan Risks Counter Coup without Deal on Transition

Huge protest outside Sudan army headquarters after calls for ‘million-strong’ march

Sudanese converge on army HQ for 'million-strong' march

Single Ugandan mom struggles to raise 38 children

Uganda woman creates soap to protect against malaria

China available to expand economic cooperation with Angola

US grants USD 35 million to AU laboratory

Lawyers Demand Release of Rwandans Held Illegaly in Uganda

Tanzania, Malawi Trade Agreements on a Go-Slow?

Malawi Tests Child Malaria Vaccine

U.S. hails decline in malaria deaths in Zimbabwe

Zim govt must set a remembrance day for 1896-1897 Matabele and Shona rebellion

South Africa
ANC plans 'superhuman effort' in Western Cape in last days before elections

Rasool urges more Capetonians to join ANC's 'Ramaphosa-backed' water bill class action

Malema urges Bloemhof residents to remember their challenges when voting

Nxasana says Mokgoro report vindicates the NPA

President Ramaphosa asks Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to respond to Mokgoro inquiry report by Tuesday

South Africa's President Bestows 2019 National Order Awards

Cabo Verde
Angolan Airline resumes Luanda, Cape Verde route

Equinor slammed again in Australia

Australia: Prime Minister to fight development at site of the Bali bombings

Shipping out: Unions, industry, defence analysts concerned by shrinking merchant fleet

Thousands gather for dawn service in Gallipoli

New Zealand
King commends New Zealand PM’s leadership during tragedy

REINZ Figures: Takapuna Has Auckland’s Fastest-Growing House Prices

CTU - Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

Provincial Growth Fund: Backing Growth In Gore

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