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The Canadian province of British Columbia begins a postal ballot to determine whether to maintain the current first-past-the-post voting

Canada Deploys Chinese Hi-Tech Sensors Near US Submarine Base – Report

As Canada legalizes recreational marijuana, Japanese citizens warned the law from home may apply

Canada is prepared to freeze arms deal with Saudi Arabia if necessary, Trudeau says

Housing is ‘absolute priority,’ Vancouver mayor-elect says

BCE court victory in Calgary highlights tension between cities, telecoms over 5G network building

New Brunswick village lowers ‘straight flag’ after public backlash

3 large earthquakes strike off Pacific coast of British Columbia

Midterms Could Impact US Global Engagement

Former President Helps Build Homes, Legacy

Transgender Activists Rally Against Redefining Gender

Trump says to build US nuclear arsenal til countires 'come to their senses'

NASA chief believes human mission to Mars should become international project

Search for Amazon HQ2 Sparks Real-Estate Speculation

Wells Fargo Agrees to $65 Million Settlement With N.Y. Attorney General Over Cross-Selling

Pentagon Sends No Additional Troops to US-Mexico Border Over Refugees Caravan

Not on Our Land: Arizona Tribe Fears Trump Border Wall Will Ruin Their Culture

Below-surface 'brines' on Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support microbial life: study

U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum taking toll on marine industry

OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

Trump cutting US aid over migrant caravan

Hurricane Willa upgraded to Category 5 storm off Mexico

El Salvador
Trump: US to Cut Aid to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Surging Caravan of 7,500 Migrants to Arrive at US Border in a Week – Report

Honduran migrants march as Trump vows 'full efforts' to halt them

Barbados Gets US$5.8 million Payout from CCRIF following Passage of Tropical Storm Kirk

Barbados begins laying off public sector workers

Official funeral for former Speaker of the House Headley Cunningham

Jamaica: $700M 'dump-up' beach project in Mobay to begin next January2

Russians Detained Over 'Gucci' Cocaine Shipment From Venezuela, Media Report

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Peru

Peru: Net International Reserves total US$59.396 bn on Oct 15

Peru President: Corruption will not prevail in the country

Peru President: Gov't willing to increase Research and Development Budget

With Poverty On The Rise, Bolsonaro Aims At The Northeast

Document Confirms Illegal Sale Of WhatsApp Messages During Election

President Temer Denounced in Kickback Investigation

Brazil's right-wing candidate scolds son for threat to shut top court

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro threatens purge of leftwing 'outlaws'.

Water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse: report

Japan mulls accepting more Asian refugees from 2020

Japan: 28 central gov't bodies falsely listed 3,700 workers as disabled to meet targets: report

Anti-US base incumbent Shiroma wins Okinawa capital's mayoral race

Abe to bring business leaders to Beijing amid US trade spat

Japanese government orders Facebook to improve data protection

Third Japan medical school suspected of having discriminated against applicants: sources

China’s missile buildup — a threat to U.S. bases in Japan — likely a key factor in Trump plan to exit INF

Can Tokyo's new Toyosu market live up to the Tsukiji brand?

Abe-Xi summit comes as Chinese leader looks to create united front amid U.S. trade war

N. Korea
North Korea to halt live-fire artillery drills, close all NLL gun ports beginning November 1

Lavrov, Bolton discuss strategic stability, Syria, Ukraine, North Korea

Bolton discusses Syria, Iran, N. Korea with head of Russia’s Security Council Patrushev

S. Korea
Dusty in the capital area and Chungcheong-do Provinces

Two Koreas, UN Command to withdraw guard posts, firearms at JSA by Oct. 25th

Rival parties clash over monetary policy, hiring scandal during Monday's audit

Seoul, Pyongyang and UN Command agree to demilitarize part of border

Samsung working on foldable display laptop

After nine years of construction, China is expected to reveal the world's longest sea bridge

Japan and China to resume fleet visits for first time since 2011

China, ASEAN countries begin inaugural joint maritime drills

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Prominent Uyghur Television Host

2 US warships travel along Taiwan Strait

Taiwan: Jobless rate for September dips to 18-year low: DGBAS

China attempting to meddle in Taiwan elections: intelligence chief

Special task force to probe deadly Puyuma train accident: Cabinet

Philippine judge rejects Duterte push for critic's arrest

Int’l parliamentarians not welcome in PH - Palace

Philippines: No more public interviews for senior SC magistrates applying to be Chief Justice

Drilon: Ruling on Trillanes case restores ‘perception of stability’ in courts

Vietnam: Voters express economy and climate concerns as National Assembly re-opens

Sixth sitting of National Assembly holds great importance: NA Chairwoman

HCM City Party Committee promises swift action on Thủ Thiêm dispute

More bus route from Hà Nội’s centre to Nội Bài airport

Vietnam’s program connects college students’ startup ideas with investors

​Three nabbed for extortion attempt of over 100 Vietnamese officials via SMS

Vietnam’s tax authorities scramble to meet target as end of fiscal year nears

Vietnam's Communist Party chief set to become president

Laos receives FAO Model Farmers Award

Laos: Homeless flood victims to have 500 modular houses

MUFG, Thai unit to offer QR code payment service in Japan

Net widened after Chiang Mai police nab suspect with 10 million meth pills

EC should investigate whether Thaksin meddled in Pheu Thai’s affairs: Prawit

Southern Thailand peace talk with Panitan Wattanayagorn

Protesters Urge EU to Pressure Cambodia on Democracy as PM Hun Sen Attends Brussels Talks

British MH370 Hunters Scrap Search for Missing Boeing, Fearing for Their Lives

Hishammuddin: I can help govt find Jho Low in China

PH could collapse if one party withdraws: Dr Mahathir

Squabble erupts in Parliament after BN MP blames DAP for May 13 race riot

Malaysia Energy Council: Reforming power sector

Rompin MP cautions against deifying English, says it is not an intellectual language

From Jan 1, Malaysia's solar power users to enjoy cheaper electricity bills

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in Indonesia, displacement in Philippines and Myanmar

Rakhine Courts Have Not Determined if Hundreds Sentenced Are ARSA Members, Official Says

Karenni Army Clashes With Myanmar Forces in Kayah State, Breaking Bilateral Cease-fire

Accountability a key pillar for reconciliation in Myanmar: UN Envoy

Bangladesh ambassador to Thailand made UK envoy

Six women fail to enter Sabarimala temple, shrine shut till November 4

India to China: Back bid to dub Masood Azhar a global terrorist

Middle East
Watchdogs Press Pakistan on Terror Financing

Nineteen people died and over 40 injured when two passenger buses collided on Multan Road near Ghazi

IRGC confirms 12 forces abducted near Pakistan border

$3.78b Dasu dam loan may get lapsed, warns World Bank

PM Imran arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend key investment conference

Punjab to shut down polluting brick kilns from October 27

Fake bank accounts: Sindh govt under fire in SC over non-cooperation

NATO Says Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

US envoy, army chief discuss Afghan peace at GHQ

State guard of Almazbek Atambayev reduced

Water volume in Toktogul reservoir decreases compared to last year

Modernization of Bishkek HPP. TBEA ignored legislation of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan sells electricity to Uzbekistan for 16.5 million soms in 2018

Belarus, Uzbekistan consider international, regional security

Armenian PM Accuses Lawmakers of 'Sabotage' Over Electoral Code Vote

Early elections will be held in December, the winner of which will be the people – Nikol Pashinyan

Armenian exporters and manufacturers to supply goods to Russian supermarkets without mediators – SCPEC Chairman

President Aliyev inaugurates distributary channel of Araz River

President Ilham Aliyev arrives in Imishli

Azerbaijan expects "energy boost" due to new renewable sources

Azerbaijani Air Defense Units continue tactical exercises

Pompeo: We Must Make it 'Painfully Clear' Iran Can't Match US Military Might

US pressures SWIFT to cut off Iran from global banking transactions to enforce sanctions

Russia reiterates support for JCPOA

Iran 8th largest silk producer in world

Iranian military chief urges Pakistan to immediately arrest kidnappers

Kremlin does not expect breakthrough on Syria at Istanbul summit

Russian specialists re-equipping S-300 systems delivered to Syria for local operation

Syria never used chemical weapons: Deputy FM

Turkish Investigators Turn up Heat on Riyadh Over Khashoggi's Death

Ankara expects US to lift sanctions after release of US pastor – spokesman

Beasley visits Hariri: We are spending almost one million dollars per day in Lebanon

Hariri: Contacts ongoing to form the government

Hariri sponsors signing of Bekaa water treatment agreement

Israel finds ‘illegal Hezbollah outpost’ on Lebanon border

Israel has not yet asked for talks over Baqoura, Ghumar — FM

Israeli farmers complain loss of Jordan land leases could kill livelihood

Trump said to question Netanyahu commitment to peace, threaten to get ‘tough’

Israeli court conditionally releases al-Quds governor

Israel releases two Palestinian Authority officials from custody

PA condemns arrest of senior Palestinian officials by Israel

Jordan, EU discuss expanded ‘strategic’ partnership

Jordan-China business forum opened with call for more Chinese investments

Jordan: Queen meets Al Aman Fund new scholarship recipients

Jordan: Finances of 29 independent agencies merged into state budget

Kuwait welcomes Saudi Arabia's announcement of Khashoggi's probe findings

KFSD ready for emergencies during rain, winter season - official

Fire under control at Sulaibiya's industrial zone - KFSD

Bahrain' SDGs are in line with development program - Bahrain Crown Prince

Othman, Qatar's ambassador tackle general situation

Qatar hopes Khashoggi’s death will be wakeup call for countries dealing with Saudis

Saudi Arabia
Saudi energy minister Al-Falih speaks to TASS on OPEC+, oil prices and Khashoggi

US meets Saudi prince despite criticism

Riyadh tried to ‘trap’ us in overseas embassies: Dissidents

Saudi Arabia has ‘no intention’ of 1973 oil embargo replay

KSA to set up first special economic zone in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia a welcoming and rewarding destination for FDI

U. A. E.
Boyko Borisov is on Official Visit to the UAE

UAE climbs up passport rankings, now 7th most powerful

Saudi, UAE donate USD 70 mln for teacher salaries in Yemen

Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen's war fuels hunger

‘Silence on Yemen massacres proves US, Europe hypocrisy'

United Kingdom
Royal Navy ships in the Gulf confronted by Iran's fast-attack machine gun boats

Theresa May accused of surrender as she attempts to quell Tory rebellion with four-point Brexit plan

May says 95% of Brexit deal now agreed

'Sales have increased twenty-fold in the last three years'... Ireland is falling in love with a new tipple

Peter Casey takes aim at Michael D Higgins' dogs in 'bizarre' campaign video

Portugal Consulate Freezes Citizenship Applications

Albufeira suggests slashing ‘sidewalk tax' to help businesses through low season

Portugal: Tourists spend 11 billion euros

Ryanair announces agreement with Portuguese pilots' union

Kuwaiti, French chiefs of defense staff discuss cooperation

French LGBT groups denounce ‘culture of hate’ after spate of attacks

Europe tries to ensure connection of at least one Iranian bank with the world: French senator

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan says 'sex was consensual' in French rape case

Second French priest commits suicide in church after abuse claims

Belgium chooses Lockheed’s F-35 to replace F-16 jets – report

'EU parliament vote will determine heart and soul of Europe for years to come'

Document on Iran-Europe co-op should be ready by the next few days: MP

ASEAN and EU officials discuss gender equality

Merkel Changes Course, Concedes to U.S. Gas Imports

Fury in Germany as US Firm Tries to Hijack Deal With Iraq - Report

Merkel: No German arms exports to Saudi until killing cleared up

Head of German Jewish community revealed to be non-Jewish

Protest as German daily refers to ‘Polish’ death camps in WWII

Polish president to meet German leaders in Berlin

Danish government party hits worst poll figures for 15 months

Danish labour market continues good form: August figures

Denmark set for autumnal week with plenty of rain and wind

Switzerland: Call for more vaccinations after record year for tick infections

Swiss citizenship fees vary widely across country: report

Hajj Hasan holds talks in Italy on means of investment partnerships

Italy Vows to Stick to Budget That Breaches EU Rules

Fiat Chrysler Unloads Parts Unit in $7.1 Billion KKR Deal

Mussolini’s granddaughter under fire from Italian Jews for tweeted threat

Belarus eager to step up interparliamentary cooperation with Italy

Italy's buoyant League ousts left in northern provincial vote

Holy See
Vatican’s Foreign Minister Visits Georgia

Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine align with EU's prolonged sanctions over Crimea, Donbas

Albania mulls cryptocurrency regulation in bid to become regional hub

Albania: Police arrest two former Socialist lawmakers under corruption charges

Police crackdown on main Shijak drug ring amid anti-drug raids throughout country

Kotzias says Prespes accord will stabilize Balkans, halt Turkish influence

Greece: Former minister denies money-laundering charges

Greece: Unpaid bills generate cash crisis across the local electricity sector

Greece: Budget set to beat forecast, per the latest projections

Macedonia Bolsters Protection For Deputies Who Support Name Change

Kotzias says Prespes accord will stabilize Balkans, halt Turkish influence

Bulgarian Ministry of Finance Published the Draft Budget Bill for 2019

More than 60% of Employers in Bulgaria Expect to Raise Salaries in 2019

Next year the Health Budget in Bulgaria will Increase by About BGN 490 Million

Bulgarian PM Borisov: If I Urge Deputy Simeonov to Resign, the Ruling Coalition will Fall Apart

Only 1/3 of Bulgarians are Interested in Science

Kuwait admires Romania's pledge to find missing citizen

PM Dancila decides to set up the National Committee on Waste

IntMin Dan: In February 2019 we will organise in Bucharest an informal Justice and Home Affairs council

Deputy PM Stanescu signs addendum to SME Initiative in Romania financing agreement

Denník N: Former journalist-turned-spy spied on journalists for Kočner

MFA: Slovak-Vietnamese relations frozen until Hanoi explains abduction

When Daylight Saving Time is abolished, Slovakia will keep winter time

Czech Republic
Czech soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Poland’s top court judges return from forced retirements after EU challenges move

Poland eyeing 3% of global space tech market: president

Polish conservatives win regional vote: 'late poll'

Polish conservatives win local elections - TVP

Polish FM to discuss US troop presence with NATO

UNIAN news. The latest news in Ukraine and worldwide

Putin imposes sanctions against Ukraine

Putin Calls for New Sanctions Against Ukraine

Crimean Tatars Stand By Woman Sentenced For 'Insulting' Police

S&P affirms ratings on Ukraine at 'B-/B', outlook remains stable

Ukrainian positions in Donbas attacked five times on Monday, no casualties recorded

Putin signs order on special economic measures in response to Ukraine's 'unfriendly actions'

HealthMin Pintea welcomes Moldovan counterpart Radu to discuss main co-operation coordinates

Japanese spacecraft with Belarusian shields off to study Mercury

World Bank evaluating Belarusian forestry industry development project progress

Customs services of Belarus, China discuss Great Stone industrial park development

Russia Signals Willingness to Consider US Complaints about Arms Treaty

Russia warns against US pullout from INF treaty

Russian Baltic Fleet naval group sets off for North Atlantic voyage

500 rubles for a tank: Russian military declassifies WWII bonus system for soldiers

Russian Police Raid Floating Marijuana Plantation, Confiscate 230 Plants

Memorial Reaches Agreement With Moscow On Honoring Stalin's Purge Victims

Putin Signs Decree On 'Special Economic Measures' Against Ukraine

U.S.-Financed Project to Counter Anti-Western Propaganda

Georgia: Revenue Service Lifts Freeze on IBSU Assets

Bank of Estonia provides exceptional info on cross-border bank payments

Estonia 200 membership reaches 500 required for party registration

Security: After Estonia's ID-card train wreck this identity app is taking Baltics by storm

Finland moves to boost its naval power in Baltic Sea hotspot - media

Financier asks Finland to investigate Nordea, alleging bank laundered money

BASF to open electric vehicle battery plant in Finland

First Sweden Democrat mayor resigns over old social media posts

Centre-right Alliance takes power in Skåne

Hareide scrambles to ward off defeat

Over dozen Muslim Brotherhood members given 15-year jail terms

Bassil invites al Sisi to attend Arab Economic and Social Development Summit

Libya: PC refutes reaching final agreement on army reunification

Morocco to deport 141 migrants arrested at Spanish enclave fence

Behind the scenes of Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Nigerian separatist leader part of 'lost tribe' reappears in Israel

Why Nigerian Governor Imposed 24-Hour Curfew On Kaduna

Minimum Wage - Unions Threaten Strike Unless Nigerian Govt Acts

Cameroon's Biya Declared Election Winner

Sudan, UN sign deal to support S. Sudanese refugees

South Sudan
UN report urges release of hundreds of abducted civilians in South Sudan

Rebel group claims South Sudan ceasefire has been violated.

Strengthening Somalia’s health systems to boost immunization

Angola: Oil industry wants production to remain at 1.4 million barrels

Angola awaits ratification of civil and political rights

Angola: Government and Catoca analyze socio-economic investments

Zimbabwe's VP Chiwenga Uses Mass to Hit Out at Fake Prophets

South Africa
Gordhan highlights beleaguered Bain's history of govt tenders

De Lille approves R4.5m for annual festive lights switch-on event

Australia Proposes Banning New Migrants From Moving to Big Cities

'Must never happen again': Australia apologises to victims of state sex abuse

Australia: 'Default energy price' to save people up to $832 a year

The situation on Nauru was the elephant in the room at the national abuse apology

Brunswick to become designated creative design district

New Zealand
MP Reportedly In Mental Health Care: Speaker Seeks Advice On Jami-Lee Ross Situation

ACT - Labour sends Māori to the back of the charter school bus

Rimutaka’s Youth MP announced

Auckland, Hamilton bus services out of action over strikes

Papua New Guinea
UNHCR appeals to Australia to take urgent action for all refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru

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