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Ontario to select new private operator for GTA gambling sites

'Tremendous progress' in military since days of homophobic law

Amid B.C. wildfire catastrophe, solutions for a future filled with fire

BC NDP to press on with LNG support; Green allies remain opposed

Respecting Native treaties added to new draft of citizenship guide

Liberals overhaul citizenship test: Barbaric cultural practices out, respecting Indigenous treaties in

Conservative Party merger alters landscape in Canada's oil patch

Kislyak Ends Term As Russia’s Ambassador To Washington

US Immigration Raids to Target Teenage Suspected Gang Membersc

Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interim

Nine suspected migrants dead after crammed in Texas truck, 30 ill

NASA looking to make history after star-gazing in Chubut

U.S. May Conduct Another Missile Defense Test Next Week

Scaramucci promises "dramatic action" to stop the leaks

SF iconic Golden Gate Bridge to close traffic during marathon due to terrorist threat

Brewery protesters clash with police

Child pornographer link probed in Chapala

More vaquitas remain than thought: Profepa

Mexico’s Leftist Party Takes Lead over Peña Nieto

Mexico Left Party Morena Rejects 'Traditionalist' Alliance for 2018 Election

Lawyer for Mexico Leftist Party Morena Murdered as Part of Political 'Terror Strategy'

Former Mexican mayor faces jail after pleading guilty for torture on journalist

Unions to March in Barbados for Workers' Rights

U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

Mexican Activists Call for US to End Blockade Against Cuba

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Ambassador to Mexico Says Venezuela Needs No 'Tutelage'

EU trade deal, Venezuela at top of Mercosur summit agenda

Venezuelan situation overshadows Mercosur presidential summit

ELN Eager to Reach Cease-Fire Agreement with Colombian Govt

Colombia No Longer Home to Region’s Main ‘Terror Threats’: US

186 Social Leaders Assassinated in Colombia Since 2016

Natural Gas: Why Colombia and Peru Need Each Other

Evo: Trump Should Allocate Military Budget to Fight Poverty

Bolivia: Evo Morales declares ‘total independence’ from IMF and World Bank

Race for midterms vote kicks off as campaigning officially begins

Bachelet promotes politics as path to economic development

Abe, on hot seat amid sagging support, denies favoritism claims

Opposition-backed ex-lawmaker wins Sendai mayoral election

Japan manufacturing growth dips to eight-month low as export orders stall: flash PMI

Evacuation orders, advisories given to 120,000 in Akita Prefecture following record rainfall

How Japan Could Sink China's Navy in a War: Ramjet Missiles

N. Korea
North Korea says South will pay 'harshest' price for challenging missile tests

Last chance to see North Korea for US tourists

S. Korea
Iran, South Korean private sectors sign 10 MoUs

Head of South Korean foundation for 'comfort women' steps down

Navy holds drills with Russia

China sees improving employment conditions in Q2

China proposes peace through development in Middle East

China's debt specter could haunt Fed's policy meetings

Rebgong Tibetans Hold Ten-Day Festival to Promote Culture, Values

China's Migrant Workers Face Regional Discrimination, Internal System of Privilege

Beijing Dismisses West's Attempts to 'Hype the 'China Threat' Theory'

Shanghai grilled by hottest day in 145 years

Japan plans two remote-isle radiation monitors targeting nuke plants in South Korea, Taiwan

Reactor problem at Third Nuclear Power Plant to be resolved

Taiwanese fraud suspects in Thailand to be sent to China: official

U.S. congressman introduces bill to help Taiwan participate in WHO

Sugar tax to double 3-in-1 coffee prices

Palace urges public to cooperate in nationwide smoking ban

House approves 210 bills during 1st regular session

Marawi siege enters 3rd month

PM Phúc asked for expanded ‘model gardens’

Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change

MoT stops operation of new double-decker buses

Lao Central Bank Rejects Blame For Agro Investment Firm Default

180 billion kip to expand health insurance fund

Laos: New Chinese Ambassador takes up post

Inmate mental healthcare cuts recidivism rates

Reef fix studied for Koh Khai as divers plant coral pieces

Vietnam: Party chief sends thank you message to Cambodian King

Cambodians Nabbed For Weapons Smuggling

Police Stop Activists From Reaching Sesan II Dam Village

King Flies Out Of Country, Dodging Party Law Signing

Fifth rabies victim in Sarawak dies

651 Malaysians duped of millions

Ministry sounds alarm over 122 dengue deaths

PM celebrates birthday with 25,000 Felda settlers

Visas for first batch of Indonesia`s hajj pilgrims complete

President inspects construction of Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road

President Jokowi attends National Children's Day 2017

Indonesia strongly condemns Israeli aggression at Al Aqsa

Myanmar Military Files Second Lawsuit Against Yangon Editor And Columnist

Noab calls for repeal of section 57

Dhaka can follow Shanghai’s example

Fresh landslide kills one in Bandarban

Countering China Proves Tall Order for Japan and India

MLA facing rape charges removed from party posts

Indian submarines running without advanced periscopes

Nearly half of UP cops use obsolete .303 rifles

Number of Indians heading to Gulf countries falls, remittances dip

Local intelligence spurs J&K anti-terror operations

50 million litres of crude oil stolen from Rajasthan field

Middle East
Operation Khyber-IV: Army purges terrorists from two strongholds in Khyber Agency

Maladministration creeps into police ranks as IG ‘loses control’ of dept

Govt reluctant to appoint senior most person as SECP chief

Afghan police search for kidnapped villagers

Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Central Afghanistan

HIV Infections On The Rise in Eastern Europe And Central Asia

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 126 times in 24 hours

Azerbaijan earns over $125B from its biggest oil project

Russia's excuses over ammo sale to Baku 'don't withstand scrutiny'

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

Iran cautions Iraq on secessionist approaches

Iran won't agree to JCPOA renegotiation: MP

Iran, Iraq underline continued cooperation to fight terrorism

No political side permitted to partition Iraq: Iraqi defense min.

Some 174 Syrians, funded by Kuwait, graduate from Jordan university

Jihadist group cements control of Syria's Idlib province: rebels

Over 500 Russian mercenaries who fought in Donbas currently participate in hostilities in Syria

How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

Syria: Safe zone demarcation agreement reached for Damascus after fighting leaves 92 dead

Erdogan Says Muslims Won't Remain Silent on Jerusalem Crisis

Turkey detains 61 people in violent protest

Luxury villas on demand by Arabs threaten natural beauty around lake in Turkey’s northwest

Taxes on tobacco, alcohol too high in Turkey, finance minister says

Turkish newspaper faces charges in terror trial

Nusra strongholds under Hezbollah's control

Kataeb Party, civil society demonstrate against tax increase

Army implements strict security measures in Arsal

Next Israel-Hezbollah confrontation could be in Syria

Israeli Security Cabinet Meets to Review Policy at Shrine

Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded

Arab foreign ministers to meet Thursday over Jerusalem

Rivlin says all lawmakers must condemn Halamish attack

Israel installs new cameras in Jerusalem despite deadly clashes

Kuwaitis gather to show solidarity with Palestinians

20 Palestinians injured in al-Aqsa clashes

Al-Aqsa Mosque: Palestine Rejects 'All Measures of Occupation'

In first, Abbas halts security cooperation meetings with Israel

House passes amendments to Independence of Judiciary Law

Jordan sees growth in tourist revenues as marketing campaign bears fruits ­­­— Annab

Jordan, Israel trade barbs as tension over Al-Aqsa continues

His Highness Amir of Kuwait holds summit talks with Turkish Pres.

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia
Oil steady after fall ahead of OPEC/non-OPEC meeting

Iran open to dialogue with Saudis, says top diplomat

ICRC says 600,000 Yemenis could contract cholera in 2017

'Shame on Humanity': Head of CARE Addresses Crisis in Yemen

United Kingdom
Kuwait, Britain seek stronger military ties

Pro-Palestinian & pro-Israeli protesters face off outside Israeli embassy in London

UK households face sharpest squeeze in three years: IHS Markit

RAF tanker and US fighter jets nearly crashed as flight controller was distracted by phone call

BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed now, not in 3 years

Rape Crisis Centre complains to UN about Government 'failing victims'

Laws must be updated as driverless cars steer us into complex insurance minefield

Councils should buy 500 vacant homes to ease crisis: activist

Portugal public debt third highest in Europe

Protesting midwives 'could be disciplined, sued'

Portugal: Kidney transplant awaited by 2,000

Madrid asks anti-trust watchdog to probe Uber's new airport service

Spain extradites first foreigner to face US terror charges under Trump

Spain's business leaders worried about Catalan secession

Support for an independent Catalonia is on the wane, a new regional government survey shows

Key AIDS conference opens in Paris amid funding concerns

Popularity tumbles for France's Macron: poll

France's far-right National Front keeps euro-exit stance

EU to Consider Response to Possible New US Sanctions Against Russia – Reports

European Union offers all help to end Gulf crisis

EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

Jewish council says anti-Semitism in Germany is increasing

Turkish, German FMs speak on phone

Rome faces water rationing, fountain shutoff as Italy dries up amid scarce rain, leaky aqueducts

Holy See
Pope calls for dialogue and moderation after Jerusalem violence

Chinese naval fleet arrives in Greece for friendly visit

Calm market reaction after IMF report means Athens may tap markets this week

SYRIZA sees gains from strategy of confrontation

TranspMin: Bors-Suplacu de Barcau motorway split into three bidding sections to prevent award to unreliable contractor

Soros and EU striving for ‘mixed, Muslimized Europe’, says Hungarian PM Orban

Opposition parties comment on Orbán's speech in Baile Tusnad

Viktor Orbán: Europe must regain 'independence from Soros empire'

Polish ruling party consolidates lead despite protests: poll

Hungarian PM vows support for Warsaw against Brussels

From Paragon To Pariah How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe

US Envoy: Russia Responsible for 'Hot War' in Ukraine

Activist faces 2-5 years in prison for protesting Lukashenko in Ukraine

U.S. Envoy Says 'Astonishing' Number Of Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine 'Hot War'

'Normandy 4' Leaders' Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday

New plant of Belarus-China venture BelGee to start mass production in August

Belarusian Belorusneft to build four gas wells in Ukraine's Poltava Oblast

Belarus' interest in joint ventures with Ukraine emphasized

Trump's Position Uncertain as US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on Russia Sanctions

Russian Interior Ministry to control 13 more new psychotropics, drug-containing plant

MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and trade

Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV rates

Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to US

Hundreds rally to support internet freedoms in Moscow

Russia grants 15% discount to Iranian exporters

Putin Likely to Visit World Youth Festival in Sochi – Kremlin Spokesman

Swedish neo-Nazis hand out flyers, causing fight to break out

Turkey re-arrests activists in Amnesty case involving German, Swedish citizens: group

Power failure strands 400 passengers

Norway tones down July 22 memorials

Egypt police kill 8 in shootout west of Cairo

France to endorse Libya commander

Hamas denies seeking presence in Algeria

UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in C.Africa

Cote dIvoire
Francophone games get under way in Ivory Coast

Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days

Nigeria: Three Suicide Bombers Killed in Foiled Borno Attack

Nigeria: Bill Dispute Has Hospital Holding Corpse for Eight Months

Nigeria: 46,000 Nigerian Refugees Return From Neighbouring Countries to Borno - Nema

Low Turnout for Lagos Council Polls

Flood sacks homes, churches in Rivers

Army redeploys 52 generals, 597 other officers

Central African Republic
Militias renew attacks in Central African town, kill peacekeeper

Diamonds Bring New Life to War-Torn Central African Republic

South Sudan
South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

Ministry expects increased export, tax revenue in new fiscal year

National consensus in Ethiopia: Unfinished job

President Kenyatta, Raila Odinga in Tight House Race - Poll

Ugandan air force carries out airstrikes on South Sudanese rebels positions in Upper Nile

Top TAP director accused in Angola money laundering scam

Election2017: Opposition CASA-CE calls for patriotic voting

Election2017: Opposition UNITA leader renews call for vote

Zaire: Angola/US Chamber of Commerce calls for more investment in Mbanza Congo

Zambia: Citizens Firmly Defend Democracy. Will They Stand Up Against Lungu?

PM changes Tunduma plans to benefit residents

Majaliwa warns civil servants over theft, misuse of funds

Plans afoot to roll out countrywide HPV vaccination

Strengthen facilitation of foreign trade, Dar urged

Mozambique to default on another bond repayment

South Africa
Iran, South Africa cooperate in agriculture and fishery

Ramaphosa denies soliciting tender during Lesotho peace talks

Lindiwe Sisulu launches presidential campaign to 'cleanse and save' ANC

South Africa: Giant Strides Made in Breastfeeding - But Still Taboo In Public Places

South Africa: Deputy President's Spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa Dies

Lesotho Highlands Water Project phase 2 launched

Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall after death

A third of Queensland police feel "burnt out" by their jobs and only a quarter feel the service's recruitment and promotion decisions are fair, a staff survey shows

Senior Turnbull ministers pour cold water on fixed four-year terms

Abbott forces secure major win at showdown Liberal conference

Labor to embrace NBN rollout compromise under election plan

Conservatives split over postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage

New Zealand
Giant new sunfish species discovered on New Zealand beach

Boris Johnson In NZ: UK Foreign Secretary For Trade And Security Talks

South Island Flooding: Focus Moves To Recovery

NZ migration, tourism soar to new annual records

Britain's Boris Johnson jokes about New Zealand greeting

Papua New Guinea
26 declarations, 10 delayed over grievances

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