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Canada’s ‘Unprecedented’ Reliance on Housing Fuels Recession Call

Trudeau Government Says 2017 Deficit Is In Line With Projections

As Ontario’s surprising campaign enters crunch time, how will parties adjust?

One of two out-of-control wildfires near Kamloops, B.C., partially contained

Canadian cadets to be expelled after defacing Quran

Fire Fears Force Land Closures in Arizona

U.S. will be ready if North Korea summit takes place June 12: White House

Coffee Waste Now Costs 480% More Than Coffee Beans Amid Rising Demand in US

FBI Warns Russians Hacked Hundreds of Thousands of Routers in Over 50 Countries

Ankara says will retaliate if US suspends F-35 deilvery

18 more beaches get Blue Flag designation, bringing total to 53

Party claims there’s a contract out for candidate for Morelos governor

Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

China-Panama free-trade pact discussions will begin in July, say officials

Jamaica’s Opposition Congratulates Victorious Party in Barbados Elections

Senator, Trump Say Utah Man Released From Venezuela Jail

Escaping Venezuela: They pour into Brazil by the thousands looking for work

Colombia to become NATO 'global partner' next week – president

Colombian Red Cross scales up emergency response to avalanche and flash flood risk

'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

'God save us from becoming Venezuela.' Colombians to vote in bitter presidential race

Assange willing to testify on alleged Russian hacking

Peru police seize 8 million fake dollars destined for US

Peru President hands over 70 warm houses in Moquegua

Brazil President asks military to remove trucks, avert 'social chaos'

Chile registers record foreign direct investment in first quarter

In Chile, 'it's easier to breastfeed in a nightclub than in the street'

Chile to attract more Chinese tourists to Antarctica

Chile: Piñera appoints Juan Benavides as Codelco chairman

Ex-Japan PM Nakasone to turn 100 on May 27

LDP ditches push for aircraft carrier, calls for multipurpose 'mother ship'

Fish parasite outbreak puts sales of raw bonito on the ropes

Japan to look at raising age limit for special child adoption

N. Korea
Int'l reporters leave North Korea after covering demolition of Punggye-ri nuke test

Int'l community responds to Trump's decision to cancel North Korea summit

North Korea's Kim meets with South's Moon for 2nd time

Korean leaders meet after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit

S. Korea
North, South Korean Leaders Meet to Discuss Possible Summit

More than 9,300 people register to run in June 13 local elections

President Moon meets with World Bank chief, pledges active contributions to Africa's economic development

Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE From Collapse

Police Detain, Beat Rare Earth Pollution Protesters in China's Guangxi

German, Russian, French and Chinese leaders back nuclear deal

Unable to Charm Taiwan Into Reunification, China Moves to Subvert Island's Democracy

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

U.S. senator happy to be in Taiwan to show support

Taiwan to donate US$1 million to WHO to fight Ebola

Calida security firm won multimillion-peso gov't contracts: documents

Cimatu: 16 hotels, establishments built illegal pipes, discharge water beneath Boracay beach

Joint exploration would waive PH rights over West Philippine Sea: Hilbay

Duterte to visit South Korea in June for summit with President Moon

Billionaires Villar, Cusi are richest gov’t secretaries

VN pledges to build opportunities for EU investors

Finance Minister: VAT not to be raised, property tax meant to deter corruption

Việt Nam nominated as Asia-Pacific’s only candidate for non-permanent UNSC seat

Vietnam: Ministry of Health proposes ban on beer advertisement

Day-old baby saved after being buried alive in southern Vietnam

​Vietnam’s Internet slowed down over two consecutive submarine cable repairs

Suthep’s lawyer seeks registration of new party

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams Cabinet Member For Contradicting Official Line on Poisoning Deaths

Malaysia renegotiating terms of major Belt-and-Road rail project: PM Mahathir

Attempt to smuggle 4.5 kg of crystal meth from Malaysia thwarted

Shahidan doesn't know Azlan is BN top leadership's preferred choice for MB

Law grad starts crowdfunding to reduce Malaysia's national debt

Singapore still on standby for N. Korea-U.S. summit happening on June 12

White House team to leave for Singapore to prep for possible North Korea summit

Young entrepreneurs rally to beat soaring Geylang bazaar costs

Indian PM to visit Indonesia, Singapore next week

Don't eat bitter pumpkin, study warns after women lose hair

Betawi forum denies requesting Idul Fitri donations

ASEAN countries to participate in the International Panji Festival

Bangladesh PM urges India to put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingya

Myanmar’s finance minister resigns amid probe

Bodi won’t be spared if found guilty: Quader

Anti-drug drive: Over 100 held at Mohammadpur Geneva camp

Hasina receives DLitt degree at Kazi Nazrul University daily-star-apps

Lightning kills 4 in Sylhet, Nilphamari

Nepal's foreign exchange reserves down

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks to focus on barriers

India military says 4 militants killed near Kashmir frontier

71.9% Indians say they will vote for Modi in 2019

Pakistan summons ex-ISI chief over controversial book he co-authored with Indians

J&K government plans to raise exclusive police battalion of border youth: Mehbooba Mufti

Jitendra Singh visits people affected by Pakistan shelling

No achievements, unprecedented assault on India's social fabric in 4 years of Modi: Left

Middle East
India: Soldiers Kill 4 Militants Near Pakistan Border

China to launch two satellites for Pakistan next month

US treats Pakistan well when expedient, ditches us later: Musharraf

Pervez Khattak's wife offloaded from US-bound flight for not carrying travel documents

Pakistan denies mistreating US diplomats

Afghanistan registers candidates for long-delayed elections

Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Kazakh-Chinese co-op center has no analogues, says ICBC "Khorgos"

EDB and Inter RAO to jointly implement projects in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Senators down on getting high

Kyrgyzstan conducts “Illegal Alien” operation

Chairman of State Penitentiary Service of Kyrgyzstan has new deputy

Riots in Toguz-Toro. Chinese investors not demand compensation for damages

Deputies propose to introduce Open Skies policy in Kyrgyzstan

CIS heads of government to consider 14 draft documents at Dushanbe summit

IAEA helps improve cancer care in Tajikistan

Russia, Tajikistan to mull deepening cooperation in various fields

New Research Shows Forced Labor Still Rampant in Uzbekistan

SOCAR to expand capacity of underground gas storage facilities in Azerbaijan

Pompeo: Iran Rulers Must Act Like 'Normal Leaders'

IMF Chief urges Trump to review sanctioning Iran

Iraq carries out airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

'Operation to Liberate Southern Damascus Started Last Year' – Syrian General

US Promises "Firm" Measures if Damascus Breaks Ceasefire in Daraa

After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

Masked attackers reportedly kill five Syria rescuers

Report: Israel attacked a Hezbollah base in Syria

Report: Syrian air defense intercepts Israeli missile strike on airport

Car bombing kills 2 in Syria’s Idlib

Erdogan calls on Turks to dump dollars and euro for lira

‘TRA will not close businesses hastily’

Turkmen Journalist Nepeskuliev Released After Serving Prison Sentence

Turkey has right to choose its military aircraft, Putin says

Turkey’s opposition CHP unveils election manifesto

Berri, Nasrallah discuss internal files, election results

Bassil expresses Lebanon's concern over Law 10's negative repercussions in a letter to Moallem and Guterres

Lebanon tells Syria development law could hinder refugees’ return

Arab human rights panel demands Israeli crime probe

House scraps proposal for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights

IDF opens fire at 4 who cross fence from southern Gaza into Israel

Israel accuses Iran of testing 2 missiles this year, violating UNSC resolution

More than 100 Palestinians Wounded after another Day of Protests

Jordan marks 72nd independence anniversary

Signed letter to Bush Sr. symbol of enduring friendship with Kuwait - US amb.

Kuwait: Parliament speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates Georgia on national day

Cyclone Mekunu kills two people in S. Oman

Lebanon: Berri meets with Ambassadors of Qatar and China

Saudi Arabia
Def. Min. flies to Saudi Arabia to inspect Kuwaiti troops in "Restoration of Hope"

OPEC-Non-OPEC States to Ease Oil Production Restrictions Within Month - Novak

Saudi Arabia Foils Terrorist Attack Near Country's Abha Airport - Reports

Saudi soldier killed near Yemen border

U. A. E.
Heavy rain hits parts of UAE; more showers forecast

5 Dead, 30 Missing After Cyclone Hits Oman, Yemen

New Yemeni Foreign Minister Says Houthis Agree to Join Settlement Process

Yemeni army liberates new area in Taiz from Houthi grip

United Kingdom
It’s Official: UK Economy Grows Slowest in 5 Years Amid Brexit Crossfire

We may have to use nukes if I don’t get more cash – UK Defence Secretary Williamson

Britain hits back at 'not helpful' EU fantasy comments

Exit Polls Predict Ireland's Abortion Ban Will End

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

First result in Irish referendum shows 60% vote to end abortion ban

Varadkar's six-month time-line to introduce legislation is 'realistic'

Government confirms poorer pensioners to receive increase of €6 or €10

Relations with US 'excellent' as commission promises updates on Lajes

Portugal: Protestors protest parliamentary vote on assisted suicide bills

Rajoy accuses Socialists of weakening Spain with no-confidence motion

Thousands turn out in latest protest against Macron’s reforms

Two men shot dead in France’s Marseille with Kalashnikov rifle – media

France's far left leads protests against Macron reforms

In French poll, majority say Zionism is a Jewish conspiracy

EU FMs to meet in Brussels to discuss ways of saving JCPOA

EU signs co-financing deal on Baltic Pipe

Terrorist suspect escapes from closed immigration centre

In China, Angela Merkel Meets Wife of Detained Human Rights Lawyer

Germany 'two-faced' for allowing HDP rally in Cologne: Turkish Foreign Ministry

German churches preventing deportations

Internal division over proposed curbs on Danish citizenship: report

Poroshenko instructs MFA to submit proposals on joining Netherlands, Austria initiatives on Russia's responsibility for MH17 disaster

Angola reiterates reinforcement of cooperation with Austria

Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days: Italian coastguard

Parents of baby Benito Mussolini get court summons

Holy See
KSA, Vatican playing major role in defeating extremism: Interfaith official

SPIEF shows global importance of Russia - Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister of Greece

Figures expose Greeks’ poor waste disposal habits

Clashes break out in Exarchia, again

Greece: Finance Ministry considers phasing in property tax rise in two stages

Greece marks International Missing Children's Day

26 Turkish nationals accused of alleged terror links caught en route to Greece

Bulgaria could Allow Macedonia to Use its Embassies

There is Bulgarian "Liquid Gold" in over 2.3 Million Expensive French Perfumes

Boyko Borissov Invited Pope Francis to Visit Our Country

Bulgarian customs seize 191kg of heroin in Turkey-registered truck

Romania's Negrescu: Romania and France urge European Union to put citizens front and center

EduMin Popa attends conference of European Higher Education Area education ministers

European Private Heritage Week, for the first time in Romania

PM Dancila, after meeting counterpart Morawiecki: Romania, Poland have special involvement in defence, security

First Romanian-Polish intergovernmental meeting agrees on defence co-operation, holding business forum

Hungary reaches deal with Gazprom on 2019 gas deliveries

Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland supports Romania's accession to Schengen Area

Romania, Poland bilateral agreement on war graves, signed in Warsaw

Iran, Poland have potential to benefit from complementary markets: envoy

Poland more popular with foreign tourists

NATO lawmakers to debate security challenges in Warsaw

One in three inspected toys in Poland unsuitable for children: agency

Russia Provides Evidence That Ukrainian BUK Launchers Downed MH17 - Russian MoD

Suspected bomb threat forces evacuation of five subway stations in Kiev

Poroshenko urges DP World to more actively invest in Ukraine

Some 26 incidents with foreign fans recorded in Kyiv, 15 cases opened

NATO, EU urge Russia to accept responsibility for MH17 crash, cooperate with investigators

Lutsenko submits motion to Rada to bring Opposition Bloc MP Kolesnikov to liability Lutsenko submits motion to Rada to bring Opposition Bloc MP Kolesnikov to liability

Belarusian-Chinese invention patent exchange suggested

Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan to make space satellites together

NATO confirms NATO-Russia Council meeting scheduled for May 31

Russia to welcome new participants from Europe entering Nord Stream 2 project — Putin

Putin tasks cabinet with developing mechanisms to fulfill May decree

Russia to develop helicopter capable of controlling a swarm of drones

Russia ready to participate in trilateral gas talks — minister

Russian Poseidon underwater drone capable of carrying 2 megatonne nuclear warhead

‘Bitcoin fraud’ suspect rejects deal with US, wants to be tried in Russia

Putin Says Will Step Down as President After Term Expires in 2024

OPEC+ may start increasing production in 2018 — Russian Energy Minister

Russia not planning to stop gas transit to EU via Ukraine; Nord Stream 2 to compensate Europe for more costly LNG, falling output - Putin

Pompeo: Russia is Aggressively Trying to Strengthen its Positions in the Balkans

Tbilisi Hosts Krynica International Economic Forum

Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet, Discuss Customs Monitoring Deal Implementation

OSCE reps to visit South Caucasus

Juncker in Tbilisi pledges EU support for Georgia's territorial integrity

61% of EU support for Estonia in 2014-2020 period endorsed

Finland: Marines took tanks out of secret caves to do military exercises near Russia's northern border for the first time

Dry weather means 'extreme risk' of forest fire in Sweden: agency

Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

‘Norway first,’ but cooperatively

Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video

Libya-style denuclearization a bone of contention between Washington, Pyongyang

Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp

Germany's Muhlbauer joins the battle over biometric ID cards

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso establishes diplomatic ties with China after rejecting Taiwan

Nigeria: Electoral Body to End Election Tribunals

Nigeria: Rohr Warns Girls Not to Visit Super Eagles' Camp in Russia

Dozens killed in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region

Cameroon anglophone leader gets 15 years' jail for 'terrorism'

Ethiopia: US$280.4 million required for life-saving interventions

Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north

Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north

Up to 50 People, Including Children, Killed in Bus Crash in Uganda - Reports

Angola: Dos Santos to Quit Politics

President Joao Lourenço visits France and Belgium

Namibe to issue SADC driving licenses

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

Zimbabwe: UN Calls On Donors, Investors to Support Govt

Zimbabwe: Opposition Urges Members to Do Physical Voter Registration Inspection

Heal Zimbabwe joins the rest of Africa in commemorating Africa Day

Namibia: Opposition Congress First Day an Epic Failure

Angolans, Namibians share criminal actions

Namibia: Nudo's Opposing Factions Still At Loggerheads Over Delegates

South Africa
Joburg's budget cuts capital spending amid cost saving by Treasury

ANC takes a hard line on disgruntled ANC Free State members

South Africa: Tshwane Mayor Msimanga Hijacked

Aoun windsup Australia visit, emphasizes good security conditions in Lebanon

Dutch, Australia name Russia as behind MH17 downing

Australia: Residents hanging on as mining blasts shake town

​45th anniversary of Vietnam-Australia ties observed in Ho Chi Minh City

All clear after bus bomb scare shut streets in Melbourne's CBD

The areas where Melbourne homeowners are cutting prices to sell their homes

New Zealand
DBHs v Nurses: Independent Panel Reports On Collective Agreement

Kevin Short New CDF: Defence Deployments Online

New Zealand: Minister launches new children’s media hub

Business sector upbeat about NZ-EU trade talks

Christchurch: Red Zone Used To Boost Endangered Bee Population

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