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Americas
Canada
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
USA
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
Mexico
18 more beaches get Blue Flag designation, bringing total to 53
Party claims there’s a contract out for candidate for Morelos governor
Nicaragua
Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely
Panama
China-Panama free-trade pact discussions will begin in July, say officials
Jamaica
Jamaica’s Opposition Congratulates Victorious Party in Barbados Elections
Venezuela
Senator, Trump Say Utah Man Released From Venezuela Jail
Escaping Venezuela: They pour into Brazil by the thousands looking for work
Colombia
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
Ecuador
Assange willing to testify on alleged Russian hacking
Peru
Peru police seize 8 million fake dollars destined for US
Peru President hands over 70 warm houses in Moquegua
Brazil
Brazil President asks military to remove trucks, avert 'social chaos'
Chile
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

Asia
Japan
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
China
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
Taiwan
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
Philippines
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
Vietnam
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
Thailand
Suthep’s lawyer seeks registration of new party
Cambodia
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams Cabinet Member For Contradicting Official Line on Poisoning Deaths
Malaysia
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
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
Indonesia
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
Myanmar
Bangladesh PM urges India to put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingya
Myanmar’s finance minister resigns amid probe
Bangladesh
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
Nepal's foreign exchange reserves down
Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks to focus on barriers
India
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
Pakistan
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
Afghanistan registers candidates for long-delayed elections
Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Eastern Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
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
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
Tajikistan
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
Uzbekistan
New Research Shows Forced Labor Still Rampant in Uzbekistan
Azerbaijan
SOCAR to expand capacity of underground gas storage facilities in Azerbaijan
Iran
Pompeo: Iran Rulers Must Act Like 'Normal Leaders'
IMF Chief urges Trump to review sanctioning Iran
Iraq
Iraq carries out airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria
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
Turkey
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
Lebanon
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
Israel
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
Palestine
More than 100 Palestinians Wounded after another Day of Protests
Jordan
Jordan marks 72nd independence anniversary
Kuwait
Signed letter to Bush Sr. symbol of enduring friendship with Kuwait - US amb.
Kuwait: Parliament speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates Georgia on national day
Oman
Cyclone Mekunu kills two people in S. Oman
Qatar
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
Heavy rain hits parts of UAE; more showers forecast
Yemen
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

Europe
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
Ireland
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'
Portugal
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
Spain
Rajoy accuses Socialists of weakening Spain with no-confidence motion
France
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
Belgium
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
Germany
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
Denmark
Internal division over proposed curbs on Danish citizenship: report
Austria
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
Italy
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
Greece
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
Macedonia
Bulgaria could Allow Macedonia to Use its Embassies
Bulgaria
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
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
Hungary reaches deal with Gazprom on 2019 gas deliveries
Poland
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
Ukraine
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
Belarus
Belarusian-Chinese invention patent exchange suggested
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan to make space satellites together
Russia
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
Georgia
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
Estonia
61% of EU support for Estonia in 2014-2020 period endorsed
Finland
Finland: Marines took tanks out of secret caves to do military exercises near Russia's northern border for the first time
Sweden
Dry weather means 'extreme risk' of forest fire in Sweden: agency
Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again
Norway
‘Norway first,’ but cooperatively

Africa
Egypt
Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video
Libya
Libya-style denuclearization a bone of contention between Washington, Pyongyang
Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp
Morocco
Germany's Muhlbauer joins the battle over biometric ID cards
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso establishes diplomatic ties with China after rejecting Taiwan
Nigeria
Nigeria: Electoral Body to End Election Tribunals
Nigeria: Rohr Warns Girls Not to Visit Super Eagles' Camp in Russia
Cameroon
Dozens killed in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region
Cameroon anglophone leader gets 15 years' jail for 'terrorism'
Ethiopia
Ethiopia: US$280.4 million required for life-saving interventions
Somalia
Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north
Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north
Uganda
Up to 50 People, Including Children, Killed in Bus Crash in Uganda - Reports
Angola
Angola: Dos Santos to Quit Politics
President Joao Lourenço visits France and Belgium
Namibe to issue SADC driving licenses
Madagascar
Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government
Zimbabwe
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
Namibia: Opposition Congress First Day an Epic Failure
Angolans, Namibians share criminal actions
Namibia: Nudo's Opposing Factions Still At Loggerheads Over Delegates

Oceania
Australia
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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