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Canada
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
USA
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
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
Nicaragua
Nicaraguan Opposition Acting in ‘Bad Faith’ at Peace Talks
Nicaraguan bank sanctioned by US shuts down
Cuba
Cuban Top Diplomat: Jon Bolton Is a Pathological Liar
Jamaica
Jamaica Government Weighing Options After Court Declares ID Law Unconstitutional
Jamaica: Opposition MPs call for gov't to address water crisis
Venezuela
US Sanctions on Venezuela Responsible for 40,000 Deaths - Economist
Russian Intel: West 'Tearing Apart' Venezuela Like Syria, Libya
Colombia
Colombia: Nationwide Strike Against Duque's Neoliberal
Peru
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
'Bolivia No Longer Begs' Says Communication Minister on Economy
Brazil
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
Argentina
Argentine bonds sink into distressed territory, rattling investors
Chile
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
Uruguay Poised for First Medical Marijuana Export

Asia
Japan
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
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
Taiwan
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
Philippines
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
Vietnam
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
Laos
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
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
Indonesia’s financial system stable in Q1: KSSK
155 ballot boxes in Central Kalimantan suffer damage
Indonesian UNSC leadership highlights peacekeeping for global peace
Myanmar
54 Jade Miners Feared Dead in Landslide in Myanmar’s Hpakant
India
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
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
Afghanistan
US Envoy Urges Peace Deal in Afghanistan to Lower Death Toll
U.S. accelerates plan to drastically downsize Kabul embassy - sources
Kazakhstan
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
Kyrgyzstan
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
Uzbekistan
China remains Uzbekistan's largest trading partner
Uzbekistan opens new art centre to boost 'undeveloped' local scene
Armenia
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 30 times
PM Pashinyan, spouse Anna Hakobyan visit Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
Azerbaijan
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
Iran
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
Iraq
In 2030, Iraq Will Supply 1/3 of the World's Oil
Syria
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’
Turkey
Erdogan: Turkey won't forget civilian massacre of Karabakh region by Armenians
FM Çavuşoğlu due in Iraq on April 28
Lebanon
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
Israel says highly pathogenic strain of bird flu found at northern farm
Jordan
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
Bahrain
UK-Based Bahraini Activist Faces Rising Pressure Amid Terror Charges
Iran blasts Al Saud, Bahrain for backing US oil sanctions
Qatar
Qatar opens hospital for rehabilitation in Gaza
Saudi Arabia
‘Saudis had US carte blanche for mass executions’
'Saudi beheadings highlight barbarian nature of regime'
Mubadala launches a $1 billion Abu Dhabi-based fund
Yemen
Yemeni drone hits Saudi mercenaries’ command center

Europe
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
Ireland
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
Portugal has 'no future' with high public debt - finance minister
EDP Renováveis agrees €800m sale of Europe wind assets
Spain
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
France
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
Belgium
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
Netherlands
Armenian President holds meeting with Dutch Ambassador
Germany
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
Denmark
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
Austria
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
Switzerland
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
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
Croatia
Convicted War Criminal Extradited to Croatia from Netherlands
Croatia: Discrimination Much More Present than Reported
Serbia
Flash Flood Early Warning System to Be Installed in Hungary, Serbia Border Region
Albania
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
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
Bulgaria
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
Romania
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
Hungary
Orbán in China: Hungarians Need an Open World Economy
'Hungary Helps' Persecuted Christians Worldwide
Xi meets Hungarian prime minister
Slovakia
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
Poland
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
Ukraine
"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
Belarus
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
Russia
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
Estonia
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'
Finland
Economic Potential of the Russian Regions to Be Presented in Finland
Sweden
Sweden's Supreme Court overturns deportation decision for convicted rapist
Wildfires in Sweden: which areas are affected?

Africa
Libya
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
Nigeria
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
Sudan
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
Uganda
Single Ugandan mom struggles to raise 38 children
Uganda woman creates soap to protect against malaria
Angola
China available to expand economic cooperation with Angola
US grants USD 35 million to AU laboratory
Rwanda
Lawyers Demand Release of Rwandans Held Illegaly in Uganda
Tanzania
Tanzania, Malawi Trade Agreements on a Go-Slow?
Malawi
Malawi Tests Child Malaria Vaccine
Zimbabwe
U.S. hails decline in malaria deaths in Zimbabwe
Zim govt must set a remembrance day for 1896-1897 Matabele and Shona rebellion
Cabo Verde
Angolan Airline resumes Luanda, Cape Verde route

Oceania
Australia
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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