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Americas
Canada
Wilson-Raybould attends first meeting of cabinet she just left. Was this the deal?
Thirteen years later, pizza-shop owner deported after fabricating allegations against Liberal MP is back in Canada
Trudeau calms his MPs, but Wilson-Raybould is still threatening to 'speak my truth'
Tory caucus member suspended after his comments offend parents of children with autism
Fed up with low prices, rivals that produce 20% of Canada’s natural gas team up to build own LNG project
SNC-Lavalin lobbied PMO 19 times since start of 2017, records show
CRTC confirms Canadian telecom industry engages in misleading sales practices
Liberals set to release pre-election budget on March 19
Wilson-Raybould waited more than 2 hours for permission to attend Tuesday's cabinet meeting: sources
MPP Randy Hillier suspended from Ontario PC caucus after autism debate
USA
Trump Reacts Calmly to Report Special Counsel's Summary Is Near
Trump Administration Says US-Born Jihadist Can't Return
US Investor Held in Russia May Be Denied Consular Access
Federal Reserve maintains interest rate
Sending back remains of American war dead likely to be discussed at N. Korea-U.S. summit: RFA
New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies
Muslim group seeks congressional probe on US terror watchlist
'Saudi could use sensitive US tech to make nukes'
Report Warns US Hate Groups At A 20-Year High
US debt hits record under Trump, Republicans mum
Mexico
Mexico's cement producer Cemex sells Baltic, Nordic assets
U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers
Mexican privacy watchdog criticizes government over spyware
Perez fears Mexico risks decades without F1
Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendum
Mexico seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at sea
Honduras
Taekwondo adopted as part of regular school curriculum in Honduras
Nicaragua
First Venezuela, now Nicaragua? Bolton says Ortega’s days ‘numbered’ and people ‘will soon be free’
Costa Rica
Diplomatic staff appointed by Guaido ‘takes over’ Venezuelan Embassy in Costa Rica
Venezuelan diplomatic staff clash with trespassers at the Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica.
Dominica
CARICOM Upset with OAS Secretary General Over Dominica Elections Tweet
Jamaica
Jamaica's economy grew by 1.8 per cent in 2018
Venezuela
Maduro controls situation in Venezuela — Russian ambassador
Opposition Have to Go Over ‘Our Dead Bodies' to Install Puppet Gov't – Caracas
Russia warns Guaido against inviting US invasion
Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, minister says.
Guyana
Guyana’s Election Commission Says it Can’t Hold Elections by March
Ecuador
Ecuador: Scientists Stumble Upon 'Extinct' Tortoise Species
Peru
Former Odebrecht executive confirms US$4 million bribe in Peru
UNHCR underlines Peru efforts on Venezuelan migration
Bolivia
Venezuela: Massive Bolivarian March For Peace And Sovereignty
Brazil
Two Thousand Items Recovered So Far After Brazil National Museum Fire
Brazilian House of Representatives Blocks Change In Freedom Of Information Law
Brazil To Help US With Humanitarian Aid To Venezuela
Telemedicine Ready To Grow In Brazil
Brazil Requests Compensation From EU For Steel Safeguard Tariffs
Brazil president seeks $270 billion pension savings, Congress has doubts
Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress
Bill To Ban Child Marriages Moves Forward in Brazilian Senate
Brazil's president: Workers must put in more years to retire
Argentina
India, Argentina further cooperation in nuclear energy
Chile
Barrick still committed to Chile, despite Pascua-Lama setback
$8.9 Billion Outlook on the Prepaid Cards Market in Chile to 2023, Growing at a CAGR of 17.6% from 2019
Chile renewables ramp up share in power mix in January
Strengthening Venezuelans' Labour Integration in the Private Sector in Chile
Chile: Nanotechnology to combat grape moth

Asia
Japan
Abe, Trump agree to cooperate to settle N. Korean abduction issue
Japan sees record number of foreign visitors for January
Gov't, TEPCO again ordered to pay damages to Fukushima evacuees
Education ministry to review ban on students bringing mobile phones to schools
Supreme Court rules outside party cannot be sued for pain of divorce as general rule
Ghosn's lawyer says former Nissan chief is innocent, worries about the case's broader impact on Japan's business reputation
Japan and Tepco again ordered to pay damages to Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees
N. Korea
N. Korea, U.S. expected to focus on dismantlement of key nuclear sites during summit
N. Korean envoy on U.S. in Hanoi for pre-summit talks
Real cold war: US trains winter soldiers – with China, North Korea in mind
S. Korea
S. Korean prosecutors raid main office of Hyundai, Kia Motors over allegations of concealing defects
S. Korean president floats economic concessions for upcoming Kim-Trump summit in Hanoi
S. Korea's industrial hubs report record-high unemployment
S. Korea's K-Star fusion device reaches record plasma temperature 7 times hotter than the sun
First preliminary fine dust alert issued since new bill on air pollution came into force and parents start to worry about babysitting
South Korea research near disputed Takeshima islets ratchets up tensions with Japan
Samsung's foldable phone will have 5G and $2,000 price tag
PM Modi begins two-day visit to South Korea
China
Iran's Zarif hails important talks in Beijing
China welcomes Saudi Arabia's multibillion-dollar investment in Pakistan
China makes new progress in anti-graft fight in 2018
Over 13,000 ancient books registered in Tibet
China has 11,700 vocational schools nationwide in 2018
US demand for stable yuan to end trade war ‘acceptable’ to China
Chinese president meets Iran's parliament speaker
Taiwan
Taiwan's President to Seek Re-election to Secure Island's Future
Taiwan will not accept any deal that harms democracy: Tsai.
58 Taiwanese arrested in Philippines for working illegally
Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to more Southeast Asian nations
KMT may not reverse law on peace pact referendum: chairman
Philippines
Philippine president warns of harsher drugs campaign
Duterte: Dissent OK but students espousing gov't 'destruction' may lose scholarship
Youth commissioner clarifies: Only students-turned-rebels should lose scholarships
Vietnam
N. Korean envoy on U.S. in Hanoi for pre-summit talks
Vietnamese Intellectuals Call On Trump For Support in South China Sea Dispute
Hair Force Un: Vietnamese barber marks summit with free Trump-Kim haircuts
Vietnamese mangoes to be exported to US
​Chinese goods bearing ‘made in Vietnam’ labels a threat to domestic production: industry insiders
Dengue fever cases surge 200 percent year-on-year in Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam confirms first African swine fever cases on three farms
Thailand
Suthep’s party to support Gen Prayut as next PM
Major quake feared in Lampang following minor tremors
Law to legalize marijuana for medical purposes takes effect
Cambodia
US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader
Indonesia
Children from Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad charity in Indonesia partakes in national celebrations
Garuda Indonesia’s 21 new in-flight meals highlight local cuisine
Myanmar
Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination
Myanmar Army Fight With Arakan Rebels Ensnares Local Bus Companies
Bangladesh
Fire kills at least 10 in Bangladesh capital, official says
Bangladesh says IS teen not eligible for citizenship
Nepal
Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns
Nepal Party Demands Govt to Declare Country as Hindu State
Month-long Festival of India begins in Nepal
India
Crown prince: Saudi investment in India to reach $100bn
India seeks Jadhav’s retrial in civilian court or annulment of death sentence
Indian billionaire told to pay debt to Ericsson – or go to jail
India’s options after Pulwama
CRPF, Army, BSF convoys in J&K to move together
India, Saudi underline UN terrorist sanctions
Indian cardinal ‘failed abuse victims’

Middle East
Pakistan
US urges Pakistan to punish Kashmir blast perpetrators
Bomber, 2 other terrorists in Iran attack were Pakistanis
Pakistan’s Hajj quota increased to 200,000
Top taxpayers honoured by PM facing NAB inquiries
CDA shoots down PM House university
'Assets beyond means' land Sindh Assembly speaker in NAB custody
Afghanistan
Thirty years on, some Russians want to reframe Soviet war in Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Finding Kazakhstan's Troll Farms
Kazakhstan improves its position in OECD country risk rating
Kyrgyzstan
Vice Mayor of Bishkek Bakyt Dyushembiev leaves post
Government of Kyrgyzstan lifts ban on registration of house land plots
All former presidents of Kyrgyzstan get into ranking of political leaders
Tajikistan
Tajikistan causes diplomatic bungle with forced return of government critic
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan studies Hungary's legislation in nuclear energy field
WB may provide Uzbekistan with more funds to support budget
Armenia
Armenian FM meets with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs
EU-Armenia trade turnover grows by 19%: GSP+ system contributes to facilitation of export
President Sarkissian extends condolences on death of philanthropist Louise Manoogian Simone
Nikol Pashinyan, OSCE MG Co-chairs highlight implementation of ceasefire agreements
Azerbaijan
Minister: Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation should be developed
Azerbaijan's air defense units conduct live-fire exercises
President Ilham Aliyev meets World Bank Regional Director for S.Caucasus
New countries may connect to Southern Gas Corridor
Iran
China calls for widening of strategic ties with Iran
French Businesswoman Has Been In Iranian Custody Since October, Paris Confirms
Chinese president meets Iran's parliament speaker
Iraq
Report: Iraqi Forces Sexually Abuse IS Female Relatives in Mosul
Iraqi president urges for boosting trade with Kuwait
EU announces additional €50 million in humanitarian aid and development cooperation in Iraq
Syria
More Civilians Escape Baghuz; Some IS Fighters Remain
Jordan’s PM appeals for more aid as most Syrian refugees set to stay
UN condemns deadly bombings in Idlib of Syria
Turkey
Innovation necessary for deepening Tehran-Ankara ties
Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Turkey's western coast; felt in Lesvos
Political alliances expand scope for Turkey's local elections
Lebanon
Bou Saab, interlocutors tackle general situation
Dabbour tackles with UNICEF representative means of cooperation
Kouyoumjian meets Richard, World Bank delegation
Enemy continues construction of concrete wall off Kfarkila
Israel
Netanyahu postpones meeting with Putin ‘due to Israeli internal political reasons’
Kahlon says he could support Gantz-led coalition ‘if it’s not leftist’
Netanyahu condemns antisemitism in conversation with Macron
Jordan urges expulsion of Israel envoy over al-Aqsa assault
Israeli foreign minister should apologise to Poland: US ambassador
Palestine
Palestinian president rejects tax money from Israel
Abbas says will reject reduced tax reimbursement from Israel.
Jordan
Jordan PM set to visit Kuwait tomorrow
Jordan, int'l community endorse $2.4b response plan to Syria crisis for 2019
PM checks on new emergency facilities, services at Amman’s Al Bashir Hospital
Gov’t dispatches officials to talk frustrated jobseekers into stopping protest marches to Amman
Iran to release Jordanian detainees, impose fine for illegal entrance
Jordanian-Iraqi political consultancy committee hold first meeting
Jordan urges expulsion of Israel envoy over al-Aqsa assault
Kuwait
Kuwait praises UNSG statement on missing citizens
Kuwait Foreign Ministry celebrates national days
Al-Shagaya project affirms Kuwait's interest in developing renewable energy -- oil minister
Oman
Oman calls for development of ties with Iran in science, technology
Paths to prosperity: Oman on right track for future
Indians in Oman asked to contribute to families of Pulwama victims
Oman Development Bank to host an annual symposium
Qatar
UAE eases Qatar shipping ban, port circulars show
UAE eases Qatar shipping ban amid continuing dispute
‘Qatar a hospitable base for Muslim Brotherhood,’ says Washington think-tank
Saudi Arabia
India, Saudi Arabia Deepen Ties
UN official: prospects for sustainable Mideast peace are fading
US nuclear tech transfer to S. Arabia 'hypocrisy': Zarif
Tesla rival Lucid Motors wants to build factory in Saudi Arabia
Terror funding has ‘new face,’ warns Saudi Arabia's attorney general
Yemen
UNICEF welcomes redeployment agreement from Hudaydah
Ports deal is chance for Yemen peace talks, says UN envoy

Europe
United Kingdom
May, Juncker hold "constructive" talks on Brexit
Three Tory MPs defect Tory defectors threaten to destroy Conservative party as they seek second referendum
Shamima Begum will not be able to use her baby's British citizenship to return to the UK, Government sources warn
UK investor body to apply red warning if a company's board lacks women
StanChart fined $133 million by Britain's financial watchdog
Ireland
Health Minister Simon Harris survives Sinn Fein no confidence vote
Nine councils built 20 social homes or less in 2018
Portugal
Porto 'raised €10.4m' in 2018 from city tourist tax levied since March
Rights of Portuguese in UK enshrined in law - Jeremy Hunt
Spain
Spain proposes $53 billion plan to tackle climate change
At Madrid trial, Catalan separatists cite judiciary’s lack of “moral authority”
France
Swiss bank UBS fined whopping $5.1 billion in France for tax fraud
Macron aides grilled in scathing Senate report on 'Benalla affair'
What France's high-speed TGV trains will look like in the future
Versailles Palace to finally receive delivery... 400 years after losing its marble
Belgium
EU ambassadors agree to slap sanctions on eight Russians over Kerch Strait incident
Coreper Ambassadors Approve Compromise Amendments to EU Gas Directive
EU illegal migrant arrivals fall, stronger borders still needed – Frontex
Belgian retirees receiving ‘Hitler pensions’: report
Iberia gets six months to adapt to EU ownership rules in the case of a hard Brexit
MEPs occupy runway at military airbase
Germany
Russian armed formations in Donbas have more tanks than Germany or France – Poroshenko at UNGA
German state says RWE utility won’t touch Hambach forest until 2020
Namibia to borrow more from Germany
Denmark
Denmark proposes legislation for UK citizens' rights in event of no-deal Brexit
Austria
Chancellor Kurz: Austria to Continue Nord Stream 2 Support Amid Opposition by US
Austrian Federal Railways shows interest in expanding ties with Azerbaijan
Switzerland
Swiss bank UBS fined over USD 4 billion for tax fraud
'Yellow vest' protesters stage peaceful demo in Geneva
Italy
Rome's ancient Largo di Torre Argentina to open to the public
Italy makes it harder for non-EU immigrants to claim 'citizens' income'
Italian police investigate banks in diamond fraud case
Italy's economy minister: Alitalia won't be nationalized
Holy See
In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late
Sexual abuse victims demand to see Pope Francis, call for bishops to be fired
Pope Francis decries critics of church as 'friends of the devil'.
Residential school survivor calls Pope's absence from meeting with sex abuse victims 'disrespectful'
Slovenia
NATO Secretary General: Slovenia is a highly valued Ally
Slovenian bank NLB 2018 net profit falls by 10 percent
Croatia
New Lake Emerging on Border between Croatia and Slovenia
Serbia
Serbian Prime Minister’s Gay Partner Gives Birth To Baby Boy
Greece
Rights group slams ‘inhuman’ treatment of migrants in Greece
Trump congratulates Tsipras, Zaev on ratifying Prespes accord
Macedonia
Prime Minister Borisov Met with the Speaker of Northern Macedonia's parliament Talat Xhaferi
Bulgaria
Over 70% of Young People in Bulgaria Think their Means of Living are Sufficient
Romania
Labour Ministry finalises negotiations with EP on four assumed directives and regulations
Drug trafficking ranks first among the causes dealt with by DIICOT in 2018
EU member states approve agreement obtained by Romania on Copyright Directive
Romania's presidency of EU Council, EP negotiate on future regulations on European funds
EU Warns Romanian Government Against Gutting Anticorruption Legislation
Bulgaria and Romania Will Work Together in the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Hungary
A few more days and Hungary may celebrate again
Hungary joins European Blockchain Partnership
Ministerial Commissioner Hails Meeting of Hungarian Weekend Schools
Sweden-Hungary relations turn frosty as diplomatic row escalates Sweden-Hungary relations turn frosty as diplomatic row escalates
Slovakia
Hungary and Slovakia strain EU line on Jerusalem
Farmers blocked the traffic in Bratislava
Slovakia: After months of decrease, the unemployment rate rose in January
Czech Republic
Experts Gather To Clean Thousands Of Human Bones In Unique Czech Church
Poland
Polish opposition voices concern over strategic canal: report
US State Department urges dialogue between Poland, Israel: report
Poland to plough more money into railways
Ukraine
Poroshenko: Time to deprive Russia of its veto right at UN
Budget receipts from tourism fee in Ukraine 20.7% up in 2018 – Economy Ministry
Ukraine Commemorates Bloody Maidan Protests
Belarus
State Standardization Committee told to focus on Belarus' national interests, export assistance
Belarusian digital government procurement system presented in London
Russia
Putin Warns US With 'Range and Speed' of New Weapons
Putin's Handouts to Stop Poll Slide
Russia releases video of its Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater drone
Putin: Work on advanced Tsirkon hypersonic missile proceeding on schedule
NATO says Russian statements threatening to target Allies are unacceptable
Poroshenko: Russia seizes 27% of eastern Ukraine's industrial potential
7 Jehovah’s Witnesses Brutally Tortured in Russia, Spokesman Says
INSTEX launch to open up new opportunities for Russia: Ryabkov
Putin Threatens To Target U.S. With Missiles In State-Of-Nation Speech
Non-oil exports to Russia up 8.5% in 10 months on year
Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin
Latvia
Latvian Defense Ministry warns about fake emails from Russia
Estonia
Estonia Orders Danske Bank Out After Money-Laundering Scandal
Survey: Estonians most unquestioning information disseminators in EU
Estonia redoubles efforts to attract global IT talent
New e-Estonia briefing centre opens in Tallinn
Finland
Finland won't strip citizenship from ISIS fighters, minister says
Finland taps WeChat for entry into China's cross-border e-commerce market
Finland's largest business school opens new home in Otaniemi
Finland's basic income trial helped happiness, not employment
Sweden
Hungary-Sweden row over Nazi Germany comparison heats up
Swedes Seethe Over Documentary Claiming Their Ancestors Were Dark-Skinned
Norway
Norway may broker Venezuelan crisis

Africa
Egypt
Egypt Says 'Two Is Enough' In New Family Planning Campaign
Egypt army says 8 jihadists killed in Sinai.
Libya
World Bank launches new strategy of support for Libya
Benghazi nursing conference in April
Libya Build construction exhibition announced for October 2019
Algeria
Algeria: Anger after opposition leader barred from holding rally.
Morocco
Morocco security forces use water cannon to break up demonstrations
Senegal
Oil discovery brings corruption to the fore in Senegal election
Oil discovery brings corruption to the fore in Senegal election
Fear in Senegal as presidential election stirs up homophobia
Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, humanitarian camps house tens of thousands displaced by fighting.
Nigeria
Nigeria: Boko Haram kills at least 14 loggers near Maiduguri
‘Maintain calm’ and ‘exercise patience’ UN envoy urges, as Nigeria heads to polls
Cameroon
Cameroon: Anglophone separatists 'use children as a bargaining chip'.
Sudan
Demos crackdown threat to talks on lifting Sudan blacklist: US official
South Sudan
UN experts urge all parties to stop conflict, end impunity and respect South Sudan peace deal
Ethiopia
Ethiopia lauds His Highness Amir's role for tackling "Gulf rift"
More than 45,000 IDPs need urgent help in Central Gondar, Ethiopia
Kenya
50% of ICU Patients in Kenya's Public Hospitals Die
Angola
'Wines of Alentejo' promoted in Angola, 2nd largest export market
British Fund provides USD 700 million for investment in Angola
Angola reaffirms commitment to blue economy
Angola, UK discuss air link between Luanda and London
Rwanda
Nurses, Midwives in Rwanda Accused of Using Forged Licenses
Madagascar
From Haiti to Madagascar: The world's forgotten crises
Zimbabwe
As economic crisis worsens, Zimbabweans miss Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe launches new currency measure
Namibia
Hepatitis E outbreak exposes health's emergency unpreparedness - Namibia

Oceania
Australia
Australian rodent first known mammal made extinct by climate change
Amnesty Australia seeks inquiry over ‘monumental’ error in al-Araibi case
Silicosis a major epidemic 'worse than asbestos'
Australian retailers shut down by foreign competition
Cyclone Oma looking less likely to make landfall
New Zealand
Taxing Capital Gains: Tax Working Group Delivers Final Report
The Other Auckland Fruit Fly Response: Fruit And Vege Restriction For Otara
Auckland, Christchurch Govt Partnership: Mike Greer To Build Over 100 KiwiBuild Homes
NZ Taxpayers' Union - Capital gains tax proposal aggressive and unfair
NZ Govt - Most new public housing places in a decade

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