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Americas
Canada
Trudeau defends 'racism' jab at heckler
Wildfire smoke blanketing much of B.C. causing health concerns, traffic warnings
Montreal council unanimously adopts hand gun ban motion; seeks national ban
Ford says Ontario has no other council-cutting plans, Toronto mulls challenge
Pot stocks surge again as Canopy becomes Canada’s biggest health-sector company
USA
Trump Calls Mueller's Russia Probe a 'National Disgrace'
Trump Wasn't Briefed by Pentagon on Military Parade Costs Before Deciding to Cancel
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Pyongyang for fourth time soon: Bolton
Luxury Apartment Sales Plummet in New York City
Dow Industrials Climb to Highest Level Since February
Vaping Can Damage Users’ Mouth DNA, Cause Cancer - Study
Trump says 'not thrilled' with Fed rate hike
Outgoing UN rights chief rails against Security Council veto system
US Backs Down on Key NAFTA Negotiation, Farmers in Agreement
Mexico
Mexican steelmaker paid millions to Odebrecht shell company: report
Guatemala
Social Movements Slam Guatemala Over Abuse of Rights Defenders
Panama
The First Indigenous Miss Panama
Panama, US plan collaboration on energy projects
Venezuela
Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms
Venezuelans Fleeing Home Hit Roadblocks Abroad
ConocoPhillips to Halt Legal Action Against Venezuela’s PdVSA
Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela
Venezuela's Sovereign Bolivar, Economic Reforms Go Into Effect
Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus
Colombia
Colombia's Duque Expands Taxes to Lower Classes
Colombia: New Bill Denies Investigators Military Intelligence
Colombia: FARC Demands Meeting With Duque Over Peace Accords
Ecuador
Ecuador: Traditional Fishing Sector Protests Gov't Inaction
Ecuador Launches Second National Census of Andean Condors
Ecuador: Social Groups, International Delegations Defend Unasur
Peru
Peru Agriculture Min to meet with U.S. counterpart
Peru: Poll shows voting intentions for Lima's mayoral race
Peru: President Vizcarra's approval rating rises to 46%
Brazil
SP Governor Márcio França Gives Public Money To Nonprofit Connected To His Own Party
14 killed in Rio police, military operations: reports
Paraguay
New Paraguayan President Abdo sworn in
Argentina
More Argentines Quitting Catholicism After Abortion Bill Defeat
Argentine Women Sports Reporters Denounce Sexual Harassment
Chile
Chile: Man angry over lost bag accused of wave of bomb threats
GeoPark Announces New Jauke Gas Field Discovery in Chile
Chile economy posts biggest jump in growth in six years
Chile's Congress Set To Indict Judges For Releasing Torturers
Chile's Congress Set To Indict Judges For Releasing Torturers

Asia
Japan
Foreign visitors to Japan hit 20 mil. at record pace
Strong typhoon Soulik on course to approach southern Japan on evening of Aug. 21
Japan to create first regional counter-cyberattack unit in GSDF's Western Army
Japan: Gov't looks to send river water levels to residents' smartphones to avoid flood damage
Japan firms welcome skilled foreign workers; majority open to more open immigration system: poll
As summer vacations end, grass-roots movements in Japan work on counseling suicidal students and truants
Foreign Minister Taro Kono pushes membership drive for Arms Trade Treaty
Liberal Party exec Denny Tamaki eyes run for Okinawa governor
N. Korea
Tearful scenes as families from South and North Korea reunite
Trump: 'Most likely' to meet Kim again
War-separated families of Koreas meet for first time in over 6 decades
S. Korea
Quintessential American Tradition Goes Korean
Two Koreas complete on-site inspection of Pyongyang-Kaesong roads
S. Korea's corporate watchdog unveils anti-corruption measures for its employees
Inter-Korean contact office won't break UNSC sanctions: Blue House
Mongolia
Mongolia to raise minimum wage
China
China proposes regular military exercises with ASEAN in S. China Sea
U.S. Moves Toward New Tariffs on China Despite Trade Talks
Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese Media
Chinese Police Threaten Muslim Poet Who Tweeted About Xinjiang Camps
Luxury brands chasing China's cash-rich millennials armed with family money
China releases guideline on winning battle against poverty
China plays unique role in enhancing global health
9 dead after Typhoon Rumbia hits China
Taiwan
Beijing protests to US over stopover by Taiwan’s president
MAC slams China over its criticism of Tsai's overseas tour
Taichung reports first indigenous dengue fever case in 2 years
Philippines
'Who Are You to Warn Us?' Duterte Rebukes US Advice Not to Buy Russian Subs
PET rejects Caguioa request to re-raffle Robredo-Marcos poll protest
Facebook livestream shows Duterte ‘alive’ dining with a ‘beautiful lady’
Duterte signs occupational safety law
Vietnam
President asks An Giang to promote sustainable economic development
Việt Nam innovation network programme launched
Co-operatives important to support farmers: Deputy PM Huệ
Thailand
Sea turtle eggs laid on Nai Thon Beach for first time in 10 years
PM in Ranong day ahead of mobile meeting
Veteran politico Chalerm 'certain' of Pheu Thai majority at general election
Thailand: King sends message of condolence over Kofi Annan’s death
Malaysia
Malaysia hunts for missing radioactive material
Li Keqiang: China to import more from Malaysia
Singapore
Lease Buyback Scheme to be extended to all HDB flats: Lawrence Wong
Indonesia
BMKG warns residents to avoid damaged buildings, landslide-prone areas
Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead
Xi's special envoy meets Indonesian minister
Myanmar
Myanmar verdict in Reuters reporters' case August 27
Myanmar Authorities Close Another Rohingya IDP Camp in Rakhine State
Bangladesh
Azerbaijan’s drilling company eyes to expand activity in Bangladesh
Nepal
Sino-Nepal bilateral agreement implementation process begins
Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?
India
Japanese, Indian defense chiefs meet to discuss military cooperation
Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in Kerala
Young Tibetan Refugees Who Fled China Seeking Education Arrive in India
UP govt bans slaughter in open

Middle East
Pakistan
Pakistan to ban Sharif from traveling abroad
Transgender Pakistanis Demand Protection After Murder, Dismemberment
Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chairman
As Pakistan gears up for economic challenges, there are key lessons
Afghanistan
Taliban to Attend Talks in Moscow
UN welcomes Afghan gov’t’s announcement of Eid al-Adha ceasefire
Taliban Rejects Kabul Cease-Fire Offer After Seizing Hostages
Officials: Militants Kidnap 100 Afghans From Buses
Taliban Seize Bilchiragh As Afghans Mark 99th Independence
Kazakhstan
Kazakh Gay-Rights Activist Fined Over Controversial Photoshoot
Kazakhstan to introduce online insurance next year
Kazakhstan's ban on gasoline imports from Russia to come into force on August 25
Kazakh Gay-Rights Activist Fined Over Controversial Photoshoot
Kyrgyzstan
Bektur Asanov and Kubanychbek Kadyrov continue hunger strike
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan to complete formalities for sea borders after delimitation of bottom with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to boost industrial cooperation
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan talk up new era of amity
GM's Joint Venture Plant Increases Production in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan and Turkey to increase trade turnover 2.5 times
Armenia
Russia talks OSCE monitoring on border of Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan
Air temperature to gradually increase by 5-7 degrees in Armenia on August 21-25
Search conducted at 2nd President Kocharyan’s mansion and office
Speaker Babloyan issues statement over domestic political situation
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan intends to expand geography of exports to Persian Gulf
Launch date of Azerbaijan’s 2nd geostationary satellite announced
Several banks in Azerbaijan to work on Eid al-Adha holidays
Iran
Iran calls on Europe to take practical steps over nuclear deal
US has 'addiction to sanctions': Iran FM
US has 'addiction to sanctions': Iran FM
Iran to Unveil New Fighter Jet, Missile Development Stays Top Priority - Report
Zarif: Europeans should not keep waiting
Iran's indigenous air defense system at final stage
Bolton: U.S.'s highest priority is Iran never getting nuclear capabilities
Defense chief says missile power comes as Iran’s first priority
Iranian MP urges Iraq to pay war compensations
Iraq
Coalition Member Killed in Iraq Aircraft Crash
Pentagon raises alarm on drop in Iraqi refugees coming to U.S.
ISIS guerrilla war slows coalition battle in Iraq and Syria
Syria
US Not Yet Training Turkish Forces for Joint Patrols in Syria
Daesh Attacks US Forces in Deir ez-Zor - Reports
Moscow says UN hampering Syria reconstruction
Critical funding shortages threaten WHO’s response in northwest Syria
Russia says U.S. refusal to rebuild Syria a ploy to slow refugee return
Turkey
Turkey launches WTO case against US - Min.
Turkey lodges complaint against US tariffs: WTO
Gunshots Fired at U.S. Embassy in Turkey
Turkey to Unite With Russia in WTO Complaint Against US Tariffs - Trade Ministry
Two suspects nabbed after gunshots fired at US embassy in Ankara
Turkish envoy slams op-ed calling for NATO dismissal
40 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' over past week
Lebanon
Hariri congratulates Lebanese on Eid al Adha
Lebanese pilgrims safe and sound after dust storm: Lebanon Consul
Lavrov holds joint conference with Bassil, says Russia to help Lebanon return displaced Syrians
Khoury: Positive developments ahead of Lebanon economy
Israel
Boston’s Hebrew College sells its campus to shore up its future
Israeli Arabs look to establish an International Israel Apartheid Day
Hundreds of thousands more Israelis okayed to carry guns under new rules
Liberman thanks US for giving Israel ‘room to maneuver’ against enemies
Uri Avnery, who shocked Israel by meeting Yasser Arafat, dies aged 94
Muslims blame Arab disunity for Jerusalem embassy move
Palestine
Abbas’s son said to tell US envoy he supports one-state formula
Palestinian leader mourns passing of peace activist Uri Avnery
Jordan
Jordan: King meets German army chief over defence ties
Jordan: Aid workers tell their stories on World Humanitarian Day
Jordan: No increase to MPs’ allocations, official figures show
Kuwait
HH PM conveys greeting by leadership to Kuwaiti pilgrims
HH Amir receives phone call from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on Eid Al-Adha
Oman
Oman's Salalah at capacity as tourists flock to beat heat
Qatar
His Highness Amir receives phone call from Qatari Amir on Eid Al-Adha
Turkey & Qatar seal currency swap deal to cut US dollar transactions
Saudi Arabia
2.371 mln pilgrims perform Hajj this year - Saudi Auth.
Saudi Arabia May Execute First Woman for Supporting Political Protests
Jamarat Facilities ready to receive pilgrims for Hajj in Saudi Arabia
Yemen
Russia, Saudi Arabia discuss situation in Syria and Yemen
Yemeni ballistic missile hits Saudi base in Najran
Yemeni army takes control of strategic mountains in Al-Malagim front

Europe
United Kingdom
Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign
Boris Johnson leader by ripping up the party rule book, William Hague warns Tories
Theresa May's Chequers deal Vs the Canada Plus option
London Tube Station Shooting Leaves Three Injured
UK Navy Vows to Protect New Aircraft Carrier From "Frightening" Russians
‘Potentially thousands’ of child slaves forced to work on illegal London cannabis farms
Ireland
Blow to Kinahan cartel as €10m of cocaine is seized
When Leo Varadkar came out: delays, hesitation - and then courage
Portugal
Half of the Algarve on maximum fire alert
Portugal: New car and personal loans rise 20 percent
Spain
Spanish Press Reveals Identity of Barcelona Police Precinct Attacker – Reports
Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan
Ciudadanos calls for fresh suspension of Catalan powers after comments by premier
Ten years on from the Spanair accident that killed 154 people
France
'French Can't Fight Own Wars': Paris Reportedly Makes UK Defense Chief 'Livid'
Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms
France’s Total has officially left Iran: oil minister
French Audit Shows 840 Bridges at Risk of Collapsing
Paris moves up to 19th most 'liveable' city in the world
Belgium
Europe Sees Sharp Rise in Measles: 41,000 Cases, 37 Deaths
EU blocking statute can't protect Iran against U.S. sanctions: Fitzpatrick
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter may only get one hour to remove extreme content with new European rules
Belgium: Police clamp down on exuberant wedding processions
Netherlands
Pakistan protests with Dutch govt over blasphemous caricature contest
Germany
Merkel briefs Poroshenko on outcome of her talks with Putin
Missiles, nuclear deal separate issues: Iran to Germany
German firm working on major solar project in Iran, says to stay despite US sanctions
Poroshenko, Merkel agree to continue talks on deployment of UN peacekeepers to Donbas
Polish, German FMs to meet near Auschwitz
Merkel 'sees no need for special German aid for Turkey'
Denmark
Handshake should be compulsory for citizenship: Danish conservatives
Danes support new or increased climate taxes: poll
Austria
Kremlin has ‘no information’ about Schroder’s wedding, invitation for Putin
Switzerland
Anger over Swiss plans to widen streets for space-hungry SUVs
Here are the most popular baby names in Switzerland
Italy
Report: Experts Knew Genoa Bridge Had Weakened 20 Percent
Italy asks EU to find states willing to take 177 migrants from coastguard ship
Five dead in flash flood in Italy's Calabria region
Police thwarts group protest at Italian embassy
Holy See
Papal Letter to Catholics Condemns Clerical Sexual Abuse, Cover-Up
Pope Francis says no more covering up clergy sexual abuse in letter to all Catholics
Albania
Turkey gov’t-owned foundation makes first Albania acquisition to rival Gulen-linked schools
Greece
Greece’s Bailout Ends, but Austerity and Anger Prevail
EU welcomes end of Greece’s bailout program, ‘beginning of new era’ for debt-laden state
Structural shortcomings keeping Greek recovery at bay
Tourist arrivals in Greece jump 22.3 pct in June
Bulgaria
Three More Repairs on Hemus and Trakia Motorways will Start by the End of the Year
Gabriela Kozareva is the New Director of the Bulgarian Registry Agency
Extraordinary Session in Bulgarian Parliament Scheduled for Tomorrow
No Hot Water until 29 August in Big Part of Sofia
The Fire Near Karlovo Should be Completely Extinguished within a Week
The Bulgarian Health Minister Orders Inspections in Sliven Hospital
Remnants of ancient fortress found underwater off Bulgaria’s coast
Romania
Opposition's PMP requests urgent setting up of parliamentary committee concerning 10 August events
Bucharest police retrieve gun stolen during August 10 protest rally
Social Democrat turned-maverick Senator Ecaterina Andronescu: PSD can give far better performing governments
INS: Vacancies increase by 3,000 in Q2, up to 61,400
Romanian Gendarmerie: Materials used during August 10 protest were non-lethal
Slovakia
Czech television heeds viewers’ call to broadcast speech by Slovak president
Slovakia: Former police president now working as adviser at Interior Ministry
Czech Republic
Why Czechs don’t speak German
Soldier Meets Prisoner, 50 Years After Invasion Of Czechoslovakia
Poland
Anonymous entrepreneur restores Jewish cemetery in Poland
Polish president talks security, defence, energy in Canberra
Ukrainian head of Polish anti-gov’t group banned from entering EU: reports
Local elections ‘key to further positive change’ in Poland: PM
Arab tourists attracted to Poland’s Kraków: report
Ukraine
Upgraded T-64BV tanks spotted at Kyiv parade rehearsal
Ukraine completes testing of 152mm ammo for Hyacinth artillery system – Poroshenko
UN calls for protection of civilians in eastern Ukraine
Sentsov Supporters To Mark 100th Day Of Sentsov's Hunger Strike
Ukrainian Walnut to start building plant for nuts processing worth $20 mln in 2019
Moldova
Russia elaborating escalation scenario in Transnistria to create military threat to Moldova, Ukraine – expert
Belarus
Ukrainian Chaplain Visited Wounded Belarusian Volunteer In Hospital
Azerbaijan and Belarus have strong potential to expand joint production - expert
Belarus to showcase over 150 defense products at Army 2018 expo in Russia
Belarusian IT ministry urged to enforce digital economy development strategy
Belarus cooperates with Poland in interregional statistics
CSTO to introduce partner, observer statuses
Belarusian Economy Ministry told to work out new management methods
World Bank to allocate $1.9m for population census in Belarus
Russia
UAC, Russia’s defense ministry to sign contract for Su-57 planes by end of summer
Russia to mount Pantsyr seaborne air defense missile systems on Karakurt-class corvettes
Kalashnikov gunmaker unveils assault rifle chambered for NATO cartridge
Militants attack police targets in Russia's Chechnya
Putin’s Unlikely Ally in His Standoff With the West: His Central Banker
‘Secret directive’ bans UN agencies from helping rebuild Syria until ‘political transition’ – Lavrov
Russia Won’t Deploy Arms in Space First, Ryabkov Says
Russia prepares for massive military exercise involving China as Moscow boasts of the country's largest show of force in nearly 40 years
Georgia
PM Bakhtadze Appoints Seven New Governors
Georgian MFA Denies Tehran’s Religious Disrespect Claims
Latvia
NATO training Latvian military to quell 'civilian unrest' during largest drills in decades
Estonia
Estonia 200 to decide about founding party
Finland
Dog attacks increasing in Finland, police and insurance firms confirm
Sweden
Swedish Crown Princess Couple visit Estonia
Swedish MP under fire for posing with AR-15
Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather
Disposable grills may be permanently binned in Sweden
Norway
Norway: Huge NATO exercise reveals problems
Iceland
Minister: Iceland wants to follow lead of Estonia's administrative reform

Africa
Egypt
Egyptian army officer killed in Sinai roadside blast
Libya
UN strongly condemns Libya’s militia attacks on state institutions
LCOG workshop on increasing private sector participation in Libya’s oil sector
Aref Nayed re-launches Ihya movement and announces his candidacy for Libya’s forthcoming elections
UN calls on Libya to crack down on militias
Ghana
Africa: Ghana first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma
Mali
Mali's top court declares Keita president after contested vote
Mali's top court declares Keita president
South Sudan
Thousands arrive to collect food supplies in South Sudan's Nya
Chaos in South Sudanese group, call for leaders to quit
Ethiopia
Consecrating the bigger slice of his life laying a cornerstone for the Ethiopian construction industry
Ethiopia launches 50 MW waste energy plant
Kenya
Kofi Annan and Kenya - Hero to Some and Villain to Others
Africa: Kenyan Atheists Wants Public Holiday
Kenya: 1 million bags of toxic rice seized
Uganda
Uganda: Racist U.S. Pastor Punches, Spits at Hotel Employee
Uganda: Teargas, Live Bullets Rock Kampala Streets
Angola
Angola with no suspected Ebola case
Angolan President highlights Kofi Annan's diplomatic skills
Tanzania
Tanzania: Giraffe disease not threatening, scientists
DC orders okall institutions to install fire extinguishers, smoke detectors
Korea-Africa Foundation aims to take a leap with Tanzania
Mozambique
Mozambique: Human Rights Commission Opposes Exorbitant Media Fees
Zimbabwe
Zim state security agents assault human rights lawyer
Chamisa on the upcoming Presidential election petition hearing
Namibia
Government urged to assist the Cancer Association of Namibia

Oceania
Australia
Bus deal 'absolute value', says Premier, but details are still secret
Four out of five arrested teens in Victoria not locked up
One Nation rejects government's last-minute deal for big four banks
Coalition MP calls for 'wrecker' Abbott to quit
New Zealand
Waka Jumping Bill: Green Leadership Stands Firm At AGM
Aged Care: Concern For Those In Facilities Without Consent
NZ Govt - More Police across all regions
Cop Shop Top-Up: 1800 New Police Through NZ
Speech: Ardern - Justice Summit Opening

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