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Americas
Canada
'Sickening': First Nations left empty-handed as environmentalist pressure kills B.C. energy projects
Liberals to attempt again today to end Ontario colleges strike after NDP blocked bill
Ottawa looking at 15 per cent ethanol blend in gasoline
USA
House Republicans Clear Key First Step to Send Tax Bill to Trump
US Announces Arrests of 267 MS-13 Gang Members in Latest Sweep
9 US-Funded News Outlets Could Be Forced to Register as ‘Foreign Agents’
Keystone oil pipeline leaks in South Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL
Canada's allies in Congress tell Trump to back off on NAFTA
Pentagon Retweets Post Calling for Trump's Resignation
Mexico
Profepa shuts down apartment project
Zetas-Gulf Cartel fight continues in northeast
New Christmas trees can be replanted
Gang warfare closes hospital, health clinics
Central American Migrants Demand Asylum at Mexico-US Border
Government official: Mexico crucial stronghold for Hungary
Honduras
Honduras Expels Venezuela's Los Guaraguao
Panama
Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan
Panama embassy inaugurated in Beijing
Cuba
Fidel Castro’s ‘Scientific Thoughts’ Celebrated in Cuba
Jamaica
Jamaica’s Bauxite Industry on Growth Path
Venezuela
Venezuela, state oil firm default on billions worth of bonds
Venezuela Vows to 'Defeat Violence Coming From Abroad'
Venezuela's Bond-Payment Delays Trigger 'Credit Event'
Colombia
Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia: media
Ecuador
Ecuador Holds 1st Special Olympics Beach Games in Manta
Peru
Peru Qualifies for FIFA World Cup After 36 Years
PPK Reaffirms He Has No Relation With Odebrecht
Argentina
Argentina: 50% of Rural Children Must Work to Support Family
Chile
Bachelet signs new Public Education Law

Asia
Japan
In key policy speech, Abe sounds alarm over Japan's 'most severe security environment ever'
Disposal of low-level radioactive waste from Fukushima crisis begins
Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year
N. Korea
Abe vows to promote aggressive diplomacy, raise pressure on N. Korea
Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties
North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons
North Korean Tobacco Factories, Smuggled Cigarettes Bring in Cash For Pyongyang
N Korea defector has 'enormous parasites'
North Korea ‘aggressively’ working on ballistic missile submarine
S. Korea
North Korean Missiles Still Lack Re-Entry Capability, Seoul Says
China
Russia, China to hold joint computer-assisted missile defense drill
Police in China's Xinjiang Raid Thousands of Muslim Kazakh Homes
SCIO briefing on 4th World Internet Conference
IEA-China cooperation benefits the world: IEA head
Taiwan
Taiwan will continue to promote values of peace, solidarity: VP
Taiwan's manufacturing sector output hits new high in Q3
Taiwan will continue to promote values of peace, solidarity: VP
Philippines
Philippine Fight Against Muslim Rebels Keeps Thousands Homeless
Inside the P15-billion ASEAN hosting budget
Mocha, Roque not interested in seeking Senate posts
PNP foils attempt of suspected Abus to terrorize ASEAN Summit
LIST: Agreements, vows made with the Philippines on ASEAN sidelines
Vietnam
Vietnam: Banks fail to meet businesswomen’s capital needs: study
VN-Index hits new 10-year high on investor optimism
Bribery rampant at bus stations in HCM City
Mekong Agriculture Technology Challenge programme starts
Hanoi, Washington underline open access to East Vietnam Sea; expect aircraft carrier visit
​Vietnam warns against threat of cryptocurrency mining malware CoinHive
Laos
Laos, UAE further strengthen cooperative relations
NA members press gov’t to review intellectual property policy
Thailand
Prawit, Anupong, Chatchai to remain in Cabinet: PM
Winter’s bounty of strawberries rolls down Chiang Mai hills
Prayut confirms new cabinet in place in December
Chaktip tightens rules on dress and haircuts of police officers
US Human Genome Project and influenza researchers win Prince Mahidol Award for 2017
Cambodia
US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban
Cambodia Faces Threat of Trade Sanctions
US, EU Talk Tough on Cambodia
UN rights chief voices concern about Cambodia election after opposition ban
Malaysia
Malaysia's economy grew 6.2% in Q3, fastest rate since Q2 of 2014
Singapore
Singapore FM extends condolences to Iranian counterpart
Indonesia
Indonesia to roll out 1,000 ‘eco-mosques’ by 2020
Myanmar
UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas
Desperate Rohingya leaving Myanmar on make-shift rafts
Bangladesh
Protest at RU over kidnapping of female student
Next election under Hasina govt: Law minister
India
Indian stocks surge on Moody's first upgrade in 14 years
Bill on SC/ST promotion quota passed in Assembly
Modi govt clutching at straws to reclaim lost credibility: Congress
Moody's India upgrade: Will continue reforms, says FM
House panel formed to probe alleged lapses in Rs 300-cr free laptop scheme
Modi only world statesman to stand up to China on BRI: Pillsbury
J&K HC could not direct security to all sitting and retired judges: Supreme Court

Middle East
Pakistan
Pakistan relief aid to arrive Iran
Pakistan National Security Committee agrees to benefit from regional pipelines
Pakistan due to finalize FTA with Iran next week
Always ready to respond to threats on LoC, eastern border: COAS
US Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen Dunford to visit Pakistan next week
Afghanistan
Saudi Arabia condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan
Agencies line up winter aid for Afghans as temperatures plummet
Pentagon Says 3,000 More U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Since August
Suicide Bomber Strikes At Kabul Political Rally
Chinese special envoy discusses Pak-Afghan border management with army chief
Kyrgyzstan
Industrial output decline forecasted for 2018 in Kyrgyzstan
Budget deficit of Kyrgyzstan to reach 3.8 percent of GDP in 2018
Japan donates equipment to Center for Rehabilitation of Disabled
Kyrgyzstani detained for spreading jihad ideology in Odnoklassniki
Tajikistan
Tajikistan: Russia Shows Off Jeweler-Like Accuracy of Iskander-M Missile
Turkmenistan
Send Your Child To A State Kindergarten Or Lose Your Job, Turkmen Parents Told
Uzbekistan
Reform in Uzbekistan: Pain Precedes Gain
President Ilham Aliyev receives Uzbek deputy PM
Armenia
World Armenians leader extends condolences to Iran quake victims
EU’s position on NK conflict settlement has always been the same – Armenian FM
Another earthquake occurs in Azerbaijan, felt in Armenia
Azerbaijan
Dates of Russian FM’s visit to Baku revealed
Azerbaijani products can be easily supplied to European countries’ markets
US Embassy sponsors education expert’s visit to Azerbaijan
UNICEF regional director to visit Azerbaijan for first time
US works with Azerbaijan to boost global energy security - envoy
Azerbaijan sees 10% surge in insurance market
Iran
Iran warns against Saudi empty rhetoric
OSCE Secretary General sympathizes with Iran quake victims
Iraq
Baghdad Says Last IS-Held Town In Iraq Liberated
US Airstrikes Responsible for ¼ of Civilian Deaths in Mosul
Syria
UN Security Council rejects Russian draft on Syria chemical probe
Rival resolutions on Syria gas attacks defeated at UN
Turkey
Turkey withdraws troops from Norway after Erdogan is listed as ‘enemy’ during NATO drills
NATO military officer fired for using picture of Erdogan in ‘enemy chart’
Erdogan, shown as NATO foe, pulls troops from drills
Turkey must avoid Iran impasse in Syria
More than 224,000 Syrians babies born in Turkey
Turkey educating nearly 500,000 Syrian children: Minister
Turkey, Iran and Russia top diplomats to meet in Antalya for Syria
Erdoğan takes aim at Central Bank independence, says Bank is on ‘wrong path’
Lebanon
Russia reiterates support to Lebanon's sovereignty, territorial integrity
Army: Military institution refuses to be involved in current political polarizations
Justice Minister's office says Marcel Ghanem's controversial episode in hands of judiciary
State Security arrests network affiliated with Daesh, tasked to carry out terror missions across Lebanon
Israel
Israel 'ready to cooperate' with Saudis against Iran
Litzman calls off threat to quit over Shabbat train work after deal reached
Israel wraps up largest-ever air force drill, with seven allies
Netanyahu turns to non-Jews to solve Haredi-sparked coalition crisis
Declassified Israeli Transcripts Discuss Ethnic Cleansing
Palestine
German banks close accounts for Marxist-Leninist Party with ties to Palestinian terrorists
Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in West Bank
Jordan
Jordan: Planning minister meets with EU delegation
Jordan voices trust in guidelines for Paris agreement
Jordan-Saudi military exercises wrap up in Amman
Kuwait
Germany to press Kuwait to let Israelis fly on its national airline
Oman
Oman to celebrate Nat'l holiday tomorrow
Saudi Arabia
Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen
Arrested Saudi royals must cough up 70% of their wealth in exchange for freedom - report
Xi commits unwavering cooperation in phone call with Saudi King Salman
Saudi FM: No stability in Lebanon unless Hezbollah disarms
IDF Chief of Staff: Israel willing to share intelligence with Saudis
Saudi King Salman to step down next week: report
UAE announces public holidays for National Day
Yemen
Saudi airstrikes leave 23 civilians dead in Yemen
Saudis kill more children in Yemen than terrorists, Iran says
US Defense System Has Smacked Down More Than 100 Missiles in Yemen War

Europe
United Kingdom
More work to be done to unlock Brexit talks: May, Tusk
Big anti-Mugabe march in Harare and demonstration in London
'It's not all sandwiches and city breaks' How millennials really spend their money
Ireland
Irish PM ‘won’t permit’ Brexit talks to move beyond first phase without border guarantees
Taoiseach calls on senior FG member to resign after online abuse
Irish Get Tough With Britain Over Brexit: No Border Deal, No Trade Talk
Portugal
Algarve surpasses 16 million overnight stays
Spain
Spain to 'comply' with Belgian decision on Catalan ex-leader
Russian espionage chief accuses Spain of “repression” over Catalonia
France
Coalition opposed Daesh withdrawal from Raqqa — French army
Iran says ‘biased’ French policy stoking Mideast crises
France to launch special lottery to raise cash to save its crumbling heritage
French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef
Belgium
EU leaders to agree on 20 ‘social standards’ to woo voters
Tusk says Brexit progress needed by beginning of December for deal
Guaranteed minimum service on Belgium’s railways
Fresh riots in central Brussels: four minors arrested
Germany
Germany's marathon coalition talks go into overtime
VW says will invest over 34 bn euros in cars of the future by 2022
Denmark
New Danish fisheries deal aims to reduce ‘quota kings’
Danish labour market under maximum pressure: report
Falling temperatures to send cold weekend to Denmark
Denmark, Eyeing Russia, OKs 20% Spending Boost; What It Means
Austria
Austria welcomes UNESCO choice of Graz for human rights center
Provincial cooperation major part of Iran-Austria ties: Ambassador
Austria accepted its Holocaust guilt. So why is its far-right on the rise?
Switzerland
Riyadh conf. to boost Syrian opposition in Geneva talks - NCSROF chief
Thousands in Switzerland are blacklisted for not playing health insurance premiums
Bern cycling campaign sees grant accidentally slashed after officials mess up vote
Report: A fifth of Swiss residents struggle financially
Italy
Toto Riina, Notorious Mafia ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Dies at 87
Serbia
Serbia, US paratroopers hold four-day joint exercises
Albania
Kavaja officials arrested for altering ownership of coastal property
President denies request to declassify cannabis meeting documents
Mogherini sees momentous 2018 for Albania’s EU bid
Greece
Six Now Missing After Flash Floods Hit Greece
Greece: Protesters march to US Embassy on uprising anniversary
Piraeus Municipality collecting food and clothing for flood victims
Average tourist in Greece spends 67 euros a day, study finds
Greece invites expression of interest for Egnatia concession
Greek-French Innovation Network Forum draws 300 start-ups and 1,500 visitors
Two crematorium projects in the pipeline in Athens and Patra
Turkey criticizes Greece for convicting Muslim clerics
Bulgaria
2.9 Earthquake on the Richter Scale is Registered Near Bansko
MPs Chose Tsveta Karayancheva as the New Parliament Speaker
Romania
PNL-USR censure motion: Stop destruction of economy, cease attack on Justice
President Iohannis at Gothenburg Summit: Enhanced attention must be paid to integration of vulnerable groups on labour market
Iohannis on possibility of CVM being lifted in 2018: I do not think so
President Iohannis to attend Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Goteborg
Tudose about Tax reform: The President has his opinion, we have ours
Minister Negrescu: Citizen is our priority in exercising presidency of EU Council
Hungary
European Parliament appoints Lívia Járóka as an EP vice president
Fidesz group leader: Hungarian-German relations good 'despite smear campaign' by press
Moody’s acknowledges Hungary’s reduced vulnerability, prudent fiscal policy
Slovakia
Slovakia commemorates the fall of communism
Fico calls on Kiska to pay €1 million for use of government plane
Poland
WSJ admits to mistake in coverage of Warsaw's Independence March
Protectionism precludes economic development, Polish PM tells EU summit
Ukraine
Iran, Ukraine consider cooperation in air industries
Justice Ministry investigation nets unexpected $567,000 windfall for state budget
Canada’s opposition Conservatives support UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine
Activists say organizer of tent city near Rada abducted in Kyiv
Parliament adopts government bill on mandatory filming of police raids on businesses
Belarus
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Arrived In Minsk
OSCE Head Says Minsk Must Be Implemented, With Or Without Peacekeepers
Makei: Belarus will make every effort to bring East and West together
WB to invest about $570m in Belarusian economy within five years
Belarus-Ukraine interregional cooperation hailed as promising
Belarus, China may launch joint master's degree programs in 2018
Russia
Russia floats out 4th Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine
Lavrov slams Haley’s remark about impossibility to reach Russia's envoy as fake diplomacy
Russia, Turkish, Iranian foreign ministers to meet this week — Lavrov
Lebanon suffers intimidation attempts to cancel gas deal with Russia – Lebanese FM
Putin wants to keep foreign shipping out of Russia's Northern Sea Route
The world's first human head transplant has been successfully completed
Georgia
Ombudsman Presents Report on Abkhazia Crossing Points Closure
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Georgia: Three Deputy Interior Ministers Appointed
Azerbaijanis in front of Armenian Embassy in Georgia demand release of hostages
Georgian region hails Turkey as 'strategic partner'
Sweden
Swedish labour market 'tougher than ever'
Norway
Turkey withdraws troops from NATO exercise in Norway
NATO chief apologises to Turkey over Norway 'incident'
Norway: Nobel nomination stirs up a storm
Have a Very Quran Christmas! - Norwegian School's Wish to Pupils

Africa
Egypt
Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant, 14 others be held over desert attack
Forty years after Sadat visit, Egyptian-Israeli peace faces uncertain future
Hungary supports Egyptian government’s efforts against terrorism
Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas
Morocco
China, Morocco sign MoU on Belt and Road
Cameroon
Fire Destroys Much of Cameroon’s Parliament Building
Central African Republic
Central African Republic: Peace Requires More Than a Bigger UN Force
South Sudan
Nikki Haley: US Must Take Sides in South Sudan Conflict
GSDF colonel recalls bullets flying over camp during S. Sudan PKO
South Sudan: 'ICC Should Try South Sudan Leaders for War Crimes' - Al-Bashir
Somalia
Across Horn of Africa, 11.4 million children at risk
Somaliland: 1st to Use Iris Scanner Tech to Stem Voter Fraud
Kenya
Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader
Angola
Unesco wants Angola in Kavango/ Zambezi World Heritage project
Mbanza Kongo development project presented at UNESCO
Tanzania
Ex-PCCB official arraigned, faces 42 counts
TANTRADE vows support to meat processing industries
Relief in sight, thanks to 3.9bn/- water enterprise
SADC intervenes as Zimbabwe crisis rages on
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe on Edge Amid Talks; Mugabe Appears in Public
Tillerson urges return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe
China's friendly policy toward Zimbabwe will not change
President Mugabe meets with regional envoys and army chief
US says people of Zimbabwe must choose own government

Oceania
Australia
Bitcoin's wild rollercoaster ride continues reaching record $8,000
Voluntary assisted dying bill defeated in NSW
Australia: Home demand in outer suburbs prolongs the building boom
New Zealand
Chamber welcomes release of Let's Get Wellington Moving
Wellington rail workers strike to defend their conditions
NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change
Papua New Guinea
PNG: Public servants urged to observe human rights activities

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