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Americas
Canada
Ontario to select new private operator for GTA gambling sites
'Tremendous progress' in military since days of homophobic law
Amid B.C. wildfire catastrophe, solutions for a future filled with fire
BC NDP to press on with LNG support; Green allies remain opposed
Respecting Native treaties added to new draft of citizenship guide
Liberals overhaul citizenship test: Barbaric cultural practices out, respecting Indigenous treaties in
Conservative Party merger alters landscape in Canada's oil patch
USA
Kislyak Ends Term As Russia’s Ambassador To Washington
US Immigration Raids to Target Teenage Suspected Gang Membersc
Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interim
Nine suspected migrants dead after crammed in Texas truck, 30 ill
NASA looking to make history after star-gazing in Chubut
U.S. May Conduct Another Missile Defense Test Next Week
Scaramucci promises "dramatic action" to stop the leaks
SF iconic Golden Gate Bridge to close traffic during marathon due to terrorist threat
Mexico
Brewery protesters clash with police
Child pornographer link probed in Chapala
More vaquitas remain than thought: Profepa
Mexico’s Leftist Party Takes Lead over Peña Nieto
Mexico Left Party Morena Rejects 'Traditionalist' Alliance for 2018 Election
Lawyer for Mexico Leftist Party Morena Murdered as Part of Political 'Terror Strategy'
Former Mexican mayor faces jail after pleading guilty for torture on journalist
Barbados
Unions to March in Barbados for Workers' Rights
Cuba
U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown
Mexican Activists Call for US to End Blockade Against Cuba
Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post
Venezuela
Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution
Ambassador to Mexico Says Venezuela Needs No 'Tutelage'
EU trade deal, Venezuela at top of Mercosur summit agenda
Venezuelan situation overshadows Mercosur presidential summit
Colombia
ELN Eager to Reach Cease-Fire Agreement with Colombian Govt
Colombia No Longer Home to Region’s Main ‘Terror Threats’: US
186 Social Leaders Assassinated in Colombia Since 2016
Peru
Natural Gas: Why Colombia and Peru Need Each Other
Bolivia
Evo: Trump Should Allocate Military Budget to Fight Poverty
Bolivia: Evo Morales declares ‘total independence’ from IMF and World Bank
Argentina
Race for midterms vote kicks off as campaigning officially begins
Bachelet promotes politics as path to economic development

Asia
Japan
Abe, on hot seat amid sagging support, denies favoritism claims
Opposition-backed ex-lawmaker wins Sendai mayoral election
Japan manufacturing growth dips to eight-month low as export orders stall: flash PMI
Evacuation orders, advisories given to 120,000 in Akita Prefecture following record rainfall
How Japan Could Sink China's Navy in a War: Ramjet Missiles
N. Korea
North Korea says South will pay 'harshest' price for challenging missile tests
Last chance to see North Korea for US tourists
S. Korea
Iran, South Korean private sectors sign 10 MoUs
Head of South Korean foundation for 'comfort women' steps down
China
Navy holds drills with Russia
China sees improving employment conditions in Q2
China proposes peace through development in Middle East
China's debt specter could haunt Fed's policy meetings
Rebgong Tibetans Hold Ten-Day Festival to Promote Culture, Values
China's Migrant Workers Face Regional Discrimination, Internal System of Privilege
Beijing Dismisses West's Attempts to 'Hype the 'China Threat' Theory'
Shanghai grilled by hottest day in 145 years
Taiwan
Japan plans two remote-isle radiation monitors targeting nuke plants in South Korea, Taiwan
Reactor problem at Third Nuclear Power Plant to be resolved
Taiwanese fraud suspects in Thailand to be sent to China: official
U.S. congressman introduces bill to help Taiwan participate in WHO
Philippines
Sugar tax to double 3-in-1 coffee prices
Palace urges public to cooperate in nationwide smoking ban
House approves 210 bills during 1st regular session
Marawi siege enters 3rd month
Vietnam
PM Phúc asked for expanded ‘model gardens’
Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change
MoT stops operation of new double-decker buses
Laos
Lao Central Bank Rejects Blame For Agro Investment Firm Default
180 billion kip to expand health insurance fund
Laos: New Chinese Ambassador takes up post
Thailand
Inmate mental healthcare cuts recidivism rates
Reef fix studied for Koh Khai as divers plant coral pieces
Cambodia
Vietnam: Party chief sends thank you message to Cambodian King
Cambodians Nabbed For Weapons Smuggling
Police Stop Activists From Reaching Sesan II Dam Village
King Flies Out Of Country, Dodging Party Law Signing
Malaysia
Fifth rabies victim in Sarawak dies
651 Malaysians duped of millions
Ministry sounds alarm over 122 dengue deaths
PM celebrates birthday with 25,000 Felda settlers
Indonesia
Visas for first batch of Indonesia`s hajj pilgrims complete
President inspects construction of Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road
President Jokowi attends National Children's Day 2017
Indonesia strongly condemns Israeli aggression at Al Aqsa
Myanmar
Myanmar Military Files Second Lawsuit Against Yangon Editor And Columnist
Bangladesh
Noab calls for repeal of section 57
Dhaka can follow Shanghai’s example
Fresh landslide kills one in Bandarban
India
Countering China Proves Tall Order for Japan and India
MLA facing rape charges removed from party posts
Indian submarines running without advanced periscopes
Nearly half of UP cops use obsolete .303 rifles
Number of Indians heading to Gulf countries falls, remittances dip
Local intelligence spurs J&K anti-terror operations
50 million litres of crude oil stolen from Rajasthan field

Middle East
Pakistan
Operation Khyber-IV: Army purges terrorists from two strongholds in Khyber Agency
Maladministration creeps into police ranks as IG ‘loses control’ of dept
Govt reluctant to appoint senior most person as SECP chief
Afghanistan
Afghan police search for kidnapped villagers
Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Central Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
HIV Infections On The Rise in Eastern Europe And Central Asia
Armenia
Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 126 times in 24 hours
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan earns over $125B from its biggest oil project
Russia's excuses over ammo sale to Baku 'don't withstand scrutiny'
Iran
5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran
Iran cautions Iraq on secessionist approaches
Iran won't agree to JCPOA renegotiation: MP
Iraq
Iran, Iraq underline continued cooperation to fight terrorism
No political side permitted to partition Iraq: Iraqi defense min.
Syria
Some 174 Syrians, funded by Kuwait, graduate from Jordan university
Jihadist group cements control of Syria's Idlib province: rebels
Over 500 Russian mercenaries who fought in Donbas currently participate in hostilities in Syria
How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’
Syria: Safe zone demarcation agreement reached for Damascus after fighting leaves 92 dead
Turkey
Erdogan Says Muslims Won't Remain Silent on Jerusalem Crisis
Turkey detains 61 people in violent protest
Luxury villas on demand by Arabs threaten natural beauty around lake in Turkey’s northwest
Taxes on tobacco, alcohol too high in Turkey, finance minister says
Turkish newspaper faces charges in terror trial
Lebanon
Nusra strongholds under Hezbollah's control
Kataeb Party, civil society demonstrate against tax increase
Army implements strict security measures in Arsal
Next Israel-Hezbollah confrontation could be in Syria
Israel
Israeli Security Cabinet Meets to Review Policy at Shrine
Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded
Arab foreign ministers to meet Thursday over Jerusalem
Rivlin says all lawmakers must condemn Halamish attack
Israel installs new cameras in Jerusalem despite deadly clashes
Palestine
Kuwaitis gather to show solidarity with Palestinians
20 Palestinians injured in al-Aqsa clashes
Al-Aqsa Mosque: Palestine Rejects 'All Measures of Occupation'
In first, Abbas halts security cooperation meetings with Israel
Jordan
House passes amendments to Independence of Judiciary Law
Jordan sees growth in tourist revenues as marketing campaign bears fruits ­­­— Annab
Jordan, Israel trade barbs as tension over Al-Aqsa continues
Kuwait
His Highness Amir of Kuwait holds summit talks with Turkish Pres.
Qatar
Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis
Saudi Arabia
Oil steady after fall ahead of OPEC/non-OPEC meeting
Iran open to dialogue with Saudis, says top diplomat
Yemen
ICRC says 600,000 Yemenis could contract cholera in 2017
'Shame on Humanity': Head of CARE Addresses Crisis in Yemen

Europe
United Kingdom
Kuwait, Britain seek stronger military ties
Pro-Palestinian & pro-Israeli protesters face off outside Israeli embassy in London
UK households face sharpest squeeze in three years: IHS Markit
RAF tanker and US fighter jets nearly crashed as flight controller was distracted by phone call
BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed now, not in 3 years
Ireland
Rape Crisis Centre complains to UN about Government 'failing victims'
Laws must be updated as driverless cars steer us into complex insurance minefield
Councils should buy 500 vacant homes to ease crisis: activist
Portugal
Portugal public debt third highest in Europe
Protesting midwives 'could be disciplined, sued'
Portugal: Kidney transplant awaited by 2,000
Spain
Madrid asks anti-trust watchdog to probe Uber's new airport service
Spain extradites first foreigner to face US terror charges under Trump
Spain's business leaders worried about Catalan secession
Support for an independent Catalonia is on the wane, a new regional government survey shows
France
Key AIDS conference opens in Paris amid funding concerns
Popularity tumbles for France's Macron: poll
France's far-right National Front keeps euro-exit stance
Belgium
EU to Consider Response to Possible New US Sanctions Against Russia – Reports
European Union offers all help to end Gulf crisis
EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions
Germany
Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen
Jewish council says anti-Semitism in Germany is increasing
Turkish, German FMs speak on phone
Italy
Rome faces water rationing, fountain shutoff as Italy dries up amid scarce rain, leaky aqueducts
Holy See
Pope calls for dialogue and moderation after Jerusalem violence
Greece
Chinese naval fleet arrives in Greece for friendly visit
Calm market reaction after IMF report means Athens may tap markets this week
SYRIZA sees gains from strategy of confrontation
Romania
TranspMin: Bors-Suplacu de Barcau motorway split into three bidding sections to prevent award to unreliable contractor
Hungary
Soros and EU striving for ‘mixed, Muslimized Europe’, says Hungarian PM Orban
Opposition parties comment on Orbán's speech in Baile Tusnad
Viktor Orbán: Europe must regain 'independence from Soros empire'
Poland
Polish ruling party consolidates lead despite protests: poll
Hungarian PM vows support for Warsaw against Brussels
From Paragon To Pariah How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe
Ukraine
US Envoy: Russia Responsible for 'Hot War' in Ukraine
Activist faces 2-5 years in prison for protesting Lukashenko in Ukraine
U.S. Envoy Says 'Astonishing' Number Of Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine 'Hot War'
'Normandy 4' Leaders' Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday
Belarus
New plant of Belarus-China venture BelGee to start mass production in August
Belarusian Belorusneft to build four gas wells in Ukraine's Poltava Oblast
Belarus' interest in joint ventures with Ukraine emphasized
Russia
Trump's Position Uncertain as US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on Russia Sanctions
Russian Interior Ministry to control 13 more new psychotropics, drug-containing plant
MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and trade
Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV rates
Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to US
Hundreds rally to support internet freedoms in Moscow
Russia grants 15% discount to Iranian exporters
Putin Likely to Visit World Youth Festival in Sochi – Kremlin Spokesman
Sweden
Swedish neo-Nazis hand out flyers, causing fight to break out
Turkey re-arrests activists in Amnesty case involving German, Swedish citizens: group
Norway
Power failure strands 400 passengers
Norway tones down July 22 memorials

Africa
Egypt
Egypt police kill 8 in shootout west of Cairo
Libya
France to endorse Libya commander
Algeria
Hamas denies seeking presence in Algeria
Morocco
UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in C.Africa
Cote dIvoire
Francophone games get under way in Ivory Coast
Nigeria
Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days
Nigeria: Three Suicide Bombers Killed in Foiled Borno Attack
Nigeria: Bill Dispute Has Hospital Holding Corpse for Eight Months
Nigeria: 46,000 Nigerian Refugees Return From Neighbouring Countries to Borno - Nema
Low Turnout for Lagos Council Polls
Flood sacks homes, churches in Rivers
Army redeploys 52 generals, 597 other officers
Central African Republic
Militias renew attacks in Central African town, kill peacekeeper
Diamonds Bring New Life to War-Torn Central African Republic
South Sudan
South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says
Ethiopia
Ministry expects increased export, tax revenue in new fiscal year
National consensus in Ethiopia: Unfinished job
Kenya
President Kenyatta, Raila Odinga in Tight House Race - Poll
Uganda
Ugandan air force carries out airstrikes on South Sudanese rebels positions in Upper Nile
Angola
Top TAP director accused in Angola money laundering scam
Election2017: Opposition CASA-CE calls for patriotic voting
Election2017: Opposition UNITA leader renews call for vote
Zaire: Angola/US Chamber of Commerce calls for more investment in Mbanza Congo
Zambia
Zambia: Citizens Firmly Defend Democracy. Will They Stand Up Against Lungu?
Tanzania
PM changes Tunduma plans to benefit residents
Majaliwa warns civil servants over theft, misuse of funds
Plans afoot to roll out countrywide HPV vaccination
Strengthen facilitation of foreign trade, Dar urged
Mozambique
Mozambique to default on another bond repayment
Lesotho
Lesotho Highlands Water Project phase 2 launched

Oceania
Australia
Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall after death
A third of Queensland police feel "burnt out" by their jobs and only a quarter feel the service's recruitment and promotion decisions are fair, a staff survey shows
Senior Turnbull ministers pour cold water on fixed four-year terms
Abbott forces secure major win at showdown Liberal conference
Labor to embrace NBN rollout compromise under election plan
Conservatives split over postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage
New Zealand
Giant new sunfish species discovered on New Zealand beach
Boris Johnson In NZ: UK Foreign Secretary For Trade And Security Talks
South Island Flooding: Focus Moves To Recovery
NZ migration, tourism soar to new annual records
Britain's Boris Johnson jokes about New Zealand greeting
Papua New Guinea
26 declarations, 10 delayed over grievances

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