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Americas
Canada
Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms
Edmonton man gets six year sentence for filing $2.9M in false tax claims
'My money is probably all gone’: These are the people hurting from Fortress
Ron Taverner’s appointment as OPP commissioner postponed
Notley’s oil refinery pitch met with industry skepticism
USA
Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling
Trump: Interior Secretary Zinke to Leave at Year's End
Obama Dismisses Texas Judge Ruling on Obamacare: It ‘Changes Nothing’
CIA Reportedly Dove Into 'Panic Mode' as Trump Chose Putin Over US Intelligence
U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks
Northrop Grumman Plans To Upend Aerial Surveillance Market With Their Optionally Manned Firebird
Trump's Emphatic New Africa Strategy
Mexico
Mexican volcano Popocatepetl erupts with 2km column of ash
Mexico targets 50 percent jump in oil output under 'Pemex rescue'
Mexico's new government sees income, spending jump in first budget
Mexico's new government sees income, spending jump in first budget
Guatemala
Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family
Jamaica
Jamaica Government Denies Dengue Outbreak
Venezuela
Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report
Colombia
Colombian crime movie wins top award at Havana's 40th film festival
Peru
Australian Ambassador decorated in Peru
President Vizcarra calls for unity in Peru
Peru FA Min: Global Compact aims to reduce negative impact of migration
Argentina
Argentina: Airline Workers Unions Lift Strike for Thursday and Friday
Chile
Boat Full Of Electric BYD Buses Arrives In Chile

Asia
Japan
Hokkaido quake triggered liquefaction at nearly 3,000 sites: researchers
80% of cancer, heart patients in Japan worked from hospital: survey
Okinawa expecting a long battle with central gov't over base relocation
Labor ministry panel proposes making harassment prevention employers' obligation
Limit on savings at Japan Post Bank will be doubled to ¥26 million
Japan wants more foreign workers but they may not want Japan: poll
S. Korea
South Korea imports no Iran oil in November despite sanctions waiver
China
Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid U.S.-Sino trade war
China's foreign trade growth to remain stable in 2019: report
Boeing Zhoushan project in China delivers 1st airplane
Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei
Chinese hackers are reportedly stealing loads of US Navy secrets, and the Navy is scrambling to stop it
China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts
Taiwan
5.2-magnitude quake hits waters off Taiwan
Philippines
ADB to boost rebuilding in southern Philippine city of Marawi
Duterte credits ‘generous’ US, Pinoys’ ‘fervent prayers’ for return of Balangiga bells
Presidential staff told clergymen to leave Balangiga plaza, priest alleges
Sagada imposes tourism regulations amid holiday peak season
Vietnam
Better seaports and services key to cruise tourism in VN
Wild celebrations in Hanoi as Vietnam win regional title
Ho Chi Minh City apartment dwellers protest against promise-breaking developer
​Vietnamese headmaster nabbed for allegedly molesting middle school boys
$43mn terminal expansion put into operation at Phu Quoc International Airport
Laos
Laos, Thailand further cooperation, deepen friendship
Laos, UNODC cooperate for better complaints handling
Poverty reduction progress reported under Mekong-Lancang cooperation
Thailand
Nakhon Si Thammarat awash after heavy rains
Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit
Mahathir arrives on second visit to Thailand in three months
After 4 years of manhunt, suspect in grenade attacks on Suthep-led protests is nabbed
Indonesia
4,000 children from Jambi break 'Zapin Berayun' record
Ripped Democratic Party banners, flags mar SBY’s visit to Riau
India
Russian-Indian exercises, Indra Navy-2018, end in Bay of Bengal
Tehran, New Delhi rise of cooperation in favor of both countries, region: Veep
Indian troops in Kashmir shoot seven protesters dead
J-K civilian deaths: ‘They could have shot in air to disperse crowd'
India, France review Jaitapur N-plant progress
Farm loan waiver a necessity: Kamal Nath
Sri Lanka
Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka's prime minister on Sunday: spokesman

Middle East
Pakistan
Iran condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan
Pakistan: Govt finalises 5-year tariff policy
Afghanistan
US airstrike kills 20 women, children in Afghanistan
Afghanistan China helps Afghanistan, Pakistan bridge divisions
The Taliban Are Watching US Troops With Drones ’24/7′ In Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
USA hope for signing new cooperation agreement with Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Beaten But Not Broken: Tajik Bride Loses A Husband Over Impurity Allegations, Gains A Cause
Armenia
Occupation of Azerbaijani lands to never produce political outcome desired by Armenia - FM
NSS records unprecedented increase in hacker attack attempts on websites of Armenia’s state structures
Artur Baghdasaryan leaves active politics: Rule of Law party has new chairman
Air temperature to increase by 4-5 degrees in Armenia
Number of tourist visits to Armenia increases by 8.8% during 2018
President Sarkissian sends congratulatory letters to leaders of My Step alliance, Prosperous Armenia and Bright Armenia parties
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan expects growth in health tourism
Azerbaijani forces made nearly 250 ceasefire violations in Artsakh line of contact within one week
Iran
Russia to set up Caribbean base and meet Israeli brass to discuss Iran
Iran sets production record in world’s biggest gas field
‘19% of pregnancies in Iran over the age of 35’
Syria
Coalition precision strike destroys IS "command" facility in mosque Syria's Hajin - CENTCOM
U.S.-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as ISIS command center
On Iraq's border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye US forces
Russia's New Rules Of Engagement In Syria
Turkey
Erdogan again likens Israel to Nazi Germany, says it commits ‘cultural genocide’
Erdoğan slams 'those who invite people to street protests like Yellow Vests'
Turkey won’t 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe
Lebanon
Berri discusses cabinet formation with Tashnag Party
Mikati visits Dar ElFatwa: Implementing Constitution is the best solution
Israel
Islamic Council: Any deviation from Constitution's provisions undermines State's pillars
US Navy Could Stop Docking in Israeli Port Haifa Amid Chinese Takeover – Reports
IDF braced for more West Bank violence after tense weekend
Ministers to vote on bill legalizing 66 outposts deep in West Bank
Israel's 'Namer' Infrantry Vehicle Could Be a Glimpse of the U.S. Army's Future
Palestine
Palestinian police clash with Hamas at West Bank protest
Jordan
Jordan, Japan launch strategic dialogue with focus on exchange, region
Aqaba process pivotal to war on terror — Japanese official
Bulgarian president kicks off Jordan visit with SESAME tour
Jordan slams Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Kuwait
Kuwaiti MP urges youth, education development to keep up with global changes
Qatar
Qatar reveals design of eighth 2022 World Cup stadium
ForMin Melescanu announces in Doha EU is going to organise conference to solve Gulf crisis
Qatar says Gulf Arab bloc needs reform to give it teeth
Iran's FM meets Qatari PM
Saudi Arabia
Iranian FM Zarif: US, Saudi Arabia Are to Blame for Middle East Instability
ElKhalil honors UAE Ambassador in Hasbaya: We honor a history rich in cooperation, giving and noble stances
Yemen
Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a ‘success’, despite skirmishes

Europe
United Kingdom
British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom
UK royals release Christmas cards with fireworks for Harry and Meghan
Ireland
Ireland: Property wealth on rise again as home values soar
Ross's speeding bill could hit the rails after FG and FF backlash
Spain
Spain’s govt to spend $8bn on military hardware upgrade
Public prosecutor in Spain accuses Shakira of €14.5 million tax fraud
How second-generation immigrants are transforming the landscape of Spanish society
France
Fewer People Gather for 'Yellow Vest' Protests in Paris
Despite concessions, Macron still faces many challenges on the streets
Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed Daesh
At least 85 arrested as thousands of 'yellow vests' hit French streets again
Belgium
European Parliament calls for the Nord Stream 2 construction to be cancelled
EU Foreign Policy Chief Urges Turkey to Refrain From Military Operation in Syria
EU leaders urge swift action against disinformation ‘to secure fair European elections’
Draghi defends euro as bastion against ‘illiberal' regimes
Euro zone businesses end 2018 on a sour note -PMIs
Germany
German Railway Deutsche Bahn Reaches Wage Agreement with Union
Hitler had no idea the Soviets were so strong before invading
Austria
Some 17,000 People Took Part in Anti-Government Rally in Vienna on Saturday
The long Honeymoon of Austria's right-wing alliance The long Honeymoon of Austria's right-wing alliance
Italy
Prada will stop selling $550 monkey figure decried as racist
Demo held in Rome over anti-migrant decree
Serbia
Serbian Opposition Forces Vow New Antigovernment Protests
Kosovo
Kosovo approves team for talks with former adversary Serbia
Greece
Greek retirees protest pension cuts in Athens
Speakers at New Democracy conference hit out at populism
Death toll from Attica fires reaches 100
Former PM slams Tsipras over Prespes accord
Macedonia
Normalizing relations between Greece and FYROM
Bulgaria
Billboards in Bulgaria Featuring LGBT Couples were Vandalised
Premier Boyko Borissov: Russia Must Release Ukrainian Sailors
President Rumen Radev Will be on an Official Visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan From Decemeber 15 to 17
Romania
Ex-PM Ciolos: We have our party, PLUS, we withdraw Romania Together Movement
USR leader Barna: I wish Ciolos success; New part - a big gain for Romanian democracy
Poland
Deal reached at UN climate conference in Poland
Ukraine
Kyiv Patriarchate announces official name of new Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Ukraine reports one KIA, one WIA amid nine enemy attacks in Donbas Dec 15
Ukraine's President names leader of new church in split from Russia
Ukraine Announces Creation Of Independent Church, Selects Leader
Belarus
Foreign experts to help improve management of Belarusian top road construction company
Russia
Prototype of Russia’s new wide-body airliner to cost over $150 mln
Russia to take part in ASEAN navy drills in 2019 — defense ministry
2 Killed, 5 Injured Including Three Children After Blaze Broke Out Near Moscow
Our Air Quality is Better Than in Paris, Mayor of Smog-Hit Siberian City Tells Protesters
Russia lawmakers propose law against US cyber warfare
Ukraine's President names leader of new church in split from Russia
Latvia
Former head of Rīgas satiksme detained as graft probe gathers momentum
Bank of Latvia ups 2019 GDP growth forecast to 3.5%
Estonia
Estonia to boost education technology startups
Police in South Estonia stop gasoline thief's car by shooting out tires
Finland
Permits issued for Nord Stream 2 project by Finland remain in force — ministry
Think-tank: Finland's tumbling birthrate could cost billions
Sweden
Sweden Offers to Bulgaria 10 Gripen Fighters for BGN 1.8 Billion
Norway
Norway: Video reveals huge damage to frigate

Africa
Egypt
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds
Exceptionally preserved 4,400-year-old tomb uncovered in Egypt
Egypt announces discovery of 4400-year-old tomb
Libya
Use Chapter VII to hold elections and force to confront militias : Aref Nayed
Workshop to be held in Tripoli on private-public sector cooperation in oil sector
Tunisia
King sends message to Tunisian president
Nigeria
Calls For Nigeria to Return to Parliamentary System of Govt
Somalia
US Says Airstrike in Somalia Killed 8 Militants
Angola
Cuanza Sul: Mozambique ambassador visits Angolan Oil Institute
Angola, Congo discuss media cooperation
Angola: Luanda governor praises clubs' role
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF OKs Mnangagwa as 2023 presidential candidate
Exchange Control is the Central Problem facing Zimbabwe at Present
Zimbabwe Central Bank Officials Cleared of Forex Corruption

Oceania
Australia
Australia appoints military leader as next governor general
Australia reaffirms Israel decision despite backlash
'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment
Australia could be cashless in just three years: experts
Melbourne Archbishop speaks out on priests grooming vulnerable adults
Bill Shorten outlines plan for government after protest ambush
How an Aussie helped identify America's 'worst serial killer'
Large shark numbers have fallen 90pc in 50 years
New Zealand
Councillors Vote To Spend $154m For A Convention Centre
600 Lime electric scooters have arrived in the Hutt Valley
National - Govt eyes $17.7B more tax as economy slows
RNZ - Air NZ engineers' strike could affect 100,000 people

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