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Canada’s Financial Consumer Watchdog to Beef Up Bank Supervision
Review of sales practices at Big Six banks finds risks of 'mis-selling' to customers
Justin Trudeau is less popular than Stephen Harper was at this point in his tenure as PM
Cambridge Analytica whistle blower lost job with Michael Ignatieff over data-harvesting in 2009: Liberal source
Health Canada aims to demand financial information about pot investors to fight organized crime
Controls on sales practices at Canadian banks ‘insufficient’: watchdog
Ombudsman heard 28 per cent more bank customer complaints in 2017
Ottawa to force gun vendors to keep track of firearm sales March 20
Consumer trust in grocers tumbles after bread-price-fixing scheme: study
Maryland School Shooting Leaves Shooter Dead and 2 Other Students Injured
Texas Rattled by 5th Package Bomb Explosion
Kremlin comments on Trump’s failure to congratulate Putin on re-election victory
Diplomat calls on US to unconditionally abandon plans of attacking Damascus
US first lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying
Moscow Warns Washington Against Conducting Strike Against Syria
Thousands ordered to evacuate as powerful storm nears California
Catholic Church cuts ties with Texas’s largest pro-life group
US retailers urge Trump not to levy tariffs on Chinese imports
Texas Rattled by 5th Package Bomb Explosion
New Documents Reveal FBI Spied on BLM Activists
US Senators to force vote to redefine U.S. role in Yemen
Orbitz Discloses Possible Data Breach Affecting 880,000 Payment Cards
Mexico: Teachers threaten major protest action
Mexico: New health center abandoned by state
Binational concert for cross-border unity
Former Guatemalan Pres. Contender in Miami Jail Till May
El Salvador
El Salvador Ponders Ways to Counter MS-13 Gang
El Salvador Ponders Ways to Counter MS-13 Gang
State of Emergency Declared in a Second Parish in Jamaica
US bans use of Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency as a ‘scam supporting dictatorship’
Oil rises to three-week high on Middle East tensions, Venezuela concerns
FARC Gives Colombia Gov't Over 19 kilograms Gold for Peace Fund
Colombia: Another Social Activist Shot to Death
Colombian Air Force kills nine FARC rebels
Ecuador Gov't Scraps Intel Agency, US-linked Army Man Rejoices
Ecuador: 3 Detained after Homemade Bomb Detonated in Esmeraldas
Peru Would Grow 3.7% This Year Without Presidential Vacancy
President Kuczynski Will Inaugurate Water Project in Iquitos
3 Politicians Are Forbidden to Leave the Country Due to the Odebrecht Case
Bolivia Pleads for Sea Access at The Hague Court
Bolivia takes Chile to world court over maritime access
Fear and Drug Trafficking Endure in Rio de Janeiro Slum Used as Test by Federal Intervention
Brazil among the Four Global Leaders in Assassinated Activists
Brazil: Ex Soccer Star Romario to Run for Governor of Rio
Lula begins tour of south Brazil and meets Mujica, but it was a bad day for both leaders
Argentine Congress to Start Formal Debate to Legalize Abortion
Argentina's Missing San Juan Submarine 'Spied on British Ships'
Argentine Glacier Collapses in Cyclical Splendor
Christine Lagarde: “Trade wars are not games that can be won”

Akie Abe's name in Finance Ministry's Moritomo docs 'because she is PM's wife': official
Key ex-bureaucrat in document scandal to testify in Diet on March 27
Fisheries Agency to get tough on small bluefin tuna fishing quotas
Education minister admits 2 LDP lawmakers questioned whistleblower's school talk
Japan marks 23rd anniv. of sarin nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway
Japanese pension data entry outsourced to Chinese firm
Japan products likely exempted from stiff US tariffs: minister
Moritomo scandal: Ruling bloc yields to opposition calls for Diet testimony by former tax agency head
Internal documents reveal that 90% of secret Japanese government funds were spent without receipts
Japan cult members could be hanged any day for subway attack
N. Korea
South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea
North Korean Beer Banned For Export, Sold as ‘Fake’ in China
S. Korea
South Koreans Optimistic Over Prospect of Nuclear Talks
Korean contingent to UNIFIL Support Group KLM 3rd Anniversary Event
Korean resident of Japan's legal battle for dignity ends in her favor but problems remain
Unofficial meeting among DPRK, S. Korea, US starts
ROK prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-president
South Korea and the United States will Resume their Military Exercises on April 1
S. Korea's Moon and Canada's Trudeau highlight importance of rules-based global trading system
China’s Xi Has Stern Warning for Taiwan
Xi's stronger influence may change ASEAN policy toward Japan, diplomats say
China's trade with Russia will soon reach $100 billion
How China may hit back at the U.S. if Trump imposes his $60-billion tariff package
China to launch Long March-5B rocket next year
Henan to spend US$200M in water diversion project
China builds world's fastest wind tunnel
Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism
Taiwan trying hard to avoid exclusion from 2018 WHA: source
High Speed Rail service suspended for 88 mins after earthquake
U.S. reaffirms one-China policy as China protests travel act
Duterte favors anti-dynasty provision, but sees people rejecting it
Duterte backs six-month Boracay shutdown
Cold wave from China to grip northern VN
Hundreds of forest violation cases reported in Gia Lai
Tribute paid to late Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải: two-way respect
​Hanoi selected headquarters for Southeast Asia forecast support center
Deadly consequences of illegal hunting with airguns in Vietnam
Activists Urge Pressure After Laos Human Rights Dialogue with European Union
Lao drug kingpin sentenced to life
Laos: Increasing forest cover to 70 percent is achievable, minister says
Laos: Loss of State-owned land affecting national development
Laos, EU agree to promote, protect human rights
HM the King marks bicentennial Thai-US ties
EC Somchai sacked
Chon Buri monk calls on govt to vaccinate strays at temple
Most of new Parliament compound to be delivered this year: Sino-Thai
PM urged to allow elections for Social Security Office board
Governor approached to seek clarification on Phimai historical park
First Thai named chair of WTO’s dispute settlement body
US Brushes Off Hun Sen’s ‘Absurd’ Claims of CIA Hit on Cambodian Analyst Kem Ley
Australian Engineer Claims Malaysian MH370 Boeing 777 Found
Malaysian government denies hiring Cambridge Analytica
Singapore-based NEM foundation ends tracking of stolen cryptocurrency
PM Lee 'deeply saddened' by Mecca bus accident
Brunei, Indonesia work on new hybrid paddy varieties
KPK searches home of Malang mayor
Canned sardines contaminated with thread worms, BPOM confirms
Indonesia: Marine personnel rebuild roads, houses ahead of naval exercises
Officers raid sidewalk vendors, confiscate ID cards in East Jakarta
Jakarta to see medium rain but remain hot during equinox
Business selling expired food in West Jakarta had Rp 6 billion turnover: Police
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Cancels Public Appearance During Visit to Australia
Presence of Myanmar Soldiers in Kayin State Forces Villagers Into Forest
Upcoming monsoons will increase needs for 671,000 refugees in Bangladesh
TIB hails National Defence Policy
Maj Gen Shafeenul made new BGB chief
Iraq has uncovered the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers abducted by ISIL in 2014
India confirms deaths of 39 workers abducted in Iraq
Rahul begins 3rd Karnataka visit; assails Modi, BJP
Karnataka govt okays separate religion status for Lingayats, seeks Centre's nod
35 districts account for 89% of Maoist violence, says govt
4 militants killed in ongoing Kupwara encounter: Army
Apprentices to get 20% quota in railway recruitment
High voltage shock: Maharashtra's power dues spike a whopping Rs 39,000 cr
State's 1st breast milk bank in a govt hospital yet to take shape
Govt releases funds to retrofit two Boeing 777 to be used as next VVIP long haul planes

Middle East
Iran, Pakistan to sign MoU for arts, literature cooperation
Amnesty Urges Pakistan To Resolve 'Hundreds' Of Enforced Disappearances
Market watch: As rupee falls, KSE-100 climbs 770 points
Musharraf ruined country, now seeks security to return home: Maryam
NAB summons Saad Rafique over 'corruption' in Paragon housing scheme
Rain may mar Peshawar, Quetta eliminator in Lahore
US won't resume security aid to Pak till it allays concerns on terror safe havens
Kyrgyz Women 'Rescued From Slavery' In Russian Sweatshop
Kyrgyzstan plans to tighten punishment for drug trafficking and smuggling
PM of Kyrgyzstan instructs to step up fight against corruption on border
Police Lieutenant Colonel arrested in Kyrgyzstan with 19 kg of drugs
Jeenbekov congratulates Putin on victory in presidential elections in Russia
Tajikistan and Nowruz: Renewal, Forgiveness and Solidarity
Norouz celebrated at Iran's embassy in Turkmenistan
Armenian President Drops Hint He Intends to Extend Rule
Armenian Opposition Politician Sentenced To 10 1/2 Years In Prison
Armenia’s goal is to make Azerbaijan closer to European values, rather than to remove it from CoE – Gevorg Kostanyan
Nominating President Sargsyan for Prime Minister is the best solution, says MP Farmanyan
Presenting Armenia and Artsakh to world in new way: Awarding ceremony of “Once in Armenia” competition of stories held in Yerevan
Ukraine Delays Investigation of Journalist Wanted by Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan mulls joining OPEC amid shale oil threat
First VP Mehriban Aliyeva meets with spouses of heads of diplomatic missions in Baku
US visit of illegal Karabakh regime "head" raises doubts about objectivity of US as OSCE MG co-chair
Iran, Yemen in focus as Trump and Saudi prince meet at White House
Leader names New Year as year of support for Iranian products
Iran FM wishes happiness for all celebrating Nowruz
Iran blasts Trump's anti-Iran insults
A glance at tourism attractions of Kohgiluyeh-Boyer-Ahmad province
4.9 magnitude quake hits SW Iran
Moscow not committed to possible anti-Iran sanctions: envoy
Stranded Iraqi Refugees in Syria Say Unable to Return Home Due to Sectarian Targeting
‘Bathtub reminds me of waterboarding’: Ex-detainees recount US torture 15yrs after Iraq invasion
Rouhani opens ‘strategic’ rail line near Iraqi border
The Iraq War continues to divide the U.S. public, 15 years after it began
ISIL kills three, injures two in northern Iraq
Lavrov warns of ‘grave consequences’ of US new strike against Syria
US planning missile and bombing raid against Damascus — top brass
At Least 24 Killed, 32 Wounded in Shelling of Damascus by Militants - Police
ICRC Chief Says Trusts Reports About Crimes of Militants in Syria's E Ghouta
Russian Copter-Based Electronic Jammer Spotted in Syria for the 1st Time
UN says 100,000 ‘trapped’ in Syria’s Afrin
Fifteen Children and Two Women were Killed in an Air Strike in Eastern Ghouta
Work permit success! Syrian tech star back in Sweden after deportation threat
EU Afraid of Losing Ankara Amid Rapid Russo-Turkish Rapprochement – Analysts
Ankara sees ‘unfounded allegations, propaganda efforts’ in UN rights report
UN slams mass rights abuses in Turkey
Erdogan says he is sending exploration ship into east Med
Turkey accuses UN human rights envoy of ‘collaborating with terrorists’
100 tons of baby sea breams airlifted
Turkey: Over 50,000 inmates employed in jails
Berri congratulates Putin on re election, meets popular delegations
Israel's ambassador Samash, Orthodox Church's head Daniel recall BOR-Romania's Jewish community good relations
Netanyahu says ‘flood’ of African migrants worse than Sinai terrorists
UK indicates displeasure with Israeli condemnation of poison attack
Prominent architect reportedly suspected of bribing Likud MK
White House calls on Abbas to choose between "hateful rhetoric," "concrete efforts"
Palestinian president calls US ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'
Abbas says Hamas 'behind' bomb attack on Palestinian premier
Report: Palestinian child prisoners' rights still violated despite reforms
Jordan: Public debt, budget deficit increase as foreign reserves remain within safe limits
Report commends Jordan’s ‘rapid’ legal response to refugee crisis
Israel begins clearing thousands of landmines from Jordan River baptism site
Kuwait bourse ends trading Tuesday in red zone
Kuwait condemns violence in Syria, demands UNSC resolution 2401 enforcement
Kuwait: Parliament, Interior Ministry must tackle reckless driving together - Minister
Kuwaiti island development to spark employment boom, says minister
Bahraini army chief lauds brotherly ties with Kuwait
Energy diversification: Poroshenko says Qatar ready to supply LNG to Ukraine
Volume of Iran-Qatar trade exchanges exceed $250 m
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Crown Prince to Visit White House Tuesday
Riyadh to host Arab summit on April 15
OIC permanent representatives discuss scores of key issues in Jeddah
Saudi ‘prince of PR’ goes for a hard sell on US visit
Bin Salman in US to push for atomic deal, pressure on Iran
Saudi Arabia crown prince visit will strengthen KSA-US links: Saudi ambassador
Saudi Border Guard rescues Briton, Indian in Arabian Gulf
Saudi billionaire Al-Waleed 'forgives' Ritz ordeal
1 Singaporean killed, several injured in bus accident in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
UAE leaders launch Dh30 billion lifestyle project
Iran trying to create another Hezbollah in Yemen - Saudi Amb. to US
Senate votes on ending support for Saudi campaign in Yemen as crown prince meets Trump
Saudi Arabia ‘providing relief to all in need in Yemen without discrimination’
Saudi Crown Prince 'can end Yemen conflict'

United Kingdom
Expelled Russian Diplomats Preparing to Leave Britain
UK Gov't Enacting Anti-Russia Measures Announced Last Week - PM May's Spokesman
British MPs seek to summon Facebook’s Zuckerberg for questioning over data scandal
Drawn to a cause, British woman dies fighting alongside Kurds in Syria
Scotland's Top Court Rules In Favor of Case Arguing For The Ability To Reverse Brexit
The top tenth of taxpayers paid 60pc of all income tax last year
Sarraf meets Irish counterpart over military cooperation
Ireland calls for enactment of joint Northern Irish consultative body
Merkel, Irish PM say solution needed for Northern Ireland border issue
'Shameful misuse of the public purse' - Dail to vote on abolition of Taoiseach's controversial 'spin unit'
Government defends €100K grant to private school in Minister's constituency as scheme accused of 'class bias'
Ireland can rely on Germany's 'unconditional' support during Brexit negotiations - Angela Merkel
Ryanair swoops to snap up Niki Lauda's Austrian airline
Taoiseach calls for Senator's resignation after controversial retweet as he accuses Sinn Fein of 'glorifying violence'
Algarve to receive ten new mobile health units
Spring is officially here
All of Portugal’s local health groups to have dentists next year
Dozen horses up for auction in Lagos
Portugal: Doctors to strike in May
Pro-Israel activist to be tried for threatening Spanish towns over BDS
Latinos in Spain: Finding the delicate balance between two identities
Government announces security hike to tackle drug crisis in Campo de Gibraltar
Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims
French won't give up the fight against English but face losing battle
France rolls out new measures to get tough on jobseekers
French countryside sees alarming 'collapse' of bird populations
Brussels hosts pledging conf. on Gaza desalination plant
Number of asylum seekers in EU down by almost half in 2017: Reports
EU supports Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, reform process
EU ministers set to discuss rule of law in Poland
Belgian real estate worth thrice the country’s GDP
Merkel congratulates Putin on winning Russian presidential election
German Lawmakers Insist Syria Can Take Refugees Back
Proposed new NATO logistics command to be based in Ulm – German military
German investor confidence plunges on trade war fears: survey
Mosque in Germany attacked with Molotov bombs
Danish PM hits out at Trump over steel and aluminium tariffs
Unicef: Denmark 'could do better' in treatment of child refugees
Denmark’s foreign minister 'sees no reason' to congratulate Putin on election win
Austrian man who sued over gender discrimination to get €300,000 payout
UFO Allegedly Caught on Camera Over Lucerne, Switzerland
Swiss cities hold their places among world’s best for quality of life
Italy doubles purchases of Russian gas
Italy's Lega Party Leader: Do You Really Fear Russia Will Conquer You?1
Italy received more asylum requests in 2017 than any other EU country except Germany
Italy opens 1,000 hidden cultural treasures to the public this weekend
Court places Lezha’s mayor under house arrest for land and office abuse
Albania: Authorities take down human-trafficking organizations, arrest 39 in the process
900 Italians equipped with fake diplomas from Albania’s ghost university
Rights groups slam EU-Turkey deal, say migrants stranded on Greek islands
Kammenos says Turkish handling of Greek soldiers reminiscent of the ‘Midnight Express’
Land registry offices in go-slow mode
Macedonia’s accession to NATO could have negative effects for regional security – Moscow
Athens, Skopje play down name row before ministers meet
Greek offers proposal for Macedonia conundrum
Head of State: Israel Would be Interested in Investing in High Technology
Bulgarian Diplomat Monitors the Situation of the Injured in the Bus Crash in Egypt
Bulgaria is First in Europe in Increase of the Number of Prisoners in 2016
Labor Costs Increase by 12% by the End of 2017
CSAT meeting:Seal of approval for MApN, MAI, SIE, SPP, STS activity, as per missions assumed
Ambassador Ramis: Apart from aeronautics, France intends to collaborate in many other industrial fields in Romania
Prosecutor General sends protocols concluded with SRI to CSM and Justice Minister
Tariceanu:Cut pretense declassification of SRI protocols with prosecution bodies would affect national security, just do it
Ambassador Paul Brummell, in dialogue with students and teachers at SNSPA
PM Dancila: Romania - a beacon of Francophony in Central and Eastern Europe
'Hungary Will Not Become an Immigrant Country' - PM Viktor Orban
Hungary defends anti-immigration stance at UN rights body
Hungary won't be able to block Ukraine-NATO bilateral relations – MFA
Election 2018 - Fidesz refuses to attend parliament committee meeting on Kósa-gate scandal
Hungary to resume support for Ukraine if education law postponed until 2023
Election 2018 - PM candidate Karácsony discusses anti-graft plans
Slovak PM-designate to rework cabinet list after president rejects proposals
Slovakia president refuses to approve new cabinet
President will not appoint Pellegrini cabinet as proposed
Statue of Maria Theresa deemed unsuitable for Bratislava city centre
Czech Republic
Czech Foreign Ministry to Summon Russian Ambassador Over Skripal Poisoning Case
Kuwait, Poland discuss joint military topics
Polish anti-defamation law aims to ‘protect truth about WWII’: PM
Poland will defend right to reform justice system: deputy FM
Poland has ‘very good’ contacts with Germany: president
More firms folding in Poland: report
Former hostage negotiator charged with coup conspiracy in Ukraine
Electronic real estate survey register should be created in Ukraine
Main military prosecutor's office completes investigation into Klymenko's 'tax platforms'
MP Savchenko says Presidential Administration ordered her 'liquidation' three times
Moldovan Shoplifter Kills Himself, Another When His Grenade Explodes
Iran, Belarus to promote scientific ties
Belarus officials congratulate 25th anniversary of ties with Iran
Belarusian army's readiness to protect air border tested
Belarus president reveals Year of Native Land beautification plans
Insider: Putin Doesn't See Possibility of Diplomatic Reset
Trump congratulates Putin on winning presidential election
Diamond exploration due at four fields in Russia's Arctic
Putin, Trump Stress Importance of Limiting Arms Race, Will Meet Soon
Crimean bridge will open to car traffic in May, well ahead of schedule
Russia Grounds All AN-148 Planes Over Safety Fears After Plane Crash
Russian Diplomats Leave London Over Spy Poisoning Scandal
90% of Russian Military Votes for Supreme Commander Vladimir Putin
Russian neo-Nazi jailed for forcing prostitutes to march naked down street
Putin Secures Over 90% of Votes in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
Finnish FM: Koreas, US talks won't include denuclearization.
Sweden to tighten rape legislation, outlawing non-consensual sex
Why Sweden could be key for successful Trump-Kim talks
Sweden considering diplomatic snub of Russia World Cup
Spy poison claim against Sweden 'just a guess': Russia
Norway justice minister resigns, averting government crisis
Solberg survives, praises Listhaug

Christie's to auction rare watch once owned by Egyptian king
In Egypt election, El-Sisi imposes stability over democracy
Egypt’s Sisi meets with Greek FM in Cairo
Iran congratulates Tunisia independence anniv.
Trudeau's plan to send peacekeeping troops to Mali questionable, says Conservative defence critic
Mali: Canada to Deploy Troops, Helicopters to UN Mali Mission
Nigeria: Senate steps in to help local groups stand up to Total and BP
Nigeria: Army Failed to Act on Warnings of Mass Abduction - Report
Nigeria: Shell Says Amnesty Group Claims 89 Oil Spills False, Without Merit
Nigeria Was Warned Before Boko Haram Abduction - Amnesty
Number of Anglophone Cameroonians fleeing to Nigeria passes 20,000
Egypt, Sudan presidents agree to patch up differences
Ethiopia: Ultimate Challenges of the Incoming Prime Minister
Ethiopia's ruling party to choose new leader
Ministry eyes GERD tourism potentials
World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies in Kenya
Kenya: Exposed - How British Data Company Influenced Poll
Kenya: Malaria Control Strategies Reduce the Caseload - but Bring New Challenges
Uganda: Notorious Police Chief Leaves Behind a Grim Legacy
High on painkillers, teenagers in Gabon are having seizures in class
Angola: Parliament passes draft law on Competition
President Joao Lourenco in Kigali for Heads of State Summit
Angola: Minister of Health wants continuous training of technicians
Zaire: Inauguration of water system boosts actions to fight against cholera
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa to Sign Free Trade Area Pact in Rwanda
Tanzanian Pigeon Pea Farmers Hit Hard by Indian Ban
Industrialists decry 15pc additional duty on sugar
Dar plans irrigation training centre for East Africa
20 dead as powerful storm hits Madagascar
Zim ruling Zanu-PF party to strip Mugabe of immunity, privileges?
ZLHR urges government to promptly address grievances raised by medical practitioners
Mnangagwa barred from AU summit in Kigali

Bitcoin resembles dot-com bubble, but collapse is unfolding 15 times faster – Morgan Stanley
More homes could have been saved in Tathra if not for 'turf war', fire union says
Australia's Privacy Commissioner demands answers from Facebook over data scandal
Minister demands ABC apologise over Ballard skit
Why it's easier to sell a $20m house than a $5m house in Melbourne right now
Government winds back marine protections to support fishing industry
New Zealand
Roadmap To Harness $1.5bn Transport Tech Sector
NZ and Fiji to cooperate on maritime surveillance
Papua New Guinea
Saonu wants share of project revenues
Hela in turmoil
PNG: More Australia aid

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