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The ongoing and unnecessary erosion of Canadian's civil liberties

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckers

Ontario Premier Doug Ford holds meeting on rural, remote and northern housing issues

Teck Resources announces new contract with union at British Columbia mine

US Warns It Knows Russia’s Tactics to Undermine Ukraine

Thousands March in Washington Against Mask, Vaccine Mandates

Activist hedge fund Trian builds stake in Unilever

Biden's First Year in Office Saw 5,000 More Gun Killings Than Trump's, Monitor Finds

Crunch Time: NASA Set to Install James Webb Space Telescope on Crucial Lagrange Point

A marriage made in hell: Biden tells Kamala 'I love you, you always have my back' and she replies 'I do' in toe-curling message at DNC event as they are both hit with historically low approval ratings

Even Fauci thinks the end is in sight! COVID tsar predicts almost all of US will have hit Omicron peak within WEEKS as early tri-state epicenters see infections plunge by up to 64%

Halliburton doubles quarterly profit, raises dividend as oil rebounds

Lopez Obrador to resume his normal work routine on Monday

Mexico Energy Minister Says Dos Bocas Being Built in Record Time

Mexico's energy reform strains ties with US

Biden plans tax-funded legal services program for 'Remain in Mexico' immigrants: report

Texas DPS Special Agent killed in tragic accident near US-Mexico border, officials announce

Second Mexican journalist shot dead in a week in Tijuana

Guatemala asks other countries to stay out of attorney general election

Promotion of digital education in Guatemala: delivery of IGER scholarships and Huawei tablets to adolescents and young indigenous women of Totonicapán

Rival Honduran lawmakers back different congressional heads in dispute with next president

Panama’s industry chamber warns against using royalty increase to First Quantum for political gain

Panama - Lawmaker refutes links to organized crime

Clinical trials of Cuba’s Mambisa vaccine candidate are advancing

President of Cuba analyzes the work of Communist Party

Venezuelan opposition's Guaido calls for February protest

Violence in Colombia tarnishes electoral atmosphere this week

Things Are Looking Grim For Colombia's Oil Industry

Ingrid Betancourt to Make a Bid for President of Colombia

Top UN Colombia official calls for greater implementation of historic peace accord

Ecuador extends Galapagos reserve forming a string of protected areas along the Pacific to Central America

Peru's President: Referendum law is undemocratic and unconstitutional

Peru: Net International Reserves total US$78.383 bn on Jan 19

Peru: Congress Chairwoman tests positive for COVID-19

Peru's Env Min: Oil spill in Ventanilla is an environmental and humanitarian disaster

Peru's PM: Limiting right to a referendum is undemocratic

Bolivian President praises new Latin American model

Bolivia ratifies commitment with the defense of natural resources

Latin American VC investments triple record to pass $15bn in 2021

Sibanye Stillwater ends $1 bln Brazil mines purchase deal

Drug cartels force MSC to suspend intermodal operations in Brazil with Santos labelled cocaine's world trade center'

Paraguay-Brazil Integration Bridge 75 percent complete

Paraguay Central Bank Lifts Key Rate to Four-Year High of 5.5%

Fitch Rates Paraguay's 2033 USD Bond 'BB+'

Argentina agrees new vaccine deal with Pfizer as third wave surge continues

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta: 'I’m not seeking absolute leadership'

Argentina’s bonds slump below 30 cents on doubts over IMF deal

Nobelist Stiglitz rebuffed after praising Argentina’s 'economic miracle'

City education minister accused of ‘giving up’ on school dropouts

Solis Minerals kicks off diamond drilling operations at Mostazal Copper Project in Chile

Kishida and Biden in lockstep, but COVID-19 means 2022 goals may prove elusive

In Okinawa, Nago mayor defeats anti-U.S. base transfer rival

Severely ill COVID patients in Japan up eightfold from start of '22

With international tourists still absent, Japan’s ski resorts dig deep

New U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel arrives in Japan

80% of Japan cities offering online classes and some see them as useful post-pandemic

ASDF plane carrying water arrives in disaster-hit Tonga

Nighttime foot traffic drops in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya amid omicron spread

N. Korea
North Korea Expands China Trade, But Wider Pandemic Approach Unclear

S. Korea
S. Korea to make changes to virus response, as cases double in less than a week

What presidential candidates have to say on S. Korea's migrant issues

Virtual idol groups trending in entertainment industry

Mongolia reports 2,766 new COVID-19 cases

China's Censors Ban Hollywood Films As Beijing Builds Its Own "Movie Empire"

French Parliament's Uyghur Genocide Declaration Angers China

Hopes for HK-mainland border reopening around Spring Festival dashed amid city's epidemic woes

Beijing releases 1st guideline on dealing with international mail amid COVID-19 epidemic

Chinese lithium hydroxide prices played catch-up amid tight supply – report

5.8-magnitude quake hits northwest China: CENC

Some Hong Kong civil servants, bankers to work from home as COVID spreads

Taiwan reports incursion of 39 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone

Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion

Moreno admits to keeping P50 million in excess campaign funds in 2016

House panel OKs bill hiking pensioners’ benefits

Negros Governor, 21 others contract COVID-19

Stricter penalties vs wildlife poachers, traders pushed

Court date reset for man, 80, charged with intent to have sex with minors in PH

Two years since the first case, Việt Nam's caseload exceeds 2.1 million

Immigration Department issues relaxed entry protocols for foreign nationals, overseas Vietnamese

Quảng Nam, Đà Nẵng set out on tourism recovery journey

Vietnam Airlines resumes regular flights to Europe from Jan 24, to Russia from Jan 29

Multilateral diplomacy must deepen foundations for national development: PM

Vietnam premier urges reopening of cinemas nationwide

Officers remove 25kg python from house ceiling in Ho Chi Minh City

Transportation the focus of 2022 for Thailand, with 1.4 trillion baht budgeted

Thailand will soon allow you to stay and work for up to 10 years; here’s how

Thai prime minister set for visit to Saudi Arabia

Briton dies, another severely injured in Thailand after knife attack, police say

Myanmar junta’s air strikes force thousands of people to flee to Thailand

Scholars weigh in as Cambodia prepares to exit LDC status

Cambodia and the RCEP Investment Provisions

Cambodia Community Omicron cases near 200 as numbers rise again

Malaysia’s Top Anti-Corruption Cop Sues Whistleblower for Defamation

As Malaysians look to dine out more at restaurants and cafes in 2022, businesses hamstrung by staff shortage

Dr Mahathir still at IJN but doing fine, interacting with family

Problems at cruise operator Genting Hong Kong could cause major financial trouble for three Malaysian banks

Kelantan PAS respects state Umno’s decision to sever political ties, says Ahmad Yakob

Kelantan Umno previously voiced intention to cut ties with PAS, says Ismail Sabri

As Malaysians look to dine out more at restaurants and cafes in 2022, businesses hamstrung by staff shortage

Bali reminds schools to apply health protocols during offline learning

Police chief lauds Muhammadiyah's contribution to health sector

Epidemiologist pushes for massive tracing to contain Omicron cases

Products differentiation to increase tourist visit: Tourism Minister

Biak district encourages Suneri village into agro-fishery tourism

SMEs Ministry to support village project for Mt. Semeru victims

Myanmar journalists continue to face persecution year after coup

Why India Is Worried About China And Myanmar As Conflict Flares up in its northeast region

Dhaka renews efforts to brand Bangladesh

Nepal records 5598 fresh COVID-19 cases; four fatalities on Sunday

Paving the Way: Improving Transportation in Nepal

World Economics Forum outlines 5 risk factors for Nepal in 2022

Delivery race among Indian grocery startups brings road safety risks

India surpasses 39 million cases of Covid-19

In a first, pilgrims to travel to India by air as ‘religious tourism booms’

Hindu, Hinduism and Hindutva, as understood by Supreme Court

Forest cover estimate based on field data: Forest Survey of India

Telecast of opinion polls violates code, stop them: Samajwadi Party

India, Central Asia to hold summit once in two years, establish secretariat for coordination

India's Omicron wave may intensify in coming weeks -experts

Sri Lanka
Gravitas: Sri Lanka to 'run out of power in 24 hours'

UK hints at restart of police training in Sri Lanka despite human rights abuse

Central Asia & Middle East
Saudi diplomat murder: Pakistan seeks Tehran assistance to arrest suspects from Iran

PM says will never cut deal with opposition, complete his term

PM Imran congratulates govt for achieving 5.37% GDP growth

Taliban discuss land survey for cross-border railway with Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Afghan Students in US Face Uncertain Future

Seven dead and nine injured after explosion in Afghanistan

Taliban talks in Oslo a 'positive icebreaking meeting': participant

Chinese aids’ delivery begins to Northern Province: IEA

Kazakh company eyes to import leather products from Uzbekistan

An uneasy calm as Kazakhstan returns to normalcy

Kazakhstan's Crisis Calls for a Central Asia Policy Reboot

Kazakhstan drive to close book on Nazarbayev era gathers pace

Kazakhstan Lauds Bibisara Assaubayeva, the Youngest Ever World Chess Champion

Kyrgyzstan: Pressure piled on nationalist opposition party

Uzbeks Perplexed as US Veterans Link Illnesses to Air Base

SCO to consider draft program proposed by Uzbekistan

Remittances to Uzbekistan in 2021 totaled USD 8 bln

Armenian President Resigns Citing Lack of Powers

Armenian president quits citing 'difficult times' for nation

"Black January" as the starting point of Azerbaijan's independence

Iran rejects pessimistic assessment on nuclear dialogue in Austria

Iran rights defender sentenced to 8 years jail

Stray animals find solace at Iraq animal shelter

PUK leadership endorses Barham Salih for Iraqi presidency

Iraq’s Oil Exports to Stay Steady This Month, Rise in February

PUK leadership endorses Barham Salih for Iraqi presidency

US-Backed Kurdish Forces, IS Militants Continue to Clash Over Syrian Prison

Syrian prison clash kills more than 120

Syria suspends work in state institutions due to energy crisis

IS prison break in Syria sparks days of clashes

Syria battle between Daesh, Kurdish forces kills over 135 — monitor

Aid cuts threaten hospitals in Syria rebel enclave

Turkish Charity pledges 80 tons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Turkish lira firms as minister sees limited inflation

Kuwait FM hopes Lebanon won't turn into a "platform for offensives"

Syrian refugees in Lebanon need help and protection, not more pressure to leave

Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in East Jerusalem eviction

Health Ministry experts recommend scrapping Green Pass

Palestinian family evicted from East Jerusalem home to appeal to ICC

Ministry report highlights backlash against world Jewry over 2021 Gaza conflict

Fourth COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s: Israel

In latest high-level contact, Lapid meets with top PA official Hussein al-Sheikh

IDF troops held elderly Palestinian bound and gagged for over an hour — report

Palestinians’ cars vandalized in West Bank amid rising Jewish extremist violence

Digital economy ministry launches updated version of Sanad App

Adaileh takes part in Arab League Council emergency meeting

Nurses Union demands increased overtime bonuses, 35% of salary

Kuwait FM, EU foreign policy chief discuss ties

Kuwait FM, Lebanese Pres. discuss ties, recent happenings

Under Amir's direction, three authorities' heads meet

Kuwait MoH approves new regulations for medical subscriptions, devices

Oman imposes new Covid-19 measures as cases soar

99 per cent COVID-19 cases in Oman have Omicron variant

Al Mouj enters into strategic partnership with Tabreed Oman

US detains smuggling ship in Gulf of Oman, Navy say

Saudi Arabia
KSrelief and WHO sign $15m agreements to support Yemeni health sector

Saudi Arabia calls on GCC to speed up establishment of customs union, common market

Saudi and US forces train in weapons of mass destruction crisis management

Residents injured in Houthi ballistic missile attack on Saudi industrial area

Saudi’s state-controlled miner names fourth CEO in two years

Arab League seeks Yemen rebel 'terrorist' designation

UAE blocks missile attack as Yemen's Houthis target region's business hub

United Kingdom
No 10 in new fishing row as foreign trawlers dump tons of sea bass into the Channel

Sue Gray to examine Boris Johnson’s official diary as part of ‘partygate’ probe

Labour plotting ‘eye-watering tax increases’ as Tories warn £30bn plans will cripple incomes

Patients to receive new cancer drugs faster under Brexit rules shake-up

Assailed by scandal, UK's Johnson fights for his job

10.9% rental price hike in Lisbon

Covid-19: Portugal Update, 23 January

Campo Branco farmers say drought is "getting worse”

Portugal third most stressed country in Europe

The Spanish Frigate Blas de Leso Sails to the Black Sea

Spanish earthquake felt in Portugal

Farmers' Protest in Spain Highlights Rural Concerns

'We don’t have human rights!' British expats in Spain blast illegal homes crisis

French surgeon who tried to sell X-ray of injured Bataclan survivor faces legal action

Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

Meeting of advisors to Normandy Four leaders scheduled for Jan 26

Ostend Police Service opens internal enquiry after shows hard-handed arrest of 14-year-old girl

Limburg hospital hopes that peregrine falcon will sort out its pigeon problem

Brussels Police Clash with Anti-Vaccination Protesters

EU rapporteur recommends fines for states that fail to hit climate targets

European MEPs call for election observation mission to Hungary

End of pandemic in Europe 'plausible' after Omicron: WHO

European Commissioner Várhelyi to visit Ukraine on Jan 26-27

Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

EU ready for 'never-seen-before' sanctions if Russia attacks Ukraine

Dutch tourist fined over Nazi salute at Auschwitz

Plane stowaway found in Amsterdam survived in wheel

Germany blocks Estonia from sending military hardware into Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

German navy chief resigns after Crimea comments spark diplomatic row

German navy chief resigns over Ukraine comments

German archaeologists breathe new life into Umm Qais ruins

German Chancellor Turned Down Biden Invite to Discuss Ukraine Crisis - Der Spiegel

Virginia inked offshore wind agreement with Denmark right before Northam left office, hoping to expand industry

Denmark UNESCO Viking Ships

5 royal friendships that transcend families – and borders

Iran rejects pessimistic assessment on nuclear dialogue in Austria

Smuggler who shot at border guards near Austria had maffia relations!

Look beyond the Austrian capital's grand palaces and museums

EU fury sees Austria compared to anti-vaxxers for breaking ranks in bloc: 'Embarrassing'

World Economic Forum to take place on May 22-26 in Davos

The Swiss banker managing Senegal's first private bank

Mafia traitor faces wrath of the Mob in 'maxi-trial'

Holy See
Vatican fraud trial to resume with boost for prosecution

Pope Francis installs 16 lay men, women as lectors, catechists

Slovenia calls Lin da Quebrada a "friend" and gets reprimanded

Migrant Workers' Trade Union Accuses Tax Offices of Malpractice

Number of Pupils Positive for COVID Soars 67% Over Past Week

Serbian President: We are Spending €500 Million more than Bulgaria for Defense

Serbian government blasts green groups for scuttling Rio Tinto’s lithium project

Go Mediterranean! Scientists Determine Better Diet to Prolong Your Life

Large swaths of Greece to be snowbound on Monday

Cold, snow and gale-force winds forecast from Sat to Wed

Greece turning into gas hub

Protest against migrant camp extension

Return to turbulent past of Greek politics could compromise path of progress

Bulgarian Healthcare: You Pay Dearly to Die Early

Allianz Risk Barometer 2022: Cyber Threats Overtake Covid-19 in Ranking for Biggest Global Business Risks

Bulgaria: Bread and Grain Products Rose in Price more than the Average Inflation

Bulgarian Mathematician: No More than 70-80% of Green Certificates are Genuine

Bulgarian Health Minister: Restrictions in Five Areas are Expected within Days

Bulgaria: One Billion BGN are Provided in the 2022 Budget for Food Vouchers

Bulgarian Experts: Life will Continue to Become More Expensive in the Coming Months

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev takes office for 2nd term

Energy Minister informs EC of Romanian authorities' plans to step up support to final consumers

HealthMin Rafila: Covid daily caseload most likely at 25,000 - 28,000 next week

Official data:324 children abandoned in maternity wards, other health facilities in first nine months of 2021

Romania's Jan - Oct 2021 crude and gas imports worth a combined 2.831 bln euros

Sampling centers for Covid suspects set up with several Bucharest hospitals

Migrants at Hungary border become part of election campaign

Hungary's PM inaugurates House of Music, new cultural landmark in capital

Head of Hungary's EP delegation: EC unlawfully withholding funding from Hungary

One dead, three hurt in Hungary hospital fire

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

China Direct: Slovenia outhawks Lithuania — Westminster spy — EU divided on Olympics boycott

Czech Republic
Czech Republic rated more stable than US, UK in new Social Risk Index

Eastward Yamal gas flows from Germany to Poland remain steady

Czechs ask for compensation in mine deal with Poland

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demands public refutation by German govt of Navy chief's statements on Crimea

PGO appeals against restraint measure for Poroshenko, insists on his arrest with alternative of UAH 1 bln bail

USA intends to deliver five Mi-17 helicopters to Ukraine

Over 4.28m Belarusians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Benefits of Great Stone industrial park for Belarus, China explained

Putin will never have another chance like this to overthrow the European strategic order

Russia slams US provocation ahead of Lavrov-Blinken talks

The ‘Lithuanian Elves’ who take on Russian trolls online

Lithuania needs very good reason not to allow freight transit – association

Opening of Kaunas – the European Capital of Culture 2022 greeted distinguished guests at the Bank of Lithuania building in Kaunas

SCV residents highlight Estonian revolution in musical

Voting Covid-safely in Finland's first regional elections

Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

Streaming and TV viewing rose to 3.5 hours a day in Finland last year

Finland's opposition come first, nationalists hammered in midterm regional vote

UNESCO Lists Viking-Era Wooden Sailboats on Heritage List

Taliban, Afghan Civil Society Leaders Meet in Norway

IEA delegation’s arrival in Oslo triggered protest

Egypt, Oman sign cooperation agreements in various fields

How Egypt’s jasmine village became global flower producer

FM: Egypt not behind stalled talks on GERD

The United States Provides 1.8 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine to Egypt

‘We've Been Strategic Partners for the Last 40 Years’: Interview with US Ambassador to Egypt

LBC to hold a discussion panel with the Office of the Minister of State for Economic Affairs on PPP

Rumours on Arab League Summit postponement misleading, says Algeria

French wheat exports falter as Algeria shuns its top supplier

SPLA carries out new attacks on positions of Moroccan occupation army

Spanish FM: Morocco, Spain Not Close to Ending Recent Diplomatic Crisis

Senegal Votes for Mayors in Litmus Test for President

Acclaimed Franco-Malian Director Ladj Ly Opens Free Film School in Senegal

Senegal's ruling party loses key cities in local elections

Weah Calls for Probe After Deadly Stampede in Liberia

Liberia: Judge Gbeisay Blasts Government over Failure to Enforce Laws

Liberia: Former Senatorial Candidate Kouyateh Frowns On ECOWAS Sanction

University of Liberia to Commemorate its 71 Founder’s Day

Explosion Kills Scores, Levels Buildings in Ghana

'Justice 4 Ghana' to embark on three-day picketing at Parliament

Burkina Faso
As soldiers mutiny in Burkina Faso, government dismisses talk of coup

Burkina Soldiers Mutiny Over Anti-Jihadist Strategy

Shots heard near Burkina Faso president's home, protesters torch ruling party HQ

Burkina Faso PM resigns following protests over jihadist violence

Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp, security sources say

French soldier killed in attack on military camp in northern Mali

Jharkhand workers stuck in Mali seek government help to ensure safe return

Fury as thousands of soldiers in Mali and Baltic WON'T get Queen's Jubilee medal

486 people killed across Nigeria in first three weeks of 2022

Gunmen behead Ebubeagu security operative in Ebonyi

2023: INEC Warns Political Parties, Aspirants against Early Campaigns

I Have No Intention to Vie for APC Chairmanship, Buni Clarifies

Cameroon: 17 Die in Capital City Explosion Caused by Fire

Nightclub blaze kills at least 16 in Cameroon's capital

No Civilian Rule, No Aid - U.S. Tells Sudan Government

Tear gas fired at Sudan protesters rallying against post-coup killings

WHO 'sets aside' Ethiopia's request to probe WHO chief's links to rebellious Tigrayan forces

Somali Journalist-Turned-Politician Survives Fifth Suicide Attack

Somalia's cabinet absolves ONLF as terrorist group

Kenya Bans Scrap Metal Dealings to Curb Vandalism

Suspected al-Shabab suspects burn down 8 trucks in coastal Kenya

8 Kenyan Journalists From Powerful Political Families

Ruto pledges to work with Mudavadi, announces joint rallies

Ruger confirms performing in Uganda next month

Uganda ready for return of tourists

Uganda, Tanzania top Kenya’s tourist source markets in E. Africa

Bank of Uganda Governor Mutebile dies in Nairobi

Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile dies in Nairobi

Mario Mandaric Expands Ugandan Well Project: Aims for 100 a Year

Congo, DR
Kinshasa orders Afriland to pay treasury millions levied on transporters

Ugandan president's son visits Rwanda in sign of warming ties

Tanzania, Uganda Agree to Cut Non-Tariff Barriers to Ease Trade

UNDP Breathes new Life Into Tanzania's Tourism

Tanzania's Zanzibar President voices support for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

SIDA-funded project to boost science, technology and innovation launches in Tanzania

Uganda, Tanzania top Kenya’s tourist source markets in E. Africa

MDC Alliance resumes consultative meetings ahead of March by-elections

I regret working with Mwonzora: Khupe

Zimbabweans’ readiness to accept mediocrity is why we’re so easy to oppress!

Former DTA president Kaura dies

South Africa
South African ConCourt Clarifies Act for Asylum Seekers

SANDF investigating cause of fire at Air Force Base Waterkloof

Two Australian states to test school students twice weekly for COVID

Australian Open ejects protesters for supporting China’s Peng Shuai

Australia’s Cbus on acquisition hunt to hit ‘megafund’ status

Fortescue buys Williams Engineering in major push into battery storage

Fortescue to buy Williams Advanced Engineering for $222m

Australia COVID-19 deaths mount as return to school threatens new Omicron peak

New Zealand
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand to escalate to Red Light settings

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