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Grocery code to increase 'fair and ethical dealing': Draft report

Feds backtrack on flawed foreign-homebuyer ban

B.C. Interior gets boost as new gold mines set to pour in 2024

Beef sector rips 'unjust' result as talks wrap on U.K. entry to CPTPP

Eight bodies found in river by US-Canada border

Trudeau defends appointment of minister’s sister-in-law as interim ethics commissioner

First Nations lay claim to all critical minerals and rare earth elements in Saskatchewan

Competition in Canada Takes Another Hit: Government Gives Go Ahead for Rogers - Shaw Merger

The federal budget utterly ignores the housing crisis

Freeland says budget lacked housing measures because 2022 funds still being spent

Human smuggling puts Akwesasne community at risk, officials say

'Devastating' Arkansas tornado sparks emergency

Trump will not appear in court in handcuffs - lawyer

Secret Service plots New York defence ahead of Trump arraignment

Trump Lawyer: 'Zero' Chance Ex-POTUS Will Take a Plea Deal After Indictment

US condemns Russia’s arrest of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich, urges Americans to leave

Chamber of Deputies resorts to lottery to elect new INE chief

5 detained in connection with deadly Ciudad Juárez fire

Unemployment in Mexico reaches historic low

Free public high-speed WiFi coming to Riviera Maya hotspots

Mexico's military accused of hindering disappeared students' case

Mexico’s president visits city where fire killed 39 migrants

Taiwan’s president visits Guatemala

China calls on Guatemala to make 'right choice'

Nicaragua´s Parliament reaffirms solidarity with Cuba

Panama evaluates firefighters’ demands after strike

Colombia and Panama resume energy trade talks

Panama: Implementation of Work Permit Reforms Delayed

Cuban President receives delegation of the Vietnam People’s Army

Cuban president urges to recover the country’s cultural dynamics

Haiti faces unprecedented violence, says OCHA

Venezuela Opposition Can’t Access Millions Frozen by US Sanctions to Pay Lawyers

Venezuela's Maduro to Push Back Creditor Deadline on $60B of Defaulted Debt

Crack down on state-run oil industry in Venezuela

Battle in Colombia over river-wrecking gold 'dragons'

ELN kills at least 9 soldiers in northeast Colombia: military

Colombia raises alert level for deadly volcano on increased seismic activity

Colombia: Eruption of Nevado Del Ruiz is Probable

Plunging coca prices create ‘humanitarian emergency’ in Colombia

Colombia in "aviation emergency" after collapse of low-cost airlines

Ecuador police deactivate explosive device taped to guard

Number of dead from Ecuador landslide rises to 23

Ecuador central bank cuts 2023 growth forecast due to lower oil exports

Ecuador court upholds 'rights of nature,' blocks Intag Valley copper mine

Peru's PM: Government delivered 1,300 tons of aid to heavy rain victims

Peru: Substantial conclusion of UK accession to CPTPP announced

Peru remained world's leading exporter of blueberries in 2022

Peru: 122 provinces at risk due to moderate, extreme rains on northern coast, highlands

Brazil's Lula reschedules China trip for April 11-14

Bolsonaro returns to Brazil, vowing Lula's days are numbered

Brazil, China strike trade deal agreement to ditch US dollar 

Paraguay: March planned in Asuncion March 31 to protest the state

End to the judicial persecution of Cristina Fernandez demanded

NY Court rules against Argentina in YPF expropriation

Former spy convicted for infiltrating media outlet for 10 years

IMF Board approves US$5.4 bn disbursement for Argentina

IMF board approves US$5.3-billion loan disbursement for Argentina

Argentina found liable in multi-billion-dollar suit over YPF oil takeover

Martín Redrado: ‘We believe shock policies, announced on December 10, are what's needed’

Chile detects first case of bird flu in a human

Teck produces first bulk of copper concentrate from its largest project in Chile

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits off coast of Central Chile

Chile Copper Output at Six-Year Low Underscores Market Tightness

Japan’s reliance on floppy disks creates a need for cloud cover

COVID measures will be up to Japan's businesses after downgrade

Japan announces outline of 'unprecedented' child care policy

Toyota’s shift to electric future rests on Koji Sato’s shoulders

As parliament debates kick into high gear, all eyes are on Kishida’s signature policies

Japan launches new agency to handle issues related to children

Last students graduate: School closures spread in ageing Japan

CNL, Kyoto Fusioneering join forces for fusion tech development

N. Korea
Russia Turns to North Korea for Weapons in Exchange for Food, US Officials Say

S. Korea
FA Min highlights Peru-South Korea bilateral relationship

S Korea dictator's grandson sorry for 1980 Gwangju crackdown

South Korea exports fall for sixth consecutive month in March

South Korea’s US$60 billion China trade swing due to ‘shrinking tech advantage’

Mongolia Extends Visa-Free Travel For 34 Additional Nationalities Until December 31, 2025

Yak milk consumption among Mongol Empire elites

Not By Yuan Alone: Whole Set of National Currencies To Deep-Six US Dollar Dominance

Macron to warn China against military backing for Russia: Elysee

Drubbing the Dollar: China and Brazil ditch dollar, strike deal to settle trade in yuan, real

Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China for War

'We need a more effective way to defend ourselves,' says Taiwan's former military chief

After contentious US visit, Taiwan's president arrives in C.America

China stages combat patrols after warning Taiwan about US speaker meeting 

Expect warm weekend with possible rain showers — Pagasa

Pagasa: Zero to one storm may strike in April

EU envoy ties PH trade perks to human rights compliance

Vietnam among top 10 cheapest places to travel in Asia: Condé Nast Traveller

2 Vietnamese disabled women establish firm to help the handicapped

UK defense minister visits Vietnam, bolsters bilateral defense partnership

Work starts on Vietnam’s largest-ever green hydrogen plant

Members of exiled Chinese church detained in Thailand

Thailand Braces for Potential Chaos as Early Elections Loom

OIC praises Cambodia's religious tolerance at annual reception

Cambodia Makes Progress on Children’s Rights, UNICEF Says

Cambodia faces July election without international observers

Cambodian official sees China's booming economy increasing

Cops identify person who sent parcel containing cannabis-laced toothpaste to PM Anwar and Rafizi

PM Anwar pays courtesy call on Xi Jinping during official visit to China 

Singapore sees rare travel delays as tech problem hits immigration checkpoints

Indonesia, Russia ink extradition pact

TB case detection in 2022 highest on record: ministry

Govt rice aid disbursal starting Mar 31: Bapanas

Ministry preparing telecom support for ASEAN Summit

Heightened military activity on Myanmar island near A&N

Myanmar: What's next for Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party?

Bangladesh in hot seat over Adani’s power deal

Bangladesh: Halt 'Pilot' Plan to Return Rohingya

HRW urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya repatriation plan

Child daycare for only Tk 100 a month

Nepal imposes ban on mountain trekking without a guide

Nepal, China to resume two-way trade via key border points

Nepal PM names new finance minister amid economic woes

Nepal, China to resume two-way trade via key border points

At least 35 killed after well covering collapses during celebration at Indian temple

Indian authorities arrest travel agent accused of duping students facing removal from Canada

Central Asia & Middle East
Greece remands Pakistanis over alleged anti-Semitic plot: lawyer

At least 11 dead in stampede during ration distribution in Karachi

Sana urges CJP not to 'push country towards anarchy'

Petrol, diesel prices to remain unchanged for next fortnight

Sikh shopkeeper gunned down in Peshawar

Hindu Doctor Shot Dead in Pakistan’s Karachi

Abbas Stanikzai Calls for Reopening of Afghan Girls’ School, University

Women-Run Radio Station Banned in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan

Upcoming Kazakhstan election unique in many aspects: Embassy

Police In North Kazakhstan Investigate Group Calling For 'Sovereign Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic'

BRICS Expansion: Gauging Kazakhstan’s Potential

Construction of communication lines under Digital CASA project starts

Ex-head of Dzheti-Oguz district appointed head of Leninsky district of Bishkek

740 million soms to be spent on production, supply of E-passport forms

Murataly Tagaev dismissed from post of head of Dzheti-Oguz district

Tajikistan takes part in Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue ...

Harvesting of a new onion crop has begun in Uzbekistan

Second Tashkent International Investment Forum to be held

Turkiye, Armenia begin to lift physical and mental barriers

Iran officer dies in new Israel strike in Syria

Iran Hands Over 20 Afghan Detainees to Afghanistan

Iraq changes electoral law, sparking opposition anger

Iraq Oil Shutdowns Worsen as Gulf Keystone Cuts Kurdistan Output

US slaps sanctions on Syria's Assad's cousins over captagon drug

Syrian Army repels terrorist attacks, kills a ringleader

Russia protests about ‘provocative actions’ by US forces in Syria

Snapshots: Syrian photographers capture life after the quakes

Türkiye summons Denmark envoy, condemns attacks on Quran, Turkish flag

Blinken affirms Israel ties, warns against inflaming tension

Israel charges settlers with 'terror' for attacking Palestinians

Time for Palestine to be recognized as a full UN member

Agricultural Fund to grant loans to farmers affected by FMD

Mansaf loans signal depth of Jordan’s debt problem, say observers

OPEC Oil Production Drops In March

Oman Offers Three Blocks In New Bid Round

Sri Rama Navami celebrated on grand note in Oman

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia among top 5 donors for Turkiye quake fund

Saudi transport minister inspects services, operational plans at King Abdulaziz Airport

Saudi Arabia, Miami share similarities in quality of life standards experts tell FII Priority

U. A. E.
King congratulates newly appointed Abu Dhabi crown prince

Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘play critical role in space exploration’

UAE Sends Urgent Medical and Food Supplies to Afghanistan

US seeks to keep Yemen-bound ammunition seized from Iran

United Kingdom
Private investigator at centre of Prince Harry case against Daily Mail denies admitting hacking

More than 200 children cured of hepatitis C in world-first NHS scheme

Europe faces second-warmest winter on record

Russian ships return to Ireland's west coast despite appearing to depart for Africa

Biden defiant over Northern Ireland trip after 'severe' terrorism alert: 'Can't keep me out'

Taxation of rents can be reduced

In the era of low cost airlines, we need to support TAP

Inflation slows down in Portugal

Petrol goes up, diesel goes down

Mothers for Cannabis demonstrating in Lisbon

China: President Xi Jinping holds talks with Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez in Beijing

Spain's Asturias ravaged by fires as authorities blame 'terrorist' arsonists

Spain's PM urges Beijing to discuss peace plan with Zelenskiy

Spain Seeks Closer EU-Latin America Ties Amid U.S.-China Competition

Algeria's ambassador resumes duties in France

Reprint of Book of Common Prayer mistakenly makes the King ruler of France

France's hard-left CGT union elects first woman leader amid pension fight

Top French court to rule April 14 on constitutionality of Macron's pension reform

Western arms supplies ‘no guarantee’ of a decisive victory for Ukraine

EU deal to nearly double renewable energy by 2030

EU issues warning to China over Ukraine

Amsterdam sex workers protest red light closure plans

Dutch Military Merges Its Land Combat Units With Germany

These angry Dutch farmers really hate Microsoft

Tulip Gardens Across the Netherlands Have Opened for the Season

Outlook for European banks left clouded as storm abates

Germany praises ‘winning performance’ of ‘Climate King’ Charles

German Foreign Minister to Visit China in Mid-April - Reports

Denmark acknowledges military shortcomings as it hosts large NATO drill

Denmark extends limit on medicine prices in response to inflation

Denmark launches website in English mapping country's bike routes

Denmark's Wheat launches exclusively with thelittleloop

Austria’s lawmakers walk out of Zelensky's speech to parliament

Austria's Raiffeisen explores options for Russian business

Several hurt in two separate train derailments in Switzerland: police

Italy blocks OpenAI’s ChatGPT, opens probe over privacy failings

Alberini nominated as new Italian ambassador to Libya

Holy See
PM Modi wishes Pope Francis speedy recovery from bronchitis infection

Slovenia's PM signs joint declaration supporting Ukraine's intention

Slovenia supports Ukraine to become NATO member as soon as conditions allow

Eurostat: Croatian Bathing Water Quality Best in Europe!

Authentic Croatian experiences, 365 days a year

2 foreign nationals die in small plane crash in Croatia

Croatia to hike power utility HEP's capital by 900 mln euro

Croatia's inflation seen at 10.6% y/y in March – flash estimate

Croatia's construction output up 3.8% y/y in Jan

Suspects in foiled Passover attack remanded in pre-trial custody

Greece asking EU for additional 5 bln euros to finance energy investment loans

Support for Greek proposal on expanded power grids

Alexandroupoli-Burgas pipeline idea picking up steam again

Cocaine worth €600,000 found on container ship

Mitsotakis makes border wall an election pledge

Andrew Tate to move from jail to house arrest: Romania court

Romanian, Indian families found dead crossing into US from Canada

Hungary Misses Judicial Overhaul Target, Delaying EU Payout

Hungarian Education Increasingly Popular Among Hungarians Abroad

Hungary Set to Miss Judicial Overhaul Target, Delaying EU Payout

Hungarian Gripens to again police Baltic airspace in 2025

Hungary's Feb PPI slows to 29% y/y - stats

Hungary set to pay Ukraine a transit fee for Russian oil -sources

Premiers of Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia arrive in Ukrainian capital

Czech Republic
Thousands of Czechs protest against proposed retirement age rise to 68

Czech DPA fines software company 13.7M euros

Czech does not need sterilisation before gender change

Elected leaders in Israel, Poland, and Hungary are following the ‘autocrat’s playbook’

Poland announces €427 million investment in ammunition production

Poland Warned After Putin Vows to Arm Belarus With Nukes

Polish PM vows to fight 'pseudo-green' EU plan to ban petrol cars

Poland demands EU action to reduce impact of Ukrainian grain glut

No Sympathy For The Devil: Ukrainian Orthodox Church Defiant Against 'Godless' Zelensky Regime

NATO Deputy Chief Says Ukraine Military Aid Topped $70Bln

Petition Calling for Placing US Nuclear Arms in Ukraine Registered on Zelensky's Website

IMF board approves $15.6 bn Ukraine loan package

Lukashenko Says May Agree With Putin to Deploy Strategic Nuclear Arms in Belarus If Needed

Lukashenko says a nuclear third world war 'looms on the horizon'

Lukashenka calls for Ukraine war ceasefire, start of peace talks

Lavrov: Moscow’s New Foreign Policy Concept Calls Out US as Main Instigator of Anti-Russian Crusade

Ex-UN Under-Secretary-General Reveals Why West Fears Russia's UNSC Presidency

Russian missiles destroyed NATO planning center in Ukraine

Russia To Deploy S-500 ‘Prometheus’ Air Defense Missiles To Defend Moscow As Ukrainian Strikes Become Frequent 

Russia to power China’s nuclear weapon ambitions

PM thanks US troops for their service in Lithuania

Putin relieves Russian ambassadors to Estonia, Latvia of their duties

Russia expels Estonian diplomat from Moscow following similar actions by Estonia

EU scrutinizes Emirati takeover of Estonian robotics firm

Inflation in Estonia fell to 15.6 percent in March

Power sector drives 23% rise in 2022 Estonia emissions

Estonian leaders mark Bucha anniversary

Turkey approves Finland Nato membership bid

Finland's young leader is popular but faces tough reelection

Sanna Marin, Finland's Political Rock Star, Could Be Slipping

Fortum permitted to operate Loviisa repository longer

Three killed, including foreign tourist, in Norway avalanches: police

Egyptians cling to Ramadan charity as inflation soars

Third Egyptian reactor receives construction permit

Egyptian investor to open a plywood factory in Mali Zvornik

Egypt Jumbo Hike Too Small to Beat Inflation, Bond Buyers Say

Egypt's FM to welcome Syrian counterpart in Cairo on Saturday

'Loss and damage' climate fund should be in place this year - Egypt

Benghazi reconstruction moving forward, stalled projects reactivated

Tatweer and WFP assess 6,750 farms in Fezzan as part of agricultural development project

MSF Libya provided medical care in 2022 to more than 50,000 people

Libya Post visits the French Postal Corporation: Agree on technical and development cooperation

Tunisia to cut water supplies to citizens overnight amid drought

Tunisia: Protests and clashes likely to continue nationwide through at least late April /update 18

Algeria’s ambassador resumes his post in France

Truly helping Algeria's needy in Ramadan and beyond

Algeria, France Postpone Negotiations Over Gas

Morocco-Algeria: Royal Air Maroc overtakes Air Algérie

Senegal Opposition Leader Gets Suspended Sentence Amid Protests

Prosecutors in Senegal appeal opposition leader’s sentence

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea confirms 13 Marburg cases after WHO comments

Cerebral palsy football in Ghana offers escape from stigma

Mali to review and renegotiate mining contracts

German government to deploy troops to Niger as part of EU mission

World Bank reaffirms commitment to Niger

Nigeria's Secret Police Eye Potential Threat to Democratic Rule

Nigeria: Intrigues, Violence, Protests As Governor Abiodun Wins Reelection in Ogun

Central African Republic
Central Africa: Back to the Future in the Great Lakes - Who's Backing the M23?

Central African Republic: 'Woman of Iron' Honored for Protecting the Constitution

US Urges Somaliland President Bihi to Withdraw Troops in LasAnod Conflict

Azimio Must Be Called Out for Denting Kenya's Image

CNN Hero of the Year Nelly Cheboi returned to Kenya with plans to lift more students out of poverty

Journalists Attacked as Anti-Government Protests Continue in Kenya

‘Born out of hatred’: New Uganda bill terrifies LGBTQ community

Uganda will send soldiers to Moscow to defend Putin if need be - President's son

Uganda deploys 1,000 troops to eastern DRC

Congo, DR
East African peacekeepers takes Congolese city

Restive eastern DR Congo deteriorating – top UN official

US' Kamala Harris announces $16M support for Zambia to fight corruption

US Vice President Kamala Harris lauds Tanzania's leader

Malawi Focuses on Rebuilding Following Impact of Cyclone Freddy

I left Zimbabwe to live in South Africa. I want to go back. This is why it’s hard.

We Do Not Support Any Political Party In Zimbabwe – USA

Zimbabwe Air Force asks Nigeria for technical assistance

What Now After Al Jazeera Probe Exposes Zimbabwe's Gold Mafia?

Namibia Makes Third Oil Discovery But Can It Avoid The Oil Curse?

Osino Partner Announces New Lithium Discovery and Phase 1

Namibia Alarmed As Over 1000 Recruits Unfit For Army

South Africa
South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius denied parole a decade after killing girlfriend

How gold smugglers use top SA banks, bribes to launder money

US plans to open Vanuatu embassy in new Pacific boost

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