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How the Mob controls marijuana and why it is impossible to expel them

Quebecers at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville identified

Canada on list of countries with citizens killed or injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket

Trump Tells Aides Bannon Is Out

White Nationalist Groups Hone Narrative of Victimization, Point to Virginia Rally

Officials: State Department Suffers Worldwide Email Outage

US Cyber Command to be elevated in status to strengthen operations -- Trump

US warship commander dismissed for fatal collision off Japan

US factory output down in July on tumbling auto production

Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for 'Free Speech' rally

Stability concerns focus at Fed ahead of Yellen speech

Xi calls for enhanced China-US military ties

Antifa: the group that fought white supremacists in Charlottesville

Supervolcanoes Could Herald a 'Gold Rush' for Lithium to Power Electric Cars

Turkish Stream Pipeline Will Be Built on Time Despite US Sanctions - Minister

Poll shows most Americans want to keep racism-tainted statues

U.S. NAFTA demands on auto rules of origin could backfire, experts say

Governors gone wild: MX’s corrupt leaders

Committee formed for sustainable tourism

Trilateral meeting on totoaba strategy

Giant sloth identified as a new species

Suspect leads officials to Tijuana narco-grave

Irish tourist shot dead at Mexico petrol station while defending his American girlfriend

Belarus, Mexico to expand bilateral relations

Barbados Trade Union Threatens Name and Shame of “Union Busting” Companies

Targeting American Diplomats, Cuba Is Up to its Dirty Old Tricks

Jamaican Doctor Who Tried to Bribe Police is Found Guilty of Corruption Charges

Venezuela constituent assembly assumes power to legislate

Venezuela constituent assembly assumes power to legislate

Venezuela pro-govt assembly seizes legislative powers

Venezuela's Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process - MSF

Peru: ‘Reconstruction With Changes’ Begins

Peru and Azerbaijan: A New Partnership to Watch?

Cusco: 3000-Year-Old Circular Wall Unearthed

Peru’s Blueberries and Citrus Fruits Headed for New Market in India

Over 10,000 women and girls reached in disaster-affected Peru

Lula Will Confront Delicate Situation With Allies During Trip Around Northeast

Rio de Janeiro Removes Tribute to Fallen Officers

LATAM Airlines 'very cautious' on Brazil demand outlook

Huang Youyi: BRICS influence beyond five countries

Peru and Brazil Collaborate on Defense

US announces deal to export pork to Argentina

Chile rejects U.S. request to cut ties with North Korea

Japan, US vow to boost alliance to deter N. Korea

US Osprey takes part in joint drill in Japan despite safety fears

88-year-old Okinawan activist brings her base relocation protests to Tokyo

Japan's budding fashion rental services proving popular with working women, moms

N. Korea
Amid Protests, China Enforces Tougher Sanctions Against North Korea

J-Alert drill turns up glitches in municipalities threatened by North Korean missiles

S. Korea
Forced laborers' right to compensation from Japan stands: Moon

U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon

All eyes on North Korea as US-South Korea war games set to begin

S&P affirms 'AA' long-term sovereign credit rating on S. Korea

Torrential rain in Seoul, heatwave alerts in South

Korean banks plan to install blockchain system by next year

UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request

China Recruits 30,000 Teachers, Police, Civil Servants to Move to Xinjiang

China's Xi to Roll Out His Own Brand of 'Political Thought' at 19th Congress

China audit finds poverty relief funds idle

China opens its first 'cyber court'

Alibaba shares climb nearly 3 pct after earnings report

Ex-AIT official criticizes Beijing over its Taiwan approach

North Korea issue rocking Taiwan-U.S.-China relations: experts

Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

Philippines: 5 Muslims killed by militants

The Philippines’ elections chief Bautista faces probe of hidden wealth

Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports

58 dead in 3 days in renewed Philippine anti-drug bloodshed

Trump makes false claim about Mindanao history

Liêm beats Garry Kasparov in US chess tourney

Vietnam: Party leader to visit Indonesia, Myanmar

Ho Chi Minh City needs 167 yrs to bring transport infrastructure up to standard: Party chief

​Ho Chi Minh City police bust high-end prostitution ring

VN, Laos, Cambodia boost security cooperation

Phutawen Farm a blooming success

Construction of embankment begins in southern province

Govt orders cut in lotteries

Thai students’ accident in US not linked to other incident nearby : US authorities

Health minister urged to tackle cases of sexual harassment

NCPO offers apology to media over Sansern’s request for cooperation

​Vietnam, Thailand set goal for $20bn bilateral turnover

NDI Accused of Assisting Opposition to Undermine Cambodia’s Ruling Party

With Apology to Hun Sen, Bun Chhay Urges KNUP Forward

Protection of Children Falls Short in Prisons, Courtrooms: UN Envoy

Najib: Malaysia beat all expectations in second quarter growth

Najib hits out at opposition for belittling MRT project

Flash floods and traffic jams in Klang Valley

Malaysia's economy grew at faster pace of 5.8% in Q2

Bank Negara says statement on SGX's ringgit futures trading was meant for Malaysians

Singapore 'strongly condemns' deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

Scammers impersonating Government officials to obtain SingPass info: Police

Daesh cleric granted early release in Indonesia is re-arrested

Implement constitution for public welfare: VP kalla

Embassy urges Indonesians to be aware of security in Spain

Indonesia condemns terror attack in Barcelona

‘35% Bangladesh flooded’, over 4m marooned

Hajj visa applications till Aug 20

Govt creating violence to retain power: BNP

4,000 tonnes of Indian rice arrives

Plan International launches multi-country response following devastating floods

Govt says report of BrahMos sale to Vietnam incorrect

Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

Govt allows NSD to function from Guru Nanak Bhavan, lays new conditions

Will clean Bellandur lake in 2 years: CM

Chief secy holds meet, takes stock of rain havoc

India sees over 7% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in July

PM Modi condemns terror attacks in Spain

56 lakh new taxpayers added, no inconsistency in numbers: CBDT

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka names first Tamil navy chief since 1970

Middle East
Iran holds Quranic meeting in Pakistan

Pakistan eager to expand cultural ties with Iran: minister

Basic traits of soldiering linked to physical fitness: Gen Qamar

BLA commander among 22 insurgents surrender in Quetta

Nawaz’s 'no democracy without me' belief is dangerous: Zardari

Govt plans to strike LNG deals with big African producers

Trump, Security Team Mulling Strategic Options on Afghanistan

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

Afghan forces conducted 41 airstrikes, 33 ground operations, killing 86 insurgents: MoD

Kazakhstan: Authorities Scrap Rainbow Wall Over Suspicions of LGBT Propaganda

Turkmenistan: Indoor Games Playing Tricks on Population

Uzbekistan Making It Easier to Travel In, And Out, of Country

Armenia bridge to Eurasia, EU markets: Iranian official

War in Karabakh may be inevitable if Armenia not compromises

Defense Ministry: Armenia tries to divert attention from soldier suicides

Armenia participates in 59th international exhibition of Damascus

Consent of all EAEU member states is necessary for signing agreement with Union – Armenian foreign ministry

Armenian PM’s family to establish pomegranate orchard in Artsakh’s bordering zones

President Aliyev extends condolences to King of Spain

Former state, governmental officials to join Global Young Leaders Forum in Baku

1.4M manats directed for artificial breeding of fish

OSCE MG preparing Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents’ meeting

Iranian pilgrims in good state: Hajj official

US main violator of human rights: Senior Iranian cleric

Iranian parliament speaker sympathizes with Spain on terrorist attacks

Iran ready for swapping 0.5 m barrels of oil a day: Official

Iran capable to swap 500,000 bpd oil with Caspian Sea states: official

More than 355,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria

Russian airstrikes hit ISIS vehicles on retreat in Aqerbat, Syria – MoD

Iran ready to reconstruct Syria: Trade official

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Assad advisor: Conflict in Syria is nearing end

Iran, Syria to expand economic ties through chambers of commerce

Earthquake Stronger Than Magnitude 7 to Hit Turkey’s Marmara Region in Near Future

Turkey’s Prime Minister to visit Việt Nam

PM Yıldırım says Turkey not aching for Customs Union update

CHP hopes upcoming ‘justice congress’ will unite Turkey’s different political views

Russian minister calls Turkey ‘crucial’ trade partner

Erdoğan tells Turks in Germany not to vote for 'Turkey's enemies' Merkel, Schulz, Greens

Three hectares of forest reduced to ash in fire near touristic Ayvalık in western Turkey

Turkey: 8 out of 10 households have Internet access

Berri calls for Parliament sessions next Tuesday, Wednesday

Berri pays condolences to Spain: for united international action against terrorism

Aoun expected to sign salary scale law soon

Aoun cables condolences to King of Spain, Prime Minister

Army shells terrorist Daesh posts in Qaa outskirts

Former Mossad chief Yatom recalls failed assassination attempt on Hamas head

Following attack, Barcelona’s chief rabbi says his community is doomed

Beduin diplomat sanctioned over threat to take Israel to The Hague

Palestinian leader thanks Jordan for Jerusalem support

Suicide bombing near Rafah border crossing leaves Hamas member dead

Palestinian leadership considering more punitive measures against Hamas

‘Diversity, meritocracy key criteria in selecting non-elected governorate councils members’

Women experience in elections ‘positive’ overall — SIGI

IICO chief urges conflicting parties to respect humanitarian law

Kuwait marks World Humanitarian Day Aug 19

Deputy Foreign Minister eulogizes martyrs Al-Ali, Al-Husseini

Qatar concerned about safety of citizens in Saudi Arabia during hajj

First group of Qatari pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia by land — Saudi TV

Saudi Arabia
'Qatar worried about pilgrims’ safety in S Arabia'

Indonesian police question Rizieq in Saudi Arabia

U. A. E.
'Qatar has become training hub to undermine UAE's security'

Emiratis not among Barcelona terror attacks victims: UAE Embassy

Amnesty calls for release of Yemeni anti-war activist

United Kingdom
‘Shameful’ Theresa May rejects 9/11 survivors’ appeal to release Saudi Arabia terrorism report

Staff at Two U.K. McDonald’s Restaurants Vote for First Strike

Four Irish citizens reportedly injured in Barcelona terror attack

Northside areas 'up to their necks in feuds,' says TD

Government to declare public calamity as risk of forest fires rises

Day of national mourning on Friday for 13 killed by Madeira oak

Spanish Police Make 4th Arrest Following Terror Attacks

Kuwait embassy in Spain secures Kuwaitis in attack aftermath

OIC deplores Spain van attacks

Catalan leaders say Barcelona attack has no bearing on independence drive

Spanish PM Calls for Unification of Political Forces to Defeat Terrorism

Spanish police name Moussa Oukabir as suspected driver in Barcelona attack

28 French injured in Barcelona attack

British recipe for 'sausage croissant' sparks social media uproar in France

French government publishes first list of products linked to contaminated eggs

Belarus, France discuss problem of international terrorism

EU supporting Lao students in European countries

N-VA Senator Karl Vanlouwe in court because of "illegal" number plate

Erdogan Tells Turks in Germany to Vote Against Merkel

Attacks on German Muslims 'becoming more violent'

Danish government under fire in fisheries scandal

Anglo-Swiss company to invest US $1 billion

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

Swiss Army tests out new combat uniform

Italian Bilateral Mission to Lebanon MIBIL

TAP plans no construction along Italy’s coast in summer season

Anti migrant boat C-star claims it achieved its mission after plans to refuel in Italy abandoned

Shipwreck Blocks Half a Billion Worth of Investment Near Pula

Opposition caretaker ministers resign following report on alleged electoral fraud

Wild weather patterns hitting summer crops hard across Greece

Attica Bank plans capital increase of 150-200 million

2 Bulgarians Wanted by Bulgarian Consulate in Madrid

Bulgaria’s Pleven Opens Tender for Construction of Integrated Water Cycle

Belarus-EU relations discussed in Bulgaria

ForMin Melescanu: We've made an offer to relocate 1,942 refugees to Romania

MAE: Two Romanians injured in Barcelona terror attack discharged from hospital; a third is stable

Iohannis sends condolences to Spain's King Felipe VI following Barcelona terror attacks

PM Tudose about participants in Internship Programme: I wish they capitalize on their energy, ideas to Romania's benefit

HealthMin Bodog: Pneumococcal vaccine for children, an absolutely necessary step to protect them against illness

Hungarian FM: Growing terror threat concerns all of Europe

Foreign Minister: Schulz 'should preoccupy himself with his own party' instead of chiding Orbán

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

No Slovak injured in Barcelona

Polish PM condemns terror attacks in Spain

Legia fans respond to fine with another provocative banner

Warsaw 65th in 'most livable' cities ranking

Poland's passport redesign sparks diplomatic row

Mattis to back Kiev’s claim to Crimea during Ukraine visit

Under occupation, Crimean Tatars still fighting for justice

26 years after fall of USSR, Ukraine still seeks freedom

Meeting of Normandy Four leaders' political advisors held in Minsk on Aug 16

Belarusian air carrier considering direct air service between Minsk, Ukrainian Kherson

Belarus president's son drives harvester, collects 5 tonnes of grain

Major Belarusian companies reach agreements to supply equipment to Syria

Lukashenko expresses condolences to Spain over terrorist attack victims

Russians name security as top foreign policy aim

In Ukraine, a malware expert and FBI witness who could blow the whistle on Russian hacking

Russian pilot faces five years prison for entering no-fly zone

As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting statues for dictator Stalin

Georgia Thwarts EU Engagement with Abkhazia

Georgian Leaders Condemn Barcelona Attack

Discovery in Lithuania: archeologists find ruins of Great Synagogue

Belarusian army officers inspect Lithuanian, Latvian army units

1 Dead, 8 People Injured in Finland Stabbing

Finnish police looking for other 'possible suspects' after stabbing spree

Sweden charges Russian who works for Bombardier with aggravated bribery

Terror situation in Europe is the 'new normal', says Swedish security boss

High costs emerge in oil drilling debate

Right-wing extremism rings new alarms

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas, militants

Egypt blocking German govt-backed website: Rights group

Spanish Police Say Three Moroccans, Spaniard Arrested In Catalonia Attacks

Sierra Leone
Cities across Africa face threat of landslides like Sierra Leone

Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

Liberia: How Presidential Candidates Fared At Debate

ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations

‘Boko Haram steps up attacks in NE Nigeria’

FG declares hate speech as terrorism

Strike: FG, ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

Central African Republic
Revised Central African Republic appeal seeks $497 million

Chad Adopts a Mining Policy and Mining Code Aligned to the Africa Mining Vision

Sudan’s Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

South Sudan
South Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator A.I. Demands End To Attacks Against Civilians, Aid Workers

Malaria epidemic kills more than 4,000 in South Sudan

South Sudan looks forward for infrastructural integration with Ethiopia

Somali-American Picked as US Youth Observer to UN

Kenya: 'Al-Shabaab' Beheads Three, Torches Houses in Witu, Lamu

Uganda: Seventh Woman Murdered in Entebbe

Congo-Brazzaville: Prime Minister and Cabinet Resign

Angola: Head of State repudiates terrorist attack in Spain

Huíla: USD 125mln spent on regional hotel, tourism schools

Zambia: Lungu Dares Those Opposing Mandatory HIV Testing

Tanzania: Cellphones Generate More Tax than Beer

VP calls for better applied research in industrialisation

Mwakyembe advises Tanzanians to grab available opportunities

TAZARA, ZRL seal deal to boost business

Measures in place to prevent Grace Mugabe leaving South Africa

Zimbabwe: Opposition Youths Take Electoral Reforms Protests to Villages

Zim’s first lady Grace Mugabe remains out of sight amid assault claims

Namibia: Humanitarian Partners Aid Civilians in War-Prone Countries

Namibia: Local Bank Invests in Students Education

South Africa
South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

DA confident after presenting its case against Guptas' former PR firm

ANC MP Defiant Despite Axing from South African Parly Committee

Mauritius: Slave Route Project - International Meeting to Be Held in November

Massive decline in students taking on VET loans

Citizenship shock: Nick Xenophon says he won't resign

Muslims 'absolutely critical' to fight against terrorism: ASIO

New Zealand
Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

NZ First Commits to Raising Minimum Wage to $20 an Hour

Papua New Guinea
Former women MPs up-to date with acquittals

Museum planned for APEC Haus

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