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Americas
Canada
Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

On Sunday, a total lunar eclipse will meet a supermoon for 62 minutes

First Nations leaders discuss financing models for ownership stake in Trans Mountain

Liberals name Richard T. Lee as new candidate to replace Karen Wang in Burnaby South

USA
President Trump Speaking on Border Security, Shutdown

Trump, N. Korea's Kim to hold 2nd summit 'near end of Feb.': US

‘Dire and Unsafe’ Schools: LA Teacher Strike Enters Day 5

House Speaker Pelosi rejects Trump plan to reopen government

Thousands Expected in Capital for Women's March

Media Was Already Calling for Trump Impeachment Following Disputed BuzzFeed Report

Mexico
Mexico Pipeline Blast Death Toll Climbs to 66

Video captures horror of Mexico pipeline blast

Iran sympathizes with families of Mexico pipeline blast victims

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Haiti
Haitian Chef Lets No TSA Go Hungry

Venezuela
Iran supporting Venezuela against Washington's illegal interventions

Colombia
Cuba, Colombia face standoff over extradition request for ELN rebels

Peru
Peru President disagrees with preventive detention order for policeman

Peru may ratify CPTPP in 1Q 2019

Bolivia
Bolivia bus crash kills 22, injures 37

Brazil
Brazilian Supreme Court Suspends Criminal Investigation Involving President's Son

Congress Members From Bolsonaro's Party Travel To China

ArcelorMittal to build its first ever desalination plant in Brazil: executives

Paraguay
Taiwan invests US$150 million in Paraguay

Argentina
Chile and Argentina send condolences to Mexico

Chile
Chile accelerates transition to electric public transport

Chilean Citizens Will Begin Paying Cryptocurrency Taxes in 2019

Hashemi's detention appalling: Chile's AFEP president

Asia
Japan
S. Korea, Japan FMs likely to discuss bilateral disputes next week at Davos

Japan to release new evidence on S. Korea's radar lock on plane

Gov't mulls allowing electricity companies to sell customer data

Japan to expand age limit for special adoption system to cover children under 15

Japan may unveil audio in radar row 'to avoid any misunderstanding': Takeshi Iwaya

Japan: Number of flu patients nationwide rises to alarming level

Japan's modern-day hermits: The world of hikikomori

N. Korea
U.S. to expand its spending on improving North Korea's human rights issues

S. Korea
Blue House welcomes Pyeongyang and Washington's decision to hold second

Kim and Trump to meet for a second summit near end of Feb.

No. of foreign workers in Korea hit 880,000 in 2018

Mongolia
Mongolia kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations

China
U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

NASA and China collaborate on Moon exploration

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks

China's courier sector sees rapid growth in 2018

Ghost cities, shadow banks, and empty airports: Inside China's looming great wall of debt

Taiwan
Local fruit, seafood shipped from Kaohsiung to China

Taiwan military stages joint anti-landing drill

Philippines
Over 900,000 affected by Cebuana Lhuillier data breach

6 provinces under Signal no.1, as tropical depression Amang nears

Vietnam
Vietnam: SOEs need breakthrough in equitisation: Deputy PM

VN satellite launched into orbit

Firm suggests filling sea to build commercial area in Vietnam’s would-be UNESCO global geopark

Vietnam: 2GW of solar projects to be commissioned in 2019

Thailand
Thailand: Head of animal shelter apologizes for euthanizing stray pets

Over 4,000 people attend bathing rite for monks killed in Narathiwat armed assault

Slight improvement in air quality in and around Bangkok today

Malaysia
Southern Thai peace talks will be “very long process”: Malaysian facilitator

Singapore
China, Singapore have it easy - no Jantar-Mantar, no protests: Giriraj Singh

Malaysia says to meet Singapore officials on airspace, maritime disputes

Indonesia
Jokowi to continue legal reform, Prabowo promises higher wages for law enforcers

Golongan Hutan: Raising Indonesian forest protection in election debate

Surakarta to cover cross-shaped road mosaic with paint after complaints from Muslim groups

Indonesian migrant worker rescued from torture by employer

Myanmar
Rohingya insurgents attack police in western Myanmar, wounding six: state TV

Debunked: No, these are not images of 'Rohingya cannibals'

Myanmar: UN human rights expert decries Rakhine State government's denial of access to embattled civilians

Bangladesh
Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally

Nepal
India, Nepal join hands to promote entrepreneurship

More than half of Nepal's electricity imported from India

India
Strive to re-install Narendra Modi as PM, Nitin Gadkari tells BJP workers

Mamata gives clarion call to oust BJP at Opposition rally

PM Modi: Those stopped from looting public money are forming grand alliance

India inks deal to get uranium supply from Uzbekistan

Middle East
Pakistan
Punjab CM orders arrest of CTD officials involved in Sahiwal ‘encounter’

Sahiwal police 'encounter': Culprits will be taken to task, vows Buzdar

Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan

Afghanistan
Anti-IS coalition, partners kill 200 IS fighters

St. Andrew Force Protection Battalion concludes its training for deployment to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan
Mnangagwa arrives in Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan
Personnel reshuffle takes place in the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan

3,000 pilgrims from Kyrgyzstan registered for Hajj 2019

Uzbekistan
India Finally Appears Serious About Central Asia, Making Uzbekistan Its Gateway To The Region

Armenia
Armenia cornered, lost traditional allies: Azerbaijani MP

Early parliamentary elections of Armenia to be touched upon at PACE winter session

I am confident Armenia will continue supporting UN principles under your leadership – Guterres congratulates Pashinyan

11 ministers re-appointed in Armenian Cabinet

Azerbaijan
Iran calls for expansion of ties with Azerbaijan

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva receives Uzeyir Hajibayli Honorary Medal

OPEC reveals new voluntary production adjustments

MP: EP resolution attempts to cast shadow on serious success of Azerbaijan

Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market

AIC: Azerbaijan soon to be self-sufficient in many types of goods

Iran
US Holds Iranian-American Journalist as Witness

Not strange to see enemies seeking to damage Iran-EU ties: Spox

Iraq
US-Led Coalition: Militia Didn't Stop Iraq Survey

IS Taking Refuge in Iraq Mountains, Peshmerga Warn

Representative of His Highness Amir meets Iraqi FM

Syria
Trump Salutes Americans Killed in Syrian Attack

Syria condemns US-led coalition repeated crimes against civilians

Over 53,000 Syrians to vote in Turkey's elections: Minister

Turkey
Ankara says Syrian govt forces shouldn’t be allowed in Manbij as US troops withdraw

1000s march in Turkey for detained Kurdish lawmaker

Turkish Interior Minister Pays Visit to Bulgaria

Commemorative event on 12th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s death kicks off in Istanbul

US arming YPG ‘created a nightmare’ for Turkey: Senator

Turkey in ‘multisided effort’ to push YPG out of Manbij: Spokesperson

Lebanon
Shlala says Aoun will launch an initiative to mark Beirut's Summit tomorrow

Lebanon urges Arab League to readmit Syria ahead of regional summit

Israel
Israel Began Nuclear Weapons Program Without Telling Gov't, Knesset, Memos Show

Israeli navy rescues French sailor adrift at sea off of Gaza's coast

Palestine
‘US sees Palestinian state on most of West Bank, some of East Jerusalem’

Abbas’s Palestine TV airs image equating shopping at Jerusalem mall with treason

Jordan
Kuwaiti embassy in Amman monitors citizen's death

King expresses condolences over Kenya terror attack victims, condemns ‘cowardly’ act

Kuwait
Representative of His Highness Amir meets Lebanese FM

Standard and Poors forecasts stability for Kuwait's economy

Oman
Parts of Oman to witness strong winds, temperature set to drop in some areas

Bahrain
Bahrain's Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

Saudi Arabia
Graham: US, Saudis Cannot Move on Until Prince ‘Dealt With’

Saudi Arabia pumps money into restive Shi'ite quarter it once flattened

Yemen
Docs claim US trained UAE pilots for combat in Yemen, signaling deeper involvement in conflict

Yemen's warring parties hopeful on prisoner swap as Hodeida stalls

Yemeni snipers kill 14 Saudi troops in Jizan

UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Houthis in Yemen war

Europe
United Kingdom
Rage of the Tory grassroots and why Brexit betrayal will consign party to oblivion

Conservative MPs turn on Theresa May over threat to scrap Human Rights Act after Brexit: 'A big mistake'

Ireland
TD's son charged with alleged assault of garda

I would love to see Simon Harris as a future Taoiseach - Vicky Phelan

Ireland will not experience any Brexit-related shortage of vital medications - Tánaiste

Portugal
Guterres affirms UN role in Belt and Road Initiative

Spain
Spain’s govt to improve conditions at migrant centers

Spanish rescuers start drilling to reach boy trapped in well

Julen rescue: “No one doubts we will find him and we hope he will be alive”

Podemos founders go their separate ways ahead of Madrid elections

France
'Yellow Vests Soldier On Amid Macron’s Peacemaking Attempts

Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

France should halt use of controversial riot guns

Belgium
‘Emotional Bond’: Top Berlin Official Defends NATO as Necessary for World

Merkel warns EU compromise is needed to avert harmful Brexit

Statement: EU sees positive signal for progress in peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict

Polish official hits out at plan to link EU funds to rule of law

Germany
Merkel’s Bavarian allies get new party head who promises ‘new start’ for political union

Ukraine, Germany agree on meeting of experts to discuss monitoring mission in Kerch Strait – FMs

Sino-German financial relations hit 'new high'

Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Switzerland
Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders plan to attend

Thousands of Swiss students protest against climate inaction

Italy
Italian Mayor Deploys Cops, Urges Entire Town to Keep Mum to Save Violin's Sound

Italy hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad: ministry

Italy weighs merger plans to safeguard struggling banks

Slovenia
Iran-Slovenia trade value hits 23% growth: envoy

Slovenia plans 630 mln euro in funding to MSMEs in new strategic programme

Serbia
More than 10,000 protest in Belgrade against Serbian president

Greece
OAED-registered unemployed rose 4.3 pct last year

Greece's National Archaeological Museum sees visitor numbers rise

Bulgaria
Bulgarian Police Make Terrorism Financing Arrests

Bulgaria's Euro Membership Not Before Mid-2022: EU's Dombrovskis

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgarian National Bank 2018 Indicators Report

Bulgarian Businesses and Trade Unions Request Meeting with PM over High Power Prices on Energy Exchange

Flu Epidemic Declared in Smolyan District

Romania
LabMin Budai: Purchasing power among Romanian employees rises 20.3pct in past two years

Romania, ready to cope with any scenario in Brexit case

Slovakia
Leak of dangerous substances on R7 construction site reported but not confirmed

Bratislava airport handled record number of passengers in 2018

Poland
EU countries could snub US-Mideast meeting in Poland over Iran concerns – report

Murdered Polish mayor's funeral draws crowd of 45,000 in Gdansk

‘US leading Poland to a trap by the nose over Iran’

Poland’s ruling conservatives ahead of opposition: poll

More than 20 detained over threats against public figures in Poland: police

Ukraine
JFO: Ukraine reports four enemy attacks in Donbas Jan 19

Russia says it will allow German, French experts to monitor Kerch Strait

Russian Businesses 'Linked' To Ukrainian Comic Running For President

Brussels expects clear commitments from Moscow, Kyiv to achieve progress on concluding new contract for transit of Russian gas to EU since 2020

Belarus
MFA contribution to Belarus' continued sovereignty, genuine independence emphasized

Russia
Russian Navy Monitoring US Destroyer in Black Sea – Control Center

Russia Warns New U.S. Missile Strategy Will Unleash Arms Race in Space

A Renewed Nuclear Arms Race Between Russia and U.S. Begins to Gather Pace

Latvia
Brexit: UK financial service sector will no longer have right to sell in Latvia

Estonia
PM, interior minister look at Estonian-Russian border in SE Estonia

Estonia to host the Bocuse d'Or Europe culinary competition in 2020

Finland
Tesla sends out invites for special Model 3 and S Winter Experience in Finland

Sweden
Sweden’s parliament gives Social Democrat leader Lofven 2nd term in office

Sweden’s Left Party leader would talk to Moderates in event of no confidence in new government

Africa
Egypt
Egypt's top lawmaker arrives in Kuwait

Franjieh reviews developments with Egyptian Foreign Minister

Egypt abuses put French military deals in spotlight as Macron heads to Cairo

Libya
Kuwait reaffirms support for UN envoy's Libya mission

117 refugees unaccounted for off Libyan coast

UN seeks ‘right conditions’ for Libya conference

Death toll rises as fighting subsides and TPF handover to local security forces

Tunisia
Tunisian Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

Big strike paralyses Tunisia, thousands protest over pay row

Morocco
Moroccan Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

Mauritania
Mauritanian President arrives in Beirut

Senegal
The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests

Cote dIvoire
ICC grants prosecution request to keep Ivorian ex-leader Gbagbo in custody

Burkina Faso
Walkout: Entire Cabinet, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Quit En Masse

Nigeria
Nigerians rally to condemn Hashemi’s arrest in US

Central African Republic
Angola: Head of State considers dangerous situation in CAR

Chad
Netanyahu set for first-ever visit by Israeli PM to Chad

Sudan
Sudan's First Vice President arrives in Beirut

Ethiopia
UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia's new law granting more rights to refugees

Ethiopia: Angola has arable land to boost agriculture

Somalia
Somali Military: About 70 Militants Killed in Fighting

U.S. military says 52 militants killed in Somalia air strike

Kenya
Kenya Attack Suspect 'Quite Shocking'

Angola
Minister of Foreign Affairs in Antananarivo

Angola: Agrarian sector gets Chinese funding

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa ends working visit to Azerbaijan

MDC Youth concerned about increased abuse by state

Global concern over Zimbabwe situation

Namibia
Lessons From Namibia On Curbing the Spread of Foot and Mouth Disease

South Africa
R50 000 reward offered after charred remains of deputy transport director identified

North West ANC benefitted from money laundering, Zondo commission hears

Oceania
Australia
Records Fall as Australia Sweats Through Heat Wave

Firefighters still battling to extinguish Campbellfield factory blaze

Uni lecturer to remain behind bars after allegedly stabbing six teens

Australian wool industry turns to robot shearers

New Zealand
NZers In Australian Detention: Officials Deny Hunger Strike

RNZ - Hardship grant rise 'related to housing cost'

MidCentral DHB - Planning underway for Resident Medical Officer strike

NZ Nurses Organisation - An increase to the minimum wage is an increase to wellbeing

New Zealand beefs up livestock farming in Laos

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