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Grain shortage, cold snap cause delays at West Coast ports

Canada's top military commander steps aside amid investigation

Chinese banks, Australia's Macquarie tiptoe into Asian oil finance void

Canadian oil pipeline Trans Mountain seeks to shield insurers from pressure

Alberta budget projects $18.2-billion deficit and spending freeze to rebuild from pandemic – but no path to balance

Why Canada’s labour recovery may be worse than thought

TD to shut 82 U.S. bank branches amid digital shift

Major Canadian law firms willing to release wage-gap data

Fourth OPP officer charged in towing corruption probe

John Ivison: Report on Canada's shipbuilding strategy leaves a sinking feeling

Federal Conservative MPs call for suspension of mandatory hotel quarantines following sexual assault

Jason Kenney is stuck in an alternate universe of debt — and, possibly, a new sales tax open in new tab

100,000 Alberta seniors book vaccination as AHS says website 'stabilized'

Too many First Nations lack clean drinking water and it's Ottawa's fault, says auditor general

Keystone XL’s demise shifts crude oil shipments to railways

U.S. crude output falls 10%, refinery runs drop to 2008 low amid Texas freeze -EIA

CBP officers seize about 12,000 Lbs. of marijuana, worth $27 million, within a shipment of papayas

GameStop Corp. soared Thursday as retail investors revived the surge in Reddit-favorite stocks, pushing it to reap $5.9 billion in market value over two days

Biden overturns Trump ban on green card applicants

Natural gas suppliers face criticism over Texas power crisis

New York prosecutor obtains Trump’s tax records after long fight

China never requests US diplomats for anal swab test

US Supreme Court asked to ban race in Harvard admissions

Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi king

US House passes bill protecting LGBT rights

NASA releases panoramic view of Mars from Perseverance rover’s ‘sweet spot’

US: New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Discovered in New York City

Obama calls for reparations for black Americans because the 'wealth of this country was built on the backs of slaves' - but says he couldn't get it done as president due to the 'politics of white resistance'

Biden Backs Studying Reparations as Congress Considers Bill

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year average at 2.97%

Mexico: Supreme Court delays decision on U.S. fresh potato imports

Mexican inflation accelerated more slowly than expected in early February

From California beauty queen to El Chapo's wife

Mexico's Tulum is a buyer's market

UN agencies begin registering asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico's femicide detective

Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

Guatemala registers Sputnik V vaccine

Costa Rica
Costa Rican unions to define actions on IMF agreement

Panama to host Latin America Business Expo

Govt mulling serious action against Panama, Iran tankers

Cubans commemorate resumption of war of independence

Cuba to use science for economic development

JDF clarifies unauthorised JNSC recruitment voice note

PNP calls for the development of an education policy for all students

Prep-school conundrum - Ministry directive can’t compel them to scrap private face-to-face classes

Venezuela asks EU ambassador to leave in 72 hours

US Warns Expulsion of EU Envoy From Venezuela Will 'Further Isolate Maduro Regime'

Venezuelan tourism minister visits southeastern Iranian Prov

EU declares Venezuela envoy persona non grata

Trial of US citizen charged with terrorism in Venezuela to begin

Venezuela kicks out EU envoy to protest sanctions

Colombia to produce 6 mln 60-kg bags of coffee in H1 2021 -coffee federation

Colombia's Ecopetrol could issue shares to finance ISA stake purchase -CEO

Coronavirus crisis bankrupted 500K of Colombia’s small businesses

Tensions in Colombia over lost COVID-19 vaccine shots

UN urges Colombia to dismantle paramilitary groups

Colombians Are Injured During Protest Against Police Brutality

Tensions in Colombia over lost COVID-19 vaccine shots

In Pictures: Ecuador prison riots leave dozens dead

Ecuador signs agreement with Sinovac for 2 million COVID-19 vaccine: minister

Ecuador raises death toll from prison riots to 79

Weapons, cellphones seized after deadly Ecuador prison riots

Peruvian avocado growers hope to increase exports to Indian market

Peru to Compensate Victims of Forced Sterilizations

Peru: Gov't announces new measures for provinces under extreme risk

Peru's PM: Ruling on Ana Estrada's case is historic

Peru's 2021 elections: All polling station members to be given COVID-19 vaccine priority

Peru's Estrada: Fact of recognizing that I have right over my life is a great achievement

Peru's President: The events that marked his first 100 days in office

Latin America tripled food insecurity in 2020

In Brazil, an indigenous woman joins Bolsonaro in fight for mining

Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau's EBITDA 54% above estimates

Petrobras profit boosted as company turns more bullish on crude

Brazil's Lula Livre Campaign asks to annul Moro's trials of Lula

Brazil develops test to identify Covid-19 variants

Covid Deaths in Brazil Reach 250 Thousand in Worst Stage of The Pandemic

Brazils signs vaccine deal with Indian company

Brazil regulator approves 5G spectrum auction rules, no Huawei ban

Petrobras Craters, Real Falls in Brazil’s Worst Rout in Months

Brazil rancher groups oppose importing live cattle from Paraguay

Paraguay proposes to strengthen the Consude after his re-election in the Presidency

Strategic new bridge linking Paraguay's capital Asuncion with the western hinterland faces issues

Canada's Lundin group sees Argentine gold and silver mine opening in 2026

Abdel Samad, Ambassador of Argentina discuss promotion of media cooperation

Mexico, Argentina to strengthen alliance against Covid-19

Argentina To Compensate Relatives of Submarine Crew

Argentina may have dodged La Nina bullet

Argentina’s Latest Anti-Speech Scandal: Free Press on the Rocks?

Colombia reaches an agreement with Chile to export its Hass avocado to that market

Chile's big copper producers cheer price spike; wary of costs

Chile rejects key RAS smolt facility in fast-growing salmon farming region

Chile: Top Court Overrides Decision Banning Police's Riot Guns

Chile and Uruguay Have Best Climate for Foreign Investors: Study

Virus concerns loom for Japan with Olympic torch relay a month away

Japan can shoot at foreign government vessels attempting to land on Senkakus, LDP official says

Only a crisis will make room for women at top of LDP, ex-minister says

Tokyo has been cautious about implementing sanctions on the Myanmar regime to avoid jeopardizing the relationship it has built with military leaders over decades.

Air Liquide and Itochu collaborate on hydrogen mobility in Japan

Viewpoint: Japan needs nuclear power to reduce its energy plight

N. Korea
N. Korean firm found to have filed lawsuit against S. Korean firm for alleged unpaid supply

Kim Jong-un calls for stricter control over military officials

S. Korea
S. Korea kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with AstraZeneca's shots for workers, residents of nursing care hospitals

S. Korean public opinion divided on safety of COVID-19 vaccines

S. Korea, Japan debate over "comfort women" issue at UN

S. Korea injects first shots in public vaccination campaign

Ambassador of Belarus S.Chepurnoy meets the Prime Minister of Mongolia

New Chinese study finds milder variants of African swine fever virus

U.K. government has offered hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong a potential pathway to citizenship

President Xi Jinping led a ceremony highlighting efforts to end extreme poverty

Hong Kong exports soared the most since 1992 as trade picked up across Asia

SCIO briefing on advancement of rural vitalization across the board and acceleration of agricultural and rural modernization

Hong Kong to raise trading stamp duty

Will China scale back on economic stimulus as ‘grey rhino’ risks loom?

Beijing sets 15-year transport plan to help double economy by 2035

China target to allow air pollution to rise slightly in 2021: Environment ministry

TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92M in US privacy settlement

Drought In Taiwan Just Turned The Semi Shortage "Crisis" To "Critical"

Philippines believed to pass in 145,000 tonne wheat tender- trade

Philippines offers nurses in exchange for vaccines from Britain, Germany

PNP-PDEA gunfight: More questions than answers

Docs face ‘quandary’ as Sino vaccines’ arrival date set

PH report to UN rights body fans drug war criticism

Micheál Martin urgently seeks reassurance on Covid vaccine supplies at EU leaders’ online summit

Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery processes first batches of Qua Iboe, Cabinda crudes

Vietnam-New Zealand fruit trade to be expanded this year

Agri exports from Vietnam’s Covid-hit localities are problematic

VN in talks for 90 million doses of Pfizer, Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines: Health minister

Việt Nam actively contributes to ASEAN environmental cooperation

Việt Nam concerned about use of force in international relations

Southeast Asia's biggest travel app plans regional fintech expansion before 2021 listing

Garment Workers in Thailand, Laos See Victory in Lost Wage Incidents

Thailand's preparedness for black swan events

Thailand Launches New Mandatory Tracking App For All Tourists

Cambodia’s crackdown on the free Internet is a threat to the whole world

Chinese nationals in Cambodia encounter occasional discrimination since latest COVID-19

Cambodia and the Philippines further strengthen TVET relations

UN experts appalled by deportation of migrants from Malaysia to Myanmar

Malaysia consulted world’s leading Muslim ulamas on Covid-19 vaccination, says Islamic affairs minister

This Lunar New Year, a very different scene at Chinese temples in Kuala Lumpur

Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan, developer file appeal in bid to reinstate Taman Rimba Kiara project

Apologise for claiming Pakatan manipulated Form 4 History textbook or face legal action, Maszlee tells Umno Youth chief

MCO offenders may face up to RM10,000 fine under new Emergency Ordinance to take effect in March

Indonesia hunts for missing after mine collapse kills six

Enigmatic bird lost to science for 170 years rediscovered in Indonesia

Volcanic materials spew from Mount Sinabung in Karo

Microsoft plans to establish its first data center in Indonesia

Facebook widened a ban on pages linked to Myanmar’s military and barred advertising from affiliated commercial entities

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis?

Myanmar coup: Violence flares as rival protesters clash in Yangon

Bangladesh's four railway mega projects under Belt and Road Initiative suffer delay

Bangladesh writer Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested in digital security case, dies in jail

Bangladesh to scrap nine proposed coal plants

Nepal-based centre becomes 7th regional implementing entity of Adaptation Fund

Nepal's bid to deter women's job migration draws fury

Unpredictable Nepal politics likely to remain in flux

Niger opposition leader alleges election fraud, declares victory

India expected to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year

High Court asks Indian government for rules on regulating supply of fruit ripener

India: Mumbai Tempo Federation will increase fares on March 1

Peruvian avocado growers hope to increase exports to Indian market

Narendra Modi renames cricket stadium after himself

Chinese FM calls for right path of mutual trust, cooperation between China, India

Pakistan hopes to get off FATF grey list despite ‘strong Indian lobby’

India and Pakistan agree to stop firing along disputed Kashmir border

Pak Lawmaker apologises for tweet hurting Hindu community's sentiments

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Prevention Should Be at Heart of New Human Rights Council Resolution

Justice has failed Sri Lanka civil war victims: UNHCR

Pakistan extends $50mn line of credit for defence to Sri Lanka

Central Asia & Middle East
Spotify launches in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

India, Pakistan announce cease-fire at international border

India, Pakistan review situation along border

Pakistan Army says looking forward to conduct joint military drills with Iran

FATF gives 4th extension to Pakistan to fully implement ‘action plan’

Pakistan in diplomatic push to exit FATF grey list

FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’

All Punjab candidates elected unopposed for Senate polls

Pakistan, India Reach Rare Deal to Restore Kashmir Truce

Afghanistan’s memory museum pushes for justice by reframing a war

Uzbekistans FM, EAM Jaishankar discuss bilateral relations and Afghanistan situation

Kazakh president orders ban on foreign ownership of farmland

Kazakhstan shows interest in supplies of Belarusian sugar, its manufacturing technology

CSTO Joint Staff chief slams USA's efforts to destabilize Europe

Speaker meets Italy, Kazakhstan envoys

Head of State speaks of immediate priorities for Kazakhstan’s development

Kazakhstan to map out law on issues of alternative energy development

US, Kazakh governments launch $39 million regional energy program

President Zhaparov, Chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council Matviyenko meet

Kyrgyz president lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow

Meeting of President Zhaparov with reps of Russian business - photo

Uzbekistan Foreign Minister to meet Jaishankar today

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: apricots, cherries, almonds, grapes currently under threat of frost

Armenia’s military demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan,

Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

Iran urges parties in Armenia to exercise self-restraint

Armenia’s President Reports Attempted Military Coup in the Country

Azerbaijani foreign minister receives Pakistani delegation

Iran Policeman Killed Amid Unrest In Southeast

U.S. says airstrikes target facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militias

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Rocket strikes on US in Iraq seen as message from Iran

Now 'better willingness' exist to solve Erbil-Baghdad outstanding issues: KRG

Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

Number of Syrian households headed by women up to 22% from 4% before the conflict

Strike on Syrian Territory Was Ordered by Biden, Multiple Facilities Destroyed

Pentagon Confirms Airstrike Against 'Iranian-Backed' Militia in Syria

Syria gets vaccines from ‘friendly country’ after Israel said to pay for doses

Venezuela and Syria Meet To Promote Economic, Trade Cooperation

Coalition Plans To Expand Giant ISIS Prison In Syria

Smuggled photos used against Syrian regime in landmark torture trial

UN humanitarian chief briefs Security Council on Syria

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Hungary hailed for supporting Turkey-EU positive agenda

FM Szijjártó Warns EU Politicians Not to Criticise Turkey

Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan

Popular Kurdish politician exiled from Turkey meets with Kurdistan Region PM in Erbil

UN Secretary General extends mandate of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Azar from Bkerki: We are ready to assist in any proposal

Top Lebanese lawmaker calls to expel World Bank official

Israel bans seafood sales after devastating Mediterranean oil spill

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

Netanyahu on Biden’s Iran strategy: It’s a mistake to rely solely on agreements

Likud loses a little ground, would be unable to form coalition, poll finds

KKL-JNF board advances controversial $11.5 million purchase of West Bank land

Gantz demands Netanyahu halt transfer of vaccines to other countries

Netanyahu Asks Biden to Keep US Sanctions on Int'l Criminal Court Officials, Reports Say

Privacy or Life: Israel's Covid vaccination law sparks a debate

Scientists may have found the cure for cancer in whales' genes

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

Recent rainfall rekindles hopes of higher yields in Jordan

IRENA report identifies policy measures to advance Jordan’s transition to renewables

Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Senate president calls for ‘bold moves’ to overcome investment obstacles

Mosques to open for Friday prayer between 11:40am and 12:40pm

Interior minister renews call on public to abide by defence orders

Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and the UAE cut their production by 5.8 million barrels a day in May

COVID-19: Parks, beaches to remain closed in Oman

Supreme Committee extends closure of North Sharqiya Governorate

Bahrain becomes first nation to approve J&J vaccine for emergency use

Bahrain: Crown prince calls Israel PM on Iran nuclear talks

Bahrain's GFH acquires major Chicago distribution centre

Emirati academic suggests 'conditional' end to Qatari media block

Saudi Arabia
Oil prices reach one-year high as global crude supplies shrink

U.S. shale no longer threatens OPEC, says Pioneer CEO

OPEC+ to weigh modest oil output boost at meeting

Saudi cos keen to invest in Bangladesh: envoy

MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

Joe Biden’s ‘snub’ signals a reset with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's mega-project: a 170km 'line' city through the desert

Canadian documents show new link between Khashoggi killers and Saudi Crown Prince

U. A. E.
Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

Mideast’s Sole Nuclear Power Engaged in ‘Major Construction’ at Secret Site, Satellite Snaps Show

UAE resumes issuing travel visa for Iranians

Milkor UAE unveils automatic grenade launcher at IDEX 2021

How UAE, Greece came close together

French-made arms causing disaster in Yemen: Iran Envoy

Iran hopes change in Coalition, backers’ approach lead to peace in Yemen

United Kingdom
Exxon to sell down North Sea assets as focus narrows on key opportunities

Companies say new customs forms required following Brexit are the biggest hurdle to trading with the rest of the world

Scotland reaps dividend of Covid response that diverged from England’s

Rishi Sunak will call for 'honesty' about spending as he is warned against tax rises

‘Aloof' Civil Service needs private sector overhaul says key adviser

SNP divisions grow Sturgeon enrages former deputy leader by 'questioning Salmond verdict'

Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang

UK lowers Covid alert level as hospital admissions fall

UK, others have ‘duty’ to observe freedom of navigation in South China Sea – British envoy

Leaving Cert students will have to answer fewer questions in June exams​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

First Irish case of B1525 strain of Covid-19 confirmed as R number increases

Micheál Martin urgently seeks reassurance on Covid vaccine supplies at EU leaders’ online summit

Taoiseach clashes with Labour leader Kelly over arrival of 2,000 people from Brazil into Ireland

GNR begin collecting wild camping fines

The rise of radical politics in Portugal?

64 percent of parents overwhelmed by home school

Lagos avocado controversy continues

Portugal: Mortgage interest rates at new low

Portugal: Controversy over German medics in private clinic

Portugal sees green hydrogen output by end-2022, $12 bln in investment lined up

Coronavirus: EU leaders consider vaccine passports

Spain's vaccination programme picks up speed as second phase kicks in

Cattle stranded at sea 'face immediate slaughter' if ship docks in Spain, says manager

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

Xi eyes new driving forces for China-France cooperation

France investigates leak of almost 500,000 medical records, including HIV and fertility status

Paris and other French regions face threat of new COVID restrictions

French regulator approves 50-year operation of 900 MWe reactors

France announces new border checks with Germany

BoE governor warns EU over derivatives clearing power grab

Venezuela Gives EU Delegation Head 72 Hours to Leave Caracas in Wake of New Sanctions

More patrols in Brussels, bottles, glasses and music banned in Ghent

Hike in real estate prices across Flemish towns

Van Gogh's Painting from Private Collection to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s

Dutch Parliament Declares Uyghur Genocide, New Zealand Parliament Should Too.

Amping up online consumer protection in the Netherlands

Netherlands: 80 years since the February Strike

German pig prices up again after disruption to exports, slaughterhouses

Joe Biden has a lesson in democracy for Angela Merkel

Germany Angela Merkel refuses Oxford jab amid calls to 'lead by example'

Germany offers help with covid patients, former GP banned from entering the US

Bulgaria’s Exports to Germany Grow to Record Highs Despite Pandemic

Germany's Merkel warns of third wave if lockdown is lifted too quickly

Denmark supported workshop on statistics in Vietnam

Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 0.89%

Denmark: Dryk to Bring its Plant-Based Beverages to China After DTC Model Success

EU Is looking to Accelerate Covid-19 Vaccination Process

Austria rolls out free in-home coronavirus self-testing

Infineon's new Austrian plant can equip 25 million electric vehicles a year: CEO

WHO says patients suffering long Covid symptoms ‘need to be heard’

Gold price extends decline on surging bond yields

African Policy Experts to Develop Leadership Skills in Italy

Russia's Wildberries Launches in France, Italy and Spain

Italian ambassador died in gunbattle in DRC, not execution, prosecutor says

Italy's Mount Etna lights up night skies with lava show

Malta to open Libya Consulate in weeks – visas, residency permits, flights, bank accounts, seized dinars discussed

IKEA opens first store in Slovenia

Romania's Grampet Group launches rail freight ops in Slovenia

Slovenia Drops Use of Force from Definition of Rape

Croatia reopens terraces of bars, restaurants, but calls for caution

Expectations for Croatia's Economy at Highest Level Since Pandemic Outbreak

Croatia Indicts Serb Ex-Paramilitary for Torturing, Killing Teenager

In Montenegro, Legendary Nudist Camp Waits to be Rescued

Ibrahim meets Albania's Interior Minister

DP Registers Officially its Coalition for the Next Parliamentary Elections

Greece: rape of minor, PM denies cover-up

Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson

Greece proposes law changes following MeToo allegations

Pandemic, EU billions drive Greece's digital revolution

Bulgaria: As of 1 March Household Appliances Will Come with New Energy Labels

Bulgaria: Sofia Budget 2021 Adopted, Will Mayor Deliver on Promises?

Bulgaria: Future for Tourism Association Insists on Setting up Guarantee Fund for Customer Indemnity

Bulgaria Antarctic Expedition Reached Livingston Island

Bulgaria: Remote Measuring Devices Become Mandatory as of 2027

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Activity Report of Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture

HealthMin Voiculescu: Indicator regarding infections with SARS-CoV-2 to be calculated according to new rules

DNA's Bologa: With current draft budget, we cannot carry out activity under good conditions

PSD's Ciolacu discusses with representatives of NGOs in environment to support some drafts in Parliament

Romanian start-up Plant an App wins EBRD Innovation Challenge

Joint budget-finance committees approve SIE budget

EU court urged to rule against Hungary's asylum policy

Turkey gets back historical artifacts from Hungary

Hungary returns 412 smuggled artifacts to Turkey

Hungary expects 1 million doses of Sinopharm's vaccine in March and April

Hungary starts using Chinese vaccines

Former general prosecutor banned from entering the US

Slovak cloud phone services startup attracts millions in investment

Tourism industry drops to levels from 20 years ago

Czech Republic
Czech Republic will sue Poland over coal mine

Poland's KGHM sees copper demand rising amid green energy projects - CEO

Polish cold chambers opening, improving availability of certain varieties

The sales of Polish apples are at a high level at the moment.

Poland is home to CEE's most competitive IT sector

Poland to hold virtual candidates' forum

Florida Army Guard arrives in Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

Zelensky appoints ex-finance minister as Ukraine's ambassador to U.S.

Zelensky signs decree on appointment of Markarova as Ukraine's Ambassador to U.S.

Ukraine interested in increasing presence of NATO forces in Black Sea

Ukrainian, Canadian Defense Ministers discuss security issues within Ukraine, its borders

Stoltenberg in his talk with Zelensky notes that bill on reforming SBU will accelerate alliance into NATO

Iran Pledges to Give More Detailed Responses about Ukrainian Air Boeing Crash

MAE, Education Ministry award 100 scholarships to youths from Belarus

EU prolongs sanctions against Belarus for another year

Lukashenka Faces His Weakest Point

Export promotion efforts in focus of Belarus' MFA meeting

Minsk to host Belarusian Construction Week on 7-9 April

Nornickel shares drop after partial suspension of operations at two mines

Russia proposes a synchronized approach to help Iran and the U.S. break their deadlock and resurrect the 2015 nuclear deal

RMB included in Russia's national wealth fund

UK Foreign Office Docs Reveal 'Full-Spectrum' Psyops to 'Destabilise Russia', Journalist Says

S-400 Missile System Caught in Traffic Accident Outside Moscow - Video

Russia reaffirms that the fight against poverty is absolute priority

"We may have done more harm than good," an Amnesty International official says on the call with Russian Pranksters

Alexei Navalny Moved From Jail – Lawyer

A Vote on Restoring a Secret Police Chief’s Statue Opens Old Wounds in Russia

German man charged with spying for Russia

High prices for herbs in Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia

Lithuania ready to mediate for resolution of Georgian crisis – president

Poland expects Lithuania to support Mazeikiu refinery development

Lithuania's 5G development hampered by Russian military spectrum interference

Estonia Turns the Page on Its Flirtation With the Far-Right EKRE

Estonia has Europe's second highest coronavirus rate

Estonian parlt ends 1st reading of bill terminating investment treaty with Finland

Finland announces March shutdown

How Finland's new shutdown will affect you

Hungary, Finland brace for new virus wave

Belgian police interference prevents suicide attempt in Finland

Finland to enter 3-week coronavirus lockdown from March 8

NJ could learn something about leadership from Finland and Sweden

Geely, Volvo announce combination of powertrain businesses

Four die in Sweden after falling through ice on lake

New Swedish ‘green steel’ plan

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

Egypt detainees languish in jail

Al Qaeda has a new leader called 'the Sword of Revenge': Egyptian former general who is now in hiding in Iran is 'set to make terror group as dangerous as they were under Osama Bin Laden'

Egypt's PM: Gov't focuses on restoring economy to rates prior to COVID pandemic

Egypt sends medical, food aid to Lebanon

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

Libya's new PM to unveil team in first hurdle of transition

Prime minister designate Aldabaiba presents a ‘‘vision’’ of his government to parliament

U.S. Embassy emphasizes importance of HoR convening to endorse GNU

74 HoR members announce unconditional GNU support – in lieu of an announcement of a unified HoR meeting

Bassil discusses bilateral ties with Ambassadors of Tunisia, France

Egyptian agricultural imports spark controversy in Tunisia

China to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Tunisia

Algeria: Drareni's Appeal Postponed Until March

Report on France's Colonial Past in Algeria Spurs Criticism, Little Action

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 3.84M

45th SADR anniversary: Africa will never be free as long as one of its countries remains occupied

Moroccan campaign aims to end virginity tests

Senegal, Morocco, Caymans added to terror finance watch list

Gambia Truth Commission Opens Hearings on 2005 Migrant Massacre

Liberia: Ivorian Refugees in Liberia Struggle to Get a Helping Hand

Experiencing corruption in Liberia and PNG

Liberia: Witnesses Tell Court Massaquoi Killed Family

Cote dIvoire
Cote d’Ivoire mango exports dropped by 28% last year

Cocoa producers Ivory Coast, Ghana, others should join forces to control supplies

Nation takes steps to maximise AfCFTA gains

How to sustain buzz on cocoa consumption beyond Feb 14

SEC warns public against investing with Wiseling Online Investment Company

Mastercard and MTN partner to enable customers pay on global online platforms

Ghana Gets First Batch of Free Covid-19 Vaccines from COVAX

Founder of LGBTQI center shut down in Ghana says he fears for his safety

Mali: Prime Minister Moctar Ouane promises a revision of the Constitution

Mali trial against ex-putsch leader postponed

Gali congratulates Mohamed Bazoum on his election as President of Niger

Niger: At Least 2 Deaths in Aftermath of Elections

Nigerian court lifts SEC ban on Oando's shareholder meeting

18 killed in northern Nigeria after gunmen attacks

Osinbajo to lead discussions at Banks’s CEOs Summit on Economic Growth tomorrow

Untold story of how Nigerian troops crushed Boko Haram to retake Borno town

Insecurity: Buhari rules out amnesty for bandits, terrorists

Grieving parents recall last moments with children killed in Maiduguri multiple bombings

Buhari Meets New EFCC Chair, Bawa

No Legal Basis for Dialogue with Bandits, Senior Lawyers Insist

Cameroon and Algeria sign bilateral air transport agreement

Central African Republic
New wave of violence puts education on hold for one in two children in the Central African Republic

CAR 'Very Volatile', Despite Important Progress - UN Peacekeeping Chief

UN Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent support to Sudan

South Sudan
South Sudan Among Countries Most Struck By Extreme Weather

Hundreds massacred by Eritrean troops in Ethiopian town, Amnesty says

7,000 flee western Ethiopia fighting

Abiy purged his military high command to prepare for his war against the TPLF

A Last Chance to End Somalia’s Dangerous Election Impasse

Mysterious ‘Ghost Plane’ Spotted at US Base in Somalia Hints at Ongoing Clandestine Ops

AMISOM should provide more than security in Somalia

Somalia political tension affects people's life: UN

Somalia women drivers dare country's Islamists, conservatives

Kenya: 912 Wiped Out From the List of Dollar Millionaires in 2020 - Report

Kenya to Receive First Batch of Covid-19 Vaccines Next Week

Telkom Kenya called out for earning Sh1.7bn on expired licence

In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destruction

Kenya bans runners from Tanzania's Kilimanjaro

Uganda: Foreign Minister Defiant As U.S. Threatens Sanctions Over Contested Elections

Uganda sees work on oil pipeline with Total starting shortly

U.S urges credible probe into Uganda Jan. 14 polls

US demands audit of Uganda's election result

Egypt boosts ties with Burundi — with eye on Turkey

Tanzania: Govt to Widen Fight Against Desert Locusts

Tanzania: Is There a Hidden Covid Crisis in Zanzibar?

Tanzania enhances measures to curb COVID-19

How COVID-19 became a non-issue in Tanzania's elections

Malawi grants permission for Bushiri's daughter to go to Kenya for medical attention, says lawyer

‘Anti-sanctions’ group embarrassing itself by proving the fallacy and unbelievability of this tired old sanction’s tale

Japan provides further support to alleviate hunger in Zimbabwe

President of Namibia congratulates Saharawi President for the 45th anniversary of the Proclamation of SADR

Geingob hits final nail in Air Namibia's coffin

South Africa
South Africa's Implats half-year profit surges, hikes dividend

South Africa has found about 4,000 cases of coronavirus re-infection

South African kiwiberries benefit from cool, wet summer

South Africa Moves to Stabilise Debt as Budget Deficit Doubles

Modise receives panel's report on Mkhwebane's removal - but recommendation still under wraps

'Austerity'? Mboweni slams critics, citing balancing act between grants and fiscal stability

Why Zondo Commission is likely to test ANC's notion of 'collective responsibility'

Harmony Gold mulls digging farther at world’s deepest mine

Mauritius: A Fisherman's Life Amid Covid-19 and an Oil-Polluted Ocean

‘Mauritius, India working for a safe Indian Ocean’

Aboriginal Australian group encouraged but wary of South32's engagement

Anglo American boosts 2020 dividends as metals prices climb

Australia's Iluka Resources eyes downstream processing of rare earths

Export Plan for fresh produce from Australia to New Zealand

Australia plagued by 'voluntary unemployment', leading economist warns

Aussie sheep sheds huge coat after years on the lam

Australian media reforms pass parliament after last-ditch changes

Australian greenhouse gas emissions rebound as Covid-19 restrictions lifted

NSW records 40th day of no community cases

Why the nation’s renters will be paying more

No intercontinental Qantas flights till October

New Zealand
Fonterra raises lower end of profit view on strong demand for dairy products

Govt had no idea of Team NZ's foreign pitch - why team doesn't hold all cards

Government: Moriori Claims Settlement Bill Passes 1st Reading

OECD: Unemployment Rate Stable At 6.9% In December 2020, 1.7 Percentage Points Higher Than In February 2020

Papua New Guinea
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