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In Vancouver election dominated by housing, voters face a crowded ballot: ‘Too many choices’

Minister Freeland calls for a ‘credible and transparent’ probe into Saudi dissident’s death

Alberta experiences cannabis retail boom as 100 more stores to roll-out by mid-November

Toronto police raid and shut down five marijuana dispensaries, vow to close more

Trump: US to Exit Nuclear Pact

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to be sentenced on February 8 after being convicted of fraud charges

US withdrawing from INF Treaty to pursue unipolar world — diplomatic source

Goldman Changes Asia Banking Leadership as New CEO Digs In

Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?

NYC Subway Chief Faces Reality Check in Push for Upgrades

Remains of more than 60 babies, fetuses found stashed in Detroit funeral home

Hurricane Michael Hits Coast Guard’s Largest Program, Leaving Devastation

Joaquin Castro accuses Kushner of orchestrating killing of Khashoggi

Migrants try to paddle into Mexico

Migrants Stranded at Mexico’s Southern Border Consider Their Options

Mexico ‘opens border’ to women & children of US-bound migrant caravan

Tropical Storms Willa, Vicente take aim at Mexican Pacific coast

Thousands in a migrant caravan are waiting to cross the Guatemalan-Mexican border amid sweltering heat

Guantanamo prison takes on geriatric airs

11,000 detained, 400 charged - Opposition raises concerns with enhanced security measures; Gov’t cites reduction in crime

Guyana Prison Escapee Captured; Two Others Still on the Run

Former Supreme Court Justice Flees to Spain

Peru-Romania Parliamentary Friendship League ties deepened

WhatsApp Flooded With Fake News in Brazil Election

Bolsonaro Denies Illegal Use Of Social Media

Brazil’s Bolsonaro does not rule out retaining central bank chief Goldfajn

U.S., Chinese leaders to meet in Buenos Aires next month ahead of G20 Summit

New Life Expectancy Report: Where Does Argentina Stand?

Chile denies a glacier spat has chilled ties to Argentina

Putting tsunami countermeasures on hold at Fukushima nuke plant 'natural': ex-TEPCO VP

Japan, Europe launch space probes to survey Mercury

Rubella patients top 1,100 in Japan, pregnant women warned

Japanese and Chinese defense chiefs meet for first time in three years, agree to start full-fledged exchanges

Japan to make charging for plastic shopping bags mandatory

Japan will invite ASEAN air force personnel to observe ASDF training: Iwaya

N. Korea
Second Kim-Trump summit likely to happen next year: Report

Next summit for Trump, North Korea's Kim likely after first of year: senior U.S. official

S. Korea
Foreign investment in S. Korea hit 20 billion U.S. dollars in shortest period this year

Korean herb Aster yomena alleviates symptoms of allergies, atopic dermatitis

S. Korea, US cancel another major military exercise this year

Diplomat says has plans to strengthen Tehran-Seoul ties

South Korea has the strongest entrepreneurship in Asia

Trade war a double-edged sword for China as economic growth slows

China Finds Big-Ticket Spending Leads to Nowhere

Chinese City Is Raked Over the Coals by Furious Citizens

Defense Chiefs Seek Friendlier Skies Over Asia’s Military Flashpoints

Exile Leaders Slam China Claims of ‘Voluntary Vocational Training’ For Detained Uyghurs in Xinjiang

China, EU Launch New Combined Military Exercise

China landslide sparks flood alert in Northeast states

U.S. May Sail Through Taiwan Strait, Provoking China

‘No Annexation”: Anti-China Independence Protests in Taiwan

Philippines is world's second top globalization destination: index

Joma tells Duterte: Reds ready to resume peace talks 'anytime'

Duterte’s close friend vows to fight for women

Crowds brave London chill for PH fast-food giant’s UK debut

Vietnam dissident Khoi urges Facebook to protect freedom of expression

ASEM should pioneer multilateral co-operation: PM

VN exporters lack FTA knowledge

Viet Nam concerned over escalating conflict in Gaza Strip

Lao Workers Jailed For Criticizing Government Are Separated in Prison

Thailand’s Nation Brand ranking drops two spots this year to 31th

Thailand: Cash rewards for people providing information leading to drug seizures

Exclusive: Southern Thailand peace talk with Panitan Wattanayagorn

Protesters Urge EU to Pressure Cambodia on Democracy as PM Hun Sen Attends Brussels Talks

New Anti-LGBT Crackdown in Bali

Endemic birds of Flores' Poco Ndeki face extinction owing to illegal hunting

Accountability a key pillar for reconciliation in Myanmar: UN Envoy

8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

India rejects Pakistan demand for Chenab dams' inspection

Honda jacks up car prices by up to Rs100,000

India train disaster toll rises amid anger over safety

39 lakh deaths in last 12 yrs were avoidable: Govt data

‘Three-fourths of H-1B visa holders in 2018 are desis’

Sri Lanka
India, Sri Lanka discuss ways of enhancing ties

Will finish infra projects before your polls: India to Sri Lanka

Middle East
Top military official urges Pakistan to arrest kidnappers

Iran demands swift Pakistan action on abducted guards

Pakistan: PM fears bankruptcy sans bailout in two months

Marriyum hits back at PM Imran over 'vindictive' statement

Asad Umar maintains positive outlook on economy

Next IMF loan will be ‘the last’, says Pakistan FM

Millions of Afghans Vote Despite Attacks, Threats

28 killed, 100 injured as blasts rip through Afghanistan during election day

Encouraged by Afghans’ desire to vote, UN urges authorities to safeguard and complete elections

Kazakhstan expands list of products, aiming to export to Azerbaijan

Earthquake occurs in Kyrgyzstan

About 70,000 Kyrgyzstanis blacklisted in Russia

EEU to develop new standards for children’s playgrounds

Ex-deputy of Parliament tried in Almaty

Belarus suggests milk processing project to Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan reveals date for utilities, fuel price increase

Aoun holds talks with visiting Armenian PM

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 26 times

President Sarkissian visits German Embassy in Yerevan

Armenian President sends congratulatory letter to Catholicos Aram I of Great House of Cilicia

CSTO Secretary General’s replacement process to be completed as soon as possible – deputy FM

President Ilham Aliyev arrives in Turkey for working visit

Azerbaijani PM talks creation of new vocational education centers in country

President Rouhani accepts resignation of two ministers

Watchdog Warns Iran Could Be Blacklisted Unless It Acts Against Terrorism Funding

Syrians in occupied Golan protest against Israel

Six civilians kidnapped by terrorists in Sweida liberated

Syrian-Iranian Businessmen Forum kicks off in Tehran

62 killed in US-led coalition airstrikes on Deir Ezzor

Islamic State frees 6 Syrian Druze women, children in deal with Assad regime

Bomb attacks against US-backed forces in Syria rise five-fold

SOCAR head on Star refinery's importance for Azerbaijani, Turkish economies' development

Turkey wants liberation of occupied lands of Azerbaijan – Turkish MP

Turkey-US relationship 'back on track' after Brunson release

Riachy at Christian Media Conference: History will curse all those who tamper with reconciliation

Hariri discusses bilateral relations with his Armenian counterpart

Israel Delays Evictions in West Bank Bedouin Village

Israeli forces detain Jerusalem's governor

Netanyahu’s Son Under Fire After Calling Israeli Broadcaster ‘Fat Cow’

Eilat airport to reopen after heavy rains flooded runway

Livni: Netanyahu government is ‘preserving’ Hamas rule in Gaza

GCC, OIC, Jordan commend Saudi Arabia for acting on Khashoggi's death

Jordanians report ‘pleasant’ Damascus experience after border reopening

Prince Hassan says military Iftaa departments have enlightenment role

Jordan falls two spots in Global Competitiveness Report

Gov’t pressured to take action on Baqoura, Ghumar lands

Relief, education, development dominate Kuwait's aid activities last week

Kuwaiti delegation highlighted authorities efforts in combating crime

Kuwait reiterates its commitment to assist least developed nations

UK starts manufacturing warplanes for Qatar

Saudi Arabia
Trump 'not satisfied' over Saudi's death

Employees of Saudi consulate in Istanbul give testimony at Turkish prosecutor’s office – report

U. A. E.
UAE Warns Against "Destabilizing" Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Case

Chronic Hunger Stalks Millions in War-Torn Yemen

United Kingdom
UK: Pension tax raid will widen retirement funds gap between public and private sector workers

Debenhams expected to close more stores in drastic action against giant debt pile

Government under pressure to use Salisbury sanctions against Saudi officials after Khashoggi killing

Thousands take to streets in London and demand second Brexit vote be held

UK wants deal to avoid Northern Ireland Brexit backstop: minister

President Higgins faces calls to 'come clean' on reasons for travelling to Belfast

'Shut your trap,' Casey tells 'Indian' Leo Varadkar for 'trying to impact poll' Presidential Election

Number of millionaires in Portugal drops

Portugal: 'Golden visa' investment in September down 19%

State Budget foresees more investment in Algarve’s train line and councils

Facing uproar, Spain’s Supreme Court will reconsider who pays mortgage tax

France, Germany Join Outcry Over Saudi Journalist's Death

Scores of Brits in France head to London to demand People's Vote on Brexit

France demands 'exhaustive investigation' in Khashoggi case

US gas for Europe will be 40% more expensive than Russian, Medvedev says

European Security Commissioner Julian King in Bucharest on Monday, due to meet IntMin, SRI head

EU calls for thorough investigation into Khashoggi's death

Asia-Europe leaders support JCPOA, decry return of sanctions

Former Dutch PM Kok Dies at 80

Dutch PM urges broader investigation into Khashoggi killing

Professor: The Grand Coalition in Berlin Is Obviously on the Brink of Collapse

‘Inadequate’: Europe dissatisfied with Riyadh’s Khashoggi death story, Berlin talks arms sale freeze

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Germany says Saudi's Khashoggi narrative 'inadequate'

Polish president to meet German leaders in Berlin

Owner of Danish communications giant at forefront of European tax scandal

Austria's Klagenfurt to host Day of Belarus in 2019

Salvini dismisses Italy's ratings downgrade, says outlook 'stable'

Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt and deficit concerns

Belarus, Italy in talks over joint projects in manufacturing, construction

More and more Greek firms are moving abroad

Macedonian Name Change Moves Ahead After Crucial Parliament Vote

Romania takes over Presidency of EU Strategy for the Danube Region from Bulgaria

PM Borisov was Congratulated on the Way Bulgaria Protects Borders at Brussels Summit

Bulgaria Anti-trust Body Says Cannot Consider CEZ Assets Sale due to Legal Proceedings

The Bulgarian Environment Ministry will Publish Programme for Improving Air Quality

FinMin Teodorovici: Tentative budget scenarios include freezing public sector wages, earlier enforcement of wage law

Senior official Ciamba says strengthening US - EU transatlantic partnership - a major goal during Romanian EU Presidency

DefMin Fifor on Russian fighter plane interception over Black Sea: No violation of Romania's airspace

Romania still needs to close 51 non-compliant landfills in order to meet EU requirements

Foreigners in Slovakia: Will they vote in upcoming elections?

Polish regional vote a test for eurosceptic PiS government

Protest as German daily refers to ‘Polish’ death camps in WWII

Poles to vote in local elections

Russia’s top diplomat warns Ukraine won’t be able to hold NATO drills in Azov Sea

U.S. Secretary of State supports Ukraine in efforts to create autocephalous church

"Explosives were planted": Witnesses spotted suspicious men near ammo depot

Ukraine government hikes gas prices for population by quarter as part of deal with IMF

Ukraine: IMF Stand-By Arrangement will ensure stability in politically heavy 2019

Belarus president against mirroring foreign education models

Belarus president encourages universities to train specialists with entrepreneurship skills

MPs to discuss Belarus-Russia Union State's draft military doctrine

Belarus to host Belt and Road international forum in June 2019

Warning: No Letup in Russian Meddling Efforts

Trump says US will pull out of nuclear deal with Russia

Russian senator says US withdrawal from INF Treaty blow to global strategic stability

Putin is absolutely against isolationism in international relations - Kremlin

Russian Orthodox Church recognizes Patriarch Bartholomew as schismatic – Russia's media

‘88,000 terrorists killed in Russian strikes in Syria’

At Least Four Killed In Explosion At Fireworks Factory Outside St. Petersburg

Bolton heads to Moscow for high-stakes meeting with Russians

Latvian President to parties: Sort out coalition quickly

Estonia to be advertised with help of foreign celebrities

Estonia to bring back electric car subsidy, this time for businesses

State implementing measures to boost development of Northeastern Estonia

Average inheritance rises to 80K in Finland

Racism rampant in Swedish pharmacies: report

'Relatively large' earthquake hits Swedish city of Gävle

Russian man returns to Moscow after his release from Oslo’s prison

Libya, North African neighbors reject EU’s ‘disembarkation platforms’

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

Kuwaiti diplomat hands in invitation letter to Ghana's Pres.

55 People Killed in Violence in Northern Nigeria

Over 50 People Killed in Communal Clashes in Nigeria – Reports

Cameroon's Constitutional Court rejects last petition for re-run

Russian senior diplomat, Eritrea president discuss lifting of UN SC anti-Eritrea sanctions

In Somalia, OCHA funding boosts school attendance rates and trains teachers

Angola: Parliaments should encourage policies for young people and women

Angola: President dismisses ambassadors at CPLP, Mexico, Greece and Canada

African billionaire Mohammed Dewji returns home unharmed after release by kidnappers

Electric car causes stir in fuel-starved Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis will deepen without aid, ruling party warns

Zimbabwe: Countrywide 2019 Health Sector Budget Consultations Next Week

Post-Polls Violence Probe Hears Zimbabweans' Shocking Testimonies

South Africa
South African farmers to visit Russia’s Crimea to boost ties while facing land expropriation at home

Officials, expert reveal possible SA links to kidnap of Tanzanian tycoon

Mboweni: State Capture was a 'great public sector heist'

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after rebel uprising: minister

The Australian House of Representatives enters into a hung parliament

British royals give gift of dignity to Australia's war dead

Women shape Vietnam and Vietnamese families: Australian Consul-General Karen Lanyon

Wentworth byelection: Gap between Kerryn Phelps and Dave Sharma narrows in surprise count update

Auspol: Interest rate rises only a matter of time, despite property gloom

Liberals' Wentworth defeat a 'big price' for leadership coup, Morrison admits

New Zealand
NZ Education Bill Passes: Repeal Of Charter Law Welcomed By Teachers

NZ Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

NZ dollar gains may be short-lived as investor nerves tested

Rotorua climate change leaders to meet Minister

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