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Ontario set to table first balanced budget in nearly a decade

Clark holds up softwood dispute to deflect criticism during B.C. debate

Justice ministers across Canada set to meet to tackle court delays

Nova Scotia Liberals bring in broad middle-class tax cut in budget

Hamilton agrees to move forward with $1-billion LRT project

O’Leary drops out of Conservative leadership race, endorses Bernier

Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers

Two held for mugging Canadian senator in Islamabad

Trump to tighten economic sanctions, gear diplomatic efforts, have doors open for dialogue

Fossil shocker: Humans may have been in North America 100,000 years earlier than originally believed

Trump Drops Nafta Pullout Threat

Ford’s Profit Falls 35%

Democrats Vow No Continuing Resolution If Healthcare Vote Takes Place

NASA Re-Establishes Contact With Cassini After Initial Ring Dive Completed

Trump Agrees to 'Renegotiate' Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada

Trump discusses NAFTA with Mexican, Canadian leaders

U.S. will renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico, Trump says

Interest doubles in annual aerospace fair

Raise minimum wage to US level: Senators

Teachers to march in Oaxaca and Chiapas

Tear gas used against Ayotzinapa protest

Mexican Campesinos Protest Agriculture Cuts

Investors Feel Pinch of Barbados’ Economic Decline

Cuba Calls for Abolition of Military Bases, US Interventionism

Venezuela says it will withdraw from the Organization of American States

Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

Yet Another Colombian Social Leader Killed in Cauca

Germany helps Peruvian marine areas

USAID budget cuts: Learn why Cuba, Russia & Bolivia won’t cry if Trump curbs cash flow

Indians Confront Police in front of the National Congress in Brasília

Brazilian market welcomes Peruvian blueberries

Trump, Argentine President Macri hold White House talks

Argentina Farmers Stage Vegetable Giveaway to Protest Low Prices

Argentina to create a DNA registry of convicted sex offenders

Chilean salmon prices to Brazil, Japan, and U.S. soften

Normal bunker activity in Chile’s Valparaiso following 6.9 earthquake

U.S. eyes moving 4,000 Marines from Okinawa to Guam from 2024

Ex-Moritomo Gakuen chief recorded talks with gov't that refer to Akie Abe

Japan corporate exec group to set up 1st committee on Constitution in 8 years

Putin, Abe call for urgent restart of Korea talks

Bank of Japan chief warns over 'likely' delay on inflation target

New cancer guidelines eyed after study suggests drugs less effective in elderly patients

Mystery deepens over Moritomo land deal as recording with Finance Ministry emerges

Bank of Japan cuts inflation forecast, maintains stimulus

North Koreans in Japan sense growing hostility

N. Korea
China Eyes Tighter Sanctions on N. Korea, but Limits Remain

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

North Korea seeks Asean help in row with US

U.S. Keeps Its Military Threat Alive While Pressing North Korea

S. Korea
Conservative Hong, centrist Ahn fight for Daegu-Gyeongnam votes

Chinese customs agency disproportionately rejects Korean food, cosmetics

China to regroup PLA Army

China urges EU to stop interfering in HK, Macao affairs

China is World-Leading Censor With 'Total Control' Over News: Press Freedom Group

Hong Kong Arrests Nine Pro-Democracy Activists in Ongoing 'Purge' of Opposition Figures

Village Crackdown on ‘Illegal Religious Activities’ Nets Dozens of Uyghurs

Trump’s tax cut plan poses a new threat to China

Beijing promises military solution to US missile shield

Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China

China's pesticide drones a godsend for struggling farmers amid labour shortage

Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

Support for President reaches 55.1 percent: poll

Wu Ching-kuo to serve second term as IOC culture commission Chair

Philippines’ Duterte says pointless discussing South China Sea woes at summit

Philippines to get South Korea anti-sub warship

Philippines police 'keep people hidden in secret cell'

Vietnam: City voters fret over worsening environment

An Giang seeks to relocate 20,000 families after landslide

At least 51 locations under threat of subsidence in southern Vietnamese province

Lao Government Should Grant Concession Leases Based on Investment: Former Official

Nurturing special Việt Nam-Laos relationship a top priority, leaders agree

Gov’t to get tough with dishonest land concession holders

Ministry suspends licensing of gas stations, oil warehouses

Thailand to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

FPO maintains 3.6% GDP growth forecast amid export gains

Somkid targets 70% Hong Kong market share for Thai rice

Thai food giants expected to gain from US tax cuts

ISPs given 7 days to erase illicit content from servers

Surapong quits Pheu Thai Party

Việt Nam, Cambodia agree on measures to boost ties

Video From Hun Sen’s Office Warns of War Similar to Syria

Cabinet changes: Josephine Teo, Desmond Lee promoted to full ministers

Shanmugam responds to academic's comments on 'populism' in criminal law

Brunei to exchange ‘expertise’ with Philippines on drug war

Widodo: Sea row must be resolved immediately

Government to evaluate 23 ministerial regulations

Indonesian govt committed to build more low-cost apartments: President Jokowi

Indonesia ready to continue cooperation with UN

Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

Children's Education: Harijans take it upon themselves

Maheshkhali declared 'digital island'

Four killed in militant den

Russia, India eyeing to tap Pakistan gas market

UP school directs students to have Yogi style hair cut

Four time MP Vinod Khanna, missed berth in Modi's team

Shah, Mamata lock horns as BJP chief wraps up Bengal visit

India expresses concern over freedom of 26/11 perps in Pakistan

Indian woman 'sold' in Saudi Arabia rescued after Sushma Swaraj's intervention

Middle East
Pakistani Taliban say detained militant used for propaganda

Pakistan accountable for terrorist attack on frontier: FM Spox

Pakistan 'accountable' for deaths of Iranian guards

‘Several TTP militants’ killed in suspected US drone strike in North Waziristan

2 US Troops Killed in Anti-IS Operation in Afghanistan

Pakistan's soil won't be used against Afghanistan, army delegation tells Afghan authorities

UN calls for prevention of Afghan civilian casualties

Iran, Kyrgyzstan discuss development of railway ties

Uzbekistan: Russia-Themed War Remembrance Ribbons Ruffle Feathers

With an Armenian (Finally) in Charge, Will CSTO Alter Course?

RPA, ARF to sign new agreement on cooperation – Senior Armenian lawmaker

Armenian, Russian, Azerbaijani FMs to specify positions on troublesome aspects of NK conflict settlement

Stepanakert expects maintenance of regional stability from upcoming Lavrov-Nalbandian- Mammadyarov meeting

PACE president Pedro Agramunt banned from chairing session, resignation probable

Azerbaijan: Creationist Textbooks Stir Controversy, Public Action

Azerbaijani Court Starts Hearings On Baku's Demand To Block Independent Websites

Official: Azerbaijan has all mechanisms to fight corruption

Russia ships BTR-82A armored personnel carriers to Azerbaijan

Iranian, Russian, Syrian defense ministers meet in Moscow

Iran's envoy protest over killing of border guards

US Seeking Ways to Circumvent Iran Nuclear Deal, Throw Sand in Tehran's Gears

Iraqi MPs to launch investigation into Turkish airstrikes - report

US-backed Syrian Forces Open Corridor for Fleeing Raqqa Residents

U.S. designates Syria-based deputy leader of IS as global terrorist

Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army

Syria's Assad Says Trump Is Puppet of US Deep State

Documents: Ex-Trump Security Chief Took Russian, Turkish Payments After Warning

Narrow Turkish Referendum Victory Reveals Economic Concerns

Russians Safe After Ships Collide Near Turkey's Black Sea Coast

Turkey: In Winning Referendum, Erdoğan Loses Cities

Istanbul green area zoned for construction sold amid objections

Cemetery of the nameless established in Turkey's west for Syrians who died en route to Greece

Fenianos holds talks with French Ambassador

Jreissati welcomes Australian counterpart

Russia Calls for Restraint in Syria After Israeli Airstrikes on Hezbollah Arms Hub

Foreign aircraft reportedly attempted to penetrate Israeli airspace; IDF says it’s investigating the incident

Intelligence minister appears to confirm Israeli strike on Syria

Pres. Abbas appreciates Kuwait support to Palestine

Palestinians Hold General Strike ‘Like First Intifada’ to Support Prisoners

Palestine Authority to stop paying for Gaza electricity

Jordan issues $500 million worth Eurobonds

Women groups urge setting up women parliamentarian committee for Mediterranean

Princess Muna presents UN report, attends nursing graduation

Jordan: Kingdom starts sheep exports to Kuwait

Kuwait underlines necessity of cementing inter-GCC bonds

Saudi Arabia
OPEC, non-OPEC most likely to extend output cut for 6 months more

US blacklists Saudi man for leading ISIS affiliate

Riyadh, Baku eye economic benefits of expanded energy, investment cooperation

Saudi envoy scolds critics in Norway

UK PR Firm Hired by Saudi Arabia to Promote 'Muslim NATO'

Saudi Arabia Prince elected NASB honorary member

Saudi-led coalition strikes SW Yemen; 9 Houthis killed

KRCS kicks off donation campaign for Yemen in 360 Mall

Kuwaiti aid campaign delivers necessities to displaced Yemenis

Two Saudi troopers killed near Yemen border

UN attempts in Yemen fail

United Kingdom
Man Arrested in London on Suspicion of Terrorism

Merkel to UK: Forget ‘illusion’ you’ll keep EU benefits post-Brexit

Former UK foreign secretary calls on global banks to cooperate with Iran

UK Could Join US in Future Syrian Strikes, Boris Johnson Says

Former Taoiseach says Boris Johnson 'criminally misled' UK over Brexit consequences

Revealed: Some of the biggest sites offered by the state to build 50,000 new homes

Government mulls easing restrictions on police access to private CCTV

Government to give public sector employees day off for pope's visit

WebSummit opens Lisbon office in runup to second event in November

Spain’s unemployment edges up by 17,200 in first three months of 2017

Nazi memorial removed from Madrid cemetery on Guernica anniversary

Macron camp bars Russian news outlets, angers Moscow

Azerbaijan, France mull strengthening cybersecurity

French Prime Minister's Paris apartment targeted by burglars

ECB nods to euro zone recovery, but keeps money taps open

Azerbaijan, EU intend to expand cooperation in trade, transport spheres

Britain will get free trade deal with European Union 'for sure', says bloc's commissioner

President Aliyev congratulates King of the Netherlands

German Army officer disguised as Syrian refugee arrested over suspected attack plot

Erdogan actions ‘severely hit’ EU ties: Merkel

German general sacked over army abuse scandals

Lufthansa positive despite net loss in first quarter

Denmark's Dong Energy profits soften as wind drops

Sexism a problem ‘for several years’ in Danish city council: local politician

‘All women’ could be asked to wear headscarves in ‘solidarity’ with Muslims – Austrian president

Swiss litter louts to face spot fines

Italian minister says painting NGOs as migrant traffickers is a lie

Italy acquits activist who helped migrants cross French border

Italian president asks parliament to approve new electoral law 'urgently'

Government in Crisis: Prime Minister Demands Dismissal of MOST’s Ministers

Croatia PM sacks ministers amid fresh election talk

Serbia Outraged By French Court's Refusal To Extradite Ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj

Russia bans wine from Montenegro as it joins NATO

Ankara continues to dispute Greek sovereignty

Big bailout issues 'resolved,' gov't says as lenders keep pressure on

ECB lowers funding cap for Greek banks

President Hands Over Mandate For Cabinet Forming to Boyko Borisov

Bulgarian President to Hand Borisov Exploratory Mandate to Form Government

Boyko Borisov Says Coalitional Agreement Guarantees Stable Ruling

Georgia, Romania Agree to Boost Trade, Political Ties

ĽSNS MP Stanislav Mizík charged with extremist crimes

Bratislava Council votes down land lease for US Embassy

Slovakian companies invited to set up enterprises in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone

Fico: Slovakia hopes to boost trade with Belarus

Belarus seeks closer cooperation with Slovakia

Belarus, Slovakia to build optoelectronics factory

Governing party head: there is no need for reshuffle

Poland first in the region to receive American LNG: official

Polish deputy FM, US-Poland Business Council head discuss economic relations

Poland backs India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat

Agrarian unions support launch of land market from 2024

Ukraine remains priority on U.S. agenda – Assistant Secretary of State Kaidanow

Minsk' export of tourism services projected at $82.4m in 2017

Belarus, Russia to develop approaches to single gas market by late May

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Hospitalized After Latest Attack

Russia's New Supercarrier Being Built to Protect Russian Interests, Not to Engage in Muscle-Flexing With US

Foreign Ministers Open German-Georgian Year

Bring out the big guns - Latvia signs howitzer deal

30% of Latvian schoolkids say they're being bullied - study

Estonia says Russia May Put Troops in Belarus to Challenge NATO

Eurosceptic lawmaker Terho to become Finland’s EU minister

Sweden cracks down on illegal workers after truck attack

How Sweden's asylum approval rate compares to other EU countries

Swedish government proposes measures to increase deportation success rate

Sweden's record-low interest rate extended until mid 2018

‘New OSL’ officially opens to the public

Farmers demand hefty pay raises

Norwegians angered by Saudis’ UN post

EP Pres. discusses inter-religious dialogue with Grand Mufti of Egypt

EU skeptical over Libyan plan to stop migrant flow

Ghannouchi makes triumphant return to London

Protesters in Tunisia’s oil-rich southeast demand jobs

Moroccan parliament green-lights new government program

Protesters shut down NASS over El-Zakzaky’s continued detention

It’s not compulsory for Buhari to preside over FEC meetings – APC Governors

Ex-Chad dictator's conviction for crimes against humanity upheld by Dakar court

South Sudan
South Sudan's army denies losing control of troops

Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians

Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

Kenya bans LPG onland imports from Tanzania

Ruling party wants elections in climate of political tolerance

Cunene: Ruling party presidential candidate lauds courage of King Mandume

UNITA president praises women's role in Angolan development

Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows

CUF leaders key suspects in Isles violence, says Masauni

Program launched to curb bodaboda accidents

President frees over 2,000 from prison, courtesy Union amnesty

Glimpses of Zimbabwe on its 37th Independence Day

Zimbabwe’s Generals must heed the voice of citizens

South Africa
Limpopo ANC denies premier recall rumours

Zuma congratulates Mogoeng as the new African judicial congress president

Strike ends at South African Airways

Government to fast-track infrastructure in budget

Negative gearing forcing up house prices

'Offensive': Muslim MP fell victim to fake news on Anzac Day

New Zealand
NZ Govt - Education Act Update passes second reading

Papua New Guinea
North Bougainville with highest nominees

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