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Ottawa says it won’t buy fighter jets from companies that harm Canada’s economy

Up to 100,000 Canadians could wrongly be on no-fly list, research suggests

Carbon pricing could net Ottawa millions in GST revenue: PBO

B.C. to proceed with Site C hydroelectric dam

Canada At Six Nations’ deer hunt, aboriginal rights become a target The Globe and Mail

Canadian oil collapses to three-year-low amid pipeline and rail bottleneck

Canada’s biggest marijuana takeover battle turns nasty as target alleges ‘insider bid’

Canada provinces to get biggest cut of cannabis tax haul

NY Bombing Suspect Charged With Material Support of Terrorism

Trump Blames Democrats for Stoking Sexual Misconduct Allegations

African Americans Connect with Roots Through DNA

Crews Protect Hillside Homes as California Fire Grows

US may lose in military conflict with Russia, China — US think tank

Stoltenberg to head NATO for 2 more years

Trump signs defense policy bill, urges U.S. Congress to fund it

US military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1

With fossil fuel subsidies, humanity investing in 'own doom': UN chief

Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid Daesh

World Bank Halts Financing of Oil and Gas Projects from 2019

US absence at Paris climate summit branded 'a disgrace'

Wife of demoted DOJ official worked for firm behind anti-Trump dossier

César Duarte’s arrest ‘days away:’ governor

Mexico: Cigarette smoking up between 2011, 2016

Another case of meth in soft drink in Baja

Cold, hunger claim 5 in Chiapas camps

Poor sanitation could close Tijuana morgue

Cold front delivers hurricane-force gusts

Mexican Mothers Pray to Lady of Guadalupe for Missing Children

Mayor Killed in Mexico, 3rd in Less Than a Month

'For Mexico in Front': Coalition Begins 2018 Presidential Bid

OAS Begins Investigation Into Honduran Electoral Council

Cuba: Families Hurt Due to US Visa Suspension

Post-Hurricane Curfew in Dominica Now Completely Lifted

Two Killed As Gunmen Open Fire at Funeral in Jamaica

Venezuela's ex-oil boss under investigation for graft

Venezuela Rejects US Interference in Municipal Elections

Pope Francis Looking Forward to Peru Visit

France Orders Massive Withdrawal of Milk From Peru

Heavy Machinery Sold Online Totals More Than US $ 7million

Putin declares victory over IS and what’s wrong with the 'RIC' in BRICS

Ministers to Be Investigated for Rides Conceded on Brazilian Air Force Flights

Brazilian police take selfies with the drug lord they just arrested

Belarus plans to sign agreements on cooperation in science with Spain, Austria, Argentina

Chilean Presidential Candidates Face-off Before Next Round

Jerusalem is Palestine, Chilean protesters to Trump

Gov't plans to give funds for children from needy households upon college entry

Share allocation paved way for tense Toshiba-Western Digital reconciliation

JR Central employee may have leaked info on maglev train project to Obayashi

US military denies object that fell on Okinawa day care dropped from Marine chopper

BOJ Gov. Kuroda cites effects of ultralow interest rate policy on banks in apparent shift

Japan moves ahead with plans to join U.S.-led project to build space station orbiting moon

Japanese workers feel guilty taking time off and use fewer holidays than their international peers: survey

ASDF stages large-scale drills with U.S. bombers and stealth fighters near Korean Peninsula

N. Korea
Kanji meaning north picked to symbolize 2017 amid N. Korea threat

6 of 10 N. Korean crew members of impounded boat to be deported

US holds massive military drills aimed at North Korea despite warnings from Moscow

China building refugee camps along border with North Korea in case of crisis, leaks reveal

UN Sanctions Affecting Humanitarian Aid To North Korea

'Worse Than Nazi Camps.' New Report Details Gruesome Crimes Against Humanity at North Korean Prisons

North Korea readying for another nuclear test? Satellite images show hectic activity at Punggye-ri

North Korea holds munitions conference to laud success of latest missile test

S. Korea
Russian Military Chief Warns Japan of US-led Korea Drills

Korea’s Justice Ministry Mulls Total Ban On Bitcoin Trading

PM Lee calls for eradicating bird flu at initial stage before 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Korea should be "Double Freeze" within 6-party framework

China to import 43 pct natural gas demand by 2040

China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights

Japan tops list of nations Chinese people want to visit, survey shows

Mass Forced Evictions of Migrants Spark Rare Street Protest in Beijing

Chinese authorities to take lead in using NEV

Kyrgyz parliamentary delegation visits China’s Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

Hacked Taiwanese bank fined NT$8 million for deficiencies

Former Trump chief of staff to speak at security seminar in Taipei

Abu Sayyaf Executes Vietnamese Boat Captain: Philippine Military

Duterte wants ‘unli’ martial law – critics

Associate Justice Carpio to testify vs Chief Justice Sereno

Anti-poverty chief Terry Ridon sacked for junkets

Cebu Pacific Air takes delivery of its 62nd aircraft

Vietnamese Bloggers, Activists Honored on International Human Rights Day

World Bank hikes prediction for VN GDP growth

Vietnam: PM lauds VN-Japan ties

Đắk Nông official held for violating forest regulations

Vietnamese travel firms raise concerns over ‘cost-free’ tours

Concert, German-style market to ring in Christmas in Hanoi

Blackout hits entire Vung Tau as fire blazes near major power line

Former Agribank branch director faces death penalty for property embezzlement, bribery

​Thai Beverage unit to bid for at least 25 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco

​Vietnamese Facebook cosmetic queen’s attempt to evade 400k in taxes

Vietnamese Truckers Stage Rare Public Protest Against Toll Road

Child health, nutrition among benefits as UNICEF allots 516 billion kip

Laos urges ongoing support for malaria prevention

Ex-policeman in Bt30m lottery dispute claims senior officers told him to lie

Miss Universe Thailand accepts Prayut’s offer of job as government spokesperson to ‘promote Thainess’

Working groups to oversee relocation of Dusit Zoo to Pathum Thani by 2019

US envoy to visit Bangkok to discuss N Korea nuclear row

Thailand: FTA talks set to resume as EU restores relations

Prayut warns that he would be ‘more aggressive’ without embattled Prawit

PM believes Gen Prawit can clear himself

EU Suspends Funding for Cambodian Election

Overseas Cambodians Rally in Washington to Protest Hun Sen

Indonesia: 19 suspected ISIL militants arrested

Myanmar Seeks Agreements With Southeast Asian Countries to Send Maids Abroad

Aid to Rohingyas: Govt puts one-week embargo on NGOs

Bangladeshi man charged with terrorism in New York explosion

Bangladesh authorities questioning wife of New York bomb suspect - police

India roars back as one of world's fastest growing economies

China, Russia, India commit to regional security

Congress confident of winning Gujarat poll: Rahul

Congress poll tour from Dec 27, KPCC chief to visit seats held by Oppn

88 airports to be functional under UDAN, says minister

Howlers on Modi in R'sthan X std exam question paper leaves BJP-led state red-faced

Rupee logs 1st loss in 3 days; down 3 paise to 64.40

Heavy snowfall in J&K, Himachal

Middle East
How Well Are Pakistan's Madrassas Preparing Students in Technology Age?

Pakistani army: Militants attack patrol, killing 2 soldiers

'We Believed Our Cleric': Pakistani Polio Victim's Regretful Father Urges Others To Use Vaccine

PM Abbasi off to Turkey to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem

Pakistan sees Palestine issue at par with Kashmiris’ plight, COAS assures envoy

Freedom isn't free, it costs sons of the soil: COAS on North Waziristan attack

JI-led long-march for FATA merger reaches Islamabad amid high-alert

Dropping FATA bill: Opposition continues boycott of NA proceedings

Irked by PM’s absence, new IMF director cancels visit to Pakistan

DefMin Fifor meets US official Goffus who appreciates Romanian servicemen's participation in Afghanistan

Afghan officials detain Turkish teachers 'linked to Gulen' – report

Afghan forces to launch operation against Daesh in the north

Coal Miners' Strike Spreads In Kazakhstan As Workers Stay Underground

Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan appointed

Terrorist from Syria detained in Kyrgyzstan

Mosques of Kyrgyzstan ask to lower tariff for electricity

Earthquake occurs in 40 kilometers from Bishkek

Hizb ut-Tahrir terrorists detained in Kyrgyzstan

Zheenbekov’v visit to Uzbekistan will be continuation of active political dialogue - Subakozhoeva

Tajikistan: How a Broke Government Keeps its Books Balanced

Zheenbekov will pay official visit to Uzbekistan

Trump's Jerusalem Gambit Prompts Opposition From Armenia, Concern From Georgia

Servicemen, prostitutes and shepherd – 400 arrested in Azerbaijan for conspiring with Armenian intelligence services

Turkey MP Garo Paylan brings Armenian Patriarchal election matter to parliament

Azerbaijan Threatened With Expulsion from Council of Europe

Talks on new Azerbaijan-EU agreement may last until 2018-end

Azerbaijan discloses November inflation rate

ECHR: Armenia has to pay for damage to Azerbaijani IDPs

ECHR rules on Karabakh-related cases against Armenia, Azerbaijan

U.S. Congress to let Iran deadline pass, leave decision to Trump

EC Chairman: Iran still committed to JCPOA despite US disloyalties

Iran ups gas exports by 64 percent

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran: seismological centre

Iran foreign minister defends missile programme, asks European support

Women’s share of budget bill increases by 30%

Iraqi Kurds Criticize Abadi for Not Recognizing Them in Fight Against IS

Trump's decision on Quds unites Muslims against Israel: Iraqi figure

Iraq holds preparatory national reconciliation meeting

Iraqi Army Spokesman Denies Alleged Plans to Create Coordination Center With SDF

ISIL attack kills 13 Iraqi fighters in Mosul

Pro-Syrian Government Forces Aim to Seize Last Opposition-controlled Stronghold City

Russian Tu-22M3 bombers return to home bases after mission in Syria

U.N. warns of new Syrian refugee wave to Europe if aid dries up

UN and partners launch plan to support over five million Syrian refugees and their host countries

In Syria, Putin orders partial Russia troop withdrawal

Turkey gives nod to ‘Kurds but not the YPG’ in Syria talks

Turkey criticizes Arab states’ ‘weakness’ ahead of Istanbul summit on Jerusalem

President Rouhani arrives in Turkey to attend OIC summit

Azerbaijan: President Ilham Aliyev arrives in Turkey

S-400 missile deal with Russia to be finalized: Erdoğan

‘590,000 foreigners’ granted residence in Turkey since 2005

Frangieh from Central House says not in alliance with LF

Future bloc renews rejection of Trump decision, holds onto Arab Peace Initiative

Jreissati after Change and Reform meeting: Lebanon has returned to the world's map thanks to President Aoun and Minister Bassil

Hariri receives new Lebanon ambassadors appointed abroad

Bassil to represent Lebanon at ICO's Istanbul meeting

Hezbollah's Leader Restates Loyalty to Palestine Liberation

Jerusalem issue puts Japan's top envoy in a tight spot in the Middle East

Netanyahu says ‘no substitute’ for US role in peace process

Arab lawmakers lead anti-Trump protest at US embassy in Tel Aviv

Israeli airstrike kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza Strip

Turkish, Palestinian leaders meet ahead of OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem issue

'We are one': Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call

Iran ready to support Palestinian forces, says commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza falls short, lands inside Strip

Jordan: King meets top Japan lawmaker over ties, region

Queen Rania Award honours teachers, principals for distinguished efforts

Jordan, Indonesia coordinate position on Jerusalem ahead of OIC meeting

Kuwait: His Highness Amir's envoy meets British Mideast affairs minister

UNHCR, Kuwait provide aid to 50,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan

Kuwait eager to clamp down on human trafficking, says envoy

Russia to showcase advanced S-400 air defense missile system at arms exhibition in Kuwait

Qatari Defense Min. congratulates Kuwaiti counterpart on new post

How much money is Qatar spending on a facelift for Gaza?

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia denies prevention relief supplies' entry to Yemen

Saudi Aramco Ramps Up Spending to Over $40 Billion a Year

U. A. E.
UAE bans these infant milk products

Russia sends plane to rescue stranded citizens in Yemen

Yemeni PM says 85 pct of Yemen liberated from Houthis

Yemeni snipers kill 19 Saudi troopers, mercenaries

United Kingdom
Billionaire Branson branded ‘a grasping capitalist’ for suing cash-strapped NHS

Boris Johnson ‘asked Iran to free two British spies’ - Tehran MP

EU readies 'David Davis-proof' Brexit summit

Latest chapter of Britain, Iran relations opened with JCPOA: British FM

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike on December 20

Status Yellow wind warning issued for six counties with gusts of up to 85kph expected

Minister releases report detailing five potential options for future of Tuam site

Poroshenko authorizes Kubiv to sign economic cooperation agreement with Portugal

Sardine fishing ban off the table - season to start later

Ryanair reported to Portugal taxman

Spanish authorities working to combat bots, hackers ahead of Catalan election

How the drive for Catalan independence swept corruption under the rug

Supreme Court ramps up investigation into Catalan independence process

Paris Summit to Seek More Funding for Climate Change Fight

French govt rules out concessions to Corsica nationalists over autonomy

World is losing the battle against climate change, Macron says

France's Le Drian says 'no' to Iran Mediterranean axis

'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks

Why is Mouthe the 'coldest village in France'?

Q8 installs charging point for electric vehicles in Belgium

EU to extend sanctions against Russia before yearend — source

EU, U.S., Japan to slam WTO countries flooding global markets

Thailand welcomes EU’s decision to resume political contacts

EU to toughen Brexit stance on 'gangster' Britain, MEPs vow

Europe Is Warning The U.S. That Proposed Tax Cuts Would Contravene Existing Trade Agreements

Weather-related issues limited to Ghent, Antwerp and the south of West Flanders

Energy ministers reach agreement on “Energy Pact”

Macron, Merkel to inform European Council members on implementation of Minsk Agreements

Some Ryanair Pilots in Ireland to Strike, German Union Steps Up Pressure

Berlin airport plans 'BER Lite' opening

Denmark adds Saudi cleric to list of banned 'hate preachers'

Danish police drop charges in case of stolen sniffer dog

Copenhagen gangs continue ceasefire: report

Italy declares state of emergency due to explosion at Austrian gas hub

Central European Gas Hub explosion halts Russian gas transit to Austria

Austrian region gets 100% of its electricity from renewables

Explosion at major Austrian gas hub, one dead, 18 injured

Syrian Opposition Says Government Obstructing Geneva Talks

King Mihai I coffin, at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Lausanne

Avalanche warnings as Valais recovers from record snowfall

If Italy had TAP, it wouldn’t declare state of emergency – minister

Residents evacuated, traffic disrupted as snow and ice continue to batter Italy

Croatia's CEI Presidency to focus on economic cooperation in the region

UNESCO adds rebetiko to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Greece: Protesters vandalize SEV entrance

Free Public Transport and More Expensive ''Blue Zone'' - Among the Measures to Reduce Air Pollution in Sofi

Passenger Numbers at Bulgaria's Varna, Burgas Airports Rise in Jan-Nov

UN: Bulgaria is in the Group of Developed Economies, But not the Rich

President Iohannis, World Bank on need for responsible fiscal and budget policies

Romania: Energy price for households to increase as of 1 January; peak energy consumption up 13pct

Consumer prices increase in November, too; annual inflation rate up to 3.2pct

Princess Margareta: Carry on serving Romania's fundamental interests

Hungarian FM: Europe's problems should be solved based on common sense

Presidents of Hungary and France consult on Paris climate accord implementation

Hungary committed to Ukraine's western integration

Ex-PM Radičová praised as influential female leader

President Kiska calls for discussion on the rights of same-sex couples

Poland's new PM voices backing for nuclear, green energy in future

Suspected arson attack on MP office of Polish gov’t minister

New Polish PM vows to focus on economy, social solidarity

Polish private broadcaster fined over coverage of MP protests

Winds wreak damage in southern Poland

New Polish PM sworn in, Mateusz Morawieck

Ukrainian Court Releases Saakashvili from Detention

Mingarelli describes highs and lows in Ukraine’s implementation of Association Agreement with EU

UNIAN: NBU tells how much Finance Ministry lends on internal market

Ukraine gas transit to fall temporarily after Austria blast

Ukraine conducting environmental examination of Kerch Bridge construction

UN Says Fighting Fuels 'Dire' Situation In Eastern Ukraine As Winter Sets In

Poroshenko signs bill on appointing NCER members by president before new members selected at tender into law

KIG, Forum Group's structures withdraw collateral for UAH 880 mln from bank Khreschatyk

UN mission recommends Ukraine ensure equal access for citizens to pensions, abolish restrictions for IDPs

Only Moldova Head Represented Premiers At CEI Summit In Minsk

Belarus Signs ‘Super Liberal’ Blockchain Support Legislation

Belarusian Amkodor to help Russia's Bashkortostan master modern forest harvesting technologies

Russian Atomenergomash ships reactor lid for second unit of Belarusian nuclear power plant

Lukashenko to take part in Congress of Scientists of Belarus on 13 December

UNHCR Representative praises level of cooperation with Belarus' authorities, organizations

Report: FSB Chief Warns Return of Defeated IS Fighters ‘Real Threat’ to Russia

Ex-Soviet leader advises US envoy not to repeat past mistakes in bilateral relations

Putin receives reports about Trump’s tweets — Kremlin

Strategic submarines Borei to enhance Russia’s nuclear potential — Navy’s commander

Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen

Russian Mercenaries Offered Cut of Liberated Oil Fields in Syria

‘Telephone Terrorism’ Cyber Attack Originated in Syria, Russia Says

Russian budget deficit almost doubles in a month

Russia's Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of 'Undesirable' Organizations

Kremlin Hopeful Sobchak Decries 'Cavalier Assault' On Tatar Language

Investigation Finally Launched Into Killing Of Daghestani Herdsmen

Ukraine conducting environmental examination of construction of Kerch Bridge by Russia

ndia, China and Russia refrain from seeking East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

Red Star: The incredible story of the American fighter jet that fell into Soviet hands

Su-35 Jets Escort President Putin's Plane Ahead Of His Unannounced Visit To Syria

Saakashvili plans new protests in Ukraine following his release

Georgia: Senior Lawmakers Voice Support to Mandatory Gender Quotas Bill

Georgia: President Appoints Two New Ambassadors

Azerbaijan-Georgia border delimitation ongoing

Ex-Georgian president avoids pre-trial detention

Latvia interested in cooperation with Belarus in agriculture, forestry

Russian court sends Estonian businessman to jail for 12 years on spying charges

Sven Mikser: Symbolic statements do not contribute to solutions

Iran upholds death sentence for Iranian academic with Swedish residency

Why Sweden is no longer the world's 'goodest' country

Swedish PM: 'Sweden has an anti-Semitism problem'

Amnesty condemns Iran death sentence for Swedish resident

Planned Norway-Poland gas pipeline route examined

Norway: Nuclear fears spur call for iodine pills

Listhaug sets off more controversy

Sisi stresses necessity to preserve Jerusalem status

New EU assistance programme to improve health services in Libya

Russian and Libyan Leaders Discuss Political Stability and Trade

Why Europe is 'complicit' in Libya trafficking

Morocco- King Mohammed VI Suspends 180 Public and Govt. Officials

Liberia presidential run-off set for December 26

'The smugglers in Niger sell you to Libyan slave-dealers'

ICC refers Jordan to Security Council for failure to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

Sudan: Court Acquits Women in Trousers, Fines Party Sponsor

South Sudan
S.Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding

Ethio-Norway cooperation taking shape

Ethiopia’s current predicament vis- a- vis its peace, development, way forward

Kenya: At Least 32 Killed in Sachangwan 13 Vehicle Pile-Up

Kenya: Nairobi - From Swamp to One of Africa's Top Cities

Over 30,000 illegal immigrants detained in Lunda Norte

Wildfire ravages 86 hectares, kills animal species at Quiçama park

Socialist International highlights progress in Angola

Tanzania: Disabled hail EAC for ‘good job’

Soldiers walk on Nyirenda’s Uhuru footprint

Former CCM youth organ’s top leader to be arraigned soon

Zimbabwe’s coffers may be dry but Mugabe’s payout ensures his are full

Mugabe's 'obedient son' sought 'divine intervention' against Grace's tirades

Ordinary Citizens Can and Will Now Transform Zimbabwe

Chiwenga releases Mugabe

South Africa
'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

ANC wants its NEC to have powers to hire and fire public representatives

SA Muslim, Jewish, Christian leaders united in condemnation of 'shameful' Trump

South Africa: Presidency Drafts New State of Emergency Regulations - Report

President meets with Swaziland delegation, invites king to Taiwan

Bitcoin rival litecoin smashes record, value up astonishing 6,000% this year

Sam Dastyari resignation fuels fight for Bennelong

Falling like flies: Senate loses 13 members since 2016 election

Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari resigns from Parliament

'It's magical': $30 million for researchers capturing the power of sunshine

Report: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Most Common DDoS Victims Worldwide

Austria won't ban smoking in restaurants after all

New Zealand
NZ Parliament Set For Urgency This Week

More Properties Test Positive For Mycoplasma Bovis

NZ Govt - National Educational Standards Ended

People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

NZ Govt - Adrian Orr appointed as new Reserve Bank Governor

NZ Govt - Minister calls on WTO to support fossil fuel subsidy reform

Papua New Guinea
Meri Seif Haus gets new resource centre

PM: Do not pre-empt Manumanu inquiry outcome

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