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Newfoundland storm: Search under way for missing man as premier asks Ottawa for help of armed forces

Half of Canadians have too few local psychiatrists, or none at all. How can we mend the mental-health gap?

Staying put: How Toronto’s tenants are coping with a rental crisis

Veterans Affairs Canada considers expanding cannabis vaping reimbursement program despite health concerns

Meghan's in Vancouver - do locals want her to stay?

B.C. Premier John Horgan trips up in his virtue-signalling sword dance

Conrad Black: Ontario families deserve better than their so-called education system

China to buy rare earths from U.S. as part of trade pact

Alphabet becomes 4th U.S. company to reach US$1 tril. market cap

Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allowed to delay financial disclosure

Head of the IMF warns of another potential ‘Great Depression’

Navy builds aircraft carrier drone headquarters

Trump legal team slams House Democrats' impeachment move in 1st formal response

Mexico's Supreme Court rules against hiking ethanol fuel content

Mexico escalates border security to block migrant caravan

Mexico's President Offers 4,000 Jobs in Attempt to Stop Caravan

Mexico violence: Indigenous musicians killed in ambush in Guerrero

Mexico City Formula E track will use more of F1 layout from 2020

Growth potential of fruit and organic products in Guatemala

Mexico Halts Migrant Caravan by Closing Border With Guatemala

Honduras: Jerusalem embassy move to come after Israel opens Tegucigalpa office

Costa Rica
Port of Moín wants to change trade in Caribbean

Panama Preps For Vote On Capital Project

Bahamas Government to Liberalize Investment Process for Areas Affected by Hurricane Dorian

Senegal acknowledges contributions from Cuba's medical cooperation

Jamaica Government Moves to Get More Traditional Ganja Farmers into Medicinal Marijuana Industry

TAJ implements measures for learner’s licence application rush

Jamaica to boost teaching of sciences

Maduro Says He Controls Venezuela, Ready for Direct Negotiations With US

'Tired of politicized pastors': Maduro alerts Pope that Venezuelans are ditching Catholicism

‘Latin America in Constant Siege from US’: Venezuela’s FM

Venezuela, China Have Signed More Than 500 Bilateral Agreements

Guyana Government Denies Salary Increase for President

Guyana Takes Over Chairmanship of G77

Medellin’s homicides finally dropped in 2019, but what about the 294 who went missing?

US vows to invest ‘billions’ in Colombia’s countryside to combat drug trafficking

OAS human rights expresses ‘deep concern’ over Colombia spying scandal

Armed Incursion to Jamundi Leaves Five Civilians Dead

Colombian Farmers Under Pressure From Frosts Linked to Climate Change

Mercosur braces for change amid calls for new trade rules

Peruvian mining minister says lithium mining regulation 'ready this year'

Peru PM: Bicentennial, opportunity to leave a legacy of values

Peru President meets with Justice System Reform Commission

Peru emerging as potential luxury destination in South America

Peru holds send-off ceremony for Blue Helmets leaving for UN peace mission

Bolivia Anti-Imperialist Army School Renamed to Che's Assassins

Evo Morales: ‘The US does not want me to return to Bolivia’

Brazil looks to expand share in global coffee trade after 2019 record

China exports pears to Brazil for the first time

Brazil's 2020 coffee crop just shy of record as production area grows

Market reacts positively to Brazil beefpacker Minerva's $327 mln share offering

Police Investigate Cedae Staff in Rio Water Crisis

Rio Is the Most Expensive City to Buy Luxury Jewelry, Purses and Whiskey

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro

Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

Brazil's Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide

Police Repress Protest Against Transport Price Increase

Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of ‘genocide’ policy

Dengue fever outbreak in Paraguay

Alberto Nisman march to take place in Plaza Vaticano

Kicillof tells debtors Buenos Aires Province can’t pay up

'Pepe' Mujica rejects Lacalle Pou's tax incentive for Argentines

Central Bank cuts interest rates for fourth time in just over a month

Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

Investors weigh Chile’s prospects as months of protests hit growth

More than 3,600 people injured in three months of protests in Chile

Masked Attackers Ransack Chilean Newspaper, Destroy Equipment and Set Fires

Anti-government protests continue in Chile

Chile: Three Months of Social Unrest Under Harsh Repression

Lacalle Looks to Turn Uruguay Into Tax Haven Again

Multiple scandals putting Abe on defensive as Diet session gets underway

Around 75% of Japanese see need to make nation more hospitable for foreign residents, government survey shows

Japanese Communist Party slams China in first platform change since 2004

Japan activist investor Yoshiaki Murakami makes surprise bid to disrupt Toshiba deal

Japan's nuclear regulator head calls on Tepco to beef up staff in wake of Fukushima decommissioning errors

Japan shrinks budget surplus forecast as it grapples with debt mountain

N. Korea
N. Korea's envoys to China, UN fly to Pyeongyang from Beijing ahead of key meeting

South Korean news source says North Korea has changed its foreign minister

North Korea Dispatches More Security Agents to Control and Monitor Workers in China

S. Korea
US State Dept. says it supports inter-Korean cooperation

South Korea blanketed with "bad" fine dust levels all weekend

S. Korea, U.S. expand scope of understanding on burden sharing

S. Korea's major telecom firms to provide 5G on subways by end of 2020

Mongolia-China border checkpoints to be closed temporarily

Australia to support Mongolia on the removal from “Grey List”

Sinopec supplies 10,000 T of low-sulphur bunker fuel to east China

4 additional coronavirus patients confirmed in China

China’s new killer robot ship goes through its first sea trial

Uyghur Real Estate Magnate Confirmed Jailed Along With Brothers, at Least 20 Employees

Taiwan war: global economic, psychological damage

Chinese yuan deposits in Taiwan saw steepest fall in 2019

Taiwan's ATM density 3 times as high as regional average: FSC

Scepticism in Philippines about Duterte’s support for Chinese projects

Limited water supply caused by Taal delays reopening of Tagaytay businesses

Incoming PNP chief urged to eradicate 'culture of wrongdoing' within police force

Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’

Kuwait provides significant aid to Vietnam - envoy

Vietnamese Bank Freezes Accounts of Dong Tam Activists, Supporters

It’s a no-grainer: Time for Việt Nam to create a rice brand

Friendship and cooperation – main theme of Việt Nam-China relations

Hà Nội to have enough pork during Tết: officials

Lao Workers Are Abused at a Chinese Factory in Luang Prabang

ASEAN reaffirms international law as basis for sovereignty in South China Sea

Thailand's 2020 rice exports forecast to fall to lowest in seven years

HM presides over military, police parade

Thailand: Finance Ministry to launch campaign in bid to woo investments

Jurin sees huge opportunities for trade with India

Bangkok water quality back to WHO-recommended levels, authority confirms

Foreign Homes of Cambodia's Top Officials and Family Reflect Tenuous Grip at Home

UN Human Rights Experts Decry ‘Irregularities’ in Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha’s Trial

Power shortages again in dry season, says Cambodian prime minister

Malaysia talks to India over palm curbs as wider trade spat looms

Anwar: Kimanis defeat clear sign rakyat dissatisfied with PH govt

Selangor Pekawanis raises funds for refugees in Syria

Bekasi residents still clearing mud from homes

Riau Islands second-most-visited destination for tourists

Indonesia’s new capital forges ahead with steering committee, bill ready to go

BMKG warns of heavy rains across Indonesia in coming days

DPR to summon TVRI commissioners over president director's dismissal

China, Myanmar agree to jointly build community with shared future

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

Bangladesh holds cultural event to celebrate Chinese New Year

Nepal parliament in deadlock over speaker replacement dispute

Nepal avalanche: 4 South Koreans, 3 Nepali guides among 7 missing

India's state-run cotton buyer raises procurement to help farmers

As Modi’s nationalism hits Malaysia, should India worry?

Villagers in northern India brave snowy slopes to help carry injured policeman 7 kilometers to safety

India could become first non‑Arctic state to develop Russia's Arctic resources

Will give 100 out of 100 to Kejriwal for ads: Congress state president

Chennai: Anglo-Indian communities stage protest, demand extension of reservation in Parliament

Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik set to retire: The story

Iran and India to expedite work on rail links to Afghanistan

Central Asia & Middle East
China continues as leading foreign investor in Pakistan

US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave – Pakistani FM

In Pakistan, ‘dirty theatre’ is a hit

Pakistan tells India to ‘put own house in order’

Punjab govt rejects Nawaz’s medical report

FM urges US to ‘change lens’ to see plight of Indian minorities

Kashmiris will turn AJK into graveyard of Indian army if attacked: Masood

Privatisation matters: Foreign investors express interest in LNG plants

Why Pakistani Hindus living in Jodhpur camps believe Citizenship Act is their passport to future

Pompeo meets Pakistani FM on Afghanistan, ties

Taliban Hopes For Afghan Peace Deal By End Of January

Life Among The Graves In Northern Afghanistan

Iran's New Quds Force Leader Has A Long, Shadowy History With Afghanistan

German companies attraction among priorities for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's Aviation Administration makes statement on Bek Air's appeal

Kazakhstan's Aviation Administration makes statement on Bek Air's appeal

Kazakhstan's LCC FlyArystan carried 700,580 passengers in its first eight months

German companies attraction among priorities for Kazakhstan

Jeenbekov receives Afghan Ambassador Mohammed Issa Mesbah

President Jeenbekov visits National Bank’s data center

No Shortage Of Students As Tajikistan Builds New Russian Schools

Uzbekistan doubles investment forecast for 2019

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Finance signs major agreement with World Bank

Uzbekistan Might Stop Gas Exports by 2025 - Prime Minister

Epsilon expands gas pipeline system in Uzbekistan

Official slams Armenian PM for populist statements

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan on Jan. 17-18

'Memory site' captures heart, soul of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist

Tax revenues from Azerbaijan’s non-oil sector hit $4.5bn

Some 1,623 candidates to stand for Azerbaijan’s parliamentary election

Azerbaijan boosts non-oil revenues by 16.3 pct

Hikmet Hajiyev: Parliamentary elections to be another important opportunity in transformation of Azerbaijani society

Azerbaijan’s Energy Ministry reveals number of citizens’ appeals for 2019

Structural changes underway in Azerbaijani Central Bank

Iran’s State Media Distort Western News Coverage of Rare Khamenei Sermon

Politicization of Ukrainian plane crash must be rejected, Zarif says

Russia supports Iran's full membership in SCO

Turkey to remain in Syria to secure southern borders - Erdogan

Turkey to remain in Syria to secure southern borders - Erdogan

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls, warns Erdogan

Veteran Turkish politician Rahşan Ecevit dies at 97

Calm in Beirut after 220 people wounded in protest clashes

Hariri: Beirut will not be a mercenary square

Fadlallah calls for investigating money transfers since the beginning of 2019

Clashes escalate along Beirut Municipality Street

Social Enterprise Project Connects African Asylum Seekers, Israelis in the Kitchen

Israeli FM, US top diplomat urge more countries to blacklist Hezbollah entirely

Justice minister: Knesset speaker should block vote on Netanyahu immunity panel

Putin to decide Naama Issachar's fate during Israel visit - report

Palestinians preparing to ramp up airborne firebomb attacks against Israel

By barring left-wing activists’ entry to West Bank, Bennett cynically uses army for his politics

Palestinians Benefit From China-Funded Desalination Plants

Apples and nuts are growing markets in Jordan

Jordan: FM carries message of solidarity to Iraq leaders

Jordan: Gov't mulls new kindergarten strategy

Following ‘par excellence year’, Petra looks forward to increased investments in 2020

SSIF assets grew by 7.8% to reach JD10.98b in 2019 — chief

Tourism sector contributed 53,489 jobs in 2019 — ministry

Kuwait Sadu House keen on introducing traditional weaving art to world

Kuwait's initiative to protect Greater Spotted Eagle from extinction

Kuwait continues humanitarian aid throughout week

More than 60,000 visited Kuwait Aviation Show

Young Kuwaiti dental researcher named Mideast's best

More than 450 expat workers deported from Oman

Ukraine seeks to establish closer economic ties with Oman

Bank Muscat posts net profit of OMR185.5 million

FM Qureshi discusses Afghan peace, ME tensions with Qatari counterpart

Saudi Arabia
OPEC expects lower demand for its oil as U.S. hits new milestone

Saudi Arabia Pays the US $500 Million to Host Their Troops

U. A. E.
As Aramco hails record IPO, Abu Dhabi's ADNOC whips up $19 billion

Shell UAE to offset CO2 emissions from World Future Energy Summit 2020

Jokowi dreams bigger than Dubai: making new capital city ‘the best on earth’

Dozens Killed in Houthi Attack on Yemeni Army Barracks - Reports

Yemeni Officials: 25 Troops Killed in Houthi Missile Strike

United Kingdom
After days of talks, Harry and Meghan have struck a deal with the Queen. Here’s how it works

Middle-class high achievers will miss out on Oxbridge places because of diversity targets, whistleblowers warn

Brexit spurs foreign policy balancing act for British leader Boris Johnson

UK's Johnson plans to move House of Lords to York

Irish farmers fire election warning shot with Dublin tractor protest

Met Éireann issues low temperature and ice warning for every county - except Donegal

Varadkar insists Ireland is 'safe' despite week of violence

Prince William and Kate Middleton plan visit to Ireland in March

Fine Gael removes controversial Election 2020 campaign video within 12 hours of being posted online

Portugal: Exposure to chemical in drinking water linked to bladder cancer

Court officials to strike from 22 January to demand better pensions

GNR dismantle fraud network

Spain's Balearic Islands crack down on alcohol-fueled holidays

Spain’s dying railroad towns: Trying to catch a new train to prosperity

French wheat export forecast raised but strikes cloud outlook

Paris's Louvre reopens after museum blocked by strikers

Macron Evacuated From Parisian Theater Due to Protests

France keen on more investment from Thailand

European firms call for tougher EU approach to China

Can Europe, caught scrapping or napping, mend its credibility at Berlin talks on Libya?

Eurostat: Lowest Rate of Prisoners in the EU since 2000

100 years ago Belgium annexed Europe’s second smallest territory

Provocation against Azerbaijan prevented at tourism exhibition in Netherlands Provocation against Azerbaijan prevented at tourism exhibition in Netherlands

Erdogan scheduled to partake in Berlin talks on Libya

German researchers develop first test for new virus from China

Germany's Left party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag

Croatia, Austria Push for EU Entry Talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Swiss judge: Climate change protest at Credit Suisse "necessary and proportional"

At annual World Economic Forum in Davos, the world order remains intact — for four days at least

Poroshenko cancels visit to Switzerland, wants SBI to serve summons in line with norms – European Solidarity

I co-founded Occupy Wall Street. Now I'm headed to Davos. Why?

Citrus season: slight rise in prices in the face of a 40% drop in production

Italy’s foreign minister expresses doubts over feasibility of EastMed pipeline

Italy Declared March 25 as Dante Alighieri National Day

Italian FM doubts EastMed pipeline project feasible

Croatia becomes first EU country to introduce early lung cancer screening

Belgrade Protesters Demand Action As Smog Wave Covers Balkans

Albania: Majority and new opposition reach electoral reform agreement

Greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to Libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between Ankara and Athens

France signals support for Greece

Schinas says EU can’t afford to fail again on migration

Happy end in sight for Hercules negotiations

CVC Capital is Lamda’s new partner

North Macedonia
EC says it aims to open accession talks with Albania, N. Macedonia in March

Kozloduy NPP will be Mmodernized by The American Westinghouse Electric Company

Code Yellow Warning for Fog has been Issued for 20 Bulgarian Regions Today

BNR: Prosecutor’s Office Investigates Gathering of European Extremists in Sofia

"Beverages and Tobacco" Sector Recorded the Largest Increase in the Exports of Bulgaria to the EU

Sofia in the Top 300 for the Most Expensive Cities in the World

Elevated Levels of Fine Particulate Matter is Sofia

PSD' Ciolacu says he'll sign PES activists Romania's petion on minimum European salary

PSD's Ciolacu: PSD will challenge election of mayors in two rounds with CCR, if motion fails

UDMR's Horvath: Those who want to run on UDMR's lists need signatures from Hungarian population

PMP's Tomac: We aren't afraid of early polls, but we risk a political chaos Romania doesn't need

PSD's Ciolacu: Gov't assuming responsibility repeatedly is abusive, no matter how is presented

Incumbent president leads Romania’s presidential elections: exit polls

These 8 graphs explain why Slovakia is a car nation

A government with ĽSNS: How likely is it and what would it mean?

Are the records of Slovak car industry getting a bitter undertone?

Czech Republic
Why the ‘honeymoon is over’ between the Czech Republic and China

H5N8 bird flu in Czech

Polish Senate rejects govt’s judicial reform bill allowing politicians to fire judges•

Belarus' Kamenets District, Poland's Hajnowka to step up cooperation

Flemish PM to visit Auschwitz

U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassador Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Pompeo says

Ukrainian journalist banned from visiting Crimea, Russia for 34 years

Fires kill 133 people in Ukraine since start of 2020

One Ukrainian soldier wounded amid eight enemy attacks in Donbas on Jan 17 – JFO HQ

Donbas war update: Eight soldiers wounded in action on Saturday

Mogilev Oblast, Japan working towards tighter economic cooperation

Belarus calls for more effective economic cooperation of twinned cities

Putin's party 'considering' early elections as confusion reigns over sweeping succession plans

Russia to use UN, G20 potential to avoid arms race – Lavrov

Russia’s Largest Airport Opens New $500M International Terminal

Putin Says He Rejects Soviet-Style Leaders For Life

'The Magical Powers Of The Con': For Many, Moscow's Defense Of Iran Is Redolent Of Its Denial Over MH17

Moscow warns E3 of triggering dispute mechanism’s consequences: envoy

Did Russian Prime Minister Medvedev Drop a Grim Hint About Putin’s Latest Power Grab?

Chinese company completes energy project in Georgia

Ukraine, Georgia file complaint to IMO over Russia's unlawful actions in Black, Azov Seas

Professor: Estonia has experienced a migration turn

Large-scale Utria Assault military navigation exercise underway

Mexico Gazettes Decree Ratifying Air Services Agreement With Finland

Finland's financial watchdog probes Nokia's October share crash

Sweden summons Chinese envoy over ‘lightweight boxer’ remark

Greta warns world leaders at climate protest before Davos

Coalition in limbo as its parties quarrel

Norway: Poll ‘crisis’ for the government, too

Global exploration poised for upswing as operators flock to licensing rounds

Two Chinese tourists found dead in Iceland

Iceland's Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal

Egypt's economic reform proves successful: Egypt's PM

Lawsuit demands Turkey to repay Egypt 23M gold coins

Egypt, South Korea review cooperation prospects

UN Envoy Hopes for, but Cannot Predict, Speedy Reopening of Libya Oil Ports

UN Libya envoy calls for end to foreign meddling

Libyan National Oil Corporation declares ‘state of emergency’ after Haftar’s forces close eastern oil ports

NOC declares force majeure at Brega, Ras Lanuf, Hariga, Zueitina and Sidra ports

Tunisia says will not attend Libya talks in Berlin

Tunisia sentences eight to death for presidential guard attack

Tunisia denies foreign drones' penetration into airspace

Tunisian Parties Agree on Candidate for Premiership

Tunisia tenders to buy wheat and barley

Algeria gets offers in tender for 15,000 tonnes barley- trade

Moroccan, French leaders discuss Libya

Ravensdown's Western Sahara story rebutted

Liberia: Foreign Ministry Employee in Costa’s Laissez-Passer Scandal Revealed

KOFARB Ghana to establish paint production plant in Ghana

Ghana's first gold expo to kick off in March

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

Saudi Arabia, Mali mull over economic cooperation

The Issue and Solutions to Sanitation in Mali

Nigerian Authorities to Financially Support Families of Fallen Soldiers

Border Closure Not Meant to Punish Nigeria's Neighbours - Buhari

Nigeria: Fire Razes 10 Shops in Cross River

Top 20 agencies Nigerian lawmakers will use to siphon ‘free money’ in 2020

Nigeria govt wants broadcasting outfits to prioritise disability matters

Atiku proposes committee to review recent elections

Kwara Govt didn’t ban religious activities in public schools — CAN

Public Debt Stock Inches to N26.2tn, Inflation Jumps to 11.98%

Nigerian waters are most at risk from pirates in the world – MICA report

Cameroon Teachers Protest, Seek Reinstatement of Corporal Punishment Amid Rising Violence

Sudanese Pound Continues to Fall, Food Prices Rising Again

South Sudan
Committee Urges Swift Formation of South Sudan Unity Government

Kuwait's KRCS sends relief plane to Djibouti

Locusts compound troubles of Somali farmers in flood-hit Hiran region

Car Bomb Targets Turkish Engineers Outside Mogadishu

Six Somali Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabab Attacks

Somalia: Two Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Raid On Afgoye Town

A Grenade Attack in Mogadishu Leaves At Least 10 Wounded

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

The US must re-designate TPS for Somalia until the country recovers

Memorial Service Held for Nairobi Terror Attack Survivor Who Died Days Shy of Anniversary

Kenya's beef with Uganda, Tanzania over milk, chicken

BBI is best cure for Kenya’s many ills, leaders say

40 Kenyan drug mules held in Hong Kong prisons

ZTE, local telecom firm start 5G technology trial in Uganda

Row As Uganda Protests Milk Seizures By Kenya

Uganda tourism on growth path but needs exposure and all the goodwill it can get

Congo, DR
Congo opens Chinese-owned Deziwa copper and cobalt mine

Canada announces $56 million to fight Ebola and other crises in DR Congo

Court rejects Isabel dos Santos' libel case against Ana Gomes

South Korea reiterates support for Angola education sector

Over five million children get polio vaccine

Diamond projects generate over thousand jobs

Heavy rain and floods threaten already fragile food security in Zambia

Tanzania: Bring in Minerals, China Tells Dealers

Tanzania: Natural Gas Plan Draft Finalised

Malawi Anti-bribery Protests Draw Thousands

Mozambique: Nyusi Announces New Govt

Zimbabwe: Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

Namibia: Judgement in Election Challenge Set for February

Namibia: Judgement in Election Challenge Set for February

South Africa
South Africa's Miss Universe Aims to Empower Women, Girls

Slow internet set to continue in SA after another breakdown in an undersea cable - this time near the UK

South Africa has the most expensive home fibre internet connections of any country, according to a new survey

Govt readies asset sales as SAA faces funding crisis

Numsa welcomes resignation of SAA director Kingston, calls on rest of board to follow suit

Australia's South32 posts drop in manganese output, cuts trucking costs

Indigenous digger identified 103 years after death

Two SDF planes arrive in Australia to help fight bush fires

Storms, flash floods douse parts of bushfire-stricken Australia

Bookings ‘down 30-40%’ in wake of bushfires

Adani shows uncertainty about coal: Albanese

New Zealand
Insect-agedden? Time To Care About Insects

NZ Research: 3D Printed 'living' Plastics

PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

Papua New Guinea
Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash

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