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Driver Plows Van into Pedestrians in Toronto, 10 Dead

Canada's Trudeau says security unchanged after Toronto van attack

Vancouver’s empty-homes tax to rake in $30-million in first year; many properties exempted

Federal deficits over next two years to be $8-billion more than expected

Muslims & Immigrants Top Extremist Enemy List

US Senate Panel Narrowly Backs Pompeo

Spokesman: George HW Bush Eager to Get Well, Go to Maine

Ahead of summits, US tones down its war games with S. Korea

10-Year Bond Yield Hits 3%, Reflecting Faith in Economy

Near-Junk Illinois to Sell More Bonds

Caterpillar Sales Jump on Strong International Demand

U.S. Hospital Profits Fall as Labor Costs Grow and Patient Mix Shifts

U.S. new home sales increase more than expected in March

Penn State bans outdoor recreation club from going outdoors — says the wilderness is too risky

Iran warns Trump to remain in nuclear deal or 'face severe consequences'

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Trump Wants to Classify Native Americans as 'Race' Not Nations

China slams US as 'self-styled human rights judge' in retaliatory report

Can American Apparel, which relaunches today, ever regain cult status after its scandal-ridden past?

Mexico inflation falls to lowest in over 14 months

Donald Trump repeats his threat to tie Mexico border crossings to any new NAFTA deal

Presidential candidates ‘gang up’ on López Obrador in first debate

In Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Yarrington Street may get a new name

If municipalities are to deal with crime their cops must have guns: mayor

Nicaragua on edge as protest death toll climbs

UN urges Nicaragua to probe protest killings

Six South American nations issue joint statement on Nicaragua's situation

Panamanian Government Supports Panama-David Train Study

Jamaican Tourism Delegation Pursues Latin America

Colombia's Migrant Crisis Worsens With Venezuela Nearing ‘Implosion’

Colombia Names New Director for Country's Peace Fund

Colombia Decrees Northern Area 'Public Calamity', 1,000s Flee

Amnesty Demands Protection for Peru's Women Indigenous Leaders

Lima Culture remains found at archaeological site in Peru

Peru: Canadian's alleged murderers under preliminary detention

Peru expects US$90m in deals at global seafood show in Brussels

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Bolivia, Brazil

Brazil's Potential Presidential Candidates Face over 160 Investigations in Courts

Gold Rush Leads Many to Conduct Illegal Mining Expedition in the Countryside of Bahia

Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation

Macri Calls Governors to Cut Provincial Taxes on Utility Bills to Reduce Prices, Vidal Follows Through

Along with Five Other Countries, Argentina Suspends Membership of UNASUR

Japan rules out claims of being sidelined in developments regarding N. Korea

Use of facial recognition systems on the rise among financial firms in Japan

LDP lawmaker calls sexual harassment whistleblowing almost 'crime'

G-7 backs Japan on abductees and security ahead of U.S.-N. Korea summit

Japan calls on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty members to push N. Korea further on nukes

China, Japan discuss cooperation in cultural talks

N. Korea
Japan gov't wary of aim behind N. Korea's missile test suspension

Thailand ‘willing to host’ summit of US, N. Korean leaders – FM

N. Korean leader's 'bitter sorrow' over China bus crash

SADC welcomes N. Korea's suspension of nuclear tests

S. Korea
Declaration to end Korean War tied to N. Korea denuclearization - Seoul

Korean duty free shop sales hit record high in March

Seoul aims for CVID on Korean Peninsula, sees Pyongyang showed will for negotiations

Moon tells Abe he will raise Japanese abduction issue during summit with Kim

SK Hynix posts big jump in Q1 net profit

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Mongolia

In Suppressing MeToo Letter, China’s Censors Spark an Uproar

Iran's LNG Exports Jump as China, US Lock Horns in Trade War

Softbank, Google join $1.9 billion investment in China truck-hailing firm

How China’s Top Leaders Came Into Power

The Chinese Car Invasion Is Coming to America

Asia's Top Stock Market Is Having Its Worst Month in Two Years

Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer 'Fires' Defense Team Under Suspected Duress

China's Foreign Investment Growth Slows Despite 'Opening Up'

China willing to deepen defense, security cooperation with SCO members

China to scrap import tariffs on 28 drugs

Super-sized mosquito found in Sichuan

A basement flat in Beijing sells for 10.5M yuan

China unveils monument to South China Sea island building

New Taipei responds to Vietnamese worker protest over overcrowding

Control Yuan to probe allegations against new education minister

Taiwan sees relations with Japan as important: vice president

Philippines apolgizes to Kuwait on maids row

Boracay restaurants, shops on clearance sale before 6-month shutdown

PH envoy says sorry to Kuwait over OFW rescue

Palace vows probe into alleged Boracay ID scam

China’s fishing ban in Vietnamese waters null and void: agriculture ministry

Retirement age proposed at 60 for women and 65 for men

Ninh Thuận farmers battle severe annual drought

​Submarine Internet cable problem slows down Vietnam’s international connectivity

Archaeologists discover an ancient Vietnamese society

ADB approves US$30 million grant to expand healthcare coverage in Laos

Lao PM to attend Singapore summit

Laos learns from Vietnam in moving votes of confidence

Thailand says it's willing to host Trump-Kim summit

Junta agrees on 3 methods to help 22 digital TV operators

PM brushes aside criticisms on junta’s “sucking power”

Mekong dolphin population in Cambodia increasing

Việt Nam, Cambodia discuss legal procedure for Vietnamese Cambodians

Nurul Izzah to contest in Permatang Pauh, seven incumbents dropped

Malaysia finds motorbike allegedly used in Hamas drone expert’s killing

Singapore PM Reshuffles Cabinet with Succession Question Looming

Singapore: Backbenchers given political appointments in Cabinet reshuffle

Singapore to host 32nd ASEAN Summit from Wednesday

Corrupt Indonesia politician sentenced to 15 years in prison

Rp 1 trillion invested through Bareksa digital investment portal

Education ministry cancels anti-LGBT event

Setya Novanto e-ID graft case timeline

Jakarta bombings victims request compensation

Rohingya refugees boost shelters, relocate, ahead of monsoon but dangers remain

Myanmar’s Human Rights Commission Asks Government to Protect Whistleblower Policeman

Land, Citizenship Await Them in Myanmar, Bangladeshi Tribespeople Told

Five years after Bangladesh factory collapse, what's changed?

Hamid takes oath as president for 2nd term

Quader optimistic of resolving Teesta issue

Formulate specific policy to stop border killings: ASK

Police kill at least 37 Maoist militants in central India

Not only Muslims' blood but Sikhs' too: BJP attacks Congress on Khurshid’s remark

Over 5,000 Gujarat farmers battling land acquisition seek 'death'

Middle East
3 Suicide bombers kill 5 police, wound 8 troops in Pakistan

PM Abbasi, chief ministers sign Pakistan's first ever water policy

PML-N fails to get tax amnesty bills passed through NA panel

US diplomat placed on 'blacklist' for killing Islamabad motorcyclist

Gwadar port aims to become new Dubai

Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

Record Pace for Bombs in Afghanistan

SCO supports stepping up fight against extremism in Afghanistan – Lavrov

Half a million children affected by drought in Afghanistan – UNICEF

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen

Russia, Iran Should Ensure Syrian Truce in Line With Astana Talks - Mogherini1

Kazakhstan: President's remarks precipitate crisis at bank

Kyrgyzstan: Parliament topples PM, the ex-president's final holdover ally

Kyrgyzstan: Gold refinery protest reaches capital

Local residents ask to save unique health resort "Kyrgyzstan"

Tajikistan takes another go at bond market

Russia strengthens military bases in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan due to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan protests too much as citizens are halted from leaving country

Turkmen President Berdymukhammedov Wraps Up Official Visit To Uzbekistan

System of a Down Leader Calls Armenian PM's Resignation 'Celebration of Justice'

Kremlin: We Don't Regard Turmoil in Armenia as Ukraine-Style Revolution

Armenia unites to mark Ottoman massacres after leader quits

OSCE MG, UN urge Karabakh conflict sides to prevent any escalation in region

Reforms launched in Armed Forces should continue, says acting Armenian PM

Agenda of talks with MP Pashinyan is open – acting PM to Ambassadors accredited in Armenia

MFA: Azerbaijan hopes for clear-headed political forces in Armenia

Sec. Gen.: UN intends to continue close cooperation with Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's parliament adopts annual report of Ombudsman

New head of Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee introduced to staff

Iranian Kurds Reopen Shops as Border Protest Falters

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

Iranian diplomat Raefipour: International sanctions against Iran suspended; co-operation open

Oil Breaches $75 on Risk to Iran Deal

Iran’s morality police assault woman for 'bad hijab'

General Jafari denounces U.S. Syria raid as ‘cheap’

Mosul Volunteers Rebuild What IS Destroyed

In Iraq minefields, an old war leaves a menacing legacy

Iraq to target Daesh ringleader's hideout in Syria?

Iraq's An-32 Cargo Planes Turned Bombers Flew Nearly Twice As Many Strikes As its F-16s

Civilians in S. Damascus Caught Between Militants, Govt. Troops

UNICEF appeals to int'l community not to give up on Syrian children

UN calls for more support for Syrians, region

Aid Groups Seek Billions to Help Syrian Civilians

EU, UN Kick Off Two-Day Aid Conference For Syria In Brussels

Russian, Chinese FMs call for peace in Syria

Turkey Again Faces Genocide Debate

Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

Visa Free Travel: EU Continues to Dangle Carrot in Front of Turkey

Opposition has polluted Turkish Parliament: President Erdoğan

Turkey has ‘responsibility’ to share Armenian pain over 1915: Erdoğan

Felicity leader Karamollaoğlu set to meet Abdullah Gül amid alliance talks

PACE calls on Turkey to ‘postpone’ snap elections

Japanese Itochu ‘pulls out of nuclear plant project in Turkey’

Aoun addresses letter to Berri to review content of Budget Law's Article 49

Bassil meets Egypt, UAE Ambassadors and Saudi Charge d'Affaires

Gemayel challenges budget law before Constitutional Council

Lebanon: Finance Minister launches 2018 Citizen Budget

President Aoun to address expatriates ahead of elections

Senior Hezbollah member killed in home explosion

Israeli Forces Reportedly Blow Up Palestinian Prisoner's House

Liberman: Israel would destroy Syrian S-300 if it attacked our jets

Palestinian U.N. aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Israeli journalist says Palestinian lecturer's killing likely the work of Mossad

Egypt tells Israel it will let Palestinian rocket engineer’s body into Gaza

King commends ‘distinguished level’ of Civil Defence personnel

61 INGOs review Jordan Compact pledges ahead of Brussels conference

Jordan closely monitors south Syria, with border tightly protected

Jordan: Tax law changes expected to be ready in May

Boursa Kuwait commences promoting tour in London Wednesday

Kuwait oil price falls to USD 68.90 pb

Policies, awareness crucial to Kuwaiti water conservation efforts - minister

Iran, Oman playing regional, global roles in Strait of Hormuz

Qatar replacing UAE as hawala trade hub for Iran

Saudi Arabia
Joint forum in Kuwait to showcase Saudi investment opportunities - KCCI

From women taking the wheel to the arrival of cinemas, Saudi Arabia is changing

Iranian-Saudi ex-officials debate regional issues, urge mutual understanding

Yemeni Army shoots missile at Saudi positions

Iran deplores Saudi ‘barbaric’ raid on wedding ceremony in Yemen

Arab Coalition: We will investigate the alleged targeting of a wedding in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

U. A. E.
UAE’s Emirates plans expansion in Iran: Report

Sheikh Hamdan issues decree on Dubai public holidays

Top Houthi civilian leader killed in Saudi-led airstrike last week - Yemen group

Media suspiciously quiet on US & UK-backed Saudi atrocities in Yemen

Houthis hold 19 oil tankers hostage off Yemeni coast – Saudi media

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills Yemen’s Houthi No. 2 Saleh Al-Sammad

United Kingdom
UK Minister: Syrian Strikes Aimed to Defend People by Destroying Chemical Weapon

All-male no more: London's Parliament Square gets first statue of a woman

General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbine in Britain

Windrush Generation, Families to Be Granted Citizenship

Top UK diplomat calls Golden Temple a mosque, apologises after backlash

Clear Brexit worries at Zeebrugge

UK government borrowing at lowest since 2007

Irish Water to spend €1.3bn pumping water from Shannon to ease shortages in Dublin and Midlands

Referendum Commission website experiences 'teething problems' following launch

Communications Minister Denis Naughten apologises for speaking to lobbyist about media merger

Money is still our biggest source of worry - despite economic growth

More than 75pc of employers plan to give staff rises in 2018 as talent war heats up

EU fines Altice $153 million for closing PT Portugal deal early

Nine Portuguese olive oils rated among best in world

Portuguese complain most in EU about income disparity

Portugal involved in NATO cyberattack exercise

Spain Puts On a Show to Win Post-Brexit Military Role

Spanish Island of Mallorca holds first Limmud program

Spain's Palma to ban holiday rentals

Belarus, Spain discuss possible cooperation in PPP projects

Iran, Syria, Trade Hover Over Macron's US Visit

Macron Visits Trump, Hoping to Bridge Policy Gaps

Air France Reports Over $360Mln in Losses Amid Ongoing Strikes

Salesforce announces $2.2 billion French investment as Macron meets Trump

French tycoon Bolloré held on suspected Africa corruption

France celebrates five years of same-sex marriage

French imams say they're ready to help counter Muslim extremism

President Macron: France to do its utmost for settlement of Karabakh conflict via talks

Eighty nations to attend terror financing conference in Paris

Marine Le Pen's niece set to open political academy in June

Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe’s Privacy Crackdown

EU, UN, donor states seek aid boost at 7th annual conference on Syria

Mercosur and European Union resume negotiations in Brussels

House building among lowest in Europe as population soars

King in New York: Belgium holds trump cards!

Millions of Germans in Poverty While Islamists are Paid Thousands of Euros – AfD

Germany Plans to Spend €450 Million for Army Modernization - Drop in the Ocean?

Germany says every state can name capital, but not Jerusalem

Merkel Has Disastrously Bungled Her Relationship With Trump

Independence from Denmark key issue in Greenland vote

Queen Margrethe II's tomb now ready and waiting: Danish court

No agreement yet as extended Denmark labour negotiations continue

Patient in medical mask stopped under burqa ban in Austria

'A lot of the Swiss rental market is about having personal connections'

Swiss train prices will NOT go up in 2019

Swiss activists held in France for helping migrants cross Alps

Italy's PD says might to talk to 5-Star if center-right shut out

World wine output falls to 60-year low

Weak business morale from Germany, France, Italy points to slowdown

Italy's Five Star Movement 'explores' coalition with centre-left

What is Italy's Liberation Day all about?

Holy See
The NDP wants MPs to invite Pope Francis to apologize to residential school survivors

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Spain loses rights to host European junior weightlifting champs for non-recognition of Kosovo

Greece’s Business Prospects Brighten After a Lost Decade

State prepares for its first e-auctions, set for this Friday

SYRIZA MPs request extension for Novartis report

Public coffers swell thanks to legalized gambling via VLTs

Where's mum? Three bear cubs rescued in Bulgaria

PM Borisov is Opposed to the Return of Smoking to Establishments

The Bulgarian Euro-Presidency Disappoints the Young People from the EU

Real Summer and 31 Degrees in Bulgaria in the Coming Days

Over BGN 20 million have been Paid for the Welfare of Birds in Bulgaria

Bulgarian PM: Countries of the Western Balkans have to Show Their Will For Development

Senate's Tutuianu: Poland, Romania - most important pillars on NATO's eastern flank

Police chief officer Ionita meets Israeli home affairs attache in Bucharest Doron

President Iohannis sends JusMin Toader criminal prosecution request of former minister Vladescu

Senior official Ciamba highlights essential role of regional co-operation at SEECP meeting

Romania, among EU states with lowest level of government debt

Hungary, Romania report highest Q4, 2017 gov't deficit in EU

Human resources minister Balog resigns

Election 2018 - LMP: Election IT system in hands of small circle

Contaminated soil might be used for the Bratislava ring-road

Slovak students win debate contest in New York

Measles still a threat for Slovakia

Poland, US sign 10-year science and technology deal

Polish politician accuses Putin of backing extremism to divide EU

Polish airline LOT orders three new jets in expansion drive

Dangers of Russia withdrawal corridor from Transnistria via Ukraine

Ukrainian national colors in Russian-occupied Debaltseve

Ukraine's central bank to curb inflation to 5% by end of 2020

Ukraine's external debt repayments until 2022 estimated at US$24 bln – S&P

No Ukraine-NATO commission meeting scheduled this week

United Nations Found Violations Of Presidential Candidate Andrei Sannikov’s Rights

Belarus president Lukashenko may share his power

Belarusian Leader Has Harsh Words For Russia, West -- And Warning For Moscow

Lukashenko wants Belarus to become genuinely attractive transport hub

About 25.7m trees planted in Belarus during Forest Week

New pictures of bridge construction in Russian-occupied Crimea

Iran joins Russia-led free-trade zone

Duma to consider proposal to criminalize compliance with anti-Russian sanctions

Putin Signs Internet Libel Bill Into Law

Russians Primarily Concerned With Rising Prices – Poll

Iran top security official arrives in Sochi

PACE recognizes occupation of part of Donbas by Russia

No plans to leave: Moscow says US has settled in Syria, contrary to ‘terrorist defeat’ promise

As Stalin-era factory turns to crypto mining, Georgian workers protest

Georgia: Mixed Reactions over Armenia Protests

Northern Europe is Increasingly Relying on Wind Power

Swedbank Estonia's first quarter profits up 5.7 percent on year

Finland and Estonia Pioneer with World's First Hacker-Proof Digital Highway

Study Swedish or lose welfare, Swedish Social Democrats propose

Hard Brexit would cost over 8,000 Swedish jobs: report

Long queues and lack of teachers hit Swedish for Immigrants courses

Sp’s deputy leader suspends himself

Palace official quits under a cloud

Icelandic airline unsure whether it will proceed with SATA bid

Egypt tells Israel it will let Palestinian rocket engineer's body into Gaza

Egypt: Imprisoned Photojournalist Wins 2018 UN Press Freedom Prize

EP committee calls for elections in Libya before end of 2018

Two soldiers killed in Tunisia plane crash

Gambia: A Legacy of Lies - Seeking Justice for Jammeh's Bogus Aids Cure

Nigeria Has Voted - Miracle Wins Big Brother Naija

Nigerian Burnt to Death in South Africa - Govt Protests

Nigerian Govt Secures U.S.$300 Million to Help Eliminate Malaria

Police Planning To Kill Me, Nigerian Senator Melaye Cries Out

Gunmen Storm Benue Church, Kill 15 Worshippers

Polish, Ethiopian presidents talk trade

Ethiopia: Local pharmaceutical industries running under capacity

Date Set for Election of New Somali Parliamentary Speaker

Access to WASH helps halt risk of disease in growing refugee camps on Uganda border

Uganda: 350 Jobs Up for Grabs As Govt Restructures Broadcaster

Angolan president praises unfolding situation in DRC, Lesotho

Angolan President wants consolidation of democracy in Southern Africa

IMF to diagnose Angola's financial problems

Tanzania: Aviation, railway get lion share of transport budget

Dar, Tel Aviv work on strong bilateral ties

Zimbabwean nurses call off strike and return to work

Shipments of wild baby elephants captured in Zimbabwe are destined for China

South Africa
S. Africa: Government unlocks billions more for free higher education

If they want war... - public sector unions warn govt of total shutdown

African immigrants in the US are better educated than the average American

South Africa's Strike Rate Isn't as Bad as It's Made Out to Be

Bitcoin offshoot accused of price pumping as crypto market heats up

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

7000 new residents in a year: Welcome to Cranbourne East

New Zealand
Controversial New Milk Shakes Up Big Dairy

RNZ - Excitement over Commonwealth-wide free trade agreement

New Zealand scores highly in OECD tax transparency review

Green Party to stand candidate in Northcote by-election

Papua New Guinea
Govt confident of APEC security

Thomas Eluh unveils root cause of chaos

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