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Canadian oil output seen expanding until 2039, delaying net-zero goal

Applications open for fed's new commercial rent relief program

Canada still on track for January 2021 vaccine rollout, despite domestic dose disadvantage: feds

Ontario Auditor-General condemns province’s ‘disorganized’ COVID-19 response

Ontario health care workers detail COVID-19′s devastating toll on working conditions and mental health

Cities crack down on businesses breaking COVID-19 rules in Ontario

Canada’s top pension funds issue rare joint call for better ESG disclosures

Russian Phone Pranksters Dupe Trudeau as ‘Greta Thunberg’

Alberta's semi-lockdown COVID response 'too little, too late' critics say

Federal government moves to legalize single-game sports betting as pandemic hammers casinos

Government has right to keep info from MPs, top civil servant tells committee probing WE Charity

Dominic LeBlanc says vaccines could start distribution in Canada in January

Trump phones Pennsylvania state Republican lawmakers examining accusations of election impropriety

Enbridge seeks to block Michigan's move to shut down Line 5

US potato imports up 19% in first quarter of 2020-2021 marketing year

Global shares reached record highs after the Dow Jones broke 30,000

Catch-all travel insurance booms as U.S. flyers take Thanksgiving risks

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Ga. Sen. Perdue boosts wealth with well-timed stock trades

US denies key permit for Alaska Pebble mine

Mexican protesters decry violence against women

Immigrants are sending more than ever back to families in Mexico as COVID-19 cases rise

Mexico central bank takes gloomier view of economy in 2021

Mexican ambassador slams vaccine ‘selfishness’ following Tories’ comments

Mexico's President Again Declines to Recognize Biden Win

Nearly 80000 people remain missing in Mexico, government says

Mexico moves to stem unauthorized sharing of sexual images

Mexico’s Catholic Church halts large pilgrimage

The Ministry of Health and PAHO/WHO in Guatemala join efforts to respond to the health emergency caused by tropical storm Eta

Outrageous Guatemala Budget Sees Frustrations Boil Over

Guatemala Pays Teco $37M In Long-Running Power Tariff Suit

Higher panamax rates buoy Baltic index

Panama Canal expects shifts in global trade patterns

Total taps Maersk Drilling for two-rig Suriname campaign

Colombia’s war crimes tribunal grills government over FARC killings

Mismanagement leaves Colombia’s Hurricane Iota victims without drinking water for a week

‘Colombia blaming peace deal for government failures’

Colombia extends health state of emergency until end of February

Ecuador is about to set a new banana export record in 2020

Chilean state entity threatens Ecuador

World Bank Approves $500Mln Credit for Ecuador to Promote Economic Recovery

IMF - Ecuadorian reach staff-level agreement under the extended fund facility

Ecuador's shrimp farmers cash in on new sales option

Aurania Resources planning an airborne geophysical survey at its precious-metals project in Ecuador

Peru's blueberry oversupply takes its toll on export prices

Peru: PM highlights Int'l Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International financial markets trust Peru's economic management capacity

Peru: President Sagasti meets with Popular Force party head

Peru: FA Ministry reaffirms commitment to fight violence against women

Peru lowers diphtheria epidemic alert level in absence of new cases

Recent rains affect potato productions in different Brazilian states

At least 41 killed after bus and truck collide in Brazil

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

Brazil ends Boeing 737 MAX ban, planes could fly by year-end

Chinese Embassy Reacts to Eduardo Bolsonaro and Talks about 'Negative Consequences'

Minister of Justice is 13th Member Bolsonaro's Cabinet to Contract Covid

Inside the only COVID-free town in Brazil

British chicken driving deforestation in Brazil's “second Amazon”

China competes in the dredging of Paraguay/Parana Waterway which handles 90 million tons of grains

Argentine oilseed workers on alert for strike as contract talks stall

Argentina’s economy sustained a sluggish recovery through the end of the third quarter

Argentina to mark Diego Maradona's death with three-day period of national mourning

Galaxy Resources to raise $118m for Argentina lithium project

Chileans may get a second round of early pension withdrawals after tapping $17 billion

Chile's Mapuche indigenous group fights for rights

New Dimensions in Communication between Chile and China

US$1.3bn Chilean transmission project advances

Another positive for Covid-19 in the Uruguay national team

Japan's bird flu outbreak spreads to second prefecture

Japanese PM Suga meets Chinese FM

The troubling myth of Japan's most controversial writer

Blunt claim on Senkakus overshadows progress in China-Japan meeting

Suga faces fire as controversy over Abe parties returns to spotlight

Medical care on brink of collapse in COVID-19 hot spots, panel warns

S. Korea
South Korean exporters see the won as too strong and cited currency volatility as one of their key concerns

China's top diplomat Wang Yi in Seoul

Bank of Korea keeps benchmark interest rate steady at 0.5%

Discount coupons for dining out can now be used for food deliveries

S. Korea to invest over US$ 900 mil. to develop AI chips: Moon

South Korean watchdog fines Facebook $6.1 million for sharing user info without consent

Mongolia raises heat on Rio Tinto over vast Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

Odey attacks Rio Tinto over troubled Mongolian mine

Dry bulk shipping: China remains the driving factor, but coal policy is disrupting the market

China's imports of U.S. soybeans surge in October

China's net gold imports via Hong Kong slide in October

China's Oct low-sulphur marine fuel exports ease despite rebounding demand

Mighty Long March 9 carrier rocket set to debut in 2030

China formally acknowledges Biden win, marks possible return of new major power relations

Philippines is opening its doors to foreign investment as it tries to bounce back from the pandemic

PH COVID-19 vaccination goal: 70% of Pinoys in 5 years

Nothing wrong with P4.5-trillion spending bill, Velasco allies insist

PetroVietnam says annual output unaffected by COVID-19 pandemic

BOT projects must hasten electronic toll collection, says PM

PM Phúc urges better law-building for country's development

Viet Nam remains at high risk of COVID-19 infections: health minister

Experts upbeat about VN’s post-pandemic economic recovery, urging firms to focus on new trends

Over 20,000 border jumpers detected in Vietnam since beginning of 2020: deputy commander

RCEP: Milestone trade deal in an age of trade wars

China-Laos Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation Committee Holds the 10th Meeting

Young protesters in Thailand risk much to demand change from military, monarchy

Thailand Introduces New US Tourist Visa

Thailand protests: Humor and creativity amid repression

Thailand charges protesters with insulting monarchy

Thailand's hotel profits continue to tumble as neighbours start to recover

Transition from LIBOR: An Update from Thailand

Thailand dusts off royal defamation law to charge protest leaders

Cambodian Rights Activist and 55 Others Face Trial as Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies

Lonely elephant in Pakistan due to arrive in Cambodia on Nov. 30

1MDB, SRC debts: With RM44.54b outstanding, here’s how much Putrajaya will have to pay in installments next year

Budget 2021 vote: What will happen and what’s at stake

MoF: Govt not ‘saving’ any airlines to avoid bailout perception, hasn’t decided on Malaysia Airlines

Finance Ministry: Proposed merger of GLC UEM Sunrise and private developer EcoWorld still in early talks

Singapore has all but eradicated the virus after reporting 14 days without any new local cases

KPK arrest could sour Jokowi-Prabowo alliance

Nickel, metals lead bullish rally in Indonesian mining stocks

Myanmar Elections: Reschedule cancelled polls

Myanmar’s Second Investment Policy Review Urges Further Liberalization

Thousands of Rakhine Civilians Return Home Amid Stability in Western Myanmar

Germany, Bhutan establish full-fledged diplomatic ties

Trade to trains: India goes all out to woo Bhutan

Bangladesh to get 68M doses of virus vaccine from Gavi

CWI sending two officials on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh

Bangladesh-India home secy-level talks postponed

Five persons, including Nepalese pensioners of Indian Army, killed after jeep falls into gorge

Nepalese held with leopard hide in Tanakpur

World Steel Association: October 2020 crude steel production Up 7% on Yearly Basis

Indian mills sign sugar export deals without government sweetener

Price play: Mideast oil gains Indian market share over African grades

Covid-19 has created a global infodemic, but Brazil and India are unique

Four MoUs likely between India, Bangladesh in December during Modi-Hasina summit

Ahead of farmers’ march, police step up patrol at Delhi borders

India, USA extend nuclear cooperation partnership

Sri Lanka
Elephants search for food in Sri Lanka landfill

Huge cache of drugs seized from Sri Lanka-bound vessel

ADB, Sri Lanka sign loan agreement to support SMEs affected by COVID-19

Central Asia & Middle East
India ranks 34th in global Covid resilience survey, placed below Pakistan and Bangladesh

Iran wants multifaceted cooperation with Pakistan: Envoy

Ex-DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor among six major generals promoted to three-star rank

Fears of Pakistan losing job market to India grow after UAE visa ban

Iran's FM spox discusses expanding cooperation with Afghan officials

PM hopes Biden will follow Trump's strategy in Afghanistan

Afghan women’s rights must not be compromised in peace process

Banking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan election holds genuine strategic importance

UN Working Group Finds Serikzhan Bilash's Detention by Kazakhstan Arbitrary

Acting President and head of National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan discuss issues in energy sector

Kyrgyzstan forms Constitutional Counsel

Deputy PM Surabaldiyeva reports to Acting President Mamytov

Tajikistan nears 12000 coronavirus cases

Another Poor Asian Country Becomes The Victim Of China's Debt-Trap Diplomacy; Experts Wonder - Who Is Next?

Trial of China's coronavirus vaccine starts in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan launches rural development project with support of int'l donors

Trial of China's coronavirus vaccine starts in Uzbekistan

Lawmakers examine VA response to health concerns of veterans deployed to Uzbekistan

Recep Erdogan: Turkey Wants More Countries to Monitor Truce in Nagorny Karabach

Azeris celebrate as troops enter second district returned by Armenia

US sanctions Chinese firms over Iran’s missile programme

Kylie Moore-Gilbert released from Iranian jail as part of prisoner swap deal

Rouhani: Iran resolved to have brotherly ties with Persian Gulf states

Tehran-Najaf flights resumed

Minister: Iran to buy 42 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Iran to Launch 9 new thermal power plants by year-end

Iraq seeks $2 billion upfront for oil supply contract as its economy falters

Sailing Baghdad’s river bends, young Iraqis rock the boat

Gazprom Neft still interested in market of Iraqi Kurdistan

Bombings, minefield kill 29 in pro-Turkey north Syria

Turkey signs 50 mln dose COVID-19 vaccine deal, health minister says

Third peak of COVID-19 pandemic recorded in several Turkish provinces

Turkish laws can't stop domestic abuse

Families of Lebanese students abroad visit the Grand Serail

Development and Liberation Bloc pushes for swift formation of specialized government based on French initiative

Ministry of Economy confirms tested samples of Iraqi flour donation 'in compliance with health standards'

Government plans to legalize dozens of wildcat West Bank outposts, minister says

Pakistan categorically rules out possibility of recognising Israel

Gaza’s first female gas station attendant challenges ‘traditions’

Three Israelis indicted for assaulting Palestinians during olive harvest

New 74-million-euro, Dutch-funded initiative targets refugees, host communities in Jordan

Activists embark on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

SSC indicts 17 suspects in Zarqa assault case

Oman condemns attack in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Crowds at India, Bangladesh embassies in Oman as people vie for travel permits to leave

Joint venture to build new food and drink factories in Oman

Netanyahu postpones official visits to Bahrain, UAE

Netanyahu won’t visit Bahrain next week, reportedly at kingdom’s request

Iran, Qatar sign MoU for trade, economic cooperation

Qatar Charity's multi-service centre launched in Somalia

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco reports no injuries following Yemen missile attack

China's crude oil imports from Russia down 4%, Saudi down 30% as buying frenzy cools

Explosion rocks Greek-operated tanker in Saudi port

Explosion on Greek tanker in Saudi port of Al Shuqaiq, no injuries: official

U. A. E.
OPEC experts meet ahead of next week's crucial gathering

Ex-Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi Dies of COVID-19 in UAE - Reports

Will UAE support to Ethiopia in Tigray conflict affect relations with Egypt?

Yemeni Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah

Yemen: Houthis give UN permission to inspect stranded oil tanker

United Kingdom
Exchequer Rishi Sunak will unveil spending plans later, with an expectation of a hike in cash for public services

Sunak's pay 'pause' softened Majority of public sector workers to be given pay rise

Speech of two halves Sunak lays bare looming economic calamity – then pledges to spend even more

Britain is facing ruin, but deluded Tories are still refusing to accept it

Data glitch ‘may have led to more than 1,500 Covid deaths in England’

HSBC dividend resumption hopes propel shares

Bloody Sunday massacre still resonates in Irish sport 100 years later

McEntee will avoid questions for most of Dáil appearance

Level 3 of the 'Plan for Living with COVID-19' explained

British tourists will get VAT break from January, but not Irish tourists in UK

Portugal lockdown rules explained

Covid-19: Portugal Update, 25 November

Nine districts under yellow weather alert

Portugal is fourth EU country with highest taxes on domestic electricity bills

Portugal among biggest climbers for renewable investment

Health Minister calls Portuguese to unite to avail SHS

The horticultural sector of Almería and Granada will withdraw 30% of its cucumbers from the market

Spanish Scientists: Nose Dryness Is the Earliest and Indistinguishable Symptom of COVID-19

A migrant's odyssey from boat to COVID nursing job in Spain

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a gradual easing of its national lockdown

Casillo's trading business Transgrain France to close

French businesses look to new avenues to drive sales

France risks US ire with vow to impose digital tax this year

France risks US ire with vow to impose digital tax this year

Carmakers in the U.K. are warning of a $74 billion hit to the industry if the country fails to reach a post-Brexit auto trade deal with the European Union

EU says first COVID-19 vaccinations possible by Dec

Belarus hits EU with tit-for-tat sanctions

EU Parliament Votes Against Referring to Julian Assange in Final Draft of Fundamental Rights Report

Belgium orders coronavirus vaccines to protect 10.4 million people

Brussels test centres offer tests without prescription

'Black Pete': Festive fun or racist caricature?

The Netherlands, Germany continue to support Jordan’s youth in ICT sector

The Netherlands is transforming old ashtrays into bike charging stations

Northern Data AG Commissions First Data Center in the Netherlands

The Port of Hamburg – Throughput Shows Signs of Turnaround

Germany extends virus curbs to early January: Merkel

Culled mink rise from the dead to Denmark's horror

Research project shows the way forward for geothermal energy in Denmark

Copenhagen-based Workee raises €300K to scale its mobile-first job app in Denmark

Head of EDF calls for Europe to include nuclear in Green Deal

Khawaja Holdings is Planning 2021 Expansion in Austria

Austrian lenders can cope with 2021's wave of insolvencies, cbank says

Austria-US team develops QCL-based mid-infrared laser to detect specific molecules

How Italy accidentally invented the perfect Covid-era hotel

Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid wave

Versatile Italian Wines To Serve This Thanksgiving

Zelensky appeals to Venice Commission with request to give opinion on Ukraine's anti-corruption legislation after Constitutional Court's decision

Slovenia's economic sentiment worsens in November

Pope to Caritas Slovenia: 'May the Church be united'

Croatia to abolish quota system for foreign workers

Italian signal interference continues in Croatia

Croatia NGOs Criticise Move to Allocate Funds for Persecuted Christians

Croatian Digital Nomad Visa Closer as Parliament Changes Aliens Act

Croatian President thinks everyone should be vaccinated

Luxair delays launch of flights to Montenegro's Podgorica to Feb 2021

Montenegro's building permits decline in Q3

Passenger traffic declines at Montenegro's two intl airports in Q3

General Strike In Greece On Thursday Will Disrupt Public Transport

Belgium to accept 150 refugees from Greece by year-end

EU Crisis Funding Could 'Change the Course' of Greece

Greece to offer 50% income tax cut to lure remote workers during pandemic

North Macedonia
Bulgaria – North Macedonia, a short-sighted veto on the road

Bulgaria closes restaurants, schools to fight virus

Bulgaria Extends Epidemic Situation, New Measures from Friday

Nadezhda Neynsky Nominated for Secretary General of Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Bulgaria’s Government: Minimum Wage to Be Raised to BGN 650 As of January 2021

Iohannis: It would be good to have PNL-centered Gov't and parliamentary majority

Iohannis: Coronavirus testing capacity unchanged at 50,000 a day because it hit the limit

British ambassador Noble: Romania is not yet very well known in Great Britain

Iohannis on images of patients getting oxygen support in hospital halls:Taken in reception areas, we are close to limit

Iohannis: There is currently no talk about shutting down Bucharest City

Pressure mounts on Hungary, Poland to lift EU budget veto

Former state secretary Jankovská has reportedly confessed

Slovak companies belong among the fastest growing technology firms in central Europe

Czech Republic
Czech Republic launches parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus

The Deer Hunter? Czech police search for missing rifle stolen by deer

Czech Village NewBo district part of pilot program to help coach small businesses

Czech Debt Costs Rise as Tax Cut Adds to Spending Spree Worries

Situation of the Polish apple market

EU’s foreign policy gender plan faces resistance from Poland and Hungary

Ukraine has used 66.5% of season's wheat export quota so far

Ukrainian walnut exporters affected by pandemic

Ukraine’s ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry of Hungary

Sniper wounded Ukrainian serviceman in Donbas

Moldova now exports more nuts and fruits than Turkey and Poland

Belarusian Amkodor to sell large batch of vehicles to Bangladesh

No End in Sight for Belarusian Political Crisis

Japan grants Belarus about $108,000 to buy medical equipment

Russian Naval Base in Sudan: Extending Moscow’s Influence in Middle East and North Africa

US Destroyer Performs ‘FONOP’ in Peter the Great Gulf, Claiming Excess Russian Sea Grab

Investigation Claims to Uncover Putin’s Extramarital Daughter

Moscow Plans Expanded Social Credit-Style Tracking System – Open Media

In Russia's Vladivostok, residents recover after 'unforgettable' storm leaves city covered in ice

Russia Claims Its Ship 'threatened to ram' US Ship in Sea of Japan

Apple exports up 1200 percent as compared to last year

Nordex to deliver 63-MW wind park in Lithuania for Ignitis

Latvian parliament maintains reduced VAT for fruits, berries and vegetables

Estonian construction volume down by 10% in Q3 on year

Nuclear Energy and Verification: Director General Grossi Meets President, Ministers in Finland

Survival rates for lung cancer worse in Finland than in other Nordic countries

Sweden's top epidemiologist poured cold water on the idea that herd immunity is helping the country to control the virus

Finland Posts Synthesized Text of DTA With Canada in English, Finnish, Swedish

IKEA furnishes strong results despite pandemic

Iran rejects Swedish ‘interference’ over academic facing execution

Human Rights Activists Arrested in Crackdown in Egypt

Egypt: Activists Arrested After Meeting Foreign Diplomats

Egypt rallies Namibia, Zambia for support in Nile Dam talks

Tripoli Libyan government reverses decision on imports needing LCs

Tunisia, U.S. hold naval exercise off Tunisian northern coast

Protesters in Tunisia halt key phosphate production

65000 cases of violence against women in Tunisia in 2019

Tunisian seeks to designate Muslim Brotherhood as “terrorist organization”

Tunisia extends state of emergency until December

Tunisia: Growing unrest in Tunisia over unemployment and poor economy

U.S. to enforce duties on phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco, Russia

Frauds in the indication of origin of Moroccan fruit and vegetable products reach Brussels

Tullow Oil's new strategy focuses on squeezing West Africa fields

Agriculture: AfDB to invest $25 billion in Nigeria, Senegal, 3 others

FAO supports bird conservation in the Senegal River Delta

Senegal's internet penetration rises to 88% at end-September

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone: President Koroma Finally Questioned Over Graft

Liberia National Bar Association Wants December 8 Referendum Postponed

Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

Bawumia to speak on future of Ghana's economy today

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso Waits For Results of Polls Overshadowed by Violence

Five anti-jihadist 'volunteer militia' killed in Burkina Faso: official

Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

Former Niger President Mamadou Tandja Dies At Age 82

Buhari’s unholy romance with Niger Republic

Eni declares force majeure on Nigeria Brass River crude exports

Nigerian Activists Call for Better Tracking of Sex Offenders

Young Africa Works-IITA Project to Benefit 40,000 Young Nigerians

Nigeria’s foreign minister reacts to threat of sanctions from UK Parliament

Sudan Humanitarian Groups: Refugees Could Reach 200,000

Israeli Delegation Visit to Sudan Aims to Improve Relations

Ethiopia’s Leaders Rebuff Foreign Appeals for Diplomatic Solution in Tigray

C.I.A. Officer Is Killed in Somalia

Somalia's most powerful storm leaves traders, herders devastated

Cyclone Gati spurs locust outbreak threat in Somalia

Somaliland committed to solving impasse with Somalia, says foreign minister

Kenya's LGBTQ Community Faces Increased Abuse During Pandemic

Kenya Doctors Threaten to Strike Over Lack of COVID Protections

Kenyan Firm Unveils Elaborate Renewable Energy Project

Kenya's tourism arrivals on the rise despite COVID-19 pandemic

The Kenyan film director taking on the world -- with positive stories of black life

The number of LGBTQ+ people arrested in Uganda has doubled in the pandemic.

Young Ugandan Singer Uses Her Voice to Empower Girls to Stay in School

3 killed, 5 missing after landslide in Uganda

Egypt rallies Namibia, Zambia for support in Nile Dam talks

Tanzanian agtech startup helps poultry farmers manage their operations

UN body projects GDP growth for Tanzania as Africa slips into recession

Huge Public Debt Threatens Mozambique's Financial System

Crisis Coalition commends SADC Troika move on Mozambique, DRC

Horticultural plan for 1.8 million Zimbabwean households

Zimbabwe: False Start to Harare Businessman Chivayo's Trial

Zimbabwe regime brutal bullying of citizenry promoting gender-based violence in country

Botswana’s Farmers Use Sensory Toolkit to Drive Away Elephants

Namibia: 'Poverty Rate to Rise By 2.7%'

Namibia: Food Prices Rise Dramatically in October

South Africa
South African President condemns "mindless & bloody" acts of terror against trucks

Mkhwebane's fate in the hands of three legal heavyweights appointed by Speaker

SABC has announced a stay of execution - but wage structure suggests the fight is not over

Resurgence of Covid-19 in Western Cape after 52.1% increase in new cases in a week - Winde

Iron ore exports at record high in October

Australia's Galaxy Resources to raise $118 mln to fund lithium projects

Australian academic freed in Iran hails end of 'traumatic ordeal'

Papua New Guinea
PNG parliament thrust into uncertainty as MPs test positive

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