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Ottawa looking to apply non-profit status to media companies

B.C. monitoring, may expand locations where new housing tax applied

Holiday pay changes have Ontario employers scratching their heads

Southern Ontario community residents forced to evacuate after 'state of emergency' issued due to flooding

Former MPP says botched online voting system could spell disaster for Ontario PC leadership election

Federal budget preview: What to expect from Tuesday's announcement

Alberta judge cleared of misconduct on decision to imprison, shackle Indigenous sexual assault victim during testimony

Stranded in Montreal, U.S. sailors volunteer at Welcome Hall Mission

Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

U.S. Democrats’ memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

Rare ‘1-in-a-million’ Yellow Cardinal spotted in Alabama

Bond Traders Step Back From 3% to Watch Powell Navigate Fedspeak

'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

2 dead as storm moves across central US

US welcomes Saudi-led coalition’s humanitarian efforts in Yemen

Fed Report Signals No Worries About Recent Market Volatility

The Navy Has a Plan That Could Make Sea Mines Nearly Obsolete

Air Force Chief Goldfein: ‘We’ll be fighting from space in a matter of years’

Testy Exchange With Trump Leads Mexico President to Cancel Visit to White House

Mexico: GDP growth in 2017 was lowest in 4 years

EPN-Trump meeting seen as risky for MX

Anti-corruption group denounces SLP mayor

Governor shares his feelings about media

Mexico president drops plan to visit US after Trump call

Antigua and Barbuda
Hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda to vote early

Venezuelan President to run for reelection despite opp. boycott

Colombia Extradites Major Drug Suspect to US

Colombia reinvents itself and ups its South American cool quotient

Iran: Rouhani receives new German, Romanian, Moroccan, and Ecuadorian ambassadors

Brazil Seeks Extradition of Man Arrested in Miami for Alleged Gun Trafficking

Top Brazilian arms dealer, Frederik Barbieri, arrested in the United States

Japan's budget for AI promotion less than 20% of US, China

3.11 mortality rate 4x higher among Miyagi Pref. city seniors with depression: study

The Most Visited Country in the World is Japan

New Self-Defense Forces hospital planned near Iruma Air Base in Saitama

N. Korea
North Korea Open to Talks with US According to S. Korean Presidential Office

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony

N. Korea slams latest US sanctions as 'act of war': KCNA

China Reacts Angrily to New US Sanctions Against North Korea

S. Korea
Toyota, Hyundai recall roughly 110,000 vehicles

Controversial North Korean general mobbed by media and protesters on visit to South

South Korea's Army Has 560,000 Troops Ready to Take on Kim Jong Un

South Korea looks to buy its own Air Force One

China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

Myanmarese burn victim to receive surgery for free in Taiwan

Taiwan: Air Force to probe alleged F-16 breach

Taiwan rejects Chinese official's request to visit

Philippines Uses Dollar Pile Against Speculators, Governor Says

Philippines arrests widow of slain militants

Vietnamese students design prize-winning AI to read ancient Japanese writing

Cơ Tu community revives centuries-old culture

In developing Hà Nội, old battles new

Việt Nam’s corruption perceptions index improves

Vietnam: Salary of labour class increased 9.3% in 2017

Vietnamese students make multi-functional robot at $800

​Former Vietnamese banker misappropriating customer’s savings hunted worldwide

Laos: Prime Minister lauds work of SOS Children Villages

EPF supports protection of forests, wildlife habitats in seven provinces

Progress on Savannakhet Road No. 9 bridges approaching halfway

Thai pro-democracy activists call for general elections

International tourism generates almost 200 billion baht revenue in first month of 2018

Credit card NPLs soar to 51 billion baht for the first quarter of 2018 fiscal year

Over 268,000 new cars of different types were registered in January

Thailand: Security beefed up in Deep South following spate of attacks

Over 58 percent of respondents disagree with new party supporting PM Prayut: Suan Dusit

Cambodia’s Senate election but without the opposition CNRP

Indonesian Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

Myanmar using JICA's assistance to spruce up slumping shrimp exports

ARSA rebels in Bangladesh are to form an exiled force

Bangladesh: 22 districts get new DCs

Order on Khaleda’s bail after getting case records: HC

No forceful Rohingya repatriation: Junior minister

India: 9 schoolchildren killed in hit-and-run accident

Middle East
Villagers flee as fighting intensifies in Kashmir

Ashiyana Housing Scheme contractor Shahid Shafiq handed over to NAB

AJK starts evacuation plan amid fear of Indian attack

PAJCCI demands early Afghan transit trade meeting

World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project

Ousted Afghan Governor Postpones Much-Touted Anti-Government Rally

Afghanistan lacks capacity to fight terrorism: DG ISPR

Afghan Ex-Senator Assassinated in Kabul - Reports

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan claimed by Taliban, ISIS

U.S. dollar falls in price by 90 tyiyns since beginning of year in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz President: Armed Forces are backbone of statehood

Tajikistan: Year After Bank Fails, Depositors Still Can’t Get Cash

Turkmenistan: Work Begins on Afghan Part of TAPI, High-Voltage Cables

Georgia grants Uzbekistan discount on transit of all types of cargo via railway

Uzbekistan, Russia preparing road map for nuclear energy co-op

Former Top Uzbek Prosecutor Detained On Graft Charges

Azerbaijani President’s Claims on Armenia Spark International Backlash

Arthur Baghdasaryan elected as president of Rule Of Law party

Armenia exports grow 50% since joining EEU

Number of candidates registered for presidential election in Azerbaijan reaches 15

Azerbaijani president increases scholarships for doctoral students and students

Azerbaijani president congratulates Prime Minister of Kuwait

Iran Will Abide by Cease-Fire Except in Suburbs Held by ‘Terrorists’

Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in Iran

Attacks on terrorists holding Damascus suburbs will continue – Iran’s military chief

President Rouhani congratulates Kuwait National Day

Iran cautions about rise of Daesh in new territories

1,200 kg of drugs seized in NE Iran

Iranian diplomat says missiles are matter of ‘national security’

Iraq needs S-400 air defense systems to defend against air attacks — MP

Iraq rejects Saudi request to extradite 400 'terrorists’

Suicide bombing injures 3 in Iraq’s Kirkuk

UN Security Council Demands 30-day Syria Cease-fire

Pope says Syria being 'martyred', urges humanitarian aid

Regime strikes in Syria enclave despite ceasefire call: monitor

UNICEF: Basic needs of young Syrian refugee children not met

Kurds put their trust in the USA

Iraq condemns 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to Daesh

Erdogan vows to 'break arms' of US-backed militants

Saudi Arabia, Turkey to work closely on local defense industry

Highest rate of female shopkeepers in Çanakkale: Report

Turkey: Monetary policy effects ‘to be more visible’ in upcoming period

Istanbul police bust farm used to rape

President Erdoğan to embark Africa tour

Turkish jets destroy PKK shelters in northern Iraq

Nasrallah says voters have to protect the resistance since conspiracy against it today is more than ever

Hariri's Press Office denies Souaid's accusations

‘Bibi go home!’ Israelis demand Netanyahu resignation over looming corruption charges

Christian leaders close church at Jesus's burial site in tax dispute

1,500 turn out in Tel Aviv to protest government corruption

Over 20,000 protest in Tel Aviv against plan to deport asylum seekers

Former Shin Bet chief: Netanyahu no longer fit to make critical decisions

Former PA minister: 'We need intense protests, but not violence'

Senior Palestinian negotiator: US embassy move date a 'provocation'

Travel agents continue sit-in against Awqaf Ministry’s Hajj company

Jordan: Marches against price hikes continue across Kingdom

KRCS launches food aid campaign for Syria's Ghouta

Youth backbone of Kuwait's development vision 2035 - Minister Al-Roudhan

Top Kuwaiti parliamentarians laud UNSC resolution 2401 on E. Ghouta

Qatar could be stripped of 2022 World Cup, Saudi minister claims

Voices from the Arab press: Qatar's hypocrisy exposed yet again

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia stages first jazz festival in bid to shed conservative image

Saudi January inflation jumps to 3.0 percent on VAT, gasoline price hike

Some Saudi provinces close schools on Sunday due to bad weather

U. A. E.
Dubai climbs to 14th place out of 30 cities on Innovation Index

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s missile support for Houthis could spread to al-Qaeda

Mosques flattened in fresh Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Yemen’s army foils attack by Houthi militia in Al-Jouf province

Yemen’s president vows to pursue terrorist organizations and drain their resources

United Kingdom
Brexit trade deals could be ruined by SNP, Theresa May's deputy warns

Aid charities admit to a string of sexual misconduct claims

Labour's EU rebels warn Jeremy Corbyn 'playing with fire' over customs union

Slavery Loan Only Fully Repaid by Britain in 2015

Influential Muslim leader backs campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment

Emergency services on alert for Siberian freeze, as Met Eireann warns

Over 70pc of deep-sea fish have ingested plastic - study finds

Irish Water 'will not be able to deliver improvements without full control'

SEF dismantles nationwide prostitution network

Portugal: Flu cases rise again

Two terror attacks foiled in 2018 - French Interior Minister

Macron, Merkel to talk Syria ceasefire plan with Putin: France

Chinese billionaire sees baguette goldmine in French fields

Trump blames India, China for quitting Paris climate deal

Brussels is Discussing the EU Budget after Brexit

Top Labor MPs Advise Corbyn to Endorse Single Market With EU After Brexit

Juncker eyes EU expansion on Balkans tour

People rally in Netherlands to slam Turkish ops in Afrin

French, German leaders to discuss UN Syria resolution with Putin

AfD takes Petry to court over trademark dispute

China interested in Sweden-Denmark tunnel: report

Swiss biotech group Lonza admits 250 mercury poisoning cases before 1950

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

Despite scandal-ridden past, Berlusconi climbing back onto Italian throne

Tens of thousands march in rival protests across Italy

Matteo Salvini: a rebranded nationalist leading Italy's far-right

Italian Intesa Sanpaolo Ready to Finance Nord Stream 2, If No Sanctions Imposed

Russia, Serbia are objects of overt pressure - Lavrov

Greek gov’t seen attempting to destabilize political climate

Greek banks must do more to cut non-performing loans, ECB's Nouy says

Juncker Begins a Balkan Tour from Macedonia

Over 120 Snow-cleaning Machines Take Care of the Sofia Streets

Over 18pct of Romania's minors say parents only think they know their online activity

Romania's Transgaz gets 60 million euros from EBRD for regional gas pipleine

Hungarian FM protests against EU attitude at UN talks on migration

More Hungarians work in the British health care system than Americans

Rehau-Automotive to create over 700 new jobs in Újhartyán, Hungary

Emergency service: 9 hours waiting time in Hungary

Czech Republic
Former PYD co-leader Salih Muslim caught in Prague: Report

Poland said to deny freezing controversial Holocaust law

Polish lawmaker backs Jews fighting proposed ritual slaughter ban

Poland’s ruling conservatives well ahead in ratings

Ukrainian suspected of cyber crime detained in Poland

Possibility of holding elections in Russian diplomatic mission in Ukraine depends on Moscow's actions in Crimea

Ukrainian army to get Oplot tanks, Stugna, Corsar anti-tank missiles this year

Minsk to host OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group conference

Belarus floats $600m worth of eurobonds

Russia’s new military buggy, Chaborz-6, rolled out in Chechnya’s Grozny

Russia’s defense ministry to sign contract for 12 Su-57 fighter jets

Russian large amphibious assault ship enters Atlantic

Russia to bar US monitors from March presidential election – deputy FM

Russian Athletes Won’t Be Allowed to Carry Flag at Olympic Closing Ceremony

Russia Marks Red Army's Centenary

EUMM on Georgian Citizen’s Death in Tskhinvali

Polish Police Open Fire on Out-of-Control, Brick-Throwing Ukrainians & Georgians

Estonia Celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a Large Military Parade

Russian Tourists in Finland: Thirst for Spending Sprees Reportedly Plummets

Russian, Swedish foreign ministers discuss humanitarian resolution on Syria

Sweden reports shorter waiting times for asylum decisions

Egypt Passes 4th WTO Trade Policy Review

France-Egypt Plane Deal Blocked by US, Fearing Spread of Missile Tech - Official

Egypt uncovers ancient necropolis south of Cairo

German archaeologists help with Egyptian find

Macky Sall hijacks China's west African train

President Weah Seeks Paris Aid to Jumpstart Liberian Economy

Convicted Nigerian Bomber Loses South African Appeal

Nigeria: Military Captures Boko Haram Commander, Kills 5 Insurgents

Kuwaiti embassy in Ethiopia celebrates nat'l day

U.A.E. Rallies to DP World's Defense in Djibouti Port Dispute

Militants Bomb Somali Presidential Palace, Hotel Killing Dozens

Nairobi City Intensifies Crackdown on Hawkers

Uganda: Pressure for Constitutional Reform Builds Afresh

Uganda: Panic As New Wave of Kidnaps Hits Kampala

Angola: Financial decentralisation tops MPLA agenda for 2018

Acacia pays 1.3bn/- in service levy to Tarime District Council

Church wants girls, parents arrested to curb teenage pregnancies

Concern as Serengeti leopards resort to cannibalism

JPM freezes airport conflict , Govt can't hastily relocate 1,900 households , Promises to fix Mwanza airport challenges

Zimbabwe: 'Just Give Us Our Benefits, ' Mugabe Tells Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Names Acting Leader

South Africa
South Africa: Opposition Launches Petition Against Vat Increase

Zuma to face 18 charges

Unequal society: 30% of households contribute 85% of the VAT revenue

3 ministers found to have lied for the Guptas over the past 2 weeks

America’s Next Warplane Could Be African

Lesotho: SAPMIL military personnel with high morale

Taiwan cancels Hakka event in Mauritius due to Chinese oppression

Seychelles: Saving the coral reefs

Joyce affair weakens case for secret Coalition deal

Bill Shorten signals fight over charity crackdown

$120 million drug shipment hidden in highlighters seized at border

Australia and US to hold new talks on Trans-Pacific Partnership

'What's happening is unique:' Adelaide wants to become Australia’s San Francisco

Australian FM: all states have right to set immigration policy

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