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PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

Flood waters take a life in western Quebec as the province braces for more rain

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast, Canadian treats to the International Space Station

PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and young son killed in canoeing accident

PEI election could make history with Canada’s first Green premier

Canadian Civil Liberties Association files lawsuit over Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto

System breakdown: How cracks inside Justin Trudeau’s office set the stage for crisis

Trump Sours on Mueller Report After Initial Upbeat View

U.S. to defend Japan from cyberattack under security pact

Libyans rally in Tripoli to protest Trump's call to Haftar

China’s new aircraft carrier, US expected to miss navy’s fleet review

Billionaire's daughter pleads guilty in 'cult' sex slave case

Two men convicted in the US for elaborate scheme that infected up 400,000 computers

Welcome for migrants cools in Mexican town weary of caravans

Attackers raid family party, kill 13 in Mexico

Mexican Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now It Blames Mexico’s President for Them.

Rep. Duncan Hunter climbs over 'border' fence, doesn't reach Mexico

Costa Rica
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Bartlett calls on UTech to develop technology-focused tourism curriculum

US Calls on Countries Worldwide to Block Russia's Planes Heading For Venezuela

Ecuador made embassy ‘hell’ for Assange: Diplomat

Peru judge orders 36-month preventive detention against ex-President Kuczynski

Argentina: Government unveils raft of measures to tackle rising inflation

Ominous signs for Cambiemos as Peronist Bordet strolls PASOs in Entre Ríos

Vidal seals deal with teachers unions, winding up 14 months of negotiations

Chile’s newest wines from some of the oldest vines

U.S. and Japanese Security Consultative Committee meeting held to discuss North Korea

Deadly tsunami could hit Tokyo 2020 sailing venue in 5 min. after massive quake

Japan gov't mulls administrative punishment for IT giants that violate rules

40% of Japan's households in 2040 predicted to have only one member

US to defend Japan from cyberattack under security pact

Blind Japanese sailor successfully completes non-stop Pacific crossing

Reiwa topped Japan's new era name candidates after final push by Abe

Fukushima soccer facility, repurposed after 3/11 disaster, fully reopens

Former Japanese Justice Minister Okiharu Yasuoka dies at 79

Aging Japan to see 25% of breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040

Honda cutting production of Accords as buyers shift to SUVs

N. Korea
Pompeo says he will continue leading nuclear talks with N. Korea

N. Korea's foreign minister blasts Bolton's remarks

S. Korea
President Moon to visit Samarkand, highlights bilateral cooperation on development project

South Korea starts up second APR-1400

Political System Advances China's AI

Satellite Photos Show Chinese Radar in Syria Restored After IAF Attack - Reports

Chinese Courts Hand Down Jail Terms to PLA Veterans After Protests

China to 'reveal' new warships as US rivalry escalates

Panel with Chinese experts to review Boeing's flight control system

Naval parade marking Chinese navy anniversary to be held on April 23

China warns against fake donation 'charity' events

USS Blue Ridge arrives on its first port visit to Hong Kong in three years

Xi Jinping is determined to end all poverty in China by 2020. Can he do it?

Xi stresses enhanced studies of May Fourth Movement, spirit

China to build Guangdong's Hengqin District into international tourism island

Naval parade marking Chinese navy anniversary to be held on April 23

Guangzhou customs strengthens effort against smuggling of animal products

‘He’s not Taiwan’s Trump’: Beijing adviser writes off Gou in presidential race

Foreign brokerages mixed on Hon Hai after Gou's presidential bid

Diplomat urges Pinoys in restive Tripoli to come home

Ex-ambassador Rodolfo Severino passes away

Palace: Pangilinan is ‘deaf and blind’ to Duterte’s achievements

Int partners join VN to combat fake news build public trust

Two Taiwanese arrested in Ho Chi Minh City one-ton drug bust

Photography exhibition on Vietnam's air pollution ongoing in Ho Chi Minh City

Companies under Vietnam’s Khaisilk owe combined $215,000 tax arrears

Hanoi alley ends illegal garbage dumping by publicly shaming violators

Oxygen depletion, pollutants kill fish in iconic Ho Chi Minh City canal

Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty

PM pleased Thailand rated as “least miserable” country for 2019

Maya Bay to stay closed for another 6 months

Savers earning over 20,000 baht interest a year to face 15 percent tax

EC dismisses 20 poll fraud cases for insufficient evidence

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Urges Cambodian Diaspora to ‘Inspire Change’ Back Home

One polling station officer dies from fatigue, others reportedly fall ill: KPU Jakarta

Fire at Bali Airport temporarily disrupts domestic flights

Academician calls to improve management of simultaneous elections

Migrant workers still paid unreasonable wages: RI Consulate

Nepal, Home To The World's Largest Seder, Puts On Massive Passover Celebration

China, India to start new collaboration on film projects

India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

Indian foreign secretary heads to China for talks amid tense relations

In Etah, Modi calls SP-BSP friendship 'farzi', says it will end on May 23

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman shifted out of Srinagar

Hindutva of RSS breaks people, won't let my religion be politically hijacked: Digvijaya Singh

CJI refutes sexual harassment charges, says judiciary’s independence under ‘severe’ threat

The first-past-the-post system leads to exclusion of over half the voters from the power structure

BJP Amravati MLA trolled after condemning Pragya Thakur's comments on Karkare

Former SC judges J Chelameswar, M B Lokur refuse to comment on controversy surrounding CJI Gogoi

ISIS module case: NIA conducts searches in Hyderabad, Wardha; four suspects questioned

India election chiefs ban Narendra Modi TV show

Middle East
Pakistan: Iran-Based Militants Behind Slaying of Security Personnel

Pakistan asks Iran to act on militants behind Baluchistan killings

FM Zarif, Pakistani counterpart discuss Imran Khan's visit

Pakistan takes steps to boost border security with Iran

Hope Iran will take visible action against anti-Pakistan elements: Qureshi

Pakistan lodges protest with Iran over inaction against Ormara attackers

Finance adviser discusses bailout package with IMF's Pakistan chief

Pakistan blames Iran-based separatists for attack

About a Dozen Killed During Attack on Afghan Communications Ministry

Official: Taliban, IS Deprive Afghan Kids of Polio Vaccine

Former Afghan president urges US to ‘put force’ into making Taliban talks happen

Kazakh currency strengthens against US dollar

Offender with false passport detained on border with Kazakhstan

Bus Crash Kills At Least 11 People In Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan rises 15 places in World Press Freedom Index 2019

Bishkek HPP breakdown. Convicts must pay Bishkekteploset 3 million soms

Gas supply of some Bishkek districts to be suspended next week

China to complete US$545 million modernisation for Tajik smelter

Peace on Korean Peninsula to enrich economic cooperation between S. Korea, Uzbekistan

Baranovichi State University considers admitting Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan students

Azerbaijani MP: Armenia misappropriating history & culture of its neighbors

Montreal City Hall adopts resolution on 104th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Nikol Pashinyan rules out his involvement in any deals contradicting the principles of revolution

Congressman Adam Schiff attends ceremony dedicated to memory of Armenian Genocide victims

French PM Edouard Philippe to attend Armenian Genocide commemoration ceremony

Reps of Young Presidents’ Organization visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan improves position in Startup Ecosystem Rankings

INPEX: FID on further dev’t of ACG to have minimal impact on company’s consolidated financial results

FM Zarif to leave Tehran for New York on Tuesday

UN to hold workshop on assessment of disasters in Iran

China, Iran enjoying great potential for military cooperation: Cmdr

Iran to stand by Syria in economic war: Lawmaker

Nearly one million children affected by massive floods in Iran

Intel minister: Iran identified 290 CIA spies, made arrests

Japan relies on Iranian oil, to talk to US about it: Minister

Iraq to host regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference

'After our troops' sacrifice, it is our duty to help rebuild Iraq'

Regional rivals gather in Iraq in blow to 'Arab NATO'

Jihadist Kills Almost 50 Regime Fighters Across Syria

Russia to Lease Syria's Tartus Port For Economic Purposes - Russian Vice PM

‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official

BusinessMin participates in first session of Romanian-Turkish Joint Economic and Trade Committee

Turkey warns France after Macron hosts SDF 'terrorists'

Turkey, US establishing trade working group: Minister

Turkey understands NATO's concern on Russian S-400s

CHP rules out early polls, focuses on local governments

Salam following his meeting with Derian: No objection to lowering officials' salaries

Minister of Tourism begins a tour in Tripoli

Rahi in his Easter message: We call on the political class to rise above personal interests

‘Declare war on Lebanon, take out Syria’s S-300s’: Outgoing Israeli general on handling neighbors

Border Police say they thwarted stabbing attack in West Bank

Lakkis begins a work visit to Jordan to discuss ways of agricultural cooperation

On World Heritage Day, Crown Prince inaugurates ‘landmark’ museum in Petra

14 sites in Oman added to UNESCO heritage list

Qatar Boosts Investment in Luxury New York Real Estate in $5.6 Bln Deal

Qatar struggles as power shifts in the region

Qatar and Albania sign a number of agreements

Saudi Arabia
Iraq hosts regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference

Saudi space chief visits Moscow mission control center

Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

France under pressure to come clean over Yemen arms exports

Yemen war death toll surpasses 70,000

Yemen forces shoot down Saudi-led spy drone

Arab coalition jets target Houthi drone sites in Yemen’s capital

United Kingdom
Britons no longer just want to leave the EU - they want to change politics for good by smashing the two-party system

U.K. parliamentarians concerned over Chinese fighter jets' incursion

Northern Ireland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist's killing

Charlie Weston: 'FG is living in cloud cuckoo land if it thinks it won't pay the price over housing crisis'

Algarve tourism unaffected by fuel crisis

Three Algarve representatives in top-25 ‘best city’ ranking

Portugal: Law to protect whistleblowers 'unlikely to pass in this parliament'

U.S. arrests a member of 'Free Joseon' connected to North Korea Embassy raid in Spain

France's National Rally to Discuss EU Right-Wing Alliance With Salvini - Member

Investigators Believe Notre Dame Blaze Started at Base of Iconic Spire - Reports

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Violence returns to Paris 'yellow vest' protest with 200 arrests, scorched cars and tear gas

Yellow Vest protesters told to avoid Notre Dame

Le Pen's National Rally goes green in bid for European election votes

Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections

Germany's Top General Calls for New INF Treaty With China, Russia, US

Plane carrying Madeira bus crash survivors lands in Germany

Merkel 'highly qualified' for EU post: Juncker

Easter peace marches held across Germany

Italy Could Play Big Role in Parliamentary Diplomacy on Crimea – Politician

Italian nurse jailed for life for killing as many as ten patients

Tourism Responsible for 12% of Slovenia's GDP in 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia brings back, detains Islamic fighter from Syria

Kosovo brings back fighters, families of jihadists from Syria

Kosovo Says 110, Including Four IS Fighters, Repatriated From Syria

Albania to operate low-cost Tirana-Riyadh flights

New WB project to lower trade costs and increase transport efficiency

Greek UN official says humanity failed in Syria

Turkish defense minister says Greece should demilitarize islands

Anti-racism rally planned on Lesvos

ADMIE-RAE front on Crete linkup is cracking

Greece violates int'l law by arming Aegean islands: Akar

It's All Academics When It Comes To North Macedonian Vote

Bulgaria with a Record Export to Germany: What Do Germans Buy and Where Does it Go?

Special Operation in Vidin Against a Group for Human Trafficking and Money Laundering

Targovishte Municipality is the most Transparent Institution in Bulgaria

What are the Electoral Attitudes in Bulgaria Before the Start of the European Election Campaign?

With Money From Europe: Free Wi-Fi Network in 113 Municipalities in Bulgaria Will be Build

Traian Basescu: I haven't lost any political battle, please help me not to lose the last!

Dancila: I will never be able to reach consensus with those who are against Romania

Dragnea, welcomed in Iasi by almost 2,000 supporters, as well as a few hundred protesters

Iohannis: In Romania, anti-Semitic, xenophobic and racist manifestations must be harshly sanctioned

Putin's Trojan horse? Russian bank move to Hungary triggers alarm

Easter Customs and Foods in Hungary

Slovakia: Strike for climate will continue after Easter

Polish FM set for talks in Slovakia, Turkey

MAE: Melescanu in Ankara, in Romania - Turkey - Poland trilateral meeting

Moody's keeps Poland’s rating at A2, outlook stable

Prime minister sends Easter greetings to Poles

Poland is not a country of anti-Semitism, PM tells US audience

Ukraine Quiet Ahead of Presidential Election

Donbas warzone update: Ukraine reports 10 enemy attacks in past day

U.S. envoy Volker on further support of Ukraine: U.S. here for long haul

The Ukrainian Elite Is Preparing for Poroshenko’s Defeat

Ukrainians should unite after election in order not to lose Ukraine - Poroshenko

Preferential-rate loans for buying Belarusian vehicles, machines in Ukraine

Belarus, Hungary eager to cooperate in nuclear energy

Ukraine caught in cross-fire as Russia-NATO cooperation curtailed

Russia Releases Big 120-Page Report on Russophobia, Russiagate Hysteria in US

Nine in critical condition after fire at Russia's NKNK petrochemical complex

Assad, Russia deputy PM discuss Syria's economic revival

Russia creates new difficulties in Ukrainian-Russian relations to show liberalization after presidential election – Poroshenko

Fears over Russia nuclear treaty withdrawal

Azerbaijan’s oil & gas exports to Georgia grow markedly

Belarusian enterprises consider supplying elevators, utility vehicles to Georgia

Following Moscow visit, Lithuania calls on Estonia to coordinate actions

Estonia 200 introduces European Parliament election programme

Estonia ranked 11th in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index

10000 kids in Finland left hanging as sports NGO's funding dries up

Norway: Climate concerns don’t halt travel

Mixed Emotions as Egyptian Constitutional Referendum Begins

Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

Egypt votes on referendum to back extended Sisi's rule

Egyptians vote on referendum allowing extension of Sissi’s rule to 2030

Fierce clashes erupt outside Libyan capital Tripoli

Anti-Haftar forces near Libya capital launch counter-attack

UN says 220 killed in two days of fighting over Libya’s capital

UN seeks $10.2 million to reach civilians trapped in Libya conflict

Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger Deploy Troops After Fresh Attack

Sudan's public prosecutor investigating Bashir on suspicion

Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home: source

Sudan protest leaders to meet military rulers: campaigner

Angola: Parliament passes Organic Law on Local Elections

Angola: Health Ministry wants improvement of vaccination indicators

Angola: Home Affairs minister speaks about new Juridical Regime of Foreigners

Zimbabwe: Doable Recovery Policies Required

Chinese volunteers in Namibia promote exchange through language teaching

South Africa
Land reform report: 'There was no document to sign', says panel chairperson

'White commercial farmers are here to stay' - David Mabuza

Nine arrested in Joe Slovo protest as group erect shacks

Unemployment takes heavy toll on South Africa's young

Australia: Agriculture Department stands by water buybacks, amid calls for an inquiry

New Zealand
NZ: National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium

NZ Govt - PGF invests in Top of the South ocean economy

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