NEWS

AFRICA

Gambia’s Police Chief: Do Not Expect ‘Quick And Drastic’ Reforms

South Africa Police Station Raid: Five Killed In Umtata

Mozambique Rubbish Dump Collapse Kills At Least 17 People

Libyan Government Forces Hold Military Exercise In Western Libya

ASIA

Blasts Rock City In North-West Myanmar

Us To Impose ‘Largest’ N Korea Sanctions

North Korea’s Controversial Olympics Delegate

Indian Lynch Mob Take Selfies With Victim

How A Barrie, Ont., Skate Club Helped Get Malaysia To Their 1st Winter Olympics 

BBC Sues Chinese Company For Trademark Infringement

Chinese State Councilor Meets Indian Foreign Secretary

China Urges U.S. To Stop “Long-Arm Jurisdiction”

Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby Factory’ Dad Wins Paternity Rights

China To Impose Annual Fishing Ban In Yellow River

BUSINESS & TRADE

Trump Tax Reform Gives Buffett $29bn Boost

China Seizes Insurance Giant Anbang

China’s Big Spending, Ambitious Anbang

What Do Kushner Talks With China’s Anbang Mean For Trump?

RBS Reports First Profit In 10 Years

Firms Cut NRA Ties Amid Florida Backlash

CANADA

Watchdog Calls For ‘Compassionate’ Parole As Prison System Adopts New Assisted Death Policy

Chatham-Kent Rescue Workers Use Boats To Get People Out Of Flooded Homes 

Police Investigate After 4 Found Dead Near Burk’s Falls, Ont.

Preventing Another Tina Fontaine: Calls For Changes To Child Welfare, Justice System 

No More ‘Cheat Sheets’: Electronic Logs For Truckers Mandatory By 2020

Prairie Farmers Want Canada’s Trade Dispute With India ‘Straightened Out’

 ‘We Can No Longer Turn A Blind Eye’: Survivors, Family Members Testify At MMIWG Hearings In Nunavut 

Fort McMurray Restaurant That Started It All Puts A Cork In Its B.C. Wine Boycott

CASCADIA

Unusually Large Rodents Invade California

Seattle Is Winning The War On The Car Commute

Trump’s Proposed Cuts Would Have A Big Impact On Alaska Fisheries

Hundreds March In Victoria For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE WEATHER

Unwritten Paris Rules Dominate As Tense Year Of Climate Diplomacy Begins In Japan

Climate Weekly: Coal India’s Mixed Messages

Documents Reveal UK Push To Water Down EU Biomass Regulations

Why Is Tiny Nauru Getting $26.9m In Climate Finance To Build A Port?

Tasmania To Reach 120% Renewable Electricity In Five Years, Labor Pledge

EMANCIPATION YET EVOLVING

The Feminists Of Russia Have Many Of Their Own Battles To Fight. Here’s A Look At Some Of Their Ongoing Activism.

ESPIONAGE, TERRIORISM, WAR& THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Syria War: Eastern Ghouta Bombing ‘Catastrophic’

Syria War: Scores Of Civilians Killed In Eastern Ghouta Strikes

ISIL Ambush Kills 27 Iraqi Militiamen In Kirkuk

Five Chinese Military Innovations That Threaten U.S. Dominance

EUROPE

Ambassador Chaly: United States Views Ukraine As Serious Strategic Partner

In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining The Military

Post-Brexit UK Won’t Be Like Mad Max, Says David Davis

WHO Warns Of Soaring Rates Of Measles In Europe

Spanish Go Crazy For New Tim Hortons In Madrid

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia Extradites Top Drug Suspect

Escobar’s Brother Asks To Review Narcos

Drug Lord Escobar Mansion Yields Safe

Diplomatic Luggage Cocaine Plot Foiled

Argentina Roots Out Phantom Workers

Politicians Suspected In Bribery Scandal

Haiti Suspends Oxfam GB Operations

Colombian National Park To Be Extended

Venezuela Leader Wants ‘Mega-Election’

MIDDLE EAST

Falluja: Meet Issa Saer, Mayor Of Ruined Iraqi City

Family Member Of Crashed Iranian Plane ‘Begged To Send A Chopper’

Russia, Turkey To Enhance Cooperation In Syria Under Astana Format

Iran Finds Crashed Plane, Receives Condolences From Int’l Community

OCEANA & POLYNESIA

McCormack The Sole Declared Candidate To Replace Joyce As Nationals Leader

Police Fatally Shoot Man Allegedly Trying To Break Into Brisbane Home

‘Unusual’ Thunderstorm Hits Perth’s South, Tearing Off Roofs, Flooding Homes

Water ‘Coming Out Of The Cupboards’ As Flash Floods Hit Canberra Homes

One Disaster To The Next, A Slice Of Queensland Paradise Becomes A Nightmare

Turnbull Urges US Not To Diminish Presence In Indo-Pacific

Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch Declares State Of Emergency

REFUGEES & IMMIGRATION

Detainee Beaten, Held In Isolation After Joining Hunger Strike, Lawsuit States

Mexico Theme Park Offers Illegal Migrant Experience

4th Circuit Appeals Court Rules Against Trump’s Travel Ban

RUSSIA

Man Dies In Police Custody In St. Petersburg After Complaining Of Abuse

Russian Foreign Ministry Confirms Cocaine Raid In Argentina, Defends Moscow’s Reputation

Russian Lawmaker Wants Female Journalists Barred From State Duma After Sexual Harassment Complaints

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Inspiring Pogroms And ‘Caveman Nationalism’ In Eastern Europe

How Russia-Linked Bots And Trolls Use Tragedy To Sow Confusion

Vladimir, Student, Yekaterinburg. GENERATION P

UNITED STATES

Are Tax Cuts Helping US Workers?

Republican Tax Plan Explained

Days After High School Shooting, Florida House Votes Against Ban On Assault Rifles

Missouri Youth Baseball Team Moves Forward With AR-15 Raffle

Washington State House Votes To Ban ‘Bump Stock’ Gun Attachments

Trump Directs Justice Department To Ban Gun Modifications Like Bump Stocks Used In Las Vegas Shooting

In Florida, This Bill Could Restrict Guns From Dangerous Owners

Mueller Charges Man With Lying To Investigators About Former Trump Aide Rick Gates

Mueller Unveils New Charges In Russia Probe

Trump Maintains ‘No Collusion’ After Russian Indictments

Trump’s Military Parade Would Cost Between $10 Million And $30 Million, White House Budget Director Says

WINTER OLYMPICS

An Olympic Skier Stole Her Teammate’s Chance At A Medal. But Their Friendship Survived

First Ever Russian Curling Medalist Leaves Olympics After Doping Allegations

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