Wed 2 Dec 2015 | 1:50 EST

Thai PM orders improvements in aviation standards after FAA downgrade 1:20am EST

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday ordered officials to improve aviation safety standards after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Thailand's safety ratings.  Full Article

Canada anxious over possible backlash against Syrian refugees Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government is concerned about a possible backlash against plans to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, especially if the public thinks the newcomers were being "pampered", a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.  Full Article  

Asia stocks wary, dollar knocked after weak U.S. data 12:22am EST 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stock markets wavered on Wednesday after downbeat U.S. manufacturing data raised questions about how aggressive the Federal Reserve would be when hiking interest rates, while the dollar retreated from 8-1/2-month highs.  Full Article  

Canada's Alberta to retool controversial farm safety changes Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Alberta's government will retool a bill that would overhaul workplace standards on farms in Canada's biggest cattle-producing province, its agriculture minister said on Tuesday, after protests by farmers and ranchers.  Full Article