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  • CIA nominee says he won’t balk at seeking Russian intelligence

    Date: 2017-01-13 08:38:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:6323897

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) - Representative Mike Pompeo, Trump's nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said he will continue to pursue foreign intelligence about Russian hacking activities. “I will continue to pursue foreign ....

  • Over 70 Tu-154 Russian plane crash victims identified

    Date: 2017-01-13 07:36:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:11 - ID:6323729

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) - DNA testing experts have identified more than 70 victims of the crash of Tu-154 aircraft operated by the Russian Defense Minostry over the Black Sea, Russian news agency TASS quoted some sources in the Forensic Medical ....

  • Hollande to receive Abbas in coming weeks: Elysee sources

    Date: 2017-01-12 22:21:07 GMT - France - World - SN:74 - ID:6323189

    PARIS, Jan 12 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande will receive Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the coming weeks, an official at the French president's office said on Thursday. The announcement came after Abbas spoke by phone with ....

  • Russia, Turkey sign Syria flight safety agreement

    Date: 2017-01-12 20:57:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:6322949

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - Russia's defense ministry said on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with the Turkish army to ensure flight safety over war-torn Syria, the Daily Mail reported. The Russian defense ministry said in a statement on ....

  • Rights group criticizes Turkey over post-coup clampdown

    Date: 2017-01-12 20:55:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:68 - ID:6322761

    NEW YORK, Jan 12 (MENA) - The Turkish government has used last year's failed military coup to launch an expansive crackdown that has swept up peaceful critics and undermined democracy, a human rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch's ....

  • EU presidency calls for urgent migrant deal with Libya

    Date: 2017-01-12 20:12:43 GMT - Malta - World - SN:65 - ID:6322669

    VALLETTA, Jan 12 (MENA) - The leader of the European Union's presidency said that record numbers of migrants will try to cross the Mediterranean this spring and he wants the EU to work with Libya now to stem the flow, the Fox News ....

  • China hopes Africa to boost confidence, unite to meet various challenges: Chinese FM

    Date: 2017-01-12 19:44:11 GMT - China - World - SN:62 - ID:6322625

    BEIJING, Jan 12 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China hopes that countries in Africa will boost confidence, unite and work together to meet new challenges of various kinds, Xinhua news agency reported. Wang made the remarks in ....

  • Russia: Direct dialogue among Syrian groups possible in Astana

    Date: 2017-01-12 17:40:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:6321377

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) – The upcoming Astana talks on Syria differ from the previous rounds because direct negotiations between members of the armed opposition are possible, Sputnik news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria ....

  • Kremlin says no official date for Astana meeting on Syria yet

    Date: 2017-01-12 17:19:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:6321293

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - The official date for the meeting on Syrian settlement in Astana has not been set yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "There has been no official announcement yet," he said when asked to comment on unofficial ....

  • Kremlin spokesman blasts Russian hacking allegations as hysteria

    Date: 2017-01-12 14:26:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:36 - ID:6319993

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - Washington’s accusations of supposed Russian hacker attacks have turned into a real frenzy, making it impossible to get to the bottom of the matter under such conditions, Tass news agency on Thursday quoted Russian ....

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