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  • Japanese gov. mulling submitting "conspiracy bill" in upcoming Diet session

    Date: 2017-01-05 19:54:50 GMT - Japan - World - SN:73 - ID:6281597

    TOKYO, Jan 5 (MENA) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting of senior members of the ruling coalition Thursday that the government plans to submit to the Diet a bill aimed at punishing those who abet terrorism, an initiative that has ....

  • UN envoy hopes Astana talks will consolidate Syria truce

    Date: 2017-01-05 15:51:14 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:57 - ID:6280373

    GENEVA, Jan 5 (MENA) - Peace talks being prepared later this month in the Kazakh capital of Astana should aim to consolidate Syria's ceasefire and pave the way for wider UN-backed negotiations in February, the Daily Mail quoted the UN Special Envoy ....

  • 415,000 punished for discipline violations in 2016

    Date: 2017-01-05 08:08:44 GMT - China - World - SN:10 - ID:6276233

    BEIJING, Jan 5 (MENA) - The Communist Party of China's top discipline watchdog said Thursday that in 2016, 415,000 people had been disciplined for violating the Party's code of conduct and other irregularities, China Daily reported. Officials at ....

  • France orders cull of ducks after severe bird flu outbreak

    Date: 2017-01-05 05:31:01 GMT - France - World - SN:2 - ID:6275761

    PARIS, Jan 5 (MENA) - Hundreds of thousands of ducks are to be culled in three areas of France following a severe outbreak of bird flu, the French Agricultural Ministry said. The measure will cover all free range ducks, plus geese, in the Gers, ....

  • Romanian parliament approves Gov't under leadership of Social Democrat Grindeanu

    Date: 2017-01-04 22:00:31 GMT - Romania - World - SN:82 - ID:6275129

    BUCHAREST, Jan 4 (MENA) - Romania's coalition government led by Social Democrat Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has received the parliament's backing in a confidence vote, Sputnik news agency said on Wednesday. The cabinet under the leadership of ....

  • Germany arrests Tunisian who dined with market attacker

    Date: 2017-01-04 21:19:41 GMT - Germany - World - SN:80 - ID:6274941

    BERLIN, Jan 4 (MENA) - An acquaintance of suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri who dined with him the night before the rampage is under investigation for possible participation in planning the attack, German prosecutors said ....

  • More than 100 injured when part of train derails in US Brooklyn

    Date: 2017-01-04 21:04:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:6274769

    WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (MENA) - At least 103 people were injured -- three seriously -- when a commuter train slammed into a safeguard at a Brooklyn station Wednesday, forcing part of its first car off the tracks, US officials said. Most of the ....

  • Two UN peacekeepers killed, two injured in ambush in Central African Republic

    Date: 2017-01-04 20:39:20 GMT - Central African Republic - World - SN:78 - ID:6274709

    BANGUI, Jan 4 (MENA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday condemned a deadly ambush on a convoy in the south-eastern part of the country which killed two blue helmets from Morocco and wounded ....

  • Russian, Syrian troops liberate 12,360km in Syria

    Date: 2017-01-04 17:42:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:6273737

    MOSCOW, Jan 4 (MENA) - Russian Air Forces, in cooperation with the Syria army, liberated 12,360 kilometers in Syria from militants, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. According to Russia Today, Igor Konashenkov said ....

  • global-PRNewswire(4):Get a First Glimpse of the New Keyboard BlackBerry Smartphone at CES

    Date: 2017-01-04 17:20:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:67 - ID:6274393

    Get a First Glimpse of the New Keyboard BlackBerry Smartphone at CES New BlackBerry features based on security, productivity and reliability LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ MENA/-- TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. ("TCL ....

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