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  • US closes 2 Russian compounds

    Date: 2016-12-31 08:58:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:6246789

    WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (MENA) - The United States has expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland, CNBC reported. The State Department confirmed the news. Obama administration unveiled new measures ....

  • 3 arrested in connection with killing Greek envoy to Brazil

    Date: 2016-12-31 08:22:49 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:11 - ID:6246569

    BRASILIA, Dec 31 (MENA) - Brazilian police arrested three people in connection with the killing of the Greek ambassador to Brazil in the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro. A Rio de Janeiro policeman has confessed to murdering Greece's ambassador to ....

  • M5.6 quake jolts Japan's Fukushima

    Date: 2016-12-31 07:17:19 GMT - Japan - World - SN:6 - ID:6246357

    TOKYO, Dec 31 (MENA) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck Fukushima Prefecture in Japan's northeast early Saturday, the Japanese Kyodo News quoted the Japan Meteorological Agency as saying. No tsunami warning was issued. The ....

  • Trump praises Putin amid hacking expulsions

    Date: 2016-12-30 21:49:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:69 - ID:6246033

    WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (MENA) – US President-elect Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin after the Russian president ruled out a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of diplomats in a row over hacking, the BBC reported on Friday. Trump tweeted: ....

  • Nobel winners urge action over 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

    Date: 2016-12-30 20:44:00 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:66 - ID:6245925

    New York, Dec 30 (MENA) – Eleven Nobel peace prize winners have urged the UN to "end the human crisis" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in a letter criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi, the BBC reported on Friday. In the open letter, the group said the ....

  • US anti-Russian measures represent act of revenge for foreign policy failure - spokeswoman

    Date: 2016-12-30 19:41:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:64 - ID:6245765

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday new anti-Russian measures taken by the US represent an act of revenge for the failure of US foreign policy. Zakharova added that such "very symbolic actions" ....

  • Russia seeks UN endorsement for Syria truce

    Date: 2016-12-30 18:35:29 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:63 - ID:6245621

    NEW YORK, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said on Friday that Russia has penned a draft resolution for consideration in the UN Security Council to endorse ceasefire announced in Syria. “I hope that tomorrow morning we will be ....

  • Russia to send plane for Russian diplomats expelled from US

    Date: 2016-12-30 15:39:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:6245045

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russia will send a plane for its diplomats and their families to be expelled by the United States, Sputnik quoted the Kremlin press service as reporting on Friday. On Thursday, US outgoing President Barack Obama ....

  • Beijing affirms firm stance on Palestinian cause, two-state solution

    Date: 2016-12-30 14:57:04 GMT - China - World - SN:50 - ID:6244397

    BEIJING, Dec 30 (MENA) - Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said Beijing has a firm stance on the Palestinian cause that supports all efforts leading to ease tension between the Palestinians and Israelis, promote the peace ....

  • Putin: Russia will not expel any Americans

    Date: 2016-12-30 13:31:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:6244385

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will not expel anyone as a response to US sanctions against Moscow over alleged hacking. Moscow will determine further steps in restoring ties with the United States ....

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