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  • Armed robber holding seven people in Paris travel agency

    Date: 2016-12-02 19:33:48 GMT - France - World - SN:79 - ID:6073149

    PARIS, Dec 2 (MENA) - A robber armed with a handgun was holding seven people in a Paris travel agency on Friday night, France 24 reported. "Intervention under way in an armed robbery; Drivers should avoid the area of the Massena boulevard in the ....

  • China voices concern over Taiwan content in US defense bill

    Date: 2016-12-02 19:09:18 GMT - China - World - SN:74 - ID:6072633

    BEIJING, Dec 2 (MENA) - China on Friday said it has serious concerns over an annual US defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with Taiwan "The Chinese side strongly opposes any form of official ....

  • Gambian official: Opposition candidate Barrow wins election

    Date: 2016-12-02 16:45:39 GMT - The Gambia - World - SN:65 - ID:6072465

    BANJUL, Dec 2 (MENA) - Gambia's opposition candidate has defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh in the West African country's presidential vote, an upset victory that could lead to the country's first transfer of power in more than two decades, the ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry hold talks in Rome

    Date: 2016-12-02 16:44:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:64 - ID:6072497

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, Tass news agency reported on Friday. The meeting is taking place on the sidelines of the "Mediterranean: Roman ....

  • Kofi Annan begins visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State

    Date: 2016-12-02 16:31:47 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:63 - ID:6072493

    NAYPYIDAW, Dec 2 (MENA)- Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday began a fact-finding visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, where the army has been accused of large-scale violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority, ....

  • Trump team looks at new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran

    Date: 2016-12-02 15:52:05 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:60 - ID:6072173

    LONDON, Dec 2 (MENA) - The Trump transition team is examining proposals for US sanctions on Iran separate from its nuclear program in a move likely to draw a furious reaction from Tehran, the Financial Times has reported. Transition officials ....

  • Trump picks James Mattis for secretary of defense

    Date: 2016-12-02 15:14:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:55 - ID:6071617

    WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (MENA) - US President-elect Donald Trump announced during a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio Thursday night that he plans to nominate retired Marine Corps general James Mattis as his defense secretary, the Foreign Policy magazine reported ....

  • Russia to introduce Syria operation experience into military higher schools’ curriculum

    Date: 2016-12-02 12:56:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:6070821

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 (MENA) - The experience of Russia’s anti-terror operation in Syria will be promptly introduced into the curriculum of Russian military higher schools, TASS quoted Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying at a conference call on ....

  • Europol warns of more terrorist attacks in Europe

    Date: 2016-12-02 10:55:34 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:38 - ID:6069973

    The Hague, Dec 2 (MENA) - Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, warned on Friday of future terror attacks by groups or lone actors in Europe. In a new report, the agency said intelligence services expect several dozen people ....

  • Russia unveils foreign cyber attack on banks

    Date: 2016-12-02 09:47:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:6069585

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 (MENA) - Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) unveiled on Friday a large-scale Western plot by spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia's banking system. In a press release on Friday, FSB said the servers to be used in the alleged ....

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