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  • Former Romanian interior min. to quit as senator to allow probe

    Date: 2016-09-23 18:44:01 GMT - Romania - World - SN:73 - ID:5648489

    BUCHAREST, Sept 23 (MENA) - A former Romanian interior minister said he will resign his seat in parliament next week to face a probe on charges of manslaughter in the case of a policeman who died while escorting the politician, ABC news ....

  • China says it will launch direct trading of its currency with Saudi riyal, UAE dirham

    Date: 2016-09-23 18:39:30 GMT - China - World - SN:72 - ID:5648625

    BEIJING, Sept 23 (MENA) - China announced on Friday it will launch direct trading of its currency yuan with the riyal of Saudi Arabia and the dirham of the United Arab Emirates, on its inter-bank foreign exchange market Monday, Xinhua news agency ....

  • UK announces new ambassador to France

    Date: 2016-09-23 18:16:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:70 - ID:5648481

    LONDON, Sept 23 (MENA) - The British government announced on Friday its new ambassador to France. Edward Llewellyn will take over the British ambassador position from Sir Julian King, who was recently appointed as European Commissioner. UK ....

  • China expects Philippine president's early visit: Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2016-09-23 18:02:45 GMT - China - World - SN:68 - ID:5648273

    BEIJING, Sept 23 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Friday said that China expects an early visit by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the two countries are in close communication over the issue, Xinhua news agency ....

  • Italian PM: August quake caused at least 4 bln euros of damage

    Date: 2016-09-23 17:19:59 GMT - Italy - World - SN:65 - ID:5648117

    ROME, Sept 23 (MENA) - An earthquake that killed 297 people in central Italy last month caused damage worth at least 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday. Renzi, who is looking for as much fiscal leeway ....

  • Over 200 refugees arrive in Itay

    Date: 2016-09-23 16:33:48 GMT - Italy - World - SN:59 - ID:5647821

    ROME, Sept 23 (MENA) – About 229 refugees have arrived in Trapani port in southern Italy on board Save the Children's search-and-rescue ship, Italian security sources said on Friday. Several women and children were among the refugees, who were ....

  • Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for first Druzhba-2016 joint drills

    Date: 2016-09-23 15:01:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:57 - ID:5647501

    MOSCOW, 23 (MENA) - Russian troops with the Southern Military District have arrived in Pakistan for the first Druzhba-2016 ("Friendship-2016") exercises in the country, the district's press service said Friday. "The Southern Military District ....

  • Terminal at New York's Laguardia airport reopened after evacuation: Report

    Date: 2016-09-23 14:48:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:5647441

    WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (MENA) - US authorities reopened a terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday after an abandoned vehicle prompted its evacuation, according to NDTV. Authorities evacuated Terminal B at about 11 pm local time after a ....

  • UN eyes alternate aid delivery route for Syria's Aleppo

    Date: 2016-09-23 14:13:29 GMT - Syria - World - SN:53 - ID:5647173

    GENEVA, Sept 23 (MENA) - The UN said Friday it was considering a different route to send desperately needed aid to east Aleppo, to circumvent the blocked main supply route as new air raids pounded Syria's second city, according to the Daily ....

  • First Russia-Pakistan military drills Druzhba-2016 to bolster defense ties

    Date: 2016-09-23 14:11:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:5646981

    MOSCOW, Sept 23 (MENA) - The Pakistani Army and the Russian Ground Forces have come together in military exercises for the first time, which underscores the significance of the joint drills. The first joint Druzhba-2016 ("Friendship-2016") ....

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