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  • Obama meets Laotian president in 1st US presidential visit

    Date: 2016-09-06 08:02:12 GMT - Laos - World - SN:13 - ID:5554933

    VIENTIANE, Sept 6 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to step foot in the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Laos, opening a three-day visit meant to rebuild trust and close a dark chapter in the shared history ....

  • UN rights chief warns of rise of populist politics

    Date: 2016-09-06 07:23:12 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:12 - ID:5554657

    THE HAGUE, Sept 6 (MENA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad al Hussein warned of a rise of populist politics that could turn violent. The BBC quoted Zeid as saying that Donald Trump and Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders ....

  • Japan, China agree to speed up talks on maritime dispute

    Date: 2016-09-05 21:44:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:102 - ID:5553701

    TOKYO, Sept 5 (MENA) - Japan and China are due to speed up talks toward an early implementation of a maritime and aerial communication mechanism, a sort of hotline between defense officials, to prevent accidental clashes in the East China Sea. In ....

  • Japan's Kyodo says Abe-Xi meeting seems to be 'case of de javu all over again'

    Date: 2016-09-05 21:43:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:101 - ID:5553613

    TOKYO, Sept 5 (MENA) - The Japanese official news agency (Kyodo) said Monday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first in nearly a year and a half, "seemed like de javu all over again." The two ....

  • Italy tells UK to ‘hurry up’ in leaving EU

    Date: 2016-09-05 21:42:56 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:100 - ID:5553985

    LONDON, Sept 5 (MENA) – Italy’s economic development minister Carlo Calenda stressed the need for the remaining EU countries to speed up progress on migration and trade, without the distraction of the UK talks, the Independent reported on ....

  • Several French citizens 'unaccounted for' amid Gabon's post-electoral violence

    Date: 2016-09-05 21:04:10 GMT - France - World - SN:98 - ID:5553981

    PARIS, Sept 5 (MENA) - France expressed concern on Monday about the safety of several of its nationals following violence in its former colony Gabon triggered by a disputed presidential election, Sky News reported. Fighting erupted in Gabon last ....

  • Philippines president to Obama: 'I'm no American puppet'

    Date: 2016-09-05 20:36:05 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:96 - ID:5553689

    MANILA, Sept 5 (MENA) – US President Obama had better think twice about raising the issue of Philippine extra-judicial killings, the CNN quoted Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. The US president and his Philippines counterpart were ....

  • Obama gets his staircase to plane departing Hangzhou

    Date: 2016-09-05 19:02:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:5553417

    WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama finally got his staircase while departing Hangzhou boarded Air Force One on what a pool report described as a “full-sized staircase, emblazoned with the name Hangzhou International Airport and ....

  • Obama: 'Gaps of trust' preventing Syria cease-fire

    Date: 2016-09-05 15:29:38 GMT - China - World - SN:76 - ID:5552241

    HANGZHOU, Sept 5 (MENA) - Negotiations to reach a peace deal in Syria are being hampered by "gaps of trust" between the United States and Russia, President Obama said. Obama made the comments during a news conference in Hangzhou, China, where he ....

  • Seven migrants dead as 'jam-packed' boat sinks off Libyan coast

    Date: 2016-09-05 14:57:45 GMT - Italy - World - SN:74 - ID:5551957

    ROME, Sept 5 (MENA) - More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in an operation lasting over three hours after their boat capsized off the Libyan coast. Sky News witnessed first hand the intensity of the rescue as it ....

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