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  • Russia-based N. Korean diplomat defects to S. Korea with FX holding: source

    Date: 2016-09-01 19:49:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:93 - ID:5531733

    MOSCOW, Sept 1 (MENA) - A North Korean diplomat who was reported to have defected from his post in Russia last month entered South Korea with his family and huge holdings of foreign currency, a source said Thursday, the Yonhap reported. "The ....

  • global-PRnewswire(4):MIAX Options Reports August 2016 Trading Activity; Sets New Monthly and Daily Market Share Records; Remains #1 in Time at NBBO

    Date: 2016-09-01 19:28:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:5531525

    PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/MENA/ -- MIAX Options Exchange today announced that over 22.5 million contracts were executed on MIAX Options in August 2016, equating to an average daily volume (ADV) of over 980,000 contracts. ....

  • France slams Israeli plan to build more WB settlements

    Date: 2016-09-01 15:54:25 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:75 - ID:5530145

    CAIRO, Sept 1 (MENA) - France has condemned Israel for approving new plans to build hundreds of settler housing units in the occupied Palestinian West Bank (WB). In a statement issued on Thursday, the French Foreign Ministry said that "these ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss over phone cooperation to fight terrorism in Syria

    Date: 2016-09-01 15:04:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:5529305

    MOSCOW, Sept 1 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone conversation on Thursday discussed the opportunities for Russia-US coordination in the fight against terrorists in Syria. The Russian ....

  • British public back ban on burqa by two to one, poll finds

    Date: 2016-09-01 13:29:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:58 - ID:5529217

    LONDON, Sept 1 (MENA) - A majority of the British public are in favor of banning the burqa in public, a poll has found, while almost half say the burkini should be prohibited. The findings come as a controversial ban on the burkini in France ....

  • Theresa May in Midlands to highlight expertise of British firms

    Date: 2016-09-01 13:17:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:56 - ID:5528921

    LONDON, Sept 1 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in the West Midlands Thursday to highlight the expertise British firms and academics have to offer, ITV News reported. Speaking in the West Midlands, May said: "This country has always been ....

  • US journalist Lindsey Snell detained in Turkey

    Date: 2016-09-01 12:04:58 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:49 - ID:5528325

    ANKARA, Sept 1 (MENA) - An American journalist has been arrested by Turkish authorities and charged with violating a military zone, US officials have confirmed, according to the BBC. Lindsey Snell was arrested earlier this month, US state ....

  • UN chief urges calm in Gabon

    Date: 2016-09-01 11:31:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:37 - ID:5528145

    NEW YORK, Sept 1 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged calm in Gabon after Gabonese security forces stormed the headquarters of the defeated presidential candidate, Jean Ping, accusing "armed criminals" of torching the ....

  • British Airways resumes direct flights to Iran after sanctions lifted

    Date: 2016-09-01 11:07:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:32 - ID:5527893

    LONDON, Sept 1 (MENA) - British Airways has resumed direct flights to Iran after the lifting of sanctions, the Guardian reported on Thursday. The service was suspended in October 2012 amid instability in the country. Six return flights per week ....

  • 2 American climbers missing in northern Pakistan

    Date: 2016-09-01 10:31:57 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:29 - ID:5527641

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (MENA) - Two American climbers have gone missing while attempting to summit a mountain in northern Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as bad weather hampered rescue operations, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday. Kyle Dempster ....

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