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  • Czech president wants referendum on EU & NATO membership

    Date: 2016-07-01 14:48:21 GMT - Czech - World - SN:67 - ID:5193577

    PRAGUE, July 1 (MENA) - The President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman has called for a referendum on his country’s membership in the EU and NATO. Although Zeman wants to remain in both organizations, he wants the public to have a chance to ....

  • China asks Taiwan to explain missile blunder

    Date: 2016-07-01 14:47:26 GMT - China - World - SN:66 - ID:5193569

    Beijing, July 1 (MENA) - China's top official said Friday that Taiwan should provide a "responsible" explanation for launching a missile accidentally into the Taiwan Strait earlier in the day, calling it a "serious" matter, Focus Taiwan News ....

  • NK leader suffering from insomnia, adult diseases: NIS

    Date: 2016-07-01 14:12:17 GMT - south korea - World - SN:62 - ID:5193429

    SEOUL, July 1 (MENA) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is currently suffering from insomnia, as well as diseases caused by obesity, South Korea's intelligence agency said Friday, adding he has gained 40 kilograms over the past four years, the Yonhap ....

  • Hungary jails 10 migrants for up to three years for border crossing

    Date: 2016-07-01 13:03:36 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:56 - ID:5192937

    BUDAPEST, July 1 (MENA) - A Hungarian court on Friday sentenced 10 migrants to between one and three years in jail for illegally crossing the border during a riot in September 2015, after Hungary built a razor wire fence to seal its frontier with ....

  • Taiwan mistakenly fires supersonic missile killing one

    Date: 2016-07-01 12:40:31 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:53 - ID:5192773

    TAIPEI, July 1 (MENA) - Taiwan's navy mistakenly launched a supersonic anti-ship missile from a naval base, killing one person and injuring three, the BBC quoted Taiwanese officials as saying on Friday. A patrol boat was undergoing a drill ....

  • Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 18 in northern India

    Date: 2016-07-01 12:19:03 GMT - India - World - SN:51 - ID:5192377

    NEW DELHI, July 1 (MENA) - Torrential rains triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 18 people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes, the ABC News reported. The ....

  • 16 Daesh militants killed in separate airstrikes in East of Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-07-01 11:34:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:44 - ID:5192333

    KABUL, July 1 (MENA) - At least 16 loyalists of Daesh terrorist group were killed in separate airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, Khaama Press reported Friday. The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrikes were carried out in Kot ....

  • Austria presidential poll result overturned

    Date: 2016-07-01 11:29:34 GMT - Austria - World - SN:43 - ID:5192213

    VIENNA, July 1 (MENA) - Austria's highest court has annulled the result of the presidential election narrowly lost by the candidate of the far-right Freedom Party, the BBC News reported. The party had challenged the result, saying that postal ....

  • Over 15,500 asylum seekers pre-registered on mainland Greece - UNHCR

    Date: 2016-07-01 10:15:21 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:39 - ID:5191781

    GENEVA, July 1 (MENA) - A large-scale exercise to pre-register asylum seekers on mainland Greece was launched on June 8, 2016 by the Greek Asylum Service with UNHCR's support, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a press ....

  • Russia starts mooring trials for world's first floating nuclear power plant

    Date: 2016-07-01 09:45:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:5191765

    MOSCOW, July 1 (MENA) - Rosenergoatom said Friday that mooring trials for the world's first floating nuclear power plant unit, Akademik Lomonosov, have begun at the Baltic Shipyard in Russia's St. Petersburg. Sputnik International said the goal ....

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