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  • Trump unlikely to be able to renegotiate climate deal: UN climate chief

    Date: 2016-05-25 18:12:37 GMT - Germany - World - SN:99 - ID:4981293

    COLOGNE, May 25 (MENA) - The US presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, would be “highly unlikely” to be able to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected US president, the UN's climate chief said on Wednesday, as ....

  • S. Korea picks Hyundai Heavy as builder for Aegis destroyers

    Date: 2016-05-25 17:39:27 GMT - south korea - World - SN:96 - ID:4981141

    SEOUL, May 25 (MENA) - South Korea's defense procurement agency said Wednesday it has picked the country's top shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. to construct three more Aegis destroyers to help the country better counter North Korea's growing ....

  • France releases strategic fuel reserves due to strikes

    Date: 2016-05-25 14:51:10 GMT - France - World - SN:76 - ID:4979369

    PARIS, May 25 (MENA) - The French Union of Petroleum Industries said on Wednesday that France began tapping strategic reserves to fulfill the needs of gas stations amid strikes and public protests. Francis Dozo, the chairman of the French Union of ....

  • Disruption in Algerian flights to France due to strikes by air traffic controllers

    Date: 2016-05-25 13:47:24 GMT - Algeria - World - SN:68 - ID:4979357

    ALGIERS, May 25 (MENA) - Timetables of Algerian flights heading for France on Wednesday evening and Thursday will face disruptions due to strikes by air traffic controllers of French airlines. No flights will be cancelled, media sources said, yet ....

  • 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Crete

    Date: 2016-05-25 12:26:22 GMT - Greece - World - SN:49 - ID:4978365

    ATHENS, May 25 (MENA) - A 5.5 magnitude undersea earthquake hit the southern island of Crete on Wednesday. The quake, which occurred at 11:36 am, was 30 kilometers of the southeastern tip of Crete. There have been no reports on casualties, so ....

  • 3,000 Russians joined terror groups abroad

    Date: 2016-05-25 12:21:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:46 - ID:4978301

    KRASNOYARSK, May 25 (MENA) - Some 3,000 Russians have traveled abroad to join terrorist groups, a Russian official said on Wednesday. First deputy chairman of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee Yevgeny Ilin added that most of them are from ....

  • S. Korea Defense minister to attend regional summit to discuss NK nuclear issues

    Date: 2016-05-25 11:14:12 GMT - south korea - World - SN:26 - ID:4977205

    SEOUL, May 25 (MENA) - South Korea's defense chief will leave for Singapore early next month to attend a regional security meeting where he will exchange views on North Korea's nuclear provocation and other mutual issues, Yonhap quoted Seoul's ....

  • UN chief arrives in S. Korea as presidential speculation grows

    Date: 2016-05-25 10:14:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:4976897

    SEOUL, May 25 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for a six-day visit that has spurred speculation of a possible bid for the presidency in his native country. Ban, who flew in to the southern ....

  • Pakistan army chief conveys serious concern to US over drone strike in Balochistan

    Date: 2016-05-25 09:53:55 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:15 - ID:4976625

    ISLAMABAD, May 25 (MENA) - In a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale, Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over a US drone strike in Balochistan earlier this week that allegedly killed Afghan ....

  • Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

    Date: 2016-05-25 09:06:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:4976465

    KABUL, May 25 (MENA) - The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. In a statement, the Taliban acknowledged Mansour's death for the first time and named his successor as ....

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