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  • More than 180,000 Mediterranean migrant, refugee arrivals so far in 2016

    Date: 2016-05-13 11:48:08 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:46 - ID:4899633

    GENEVA, May 13 (MENA) - An estimated 188,075 migrants and refugees had entered Europe by sea in 2016 by May 11, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday according to The Sofia ....

  • EU’s Juncker warns Turkey over Terror Law Reform

    Date: 2016-05-13 08:31:15 GMT - Germany - World - SN:25 - ID:4898293

    BERLIN, May 13 (MENA) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a deal to grant Turks visa-free access to the European Union countries would collapse if Ankara failed to change terror laws. According to The Wall Street Journal, the ....

  • UN chief to visit S. Korea amid speculations for presidential candidacy

    Date: 2016-05-13 08:01:07 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:22 - ID:4898337

    NEW YORK, May 13 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit South Korea and Japan at the end of this month. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the UN chief's six-day visit from May 25th will start with Ban’s attendance at the Jeju ....

  • US, NATO officials inaugurate missile defense shield in Romania

    Date: 2016-05-12 18:01:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:4896665

    WASHINGTON, May 12 (MENA) - The US officially activated a new advanced radar system in Romania on Thursday, a critical milestone in making a European missile defense system operational that was immediately denounced by Moscow. According to The ....

  • Nigeria: Suicide bomb at state offices kills 7 in Northeast

    Date: 2016-05-12 15:28:58 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:85 - ID:4895573

    ABUJA, May 12 (MENA) - A suicide bomber pretending to be a madman blew himself up Thursday, killing seven people including two police officers who stopped him entering a bustling complex of government offices in Nigeria's northeastern city of ....

  • Japan denies paying bribe for 2020 Olympics

    Date: 2016-05-12 14:21:32 GMT - Japan - World - SN:74 - ID:4895045

    TOKYO, May 12 (MENA) - Japan on Thursday denied a report that its Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid team had paid 1.3 million euros ($1.48 million) as part of its efforts to host the Summer Games, saying it had won the bid cleanly. The Guardian newspaper ....

  • Cameron's anti-corruption summit faces uphill struggle

    Date: 2016-05-12 12:04:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:53 - ID:4893661

    LONDON, May 12 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday called corruption a "cancer" at the heart of the world's problems, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was as great a threat as extremism. Opening a one-day ....

  • Brazil Senate puts Rousseff on trial, ending 13 years of leftist rule

    Date: 2016-05-12 10:50:50 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:35 - ID:4893277

    BRASILIA, May 12 (MENA) - Brazil's Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront Michel Temer, the vice president who ....

  • US concerned over Kenya's decision to close refugee camps

    Date: 2016-05-12 07:36:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:4891225

    WASHINGTON, May 12 (MENA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed his deeply concern over the Kenyan government's decision to close refugee camps in Kenya, dismantle the Department of Refugee Affairs, and expedite the return of hundreds of ....

  • Venezuela: Police block opposition march over Maduro referendum

    Date: 2016-05-12 07:21:13 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:14 - ID:4891493

    CARACAS, May 12 (MENA) - Venezuela's National Guard has clashed with opposition demonstrators who were marching on the headquarters of the country's election commission, the BBC reported Thursday. Army and police officers used tear gas and ....

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