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  • UK accused of trying to undermine EU air pollution targets

    Date: 2016-05-14 17:52:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:76 - ID:4907461

    LONDON, May 14 (MENA) - The British government has been accused of trying to secretly undermine new EU air pollution targets in favour of big business, as leaked papers reveal that Conservative MEPs were told to support a “get-out clause” in ....

  • N. Korea calls Obama's Hiroshima visit plan "height of hypocrisy"

    Date: 2016-05-14 17:13:33 GMT - Japan - World - SN:64 - ID:4907049

    TOKYO, May 14 (MENA) - North Korea on Saturday criticized US President Barack Obama's plan to visit Hiroshima, the site of the world's first atomic bombing in 1945, calling it the "height of hypocrisy," Kyodo reported. Rodong Sinmun, the official ....

  • Surging violence claims lives of 7 soldiers, 30 militants in past 24 hours

    Date: 2016-05-14 16:03:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:56 - ID:4906269

    KABUL, May 14 (MENA) - At least 30 militants and 7 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces lost their lives in the latest wave of violence across the country, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 30 ....

  • G-7 ministers meet in Japan to discuss education cooperation

    Date: 2016-05-14 16:01:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:54 - ID:4906273

    TOKYO, May 14 (MENA) - Education ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries began meeting in Okayama Prefecture in western Japan on Saturday to discuss ways to advance international cooperation in education in a bid to address such ....

  • Afghanistan to be offered new IMF loans after success at reforms

    Date: 2016-05-14 12:53:35 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:41 - ID:4905481

    KABUL, May 14 (MENA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said negotiations on the arrangement of new loans to Afghanistan will begin this month in a bid to help revive the country’s war-ravaged economy. A statement by IMF said the ....

  • Austria's new premier to be sworn in Tuesday

    Date: 2016-05-14 09:04:45 GMT - Austria - World - SN:24 - ID:4903733

    VIENNA, May 14 (MENA) - Christian Kern, the head of Austria's railway system, will be sworn in as Austria’s next chancellor on Tuesday after receiving endorsements from his Social Democratic Party’s acting head and from the conservative vice ....

  • Venezuela president declares emergency over conspiracies

    Date: 2016-05-14 07:39:09 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:14 - ID:4903145

    CARACAS, May 14 (MENA) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared a two-month state of emergency in light of what he claims local and American conspiracies to overthrow his government. US is taking measures to overthrow the cabinet backed by ....

  • Spain evacuates 9,000 from massive tire fire near Madrid

    Date: 2016-05-13 22:44:27 GMT - Spain - World - SN:99 - ID:4902789

    MADRID, May 13 (MENA) - Spanish officials ordered 9,000 people evacuated Friday night from a large apartment complex after a raging fire at a sprawling tire dump sent spectacular, toxic clouds of black smoke into the sky, ABC News reported. About ....

  • Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson endorses Donald Trump

    Date: 2016-05-13 22:08:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:94 - ID:4902761

    NEW YORK, May 13 (MENA) - Jewish Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson has endorsed Donald Trump, declaring the election of another Democrat in 2016 would be "frightening", The Wall Street Journal reported. "I am endorsing Trump's bid for ....

  • Russia 'was behind German parliament hack' - Berlin

    Date: 2016-05-13 21:50:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:91 - ID:4902617

    BERLIN, May 13 (MENA) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency has accused Russia of being behind a series of cyber attacks on German state computer systems, the BBC reported. The BfV said a hacker group thought to work for the Russian state had ....

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