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  • Opposition demands Abe's resignation if sales tax hike postponed

    Date: 2016-05-29 11:10:11 GMT - Japan - World - SN:31 - ID:5000929

    TOKYO, May 29 (MENA) - Opposition parties called Sunday for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign if he breaks his pledge to implement a 2-percentage-point consumption tax hike scheduled for April 2017, Kyodo reported. Main opposition Democratic ....

  • Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home near Kiev

    Date: 2016-05-29 10:40:26 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:21 - ID:5000485

    KIEV, May 29 (MENA) - Seventeen people have died in a fire at a building housing elderly people in a village near Ukraine's capital Kiev, the BBC reported. The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday in a two-storey building housing some 35 ....

  • UK FM discusses Daesh combat, Yemen crisis during Gulf tour

    Date: 2016-05-29 09:51:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:18 - ID:5000141

    LONDON, May 29 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will use a tour of the Gulf states to press for more concerted action on Syria and Yemen. After arriving in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Hammond then goes on to Kuwait, Bahrain, the United ....

  • Larijani elected Iran’s new parliament speaker

    Date: 2016-05-29 08:24:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:10 - ID:4999501

    TEHRAN, May 29 (MENA) - Lawmakers have voted Ali Larijani as the temporary speaker of Iran’s new parliament following February elections, Press TV reported. Larijani, a Principlist, won the post on Sunday with 173 votes in a race against ....

  • Shark attacks set to rise to record highs around the world

    Date: 2016-05-29 07:34:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4999465

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) – An expert predicted an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number, the Independent reported on Sunday. "We should have more bites this year than last," George ....

  • Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

    Date: 2016-05-29 07:34:19 GMT - Germany - World - SN:7 - ID:4999457

    BERLIN, May 29 (MENA) – The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that it will suspend flights to Venezuela from 18 June due to economic difficulties in the country, the BBC reported on Sunday. The company also said currency controls in ....

  • Canadian PM 'hopeful' physician-assisted suicide bill will pass

    Date: 2016-05-29 07:09:15 GMT - Canada - World - SN:6 - ID:4999433

    OTTAWA, May 29 (MENA) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is "hopeful" Parliament will pass a new bill allowing physician-assisted suicide before the previous law permitting the practice expires, United Press International reported on ....

  • Czech extradited Lebanese national to US in April

    Date: 2016-05-28 22:06:44 GMT - Czech - World - SN:94 - ID:4998914

    PRAGUE, May 28 (MENA) – Lebanese national Faouz Jaber was secretly extradited to the US from the Czech Republic weeks ago in connection with suspected terrorism charges, Radio Prague reported on Saturday. The move, confirmed by the police, was ....

  • At least 1 dead, 3 missing in Texas flooding

    Date: 2016-05-28 20:18:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:4998541

    WASHINGTON, May 28 (MENA) - At least one person was dead and three others were missing after torrential thunderstorms caused flooding in Texas, Fox News quoted officials as sayinf. "It's not going to take very much rain to get us in those flood ....

  • Pakistan arrest 2 officials for helping slain Taliban chief

    Date: 2016-05-28 20:04:20 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:82 - ID:4998445

    ISLAMABAD, May 28 (MENA) - Pakistani federal investigators arrested two officials involved in issuing Pakistani documents to the slain Taliban chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, and his family, ABC News reported Saturday. Mansour was killed in a US ....

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