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  • EgyptAir catastrophe 'most likely' a terrorist act - Russian FSB director

    Date: 2016-05-19 14:45:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:4941373

    MOSCOW, May 19 (MENA) - The EgyptAir passenger jet that disappeared of the radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea earlier on Thursday is most likely linked to a terrorist act, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov ....

  • OIC countries' trade volume rises to USD 878 bln

    Date: 2016-05-19 12:27:56 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:68 - ID:4940137

    JEDDAH, May 19 (MENA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced the rise of trade between its Member States by the end of 2015 to 878 billion US dollars, compared to 802.25 billion US dollars in 2014, with an increase of 9.44%, SPA ....

  • German parliament speaker criticizes Erdogan over immunity

    Date: 2016-05-19 12:15:14 GMT - Germany - World - SN:64 - ID:4940001

    BERLIN, May 19 (MENA) - The speaker of Germany's Parliament is criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a push to strip legislators in Turkey of their immunity from prosecution. Norbert Lammert was quoted in daily Sueddeutsche ....

  • France a 'clear target' for Daesh bombing - official

    Date: 2016-05-19 06:27:09 GMT - France - World - SN:13 - ID:4937141

    PARIS, May 18 (MENA) - The head of France's internal intelligence agency has warned that the country is "clearly targeted" by Daesh group which could launch a "terrorist campaign" of bombings in places where big crowds gather. DGSI agency chief ....

  • Pentagon bought drones that failed their tests for commandos– report

    Date: 2016-05-18 22:56:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:122 - ID:4936177

    WASHINGTON, May 18 (MENA) - The popular small reconnaissance drone RQ-20A Puma failed Special Operations Command tests, but the Pentagon still bought 41 of them for SOCOM nevertheless, an inspector general’s report revealed, Russia Today ....

  • Harvard gets all-clear after bomb scare during finals

    Date: 2016-05-18 22:48:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:4936473

    WASHINGTON, May 18 (MENA) - Police evacuated seven buildings on the Harvard Business School campus for about three hours Wednesday due to a bomb threat during final exams, The USA Today. University police spokesman Steven Catalano issued the ....

  • China urges US to revoke Concurrent Resolution on Taiwan

    Date: 2016-05-18 22:05:59 GMT - China - World - SN:113 - ID:4936409

    BEIJING, May 18 (MENA) - China on Wednesday urged the United States to revoke a recent "Concurrent Resolution" reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as the cornerstone of US-Taiwan relations, Xinhua news agency ....

  • Ex-Brazil presidential chief of staff sentenced to 23 years for bribes

    Date: 2016-05-18 21:49:13 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:110 - ID:4935965

    MOSCOW, May 18 (MENA) - The chief of staff for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Jose Dirceu, was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in jail for fraud, money laundering and corruption, Sputnik News reported. According to the ....

  • China criticizes US steel anti-dumping measures

    Date: 2016-05-18 21:41:00 GMT - China - World - SN:109 - ID:4935969

    BEIJING, May 18 (MENA) - China has criticized U.S. anti-dumping penalties imposed on Chinese steel amid mounting complaints Beijing is exporting at improperly low prices to clear a backlog at home. The Commerce Ministry complained Wednesday that ....

  • Historic letter detailing Columbus voyage returned to Italy

    Date: 2016-05-18 21:16:44 GMT - Italy - World - SN:105 - ID:4936393

    ROME, May 18 (MENA) - Federal authorities said a historic, 15th-century letter describing Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas has been repatriated to Italian authorities, ABC News reported. Officials said the document, which was stolen ....

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