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  • 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 ....

  • Gunman dead after hostage situation at Moscow bank

    Date: 2016-05-18 20:37:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:103 - ID:4936405

    MOSCOW, May 18 (MENA) - A gunman took several hostages in a bank in eastern Moscow, according to police sources. Police confirm that the gunman has been shot by Special Forces and is dead, Sputnik news agency reported. A source confirms that ....

  • Official: Operation in Syria was "good advertising" of Russian military equipment

    Date: 2016-05-18 19:32:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:99 - ID:4935881

    MOSCOW, May 18 (MENA) - Head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said on Wednesday that the Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria was "good advertising" of Russian military equipment, TASS News ....

  • Military spooks sent to Northern Ireland over terror plot fears

    Date: 2016-05-18 19:07:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:96 - ID:4935585

    LONDON, May 18 (MENA) - British Special Forces commanders have sent a team of military spooks to Northern Ireland to help the growing threat of a terror attack on the mainland by rogue IRA men, the British newspaper Daily Mirror reported. ....

  • UAE sets up camp for Syrian refugees in Greece

    Date: 2016-05-18 13:53:45 GMT - United Arab Emirates - World - SN:55 - ID:4933473

    ABU DHABI, May 18 (MENA) - UAE Red Cross announced on Wednesday that it will establish a refugee camp in Greece for Syrian refugees. Set up under the directives of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the camp aims to support Syrian ....

  • EU has ‘abandoned’ Greece to deal with migrant crisis, UN expert warns

    Date: 2016-05-18 13:49:43 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:53 - ID:4932873

    GENEVA, May 18 (MENA) - The suffering of migrants in Greece is the result of a complete absence of long-term vision and the clear lack of political will of the European Union (EU), a United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that ....

  • Greek FM warns of undermining Athens' determination in defending sovereign rights

    Date: 2016-05-18 12:43:39 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:43 - ID:4932397

    CAIRO, May 18 (MENA) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned of undermining Athens' determination in defending its sovereign rights and territorial integrity. He, meanwhile, said that there is a conflict over power in Turkey. He ....

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