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  • N. Korea's April 23 SLBM launch ended in failure -- South

    Date: 2016-05-01 12:20:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:34 - ID:4825709

    SEOUL, May 1 (MENA) - North Korea made a false claim about the April 23 launch of its submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), multiple government sources in Seoul were quoted by Yonhap as saying on Sunday They added that the missile is ....

  • Japanese PM leaves for visits to Europe, Russia before G-7 summit

    Date: 2016-05-01 07:33:09 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:4824501

    TOKYO, May 1 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Sunday for a weeklong visit to major European countries and Russia to lay the groundwork for a Group of Seven summit he will host in late May and address a decades-old territorial row ....

  • Priest & peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies

    Date: 2016-05-01 07:25:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:4824493

    NEW YORK, May 1 (MENA) - Daniel Berrigan, a Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 94, Sky News reported Sunday. Berrigan died on Saturday at ....

  • South Korean president leaves for Iran

    Date: 2016-05-01 06:49:39 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:4824365

    SEOUL, May 1 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye left for Tehran on Sunday on a historic trip meant to boost political and economic relations between the two countries, Yonhap news agency reported. Park is set to meet with her Iranian ....

  • Many Republicans reject Trump's nomination for vice president post - paper

    Date: 2016-05-01 06:42:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4824309

    WASHINGTON, May 1 (MENA) - It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it, according to The New York ....

  • Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30% amid economic crunch

    Date: 2016-05-01 06:38:54 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:7 - ID:4824317

    CARACAS, May 1 (MENA) - Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation, Belleville News Democrat (BND) reported. The ....

  • 'Israel-Germany ties are close, will continue to be': Israeli official

    Date: 2016-04-30 21:52:05 GMT - Israel - World - SN:98 - ID:4823885

    GAZA CITY, April 30 (MENA) - A senior Israeli official on Saturday responded to claims that Germany's support for Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies may be waning, the Israeli Haaretz daily reports. The official told Haaretz ....

  • Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China

    Date: 2016-04-30 19:24:56 GMT - China - World - SN:83 - ID:4823201

    BEIJING, April 30 (MENA) - Chinese authorities say 14 people were killed when a truck carrying stones overturned and dumped its cargo onto a roadside activity center. The central government's State Administration of Work Safety said Friday's ....

  • Japan, China express serious concern over N. Korean missile test

    Date: 2016-04-30 19:02:27 GMT - Japan - World - SN:77 - ID:4822409

    TOKYO, April 30 (MENA) - Japan and China expressed serious concern over North Korea which has been carrying out ballistic missile test launches, NHK reported. Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing ....

  • Ex-London mayor stands by Hitler comments

    Date: 2016-04-30 18:59:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:75 - ID:4822873

    LONDON, April 30 (MENA) – Ken Livingstone has stood by his recent comments about Hitler, saying he was "not sorry for telling the truth," the BBC reported on Saturday. He said he "regretted" the disruption his comments had caused but "I believe ....

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