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  • Spain challenges creation of Catalonia's Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2016-02-05 18:20:11 GMT - Spain - World - SN:78 - ID:4256941

    MADRID, Feb 5 (MENA) - Spain's caretaker government said Friday it will mount a legal challenge to halt the creation of a foreign affairs ministry by the separatist-dominated regional government of Catalonia, ABC News reported. Government ....

  • German President: limiting immigration not 'unethical'

    Date: 2016-02-05 18:11:00 GMT - Germany - World - SN:77 - ID:4256953

    BERLIN, Feb 5 (MENA) – German President Joachim Gauck asserted on Friday that limiting immigration is a “moral and political imperative” and not “unethical”. In an interview with radio station WDR, Gauck warned that Europe cannot take an unlimited ....

  • QCG meeting in Islamabad expected to finalize roadmap to Afghan peace

    Date: 2016-02-05 13:51:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:54 - ID:4255481

    KABUL, Feb 5 (MENA) - The roadmap to Afghan peace process is expected to be finalized during third round of Quadrilateral meeting on Afghan peace process will kick off in Islamabad on Saturday, the Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of Foreign ....

  • France mulls extension of emergency state for 4 months

    Date: 2016-02-05 13:12:29 GMT - France - World - SN:49 - ID:4254929

    PARIS, Feb 5 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the a draft bill submitted to the parliament include extension of emergency state for four renewable months. Addressing the National Assembly on Friday, Valls said that hthe emergency ....

  • UK disputes UN working group opinion on Julian Assange

    Date: 2016-02-05 13:11:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:48 - ID:4255081

    LONDON, Feb 5 (MENA) - The UK Foreign Office on Friday refused a decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. "The UK will formally contest the opinion of the ....

  • Thousands of Iraqi migrants leave Europe, return home - paper

    Date: 2016-02-05 12:07:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:44 - ID:4254905

    NEW YORK, Feb 5 (MENA) - Thousands of Iraqis, who joined Syrians, Africans and Afghans in the great migrant wave to Europe, beckoning by news reports of easy passage to Europe through Turkey, are returning home, the New York Times said in a report ....

  • Japan signs investment pact with Iran to boost economic ties

    Date: 2016-02-05 11:45:11 GMT - Japan - World - SN:42 - ID:4254777

    TOKYO, Feb 5 (MENA) - Japan and Iran signed a bilateral investment pact on Friday in a bid to give Japanese firms an edge in the global rush for access to the resource-rich nation, The Japan Times said. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida signed the ....

  • N. Korea says it has no intent to attack S. Korea with nukes

    Date: 2016-02-05 11:33:40 GMT - south korea - World - SN:40 - ID:4254781

    SEOUL, Feb 5 (MENA) - North Korea said Friday it has never threatened to attack South Korea with its nuclear weapons, claiming that its possession of nuclear bombs is for self-defense against the United States, Yonhab reported. The North has called ....

  • Protesting drivers disrupt access to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris

    Date: 2016-02-05 11:16:57 GMT - France - World - SN:36 - ID:4254325

    PARIS, Feb 5 (MENA) - Protesting taxi drivers are disrupting access to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The protest came after the government decided to tighten control on their activity. (MENA) A B E/A S E ....

  • Canada to move cautiously on lifting Iran sanctions - Trudeau

    Date: 2016-02-05 07:58:47 GMT - Canada - World - SN:12 - ID:4253453

    OTTAWA, Feb 5 (MENA) - Canada will not rush to lift sanctions against Iran, despite calls to scrap the measures quickly so Canadian companies can compete for contracts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, according to the Daily ....

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