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  • Moldova elections protests enter 3rd day after new gov't secretly sworn in

    Date: 2016-01-22 18:04:15 GMT - Moldova - World - SN:85 - ID:4168553

    CHISINAU, Jan 22 (MENA) – Some 3,000 people protested in the Moldovan capital Friday for a third day running calling for early elections, better governance and demanding an end to widespread corruption, the ABC News reported. The demonstrators ....

  • Migrant arrivals in Europe by sea reached 36,556 in 2016: IOM

    Date: 2016-01-22 17:30:42 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:83 - ID:4168573

    GENEVA, Jan 22 (MENA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said nearly 37,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy and Greece by sea since the beginning of 2016. That figure is roughly 10 times the arrivals reported on the ....

  • China denies linkage to US military hacking case

    Date: 2016-01-22 17:06:41 GMT - China - World - SN:80 - ID:4168353

    BEIJING, Jan 22 (MENA) - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday denied that two Chinese soldiers are linked to a US military hacking case, China.org reported. Spokesman Hong Lei told a routine press briefing that accusations against ....

  • Scandinavian Airlines plane from London to Stockholm diverted after bomb threat

    Date: 2016-01-22 15:46:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:4168037

    LONDON, Jan 22 (MENA) - A flight from London to Stockholm has been forced to do an emergency landing after receiving a reported bomb threat, The Independent reported. Tom Onslow-Cole, a British racing driver, was among the 72 passengers and five ....

  • Ukraine's anti-monopoly committee fines Russia's Gazprom $3.4bn

    Date: 2016-01-22 15:15:04 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:64 - ID:4167721

    KIEV, Jan 22 (MENA) - The anti-monopoly committee of Ukraine has fined Russia's Gazprom $3.4 billion for alleged abuse of its dominant position on the Ukrainian gas transit market, Russia Today quoted committee's head Yuriy Terentyev as saying ....

  • NATO chiefs of defense stress continued support for Afghan forces

    Date: 2016-01-22 13:06:56 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:47 - ID:4166789

    KABUL, Jan 22 (MENA) - The chiefs of defense of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) stressed the continued support for the alliance to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), Khaama Press reported Friday. Reviewing the NATO-led ....

  • 21 migrants dead as boats sink off Greece shores

    Date: 2016-01-22 10:03:00 GMT - Greece - World - SN:32 - ID:4165781

    ATHENS, Jan 22 (MENA) - Two separate migrant boats have sank of the coast of Greece overnight killing at least 21 people, according to Daily Mail. Although many were rescued by the Greek and Turkish authorities after their boats capsized, among ....

  • IMF boss says will run for second mandate

    Date: 2016-01-22 09:44:00 GMT - France - World - SN:29 - ID:4165201

    PARIS, Jan 22 (MENA) - The managing director of the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) said on Friday she will run for a second term. According to the Economic Times, Christine Lagarde has no obvious challengers and has said previously she was ....

  • Tajikistan approves constitutional reform allowing unlimited terms for president

    Date: 2016-01-22 09:26:22 GMT - Tajikistan - World - SN:22 - ID:4165493

    DUSHANBE, Jan 22 (MENA) - The Tajik Parliament has approved a constitutional amendment that would allow current President Emomali Rahmon to retain his post for an unlimited number of consecutive terms, Sputnik news agency reported. Other amendments ....

  • Austria limit number of refugees

    Date: 2016-01-22 09:01:28 GMT - Austria - World - SN:20 - ID:4165209

    VIENNA, Jan 22 (MENA) – Austira decided to limit the number of accepted refugees to the country for four years starting from the beginning of 2016. The decision was followed by an expanded government meeting to set a package of new measures that ....

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