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  • Spain's incumbent conservative PM turns down offer to form new government

    Date: 2016-01-22 20:48:12 GMT - Spain - World - SN:102 - ID:4169273

    MADRID, Jan 22 (MENA) - Spain's incumbent conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy turned down an offer Friday by King Felipe VI to try to form a new government following last month's inconclusive elections, ABC News quoted the Royal Palace as ....

  • Russia to rearm five regiments of strategic missile forces in 2016

    Date: 2016-01-22 19:08:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:91 - ID:4168753

    MOSCOW, Jan 22 (MENA) - Russia's Strategic Missile Forces will rearm five regiments with new missile systems and the strategic aviation will receive nine upgraded bombers in 2016, Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov said Friday. "We ....

  • US expanding air strip in Kurdish north -- report

    Date: 2016-01-22 18:56:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:89 - ID:4168869

    LONDON, Jan 22 (MENA) - Satellite images appearing to show the US expanding a formerly disused air strip in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, the BBC news said on Friday. The image, from the security analysts Stratfor, shows a runway near the town ....

  • Russia denies rumors Turkey downed another Russian jet

    Date: 2016-01-22 18:40:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:88 - ID:4168837

    MOSCOW, Jan 22 (MENA) - Russia's Defense Ministry denied recent social media rumors on Friday that Turkey had downed another Russian military aircraft, the Sputnik News agency reported. "These claims are complete nonsense. All our aircraft that ....

  • 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 ....

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