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  • Europe, Turkey close airspace to Russian warplanes fighting Daesh

    Date: 2015-12-19 19:43:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:3960057

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - Europe and Turkey closed airspace for Russian Long-Range Aviation planes carrying out airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria, forcing Russian pilots to reroute, Sputnik quoted Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Anatoly Konovalov as ....

  • Putin says Turkish people ‘friendly’

    Date: 2015-12-19 19:11:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:3959877

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday the Turkish people are “friendly”. “I want to repeat it now: We consider the Turkish people a friendly nation, and we do not want to disrupt relations namely with the Turkish ....

  • Moscow ready to work both with both Assad and Washington - Putin

    Date: 2015-12-19 18:04:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:3959821

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - It is easy for Moscow to work with Assad and with Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin said while speaking about the Syria crisis settlement. "Speaking about Syrian crisis I can say that it is easy for us to work ....

  • Avalanche hits Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago, 1 dead

    Date: 2015-12-19 17:08:16 GMT - Norway - World - SN:77 - ID:3959617

    OSLO, Dec 19 (MENA) - An avalanche has smashed into houses on the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and authorities say one person has been killed and nine others injured, ABC News reported on Saturday. The avalanche tumbled down about 11 ....

  • US Judge receives threats after being sworn in on Koran

    Date: 2015-12-19 16:43:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:3959305

    NEW YORK, Dec 19 (MENA) - The New York Police Department hate-crimes unit is investigating threats made to a Brooklyn Civil Court judge who was sworn in on a Koran, The New York Post has learned. Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo got two calls at 11:30 ....

  • Beijing accuses US of military provocation in disputed South China Sea

    Date: 2015-12-19 15:06:27 GMT - China - World - SN:58 - ID:3958645

    BEIJING, Dec 19 (MENA) - China has accused the United States of stoking tensions in the South China Sea after B-52 bombers flew within two nautical miles of an artificial island. The incident is the latest in a brewing dispute over the waters, ....

  • Obama signs year-end budget deal

    Date: 2015-12-19 10:48:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:28 - ID:3956365

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan but deficit draining year-end budget package that boosts federal agency spending and awards tax cuts to both families and a sweeping array of business interests, the Fox News ....

  • Ex-US defense chief blasts Obama on Syria

    Date: 2015-12-19 10:43:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:27 - ID:3956361

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (MENA) - Former US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel has criticized the Obama administration for lacking an overarching policy on Syria, the BBC News reported. In an interview with Foreign Policy magazine (FP), Hagel described ....

  • US presidential candidate praises Putin as a leader unlike Obama

    Date: 2015-12-19 10:01:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:3956373

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (MENA) - US presidential candidate Donald Trump lavished praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin, returning the compliments paid one day earlier by the Russian strongman to the billionaire builder. Trump said: “He’s running ....

  • Obama signs into law tougher sanctions on Hezbollah -- WH

    Date: 2015-12-19 06:33:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:3955549

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday afternoon legislation designed to tighten sanctions against the Iran-backed Lebanon-based Hezbollah organization, The Times of Israel said. The legislation, formally ....

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