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  • Sweden summons Russia ambassador after NATO threat

    Date: 2015-09-11 18:04:22 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:83 - ID:3332253

    STOCKHOLM, Sept 11 (MENA) - Sweden has summoned Russia's ambassador to explain comments from Moscow warning of "consequences" if Sweden joins NATO, the BBC reported. "It is not acceptable to make threats," said the Swedish Foreign Minister, ....

  • S. Korea mulls test-launch of ballistic missile under development

    Date: 2015-09-11 15:49:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:77 - ID:3331705

    SEOUL, Sept 11 (MENA) - South Korea is considering a test-launch of a ballistic missile with a range of 800 kilometers, Yonhap quoted the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying Friday. The JCS unveiled the test plan of the missile the country is ....

  • Japan floods: Three dead and dozens missing

    Date: 2015-09-11 14:54:01 GMT - Japan - World - SN:70 - ID:3331341

    TOKYO, Sept 11 (MENA) - Disastrous floods have left three dead and dozens missing in Japan, as thousands of rescuers seek to evacuate trapped residents north of Tokyo, SBS reported Friday. Local media said at least 25 people, including a pair of ....

  • Bid to suspend Venezuela from UN Rights Council after sentencing of opposition leader

    Date: 2015-09-11 13:29:31 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:59 - ID:3330569

    GENEVA, Sept 11 (MENA) - The United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom have been asked to take action at a UN session that opens on Monday to suspend Venezuela's membership at the world body’s 47-nation Human Rights Council in reaction ....

  • Hundreds protest against beef ban in Kashmir

    Date: 2015-09-11 13:26:42 GMT - India - World - SN:58 - ID:3330633

    NEW DELHI, Sept 11 (MENA) - Hundreds of Kashmiris chanted anti-government slogans and hurled stones at police in protest at a court ruling to uphold a colonial-era law banning cow slaughter and sale of beef in the Indian portion of Kashmir, CTV NEWS ....

  • Ukraine wants Russia's UN veto stripped

    Date: 2015-09-11 12:11:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:3330177

    MOSCOW, Sept 11 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for discussing the deprivation of Russia's veto right at the UN Security Council at the session of the UN General Assembly, Russian media reported Friday. "It is time to ....

  • U.S. envoy attacker sentenced to 12-year jail term

    Date: 2015-09-11 11:20:18 GMT - south korea - World - SN:39 - ID:3329573

    SEOUL, Sept 11 (MENA) - A Seoul court Friday handed down a 12-year-prison term to the 55-year-old man who attacked the top U.S. envoy to South Korea earlier this year, but acquitted him of charges of violating the National Security Law, according to ....

  • Poll: Donald Trump surges to 32% support

    Date: 2015-09-11 08:48:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:3328777

    WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (MENA) - Donald Trump has become the first Republican presidential candidate to top 30% support in the race for the Republican nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, which finds the businessman pulling well away from the ....

  • Daesh calls for targeting Japanese diplomatic missions

    Date: 2015-09-11 08:09:16 GMT - Japan - World - SN:12 - ID:3328425

    TOKYO, Sept 11 (MENA) – The so-called Islamic State -Daesh- group urged its followers to target the Japanese diplomatic missions in Bosnia, Malaysia and Indonesia, the Japanese government said Friday. "I have instructed that all Japan's ....

  • Austrian gov't discusses refugee issues

    Date: 2015-09-11 06:53:03 GMT - Austria - World - SN:4 - ID:3328237

    VIENNA, Sept 11 (MENA) – The Austrian government will hold Friday afternoon a closed meeting under Chancellor Werner Faymann to discuss all issues in connection with refugees. The meeting, to be attended by all Austrian government ministers and ....

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