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  • Conditions in Austria 'extremely precarious'- interior minister

    Date: 2015-09-12 08:33:29 GMT - Austria - World - SN:20 - ID:3333785

    VIENNA, Sept 12 (MENA) – Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner has said the conditions in Austria became "extremely precarious", but stressed a decision to close the border to Hungary would be a "last resort". The flood of asylum seekers ....

  • Austria adopts new measures for refugee integration

    Date: 2015-09-12 07:12:40 GMT - Austria - World - SN:12 - ID:3333501

    VIENNA, Sept 12 (MENA) – In an attempt to integrate the migrants and refugees into the society, Austria has set up a new fund to speed up the efforts of achieving such endeavor. The 145 million euros fund will finance different projects which ....

  • Catalan independence rally in Barcelona draws thousands

    Date: 2015-09-11 20:31:41 GMT - Spain - World - SN:99 - ID:3332781

    BARCELONA, Sept 11 (MENA) - Thousands of Catalans gathered in Barcelona on Friday to show support for independence from Spain, the BBC reported. Organizers had hoped to attract at least 500,000 people using the slogan "Let's start building a new ....

  • British RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Blackjack bombers

    Date: 2015-09-11 18:16:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:3332269

    LONDON, Sept 11 (MENA) - The British RAF Typhoon fighters have scrambled to intercept Russian long-range bombers flying north of the UK, The Guardian reported Friday. The incident on Thursday saw jets from RAF Lossiemouth called to the ....

  • Nuke test, missile launch by N. Korea may lead to loudspeaker broadcasts - S. Korean military official

    Date: 2015-09-11 18:15:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:85 - ID:3332245

    SEOUL, Sept 11 (MENA) - A nuclear test or a test-launch of long-range missiles by North Korea would constitute an "abnormal situation," in which South Korea would be compelled to resume its loudspeaker broadcasts against the North under a recent ....

  • 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 ....

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