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  • France seeks to play down tensions with US following spying allegations

    Date: 2015-06-24 20:39:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:112 - ID:2859413

    NEW YORK, June 24 (MENA) - The French government moved to play down tensions with Washington after WikiLeaks published documents alleging that the USA National Security Agency spied on President François Hollande and his predecessors, The Wall ....

  • NATO to weigh nuclear threats from Russia: paper

    Date: 2015-06-24 20:20:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:108 - ID:2859293

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - NATO defense ministers will gather Wednesday facing a challenge they have not confronted since the end of the Cold War: vocal nuclear threats from an assertive Kremlin, The Wall Street Journal reported. Russian ....

  • S. Korean airlines cut flights to Japan following MERS outbreak

    Date: 2015-06-24 20:13:53 GMT - south korea - World - SN:107 - ID:2859409

    SEOUL, June 24 (MENA) - South Korea's two flag carriers plan to reduce flights to Japan from late this month to cope with a fall in customers in the wake of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), company officials said Wednesday, ....

  • UK to step up training of Ukrainian armed forces

    Date: 2015-06-24 20:10:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:106 - ID:2859241

    LONDON, June 24 (MENA) - The British Defense Secretary announced the UK will step up its program of training the Ukrainian armed forces, said a statement on Wednesday. This came during a NATO Ministerial meeting held today in Brussels. The ....

  • Obama softens policy on hostage negotiations with terrorist groups

    Date: 2015-06-24 19:54:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:2859329

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that his administration had too often failed the families of American hostages held overseas by groups like the Islamic State, announcing a wide-ranging policy overhaul that ....

  • France, Saudi Arabia sign deals worth 12 bn euros: FM

    Date: 2015-06-24 18:59:26 GMT - France - World - SN:95 - ID:2858337

    PARIS, June 24 (MENA) – France and Saudi Arabia have signed several agreements worth 12 billion euros in five fields, said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. This came during a joint press conference held between Fabius and his Saudi ....

  • Death toll from Karachi, Pakistan, heat wave rises to more than 850

    Date: 2015-06-24 18:40:33 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:92 - ID:2859009

    KARACHI, June 24 (MENA) - The death toll from a heat wave in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, rose to more than 850 on Wednesday, government officials said, as a forecast of rain in parts of the city offered some hope of eventual relief, according ....

  • UK defence secretary meets king of Jordan

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:55:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:87 - ID:2858105

    LONDON, June 24 (MENA) – Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday met with UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. They discussed ideas on tackling Daesh and extremism, important regional issues and increased defense cooperation. "Jordan remains ....

  • Reports confirm Iranian militias sharing Iraqi base with US forces

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:48:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:2858125

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - Reports that American forces and Iranian militias, at least one of which is tied to a terror attack on US troops, are sharing a base in Iraq have baffled and infuriated US officials, the World Tribune newspaper said. ....

  • Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:33:47 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:78 - ID:2857793

    THE HAGUE, June 24 (MENA) - A court in the Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25% within five years, in a landmark ruling expected to cause ripples around the world. To cheers and hoots from climate ....

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