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  • Key US Army commander accused of steering a contract to ex-classmates - paper

    Date: 2015-06-22 11:29:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:35 - ID:2842137

    WASHINGTON, June 22 (MENA) - A key Army commander in the US war against Daesh has been reprimanded by the Pentagon for steering a defense contract to a firm run by two of his former classmates at West Point, becoming the latest high-ranking officer ....

  • Kremlin slams 'illegal' extension of EU sanctions on Russia, vows response

    Date: 2015-06-22 11:22:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:33 - ID:2842129

    MOSCOW, June 22 (MENA) - Moscow considers the European Union’s extension of sanctions against Russia to be unfounded and illegal, but will respond to them in kind, Sputnik quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Monday. Earlier on ....

  • Taliban attack Afghan parliament, clashes continue

    Date: 2015-06-22 07:46:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:19 - ID:2841033

    KABUL, June 22 (MENA) - Taliban militants have attacked the compound of Afghan parliament in capital Kabul, Khaama Press reported. Afghan MPs were seen in TV footage leaving the house. Officials have not yet released information regarding the ....

  • Krasnoyarsk airport evacuated because of planted bomb

    Date: 2015-06-21 22:18:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:2840185

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA) - The passengers and personnel of the Yemelyanovo international airport in Krasnoyarsk were evacuated after a call about a planted bomb had been received, an airport source told TASS. "We were told that a bomb had been ....

  • Romanian PM to step aside after surgery amid corruption scandal

    Date: 2015-06-21 22:16:25 GMT - Romania - World - SN:107 - ID:2840245

    BUCHAREST, June 21 (MENA) - Embattled Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Sunday he would stay out of office for a month to recuperate from a knee surgery, Sputnik news agency reported Sunday, citing a Facebook posting. The prime minister ....

  • Man charged with endangering plane safety in Belfast

    Date: 2015-06-21 22:15:38 GMT - Ireland - World - SN:106 - ID:2840189

    LONDON, June 21 (MENA) - A man is to appear in court charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft on a transatlantic flight, the BBC reported. He was travelling on a United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago on Saturday that was diverted ....

  • Seven Afghan soldiers, 57 militants killed in military operations

    Date: 2015-06-21 19:51:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:99 - ID:2839937

    KABUL, June 21 (MENA) - Seven soldiers and 57 insurgents were killed in newest military operations in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. "Seven Afghan National Army soldiers embraced martyrdom in roadside bomb blasts and insurgent fire in past ....

  • S. Korea, Japan close to deal on UNESCO world heritage sites

    Date: 2015-06-21 19:45:36 GMT - south korea - World - SN:98 - ID:2839921

    SEOUL, June 21 (MENA) - South Korea and Japan narrowed their differences Sunday in talks over Tokyo's push to win UNESCO's recognition for some facilities related to its wartime brutality, according to South Korean Foreign Minister Yun ....

  • Swimmers treated after British chemical leak

    Date: 2015-06-21 18:41:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:93 - ID:2839837

    LONDON, June 21 (MENA) - Some 30 people were treated by paramedics for breathing problems following a chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool, the BBC reported. Emergency services were called to Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great ....

  • Hollande asserts importance of political solutions in ME, Africa to solve illegal migrants crisis

    Date: 2015-06-21 16:14:40 GMT - France - World - SN:85 - ID:2839133

    PARIS\MILAN, June 21 (MENA) - French President François Hollande asserted the importance to find political solutions in the Middle East and Africa to solve the crisis of illegal migrants to Europe. Efforts are underway in Iraq to reach that aim, ....

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