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  • ‘Great shrinking Britain’ leaves US navy relying on French ship

    Date: 2015-06-08 20:08:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:127 - ID:2757597

    LONDON, June 8 (MENA) – America has been forced to turn to France to plug a critical gap in US navy capabilities in the Gulf because the Royal Navy has no active aircraft carriers to send, the Times reported on Monday. When the American aircraft ....

  • Tajikistan lifts blocks on Facebook, YouTube

    Date: 2015-06-08 19:14:34 GMT - Tajikistan - World - SN:118 - ID:2757309

    DUSHANBE, June 8 (MENA) - Tajikistan on Monday lifted blocks on websites including Facebook and YouTube it imposed after a police chief appeared in an online video announcing his defection to Daesh, Russia Today reported. Internet providers ....

  • Russia-US relations in ‘spiral of confrontation’

    Date: 2015-06-08 18:20:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:2756865

    MOSCOW, June 8 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russia reserves the right to respond to any unfriendly steps in relations with the United States, Sputnik News reported on Monday. “We reserve the right to respond appropriately to all ....

  • G7 to lift anti-Russia sanctions when Ukraine ceasefire holds, says Merkel

    Date: 2015-06-08 16:27:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:2756045

    BERLIN, June 8 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that sanctions against Russia will be lifted when the ceasefire in Ukraine holds. “We all agreed that the lifting of sanctions should be tied to the implementation of Minsk,” Merkel said ....

  • Turkey elections: Erdogan says no party can rule alone

    Date: 2015-06-08 16:26:37 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:87 - ID:2756009

    ANKARA, June 8 (MENA) - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the inconclusive election result means no party can govern alone, the BBC reported. His party, AKP, is meeting to try to form a government after losing its majority in a ....

  • China opposes G7 policy of anti-Russia sanctions - spokesman

    Date: 2015-06-08 15:45:49 GMT - China - World - SN:83 - ID:2755361

    BEIJING, June 8 (MENA) - Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei on Monday said Beijing objects to the sanctions policy used by G7 member states to pressure Russia over the Ukraine crisis. "China has repeatedly reiterated its established ....

  • Military cooperation agreement between Turkey, Qatar takes affect

    Date: 2015-06-08 15:44:34 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:81 - ID:2755309

    CAIRO, June 8 (MENA) - A military cooperation agreement permitting the deployment of Turkish troops in Qatar has gone into effect Monday. According to the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, the military cooperation agreement signed by Turkey and ....

  • French Parl. delegation arrives in Tehran

    Date: 2015-06-08 11:33:47 GMT - Iran - World - SN:47 - ID:2753177

    TEHRAN, June 8 (MENA) - A six-member delegation of the French Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee arrived in Tehran today to hold talks with a number of Iranian officials, Mehr News Agency reported. The French delegation, headed by French Senator ....

  • Turkey official results to announce 'within 11-12 days'

    Date: 2015-06-08 11:11:35 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:41 - ID:2752477

    ANKARA, June 8 (MENA) - The official results of the 25th Turkish parliamentary general election will be announced “within 11 or 12 days”, the supreme election committee chairman said. According to unofficial results, four political parties, ....

  • 19 militants, 7 soldiers killed in Pak clash

    Date: 2015-06-08 09:56:26 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:26 - ID:2752405

    ISLAMABAD, June 8 (MENA) - At least 19 militants, including top commanders, and seven soldiers have been killed in intense fighting between Pakistani troopers and Taliban insurgents in the country's restive northwest tribal area, The Times of India ....

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