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  • French president leads tributes to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi

    Date: 2015-07-18 14:05:27 GMT - France - World - SN:54 - ID:3004861

    PARIS, July 18 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande led the flood of tributes Saturday to Jules Bianchi, the Formula One driver who has died nine months after a horror crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to France24 channel. ....

  • Swiss party urges banning refugees, asylum seekers from leaving country

    Date: 2015-07-18 13:57:57 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:53 - ID:3004497

    GENEVA, July 18 (MENA) - Swiss People's Party on Saturday announced that it will urge the parliament to ban refugees and asylum seekers from leaving the country. The party expressed dismay over visits by Eritrean and other nationals to their ....

  • Iran nuclear deal will begin "new phase" in world - Spanish FM

    Date: 2015-07-18 13:55:55 GMT - Spain - World - SN:52 - ID:3004489

    MADRID, July 18 (MENA) - Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo underlined that the nuclear agreement signed with Iran will mark a "new phase" in the world. He further said that his country will follow up commitment with ....

  • Residents flee as strong winds fuel spread of Greece wildfires

    Date: 2015-07-18 12:04:04 GMT - Greece - World - SN:40 - ID:3004033

    ATHENS, July 18 (MENA) - Residents of the Athens suburbs of Kareas and Koropi on Mount Hymettus were sent fleeing as forest fires broke out around the Greek capital, Euronews reported. Police confirmed 34 blazes were raging across four main ....

  • Abe Cabinet's approval rating plunges to 37.7% from 47.4%: Kyodo poll

    Date: 2015-07-18 11:50:15 GMT - Japan - World - SN:37 - ID:3004049

    TOKYO, July 18 (MENA) - The approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plunged to 37.7 percent from 47.4 percent in June, as a majority of the public opposes the way controversial security bills were passed through the lower house ....

  • More than 300 injured in train crash near Johannesburg

    Date: 2015-07-18 08:28:25 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:15 - ID:3003157

    PRETORIA, July 18 (MENA) - At least 300 people have been injured in a train crash near South Africa’s biggest city, ABC News reported. The rush-hour accident happened close to Booysens station south of Johannesburg as commuters made their way ....

  • Ukrainian army shells Spartak village in Donetsk republic

    Date: 2015-07-18 07:49:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:13 - ID:3003053

    KIEV, July 18 (MENA) - The Ukrainian Armed Forces have been shelling the village of Spartak in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) over the past hour using different types of weapons, Tass News Agency reported quoting the district ....

  • NATO condemns explosion near a mosque that left 3 killed, 14 wounded in Balkh

    Date: 2015-07-18 06:47:31 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:3002821

    KABUL, July 18 (MENA) - NATO’s Resolute Support mission has condemned the explosion that left three killed and fourteen others wounded on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in northern Balkh province, Khaama Press reported. Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, ....

  • US secretary of defense plans three-nation Middle East trip

    Date: 2015-07-18 06:42:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:5 - ID:3002733

    WASHINGTON, July18 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Ash Carter will embark on Sunday a trip to three Middle Eastern nations, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced late Friday. Beginning July 19, Cook said in a statement, Carter will travel ....

  • British PM wishes Muslims happy Eidul Fitr

    Date: 2015-07-17 19:25:45 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:3002337

    LONDON, July 17 (MENA) – UK Prime Minister David Cameron has greeted Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, hailing the 'unprecedented charity' during the holy month of Ramadan. He made the remarks during a taped message that was ....

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