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  • Beijing launches toughest smoking ban

    Date: 2015-06-01 20:41:22 GMT - China - World - SN:131 - ID:2710957

    BEIJING, June 1 (MENA) - China’s capital began imposing the country’s toughest ban on smoking in public places Monday in hopes of stemming a looming health crisis in a society where smoking remains a nearly ubiquitous part of dining, social events ....

  • Lindsey Graham jumps into 2016 presidential race

    Date: 2015-06-01 20:12:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:125 - ID:2710657

    WASHINGTON, June 1 (MENA) - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is “ready to be commander-in-chief on day one,” the Republican said, announcing his presidential bid from his hometown today, ABC News reported on Monday. "I’m pretty sure no one ....

  • Rosatom company ready to build nuclear reactors in continental part of China

    Date: 2015-06-01 19:39:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:2710569

    MOSCOW, June 1 (MENA) - Deputy Director General of Rosatom for International Business and Development Kirill Komarov said that the company is ready to build nuclear reactors in the continental part of China. China considers the possibility of ....

  • EU mission rescues 5,000 migrants in 3 days

    Date: 2015-06-01 17:08:38 GMT - Italy - World - SN:95 - ID:2709673

    ROME, June 1 (MENA) - An Italian coast guard vessel brought the 17 corpses ashore at the port of Augusta on the southern island of Sicily on Sunday, after they were discovered on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, Deutsche Welle reported ....

  • S. Korean, Swiss FMs meet to discuss bilateral issues, NK nukes

    Date: 2015-06-01 16:36:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:84 - ID:2709161

    SEOUL, June 1 (MENA) - South Korea and Switzerland agreed Monday to continue cooperation on North Korea's nuclear ambitions and other global security issues, Yonhap quoted a Foreign Ministry's statement as saying. The agreement came at a meeting ....

  • Bill Gates thinks Ebola deadliest threat to humankind

    Date: 2015-06-01 16:34:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:82 - ID:2709157

    WASHINGTON, June 1 (MENA) - Co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates believes that widespread infectious disease is the greatest threat to humankind, which he thinks is not prepared, the Time ....

  • FAO to honor Egypt for fighting hunger

    Date: 2015-06-01 15:53:43 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:69 - ID:2708493

    ROME, June 1 (MENA) – Egypt will be honored by international organizations for its efforts in combating hunger and reducing the number of hunger sufferers during a celebration on June 7, Egypt’s Ambassador here Amr Helmy said. The celebration, ....

  • Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej returns to hospital

    Date: 2015-06-01 07:41:36 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:12 - ID:2704993

    BANGKOK, June 1 (MENA) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has gone back into hospital, only a few weeks after being discharged, the BBC reported. A statement from the palace on Sunday said he was undergoing tests at the Siriraj Hospital in ....

  • Moscow not to publish sanction list of EU officials

    Date: 2015-05-31 22:47:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:149 - ID:2704181

    MOSCOW, May 31 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Sunday said Moscow will not publish a response list of entry-banned EU officials, Russia Today reported. "Russia has taken response measures," she said. "We have no ....

  • CIA director: Terrorists watching Patriot Act debate closely

    Date: 2015-05-31 22:46:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:147 - ID:2704185

    WASHINGTON, May 31 (MENA) - Terrorists with the intentions of attacking the U.S. are closely watching the congressional debate over the Patriot Act — and hoping to find ways to strike in doing so, according to CIA Director John Brennan, Washington ....

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