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  • Drop the term ‘single currency’ or we’re out, Cameron tells EU

    Date: 2015-05-21 08:53:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:26 - ID:2633757

    LONDON, May 21 (MENA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding that a special status for the United Kingdom be enshrined in the European Union as a way of keeping Britain in the Brussels club, the Times reported on Thursday. The prime ....

  • South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus; 64 isolated

    Date: 2015-05-21 08:52:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:25 - ID:2633729

    SEOUL, May 21 (MENA) - South Korean health officials confirmed the country's third case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Thursday, with the two latest cases found in people who had been in contact with the first patient after he returned ....

  • Airbus warns investment at risk if UK leaves EU

    Date: 2015-05-21 08:37:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:23 - ID:2633573

    LONDON, May 21 (MENA) - The European aerospace and defence giant Airbus would reconsider investment in the UK in the event of Britain leaving the European Union, the BBC reported Thursday. Paul Kahn, president of the 16,000-employee Airbus UK, ....

  • Ebola cases surge in Guinea, Sierra Leone: WHO

    Date: 2015-05-21 06:27:14 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:11 - ID:2632853

    GENEVA, May 21 (MENA) - Ebola-hit Guinea and Sierra Leone saw a spike in new cases last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, dashing hopes that the deadly outbreak was petering out. The seven days ending Sunday "saw the ....

  • Russia tests reconnaissance drones in Kuril Islands

    Date: 2015-05-20 20:43:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:153 - ID:2631893

    MOSCOW, May 20 (MENA) – The test flights of the Russian Takhion drones have begun on the Kuril Islands in Russia's Far East, the Sputnik News Agency quoted Russia's Eastern Military District press secretary as saying Wednesday. "During the first ....

  • Ukrainian gov't to sever agreement on military-technical cooperation with Russia

    Date: 2015-05-20 20:33:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:146 - ID:2631573

    MOSCOW, May 20 (MENA) - The Ukrainian government announced on Wednesday that it will terminate an agreement on military-technical cooperation with Russia, which was signed on May 26, 1993. "The Cabinet is terminating the deal on ....

  • French patrol boat rescues 297 migrants off Italian coast

    Date: 2015-05-20 19:45:29 GMT - France - World - SN:140 - ID:2631665

    PARIS, May 20 (MENA) - A French Navy patrol ship rescued 297 migrants from a fishing boat in the southern Mediterranean on Wednesday, French police said. The crew of the Commandant Birot provided food and water to the group, which included 51 ....

  • China denies helping Taiwan dispose nuclear waste

    Date: 2015-05-20 19:43:19 GMT - China - World - SN:138 - ID:2631509

    BEIJING, May 20 (MENA) - China Wednesday denied that it will help Taiwan authorities to dispose nuclear waste, Xinhua news ag reported. The issue is not on the agenda of the upcoming meeting between cross-Strait affairs chiefs from the two sides, ....

  • Thailand to provide shelter to stranded migrants

    Date: 2015-05-20 19:38:40 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:135 - ID:2631605

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (MENA) - Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to offer temporary shelter to 7,000 stranded migrants. Thailand also said it would no longer push back the stranded boats, thr BBC reported. in a long statement on the problem of ....

  • UUK MPs head to US for talks to release guantanamo detainee

    Date: 2015-05-20 18:52:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:132 - ID:2631273

    LONDON, May 20 (MENA) – A small delegation of MPs heading to the US to argue for the release of Shaker Aamer, the last British detainee at America's infamous Guantanamo Bay, the British ITV network said. "Guantanamo itself is not a good symbol ....

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