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  • China, US officials to meet for annual dialogue, consultation

    Date: 2015-06-19 08:53:13 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:2825177

    BEIJING, June 19 (MENA) - China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that officials from China and the United States will hold an annual meeting next week in Washington DC, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The two sides have decided that ....

  • Approval rating of South Korea's president hits all-time low over MERS outbreak

    Date: 2015-06-19 08:39:51 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:2825181

    SEOUL, June 19 (MENA) - South Korea's President Park Geun-hye's job approval rating fell to an all-time low over the deadly MERS virus that has killed 24 people, a poll showed Friday. A poll released by polling agency Gallup Korea showed 29 ....

  • Greece faces banking crisis after eurozone meeting breaks down

    Date: 2015-06-19 08:39:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:11 - ID:2825097

    LONDON, June 19 (MENA) - Greece is facing a full-blown banking crisis after a meeting of euro zone finance ministers broke down in acrimony and recrimination on Thursday evening, bringing the prospect of Greek exit from the euro zone a step nearer, ....

  • Crumbling UK parliament needs billions in repairs

    Date: 2015-06-19 07:49:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:9 - ID:2825001

    LONDON, June 19 (MENA) - Repairing the crumbling the UK's Houses of Parliament could take as long as 40 years and cost taxpayers £7 billion if MPs refuse to temporarily decamp elsewhere, a report has concluded. The report, commissioned by ....

  • Death toll of MERS outbreak rises to 24 in South Korea

    Date: 2015-06-19 07:25:19 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:2824877

    SEOUL, June 19 (MENA) - The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has killed 24 people in South Korea, the BBC reported. According to South Korea's Ministry of Health, the latest patient to die was in his 70s. A new case was also announced ....

  • MENA agenda for Friday, June 19

    Date: 2015-06-19 06:18:29 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:2824841

    BEIRUT, Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros and Vatican Pope special envoy Cardinal Angelo Scola head for the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Erbil to stand on conditions of Christians there. PARIS, French Foreign ....

  • Obama calls deaths in South Carolina church shooting 'senseless murders'

    Date: 2015-06-18 21:43:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:105 - ID:2824589

    WASHINGTON, June 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama on Thursday called the nine deaths in the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting "senseless murders" and suggested more gun control is needed in the wake of the tragedy, the CNN reported. ....

  • Macedonia to grant migrants temporary asylum if they leave in 3 days

    Date: 2015-06-18 21:28:52 GMT - Macedonia - World - SN:104 - ID:2824573

    SKOPJE, June 18 (MENA) - Macedonia has changed its asylum law to let migrants entering the country illegally avoid jail if they leave within three days, according to Fox News. Thursday's move follows a series of fatal accidents involving migrants ....

  • UN chief criticizes Israel over killing, injuring Palestinian children during war on Gaza

    Date: 2015-06-18 21:01:29 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:102 - ID:2824501

    NEW YORK, June 18 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel for the death and suffering of many Palestinian children during last summer's conflict in Gaza and is urging the Israeli government to take immediate steps to prevent such ....

  • Pakistan releases 113 Indian fishermen on Ramadan

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:39:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:101 - ID:2824477

    ISLAMABAD, June 18 (MENA) - Pakistan on Thursday released 113 Indian fishermen after a similar gesture by New Delhi was announced to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, according to The fishermen, who had been kept in a Karachi ....

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