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  • US: Iranian nuclear deal can be reached by June 30

    Date: 2015-06-13 06:27:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:2785341

    WASHINGTON, June 13 (MENA) – The US believes that the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran can reach a comprehensive plan of action by June 30. "These are complicated talks and there are complicated issues that we have to work through at this stage… it ....

  • Poroshenko, Biden discuss counter-measures if tensions in Donbass escalate

    Date: 2015-06-12 22:47:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:2785125

    KIEV, June 12 (MENA) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and US Vice President Joseph Biden discussed further measures if the hostilities in Ukraine’s east intensify during a phone conversation on Friday, Sputnik news agency quoted a statement on ....

  • Germany drops inquiry into claims NSA tapped Angela Merkel's phone

    Date: 2015-06-12 20:45:56 GMT - Germany - World - SN:98 - ID:2784873

    BERLIN, June 12 (MENA) - Germany has closed its investigation into a report that the US National Security Agency had hacked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, The Guardian‎ reported on Friday. US intelligence agencies have been angered by ....

  • Poland's premier rejects suggestions she should resign

    Date: 2015-06-12 20:43:53 GMT - Poland - World - SN:97 - ID:2784869

    WARSAW, June 12 (MENA) - Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz has dismissed opposition calls for her to resign with her Cabinet amid a revived 2014 eavesdropping scandal, ABC News reported on Monday. Kopacz is to name four new ministers next week ....

  • Canada arrests man for kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia

    Date: 2015-06-12 19:54:38 GMT - Canada - World - SN:94 - ID:2784729

    OTTAWA, June 12 (MENA) – A man was arrested in Ottawa for the 2008 kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia, National Post reported on Friday. The RCMP say Ali Omar Ader was the “main negotiator” in the kidnapping. He now faces Canadian Criminal ....

  • Belgium to slap would-be Daesh recruits with travel bans

    Date: 2015-06-12 19:45:48 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:91 - ID:2784725

    BRUSSELS, June 12 (MENA) – The government of Belgium has proposed a law that would allow it to ban people suspected of intending to join jihadist groups in the Middle East from leaving the country, Russia Today reported on Friday. Some 300 ....

  • Iran backs Taliban with cash, arms - paper

    Date: 2015-06-12 18:19:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:84 - ID:2784433

    WASHINGTON, June 12 (MENA) - Afghan and Western officials say Tehran has quietly increased its supply of weapons, ammunition and funding to the Taliban, and is now recruiting and training their fighters, posing a new threat to Afghanistan's fragile ....

  • Iran's Rouhani calls for more cooperation with Russia

    Date: 2015-06-12 17:54:44 GMT - Iran - World - SN:83 - ID:2784429

    TEHRAN, June 12 (MENA) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the expansion of ties between Tehran and Moscow, stressing the need for the promotion of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in various fields, Press TV reported. Rouhani ....

  • China rebukes Japan's meddling in South China Sea issue

    Date: 2015-06-12 14:23:17 GMT - China - World - SN:67 - ID:2783549

    BEIJING, June 12 (MENA) - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has urged Japan not to weigh into territorial disputes in the South China Sea, labeling Japan a "non-party" in the matter. Hong Lei made the comments at a media briefing on Friday ....

  • Former IMF director acquitted of 'aggravated pimping'

    Date: 2015-06-12 13:50:54 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:2783321

    PARIS, June 12 (MENA) - A French court has acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US. Strauss-Kahn stood alongside 13 co-defendants, most of whom were also acquitted of ....

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