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  • Turkish PM to submit his government's resignation to Erdogan today

    Date: 2015-06-09 09:49:23 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:37 - ID:2759545

    ANKARA, June 9 (MENA) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will submit his government's resignation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today afternoon, following the end of the parliamentary polls and the announcement of the unofficial ....

  • South Korea reports eight more MERS cases

    Date: 2015-06-09 09:04:27 GMT - south korea - World - SN:31 - ID:2758689

    SEOUL, June 9 (MENA) - South Korea's health ministry said on Tuesday there were eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Yonhap news agency reported. The new cases brought the total to 95 but representing a sharp fall in the ....

  • Britain to contribute more to new NATO rapid response force

    Date: 2015-06-09 08:43:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:2758945

    LONDON, June 9 (MENA) - Britain raised its commitment to NATO's new rapid response force on Monday, a day after US President Barack Obama pressed Prime Minister David Cameron over defence spending, Daily Mail reported. Surprised by the speed of ....

  • Obama names new amb. to Tunisia

    Date: 2015-06-09 08:39:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:27 - ID:2759057

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has nominated Daniel Rubinstein, envoy for Syria, as the next US ambassador to Tunisia, the White House said in statement on Tuesday. Daniel H. Rubinstein, a career member of the Foreign ....

  • Japan sets up MERS task forces in S. Korea

    Date: 2015-06-09 08:31:09 GMT - Japan - World - SN:24 - ID:2758685

    TOKYO, June 9 (MENA) - Japan has set up task forces at its diplomatic missions in South Korea for the safety of its nationals due to the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) oronavirus there, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday. ....

  • Strong magnitude 5.2 quake felt in Athens, no reports of damage or injuries

    Date: 2015-06-09 08:01:38 GMT - Greece - World - SN:20 - ID:2758437

    ATHENS, June 9 (MENA) - A magnitude-5.2 earthquake rattled Greece's capital early Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Fox News reported. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the quake occurred at 4:09 a.m. (0109 ....

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in coal mine collapse in Turkey

    Date: 2015-06-09 07:51:34 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:19 - ID:2758673

    ANKARA, June 9 (MENA) - A miner died and two others injured after a collapse occurred in a coal mine in the Turkish city of Amasya. An investigation has been launched into the collapse. Two of the injured miners were rushed to the hospital to ....

  • Indian police kill 12 Maoist Rebels in Eastern Stronghold

    Date: 2015-06-09 07:18:37 GMT - India - World - SN:15 - ID:2758405

    NEW DELHI, June 9 (MENA) - Police killed at least 12 Maoist rebels in a clash early Tuesday in one of their strongholds in eastern India, abc reported Tuesday. The police attacked the rebels as they were on their way to extort money from several ....

  • 7 Ukranian soldiers killed in landmine blast

    Date: 2015-06-08 20:55:29 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:133 - ID:2757673

    KIEV, June 8 (MENA) - At least seven Ukrainian soldiers died on Monday when their truck hit a mine in eastern Ukraine, Russia Today reported. The blast occurred about 15 km west of Donetsk city, said a statement by Ukrainian army. The landmine ....

  • ‘Great shrinking Britain’ leaves US navy relying on French ship

    Date: 2015-06-08 20:08:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:127 - ID:2757597

    LONDON, June 8 (MENA) – America has been forced to turn to France to plug a critical gap in US navy capabilities in the Gulf because the Royal Navy has no active aircraft carriers to send, the Times reported on Monday. When the American aircraft ....

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