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  • Chinese PM backs bigger UN global role

    Date: 2015-05-04 20:54:10 GMT - China - World - SN:153 - ID:2519025

    BEIJING, May 4 (MENA) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has backed the United Nations playing a bigger role in international affairs as the 70th anniversary of the organization draws near, Xinhua reported on Monday. The international community should ....

  • Trains paralysed in Germany by week-long drivers' strike

    Date: 2015-05-04 20:33:05 GMT - Germany - World - SN:151 - ID:2518869

    BERLIN, May 4 (MENA) - Germany’s train drivers union has begun its biggest strike yet as it continues a dispute with Deutsche Bahn over pay and negotiating rights, Euro news reported Monday. The strike started Monday afternoon for freight and ....

  • Kim Jong-un sends head of state to Russia in his place

    Date: 2015-05-04 20:31:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:150 - ID:2518925

    LONDON, May 4 (MENA) - North Korea's titular head of state will travel to Moscow this month instead of the country's young leader, Kim Jong-un, for ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe, The Telegraph reported ....

  • British HMS Bulwark, Merlin helicopters ready for operations in the Mediterranean

    Date: 2015-05-04 20:23:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:149 - ID:2518877

    LONDON, May 4 (MENA) – HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters are now ready to operate in the Mediterranean, working closely with the Italian Navy, and coordinated via Rome, the British Ministry of Defence said on Monday. The 19,000 tonne ....

  • Russian 'FSB employee' arrested in Lithuania on suspicion of espionage

    Date: 2015-05-04 20:03:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:144 - ID:2518757

    MOSCOW, May 4 (MENA) - A man described as an employee of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has been arrested in Vilnius on suspicion of spying, The Moscow Times reported on Monday. Identified only by the initials "N.F.," the purported ....

  • Merkel defends German spy cooperation with US

    Date: 2015-05-04 19:59:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:143 - ID:2518865

    WASHINGTON, May 4 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany’s intelligence cooperation with the US amid allegations that German spies helped the National Security Agency collect information on allies, according to Bloomberg News ....

  • Earthquake-hit Nepal asks foreign nations to end search, rescue operation

    Date: 2015-05-04 19:43:20 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:137 - ID:2518769

    KATHMANDU, May 4 (MENA) - Nepal asked on Monday all 34 foreign nations involved in rescue operations in Nepal that was hit by a deadly earthquake a week ago to call off their operations, according to Sputnik News Agency. National Disaster Relief ....

  • UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events

    Date: 2015-05-04 19:33:12 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:134 - ID:2518737

    NEW YORK, May 4 (MENA) - The UN confirmed that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, according to Fox News. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Monday that Ban's meetings in Moscow are ....

  • Zarif terms Iran-G5+1 N. standoff as manufactured crisis, but solvable

    Date: 2015-05-04 19:10:14 GMT - Iran - World - SN:126 - ID:2518169

    TEHRAN, May 4 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, and said both Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) are determined to put ....

  • German FM urges Libyans to accept Leon's peace plan

    Date: 2015-05-04 18:33:54 GMT - Germany - World - SN:120 - ID:2517441

    BERLIN, May 4 (MENA) - German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for positive response from the Libyan parties to the international peace plan floated by Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in ....

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