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  • Japan, N. Korea eye abduction talks in late March

    Date: 2015-03-07 18:29:58 GMT - Japan - World - SN:116 - ID:2110733

    TOKYO, March 7 (MENA) - Japan and North Korea are arranging to hold an official meeting as early as late March over the stalled talks on the North's past abductions of Japanese nationals, Kyodo News quoted sources familiar with bilateral relations ....

  • Record 30% of Japanese want to see SDF capabilities boosted: survey

    Date: 2015-03-07 16:24:48 GMT - Japan - World - SN:86 - ID:2109817

    TOKYO, March 7 (MENA) - A record-high 29.9 percent of Japanese people said they want the Self-Defense Forces' defense capabilities to be boosted, a government survey showed. The figure was up 5.1 percentage points from a survey conducted three ....

  • 10 killed in 2 blasts hit northeastern Nigeria market

    Date: 2015-03-07 15:27:39 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:75 - ID:2108905

    ABUJA, March 7 (MENA) – At least 10 people were killed in two blasts in a busy marketplace in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday, the ABC News reported. The first explosion came from a suicide bomber in a tricycle ....

  • Two suspects arrested in Nemtsov's murder investigation

    Date: 2015-03-07 15:25:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:2109141

    MOSCOW, March 7 (MENA) - Two men were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov said Saturday, Sputnik reported. According to Bortnikov, as cited ....

  • Christopher Lee Cornell, Ohio terrorism suspect, says he would have shot Obama

    Date: 2015-03-07 13:08:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:2108405

    WASHINGTON, March 7 (MENA) - A man accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head. WXIX-TV in ....

  • CIA to be overhauled to fight modern threats

    Date: 2015-03-07 11:17:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:47 - ID:2107617

    NEW YORK, March 7 (MENA) - John O. Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is planning to reassign thousands of undercover spies and intelligence analysts into new departments as part of a restructuring of the 67-year-old agency, a ....

  • Gunmen kill 3 Europeans, 2 locals in Mali restaurant attack

    Date: 2015-03-07 08:10:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:17 - ID:2106033

    LONDON, March 7 (MENA) - Five people, including French and Belgian nationals, have been shot dead in a restaurant on a busy street in the Malian capital Bamako, according to The Guardian. At least one gunman entered La Terrasse in an area ....

  • Brazil Petrobras scandal: Top politicians accused

    Date: 2015-03-07 07:59:42 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:15 - ID:2106009

    BRASILIA, March 7 (MENA) - Brazil's Supreme Court has approved the investigation of dozens of politicians for their alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at the state-run oil firm Petrobras. Investigators allege private firms paid corrupt ....

  • China to 'accelerate' 3-way trade talks with S. Korea, Japan: minister

    Date: 2015-03-07 07:58:07 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:2106053

    SEOUL, March 7 (MENA) - Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said Saturday that Beijing will "accelerate" negotiations this year with South Korea and Japan aimed at forging a three-way free trade agreement, Yonhap reported. Speaking at an annual ....

  • Park to meet with S. Korean businessmen in Qatar

    Date: 2015-03-07 06:53:30 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:2105697

    SEOUL, March 7 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to meet with South Korean businessmen in Qatar on Saturday on the last leg of her four-nation Mideast swing, which is primarily focused on expanding economic ties beyond oil and ....

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