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  • 5 soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-12-19 15:40:13 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:70 - ID:1571077

    KIEV, Dec 19 (MENA) - Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in a deadly clash with pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine, RFI reported Friday. No further details have been spelled so far. According to Ukrainian defense officials, 162 ....

  • Protests in Brussels over EU partnership deal with US

    Date: 2014-12-19 15:09:11 GMT - Italy - World - SN:66 - ID:1571049

    BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (MENA) – Hundreds of Europeans staged a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Council of the European Union in protest at a free trade deal the EU is still negotiating with the US. The protesters also chanted against ....

  • China lodges protest with US over approving Taiwan frigate sale

    Date: 2014-12-19 13:02:12 GMT - China - World - SN:53 - ID:1570393

    BEIJING, Dec 19 (MENA) - China lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's ....

  • France to withdraw last troops from Afghanistan in December

    Date: 2014-12-19 12:12:16 GMT - France - World - SN:49 - ID:1570185

    PARIS, Dec 19 (MENA) - The French military mission in Afghanistan will officially end on December 31 when the last soldier of its forces leave the country, CENT News quoted the French Defense Ministry as saying Friday. The departure of around 150 ....

  • Hariri condoles with Australian PM over victims of Sydney terrorist attack

    Date: 2014-12-19 11:47:15 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:47 - ID:1569989

    Beirut, Dec 19 (MENA) - Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri offered condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott over victims of a terrorist attack that targeted a cafe in Sydney last week. He extended his condolences in a letter ....

  • Ban Ki-Moon visits Ebola regions

    Date: 2014-12-19 11:02:17 GMT - Liberia - World - SN:42 - ID:1569457

    MONROVIA, Dec 19 (MENA)- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday he’s heading to West Africa to demonstrate the United Nation’s solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak and to see for himself how the ....

  • MENA agenda for Friday, December 19

    Date: 2014-12-19 06:10:51 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:1568085

    CAIRO, Salafist Al-Nour Party holds a meeting to probe the final preparations for the upcoming parliamentary polls. GAZA CITY, The Israeli authorities reopen Kerem Abu Salem commercial crossing, southeastern Gaza, exceptionally to allow fuel ....

  • World War II bomb defused in German city

    Date: 2014-12-18 21:41:12 GMT - Germany - World - SN:111 - ID:1567761

    BERLIN, Dec 18 (MENA) - A World War II bomb has been successfully defused in an eastern German city after some 9,700 people were evacuated from the surrounding area and a meeting of a state legislature was interrupted, ABC News reported on ....

  • Kenya security bill: MPs brawl as measures approved

    Date: 2014-12-18 21:40:01 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:110 - ID:1567737

    NAIROBI, Dec 18 (MENA) - Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill, BBC reported. Parliamentary officials adjourned the ....

  • Italy PM says 'absolutely no' to new sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2014-12-18 21:10:17 GMT - Italy - World - SN:108 - ID:1567533

    BRUSSELS, Dec 17 (MENA) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday his country stands against imposing fresh economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in Brussels ahead of a European Union ....

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