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  • OSCE welcomes international efforts to restore peace in eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-12-14 19:17:43 GMT - Austria - World - SN:130 - ID:1537429

    VIENNA, Dec 14 (MENA) – Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter welcomed ongoing international efforts at various levels aimed at restoring peace and ....

  • US attempts negative background for Putin's trip to India - Crimean PM

    Date: 2014-12-14 19:16:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:128 - ID:1537405

    SIMFEROPOL, Dec 14 (MENA) - Crimea's top official Sergei Aksenov said on Sunday the statements made by representatives of the US Department of State, related to the first international trip made by Crimea's head, are aimed at making a "negative ....

  • Violent protests in Haiti lead to PM resignation

    Date: 2014-12-14 18:07:53 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:122 - ID:1536945

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Dec 14 (MENA) - The prime minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, resigned on Sunday along with all his government in an effort to quell the protests that have rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation for weeks, Sunday Telegraph ....

  • French FM to probe ME situation with U.S., U.K., German counterparts

    Date: 2014-12-14 16:46:48 GMT - France - World - SN:105 - ID:1536725

    PARIS, Dec 14 (MENA) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet Monday with his U.S., U.K. and German counterparts to probe the situation in the Middle East. The meeting will also address an initiative that France backed at the United ....

  • Muslim girl comes under racist attack in Vienna

    Date: 2014-12-14 15:02:16 GMT - Austria - World - SN:94 - ID:1535889

    VIENNA, Dec 14 (MENA) – A Muslim girl of Arab origin suffered a racist attack by an Austrian lady and her husband during her presence at one of the largest hospitals in Vienna, "General University Hospital". The Austrian lady insulted the ....

  • 32 dead, 76 missing in central Indonesia mudslide

    Date: 2014-12-14 11:41:57 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:53 - ID:1534209

    JAKARTA, Dec 14 (MENA) - Rescuers pulled more bodies from the debris Sunday after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 32 villagers and left 76 others missing under piles of ....

  • Afghan president condemns terror attacks ahead of international troop drawdown

    Date: 2014-12-14 09:34:04 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:35 - ID:1532705

    KABUL, Dec 14 (MENA) - Defying insurgents, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday condemned the wave of militant attacks striking his country ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops, vowing: "We will never surrender," Fox News ....

  • Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigns after protests

    Date: 2014-12-14 09:32:03 GMT - Haiti - World - SN:34 - ID:1532725

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Dec 14 (MENA) - Haiti's prime minister has resigned, after violent anti-government protests over delayed elections, the BBC reported. "I am leaving the post of prime minister this evening with a feeling of accomplishment," Laurent ....

  • Voting under way for Japan's lower house election, "Abenomics" a focus

    Date: 2014-12-14 08:55:34 GMT - Japan - World - SN:29 - ID:1532005

    TOKYO, Dec 14 (MENA) - Voting began Sunday for Japan's lower house election, touted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a referendum on his "Abennomics" economic policies and his steering of the government since his return to power in 2012, Kyodo ....

  • Ebola: Australian-run centre in Sierra Leone opens for business

    Date: 2014-12-14 08:54:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:27 - ID:1532233

    LONDON, Dec 14 (MENA) - An Australian-run medical centre for Ebola patients has opened in Sierra Leone overnight, The Guardian quoted the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, as saying. Britain recently completed the building, which is near ....

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