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  • Prince William to meet President Obama in US

    Date: 2014-12-07 12:04:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:53 - ID:1487261

    LONDON, Dec 7 (MENA) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will embark on a whirlwind visit to the U.S. starting Sunday, including a meeting with President Obama at the White House, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and an NBA game, Fox News ....

  • India's communication satellite GSAT-16 launched successfully

    Date: 2014-12-07 09:19:50 GMT - India - World - SN:25 - ID:1485833

    NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (MENA) - Augmenting India's space capacity to boost communication services, its latest satellite GSAT-16 was successfully launched on board Arianespace rocket from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana in the early hours today, ....

  • Afghan official: US drone kills 9 Taliban fighters

    Date: 2014-12-07 09:11:01 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:23 - ID:1485529

    KABUL, Dec 7 (MENA) - A suspected U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed nine alleged Pakistani Taliban fighters in a rural village near the mountainous border between the two countries, a local official said Sunday. The strike Saturday ....

  • Loss of surprise element behind failed release of kidnapped US journalist

    Date: 2014-12-07 09:08:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:1485541

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) - The Wall Street Journal newspaper said the absence of the element of surprise was one of the reasons behind the failure of the rescue of two foreign hostages, including American Luke Somers. Under the cover of night, ....

  • S. Korea, Vietnam to hold new round of FTA negotiations this week

    Date: 2014-12-07 08:59:17 GMT - south korea - World - SN:19 - ID:1485533

    SEOUL, Dec 7 (MENA) - South Korea and Vietnam will open a fresh round of negotiations this week for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) as the countries seek to conclude their negotiations, Yonhap quoted the South Korean trade ministry as saying ....

  • China launches CBERS-4 satellite on Long March rockets' 200th mission

    Date: 2014-12-07 07:55:45 GMT - China - World - SN:15 - ID:1485237

    BEIJING, Dec 7 (MENA) - China launched the CBERS-4 satellite, jointly developed with Brazil, on Sunday from the Taiyuan base by Long March-4B rocket, the 200th Long March rocket family launch, Xinhua reported. The rocket blasted off at 11:26 a.m. ....

  • Venezuelan leader says racism in U.S. worse under Obama

    Date: 2014-12-07 07:09:44 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:9 - ID:1484965

    CARACAS, Dec 7 (MENA) - Racism in the United States appears to have worsened during the administration of its first black leader, Today Online quoted Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as saying on Saturday. Maduro, who has come under fire from ....

  • Obama given CT scan at hospital for sore throat

    Date: 2014-12-07 05:52:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:2 - ID:1484865

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has had a persistent sore throat, and has briefly visited a hospital for tests, the White House says. Obama had experienced a sore throat over "the past couple weeks", which appeared to be ....

  • Biden calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinians' homes

    Date: 2014-12-06 22:07:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:129 - ID:1484521

    WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (MENA) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday said the United States and Israel had tactical disagreements, but Washington remained fully dedicated to Israel's security. Speaking at a forum on the Middle East at the Brookings ....

  • Canada has no plans to expand airstrikes against Daesh into Syria -- FM

    Date: 2014-12-06 20:39:20 GMT - Canada - World - SN:121 - ID:1484437

    OTTAWA, Dec 6 (MENA) - Canada Foreign Minister John Baird says his country has no plans to follow its neighbor the United States in expanding airstrikes against Daesh into Syria, ABC News has reported. The Canadian top diplomat added that his ....

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