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  • Russia can lose over $130 billion due to sanctions fall in oil prices- minister

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:54:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:1401745

    MOSCOW, Nov 24 (MENA) - Russia’s economy can lose at least Dlr 40 billion due to the geopolitical sanctions and Dlr 90-100 billion due to the fall in oil prices, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday, TASS news agency ....

  • Hagel retreats from Pentagon, Obama accepts

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:52:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:110 - ID:1401325

    WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (MENA) - US senior administration officials confirms "Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down," ABC News reported. US President Barack Obama will announce Hagel's departure Monday morning from the White House's State ....

  • Canadian FM strongly condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:51:58 GMT - Canada - World - SN:109 - ID:1401341

    OTTAWA, Nov 24 (MENA) - Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird condemned a suicide attack that targeted a volleyball match in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, Khaama News Agency reported. "Canada condemns in strongest terms the suicide ....

  • Chinese premier meets his Bavarian counterpart

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:30:06 GMT - China - World - SN:107 - ID:1401301

    BEIJING, Nov 24 (MENA) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met on Monday with Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria, Germany, in Beijing. Chinese sources said Li hailed the development in China-Germany relations, calling on the two sides to maintain ....

  • Hagel to Be stepping down as US defense chief under pressure

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:22:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:99 - ID:1400641

    WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team ....

  • UK: 'Severe' terror threat requires new powers

    Date: 2014-11-24 14:41:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:94 - ID:1399141

    LONDON, Nov 24 (MENA) - Britain's interior minister said Monday that the country faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, as she announced measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying ....

  • Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program extended to mid-2015, U.K. says

    Date: 2014-11-24 13:56:29 GMT - Austria - World - SN:86 - ID:1400101

    VIENNA, Nov 24 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Monday afternoon that negotiations between six world powers and Iran over the latter's nuclear program would be extended until June 30, 2015. He added, however, that the goal ....

  • UK faces biggest threat to its security since 9/11 - Interior Minister

    Date: 2014-11-24 13:07:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:73 - ID:1399249

    LONDON, Nov 24 (MENA) - Britain faces a bigger threat to its security from terrorism than at any time before or since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. The government will introduce new ....

  • UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict

    Date: 2014-11-24 11:12:48 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:50 - ID:1397849

    LONDON, Nov 24 (MENA) - Britain approved the sale of arms to Israel worth £7m in the six months before its offensive on Gaza this summer, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, ....

  • NATO says 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-11-24 11:11:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:49 - ID:1397801

    KABUL, Nov 24 (MENA) - NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, The Daily Star reported. Following protocol, it did not confirm their nationalities. A NATO spokeswoman says the attack ....

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