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  • Seoul hails UN resolution on North Korea human rights

    Date: 2014-11-19 20:16:22 GMT - south korea - World - SN:148 - ID:1368565

    SEOUL, Nov 19 (MENA) - South Korea on Wednesday welcomed the adoption of a UN resolution on North Korea's dismal human rights conditions, Yonhap news agency reported. It called for the North to take concrete action to improve its situation. A ....

  • Iran denies reports on nuclear talks with big powers

    Date: 2014-11-19 20:14:58 GMT - Iran - World - SN:146 - ID:1368793

    TEHRAN, Nov 19 (MENA) - The Iranian foreign ministry on Wednesday strongly dismissed certain media reports about nuclear talks underway between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) in Austria, FARS news ....

  • Cooperation with Russia a priority to Chinese military: Beijing

    Date: 2014-11-19 18:43:08 GMT - China - World - SN:134 - ID:1368345

    BEIJING, Nov 19 (MENA) - Advancing China-Russia military cooperation is a priority for China's armed forces' foreign relations, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang said on Wednesday. Xu made the remarks during his ....

  • France gets new powers to impeach country's president

    Date: 2014-11-19 18:41:17 GMT - France - World - SN:132 - ID:1368629

    PARIS, Nov 19 (MENA) - French lawmakers have the power to launch a US-style impeachment of their president under a new law passed on Wednesday. Heads of state in France have until now enjoyed some of the strongest legal protections in the western ....

  • British student protesters break into Parl't Square

    Date: 2014-11-19 18:07:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:128 - ID:1368301

    LONDON, Nov 19 (MENA) - Hundreds of student protesters have smashed through police barriers and flooded onto Parliament Square, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday. They pushed through a roadside barrier, dodged police and tore down a second set of ....

  • Russia: NATO's "reckless" expansion is mistake

    Date: 2014-11-19 18:01:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:126 - ID:1368097

    MOSCOW, Nov 19 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called the "reckless" expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a mistake that would hurt Europe's security, the Daily Mail reported. "We believe, and we've ....

  • Myanmar's Kachin rebels say 22 dead in fighting

    Date: 2014-11-19 17:37:08 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:119 - ID:1368089

    YANGON, Nov 19 (MENA) - Myanmar's army launched a new offensive Wednesday against ethnic Kachin rebels in the steep hills around their headquarters on the Chinese border, killing over 20 people in a mortar attack and skirmishes that lasted the whole ....

  • Source: Cyprus on lookout for Syria-bound Jihadis

    Date: 2014-11-19 17:37:07 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:118 - ID:1367701

    NICOSIA, Nov 19 (MENA) - Cyprus has intensified screening at its ports, airports and checkpoints that dot the island's dividing line to prevent Europeans from passing through en route to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group, an official ....

  • China hopes for consensus at Sextet’s talks with Iran

    Date: 2014-11-19 14:41:51 GMT - China - World - SN:86 - ID:1366061

    BEIJING, Nov 19 (MENA) - China hopes for consensus at the talks between the international Sextet (five permanent UN member states and Germany) and Tehran on the settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei ....

  • Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead

    Date: 2014-11-19 14:07:05 GMT - Honduras - World - SN:81 - ID:1366077

    TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 19 (MENA) - Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, have been found dead, officials say. According to the BBC, the two women went missing on Thursday, after they were spotted leaving a ....

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