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  • Russia expels German diplomat in tit-for-tat move: Report

    Date: 2014-11-17 16:03:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:114 - ID:1350289

    MOSCOW, Nov 17 (MENA) - Moscow has reportedly expelled a German diplomat in a tit-for-tat move following the expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Germany. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday quoted an unnamed German official as saying that the ....

  • Russia confirms German embassy worker expelled from Moscow

    Date: 2014-11-17 13:25:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:81 - ID:1350653

    MOSCOW, Nov 17 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday the reports that a German embassy’s staff member has been expelled from Moscow, according to Tass News Agency. The expulsion comes “in response to unfriendly actions of the ....

  • Czechs mark Velvet Revolution's 25th anniversary

    Date: 2014-11-17 12:47:24 GMT - Czech - World - SN:76 - ID:1350293

    PRAGUE, Nov 17 (MENA) - Thousands of Czechs gathered in central Prague on Monday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Velvet Revolution that toppled communism — but festivities turned into an appeal for President Milos Zeman to ....

  • Pope Francis Plans to Visit US in 2015

    Date: 2014-11-17 12:47:02 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:75 - ID:1349825

    THE VATICAN, Nov 17 (MENA) - Pope Francis plans to visit the US in 2015, ABC quoted the pontiff as announcing. It would be his first trip to the US as pope. The pope made the announcement when he addressed participants at a Vatican conference ....

  • EU 'committed' to tackling ISIS after Kassig beheading

    Date: 2014-11-17 12:15:02 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:66 - ID:1349261

    BRUSSEL, Nov 17 (MENA) - The European Union said Monday it remains "fully committed" to tackling the threat posed by ISIS after it beheaded US aid worker Peter Kassig, The Daily Star reported. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and ....

  • Putin says sides not abiding peace deal in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-11-17 10:02:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:32 - ID:1348593

    MOSCOW, Nov 17 (MENA) - Russia's president said he believes peace in Ukraine is possible but that neither side is fully holding up a truce struck in September, Novosti reported. Putin said he was convinced that it was possible to end the ....

  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake rattles New Zealand

    Date: 2014-11-17 08:54:23 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:18 - ID:1347581

    WELLINGTON, Nov 17 (MENA) - A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck off the New Zealand coast Monday morning rattled much of the country but did not result in any initial reports of damage or injuries, Fox news reported. The quake hit 110 ....

  • N. Korea urges South to halt massive military drill

    Date: 2014-11-17 08:19:47 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:1347669

    SEOUL, Nov 17 (MENA) - North Korea again urged South Korea Monday to suspend its ongoing large-scale military drill, claiming that the exercise has sent inter-Korean ties plunging into the worst crisis, Yonhap reported. The Hoguk defense exercise ....

  • Ottoman Empire died and will never be back to life again, Mardin Mayor tells MENA

    Date: 2014-11-17 07:53:22 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:12 - ID:1347329

    MARDIN, Turkey, Nov 17 (MENA) – A veteran Kurdish politician said the current government in Turkey wants to put the entire Middle East region, not just Egypt, under Ottoman control and re-build the Ottoman Empire, which died long time ago and can ....

  • State Dept. email offline after suspected hack attack

    Date: 2014-11-17 05:53:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:1346897

    WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (MENA) - The US State Department has reportedly shut down its unclassified email system as it evaluates potential damage caused by a possible hacker attack, Fox news reported. The department's email system was shut down in a ....

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