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  • Merkel calls for using every opportunity for dialogue with Russia

    Date: 2014-11-16 20:29:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:135 - ID:1346361

    BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is necessary to use every opportunity for a dialogue with Moscow, under the conditions of the Ukrainian crisis and worse relations between the West and Russia, Itar-Tass ....

  • Russian humanitarian convoy returns from Ukraine

    Date: 2014-11-16 20:06:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:129 - ID:1346273

    MOSCOW, Nov 16 (MENA) - All 20 Russian Emergencies Ministry trucks have returned to the Russian side of the border in the Lugansk region, after spending about six hours in Ukraine, Russia Today reported. "The convoy consisted of ten fuel trucks, ....

  • Dutch ban on poultry transport after finding deadly bird flu strain

    Date: 2014-11-16 20:05:32 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:128 - ID:1346365

    AMSTERDAM, Nov 16 (MENA) - Dutch authorities have confirmed the bird flu identified at a poultry farm is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, detected in Europe less than two weeks ago. A massive cull of 150,000 chickens has been ordered, and ....

  • Latvia ‘regretful and perplexed’ over Russia ‘spy’ expulsion

    Date: 2014-11-16 20:03:35 GMT - Latvia - World - SN:127 - ID:1346289

    RIGA, Nov 16 (MENA) - Latvia’s foreign ministry has refused to accept the spying allegations that prompted the expulsion of former parliament deputy Aleksey Holostov from Russia, Russia Today channel reported. “All we can say at the moment, is ....

  • Russian warplanes risking safety of European airliners, says NATO chief

    Date: 2014-11-16 19:38:08 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:121 - ID:1346093

    LONDON, Nov 16 (MENA) - Russia is placing civilian flights at risk by dispatching jet fighters and bombers into European airspace without following safety procedures, according to NATO's secretary general. Jens Stoltenberg told the Telegraph that ....

  • Leaving EU would be disaster for UK - Italy PM

    Date: 2014-11-16 19:37:20 GMT - Italy - World - SN:120 - ID:1346121

    ROME, Nov 16 (MENA) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said Britain leaving the European Union would be a "disaster" for both the UK and the other member states, Sky News reported Renzi, who became PM in February, added that Europe was "in ....

  • Austrian FM to meet with Egyptian expatriates over Islam law

    Date: 2014-11-16 18:53:03 GMT - Austria - World - SN:118 - ID:1346065

    VIENNA, Nov 16 (MENA) - Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is scheduled on Nov. 24 to meet with Egyptian expatriates to discuss recent developments on the new law on Islam, expected to be approved by the Austrian parliament within ....

  • Senators to visit Guantanamo prison

    Date: 2014-11-16 18:39:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:114 - ID:1345729

    WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (MENA) - Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of seven U.S. senators taking a fact-finding trip to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, media reported on Sunday. A news release from the Senate said the trip is set for Friday. It said ....

  • Erdogan claims Muslims beat Columbus to the Americas

    Date: 2014-11-16 17:42:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:105 - ID:1345745

    LONDON, Nov 16 (MENA) - Muslims discovered the Americas in the 12th century, nearly 300 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage there, The Telegraph quoted Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, as saying on Sunday. His ....

  • French president condemns beheading of US hostage by IS

    Date: 2014-11-16 17:22:44 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:1345609

    PARIS, Nov 16 (MENA) - The murder of US hostage Peter Kassig and about 18 Syrian soldiers by the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh armed group was a “crime against humanity”, French President François Hollande said on Sunday. Prime Minister Manuel ....

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