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  • Bulgaria's new PM promises immediate economic reforms

    Date: 2014-11-07 21:17:38 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:118 - ID:1287469

    SOFIA, Nov 7 (MENA) - Bulgaria’s new prime minister Boiko Borisov has been voted in by the parliament and has promised immediate reforms to grow the economy and bring in investment, Euro News reported. Borisov was prime minister between 2009 and ....

  • German train drivers' union cuts short rail strike

    Date: 2014-11-07 20:52:06 GMT - Germany - World - SN:116 - ID:1287365

    BERLIN, Nov 7 (MENA) - The German train drivers' union is cutting short its four-day strike which looked set to disrupt celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the BBC reported on Friday. The GDL union announced ....

  • Sweden FM hails Obama's outreach to Iran for coop. over fight against Daesh

    Date: 2014-11-07 20:15:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:1287281

    WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (MENA) - Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt hailed US President Barack Obama on Friday over reaching out to the Iranian leader for cooperation in fight against the terrorist Daesh group. The top diplomat made the remarks on ....

  • WHO: 5,000 dead from Ebola in West African nations

    Date: 2014-11-07 19:42:21 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:103 - ID:1287089

    GENEVA, Nov 7 (MENA) - The World Health Organization said Friday that nearly 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus disease in the three West African countries at the center of the current Ebola outbreak. In an update, the United Nations ....

  • 2 new Coronavirus cases reported in Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2014-11-07 18:46:53 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:92 - ID:1286797

    RIYADH, Nov 7 (MENA) - The Saudi Health Ministry reported on Friday two new cases of coronavirus in Riyadh and Taif cities. The number of cases infected with the virus hit 798, the ministry said in a statement. As many as 338 of those infected ....

  • 4 arrested in UK for plotting terror act

    Date: 2014-11-07 16:28:01 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:76 - ID:1286181

    LONDON, Nov 7 (MENA) - UK anti-terror police on Friday arrested four people on charges of plotting a terrorist act. The arrestees are now held at a Central London police station, a source with Scotland Yard told MENA. A number of houses and ....

  • S. Korea undaunted by N. Korea's threat over human rights issue

    Date: 2014-11-07 15:41:13 GMT - south korea - World - SN:67 - ID:1285961

    SEOUL, Nov 7 (MENA) - South Korea on Friday dismissed North Korea's threat of the breakdown of bilateral ties as retaliation for Seoul's cooperation in a campaign against the communist nation's human rights abuse, Yonhap reported. "Our government ....

  • Austrian FM blames Turkey preachers for extremist thoughts

    Date: 2014-11-07 15:05:34 GMT - Austria - World - SN:66 - ID:1285833

    VIENNA, Nov 7 (MENA) - Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has blamed Turkish preachers for extremist thoughts in Austria. In statements to MENA on Friday, Kurz said the Turkish preachers are standing behind the increased number of European ....

  • Afghanistan, US not cooperating in fight against terrorism: Pak FO

    Date: 2014-11-07 13:59:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:62 - ID:1285629

    Kabul, Nov 7 (MENA) - The Pakistan Foreign Office has said that Kabul and Washington are not cooperating with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, Khaama Press reported Friday. Tasnim Aslam, spokesperson for the Foreign Office of Pakistan ....

  • Cameron warns of ‘major problem’ if EU surcharge isn’t resolved

    Date: 2014-11-07 13:46:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:61 - ID:1285465

    LONDON, Nov 7 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that there would be a “major problem” if a dispute over the demand for Britain to pay an extra €2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) toward the European Union budget isn't resolved, the ....

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