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  • Ukraine's parl't adopts law allowing sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2014-08-14 15:44:52 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:138 - ID:874277

    MOSCOW, Aug 14 (MENA) - Ukraine’s parliament adopted Thursday legislation allowing more than 20 sanctions to be applied against Russia, including a halt to energy transit through the country, Russia Today TV reported. The new law on international ....

  • Ukraine crisis: Russia aid convoy heads for border

    Date: 2014-08-14 11:36:07 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:85 - ID:873737

    GENEVA, Aug 14 (MENA) - More than 100 lorries carrying Russian aid are heading towards the border with Ukraine, amid continuing confusion over their final destination, the BBC reported. The lorries have turned off on to a road towards a ....

  • Russia to prepare US import substitution program in Autumn — official

    Date: 2014-08-14 11:23:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:873739

    MOSCOW, Aug 14 (MENA) - Russia will prepare a program in Autumn to ensure the country’s independence from US and European imports, Russian Governmental Military and Industrial Commission Deputy Chairman Oleg Bochkaryov said on Thursday. "We are ....

  • Obama administration shows little urgency for stemming Islamic State violence: Washington Post

    Date: 2014-08-14 11:08:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:77 - ID:873659

    WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (MENA) - Senior U.S. officials describe the threat posed by the Islamic State in chilling terms, but have mounted a decidedly modest military campaign to check its advance through northern Iraq, Washington Post reported. The ....

  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in air crash

    Date: 2014-08-14 10:52:49 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:71 - ID:873660

    BRASILIA, Aug 14 (MENA) – The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, has died in a plane crash, party members and local officials say, BBC reported. The plane carrying Mr Campos came down in bad weather in a residential area of the ....

  • Israel outflanks white house in pressing Gaza strategy: Wall Street Journal

    Date: 2014-08-14 09:39:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:52 - ID:873451

    NEW YORK, Aug 14 (MENA) - White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly ....

  • Putin, Abbas discuss peace efforts in Gaza as ceasefire deadline nears end

    Date: 2014-08-14 08:23:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:37 - ID:873264

    MOSCOW, Aug 13 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed in a phone call Wednesday the situation in the Gaza Strip and international efforts to end armed hostilities in the violence-torn enclave, the ....

  • Pope of Vatican arrives in South Korea

    Date: 2014-08-14 07:25:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:29 - ID:873188

    SEOUL, Aug 14 (MENA) - Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday, the first visit by a pontiff to Seoul in 25 years, carrying a message of peace and reconciliation for the divided Korean Peninsula, Yonhap reported. The five-day visit, his ....

  • Thai Building Collapse's Death Toll Rises to 10

    Date: 2014-08-14 05:57:59 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:19 - ID:873060

    BANGKOK, Aug 14 (MENA) - The death toll from the collapse of a six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital has risen to 10, with at least four more people trapped under the rubble feared dead, three days after the ....

  • 11 people hurt in Swiss train derailment

    Date: 2014-08-13 21:10:58 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:183 - ID:872899

    BERN, Aug 13 (MENA)- At least three carriages of a Swiss mountain train have derailed near the ski resort of St Moritz, Euronews reported Wednesday. One of the carriages reportedly slid off the track onto a steep slope and was halted by ....

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