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  • Communist Party ousted from Ukraine parliament

    Date: 2014-07-24 10:39:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:843036

    MOSCOW, July 24 (MENA) - The Communist Party of Ukraine will cease to exist on Thursday, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament announced as quoted by Itar Tass. "We only have to tolerate this party for another day," Verkhovnaya Rada speaker ....

  • Netherlands mourns as bodies of MH17 plane crash victims are flown home

    Date: 2014-07-24 06:36:01 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:8 - ID:842623

    AMSTERDAM, July 24 (MENA) - As the first coffin was lowered from the planes on the runway, silence fell over Eindhoven military airport, the BBC reported. Almost a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot from the skies above Ukraine, 40 ....

  • UK welcomes Syria sanctions against Assad allies

    Date: 2014-07-23 21:11:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:142 - ID:842370

    LONDON, July 23 (MENA) – UK Minister for Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood has welcomed action in the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) which will penalize key figures in the Assad regime including a notoriously brutal military commander and ....

  • France jails pro-Palestinian protestors over riots

    Date: 2014-07-23 20:18:12 GMT - France - World - SN:140 - ID:842381

    PARIS, July 23 (MENA) - A French court has jailed three men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian rally in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence, the BBC news reported on Wednesday. The three men, aged 21 and 28, were given ....

  • Int'l space station may move to avoid space junk

    Date: 2014-07-23 20:16:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:138 - ID:842374

    MOSCOW, July 23 (MENA) - The International Space Station may have to move to avoid space debris, the Russian Mission Control Centre said on Wednesday. The station and its crew are in no danger but the move may be necessary, Itar-tass news agency ....

  • Russia urges Ukraine and militia to cease fire

    Date: 2014-07-23 19:47:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:135 - ID:842376

    MOSCOW, July 23 (MENA) - Russia's Foreign Ministry urged Wednsday Ukraine and militia to immediately cease fire in order to thoroughly investigate the tragedy of Boeing 777 jet crash and to save lives of women, children and elderly people, the ....

  • Russia offers help to negotiate Gaza truce

    Date: 2014-07-23 19:29:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:133 - ID:842380

    MOSCOW, July 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin offered help to mediate a truce between the armed Palestinian group Hamas and Israel, which has expanded its military campaign in the Gaza Strip by launching a ground offensive, Ria Novosti ....

  • Planes carrying MH17 bodies arrive in the Netherlands

    Date: 2014-07-23 15:36:37 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:92 - ID:842049

    AMSTERDAM, July 23 (MENA) - The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, the BBC reported. Church bells rang out throughout the country as the planes touched down ....

  • Israel ''overdoing'' its response to Hamas - Albright

    Date: 2014-07-23 15:15:40 GMT - Israel - World - SN:86 - ID:841975

    GAZA CITY, July 23 (MENA) - Israel looks like it's "overdoing" its response to Hamas rocket fire, which is "hurting Israel's moral authority," former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said. Although she expressed support for Israel's right ....

  • Two Ukrainian military jets shot down

    Date: 2014-07-23 14:48:43 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:77 - ID:841858

    KIEV, July 23 (MENA) - Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down in the Donetsk region of the country today, the Ukrainian defense ministry said as reported by the ABC news on Wednesday. The planes were identified as Sukhoi-25 fighter jets. The ....

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