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  • France arrests 2 Syria jihad suspects

    Date: 2014-06-21 07:32:56 GMT - France - World - SN:15 - ID:789376

    PARIS, June21 (MENA) - Two people have been arrested in southern France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria. In press statements Saturday, judicial sources said that the two, who were detained yesterday, went to Syria and ....

  • Japan, S Korea coordinate on wording of Kono statement

    Date: 2014-06-20 21:34:23 GMT - Japan - World - SN:111 - ID:789104

    TOKYO, June 20 (MENA) - Japan said Friday it had coordinated with South Korea behind the scenes on the wording of the so-called 1993 Kono statement regarding Asian women who were forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels, Kyodo news agency ....

  • Russian bomber fires new cruise missiles at Kamchatka range in training

    Date: 2014-06-20 18:20:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:788956

    MOSCOW, June 20 (MENA) – A Tu-95MS strategic bomber in exercises on Friday fired six new high precision cruise missiles at targets in Kamchatka, ITAR TASS news agency reported. The ground targets in the Kura firing range in Kamchatka were hit ....

  • Pope Francis denounces legalization of recreational drugs

    Date: 2014-06-20 17:59:09 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:86 - ID:788940

    VATICAN CITY, June 20 (MENA) - Pope Francis has come out strongly against the legalization of recreational drugs, lending his voice to the debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond. Francis told members of a drug-enforcement ....

  • Posthumous courage awards announced for two journalists killed in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-06-20 17:58:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:85 - ID:788922

    MOSCOW, June 20 (MENA) - Posthumous awards of Orders of Courage have been announced for the two Russian journalists who died from military bombardment while on assignment in eastern Ukraine, ITAR TASS news agency reported. State honors were ....

  • Ukraine president proclaims 7-day ceasefire in country's east

    Date: 2014-06-20 17:57:34 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:84 - ID:788925

    KIEV, June 20 (MENA) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has announced a unilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, halting the “anti-terrorist operation.” Anti-government activists must now lay down arms or be destroyed, Russia Today quoted ....

  • Vladimir Putin to attend World Cup final in Brazil

    Date: 2014-06-20 17:53:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:81 - ID:788921

    MOSCOW, June 20 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the World Cup final on July 12 in Rio de Janeiro at the legendary stadium Maracana. After the championship, on July 13 the president will hand over the Olympic flag to the ....

  • Russia, Ukraine FMs discuss situation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-06-20 17:01:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:788868

    MOSCOW, June 20 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin discussed the importance of soonest conflict deescalation, lowering tensions and ensuring security of all Ukrainian citizens, and the start of ....

  • Global displacement tops 50 mln for 1st time since WWII

    Date: 2014-06-20 16:02:33 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:65 - ID:788787

    GENEVA, June 20 (MENA) - The UN refugee agency said on World Refugee Day that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million ....

  • French FM congratulates Ukraine's counterpart on appointment

    Date: 2014-06-20 15:57:47 GMT - France - World - SN:64 - ID:788788

    PARIS, June 20 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has congratulated his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and assured that France would continue supporting Ukraine. ....

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