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  • WHO issues statement on 6th meeting of emergency committee on MERS-CoV

    Date: 2014-06-17 14:07:51 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:101 - ID:782951

    GENEVA, June 17 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on MERS-CoV that the situation remains serious in terms of public health impact, adding, however, that the upsurge in cases that began in April has now decreased and there ....

  • US exploring talks with Iran on crisis in Iraq

    Date: 2014-06-17 10:45:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:45 - ID:782515

    NEW YORK, June 17 (MENA) - A senior American diplomat met with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna on Monday to explore whether the United States and Iran could work together to create a more stable Iraqi government and ease the threat from Sunni ....

  • UK to re-open Iran embassy: Hague

    Date: 2014-06-17 10:44:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:44 - ID:782553

    LONDON, June 17 (MENA) - Foreign Secretary William Hague has said he intends to re-open Britain's Embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran, the BBC reported. Hague said the "circumstances were right" following an improvement in bilateral relations ....

  • Ukraine's Poroshenko stops military cooperation with Russia

    Date: 2014-06-17 10:11:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:42 - ID:782514

    MOSCOW, June 17 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has banned military cooperation with Russia in a move which experts said would affect 79 Ukrainian and 859 Russian defense firms, Itar Tass reported Tuesday. Parliament-appointed First ....

  • Conducting U.S. airstrikes in Iraq would be complicated, former military officers say

    Date: 2014-06-17 10:11:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:782418

    WASHINGTON, June 17 (MENA) - The Defense Department has enough forces in the Persian Gulf to conduct airstrikes that would probably prevent Sunni insurgents from marching into Baghdad, but other missions would be far more complex and risk drawing ....

  • S.Korea, Uzbekistan agree to seek new gas, solar power projects

    Date: 2014-06-17 10:10:35 GMT - Uzbekistan - World - SN:40 - ID:782407

    TASHKENT, June 17 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov agreed Tuesday to push for new joint projects in gas development and solar power, Yonhap reported Wednesday. Both countries seek to deepen and ....

  • Russian ambassador to U.S.: Two nations must work together

    Date: 2014-06-17 08:37:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:31 - ID:782159

    WASHINGTON, June 17 (MENA) - Any U.S. effort to isolate Russia is doomed to fail, so the two powers might as well work together, Russian Ambassador to US Sergey Kislyak told a major Washington conference on bilateral relations. Calling current ....

  • Top Chinese Diplomat to Visit Vietnam This Week

    Date: 2014-06-17 08:07:29 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:28 - ID:782158

    HANOI, June 17 (MENA) - A top Chinese diplomat will visit Vietnam this week after China's deployment of a giant oil rig off Vietnam's coast in May increased tensions, ABC reported. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vietnamese Deputy Prime ....

  • GM recalls 3.2 million more cars over ignition concerns

    Date: 2014-06-17 06:42:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:782031

    WASHINGTON, June 17 (MENA) - General Motors (GM) is recalling 3.16 million more cars in the US because of ignition switch problems, and will change or replace keys on the cars, which date from 2000 to 2014. Switches can move out of the run ....

  • N. Korea condemns joint S. Korea-U.S. drill

    Date: 2014-06-17 06:21:50 GMT - south korea - World - SN:20 - ID:781986

    SEOUL, June 17 (MENA) - North Korea strongly condemned an ongoing joint South Korea-U.S. military exercise on Tuesday, saying its nuclear deterrence capability will counter any threat, Yonhap news agency reported. The South Korean Army is holding ....

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