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  • West’s refusal to condemn attack on Russian Embassy in Kiev double standards — diplomat

    Date: 2014-06-16 12:18:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:67 - ID:780910

    MOSCOW, June 16 (MENA) - Russia’s high-ranking diplomat said Western partners’ refusal to condemn the attack on the Russian Embassy in Kiev is the policy of double standards. “We can say the Western partners demonstrated the policy of double ....

  • Blair’s Iraq invasion was a tragic error, and he’s mad to deny it

    Date: 2014-06-16 11:15:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:780673

    LONDON, June 16 (MENA) - London Mayor Boris Johnson lashed out at UK ex premier Tony Blair for his refusal to face facts that Iraq invasion in 2003 was a big mistake, reported the Daily Telegraph. "I have come to the conclusion that Tony Blair ....

  • Russia tests Pantsir Air Defense Systems in Arctic

    Date: 2014-06-16 10:34:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:780615

    MOSCOW, June 16 (MENA) - Russia is testing its Pantsir S-1 short-range air defense system in the Arctic to ensure security in the resource-rich region, which is soon expected to become the center of oil and gas exploration for the country, Alexander ....

  • 3 killed, 75 injured, houses set ablaze in Sri Lanka ethnic clashes

    Date: 2014-06-16 10:33:55 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:44 - ID:780609

    ALUTHGAMA, Sri Lanka, June 16 (MENA) – At least three Muslims were killed and 75 people seriously injured in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lankan coastal towns best known as tourist draws, with Muslim homes set ablaze, ....

  • Spain arrests eight in 'ISIS cell'

    Date: 2014-06-16 08:04:08 GMT - Spain - World - SN:27 - ID:780247

    MADRID, June 16 (MENA) - Spanish police said Monday they have detained eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq, the BBC reported. They suspect the cell of trying to send jihadists to join the militant group ....

  • Russia cuts off gas supply to Ukraine

    Date: 2014-06-16 07:59:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:780257

    MOSCOW, June 16 (MENA) - Russia has cut off gas supplies to Ukraine after a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal with Russia on gas prices and unpaid bills, Novosti reported. Gazprom's spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said ....

  • Colombia vote: Santos re-elected as president

    Date: 2014-06-16 07:22:30 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:17 - ID:780096

    BOGOTA, June 16 (MENA) - Juan Manuel Santos has won re-election in Colombia's most dramatic presidential contest in years, the BBC reported Monday. Mr Santos won nearly 51% of votes and saw off his right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who ....

  • S. Korea to repatriate 5 N. Korean fishermen rescued at sea

    Date: 2014-06-16 06:37:10 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:780104

    SEOUL, June 16 (MENA) - South Korea will send back home five North Korean fishermen who were rescued after their vessel sank in the Sea of Japan, Yonhap reported quoting the Unification Ministry. The ministry said the five men had expressed ....

  • Park departs for Uzbekistan to forge closer ties with Central Asia

    Date: 2014-06-16 06:27:56 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:780094

    SEOUL, June 16 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye left for Uzbekistan on Monday to forge closer economic and other ties with the Central Asian nation once at the center of the trade route between Asia and Europe, Yonhap reported. The ....

  • NATO does not intend to deploy troops to Ukraine - NATO chief

    Date: 2014-06-15 21:17:51 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:155 - ID:779870

    BRUSSELS, June 15 (MENA) - NATO has no plans to deploy troops on Ukrainian soil, Voice of Russia quoted NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Sunday. Rasmussen said that NATO intends to submit a package of measures to its member ....

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