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  • Greek PM replaces finance minister in reshuffle

    Date: 2014-06-09 20:17:21 GMT - Greece - World - SN:146 - ID:769894

    ATHENAS, June 9 (MENA) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras replaced his finance minister with a finance and economics professor during a broad Cabinet reshuffle Monday following the conservative-led coalition government's weak showing in European ....

  • Eurofighter jet crashes near Spanish air base

    Date: 2014-06-09 20:04:59 GMT - Spain - World - SN:141 - ID:769851

    MADRID, June 9 (MENA) - Spain's Defense Ministry said an air force combat jet crashed just before a planned landing at a base in southern Spain, killing the pilot, ABC آews reported. Ministry spokesman Miguel Morer said the Eurofighter Typhoon ....

  • Russia urges new OSCE envoy to Ukraine to engage in reconciliation efforts

    Date: 2014-06-09 18:34:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:129 - ID:769805

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) new envoy to Ukraine should actively engage in reconciliation efforts and promote dialogue, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday. The ministry reiterated ....

  • Libya's envoy lashes out at gov't at UNSC

    Date: 2014-06-09 16:55:01 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:112 - ID:769667

    NEW YORK, June 9 (MENA) - Libya's Ambassador to the United Nations Ibrahim Omar al-Dabashi lashed out at his country's government and accused it of blackmailing and squandering public funds. During a session held by the UN Security Council on ....

  • UNSC urged to impose ceasefire in Syria

    Date: 2014-06-09 15:03:26 GMT - Qatar - World - SN:89 - ID:769506

    DOHA, June 9 (MENA) - Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Naser bin Kahlifa al-Thani urged Monday the UN Security Council to impose a ceasefire in Syria and intervene to end the deadly conflict that he said threatens regional stability. "It ....

  • S. Korea shuts down nuclear reactor over problem with control rod

    Date: 2014-06-09 14:12:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:73 - ID:769381

    SEOUL, June 9 (MENA) - A nuclear reactor on South Korea's eastern coast was temporarily shut down Monday due to a problem in one of its control rods, operators said. The reactor unit 1 at Hanwool Nuclear Power Plant in Uljin, 330 kilometers ....

  • Rouhani meets Gul, Erdogan in Ankara

    Date: 2014-06-09 14:07:23 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:71 - ID:769369

    ANKARA, June 9 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday. Rohani is on the first visit to Turkey by an Iranian president since 1996. The ....

  • Syria may descend into Somalia-style failed state, Brahimi warns

    Date: 2014-06-09 13:56:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:69 - ID:769370

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - Former Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned that Syria is descending into a Somalia-style failed state run by warlords and said opposition forces had likely used chemical weapons in the conflict. Brahimi, who ....

  • Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

    Date: 2014-06-09 11:13:02 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:44 - ID:768930

    ISLAMABAD, June 9 (MENA) - Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets, Euronews reported. ....

  • Stalingrad name may return to city

    Date: 2014-06-09 10:13:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:32 - ID:768720

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Russia's Communist leader has voiced support for a referendum to rename the city of Volgograd as Stalingrad, and has suggested that St. Petersburg readopt its Soviet-era name of Leningrad, Novosti reported. "Only two ....

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