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  • Thailand's ex-PM freed from custody

    Date: 2014-05-25 14:42:45 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:111 - ID:742041

    BANGKOK, May 25 (MENA) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is no longer in military custody, according to a highly placed source in the junta that took over Thailand in a coup d'etat last week. A source close to Yingluck also ....

  • US gets serious about coup in Thailand, threatens to cut military aid

    Date: 2014-05-25 06:49:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:19 - ID:740842

    WASHINGTON, May 24 (MENA) - The Pentagon on Saturday canceled military exercises in Thailand amid a military coup and urged organizers to restore democracy in the Southeast Asian country, Fox news reported Sunday. The Pentagon canceled three ....

  • Ukrainians vote in presidential elections

    Date: 2014-05-25 06:40:44 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:17 - ID:740820

    KIEV, May 25 (MENA) - Ukrainians are going to the polls to vote in a new president after months of unrest following the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych, the BBC reported. Eighteen candidates are competing in the contest, which is ....

  • Conservatives have to listen to 'anger and anxiety' of those who voted for UKIP: Osborne

    Date: 2014-05-24 18:32:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:134 - ID:740501

    LONDON, May 24 (MENA) - The Conservatives had to listen to the "anger and anxiety" of those who voted for UKIP in Thursday's local elections, chancellor George Osborne told the BBC on Saturday. He said he respects Nigel Farage but the UKIP leader ....

  • 3 dead in shooting at Jewish Museum of Belgium

    Date: 2014-05-24 18:29:50 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:133 - ID:740465

    BRUSSELS, May 24 (MENA) - Three people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting on Saturday at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in central Brussels, CNN quoted Belgian Interior Minister Joelle Milquet as saying. The circumstances ....

  • Iran's Araqchi acknowledges foreign ministerˈs strong stand in nuclear talks

    Date: 2014-05-24 16:26:31 GMT - Iran - World - SN:109 - ID:740354

    TEHRAN, May 24 (MENA) - Senior member of the Iranian negotiating team Abbas Araqchi on Saturday acknowledged Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strong stand in the nuclear talks held in Vienna last week, IRNA news agency reported. Talking in a ....

  • Thai coup likely to ruin economy - Paper

    Date: 2014-05-24 16:05:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:100 - ID:739735

    WASHINGTON, May 24 (MENA) - Soldiers armed with automatic weapons are in the streets, a nationwide curfew installed and news broadcasts censored, but Thailand is still safe for the millions of tourists planning to visit, the Time said on ....

  • Russia, China to cooperate to develop Far East regions

    Date: 2014-05-24 15:50:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:740202

    MOSCOW, May 24 (MENA) - Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said on Saturday that Russian and Chinese will cooperate to develop border regions in the Far East may turn them into a large economically region in East Asia, Itar-Tass reported. The ....

  • Japan seeks accord with N. Korea over reinvestigation of abductees

    Date: 2014-05-24 15:10:14 GMT - Japan - World - SN:86 - ID:740199

    TOKYO, May 24 (MENA) - Japan aims to get North Korea to agree during negotiations from Monday in Sweden to reinvestigate the fates of Japanese it abducted in the 1970s and 1980s, government sources said Saturday. Japan is considering easing ....

  • Ukrainian vote could mark turning point in relations with Russia, one way or another – report

    Date: 2014-05-24 15:09:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:740090

    WASHINGTON, May 24 (MENA) - Sunday's election in Ukraine could be a step to end the crisis that has enveloped the West's relations with Russia over the past three months or it could be the start of far more serious and widespread international ....

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