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  • Chocolate king claims Ukraine presidency

    Date: 2014-05-25 19:46:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:161 - ID:742427

    LONDON, May 25 (MENA) - Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election, the BBC news reported. Poroshenko, known as the "chocolate king", won more than 55% of the vote in the ....

  • Exit polls show Poroshenko winning Ukraine presidential vote

    Date: 2014-05-25 18:42:11 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:157 - ID:742369

    KIEV, May 25 (MENA) - Exits polls from Ukraine's presidential election show billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko winning outright in the first round, VOA reported on Sunday. Polls from Sunday's vote gave Poroshenko 55.9 percent of the ....

  • Obama makes surprise Afghan visit

    Date: 2014-05-25 17:22:45 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:140 - ID:742313

    KABUL, May 25 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with US troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war, ABC News reported. Air Force One ....

  • 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 ....

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