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  • 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 ....

  • Thai coup leaders dissolve Senate

    Date: 2014-05-24 13:59:30 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:76 - ID:740117

    BANGKOK, May 24 (MENA) - Thailand's coup leaders are dissolving the country's Senate and will assume all lawmaking power, ABC News reported on Saturday. The decision was read out on television, strips away the last democratic institution in the ....

  • 7 dead in California drive-by shootings

    Date: 2014-05-24 13:01:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:739932

    WASHINGTON, May 24 (MENA) - Seven people, including a suspected gunman, died in drive-by shootings Friday night in a small Southern California college town, a rampage that authorities believe to be "premeditated," Santa Barbara County sheriff's ....

  • Malawian President Joyce Banda 'annuls election'

    Date: 2014-05-24 12:28:36 GMT - Malawi - World - SN:60 - ID:739913

    LILONGWE, May 24 (MENA) - Malawi's President Joyce Banda says she is annulling this week's general election - in which she was a candidate - because of voting "irregularities". Banda had earlier said Tuesday's vote had been marred by rigging, ....

  • Moscow allocates $2bln for Crimea's development

    Date: 2014-05-24 12:27:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:739821

    MOSCOW, May 24 (MENA) - Russia has allocated about 70 billion roubles (about $2 billion) for the development of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol since the two new regions joined the country, ITAR-TASS quoted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ....

  • N. Korean economic delegation to visit Syria, Russia

    Date: 2014-05-24 11:29:25 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:50 - ID:739736

    PYONG YANG, May 24 (MENA) - An economic delegation of North Korea's government left on a trip to Syria and Russia on Saturday for economic cooperation talks with the two countries, Yonhap news agency reported. The delegation, led by Trade ....

  • Amano pleased with Iran's measures in implementation of 7-Article agreement with IAEA

    Date: 2014-05-24 11:28:36 GMT - Austria - World - SN:49 - ID:739737

    VIENNA, May 24 (MENA) - Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano voiced his satisfaction the measures taken by Iran in the implementation of a 7-article agreement signed by Tehran and the UN body in February, ....

  • Thailand army continues crackdown after coup

    Date: 2014-05-24 11:07:02 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:47 - ID:739716

    BANGKOK, May 24 (MENA) - Thailand's military has ordered 35 more people, including prominent academics, to report to them by Saturday afternoon as the post-coup crackdown continues, the BBC reported. A Thai military spokesman said Saturday that ....

  • Earthquake rattles northern Greece

    Date: 2014-05-24 10:54:31 GMT - Greece - World - SN:45 - ID:739715

    ATHENS, May 24 (MENA) - An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece Saturday, and at least one person suffered a minor injury when part of a ceiling fell at an airport, the ABC news network reported. The Institute of Geophysics at the ....

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