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  • 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 ....

  • Chuck Hagel: Vladimir Putin wants to restore Soviet Union

    Date: 2014-05-23 20:54:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:131 - ID:738968

    WASHINGTON, May 23 (MENA) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy actions suggest that he wants to restore the old Soviet Union, Fox News reported. "Putin has made no secret and he said ....

  • Policies of US, allies endanger global peace: Iranian minister

    Date: 2014-05-23 19:22:16 GMT - Iran - World - SN:121 - ID:738871

    TEHRAN, May 23 (MENA) - Iran’s defense minister has said that interference of the United States and its Western allies in the internal affairs of other countries threatens global peace and security, Pres TV Channel reported. Brigadier General ....

  • UN voices concerns over human rights in Thailand

    Date: 2014-05-23 18:52:10 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:115 - ID:738864

    NEW YORK, May 23 (MENA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged rule of law to be restored promptly to Thailand. "I am very concerned by the restrictions on fundamental freedoms imposed by the (military leaders)," the UN chief ....

  • Japan's TEPCO restarts water treatment system at Fukushima nuclear plant

    Date: 2014-05-23 18:20:31 GMT - Japan - World - SN:112 - ID:738773

    TOKYO, May 23 (MENA) - Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have restarted one of the 3 water treatment systems that had been shut down due to problems with filters, local media reported. They reactivated Line B of the Advanced ....

  • Russia will respond to increased NATO activity in Ukraine, General says

    Date: 2014-05-23 16:54:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:99 - ID:738703

    MOSCOW, May 23 (MENA) - Russia will retaliate against increased NATO activity near its border, The Moscow Times quoted a Russian top general as saying on Friday. Since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March, NATO has moved to reassure its ....

  • Kiev welcomes Putin's statement on readiness to cooperate after Ukrainian elections

    Date: 2014-05-23 15:21:48 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:88 - ID:738610

    KIEV, May 23 (MENA) - Kiev welcomes the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the readiness to cooperate with new Ukrainian authorities following the presidential elections, acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchytsya ....

  • S. Korea, EU agree not to tolerate N. Korea's provocations

    Date: 2014-05-23 15:12:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:86 - ID:738608

    SEOUL, May 23 (MENA) -- South Korea and the European Union (EU) on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to zero tolerance for North Korea's provocations, including threats of a nuclear test, vowing to strengthen their cooperation toward the North's ....

  • Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck

    Date: 2014-05-23 14:01:51 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:72 - ID:738492

    BANGKOK, May 23 (MENA) - Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of members of her family have been detained, as leaders of the nation's military coup tighten their grip on power, the BBC reported. Ms Yingluck and scores of politicians ....

  • Prosecutors seek jail term for Berlusconi's son

    Date: 2014-05-23 13:32:35 GMT - Italy - World - SN:68 - ID:738220

    ROME, May 23 (MENA) - A prosecutor requested a jail term of three years and two months for Silvio Berlusconi's elder son Pier Silvio for alleged wrongdoing at their Mediaset media empire in a case known as 'Mediatrade', Gazette de Sud ....

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