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  • N. Korea fires 3 short-range rockets into East Sea

    Date: 2014-06-26 12:20:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:72 - ID:799087

    SEOUL, June 26 (MENA) - North Korea fired three short-range projectiles from its east coast into the East Sea on Thursday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The rockets were fired in succession from coastal areas near its eastern city of ....

  • NATO says service member killed in attack in southern Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-06-26 06:32:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:17 - ID:798384

    KABUL, June 26 (MENA) - The U.S.-led international coalition in Afghanistan says one of its service members has been killed in an attack in the country's south, Fox News channel reported. NATO said on Thursday that the soldier died as a result of ....

  • Vietnamese court upholds 2-year-jail term against well-known dissident blogger

    Date: 2014-06-26 05:33:56 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:10 - ID:798348

    HANOI, June 26 (MENA) - A court in central Vietnam has upheld a two-year jail sentence against a well-known dissident blogger for posting online criticism of the communist government, ABC news reported. Truong Duy Nhat was convicted of "abusing ....

  • House republicans to sue Obama

    Date: 2014-06-26 04:23:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:2 - ID:798310

    WASHINGTON, June 26 (MENA) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that he's pushing the House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama "in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and ....

  • UN warns against shrinking int'l aid to Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-06-25 21:35:08 GMT - Austria - World - SN:176 - ID:798199

    VIENNA, June 25 (MENA) – The possible declines in economic development, international aid and business confidence would most likely increase Afghanistan's reliance on the illicit economy, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime ....

  • Moscow to take protective measures if EU association agreements affect CIS – Lavrov

    Date: 2014-06-25 21:24:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:172 - ID:798184

    MOSCOW, June 25 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia is ready to hold consultations over association between the CIS members and the European Union, but if such agreements affect the free trade zone (FTZ) of the ....

  • Canadian foreign minister visits Finland on cooperation

    Date: 2014-06-25 19:36:24 GMT - Finland - World - SN:167 - ID:798116

    HELSINKI, June 25 (MENA) – Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird will visit Finland Thursday to discuss boosting bilateral ties, the Finnish Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. Baird is expected to meet his Finnish counterpart ....

  • US senator: Obama needs Congress approval for Iraq

    Date: 2014-06-25 19:01:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:161 - ID:798055

    WASHINGTON, June 25 (MENA) – A top Senate Democrat has said US President Barack Obama needs congressional approval before initiating any military action in Iraq, the US-funded Radio Sawa reported. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday that the ....

  • Police evacuate Amsterdam main square after terrorist attack threat

    Date: 2014-06-25 18:56:59 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:159 - ID:798052

    AMSTERDAM, June 25 (MENA) – Dutch police on Wednesday evacuated Amsterdam's main Dam Square, where one of the royal palaces is situated, because of a bomb threat, The Voice of Russia reported. "Following a bomb threat at the upmarket Bijenkorf ....

  • Dick Cheney says Iraq war "right thing"

    Date: 2014-06-25 15:14:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:119 - ID:797641

    WASHINGTON, June 25 (MENA) - US Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday stood by the Bush Administration’s decision to wage war in Iraq. Cheney said "I was a strong advocate of going into Iraq, I think that was the right decision then, and I ....

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