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  • Putin phones Obama to discuss Ukraine

    Date: 2014-06-23 20:48:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:165 - ID:794232

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States Barack Obama in accordance with a previously-reached agreement, the Russian Kremlin reported on Monday. The leaders had a ....

  • South Ossetian parliament to put issue of accessing Russia to referendum

    Date: 2014-06-23 19:35:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:153 - ID:794144

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) - The new parliament of South Ossetia will put the question of accession to Russia to a referendum, Anatoly Bibilov, the newly elected parliament speaker, told Itar-Tass Monday. The election campaign of Bibilov’s United ....

  • UN chief to name new Syria envoy: Official

    Date: 2014-06-23 19:32:50 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:152 - ID:794106

    New York, June 23 (MENA) - Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman has said that the UN Secretary-General would soon name a new envoy for Syria. Feltman added that the new envoy "must be afforded full ....

  • Poroshenko offered Russia monitor ceasefire in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-06-23 18:55:36 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:146 - ID:794056

    KIEV, June 23 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko formally proposed to the Russian side to send its inspectors as part of the OSCE observation mission to the east of Ukraine where they can verify Kiev honoring ceasefire, the Voice of Russia ....

  • Putin signs law on citizenship for foreign investors

    Date: 2014-06-23 18:09:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:141 - ID:793976

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on granting citizenship to foreigners who invest more than 10 million rubles ($290,537) in Russia, or who have a Russian diploma and have worked in the country for at least ....

  • Putin signs laws on developing judicial system in Crimea, Sevastopol

    Date: 2014-06-23 18:04:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:137 - ID:793960

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a set of federal laws aimed at developing the judicial system in the Republic of Crimea and the Federal City of Sevastopol, Russian media reported. In particular, Federal Law On ....

  • UK rebuffs early EU referendum

    Date: 2014-06-23 16:52:45 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:123 - ID:793856

    LONDON, June 23 (MENA) - The British government has denied bringing forward an in/out European Union membership referendum. The planned vote will be held in 2017, a spokesperson for the British prime minister told MENA. Some British media had ....

  • 10 Russian regions host refugees from Ukraine’s south-east - Stepanov

    Date: 2014-06-23 16:40:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:793786

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) - Ten Russian regions are now hosting refugees who fled the turmoil in Ukraine’s south-east, Itar-Tass news agency quoted Russian Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov as saying on Monday. "Citizens from the Donetsk ....

  • Military plane, civilian jet collide over Germany

    Date: 2014-06-23 16:04:41 GMT - Germany - World - SN:111 - ID:793874

    BERLIN, June 23 (MENA) - Police in Germany say a military-chartered jet has crashed after colliding with a fighter plane, ABC News reported. A spokeswoman for police in the Sauerland region east of Cologne says the Learjet with two people on ....

  • EU, US foreign ministers to discuss Iraq developments in Brussels Tuesday

    Date: 2014-06-23 12:50:04 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:84 - ID:793432

    BRUSSELS, June 23 (MENA) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said that the EU and US foreign ministers will discuss here Tuesday the latest developments in Iraq. The situation in Iraq and Libya will be on the top of issues ....

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