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  • British FM urges more EU sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2014-05-12 21:05:34 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:158 - ID:717994

    BRUSSELS, May 12 (MENA) – British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain wanted the EU to intensify preparations for further sanctions, euronews reported. “We will keep up the pressure on the Russians and we have decided today not only to ....

  • Japan PM urges Netanyahu to resume Mideast peace talks

    Date: 2014-05-12 20:56:21 GMT - Japan - World - SN:157 - ID:717993

    TOKYO, May 12 (MENA) - Japan and Israel agreed Monday to promote cooperation in ensuring peace and stability in the Middle East, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urging his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to resume the stalled peace talks with ....

  • Kerry to partake in Syrian people friends meeting in London

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:46:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:147 - ID:717914

    WASHINGTON, May 12 (MENA) – Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London, UK, on May 15, where he will participate in a UK-hosted meeting of the core group of the Friends of Syrian People, also known as the "London 11," Department of State ....

  • Ukraine's Donetsk region asking to join Russia: separatist leader

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:42:33 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:145 - ID:717916

    KIEV, May 12 (MENA) - A separatist leader declared Monday that eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region was not only independent, but also would ask to join Russia -- a day after referendum organizers claim voters in the region chose to break away from ....

  • Separatist Ukraine referendums 'don’t count' – NATO chief

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:31:59 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:143 - ID:717859

    BRUSSELS, May 12 (MENA) – Referendums by separatists in Ukraine, such as Sunday’s in Donyetsk, “don’t count,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told the CNN channel on Monday. “These referendums are illegal, they are organized in a ....

  • Ukraine's currency accepted in Crimea until June 1

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:31:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:142 - ID:717860

    MOSCOW, May 12 (MENA) - The hryvnia (Ukraine's national currency) will be put out of circulation on the territory of the Republic of Crimea and a city of federal importance Sevastopol, since June 1, 2014, Itar-Tass quoted Russian Duma Speaker Sergei ....

  • 14 killed in sinking of migrants' ship off Italy

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:28:44 GMT - Italy - World - SN:140 - ID:717882

    ROME, May 12 (MENA) - At least 14 people were killed when a ship carrying migrants sank about 100 miles off southern Italy Monday, CNN reported quoting the Italian navy as saying. The Italian military has rescued about 2,000 migrants in the last ....

  • Putin, OSCE chief note importance of establishing dialogue between Kiev, southeastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:26:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:139 - ID:717878

    MOSCOW, May 12 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Swiss President, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairman-in-Office Didier Burkhalter have discussed the Ukrainian issue on the telephone, the Voice of Russia ....

  • US rejects Eastern Ukraine referendum: State Department

    Date: 2014-05-12 19:25:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:138 - ID:717861

    WASHINGTON, May 12 (MENA) – The US State Department asserted Monday that it does not acknowledge the results of the referendum that took place Sunday in south-eastern Ukraine regions. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in press release ....

  • Radicals, army, heavy weapons used in Ukraine to disrupt referendums - Lavrov

    Date: 2014-05-12 17:45:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:125 - ID:717753

    MOSCOW, May 12 (MENA) - Radicals, army, heavy weapons were used in Ukraine to disrupt referendums, the Voice of Russia quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Monday. "I believe it is extremely necessary to call for a national ....

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