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  • Envoy denies diplomatic rift between Nigeria, Russia over Crimea

    Date: 2014-04-29 11:12:07 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:47 - ID:693746

    ABUJA, April 29 (MENA) - NIGERIA’S vote at the United Nations (UN) against Russia’s position on the referendum and sub-sequent secession of Crimea does not mean there exists any rift between both countries, the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Nikolay ....

  • Poll: Americans support sanctions, not arms for Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-29 10:36:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:693913

    WASHINGTON, April 29 (MENA) - Americans support tighter economic sanctions on Moscow, a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds, but they oppose by more than 2-1 the idea of sending arms or military supplies to the Ukrainian government to bolster ....

  • Russian defense minister reassures US colleague on Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-29 09:05:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:693637

    MOSCOW, April 29 (MENA) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his US counterpart Chuck Hagel held a telephone conversation on Monday discussing the tense situation in Ukraine, ITAR TASS reported on Tuesday. Following the talks between ....

  • Fahmy meets with chairman, members of Foreign Affairs Committee at US House of Representatives 2 Washington

    Date: 2014-04-29 08:52:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:693558

    Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ambassador Badr Abdel Atti said Fahmy talks tackled the main challenges facing Egypt in building modern democracy to meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people in view of the recurrent violence and terror acts that are ....

  • Iran ready to bolster trade ties with Germany

    Date: 2014-04-29 08:47:24 GMT - Iran - World - SN:24 - ID:693638

    TEHRAN, April 29 (MENA) - The director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran has expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to enhance economic and trade ties with Germany, Press TV Channel reported on Tuesday. During a Monday meeting with ....

  • Sailboat carrying 3 Germans missing in New Zealand

    Date: 2014-04-29 08:13:27 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:18 - ID:693586

    WELLINGTON, April 29 (MENA) - Three German nationals, including two 19-year-old tourists, are missing off the coast of New Zealand after their sailboat vanished,ABC News reported. Police said Tuesday that an aerial search had ended after turning ....

  • US tornadoes death toll hits 20

    Date: 2014-04-29 08:00:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:693513

    WASHINGTON, April 29 (MENA) - Powerful storms, which are barreling down on the southern US for a second night, raising the death toll above 20, BBC reported. Several tornadoes flattened buildings, overturned vehicles and brought down utility lines ....

  • Estonia sees arrival of 150 American paratroopers

    Date: 2014-04-28 21:38:48 GMT - Estonia - World - SN:194 - ID:693281

    TALLINN, April 28 (MENA) - One hundred and fifty soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team arrived to the Amari air base near the capital, Tallinn, to take part in a series of military drills throughout the year, The Voice of Russia ....

  • UK special envoy meets top Iranian officials

    Date: 2014-04-28 20:39:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:186 - ID:693220

    TEHRAN, April 28 (MENA) - United Kingdom head of the Foreign Office political unit Simon Gass on Monday held talks with Iranian officials on mutual, regional and global issues, the IRNA News Agency reported. He conferred with deputy foreign ....

  • Brahimi to brief UN Security Council on Syrian crisis

    Date: 2014-04-28 19:15:22 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:167 - ID:693061

    NEW YORK, April 28 (MENA) - Joint UN–Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will brief the UN Security Council in May on the latest developments of the Syrian crisis, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Brahimi will present his ....

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