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  • U.S. base In Kyrgyzstan officially closes

    Date: 2014-06-03 13:50:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:758682

    BISHKEK, June 3 (MENA) - The United States has officially closed the Manas air base in Kyrgyzstan more than one month before the lease on the base was due to expire, RFE/RL reported. At a ceremony on June 3 to hand over a symbolic "key" to the ....

  • 'Muslim School Plot' fears were raised In 1994

    Date: 2014-06-03 12:46:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:76 - ID:758415

    LONDON, June 3 (MENA) - Fears that hardline Muslim governors have been infiltrating Birmingham schools go back at least two decades, and were raised with the government in 1994, Sky News reported Tuesday. Senior leaders at three schools in ....

  • Obama announces $1bn fund for European Reassurance Initiative

    Date: 2014-06-03 12:44:52 GMT - Poland - World - SN:75 - ID:758418

    WARSAW, June 3 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1 billion (£ 600 million) fund to increase US military deployments to Europe, during a visit to Poland, the BBC reported Tuesday. Obama, who will meet Nato leaders amid ....

  • S. Korea plans to sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2018

    Date: 2014-06-03 12:31:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:71 - ID:758414

    SEOUL, June 3 (MENA) - South Korea plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the local industrial sector by 6.25 million tons this year and to increase the annual reduction volume by ninefold over the next five years, Yonhap News Agency ....

  • Most Americans think Snowden did the right thing - Poll says

    Date: 2014-06-03 12:17:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:68 - ID:758431

    WASHINGTON, June 3 (MENA) - Nearly a year after Edward Snowden first leaked classified documents revealing the extent of National Security Agency surveillance programs, more than half of employed Americans believe he was in the right, Newsweek ....

  • Abe leaves for Belgium for G-7 summit

    Date: 2014-06-03 12:12:49 GMT - Japan - World - SN:64 - ID:758430

    TOKYO, June 3 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe departed Tuesday for Brussels to attend a two-day summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations starting Wednesday, Kyodo News Agency reported. Abe and the leaders of Britain, ....

  • 34 Taliban militants killed in joint Afghan operations

    Date: 2014-06-03 12:06:58 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:57 - ID:758364

    KABUL, June 3 (MENA) - At least 34 Taliban militants were killed following joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces, Khaama Press reported. The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, ....

  • Thailand's junta lifts curfew on three beach resorts

    Date: 2014-06-03 10:35:10 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:45 - ID:758225

    BANGKOK, June 3 (MENA) - Thailand's military junta lifted a curfew Tuesday at three popular beach resorts but said the restriction imposed after its May 22 coup would stay in place for the rest of the country, including the capital, Bangkok, ABC ....

  • Fugitive Sewol owner tries to seek asylum: prosecution

    Date: 2014-06-03 10:26:13 GMT - south korea - World - SN:40 - ID:758227

    SEOUL, June 3 (MENA) - The fugitive owner of the sunken ferry Sewol attempted to seek asylum at a foreign embassy in Seoul last week, but was denied due to his status as a criminal suspect, prosecutors said Tuesday. A massive manhunt has been ....

  • S.Korean PM calls for fair, clean local elections

    Date: 2014-06-03 09:41:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:27 - ID:757997

    SEOUL, June 3 (MENA) - The prime minister called for utmost government efforts to ensure a fair and clean election Tuesday, one day before the country is set to elect mayors, governors, local councilors and eduction chiefs, Yonhap news agency ....

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