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  • Easter deaths spark Brazil protests near Rio

    Date: 2014-04-20 06:02:24 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:4 - ID:677607

    BRASILIA, April 20 (MENA) - Residents of a poor neighbourhood near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have set fire to vehicles in protest at the deaths of two people in incidents involving the police, the BBC reported. One of the victims was ....

  • 80 pct of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out - Monitors

    Date: 2014-04-19 22:06:06 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:137 - ID:677421

    NEW YORK, April 19 (MENA) - Syria has shipped out or destroyed approximately 80 percent of its declared chemical weapons material, the head of the international team overseeing the disarmament process said on Saturday. If the momentum was ....

  • Putin to award Russian military for ensuring security during Crimean polls

    Date: 2014-04-19 20:01:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:124 - ID:677415

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would award the Russian military who had ensured security during the March 16 referendum in Crimea, in which its residents voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with ....

  • Obama greets Christians on Easter

    Date: 2014-04-19 19:18:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:118 - ID:677329

    WASHINGTON, April 19 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama used his weekly address to extend wishes to Christians on the Easter. Obama said the holy days remind us of our "responsibilities to one another." "This time of year is a good time to ....

  • One more NATO step toward Russia to change European security structure -- spokesman

    Date: 2014-04-19 19:05:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:115 - ID:677332

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) - NATO’s further enlargement and “one more step towards the Russian border” will cause “the entire European security architecture to be overhauled”, ITAR-TASS news agency quoted presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as ....

  • Kiev annonces Easter truce

    Date: 2014-04-19 19:03:30 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:114 - ID:677286

    KIEV, April 19 (MENA) – Ukraine's foreign minister Andriy Deshchytsia has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter, the BBC reported. The security services would resume military ....

  • Bouteflika's victory ensures continuing relations with Algeria - Russian official

    Date: 2014-04-19 17:33:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:99 - ID:677221

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) - The recent presidential election in Algeria has demonstrated stability of the country’s political system, and the victory of current head of the country Abdelaziz Bouteflika has guaranteed the mutually advantageous ....

  • FT: Geneva agreement does little to counter Russian military threat

    Date: 2014-04-19 17:30:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:98 - ID:677241

    LONDON, April 19 (MENA) - For a moment, the four-party agreement in Geneva on Thursday appeared to be a breakthrough. But by yesterday it was already starting to unravel – and it was becoming clear that the deal, aimed at calming tensions in ....

  • Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

    Date: 2014-04-19 17:16:33 GMT - Papua New Guinea - World - SN:97 - ID:677228

    PORT MORESBY, April 19 (MENA) – A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, Fox News reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but a tsunami warning was in effect. The U.S. ....

  • Iran's vice president says row over heavy water nuclear reactor 'virtually resolved'

    Date: 2014-04-19 16:40:44 GMT - Iran - World - SN:89 - ID:677175

    TEHRAN, April 19 (MENA) – Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic's vice president is saying a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved.", Fox News ....

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