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  • Ukraine's overall debt to Russia stands at $16 billion

    Date: 2014-04-09 19:29:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:168 - ID:659324

    MOSCOW, April 9 (MENA) – Ukraine's overall debt to Russia stands at $16.6 billion, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin dedicated to the situation around Ukraine. "Three billion dollars ....

  • China urges US not to 'interfere in its domestic affairs'

    Date: 2014-04-09 19:27:04 GMT - China - World - SN:167 - ID:659431

    BEIJING, April 9 (MENA) - China asserted on Wednesday the development of Hong Kong's political system falls within China's domestic affairs that cannot be interfered by any external forces. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said in a press ....

  • NGOs in Paris file petition for returning youth who fight in Syria

    Date: 2014-04-09 19:14:01 GMT - France - World - SN:164 - ID:659367

    PARIS, April 9 (MENA) - Non-governmental organizations in Paris filed Wednesday a petition for returning youth who are fighting in Syria. Donya Bouzar, the founder of a center for preventing sectarianism, said that French authorities must focus ....

  • Russia seeks to increase energy supplies despite possible sanctions

    Date: 2014-04-09 18:37:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:161 - ID:659365

    MOSCOW, April 9 (MENA) – Russia will not redirect its oil and gas flows due to possible economic sanctions, Russia’s senior government official has said, ITAR-TASS News Agency reported. “We are ready to fulfill obligations for carrying out ....

  • China urges US to work on strengthening military ties

    Date: 2014-04-09 18:06:16 GMT - China - World - SN:157 - ID:659313

    BEIJING, April 9 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on Wednesday, calling on the two countries to build a new model of military relationship, Xinhua news agency ....

  • Lawmaker welcomes US decision to designate Bayt al-Maqdis as terrorist group

    Date: 2014-04-09 17:54:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:154 - ID:659263

    WASHINGTON, April 9 (MENA) - Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce welcomed a decision of the State Department to designate Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis as a foreign terrorist organization on Wednesday. In a statement, Royce considered ....

  • 35 Taliban militants killed in Afghan counter-terrorism operations

    Date: 2014-04-09 17:52:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:153 - ID:659262

    KABUL, April 9 (MENA) – At least 35 Taliban militants were killed during coordinated military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours, Khaama Press reported The operations were conducted by Afghan national police (ANP) ....

  • Crisis in Ukraine result of 'wrong EU policy' - Russian envoy

    Date: 2014-04-09 17:27:44 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:145 - ID:659217

    BRUSSELS, April 9 (MENA) - Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Wednesday that the current crisis in Ukraine is largely "a result of the erroneous EU policy," ITAR-TASS News Agency reported. “The crisis ....

  • Experts confirm pulse signals from missing Malaysian plane

    Date: 2014-04-09 16:36:18 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:135 - ID:659115

    PERTH, April 9 (MENA) - Experts in Australia and the United States confirmed that the signals picked up by vessels searching for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean are from a man-made device and are not natural sounds from the ....

  • Iran inaugurates oxygen 18 production unit at Arak site

    Date: 2014-04-09 16:28:22 GMT - Iran - World - SN:132 - ID:658932

    TEHRAN, April 9 (MENA) - Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi inaugurated Wednesday an oxygen 18 production unit at Arak site and a new control panel of Tehran research reactor, IRNA News reported. Salehi ordered the ....

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