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  • Australia signs free trade agreement with South Korea

    Date: 2014-04-08 06:41:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:655540

    SEOUL, April 8 (MENA) - South Korea and Australia signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) Tuesday after nearly five years of negotiations, a deal that both sides believe will result in mutual benefits from greater trade, Yonhap ....

  • US Senate votes to bar Iran's UN pick from entering US

    Date: 2014-04-08 05:34:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:655472

    WASHINGTON, April 8 (MENA) - The Senate approved a bill to bar a man with ties to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis who's been tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, Fox News reported. By voice vote, ....

  • UK gov't voices concern over Ukraine unrest

    Date: 2014-04-07 22:20:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:167 - ID:655360

    LONDON, April 7 (MENA) – The British government voiced its concern over instability in eastern Ukraine. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that he is deeply concerned about the violence in eastern Ukraine and the proposals on Russia's ....

  • Drone strike kills top Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-04-07 21:18:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:169 - ID:655380

    KABUL, April 7 (MENA) - Two top Taliban leaders were killed following a drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan on Monday, Khaama Press reported. Taliban’s shadow provincial governor Qasim Sabri was killed along with shadow district ....

  • Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk seeks to join Russia

    Date: 2014-04-07 20:50:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:164 - ID:655343

    MOSCOW, April 7 (MENA) – A council established by local pro-federalization demonstrators on Monday declared plans to schedule a referendum by mid-May on the formation of an independent Republic of Donetsk, which could seek to join Russia, the ....

  • India successfully test fires supersonic cruise missile

    Date: 2014-04-07 20:22:52 GMT - India - World - SN:162 - ID:655310

    NEW DELHI, April 7 (MENA) – The Indian Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan, the Indian Express newspaper ....

  • Russia won’t let NGOs be used for destructive ends as in Ukraine: Putin

    Date: 2014-04-07 20:17:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:159 - ID:655322

    MOSCOW, April 7 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the country will not allow the activities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be used toward destructive ends as has recently happened in Ukraine, RIA Novosti ....

  • UN chief 'deeply concerned' over instability in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-07 20:16:21 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:158 - ID:655308

    NEW YORK, April 7 (MENA) – A spokesperson for the Secretary General said that the Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the heightened instability in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. He urges all with responsibility and influence over the ....

  • Chuck Hagel to be first foreigner to visit Chinese aircraft carrier

    Date: 2014-04-07 20:15:41 GMT - China - World - SN:157 - ID:655311

    BEIJING, April 7 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning at the Yuchi Naval Base at Qingdao, CNN quoted a defense official as saying on Monday. Hagel will be the first foreigner allowed on board, ....

  • New signal sounds 'just like' one from Malaysia flight 370

    Date: 2014-04-07 19:59:58 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:156 - ID:655251

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 (MENA) - After a month of searching, investigators now have their "most promising" lead yet in finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. A pinger locator in the Indian Ocean has detected signals consistent with those emitted by ....

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