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  • Socialists lose heavily in France local elections - early results

    Date: 2014-03-30 21:23:34 GMT - France - World - SN:180 - ID:640072

    PARIS, March 30 (MENA) - France's governing Socialists have suffered big losses in municipal elections, early results show, with the opposition UMP claiming victory and the far right celebrating further gains, the BBC reported on Sunday. UMP ....

  • Russian ambassador: No plans to invade eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-30 20:51:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:176 - ID:640014

    WASHINGTON, March 30 (MENA) - The Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak denied reports claiming that Moscow intends to invade Eastern Ukraine, ABC News reported. Russia still does not plan to invade Eastern Ukraine, the Russian ....

  • 10 wounded in Ankara on election day

    Date: 2014-03-30 20:50:36 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:175 - ID:639993

    ANKARA, March 30 (MENA) - A group of around 50 people, reportedly supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), attacked Sunday supporters of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in Ankara, as Turkey went to the polls for a crucial ....

  • China insists on talk with Philippines over sea claims

    Date: 2014-03-30 20:49:36 GMT - China - World - SN:174 - ID:639974

    BEIJING, March 30 (MENA) - China said on Sunday that it insists on holding talks with Philippines over sea claims. In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said that China's position on issues concerning the South China Sea ....

  • Germany mulls military support for NATO's eastern European states

    Date: 2014-03-30 20:15:37 GMT - Germany - World - SN:170 - ID:639965

    BERLIN, March 31 (MENA) - Germany is considering offering military support to some eastern European members of the NATO defense alliance in response to Russia's seizure of Crimea, Der Spiegel reported. Germany, whose diplomatic clout falls far ....

  • 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes China

    Date: 2014-03-30 18:50:34 GMT - China - World - SN:159 - ID:639888

    BEIJING, March 30 (MENA) - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday a province in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicenter was monitored at 31.4 degrees north latitude and 86.5 ....

  • Kerry meets Lavrov in Paris seeking Ukraine crisis resolution

    Date: 2014-03-30 18:36:12 GMT - France - World - SN:156 - ID:639838

    PARIS, March 30 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Paris on Sunday, in another bid to calm tensions and resolve the crisis over Ukraine. The U.S. Department of State said earlier that Kerry ....

  • Japan, NKorea hold 1st senior talks in 16 months

    Date: 2014-03-30 18:15:58 GMT - Japan - World - SN:153 - ID:639666

    TOKYO, March 30 (MENA) - Japan and North Korea started high-level government talks on Sunday for the first time in more than a year that were expected to focus on abductions of Japanese by North Korea decades ago, ABC News reported. The fate of ....

  • French FM meets US counterpart in Paris

    Date: 2014-03-30 18:04:49 GMT - France - World - SN:150 - ID:639786

    PARIS, March 30 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on Sunday for talks on the Ukraine crisis. Kerry is to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Sunday evening at the ....

  • Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race

    Date: 2014-03-30 16:34:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:128 - ID:639508

    WASHINGTON, March 30 (MENA) - Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and ....

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