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  • Russian PM arrives in Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-31 08:21:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:22 - ID:640417

    MOSCOW, March 31 (MENA) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Simferopol on Monday in the highest-level visit since Crimea's accession to Russia, Voice of Russia reported. Medvedev will chair a session on social and economic ....

  • Koreas trade fire across sea border

    Date: 2014-03-31 07:21:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:640278

    SEOUL, March 31 (MENA) - South Korea has returned fire into North Korean waters after the North conducted live-fire drills near disputed sea boundary, Yonhap reported. Officials on the South Korean border islands of Yeonpyeong and Baengnyeong ....

  • Pakistan's Musharraf charged in treason case

    Date: 2014-03-31 07:08:31 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:10 - ID:640214

    ISLAMABAD, March 31 (MENA) - A court in Pakistan has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a treason case, the first army chief to face such a prosecution, said the BBC Monday. Mr Musharraf is accused of unlawfully suspending the ....

  • Local elections 'defeat' for government - French PM

    Date: 2014-03-30 22:08:56 GMT - France - World - SN:185 - ID:640100

    PARIS, March 30 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Sunday that the early results of the local elections are a defeat for his government. "The elections are considered to be a clear message which must be heard closely", ....

  • 5 Japanese workers dead as pier overturns

    Date: 2014-03-30 21:49:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:183 - ID:640099

    TOKYO, March 30 (MENA) - Five Japanese construction workers died on Sunday, while two remain missing after a floating pier they were building overturned and they fell into the sea off Okinotori Island, Kyodo News Agency reported. Sixteen workers ....

  • Erdogan's AKP with early lead in Turkey election

    Date: 2014-03-30 21:24:43 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:181 - ID:640064

    ANKARA, March 30 (MENA) - Preliminary results of Turkey's local elections shows on Sunday that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) taking a strong early lead in the polls, but the race over the capital Ankara ....

  • 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 ....

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