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  • Putin, Cameron discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Date: 2014-04-30 22:11:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:142 - ID:697329

    MOSCOW, April 30 (MENA) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Wednesday the latest developments in the Ukrainian crisis over phone. They agreed the Ukrainian crisis can only be solved through ....

  • Venezuela to raise minimum wage by 30%: Maduro

    Date: 2014-04-30 20:49:20 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:128 - ID:697297

    CARACAS, April 30 (MENA) - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has announced will raise the minimum wage by 30% on 1 May, the BBC reported. He said he would also raise pensions by the same amount. The increase is below the level of annual ....

  • Deadly China blast at Xinjiang railway station

    Date: 2014-04-30 20:45:12 GMT - China - World - SN:127 - ID:697292

    BEIJING, April 30 (MENA) - A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's western Xinjiang region has killed three and injured 79 others, the BBC reported Wednesday. Officials said that the attackers used explosives and knives at ....

  • Poland: Comprehensive reforms led to join EU

    Date: 2014-04-30 19:49:33 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:125 - ID:697154

    CAIRO, April 30 (MENA) - Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski said Wednesday that his country Poland and nine others joined the European Union decade ago after conducting comprehensive reforms the meet the membership criteria. In a statement ....

  • No updates available on reopening British embassy in Tehran - UK foreign ministry

    Date: 2014-04-30 18:32:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:120 - ID:697102

    LONDON, April 30 (MENA) – The British foreign ministry on Wednesday said that no updates are available concerning the reopening of the UK embassy in Tehran. On Monday, British Foreign Office Political Director Simon Gass held meetings with ....

  • Merkel threatens with imposing more sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2014-04-30 18:23:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:697038

    MOSCOW, April 30 (MENA) – Germany's Angela Merkel said Wednesday that the leading industrial powers would not waver on further sanctions on Russia. "We have always managed to agree on G7 declarations so far and I see no reason why further steps ....

  • Russia starts combat helicopter training flights on Baltic border

    Date: 2014-04-30 18:09:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:116 - ID:697072

    MOSCOW, April 30 (MENA) - A newly formed Russian army helicopter brigade begun training flights in the northwest of the country near the borders with the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia, a spokesman for the Western Military District Col. Oleg ....

  • Russia says Western countries planning UN SC resolution on Syria

    Date: 2014-04-30 17:28:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:697037

    MOSCOW, April 30 (MENA) - Western countries are planning to draft a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria in accordance with Section 7 of the U.N. Charter, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on ....

  • UN chief strongly condemns latest attacks on civilians in Syria

    Date: 2014-04-30 16:05:24 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:96 - ID:696766

    NEW YORK, April 30 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ the latest attacks in Syria – which left dozens of civilians dead or wounded from mortar fire and shelling in neighborhoods in Homs and ....

  • Investor fears hurt Russian economy more than sanctions – IMF

    Date: 2014-04-30 15:40:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:88 - ID:696726

    MOSCOW, April 30 (MENA) – Fears of sanctions have a greater impact on the Russian economy than sanctions themselves, RIA Novosti quoted the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief to Russia as saying on Wednesday. “We have noticed that fears ....

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