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  • Ukraine 'preparing withdrawal of troops from Crimea'

    Date: 2014-03-19 20:07:41 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:170 - ID:619597

    KIEV, March 19 (MENA) - Ukraine is drawing up plans to withdraw its soldiers and their families from Crimea, the BBC News cited Kiev's security chief as saying on Wednesday. Andriy Parubiy said they wanted to move them "quickly and efficiently" ....

  • China's president orders spicing-up of anti-graft campaign

    Date: 2014-03-19 19:49:48 GMT - China - World - SN:164 - ID:619604

    BEIJING, March 19 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for "adding chili pepper" to the country's anti-decadence campaign, while an intensified hunt for corrupt officials certainly shows the heat being turned up, Xinhua news agency ....

  • 26 countries agree to assist Malaysia in MH370 SAR operation

    Date: 2014-03-19 19:18:07 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:161 - ID:619479

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (MENA) - About 26 countries involved in the search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 aircraft have verbally agreed to assist Malaysia, which has also sent formal written requests for their ....

  • New Tunisian prime minister to visit White House

    Date: 2014-03-19 19:11:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:159 - ID:619561

    Washington, March 19 (MENA) - The White House said Wednesday that Tunisia's new prime minister will visit US President Barack Obama next month to discuss the North African nation's transition to democracy, the ABC News reported. Tunisian Prime ....

  • 5.6 magnitude quake shakes Taiwan

    Date: 2014-03-19 18:50:38 GMT - China - World - SN:153 - ID:619474

    BEIJING, March 19 (MENA) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Wednesday night, causing light shaking on the island, CNN reported. The quake, centered in the Philippine Sea about 65 kilometers east of Taiwan's east ....

  • China says once again Crimea issue must be politically solved

    Date: 2014-03-19 18:50:10 GMT - China - World - SN:152 - ID:619398

    BEIJING, March 19 (MENA) – China said once again the issue of Crimea must be politically solved as per law and order. China also urged all parties concerned to avoid tension, exercise calm and self-restraint, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman ....

  • First passports handed out to new Russian citizens in Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-19 18:17:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:143 - ID:619396

    MOSCOW, March 19 (MENA) - The first passports have been handed out to the new Russian citizens in Crimea on Wednesday, Russia Today quoted the head of the Federal Migration Service as saying Wednesday. The treaty of Crimea's accession to Russia ....

  • UN Secretary-General to visit Moscow, Kiev on Thursday

    Date: 2014-03-19 16:55:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:134 - ID:619250

    MOSCOW, March 19 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Moscow and Kiev on March 20-21, Itar-tass reported on Wednesday. The UN secretary-general will leave for a visit to Russia on Wednesday within diplomatic efforts to encourage ....

  • Bridge across Strait of Kerch must be automobile, railway: Putin

    Date: 2014-03-19 16:49:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:132 - ID:619214

    MOSCOW, March 19 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said the bridge over the Kerch Strait should be able to carry motor vehicles and trains, the Voice of Russia reported Wednesday. "We need a bridge that can carry both motor vehicles and ....

  • Putin submits Crimea reunification treaty to Parliament

    Date: 2014-03-19 16:27:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:127 - ID:619228

    MOSCOW, March 19 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday submitted the Crimea reunification treaty to the parliament for ratification, RIA Novosti quoted the legislature’s press service as saying. Earlier in the day, the treaty was ....

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