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  • France FM says Crimea referendum 'illegal'

    Date: 2014-03-16 22:42:55 GMT - France - World - SN:181 - ID:613463

    PARIS, March 16 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that Crimea's referendum to decide whether the autonomous republic will break away from Ukraine is "illegal" and "contrary to Ukrainian Constitution", according to a Foreign ....

  • Crimea referendum without major problems – Observers

    Date: 2014-03-16 22:33:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:180 - ID:613440

    MOSCOW, March 16 (MENA) - Polling stations across Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula were swarmed by residents coming to vote on the region’s secession Sunday, with most observers failing to note any violations of electoral procedures by Sunday evening, ....

  • Obama aide: President will apply sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2014-03-16 22:16:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:176 - ID:613433

    WASHINGTON, March 16 (MENA) Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to US President Barack Obama, said Sunday, “We are putting as much pressure on the Russians as we can to do the right thing” in Ukraine. Voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine, now ....

  • Britain warns nationals against travelling to Syria

    Date: 2014-03-16 21:58:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:173 - ID:613412

    LONDON, March 16 (MENA) - Britain on Sunday warned its nationals against travelling to Syria. "The United Kingdom advises its nationals not to travel to Syria due to considerable risks they may face there," said British Foreign and Commonwealth ....

  • White House will not recognise result of Crimea referendum

    Date: 2014-03-16 20:32:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:156 - ID:613360

    WASHINGTON, March 16 (MENA) - The White House said on Sunday the US would not recognize the results of a referendum in Crimea that appeared to have overwhelmingly endorsed leaving Ukraine to join Russia, The Guardian reported. President Barack ....

  • Ukip leader vows to stand down if party fails to win seats in elections

    Date: 2014-03-16 19:39:53 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:150 - ID:613211

    LONDON, March 16 (MENA) - Leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage has reaffirmed his pledge to stand down as Ukip leader if his party fails to win any seats in the 2015 general election, the BBC has reported. He told the BBC's Sunday ....

  • Hague: Crimea referendum has no legitimacy

    Date: 2014-03-16 19:21:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:147 - ID:613223

    LONDON, March 16 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday that the referendum held today in Crimea on joining Russia has no legitimacy. "A referendum is due in Crimea ... this in our view ... is a referendum that would carry no ....

  • Ukraine moves to restrict entry on eastern border with Russia - paper

    Date: 2014-03-16 17:37:53 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:121 - ID:613081

    KIEV, March 16 (MENA) - Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Sunday that Ukraine's eastern border has been almost completely shut down with Russia, Kiev Post reported. Many Russians have been refused entry to Ukraine if they are ....

  • Turnout at referendum in Sevastopol reaches about 60%

    Date: 2014-03-16 17:21:41 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:120 - ID:613004

    SEVASTOPOL/CRIMEA, March 16 (MENA) - Turnout at the referendum in Sevastopol reaches at least 60%, ITAR-TASS quoted chairman of the city election commission Valery Medvedev as saying on Sunday. “According to data, which is being specified ....

  • Moderate quake hits northern Sumatra

    Date: 2014-03-16 16:41:52 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:116 - ID:612925

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 (MENA) - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit northern Sumatra on Saturday, Bernama news agency reported. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicenter was 25 km northwest of Permatang Siantar, ....

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