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  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea holds secession referendum

    Date: 2014-03-16 06:55:13 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:9 - ID:611648

    KIEV, March 16 (MENA) - Crimea is voting on whether to re-join Russia or stay with Ukraine - a referendum condemned as "illegal" by Kiev and the West but backed by Moscow, the BBC reported. Russian troops have taken de facto control of the majority ....

  • Seoul welcomes Tokyo's announcement to stand by sex slavery apology

    Date: 2014-03-16 06:17:44 GMT - south korea - World - SN:3 - ID:611607

    SEOUL, March 16 (MENA) South Korean President Park Geun-hye welcomed Japan's announcement that it would stand by past historical apologies, Yonhap reported quoting presidential spokesman as having said late Saturday. Japan's annoucement raised ....

  • Protesters mark Fukushima disaster in London

    Date: 2014-03-15 18:58:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:159 - ID:611317

    LONDON, March 15 (MENA) - Dozens of people here are protesting against nuclear power following the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. The crowd of around 50 protesters gathered at Hyde Park Corner before marching past the ....

  • Czech PM rejects ex-ministers’ call for sanctions against Russia over Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-15 17:36:08 GMT - Czech - World - SN:141 - ID:611218

    PRAGUE, March 15 (MENA) - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has rejected a call from three former ministers for the Czech Republic to impose sanctions on Russia until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine’s Crimea region, Radio Prague reported on ....

  • Somali president pays visit to Hiroshima memorial park

    Date: 2014-03-15 17:13:10 GMT - Japan - World - SN:120 - ID:610911

    TOKYO, March 15 (MENA) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was guided Saturday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui as he offers flowers at the memorial cenotaph for the atomic bomb victims at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Kyodo ....

  • Egypt's envoy to Netherlands reviews main features of June 30 revolution

    Date: 2014-03-15 16:22:10 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:113 - ID:610500

    THE HAGUE, March 15 (MENA) - Egypt Ambassador to the Netherlands Taher Farahat delivered a lecture under the title of "Egypt Democratic Despite Challenges" at the University of Radboud. At the lecture, Ambassador Farahat outlined the main ....

  • Russia vetoes US-sponsored UN resolution declaring Crimea vote invalid

    Date: 2014-03-15 16:19:51 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:112 - ID:611018

    NEW YORK, March 15 (MENA) - Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council’s resolution declaring the upcoming referendum on the future status of autonomous republic of Crimea invalid and urging all states not to recognize its results, Russia Today ....

  • Bulgarian FM urges withdrawal of Russian troops from Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-15 16:19:31 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:111 - ID:610982

    SOFIA, March 15 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin pointed out Saturday that Bulgaria subscribed to the appeal of the international community for an immediate withdrawal of Russian troops back to their permanent bases and for the admission ....

  • Iran says sabotage prevented at nuclear facility

    Date: 2014-03-15 15:51:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:98 - ID:610988

    TEHRAN, March 15 (MENA) - Iranian authorities have prevented attempted sabotage at the country's heavy water nuclear reactor, a senior official said Saturday without giving specifics as to the nature of the attempted disruption or its suspected ....

  • Karzai:War was "imposed" on us

    Date: 2014-03-15 12:46:49 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:48 - ID:610515

    KABUL, March 15 (MENA) – Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said the 12- year war in Afghanistan was "imposed" on his nation. In his address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, Karzai said his military, which already protects 93 percent of the ....

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