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  • Crimean Constitution comes into force

    Date: 2014-04-12 09:22:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:22 - ID:663421

    MOSCOW, April 12 (MENA) - The Constitution of the Republic of Crimea, unanimously adopted by the State Council on April 11, came into force on Saturday, April 12. "The Constitution is published in the newspaper Crimean News, and it has come into ....

  • Russian FM urges Ukraine to "stop human rights violations of Russian-speaking population"

    Date: 2014-04-11 21:32:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:130 - ID:663092

    MOSCOW, April 11 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged Ukraine to immediately stop gross and massive human rights violations of the Russian-speaking population, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told ITAR-TASS news agency on ....

  • Kerry to travel to Geneva for quartet meeting on Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-11 21:32:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:129 - ID:663073

    WASHINGTON, April 11 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to travel to Geneva on April 17 to take part in a quartet meeting with the EU, Russia and Ukraine to discuss the crisis in Ukraine on April 17. in a statement on Friday, ....

  • US blasts Russia for blocking Voice of America

    Date: 2014-04-11 21:31:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:128 - ID:663088

    WASHINGTON, April 11 (MENA) – The US State Department assailed the Russian government for shutting down Voice of America's radio broadcasts in Moscow, Fox News reported Friday. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki condemned the decision and ....

  • Finland to participate in getting rid of Syrian chemical weapons

    Date: 2014-04-11 20:57:05 GMT - Norway - World - SN:124 - ID:663019

    HELSINKI, April 11 (MENA) - Finland decided Friday to participate in the multinational mission to get rid of the Syrian chemical weapons. In a statement after the Finnish President meeting with the Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security ....

  • UN panel to pursue Kim Jong-un on human rights abuses

    Date: 2014-04-11 20:21:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:115 - ID:663007

    LONDON, April 11 (MENA) - The United Nations commission that in February condemned North Korea for human rights abuses is to push for Kim Jong-un's regime to be summoned before the International Criminal Court, Telegraph reported on ....

  • S. Korea says N. Korea sent three drones for spying

    Date: 2014-04-11 20:19:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:114 - ID:663013

    SEOUL, April 11 (MENA) - South Korea said Friday that three small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) discovered near the tensely guarded border were built and sent by North Korea for spying purposes, though a smoking gun has yet to be found, Yonhap ....

  • Cambodian court convicts 13 of plotting against government

    Date: 2014-04-11 20:19:09 GMT - Cambodia - World - SN:113 - ID:663005

    PHNOM PENH, April 11 (MENA) - A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men to prison terms ranging from five to nine years for plotting to overthrow the government in a case that was criticized by a human rights group as a political setup, the ABC ....

  • UN chief welcomes dialogue between gov't, opposition in Venezuela

    Date: 2014-04-11 20:18:48 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:112 - ID:663053

    NEW YORK, April 11 (MENA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon welcomed Friday the launch of dialogue in Venezuela that brought together the government and members of the political opposition. "The Secretary-General welcomes that a dialogue has ....

  • Twitter officials to visit Turkey -- local media

    Date: 2014-04-11 19:19:57 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:108 - ID:662914

    ANKARA, April 11 (MENA) – Twitter officials will arrive on Monday in Turkey for talks to open an office for the company in the country, according to local media. The officials will have talks with the telecommunication body (TİB). Ankara has ....

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