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  • Ukrainian president announces mourning after deadly clashes in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-21 20:54:56 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:127 - ID:569036

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich declared two-day mourning in the country, on February 22-23, ITAR-TASS quoted a statement posted on the presidential website as saying on Friday. “In connection with loss of lives in the ....

  • Afghanistan troop cuts will likely lead to Taliban surge, study warns

    Date: 2014-02-21 20:53:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:126 - ID:569024

    LONDON, Feb 21 (MENA) - Stability in Afghanistan will require tens of thousands more troops costing billions more dollars than Nato envisioned at a fateful 2012 summit, according to a new Pentagon-sponsored review. The review, released Thursday ....

  • Norway hails new Ukraine agreement

    Date: 2014-02-21 20:39:33 GMT - Norway - World - SN:122 - ID:569051

    OSLO, Feb 21 (MENA) - Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende hailed a new agreement struck Friday between opposition leaders in Ukraine and embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The foreign Minister was cited by Norwegian newspapers ....

  • Italy's PM-designate Matteo Renzi names new cabinet

    Date: 2014-02-21 19:39:32 GMT - Italy - World - SN:121 - ID:569034

    ROME, Feb 21 (MENA) - The Italian centre-left leader, Matteo Renzi, has formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government, and has named his cabinet, the BBC reported on Friday At 39, Renzi will be Italy's youngest prime minister. He is due ....

  • UN chief condemns Somalia attack

    Date: 2014-02-21 19:37:57 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:120 - ID:569002

    NEW YORK, Feb 21 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Friday the attack on the seat of the Somali government in Mogadishu. "The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the attack today on Villa Somalia, the ....

  • Obama, Putin to talk about Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2014-02-21 19:27:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:118 - ID:568998

    WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (MENA) - A White House official said US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak by phone Friday and focus on the crisis in Ukraine. "Obviously they will talk about Ukraine", White House press ....

  • UN chief urges Ukrainian president to implement deal with opposition

    Date: 2014-02-21 19:20:32 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:116 - ID:569000

    NEW YORK, Feb 21 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych over phone to implement a just-proposed deal with opposition leaders, the UN News Centre reported Friday. The deal aimed at ending ....

  • China, France vow to further promote bilateral ties

    Date: 2014-02-21 18:37:12 GMT - China - World - SN:109 - ID:568958

    BEIJING, Feb 21 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping met French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Friday, pledging closer bilateral relations as the two countries celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year, the China Daily ....

  • OSCE: Switzerland should safeguard journalists’ right to protection of sources

    Date: 2014-02-21 18:28:01 GMT - Austria - World - SN:108 - ID:568955

    VIENNA, Feb 21 (MENA) - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) called Friday on Swiss authorities to improve journalists’ rights following a court ruling ordering a reporter, to identify her source in a criminal trial. ....

  • China, US establish dialogue between armies -- report

    Date: 2014-02-21 17:52:33 GMT - China - World - SN:105 - ID:568918

    BEIJING, Feb 21 (MENA) - China and the United States moved Friday to establish regular dialogue between their armies as part of efforts to build trust and understanding amid rising regional tensions, the ABC news reported. Relations between the ....

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