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  • Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage

    Date: 2014-02-21 15:12:46 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:78 - ID:568655

    CARACAS, Feb 21 (MENA) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to expel the US news network CNN from the country over its reporting of recent protests here, the BBC reported. Maduro said he would take action if CNN did not "rectify ....

  • At least 80 people killed during clashes in downtown Kiev

    Date: 2014-02-21 15:06:33 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:77 - ID:568675

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - Eighty Ukrainian citizens have died during clashes and shootings in downtown Kiev in recent days, Voice of Russia said Friday, quoting acting Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko. In particular, according to Ukraine's ....

  • Ukraine's president declares early elections, constitutional reforms

    Date: 2014-02-21 14:28:15 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:70 - ID:568557

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has announced early presidential elections. He also said that the constitution of 2004, which limits presidential powers, will be returned. This was one of the main demands by the ....

  • Japan contacts US, S. Korea about trilateral talks on N. Korea

    Date: 2014-02-21 14:17:39 GMT - Japan - World - SN:68 - ID:568583

    TOKYO, Feb 21 (MENA) - Japan has contacted the United States and South Korea about holding high-level trilateral talks soon on North Korea, Kyodo news agency reported Friday, citing a senior Foreign Ministry official. The move is aimed at ....

  • Norway warns citizens against traveling to Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-21 14:08:14 GMT - Norway - World - SN:66 - ID:568491

    OSLO, Feb. 21 (MENA) – The Norwegian Foreign Ministry warned its citizens on Friday not to travel to Ukraine, citing escalating violence between opposition supporters and security forces. On Thursday, the government in Oslo joined the sanctions ....

  • Hollande orders moving remains of four French to Pantheon

    Date: 2014-02-21 14:03:08 GMT - France - World - SN:63 - ID:568493

    PARIS, Feb 21 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande announced Friday the transfer to the Pantheon of the remains of four victims of the Nazi occupation in World War II, RFI reported. Two of them are women, which would bring the total number ....

  • Russian Air Force receives first FGFA T-50 fighter for tests

    Date: 2014-02-21 13:37:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:57 - ID:568490

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - The Russian Air Force received its first fifth generation T-50 (PAK-FA) fighter on Friday. The flight model of the prospective fifth generation fighter aircraft (PAK-FA, T-50) arrived at the 929th Chkalov State Flight Test ....

  • Obama, Merkel discuss Ukrainian situation over phone

    Date: 2014-02-21 13:22:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:568389

    WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (MENA) - President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone to consult on the situation in Ukraine, the White House said. During the contact, Obama and Merkel agreed that it is critical that the United ....

  • Ukrainian parliament chairman signs resolution banning antiterrorist operation

    Date: 2014-02-21 13:12:01 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:53 - ID:568386

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak has said he signed a Ukrainian parliamentary resolution condemning violence in the country and banning an anti-terrorist operation, Voice of Russia reported Friday. "The ....

  • Putin, Russia's Security Council members discuss Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2014-02-21 12:35:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:568345

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the permanent members of the Russian Security Council to address the situation in Ukraine on Friday, The Voice of Russia ....

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