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  • S. Korea, Germany hold defense meeting to expand ties

    Date: 2014-02-18 08:31:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:22 - ID:561587

    SEOUL, Feb 18 (MENA) - South Korea and Germany held a high-level defense talk on Tuesday to discuss regional security issues and arrange military exchange programs between the two nations, Yonhap news agency quoted Seoul's defense ministry as ....

  • Thai police officer killed, dozens hurt in Bangkok clashes

    Date: 2014-02-18 08:28:42 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:19 - ID:561593

    BANGKOK, Feb 18 (MENA) - A Thai police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok on Tuesday, FRANCE 24 reported. Violence erupted as the authorities launched their most ....

  • Former French president Chirac released from hospital

    Date: 2014-02-18 07:59:06 GMT - France - World - SN:18 - ID:561595

    PARIS, Feb 18 (MENA) - Former president of France Jacques Chirac was admitted to the American Hospital of Paris on Monday night but the matter was “absolutely not an emergency”, a member of his inner circle said. He was released later the same ....

  • Governments must step up fight against human trafficking, protect victims, prosecute criminals

    Date: 2014-02-18 07:43:03 GMT - Austria - World - SN:13 - ID:561530

    VIENNA, Feb 18 (MENA) – Prominent European officials, attending an international conference on anti-trafficking in Vienna, called on governments to intensify the fight against modern-day slavery by taking specific steps to protect victims and ....

  • Russia to set up Arctic Military Command by 2015

    Date: 2014-02-18 07:42:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:12 - ID:561531

    MOSCOW, Feb 18 (MENA) – Russia will form a new strategic military command by the end of 2014 to protect its interests in the Arctic, a high-ranking military source told RIA Novosti late Monday. “The new command will comprise the Northern Fleet, ....

  • S Korea building collapse: Ten dead and dozens injured

    Date: 2014-02-18 07:04:49 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:561474

    SEOUL, Feb 18 (MENA) - At least 10 people have died and more than 100 were injured after a building collapsed at a resort in South Korea, the BBC reported. More than 560 people were believed to be attending a concert in the south-eastern city of ....

  • Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok

    Date: 2014-02-18 07:01:43 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:8 - ID:561482

    BANGKOK, Feb 18 (MENA) - Thai police are confronting protesters at a site in central Bangkok, with several people injured and one police officer reported killed, BBC reported. Police are trying to retake official buildings and sites that have ....

  • Geneva prosecutor says hijacker of Ethiopian plane may be punished by up to 20 years in prison

    Date: 2014-02-17 22:45:48 GMT - Ethiopia - World - SN:186 - ID:561352

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb 17 (MENA) - Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot said the co-pilot, who hijacked and forced Ethiopian plane to land in Switzerland, would be charged with taking hostages, a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison in Switzerland, ....

  • UN: North Korean leaders must be tried for abuses 'unparalleled in today's world'

    Date: 2014-02-17 17:41:56 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:144 - ID:560967

    LONDON, Feb 17 (MENA) - North Korea's leaders should be tried by an international court on charges of crimes against humanity, the Daily Telegraph quoted a United Nations commission as saying on Monday. He accused North Korea's regime of ....

  • UK floods set to worsen

    Date: 2014-02-17 17:15:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:137 - ID:560919

    LONDON, Feb. 17 (MENA) - The extreme weather that has blighted the UK for weeks is set to continue, following a day of respite for many regions on Sunday, The Independent reported. Swathes of the UK remain on high alert as sporadic rain is ....

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