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  • Mass hunger strike under way in Georgian prison

    Date: 2014-02-07 20:30:35 GMT - Georgia - World - SN:121 - ID:542883

    TBILISI, Feb 7 (MENA) - Some 1,000 inmates in a penitentiary in Georgia's western Imereti Province have launched a hunger strike, protesting what they call abusive prison conditions, The Voice of Russia reported Wednesday. Georgia's minister of ....

  • Joe Biden: No reason not to run for president in 2016

    Date: 2014-02-07 20:13:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:118 - ID:542864

    WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (MENA) – US Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he cannot think of a reason to not run for president in 2016, but one way or another, he will decide by summer 2015 whether to wage another campaign for the White House. ....

  • Australian authorities destroy $630 million worth of heroin

    Date: 2014-02-07 19:43:41 GMT - Australia - World - SN:114 - ID:542872

    CANBERRA, Feb 7 (MENA) - The Australian navy has destroyed nearly 353 kilograms (780 pounds) of heroin after intercepting the drugs on a smuggling vessel off the coast of Tanzania, the CNN quoted the Australian Department of Defense as saying on ....

  • 6 men suspected of murdering Russian citizen arrested in Kiev

    Date: 2014-02-07 19:38:30 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:111 - ID:542866

    KIEV, Feb 7 (MENA) - Kiev police have arrested a group of men suspected of killing a Russian citizen and also of involvement in mass riots in Kiev as they were found in possession of arms and Molotov cocktails, The Voice of Russia reported on ....

  • Hijacking of Turkish aircraft to Sochi foiled

    Date: 2014-02-07 19:38:00 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:110 - ID:542884

    ANKARA, Feb 7 (MENA) - A passenger aboard a commercial airline flight from Ukraine to Turkey tried to hijack it to Sochi, Russia, on Friday after the Winter Olympics had started, but the plane landed safely in Istanbul and the hijacker - apparently ....

  • 150 people injured in Bosnia; presidential office on fire

    Date: 2014-02-07 19:25:32 GMT - Bosnia and Herzegovina - World - SN:108 - ID:542857

    SARAJEVO, Feb 7 (MENA) - More than 150 people were wounded in clashes between police and protestors in Bosnia on Friday as anger over the country's struggling economy boiled over, The Voice of Russia reported on Friday. Hospitals in Sarajevo ....

  • Chinese FM slams Philippine president's comments on territorial disputes

    Date: 2014-02-07 18:46:34 GMT - China - World - SN:99 - ID:542797

    BEJING, Feb 7 (MENA) - The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday slammed Philippine President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III over his remarks comparing the Philippines' status in territorial disputes in the South China Sea to Czechoslovakia before ....

  • US targets businesses for evading Iran sanctions

    Date: 2014-02-07 17:59:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:542709

    WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (MENA) - The Obama administration targeted a host of businesses across Europe and the Middle East for evading sanctions against Iran, a signal that Washington aims to keep pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program, The Voice of ....

  • Karzai leaves for Russia to attend Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

    Date: 2014-02-07 16:30:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:85 - ID:542594

    KABUL, Feb 7 (MENA) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai left for Russia to attend the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi at an invitation by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Khaama newspaper reported Friday. The ....

  • Russia to begin building 9 submarines by next year

    Date: 2014-02-07 16:07:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:81 - ID:542591

    MOSCOW, Feb 7 (MENA) - Russia will begin construction on nine submarines in the next two years, the head of the country’s largest shipbuilder said Friday. Mikhail Budnichenko, CEO of the Sevmash company, was quoted by RIA Novosti as telling a ....

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