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  • US says Russia may have violated nuclear arms control treaty

    Date: 2014-01-31 18:50:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:93 - ID:530724

    MOSCOW, Jan 31 (MENA) - The US government is reviewing whether Russia has broken a nuclear arms control treaty, and has warned its Nato allies of Russia’s alleged testing of a new cruise missile, The Guardian said on Friday. US State department ....

  • Ex-NY mayor named UN climate envoy

    Date: 2014-01-31 18:36:47 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:89 - ID:530734

    NEW YORK, Jan 31 (MENA) - Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the UN special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press ....

  • British, French foreign ministers hold talks

    Date: 2014-01-31 18:12:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:84 - ID:530721

    LONDON, Jan, 31 (MENA) - The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague held talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius on the sidelines o the Friday Anglo-French summit in Oxfordshire. Among issues tackled during the meeting were boosting ....

  • Yanukovych repeals anti-protest laws, signs amnesty bill

    Date: 2014-01-31 17:17:59 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:78 - ID:530706

    KIEV, Jan 31 (MENA) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday signed into law bills declaring an amnesty for demonstrators and canceling unpopular anti-protest laws, Ria Novosti said. A series of anti-protest laws were pushed through ....

  • Britain, France sign nuclear energy agreement

    Date: 2014-01-31 16:17:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:70 - ID:530599

    LONDON, Jan 31 (MENA) - British and French energy ministers said Friday working more closely on nuclear energy would help advance European climate goals for 2030, UPI reported Friday. The European Commission last week called for a reduction in ....

  • French FM to receive Egyptian trade min. on Monday

    Date: 2014-01-31 14:40:43 GMT - France - World - SN:55 - ID:530382

    PARIS, Jan 31 (MENA) – France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will receive Monday Egypt's Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour, the French Foreign Ministry said Friday. Fabius will hold talks with Abdel-Nour on the ....

  • UK, France to agree defence, nuclear deals

    Date: 2014-01-31 14:05:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:51 - ID:530358

    LONDON, Jan 31 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron and President François Hollande have agreed to extend defence and nuclear co-operation between the two states during a summit at RAF Brize Norton in London. Cameron announced a two-year ....

  • Putin and Russian Security Council members discuss Syria, Ukraine

    Date: 2014-01-31 13:58:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:50 - ID:530363

    RUSSIA, Jan 31 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the permanent members of the country's Security Council on Friday, the Voice of Russia reported. "The participants in the meeting discussed current issues of the country's social ....

  • Lawsuit against French municipality for honoring Lebanese detainee

    Date: 2014-01-31 13:17:35 GMT - France - World - SN:46 - ID:530203

    PARIS, Jan 31 (MENA) – A lawsuit has been filed against the City Council of Bagnolet east of Paris, challenging its decision to make Lebanese political prisoner Georges Abdallah an "honorary resident". Abdallah is seen by pro-Palestinians ....

  • Ukraine army calls on president to take 'urgent steps' to ease crisis

    Date: 2014-01-31 12:30:10 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:45 - ID:530111

    KIEV, Jan 31 (MENA) – Ukraine's armed forces on Friday urged President Viktor Yanukovych to take "urgent steps" to defuse the two-month crisis that grabbed the country. By such recent move, the army has entered the fray on the political crisis ....

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