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  • N. Korea rejects call for release of S. Korean missionary

    Date: 2014-02-28 13:30:30 GMT - south korea - World - SN:67 - ID:582029

    SEOUL, Feb 28 (MENA) - North Korea rejected Seoul's call for the release of a South Korean Christian missionary who has been held in the communist country for more than four months, Yonhap quoted officials as saying on Friday. South Korea had ....

  • Italy does not officially fund Renaissance Dam: Egypt's amb. in Rome

    Date: 2014-02-28 12:56:04 GMT - Italy - World - SN:59 - ID:581920

    ROME, Feb 28 (MENA) – Egyptian Ambassador to Italy Amr Helmy has stressed that the Italian government has not officially provided any funding to Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam. The remarks were made on the sidelines of 32nd UN Food and Agriculture ....

  • Swiss government freezes assets of 20 Ukrainian officials

    Date: 2014-02-28 12:49:05 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:58 - ID:581925

    GENEVA, Feb 28 (MENA) - The Swiss government announced Friday it is freezing the assets of 20 Ukrainian officials, VOA reported. Swiss authorities said the asset freeze would come into force on Friday at noon. The prosecutor's office in Geneva ....

  • Ukraine asks Russia to extradite Yanukovych

    Date: 2014-02-28 12:27:48 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:51 - ID:581900

    KIEV, Feb 28 (MENA) - Ukraine’s chief prosecutor asked Russia to extradite deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday, Ria Novosti reported. The statement, posted on the Prosecutor’s Office website, said Ukraine “intends to raise the ....

  • Blair faces probe into his role in IRA scandal

    Date: 2014-02-28 12:05:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:45 - ID:581812

    LONDON, Feb 28 (MENA) – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair could be called to give evidence about so-called ‘get out of jail free’ letters for IRA terrorists after David Cameron set up an independent inquiry into the scandal, The Daily Mail ....

  • Russia: NATO should not have any role in settling crisis in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-28 10:15:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:581545

    MOSCOW, Feb 28, (MENA) - NATO has no role and should not have any role in efforts to settle the crisis in Ukraine, Alexander Grushko, Russia's Permanent Representative at NATO told the Russian Itar-Tass at the close of a meeting of the Defence ....

  • Yanukovych to give news conference in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don

    Date: 2014-02-28 06:29:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:4 - ID:581254

    MOSCOW, Feb 28 (MENA) - Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will give a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, a source in the Ukrainian president’s entourage said. The venue will be announced later, Itar-Tass ....

  • Ukraine's stability important for Turkey: Davutoglu

    Date: 2014-02-27 21:43:50 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:189 - ID:581144

    SOFIA, Feb 27 (MENA) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said preserving peace and stability in Ukraine for the sake of its democratic future is very important to Turkey, which is located on the other side of the Black Sea from Crimea, the ....

  • Ukraine interim leaders warn of 'unpopular steps' ahead

    Date: 2014-02-27 21:02:07 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:180 - ID:581104

    KIEV, Feb 27 (MENA) - Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov and PM-designate Arseniy Yatsenyuk have warned of the need for "unpopular" steps to help restore the country's economy and politics, the BBC reported on Thursday. Yatsenyuk said ....

  • Iran, UK ambassadors to Lebanon meet

    Date: 2014-02-27 20:03:33 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:166 - ID:580958

    BEIRUT, Feb. 27 (MENA) - Iran's Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Rokanabadi met Thursday UK ambassador in Beirut at the Iranian embassy HQ. Fletcher expressed dismay over the recent terrorist attack against the Iranian cultural consulate in ....

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