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  • Thousands protest against abortion in Paris

    Date: 2014-01-19 22:18:58 GMT - France - World - SN:189 - ID:508515

    PARIS, Jan 19 (MENA) - Thousands of French people staged on Sunday a rally against abortion in Paris on the eve of a parliamentary debate on a bill that would make terminations of pregnancy easier. Organizers claimed 40,000 people took part. ....

  • Injection execution triggers controversy in US -- report

    Date: 2014-01-19 20:40:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:191 - ID:508526

    WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (MENA) – The execution of US citizen Dennis McGuire, 53, by lethal injections became the longest in the US state of Ohio since those controversial lethal injections, reportedly taking at least 25 minutes for the untested, two-drug ....

  • Joblessness drove most Nigerian politicians into politics - President Jonathan

    Date: 2014-01-19 19:47:42 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:187 - ID:508492

    ABUJA, Jan 19 (MENA) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said that over 50 percent of those who call themselves politicians "today were not supposed to be in politics." "Most of them opted to become politicians because they had no job and ....

  • Britain First stages protest to expell Brotherhood

    Date: 2014-01-19 18:22:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:178 - ID:508308

    LONDON, Jan 19 (MENA) - The "Britain First" movement has staged on Sunday a protest in front of the media office of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group in London. The protesters called for expelling all members of the terrorist group. "We don't ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss over phone preparations for Geneva 2 Conf.

    Date: 2014-01-19 17:10:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:162 - ID:508219

    MOSCOW, Jan 19 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergy Lavrov discussed with his US counterpart John Kerry preparations for holding the Geneva 2 Conference. Today's phone call was held following a previous one which took place between the two sides ....

  • Putin vows to keep Sochi Olympics terror-free

    Date: 2014-01-19 16:02:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:140 - ID:507692

    MOSCOW, Jan 19 (MENA) – The Kremlin knows the scope of the terrorism problem it faces in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics and is taking ample measures to prevent any potential attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview ....

  • Protesters, police clash in Ukraine's capital

    Date: 2014-01-19 14:25:37 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:108 - ID:507704

    KIEV, Ukraine, Jan 19 (MENA) – Hundreds of protesters are clashing with riot police in the center of the Ukrainian capital, after the passage of harsh anti-protest legislation, ABC News reported. A group of radical activists began attacking riot ....

  • Syrian presidency says Assad did not conduct interview with Interfax news agency

    Date: 2014-01-19 13:04:40 GMT - Syria - World - SN:88 - ID:507591

    DAMASCUS, Jan 19 (MENA) - The Syrian presidency bureau dismissed as "not accurate" a report by news agency Interfax that President Bashar al-Assad told visiting Russian parliamentarians he has no intention of giving up power and the issue is not up ....

  • Russia urges soonest possible closure of US Guantanamo prison

    Date: 2014-01-19 10:50:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:507276

    MOSCOW, Jan 19 (MENA) - Russia continues to insist on the soonest possible closure of the US Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said. Dolgov ....

  • Guinea prime minister chosen to stay on in post

    Date: 2014-01-19 09:42:56 GMT - Guinea - World - SN:40 - ID:506940

    CONAKRY, Jan 19 (MENA) — Guinea’s president has chosen to keep Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana in his post, days after he turned in his government’s resignation, The Washington Post reported. Saturday’s move comes just less than a week after ....

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