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  • Taliban says talks over U.S. soldier’s release suspended

    Date: 2014-02-23 08:53:15 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:24 - ID:571262

    KABUL, Feb 23 (MENA) - The Taliban confirmed publicly on Sunday that they had been in talks with the United States over the release of an American soldier, but said the talks had now been suspended, New York Times reported. In an unrelated ....

  • S. Korea, U.S. to conduct 'low-key' military drills

    Date: 2014-02-23 08:16:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:571136

    SEOUL, Feb 23 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States will carry out their annual joint military drills in a "low-key" manner from this week, the military said Sunday as quoted by Yonhap, amid the ongoing reunions of families separated by the ....

  • China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

    Date: 2014-02-23 07:48:27 GMT - Japan - World - SN:17 - ID:571134

    TOKYO, Feb 23 (MENA) - Three Chinese coastguard ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, Kyodo reported. The Chinese vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters off one of the ....

  • Japan issues travel alert for Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-23 07:44:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:14 - ID:571070

    TOKYO, Feb 23 (MENA) - Japan's Foreign Ministry is warning Japanese nationals in Ukraine and those planning to travel there not to go near sites of anti-government demonstrations, Japan's Radio reported. Clashes between the Ukrainian police and ....

  • S. Korea summons Japanese diplomat to protest "Takeshima Day"

    Date: 2014-02-23 07:15:47 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:571040

    SEOUL, Feb 23 (MENA) - South Korea on Sunday summoned a senior Japanese diplomat to strongly protest Japan's latest move on sending a high-level government official to attend the controversial "Takeshima Day" celebration, Yonhap reported. Lee ....

  • White House welcomes release of Ukraine's Tymoshenko

    Date: 2014-02-22 22:23:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:153 - ID:570930

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (MENA) - The White House welcomed the release from prison on Saturday of former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. "We wish her a speedy recovery as she seeks the appropriate medical treatment ....

  • Ukraine's freed Tymoshenko: dictatorship has ended

    Date: 2014-02-22 22:05:32 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:150 - ID:570911

    KIEV, Feb 22 (MENA) - Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been hailed by thousands of opposition supporters in Independence Square in the heart of Kiev after being freed from detention, the BBC reported. She has suffered from a ....

  • Rada’s newly elected speaker calls for stabilizing situation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-22 21:14:02 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:144 - ID:570910

    KIEV, Feb 22 (MENA) - Newly elected speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has held a meeting “with the heads of ministries and (governmental) departments” in the frameworks of “fulfilling the instructions of the Ukrainian parliament ....

  • Ukraine's Parliament speaker: Yanukovych prevented from fleeing to Russia

    Date: 2014-02-22 20:51:05 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:141 - ID:570863

    KIEV, Feb 22 (MENA) – Ukrainian parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said Saturday that the border police stopped Viktor Yanukovych in an attempt to flee to Russia, the BBC reported. Yanukovych is now somewhere in the Donetsk region, Turchynov ....

  • Police: 9 killed in Brazil cash machine shootout

    Date: 2014-02-22 20:49:30 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:139 - ID:570859

    BٌٌRASILIA, Feb 22 (MENA) - Police in Brazil say nine members of a gang that specialized in blowing up automatic teller machines have been killed during a shootout with officers, ABC News reported. Police say 80 officers confronted at least 15 ....

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