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  • Russia assumes G8 presidency, lays out key agenda

    Date: 2014-01-02 15:39:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:102 - ID:475075

    MOSCOW, Jan 2 (MENA) - Russia began its Group of Eight G8 presidency for 2014 and will host the 40th G8 Summit in the Olympic city of Sochi in June. This year’s G8 agenda will focus on fighting terrorism and drug trafficking, managing conflicts and ....

  • Park discusses N. Korea, regional situation with U.N. chief

    Date: 2014-01-02 09:45:28 GMT - south korea - World - SN:38 - ID:474851

    SEOUL, Han 2 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke by phone with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday and discussed the situation in North Korea, regional tensions over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to a ....

  • China's fraudster lawmaker passed on to courts

    Date: 2014-01-02 09:07:37 GMT - China - World - SN:32 - ID:474702

    BEIJING, Jan 2 (MENA) - Hu Guochu, a senior lawmaker in central China's Hunan Province, has been passed on to judicial authorities for serious offenses, said the CPC Hunan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection. Hu was suspected of ....

  • Pakistan's Musharraf taken to hospital, not court

    Date: 2014-01-02 09:01:04 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:31 - ID:474722

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 2, (MENA) - A Pakistani police official says former President Pervez Musharraf was rushed to hospital after feeling ill on his way to court for a hearing in his high treason case, ABC News reported. Deputy inspector Jan Mohammed ....

  • Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype

    Date: 2014-01-02 08:21:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:25 - ID:474638

    LONDON, Jan 2 (MENA) - Skype, the internet calls service owned by Microsoft, was hacked by cyber criminals claiming to be supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on New Year’s day, with anti-surveillance messages posted on its social media ....

  • S. Korean FM urges ''extra caution'' on growing N. Korea uncertainty

    Date: 2014-01-02 07:59:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:22 - ID:474634

    SEOUL, Jan 2 (MENA) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday called for "extra caution" over implications from recent political developments in North Korea, vowing continued efforts to induce positive changes in the neighbor, Seoul's ....

  • China to open high speed rail link to N.Korean border in 2015

    Date: 2014-01-02 07:16:48 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:474547

    CAIRO, Jan 2 (MENA) - China will open a high-speed rail line to the North Korean border next year, state media said on Thursday, in a sign that China remains committed to boosting trade and economic ties with the isolated, nuclear-armed state, ....

  • HK police arrest two more locals for breaking into PLA's barracks

    Date: 2014-01-02 06:30:37 GMT - China - World - SN:8 - ID:474528

    BEIJING, Jan 2 (MENA) - The Hong Kong police on Wednesday evening arrested two more local residents for illegally intruding upon the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison, according to a statement by the HK police on ....

  • Grenade attack wounds 10 in Kenya’s South Coast

    Date: 2014-01-02 06:20:47 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:5 - ID:474521

    NAIROBI, Jan 2 (MENA) - Ten people were wounded Thursday when attackers hurled a grenade into a restaurant in a popular coastal tourist resort town in Kenya, the BBC reported quoting police. The attack, one of a series of bomb or grenade blasts ....

  • 13 taken to hospitals after Minneapolis fire

    Date: 2014-01-01 21:00:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:171 - ID:474363

    WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (MENA) - A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments in Minneapolis early Wednesday, sending 13 people to hospitals- including six who were critically hurt- with injuries ranging from burns to trauma ....

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