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  • New Zealand: Japan whalers 'deeply disrespectful'

    Date: 2014-02-10 09:42:06 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:33 - ID:546677

    WELLINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA) - New Zealand has described the entry of a Japanese whaling fleet vessel into its Exclusive Economic Zone as "deeply disrespectful", the BBC said Monday. The incident happened late last week, as the vessel followed a ....

  • Kerry due in Seoul, Beijing this week

    Date: 2014-02-10 09:21:47 GMT - south korea - World - SN:30 - ID:546722

    SEOUL, Feb 10 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit South Korea this week for discussions on North Korea and pending Seoul-Washington issues, Yonhap reported quoting the State Department. In Seoul, the secretary will "reaffirm ....

  • Lavrov congratulates Russian diplomats on Diplomat’s Day

    Date: 2014-02-10 09:12:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:27 - ID:546681

    MOSCOW, Feb 10 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has congratulated his fellow diplomats on their professional holiday – Diplomatic Worker’s Day, Interfax news agency reported. “We are extremely worried about turbulence in a whole ....

  • Six wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest site

    Date: 2014-02-10 07:27:18 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:15 - ID:546527

    BANGKOK, Feb 10 (MENA) - A bomb went off on Monday in an area vacated by anti-government protesters, injuring six street cleaners, ABC news reported. The blast occurred about 11:30 a.m. as the workers were cleaning the median strip of a street ....

  • Russia supplied Libya with 10 anti-missile systems

    Date: 2014-02-10 07:05:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:546452

    MOSCOW, Feb 10 (MENA) – Russia fulfilled a contract for the supply of the Libyan army with advanced self-propelled anti-tank missile, which was concluded before the Libyan revolution in 2011, Russia’s Kolomna Machine-Building Design Bureau ....

  • Russians have tremendous capacity when it comes to listening to conversations – US Ambassador

    Date: 2014-02-10 07:02:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:546451

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA) - United States Ambassador to Russia Michael A. McFaul said he could not confirm that the Russian government has leaked phone conversations between two American diplomats criticizing the European Union policy towards ....

  • EU regrets strict immigration quotas to Switzerland

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:32:53 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:11 - ID:546454

    BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (MENA) - Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries, the BBC said on its website. Final results showed 50.3% voted in favour. The vote ....

  • North Korea rescinds invitation to US envoy

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:24:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:546458

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA) - North Korea has cancelled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American's possible release, the State Department said Monday. The cancellation, which ....

  • Kerry to start Asian tour Thursday

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:20:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:546433

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA)- US Secretary of State John Kerry will begin a trip this week to China, South Korea, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, the State Department said on Sunday, at a time of high tensions in Asia over China's increasingly ....

  • 11 killed as heaviest snowstorm in decades hits Japan

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:15:34 GMT - Japan - World - SN:6 - ID:546432

    TOKYO, Feb 10 (MENA) - The heaviest snowstorm in nearly half a century in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has caused a rash of snow-linked accidents, resulting in nearly a dozen deaths and injuring more than a thousand people, The RussiaToday ....

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