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  • Obamas, First Lady, Biden to skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

    Date: 2013-12-18 15:09:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:125 - ID:448907

    WASHINGTON, Dec (MENA) - The White House announced Tuesday tonight that President Obama, Vice President Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding ....

  • Egypt obtains right to restore 8 wooden relics from Denmark

    Date: 2013-12-18 12:26:55 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:91 - ID:448496

    CAIRO, Dec 18 (MENA) - Egypt has obtained a court ruling by a Danish court giving it the right to restore eight wooden relics dating back to the Islamic era. The artifacts were stolen in 2008 from Hatem el-Bahlawan Mosque in el-Dab el-Ahmar ....

  • US sending $25M in new typhoon aid to Philippines

    Date: 2013-12-18 11:08:23 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:57 - ID:448182

    MANILA, Dec 18 (MENA) - The United States is providing nearly $25 million in additional humanitarian aid to help the Philippines deal with the enormous devastation and deaths wrought by Typhoon Haiyan last month, ABC reported quoting U.S. Secretary ....

  • World Bank receives $52 Billion in aid to poorest countries

    Date: 2013-12-18 09:32:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:447862

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - the World Bank said it received a record amount estimated $52 Billion in financing over the next three years for the fund for the poorest countries. In a statement, the bank added a global coalition of developed and ....

  • Seoul summons Japanese envoy over renewed claims to Dokdo

    Date: 2013-12-18 09:27:14 GMT - south korea - World - SN:33 - ID:447989

    SEOUL, Dec 18 (MENA) - South Korea summoned the vice chief of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul Wednesday to lodge a complaint against Tokyo's renewed territorial claims to Seoul's easternmost islets of Dokdo, Yonhap news agency reported. Takashi ....

  • Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

    Date: 2013-12-18 09:26:46 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:32 - ID:447983

    LONDON, Dec 18 (MENA) - British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died aged 84, the BBC reported Wednesday. Biggs was part of the gang which escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train on 8 ....

  • New bird flu strain linked to death of Chinese woman

    Date: 2013-12-18 08:21:12 GMT - China - World - SN:20 - ID:447838

    BEIJING, Dec 18 (MENA) - Chinese authorities have said a 73-year-old woman has died after being infected with a bird flu strain not previously found in people, a development that the World Health Organisation called "worrisome", Yonhap ....

  • Brazil is not considering asylum for Snowden

    Date: 2013-12-18 08:20:38 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:18 - ID:447896

    BRASILIA, Dec 18 (MENA) - Brazil has said it is not considering granting asylum to the fugitive former US security analyst Edward Snowden despite his offering to help investigate revelations that the NSA spied on their president, euronews reported ....

  • UN: Burma opium production rises again

    Date: 2013-12-18 08:03:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:447793

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) - Opium production has risen significantly in Burma this year, the UN said, because farmers lack alternative ways to make a living. The UN estimated that Burma - also known as Myanmar - will end up producing 870 tonnes of ....

  • Thai protesters say they will rally to hound PM from office

    Date: 2013-12-18 07:09:52 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:9 - ID:447754

    BANGKOK, Dec 18 (MENA) - Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they will step up their protests in an attempt to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and push through electoral reforms before a general election is held, ....

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