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  • Pope Francis named Time's 2013 Person of the Year

    Date: 2013-12-11 15:01:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:435007

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 (MENA) – Calling him "The People's Pope," Time magazine on Wednesday named Pope Francis its Person of the Year. "For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world's largest church to ....

  • Snow blanket on Istanbul hampers transportation

    Date: 2013-12-11 12:13:14 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:68 - ID:434381

    ANKARA, Dec 11 (MENA) - The first snow of the year has engulfed Istanbul, canceling many flights and ferry services. Lightning also hit two aircraft mid-flight during the storm, Hurriyet Daily News reported. The heavy snowfall started to fall on ....

  • Investigations continue with MB members after protesting outside Egyptian defense bureau in Paris

    Date: 2013-12-11 12:07:34 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:434484

    PARIS, Dec 11 (MENA) - The relevant French authorities are continuing their investigations with members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group, who staged a protest on Monday outside the Egyptian defense bureau in Paris without a permit. The ....

  • Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners - presidential adviser

    Date: 2013-12-11 10:47:28 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:48 - ID:434047

    YANGON, Dec 11 (MENA) - A presidential adviser in Myanmar said Wednesday Authorities freed 44 political detainees, French RFI reported. "In total 44 political prisoners have been released around the country today," Hla Maung Shwe ....

  • Egyptian artifacts seized in Berlin

    Date: 2013-12-11 10:45:53 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:46 - ID:434156

    CAIRO, Dec 11 (MENA) - Egypt's Embassy in Berlin has detected a number of smuggled artifacts in Germany, said Spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel-Atti. The embassy has contacted the German authorities to discuss and agree on ....

  • Tourism Minister to partake in festival for Egyptian tour guides

    Date: 2013-12-11 10:38:02 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:41 - ID:434291

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Dec 11 (MENA) - Tourism Minister Hisham Zazou is due to participate in the promotional festival for Egyptian tour guides on Thursday in Sharm El-Sheikh. The festival will be attended by ambassadors from 17 Arab and foreign ....

  • Seoul, Washington resume talks on defense cost-sharing

    Date: 2013-12-11 09:53:12 GMT - south korea - World - SN:38 - ID:434100

    SEOUL, Dec 11 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States on Wednesday resumed negotiations on the sharing of the cost for stationing American troops here, with both sides seen as nearing an agreement on the prickly issue. Korean government ....

  • N. Korea sells gold in sign of imminent economic collapse – S. Korean source

    Date: 2013-12-11 09:23:57 GMT - south korea - World - SN:34 - ID:434048

    SEOUL, Dec 11 (MENA) - North Korea has begun to sell large amounts of gold to China in a bid to tide over its economic crisis, multiple sources familiar with North Korea affairs said Wednesday. According to the sources, the disposal could be an ....

  • Clashes outside city hall as police try to dislodge Kiev protesters

    Date: 2013-12-11 08:47:07 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:24 - ID:433933

    KIEV, Dec 11 (MENA) - Clashes have erupted outside city hall in Kiev as police try to oust occupying protesters. The clashes follow a night of scuffles and a stand-off after police moved in on the protest camp in Independence Square saying they ....

  • Rose Gottemoeller: Europe needs missile defense system due to missile threats from Iran

    Date: 2013-12-11 08:40:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:23 - ID:433875

    MOSCOW, Dec 11 (MENA) - The US is determined to deploy a missile defense system in Europe since Iran poses not only nuclear, but also missile threat, ITAR TASS reported quoting Acting US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International ....

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