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  • Ukraine govt survives 'no confidence' vote amid mass protests

    Date: 2013-12-03 16:12:28 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:113 - ID:420855

    KIEV, Dec 3 (MENA) - Ukraine’s Cabinet has survived a vote of no confidence initiated by opposition MPs in the Verkhovna Rada, Russia Today channel reported Tuesday. The decision was announced as thousands of opposition supporters rallied outside ....

  • Egypt wins seat in ICCROM's executive council

    Date: 2013-12-03 13:00:51 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:76 - ID:420363

    CAIRO, Dec 3 (MENA) - Egypt won a seat in the executive council of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) after holding a secret ballot in which representatives of the governments of ....

  • Thai govt seeks negotiations with protesters: CNN

    Date: 2013-12-03 11:41:45 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:68 - ID:420154

    BANGKOK, Dec 3 (MENA) - The Thai government said it had negotiated a truce with protesters for the next several days to honor the birthday of the country's deeply revered King, CNN reported. But the leader of the protests said the fight against ....

  • North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'

    Date: 2013-12-03 09:59:42 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:45 - ID:419888

    PYONGYANG, Dec 3 (MENA) - A powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post, BBC said, citing South Korean media, reports. Citing South Korea's intelligence agency, they say Chang Song-thaek lost his position as ....

  • US calls for release of American jailed in Cuba

    Date: 2013-12-03 08:48:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:29 - ID:419693

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (MENA) - The United States called for the immediate release of an American contractor jailed for the past four years in Cuba, saying his continued captivity on the communist-ruled island was “gravely disappointing,” The Voice Of ....

  • Thai police remove barricades to police and PM offices

    Date: 2013-12-03 08:33:33 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:24 - ID:419644

    BANGKOK, Dec 3 (MENA) - Thai protesters have entered the government's headquarters after police removed barricades from outside both Government House and the police office, the BBC reported. The mood in the capital Bangkok appeared considerably ....

  • NATO: US-Afghanistan security agreement necessary to keep troops

    Date: 2013-12-03 08:03:15 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:17 - ID:419515

    BRUSSELS, Dec 3 (MENA) - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the military alliance will pull all its troops out of Afghanistan if a US-Afghanistan security agreement is not reached by the end of 2014, Sky News reported on ....

  • US Assistant Secretary of State to visit Moscow, Kiev, Tbilisi

    Date: 2013-12-03 07:58:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:419553

    MOSCOW, Dec 3 (MENA) - US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Moscow on December 8-10. The US Department of State reported on Monday that Assistant Secretary Nuland will travel to Moscow, ....

  • Building under construction collapses in Brazil: CBS

    Date: 2013-12-03 07:57:49 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:14 - ID:419526

    SAO PAULO, Dec 3 (MENA) - A five-story building under construction collapsed Monday night in the Sao Paulo suburb of Guarulhos, although there were no immediate reports of casualties, CBS News reported. The collapse happened after most workers ....

  • S. Korea, Azerbaijan agree to improve bilateral defense ties

    Date: 2013-12-03 07:24:19 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:419513

    SEOUL, Dec 3 (MENA) - The defense chiefs of South Korea and Azerbaijan held a bilateral meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to expand military ties and cooperation in the defense industry, Yonhap news agency reported. South Korean Defense Minister ....

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