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  • Train passengers stranded overnight as polar vortex freezes nation

    Date: 2014-01-07 13:01:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:484490

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (MENA) - All right, East Coast and Deep South, it's your turn to be miserable, CNN said on Tuesday. The historic freeze that proved too cold for polar bears in the Midwest is spreading, dropping temperatures in the eastern third ....

  • Turkish government seeks to control judiciary

    Date: 2014-01-07 12:49:24 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:54 - ID:484409

    ANKARA, Jan 7 (MENA) - The Turkish government under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to introduce a package to make changes in the country's judicial system. The move will help the ruling Justice and Development Party take control of the ....

  • Spanish princess summoned over fraud

    Date: 2014-01-07 12:36:12 GMT - Spain - World - SN:51 - ID:484478

    MADRID, Jan 6 (MENA) - A Spanish judge has summoned the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos to appear in court over accusations of fraud and money-laundering, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The Infanta Cristina, 48, has been linked to the ....

  • Iran turns down proposal for sideline presence in Geneva II conference

    Date: 2014-01-07 12:34:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:50 - ID:484281

    TEHRAN, Jan 7 (MENA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham stressed Tehran’s readiness to take part in the Geneva II conference on Syria, but stressed that Iran will not accept any precondition or improper invitations to the ....

  • Iran to cooperate with Lebanon in investigating Majid death

    Date: 2014-01-07 12:00:38 GMT - Iran - World - SN:48 - ID:484283

    TEHRAN, Jan 7 (MENA) - Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry Marziyeh Afkham said on Tuesday that Iran is ready to cooperate with Lebanon to find out the exact reason for the death of the terrorist Majid al-Majid, IRNA News Agency reported. ....

  • Mali, Senegal evacuate citizens from restive Central Africa

    Date: 2014-01-07 09:19:00 GMT - Central African Republic - World - SN:23 - ID:483853

    BANGUI, Jan 7(MENA) - Mali and Senegal have repatriated hundreds of their nationals fleeing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, officials in Bamako and Dakar told FRANCE 24. In the Malian capital Bamako the minister in charge of ....

  • Yun, Hagel underscore role of alliance as linchpin for regional peace

    Date: 2014-01-07 08:00:25 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:483686

    SEOUL, Jan 7 (MENA) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel agreed that the allies should step up efforts to bolster joint combat readiness against North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported. The ....

  • Gunmen kill 30 people in Nigerian village

    Date: 2014-01-07 07:47:26 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:10 - ID:483644

    ABUJA, Jan 7 (MENA) - Gunmen have killed 30 people in a village in central Nigeria, according to a local official, Euronews reported. Gunmen stormed the majority-Berom Shonong village in the Riyom local government area in the early hours of ....

  • Nicaragua: Canal construction to begin this year

    Date: 2014-01-07 07:47:01 GMT - Nicaragua - World - SN:9 - ID:483643

    MANAGUA, Jan 7 (MENA) - Nicaragua's government says the construction of the nation's inter-ocean canal will start at the end of this year, contradicting a recent announcement that it would be delayed until 2015, ABC News reported. The president ....

  • S. Korea, U.S. resume talks on key nuke energy pact

    Date: 2014-01-07 06:38:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:5 - ID:483622

    SEOUL, Jan 7 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States began their ninth round of talks on Tuesday on whether to allow Seoul to enrich uranium and reprocess spent nuclear fuel, the foreign ministry here said as quoted by Yonhap. The parties, ....

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