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  • Thai opposition holds mass rally in Bangkok

    Date: 2013-12-22 09:09:00 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:24 - ID:454778

    BANGKOK, Dec 22 (MENA) - The Thai opposition is holding a mass rally in the capital Bangkok as its campaign to bring down the government of Yingluck Shinawatra continues, the BBC reported. Protest leaders say they expect a turnout of hundreds of ....

  • 2 dead as unusual weather mix sweeps US

    Date: 2013-12-22 08:21:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:19 - ID:454703

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (MENA) - At least two people are dead after a bizarre mix of weather across the US spawned everything from tornadoes to ice storms to record-setting warmth, CNN reported. The two deaths occurred in the Mississippi counties of ....

  • Japanese robot crushes competition in robot olympics

    Date: 2013-12-22 08:20:13 GMT - Japan - World - SN:17 - ID:454690

    TOKYO, Dec 22 (MENA) - After a two-day competition, a two-legged, 209-pound (95 kilograms) blue robot, built by a Japanese robotics company, took the top score in the DARPA Robotics Challenge trials, where it scored 27 out of a possible 32 points, ....

  • Russia to hail Ukraine involvement in CIS integration processes - Lavrov

    Date: 2013-12-22 08:05:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:454689

    MOSCOW, Dec 22 (MENA) - Russia would welcome Ukraine's involvement in integration processes in the Commonwealth of Independent States, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "Naturally, we are interested to see Ukraine as participating in ....

  • NATO starts negotiating its forces’ status in Afghanistan after 2014

    Date: 2013-12-22 07:54:30 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:454634

    KABUL, Dec 22 (MENA) - NATO has begun negotiating a Status of Forces Agreement with Afghanistan without waiting until the Karzai government signs the security deal with the US, ABC news reported quoting the Pentagon and NATO. NATO Secretary ....

  • Germany’s new defense minister makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    Date: 2013-12-22 06:41:03 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:454580

    KABUL, Dec 22 (MENA) - The new defense minister of Germany Ursula Von Der Leyen following an unannounced visit arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday to visit German troops stationed in northern Afghanistan, Afghanistan's Khaama newspaper reported. Her ....

  • Cuba calls on US to establish civilized relations

    Date: 2013-12-22 06:37:58 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:8 - ID:454596

    HAVANA, Dec 22 (MENA) - Cuban President Raul Castro called on the United States to establish civilized relations with his country, the BBC reported. The United States and Cuba have appeared more positive of late as talks around immigration, ....

  • Obama warns S. Sudan against military coup

    Date: 2013-12-21 22:41:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:454484

    WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama warned South Sudan on Saturday that Washington and its allies would cut aid to the country over any attempted military coup amid growing fears of civil war. Obama was updated about the ....

  • Obama keeping with tense situation in South Sudan

    Date: 2013-12-21 22:30:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:107 - ID:454472

    WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama was briefed by his national security team on Saturday after four US military service members were wounded when their aircraft were fired upon during a mission to evacuate American citizens from ....

  • Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections

    Date: 2013-12-21 21:28:01 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:101 - ID:454438

    BANGKOK, Dec 21 (MENA) - Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February, the BBC News reported Saturday. Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva told a news conference it would not be fielding ....

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