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  • US spying agency targets included allies, aid groups and business elite -- Report 2 New York

    Date: 2013-12-20 20:24:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:105 - ID:452871

    The reports are spare, technical bulletins produced as the spies, typically working out of British intelligence sites, systematically tapped one international communications link after another, focusing especially on satellite transmissions. The ....

  • US spying agency targets included allies, aid groups and business elite -- Report

    Date: 2013-12-20 20:23:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:452866

    NEW YORK, Dec 20 (MENA) - Secret documents have revealed more than 1,000 targets of American and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime minister, heads of international aid organizations, foreign energy ....

  • UNMISS condemns attack on base in Akobo in South Sudan

    Date: 2013-12-20 20:21:33 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:103 - ID:452753

    NEW YORK, Dec 20 (MENA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemned Friday unknown assailants' attack on its base in Akobo in South Sudan, killing and injuring three peacekeepers. "This unjustified attack is a criminal act for ....

  • South Korean president approval rating dipped under 50 percent -- poll

    Date: 2013-12-20 19:23:27 GMT - south korea - World - SN:99 - ID:452798

    SEOUL, Dec 20 (MEA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's approval rating has dipped under 50 percent for the first time since April, a new Gallup Korea poll showed Friday. The poll showed that 48 percent of South Koreans approved of the job ....

  • Security Council condemns killing of civilians, UNMIS soldiers in South Sudan

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:55:27 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:98 - ID:452750

    NEW YORK, Dec 20 (MENA) - The Security Council members expressed Friday their deep concern about the rapid deterioration of the security situation and the humanitarian crisis caused by political conflict between the political leaders in South ....

  • Ethiopian FM hails talks between Kiir, African mediators as "fruitful"

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:54:39 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:97 - ID:452751

    KHARTOUM, Dec 20 (MENA) - Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom hailed as "fruitful" talks between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and African mediators, saying that the consultations would continue. "We held a very fruitful meeting with ....

  • Russian military to decide on Iskander missiles deployment at Kaliningrad – FM

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:29:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:93 - ID:452699

    MOSCOW, Dec 20 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday a decision to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad province in the border region with Western Europe will be made only by the Ministry of Defense. "We told our American ....

  • 43,000 illegal immigrants arrived to Italy in 2013 - minister

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:17:36 GMT - Italy - World - SN:92 - ID:452689

    ROME, Dec 20 (MENA) - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Friday that the number of illegal immigrants arrived to the Italian shores in 2013 jumped to 43,000 up from 23,000 immigrants in 2012. Speaking to press conference, Alfano said ....

  • Britain to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:15:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:452692

    LONDON, Dec 20 (MENA) - Britain is to destroy 150 tons of industrial-grade chemicals as part of the international effort to dismantle Sryian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile, The Telegraph reported Friday. The British ....

  • Bosnian man gets 45 years in prison for terrorism

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:05:13 GMT - Bosnia and Herzegovina - World - SN:86 - ID:452693

    SARAJEVO, Dec 20 (MENA) - Bosnian court has sentenced an Islamic extremist to 45 years in prison for terrorism, the ABC News reported on Friday. Haris Causevic was found guilty of planting and triggering a powerful improvised bomb behind a police ....

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