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  • Japanese Diet committee OKs bill to launch U.S.-style NSC

    Date: 2013-11-06 19:54:24 GMT - Japan - World - SN:146 - ID:374055

    TOKYO, Nov 6 (MENA) - Japan moved closer Wednesday to creating a US-style National Security Council as a Diet committee approved a bill to set up the new framework for gathering information and speeding up decision-making in diplomacy and defense, ....

  • Turkey's Erdogan hopes for faster EU accession process

    Date: 2013-11-06 19:24:54 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:142 - ID:373993

    SOPHIA, Nov 6 (MENA) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that his country is awaiting a faster EU accession process, Sophia News Agency reported Wednesday. Erdogan’s comment came after Turkey began on Tuesday its 22nd round ....

  • Berlusconi: My woes like Jews had under Hitler

    Date: 2013-11-06 19:18:05 GMT - Italy - World - SN:136 - ID:373994

    ROME, Nov 6 (MENA) - Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has likened Jewish suffering in Hitler's Germany to what his family feels about his judicial woes, triggering criticism from Italian politicians and Jewish leaders that he is trivializing ....

  • Dutch government taken to court over NSA links

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:45:19 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:133 - ID:373793

    HAGUE, Nov 6, (MENA) - An alliance of privacy advocates, lawyers and journalists is taking the Dutch government to court over its links to overseas intelligence agencies, ABC news reported. The alliance said Wednesday it is asking the Hague ....

  • Greece paralyzed by nationwide strike

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:44:30 GMT - Greece - World - SN:132 - ID:373866

    ATHENS, Nov 6 (MENA) - The public and the private sectors in Greece are paralyzed Wednesday as trade unions have called a 24-hour nationwide strike, Sophia News Agency reported. The strike is in protest against new tax legislation and fears of ....

  • Moscow ready to host negotiations between Syrian regime, opposition: diplomat

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:30:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:127 - ID:373865

    MOSCOW, Nov 6 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday that his country is ready to host negotiations between the Syrian regime and the opposition with international participation. Bogdanov stated that he met a ....

  • Russia, Nicaragua eye booting economic ties

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:22:41 GMT - Nicaragua - World - SN:121 - ID:373867

    MOSCOW, Nov 6 (MENA) - Russia and Nicaragua have good potential for diversifying trade and economic relations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told an intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical ....

  • Iraq attacks kill 10 people, as 2013 toll tops 5,500

    Date: 2013-11-06 14:39:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:95 - ID:373304

    WASHINGTON Nov 6 (MENA) – Attacks in Iraq killed 10 people, including eight security personnel, officials said, the latest casualties in a country-wide spike in violence that the government has failed to stem, Global Post reported. Iraq is mired ....

  • Diplomats fail to agree on details for Syria peace talks - newspaper

    Date: 2013-11-06 14:06:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:373312

    WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (MENA) – Senior diplomats from the United States, Russia and the United Nations have failed to agree on a date for convening a long-awaited peace conference aimed at settling the Syria conflict, acknowledging it would not take ....

  • Netantahu congratulates Lieberman on his acquittal of corruption charges

    Date: 2013-11-06 09:18:02 GMT - Israel - World - SN:37 - ID:372678

    RAMALLAH, Nov 6 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister congratulated Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman who was cleared of corruption charges by a court in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Lieberman will now return to the cabinet, Prime Minister ....

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