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  • French minister resigns over spending scandal

    Date: 2019-07-16 14:33:04 GMT - France - World - SN:54 - ID:8026613

    PARIS, July 16 (MENA) - French Environment Minister François de Rugy, at the center of a controversy over lavish spending, announced his resignation on Tuesday and lashed out at what he claimed was a “media lynching”, according to France 24. "The ....

  • Macron demands explanation after arrest of Franco-Iranian researcher in Iran

    Date: 2019-07-16 12:07:19 GMT - Serbia - World - SN:36 - ID:8026122

    BELGRADE, July 16 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has demanded an explanation from Iran for their arrest of Franco-Iranian academic researcher Fariba Adelkhah, Euronews reported Tuesday. The 60-year-old anthropologist is a senior ....

  • Japan sees worst suicide rate for those under 20 in 2018

    Date: 2019-07-16 11:35:36 GMT - Japan - World - SN:33 - ID:8026268

    TOKYO, July 16 (MENA) - Japan saw the worst suicide rate for those under 20 years old in 2018, with school-related matters such as poor academic performance cited as the most common reason among youth aged 10 to 19, the government said Tuesday in ....

  • Japan won’t send troops to Middle East, says defense minister

    Date: 2019-07-16 09:25:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:14 - ID:8026051

    TOKYO, July 16 (MENA) - Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said on Tuesday he has “no plan” to send the Self-Defence Forces to the Middle East to join a military coalition envisioned by the United States to safeguard commercial shipping from ....

  • Airstrikes kill 5 Taliban militants in Helmand province

    Date: 2019-07-16 07:03:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:8025912

    KABUL, July 16 (MENA) - The security forces conducted airstrikes in two districts of Helmand province killing at least five Taliban militants. The informed military officials said Tuesday that an airstrike killed two Taliban militants in Musa ....

  • 6-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Bali, damages hotels, schools

    Date: 2019-07-16 06:37:59 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:6 - ID:8025886

    JAKARTA, July 16 (MENA) - A 6-magnitude rocked Indonesia's island of Bali on Tuesday morning, damaging the entrance to the Nusa Dua hotel area and a few buildings, Jakarta Post newspaper reported. No fatalities have been reported nor a tsunami ....

  • Direct flight launched to link east China's Anhui, Moscow

    Date: 2019-07-16 06:26:59 GMT - China - World - SN:5 - ID:8025871

    BEIJING, July 16 (MENA) - A direct air route was launched between Moscow and Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, according to Anhui Civil Aviation Airport Group, Xinhua News Agency reported. The maiden flight landed in Hefei airport at ....

  • World hunger on the rise with more than 820 million at risk, UN report says

    Date: 2019-07-15 22:17:51 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:91 - ID:8025788

    NEW YORK, July 15 (MENA) - More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen. After decades of decline, ....

  • US lawmakers probe bill to ban Facebook cryptocurrency project

    Date: 2019-07-15 21:28:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:89 - ID:8025737

    WASHINGTON, July 15 (MENA) - Democrats on the US House Financial Services Committee are considering a bill that would ban major social media and technology companies from providing financial services and offering digital currencies, The Hill ....

  • Trump officially nominates Mark Esper as US defense secretary

    Date: 2019-07-15 21:23:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:8025766

    WASHINGTON, July 15 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump on Monday officially nominated Mark Esper to be the next secretary of defense, USA Today reported. As part of an expedited confirmation process, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold ....

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