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  • US drone destroys Russian-made tank in Syria in 'self-defense,' officials say

    Date: 2018-02-13 16:30:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:7244169

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - An American drone destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank operating in eastern Syria on Saturday, according to the U.S. military's command unit responsible for forces in the Middle East -- which added the strike was in ....

  • Egyptian FM to attend MSC

    Date: 2018-02-13 11:16:59 GMT - Germany - World - SN:33 - ID:7243227

    BERLIN, Feb 13 (MENA) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will participate in Munich Security Conference (MSC) due in Germany on February 15-18. As many as 600 participants will take part in the event including UN Secretary-General António ....

  • London City Airport reopens after WW2 bomb moved

    Date: 2018-02-13 10:48:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:29 - ID:7243043

    LONDON, Feb 13 (MENA) - London City Airport has reopened after an unexploded 500kg World War Two bomb was safely moved from the area, the BBC reported. The device was discovered at the King George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the east ....

  • EU to refuse to sign trade deals with countries that don't ratify Paris climate change accord

    Date: 2018-02-13 10:27:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:23 - ID:7243111

    LONDON, Feb 13 (MENA) - The European Union will refuse to sign trade deals with countries that do not ratify the Paris climate change agreement and take steps to combat global warming, under a new Brussels policy, The Independent ....

  • South Korea jails friend to former president to 20 years in jail for corruption

    Date: 2018-02-13 09:03:42 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:7242967

    SEOUL, Feb 13 (MENA) - A South Korean court has sentenced Choi Soon-sil, an old friend of former president Park Geun-hye, to 20 years in jail for corruption, influence-peddling and abuse of power, the BBC reported Tuesday. Choi was at the heart ....

  • Six dead, scores injured in road accident in Wazirabad

    Date: 2018-02-13 07:22:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:11 - ID:7242774

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 13 (MENA) - At least six people were killed and 20 others injured when a passenger bus and wagon collided in Wazirabad, Gujranwala on Tuesday, Geo News reported. According to rescue sources, the collision happened due to ....

  • IOC president to visit North Korea after Games

    Date: 2018-02-12 22:37:37 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:109 - ID:7242628

    LAUSANNE, Feb 12 (MENA) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday Olympics chief Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the Voice of America reported. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Bach had been ....

  • Tillerson says it's 'up to North Korea' to engage in talks with US

    Date: 2018-02-12 21:26:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:7242541

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday it will be "up to North Korea" to decide when it is ready to engage in serious and meaningful diplomatic talks with the US, CNN reported. Tillerson was reacting to Vice ....

  • Pentagon unveils $686 billion military budget for FY19

    Date: 2018-02-12 21:03:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:101 - ID:7242519

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget is requesting $686.1 billion in military funding, with a focus on great power competition with Russia and China, Defense News quoted the Pentagon as saying on Monday. The ....

  • 4 killed after truck rear-end cars in Germany

    Date: 2018-02-12 20:58:04 GMT - Germany - World - SN:99 - ID:7242517

    BERLIN, Feb 12 (MENA) - Four people were killed after a truck struck two cars on a German highway, pushing the smaller vehicles under another tractor-trailer, ABC news reported. Mannheim police said the incident happened Monday afternoon on the ....

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