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  • US secures $285M cut in UN budget

    Date: 2017-12-25 10:01:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:7157974

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - The US Mission to the United Nations announced that it negotiated a major reduction in the UN’s budget for the upcoming fiscal years, The Hill reported. According to a statement from the mission, the 2018-2019 UN ....

  • Five killed in Kabul suicide attack, says Afghan officials

    Date: 2017-12-25 06:22:38 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:2 - ID:7157708

    KABUL, Dec 25 (MENA) - Afghan officials said a suicide bomber has killed five people in an attack on the capital Kabul, Khaama Press reported. A spokesman for the interior ministry said the bomber blew himself up Monday near an office of the ....

  • Rescue operation underway after at least 200 skiers trapped in chair lifts above French Alps resort

    Date: 2017-12-24 22:57:22 GMT - France - World - SN:104 - ID:7157608

    PARIS, Dec 24 (MENA) - About 200 skiers were left stranded in chair lifts when a gondola broke down at a resort in the French Alps, French authorities said. Rescue operations were underway on Sunday afternoon, and no one injuries have been ....

  • Russian opposition leader secures backing for 2018 presidential election

    Date: 2017-12-24 22:54:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:103 - ID:7157546

    LONDON, Dec (MENA) - More than 15,000 Russians endorsed the candidacy of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to take on Vladimir Putin in the 2018 election, which allowed him to file for registration as a candidate in the race, The Telegraph ....

  • Iran's destabilization of region has to be confronted -- Macron

    Date: 2017-12-24 22:47:04 GMT - France - World - SN:101 - ID:7157494

    PARIS, Dec 24 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the importance of confronting the Iranian destabilization of the Middle East region, Al Arabiya news channel reported Sunday. During a phone call with Saudi King Salman Bin ....

  • New North Korea sanctions a 'major accomplishment' for US -- Democratic senator

    Date: 2017-12-24 22:41:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:100 - ID:7157465

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - US Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland praised new United Nations sanctions against North Korea, saying the vote marked a major accomplishment for the US, the Hill newspaper reported Sunday. "That was a good move. That was ....

  • Top US Marine Corps, Navy officials visit Helmand in South of Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-12-24 22:32:44 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:99 - ID:7157435

    KABUL, Dec 24 (MENA) - Two senior officials from the US Navy and Marine Corps visited the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan to meet the local officials and review the situation of the key southern province, according to the local ....

  • Swiss president wants vote to clarify country's EU position

    Date: 2017-12-24 22:01:38 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:97 - ID:7157355

    BERN, Dec 24 (MENA) - A referendum in Switzerland to clarify the country's relationship with the European Union would be helpful, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said on Sunday, after ties between the two sides cooled this week. Switzerland's ....

  • Trump criticizes US media for failing to report about his achievements

    Date: 2017-12-24 21:50:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:7157362

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump tore into the news media in a tweet, saying the press has not covered the success of his administration and the strength of his political base, The Hill newspaper reported Saturday "The Fake ....

  • UN ready to support Philippines after deadly storm -- Secretary-General

    Date: 2017-12-24 21:39:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:95 - ID:7157353

    NEW YORK, Dec 24 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was saddened by the loss of life in the Philippines, adding that the UN was ready to help, BBC reported Sunday. “The UN stands ready to support the local and ....

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