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  • 10 injured, 50 evacuated after explosion in Russia’s St. Petersburg

    Date: 2017-12-27 18:41:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:7162459

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - An explosion in a St. Petersburg entertainment center has left ten people injured, emergency services told Russia's TASS news agency on Wednesday. "An unidentified explosive device was detonated in the Gigant-Hall ....

  • Russia expects to ink S-400 missile deal with India soon

    Date: 2017-12-27 16:15:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:53 - ID:7162228

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - Russia expects to sign a deal with India soon on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems, TASS quoted Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin as saying on Wednesday. "We hope that the S-400 deal will be signed with ....

  • Quake kills 1, injures 57 in Iran

    Date: 2017-12-27 10:05:50 GMT - Iran - World - SN:17 - ID:7161205

    TEHRAN, Dec 27 (MENA) - A 4.2-magnitude earthquake that happened early on Wednesday in Alborz Province, west of Tehran, killed one and injured 57 people, IRNA reported. The quake occurred at 00:54 hours local time (21:24 GMT) and its epicenter ....

  • Pope Francis asserts support to Egypt's efforts to achieve stability, combat terror in ME

    Date: 2017-12-27 09:29:03 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:11 - ID:7161177

    CAIRO, Dec 27 (MENA) - Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church asserted his support to Egyptian efforts to bring about security and stability and combat terror and violence in the Middle East. This came during an audience he granted to new ....

  • 4 arrested in Netherlands over suspected terrorism activities

    Date: 2017-12-26 22:52:46 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:90 - ID:7160929

    AMSTERDAM, Dec 26 (MENA) - Dutch police arrested four men in the northern city of Rotterdam and carried out anti-terror raids in several other Dutch cities, DW quoted authorities as saying Tuesday. "Rotterdam police detained four men early on ....

  • North Korea missile developers hit by US sanctions

    Date: 2017-12-26 22:15:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:7160948

    WASHINGTON, Dec 26 (MENA) - The US has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials it says have led the development of nuclear missiles, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The US treasury named the two men as Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, and said ....

  • Train-car collision kills one in France

    Date: 2017-12-26 21:44:50 GMT - France - World - SN:84 - ID:7160706

    PARIS, Dec 26 (MENA) - A regional train collided on Tuesday with a vehicle in Morbihan, northwest France, leaving one person dead, local authorties said, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. At 10:06 local time (0906 GMT), a train hit a ....

  • Russian warship escorted through North Sea by British frigate

    Date: 2017-12-26 21:29:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:83 - ID:7160855

    LONDON, Dec 26 (MENA) - A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period, ....

  • Russia to invite observers from all continents to monitor presidential election

    Date: 2017-12-26 18:30:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:7160708

    MOSCOW, Dec (MENA) - Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) will send invitations to electoral bodies in about 100 countries to monitor the upcoming presidential election in Russia scheduled for March 18, 2018, CEC Chairperson Ella Pamfilova ....

  • Putin asks government to work out support measures for capital return to Russia

    Date: 2017-12-26 17:37:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:7160705

    MOSCOW, Dec 26 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the government to consider extension of the capital amnesty and other measures supporting funds return to Russia, TASS news agency reported Tuesday. "Considering that external ....

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