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  • Trump thanks Putin for hailing America's economy

    Date: 2017-12-15 09:03:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:7141464

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (MENA) - President Donald Trump thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for praising America's economic performance. In a statement on Friday, the White House said "President Trump thanked President Putin for acknowledging ....

  • Russia’s 2018 presidential election set for March 18

    Date: 2017-12-15 08:16:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:12 - ID:7141422

    MOSCOW, Dec 15 (MENA) - Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) on Friday has unanimously approved the chamber’s resolution setting the presidential election for March 18, 2018, Russia Today channel reported. The decision came few ....

  • Peruvian president refuses to quit over corruption allegations

    Date: 2017-12-15 07:34:59 GMT - Peru - World - SN:11 - ID:7141380

    LIMA, Dec 15 (MENA) - Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said that he would not resign over a scandal involving payments Brazilian builder Odebrecht made about a decade ago to a company he controlled while holding public office. In a televised ....

  • Russia accuses Pentagon of deceiving international community

    Date: 2017-12-15 07:21:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:10 - ID:7141370

    MOSCOW, Dec 15 (MENA) - The skepticism voiced by the Pentagon’s representatives over Russian forces’ withdrawal from Syria shows that the United States does not have information on the real situation, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor ....

  • Japan imposes new sanctions on North Korea

    Date: 2017-12-15 06:39:05 GMT - Japan - World - SN:8 - ID:7141318

    TOKYO, Dec 15 (MENA) - Japan has announced Friday that it is freezing the assets of 19 companies to step up pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that the companies deal in ....

  • Two people killed, others injured in two stabbing attacks in Netherlands

    Date: 2017-12-15 06:38:10 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:7 - ID:7141317

    AMSTERDAM, Dec 15 (MENA) - At least two people have been killed and several others injured in two stabbing attacks in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht, police said. In a statement on Friday, the Dutch police noted that two stabbing attacks ....

  • Stabbing in Netherlands: One dead, several injured

    Date: 2017-12-14 21:41:32 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:96 - ID:7141255

    AMSTERDAM, Dec 14 (MENA) - A stabbing attack killed at least one person in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht late Thursday night, Sputnik reported. Emergency medics and police officials are on the scene after receiving reports of a stabbing ....

  • Moscow denies Russian jets intercepted by US F-22s in Syria

    Date: 2017-12-14 21:32:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:7141232

    MOSCOW, Dec 14 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry released a statement Thursday denying reports of an alleged "intercept" of Russian Su-25s by US F-22 fighter jets in Syria, Sputnik reported. "On December 13, a pair of Su-25 attack aircraft ....

  • Pakistan asks 21 foreign aid groups to close shop, leave

    Date: 2017-12-14 21:14:38 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:94 - ID:7141233

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (MENA) - Two senior Pakistani security officials say that authorities have asked 21 foreign aid groups to wrap up their activities and prepare to leave Pakistan after they failed to re-register under a regulation introduced two ....

  • Japan holds 3 for alleged illegal exports to N.Korea

    Date: 2017-12-14 20:40:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:93 - ID:7141217

    TOKYO, Dec 14 (MENA) - Three employees of a Tokyo-based company were arrested on Thursday for allegedly exporting food and other items to North Korea in violation of a government ban, the NHK reported. M-Create President Yuzuru Yachita and two ....

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