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  • Mattis: North Korea military solution would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

    Date: 2017-05-19 20:56:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:6818867

    WASHINGTON, May 19 (MENA) – US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and said Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution, ....

  • The Guardian: Brexit negotiations set to start on June 19

    Date: 2017-05-19 18:25:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:81 - ID:6818740

    LONDON, May 19 (MENA) - The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has penciled in 19 June for the first formal day of talks with Britain about its withdrawal from the European Union, in what are being billed as the most important negotiations in ....

  • China calls on US, North Korea to end nuclear standoff

    Date: 2017-05-19 18:02:02 GMT - China - World - SN:79 - ID:6818729

    BEIJING, May 19 (MENA) - China urged the United States and North Korea to show commitment to a political decision to solve the "nuclear problem." Beijing's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remark on Friday in response to a ....

  • Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

    Date: 2017-05-19 17:57:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:78 - ID:6818741

    LONDON, May 19 (MENA) – Scientists at the University of Cambridge are to test whether the Zika virus can be used to destroy brain tumours, ITV reported on Friday. It's being funded by Cancer Research UK and could potentially lead to new ....

  • Japan: China 'escalating' tensions over disputed islands

    Date: 2017-05-19 16:12:42 GMT - Japan - World - SN:66 - ID:6818560

    TOKYO, May 19 (MENA) - Japan scrambled warplanes on Thursday after four Chinese coastguard ships and a drone aircraft entered territory it claims around disputed islands in the East China Sea, according to Defense Ministry officials. Tokyo said ....

  • Two French military officers die during training

    Date: 2017-05-19 16:07:30 GMT - France - World - SN:63 - ID:6818623

    PARIS, May 19 (MENA) - Two French soldiers died Friday during a training in Marne river, east of Paris. Two soldiers from the second infantry regiment of Nimes lost their lives during their training, the military's Eastern Command said in a ....

  • Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-05-19 14:26:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:54 - ID:6818337

    KABUL, May 19 (MENA) - A roadside bombing killed 11 people in eastern Afghanistan on Friday as they were traveling to a wedding in the country's east, ABC News quoted a local official as saying Friday. Those killed by the roadside bomb in Logar ....

  • Japan approves bill to allow first abdication of emperor in 200 years

    Date: 2017-05-19 12:40:26 GMT - Japan - World - SN:45 - ID:6818201

    TOKYO, May 19 (MENA) - The Japanese cabinet on Friday approved a bill to let Emperor Akihito hand over the Chrysanthemum Throne to Crown Prince Naruhito in what would be Japan’s first abdication in roughly 200 years, The Japan Times reported ....

  • US looks at extending laptop ban to all flights

    Date: 2017-05-19 12:12:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:42 - ID:6818166

    LONDON, May 19 (MENA) - The Trump administration is considering extending a ban on laptops in aircraft cabins to all flights to the US from anywhere in the world, in a move that would create major disruption for passengers and airlines, Financial ....

  • Sweden drops rape investigation against Julian Assange

    Date: 2017-05-19 10:53:42 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:37 - ID:6818073

    STOCKHOLM, May 19 (MENA) - Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that ....

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