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  • China, Iran sign contract on redesign of Arak heavy water reactor

    Date: 2017-04-23 19:16:38 GMT - China - World - SN:83 - ID:6781396

    BEIJING, April 23 (MENA) - China and Iran signed the first commercial contract to redesign Iran's Arak heavy water reactor in Vienna on Sunday, Xinhua said. The commercial contract signed between the two sides is seen as an important step ....

  • French election: Macron, Le Pen qualify for 2nd round

    Date: 2017-04-23 18:35:11 GMT - France - World - SN:81 - ID:6781451

    PARIS, April 23 (MENA) - The first vote estimates for the first round of France’s presidential election show the independent centrist, Emmanuel Macron, has scored about 23.7% of the vote and Marine Le Pen about 22%, The Guardian reported ....

  • France's presidential polls close in main cities

    Date: 2017-04-23 18:02:09 GMT - France - World - SN:79 - ID:6781409

    PARIS, April 23 (MENA) - Final polls have closed at 7pm local time in the first round of France's high-stakes presidential election that is being closely watched by the international community, France 24 reported. Voter turnout at 5pm was 69.42 ....

  • Al Qaeda members among 10 killed in southern Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-04-23 16:56:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:76 - ID:6781342

    KABUL, April 23 (MENA) - At least 10 militants, including members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network, were killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrikes were carried ....

  • Conakry officially becomes World Book Capital 2017

    Date: 2017-04-23 15:47:29 GMT - Guinea - World - SN:74 - ID:6781230

    CONAKRY, April 23 (MENA) - Guinea’s capital Conakry has been officially declared the World Book Capital 2017, a tenure that will last a year as of April 23. Conakry becomes the 17th city to be chosen since 2001 and authorities in the country have ....

  • Iran inks deal with China to redesign Arak reactor

    Date: 2017-04-23 15:46:03 GMT - Iran - World - SN:73 - ID:6781243

    TEHRAN, April 23, (MENA) - Representatives of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and a Chinese company on Sunday signed a contract in Vienna, Austria, to redesign the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, IRNA reported. Signing the deal ....

  • Karzai says can no longer call Taliban brothers after army base attack

    Date: 2017-04-23 15:43:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:71 - ID:6781240

    KABUL, April 23 (MENA) - The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he can no longer call the Taliban militants as brothers after the barbaric attack on the Shaheen army corps in Balkh province. Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, ....

  • Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding

    Date: 2017-04-23 12:39:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:46 - ID:6780767

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (MENA) - President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support ....

  • Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

    Date: 2017-04-23 10:32:07 GMT - Iran - World - SN:25 - ID:6780568

    TEHRAN, April 23 (MENA) - An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy, Bradenton Herald reported. Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, ....

  • Hollande casts his vote in French presidential election

    Date: 2017-04-23 08:59:25 GMT - France - World - SN:17 - ID:6780334

    PARIS, April 23 (MENA) – French President Francois Hollande has cast his vote in the first round of the French election in his political fiefdom of Tulle in Correze, southwestern France, ABC News reported on Sunday. The incumbent Socialist ....

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