Briefly World: Iran denounces EU blacklisting Hezbollah

Iran has denounced the European Union for its decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s armed wing as a terror group.

Published: July 24, 2013 1:50:50 am

Iran denounces EU blacklisting Hezbollah

Tehran: Iran has denounced the European Union for its decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s armed wing as a terror group. Iran “strongly denounces the (EU) decision… and believes (it) is in line with the illegitimate interests of the Zionist regime,” Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by the media Tuesday.

Afghan bomber kills

three NATO soldiers

Ghazni: A suicide bomber rode a donkey Tuesday into an Afghan and NATO military convoy,killing three Western soldiers and their Afghan interpreter,officials said. NATO confirmed three casualties in a bombing in Wardak province but gave no details.

Xi’s ‘Hello beautiful!’ greeting goes viral

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping displayed his informal public style,greeting a woman in a crowd as “Hello beautiful!”,causing a media flutter. His comment surprised the media and officials used to the old style Communist stock phrase “Hello Comrade”.

US man jailed for stolen $5m lottery

New York: A man convicted of possessing another man’s winning $5 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. The prosecutor’s office said Andy Ashkar was sentenced Tuesday morning for having the the stolen ticket. PTI

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