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11 January 2010 Military News

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  • DPRK Proposes to Start of Peace Talks KCNA 11 Jan 2010 -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued Monday the following statement:
  • North Korea Calls for Peace Treaty with US Ahead of Denuclearization Talks VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. says it wants to see North Korea return to six-party denuclearization talks before it considers negotiations involving a wider range of issues. U.S. officials commented Monday after North Korea called for peace talks with the U.S. and an end to sanctions as conditions for resuming the stalled talks.
  • N. Korea Calls For Peace Talks With U.S. RFE/RL 11 Jan 2010 -- which also involve South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States -- a year ago. The talks are aimed at ending the North's nuclear program in exchange for aid.
  • North Korea urges talks on peace treaty to replace armistice RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2010 -- North Korea said on Monday it wanted talks with the United States on a peace treaty to replace the ceasefire that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War as a condition to restart nuclear disarmament negotiations.
  • N. Korea Hints at Return to Nuclear Talks VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency carried a statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry Monday linking a resumption of nuclear talks with an improvement in relations with the United States.
  • US Envoy Urges Release of Activist Held Captive in North Korea VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- President Barack Obama's newly appointed special envoy for North Korean human rights is making his first visit to the South Korean capital. He urged the North to release a captive American citizen and says, if the North wants closer ties with Washington, it will need to address its human rights situation.
  • Iran's Karroubi: Government Threats Will Not Stop Reform VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- An Iranian opposition leader says government threats will not stop the path for reform, days after an opposition Web site said gunmen attacked the leader's car.
  • Former Tehran Prosecutor Blamed For Protesters' Deaths In Prison RFE/RL 11 Jan 2010 -- whose father was close to Iran's political elite -- The Iranian parliament has publicly blamed the former Tehran prosecutor for the deaths of three antigovernment protesters who died in custody in July 2009.
  • No cross-strait political breakthrough is forthcoming: Premier CNA 11 Jan 2010 -- Relations across the Taiwan Strait cannot see any major political breakthrough in the foreseeable future, but there is room for innovative interaction, Premier Wu Den-yih said Monday.
  • Tymoshenko hits out at Yanukovych over debates refusal RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2010 -- Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko criticized on Monday fellow presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych for his refusal to take part in televised debates ahead of the January 17 elections.
  • Ukraine enters presidential polls home stretch RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2010 -- Ukrainian presidential candidates are preparing to give key speeches as the country prepares for elections on January 17.
  • New EU Foreign-Policy Chief Promises Solutions For 'Jigsaw Puzzle' Of Relations RFE/RL 11 Jan 2010 -- The European Union's new high representative for foreign policy has appeared before the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee for her confirmation hearing and managed to avoid controversy.
  • Clinton Begins Asia-Pacific Tour VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a tour of the Asia-Pacific region Monday, focusing on security, development, the environment and maintaining strong bilateral ties with several countries.
  • Croatia Elects Social Democrat Josipovic as President VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- Official results show that the candidate of the opposition Social Democrats has won the second and final round of Croatia's presidential elections. Ivo Josipovic will replace the popular Stipe Mesic, who served the legal maximum of two terms.
  • Voters in Martinique, French Guiana Reject Efforts to Reduce French Control VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- Those supporting greater autonomy for France's overseas departments of Martinique and French Guiana are voicing disappointment after voters rejected the drive in referendums.
  • UAE Royal Acquitted of Torture VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- Sheikh Issa, who is the half brother of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, has been cleared of all charges of torture, but the judge presiding over the case has failed to give an explanation for the verdict.



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