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17 January 2010 Military News

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  • Major Players Meeting Concludes Without Clarity RFE/RL 17 Jan 2010 -- Six major powers have met in New York to discuss what further action to take against Iran for its failure to curb its nuclear program.
  • Anti-Iran meeting in New York ends with no result IRNA 17 Jan 2010 -- Five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany after negotiating for around four hours about Iran nuclear program ended their meeting without any result.
  • FM Spokesman: Failure of 5+1 meeting only natural IRNA 17 Jan 2010 -- Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mihman-Parast said the failure of 5+1 meeting which took place in New York was only natural.
  • Yushchenko Apparently Loses Ukrainian Presidency VOA 17 Jan 2010 -- Exit polls announced within minutes after elections ended in Ukraine indicate the country's current and former prime ministers will emerge from a field of 18 candidates to face one another in a run-off in three weeks. Incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko appears out of the running with a reported fifth-place finish.
  • Exit Polls In Ukraine Put Yanukovych Ahead, But With Tymoshenko In Strong Second RFE/RL 17 Jan 2010 -- Exit polls from today's presidential election in Ukraine show pro-Russia opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych leading with 31.5 percent of the vote, with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko making an unexpectedly strong showing in second place with 27.2 percent.
  • Yanukovych leading with over 30% in Ukraine election -exit polls RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2010 -- Opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych is leading with over 30% of the vote in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls said.
  • Ukraine presidential election voter turnout 44.5% - commission RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2010 -- The voter turnout at Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday was 44.55% as of 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT), the ex-Soviet state's Channel 5 reported citing the country's Central Election Commission.
  • Yuschenko still confident of victory in Ukrainian election RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2010 -- Incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko is still confident of his victory in Sunday's presidential elections, despite low ratings, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported.
  • Ukraine votes in crucial presidential elections RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2010 -- Ukrainians are voting on Sunday in the first presidential elections since the 2004 Orange Revolution, in a ballot set to determine the ex-Soviet republic's relations with Russia and Europe.
  • Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' gets new death sentence RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2010 -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, a former Iraqi official better known as 'Chemical Ali,' has been sentenced to death for ordering a poison gas attack on Kurds, local media reported on Sunday.
  • Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' Sentenced to Death VOA 17 Jan 2010 -- An Iraqi court has sentenced a notorious cousin of former dictator Saddam Hussein to death by hanging for ordering the gassing of Iraqi Kurds in 1988.
  • Political Opponents in Guinea Nominate 2 for PM VOA 17 Jan 2010 -- Political opponents of Guinea's military government have nominated two people to be the new prime minister as part of a transitional government leading to elections. It is part of a deal reached in Burkina Faso that includes the country's injured military leader remaining outside Guinea for the time being.
  • TAJIKISTAN: Appeal for earthquake rebuilding support IRIN 17 Jan 2010 -- While the international humanitarian community attempts to get relief to hundreds of thousands of survivors of the devastating 12 January Haiti earthquake, the Tajikistan government has appealed for support to build seismic resistant houses after some 7,000 people were affected by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that shook the country on 2 January.



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