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25 January 2010 Military News

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  • Jailed Chinese Dissident Liu Gets Help From Unexpected Quarter RFE/RL 25 Jan 2010 -- The prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, jailed for 11 years in December for subversion, has received support from an unusual quarter -- namely, from within the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Iran's Karrubi 'Recognizes Ahmadinejad' RFE/RL 25 Jan 2010 -- Opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi has recognized Mahmud Ahmadinejad as Iran's head of government, even though he still maintains that June's presidential vote was rigged to ensure Ahmadinejad's reelection.
  • Berezovsky: Ukraine Vote 'Key' For West's Future RFE/RL 25 Jan 2010 -- Fugitive Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky says the world's key political event is currently taking place in Ukraine, not Iran, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
  • EU Ministers Debate Haiti, Afghanistan, Bosnia RFE/RL 25 Jan 2010 -- EU foreign ministers met in Brussels today to discuss Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, the situation in Haiti, and the bloc's future engagement with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • U.S. Praises Armenian High Court Ruling On Turkish Protocols RFE/RL 25 Jan 2010 -- The United States says it welcomes a controversial ruling by Armenia's Constitutional Court that Turkey has criticized as running counter to Turkish-Armenian protocols aimed at rapprochement, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
  • Sri Lanka Tense on Eve of Presidential Election VOA 25 Jan 2010 -- Sri Lanka's government and the political opposition are trading accusations their respective rivals are preparing to use force to overturn the results of Tuesday's presidential election. Independent monitors, meanwhile, contend, the electoral process has broken down.
  • Uganda to Celebrate President Museveni’s 24-year Rule, Says PM VOA 25 Jan 2010 -- Uganda’s Prime Minister says the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) will be celebrating President Yoweri Museveni’s 24 years in power Tuesday.



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