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04 April 2010 Military News

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  • Obama, Medvedev To Sign New Arms Pact VOA 04 Apr 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet in Prague on Thursday to sign a treaty further reducing both countries' nuclear stockpiles. The signing is expected to boost each country's national security and strengthen the U.S.-Russian relationship.
  • Blue Ridge Pulls into Kota Kinabalu Navy NewsStand 04 Apr 2010 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff Sailors arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, April 3 for a port visit during a scheduled spring deployment.
  • Joint Region Marianas Hosts Change of Command Navy NewsStand 04 Apr 2010 -- Joint Region Marianas held a change of command ceremony at Guam High School's gymnasium on board U.S. Naval Hospital Guam in Agana Heights, Guam, March 27.
  • Gunston Hall Delivers Project Handclasp Material to Sao Tome Charity Navy NewsStand 04 Apr 2010 -- Sailors from Beach Master Unit 2, along with Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 203, USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and Africa Partnership Station (APS) West, delivered 27 pallets of wheelchairs and computers to an organization in Sao Tome March 23.
  • South Korea calls off search for missing sailors RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2010 -- South Korea has called off a rescue operation for more than 40 sailors who remain unaccounted for since a warship sank last week in the Yellow Sea, the South Korean Yonhap news agency has said.
  • S. Korean Army Fires Gun toward DPRK Post in DMZ KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean puppet forces committed grave armed provocation in the Demilitarized Zone in the eastern sector of the front on Sunday.
  • Ban urges ongoing efforts against use of landmines UN News Centre 04 Apr 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for continued efforts to rid the world of landmines and explosive remnants of war, and lauded mine action workers for their dedication despite the dangers posed by the indiscriminate weapons.
  • GLOBAL: Spotlight on landmines IRIN 04 Apr 2010 -- Landmines and the explosive remnants of war kill or injure 15,000-20,000 people a year in at least 78 countries, according to the UN Mine Action Centre. While several international agreements exist to regulate or ban landmines, most notably the Mine Ban Treaty in 1999, momentum is gathering to do more to minimise these effects of armed conflict for humanitarian reasons.

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