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22 November 2010 Military News

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  • US: No Reward for North Korean for 'Bad Behavior' VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- The United States said Monday that North Korea will derive no benefit from world powers for the apparent uranium enrichment program it revealed to an American scientist earlier this month. The Obama administration is consulting with parties to the stalled North Korea nuclear talks over the development.
  • North Korean Uranium Enrichment Revelation Causes Consternation RFE/RL 22 Nov 2010 -- Japan has called it totally unacceptable. South Korea has expressed "grave concern." These were the first reactions to the news that North Korea has built in secret a new facility for enriching uranium -- a step that could enhance Pyongyang's ability to produce nuclear bombs.
  • North Korea uranium program developments not a crisis - U.S. envoy RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2010 -- New revelations on North Korea's uranium enrichment program are provocative, but not a full-fledged crisis, the U.S. special envoy for the secretive communist state said on Monday, regional media report.
  • Bout 'scapegoat' for other people's crimes - wife RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2010 -- Suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is being made into a scapegoat and has been transformed into a "substitute" for Osama bin Laden, his wife Alla said on Monday.
  • Alleged Russian Arms Smuggler's Wife Calls US Extradition Illegal VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- The wife of alleged Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout says Thailand acted illegally in extraditing him to the United States and vows to launch a legal battle against Thai authorities.
  • Georgia allows Russian official to meet with alleged spy ring RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2010 -- Georgia has allowed a Russian official to meet on Monday with four Russian nationals who are awaiting trial on espionage charges in Tbilisi, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said.
  • Iran Sets February Trial Date for US Hikers VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- The lawyer for three U.S. citizens facing espionage charges in Iran says a new trial date has been set for February 6, but the judge has refused to allow him to meet with his clients to prepare a defense.
  • Relief work resumes in Haitian city after riots, UN humanitarian office reports UN News Centre 22 Nov 2010 -- The Haitian city of Cap Haïtien is now calm after several days of riots linked to the cholera outbreak in the Caribbean country, and two United Nations agencies have resumed relief operations in the city, the world body’s humanitarian arm reported today.
  • New Sri Lankan cabinet sworn in IRNA 22 Nov 2010 -- All 49 members of the new Sri Lankan Cabinet sworn in Monday, heralding the second six-year term of President Mahinda Rajapaksa who retained the key portfolios of Defence and Finance.
  • What Is Really Threatening Rahmon's Regime? RFE/RL 22 Nov 2010
  • Egypt Rejects International Election Observers, Domestic Monitors Frustrated VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- The Egyptian government has rejected calls to allow international monitoring of parliamentary elections to be held next Sunday. The government says foreign oversight would infringe on state sovereignty. However, there are indications that authorities are also not keen on domestic monitors.
  • Expected Hezbollah Indictments Have Lebanese on Edge VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is expected to issue indictments in the case soon. In Lebanon, that has raised concerns of possible violence if members of Hezbollah are implicated.
  • Madagascar Approves New Constitution VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- Officials in Madagascar say voters have approved a new constitution that could keep coup leader Andry Rajoelina in power indefinitely.
  • Commentary: Ukrainian Democracy Will Be Built By Deeds, Not Pronouncements RFE/RL 22 Nov 2010 -- The public relations and lobbying campaign conducted in recent months by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych looks pretty impressive on paper. Some big PR guns have been hired in Brussels to complement the long-established U.S. political consultants who have worked with Yanukovych’s team since 2005.
  • EU, Ukraine Agree On 'Road Map' For Visa-Free Travel RFE/RL 22 Nov 2010 -- Ukraine and the European Union, at a summit in Brussels today, agreed on an "action plan" that Kyiv hopes will lead to visa-free travel for Ukrainians within the 27-nation bloc.



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