01 February 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Feb 2011 [PDF]
- Military, Civilian Officials Note Iraq's Progress AFPS 01 Feb 2011 -- If Iraqi security forces continue to improve at their current rate, the State Department will be able to meet its goal of taking over operations there when military forces leave at the end of the year.
- 3rd AAB, 4th Inf. Div. assists with first-ever Al-Tadreeb Al-Shamil course in Nasiriyah Army News 01 Feb 2011 -- Advisors and trainers assigned to 3-29th Field Artillery worked closely with the 10th IA Division leadership to develop both the training center and the curriculum.
- Iraq Casualties Rise In January RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- 159 civilians, 55 police and 45 soldiers were killed last month.
- DOD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Rodriguez from the Pentagon DoD 01 Feb 2011
- General: Afghanistan Planning Yields Steady Progress AFPS 01 Feb 2011 -- U.S. and coalition troops have spent 18 months carrying out the first comprehensive campaign plan linking their efforts with those of their Afghan counterparts.
- Commander Cites Progress in Afghanistan, but Key Analyst Remains Skeptical VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The operational commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan says his forces made good progress last year.
- Afghan security forces hold inaugural recruiting, retention course Army News 01 Feb 2011 -- Members of the Afghan National Security Force army and police joined coalition forces for the first day of the inaugural "Recruiting and Re-Contracting Master Training Course".
- Ceremony pays tribute to upgrades at ANP battalion headquarters Army News 01 Feb 2011 -- The metaphorical police protection of 25 checkpoints around this country's capital city is morphing into a professional force with each passing day.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Lavrov, Clinton to bring New START into force on February 5 RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Russian FM Lavrov and US Secretary of State Clinton will exchange the instruments of ratification for the New START on February 5.
- Efficiencies mean extra money to upgrade Army critical equipment Army News 01 Feb 2011 -- Money saved through an effort by the Department of Defense to trim a target $100 billion from military budgets will be used to modernize some Army capabilities.
- Biofuels Powering Navy Jets, Helicopters and Boats VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Environmentalists have long complained that so long as diesel or gasoline remains relatively inexpensive, there is little incentive to come up with alternative, greener energies for transportation.
- New Website Promotes Military Info Sharing AFPS 01 Feb 2011 -- Whether they’re moving into a new contingency operation or upgrading operations for an existing one, U.S. forces have a new weapon at their disposal when setting up or reconfiguring their command-and-control architectures.
- U.S. Army and Colombian Army Staff Talks Army News 01 Feb 2011 -- U.S. Army South, as the Army's Executive Agent, will conduct bilateral staff talks with the Colombian Army at Fort Sam, Houston, Feb 1-4.
- Military's Role Unaffected by Terror Alert Change AFPS 01 Feb 2011 -- A new federal warning system that abolishes color-coded terror alerts emphasizes a whole-of-government approach.
- KCNA on US Bases in Japan KCNA 01 Feb 2011 -- The Japanese foreign minister, Seiji Maehara underscored the need to keep U.S. military bases in Japan.
- Alabama's Gold Crew Completes Patrol, Returns Home To Bangor NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- USS Alabama's Gold Crew returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., Jan. 27.
- USS Enterprise, Leyte Gulf Transit Strait of Gibraltar NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- USS Enterprise and USS Leyte Gulf successfully passed through the Strait of Gibraltar Jan. 31, bringing the ships from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea.
- Reuben James Deploys to Western Pacific NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- USS Reuben James (FFG 57) deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 1, as part of an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.
- Robert G. Bradley Jump Starts Africa Partnership Station 2011 NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) made a port visit to Lome, Togo, Feb. 1, as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2011.
- Stephen W. Groves Hosts Tanzanian Naval Officers During Africa Partnership Station 2011 NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) welcomed aboard two Tanzanian naval officers as part of the multinational Africa Partnership Station (APS) East initiative, Jan. 27.
- USS Houston Visits Malaysia NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia, Jan. 31, for a visit as part of its deployment.
- USS Frank Cable Visits Malaysia NNS 01 Feb 2011 -- The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia, for a port visit Jan. 28.
- Missouri Guard Mobilizes for Storm Support AFPS 01 Feb 2011 -- Four governors have declared states of emergency and one has mobilized his state’s National Guard.
- Army astronauts take flight Army News 01 Feb 2011 -- Wheelock, the first active-duty Soldier to command the International Space Station, never dreamed he could ever be an astronaut.
- Rescue Airmen respond to helicopter crash AFNS 01 Feb 2011 -- Air Force reservists from the 943rd Rescue Group here responded to a Department of Public Safety helicopter crash in a rugged valley northwest of Tucson Jan. 31.
- Shanghai Cooperation Organization to mark 10th anniversary in Astana RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold a summit dedicated to its 10th anniversary in the Kazakh capital of Astana on June 15.
- Reports of Pakistan's Expanding Nuclear Arsenal Raise Concern VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Two prominent American newspapers are reporting that Pakistan has steadily expanded its nuclear arsenal.
- Q&A: Pakistan's Expands it Nuclear Arsenal VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- This week, The Washington Post newspaper reported Pakistan has doubled its nuclear arms stockpile in recent years to exceed 100 weapons.
- Indian Naval Warship "INS Vindhyagiri" sinks IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- In the worst ever peacetime loss for the Indian Navy, the heavily armed frigate INS Vindhyagiri went down in the Mumbai harbour.
- Taiwan MOJ offers help to family of wrongful execution CNA 01 Feb 2011 -- The Ministry of Justice promised to help the family of Air Force private Chiang Kuo-ching appeal his possible wrongful execution.
- Taiwan President calls executed serviceman 'innocent' CNA 01 Feb 2011 -- President Ma apologized personally to the family of Air Force private Chiang Kuo-ching for Chiang's possible wrongful execution.
- DoD News: Contracts for February 01, 2011
- Northrop Grumman's LEMV Program Completes Critical Design Review Northrop Grumman 01 Feb 2011 -- Six months after signing the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) agreement with the U.S. Army to build three airships with 21-day persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) LEMV program team has completed its Critical Design Review (CDR).
- BAE Systems Awarded Over Zar900 Million RG31 MRAP Contract For R&S BAE Systems 01 Feb 2011 -- Through its teaming agreement with General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C), BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa won a contract worth more than ZAR900 million ($130 million) for survivability and mobility upgrades to its RG31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
- EADS North America’s TRS-3D Radar selected again for U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship EADS 01 Feb 2011 -- BEADS North America has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply its TRS-3D radar for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship. As part of a recent Department of Defense award, Lockheed Martin will construct up to 10 Littoral Combat Ships through 2015. Under the terms of its contract, EADS North America will deliver the first radar unit to Lockheed Martin for installation in 2012.
- Rheinmetall takes up a majority share in ADS GmbH Rheinmetall Defence 01 Feb 2011 -- Steadily expanding its role as a global supplier of systems and equipment for ground forces, the Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has taken over operational control of ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH of Lohmar, Germany.
- Lockheed Martin Team Completes Goes-R Weather Satellite Preliminary Design Review Lockheed Martin 01 Feb 2011 -- The Lockheed Martin team designing NASA and NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) weather satellite has successfully completed its system Preliminary Design Review, a major milestone in the program’s development. GOES-R is the nation’s next generation geostationary weather satellite.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 1 February 2011 United Nations 01 Feb 2011
- South Korea's President Offers Possibility of Summit with the North VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- South Korea’s president suggests a summit could be held with North Korea depending on Pyongyang’s attitude.
- Inter-Korean Reconciliation and Unity Called for KCNA 01 Feb 2011 -- The Koreans from the north and the south and abroad should vigorously turn out in the sacred struggle for peace, reunification and prosperity.
- Message to President of S. Korean Red Cross KCNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Chairman of the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK sent a message to the president of the south Korean Red Cross.
- Gbagbo Government Signals Resistance to AU Panel VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The government of Ivory Coast's incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, says it will reject any finding that Gbagbo lost the disputed November presidential election.
- UN Delivers Aid to Ivorian Refugees in Liberia VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The U.N. refugee agency has sent emergency aid to the growing number of refugees from Ivory Coast who have crossed into Liberia to escape unrest in their homeland.
- Somalia's Transitional Governments Bring in Diverse Social Groups in Effort to Create Stability VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Many analysts say hopes for peace in Somalia seem slim.
- Siad Barre's Fall Blamed for Somalia's Collapse into Civil War VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Twenty years ago the overthrow of Somali president Mohamed Siad Barre left the country in chaos.
- Indian Army says Kashmir a political issue IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Indian Army said that Kashmir is a political issue.
- Domestic Politics Drive Thai-Cambodia Border Dispute VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Some regional political analysts say domestic politics are driving the escalating tension between Thailand and Cambodia.
- Release of Radical Group's Leaders Causes Shock in Turkey VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- There is a political storm raging in Turkey over the release of the leaders of a radical islamic Kurdish group from prison.
- Behind Moscow Airport Bomb, Insurgency Grinds On in Caucasus VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The flight south from Moscow to Ingushetia takes only two-and-a-half hours, but on the ground it is sometimes hard to remember you are still in Russia.
- Serb War Crimes Suspect Arrested In France VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- French authorities have arrested a Serbian man wanted in connection with the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims near Srebrenica in 1995.
- Remarks by the President on the Situation in Egypt The White House 01 Feb 2011
- Analyst: Egypt's President Mubarak Sees Crisis as 'Manageable' VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- An Egyptian-based human rights activist says beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak’s Tuesday night’s speech shows his belief that the ongoing “situation is manageable.”
- Egyptians Applaud Mubarak's Decision Not to Run Again VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Announcing an end to a near 30-year reign in power, Egypt's president told the nation that he will not run for office in September.
- Mubarak Will Not Seek Reelection VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Announcing an end to a near 30-year reign in power, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told the nation late Tuesday he will not run for office in September.
- Military Role Crucial in Egypt Unrest VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday that Egypt's number two military officer, Lieutenant General Sami Anan, has assured the U.S. that the Egyptian army will be a stabilizing factor in the current unrest.
- Chances of Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt 'over-exaggerated' RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- It is highly unlikely that the radical banned Islamic movement Muslim Brotherhood will come to power in Egypt.
- 'March of millions' protesters tell Egyptian president to resign RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- The participants of the "march of millions" in the Egyptian capital are demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak despite concessions he has been forced to make.
- Egyptian opposition leader urges Mubarak to step down RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's leading opposition figure Mohammed ElBaradei on Tuesday called on embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step down and leave the country.
- UN human rights chief says '300 killed' by Egyptian police IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- The Geneva-based United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday there were unconfirmed reports that an estimated 300 people may have been killed so far in Egypt.
- Mass arrest of protestors by Egyptian security forces IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- With initiation of massive anti-government rallies in Cario in which millions of angry protesters took to streets, Egyptian security forces have arrest many protestors in order to control the situation.
- Egyptian army blocks roads to square at center of Cairo protests RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- The Egyptian army is blocking the roads leading to Cairo's central Tahrir Square where tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
- Army vows restraint as Egypt set for biggest protest yet RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- The Egyptian army has pledged not to fire on protestors as the North African state braces itself for what is likely to be the biggest challenge so far to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule.
- Mubarak supporters ready to take to streets RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak intend to take to the streets in Cairo, Suez and Ismailia to test their strength against a crowd of protesters.
- Egyptians Flood Tahrir Square for Massive Protests VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- A huge crowd has gathered in central Cairo calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down. The opposition has called for one million people to protest.
- Hundreds Of Thousands Gather In Cairo For 'March Of A Million' RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- Protest organizers in Cairo say up to 2 million people have gathered in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square to call for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and his regime.
- Hundreds of thousands Egyptians step up protest, pressuring Mubarak IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians from around Cairo filled into the city's central Tahrir Square on Tuesday morning, gathering for a massive day of protest to press longtime President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
- Retired U.S. diplomat to meet with Egyptian officials RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- A former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Frank Wisner, will meet with officials from the Egyptian government and talk to public representatives amid the current unrest in the country.
- Obama trying to stop anti-US demonstrations in Egypt IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- The Obama administration is continuing lobbying with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his deputy Omar Suleiman to stop anti-US demonstrations in Egyptian cities including Cairo.
- Israel 'hopes for early stabilization' in Egypt RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Israel hopes the situation in Egypt will stabilize soon, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Dorit Golender said.
- Armed men attack Zionist regime embassy in Cairo IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Zionist regime's embassy in Cairo was attacked by armed men Tuesday morning.
- US Senators Speak Out on Egypt VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Even before Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he will not seek reelection, U.S. senators were speaking of his departure from power as a given.
- Cameron 'disappointed' at Mubarak's cabinet changes IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- International pressure increased on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday with Prime Minister David Cameron suggesting that his announced cabinet changes did not go far enough.
- Germany yet to back Egyptian opposition calls for Mubarak ouster IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Tuesday refused to support Egyptian opposition demands for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
- Germany urged to freeze arms sales to Egypt IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Germany's three main opposition parties called on their government to impose a freeze on arms sales to Egypt and halt its financial aid for the Arab country.
- Turkey PM Urges Egyptian Leader to Heed Calls for Change VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Turkey's prime minister has urged embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to listen to the demands of his people, as they continue to protest and call for change.
- Iran backs anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt - foreign minister RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Iran supports the protests in Egypt demanding authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak to step down after 30 years of ruling the North African nation.
- US officials confused about Egypt: Majlis Speaker IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said that US officials are so confused about the political developments in Egypt that they have adopted contradictory stances in recent days.
- UN officials urge Egyptian authorities to heed call for democracy, human rights UN News Centre 01 Feb 2011 -- United Nations officials, including its human rights chief, voiced alarm at the high number of casualties amid the protests in Egypt.
- UN Calling for Change of Abusive System in Egypt VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, is calling for the Egyptian government to change the system that has led to widespread human-rights abuse.
- As Protests Continue, Egypt's Economy Severely Affected VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's economy has all but ground to a halt, with banks closed, the country's credit ranking cut and international corporations and retailers sharply curtailing their operations.
- U.S. evacuates embassy staff from Egypt RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday it was evacuating all non-essential personnel from Egypt due to the mass unrest surrounding the ongoing protests against President Hosni Mubarak.
- In Egypt, Harsh Internet Tactics Become Double-Edged Sword VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Authorities in Egypt shut down the country's last remaining Internet service provider on Monday.
- Technology Changes Government Response to Uprising VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Technology is proving to be a challenge for autocratic governments facing public uprisings.
- Jordan's King Dismisses Govt. After Weeks of Public Protests VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Jordan's King Abdullah has dismissed his government following weeks of public protests for political change, and he has appointed a former general to form a new Cabinet.
- Jordan's king dismisses government, names new premier RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday fired the country's government and appointed a new prime minister following street protests calling for political reform.
- Jordan's King sacks government, ushers in political reform process IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Jordan's King Adbullah sacked the government of prime minister Samir Rifai on Tuesday and assigned Marouf Bakhit, a former prime minister, to form a new government.
- Dissidents Call for 'Day of Rage' in Syria VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Syrian opposition groups are using social networking sites to call for a "day of rage" protest in the country this week, similar to recent mass gatherings in Tunisia and Egypt.
- UN Reports Higher Death Toll from Tunisia Unrest VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- A United Nations team in Tunisia says at least 219 people were killed in the January revolt that led to the ouster of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
- West's sanctions will have no impact on FM activities IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- FM spokesman Mehmanparast: West’s sanctions against Iran would have no impacts on the activities of Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi.
- Dutch TV reports on Zahra Bahrami's previous drug conviction IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Dutch television reported that Dutch-Iranian national Zahra Bahrami had a previous conviction for smuggling narcotics.
- Embassy protests against Hague's statement on execution in Iran IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- Iran sent a letter to British Foreign Ministry in which it protested agaainst statements concerning execution of Zahra Bahrami.
- Iran Tells West Not To Interfere In Executions RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- Iran told Western nations today that executions in the Islamic republic are none of their business.
- US citizen who killed 2 Pakistanis can not be handed over IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- A court in Pakistan barred the government from handing over an American citizen to the US.
- Pakistan Judge Blocks Release Of U.S. Diplomat Shooting Suspect RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- A Pakistani judge in the city of Lahore has ordered Pakistani authorities not to release a U.S. official.
- Pakistan Court Bars Release of US Diplomat VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Pakistan has reiterated that the fate of a detained U.S. diplomat facing double murder charges will be determined by the country's courts.
- Zardari says court to decide US citizen's fate who killed 2 Pakis IRNA 01 Feb 2011 -- President Asif Ali Zardari asked the United States to wait the court's order about the fate of an American national.
- Kazakh leader submits bill on early elections to parliament RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev introduced a bill to parliament on Tuesday on the holding of early presidential elections.
- Burma Picks Candidates for President; Junta Leader Not on List VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Burma's new parliament has settled on a list of five candidates to become the country's first civilian president in more than half a century.
- Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai Says President Mugabe Can't Call Elections Alone VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has accused his partner in government, President Robert Mugabe, of causing unnecessary “alarm and despondency.”
- Bakiev's Nephew Loses Kyrgyz Appeal RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- A nephew of ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has lost his appeal against a 10-year jail sentence handed down to him in connection with deadly unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan last year.
- Niger's Largest Political Party Predicts Election Victory VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- A top official of Niger’s biggest political party said preliminary results of the presidential vote show his party will form the next government, which will take over from a military regime.
- Niger Holds Peaceful Election Designed to Restore Civilian Rule VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The West African nation of Niger held an election Monday designed to restore a civilian government after a year of military rule.
- Nigerian Leaders Say Jos Violence Will Not Disrupt April Vote VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Nigeria's government says continuing religious and ethnic violence in central regions will not disrupt nationwide elections in April. At least 200 people have died in that violence, in the last month.
- Haiti to Release Election Results Ahead of March Runoff VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Haitian officials say definitive results from November's disputed presidential election will be announced Wednesday, ahead of a runoff scheduled for March 20.
- Haiti: UN human rights chief offers help to address crimes under Duvalier UN News Centre 01 Feb 2011 -- The UN human rights chief has offered Haitian authorities technical assistance for prosecuting crimes committed during the 15-year rule of former president Jean-Claude Duvalier.
- Switzerland Blocks Former Haitian Dictator's Millions VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- Switzerland has used a new law to block millions of dollars held by former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier in Swiss bank accounts.
- Moscow slams EU sanctions on Belarus officials RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- EU sanctions against Minsk are politically motivated, destabilizing and counterproductive.
- Russia Says Belarus Sanctions 'Counterproductive' RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- Russia has criticized as "counterproductive" sanctions imposed on Belarus by the European Union and United States.
- Russia Begins To Remember A Different Yeltsin RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- It may not be in Moscow, but nevertheless it's the first significant monument to a political leader erected since the fall of communism.
- Russia Remembers Yeltsin On Late Leader's 80th Birthday RFE/RL 01 Feb 2011 -- Today is the 80th anniversary of the birth of Boris Yeltsin, the first president of the Russian Federation.
- Medvedev unveils statue of 'decisive' Yeltsin RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised the country’s first post-Soviet leader, the late Boris Yeltsin.
- Police releases opposition leader Limonov detained in Moscow RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Police released Russian opposition leader Eduard Limonov, who was detained during an unsanctioned rally.
- Washington 'troubled' by arrests of protesters in Russia RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- The United States has voiced concerns over detentions of opposition protestors in Moscow.
- Ukrainian parliamentary elections postponed RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2011 -- Ukraine parliamentary elections due later this year were moved back by some 18 months on Tuesday after a vote by lawmakers.
- China Praises Departing US Ambassador VOA 01 Feb 2011 -- The U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, is resigning amid reports he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012.
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