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25 October 2011 Military News

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  • US, North Korea 'Narrow Differences' in Geneva Talks VOA 25 Oct 2011 -- The State Department said Tuesday U.S. and North Korean officials narrowed their differences on resuming Chinese-sponsored six-party negotiations on Pyongyang's nuclear program in a two-day set of talks in Geneva. But, U.S. officials say there were no breakthroughs and that the process will take some time.
  • Uranium Program is Eyed as US-North Korea Talks Continue VOA 25 Oct 2011 -- The United States and North Korea sat down for a second day of nuclear talks in Geneva Tuesday, with attention focusing on Pyongyang's recently revealed uranium enrichment program.
  • KCNA on U.S. Diplomatic Chief and DPRK's Human Rights Record KCNA 25 Oct 2011 -- The United States' accusations against the DPRK over its "human rights record" never cease.
  • Li Keqiang Returns Home KCNA 25 Oct 2011 -- Li Keqiang, vice-premier of the State Council of China, flew back home after paying an official goodwill visit to the DPRK at the invitation of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government.
  • Sino-DPRK Friendship, Treasure Common to Two Peoples: Li Keqiang KCNA 25 Oct 2011 -- I was pleased to pay an official goodwill visit to the DPRK, said Li Keqiang, vice-premier of the State Council of China.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Steadily Developing DPRK-China Friendship KCNA 25 Oct 2011 -- The DPRK-China friendship, the history of which has steadily continued through generations century after century, will grow stronger by joint efforts of the parties, governments and peoples of the two countries.
  • Syrian Government Accused of Targeting Protesters in Hospitals VOA 25 Oct 2011 -- The Syrian government has turned hospitals into instruments of repression in its efforts to crush opposition, according to a new report by the London-based human rights group Amnesty International. Amnesty says wounded patients in at least four government-run hospitals have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including by medical workers.
  • Security Forces, Deserters Clash in Syria VOA 25 Oct 2011 -- Syrian security forces have clashed with suspected army deserters on a road in northwestern Syria.
  • Top U.S. Treasury Official In Europe For Talks On Sanctioning Iranian Central Bank RFE/RL 25 Oct 2011 -- 'Iran needs to be held accountable for this plot.' That is the message being delivered this week in Europe by David Cohen - the U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and the man responsible for overseeing sanctions against Iran - in the wake of an alleged plot by the Persian Gulf country to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador on U.S. soil.
  • New UN report says criminals may have laundered $1.6 trillion in 2009 UN News Centre 25 Oct 2011 -- Criminals may have laundered around $1.6 trillion in 2009, one fifth of that coming from the illicit drug trade, according to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
  • DPP unconvinced by Ma's '10 assurances' on peace pact idea CNA 25 Oct 2011 -- Opposition leaders said Tuesday they were not at all convinced by President Ma Ying-jeou's '10 assurances' for the signing a possible peace agreement with mainland China.
  • Gunfire, Explosions Heard After Yemeni Troops, Rivals Declare Ceasefire VOA 25 Oct 2011 -- Yemen's government and forces loyal to a dissident general declared a ceasefire Tuesday, but residents in the capital said they later heard explosions and gunfire. Several previous truce accords have failed to hold.
  • Islamic Party Claims Victory in Tunisia Election VOA 25 Oct 2011 -- Moderate Islamists claimed victory on Monday in Tunisia's first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the 'Arab Spring,' October 24, 2011.



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