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10 December 2012 Military News

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  • Egyptian Army Ordered To Maintain Security For Referendum RFE/RL 10 Dec 2012 -- Egypt's main opposition group, has suggested a possible boycott of the constitutional vote.
  • Egypt Gives Military Arrest Powers to Protect Referendum VOA 10 Dec 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has given the military authority to arrest civilians as part of a decree to help maintain security for a Saturday constitutional referendum.
  • North Korea Extends Rocket Launch Window RIA Novosti 10 Dec 2012 -- North Korea has extended the launch window for its latest rocket test to December 29, according to a report in North Korean state media.
  • North Korea Extends Rocket Launch Window to December 29 VOA 10 Dec 2012 -- North Korea said Monday that engineers have found a technical problem in the controversial rocket and have extended the window until the end of December. The rocket would put a satellite in orbit, and had been set to launch as early as this week.
  • DPRK to Extend Satellite Launch Period KCNA 10 Dec 2012 -- The spokesman for the Korean Committee of Space Technology Monday released the following statement:
  • Putin Disavows 'Soviet Ambitions' RIA Novosti 10 Dec 2012 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed the view that Russia's integration with post-Soviet states is part of a "re-Sovietization" program.
  • Russia Hits at US 'Rights Abusers' Over Magnitsky Act RIA Novosti 10 Dec 2012 -- A draft bill targeting Americans alleged to have violated Russians' human rights was introduced in the Russian parliament on Monday, the law being an emotional but not necessarily efficient response to the US Magnitsky Act.
  • Foreign Firms May Enter Light Aviation Market - Putin RIA Novosti 10 Dec 2012 -- The rejuvenation of general (light utility) aircraft production in Russia should include foreign companies, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, but must include widespread localization.
  • Kazakhstan Wants Russia to Hand Over Space Town RIA Novosti 10 Dec 2012 -- Kazakhstan and Russia are in talks over returning the city of Baikonur in Kazakhstan - home to Russia's main rocket launch center - from Russian to local jurisdiction, the head of Kazakhstan's space agency (Kazkosmos) said on Monday.
  • WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea IRIN 10 Dec 2012 -- In July last year President Boni Yayi of Benin sent a worried letter to the UN secretary-general. His country was being threatened by the activities of pirates, who were scaring shipping away from the ports on which his country's revenues depend. He wanted international help of the kind which had been deployed against piracy off the coast of Somalia.
  • EU Receives 2012 Nobel Peace Prize VOA 10 Dec 2012 -- The European Union has received this year's Nobel Peace Prize for turning Europe 'from a continent of war to a continent of peace' in the wake of two world wars.
  • EU Leaders Receive 2012 Nobel Peace Prize RFE/RL 10 Dec 2012 -- European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, and European Parliament President Martin Schulz -- received the prize on behalf of the 27-member union at a ceremony in Oslo on December 10
  • Chavez To Have Cancer Operation RFE/RL 10 Dec 2012 -- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is traveling to Cuba for more cancer surgery.
  • UN official calls for Bangladesh's next elections to be 'peaceful, inclusive and credible' UN News Centre 10 Dec 2012 -- A senior United Nations political official has called for Bangladesh's next parliamentary elections to be "peaceful, inclusive and credible," and has encouraged those taking part to work together and to engage in constructive dialogue towards these ends.

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