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08 December 2013 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • EADS to scale back defense, space subsidiaries Iran Press TV 08 Dec 2013 -- The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) is slated to announce a major restructuring plan to unions that would see thousands of jobs to go, and sour relations with shareholders Germany and France.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Massive Rally In Kyiv Targets Ukrainian Government RFE/RL 08 Dec 2013 -- Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians gathered in Kyiv's Independence Square on December 8 in the latest protest to target President Viktor Yanukovych's government over its recent decision to put off integration efforts with the European Union.
  • Tens Of Thousands Of Ukrainian Protesters Block Kyiv's Government District RFE/RL 08 Dec 2013 -- Masked demonstrators in Kyiv have toppled a statue of the Soviet Union's founder, Vladimir Lenin, as protests demanding senior government resignations and fresh elections continue to rage in the Ukrainian capital.
  • Ukraine Opposition Fears Provocation to Justify Crackdown RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2013 -- A Ukrainian opposition party said late Saturday that it fears the authorities may deploy provocateurs in order to precipitate violence at a major ongoing anti-government protest rally in the capital and justify a robust crackdown.
  • Ukrainian Protesters Gather in Kiev for 'March of Millions' RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2013 -- Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters gathered in Kiev's Independence Square for a planned March of Millions Sunday.
  • As Ukraine Opposition Rallies Intensify, Lenin Statue Falls RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2013 -- Several hundred thousand people gathered in the Ukrainian capital Sunday for one of the largest protest rallies in the former Soviet nation's history, throwing down the gauntlet to a government that has resisted calls for negotiation with the opposition.
  • In call to Ukrainian President, Ban urges peaceful means to diffuse political tensions UN News Centre 08 Dec 2013 -- With hundreds of thousands of protestors reportedly rallying anew in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, General Ban Ki-moon today appealed directly to President Victor Yanukovich for peaceful dialogue to defuse ongoing political tensions in the country.
  • Diplomacy yields results with rationality not force, says Defense Minister ISNA 08 Dec 2013 -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan blasted his US counterpart for his recent anti-Iranian hostile remarks.
  • IAEA inspection of Arak underway: AEOI Iran Press TV 08 Dec 2013 -- A senior Iranian official says inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have begun their visit of Arak heavy water plant.
  • Iran FM warns against derailing Geneva nuclear deal Iran Press TV 08 Dec 2013 -- Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and six major world powers in Geneva a "very important step," warning against bids to derail implementation of the deal.
  • Iran not giving up nuclear rights: Rouhani Iran Press TV 08 Dec 2013 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will never back down from its nuclear rights, including uranium enrichment for peaceful purposes.
  • IAEA Inspectors Visit Arak Nuclear Site in Iran RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2013 -- Experts from the UN nuclear watchdog have started inspections at Iran's heavy-water reactor under construction at Arak, the ISNA news agency reported Sunday.
  • Thai Protest Continues Despite PM's Call for New Election VOA 08 Dec 2013 -- Thailand's prime minister dissolved the government and called for new elections Monday, but that did little to appease the more than 150,000 people who took to the streets in the capital, demanding she resign.
  • India's Ruling Party Beaten in Key State Elections VOA 08 Dec 2013 -- In India, the ruling Congress party is headed for a crushing defeat in elections in four key states, signaling a difficult road ahead for the party as it prepares for national elections next year. The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged the frontrunner in these states, but it is the impressive showing in the Indian capital by a new party born on an anti-corruption plank that has captured attention.
  • Russia Launches British Satellite RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2013 -- A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a British telecoms satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Sunday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

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