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11 December 2013 Military News

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  • Canada set up spy posts for NSA: Report Iran Press TV 11 Dec 2013 -- Canada has set up covert spying posts around the world and spied on trading partners at the request of the US National Security Agency (NSA), a report says.
  • Yanukovych Invites Opposition For Talks RFE/RL 11 Dec 2013 -- President Viktor Yanukovych says he is inviting all parties, including the opposition, to find a compromise to solve Ukraine's political crisis.
  • Ashton: Yanukovych Promised Solution Within 24 Hours RFE/RL 11 Dec 2013 -- EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton says President Viktor Yanukovych has promised to take steps toward solving the crisis in Ukraine within 24 hours.
  • Ukrainian Police Launch Assault on Kiev Barricades RIA Novosti 11 Dec 2013 -- Elite riot police and Interior Ministry forces clashed with opposition supporters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Wednesday, dismantling barricades that protesters put up in the streets to disrupt access to government buildings.
  • Ukrainian Opposition Rejects Talks With Government RIA Novosti 11 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian opposition leaders on Wednesday rejected talks proposed by the government in a bid to resolve the current political crisis.
  • Ukraine Protest Leaders Refuse Talks VOA 11 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian protest leaders on Wednesday said they would not hold talks with President Viktor Yanukovych until their demands, including that he resign, were met.
  • Kerry Fails to Convince Key Senators to Forgo New Iran Sanctions VOA 11 Dec 2013 -- A direct appeal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has not convinced skeptical senators to forgo a push to boost sanctions against Iran. Kerry appears to have changed few if any minds when he told U.S. lawmakers that further sanctions would torpedo delicate international negotiations to limit Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Zarif: Iran, Russia closing agreement on building reactor, N. power plant IRNA 11 Dec 2013 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran and Russia are closing agreement on building reactor and nuclear power plant.
  • Iran, IAEA to discuss Iranian uranium mine inspection ISNA 11 Dec 2013 -- Iranian representative to the IAEA Reza Najafi said the country and the agency plan to discuss practical measures in the second phase of the deal concluded in Tehran between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Head Ali Akbar Salehi and the IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano, in Vienna on Wednesday.
  • Kerry Asks U.S. Lawmakers Not To Seek New Iran Sanctions RFE/RL 11 Dec 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has appealed to U.S. lawmakers not to impose new sanctions on Tehran as world powers implement a six-month first-step deal toward seeking a comprehensive agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.
  • Russia Reaffirms Plans to Cooperate With Iran on Peaceful Atom RIA Novosti 11 Dec 2013 -- Russia is interested in continuing collaboration with Iran in the development of the Islamic Republic's civilian nuclear power program, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
  • Uruguay's move to legalize cannabis endangers global anti-drug effort, UN agency says UN News Centre 11 Dec 2013 -- Amid growing debate over international drug control policy in Latin America, the United Nations drug and crime agency today said that a decision by the Uruguayan parliament to legalize cannabis is a strike against international cooperation.
  • Ban urges Bangladesh's leaders to solve differences over elections through dialogue UN News Centre 11 Dec 2013 -- Voicing strong concern over widespread violence in Bangladesh that has left dozens of people dead since last month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resolve differences over upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for January through dialogue.
  • Myanmar: UN human rights expert welcomes latest release of political prisoners UN News Centre 11 Dec 2013 -- An independent United Nations human rights expert today welcomed the release of 44 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, hailing it as an important step towards fulfilling President Thein Sein's pledge of freedom for all political prisoners by the end of this year.

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