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04 February 2014 Military News

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  • Canada's CSEC defends spying through Wi-Fi Iran Press TV 04 Feb 2014 -- The Canadian intelligence agency has defended spying through the wireless internet service at a major airport, claiming it would not be able to locate its targets without the technology.
  • Shadowy Specter Of Russia Hangs Over Rumored 'Death Squads' In Ukraine RFE/RL 04 Feb 2014 -- After being kidnapped on January 22, Dmytro Bulatov says he was kept blindfolded for eight days as his abductors beat him, sliced off part of his ear, drove nails through his hands, and finally left him for dead in a forest.
  • Ukraine Parliament Debates President's Powers RFE/RL 04 Feb 2014 -- Parliament in Ukraine is due to debate on February 4 changes to the constitution that would weaken the powers of the president.
  • Thailand's Anti-Government Protesters Invoke Monarchy VOA 04 Feb 2014 -- As Thailand's political deadlock continues, anti-government protesters are accusing Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister and backer of the ruling party, of working against the country's revered monarch. Disloyalty to the king is a serious crime in Thailand and Thaksin's supporters say the charge is nothing more than a political smear.
  • Thai Opposition Challenges 'Unconstitutional' Election VOA 04 Feb 2014 -- Thailand's opposition is moving ahead with legal challenges to Sunday's election, which failed to resolve a months-long political standoff.
  • Thai opposition seeks to annul election and disband ruling party Voice of Russia 04 Feb 2014 -- Thailand's opposition Tuesday launched a legal attempt to annul a controversial weekend general election, as the US warned against any attempt at a military coup to end months of political agony.
  • Thai opposition says will legally challenge election Iran Press TV 04 Feb 2014 -- Thailand's opposition Democratic Party says it will legally challenge the general election of February 2.
  • Kim Jong Un Nominated as Candidate for Deputy to SPA KCNA 04 Feb 2014 -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army and supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK, was nominated as a candidate for deputy to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly in reflection of the unanimous desire and absolute trust of all the service personnel in him.
  • Libya: All Chemical Weapons Destroyed VOA 04 Feb 2014 -- Libya's foreign minister says the country has destroyed its last known stash of chemical weapons from the era of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Sweden's Bildt Says Iran Nuclear Deal Possible In Six Months RFE/RL 04 Feb 2014 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, plus Germany -- under which it agreed to curb its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
  • US distorts text of agreement between Tehran, six world powers – Iranian FM Voice of Russia 04 Feb 2014 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticized the US this Tuesday, saying that the US government distorted the details of the agreement between Iran and the six international mediators concerning Tehran's nuclear issue, the Iranian agency IRNA reports.
  • Russian Premier Inks Asset Merger for New Space Corporation RIA Novosti 04 Feb 2014 -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government directive Monday consolidating space industry assets under a single state-controlled corporation.
  • Patchy progress on NGO accountability in Sierra Leone IRIN 04 Feb 2014 -- Since the late 1990s, as the aid sector has matured, agencies around the world have grappled with the challenge of becoming more accountable to their intended beneficiaries. IRIN spoke with aid watchdogs and NGO staff to assess the fruitfulness of these efforts in Sierra Leone, where a weak government has left NGOs with a central role.
  • Recalling McFaul: Four Views On Outgoing U.S. Ambassador To Russia RFE/RL 04 Feb 2014 -- U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has announced that he is stepping down and returning to the United States following the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
  • Uganda Parliamentarian Demands Improved Security for Lawmakers VOA 04 Feb 2014 -- A Ugandan parliamentarian has called on President Yoweri Museveni's government to deploy security officers to protect lawmakers after a parcel sent to the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, exploded. Parliamentarians are scheduled to reconvene on February 18 following their recess.



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