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08 January 2015 Military News

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  • Manhunt Narrows for 2 Suspects in France VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- The search for two brothers suspected of being behind the Paris shootings at a satirical newspaper narrowed Thursday to a zone near the capital as France held a day of mourning for the victims.
  • France Frequent Target of Islamic Extremist Terrorism VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- The shooting Wednesday in Paris at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that had published cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad is the most deadly, but only the latest, outburst of Islamic terrorism in France in recent years. France has been a frequent target of Islamic extremist terror.
  • Hunt goes on for terror suspects in France Iran Press TV 08 Jan 2015 -- French special operations forces have been deployed in the country's northeast to hunt down two of the suspects believed to have been behind the recent terrorist attack in Paris.
  • Policewoman Shot Dead As Manhunt Continues After Paris Attack RFE/RL 08 Jan 2015 -- French police forces backed by helicopters have descended on a town northeast of Paris after a possible sighting of two suspects in an attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which killed 12 people on January 7.
  • Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack RFE/RL 08 Jan 2015 -- Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
  • Manhunt Expands for 2 Suspects in France VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- French officials are pursuing two brothers in connection with Wednesday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, after an unconfirmed sighting of the pair at a service station in northern France.
  • EU Leaders Assess Security Following Paris Attack VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- In the wake of the massacre Wednesday in Paris, European security officials are re-visiting their plans for countering what they see as a growing jihadist threat and what to do with young disaffected Muslim men either returning from combat in the Middle East or radicalized via the Internet by militant groups fighting there.
  • French PM: 'Several Arrests' in Search for Shooters VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- The French prime minister says there have been 'several arrests' in the search for two suspects in Wednesday's shooting spree that left 12 people dead at the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine.
  • North Koreans Still Unsure When to Celebrate Kim Jong Un's Birthday Sputnik 08 Jan 2015 -- A veil of secrecy still covers the exact date of Kim Jong Un's birth date, sparking a debate over the age of the current leader of North Korea.
  • North Korea Calls for US Sanctions Lift, Threatens 'War Disaster' Sputnik 08 Jan 2015 -- North Korea called for all of the sanctions recently imposed by the United States to be lifted, threatening a 'war disaster' over Washington's 'hostile' policies toward the country, the North Korean state news agency KCNA reported.
  • Ebola: vaccine trials can offer 'signs of hope' says UN health chief UN News Centre 08 Jan 2015 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today convened its second ever high-level meeting on Ebola vaccines access and financing, in Geneva, Switzerland, to review the current status of clinical trials and plans for Phase II and Phase III efficacy trials.
  • EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made RFE/RL 08 Jan 2015 -- The European Commission has offered to lend Ukraine a further 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) in medium-term loans to help the country's beleaguered economy.
  • Sri Lanka Swears in New President VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president after he inflicted a shocking defeat on the country's former powerful leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He now faces the challenge of fulfilling pledges of political and social transformation.
  • Sri Lankan President Seeks Third Term in Close Election VOA 08 Jan 2015 -- Sri Lankans voted Thursday to choose a new president in a high stakes race that pits President Mahinda Rajapaksa against his former aide, Mithripala Sirisena. The contest is expected to be the tightest the nation has witnessed in decades.
  • UN and partners stress need for end to political impasse in Haiti before week's end UN News Centre 08 Jan 2015 -- Less than a week before the Parliament in Haiti becomes dysfunctional, the United Nations and its international partners noted with deep concern that no solution to the political crisis has yet been found.



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