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24 January 2015 Military News

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  • Dignitaries Pay Respects To Saudi King RFE/RL 24 Jan 2015 -- World leaders have begun arriving in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences following the death of King Abdullah, with U.S. President Barack Obama cutting short a trip to India to pay his respects.
  • News Analysis: How Best To Help Ukraine Is The $50 Billion Question RFE/RL 24 Jan 2015 -- The one thing it seems that everyone can agree on is that Ukraine is in a lot of trouble. Economic output is expected to decline by 10 percent in 2015, public debt will rise to 100 percent of GDP, and the currency has been devalued by over 60 percent. The problem is what to do about it.
  • Islamic State Reportedly Executes One Japanese Hostage as Deadline Passes Sputnik 24 Jan 2015 -- The Islamic State jihadist group announced one Japanese hostage's execution and offered a swap for the other who still remains held hostage, Reuters reports.
  • Turkey Pressures EU with Membership Ultimatum Sputnik 24 Jan 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that if the European Union (EU) is opposed to Islamophobia, it must accept Turkey within its ranks, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
  • CIA's top spy to step down amid infighting: Report Iran Press TV 24 Jan 2015 -- The director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS) is resigning amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the spy agency.
  • Rogue agents behind Argentine prosecutor's death: Buenos Aires Iran Press TV 24 Jan 2015 -- Argentina says rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of the prosecutor of the 1994 AMIA bombing case.
  • Report: U.S. Intelligence Links Litvinenko Killing To Kremlin RFE/RL 24 Jan 2015 -- A report in the British newspaper 'The Telegraph' says the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted communications between the primary suspects in the murder case of former Russian spy Aleksandr Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian government.
  • NKorea warns Israel over provocative remarks IRNA 24 Jan 2015 -- The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK assailed the Zionist regime's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his provocative remarks hurting the east Asian country's dignity and social system.
  • Weak think tanks shackle nation's governance upgrade People's Daily 24 Jan 2015 -- According to new guidelines from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China is seeking to develop a new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics. It is planned to build 50 to 100 high-end think tanks by 2020.
  • Haiti: UN, international partners hail formation of Government, urge 'credible' elections UN News Centre 24 Jan 2015 -- The United Nations and its international partners have welcomed the formation of a new Government in Haiti one week after the country's Parliament became "dysfunctional" due to its failure to hold elections within its constitutional framework.



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