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  • Russia's Putin Reappears, Laughs Off Health Rumors VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public following a 10-day absence, laughed off suggestions he had been forced to lie low because of poor health, saying on Monday that life would be "boring without gossip."
  • Russian president attends public meeting, proves health rumors wrong Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin has proved wrong the rumors about his deteriorating health as he meets with his Kyrgyz counterpart.
  • Putin Reappears In Public, Jokes About Health Rumors RFE/RL 16 Mar 2015 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared in public for the first time since March 5. Putin met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev on March 16 at the Constantine Palace outside St. Petersburg.
  • Senior Administration Officials on P5+1 Talks With Iran US Dept. of State 16 Mar 2015
  • US, Iran Envoys Hold Talks in Lausanne as Deadline Looms VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a new round of talks with his Iranian counterpart Monday in the Swiss city of Lausanne as an end-of-March deadline loomed to reach agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program.
  • Salehi satisfied with Iran-US talks in Lausanne, Switzerland IRNA 16 Mar 2015 -- Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday described the negotiations between the Iranian and the US delegations as straight-onward.
  • Many technical differences have been solved: Kerry IRNA 16 Mar 2015 -- The US Secretary of State has said many technical differences over Iran's nuclear program have been solved.
  • Araqchi optimistic about clinching nuclear deal IRNA 16 Mar 2015 -- Senior member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team Seyed Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that today's talks between Iran and the US in Lausanne were ' totally satisfactory' and expressed optimistic about reaching a final deal.
  • Iranian lawmakers set conditions for N. deal with West ISNA 16 Mar 2015 -- 260 Iranian lawmakers issued a statement setting conditions for a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
  • Iran sanctions must be scrapped all at once: MPs Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- Iranian lawmakers have overwhelmingly demanded the removal of all sanctions against the country as a prerequisite for the implementation of any comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1.
  • Zarif, Kerry end first round of nuclear talks in Lausanne Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- Iran and the United States have wrapped up the first round of the sensitive talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in an attempt to narrow gaps on the outstanding issues pertaining to Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Iran's Foreign Minister Says Gaps Remain In Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 16 Mar 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says gaps remain in the talks with the United States and other major powers aimed at securing a lasting deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Iran to give deadly response to any aggression, says Cmdr. ISNA 16 Mar 2015 -- Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan warned that Iran would give a more crushing and deadly response to any attack.
  • Iran's Nuclear Deal to Cause Instability in Middle East - Saudi Prince Sputnik 16 Mar 2015 -- Saudi Arabia opposes Iran's nuclear talks with six world powers, as the process carries the risk of nuclear technology proliferation in the Middle East, the BBC reported Monday, citing a senior Saudi prince.
  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations in 'Crunch Time' as Deadline Nears VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- Iran nuclear negotiations are in 'crunch time' as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met again Monday in Switzerland in the long-running negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program.
  • CIA Chief: Terrorism Morphing Into Different Threats AFPS 16 Mar 2015 -- Terrorism is morphing into different types of threats, including cyberattacks that can impact nations across the globe, the director of central intelligence said in New York last week.
  • Iran Scrapped from US Terrorism Threat List, Praised For Fighting ISIL Sputnik 16 Mar 2015 -- The report on Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities was recently made public, with Iran and Hezbollah scrapped from the terrorism list. The change is particularly significant as both Iran and Hezbollah have been featured in the section in previous years. In 2014, both were listed as terrorist threats within the context of the Syrian civil war in addition to direct threats they pose to the US and its allies.
  • PLA anti-corruption campaign shows determination to combat issue People's Daily 16 Mar 2015 -- China's fight against military corruption has been brought into sharp focus nationwide. The probes into 14 senior military officers suspected of corruption, including Guo Zhenggang, deputy political commissar of the Zhejiang Military Area Command, demonstrated not only the significant achievements of the anti-graft campaign in the PLA, but also the fact that this battle against graft will continue.
  • Nation 'well-armed' to keep growth on track People's Daily 16 Mar 2015 -- Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday that China has many weapons to fight difficulties in its economy and will be able to maintain its growth momentum. He did not say specifically how China will achieve its annual GDP growth target, but said he will not allow the slowdown to continue from last year and derail the plan for increases in employment and incomes.
  • 'Four Comprehensives' a road to prosperity People's Daily 16 Mar 2015 -- Top leader Xi Jinping's strategy for governing China and charting its development is known as the 'Four Comprehensives', which comprise comprehensively building an overall moderately well-off society, comprehensively deepening reform, comprehensively governing the country in accordance with the law, and comprehensively supervising the Communist Party of China.
  • Xu Caihou received adequate medical care: military procuratorate People's Daily 16 Mar 2015 -- China's military procuratorate on Monday said Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), received adequate medical attention before his death from bladder cancer on Sunday.
  • China concludes annual parliamentary session, promoting rule of law People's Daily 16 Mar 2015 -- The National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, concluded its annual session Sunday morning.
  • Xu Caihou dies of bladder cancer People's Daily 16 Mar 2015 -- Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, died of bladder cancer on Sunday.
  • Maduro Gets Special Powers Amid US Sanctions Against Venezuela Sputnik 16 Mar 2015 -- According to the approved legislation, Venezuela's president has a right to legislate by decrees in order to safeguard sovereignty, territorial intergrity and 'protect people from foreign interference and actions of warmongers.'
  • Eritrea: UN-mandated inquiry finds 'very clear patterns' of human rights abuses UN News 16 Mar 2015 -- A four-month United Nations investigation into the human rights situation in Eritrea has found "very clear patterns" of violations and abuses, according to a report delivered today at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.
  • UN Investigators: 'No Rule of Law' in Eritrea VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- A United Nations panel investigating Eritrea says it has found 'very clear patterns' of human rights violations and a total absence of the rule of law in the country.
  • Israeli Poll Seen as Referendum on Netanyahu VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- Israelis are preparing to go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new parliament. No party is expected to win more than one-fourth of the seats. As a result, the focus is on whether right-wing groups or left-wing parties can win enough votes to form the next coalition government.
  • 'Let's finish the job' : UN Ebola envoy IRIN 16 Mar 2015 -- At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He was tasked with working with local and international partners and governments to better coordinate and implement Ebola response measures. Six months into his term, Nabarro spoke to IRIN from New York about ongoing challenges and lessons learned.
  • UN Report: Yemen's Saleh Took Billions VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- Recent revelations by a United Nations panel that former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh allegedly took as much as $60 billion through corruption during his many years in power has left analysts wondering how that is possible.
  • As UN steps up aid efforts, Ban promises 'necessary action' to assist cyclone-hit Vanuatu UN News 16 Mar 2015 -- With United Nations relief agencies stepping up their response in Vanuatu after the country was hit by Cyclone Pam, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the event "tragically underscored" the importance of global efforts on disaster risk reduction.
  • The Trolls Who Came In From The Cold RFE/RL 16 Mar 2015



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