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20 March 2015 Military News

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  • Russia: Extended EU Sanctions 'Destructive' VOA 20 Mar 2015 -- Russia has denounced the European Union's move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday's decision to extend the measures 'destructive.'
  • Putin Proposes Talks On Currency Union RFE/RL 20 Mar 2015 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is time to start talks on the formation of a currency union between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
  • Iran Nuclear Talks' Progress Unclear VOA 20 Mar 2015 -- Nearly a week of talks on curbing Iran's nuclear program has ended with mixed reports from the Swiss city of Lausanne, where some officials privately report progress between the Islamic Republic and six world powers. But others see a gap.
  • Obama Urges Iran Nuclear Deal Support VOA 20 Mar 2015 -- In a greeting to Iranians marking the Persian new year, U.S. President Barack Obama told them this year represents the 'best opportunity in decades' to pursue a different relationship between the United States and the Islamic Republic.
  • US House Speaker Boehner to Visit Israel VOA 20 Mar 2015 -- Republican John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a staunch supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will lead a congressional delegation to Israel late this month, the lawmaker's office said.
  • EU Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit RFE/RL 20 Mar 2015 -- The draft of a document being prepared for an Eastern Partnership summit in May suggests a number of the European Union's eastern neighbors will be disappointed with a lack of progress in key areas.
  • WHO Urges Focus Preventable Killer Diseases in Ebola Countries VOA 20 Mar 2015 -- The World Health Organization is calling for the urgent scale-up of mass vaccinations against preventable killer diseases in West Africa's Ebola-affected countries, now that the deadly disease is on the decline.
  • Ebola-affected countries need to intensify routine immunization services – UN UN News 20 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for the "urgent scaling up" of routine immunizations services and distribution of anti-malaria medicines in countries most affected by Ebola in West Africa to counter a growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Report says two senior Syrian intelligence officials dismissed Press TV 20 Mar 2015 -- Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly dismissed two high-ranking intelligence officials after the pair engaged in a violent argument and exchanged blows.
  • State Council nod for nuclear merger soon People's Daily 20 Mar 2015 -- The State Council is likely to give its green light for the merger of China's two nuclear giants soon, a move that could lead to sector consolidation and spur more overseas ventures, industry sources said on Thursday.
  • In Manila, Backlash Mounts Against Aquino VOA 20 Mar 2015 -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino is facing the biggest challenge of his political career as more people come to believe he is responsible for a bungled January police operation that left 44 police commandos and at least 23 others dead. The president's ratings have dipped below 50 percent for the first time since he took office in 2010.



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