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23 March 2015 Military News

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  • Document Reveals New Zealand Spied on Trade Partners Using NSA Tools Sputnik 23 Mar 2015 -- New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) used United States National Security Agency (NSA) XKeyscore surveillance software to spy on World Trade Organization (WTO) leader candidates, a document revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said.
  • China reiterates openness of AIIB after shift in U.S. attitude People's Daily 23 Mar 2015 -- China upholds an open and inclusive attitude in the building and operation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
  • Beijing's Ongoing Corruption Probe Casts Wide Net VOA 23 Mar 2015 -- China's anti-corruption crackdown, led by President Xi Jinping, continues to reach into the upper ranks of China's state-owned enterprises, politics and the military.
  • Indonesia Arrests Five Islamic State Suspects VOA 23 Mar 2015 -- Indonesia said it has arrested five men suspected of raising funds and recruiting new members for the Islamic State group, which Jakarta calls ISIS.
  • Iran Negotiations: The Deal-Breakers RFE/RL 23 Mar 2015 -- High-stakes nuclear talks between Iran and world powers are now in the crucial end game. But with a March 31 deadline for a framework agreement looming, delegates' ears are ringing from powerful voices away from the negotiating table.
  • McCain: US Senate will block nuclear agreement with Iran Press TV 23 Mar 2015 -- Republican Senator John McCain has threatened that the US Senate would block any nuclear deal, should the Obama administration reach an agreement with Iran.
  • One year on: why Ebola is not yet over in Guinea IRIN 23 Mar 2015 -- The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared by Guinea's Ministry of Health on the evening of 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.
  • Doctors Without Borders slams slow response to Ebola outbreak Press TV 23 Mar 2015 -- The humanitarian aid organization, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), has strongly criticized the United Nations World Health Organization and other international medical emergency bodies for their failure to provide a timely response to West Africa's Ebola epidemic.
  • Three African leaders sign deal to end Nile dispute Press TV 23 Mar 2015 -- Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of water from the Nile River that goes through the three countries.
  • Nigeria Election Expected to Upend Past Political Trends VOA 23 Mar 2015 -- Nigeria's fifth presidential election on March 28 is expected to be the tightest since the country returned to democracy in 1999. That's not the only way this vote might be different.



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