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16 April 2015 Military News

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  • In Call-In Show, Putin Says Russia Will Not Be U.S. Vassal RFE/RL 16 Apr 2015 -- President Vladimir Putin has said that Western sanctions are aimed at restraining Russia and demanded respect on the world stage, adding that Moscow is not trying to 'resurrect the empire' but will never be a 'vassal' of the United States.
  • Putin Paints Rosy Picture of Russian Economy VOA 16 Apr 2015 -- President Vladimir Putin painted a rosy picture of the Russian economy Thursday, but economic experts say that its fortunes still will be weighed down by low world oil prices and the effect of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow because of its intervention in the Ukrainian conflict.
  • 'Dramatic' progress in fighting Ebola must be followed by long-term recovery efforts UN News 16 Apr 2015 -- Intense efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected West African countries in will continue, the United Nations health chief said in Washington, DC today, adding that the international community is also looking for ways to build on dramatic recent progress by aiding with efforts aimed at recovery from the outbreak.
  • Human rights and counter-terrorism must go hand-in-hand, say UN experts UN News 16 Apr 2015 -- Only through a strict adherence to international human rights standards can the world's counter-terrorism strategies ultimately succeed, two United Nations human rights experts have declared.
  • Man Charged with Planning Terrorism Attacks in US VOA 16 Apr 2015 -- An Ohio man faces terrorism charges for allegedly training alongside terrorists in Syria and coming back to the United States with the intent to launch attacks on a U.S. military prison.
  • Erdogan Strikes Nationalist Tone Ahead of Armenian Commemorations VOA 16 Apr 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the European Parliament and Pope Francis for describing the 1915 killings of Armenians at the hands of Turks as a genocide. With the centennial anniversary of the mass killings approaching, there is growing debate within Turkey's small Armenian minority about Erdogan's ruling AK Party.
  • AU Gives Thumbs Up to Sudan Vote, Notes Rights Concerns VOA 16 Apr 2015 -- African Union observers have given tacit approval to elections in Sudan, while noting concerns about the suppression of human rights and low voter turnout. President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win the vote, which the opposition boycotted.



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