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21 April 2015 Military News

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  • Chinese President Concludes Pakistan Visit, Praises Closer Ties RFE/RL 21 Apr 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has concluded a two-day visit to Pakistan after signing accords worth some $46 billion to set up an economic corridor linking the two countries.
  • Argentine Prosecutor Drops Cover-Up Case Against President Sputnik 21 Apr 2015 -- A prosecutor in Argentina dismissed charges against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Monday, ending any legal proceedings over allegations that she tried to cover up the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
  • EU Expected To Announce Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom RFE/RL 21 Apr 2015 -- The European Commission is expected to announce antitrust charges against Russia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom for noncompetitive practices in the EU, in a move that could stoke further tensions between Moscow and the West.
  • Russia's Medvedev Says Economy Shrinking As Cost Of Sanctions Mounts RFE/RL 21 Apr 2015 -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on April 21 that the country's economy has lost an estimated 25 billion euros as a result of Western sanctions and that the losses could be 'several times' higher this year.
  • It's Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures RFE/RL 21 Apr 2015 -- Yulia Tymoshenko didn't have much of an income in 2014. The former Ukrainian prime minister spent part of the year in prison, part of it rehabilitating in the hospital, and much of it in back-to-back campaigns for president and parliament.
  • Is Kenya's security policy the real enemy within? IRIN 21 Apr 2015 -- Instead of threatening to eject 350,000 Somali refugees or building a wall along an entire border, experts and observers are urging Kenya to tackle the real enemies within: poor governance and stalled police reforms.
  • S. Africa Deploys Army to Curb Xenophobic Attacks VOA 21 Apr 2015 -- South Africa's defense minister says the government will deploy military personnel to prevent further violence and criminality, after a wave of xenophobic attacks in two cities that have killed at least seven people.
  • Morsi Sentence Raises Concerns About Egypt's Future VOA 21 Apr 2015 -- The sentencing Tuesday of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected leader, has raised concerns about the stability of a nation beset by turmoil since a popular uprising nearly four years ago.
  • Egypt's Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years VOA 21 Apr 2015 -- An Egyptian court sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison Tuesday in connection with the killing of protesters in 2012. The sentence is the first of several to be handed down in cases pending against Morsi.
  • Turkey Lobbies Obama on Armenian 'Genocide' VOA 21 Apr 2015 -- Ankara is becoming increasingly concerned about whether U.S. President Barack Obama will follow Pope Francis and the EU parliament in using the word 'genocide' on the 100th anniversary (April 24) of the start of the mass killings of Armenians. A senior Turkish official warns that political and military steps will be taken if the word 'genocide' is used.
  • White House Avoids Calling Massacre Of Armenians 'Genocide' RFE/RL 21 Apr 2015 -- The White House has stopped short of using the word "genocide" to describe the massacre of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire two days ahead of the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.



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