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23 April 2015 Military News

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  • German President: Armenian Deaths 'Genocide' VOA 23 Apr 2015 -- German President Joachim Gauck for the first time Thursday called the World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a genocide and said Germany bears some of the responsibility.
  • Armenian Mass Killings: Who Says 'Genocide' And Who Doesn't RFE/RL 23 Apr 2015 -- Armenians - and many others - say there is no doubt that the World War I-era mass killings and deportations of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the eastern stretches of the Ottoman Empire constitute the 20th century's first genocide.
  • 1915: The Crumbling Of An Empire, And The Massacre That Ensued RFE/RL 23 Apr 2015 -- The 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks was more than a systematic ethnic purge. It also was a desperate effort to save a once-great empire.
  • US Senate to Debate Iran Nuclear Bill VOA 23 Apr 2015 -- The U.S. Senate is to begin debate next week on bipartisan legislation subjecting any final nuclear accord with Iran to congressional review and a potential vote approving or rejecting the deal.
  • Warrants issued by Interpol for runaway officials People's Daily 23 Apr 2015 -- Interpol has issued arrest warrants for the 100 most-wanted corrupt Chinese officials who have fled overseas, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on Wednesday.
  • Kadyrov Tells Police 'Shoot To Kill' Security From Outside Chechnya RFE/RL 23 Apr 2015 -- Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed strongman who heads Russia's Chechnya region, has told law enforcement officers they should 'shoot to kill' security forces from other parts of Russia that conduct operations in Chechnya without its consent.
  • Togo Votes Saturday in Presidential Poll VOA 23 Apr 2015 -- Thursday is the last day of campaigning in Togo before Saturday's presidential poll. President Faure Gnassingbe faces four challengers in his bid for a third term.
  • Ebola: UN launches push to engage more women, community leaders in fight against disease UN News 23 Apr 2015 -- With fresh statistics on the Ebola outbreak reflecting a halt in the decline in West Africa, the United Nations today began a campaign to engage more women – who have been disproportionately affected by the disease – as well as local traditional healers, to encourage communities to become more involved to bring down infection rates to zero.
  • Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years in Space VOA 23 Apr 2015 -- The Hubble Space Telescope is an orbiting workhorse. Over the past quarter century, it has sent back thousands of images of nearby planets and the most remote galaxies, expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways previously unimagined.



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