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22 September 2015 Military News

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  • EU Ministers Agree to Migrant Quota Plan VOA 22 Sep 2015 -- European Union interior ministers approved a controversial plan Tuesday to relocate 120,000 migrants throughout the 28-nation bloc, overriding vehement opposition from four ex-communist eastern nations.
  • UN agency warns European leaders of 'last opportunity' for response to refugee crisis UN News 22 Sep 2015 -- European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow to discuss the ongoing refugee and migration crisis, in what the United Nations cautioned may be the last chance to create a coherent response to end the suffering and exploitation of refuges and migrants.
  • EU States Agree Migrant Quotas By 'Large Majority' RFE/RL 22 Sep 2015 -- European Union interior ministers have voted by majority to adopt a resolution on distributing migrants among the bloc's member states.
  • EU ministers agree on relocation of 120,000 refugees Press TV 22 Sep 2015 -- Interior ministers of the European Union have adopted by majority a resolution to distribute some 120,000 refugees among the member states, much to the dismay of some central and eastern European nations who oppose the mandatory quotas in sharing of the refugee exodus.
  • Concerned by escalating violence in Burkina Faso, Ban urges respect for all citizens UN News 22 Sep 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following with "great concern" the situation in Burkina Faso, and today called upon the country's defence and security forces to avoid at all costs an escalation of violence and to ensure the respect for physical security and human rights of all Burkinabé citizens.
  • Burkina coup leader warns of retaliation if attacked Press TV 22 Sep 2015 -- Burkina Faso's coup leader says he would accept the terms of a peace deal proposed by African mediators, but warned that his men would defend themselves if they were attacked.
  • Burkina Faso army enters capital to end coup Press TV 22 Sep 2015 -- Burkina Faso's army has entered the country's capital, Ouagadougou, to attempt to arrest the leaders of last week's coup against President Michel Kafando.
  • Burkina Faso Coup Leader in Talks With Army VOA 22 Sep 2015 -- In Burkina Faso, army troops entered the capital city overnight without resistance. They are asking presidential guard members who carried out last week's coup to lay down their weapons. Coup leader General Gilbert Diendéré said he is optimistic about the outcome of discussions.
  • The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso IRIN 22 Sep 2015 -- A coup, a counter-coup, a stand-off, a missed ultimatum to lay down weapons: the uncertain situation in Burkina Faso is developing quickly and no one knows how it will end.
  • Amano deputy: Samples taken from Iran in line with IAEA Safeguards IRNA 22 Sep 2015 -- IAEA Deputy Director General and head of Department of Safeguards, Tero Varjoranta said on Tuesday that the environmental samples taken from Parchin military site are in line with the IAEA Safeguards Agreement.
  • Kurdish ministers resign from Turkey's interim government Press TV 22 Sep 2015 -- Two pro-Kurdish ministers have resigned from Turkey's interim government, signaling new escalation in tensions between the Kurdish opposition and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
  • Pro-business Stance of Turkey's Ruling Party Questioned VOA 22 Sep 2015 -- Turkey's AK Party has witnessed unprecedented economic growth in its more than decade-long rule. Its pro-business policies increasingly are coming under question, however, amid police raids against leading businesses and what is seen as the demotion of a key pro-business figure within the party.
  • 2 Pro-Kurdish Ministers Quit Turkish Government VOA 22 Sep 2015 -- Two ministers from Turkey's interim government resigned Tuesday while fighting between Kurdish rebels and government forces continues in the country's southeast.
  • In Thailand, Concerns Mount Over King's Health VOA 22 Sep 2015 -- Concern is mounting in Thailand about the condition of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946.
  • Susan E. Rice: Sino-U.S. Relationship Isn't Zero-Sum Game People's Daily 22 Sep 2015 -- "In the coming decades, strong and wise American lead-ers must, necessarily, maintain a relationship with China that promotes cooperation, while allowing for healthy competition. "said Susan E. Rice, White House National Security Advisor in a speech in the George Washington University on September 21, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States.
  • Improvement of Global Governance Needs Joint Efforts from China and the US: President Xi People's Daily 22 Sep 2015 -- China and the US should work together to improve the global governance system, enhance cooperation and jointly respond to major challenges facing mankind, said Xi Jinping on Tuesday ahead of his first official state visit to the US as the Chinese President.
  • Xi: Cybertheft of Commercial Secrets Should be Punished VOA 22 Sep 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, who begins a U.S. visit Tuesday, said his government takes cybersecurity seriously, and that cyber criminals, including hackers stealing commercial secrets, should be punished according to the law and international conventions.
  • US Continues to Snub Poland Over CIA Secret Prison Probe Sputnik 22 Sep 2015 -- The US Department of Justice (DOJ) declined 'four successive requests for legal assistance' in its investigation into the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) secret prisons, citing a bilateral agreement preventing cooperation where it could conflict with national security interests, according to the Polish prosecutor's spokesman.



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