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09 October 2015 Military News

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  • UN Security Council authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling of coast of Libya UN News 09 Oct 2015 -- Acting to help "save the threatened lives of migrants or of victims of human trafficking" and to disrupt criminal enterprises operating on the high-seas off the coast of Libya, the United Nations Security Council today authorized for one year operations by the European Union (EU) and individual countries to inspect and or seize vessels of suspected of people smuggling in the Mediterranean.
  • North Korea's Kim 'Ready to Fight' US VOA 09 Oct 2015 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that Pyongyang is 'ready to fight any kind of war waged by the U.S.,' as he presided over a major military parade Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Worker's Party.
  • North Korea Seen Unlikely to Change Despite Chronic Food Shortage VOA 09 Oct 2015 -- North Korea's food production could drop more than 10 percent this year, raising new concern about the country's constant struggle to feed its people, the U.N. agricultural agency said.
  • Turkey's Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals VOA 08 Oct 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russia's bombing campaign in Syria, warned Moscow on Thursday that Ankara may look elsewhere for partners to supply natural gas and build its first nuclear power plant.
  • Lukashenka's Longevity Recipe: Belarus Ruler Uses Force, Guile To Maintain Grip RFE/RL 09 Oct 2015 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka may be despised in the West and tolerated through gritted teeth by Russia, but his authoritarian regime seems safe at home as he heads into an October 11 presidential election.
  • China objects to UN proposal to sharply increase its contribution towards UN regular budget People's Daily 09 Oct 2015 -- China objected to the United Nations discriminating against China among other developing countries in assessing Member States' Contributions towards the Regular Budget and refused to accept the scale of the assessment of Member State contributions as they are more than China can afford, said ambassador Wang Min, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations.



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