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31 October 2015 Military News

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  • US Congress Signs Off on Latest $50Bln Spy Agencies' Budget Sputnik 31 Oct 2015 -- The US Congress is maintaining the budget for the country's 16 main intelligence agencies of more than $50 billion, the Office of Director of National Intelligence announced in a media release.
  • Chinese leaders, non-CPC elite discuss 13th Five-year Plan People's Daily 31 Oct 2015 -- Chinese leaders met non-communist and business chiefs to listen to their opinions on the 13th Five-year Plan proposal approved at Thursday's plenary session.
  • North Korea to Hold Rare Party Convention Next Year VOA 31 Oct 2015 -- North Korea's ruling party will hold a rare convention that analysts say is an attempt to solidify Kim Jong Un's rule.
  • Zarif: Vienna talks on JCPOA progressive IRNA 30 Oct 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the negotiations with the Group 5+1 in Vienna on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) were good and constructive.
  • AKP Party to Continue Peaceful Settlement of Kurdish Issue in Turkey Sputnik 31 Oct 2015 -- Deputy Chairman of the Turkish Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the party initiated large-scale construction of infrastructure in the regions inhabited by Kurds and took steps to increase the presence of the Kurdish language in the state media.
  • Amid Tension, Turkey's Kurds Pin Hopes on Election VOA 31 Oct 2015 -- The rising influence of Kurdish voters is a central issue in Turkey's parliamentary elections being held Sunday to break a tense political deadlock. The poll is taking place after elections in June were inconclusive and coalition talks with the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed.
  • Pakistan Races To Help Quake Victims Before Winter Sets In RFE/RL 31 Oct 2015 -- Pakistani authorities are racing to send relief supplies, including blankets, tents, food, and pneumonia vaccine to earthquake victims before winter weather sets in.
  • Russia Blasts 'Politicized' Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine RFE/RL 31 Oct 2015 -- Russia's finance minister expressed concern about a possible rule change by the International Monetary Fund that would enable it to keep lending to Ukraine even if Kyiv defaults on its debt to Russia.
  • Kerry Kicks Off Central Asian Tour With Visit To Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 31 Oct 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev in Kyrgyzstan at the start of his tour of the five countries of Central Asia.
  • China, Japan and ROK meeting to improve ties People's Daily 31 Oct 2015 -- The ice-thawing meeting to be held over the weekend among leaders of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea will provide new incentives for regional cooperation and promote the stability of all of Asia and even the Asia-Pacific region, experts said.



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