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06 April 2016 Military News

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  • South Korea: Kim's Power 'Unshakable' After Nuclear Tests VOA 06 Apr 2016 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's grip on power is now "unshakable" following the country's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a South Korean official said Tuesday.
  • Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers VOA 06 Apr 2016 -- People around the world have reacted with shock and outrage to the trove of documents leaked from a law firm in Panama that revealed secret bank accounts connected to hundreds of public officials, politicians and celebrities. The list of notables includes the current leaders of Argentina, Britain, China, Iceland, Russia, and Ukraine, among others, or people closely linked to them.
  • Russian Prosecutors Target Navalny In Probe Of Anticorruption Group RFE/RL 06 Apr 2016 -- Russian prosecutors have launched a probe into opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's Anticorruption Foundation, demanding documentation about its financing and publications and singling out a Washington Post article about Muslims in Russia.
  • Panama Papers Disclosures About China Keep Coming VOA 06 Apr 2016 -- That massive leak of records about offshore bank accounts from a Panamanian firm is revealing more information about the affairs of relatives of the Chinese Communist Party's top leadership, including the country's president.
  • De Facto South Ossetian President Proposes New Model For 'Union' With Russia RFE/RL 06 Apr 2016 -- Leonid Tibilov, the leader of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, has backtracked on his proposal last fall to hold a referendum on the region's incorporation into the Russian Federation.
  • Russia Jails Lithuanian National On Spying Charges RFE/RL 06 Apr 2016 -- A Russian court has sentenced Lithuanian national Aristidas Tamosaitis to 12 years in prison for spying.
  • Leader welcomes measures of gov't to develop economy of resistance IRNA 06 Apr 2016 -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday welcomed the measures taken by the government to develop Economy of Resistance.
  • Benin Swears In New President VOA 06 Apr 2016 -- Patrice Talon was sworn in as Benin's new president Wednesday, completing another peaceful transfer of power in the West African country.
  • ICC Ruling Could Shape Next Kenya Elections VOA 06 Apr 2016 -- The International Criminal Court dismissed charges Tuesday against Kenya's deputy president and a local radio director for their alleged roles in 2007-2008 post-election violence. The ruling could have profound political implications as Kenya heads to elections next year.



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