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28 November 2016 Military News

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  • A Week of Memorials for Castro Begins in Cuba VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- Cubans lined up Monday to pay their respects to Fidel Castro at Revolution Square in Havana as the country begins a week-long goodbye to the island's revolutionary leader, a man many loved and many loathed.
  • African Union Official Remembers Fidel Castro VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- The deputy chair of the African Union Commission said the modern history of Africa owes a lot to Cuba and its late leader Fidel Castro.
  • Trump Threatens to 'Terminate' US-Cuba Detente VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to reverse President Barack Obama's warming of relations with Cuba, the clearest indication yet that the historic restoration of ties is under threat.
  • History, people to remember Castro: Chinese president People's Daily 28 Nov 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that history and people will remember Fidel Castro, calling the Cuban revolutionary leader "a great figure of our times."
  • Trump threatens to 'terminate the deal' with Cuba after Castro's passing Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- Not long after the passing of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to "terminate the deal," with the Caribbean island nation.
  • Cubans turn out in thousands to pay tribute to Castro Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- Cubans have turned in thousands in the capital, Havana, to pay their respects to Fidel Castro, the iconic revolutionary leader who ruled the country for nearly half a century.
  • Cubans Pay Last Respects To Castro In Havana RFE/RL 28 Nov 2016 -- Tens of thousands of Cubans have been paying their last respects to Fidel Castro as they file past an urn in Havana's central Revolution Square containing the ashes of the fiery revolutionary who clung to power for nearly a half-century before handing over to his brother a decade ago.
  • Trump Meets with Ex-CIA Chief Petraeus as Possible Secretary of State VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- President-elect Donald Trump met with another possible candidate for secretary of state Monday, and one who is likely to raise some tough questions from the U.S. Senate – former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus.
  • UN Security Council Likely to Impose New DPRK Sanctions This Week VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Wednesday on new and tighter sanctions to choke off funding to North Korea's illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
  • 'Massive efforts' under way in flood-hit northern DPRK require additional support - UN UN News 28 Nov 2016 -- While nearly 12,000 families in northern Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) have moved into new houses three months after devastating Typhoon Lionrock destroyed their homes, the United Nations is reporting that this "massive effort" still needs additional support so damaged water networks can be repaired and essential medicines and nutritious foods can be provided.
  • Emergency rule will continue as long as necessary, Turkish deputy PM says Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says a state of emergency imposed across the country since the abortive coup of July 15 will continue as long as necessary.
  • Iran observing US decision on JCPOA: AEOI chief IRNA 28 Nov 2016 -- The Islamic Republic is observing US decision on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will adopt the right decision at the right time, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday.
  • Iran ready to respond to US if sanctions renewed: Salehi Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- Iran is ready to respond if the US violates the landmark nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and the group of six countries known as the P5+1 by renewing sanctions against the Islamic Republic, says the top Iranian nuclear official.
  • Tehran Jails Son Of Top Revolutionary Cleric Over Execution Tape RFE/RL 28 Nov 2016 -- A court in Iran has sentenced the son of one of Iran's founding revolutionaries to six years in prison for releasing a decades-old tape in which his father denounced the mass execution of prisoners in 1988.
  • Fillon wins France's conservative primary for 2017 presidential election People's Daily 28 Nov 2016 -- Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon won the conservative primary runoff on Sunday and is set to represent the biggest opposition party in the 2017 French presidential race, according to partial results the runoff.
  • South Korean President Fades as Impeachment Looms VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- Despite another weekend of massive protests in Seoul, and facing a possible impeachment vote that could come as early as this week, South Korean President Park Geun-hye remains secluded and isolated in the presidential Blue House.
  • President Park will not participate in questioning by prosecutors: Lawyer Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- A lawyer representing South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the embattled president will not subject herself to questioning by prosecutors over an influence-peddling scandal.
  • Tsai's approval rating sinks to new low: poll CNA 28 Nov 2016 -- Public satisfaction with President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) handling of state affairs has dropped to its lowest since she took office in May, the latest survey by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation showed Monday.
  • UK unlikely to be able to stay in single market: Secret memo Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- The United Kingdom is unlikely to be able to stay in the single market after it leaves the European Union, suggests a secret memo carried by a senior Conservative party aide.
  • Yanukovych Denies Ordering Euromaidan Shootings; Kyiv Announces Treason Charge RFE/RL 28 Nov 2016 -- Exiled former President Viktor Yanukovych has told a Ukrainian court via video link that he never ordered police to fire on protesters during Euromaidan demonstrations that roiled the country nearly three years ago.
  • State Corruption Watchdog Flip-Flops On Ukrainian President's Spanish Villa RFE/RL 28 Nov 2016 -- KYIV -- A Ukrainian corruption watchdog has changed its position on whether President Petro Poroshenko should have declared ownership of a Spanish seaside villa, raising questions about the state agency's independence from the presidential administration.
  • Kuwait's cabinet steps down following snap parliamentary elections Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- The Kuwaiti cabinet has tendered its resignation to Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah in the wake of snap legislative elections, which saw opposition groups and their allies winning nearly half of the seats in the 50-member legislature.
  • 3 of Zuma's Cabinet Ministers Want Him to Resign VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- Three of the South African president's Cabinet ministers have called on scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to resign.
  • Three ministers urge South Africa leader to step down Press TV 28 Nov 2016 -- At least three South African ministers have urged scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma to quit in the most serious challenge he is facing since taking office seven years ago.
  • Montenegro's Parliament Approves New Pro-NATO Government RFE/RL 28 Nov 2016 -- Montenegrin lawmakers have approved a new pro-NATO government led by Prime Minister Dusko Markovic - a former head of intelligence and a close ally of longtime leader Milo Djukanovic.
  • Liberia's Opposition Silent on Rumored Meeting With Charles Taylor VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- A senior member of Liberia's largest opposition political party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), said the party cannot confirm nor deny an allegation made by Alan White, former chief of investigations for the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, that party leader George Weah has had discussions with former Liberian President Charles Taylor in Britain and that the jailed Taylor may be trying to interfere with the 2017 presidential election in Liberia perhaps by having his former wife run on the opposition ticket.
  • Zimbabwe Begins Issuing New Currency VOA 28 Nov 2016 -- Zimbabwe is issuing a new currency, known as bond notes, that officially are equal to the U.S. dollar. The government has gone ahead with the plan despite warnings the new currency will fuel hyperinflation and worsen the already ailing economy.



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