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25 February 2018 Military News

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  • Trump Spars with Key Democrat over Surveillance Memos VOA 25 Feb 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump is sparring with a key Democratic lawmaker over allegations that the FBI engaged in surveillance abuses in 2016 as it sought to win court approval to monitor a Trump aide's contacts with Russia.
  • Democrats Release Memo On Russia Probe, Rebut Republicans RFE/RL 25 Feb 2018 -- U.S. Democrats have released a redacted memo challenging Republican claims that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation of Russia election meddling, a document President Donald Trump had previously blocked in its full form.
  • Campaigning begins in Egypt's presidential election Press TV 25 Feb 2018 -- Campaigning has kicked off in Egypt's presidential election, with incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expected to win easily after his real challengers were detained, prosecuted or intimidated out of the race.
  • Ousted Afghan Governor Postpones Much-Touted Anti-Government Rally VOA 25 Feb 2018 -- U.S.-led diplomatic efforts appear to have persuaded ousted Afghanistan provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor to postpone this week's planned anti-government demonstration.
  • Russia Changing The Signposts In Pakistan RFE/RL 25 Feb 2018 -- First, a Russian military delegation made a rare visit to Pakistan's lawless tribal areas. Then Russian-language signposts were erected on roads in the northwestern province of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Now, Moscow has appointed an honorary consul in the city of Peshawar.
  • Constitutional amendment will improve CPC leadership Global Times 25 Feb 2018 -- According to the document about the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's suggestion to amend some parts of the Constitution approved at the second plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and released Sunday by the Xinhua News Agency, it has been added to the Constitution that the CPC leadership is the most substantive feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics; the second half of Article 79 that stipulates "The term of office of the president and vice-president of the People's Republic of China is the same as that of the National People's Congress, and they shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" will be deleted; China's national supervision commission will be given a constitutional place.
  • CPC proposes change on Chinese president's term in Constitution People's Daily 25 Feb 2018 -- The Communist Party of China Central Committee proposed to remove the expression that the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the country's Constitution.
  • Xi Jinping thought proposed to be included in Constitution People's Daily 25 Feb 2018 -- The Communist Party of China Central Committee proposed writing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the country's Constitution.
  • China's ruling party proposes removing 2-term limit for presidents Press TV 25 Feb 2018 -- China's ruling Communist Party has proposed that the limit for presidents to serve only two terms be removed from the constitution.
  • Chinese Communist Party Proposes Removal of Presidential Term Limit Sputnik 25 Feb 2018 -- The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China proposed eliminating the paragraph saying that the chairman and vice-chairman of the PRC can "hold office for no more than two consecutive terms," from the country's constitution, according to Xinhua News Agency.
  • China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi Jinping VOA 25 Feb 2018 -- China says it plans to scrap a two-term limit for the country's president and vice president, a move that could allow Chinese leader Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely.
  • U.S. Hit for Bringing Clouds of War to Hang over Korean Peninsula KCNA 25 Feb 2018 -- The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK issued the following press statement on Sunday:
  • North Korea condemns new US sanctions as 'act of war' Press TV 25 Feb 2018 -- North Korea has censured the latest round of sanctions imposed by Washington against Pyongyang as an "act of war," accusing the US administration of trying to undermine an improvement in inter-Korean relations triggered by the Winter Olympic Games in the South.
  • South Korea Says North Open To Talks With U.S. RFE/RL 25 Feb 2018 -- South Korea said on February 25 that North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States.
  • White House Says Yet to See if North Korea Willing to Denuclearize Sputnik 25 Feb 2018 -- The United States has yet to see if North Korea's statement that it is ready to hold talks with Washington is a "first step" to removing nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula, and pressure on Pyongyang must continue in the meanwhile, the White House said in a statement Sunday.
  • Pyongyang Vows to Regard Any Maritime Blockade as an Act of War Sputnik 25 Feb 2018 -- Amid a thaw in relations between North and South Korea, US President Trump announced new sanctions against 56 vessels, trade entities, and shipping companies that are aimed at maximizing pressure on Pyongyang over its ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
  • US: 'We Will See' if N. Korea Willingness to Talk is Denuclearization First Step VOA 25 Feb 2018 -- The Trump administration is responding tepidly following North Korea's expression of willingness to hold talks with the United States.
  • VOA Interview: Sam Nunn says 'Carrots and Sticks' Needed with N. Korea VOA 25 Feb 2018 -- Concerned about a "war by blunder," Sam Nunn, the former U.S. senator from Georgia who chaired the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he favors "tightening the screws in sanctions" on North Korea, but the U.S. needs to communicate with the country at the same time.
  • Iran Arrests Three More Ecologists For Spying RFE/RL 25 Feb 2018 -- Iran has arrested three more environmentalists on spying charges, the country's powerful judiciary has said.
  • Detectives Will Interrogate Banjamin Netanyahu In Two Corruption Cases This Week Sputnik 25 Feb 2018 -- Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has recently found himself in deep water for two reasons at least – first, following the probe launched into two presumed corruption cases. And then, when the situation gained momentum after people took to Tel Aviv streets calling for the PM's resignation.
  • Turkey Urges Czech Republic to Extradite Ex-Leader of Syrian Kurds – Deputy PM Sputnik 25 Feb 2018 -- Turkey has called on the Czech Republic to extradite former leader of Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim after he was arrested in Prague, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday.

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