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14 August 2018 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

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News Reports

  • U.S. Prosecutors Rest Case In Trial Of Trump Ex-Campaign Chair Manafort RFE/RL 14 Aug 2018 -- U.S. prosecutors have rested their case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, after 10 days of testimony alleging how he hid millions he earned for political consulting work in Ukraine to escape taxes.
  • Iran vows not to renegotiate landmark nuke deal with U.S. People's Daily 14 Aug 2018 -- Iran will never enter a new round of talks with the United States over the 2015 nuclear deal as Washington is "bullying and cheating" in negotiations, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday.
  • Reform and opening up ushers China into bright future: People's Daily People's Daily 14 Aug 2018 -- "Reform and opening up was a game-changing move in making China what it is today; it now remains a game-changing move for China to achieve its two centenary goals and realize the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," said an article titled "Reform and Opening up ushers China into bright future" under the byline of "Xuanyan" published on People's Daily on Monday.
  • China to stabilize foreign capital and expand opening up People's Daily 14 Aug 2018 -- Since the beginning of this year, the utilization of foreign capital in China has continued to grow at a steady pace and with increasing quality, even though the global competition for attracting foreign investment has become progressively more intense.
  • Slandering Xinjiang as "no rights zone" against fact, Chinese official told UN panel People's Daily 14 Aug 2018 -- There is no arbitrary detention in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the view that Xinjiang is a "no rights zone" is completely against the fact, a Chinese official on Monday told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
  • China Claims Security Forces Prevented 'Great Tragedy' In Uyghur Region RFE/RL 13 Aug 2018 -- China's state-run media claimed on August 13 that the country has prevented a "great tragedy" in the far-western Xinjiang region, the country's first response to remarks by a United Nations panel saying it was "deeply concerned" about the flight of 1 million ethnic Uyghurs there.
  • Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires AFPS 14 Aug 2018 -- Calling up the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard has become an unfortunate ritual of summer.
  • British Police Search Three Addresses After London Incident RFE/RL 14 Aug 2018 -- British police investigating a man who drove into pedestrians outside Parliament early on August 14 say they are searching three addresses in central England as part of their inquiries.
  • Romania Investigating Charges Of Police Violence At Protests RFE/RL 14 Aug 2018 -- Romania has opened an investigation into alleged police violence at a mass protest against the government last week that left hundreds of people injured, prosecutors said as protests continued for a fourth day on August 13.
  • Romanians Gather Again To Demand Government's Resignation, Probe Into Violence RFE/RL 14 Aug 2018 -- Scores of Romanians on August 14 gathered for a fifth night in a row outside the government building in Bucharest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila's cabinet and calling for those responsible for the violent repression of an August 10 protest to be held accountable.
  • Ebola in DR Congo: conflict zones could constitute 'hiding places' for the deadly virus - WHO chief UN News 14 Aug 2018 -- Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region.
  • Turkey's Erdogan: 'We Will Boycott US Electronic Products' Sputnik 14 Aug 2018 -- Relations between Ankara and Washington have deteriorated due to the case of US pastor Andrew Brunson, detained in Turkey, as well as tariff issues and the contradictions over the purchase of Russian-made weapons systems by the Turkish military.
  • Bolton, Turkish Envoy Discuss US Pastor Detention - White House Sputnik 14 Aug 2018 -- US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Turkey's Envoy to the United States Serdar Kilic have discussed the imprisonment of US pastor Andrew Brunson, as well as bilateral ties between the two nations in a meeting on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement.
  • Armenian Court Dismisses Case, Frees Detained Former President Kocharian RFE/RL 14 Aug 2018 -- Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been released from a pretrial detention facility after the country's Court of Appeals ruled that he cannot be prosecuted for the 2008 postelection violence in Yerevan.
  • UN chief appeals for calm as Mali presidential election draws to a close UN News 14 Aug 2018 -- Following the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections in Mali, political leaders in the West African country are being encouraged by the UN Secretary-General to promote a peaceful atmosphere and avoid incendiary rhetoric.

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