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16 November 2019 Military News

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  • Senior White House Official Testifies Privately in Trump Impeachment Probe VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- A senior White House budget official arrived on Capitol Hill Saturday to testify behind closed doors before congressional investigators who are conducting an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • Trump adviser Roger Stone guilty on all charges Press TV 16 Nov 2019 -- Roger Stone, an adviser to US President Donald Trump, has been found guilty on all counts in connection to Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Freed Norwegian Spy Frode Berg to Go Home As Soon As Possible – Prime Minister Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- Convicted Norwegian spy Frode Berg will come home after being released into Lithuania from Russia as soon as possible, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Friday.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Watches Combat Flight Contest-2019 KCNA 16 Nov 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, watched "the combat flight contest-2019 of the flight commanding officers of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of the Korean People's Army."
  • Iran FM chides India for giving in to US 'bullying': Report Press TV 16 Nov 2019 -- Iran's foreign minister says India has actually put itself "on the receiving end" of US "bullying" caving in to illegal sanctions and ending oil imports from country.
  • Iran Disappointed with India's Lack of 'Resilience' in the Face of US Pressure Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- Iran has expressed disappointment with India for adhering to US sanctions, saying it expected its long standing ally to be more resilient in the face of Washington's bullying. Iran has also voiced concerns on the slow development of the Chabahar port that India is constructing.
  • Iran Government Fuel Price Hike Sparks 2nd Day of Violent Protests VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- Iranian protesters are on the streets in dozens of towns and cities across the country as anger spreads following a government decision to double the price of fuel. The protests appear to have gained momentum after the top Shi'ite cleric in neighboring Iraq, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, sided with protesters in a Friday prayer sermon delivered by one of his followers.
  • Iran parliament may revise gasoline price hike: MP Press TV 16 Nov 2019 -- Members of the Iranian parliament, known as Majlis, have protested a government decision to increase the price of gasoline at short notice, saying they will submit a motion to revise the controversial move.
  • In Hong Kong, Chinese Soldiers' 'Voluntary' Street Cleaning Stirs Worries VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- Dozens of Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers helped clear protester barricades from a street Saturday, emerging from their barracks for the first time since protests engulfed the semiautonomous Chinese territory five months ago.
  • PLA cleaning up rioters' mess an appropriate move Global Times 16 Nov 2019 -- Dozens of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison soldiers, in their casual clothes, Saturday afternoon cleaned up the mess on the road left by rioters nearby the Hong Kong Baptist University. Such social work was applauded by local residents passing by, and analysts said the cleaning up activity is in line with related laws.
  • Chinese Soldiers Clear Hong Kong Streets of Debris, Roadblocks Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- ?China has maintained a PLA garrison in the special administrative region since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong by the United Kingdom. Locals rarely see PLA personnel since they are mostly staying in their bases and barracks. Their last outing came in 2018 when they were deployed to clear the damages left by Typhoon Mangkhut.
  • Xi Warning May Prompt Harsher Crackdown in Hong Kong, Analysts Say VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- The Hong Kong government is probably considering measures to strengthen its crackdown on anti-government protesters after Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a direct warning, urging the city to "end violence and restore order," analysts say.
  • Inside Campus Fortresses, Hong Kong Students Prep for Battle VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- Student protesters are barricading themselves at universities across Hong Kong, stockpiling makeshift weapons and turning campuses into what look like war zones. It marks a dangerous new phase in Hong Kong's 5-month-old anti-government protests.
  • Hong Kong residents rally in support of police as violence escalates Press TV 16 Nov 2019 -- Residents of the Chinese territory of Hong Kong have taken to the streets against rioting and the recent escalation of violence, in a move to express support for the police, who have recently become a prime target of attacks by masked protesters.
  • HK university heads criticized for condoning rioters Global Times 16 Nov 2019 -- Heads of nine Hong Kong universities for the first time issued a joint statement on Friday accusing the government of not meeting protesting students' demands and not taking effective measures to stop violence on campuses in the past few days, which was criticized by experts and students from the mainland as a fence-sitting act by the university heads.
  • China launches first nuclear heating project Global Times 16 Nov 2019 -- Haiyang in East China's Shandong Province has become the country's first city that is heated by a nuclear power plant, an environmentally friendly way.
  • US Expands Sanctions to 5 Sub-Entities Owned by Cuban Military - Pompeo Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- The United States has added five sub-entities owned by the Cuban military to its list of entities with which direct financial transactions are forbidden, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on 16 November, as Cuba commemorates Havana's 500th anniversary.
  • Yellow Vest Protesters Mark Anniversary With Rallies, Violence VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- France's yellow vests staged demonstrations Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of a protest movement for greater economic justice that once captured international headlines.
  • Iraq Closes Southern Border With Iran at Tehran's Request - Reports Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- The news comes amid protests over rising fuel prices in Iranian cities and months-long demonstrations in Iraq.
  • Iraqi Protesters Seize Ground in Central Baghdad VOA 16 Nov 2019 -- Protesters pushed closer Saturday to a protected area in central Baghdad that houses parliament and several foreign embassies, officials said.
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Khan Says He Holds 'No Grudge' Against Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif - Reports Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- Pakistan's opposition Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) had earlier sought unconditional permission to take the ailing former premier to London for treatment, warning Prime Minister Imran Khan that if anything happened to Sharif, he would be responsible for it.
  • Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief UN News 16 Nov 2019 -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use of force following the deaths of at least five protestors on Friday.
  • Five Pro-Morales Protesters Killed in Clashes in Bolivia - Reports Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- On Friday, the Bolivian capital saw residents of the neighbouring city of El Alto marching through La Paz to demand the resignation of self-proclaimed President Jeanine Anez, media reported.
  • Bolivia Crisis Could 'Spin out of Control' - UN Rights Chief Sputnik 16 Nov 2019 -- Bolivia has been rocked by clashes in the wake of the presidential election last month, which saw President Evo Morales win a fourth term in office. As turmoil brewed, Morales stepped down from his post and fled to Mexico. Bolivia's Second Vice Speaker of the Senate Jeanine Áñez proclaimed herself the nation's interim president.
  • Ex-minister Safadi emerges new pick for Lebanon PM Press TV 16 Nov 2019 -- Lebanese parties have agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a wealthy Lebanese businessman and former finance minister, to become prime minister, media reports say.
  • Czechs Hold Mass Protest Against Prime Minister On Eve of Velvet Revolution Anniversary RFE/RL 16 Nov 2019 -- PRAGUE -- Around 250,000 Czechs attended a rally in Prague against Prime Minister Andrej Babis on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the country's Velvet Revolution.



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