24 Apr 2015

Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM’s office in nuclear protest

“A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister’s office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.” Source: Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM’s office in nuclear protest

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24 Apr 2015

United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

“The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. “ Source: United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part

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24 Apr 2015

Kadyrov Authorizes His Police to Shoot Officers From Other Parts of Russia

“Chechnya’s notoriously outspoken leader Ramzan Kadyrov has told his top law enforcement officers they can open fire at officers from other parts of Russia after police from the neighboring Stavropol region killed a wanted man in Chechnya on Sunday. “ Source: Kadyrov Authorizes His Police to Shoot Officers From Other

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24 Apr 2015

Russia Wants to Take More Foreign Students to Build ‘Pro-Moscow Elites’

“Russia’s ministries of Education and Science and Foreign Affairs have asked the government to increase the number of foreign students admitted to Russian universities by 30 percent in order to ‘form pro-Russian national elites’ and promote Moscow’s interests abroad, a news report said Friday.” Source: Russia Wants to Take More

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24 Apr 2015

Peru Mining Protests Leave One Dead, More Hurt

“Widespread protests in Peru’s southern province of Arequipa against a proposed copper mine on Wednesday left one dead and many more wounded, police said, as opponents say they will keep protesting until the mine project is canceled.” Source: Peru Mining Protests Leave One Dead, More Hurt – WSJ

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24 Apr 2015

Honduran judges throw out single-term limit on presidency

“The supreme court in Honduras has voided a single-term limit for the country’s presidency — the issue at the heart of the political conflict that led to the ouster of socialist incumbent Manuel Zelaya six years ago when he sought to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution.” Source: Honduran

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24 Apr 2015

U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes

“A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday. President Barack Obama apologized and took ‘full responsibility’ for all counterterrorism

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24 Apr 2015

Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Israeli territory; IDF strikes terror site

“Terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at the Sderot area on Thursday evening, ending four months of quiet and triggering air raid sirens in the area. The projectile exploded harmlessly in an open, uninhabited area, the IDF said, adding that security forces were searching for its remnants.” Source: Rocket fired

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24 Apr 2015

NATO role in 2011 Gadhafi ouster may have given rise to Islamic State presence in Libya

“As NATO announced the end of its seven-month bombing campaign in Libya that helped topple dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the top military officials expressed their pride in the alliance’s achievement.” Source: NATO role in 2011 Gadhafi ouster may have given rise to Islamic State presence in Libya – News – Stripes

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24 Apr 2015

U.S. Weighs Training Iraqis to Call in American Airstrikes in ISIS Fight

“A senior Obama administration official said Thursday that the United States was looking for ways to speed up United States bombing attacks on Islamic State militants, including a plan to train Iraqi troops to spot targets for American airstrikes.” Source: U.S. Weighs Training Iraqis to Call in American Airstrikes in

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