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Accessed on 12 April 2019, 1430 UTC, Post 1061.

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LATEST NEWS Apr 12, 2019
Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Ousted by Military

The longtime president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted by the military Thursday after four months of mounting demonstrations against his rule.

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Sudan Military’s Post-Bashir Plan Gets Rocky Reception

A plan by Sudan’s military to take over the country’s government is getting a cold reception from protesters and the international community, who want to see the African nation take steps toward democracy. …

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WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy

Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer. …

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Defense Leaders: Space Force Would Build, Accelerate American Space Capabilities

A United States Space Force would build on and accelerate the advantage the U.S. Air Force has given the American military in space, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee. …

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $3.2 Billion Multi-Year Contract for 24 E-2D Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a multi-year contract modification to deliver an additional 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The fixed-price-incentive-firm contract is valued at $3.2 billion; the contract also includes an option for nine additional foreign military sales aircraft. …

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Aegis Ashore missile defence system in Romania undergoes scheduled update

NATO’s Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence site in Romania will undergo a long-planned update this summer. This update, which has been taking place across the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence system fleet, will not provide any offensive capability to the Aegis Ashore missile defence system. …

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US Visa Ban: A Blow or Unlikely Win for the ICC?

Since taking office in 2012, International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has spent a lot of time on the road, pursuing potential cases in countries as disparate as Mali, Colombia and the conflict-torn Central African Republic. The one place she may not be visiting anytime soon is the United States. …

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UN Urges De-Escalation of Military Crisis in Syria’s Idlib

A senior U.N. official is appealing to Russia and Turkey as guarantors of a de-escalation agreement in Syria’s Idlib province to prevent a further intensification of fighting in this rebel-held enclave. The official briefed journalists in Geneva on a meeting of the International Syria Support Group’s Humanitarian Access Task Force. …

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