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Obama Sends Pay, Retirement Commission Recommendations to Congress

President Barack Obama sent the recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to Congress yesterday.

SOP newswire3UN Urges Reliable Access to Yemen's Airport to Deliver Aid - The aid operation in Yemen cannot meet the life-saving needs of people unless humanitarians are assured safe and reliable access to the capital`s international airport, the United Nations relief coordinator for the country said today, calling it an essential lifeline.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Nepal: UN Expands Support to Areas Cut Off by Quake - The UN announced it is setting up a new field office in the remote, mountainous Gorkha district, considered to be near the epicentre of the quake.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: One in Nine People Go Hungry - The world produces more than enough food to feed every member of the human family, yet one in nine people still go hungry.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Syria to Halt Military Operations in Civilian Areas - After a reported overnight attack on Yarmouk refugee camp, the United Nations relief agency assisting Palestinians across the Middle East has called on the Syrian Government to refrain from using explosive weapons in populated areas.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Free and Fair Elections in Burundi - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its deep concern about measures taken this week by Burundian authorities to seriously curtail rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
SOP newswire3UN: Nepal is Not Alone - The UN stressed that while relief teams are working around the clock to assist the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake, aircraft and helicopters are urgently needed, as are emergency shelters, particularly for people in hard-hit rural areas.
SOP newswire3Number of South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia Passes 200,000 - The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has passed the 200,000 mark.
SOP newswire3UN Envoy to Kick-off Syria Talks in Geneva Next Week - The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Syria will begin next week a series of in-depth, separate consultations with Syrian stakeholders and regional and international actors to take stock of their views on reopening peace talks based on the 2012 so-called Geneva Communiqué.
SOP newswire3UN Demands Immediate End to Hostilities in Mali - The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern at the outbreak of violence that has occurred in Mali this past week.
SOP newswire3Breedlove Warns Congress of Russian Aggression - A new and challenging security environment with significant, lasting implications for U.S. national security interests has plagued Europe in the last year, with Russian aggression the top concern, the commander of U.S. European Command said on Capitol Hill today.
SOP newswire3DoD Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team Arrives in Nepal - U.S. Pacific Command continues to work closely with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal and U.S. Agency for International Development colleagues to determine how Pacom forces and assets can assist the government of Nepal in the aftermath of an April 25 earthquake that killed thousands of people and has affected millions more.
SOP newswire3Obama Sends Pay, Retirement Commission Recommendations to Congress - President Barack Obama sent the recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to Congress yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Execution of Eight Prisoners in Indonesia - The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today expressed his deep regret over executions carried out in Indonesia on April 29 despite numerous calls in the country and abroad for a reprieve.
SOP newswire3Nepal: Quake`s Impact on Food Security Very High Warns UN - Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Chemical Warfare - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare with a strong appeal for a new future without such weapons.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Tide of Nuclear Abolition Has Ebbed - Achieving a world free of nuclear weapons is one of the most crucial debates of our time.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes US Review of Lethal Drone Attacks - A group of United Nations independent experts today welcomed the announcement by the United States Government of a review of two counter-terrorism operations involving the use of drones, while stressing the need for transparency and accountability.
SOP newswire3UN Allocates $15 million in Emergency Funds for Nepal Earthquake Response - In response to devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal the United Nations released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: U.S, Japan Defense Guidelines Break New Ground - American and Japanese national security leaders unveiled the new guidelines for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation today, saying the new rules will promote peace and stability not only in the region, but worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Rushes Supplies to Earthquake Survivors in Nepal - The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Peaceful Presidential Election in Togo - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the peaceful conduct of the presidential election in Togo, which took place on Saturday.
SOP newswire3UN Marks Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster - In a message to mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today remembered the hundreds of emergency workers who responded to the accident and the more than 330,000 people uprooted from their homes in its aftermath.
SOP newswire3DoD Sends Aircraft to Support Disaster-Assistance Operations in Nepal - The United States has sent an Air Force aircraft to Nepal to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Sends Condolences to Victims of Nepal Earthquake - The United Nations Secretary-General has sent his deepest condolences to the Government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country today.
SOP newswire3Obama: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First - In this week`s address, the President laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values.
SOP newswire3Libya: UN Condemns Horrific Week of Human Rights Violations - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the successive horrific incidents in Libya this past week.
SOP newswire3UN Peacekeepers Repel Two Attacks in South Darfur - Peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass.
SOP newswire3UN Urges UK to Curb Tabloid Hate Speech - The United Nations urged British authorities and media to take steps to curb incitement to hatred by tabloid newspapers.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Attacks on UN Personnel in Mali - Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over a series of attacks targeting the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali.
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