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First Female Head for Cyprus UN Peacekeepers

Major-General Kristin Lund has been appointed to head the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), the first woman promoted to the position. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement May 12. Norwegian Kristin Lund is the first woman to be appointed as...

Greece Won't Send Troops to Central African Republic

The Greek Foreign Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, made it crystal clear to his European partners that “Greek soldiers will not participate in any army operation that will take place in the territories of the Central African Republic”. The Member-States of...