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Volume 10 No. 25
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Olympic Notes: Russia Deploys Two Warships To Protect Sochi Winter Games

The Russian Defense Ministry "has cancelled its previous order for two warships to head to Eastern Mediterranean." The Russian Navy said that "the two warships now are assigned a task to prepare for the security mission" during the 2014 Sochi Olympics (XINHUA, 9/19). ... Japanese PM Shinzo Abe "ordered the scrapping of two Fukushima nuclear reactors that survived the 2011 tsunami." He stood by his commitments to the IOC "of insuring a safe 2020 Summer Games." Abe: "I will work hard to counter rumors questioning the safety of the Fukushima plant" (REUTERS, 9/19).