03 Jul 2015

China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

“China’s Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon’s updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.” Source: China angered by new U.S. military strategy report | Reuters

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03 Jul 2015

Blasts rock Colombian capital; 8 injured

“Two explosions rocked Colombia’s capital on Thursday, injuring at least eight people. The blasts took place outside the offices of the Porvenir pension fund management company, according to CNN affiliate Cablenoticias. “ Source: Blasts rock Colombian capital; 8 injured – CNN.com

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03 Jul 2015

U.N. Blacklists Six South Sudan Generals

“The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on six South Sudanese generals, in the latest international attempt to quell a grinding civil war in the world’s youngest nation. The generals, three from each side of South Sudan’s 18-month-old war, can no longer travel internationally and have had their assets

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03 Jul 2015

Iraq, Kurdistan Oil Deal Close to Collapse

“An oil-sales deal between Iraq and the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government is close to collapse about six months after it was signed, undermining the country’s unity as it struggles to fight Islamic State and contain an escalating financial crisis.” Source: Iraq, Kurdistan Oil Deal Close to Collapse – WSJ

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03 Jul 2015

France refuses asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange

“France on Friday rejected a request for asylum by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has been living for the past three years in Ecuador’s London embassy, where he took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. ‘France has received the letter from Mr. Assange. An in-depth review

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03 Jul 2015

U.N. says Burundi did not hold fair election, human rights violated

“Burundi’s parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday. In Washington, the State Department said the United States suspended several security assistance programs it had with Burundi. Burundi has been locked in its worst political crisis since its

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03 Jul 2015

Morocco breaks up militant cell linked to Islamic State

“Morocco said on Thursday security forces had dismantled an Islamist militant cell affiliated to the Islamic State group, including members with knowledge in handling weapons and explosives.” Source: Morocco breaks up militant cell linked to Islamic State | Reuters

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03 Jul 2015

Senior Islamic State leader killed in U.S.-led coalition strike

“The U.S. military said on Thursday a coalition airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped fundraise, secure arms and transport fighters for the militant group.” Source: Senior Islamic State leader killed in U.S.-led coalition strike | Reuters

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03 Jul 2015

Twin blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria

“Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria killed at least 10 people on Thursday afternoon, state police said, the latest in a string of almost daily attacks by suspected Islamist militants.” Source: Twin blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria: police | Reuters

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03 Jul 2015

Saudi-led planes attack Yemen capital, six reported killed

“Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed targets in the Yemeni capital on Friday, residents said, and sources in the country’s dominant Houthi militia reported at least six people including a woman and child were killed.” Source: Saudi-led planes attack Yemen capital, six reported killed | Reuters

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