01 July 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 July 2010 [PDF]
- Airpower Summary: June 29 AFNS 01 Jul 2010
- Iraqi Forces Arrest 3 Terrorism Suspects AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- Iraqi security forces working with U.S. advisors arrested three terrorism suspects in recent operations in Iraq, military officials reported.
- Cav scouts share knowledge with Iraqi Police partners Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- With a bang and a door bursting open, Iraqi policemen kicked off an urban assault exercise at the Tarmiyah Iraqi Police station June 26.
- Belvoir Reserve deploys to Iraq Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- More than 180 Soldiers from Fort Belvoir's 299th Engineer Company were honored Sunday during a farewell mobilization ceremony at Wells Field House.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Conduct Numerous Operations AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- Afghan and international security forces conducted numerous operations last night, capturing a Taliban district chief and killing or capturing numerous other insurgents, military officials reported.
- 'No timetable' on British Troops in Afghanistan VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Britain's new Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday his government has not set a timetable for withdrawing British troops from Afghanistan. Giving a major speech on foreign policy, Hague also said his government wants to increase Britain's role in the European Union, build stronger ties with emerging economies and play a key role in the global arena.
- AFGHANISTAN: NGOs want stronger UN humanitarian coordination IRIN 01 Jul 2010 -- A consortium of 31 NGOs working in Afghanistan have expressed their "deep concern" over the ability of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to carry out its mission in the country because of low staffing levels.
- New Afghan War Commander Reports Progess Against Taliban VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- NATO's newly appointed commander in Afghanistan, David Petraeus, has briefed officials at NATO headquarters about his plan for the Afghan mission. Speaking at NATO's headquarters in Brussels, General David Petraeus said forces in Afghanistan are making progress against the Taliban.
- NATO Strives for Quality, Quantity in Afghan Police AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- The Afghan National Police force needs to grow and be able to train itself for the NATO mission there to be successful, a military official said yesterday.
- Petraeus Vows No Change In Rules Of Engagement In Afghanistan RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- General David Petraeus, the new commander of U.S. and ISAF troops in Afghanistan, has vowed to do "everything humanly possible" to avoid casualties among Afghan civilians.
- House Panel Denies Aid To Afghanistan RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- A key panel in the U.S. House of Representatives has blocked $4 billion in aid to Kabul over rising corruption fears.
- Russia says ready to send helicopters to help NATO in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia is willing to provide transport helicopters to assist the NATO-led military contingent fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan, a defense industry official said on Thursday.
- Pakistani court seeks halt to controversial US drone strikes IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- A court in Pakistan Wednesday directed government to take measures to halt strikes by US drone aircraft in country’s tribal regions.
Defense Policy / Programs
- THADD nails lowest target, seventh of seven in testing Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- The Army launched a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, June 28, from Kauai, Hawaii, which successfully intercepted and destroyed another missile launched just minutes earlier.
- Air Force, Navy officials partner on unmanned aircraft systems AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- In a signed memorandum of agreement, Air Force and Navy officials partnered to maximize commonality, eliminate redundant effort and increase interoperability between the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircraft systems and the RQ-4 Global Hawk system.
- New Horizons opening ceremony echoes spirit of friendship, cooperation AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- New Horizons Panama 2010 officially opened at Santa Librada Elementary School June 29 with a ceremony featuring senior leaders from the Panamanian government as well as the United States.
- Air Force stands up deployment transition center at Ramstein Air Base AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- Airmen in selected career fields returning from the area of responsibility now have access to enhanced post-deployment support with the service's stand up of the deployment transition center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, officials here said June 30.
- Defense officials authorize medal for Chile relief efforts AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- Airmen who participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in Chile following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake Feb. 27, 2010, are eligible for the Humanitarian Service Medal.
- Nimitz Gets Underway for Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed from her homeport of Naval Base Coronado to perform sea trials June 30.
- Final Romeo Maintenance Trainer Ready for Students Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- Personnel from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville (CNATTU Jax) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic cut the ribbon on the avionics maintenance trainer for the MH-60R (Romeo variant) Seahawk at NAS Jacksonville June 26.
- Top Naval Officer Visits Halifax Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead visited USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), USS Gettysburg (CG-64), HMS Ark Royal (R07), USS Virginia (SSN 774), USS Wasp (LHD 1) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 28-29.
- Freedom Sailors, Singapore Navy Cross Train Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- U.S. and Singapore Sailors from USS Freedom (LCS 1) and RSS Supreme (70), respectively, exchanged professional knowledge, June 28, while both ships are moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
- Navy Buys First "Green" Buses for Naval Base Kitsap Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- Naval Base Kitsap recently expanded its shuttle fleet with the purchase of two "green" hybrid buses, with five others to be delivered by the end of July.
- Keeping High-Performing Sailors Goal of Counselors Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- The Navy's personnel policy leaders emphasized the challenge of today's manpower management at the 22nd annual Navy Counselor Association (NCA) Symposium June 28.
- Vietnamese Diplomats Tour Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- The crew of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) welcomed aboard Vietnamese diplomats for a tour of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier June 30.
- Royal Navy Amphibious Task Group Arrives in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- The Royal Navy's Amphibious Task Group (ATG) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk June 30 for a port visit during Operation Auriga.
- PHNSY To Support Fleet in Cruiser Modernization Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) will directly support the Navy's Cruiser Modernization Program (CMP) beginning with the $50 million upgrade of USS Chosin (CG 65) in January 2011.
- America's Navy Arrives in Boston Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2010 -- For the sixth consecutive year, Boston Navy Week is underway, in conjunction with the 29th annual Boston Harborfest, June 30-July 5.
- CLB-2 completes EMV in preparation for Afghanistan USMC News 01 Jul 2010 -- The Marines of Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, have retrograded to their home duty station of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., after wrapping up a month-long evolution of training at Enhanced Mojave Viper aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 1.
- 1st MAW hits 69th birthday USMC News 01 Jul 2010 -- On July 7, 1941, the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing was activated at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va.
- 3rd Intel Marines get contaminated, gain confidence USMC News 01 Jul 2010 -- Oleoresin Capsicum spray, more commonly known as OC spray, is one of many non-lethal weapons in the Marine Corps' arsenal. Apart from its practical purpose as a non-lethal deterrant, it also becomes a training tool for Marines. It allows them to test their fortitude, mental and physical toughness and determination. Several Marines from 3rd Intelligence Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, tested themselves by completing the OC level-one contamination training on Camp Hansen, June 23.
- Sumos fly "Team Mercy," deliver aid in Cambodia USMC News 01 Jul 2010 -- Eight members of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 transported a medical team and their supplies to Ratanakiri, Cambodia, in support of a Pacific Partnership 2010 medical civil action project, June 16.
- 1st MAW Change of Command USMC News 01 Jul 2010 -- Major Gen. Raymond C. Fox passes on his duties as commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing to Brig. Gen. William D. Beydler during a change of command ceremony on the Futenma flight line Monday.
- New military working dog facility built to highest "green" standard AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- In an effort to be environmentally friendly, members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section are currently undergoing green construction, which began in January with an estimated completion date at the end of July.
- Colonel SERB delayed, additional colonels to be considered AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- Air Force personnel officials announced June 29 that the selective early retirement board for colonels will be delayed by six weeks.
- Flournoy Notes India’s Growing Role as Security Partner AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- India is an increasingly important partner to the United States, and the relationship between the nations is maturing, a top Defense Department policy official said today.
- Partnerships ‘Vital’ to Peace, Stability, Mullen Says AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- Military partnerships between the United States and Colombia are “absolutely vital” to global peace and security, the nation’s top military officer said yesterday.
- BRAC construction hitting targets as completed facilities begin receiving tenants Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- Grass, sidewalks and landscaping have replaced dirt and construction equipment at several Base Realignment and Closure Act 2005 facilities and other military construction sites, as the number of completed projects on Fort Sam Houston continues to increase.
- International Liaison Office moves to new building Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- U.S. and international officials celebrated the opening of the new Liaison Office with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 23.
- All military medical training roads now start at METC Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- The future of military medical training arrived at Fort Sam Houston in a big way June 30 with the opening of the sprawling Medical Education and Training Campus.
- Fort McPherson, Gillem, committed to EFMP Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- The Army knows Soldiers accomplish the mission when their Family is taken care of. Even if a Family member has some disability, be it physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual, the Army has committed itself to providing the best care possible.
- Handheld security system introduced Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- Fort Jackson now has a new line of defense for those wanting to enter the post - Defense ID system handheld scanners.
- New Welcome Center simplifies relocation Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- Fort Belvoir held its grand opening for the Welcome Center for Soldier in- and out-processing Thursday at its new location behind the Bowling Center.
- June 25, 2010 - Remarks at The 150th Birthday of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Army News 01 Jul 2010
- Environmental team manages successful combination of military training and conservation Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- Tank trails and roads cut across the 40,000 acres of the Hohenfels training area, dusty brown ribbons that vehicles use to carry Soldiers, munitions and equipment through a simulated war zone for multinational military training.
- McHugh addresses graves, management at Arlington National Cemetery Army News 01 Jul 2010 -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh told lawmakers today the Army is working to resolve issues of mishandled gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery and to ensure that the management problems discovered there do not happen again.
- Hurricane Hunters show Alex strengthen into Category 2 storm before landfall AFNS 01 Jul 2010 -- Hours before an aircrew from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron left for an after-midnight flight into Hurricane Alex, the storm had just been upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane. By the time the crew returned from more than seven hours inside the storm, the data they gathered showed signs the storm was growing stronger even as it approached landfall.
- ARFORCYBER Headquarters Stands Up in National Capital Region Army News 01 Jul 2010
- Database Provides Mission Readiness Information AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- The Defense Department’s readiness reporting system, designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a unit’s manpower, skill sets, equipment and capabilities as well as mission requirements, is nearing full operational capability, a top official said.
- War Commanders Need Better Logistics Picture, General Says AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- Commanders fighting the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq need a better “common operating picture” for their supplies, contracts and other logistical requirements, the Joint Staff’s logistics director said here this week.
- Conference Focuses on Globally Shared Spaces AFPS 01 Jul 2010 -- Efforts to enable civil and military forces in globally shared and ungoverned operating areas such as outer space, international waters, airspace and cyberspace have been the subject of a conference here this week featuring insights from key leaders of the Defense Department, U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO's Allied Command Transformation.
- Russian, South Korean Coast Guards to hold anti-piracy joint drills RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russian and South Korean Coast Guards will hold joint antipiracy and antiterrorism drills on July 7 in the Sea of Japan, the regional Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) border guards department spokeswoman said.
- Russian warships hone anti-submarine warfare skills in Sea of Japan RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet started on Thursday a series of anti-submarine warfare drills in the Sea of Japan as part of the Vostok-2010 strategic exercises in Russia's Far East.
- Pakistan dismisses Indian Army Chief’s remarks on terror camps IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan Wednesday dismissed as baseless Indian army chief’s statement alleging that there were terror camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
- U.S. says it does not consult with 3rd country on Taiwan arms sales CNA 01 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley said Wednesday that Washington will continue to make decisions on the sale of arms to Taiwan based on the Taiwan Relations Act and does not consult with any other country on that matter.
- July 1, 2010 - UN calls for continued restraint in Guinea after delay in election results US Dept. of State 01 Jul 2010
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and National Incident Commander Thad Allen, 7/1/2010 The White House 01 Jul 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for July 01, 2010
- UK Ministry of Defence signs Scout SV contract with General Dynamics UK General Dynamics 01 Jul 2010 -- The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with South Wales-based General Dynamics UK to deliver the Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army. The demonstration phase, which has been activated by the signature of the contract by Peter Luff MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Equipment, Support & Technology, is worth £500m. The demonstration phase will see the development of seven prototypes for the Scout reconnaissance vehicle and supporting variants built on the ASCOD SV Common Base Platform, as well as providing associated training equipment.
- The UK's Approach to Security Needs Radical Reform says Detica MD BAE Systems 01 Jul 2010 -- Martin Sutherland, Managing Director of information intelligence company Detica, today called for a radical reform in the UK’s approach to security. Speaking at the Homeland and Border Security Conference against the backdrop of public sector spending cuts and growing public unease about our ‘surveillance society’, he outlined the opportunity to transform our approach to deliver security more efficiently and effectively, with less cost and reduced intrusion.
- Fourth C-130J Heads Home To Norway Lockheed Martin 01 Jul 2010 -- Norway’s fourth C-130J leaves the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facility in Marietta. Norway placed a contract in November 2007 for four C-130J Super Hercules through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The first was delivered in November 2008. The new fleet enables Norway to meet its national airlift mission requirements and missions in support of international organizations like the U.N. and NATO.
- Lockheed Martin Opens Expansion Of Newtown, Pa Facility Lockheed Martin 01 Jul 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today ope [Align left] ned the doors to new facilities at its Space Systems Company operations in Newtown, Pa. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies with community leaders and customers were conducted today for the $24 million expansion project which includes an addition to the facility’s manufacturing capabilities as well as a conference center.
- Orbital's Pegasus and Taurus Rockets Selected to Launch Two NASA Scientific Satellites Orbital Sciences Corp. 01 Jul 2010 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced it has received two separate orders from NASA to launch scientific satellites on its industry-leading small rockets, Pegasus® XL and Taurus® XL.
- DARPA Tasks Northrop Grumman to Demonstrate Autonomous Aerial Refueling Northrop Grumman 01 Jul 2010 -- DARPA announced the award of a $33 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to demonstrate aerial refueling of a NASA Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by a sister ship. The program will be designated KQ-X.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Field and Installation Readiness Support Team Task Order Northrop Grumman 01 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. Army's Mission Installation Contracting Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide logistics support at Fort Eustis, Va.
- GE Completes Acceptance Test on First LM2500 Gas Turbine for Royal Australian Navy's Air Warfare Destroyer GE Marine 01 Jul 2010 -- GE Marine reports that it has successfully completed acceptance testing on the first LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD).
- Raytheon Links Acoustic Sensor, Netted Combat System for Enhanced Counter Sniper Capability Raytheon 01 Jul 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has linked its Boomerang acoustic sensor and network-ready Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System to provide an enhanced counter sniper solution for the warfighter.
- Russia to deliver 50 armored vehicles to Palestinians soon RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia will deliver 50 BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (APC) to the Palestinian security forces in the West Bank in the next few days, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
- Russia to sell $1 bln worth of arms to Yemen - expert RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia and Yemen could sign an arms contract worth over $1 billion, an international arms expert said on Thursday.
- 1 July 2010 - Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President United Nations 01 Jul 2010
- ‘Provocative’ settlement construction in Jerusalem undermines trust – Ban UN News Centre 01 Jul 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for an end to the building of settlements in Jerusalem, stressing that the construction damages trust and stokes unrest in the region.
- Israel's PM Proposes Prisoner Exchange VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is prepared to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a captured Israeli soldier as long as certain conditions are met.
- US Envoy Meets Palestinian President in West Bank VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama's point man in the Middle East was in the second day of a new mission on Thursday as Israel made a fresh offer for a prisoner exchange.
- Abbas Says He Supports an International Force for Palestinian Territories VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has sent Israel a proposal for the deployment of international forces in the Palestinian territories as part of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
- UN following reports of forcible transfers of Palestinians from East Jerusalem UN News Centre 01 Jul 2010 -- The United Nations is closely following reports that four Palestinian legislators have received orders for their forcible transfer from East Jerusalem by the Israeli authorities, a spokesperson for the world body said today.
- Prominent model ordered to testify before UN-backed war crimes court for Sierra Leone UN News Centre 01 Jul 2010 -- Judges at the United Nations-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone today ordered the high-profile British model Naomi Campbell to give evidence later this month about a blood diamond in the ongoing trial of the notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
- Secretary-General inaugurates new phase of UN mission in DR Congo UN News Centre 01 Jul 2010 -- Reflecting the strides made by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past decade, the United Nations peacekeeping mission entered a new chapter today, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paying tribute to the commitment demonstrated by blue helmets in bringing peace to the region.
- Secretary-General congratulates Somalia on five decades of independence UN News Centre 01 Jul 2010 -- Marking the 50th anniversary of Somalia’s independence, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the courage of the impoverished nation’s people and reaffirmed the United Nations’ support to help them realize their dream of living in peace, stability and prosperity.
- Somalia Government Accused of Dishonest Negotiating VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- A key military ally of the U.N.-backed Transitional Federal Government in Somalia is accusing the government of negotiating in bad faith, describing a recent political agreement between the two sides as "broken." The statement comes amid an offensive by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants in the capital.
- Ivorian Leaders to Decide Poll Date in Coming Weeks VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Ivorian leaders and main opposition candidates said Wednesday they will decide on a new date for the country's long-delayed presidential poll in the coming weeks.
- YEMEN: Government moves to speed up IDP returns IRIN 01 Jul 2010 -- The Yemeni government has announced a new “reconciliation deal” with Houthi-led Shia rebels in the northern governorate of Saada in a bid to bolster the February 2010 ceasefire and encourage the return of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
- ZIMBABWE: Conflict over diamonds IRIN 01 Jul 2010 -- A statement by Zimbabwe's mining minister, Obert Mpofu, that the Cabinet had approved the sale of diamonds from the controversial Marange fields has been dismissed by another minister as "lies".
- Tajik General Denies Involvement In Kyrgyz Violence RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- A top Tajik security official has rejected reports that he and other Tajiks were involved in last month's ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
- UN continues rushing food aid to Kyrgyzstan UN News Centre 01 Jul 2010 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is continuing to distribute supplies to people who have been affected by the recent deadly ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan.
- Fall Meeting Could Herald Rise of N. Korea's Next Leader VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- North Korea announced last Saturday (June 26th) that its ruling Worker's Party will hold a rare meeting of delegates in September to select a new party leadership. Analysts say Kim Jong Il's health due to a 2008 stroke may be behind an earlier than expected transition in power. Not much is known about Kim Jong Un, but theories abound. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.
- Obama Signs Tough, New Iran Sanctions Legislation VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation approved by Congress to impose tough new unilateral sanctions on Iran's government for its defiance of international demands to change course on its nuclear program.
- Larijani: US threat against Iran will cost it dearly IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Iran's Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Thursday that US threat against Iran will cost it dearly.
- Nine Suspects Appear Before US Court in Russia Spy Case VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Nine people accused of spying for Russia are appearing before U.S. courts to request bail, as police in Cyprus search for a suspect who vanished in the case.
- Alleged Russian Spies Mixed Old, New Technologies VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- The alleged Russian spy network that was thwarted by U.S. counterintelligence agents appears to have used time-honored espionage techniques along with state-of-the-art technologies. But as VOA Senior Correspondent Gary Thomas reports, the case raises questions about the spy ring's goals and competence.
- Moscow pledges aid to Russians facing espionage charges in U.S. RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russian foreign service officials are ready to provide any assistance to Russian nationals suspected of spying in the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
- British authorities to probe suspected Russian spy's link to U.K. RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- The British authorities have started an investigation into possible U.K. links of Anna Chapman, one of 11 people in the center of the recent Russian-U.S. spy row, the Evening Standard said.
- Obama Calls For US Immigration Reform VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- President Barack Obama is calling for action to reform U.S. immigration policy.
- Suicide Blasts Kill At Least 35 in Pakistan VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani authorities say two suicide blasts have killed at least 37 people and wounded about 175 others at a Muslim shrine in the eastern city of Lahore.
- Russia ratifies deal on cooperation in peaceful atom with Australia RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a federal law on the ratification of an agreement between Russia and Australia on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, the Kremlin said Thursday.
- Pak-China nuclear deal ‘peaceful’ under IAEA safeguards: FO IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan once again said its nuclear deal with China is purely for peaceful purposes and under safeguards of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and world should not be worried about the peaceful nuclear deal.
- Russian space freighter deorbited, dumped in Pacific RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia's Progress M-03M cargo spacecraft was taken out of orbit and buried in the Pacific Ocean after its service life came to an end on Thursday, mission control said.
- Clinton Embarks On Whirlwind Tour Of Eastern Europe, Caucasus RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has embarked on a five-day, five-nation tour of Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus that will test her diplomatic skills in a region that straddles geopolitical fault lines.
- Commentary: Georgia’s Long Farewell To Stalin RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- On the night of June 25, the monument to Josef Stalin in the city of Gori was removed. It will be moved some 100 meters to the museum that was built around the house where he was born. And on the place in the city’s main square where the statue previously stood, the authorities will erect a memorial to the victims of Russian aggression and Soviet repression.
- Israeli, Turkish Ministers Hold Talks in Bid to Repair Ties VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- A high-ranking Israeli envoy has met with Turkey's foreign minister in a bid to improve relations that had rapidly deteriorated following Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.
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