09 June 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 June 2010 [PDF]
- Soldiers, Iraqis provide healthcare to out-of-the-way Anbar town Army News 09 Jun 2010 -- Army medics from the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division along with Iraqi doctors held a one-day medical clinic June 6 assessing and treating nearly 400 of the 20,000 citizens of Kubaysah, Iraq.
- US Soldiers visit Iraqi clinic, provide medical care to locals Army News 09 Jun 2010 -- Despite the heat of an Iraqi summer, a medical team made up of Soldiers from United States Division - Center traveled to a small Iraqi town south of Baghdad to help its citizens June 1.
- Forces Capture Taliban Commander, Seize Drugs AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- Afghan and international forces captured a Taliban commander and other insurgent suspects in Kandahar province.
- Casualties Show Tough Week in Afghanistan AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- It has been a tough week in Afghanistan with 23 servicemembers killed in attacks since Sunday.
- Attacks Leave 11 Dead in Pakistan, Afghanistan VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- An attack on a NATO helicopter in neighboring Afghanistan and a militant raid in neighboring Pakistan have left at least 11 people dead, including four international troops.
- Pentagon Acknowledges Downing of US Helicopter in Afghanistan VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- The Pentagon: Rare downing of an American helicopter in Afghanistan reflects the increased operations by both NATO and Taliban forces.
- NATO Helicopter Shot Down In Afghanistan; Four Dead RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- NATO and the US military say a NATO helicopter was shot down by insurgents in southern Afghanistan today, killing four U.S. troops on board.
- Suspected Taliban Attack On NATO Convoy Kills Seven RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- Suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan overnight set fire to dozens of trucks that were carrying supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan.
- 15 Nato-supply containers torched near Islamabad IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Nearly 15 Nato containers, meant to supplying fuel and other logistic support for Nato forces resisting against Taliban in Afghanistan, were set ablaze.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Confident Of Gains In Afghanistan RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- US Defense Secretary Gates: Sufficient progress should be made in the war in Afghanistan to transfer authority in parts of the country by "the end of the year."
- Gates: Recruiting May Ease Afghan Forces' Attrition AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- With recruiting on pace to exceed goals, the increased numbers may help to ease attrition problems that have plagued the Afghan army and police.
- NATO should cooperate with CSTO in Afghan drug crackdown RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- NATO should cooperate with the CSTO post-Soviet security bloc in efforts to combat Afghan drug trafficking.
- Afghan land register could help combat drug threat RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Compiling an Afghan land registry could help global efforts to combat drug trafficking from the country.
- War on drugs requires a "reset" RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The major Moscow forum Drug Production in Afghanistan will be a good opportunity to determine which is worse in Afghanistan: heroin or the Taliban?
- Russia Urges Global Struggle Against Afghan Heroin VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Russian PresidentMedvedev says the international community must accept responsibility for the fight against illicit drugs from Afghanistan.
- Afghan drugs threaten global security - Lavrov RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russian FM Lavrov: Afghan drugs pose a major threat to global peace and security.
- Afghan drug traffic aids terrorists in N. Caucasus RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Afghan drug traffic benefits terrorists in the volatile North Caucasus, Russia's drug control chief said.
- Pakistan IDPs unwilling to return homes IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Hundreds of thousands of people who had been displaced as the result of military operation in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region are unwilling to return.
- Pakistan Taliban publicly shoot dead 'murderer' IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Pakistani Taliban Tuesday publicly shot dead a man for allegedly killing two brothers in North Waziristan tribal region.
- USS Princeton Deploys in Support of Counterpiracy and Maritime Presence Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) will depart San Diego on an independent deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility in the North Arabian Gulf June 10.
- Reservists talk to Congress about aerial spray mission AFNS 09 Jun 2010 -- Six reservists fresh from the fight to save the Gulf of Mexico coast from one of the worst oil spills in US history briefed congressional members and staffers.
- Wyoming Guard Called Up For Fremont County Flooding AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- More than 200 soldiers and airmen are working around the clock to protect residents and their property against floods in Fremont County.
Defense Policy / Programs
- BALTOPS 2010 Kicks Off Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Maritime forces from 12 countries began participating in a multinational naval exercise in the Baltic Sea June 7-19.
- SECNAV Discusses Future of Alternative Energy Sources Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) shared his vision of a greener Navy and Marine Corps team, one that is more energy independent, but still remaining the greatest maritime force in the world, during a keynote address at the Naval War College's 61st Current Strategy Forum in Newport, R.I., June 9.
- USS Mahan Participates in SUBFAM Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- USS Mahan (DDG 72) participated in a submarine familiarization (SUBFAM) exercise June 5 as part of the Southeast Anti-Submarine Warfare Integration Training Initiative (SEASWITI) exercise 10-3, held June 4-11 off the eastern coast of Florida.
- Multiple Nations Participate in SEASWITI 10-3 Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Ships from various regions of the world gathered off the eastern coast of Florida to participate in the Southeast Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Integration Training Initiative (SEASWITI) exercise 10-3 held June 4-9.
- SURFPAC and ATG Present Training Manual Updates at Waterfront Symposium Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) presented several innovative updates to the Surface Force Training Manual (SFTM) at a waterfront symposium hosted by staff from Afloat Training Group San Diego (ATGSD) June 8.
- PACOM Experiences Pacific Partnership Firsthand During Southeast Asia Visit Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- The commander of U.S. Pacific Command, made a two-day stop in central Vietnam June 8-9 during his Southeast Asia visit to personally witness the diverse team-building of Pacific Partnership 2010.
- Continental Congress authorizes Army Army News 09 Jun 2010 -- When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.
- Trident Warrior 2010 Aims to Improve Military Technology Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Trident Warrior 2010 (TW10), an annual sea trial experiment, that focuses on at-sea experimentation of approximately 100 critical maritime technologies, will be held at commands in San Diego and Hawaii June 14-16.
- Mississippi Reaches Another Milestone, Celebrates Keel Laying Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Electric Boat Corporation hosted a keel laying ceremony June 9 for Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) at the company's Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, R.I.
- USS Winston S. Churchill Visits Portsmouth, U.K. Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), named for the former British prime minister and national hero, moored in Portsmouth, U.K. for a five-day port visit June 3.
- Peleliu ARG Makes Stop in Guam Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), flagship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) departed Guam June 9 after a supply pickup and four-day liberty call.
- Beach Master Unit 2 Holds Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 09 Jun 2010 -- Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2 held a change of command ceremony on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., May 21.
- Air Force officials announce remotely piloted aircraft pilot training pipeline AFNS 09 Jun 2010 -- Air Staff officials will institutionalize the remotely piloted aircraft pilot career field.
- NSPS Transition Well Under Way, Official Tells Congress AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- The transition of Defense Department civilian employees from the National Security Personnel System is proceeding.
- SecAF impressed with Airmen, B-2 AFNS 09 Jun 2010 -- Secretary of the Air Force Donley met with Airmen, and base and community leaders, and received a first-hand look at the B-2 Spirit mission.
- U.S., Bangladesh prepare to kick off Pacific Angel mission AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- More than 55 servicemembers from the active-duty, Air Guard and Reserve components arrived to begin preparation for the third iteration of Operation Pacific Angel.
- Pakistan, US to hold follow-up strategic dialogue IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Pakistan and the United States will hold follow-up meetings to carry forward the process of comprehensive Pakistan-US engagement.
- Pakistan, US hold defense dialogue IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Top Pakistani and American defenc officials have opened 4-day dialogue in Islamabad to boost defence cooperation.
- US Defense Secretary: Europe Pushing Turkey 'Eastward' VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- US Defense Secretary Gates: Europe's reluctance to bolster ties with Turkey is pushing leaders in Ankara away from the West.
- Russian military to increase contracted personnel to 250,000 RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The number of contracted military personnel in the Russian Armed Forces will increase to about 250,000 in the future.
- Russia has no plans for new military bases abroad RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russia has no plans to set up new military bases abroad.
- Russian strategic bombers carry out record nonstop flight RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers are carrying out a 23-hour patrol.
- The Black Sea Fleet: divided and fading RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- On June 9, 1995, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement on basing Russia's Black Sea Fleet and Ukraine's naval forces in Sevastopol.
- Russian Black Sea Fleet to have fewer personnel, better weapons RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russia's Black Sea Fleet will deploy fewer personnel but have better weaponry in the future.
- Putin says Russia will buy Mistral only with technology transfer RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russia is interested in purchasing Mistral class amphibious assault ships from France only together with the accompanying technology.
- Russian destroyer to take part in FRUKUS-2010 naval drills RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The Severomorsk destroyer will joint NATO warships in the FRUKUS-2010 international naval exercises.
- SCO summit to focus on Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The leaders of the SCO will gather for a summit in Tashkent on June 10-11 to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.
- Pakistan, Nigeria sign MoU to promote defence ties IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Pakistan and Nigeria Tuesday signed Memorandum of Undersigned (MoU) to enhance defence collaboration.
- Azerbaijan Adopts Military Doctrine At Long Last RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- Azerbaijan's parliament on June 8 approved by a vote of 110 in favor, with two against and one abstention, the draft military doctrine that is intended to complement the National Security Doctrine ratified by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in May 2007.
- Greece may protest as Turkish planes fly low over its frigate RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Greece may file an official protest to Turkey over a dangerously low overflight of Turkish fighter jets above a Greek frigate in international waters.
- June 9, 2010 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2010
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 6/9/10 The White House 09 Jun 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for June 09, 2010
- Lockheed Martin F-35 Ground-Test Article Completes Testing Five Months Ahead Of Schedule Lockheed Martin 09 Jun 2010 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II program successfully completed F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) full-scale static testing – with zero structural failures – five months ahead of schedule and in less than half the time of legacy programs.
- First Three C-130J Super Hercules for India Near Completion at Lockheed Martin Facility Lockheed Martin 09 Jun 2010 -- The first three C-130J Super Hercules for India take the final positions on Lockheed Martin’s assembly line in Marietta, Ga. India will receive six aircraft plus support, with the first aircraft arrival in India scheduled for February 2011. The six C-130Js will give the Indian Army and Air Force new special operations capabilities using the world’s most advanced airlifter. (Lockheed Martin photo)
- Northrop Grumman Supplies Navigation Radars for German Navy Ships Northrop Grumman 09 Jun 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to supply new radar systems for installation on 10 German Navy ships.
- Raytheon Leads Efforts to Build a Scalable, Interoperable Analytics System to Aid Defense Raytheon 09 Jun 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is leading efforts with industry, national labs and commercial partners to build a new analytics system that readily scales to trillions of entities in a highly extendable, distributable framework to meet the world's rapidly changing security needs.
- Raytheon Awarded $12.7 Million for Private Land Mobile Radio System Solution Raytheon 09 Jun 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $12.7 million contract to provide Allegheny Power a seamless land mobile radio system that will help improve radio frequency coverage and communications reliability.
- 9 June 2010 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 09 Jun 2010
- North Korea to Security Council: Don't Debate Warship Sinking VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- North Korea has warned the UN Security Council not to debate the sinking of a South Korean warship that Seoul blames on Pyongyang.
- Pyongyang warns UN against accepting Seoul's view of ship sinking RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- North Korea warned of "serious consequences" if the international community accepts ROK version of the Cheonan sinking.
- Russia ready for unbiased discussions on Korean ship sinking RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russia is ready to hold impartial consultations at the UN on the sinking of South Korea's Cheonan warship.
- Russian Defense Ministry to report on Cheonan sinking in July RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The Russian Defense Ministry will release a report on the sinking of a South Korean vessel in July.
- DPRK Permanent Representative Sends Message to President of UNSC KCNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Sin Son Ho, permanent representative of the DPRK at the UN, sent the following message to Claude Heller, president of the UNSC, on Tuesday as regards the grave situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula:
- "Cheonan" Case Dismissed as Sheer Fabrication KCNA 09 Jun 2010 -- A DPRK delegate, addressing the Geneva Disarmament Conference on June 3, said that the case of warship "Cheonan's" sinking was, to all intents and purposes, "a conspiratorial farce" and "charade" orchestrated by the south Korean authorities at the U.S prodding.
- Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting The White House 09 Jun 2010
- Fact Sheet on U.S. Assistance to the West Bank and Gaza The White House 09 Jun 2010
- Obama Calls for Better Approach to Gaza Strip VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- US President Obama has called the situation in the Gaza Strip "unsustainable," and called for a new approach to improve conditions in the Palestinian territory.
- Obama: Mideast Situation Unsustainable VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- US President Obama says tensions over Israel's three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip are unsustainable and that a better approach is needed.
- Sanctions on Israel would solve little - Putin RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin: Sanctions on Israel for the recent bloody seizure of the Freedom Flotilla would solve little.
- Abbas to discuss peace talks, Gaza blockade with Obama RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday.
- 70 MPs register to be dispatched to Gaza IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Member of Iranian Parliament’s Commission on National Security and Foreign Policies Bighash: Some 70 Majlis deputies have registered to be dispatched to Gaza.
- Iran's Red Crescent Society to send aid ships to Gaza IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Director General of Public Relations of Iran’s Red Crescent Society announced Iran's first aid ship carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza people is to leave Iranian waters soon.
- In Brief: Gaza aid waiting at border crossing IRIN 09 Jun 2010 -- Forty-eight trucks with humanitarian aid seized from the aid flotilla bound for Gaza on 1 June are stuck at the Kerem Shalom crossing and in Israeli Defense ministry warehouses.
- Readout of Vice President Biden's Meetings on Sudan and Somalia The White House 09 Jun 2010
- At Least 5 Killed in Mogadishu Blast VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Officials in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, say a blast has killed at least five government security officers.
- Secretary-General names new UN envoy for Somalia UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban has appointed Augustine Mahiga to serve as his top envoy for Somalia.
- Veteran United States diplomat appointed to top UN post in DR Congo UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban named Roger A. Meece as the top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Ban lauds Burundians for gains in consolidating peace UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burundi for their achievements in consolidating peace as the tiny African nation rebuilds from decades of ethnic strife.
- South Ossetia says U.S. against non-use of force deal with Georgia RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- South Ossetian envoy: US opposed a binding non-use of force deal between Georgia and its former republics.
- N.Caucasus warlord linked to attack on Ingush president detained RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- A notorious militant leader involved in last year's attack on Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov was detained during a police operation.
- Top Ingush Rebel Leader Reportedly Captured RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- Russian forces have captured the alleged leader of a militant group in the Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.
- Economic and social ties could spur progress on Cyprus talks, Ban says UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- Setting up economic, social, cultural, sports and other ties can play a crucial role in promoting progress in the reunification talks.
- From New Zealand To Iraq, Global Index Measures Countries Most, And Least, At Peace RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- The world became slightly less peaceful in 2009, representing a second straight year of setbacks.
- UN Security Council Adopts Tough New Round of Iran Sanctions VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- The U.N. Security Council has adopted a fourth round of tough new sanctions aimed at halting Iran's suspect nuclear program. The resolution was approved Wednesday with 12 countries voting for, two against and one abstention, reflecting some division among the 15-member council.
- Russia threatens payback if Iran sanctions affect its interests RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The Russian FM warned of retaliatory measures if new sanctions against Iran affected Russian companies or individuals.
- Obama says UN Vote Unmistakable Message to Iran to Change Course VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- President Obama says vote imposing a fourth round of sanctions on Iran is an unmistakable signal to Iran's government.
- Obama Applauds New U.N. Sanctions on Iran AFPS 09 Jun 2010 -- President Obama lauded the UN Security Council’s decision to impose new sanctions on Iran for violating its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty obligations.
- Ahmadinejad dismisses new UN sanctions against Iran RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Iranian President Ahmadinejad: fresh UN sanctions against Tehran have no value.
- Remarks by the President on United Nations Security Council Resolution on Iran Sanctions The White House 09 Jun 2010
- Remarks on Iran by Secretary Clinton US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2010
- Fact Sheet on the new UN Security Council Sanctions on Iran The White House 09 Jun 2010
- Peaceful talks, not sanctions solution to Iran's nuclear issue - Putin RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Russian PM Putin said peaceful talks, not sanctions, are the best way to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
- Sanctions And Iran's Achilles Heel RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- The UN sanctions on Iran would be followed by a package of economic sanctions, expected to be confirmed in the US Congress by late June.
- Citing Iran's failure to clarify nuclear ambitions, UN imposes additional sanctions UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- The Security Council voted to impose a fourth round of United Nations sanctions against Iran.
- UN Security Council Backs New Iran Sanctions RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations Security Council has approved a package of economic sanctions aimed at punishing Iran over its suspect nuclear program.
- UN Security Council votes for new sanctions against Iran RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations Security Council approved on Wednesday a new round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
- UN Security Council Approves New Iran Sanctions VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations Security Council has approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran for its controversial nuclear program.
- Iran faces tough sanctions as UN Security Council prepares to vote RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- The UN Security Council is expected to gather for a vote on a new set of sanctions against Iran, already described by leading diplomats as the most serious ever.
- Germany stresses Tehran fuel deal "not off the table" IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- The German government on Wednesday stressed that the Turkish-Brazilian nuclear fuel swap agreement with Iran was not "off the table."
- Salehi: Vienna Group at odds with UNSC IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Salehi: Response of Vienna Group to Tehran Declaration is against the stands adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
- U.S., France, Russia Respond To Iran Fuel Swap Deal RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- The United States, France, and Russia have formally responded to a proposal for Iran to send some of its nuclear material to Turkey in return for atomic fuel.
- 3 countries effort to pass resolution against Iran big mistake IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Iran’s UN Ambassador: Western countries effort to approve a new resolution against Iran at Security Council would be a big mistake.
- NAM underlines diplomacy and dialogue for solving Iran's nuclear issue IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Member states of Non-Aligned Movement underlined diplomacy and dialogue as only ways to solve Iran’s nuclear issue.
- Soltaniyeh: Many defects can be seen in Amano's report on Iran IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Envoy to the IAEA Soltaniyeh: A lot of defects could be seen in IAEA Chief Yukia Amano's report on Iran nuclear program.
- Iran summons Swiss ambassador IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Following publicity of documents related to abduction of Shahram Amiri, Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti was summoned to Foreign Ministry.
- Film on Amiri, proves existence of terrorism in US administration IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- Senior parliamentarian: Documentary screened on the Iranian television is indication to the presence of terrorism in US administration.
- U.S. prosecutors charge six with Iranian satellite scheme RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- US prosecutors charged 6 people with a conspiracy to illegally provide Iran with satellite technologies.
- Iranian president says rich nations drink too much water RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday accused developed countries of using too much water.
- Ahmadinejad: Capitalism root cause of water shortage and pollution IRNA 09 Jun 2010 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that materialistic views and capitalism are the root causes of water shortage and pollution around the world.
- N. Korean Leadership Shuffle May Be About Succession, Scapegoats VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- North Korea held a rare second annual session of its parliament this week to change some of the country's top leadership posts.
- Alleged Somali Pirates Face Trial in Europe VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- A total of 10 alleged pirates are facing trial in Europe after being captured by the Dutch military off the coast of Somalia.
- Serbia Seeks Extradition Of Fugitive In Djindjic Killing RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- A Serbian national sentenced in connection with the March 2003 assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has been detained in Zagreb, and Belgrade says it will seek his extradition.
- War Crimes Fugitive Mladic's Wife Detained VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- The wife of Serbian war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic is facing criminal charges for illegal weapons possession.
- Belarus Says Prolonged U.S. Sanctions 'Pointless' RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- Belarus has called continued U.S. sanctions against it "pointless" and "confrontational."
- U.S. sanctions against Belarusian officials useless RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- Sanctions imposed by the U.S. against a number of Belarusian officials are "confrontational" and "useless."
- U.S. Extends Sanctions Against Belarus RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- The United States has extended sanctions against Belarus aimed at pressuring democratic change.
- Obama extends sanctions against Belarus RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama extended sanctions against Belarus for another consecutive year.
- New agreement enables UN to continue human rights work in Nepal UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations human rights office in Nepal will continue to work out of the nation’s capital for another year, but will close down field offices outside of Kathmandu.
- Top UN official travels to Asia for talks on Myanmar UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- A senior United Nations official arrived in Singapore today for talks with the country’s authorities about the situation in Myanmar.
- Nigerian President Nominates New Electoral Chief VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Nigeria's National Council of State has approved President Goodluck Jonathan's choice to oversee next year's elections.
- UN Chief in Burundi Ahead of Elections VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is in Burundi, where tension is rising ahead of a June 28 presidential poll.
- Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden to University Students in Nairobi, Kenya The White House 09 Jun 2010
- Biden: Kenya's Future in the Hands of its People VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Visiting US Vice President Joe Biden has told Kenyans the power to secure a better future for the east African nation rests in the hands of its people, not its politicians.
- Ethiopia Election Board Rejects Call for New Poll VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Ethiopia's elections body has rejected opposition calls for a re-run of last month's parliamentary poll, won by the ruling party in a landslide.
- Bishkek Reopens Probe Into Death Of Former Presidential Office Chief RFE/RL 09 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz authorities have reopened the investigation into the death of former presidential office chief Medet Sadyrkulov.
- Aquino Formally Declared Next Philippine President VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Philippine Senator Benigno Aquino III has been formally declared the winner of the country's presidential election.
- Clinton Visit to Colombia Highlights Elections VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting both candidates in Colombia's June 20 presidential election run-off in a Bogota visit.
- Cuban visit will not take place, says UN expert on torture as he voices frustration UN News Centre 09 Jun 2010 -- UN independent expert on torture deeply disappointed that he will not be able to visit Cuba to carry out a fact-finding mission.
- UN Torture Investigator Blocked From Cuba Mission VOA 09 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations torture investigator says he has been blocked from visiting Cuba to look into allegations of human rights abuses.
- Eutelsat selects Thales Alenia Space to deliver W6A satellite to expand business at 21.5 degrees East Thales 09 Jun 2010 -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced today that it has selected Thales Alenia Space to build a 40-transponder Ku-band satellite enabling a 50% increase in capacity operated at its 21.5° East location in geostationary orbit.
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