23 June 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 June 2010 [PDF]
- Airpower Summary: June 22 AFNS 23 Jun 2010
- Iraqis Arrest 5 al-Qaida in Iraq Associates AFPS 23 Jun 2010 -- Iraqi security forces arrested five suspected associates of al-Qaida in Iraq members in recent operations in northern and central Iraq.
- Army, Air Force, Iraqis team to conduct fires exercise Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division and Air Force F-16 fighters teamed with the 17th Iraqi Army Division conducting exercise at the Besmaya Range Complex.
- DoD News: Army Releases Findings of Wanat Review DoD 23 Jun 2010
- Wanat Review Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced today that the Army has completed action on the U.S. Central Command’s independent investigation of the July 13, 2008, battle at Wanat Village, Afghanistan.
- Forces in Afghanistan Kill Taliban, Haqqani Leaders AFPS 23 Jun 2010 -- Afghan and international security forces killed a large number of insurgents, including several key leaders for both the Haqqani terrorist network and the Taliban.
- Afghan President Respects Decision to Replace McChrystal VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- President Hamid Karzai respects US President Barack Obama's decision to replace the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan.
- McChrystal Statement Expresses Support for Policy AFPS 23 Jun 2010 -- Departing general released a written statement expressing his support for the president’s Afghanistan policy.
- Statement by the President in the Rose Garden on General McChrystal The White House 23 Jun 2010
- Top US Commander in Afghanistan Resigns VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- US President Obama accepted the resignation of his top commander in Afghanistan, Army General Stanley McChrystal.
- Obama Removes McChrystal From Top Afghan Command Post RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- President Obama has removed General Stanley McChrystal from his position as the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan.
- Obama Accepts McChrystal's Resignation AFPS 23 Jun 2010 -- President Barack Obama accepted Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's resignation from his post as the top commander in Afghanistan.
- Obama: Petraeus to Replace McChrystal in Afghanistan VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
- Afghan President Says Firing McChrystal Not Helpful to Military Efforts VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- The Afghan government is pledging support for the embattled US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal.
- McChrystal Reportedly Offered Resignation VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Top US commander in Afghanistan has met with President Barack Obama after being summoned back to Washington to discuss comments made in a magazine article.
- MARSOC ALC gradates first Dari, Pashtu, Urdu speaking Marines USMC News 23 Jun 2010 -- Ten Marines graduated from the second class of the US MARSOC, SOCOM Advanced Linguist Course.
- Britain suffers fourth fatality in Afghanistan in four days IRNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Four Royal Marines have been killed in Afghanistan in the past four days, bringing the total number of British deaths to 303 since the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001.
- Australia Hints Afghan Troop Withdrawal May Start in Two Years VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Australian Defense Minister John Faulkner: Canberra may start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in two years if its mission to train local soldiers goes as planned.
- Building Afghan Air Corps Expensive Task VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- In Afghanistan, planes and helicopters are essential for moving troops and supplies, providing air support for ground forces and keeping an eye on insurgents.
- Officials testify to Congress on convoys in Afghanistan Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- Army and DoD officials told a Congressional committee Tuesday about what they are doing in Afghanistan to keep contracting funds out of the hands of the Taliban and other criminals.
- US Defense Officials Questioned About Afghan Trucking Contract VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- US Defense Department officials say they take any allegation of corruption and wrongdoing seriously.
- Pakistani Taliban Warn Drivers Against Carrying NATO Supplies RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Taliban in Pakistan's Khyber tribal agency have warned truck drivers against carrying supplies for the U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan.
- Vetting process for upcoming Afghan polls not thorough enough UN News Centre 23 Jun 2010 -- Top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan voiced discontent with the process of vetting candidates ahead of September elections.
- UN Says Afghanistan's Neighbors Consume Most Of World's Opium RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- UN report shows that while Afghanistan remains the world's largest opium producer, it is neighboring countries where a majority of the world's opium is consumed.
- Eight Reported Dead In Latest Karachi Shootings RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Police in Karachi say eight people have been killed over the past two days in Pakistan's biggest city.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Conference Call Briefing with Administration Officials on President Medvedev's Visit to the White House The White House 23 Jun 2010
- DoD News: DOD Announces Installation Realignments in Germany DoD 23 Jun 2010
- Years After War, South Korea, United States Examine Command Transfer VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- South Korea's military is very different from the one that needed help after the 1950 surprise attack that began the Korean War.
- General charged with changing how the Army fights honored at Pentagon Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- Retired Gen. Donn A. Starry is considered to be the architect of the 1980s' Air-Land Battle Doctrine.
- Army begins shipping improved 5.56mm cartridge Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- The Army announced today it has begun shipping its new 5.56mm cartridge, the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, to support warfighters in Afghanistan.
- U.S. firm pleads guilty to illegal export of military technology RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- A U.S. defense company pleaded guilty on Tuesday to exporting sensitive military technology to foreign countries without a proper license.
- USS George H.W. Bush Conducts First Missile Launch Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2010 -- USS George H.W. Bush successfully fired 2 Evolved NATO Sea Sparrow missiles and 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles for the first time.
- Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE) 2010 Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- The Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE) is an annual event sponsored by the Executive Agent Theater Joint Tactical Network.
- Deploying NMCSD Nurses Prepare to Face Combat Trauma Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2010 -- Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Medical Surgical Simulation Center (MSSC) prepares Navy nurses for the types of casualties they could encounter in combat.
- Ramstein allies with Poland to become sister wings, build partnership AFNS 23 Jun 2010 -- Officials from the 86th Airlift Wing formalized their partnership with their Polish sister wing, the 3rd Airlift Wing, during a ceremony here June 21.
- RIMPAC 2010 Begins as Ships Arrive in Hawaii Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2010 -- The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise officially kicked off June 23 as 14 nations, 32 ships, five submarines, more than 170 aircraft, and 20,000 personnel arrived in Hawaii.
- Serbian soldiers train with U.S. Army in Germany Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade have been partnering with the Serbian Armed Forces here recently, helping to build allied partner capacity within Europe.
- USS New Orleans Completes First Port Visit in Support of SPS 2010 Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2010 -- USS New Orleans, along with Amphibious Squadron 5, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, and other embarked units departed Manzanillo, Mexico.
- Air Force takes steps against suicides AFNS 23 Jun 2010 -- The Air Force vice chief of staff testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 22 to address steps the service is taking to stem the rising suicide numbers.
- Air Force civilians set for transition from NSPS to begin in July AFNS 23 Jun 2010 -- The majority of Air Force civilians will begin to transition from the National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule beginning July 4.
- USACE delivers key to Incirlik's Eagle housing community Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- US Air Force and US Army Corps of Engineers Europe District representatives officially opened the doors to new homes in the Eagle Housing area.
- NAVSTA Great Lakes Oil Skimmers Support Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2010 -- Environmental and public works civilian employees of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest deployed to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response.
- US Army Runs Hotline to Assist Abandoned Families in South Korea VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, the United States keeps more than 28,000 troops in South Korea. While in the country, some soldiers get married or have children.
- USS Churchill Rescues Stranded Fishermen Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2010 -- Members of USS Winston S. Churchill visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team provided assistance to two stranded Yemeni fishermen June 21.
- One dead, 24 injured in blast at Russian military base RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- One person was killed and at least 24 injured as ammunition exploded at a military training facility in central Russia.
- Russian Black Sea Fleet to receive 15 new combat vessels by 2020 RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Russia's Black Sea Fleet will be reinforced with 15 new combat ships and diesel-electric submarines by 2020.
- Russian task force to continue anti-piracy mission off Somalia RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Russia will resume its anti-piracy mission near Somalia in early July.
- Baltic Fleet frigates may be dispatched to Sevastopol to combat piracy RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- The possible transfer of Russian Baltic Fleet frigates to the Black Sea naval base is connected with combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
- Russia set to support anti-piracy initiatives at G8 summit RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Russia is planning to support Canadian initiatives on the fight against sea piracy at the upcoming G8 summit.
- Russian FM to discuss security with European counterparts RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will attend on Wednesday a ministerial meeting of the Weimar Triangle to discuss European security.
- Moscow Still Hasn't Delivered Air Defense Missiles to Iran VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Iran has a deal to buy S-300 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia. But Moscow has not delivered them yet.
- Russia floats out 2nd frigate for Indian Navy RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- A Russian shipyard took out of dry dock on Wednesday the second of three frigates being built for India's Navy.
- US-S. Korea Staging War Exercises KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- The US and S. Koreans are staging war exercises against the DPRK on the ground and in the sea and the air of south Korea.
- S. Korean Forces to Stage Containment Operation KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Military authorities of south Korea have planned to stage PSI naval interception and search exercises in waters around Pusan Port and its surroundings in October.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing - 23 June 2010 US Dept. of State 23 Jun 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for June 23, 2010
- New Hawk Advanced Trainer Flies Past Major Milestones BAE Systems 23 Jun 2010 -- A significant achievement has been achieved with the first 500 sorties, and 500 flying hours, completed on the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT).
- Boeing Receives Contract to Upgrade US Air Force KC-10 Cockpits Boeing 23 Jun 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a $216 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the service's 59-jet KC-10 tanker fleet with a new communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system.
- Boeing Successfully Demonstrates Directional NetWork System for US Fleet Forces Command Boeing 23 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today that it has proven the capability of its Directional NetWork System (DNW), the next generation of 100 megabytes-per-second+ mesh networking, during the U.S. Fleet Forces Command's (USFF) Trident Warrior 2010 (TW10) experiment off the coast of Southern California. DNW was the core system used in the operational tests, conducted June 14-16 by Boeing and the U.S. Navy.
- EADS Defence & Security supplies Consultancy Services to Indian Armed Forces EADS 23 Jun 2010 -- EADS Defence & Security (DS) will supply consultancy services to the Indian Armed Forces in developing the system architecture of its Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) programme.
- Lockheed Martin Completes Innovative Joint Battle Command-Platform Demonstration Center Lockheed Martin 23 Jun 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed construction of a new systems integration and demonstration center for its Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) solution. This center immerses visitors in an audiovisual battlefield simulation, demonstrating the overall JBC-P command and control vision.
- Lockheed Martin F-35 Navy Jet Confirms Carrier-Landing Strength Predictions Lockheed Martin 23 Jun 2010 -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35C Lightning II carrier variant successfully completed testing in which it was dropped from heights of more than 11 feet during a series of simulated aircraft-carrier landings. The tests validated predictions and will help confirm the F-35C's structural integrity for carrier operations.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers Right Hand Operation JLTV Technology Development Vehicles To U.S. Government For Testing Lockheed Martin 23 Jun 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today delivered two right hand operation Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), and a companion trailer, to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps and representatives of the Australian Army for Technology Development (TD) phase assessment and testing.
- Pratt & Whitney F135 Propulsion System Achieves Successful First Navy Variant F-35C Flight, Installation of First Production F135 Pratt & Whitney 23 Jun 2010 -- The Pratt & Whitney F135 propulsion system celebrated two major program milestones recently, with the successful maiden flight of the Lockheed Martin Navy variant F-35C Lightning II, powered by a production configuration F135 engine, as well as installation of the first production F135 engine into a production F-35 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
- Global Hawk Delivers as Defense Acquisition Board Review Approaches Northrop Grumman 23 Jun 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) high altitude RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system's superior performance in war operations, supporting humanitarian missions and observing the Earth's changing climate, along with excellent progress in test and evaluation, have positioned the program well for this week's review by the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Defense Acquisition Board (DAB).
- DCNS at BALT MILITARY EXPO 2010, Gdansk, Poland, 23-25 June 2010 DCNS 23 Jun 2010 -- DCNS is a leading player on the world market for value-added naval defence systems. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment and services.
- Press Conference on Governmental Role in Engaging Private Sector for Attainment of Millennium Development Goals - 23 June 2010 United Nations 23 Jun 2010
- Press Conference by Secretary-General to Launch Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 - 23 June 2010 United Nations 23 Jun 2010
- KCNA Dismisses "Results of Investigation" as Unscientific KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- The "results of investigation" into the case of the sunk warship Cheonan are not convincing the international community.
- KCNA and S. Korean Minister of Unification KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Hyon In Thaek, minister of Unification of south Korea let loose provocative outbursts about "contingency."
- National Reconciliation Council Issues Open Questionnaire KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- South Korea letting loose a spate of sheer sophism that it has never negated the north-south joint declaration.
- New Japanese Chief Executive's Remarks on Relations with DPRK KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- The new chief executive of Japan put forward the settlement of Japan's past and the normalization of its relations with the DPRK.
- US Mideast Envoy to Pursue Direct Peace Talks VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- US Secretary of State Clinton is sending Middle East envoy Mitchell back to the region next week to press for an upgrade of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
- UN Refugee Commissioner: Crisis in Gaza Bigger Than Humanitarian VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- The commissioner-general of the U.N. refugee agency says the crisis in the Gaza Strip is more than just a humanitarian situation.
- Captured Soldier's Family Argues Against Easing Gaza Blockade VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- The parents of an Israeli soldier being held captive by Hamas say they fear Israel's easing of blockade of Gaza will make it harder to negotiate their son's release.
- Russia concerned over demolition of Arab houses in East Jerusalem RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Russia is concerned over plans by the Israeli authorities to demolish some two dozen houses inhabited by Arabs in East Jerusalem.
- Second Swede Arrested For Plotting Somalia Attack VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Police in Sweden have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack in Somalia, the second such arrest there within a month.
- Darfur Peace Talks 'Not Serious,' Says Rebel JEM spokesman VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Top JEM official has dismissed as a mere "publicity stunt" ongoing peace talks between.
- Russia sends fresh peacekeepers to Sudan RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Russia will airlift about 120 personnel to Sudan Wednesday as part of an international peacekeeping operation there.
- Turkey Detains 27 After Bombing by Rebels VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Turkey's police have detained 27 people for questioning about Tuesday's bomb attack that killed four soldiers and a teenage daughter of an officer in Istanbul.
- Djibouti Rebels Threatening Stability in Strategic Country VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Analysts are expressing fear that increasing rebel activity in Djibouti in recent months could threaten the stability of one of the most strategically important nations in the Horn of Africa.
- Russia Approves PACE Resolution On North Caucasus For First Time RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Russia has approved a resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the North Caucasus.
- PACE resolution discussion on North Caucasus turns sour RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- The plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe turned sour as delegates accused Russia of persecuting outspoken journalists and human rights activists.
- In Cyprus, leaders hold another round of UN-backed reunification talks UN News Centre 23 Jun 2010 -- The Greek Cypriot leader and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart held another round of talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island.
- Militants kill Indian army colonel in Kashmir IRNA 23 Jun 2010 -- A senior Indian Army officer was killed in a militant ambush in north Kashmir Wednesday morning, police sources said adding another officer was injured in a separate gunbattle with the militants late last night.
- Sri Lanka Slams UN Rights Panel VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Sri Lanka has slammed the creation of a panel by the United Nations to advise on alleged human rights violations in the country during the final stages of the civil war, which ended last year.
- Sri Lanka slams UN IRNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Sri Lanka took exception to the UN appointing a panel of experts to look into alleged human rights abuses in the final stage of the island's civil war, claiming of a "hidden agenda" behind the move.
- Iran's Bushehr NPP to go into operation in September RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- The Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran will go into operation in mid-September.
- Iran produces 17 kg of 20% enriched uranium RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Iran has produced 17 kilograms of 20%-enriched uranium and can produce as much as it needs, the country's nuclear chief said on Wednesday.
- Iran Claims 17 KG Uranium Enriched to 20 Percent VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Iran's atomic energy chief says his country has enriched 17 kilograms of uranium to 20 percent purity.
- Gas pipeline project beyond provisions of UN resolution IRNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Pakistani FM Spokesperson Abdul Basit: Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is beyond provisions of United Nations resolution against Iran.
- President: Freedom loving nations condemn Israel IRNA 23 Jun 2010 -- President Ahmadinejad: Israel has once again been condemned by the freedom loving nations due to its recent attack on the Gaza bound Freedom Flotilla.
- Supreme Leader calls for national solidarity, avoiding injustice IRNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei emphasized the need for the officials to observe national solidarity.
- North Korea attacks across 38th parallel, 60 years ago Army News 23 Jun 2010 -- Sixty years ago, the Korean War became the first major armed clash between the free world and Communist forces, as the so-called Cold War turned hot.
- Nation Marks Korean War's 60th Anniversary AFPS 23 Jun 2010 -- Sixty years ago this week, North Korean troops stormed across the 38th parallel into South Korea, launching a three-year conflict.
- Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Winds Up Painful Look at Past VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- The world is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
- Japan, Accomplice of US in Preparation of Korean War KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- Japan was an accomplice of the U.S. imperialists in the Korean war ignited by the latter in the 1950s.
- North Korea's War History is Mirror Opposite World View VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- South Korea and the rest of the world this month are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
- KCNA and Japan Past Human Rights Abuses KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- The Korean people will certainly force Japan to pay for the hideous human rights abuses committed by Japan in the past, Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says in a signed article.
- Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 23 Jun 2010 -- One day in June Juche 55 (1966) President Kim Il Sung visited the Jangsuwon Cooperative Farm in Samsok District, Pyongyang, in the evening.
- UN and partners step up emergency medical aid after ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan UN News Centre 23 Jun 2010 -- UN and its humanitarian partners are stepping up emergency medical aid in Kyrgyzstan.
- OSCE proposes to send international police force to Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe proposed sending international police to stabilize the situation in Kyrgyzstan.
- Belarus sees no grounds to extradite Bakiyev RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Belarus has found no legal grounds for the extradition of deposed Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
- Bakiyev blames Kyrgyz riots on drug gangs, religious extremists RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Drug dealers and religious extremists could be behind the deadly interethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan earlier this month.
- EU Envoy Warns Of Regional Risk From Kyrgyz Instability RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- The top EU envoy for Central Asia has warned that recent instability in the south of Kyrgyzstan could spill over into other countries along the Ferghana Valley.
- Kyrgyz Official Says Foreigners Among Detained Snipers RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz officials have said that seven of about 20 suspected snipers detained by security forces are foreigners.
- Suspected Organizers Of Ethnic Unrest Detained In Jalal-Abad RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Officials in Kyrgyzstan's southern Jalal-Abad Oblast say they have detained 12 suspected organizers of the ethnic clashes between local Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
- Thousands Of Refugees Return As Kyrgyzstan Prepares For Referendum RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz officials say thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have begun returning to Kyrgyzstan's Osh and Jalal-Abad regions from refugee camps in Uzbekistan.
- Kyrgyz In Almaty Plan Rally In Support Of Referendum RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz residents of the Kazakh city of Almaty are planning to rally on June 24 in support of Kyrgyzstan's upcoming referendum on a new constitution.
- Alleged Jamaican Drug Lord Coke in Police Custody VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Authorities in Jamaica say Christopher "Dudus" Coke, the alleged drug lord wanted by the United States, has been captured.
- Observers Say Logistical Challenges Remain For Guinea Vote VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Excitement is mounting in Guinea for Sunday's vote, but election observers worry that delays in preparation pose potential risks to the electoral process.
- Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin Monday VOA 23 Jun 2010 -- Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begin Monday in Washington.
- Gazprom says no money received from Belarus RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Gazprom cannot yet confirm that Belarus has settled its gas debt, a spokesman for the Russian energy giant said.
- Belarus says paid Gazprom in full, demands Russia settle transit debt RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Belarus said Wednesday it paid off its entire debt to Russian energy giant Gazprom and demanded that Russia settle its $260 million transit debt.
- Russia's Gazprom cuts gas deliveries to Belarus by 60 pct RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- The gas row between Russia and Belarus continued on Wednesday as state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom extended supply cuts to Minsk but promised no interruption of supplies to EU consumers.
- Russia Slashes Belarus Gas Deliveries As Dispute Continues RFE/RL 23 Jun 2010 -- Neither Russia nor Belarus appears ready to compromise in their row over hundreds of millions of dollars in gas debts that each is claiming from the other.
- Bakiyev denies lending Belarus mioney to pay gas debt RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2010 -- Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstan's ousted president who has taken refuge in Belarus, denied on Wednesday he had lent $200 million to Minsk to pay off its gas debt to Russia.
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