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09 July 2014 Military News

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  • Bushehr N. plant no. 1 reaches full capacity after fuel reload ISNA 09 Jul 2014 -- Reactor No. 1 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant has reached its full capacity after a scheduled fuel reload and planned maintenance, NIAEP-ASE, a joint company formed by the Nizhny Novgorod Engineering Company Atomenergoproekt and Atomstroyexport, said.
  • Iran determined to reach nuclear deal but not at any cost Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- Iran says it is determined to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement with the six world powers, but 'not at any cost.'
  • Bushehr 1st reactor reaches full capacity: Russia Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- Reactor number one of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran has reached its full capacity after a scheduled fuel reload and planned maintenance, an affiliated company of the Russian contractor of the facility says.
  • Iran not to compromise on N-rights: FM Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Iranian negotiating team will not compromise on the nation's rights in the course of talks with six world powers over Tehran's nuclear energy program.
  • Iran accepts no limits to nuclear research: Official Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- Tehran will not accept any restrictions on the research and development (R&D) work in its peaceful nuclear energy program, an Iranian official says.
  • Report: FBI, NSA Monitored Muslim-Americans' Emails VOA 09 Jul 2014 -- The emails of at least five prominent Muslim-Americans were targeted by the FBI and the National Security Agency, according to information in new documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • NSA, FBI spied on innocent Muslim Americans - latest Snowden leaks VoR 09 Jul 2014 -- The National Security Agency has been spying on Muslim-Americans - civil rights activists, lawyers and even a political candidate, according to new information leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and published by Glenn Greenwald. Among the targets were the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-the top Muslim civil rights organization in the United States-and a former Bush Administration official who worked for the Department of Homeland Security and held a top-secret security clearance during the time he was under surveillance.
  • France to Crack Down on Would-be Jihadists VOA 09 Jul 2014 -- France's leftist government has introduced legislation to stop would-be jihadists from leaving the country, and posing security threats when they return home. The measures reflect mounting international concern about Westerners joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq.
  • France adopts new anti-jihadist law VoR 09 Jul 2014 -- France on Wednesday presented a bill aimed at strengthening anti-terrorism laws to stop increasing numbers of aspiring jihadists from travelling to combat in Syria. The new bill, presented by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to the council of ministers, came as a 48-year-old woman was charged under anti-terrorism laws after visiting Syria thrice where her son is fighting.
  • Snowden asks Russia to extend asylum Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has formally asked Russia to extend his asylum, which expires on July 31.
  • Snowden seeks to avoid extradition to US, appeals to extend stay in Russia VoR 09 Jul 2014 -- Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said. 'A procedure stipulated by the Russian law exists; we have gone through the procedure of getting temporary asylum. It ends on July 31, 2014. So we have submitted documents necessary to appeal for extending his stay in Russia,' Kucherena told reporters on Wednesday.
  • Germany probes 2nd spy case allegedly involving US Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- German authorities say they are investigating a second espionage case reportedly involving the United States, just a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee.
  • Obama kept unaware of spying scandal in Germany Iran Press TV 09 Jul 2014 -- President Barack Obama was not aware of the new US spying scandal in Germany when he placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, according to an article published by The New York Times on June 8.
  • Berlin suspects another secret agent in ties with US intelligence VoR 09 Jul 2014 -- Searches have kicked off in Germany at the home and workplace of a German secret service agent suspected of having ties with US intelligence. If Berlin's suspicions are confirmed, this will be the second case in a week of an American spy being detectged. According to Western media, this could lead to tensions in relations between the two countries.
  • Interview: Historian Says Mitrokhin Archive Shows Value Of Human Intelligence RFE/RL 09 Jul 2014 -- As a senior KGB archivist, Vasily Mitrokhin meticulously collected thousands of documents for more than a decade and organized them for another eight years before defecting to the United Kingdom in 1992. The Cambridge-based Churchill Archives Center is now releasing large portions of his trove to the public for the first time.
  • Russia to Invest $60-70 Bln in Gas Pipeline to China - Kremlin RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2014 -- The construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline to supply Russian gas to China is expected to begin shortly, at a cost to Russia of $60-70 billion, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday during his visit to China.
  • Ukraine Denies Siphoning Russian Gas - Energy Minister RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2014 -- Ukraine is not siphoning off transit gas to Europe and has no plans to do so, Ukraine's Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan told journalists Wednesday.
  • Russian Upper House Ratifies Cuban Debt Write-Off of $35.2 Bln RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2014 -- Russia's upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, on Wednesday ratified an agreement to write off $35.2 billion of Cuba's debt allocated by the Soviet Union.
  • Russia's New Angara Space Rocket Test Flight Successful - Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2014 -- Russia's new Angara rocket, powered by engines using so-called "green" fuels, successfully completed its suborbital test flight Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.



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