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15 July 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 15 Jul 2014 [PDF]
  • Karzai Accepts US-Mediated Election Deal as 'Bitter Pill' VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he has reluctantly accepted a U.S.-mediated deal to audit all the votes from the country's presidential runoff election, following allegations of fraud during the voting process.
  • Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns deadly attacks against civilians in Kabul, Paktika UN News Centre 15 Jul 2014 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned two attacks that took place today, one in Kabul and the other in the eastern province of Paktika, which have killed and injured scores of civilians.
  • Suicide Blast Kills 41 in Afghanistan VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb has killed at least 41 people in eastern Afghanistan. Earlier reports said 89 were killed. Tuesday's attack took place in a region that borders Pakistan.
  • Pentagon: No Rush to Boost Role in Iraq VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking a hard look at assessments by special forces teams in Iraq, focusing on the state of the Iraqi security forces and the threat posed by Sunni militants. Defense officials say despite a complex and fluid situation on the ground, there will be no rush to move forward with additional help.
  • U.S. Defense Officials Study Iraq Assessments AFPS 15 Jul 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with other top military officials understand the urgency of the situation in Iraq, but will act deliberately in forming recommendations based on the draft assessments that American teams have submitted, the Pentagon press secretary said today.

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  • July 15, 2014 - Press Availability in Vienna, Austria by John Kerry, Secretary of State US Dept. of State 15 Jul 2014
  • Progress Cited, but No Accord in Iran Nuclear Talks VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Washington three days of talks with Iran in Vienna, as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for extended negotiations if a deal with world powers is not achieved by the July 20 deadline.
  • No Quick End in Sight for Ebola Epidemic in West Africa VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- The World Health Organization says the Ebola epidemic circulating in three West African countries shows no signs of diminishing and fears it is likely to continue for many months. Latest WHO figures put the number of cases of this deadly disease at 964, including 603 deaths.
  • Fighting Ebola "by the grace of God" IRIN 15 Jul 2014 -- Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only when the disease subsides.
  • Death toll from Ebola outbreak rises to 603: WHO Iran Press TV 15 Jul 2014 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603.
  • Putin calls BRICS leaders to develop collective approaches to resolution of urgent problems - Lavrov VoR 15 Jul 2014 -- The leaders of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries should not seek confrontation with other members of the global community but develop collective approaches toward the resolution of urgent problems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
  • BRICS Summit Opens In Brazil RFE/RL 15 Jul 2014 -- The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations have met at the start of a three-day summit in Brazil.
  • GCHQ manipulates online information: Report Iran Press TV 15 Jul 2014 -- Britain's spy agency the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has developed a number of software programs aimed at manipulating online traffic and information, a report says.
  • UK Intel Develops Programs to Manipulate Online Polls, Web Traffic, Media RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2014 -- Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a British intelligence and security agency, has developed a number of tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with text messages and track individuals on social networks, British newspaper The Guardian reported Tuesday, referring to information disclosed by former US National Security Agency employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • Hong Kong Starts Controversial Election Reform Process VOA 15 Jul 2014 -- The Hong Kong government has issued a document formally asking Beijing to allow election reform. The paper, submitted on Tuesday to the Standing Committee of China's legislature, comes after months of intense debate over Beijing's role in the territory's future elections.
  • Development and alternative crops provide hope in war on illicit drugs – UN UN News Centre 15 Jul 2014 -- Senior United Nations officials today called for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords has disrupted peace, security and development, such as in Afghanistan and Myanmar.
  • Italian, Bulgarian Top Contenders For EU's New Foreign-Policy Chief RFE/RL 15 Jul 2014 -- European Union heads of states will select a new EU foreign-policy chief on July 16, with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and the current Bulgarian commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, vying for the post.



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