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12 May 2015 Military News

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  • US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs VOA 12 May 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in their first meeting since the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea and support for rebels fighting in east Ukraine sparked the worst tensions with the West since the Cold War. But, the tone of Tuesday's meeting was conciliatory.
  • Kerry Meets With Putin, Lavrov in Russia VOA 12 May 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday in the resort city of Sochi, in Kerry's first visit to Russia since relations soured over sharp disagreements on Ukraine and Syria.
  • Iran says received all installments of frozen money ISNA 12 May 2015 -- Iran said it has received all installment of its frozen assets based on an interim deal it signed with the G5+1 group of countries over Tehran's nuclear program in November 2013.
  • Iranian Legislators Urgently Try To Stop Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 12 May 2015 -- Iranian lawmakers have signed and proposed a bill that, if passed by parliament, would stop nuclear talks with the United States until Washington stops issuing threats tied to the outcome of the negotiations.
  • White House: Seymour Hersh's bin Laden story is fallacious Press TV 12 May 2015 -- The White House has rejected an article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh that says the US misled the world by staging the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
  • WikiLeaks Expose German Government's Role in NSA Surveillance Sputnik 12 May 2015 -- New documents released on Tuesday by WikiLeaks provide evidence that the German Government was actively involved in assisting the US National Security Agency in mass surveillance on German companies and citizens, which the state had previously denied.
  • Burundi President Rejects Election Delay VOA 12 May 2015 -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has rejected an appeal from the European Union and the United States to delay the June 26 presidential election. Nkurunziza reportedly told the BBC that postponing the vote would worsen the situation.
  • Turkey's Economic Woes at Center of Election Campaign VOA 12 May 2015 -- Turkey received disappointing economic news Tuesday with an unexpected rise in the country's current account deficit, caused by a severe fall in exports.
  • UN health agency draws lessons from Ebola to prepare roadmap for future epidemics UN News 12 May 2015 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded a meeting on Ebola research and development to look at lessons learned from the outbreak and develop a roadmap for future epidemics so that "we can be better prepared, faster, and more effective" in the next global health emergency.
  • Failure of Progress Mission Caused by Separation Glitch, Fuel Leaks Sputnik 12 May 2015 -- An improper separation of the Progress M-27M space freighter from a carrier rocket following leaks in fuel tanks on the booster caused the failure of the Progress cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in April, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.



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