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19 May 2015 Military News

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  • Chinese Professors Among Six Defendants Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets for Benefit of People's Republic of China US Dept. of Justice 19 May 2015 -- The 32-count indictment, which had previously been sealed, charges a total of six individuals with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets for their roles in a long-running effort to obtain U.S. trade secrets for the benefit of universities and companies controlled by the PRC government.
  • US Charges 6 Chinese With Economic Espionage VOA 19 May 2015 -- The U.S. Department of Justice has charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets for allegedly accessing secret U.S. technologies and sharing them with universities and companies controlled by the Chinese government.
  • Pakistan, Afghanistan Sign Intelligence Cooperation Pact RFE/RL 19 May 2015 -- The intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate with each other in their fight against Islamist militants, apparently ending years of hostile relations between the two organizations.
  • Russian Lawmakers Pass 'Undesirable' NGOs Bill RFE/RL 19 May 2015 -- Russia's lower house of parliament has given final approval to a bill on so-called 'undesirable organizations' that critics say will deal a fresh blow to a nongovernmental sector that already faces considerable pressure.
  • Thailand approves referendum on new constitution Press TV 19 May 2015 -- Thailand's military government has approved the holding of a referendum on the country's newly drafted constitution, thereby delaying general elections.
  • Yingluck Shinawatra attends Thai supreme court's first hearing on rice scandal People's Daily 19 May 2015 -- Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra appeared in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, dismissing duty-negligence charges which had allegedly incurred an enormous financial loss in a previous government's rice subsidy program.
  • North Korea Retracts Invitation to UN Chief VOA 19 May 2015 -- North Korea on Wednesday abruptly cancelled an invitation to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit the isolated state.
  • UN chief announces rare visit to DPR Korea to help boost cooperation on Peninsula UN News 19 May 2015 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced he will visit an industrial complex in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday, saying that he hoped the rare trip "will provide positive impetus to further develop it and expand to other areas" to promote inter-Korean relations.
  • Analysts: China, US Split on N. Korea Sanctions VOA 19 May 2015 -- During his visit to South Korea Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that China is considering supporting new sanctions against North Korea, but analysts are skeptical that Beijing will take any punitive measures that might cause instability on the Korean peninsula.
  • Macedonia's Gruevski Vows To Fight Critics, Stay In Power RFE/RL 19 May 2015 -- Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski told tens of thousands of supporters gathered in Skopje on May 18 that he will not leave office or otherwise surrender to the opposition.
  • Macedonian Leaders to Hold Crisis Meeting VOA 19 May 2015 -- Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and main opposition leader Zoran Zaev are expected to meet for European mediated discussions late Tuesday in an attempt to find a solution to the crisis in the country.
  • Burundi humanitarian crisis worsens as political tensions in country grow UN News 19 May 2015 -- The humanitarian crisis caused by the "escalating political tensions" in Burundi has worsened, according to the United Nations which today reported an uptick in the number of Burundian refugees seeking asylum and a deterioration in health conditions at refugee camps receiving them.
  • Ukraine Gets New State Property Chief RFE/RL 19 May 2015 -- Ukraine's parliament has appointed Ihor Bilous to head the State Property Fund despite a damning report on his performance in his previous job as the nation's chief tax man.



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