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04 June 2015 Military News

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  • Concerned over potential violence in Burundi, UN chief urges resumption of dialogue UN News 04 Jun 2015 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in Burundi and has reiterated his call for calm and restraint amid the African country's simmering political tensions.
  • Burundi President Welcomes Election Postponement VOA 04 Jun 2015 -- Burundi's President, Pierre Nkurunziza, has welcomed a decision by the electoral commission to postpone both presidential and legislative elections following unrest in the country, according to presidential spokesman Willy Nyamitwe.
  • Turkish President Attacks Pro-Kurdish Party as Election Nears VOA 04 Jun 2015 -- Turkey's general election set for Sunday is predicted to be one of closest in more than a decade for the ruling AK Party. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan increasingly is targeting the HDP, the pro-Kurdish opposition party, which is seeking for the first time to enter parliament as a political party. A surge in political attacks on the HDP has coincided with an increase in the number of violent attacks against the party.
  • U.S. spy agency secretly expands warrantless Internet surveillance: report People's Daily 05 Jun 2015 -- The U.S. government has secretly expanded the National Security Agency's warrantless Internet surveillance to search for evidence of what it called 'malicious cyberactivity,' The New York Times reported Thursday, citing classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
  • Chinese Students in US Urge Justice for Tiananmen Massacre VOA 04 Jun 2015 -- A group of Chinese college students studying overseas is distributing an open letter calling for Communist Party leaders to be held accountable for the atrocities committed 26 years ago Thursday, when Chinese forces violently dispersed pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
  • Iran allows controlled access to nuclear facilities: Araqchi IRNA 04 Jun 2015 -- Iranian senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Thursday that as per the Additional Protocol to Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran would allow controlled access to its nuclear facilities, which he said is fully different from what is known as inspection.
  • New MERS cases close over 700 schools in South Korea Press TV 04 Jun 2015 -- More than 700 education centers have been temporarily closed in South Korea amid a surge in the number of people infected by the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus.
  • Chinese Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attack on US Federal Agency VOA 04 Jun 2015 -- U.S. officials said Thursday that hackers in China launched a massive cyber attack on the federal agency responsible for collecting background information and issuing security clearances for millions of government employees.
  • Poroshenko Admits Failure to Fight Corruption in Ukraine Sputnik 04 Jun 2015 -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko admitted Thursday that the country has failed to successfully fight corruption, and asked for help from the public.
  • North Korea to launch advanced Earth observation satellite Press TV 04 Jun 2015 -- Pyongyang says it aims to launch its second Earth observation satellite, while stressing the peaceful function of the North Korean aerospace program.



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