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08 June 2015 Military News

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  • News Analysis: The 'Nice Boy' Defeats Erdogan RFE/RL 08 Jun 2015 -- At the height of Turkey's overheated and insult-laden parliamentary election campaign last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mocked Selahattin Demirtas, leader of the mainly Kurdish Democratic Party of Turkey's Peoples (HDP) --considered the political wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) - by calling him 'that nice boy.'
  • Turkey's Erdogan Calls for Responsibility After Election VOA 08 Jun 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Monday for his country's fractious political parties to act responsibly in the aftermath of elections that ended his ruling majority in parliament, but financial markets quickly recoiled at the uncertainty.
  • Turkey's AKP Loses Parliamentary Majority VOA 08 Jun 2015 -- Voters handed Turkey's president a stumbling block to his plan to expand his powers when his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed for the first time to win an outright majority, its biggest setback in 13 years.
  • Obama Accuses Putin Of Wrecking Russia's Economy For 'Glory' RFE/RL 08 Jun 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin June 8 of wrecking Russia's economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire.
  • G7 Leaders Affirm Russia Sanctions VOA 08 Jun 2015 -- The leaders of seven of the world's most powerful countries agreed on Monday to toughen sanctions on Russia, if necessary, to press for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
  • Syrian Hackers Claim to Force US Army Offline VOA 08 Jun 2015 -- The U.S. Army said Monday it temporarily took down its website after an element of the Army.mil service provider's content was compromised in a hacking incident.
  • New UN report details litany of human rights violations, 'rule by fear' in Eritrea UN News 08 Jun 2015 -- Amid "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations," the human rights situation in Eritrea has degenerated into a climate of fear in which dissent is stifled and large swathes of the population are subjected to forced labour and imprisonment, a new United Nations report has found.
  • Iran not pressed for time over nuclear deal: Iran ISNA 08 Jun 2015 -- An Iranian nuclear negotiator said the Islamic Republic will not be pressed for time in reaching a final comprehensive agreement with the G5+1 group of powers over Tehran's nuclear program.
  • IAEA verifies non-diversion in Iran's nuclear activities Press TV 08 Jun 2015 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again verified the non-diversion of Iran's declared nuclear activities from their peaceful nature.
  • IAEA Ready to Verify Iran's Nuclear Program Within 'Reasonable' Timeframe Sputnik 08 Jun 2015 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency will be ready to verify Iran'n committment to shutting down its nuclear program only if Tehran follows the deal with six powers, the agency's director general said.
  • South Korea Plans to Increase Number of Nuclear Reactors to 36 Sputnik 08 Jun 2015 -- South Korea's government has proposed to build two additional nuclear reactors by 2029, increasing the total number of atomic reactors to 36, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
  • S.Korea reports 23 new MERS infections, 1 more death People's Daily 08 Jun 2015 -- South Korea on Monday identified 23 new contagions with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), increasing the total number to 87 while deaths from the viral disease rose to six as one more death was reported.
  • At G7 Summit, Ban outlines draft UN action plan to prevent violent extremism UN News 08 Jun 2015 -- Concerned by the spread of violent extremist groups and the "malicious and hateful ideologies" that fuel them, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today outlined elements of an action plan he will present later this year to reinforce good governance, which he sees as terrorism's true deterrent.
  • Obama: US Needs More Aggressive Cybersecurity VOA 08 Jun 2015 -- President Barack Obama says the United States is going to have to be much more aggressive when it comes to cybersecurity, but he refused to say who he believes is behind the massive hacking of U.S. government computers revealed last week.
  • Belgian prosecutors investigate alleged Germany spying Press TV 08 Jun 2015 -- Prosecutors in Belgium have opened an investigation into claims of extensive spying by Germany, which has allegedly cooperated with the United States in snooping on Berlin's European allies.
  • UN atomic agency chief spotlights uranium fuel bank, Fukushima in report to governing body UN News 08 Jun 2015 -- A new report on the 2011 nuclear accident in eastern Japan's Fukushima area and two agreements related to the establishment of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reserve of low enriched uranium were among the key points highlighted by Director General Yukiya Amano to the Agency's Board of Governors today.
  • Burundi Electoral Board Urges Voting Delay VOA 08 Jun 2015 -- Burundi's electoral commission has recommended postponing national elections after violent unrest sparked by the president's decision to seek a third term.

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