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16 June 2015 Military News

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  • US Senate Votes to Ban Torture in War on Terrorism VOA 16 Jun 2015 -- The U.S. Senate has voted 78-21 to ban the use of torture in the interrogation of terror suspects and other detainees held by the United States.
  • Egypt court upholds Morsi death sentence Press TV 16 Jun 2015 -- An Egyptian court has upheld a death sentence against ousted President Mohamed Morsi over a prison break in 2011.
  • Egypt court sentences Morsi to life in jail for spying Press TV 16 Jun 2015 -- An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, to life in prison over spying.
  • Iran's Nuclear 'Diplomatic Warriors' Are Back In Vogue RFE/RL 16 Jun 2015 -- 'Diplomatic warriors' who defend Iran's interests, or 'traitors' who sell out their country to enemies. Both are recent labels given domestically to Iran's negotiators at sensitive international talks on a comprehensive nuclear deal that would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
  • S. Korea reports 4 more MERS cases, 3 deaths People's Daily 16 Jun 2015 -- Four more cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea Tuesday, while three deaths were added among the confirmed cases, the health ministry said.
  • 3 more MERS deaths reported in South Korea Press TV 16 Jun 2015 -- South Korea has reported three more fatalities from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the death toll to 19 in an outbreak that began in May.
  • US Lawmakers Slam Government Officials Over Massive Cyber Attack VOA 16 Jun 2015 -- U.S. lawmakers sharply attacked government hiring and technology officials Tuesday for not preventing a cybersecurity attack that compromised personal information for millions of U.S. federal workers.
  • Severe Drought Hits DPRK KCNA 16 Jun 2015 -- The worst drought in 100 years continues in the DPRK, causing great damage to its agricultural field.
  • Finland's President Dismisses Criticism Of Visit With Putin RFE/RL 16 Jun 2015 -- Finnish President Sauli Niinist÷ has dismissed criticism from an unnamed Estonian government official and Finnish political pundits who questioned his decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16.
  • Nine arrested in plot to bomb districts in Hong Kong People's Daily 16 Jun 2015 -- Hong Kong authorities haven't ruled out further arrests after police said on Monday that they busted nine radical activists who were allegedly preparing to bomb sites around the city's center of government.
  • AU Summit Ends With Growing Concern About International Court VOA 16 Jun 2015 -- Heads of state gathered for the African Union summit in Johannesburg say they made great strides in solving the continent's many problems, which include a political crisis in Burundi. But the meeting was overshadowed by the arrival of Sudan's president, wanted on genocide charges.



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