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18 June 2015 Military News

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  • WFP: N. Korea Could Face Further Food Shortage VOA 18 Jun 2015 -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned Wednesday North Korea could face further food shortages later this year if drought persists.
  • Khodorkovsky Says Putin Fabricated Conflict With West As Distraction RFE/RL 18 Jun 2015 -- The Russia-Ukraine conflict has no short-term solution and is part of a fabricated conflict with the West to distract everyday Russians from corruption and incompetence, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
  • Russian State Assets Seized in Europe Over Yukos Case VOA 18 Jun 2015 -- Moscow has protested the seizure of Russian government assets in France and Belgium - a move taken to enforce a multi-billion-dollar judgment in a lawsuit filed by shareholders of Yukos, the now-defunct Russian oil company founded by tycoon-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
  • Hong Kong Legislature Vetoes Reform Plan VOA 18 Jun 2015 -- Hong Kong's legislature voted down a controversial plan for electoral reform Thursday, after months of debate and mass protests over the city's democratic future.
  • HK's legislature vetoes motion for selecting chief executive by universal suffrage People's Daily 18 Jun 2015 -- China's Hong Kong Legislative Council on Thursday vetoed a motion of the proposed universal suffrage for selecting the region's next chief executive in 2017.
  • Hong Kong Rejects China-backed Electoral Reforms VOA 18 Jun 2015 -- Hong Kong lawmakers have overwhelmingly rejected a controversial, Beijing-backed electoral reform package that had divided the territory's opposition and pro-government forces.
  • South Korea Reports 3 More MERS Deaths VOA 18 Jun 2015 -- The death toll from South Korea's MERS outbreak has risen to 23, according to officials, a day after the United Nations' health agency said incompetence had led to the spread of the virus.
  • Thailand Confirms First MERS Case VOA 18 Jun 2015 -- A heart patient from Oman has been confirmed as the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [MERS] in Thailand.



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