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29 June 2015 Military News

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  • Greek PM Hints He Won't Pursue Further Austerity VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will respect the outcome of an upcoming referendum on his country's economic future if voters back a new round of European austerity measures that he opposes.
  • Background Briefing: P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria US Dept. of State 29 Jun 2015
  • Understanding realities, political will are what Iran deal needs: Zarif ISNA 29 Jun 2015 -- "Serious understanding of the realities" is what a nuclear deal between Iran and global powers needs, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
  • US Official: Iran Nuclear Agreement Would Be 'Staggeringly Consequential' VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- A senior U.S. administration official says Iran nuclear negotiators are not looking for a long-term extension to talks that had an original deadline of June 30.
  • As Potential Deal Draws Near, Iran Talks Critics Out in Force VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- As world powers and Iran continue nuclear negotiations in Vienna, many observers are optimistic a deal will be reached soon. But hardliners are amping up the rhetoric on both sides. And while a deal that can be implemented successfully may be difficult to reach, analysts say out-dated ideas are simply no longer a practical factor in negotiations.
  • With 'Caliphate' One Year Old, IS Remains Strong VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- Monday marks one year since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State group, declared what he called an Islamic 'caliphate' stretching across eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq, now one of the deadliest areas on Earth and the focus of an international effort to combat extremists.
  • Kurdish Peace Process Affects Creation of New Ruling Coalition VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- In Turkey, the stalled Kurdish peace process is becoming a central issue in efforts to put together a coalition government, following the country's general election earlier this month. The recent military gains by Kurds against the Islamic State in neighboring Syria also is adding pressure to the coalition-building efforts.
  • Tunisian Authorities Seeking Accomplices in Mass Shooting VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- Tunisian authorities are searching for potential accomplices in connection with Friday's mass shooting at a beach resort that left 38 people dead.
  • Burundi Votes Despite Boycott, Violence VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- Voters in Burundi cast ballots in parliament and communal elections Monday following a night of gunfire in the capital and weeks of violent political protests. The government says it is pressing on despite international concerns about the credibility of the vote.
  • Burundi: U.S. Regrets Decision To Move Ahead With Elections US Dept. of State 29 Jun 2015
  • Car Bomb Kills Egypt's Top Prosecutor VOA 29 Jun 2015 -- A car bomb Monday morning killed Egypt's top judicial official, General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. The now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has vowed to step up anti-government activities to mark the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on June 30, 2013.
  • Egypt state prosecutor dies of wounds in bombing Press TV 29 Jun 2015 -- Egypt's state prosecutor Hisham Barakat has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a bomb blast in the capital Cairo, two government ministers confirm.
  • Revealed: NSA Conducted Massive Economic Espionage Against France Sputnik 29 Jun 2015 -- New documents released by WikiLeaks reveal that the NSA's spying program delved even deeper into the French economy and politics, eavesdropping on government ministers and major corporations. The news comes only days after it was revealed that the US spied on three French presidential administrations.
  • Snowden Docs: GCHQ and NSA Hacked Antivirus Software, Spied on Emails Sputnik 29 Jun 2015 -- British and American intelligence agencies deliberately infiltrated and subverted antivirus software, so they could track the online activities of users and even read the emails of their citizens, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • SpaceX rocket carrying unmanned Dragon capsule explodes at start of ISScargo supply mission People's Daily 29 Jun 2015 -- An unmanned SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke up on Sunday morning just minutes after liftoff, destroying the supplies it was carrying to the International Space Station.
  • Putin's Godfather RFE/RL 29 Jun 2015 -- It was more than a eulogy. It was a man bidding farewell to his political godfather. Speaking at the funeral of veteran politician Yevgeny Primakov, President Vladimir Putin called him 'a great citizen of our country' who exemplified 'true patriotism and selfless devotion to the fatherland.'



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