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03 December 2015 Military News

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  • Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly President of Russia 03 Dec 2015 -- Vladimir Putin delivered the Annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly. The Address was traditionally delivered at the Kremlin's St George Hall before an audience of more than 1,000 people.
  • Putin Says Turkey Will Regret Shooting Down Russian Warplane RFE/RL 03 Dec 2015 -- President Vladimir Putin has used an annual speech to Russian officials to lash out against the Turkish government, saying it facilitates terrorism and calling the recent shooting down by Turkey of a Russian warplane along the Turkey-Syria border a 'betrayal.'
  • Putin Threatens Turkey in Speech to Nation VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin has threatened Turkey with unspecified actions in addition to sanctions it already put in place this week for the Turkish military's shooting down a Russian bomber.
  • Turkey will regret shooting down Russian plane: Putin Press TV 03 Dec 2015 -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Turkey will repent 'more than once' the downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian-Turkish border, stating that Moscow will not turn a blind eye to Ankara's 'aiding of terrorists.'
  • Russia accuses Erdogan's family of profiteering from oil smuggling People's Daily 03 Dec 2015 -- The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family of profiting from illegal shipments of oil by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.
  • Turkey projects blame for Daesh oil smuggling onto Russia Press TV 03 Dec 2015 -- Turkey has resorted to projection over the smuggling of oil from Daesh-held territories in Iraq, claiming that Russia, which recently provided satellite images to further disclose the issue, was behind the illegal trade.
  • Erdogan: Ankara Has Proof Of Russian Involvement In IS Oil Trade RFE/RL 03 Dec 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara has proof that Russia was involved in the illegal oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Syria.
  • Turkey, Russia Hold First High-Level Talks Since Plane Downing VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- A Turkish official says the foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia met Thursday on the sidelines of a Europe security meeting, their first high-level bilateral talks since Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet late last month.
  • France drafts extension to state of emergency Press TV 03 Dec 2015 -- Less than a month after the Paris attacks, France has drawn up a draft law to extend state of emergency for up to six months from the current three-month limit.
  • Kinship, Family Ties Play Role in Jihadist Recruiting VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- Politicians often point to large-scale political events and social factors, from Western intervention in the Mideast to high youth unemployment, to try to explain why young Western Muslims join the Islamic State militant group and al-Qaida, but kinship, family ties and friendship play a key role in jihadist recruiting say radicalization experts.
  • Islamic State's US Recruits So Diverse They 'Defy Analysis' VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- Their average age is 26. Eighty-six percent are male. Most use Twitter and other social media to find and spread propaganda. But other than that, there are frustratingly few traits in common among individuals in the United States who support the Islamic State group, according to a new study.
  • US, China reach agreement on cyber espionage Press TV 03 Dec 2015 -- The United States and China have reached an agreement to expand cooperation on stopping cyber espionage between the two geopolitical rivals.
  • China Confirms OPM Hack, Says Criminal in Origin VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- China has admitted for the first time that a massive hacking attack on U.S. government databases was carried out by Chinese hackers, but denies it was a state-backed operation. Chinese state media say the incident was among several others discussed during high-level cyber security talks in Washington this week.
  • Hong Kong Sees Rising Number of Cyberattacks VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- A year after pro-democracy protests filled the streets of Hong Kong, the city has become a target of multiple, and sophisticated, cyber attacks. Hong Kong cyber security watchdog Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team said there has been a 38 percent rise in hacking attacks since last year.
  • IAEA report proves peaceful nature of nuclear program: Iran Press TV 03 Dec 2015 -- Senior Iranian officials say the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country's past and present activities proves the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program.
  • N Korea digging nuclear testing tunnel: Report Press TV 03 Dec 2015 -- A US monitoring center claims that North Korea has begun digging a new tunnel for nuclear testing in the country's east coast.
  • China-Africa Relations Expanding Beyond Cash Deals VOA 03 Dec 2015 -- China's president Xi Jinping is in South Africa for a China-Africa forum aimed at deepening economic and security ties. Such events are usually accompanied by top-dollar deals, but that there is also a new undercurrent shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Kerry In First Official Visit To Kosovo Calls For Civility RFE/RL 03 Dec 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Kosovo's opposition leaders to stop tear gassing legislators, while urging the Balkan nation's government to stick to its plans to heal ethnic divisions.



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