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07 December 2015 Military News

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  • Obama: Terrorism Threat is Real But We Will Overcome It AFPS 07 Dec 2015 -- The terrorist threat has evolved into a phase that includes mass shootings, but the nation and its international partners will prevail, President Barack Obama said in a live address last night from the Oval Office.
  • White House Urges Muslims to Counter Extremist Message VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- A day after U.S. President Barack Obama said the fight against the Islamic State militant group should not be defined as one between America and Islam, the White House is reinforcing that message, while urging Muslim-Americans in the United States to do their part.
  • Obama Outlines Terror Strategy After California Shooting VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- President Barack Obama has told the American public last week's shooting attack in California was an 'act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.'
  • FBI: California Shooters Radicalized for 'Some Time' VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says authorities believe both suspects in last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were radicalized 'for some time,' and that there is evidence they pre-planned the deadly attack.
  • Islamic State Monthly Revenue Totals $80 million, IHS Says IHS 07 Dec 2015 -- Most of the Islamic State’s funding comes from taxation on economic activity and basic services in areas under its control, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.
  • Daesh oil revenue disruption landing it in financial straits Press TV 07 Dec 2015 -- The Daesh Takfiri terrorists are running into financial problems as airstrikes disrupt one of its main income sources -- illegal oil sales, says a conflict monitoring group.
  • Iran Has 'Irrefutable Evidence' of Turkey-Daesh Cooperation Sputnik 07 Dec 2015 -- Iran's Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaie said earlier that Tehran was ready to provide Ankara with necessary information regarding Daesh oil trade with Turkey.
  • US Visa Waiver, Fiancé Programs Under Scrutiny VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- Two mass killings, one in Paris and the other in California, have focused U.S. leaders' attention on two methods by which people are allowed into the country, as they look for ways to prevent a future attack.
  • US Homeland Security to Unveil New Terror Alert System VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Monday 'a new phase in the local terrorism threat" in the U.S, following an attack last week in San Bernardino, California that left 14 people dead.
  • Swine flu outbreak claims 33 lives in Iran Press TV 07 Dec 2015 -- At least 33 people have lost their lives following an outbreak of swine flu mainly in two southeastern Iranian provinces in the past three weeks, Iran's deputy health minister says.
  • Araqchi says agreement made to close PMD file IRNA 07 Dec 2015 -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that Iran and the G5+1 have reached 'good agreement' on presentation of the resolution to the Board of Governors and closure of the PMD file.
  • Iran, EU officials meet over Iran nuclear program ISNA 07 Dec 2015 -- Senior Iranian officials met with the European Union (EU)'s deputy foreign policy chief a day before a planned meeting with representatives from all the P5+1 member states over the closure of all past and present issues regarding the Iranian nuclear program.
  • Rouhani: Iran has to be strong militarily ISNA 07 Dec 2015 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that Iran needs to be a powerful country in terms of military.
  • More Iranian oil likely to reach North Korea after nuclear deal: CRS report ISNA 07 Dec 2015 -- More Iranian oil is expected to reach North Korea after the removal of international sanctions on Iran under a deal on Tehran's nuclear program, a congressional report said.
  • IAEA must close PMD case for Tehran to enforce JCPOA: Iran Press TV 07 Dec 2015 -- A senior Iranian official says the UN nuclear agency must close the case of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) of Tehran's nuclear program for Iran to implement a nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group.
  • France's Far-Right National Front Wins First Round Vote After Paris Attacks RFE/RL 07 Dec 2015 -- France's far-right National Front saw record gains in the first round of regional elections on December 6 - a vote held under a state of emergency just three weeks after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris.
  • After Paris Attacks, Far-right National Front Surges in France Elections VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- France's far right National Front party has emerged victorious in the first round of voting in France's regional elections – securing nearly one in three votes and the biggest share in six out of France's 13 regions. The result is a blow to President Francois Hollande of the Socialist party – whose popularity has risen after last month's terror attacks in Paris.
  • China's pledge to Africa refutes 'neocolonialism' rhetoric People's Daily 07 Dec 2015 -- China's pledge to continue to support Africa in achieving development and prosperity has once again refuted the rhetoric of 'neocolonialism' in the continent.
  • China Base in Djibouti Reflects Economic, Africa Strategy VOA 07 Dec 2015 -- China plans to build its first overseas military outpost in the east African nation of Djibouti, a move analysts say is part of a broader global economic strategy and reflects deepening ties with Africa.
  • Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Launched From Florida Toward ISS Sputnik 07 Dec 2015 -- NASA reported that orbital ATK on Sunday launched its Cygnus cargo ship from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to resupply astronauts at the International Space Station after postponing the launch twice over weather conditions.
  • FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine The White House 07 Dec 2015
  • Confronting conflicts, disasters, UN launches largest ever humanitarian appeal at $20.1 billion UN News 07 Dec 2015 -- Warning that global suffering has reached levels not seen in a generation, the United Nations and its partners today launched their largest ever humanitarian appeal, calling for 20.1 billion life-saving dollars for 2016, even as the 2015 appeal posts the largest funding gap on record – $10.2 billion.

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