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09 May 2016 Military News

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  • DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un elected chairman of ruling party People's Daily 09 May 2016 -- The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, has been elected chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), a newly-created post, it was announced Monday.
  • North Korea to expand economic, nuclear capabilities Press TV 09 May 2016 -- North Korea has decided to simultaneously expand its nuclear weapons capability "in quality and quantity" and push forward economic development.
  • North Korea Expels Foreign Journalists VOA 09 May 2016 -- North Korea's treatment of international journalists in the country is undermining the carefully constructed image of the Kim Jong Un government being presented at the party congress, now under way in Pyongyang.
  • Seoul rejects Pyongyang's proposal for inter-Korea talks People's Daily 09 May 2016 -- There would be little chance for the two countries on the Korean Peninsula to improve their stressed relations via bilateral talks as Seoul has turned down a rare olive branch from Pyongyang.
  • S. Korea never accept DPRK as nuclear-armed state: Seoul People's Daily 09 May 2016 -- South Koreaand the international community will never accept Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a nuclear-armed state, Seoul's Ministry of National Defense said on Monday.
  • S.Korea rejects inter-Korean dialogue proposed by DPRK People's Daily 09 May 2016 -- South Korea on Sunday rejected the inter-Korean dialogue offer proposed by the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un saying that the proposal is merely a propaganda drive with no authenticity as DPRK continued to develop its nuclear program.
  • Press Review KCNA 09 May 2016 -- The DPRK's leading newspapers Monday carry special write-ups dealing with the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
  • Iran MPs urge end to JCPOA implementation Press TV 09 May 2016 -- A group of Iranian lawmakers have called on President Hassan Rouhani to stop implementing a nuclear agreement if the US continues violating the accord and maintains its hostile policies.
  • Iran seriously following up JCPOA's practical outcomes IRNA 09 May 2016 -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Monday that Tehran is trying to solve problems on the way of JCPOA implementation and prepare the ground for benefiting from practical results of the landmark nuclear deal.
  • US Intel Agencies Blocked From Twitter-linked Service VOA 09 May 2016 -- Twitter has blocked American intelligence agencies from accessing a service that has proven itself helpful in fighting terrorism.
  • France Outlines New Plan to Fight Extremism VOA 09 May 2016 -- France's leftist government says it will create deradicalization centers around the country, sinking $45 million into a barrage of new proposals to fight terrorism.
  • 'Risks of inaction are considerable', says Ban, urging new compact on refugees and migrants UN News 09 May 2016 -- Despite bold efforts, responses to the large movements of refugees and migrants – which will continue or possibly increase due to such issues as conflict, poverty and disasters – have been largely inadequate, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in a new report, calling for the adoption of a global compact on responsibility-sharing that collectively ensures the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants.
  • Brazil House Speaker annuls Rousseff impeachment Press TV 09 May 2016 -- The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress has annulled last month's vote on impeachment, delaying the process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff.
  • Egypt: UN experts report worsening crackdown on protest UN News 09 May 2016 -- Three United Nations human rights experts today urged the Egyptian Government to put an end to the disproportionate reactions against the exercise of the rights to assembly and expression in the country.
  • Baghdad Trying to Stagger Out of Political Crisis VOA 10 May 2016 -- Although protesters demanding political reform have retreated from Baghdad's streets, the underlying challenges to Iraq's leadership and stability is not over.



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