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  • Israeli Leader's Party Reaches Coalition Expansion With Right-Wing Faction Sputnik 25 May 2016 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal with his former foreign minister's right-wing party to expand the ruling coalition that may be signed as soon as Wednesday, the Israeli press reported, quoting ruling party sources.
  • Ultranationalist Leader Joins Israeli Government VOA 25 May 2016 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expanded his coalition government, but the appointment of a hard-liner to a senior Cabinet post is drawing criticism, both at home and abroad.
  • DRC Opposition to Protest Against Kabila VOA 25 May 2016 -- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the opposition says it will go ahead Thursday with demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila. The opposition accuses Kabila of trying to delay elections until he can change the constitution to run for a third term.
  • Fears for EU-Turkey Refugee Deal as Erdogan Threatens to Block Agreement Sputnik 25 May 2016 -- There are more fears over the future of the Turkey-EU refugee deal after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to block laws relating to the agreement if Ankara was not granted visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the EU.
  • New Visa Dispute Sours Turkey-EU Ties VOA 25 May 2016 -- Within a matter of hours of Turkey's new government being announced, a major dispute over visas erupted Wednesday between Ankara and the European Union, threatening one of the main foreign policy achievements of ousted prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
  • Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant Press TV 25 May 2016 -- A Swedish court has sustained a European arrest warrant for the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks over a rape allegation dating back to 2010.
  • Russian, Portuguese Arrested In Rome On Suspicion Of Spying RFE/RL 25 May 2016 -- A Portuguese and a Russian were arrested in Rome over the weekend on suspicion of espionage, the European Union's judicial cooperation unit Eurojust said on May 24.
  • Russian Banker Sentenced in Connection with Conspiracy to Work for Russian Intelligence US Department of Justice 25 May 2016 -- Evgeny Buryakov, aka Zhenya, 41, was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for conspiring to act in the United States as an agent of the Russian Federation without providing prior notice to the Attorney General.
  • U.S. Jails Russian Banker For Conspiracy To Spy RFE/RL 25 May 2016 -- A Russian banker has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges in what U.S. prosecutors have described as a Cold War-style spy ring.
  • Almost 3,000 Russians Left Country to Join Terrorist Groups Sputnik 25 May 2016 -- About 3,000 Russian citizens have gone to join terrorist organizations abroad, Russian National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) deputy head Yevgeny Ilyin said Wednesday.
  • State Department Terrorist Designations of the Tariq Gidar Group and Jama'at ul Dawa al-Qu'ran US Dept. of State 25 May 2016 -- The Department of State has designated both the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and Jama'at ul Dawa al-Qu'ran (JDQ) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign entities determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
  • Latest Promotion of Ugandan Leader's Son Sparks Talk of Succession Conspiracy VOA 25 May 2016 -- The head of the special command forces in Uganda – who is also a son of the president – was officially promoted to major general Wednesday, a move that has drawn condemnation on social media and has stirred allegations of a succession scheme.



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