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13 June 2016 Military News

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  • Remarks by the President After Briefing on the Attack in Orlando, Florida The White House 13 Jun 2016
  • Obama: No Clear Evidence That Orlando Massacre 'Directed' From Abroad RFE/RL 13 Jun 2016 -- U.S. President Barack Obama says there is "no clear evidence" that a gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history - killing 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida - was "directed" by a broader extremist organization.
  • Islamist Extremism in US Getting Closer Look VOA 13 Jun 2016 -- One day after the worst mass-shooting in U.S. history, this was known about the killer: he supported Islamic State but had no known direct ties; he expressed hatred of gays; his ex-wife accused him of being abusive; and he earlier claimed ties to al-Qaida, prompting the FBI to question him at least twice.
  • China promotes unification, condemns Taiwan's new government CNA 13 Jun 2016 -- China has stepped up efforts to promote cross-Taiwan Strait unification after the May 20 inauguration of the new government under Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the head of Taiwan's Overseas Community Affairs Commission said Monday.
  • DRC Opposition Unites Against President Kabila VOA 13 Jun 2016 -- Leading opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they have organized themselves under one umbrella called "Rassemblement" or "Rally" to force President Joseph Kabila to leave power.
  • N Korea Hackers Steal Wing Blueprints for US F-15 Fighters Sputnik 13 Jun 2016 -- Pyongyang hackers stole defense documents including US F-15 fighter jet designs in the latest of its cyberattacks on Seoul, media reported Monday, citing the South Korean police.
  • Explainer: What's Behind Russia's Problem With Soccer Hooligans? RFE/RL 13 Jun 2016 -- Shocking footage from the French stadium after a 1-1 soccer draw between England and Russia on June 11 showed Russian fans storming a section full of England fans, raining down kicks and punches as England supporters fled. It was just the latest instance of fan violence in Marseille involving the English and Russians that marred the opening stages of the 2016 European Championship.
  • Israeli, Turkish Officials say They are Close to Repairing Relations VOA 13 Jun 2016 -- Turkish and Israeli ministers say they are close to mending relations that were severely strained after the 2010 killing of nine Turkish activists on a boat seeking to break Israel's economic blockade of Gaza.



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