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  • Kerry, Leaders Warn Against Punishing Britain VOA 27 Jun 2016 -- Britain's crisis deepened Monday as British and EU officials scrambled to deal with the shock of British voters' decision to leave the European Union, and ease both anger and the uncertainty that has plunged the country into what some describe as its worst disarray since World War II.
  • EU to Britain: No Talks Before Formal Exit Process VOA 27 Jun 2016 -- The message sent Monday by German, French and Italian leaders was clear: No formal or informal talks with Britain until it triggers Article 50 – the clause that formally sets in motion the two-year period for it to leave the European Union.
  • Germany Rules Out Informal 'Brexit' Talks Amid Diplomacy RFE/RL 27 Jun 2016 -- Germany has warned that there will be no informal talks on the conditions for Britain leaving the European Union without London filing formal notice of its intent to quit, as top EU and U.S. officials scrambled to contain the fallout from the vote.
  • New EU Policy Document Calls Russia 'Strategic Challenge' RFE/RL 27 Jun 2016 -- A new European Union policy document describes Russia as "a key strategic challenge," wording that constitutes a compromise between member states that are more hawkish toward Moscow and those resisting an escalation of rhetoric.
  • Russia Rejects Much Engagement Sought by US, Ambassador Tefft Says VOA 27 Jun 2016 -- The United States is seeking to engage and involve Russia on a range of international issues – including the most sensitive to their relations – but is often given the cold shoulder, according to U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.
  • Erdogan Expresses Regret Over Russian Pilot's Death RFE/RL 27 Jun 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to express "condolences" to the family of a pilot who died after Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane and to appeal for a return to "friendly ties."
  • Erdogan Sends Condolences to Putin Over Death of Russian Su-24 Pilot Sputnik 27 Jun 2016 -- According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Erdogan "is sorry" and is willing to deal with the crisis in the relations between two countries.
  • Ankara apologizes to Moscow over downing Russian jet Press TV 27 Jun 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ankara's shooting down of a Russia's military jet last year which shattered ties between the two countries.
  • Moscow, Ankara step up measures to smooth ties: Turkish deputy PM Press TV 27 Jun 2016 -- Turkish deputy prime minister says his country and Russia have stepped up measures to normalize ties soured since last November.
  • Israel, Turkey 'reach normalization deal' Press TV 27 Jun 2016 -- Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement on the normalization of their relations six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla killed 10 Turkish activists in high seas and sent their ties spiraling into a cycle of tensions.
  • Turkey, Israel End 6 Years of Diplomatic Strain VOA 27 Jun 2016 -- The Israeli and Turkish prime ministers announced the restoration of full diplomatic relations, frozen for six years following the killing of Turkish activists who sought to break Israel's economic blockade of Gaza.
  • Open Letter to Authorities, Political Parties, Organizations and Individuals of S. Korea and Overseas KCNA 27 Jun 2016 -- The north side preparatory committee for the joint conference of political parties and organizations and individual personages in north and south of Korea and overseas for peace and independent reunification of the Korean peninsula Monday sent an open letter as regards the holding of a great national conference for reunification on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Korea's liberation to the south Korean authorities including chiefs of offices of Chongwadae, the prime minister, ministers and vice-ministers, officials concerned of the south Korean National Assembly including Chairman Jong Se Gyun, Vice-Chairmen Pak Ju Son and Sim Jae Chol, leading officials of the Minju Party, the Saenuri Party, the Party of People and the Party of Justice of south Korea, chief vice-chairman of the Advisory Council for Democracy and Peaceful Unification of south Korea, the president of the Red Cross of south Korea, heads of local autonomous bodies of south Korea, the South Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration and other reunification movement organizations, religious and civic and public organizations, socio-cultural and economic cooperative organizations, Ri Hui Ho, Rim Tong Won, Pak Ji Won, Jong Se Hyon, Jong Tong Yong, Ri Jong Sok, Ri Jae Jong and others related to the Pyongyang meeting, more than a hundred of famous individuals and overseas compatriotic organizations and personages.
  • DPRK proposes inter-Korean conference for reunification People's Daily 27 Jun 2016 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday proposed a conference with South Korea to discuss reunification of the Korean nation and peace on the Korean Peninsula.
  • UN Office Builds Human Rights Case Against Pyongyang VOA 27 Jun 2016 -- While North Korea's dismal human rights record has been overshadowed of late by its latest round of provocative nuclear and missile tests, the United Nations is continuing to build the case to prosecute Kim Jong Un and his leadership for crimes against humanity.
  • Leaked Salaries Cast Iran Officials In Harsh Light, But To What End? RFE/RL 27 Jun 2016 -- Simmering anger in Iran's hard-line media over official salaries has forced President Hassan Rohani's administration onto the defensive with a likely reelection bid for the relative moderate on the horizon.
  • Moldovan Court Sentences Former PM to 9-Year Term VOA 27 Jun 2016 -- A court in the impoverished former Soviet republic of Moldova has sentenced former prime minister Vlad Filat to nine years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption and abuse of power while in office.
  • Tunisia's Five-Year Itch RFE/RL 27 Jun 2016 -- Tunisia's first president, Habib Bourguiba, has made a triumphant return to the tree-lined grand boulevard bearing his name in the capital.
  • Popular Party Wins Spanish Elections Sputnik 27 Jun 2016 -- Popular Party won the parliamentary elections in Spain and will defend its right to stay in power, leader of the party and acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said late Sunday.



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