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01 July 2016 Military News

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  • Political Knives Flashing as Brexit Fallout Turns Allies into Foes VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- "Tory Day of Treachery" was the headline blazoned across Friday's front page of the Daily Mail, an influential middle-market British tabloid that campaigned vigorously to break with the European Union.
  • Gunmen in Bangladesh Open Fire, Take Hostages at Restaurant VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- Police in Bangladesh say gunmen have attacked a restaurant in the diplomatic zone of the capital, Dhaka, and have taken around 20 hostages.
  • Turkish parliament passes law to restructure judiciary Press TV 01 Jul 2016 -- The Turkish parliament has approved legislation to restructure high courts and remove hundreds of top judges in what is regarded as part of government's efforts to weed out the followers of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric and opponent of the Turkish president.
  • Xi Jinping: China Will Oppose Actions Aimed at Taiwanese Independence Sputnik 01 Jul 2016 -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping said that peaceful development between mainland China and Taiwan was the only way toward reunification and warned against separatist sentiments. China will adhere to the "one country, two systems" principle in relations with Hong Kong and Macau, he added.
  • Poll: For Hong Kong Citizens, Sense of Chinese Identity Hits New Low VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- As Hong Kong marks 19 years since its handover from Britain, a new poll indicates an all-time low in the collective sense of pride as Chinese citizens, and feelings about Beijing's policies toward the city.
  • Chinese Communist Party lauded for strength, achievements on 95th birthday People's Daily 01 Jul 2016 -- International observers are marvelling at the sustained vigor and vitality of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the glorious achievements it has made in China's development as the party celebrates its 95th birthday Thursday.
  • Xi Urges Chinese Communist Party to Embrace Marxist Roots VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the Communist Party's 95th anniversary with a speech that emphasized how Marxism remains core to the party's identity, and analysts saw the remarks as further signs of the leader's intolerance for political liberalization.
  • China Seeks Western Help to Nab Fleeing Corruption Suspects VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- China is stepping up requests for cooperation in hunting down corruption suspects that have fled overseas. But while the Chinese government has sought to extradite suspects, but many Western countries, including the United States, have been reluctant to sign extradition treaties with China because of alleged human rights abuses.
  • Celebrations, Protests Mark Hong Kong Handover Anniversary VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong Friday, as the city marked the 19th anniversary of its handover from Britain to China.
  • Kim Jong Un Meets Special Envoy of First Secretary of CPC Central Committee KCNA 01 Jul 2016 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, on Thursday met Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) and vice-president of the Council of State of Cuba, and his party on a visit to the DPRK as a special envoy of Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the C.C., CPC.
  • DPRK's Future Is Bright: Leading Newspapers KCNA 01 Jul 2016 -- The Fourth Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK held here on June 29 elected the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un as chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.
  • CIA Held Man at Afghan Black Site, Despite Knowing They Had Wrong Person Sputnik 01 Jul 2016 -- A recently released internal report from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reveals their agents knew early on they had made an error and arrested the wrong man, yet continued the detention for four months at a clandestine black site.
  • Chinese man to serve jail time in US over smuggling charges Press TV 01 Jul 2016 -- A Chinese man has received a 30-month prison sentence in America over charges of smuggling military equipment to his homeland, the US Justice Department says.
  • Ramzan Kadyrov's Trojan Horse RFE/RL 01 Jul 2016 -- It is no secret that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has long considered Daghestan's Khasavyurt district that borders on Chechnya part of his bailiwick. Two recent interlinked moves are clearly intended to strengthen his influence not only in Khasavyurt, but elsewhere in Daghestan.
  • Thai Junta Vows Continued 'Zero Tolerance' After Trafficking List Upgrade VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- Thailand's military government is expressing appreciation for its upgrade on a closely watched index of human trafficking. Meanwhile, officials in Myanmar are lamenting the country being blacklisted in the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.
  • Austria's Highest Court Overturns Presidential Election Results VOA 01 Jul 2016 -- Austria's highest court has overturned the results of presidential election, citing procedural irregularities and ordered a rerun to be held in September or October, an unprecedented decision in the country's post-war history.
  • China announces successful satellite in-orbit refuelling People's Daily 01 Jul 2016 -- China has successfully completed the in-space refuelling of orbital satellites following last week's launch of a new-generation carrier rocket, the National University of Defense Technology announced on Thursday.

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