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14 July 2016 Military News

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  • Truck Plows Into Bastille Day Crowd in France; Terror Attack Kills 84 VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- French President Francois Hollande says the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 84 and injured 100 others in Nice has all the elements of a terrorist attack.
  • French Anti-terror Unit Takes Over Probe of Nice Attack VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- France's anti-terrorism investigation department was asked to take over inquiries into the Thursday night attack in which dozens were killed by a truck that mowed through crowds of people in the southern coastal resort town of Nice, media reported.
  • At Least 80 Dead After Truck Ploughed Into Crowd In France RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- An attacker killed at least 80 people and injured scores more when he drove a truck at high speed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice late on July 14.
  • US Preparing for Islamic State's 'Terrorist Diaspora' VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- Top U.S. counterterror and law enforcement officials are offering grim warnings about what awaits once the Islamic State terror group's self-declared caliphate ultimately collapses.
  • Are Uzbek Militants In Disarray? RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- The actions of less than 1 percent of Central Asians are giving the entire region an odious reputation as a prime recruiting ground for Islamic extremist groups. In Syria and Iraq, for example, there have been reports and videos of Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Tajiks, Turkmen, and Uzbeks who have joined some extremist group there.
  • Mogherini: EU will continue support for JCPOA implementation IRNA 14 Jul 2016 -- The European Union will continue to actively support the full and effective implementation of the JCPOA throughout the lifetime of the agreement, as well as the UNSC Resolution 2231, Federica Mogherini EU foreign policy chief said in a statement.
  • US says bans removal benefited Iran Press TV 14 Jul 2016 -- The United States says Iran's economy has benefited from the removal of the sanctions that was been in place for several years before they were eventually lifted in January.
  • All sides must remain committed to nuclear deal: Mogherini Press TV 14 Jul 2016 -- The EU has urged all parties to uphold their commitments to the landmark deal struck between Tehran and six world powers last year amid Iran's complaints that it has not received the sanctions relief it was promised under the accord.
  • One Year On: Why Iran Has Yet To Cash In On Nuclear Deal RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- A year ago, the inking of a historic nuclear deal with world powers led some euphoric Iranians to dream of an economic boom and the end of international isolation.
  • U.S. House Passes Bill To Block Purchases Of Heavy Water From Iran RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on July 13 to undercut the Iran nuclear deal by blocking the purchase of "heavy water" from Iran as authorized under the agreement.
  • Senate Bill Beefs Up U.S. Sanctions On Iran Over Missiles, Terrorism RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation to sanction persons involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and require the president to enforce an arms embargo against Tehran.
  • One Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, Sides Remain Compliant but Wary VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- One year ago, exhausted diplomats from Iran and a group of six world powers emerged from a meeting at a luxury hotel in Vienna, Austria with what they had been seeking for nearly two years: a comprehensive agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting harsh economic sanctions.
  • Despite Putin Jibes, Russia Places Hope In 'Brexiteer' Boris Johnson RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- In a single sentence, he once called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "manipulative tyrant" and likened him to the big-eared, bug-eyed "house elf" from the Harry Potter series. But the surprise appointment of Boris Johnson to head the British Foreign Office is being cautiously welcomed by Moscow -- and his predecessor's exit pointedly cheered.
  • Kerry Congratulates New British Foreign Secretary Johnson As Others React To Appointment RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to congratulate him on his new post and to urge "a sensible and measured approach" to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
  • US Pledges Close Cooperation with Britain's New Cabinet VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have pledged to work closely together as NATO allies to address challenges and meet responsibilities around the world, according to the State Department.
  • Chinese man jailed in US for stealing F-35 data Press TV 14 Jul 2016 -- The US has sentenced a Chinese hacker to jail for partaking in the hacking of US military secrets concerning advanced American attack and transport jets.
  • China Hardens Position Against Hong Kong Booksellers VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- China is toughening its position in the case of five Hong Kong booksellers it detained last year for publishing books critical of Chinese leaders.
  • Experts refute rumors of Chinese satellite freefall People's Daily 14 Jul 2016 -- Several Western media outlets have accused China of losing control of its satellite, Tiangong-1, saying that the satellite's freefall could end in a dangerous collision with Earth. Chinese experts have responded to these stories, explaining that the reports are nothing more than ongoing "China threat" rhetoric.
  • Merkel In Kyrgyzstan For 'Historic' Visit RFE/RL 14 Jul 2016 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks in Bishkek with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev at the start of a two-day visit to what is widely regarded as Central Asia's most democratic country.
  • Italy Court Rules Against Suspected Russian Spy's Extradition to Portugal Sputnik 14 Jul 2016 -- The Rome court of appeals ruled that a Russian citizen, whose extradition is sought by Lisbon, will not be handed over to the Portuguese authorities, according to a source.



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