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19 September 2016 Military News

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  • Crushing Victory, Low Turnout - Six Russian Election Takeaways RFE/RL 19 Sep 2016 -- The ruling United Russia party won the September 18 State Duma elections by a landslide, according to official results. United Russia is on track to win well over 300 seats in the lower house of parliament, far more than the 238 it holds now. The three other largely loyal parties in the current Duma will also remain, while liberal Kremlin opponents were kept out.
  • With Half Of Ballots Counted, United Russia Set To Dominate State Duma RFE/RL 19 Sep 2016 -- With just over 50 percent of the ballots from Russia's State Duma elections counted, official results show the governing United Russia party on track to win more than 300 of the 450 legislative seats - enough to secure a two-thirds constitutional majority in the lower chamber of parliament.
  • NY, New Jersey Bombings Suspect Arrested VOA 19 Sep 2016 -- A man sought by police in connection with bombings in New York and New Jersey on Saturday is in custody following what has been described as a shootout with police.
  • DR Congo: Ban condemns deadly clashes between protestors and security forces in capital UN News 19 Sep 2016 -- United Nations Secretary-General today expressed deep concern about the violent clashes between protestors and security forces in Kinshasa, and several other locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Anti-Kabila Protest Descends into Violence VOA 19 Sep 2016 -- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a protest against the president Monday descended into violence. Wire agencies are reporting at least two policemen killed, including one whose body was allegedly burned. The demonstrators say President Joseph Kabila must step down when his term ends in December.
  • Twelve Liberian Political Parties Join Forces VOA 19 Sep 2016 -- A dozen political parties in Liberia are joining forces to take on the ruling Liberty Party in the 2017 presidential election, Senator Prince Johnson told VOA Daybreak Africa.
  • KCNA Commentary on U.S. Arms Buildup KCNA 19 Sep 2016 -- The U.S. is busy pushing ahead with the moves to build up its arms.
  • Ships Mobilized for Restoring Flood-hit Areas in DPRK KCNA 19 Sep 2016 -- The DPRK Ministry of Land and Maritime Transport launched a maritime transport campaign for restoring the flood-hit areas of North Hamgyong Province.
  • Spokesman says PGCC claims against Iran are baseless IRNA 19 Sep 2016 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman said that accusations made against Iran in the latest statement of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council against Iran were 'repetitive' and 'unfounded' and an attempt to cover up the link between Wahhabism and its organizers.
  • GCC seeks to cover up terrorism, Wahhabism link: Iran Press TV 19 Sep 2016 -- Iran has shrugged off allegations leveled by the GCC, the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council, saying the body seeks to cover up the link between Takfiri Wahhabism, preached in Saudi Arabia, and terrorism.
  • IAEA chief reaffirms Iran's commitment to JCPOA IRNA 19 Sep 2016 -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Wednesday said that Iran continues to implement its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • IAEA confirms Iran's commitment to obligations under JCPOA Press TV 19 Sep 2016 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed Iran's commitment to a landmark nuclear agreement Tehran signed with the six world powers last year.
  • China denounces EU Parliament leaders' meeting with Dalai Lama Press TV 19 Sep 2016 -- China has strongly denounced the European Union's parliament for receiving Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama, saying the move could damage relations between the bloc and Beijing.
  • Philippines' Duterte wants 6 months to tackle drug scourge Press TV 19 Sep 2016 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he needs six more months for his ongoing war on drugs, which has led to the death of hundreds since he took office.
  • UN atomic chief reports on agency's role in nuclear safety, sustainable development, combating illness UN News 19 Sep 2016 -- In his address to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the agency's Director-General, highlighted work in various areas, including nuclear applications, nuclear safety and security, safeguards and technical cooperation, and modernizing a new pest control facility to tackle vector-brome diseases such as Zika.



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