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19 October 2016 Military News

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  • Clinton, Trump Clash Over Russia In Final U.S. Presidential Debate RFE/RL 19 Oct 2016 -- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over Russia on October 19 in their final debate of the campaign, with Clinton directly accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering cyberattacks to help her Republican rival win.
  • N. Korean Rights Controversy Could Shape Presidential Election in South VOA 19 Oct 2016 -- In South Korea this week, a controversy has erupted over a nearly decade old U.N. North Korea human rights vote that could frame the 2017 presidential election as a clear choice between relying on punitive measures only to pressure the Kim Jong Un government to end its nuclear program, or renewing engagement efforts.
  • Leader urges authorities not to back down against US Press TV 19 Oct 2016 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian authorities not to back down in the face of the United States' ever-increasing demands.
  • Iran sentences 6 US spies to 10 years in jail Press TV 19 Oct 2016 -- Six Iranian nationals have been sentenced to 10 years in prison each over charges of espionage and collaboration with the US government.
  • Assange's London Embassy Asylum Nearing Its End? VOA 19 Oct 2016 -- Ecuador's decision to temporarily cut Julian Assange's internet access is a sign that the WikiLeaks founder could be overstaying his welcome at the country's London embassy – or so some in Britain hope.
  • Second California Man Who Participated in Conspiracy to Provide Support to ISIL Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison US Dept. of Justice 19 Oct 2016 -- Muhanad Elfatih M.A. Badawi, 25, of Anaheim, California, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring with another man to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
  • Prague Police Detain Russian Suspected Of Hacking By U.S. RFE/RL 19 Oct 2016 -- Police in the Czech Republic's capital have detained a Russian citizen suspected of hacking U.S.-based websites.
  • FBI, Czech Police Arrest Alleged Russian Hacker Linked to US Attacks VOA 19 Oct 2016 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with Czech police, arrested a Russian citizen in Prague on Wednesday in connection with attempted cyber-attacks against the United States.
  • Shenzhou-11 spacecraft docks with Tiangong-2 space lab People's Daily 19 Oct 2016 -- The Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft successfully completed its automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab at 3:31 a.m. Wednesday Beijing Time, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC).
  • NSB head, Presidential Office secretary-general resign CNA 19 Oct 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has approved the resignations of the head of the National Security Bureau (NSB) and the Presidential Office secretary-general, the president's spokesman said Wednesday.
  • KMT head undecided over what to discuss with CPC chief in Beijing CNA 19 Oct 2016 -- The chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) said Wednesday that she will allow herself "room for flexibility" when talking with Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) in Beijing early next month.
  • Ankara to submit proposals for constitutional changes 'very soon' Press TV 18 Oct 2016 -- The Turkish government says it will "very soon" submit proposals to the parliament for constitutional changes that will bolster the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a controversial move that has drawn criticism.
  • Turkey's Crackdown on Businesses Sparks Concern VOA 19 Oct 2016 -- The Turkish government crackdown that followed the failed July coup is expanding to businesses, with the assets of major multibillion-dollar conglomerates seized, along with hundreds of smaller companies.
  • DR Congo: Ban notes conclusion of national dialogue, urges active engagement with all stakeholders UN News 19 Oct 2016 -- Taking note of the wrap-up of the African-Union mediated national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Government to remain actively engage with all political stakeholders, and called on political actors not involved in the talks to resolve their difference peacefully.
  • DRC Capital Quiet During Anti-government Strike VOA 19 Oct 2016 -- The streets of the Kinshasa were quiet Wednesday after the opposition called for a general strike. The main opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is protesting a deal signed earlier this week between President Joseph Kabila and a smaller opposition platform that would postpone elections by nearly two years and leave Kabila in office in the interim.
  • Strikes hit DR Congo amid president's plan to stay in power: Report Press TV 19 Oct 2016 -- Strikes have reportedly been staged in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in protest at a controversial plan by President Joseph Kabila to continue to stay in power despite the end of his constitutionally-allowed term.
  • Pro-Western Moldovan Presidential Hopeful Warns Of 'Massive Fraud' In Looming Vote RFE/RL 19 Oct 2016 -- One of the leading pro-Western candidates in this month's presidential election in Moldova has warned of "risks of massive fraud" in the vote, which has further divided the tiny post-Soviet state's already fractious political scene.
  • Somalia Faces Election Challenges VOA 19 Oct 2016 -- America's presidential elections may be getting much of the world's attention right now, but in the Horn of Africa, another country's electoral season is also underway.
  • Saudi Arabia launches $17.5bn bond sale Press TV 19 Oct 2016 -- Saudi Arabia has conducted what is seen as the largest-ever emerging market bond sale. The kingdom on Wednesday sold $17.5 billion of debt in the government's first international offer while attracting investor orders totaling almost four times that amount.



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