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20 July 2017 Military News

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  • Trump: Didn't Need Russia's Help Finding Damaging Information On Clinton RFE/RL 20 Jul 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted top officials involved in investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and said he did not need Russia's help obtaining damaging information about his rival HIllary Clinton during the campaign.
  • Browder: Trump Tower Russia Meeting Part of Kremlin-backed Campaign to Repeal Magnitsky Act VOA 20 Jul 2017 -- Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder, who fought successfully to have the Magnitsky Act signed into U.S. law, says he believes the July 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump's eldest son and a Russian attorney who promised incriminating material about Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, was actually part of a long-running Kremlin-backed campaign to subvert the 2012 law targeting Russian human rights abusers.
  • U.S. Treasury Accuses Exxon Mobil Of 2014 Violation Of Russia Sanctions RFE/RL 20 Jul 2017 -- The U.S. Treasury Department accused Exxon Mobil of violating U.S. sanctions on Russia just weeks after they were imposed in 2014, as it hit the U.S oil and gas giant with a $2 million fine.
  • US Supreme Court rejects Trump's travel ban on relatives Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- The US Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by President Donald Trump to include grandparents and other relatives of US citizens in his travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim nations.
  • Saudi 'entities' channeling money to terrorist groups: US State Dept. Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- The United States has praised Qatar's "strong partnership" in the fight against "terrorism," but accused individuals and "entities" in Saudi Arabia of channeling money out of the country to "terrorist" organizations.
  • US DoS Report Aims to Distract From 'US Role in Supporting' Terrorism - Tehran Sputnik 20 Jul 2017 -- The US State Department's report on counterterrorism activities in 2016 is not trustworthy and represents a futile attempt to distract public attention from the US role in supporting terrorism, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Thursday.
  • Navalny Clashes With Ex-Commander Of Russia-Backed Separatists RFE/RL 20 Jul 2017 -- Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and a prominent former commander of Russia-backed separatists sparred over patriotism and the war in Ukraine in a debate that stoked widespread discussion and criticism among political players and watchers after it was announced last week.
  • Continuation of US disloyalty violates spirit of JCPOA: Iran official IRNA 20 Jul 2017 -- US recent sanctions against Iran and its lack of commitment to the Islamic Republic are violation of the spirit and letter of the July 2015 landmark nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), senior Iranian official said on Thursday.
  • New US sanctions on Iran 'ridiculous': Russian official Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- A senior Russian official has denounced fresh US sanctions against Iran on "unfounded" grounds, saying they will only undermine the implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran.
  • Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season UN News 20 Jul 2017 -- Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency food assistance, as well as irrigation and farming equipment, to help farmers get through the lean season.
  • Worst drought in 16 years threatens food supplies in North Korea, warns UN Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- North Korea is facing severe food shortages due to the worst drought since 2001, the UN's food agency says.
  • Germany vows to overhaul Turkey relations amid tensions Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Berlin on Thursday that Germany would review state guarantees for foreign investment in Turkey and would urge businesses against putting their money there. Gabriel said that Berlin would also review its support for EU financial flows to the long-time aspirant to membership of the bloc.
  • Turkey, Germany Step Up War of Words RFE/RL 20 Jul 2017 -- Turkey on July 20 told Germany that bilateral ties could not be founded on "blackmail and threats" after the German foreign minister vowed steps that would limit investment in an escalating dispute.
  • Indian MPs, legislators elect president from lowest Dalit caste Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- Indian lawmakers and provincial legislators have elected a new president from the country's lowest and poorest Dalit caste.
  • Iraqi Kurdistan Leader Criticized for Using Independence Vote for Personal Gains Sputnik 20 Jul 2017 -- A Kurdish party criticized Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan, over an attempt to use the referendum on the region's independence from Baghdad to regain personal and party credibility that had been lost due to political and economic crises recently experienced by the Iraqi Kurds.
  • 'Coup' at midnight in the Arabian Desert Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- Mohammed bin Salman, a prince who rose from obscurity when his father became Saudi Arabia's king in 2015 and who ultimately ousted an elder to become crown prince, gained that status in a secretive push that had been "planned out" in advance, a report has revealed.
  • Saudi security system overhauled on overnight royal decrees Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a series of overnight decrees to overhaul the country's security and intelligence apparatus, a move that could spark fresh concerns about the royal's increased inclination to give more power to his son and the second to the throne Mohammed.
  • Uganda Arrests Opposition Activists VOA 20 Jul 2017 -- Ugandan police say they arrested dozens of political opposition activists this week. The arrests coincide with speculation President Yoweri Museveni will act to change the constitution to allow himself to run for another term in 2021.
  • Qatar vows 'appropriate' response to hacking from UAE Press TV 20 Jul 2017 -- Qatar has officially accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of hosting controversial hacking attacks on its national news agency in May, saying Doha is pondering an appropriate response.

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