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25 July 2017 Military News

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  • Trump's Son-in-Law Answers More Questions on Russia Contacts VOA 25 Jul 2017 -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, faced questions for three hours in a closed-door interview Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation of Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.
  • US House Set to Vote on Russia Sanctions VOA 25 Jul 2017 -- The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to approve new sanctions Tuesday against Russia for its meddling in last year's presidential election, at the same time giving Congress new powers to review any attempt by President Donald Trump to ease penalties imposed on Moscow.
  • EU Readies For Transatlantic Fight Over New U.S. Sanctions On Russia RFE/RL 25 Jul 2017 -- When it comes to Europe's energy security and dependence on Russia for natural gas, Brussels has a message in mind for Washington: don't make our business your business.
  • New US Anti-Russian Energy Sanctions to Have 'Brutal' Impact on Europe if Passed Sputnik 25 Jul 2017 -- Major European energy projects could be affected by sanctions if the US Congress passes a bill to punish businesses working to develop, upgrade and maintain Russian-related projects anywhere in the world. European Commission chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said the move would impact Europe's "energy independence and security interests."
  • Russian Terrorism Suspects Allege Torture At 'Secret' FSB Site RFE/RL 25 Jul 2017 -- Lawyers for two Kyrgyz-born brothers charged in a deadly bombing on a St. Petersburg subway train in April have asked Russian authorities to investigate their clients' claims that they were tortured at a "secret jail" outside Moscow.
  • DPRK denounces CIA director's threat to remove its supreme leadership People's Daily 25 Jul 2017 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday denounced the recent threat made by Mike Pompeo, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to "remove the supreme leadership" of the DPRK.
  • 'Merciless Blow': North Korea Vows Nuclear Strike if US Attempts Regime Change Sputnik 25 Jul 2017 -- North Korea has vowed to unleash a "merciless blow at the heart of the US with our powerful nuclear hammer" if the Americans attempt to depose their leader Kim Jong-Un - and intelligence officials say that the DPRK may be able to back that threat up, years ahead of schedule.
  • India Gets President, the Second Lower Caste One in Caste Sensitive Society Sputnik 25 Jul 2017 -- Ram Nath Kovind took oath as India's 14th President on Tuesday morning. The 71-year-old Kovind is only the second lower caste president after KR Narayan. Kovind is also the first member of the ruling Hindu nationalist party BJP to become president.
  • House OKs New Sanctions Against Iran as Tehran Flexes Military Muscle VOA 25 Jul 2017 -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of imposing new sanctions on Iran, a move that most likely will further exacerbate tensions between Washington and Tehran.
  • Iran will respond to US sanctions in kind: Larijani Press TV 25 Jul 2017 -- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the lawmakers are closely monitoring all moves by the United States, particularly the bid to slap new sanctions against the Islamic Republic and Russia, and will make swift decisions accordingly.
  • Myanmar Moves to Amend Controversial Online Defamation Law VOA 25 Jul 2017 -- Amid mounting pressure from diplomats and the media, Myanmar's parliament is soon expected to amend a heavily criticized law that has been used to restrict freedom of expression online.
  • Saudi Arabia, allies put 18 Qatar-linked entities, people on 'terror' list Press TV 25 Jul 2017 -- The Saudi-led quartet of Arab countries has unveiled a new terrorist blacklist of 18 entities and individuals, six of them from Yemen, over having suspected "direct or indirect" ties with Qatari authorities, as an unprecedented diplomatic rift between the Persian Gulf peninsular emirate and the four siege states is increasingly deepens.
  • Turkish diplomacy ends in Persian Gulf without results Press TV 25 Jul 2017 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wrapped up a tour of Arab countries involved in a dispute but has failed to help bring the feuding sides closer to one another.
  • Four Arab States Add 9 Entities, 9 People to Terror List Over Ties to Qatar Sputnik 25 Jul 2017 -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt added nine people and nine organizations to its unified terrorist list over alleged ties to Qatar, local media reported Tuesday.
  • Maduro accuses CIA of plotting with neighbors against Venezuela Press TV 25 Jul 2017 -- The Venezuelan president says Mexico and Colombia are working hand in glove with the US spy agency CIA in an American "plot" to overthrow the legitimate government in Caracas.
  • Kenyatta's Team Blames Rules, Format for No-Show at Debate VOA 25 Jul 2017 -- With just two weeks to go before Kenya's elections, the nation watched the lead opposition candidate for president, Raila Odinga, debate solo Monday after his top opponent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, refused to show for the live event.
  • Presidential Age Limit Stirs Debate in Uganda VOA 25 Jul 2017 -- Uganda's parliament is considering an amendment to the country's constitution on land issues, but it is another proposed revision, not on the table, that is sparking the fiercest debate.

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