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02 June 2018 Military News

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  • Apple Reportedly No Longer Complying With Russian Ban On Telegram RFE/RL 02 Jun 2018 -- Apple is no longer complying with a Russian ban on Telegram and is now providing an updated version of the popular messaging service through its App store for iPhone users, Telegram said.
  • Report: Plans Underway for Possible Trump-Putin Summit VOA 02 Jun 2018 -- White House officials are making plans for a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • What to Expect From Singapore Summit VOA 02 Jun 2018 -- President Donald Trump on Friday said the June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea was back on, after meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Chol for more than an hour in the Oval Office of the White House. Dong Hyuk Lee, chief of VOA's Korean Service, weighs in on what we can expect from both sides in the lead-up to the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Japan, South Korea disagree on engaging North Korea's Kim in dialog Press TV 02 Jun 2018 -- Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has challenged his South Korean counterpart on the need to engage the North in dialogue, insisting on unilateral dismantlement of Pyongyang's entire weapons program.
  • US troops in South Korea not on table at Trump-Kim summit: Mattis Press TV 02 Jun 2018 -- The issue of US troop presence in South Korea will not be "on the table" during a summit this month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Defense Secretary James Mattis said.
  • Who Will Pay for Kim Jong-un's Hotel Room During US-DPRK Summit? Sputnik 02 Jun 2018 -- President Donald Trump announced on June 1 that his meeting with the DPRK's Kim Jong-un was still set to take place, a week after he had temporarily cancelled it. However, there is one stumbling block, according to The Washington Post: the summit organizers can't decide who will pay for the North Korean leader's stay in Singapore.
  • Japan Defense Chief Warns Against Rewarding North Korea for Willingness to Talk Sputnik 02 Jun 2018 -- Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Saturday warned the international community against rewarding North Korea solely for agreeing to engage in a dialogue.
  • China does not follow US sanctions on Iran: AEOI spokesman ISNA 02 Jun 2018 -- The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Iran is capable of completing the redesigned Arak reactor even in a "worst-case scenario".
  • EU must defend 'core' of Iran nuclear deal: Commission chief Press TV 02 Jun 2018 -- The European Union Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has warned about the adverse consequences of the United States' move to pull out from a key nuclear agreement Iran signed with the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, saying the EU must adopt measures to protect the deal's core provisions.
  • China Steps Up Uighur Crackdown During Ramadan VOA 02 Jun 2018 -- The government in China is further tightening its grip on minority groups in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as it continues to use its deradicalization campaign to suppress local residents, Uighur leaders and human rights activists warn.
  • 5 New Suspected Ebola Cases Reported in DRC VOA 02 Jun 2018 -- The French news agency AFP is reporting five new suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • China launches new Earth observation satellite People's Daily 02 Jun 2018 -- China on Saturday launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring.
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Heads to US to Resolve Tensions VOA 02 Jun 2018 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is heading to Washington to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two-day visit starting Sunday seeks to resolve bilateral tensions between the NATO allies.
  • Ukraine Claims Found List Of 47 Russian Assassination Targets RFE/RL 02 Jun 2018 -- Ukrainian authorities claim they have uncovered a hit-list of 47 people - mostly journalists - who are potential Russian assassination targets as a result of their sting operation staging the faked murder of exiled Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko.
  • Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sworn in for 2nd term as Egyptian president Press TV 02 Jun 2018 -- Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been sworn in as Egyptian president for a second four-year term in office as the North African country has hard time dealing with major economic and security challenges.
  • Georgian Protest Leader Calls On 'All Political Parties' To Join Push RFE/RL 02 Jun 2018 -- The organizer of antigovernment rallies in Tbilisi urged "all political parties" in Georgia to join the protest movement as demonstrations continued into the early morning hours of June 3 in the South Caucasus nation.
  • Protest In Tbilisi Pauses But No Change In Demands For New Government RFE/RL 02 Jun 2018 -- A rally by thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of Georgia's government ended in the early hours of the morning on June 2, but organizers said the demonstration would resume later in the evening.
  • Delay Expected As Opposition Emerges To Settling Macedonia Name Dispute RFE/RL 02 Jun 2018 -- A deal resolving a decades-old dispute with Greece over Macedonia's name is not likely to be reached in coming days, a Greek government official said on June 1.

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