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17 June 2018 Military News

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  • Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban IRNA 17 Jun 2018 -- Afghanistan government has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period.
  • Blast in eastern Afghanistan kills 32 as Taliban reject ceasefire extension Press TV 17 Jun 2018 -- A bomb attack has killed at least 32 people in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar amid an announcement by the Taliban militants that they would not extend their temporary ceasefire with Afghan security forces and that fighting would resume in the crisis-hit country.
  • At Least 10 Killed In Latest Suicide Bombing In Eastern Afghanistan RFE/RL 17 Jun 2018 -- A suicide bombing near the governor's office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has killed at least 10 people, officials say - the second such bombing in the province in as many days.
  • Suicide Blast Kills 19 in Afghanistan, Taliban Ends Cease-Fire VOA 17 Jun 2018 -- A suicide bomb attack has killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 50 others in eastern Afghanistan, a day after a deadly attack in the same area targeted government soldiers and Taliban insurgents celebrating a temporary cease-fire during the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr.

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  • Trump Election HQ Denied 'Russian' FBI Agent $2Mln for Dirt on Clinton - Reports Sputnik 17 Jun 2018 -- Donald Trump's election headquarters in 2016 denied a man from Russia, who called himself Henry Greenberg, $2 million for compromising data on Trump's rival Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post newspaper reported Sunday, citing two Trump's advisers.
  • Trump Renews Defense of North Korea Agreement VOA 17 Jun 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his defense Sunday of the agreement he reached with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, saying it already has led to an end to Pyongyang's nuclear tests and "rockets flying all over the place."
  • UN Official: 'Time' to Talk Human Rights With North Korea VOA 17 Jun 2018 -- Concerned by the lack of any reference to human rights in the joint statement issued at the historic summit between Washington and Pyongyang, the United Nations special rapporteur on North Korea says "this is the time" for the U.S. to pressure North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to engage in a dialogue with the international community to improve the lives of North Korea's people.
  • Dialogue, cooperation key to preserve JCPOA: China's FM ISNA 17 Jun 2018 -- "Dialogue and cooperation are the key for preserving Iran's nuclear deal, not sanctions," Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi said in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
  • 80 percent of Taiwanese disapprove of China's pressure CNA 17 Jun 2018 -- A recent survey found about 80 percent of the public disapproved of the recent moves by China to squeeze Taiwan's international space, a consensus the pollster said was supported by people irrespective of gender, age, education level, party affiliation, ethnicity, and area of residence in Taiwan.
  • China has higher favorable than unfavorable rating in Taiwan: poll CNA 17 Jun 2018 -- More Taiwanese see China in a favorable than unfavorable light, but nearly 80 percent of the public disapprove of China's recent actions, including enticing Burkina Faso to cut formal ties with Taiwan, according to a survey released Sunday.
  • May says needs to ensure parliament won't block Brexit Press TV 17 Jun 2018 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May says that it is essential to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit.
  • Right-Wing Candidate Wins Colombia Presidential Poll VOA 17 Jun 2018 -- Right-wing lawmaker Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday, promising to rewrite the government's 2016 peace accord with former FARC rebels.
  • Colombia Presidential Contest Presents Sharp Choice VOA 17 Jun 2018 -- A leftist former guerrilla and a young conservative lawmaker are vying Sunday for the Colombian presidency, with the outcome a referendum on the government's fragile 2016 peace accord with FARC rebels.
  • Colombians to vote in presidential election runoff Press TV 17 Jun 2018 -- Colombians are to take to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president who will, in turn, determine the fate of a 2016 peace deal between the Bogota government and the FARC guerrilla group.
  • Moscow, Riyadh eye 1.5m bpd OPEC output hike Press TV 17 Jun 2018 -- Russia says it will join Saudi Arabia to ask the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase production by 1.5 million barrels a day (bpd) in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Russia, Saudis Agree To Request Increase In OPEC+ Oil Output RFE/RL 17 Jun 2018 -- Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to increase oil output by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018 to counter fears that U.S. sanctions on Iran could disrupt supplies.
  • Greece, Macedonia sign deal, face opposition still Press TV 17 Jun 2018 -- The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia have officially signed an accord to rename the former Yugoslav republic as the "Republic of North Macedonia," potentially ending a dispute between the two countries.
  • Macedonia, Greece Sign 'Brave, Historic' Agreement On Name Change RFE/RL 17 Jun 2018 -- The foreign ministers of Macedonia and Greece have signed a historic agreement on a modified name for the former Yugoslav republic, a major step in ending a 27-year dispute.
  • Turkish Presidential Candidate Gives Jail Cell TV Speech VOA 17 Jun 2018 -- A Turkish presidential candidate made his campaign speech Sunday from jail.

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