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10 December 2018 Military News

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  • Statement from the Press Secretary The White House 10 Dec 2018 -- "Since President Donald J. Trump's first day in office, he has remained resolute in his commitment to defend the American people from the threat of terrorism. In October, the President signed a comprehensive National Strategy for Counterterrorism, which details the Administration's approach to defeating ISIS and other extremist groups at home and abroad."
  • At least 14 Trump associates interacted with Russians during election: Report Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- Russian citizens made contact with at least 14 associates of US President Donald Trump during his 18-month election campaign and presidential transition period, according to reports in US media.
  • Woman Accused By U.S. Of Working As Russian Agent May Plead Guilty RFE/RL 10 Dec 2018 -- A Russian woman accused of working as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States has reached a deal with prosecutors, a possible indication she may change her plea to guilty.
  • Russian National Butina Seeks Hearing to Plead Guilty - Court Filing Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- Russian national Maria Butina is seeking a hearing as soon as possible to change her plea on criminal charges of acting as a foreign agent for Russia in the United States, a newly published court filing showed on Monday.
  • Accused Russian Spy in US Reaches Deal to Plead Guilty VOA 10 Dec 2018 -- An accused Russian spy held by the United States on charges of infiltrating Republican Party circles to provide information to Moscow has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty, court records showed Monday.
  • US Sanctions 3 Senior N Korean Officials, Including Top Aide to Kim - Treasury Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- The United States has sanctioned three senior North Korean government officials, including the Vice Chairman of the country's Workers Party, Ryong Hae Choe, over their human rights abuses, the US Treasury Department said in a press release on Monday.
  • Release of the Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea US Dept. of State 10 Dec 2018 -- Today, in commemoration of International Human Rights Day and as part of our continued efforts to promote accountability for North Korean officials, we are releasing our report, which identifies three individuals and three groups as responsible for serious human rights abuses or censorship.
  • Treasury Sanctions North Korean Officials and Entities in Response to the Regime's Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship US Treasury 10 Dec 2018 -- U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated three individuals in response to the North Korean regime's ongoing and serious human rights abuses and censorship. Treasury is taking this action in conjunction with the State Department's "Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea," which is being submitted in accordance with the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (NKSPEA).
  • EU will launch financial mechanism with Iran by year-end: Mogherini Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- The European Union will establish a mechanism to facilitate non-dollar transactions with Iran in the near future in an attempt to circumvent sanctions imposed by the United States against Tehran, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says.
  • Huawei Executive Asks Canadian Court to Grant Bail VOA 10 Dec 2018 -- A Canadian court is considering whether to grant bail to the chief financial officer for Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies while she awaits possible extradition to the United States to face fraud charges.
  • China engaged in spreading fake news in Taiwan: NSB official CNA 10 Dec 2018 -- Although there is no evidence China meddled in Taiwan's Nov. 24 local elections, Beijing and foreign-based forces frequently spread fake news in Taiwan, a National Security Bureau (NSB) official said Monday.
  • GCC must adopt 'independent, logical' approach, stop praising divisive policies: Iran Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has slammed "baseless" statements of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), saying that the council has turned into a front for proclaiming the policies of some of its member states.
  • Regional Rivals Saudi Arabia, Iran Trade Accusations Amid Ongoing Tensions RFE/RL 10 Dec 2018 -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman has accused regional rival Iran of meddling in other countries' affairs, as he addressed a regional summit in Riyadh.
  • Gulf Cooperation States Want Council to Remain Unaffected by Qatar Row – Riyadh Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations do not want the diplomatic crisis around Qatar to affect the work of this regional organization, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday.
  • Macron gives in to protesters' demands, offers wage rise Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday tried to placate the so-called "yellow vest" protesters and control the ongoing crisis in France by introducing a series of concrete measures including wage rises and tax exemptions.
  • Macron 'Takes Share of Responsibility' for French Anti-Government Protests VOA 10 Dec 2018 -- French President Emmanuel Macron was both humble and resolute as he spoke publicly for the first time on the anti-government protests that have shaken the country.
  • Netanyahu Says Oman Allowed Israeli Planes to Use Country's Airspace Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the authorities of Oman had allowed Israeli planes to use the country's airspace for flights, adding that Israel was working toward getting similar authorization from Saudi Arabia.
  • Turkey calls for international inquiry into Khashoggi's killing Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- Turkey has called for an international investigation into the case of slain Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Riyadh refused to extradite two senior Saudi officials suspected of planning his murder in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in October.
  • Saudi in talks with US for Arab front against Iran: Jubeir Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says the kingdom is in talks with the United States about a new security alliance of Arab countries specifically aimed at countering Iran.
  • Transcript of Khashoggi's last words reveals premeditated murder Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- A full translated transcript of an audio recording of the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has showed that the killing was pre-planned, refuting Ryiadh's claims.
  • Ohio Man Arrested on Terrorism Charge After Planning Attack on Jewish Synagogue US Dept. of Justice 10 Dec 2018 -- Damon M. Joseph, 21, of Holland, Ohio, was charged today in federal court with one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, for allegedly planning an attack on a synagogue in the Toledo, Ohio area. Joseph was arrested Friday evening after he took possession of two semi-automatic rifles.
  • May defers Brexit vote in parliament amid rows over 'backstop' Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally decided to postpone a crunch parliamentary vote on her European Union withdrawal agreement, saying she would seek further assurances from the EU over a controversial clause in the agreement which outlines contingencies for the future situation of border on the island of Ireland.
  • EU court rules Britain can unilaterally cancel Brexit Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has finally ruled that the United Kingdom can cancel a 2016 decision to leave the European Union without gaining the approval of other bloc members.
  • Britain's May Postpones Crucial Brexit Vote VOA 10 Dec 2018 -- Britain's already disorderly departure from the European Union turned even more chaotic Monday when Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a House of Commons vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal, an agreement that took months of tortuous negotiations with Brussels to conclude.
  • Public Designation of The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh US Dept. of State 10 Dec 2018 -- The Department is publicly designating former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, under the terms of Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2018, due to his involvement in significant corruption.
  • Happy Space Trails: NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Departs Solar System Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- On December 10, the Voyager 2 probe became the second man-made object to leave our solar system, crossing the barrier between the sun's area of influence and the wilds of interstellar space. Only its sister probe, Voyager 1, has made this journey before.
  • Armenian PM's bloc scores landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections Press TV 10 Dec 2018 -- The alliance of Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has scored a landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections, enabling the premier to consolidate his authority months after he rose to power on the back of anti-government protests in the ex-Soviet state.
  • Monitors Hail Armenian Vote, Call For Further Electoral Reforms RFE/RL 10 Dec 2018 -- Armenia's snap parliamentary election respected fundamental freedoms and were characterized by "broad public trust" and "genuine competition," international observers say, calling for further electoral reforms to preserve public trust.
  • Pashinyan's Alliance Wins Snap Parliamenary Election in Armenia Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- The snap parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on Sunday for the first time in the country's history. Earlier in the day, CEC Chairman Tigran Mukuchyan announced that the turnout in the elections totaled 48.63 percent.
  • Former Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Arrested On Corruption Charges RFE/RL 10 Dec 2018 -- Kyrgyz authorities have arrested a former deputy prime minister on corruption charges.
  • Maduro Believes US Plotting Coup Against Venezuelan Government Sputnik 10 Dec 2018 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that the United States is preparing to topple the Venezuelan government.
  • Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help 'prevent suffering and chaos' UN News 10 Dec 2018 -- The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief António Guterres as the creation of a "roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos".
  • More Than 150 Nations Adopt UN Migration Pact VOA 10 Dec 2018 -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday migration "should be well managed and safe, not irregular and dangerous" as he praised a group of more than 150 nations for adopting a global pact meant to improve the way the world handles the flow of migrants.

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