17 June 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Estonian Minister of Defense Laanet, Latvian Minister of Defense Pabriks, and Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Anusauskas DoD 17 Jun 2022
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Portuguese Minister of Defense Helena Carreiras DoD 17 Jun 2022
- FRCE's F-35 Rapid Response Team makes global impact on flight line readiness US Navy 17 Jun 2022 -- As the number of operational F-35 Lightning II aircraft in the Navy and Marine Corps continues to rise, the number of missions flown increases - and with them, the requirements for maintenance and repair. The requirement for in-service repair and the need to mend battle damage don't always come at a convenient time, or in a convenient location - and that's where the F-35 Rapid Response Team (RRT) comes in. This team of highly skilled, cross-trained aircraft maintenance professionals stands ready to answer the call for support anywhere in the world, at any time.
- USS Paul Ignatius, Newest FDNF-E Ship, Arrives in Homeport Rota, Spain US Navy 17 Jun 2022 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) arrived in its new homeport of Naval Station Rota, Spain, as the U.S. Navy's newest Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyer, June 17, 2022.
- U.S. 2nd Fleet, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy hold Frontier Sentinel Table Top Exercise US Navy 17 Jun 2022 -- U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F), U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and the Canadian Armed Forces' Joint Task Force Atlantic participated in the 2022 Frontier Sentinel tabletop exercise (TTX) at Navy Warfare Development Command on Naval Station Norfolk, June 13-15.
- BALTOPS 22, the premier Baltic Sea maritime exercise, concludes in Kiel US Navy 17 Jun 2022 -- Sixteen NATO Allied and partner nations concluded the 51st iteration of Baltic Operations 2022 (BALTOPS22) in Kiel, Germany, June 17, 2022.
- Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer John Basilone US Navy Press Release 17 Jun 2022 -- The Navy will christen the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) during a 10:30 a.m. EDT ceremony on Saturday, June 18, at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
- Vermont National Guard Hosts SPP Partner North Macedonia Army News 17 Jun 2022 -- The Vermont National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team hosted six Soldiers from North Macedonia for civil support training at Camp Johnson June 6-11 in an exchange as part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
- VNG Soldiers Conduct Mountain Warfare Exchange in Tajikistan Army News 17 Jun 2022 -- Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 91st Cyber Brigade conducted a mountain warfare and advanced tactical planning exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan.
- 1-121st Infantry Regiment Mortars Conduct Live-Fire Exercise Army News 17 Jun 2022 -- Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, displayed their skills and knowledge of mortars during live-fire training at the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise June 15.
- Department of the Army announces updated COVID-19 vaccination statistics US Army 17 Jun 2022 -- The U.S. Army announced updated COVID-19 vaccination rates and exemption requests as of June 16, 2022.
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Participation in NATO Defense Ministerial DoD 17 Jun 2022
- Stoltenberg Details NATO Progress in Deterrence, Defense DoD News 17 Jun 2022 -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine dominated the NATO defense ministers' meeting in Brussels, but the ministers — including Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III — also considered a range of actions and programs in preparation for the Madrid Summit on June 29.
- NATO chief says to boost forces on eastern flank People's Daily 17 Jun 2022 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will strengthen its battle groups along its eastern flank, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday following a meeting of the alliance's defense ministers.
- Defence Secretary meets NATO Ministers in Brussels UK MOD 17 Jun 2022 -- Ben Wallace met with counterparts from all 30 member states to discuss the impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and how the alliance can strengthen its defence posture
- Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine DoD 17 Jun 2022 -- The United States has committed approximately $6.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $5.6 billion since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked invasion on February 24.
- UK to offer major training programme for Ukrainian forces as Prime Minister hails their victorious determination Gov.UK 17 Jun 2022 -- During a visit to Kyiv, Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered to launch a major training operation for Ukrainian forces.
- U.K.'s Johnson Promises More Aid To Ukraine During Surprise Visit To Kyiv RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised more military aid to Ukraine during a surprise visit to Kyiv.
- UK set to offer Kiev further military training to 'change war's equation,' Johnson says Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- The UK government is set to give Ukraine "strategic endurance" by supplying the country with arms and military training in vast measures, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said in his second surprise visit to Kiev since the onset of the war.
- Norway Opens to Possibility of Training Ukrainian Soldiers as It Considers More Arms Donations Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- Norway has already provided arms to Ukraine in several rounds, ranging from anti-tank weapons and anti-aircraft missiles to to heavy artillery.
- China launches EM catapults-equipped 3rd aircraft carrier in Shanghai Global Times 17 Jun 2022 -- China on Friday launched the country's third aircraft carrier and also its second domestically developed one in Shanghai, a move experts said is a milestone for the vessel's construction and future commissioning.
- China launches third aircraft carrier PLA Daily 17 Jun 2022 -- China launched its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, in Shanghai on Friday. The carrier, named after Fujian Province, was completely designed and built by China.
- China unveils its third aircraft carrier PLA Daily 17 Jun 2022 -- China launched its third aircraft carrier on Friday in Shanghai, naming it after the eastern coastal province of Fujian.
- China Launches Its Third Aircraft Carrier Fujian, as Tensions Around Taiwan Continue to Grow Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- According to the state media, the ship has a displacement of more than 80,000 tonnes, and uses a catapult-assisted launch system, outmatching carriers Liaoning and Shandong, which have less advanced ski jump-style system.
- China unveils third, most advanced aircraft carrier that rivals US Navy's Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- In a move to modernize the country's military, China on Friday unveiled its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, Fujian, designed and built entirely within the country, Chinese media said.
- Top End Storm challenges instructors Australia DOD 17 Jun 2022 -- For a handful of aviators at Exercise Diamond Storm 22, the delicate practice of air-to-air refuelling at 21,000 feet is one of the more familiar moments of their day.
- Defence Minister Anand concludes visit to Brussels, Belgium, for Ukraine Defense Contact Group and NATO Defence Ministers' Meetings Canada 16 Jun 2022 -- Today, Minister Anand concluded a successful visit to Brussels, Belgium, where she attended a meeting of the United States-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group and a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers.
- Keel laying ceremony of fourth ship of SVL and Second and third ships of ASW SWC India PIB 17 Jun 2022 -- Keel for the fourth ship of Survey Vessel (Large) and second & third ships of ASW SWC for the Indian Navy was ceremoniously laid on 17 Jun 2022 by VAdm SN Ghormade, Vice Chief of Naval Staff at M/s L&T, Kattupalli in the presence of RAdm GK Harish, DGND (SSG), RAdm Sandeep S Sandhu, ACWP&A, Cmde P R Hari (Retd), CMD, GRSE, Cmde Ashok Khetan (Retd), Head L&T shipbuilding, Directors, and other senior officials of the Indian Navy, GRSE and L&T.
- Remarks by Vice President Harris After Air Force Two Arrival The White House 17 Jun 2022
- Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure The White House 17 Jun 2022
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Senegalese Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 17 Jun 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Senegalese Foreign Minister Tall Sall US Dept. of State 17 Jun 2022
- 17 June 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 17 Jun 2022
- Nearly 37 million children displaced worldwide - highest number ever recorded UNICEF 17 Jun 2022 -- Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes at the end of 2021, UNICEF estimates - the highest number recorded since the Second World War. This figure includes 13.7 million refugee and asylum-seeking children† and nearly 22.8 million children who are internally displaced due to conflict and violence.
- A record 37 million children displaced worldwide: UNICEF UN News 17 Jun 2022 -- Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes by the end of last year, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates - the highest number recorded since the Second World War, the agency said on Friday.
- Sexual violence in conflict 'terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities' UN News 17 Jun 2022 -- Sexual violence has become a brutal tactic of warfare and repression that "terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities," the UN chief said on Friday.
- One killed as explosion hits mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz province Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- Local sources in Afghanistan's Kunduz province say an explosion took place inside a mosque in the village of Al-Bardi in the Imam Sahib district of the province.
- UNHCR Deputy Chief concludes visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan, urges support to address humanitarian needs UNHCR 17 Jun 2022 -- The UN Refugee Agency's Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements visited Afghanistan and Pakistan this week to focus attention on the dramatic humanitarian situation facing Afghans and the need to continue to support displaced people - including host communities, refugees and returnees, and women and girls.
- U.S. Support for the Philippines in the South China Sea US Dept. of State 17 Jun 2022 -- The United States supports the Philippines in calling on the PRC to end its provocative actions and to respect international law in the South China Sea.
- Sweden meeting place for talks on Yemen Government Offices of Sweden 17 Jun 2022 -- A meeting on the political situation in Yemen - the Yemen International Forum - is taking place in Stockholm on 17-19 June.
- UN Syria Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Member States must seize moment to establish mechanism for missing persons OHCHR 17 Jun 2022 -- "Member States must act now on behalf of the millions who are looking for their missing loved ones in Syria," Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, said today as the Commission released its paper "Syria's Missing and Disappeared: Is there a Way Forward?", containing its recommendations for a mechanism with an international mandate.
- Report: Russia warns to strike US-allied militants in Syria's al-Tanf region Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- Russia has reportedly warned American occupation forces that it is going to conduct airstrikes against Washington-allied Takfiri terrorists in southeastern Syria after a roadside bomb targeted Russian military forces in the country.
- Turkey Ready to Open Airspace for Russian Aircraft Heading for Syria, Diplomat Says Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- Turkey is ready to open its national airspace for Russian aircraft heading for Syria, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev told Sputnik.
- Israel Coordinated Some Syria Strikes With Pentagon Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- Tel Aviv has publically admitted only a fraction of the strikes that Damascus accuses it of conducting on Syrian soil. Both Syria and its ally Iran condemned these strikes as violations of international law.
- Rohingya refugees are stuck in limbo a decade after violence forced them to flee Radio Free Asia 17 Jun 2022 -- More than 130,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state remain stuck in makeshift camps that are often short of food and opportunity, unable to return to their homes after sectarian violence with Buddhists forced them to flee a decade ago.
- Somali Forces Kill Dozens of al-Shabab Terrorists in Central Somalia VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- Dozens of people were killed in fierce fighting between residents backed by Somali government forces and al-Shabab militants in the town of Adado in central Somalia, witnesses and regional officials told VOA on Friday.
- DR Congo Says Rwanda 'Will Have a War' If It Wants One, Severs All Bilateral Agreements Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- The Congolese government has moved to sever ties with Rwanda as relations continue to deteriorate, accusing Kigali of controlling Tutsi rebels in Congo's North Kivu Province.
- Urgent support needed for 14,000 who fled following Burkina Faso massacre UN News 17 Jun 2022 -- In Burkina Faso, UN humanitarians on Friday appealed to the international community for help, after attacks by armed groups forced thousands to flee their homes in the east of the country.
- UNHCR calls for urgent support to assist almost 16,000 newly displaced in Burkina Faso who fled massacre UNHCR 17 Jun 2022 -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the recent escalation of violence against civilians by armed groups in Burkina Faso that has forced thousands to flee, placing humanitarian resources under strain as insecurity continues to plague the Central Sahel.
- Moldova needs more resources and expertise to welcome refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine Council of Europe 17 Jun 2022 -- The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG) has concluded her fact-finding visit to the Republic of Moldova (13-15 June 2022), which focused on the protection of the refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.
- Trump Calls Hearings into January 6 Attack a 'Theatrical Production' VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump Friday sharply criticized the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, in his first appearance since the committee began its public hearings.
- Trump pressured Pence to overturn his 2020 election defeat, US House panel hears Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- Former US President Donald Trump pressured his vice president, Mike Pence, to overturn his 2020 election defeat, aides to Pence told the congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 protest march on the Capitol when thousands of people marched against the certification of the November 2020 election which placed Joe Biden in office as the current US president.
- Statement by President von der Leyen on the Commission's opinions on the EU membership applications by Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia European Commission 17 Jun 2022
- The European Commission recommends to Council confirming Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia's perspective to become members of the EU and provides its opinion on granting them candidate status European Commission 17 Jun 2022 -- Today, the European Commission presented its Opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova as invited by the Council.
- Opinion on the EU membership application by Ukraine European Commission 17 Jun 2022 -- The aspiration to belong to the European Union has for many years been an important priority for Ukraine, its governments and citizens. It has been an underlying motive for democratic changes over the past decade and a driver of a number of key reforms founded on European values. The decision in late 2013, of the then-President not to sign, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which symbolised for many Ukrainians a path towards the European Union, led to large-scale protests against the authorities. Subsequently, the Russian Federation moved against Ukraine, not accepting the independent choice of the Ukrainian people.
- Opinion on the EU membership application by Moldova European Commission 17 Jun 2022 -- In the past two years, the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter Moldova) has taken a decisive step towards reforms, with a clear mandate from its citizens. Following the 2020 presidential and 2021 parliamentary elections, there is a clear alignment of the presidential, executive and legislative powers on a pro-reform, anti-corruption European path for the first time since independence. This follows a period where the independence of key institutions was seriously compromised.
- Opinion on the EU membership application by Georgia European Commission 17 Jun 2022 -- Since its independence, Georgia has clearly expressed its European aspirations. This European ambition is included in the Georgian Constitution, and is supported by the people of Georgia (83% of Georgians approve joining the EU) and across the political spectrum. This has been a driver for a number of key reforms founded on European values and standards. Georgia's commitment to progress on its European path was underlined by the Government's initial intention to submit an application in 2024.
- Brussels' Decision To Open Up The EU To Ukraine, Moldova, And Georgia Is Symbolic, But Also Historic RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- Both the words "historic" and "symbolic" are appropriate when considering the June 17 decision by the European Commission to recommend that Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia be given a "European perspective" -- in other words, announcing for the first time ever that the trio of countries can become European Union members in the future.
- In Groundbreaking Move, EU Recommends Candidate Status For Ukraine, Moldova RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- The European Commission has taken a historic step, recommending Ukraine and Moldova be granted European Union candidate status, a move that marks the start of what will likely be a long journey toward full EU integration.
- Pakistan Comes Closer to Exiting Terror Funding Monitor's 'Gray List' VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- A global agency combating illicit financing said Friday that Pakistan had "substantially completed" internationally agreed upon action plans to address their deficiencies to counter money laundering and funding to terrorist groups.
- Eight African countries report confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO People's Daily 17 Jun 2022 -- Eight African countries have so far reported confirmed monkeypox cases, with several more countries reporting suspected cases, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti Thursday.
- UK approves Julian Assange's extradition to US, fuels worldwide outrage Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- The UK government has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face criminal charges, despite an original British judge ruling that he should not be deported due to risk of suicide and a warning by his lawyer that he still remains a risk.
- Dutch Authorities Say They Stopped Russian Spy From Infiltrating International Criminal Court RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- Dutch authorities say they have prevented a Russian spy posing as a Brazilian intern from infiltrating the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it investigates war crimes allegedly committed by Russian troops during Moscow's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
- St Petersburg International Economic Forum Plenary session President of Russia 17 Jun 2022 -- The President attended the plenary session of the 25th St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
- St Petersburg International Economic Forum Plenary session President of Russia 17 Jun 2022 -- The President attended the plenary session of the 25th St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
- 'Nothing Will Be As It Used To Be': Putin Defends Invasion Of Ukraine, Lashes Out At West In Combative Speech RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of colonial arrogance and said its sanctions "blitzkrieg" against his country has failed in his latest tirade against the United States and Europe.
- Putin: Era of Unipolar World Has Ended Despite Attempts To Preserve it at Any Cost Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- The Russian president is delivering his speech at the annual SPIEF business forum in St. Petersburg. His address is dedicated to the future of Russia and the rest of the world in the wake of renewed pressure from western sanctions against Moscow.
- Russia Ready to Cooperate With Western Companies Despite Political Pressure, Putin Says Sputnik 17 Jun 2022 -- Russia will cooperate with Western companies that are willing to work with Moscow despite unprecedented "arm-twisting" and blackmail from the US and its allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
- U.S. Treasury Commends Unprecedented Censure of Russia by Financial Action Task Force US Treasury 17 Jun 2022 -- Today in Berlin, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded the last Plenary under the German presidency and produced policy recommendations to strengthen efforts to combat corruption and the misuse of virtual assets. The FATF again condemned the Russian war against Ukraine and, in an unprecedented step, took action to restrict Russia's FATF membership privileges.
- Meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev President of Russia 17 Jun 2022 -- Vladimir Putin met with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the sidelines of SPIEF-2022.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on June 17, 2022 PRC MofA 17 Jun 2022
- Xi Jinping Attends and Addresses the Plenary Session ofthe 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum PRC MofA 17 Jun 2022 -- On the evening of June 17, President Xi Jinping attended and addressed the plenary session of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in virtual format upon invitation.
- U.S. senators propose bill to counter Chinese threat against Taiwan CNA 17 Jun 2022 -- Two United States senators introduced a bill Thursday that Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) described as a "flagship" proposal aimed at countering China's threats against Taiwan and elevating the relationship between Taipei and Washington.
- Taiwan boosts advanced chip plans, warns of high-tech fallout if China invades Radio Free Asia 17 Jun 2022 -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said on Friday it would join the race to make next-generation 2-nanometer chips by 2025, amid growing saber-rattling from China.
- Taiwan Is Back on Application for World Cup Entry After Protests VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- Soccer fans from Taiwan will no longer be confused when attempting to apply for a pass to watch the World Cup in Qatar after the host country added Taiwan to its dropdown menu. The Middle Eastern country made the change in response to Taiwan's protests, the government-run Central News Agency in Taiwan reported.
- Documents of Plenary Meeting of C.C., WPK Studied in DPRK KCNA 17 Jun 2022 -- The Party organizations at all levels in the DPRK intensify their study of the documents of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
- Iran won't leave result-oriented talks: FM IRNA 17 Jun 2022 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said that Iran wouldn't distance itself from result-oriented talks.
- AEOI Spox: Iran notified IAEA of Natanz construction work despite no obligation Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- Iran has notified the UN nuclear agency of its plan to relocate the activities of the TESA complex in Karaj to the city of Natanz, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Friday.
- Iran urges US to abandon 'sanctions lunacy', advises IAEA against 'politicized approach' Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has reiterated Tehran's resolve to continue talks on the revival of the 2015 multilateral agreement, calling for an end to the United States' "sanctions lunacy" and the International Atomic Energy Agency's "politicized approach" over the country's nuclear program.
- Iran blasts IAEA for repeating old allegations based on bogus Israeli claims Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- Iran's nuclear agency chief has again blasted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for repeating old allegations against the country's civilian nuclear program, based on bogus Israeli claims.
- Dozens Of Iranian Teachers Reportedly Arrested After June 16 Protests RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- The Iranian Teachers' Union's Coordination Council says that more than 100 teachers were arrested for participating in widespread protests demanding better working conditions and the release of other imprisoned teachers.
- Arrests Of Telegram Administrators Expose Divisions Among Iran's Hard-Liners RFE/RL 17 Jun 2022 -- Hard-liners have gained a foothold in Iranian politics during the past year, taking control of the presidency and parliament. But there has been mounting evidence of divisions in the political camp.
- ASEAN Special Envoy won't meet Suu Kyi during Myanmar visit Radio Free Asia 17 Jun 2022 -- ASEAN Special Envoy Prak Sokhonn will not be allowed to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi on his second visit to Myanmar, military council spokesman Gen. Zaw Min Tun told RFA.
- Justice for Myanmar: Vietnamese telco helps junta track deserters Radio Free Asia 17 Jun 2022 -- Viettel has been helping Myanmar's junta track civilians and military deserters, according to Justice for Myanmar (JFM), which called for immediate sanctions against Viettel Global Investment (VGI), a unit of Vietnam's largest mobile carrier.
- Iraq's political crisis: Sadr bloc resigns Press TV 17 Jun 2022 -- The Sadr bloc has resigned to pave the way for another set of elections in Iraq. But what guarantee is there that history will not repeat itself with more political paralysis?
- South Africa Can't Refine Russian Oil, Opposition Politician Says VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- Three times this year, South Africa has abstained from voting on United Nations resolutions condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
- Holding the Nicaraguan Regime Accountable US Dept. of State 17 Jun 2022 -- The Ortega-Murillo regime for years has chipped away at Nicaragua's democratic institutions and, along with a small circle of enablers, has allowed corruption and impunity to reign. Nicaragua is increasingly deepening its relationship with Russia as it turns its back on the Nicaraguan people.
- Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan State Mining Company US Treasury 17 Jun 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the state-owned Nicaraguan mining company Empresa Nicaraguense de Minas (ENIMINAS) as well as one official of the Government of Nicaragua pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13851.
- New Marcos Administration Wants 'Red-Tagging' to Stop VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s national security adviser-designate has urged a stop to the dangerous and deadly practice of red-tagging, or labeling government critics and activists as communists or terrorists.
- Cambodia's Hun Sen Prepared to Extend His Rule VOA 17 Jun 2022 -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party is well placed to extend its rule in next year's national elections after trouncing the competition at last week's local commune elections.
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