This is your news briefing for 21-28 JUN 2017.

 

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RUSSIA

 

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from 2018 elections

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40385503

 

Russian fighter buzzes US jet over the Baltic Sea

https://www.voanews.com/a/russian-plane-comes-within-meters-of-us-jet-flying-over-baltic-sea/3909418.html

 

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NORTH KOREA

 

Trump welcomes new South Korean President Moon Jae In

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/world/asia/trump-south-korean-president-moon-jae-in.html

 

South Korean President Moon Jae In heads to US to talk on North Korea threat

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-koreas-moon-jae-in-heads-to-us-as-north-threat-grows

 

North Korea tests ICBM motor

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-missiles-engine-idUSKBN19D2RC

 

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SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Mexico’s most violent month in 20 years

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/06/may-2017-most-violent-month-in-20-years.html

 

The Narco-Millienials of Mexican cartels

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/06/narco-millienials-sons-of-mexican-capos.html

 

Venezuelan Supreme Court attacked with hand grenades, helicopter

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40426642

 

53 years later, FARC disarms

https://colombiareports.com/53-years-taking-arms-farc-completes-disarmament-process-un/

 

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Middle East

 

Arab states present list of demands to Qatar

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40378221

 

Russia confident that al-Baghdadi has been killed

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/06/23/Russian-Senator-Baghdadi-death-near-100-percent-certain.html

 

Victory in Mosul imminent

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-mosul-idUSKBN19I1AT

 

Yemen: Over 1000 dead in cholera outbreak, 17,000 infected

 

US shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/shoots-iranian-drone-syria-170621053255580.html

 

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AFGHANISTAN

 

Pentagon: Afghanistan still under persistent threat

http://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/pentagon-report-says-afghanistan-%E2%80%98faces-continuing-threat%E2%80%99

 

Helmand Province: New Kabul bank hit by car bomb attack

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40366098

 

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NIGERIA

 

Boko Haram kidnaps 16  women in brutal ambush attack

http://allafrica.com/stories/201706220106.html

 

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BELGIUM

 

Police in Brussels thwart bomb attack

http://www.dw.com/en/brussels-attacker-bomb-making-materials-found-in-home/a-39344821?maca=en-rss-en-eu-2092-rdf