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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 30% Anjin Investments Diamond Mining Revenues Controlled By Military

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 30% Anjin Investments Diamond Mining Revenues Controlled By Military 0

Anjin is a joint venture between Afec, a large construction company which sources say is connected to the military-industrial complex in China.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Mohammad Noaim Maute Alias Abu Jadid Arrested: Military Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Mohammad Noaim Maute Alias Abu Jadid Arrested: Military Says 0

Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay, a spokesman for the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said Maute was a bomb-maker for the Maute terrorist group.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 5,000 Russian Surface-to-Air MANPADS Missiles Exist in Venezuela: Venezuelan Military

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 5,000 Russian Surface-to-Air MANPADS Missiles Exist in Venezuela: Venezuelan Military 0

Venezuela’s socialist government has long used the threat of an “imperialist” invasion by the United States to justify an arms buildup.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Threatened to Use Nukes? US CSCE Produces Wildest Claims in Push for Military Buildup

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Threatened to Use Nukes? US CSCE Produces Wildest Claims in Push for Military Buildup 0

Some claimed Russia bears full responsibility for the death of an American OSCE monitor, Joseph Stone, who was killed on April 23 after the vehicle he was in struck a landmine in eastern Ukraine.

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USA POLITICS: Secret Military X-37B Plane Ends 2-Year Mission

USA POLITICS: Secret Military X-37B Plane Ends 2-Year Mission 0

“The ability to land, refurbish, launch from the same location enhances the OTV’s ability to integrate and qualify new space technologies,” said Monteith.

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ETHIOPIA POLITICS: Ethiopia, Sudan Deploy Forces, Missiles Against Egyptian Military Strike on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on River Nile

ETHIOPIA POLITICS: Ethiopia, Sudan Deploy Forces, Missiles Against Egyptian Military Strike on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on River Nile 0

The Ethiopians have deployed long-range missiles around the dam as a precautionary measure and Sudan’s forces have been placed on standby.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion

UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion 0

It will be “very difficult” for the UK government to refuse military assistance to the US in Syria if they expressly ask for it, British FM Boris Johnson has said, responding to an MP’s question on if he intends to heed parliament’s vote against the incursion.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action 0

“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 593 People Freed of Boko Haram Ties

NIGERIA POLITICS: 593 People Freed of Boko Haram Ties 0

Nigeria’s military released 593 people after clearing them of having ties with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a spokesman said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump In Abrupt Shift on Syria, Turns to Military Advisers

USA POLITICS: Trump In Abrupt Shift on Syria, Turns to Military Advisers 0

“I think it does demonstrate that President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line … It is clear that President Trump made that statement to the world,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project 0

Military and defence industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Iran Sends Advanced Weapons, Military Advisers to Yemen’s Rebel Houthi Movement

YEMEN POLITICS: Iran Sends Advanced Weapons, Military Advisers to Yemen’s Rebel Houthi Movement 0

Iranian official said Major General Qassem Soleimani says, “Winning the battle in Yemen will help define the balance of power in the Middle East.”

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says 0

“The recent activity of Chinese jets and ships around Taiwan shows the continued rise in (China’s) military threat capabilities,” highlighting the importance of Taiwan’s need to defend itself, the review will say.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Incorporates South Ossetia Into Russian Military

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Incorporates South Ossetia Into Russian Military 0

Russia has de facto controlled South Ossetia, a sliver of mainly mountainous land in the northeast of Georgia, for years.

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SWEDEN POLITICS: Military Conscription to Be Reintroduced

SWEDEN POLITICS: Military Conscription to Be Reintroduced 0

Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Almost Taken al-Bab

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Almost Taken al-Bab 0

“The operation to gain complete control of the al-Bab region has neared its end and the resistance of the Daesh terror group has largely been broken,” the Turkish military statement said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: 1954-1989 Military Dictatorship Victims Remains Given to Their Families

PARAGUAY POLITICS: 1954-1989 Military Dictatorship Victims Remains Given to Their Families 0

Victims’ remains are the only ones identified to date among about 400 people who were executed and 19,000 tortured under the rule of Alfredo Stroessner, according to Paraguay’s Truth and Justice Commission, established in 2003.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Seeks Court Order to Bar Military From Parliament

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Seeks Court Order to Bar Military From Parliament 0

“Armed military police, with live ammunition, on the precinct of parliament is completely untenable in a constitutional democracy,” Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane told reporters.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: PPP Cautious On Reviving Military Courts For Civilians

PAKISTAN POLITICS: PPP Cautious On Reviving Military Courts For Civilians 0

“We are against any extension for military courts,” Senator Saeed Ghani of the leading opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Says Military Must Be Smaller, But More Capable

CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Says Military Must Be Smaller, But More Capable 0

“This is a major, inevitable change,” Xi Jinping told the meeting. “We must seize the opportunity and make breakthroughs.”

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