By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: Clashes in Libya between Islamists and troops loyal to a rogue general killed six soldiers and a civilian.
AMERICAS: Uruguayan voters chose an ex-president and the sons of two former leaders as candidates for the country’s leading parties in the upcoming October presidential elections.
ASIA: The Afghan Taliban threatened to attack the 14JUN run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations.
EUROPE: Spanish PM Rajoy announced that King Juan Carlos will abdicate in favor of his son, Prince Felipe.
MIDDLE EAST: A new Palestinian unity government was sworn in before President Abbas in line with a unity deal between leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
TECHNOLOGY: The NSA is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs.
Ukraine: Fresh clashes in east of country.
Officials said that 100 armed insurgents attacked a border guards’ camp in Luhansk, with fighting still ongoing.
Russian FM Lavrov said Russia will submit a draft resolution to the UNSC on creating a corridor to allow Ukrainians to escape areas affected by fighting.
Russia’s Gazprom pushed back its ultimatum to Ukraine on imposing pre-payment for gas to 09JUN after receiving part-payment of USD786 million.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it has launched a military exercise involving the launch of high-precision missiles.
Egypt: The presidential election commission rejected the appeal of losing candidate Hamdeen Sabahy. (Reuters)
Libya: Clashes between Islamists and troops loyal to a rogue general killed six soldiers and a civilian. (AFP)
Nigeria: A car bomb in eastern Adamawa state killed at least 18 people and wounded 19 others. (CNN)
Sudan: At least 41 people were killed in clashes between rival clans over the ownership of land being explored for oil in West Kordofan state. (AFP)
Region: The Organization of American States is to hold its annual general assembly on 03JUN-05JUN. (AFP)
El Salvador: Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren was sworn in as president. (AP)
Uruguay: Voters chose an ex-president and the sons of two former leaders as candidates for the country’s leading parties in the upcoming October presidential elections. (AFP)
Region: Japan hit back at China’s denouncement of PM Shinzo Abe’s speech at a regional security forum. (AFP)
Afghanistan: The Taliban threatened to attack the 14JUN run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations. (AFP)
Afghanistan: A suicide bomber killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another in Nangarhar province. (AFP)
Thailand: The junta said it was no longer planning to travel to Singapore and Japan to discuss censoring online anticoup dissent with Facebook and Google. (WSJ)
France: Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said four people were arrested in a jihadist recruiting network. (AP)
Greece: Coast officials rescued 30 migrants after they issued a distress call off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonisi. (DPA)
Spain: PM Rajoy announced that King Juan Carlos will abdicate in favor of his son, Prince Felipe. (AFP)
Iraq: Clashes and shelling in and around Fallujah killed 22 people and wounded 36. (AFP)
Israel: The military said its forces fired into Syria after a mortar shell struck the Golan Heights. (AP)
Palestinian Territories: A new unity government was sworn in before President Abbas in line with a unity deal between leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (BBC)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
United States: The NSA is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs. (NYT)
Cyclones: Nothing to report.
Hurricanes: 80% chance of tropical cyclone formation
Location: 200 mi SSE of Puerto Angel, Mexico
Movement: NW at 1 mph
Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
Global Disease Outbreaks:
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Cases: 248 (Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Deaths: 171 (Guinea, Liberia)
Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (03JUN)
Albania: Anniversary of Albanian independence under Italian protection – 1917
Kosovo: Anniversary of President Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia caves in to Western demands to accept allied troops in Kosovo, withdraw his forces and reverse mass expulsions of ethnic Albanians – 1999
Montenegro: Anniversary of Montenegro becoming independent – 2006
Russia and European Union: Russia-European Union summit will be held in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi
Singapore: Anniversary of Singapore introducing self-government – 1959
South America Region: Organization of American States (OAS) general assembly in Asuncion, Paraguay
Syria: Presidential elections
Taiwan: Start of 2014 Computex Taipei, biggest ICT trade fair in Asia (to 07JUN)
United States: Security Industry Association Government Summit (to 04JUN)
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