By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: Nigerian citizens reported that Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in the northeast of the country, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders.
AMERICAS: Colombian President Santos said that he will abolish the military draft if re-elected and a peace deal is reached with FARC rebels.
ASIA: Local Indian media reported that PM Modi will visit Washington to meet US President Obama in September.
EUROPE: Iranian President Rouhani is expected to visit Turkey on 09JUN for the first time since he was elected last year.
MIDDLE EAST: The Palestinian government demanded that the US take “serious steps” against Israeli settlement building, after Israel announced plans to build 1,500 new settler homes.
TECHNOLOGY: China’s state censors cleared Chinese networks of references to commemorations of the Tiananmen crackdown including a huge vigil in Hong Kong.
Russia: G7 meets on Russian role in Ukraine crisis.
The G7 held a second day of talks as they seek a consensus on how to approach Russia following its intervention in Ukraine.
US President Obama will hold one-on-one meetings with British PM Cameron in Brussels and with French President Hollande on Thursday evening in Paris.
Russian PM Medvedev said that the G7 was cynical in backing Ukraine’s military operation against armed pro-Russian insurgents.
Fighting with pro-Russian rebels continued in Donetsk, the main city of eastern Ukraine, as the government announced the deployment of T-64 tanks.
Nigeria: Citizens reported that Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in the northeast of the country, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders. (AP)
South Sudan: UNSG Ban Ki-moon voiced his concern at the humanitarian situation in the country and called on the government and opposition to immediately end all military operations. (Xinhua)
Sudan: The defense lawyer for a woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith says she has appealed the verdict. (AP)
Colombia: President Santos said that he will abolish the military draft if re-elected and a peace deal is reached with FARC rebels. (Xinhua)
Cuba: The US selected career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as its new top diplomat in Havana. (AFP)
Peru: Defense Minister Cateriano said that the country will jointly manufacture Russian helicopters, while denying that Lima plans to buy armored vehicles from Moscow. (EFE)
Afghanistan: An official said that a police chief and two other officers were killed by a roadside bomb in Gazni province. (AP)
China: Authorities detained 29 people described as “terrorist suspects” in Xinjiang. (AFP)
India: Local media reported that PM Modi will visit Washington to meet US President Obama in September. (Reuters)
Korea, South: The Army will conduct its first joint military drills with the US in the US mainland from 09JUN to 01JUL. (Xinhua)
Pakistan: Islamabad’s High Court ordered police to press charges against the CIA’s former station chief for murder, conspiracy and waging war against the country. (AFP)
Italy: The navy said it was taking 443 migrants to the Sicilian port of Augusta after picking them up during sea patrols on the Mediterranean. (DPA)
France: President Hollande said he wants to discuss with US President Obama a potential multibillion-dollar fine that France’s largest bank is facing in the US. (AP)
Turkey: Iranian President Rouhani is expected to visit the country on 09JUN for the first time since he was elected last year. (AFP)
Iraq: Militants launched a major attack on Samarra, killing six people and occupying multiple neighborhoods. (AFP)
Palestinian Territories: The government demanded that the US take “serious steps” against Israeli settlement building, after Israel announced plans to build 1,500 new settler homes. (AFP)
Yemen: Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen killed 14 soldiers and a civilian in Shabwa province. (AFP)
Yemen: The army said that security forces have killed 500 suspected al-Qaeda militants since 29APR. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Communications: China’s state censors cleared Chinese networks of references to commemorations of the Tiananmen crackdown including a huge vigil in Hong Kong. (AFP)
Cyclones: Nothing to report.
Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
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 (06JUN)
France: Anniversary of Normandy Landings, also known as D-Day during WWII – 1944
Russia and Germany: Russian President Putin and German Chancellor Merkel will meet in France during D-Day ceremonies.
Vatican City: Pope Francis will be joined with Palestinian President Abbas and Israeli President Peres in a prayer for peace.
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