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CIA chief warns of Istanbul-type attack in the USJUNE 30, 2016EDIT CIA has warned that the Islamic State terror group may carry out large-scale attacks in the US similar to the one in Istanbul. CIA Director John Brennan said in Washington that the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport bears the hallmarks of the Islamic State’s depravity. Brennan said while to replying to a question at the Council on Foreign Relations, a top American think-tank. that the United States, is leading the coalition to try to destroy IS inside of Syria and Iraq, so it would be surprising if the terror outfit is not trying to hit the country. As many as 42 people were killed and hundreds wounded yesterday after suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs attacked Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport . Turkey government blamed the attack on Islamic State extremists but there was no immediate confirmation from the group. 0EU: UK must honour free movement of peopleJUNE 30, 2016EDIT European Union lead…
UN General Assembly elects non-permanent membersJune 29, 2016 UN General Assembly on Tuesday elected Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden to serve during 2017-2018 in the UN Security Council, while the contest between Netherlands and Italy has yet to be officially resolved. The two countries vying for one of two seats representing the Western European and others Group (WEOG) agreed to split the two-year term and balloting was “suspended until further notice” shortly after 5 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT). Sweden resoundingly won the other WEOG seat on the first ballot. The elected five are to join on Jan. 1, 2017 the five permanent members of the 15-nation council — Britain, China, France, Russiaand the United States and replace the five non-permanent members elected in 2014 to serve during 2015-2016 — Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela, who are ending their two-year terms on Dec. 31. The 193-member General Assembly mandated in 2014 that elections beginning in 2016 for non-perma…