Situation/Intelligence Reports

Israel, Turkey: Reconciliation Deal Reached

Israel and Turkey have reached a reconciliation agreement that ends the bilateral crisis that began with the killing of Turkish nationals during an Israeli military raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May 2010, an official said June 26, Haaretz reported. Read more…

Spain: Popular Party Wins Most Seats In Parliamentary Elections, Exit Poll Shows

The conservative Popular Party of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won most seats in Spain's parliamentary elections June 26, an exit poll showed, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iceland: 1st New President In 20 Years Elected

Voters in Iceland elected historian Gudni Johannesson on June 26 as their first new president in 20 years, Reuters reported. Read more…

Panama: 1st Vessel Passes Through Expanded Canal

A Chinese container ship has become the first vessel to sail into the newly expanded Panama Canal, BBC reported June 26. Read more…

Afghanistan: Islamic State Strikes Eastern Nangarhar Province

Heavy fighting has broken out between Islamic State militants and security forces in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, officials said June 26, Reuters reported. Read more…

Austria: EU Referendum Could Be Held, Former Presidential Candidate Says

Austria could hold a referendum on membership in the European Union within a year, far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party said June 26, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iraq: Security Forces Retake Fallujah From Islamic State

Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Fallujah on June 26, ending the battle after nearly five weeks of fighting, the commanding general said, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.K.: German Chancellor Says No Need To Expedite Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said June 25 that she believes there is no reason to expedite the British exit from the European Union, contradicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Reuters reported. Read more…

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