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Peru: Former Banker Pulls Ahead In Presidential Bid

Preliminary results in Peru's presidential vote show that former banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori, Al Jazeera reported June 6. Read more…

Nigeria: President Goes To London For Medical Treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will take a 10-day trip to London to treat a recurring ear infection and to rest, he announced via Twitter on June 5, Premium Times reported. Read more…

Libya: No International Troops, Prime Minister Says

The prime minister of Libya's U.N.-backed unity government, Fayez al-Sarraj, has ruled out an international military intervention to fight the Islamic State, Journal du Dimanche reported June 5. Read more…

Jordan: Intelligence Agents Killed In Refugee Camp Attack

Five Jordanian intelligence agents were killed in an attack on their office in a Palestinian refugee camp north of the capital Amman on June 6, a government spokesman said, Al Jazeera reported. Read more…

Vietnam: Hanoi Reportedly Eyeing U.S. Spy Planes

Vietnam is looking seriously at buying refurbished Lockheed Martin Corp. P-3 and S-3 maritime surveillance planes in light of the recent lifting of the U.S. arms embargo on the country, the company said, Reuters reported June 6. Read more…

Philippines: Chinese Coast Guard Relaxing Fisheries Presence

The Chinese coast guard has scaled back interceptions of Filipino fishermen in disputed South China Sea waters near the Scarborough Shoal, according to a Philippines defense adviser and an unnamed source close to the Chinese navy, the South China Morning Post reported June 6. Read more…

China, U.S.: Strategic And Economic Dialogue Opens

The United States and China opened their annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing on June 6 amid rising economic and defense-related tension between the two countries, the South China Morning Post reported. Read more…

Mexico: Violence Reported In Gubernatorial Elections

Government and political leaders reported scattered incidents of election-related violence in Mexico on June 5, as 12 states voted for new governors, the Guardian reported. Read more…

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