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Belgium: 6 Detained In Connection With Foiled 2015 Train Attack

Belgian authorities said they detained six suspects June 20 in connection with a foiled terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August 2015, AP reported. Read more…

India: Groundbreaking Rules Announced For Foreign Direct Investment

India announced big reforms June 20 to its policies regarding foreign direct investment that will open the country's civil aviation and defense sectors to full outside ownership, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iran: Government Says Bombing Plots Foiled

Iran's government foiled a number of planned bombings in cities around the country, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Rear Adm. Ali Shamkhani said June 20, Reuters reported. Read more…

Egypt: Black Box Recorders Almost Fixed

The Egyptian team charged with investigating the May19 crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 said it will finish repairs on the memory units from the plane's black box recorders on June 20, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iran: Foreign Minister Preparing For Another Europe Trip

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is preparing to leave for another trip to Europe in the wake of the country's historic nuclear deal with the West and other world powers, IRNA reported June 19. Read more…

Italy: Five Star Movement Wins Rome, Turin Elections

Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement won runoff municipal elections in Rome and Turin on June 19, Corriere della Sera reported. Read more…

Russia, China: Putin To Visit Beijing On June 25

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Beijing on June 25, according to a Kremlin statement released June 20. Read more…

South China Sea: Indonesia Fires On Chinese Fishing Boat, Beijing Says

The Indonesian navy opened fire at a Chinese fishing boat in the South China Sea, injuring a fisherman and detaining its seven-man crew, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement posted June 19, AP reported. Read more…

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