World News in Brief: June 11, 2019

Tuesday, 2019-06-11 11:22:43
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Yonhap news agency cited the survey results of the Small and Medium Business Administration of the Republic of Korea (RoK) as saying that 56.6% of 535 surveyed RoK enterprises expressed their great interest in economic cooperation between RoK and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

*More than 8,000 service members from 18 NATO nations have begun the annual Baltic Operations exercise (BALTOPS). This year's exercise is led by the US military with the aim of showing that NATO can defend itself against any adversary.

* A bus carrying 40 people crashed into several cars killing at least 17 people in southeast Brazil.

* Germany and Jordan’s Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their countries’ support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

* Democrats slammed Donald Trump's tactics of threatening punitive tariffs to extract concessions on immigration from Mexico.

* Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif affirmed that Tehran will cooperate with EU countries to salvage the nuclear deal signed between Iran and P5+1 group of world powers in 2015.

* The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns that the repatriation of refugees to Afghanistan should be carefully reviewed to avoid possible risks and ensure safety for refugees.

* Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said the crash of an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean off Aomori Prefecture in April was likely caused by “spatial disorientation” of the pilot rather than technical problems with the aircraft.

* Hanwha Aerospace Co from the Republic of Korea said that it had signed a deal worth US$300 million to buy a US aircraft engine maker.

*Malaysian Home Ministry is developing a master plan to deal with illegal immigration. Through this plan, the management and operation of the law enforcement system related to illegal immigrants will be strongly improved.

* The Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) calls on government to end spending of billions of pounds of British taxpayers' money is supporting fossil fuel energy schemes around the world by 2021, undermining the UK's commitment to tackle climate breakdown.

* The Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC) has sent a medical team to Suan Phung district in Ratchaburi province after reports of Chikyngunya virus infection of 14 visiting students and teachers from Singapore.

* One dead and six injured when a crane collapsed on to an apartment building in Dallas, Texas, the US.

* Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists, along with two Dutch orphans were handed over to French and Dutch officials by Syrian Kurdish authorities.

* Nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group.

* Philippine police on June 10 said an overloaded jeepney fell into a ravine in San Mariano, Isabela province, killing eight passengers on board and injuring 30 others.