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In Wake of UK Vote to Leave EU, Ban Says UN to Continue to Work With Both Partners - Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both important partners.

DoD Holds Trilateral Discussion on North Korean Missile Launch - U.S., Japanese and South Korean defense officials held a videoconference today to discuss the recent North Korean missile launches, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a readout of the call.

Ash Carter Calls UK Counterpart Following Brexit Vote - Following yesterday`s historic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with his U.K. counterpart, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a readout of the call.

U.S., UK to Maintain Close Ties; Counter-ISIL Efforts Continue - Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call today that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

UN Condemns Killing of Journalist in Texas - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of Jacinto Hernández Torres, also known as Jay Torres, a Spanish-language journalist in Texas.

U.S., Estonia Sign Defense Research Agreement - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement today reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing and evaluation activities between the Defense Department and the Estonian Defense Ministry.

Diversity Makes Military Stronger - Diversity in the military makes the force stronger, top Defense Department officials said at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender panel discussion here today.

Ash Carter to Highlight Force of the Future in Installation Visits - Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit military installations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois over the next two days on a trip highlighting his Force of the Future initiative.

Ban Condemns Terrorist Attack Against Jordanian Guard Post at Syrian Border - Condemning today's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post at the north-eastern border with Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates his solidarity with the Government and people of Jordan.

Pressure Puts ISIL on Its Heels - Coalition and local forces in Iraq and Syria are making significant progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon's press secretary told reporters today.

Conflict in Syria Now Well into its Fifth Year - With the conflict in Syria now well into its fifth year, and the country dealing with a grinding crisis that has brought death, displacement and regional instability, the international community must not lose momentum in attaining a comprehensive and concrete political solution, senior United Nations officials emphasized today.

UN Marks 'International Yoga Day' - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with other human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

More Than Half of Yemen`s Population Now Food Insecure - Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists, according to a new assessment by the United Nations and partners.

UN Marks 'International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict' - Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over, citing a host of landmark rulings against political and military leaders.

Visiting Greek Island, Ban Says Refugees' Nightmare Not Over - Visiting the Greek island of Lesbos, which has become migrants' entry point to Europe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the countries in the region to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach, instead of border closures, barriers and bigotry.

UN Condemns Escalating Violence in Central African Republic - The UN has expressed deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in Ngaoundaye, Ouham Pende Prefecture, in the west of the country following attacks and retaliation between groups backed by Christian militias and herders supported by Muslim fighters, since 10 June.

Watch President Obama's Remarks to the Press on the Shooting in Orlando - Watch President Obama's statements on the tragic shooting that took place in Orlando, Florida.

DoD Officials Express Strong Concerns Over Russian Airstrikes in Syria - Defense Department officials today expressed concerns during a video conference with Russian Defense Ministry counterparts held to discuss June 16 airstrikes by Russian forces that struck Syrian opposition forces conducting counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations in the area, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Condemning Orlando Attack, UN Advisor Concerned by Homophobia and Islamophobia That Followed - A UN human rights advisor has condemned the criminal attack that took place at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured, and expressed grave concern at the outpouring of hatred, homophobia and Islamophobia that followed the incident.

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