June 2012

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June 2012 was the sixth month of that leap year. It began on a Friday and ended after 30 days on a Saturday.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from June 2012.

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  • The Venezuelan government outlaws the commercial sale of guns and ammunition, the latest in a series of initiatives to improve security and cut crime. (BBC)
  • Samoa announces the pardon of 35 prisoners to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from New Zealand. (BBC)
  • The Food and Drug Administration, a U.S. government agency, goes to court to secure supplies of a drug used in lethal injections, which have dwindled since an importation ban. (BBC)
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  • A plane carrying 153 people on board crashes in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and 10 people on the ground. (CNN)
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  • U.S. military drone attacks carried out by the CIA on Pakistan raise serious legal questions, announces United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay at the end of a fact-finding visit to Pakistan. (BBC)
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  • Dangote Cement opens a new line of production at its Obajana facility in the Kogi State, making the plant the largest in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest in the world. (AFP)
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  • Somalia–United States relations:
    • Al-Shabaab offers a reward of 10 camels for information about the whereabouts of Barack Obama and chickens for information on Hillary Clinton in response to the U.S. announcement of rewards of $3-7 million for various militant commanders. (BBC)
    • The U.S. threatens to impose sanctions on individual Somalis oppose peace plan. (BBC)
  • The U.S. withdraws a team of negotiators from Pakistan, with The Pentagon announcing: "The decision was reached to bring the team home for a short period of time". (BBC)
  • The U.S. grants permission to seven countries on three continents to continue importing oil from Iran in contravention of the declared U.S. policy of isolating Iran. (BBC)
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  • German deputy finance minister Steffen Kampeter rejects calls to pool European debt, saying "debt is a national responsibility." (BBC)
  • Nokia announces it will cut 10,000 jobs. (BBC)
  • Coca-Cola says that it will start doing business in Burma after sixty years as soon as the U.S. government issues a license allowing American companies to make such investments. (The Washington Times)
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  • The Yemeni army captures Shuqra, the third militant stronghold to fall in the last week. (BBC)
  • Police officers attempting to evict landless farmers occupying a property in the Paraguayan department of Canindeyú turn into clashes, killing 16 officers and farmers. (BBC)
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  • Multiple bombings kill at least 12 people in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • Google reveals it has removed so-called 'terrorism videos' from the web at the request of governments, as well as blocking more than 100 YouTube videos which allegedly insult the Thai monarchy. (BBC)
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  • U.S. artist LeRoy Neiman, one of the world's most commercially successful contemporary artists and an official painter of five Olympiads famed for his instant renditions of sporting action, dies in New York. (BBC)
  • A Lucian Freud self-portrait painted on an egg shell is sold at auction to a private collector for £27,000. (BBC)
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  • Tens of thousands of Ulster Bank customers continue to struggle to access their cash after days of problems. (Evening Herald) (The Irish Times) (Irish Examiner)
  • Greece's new coalition seeks to slow down austerity by proposing a two-year extension to the period allocated to it to meet bailout targets, without further cuts to salaries and pensions. (BBC)
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  • At least 16 Syrian soldiers are killed in clashes with rebels in Aleppo. (BBC)
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  • Ulster Bank opens branches on a Sunday for the first time as the payments crisis affecting the bank continues unabated. (BBC)
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  • Imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning's civilian lawyer argues the U.S. government is deliberately attempting to prevent his client from receiving a fair trial. (The Guardian)
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  • Imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning wins his battle against the U.S. government to account for the steps his prosecutors have taken to disclose to his lawyers evidence that could be crucial in his defence. (The Guardian)
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  • Social network Facebook perturbs some of its users by making its @facebook.com email system the default contact shown on profiles without asking for permission. (BBC)
  • Zynga unveils FarmVille 2. (BBC)
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  • A top leader of the Texan gang known as Barrio Azteca is extradited to the United States from Mexico. The gang member was responsible for killing two U.S. consulate workers in Ciudad Juárez in March 2010. (Chicago Tribune)
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