2020-05-09: News Headlines

I.V. Sta (2020-05-09). Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day. liberationnews.org In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.

RT (2020-05-09). Forgetting someone? WH attributes victory over Nazis to 'America & UK' in bizarre VE-Day message, gets schooled on Twitter. rt.com The White House has marked the victory over Nazi Germany in a tweet hailing the role of the US and the UK, while leaving out the nation that sacrificed the most — the Soviet Union. Netizens were quick to provide a history lesson.

RT (2020-05-09). Russia's mightiest military aircraft buzz over Moscow to mark 75th anniversary of Nazi defeat (PHOTO, VIDEO). rt.com Defying clouds in the sky and Covid-19 on the ground, Russia's deadliest bombers, nimblest fighter jets and strongest transport aircraft flew over the capital in celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany 75 years ago. | V-Day is one of the most important national holidays in Russia, and this year was supposed to have seen massive celebrations throughout the country. But Covid-19 and its lockdowns threw a wrench into the plans, forcing…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-09). Victory Day — As Franklin Roosevelt Would Have Seen It. strategic-culture.org A Cold War or global competition was NOT U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's vision for…

Ben Norton (2020-05-08). Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize — for second time. thegrayzone.com The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists — the same liberal anti-Putin reporters…

RT (2020-05-08). 'Police state' & bad for IT business: Telegram founder who ditched Russia unloads on the US & life in Silicon Valley. rt.com High taxes, bad healthcare, police repression, lack of culture, poor education… Telegram founder Pavel Durov wants you to know he really doesn't like Silicon Valley and thinks living or doing business in the US is a terrible idea. | The St. Petersburg-born Durov, 35, is best known as a cofounder of Russia's premier social network VKontakte and later Telegram, an immensely popular encrypted messaging app. As a self-professed vegetarian and libertarian, he gives many Silicon Valley tech moguls a run for their money when it comes to quirks — but outdid them all when he resigned from VKontakte in 2014 and l…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-08). Victory Day: Remembering the Great Patriotic War. strategic-culture.org What is Victory Day ? | Every spring, as the weather improves, Russians begin to venture outside to enjoy the warming sun, or perhaps to open up their dachas or to prepare vegetable gardens for planting. There is also the long May holiday to anticipate. This year however is different. Like almost everywhere else in the world, Russia has been hit by the coronavirus. It means people are asked to stay in their flats and not go out except for necessities, like groceries, prescriptions, and the like. It is a time of worry, frustration, aggravation. In short, this year the May holiday is not going to be a holiday at al…

RT (2020-05-08). White House accuses FBI of 'MANUFACTURING CRIME' in case against General Flynn. rt.com The war of words between the White House and the James Comey-era FBI has intensified, with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accusing the agency of "manufacturing" a criminal case against Michael Flynn. | President Donald Trump's original National Security Adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, was the first and most prominent White House official ensnared by the FBI's 'Russiagate' investigation. Flynn was fired in early 2017 and later pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | The Department of Justice dropped its charges against Flynn on Thursday, after…

RT (2020-05-08). Trump says 'sick man' Comey and 'Sleepy Joe' Biden tried to take him down, warns 'it's all coming out'. rt.com A day after the Justice Department dropped charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is accusing Joe Biden and a host of Obama administration officials of trying to sabotage his presidency, saying "it's all coming out." | The Justice Department on Thursday dropped its charges against former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. One of the first Trump officials ensnared in the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, Flynn's charges were nixed after it emerged that the FBI pushed him to lie in an interview, and kept their investigation open knowing that they had no evidence of wrongdoing. | In a phone interv…

People's World (2020-05-08). Final days of the war against fascism—from the Daily Worker archives. peoplesworld.org 75 years after the defeat of Hitler and the fall of fascism in Europe, we present highlights from those historic days as they were covered in the pages of the Daily Worker, predecessor of People's World. From the historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in late April 1945 to the …

T.J. Coles (2020-05-08). The Plot to Blame China for COVID-19. counterpunch.org The Trump lot—Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, Mike Pompeo—and their media cheerleaders are as fanatically anti-China as the Biden crew is anti-Russia. Just like George W. Bush's WMD lies in the early-2000s, there is a developing timeline of Trumpian efforts to bend intelligence on COVID to the administration's anti-China policy. TARGET: CHINA In the 1980s, the

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2020-05-08). Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia. thenation.com Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia…

Sina Toossi (2020-05-08). Pressuring Iran Is Not the Answer to the US's Middle East Woes. commondreams.org Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit in New York City on September 25, 2018. (Photo: State Department photo) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-05-08_at_12.54.28_pm.png

Staff (2020-05-07). How Russia Became the Next COVID-19 Hot Spot: Infection Rate Soars with 10,000 New Cases Each Day. democracynow.org We go to Moscow for an update on the pandemic in Russia, where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, with at least 10,000 new cases a day and the second-highest infection rate in the world, and more than 100 medical workers have died fighting the virus, and many have reported lack of personal protective equipment. Meanwhile, three Russian healthcare workers mysteriously fell from hospital windows over the past two weeks. Two died, and the one who is hospitalized had posted a video online to note the lack of medical equipment and said he had to keep working despite testing positive. We speak with Joshua Yaffa, Mos…

RT (2020-05-07). End of Russiagate? DOJ drops case against Trump adviser Flynn that started 'witch hunt'. rt.com Charges against US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, General Michael Flynn, have been dropped due to new evidence showing they were baseless. Flynn was the first to be targeted in the 'Russiagate' probe. | BREAKING: ‚&A…

RT (2020-05-07). 'Never saw any direct evidence': Clapper admission torpedoes Democrat push to revive Trump-Russia conspiracy with transcript dump. rt.com House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff has published all the transcripts of 'Russiagate' interviews he had kept secret, blaming President Donald Trump for the delay, but their content belied his conspiracy narrative. | Schiff (D-California) published on Thursday afternoon While it will take time to sift through the thousands of pages, some of the jui…

RT (2020-05-07). 'America needs you!' Comey rallies anti-Trump #Resistance amid meltdown over DOJ dropping Flynn case. rt.com The Justice Department's dropping of charges against former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn unleashed a torrent of liberal rage. Among those seething at the Trump administration was former FBI chief James Comey. | Flynn was one of the first Trump officials to be targeted by the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, and pleaded guilty in 2017 of lying to the Bureau about his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | Also on rt.com | | However, the Dep…

Staff (2020-05-05). Headlines for May 5, 2020. democracynow.org Dire Forecasts Warn U.S. Death Toll Could Surge in Coming Weeks as States Move to Relax Restrictions, China Rebukes Trump Admin Claim That Coronavirus Was Man-Made, Report Says Brooklyn Jail Destroying Medical Records to Hide Toll of COVID-19, J. Crew Files for Bankruptcy, Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Student Loan Holders During Pandemic, EU, World Leaders Pledge Billions to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine; U.S. Sits Out, Questions Raised After 3 Doctors in Russia Fall from Hospital Windows, U.K. May Have Second-Highest Coronavirus Death Toll; France Identifies COVID-19 Case from December, Venezuela Detains…

Gareth Porter (2020-04-30). With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran. thegrayzone.com An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Tasnim News (2020-05-06). Rouhani Communicates To G4+1 Consequences Of Extending Iran Arms Embargo. iranian.com Addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani made it clear that lifting the UN arms embargo against Iran is an indispensable part of the nuclear deal. "If the arms embargo (on Iran) is to return one day, with any title, under any statement and with any mechanism, our response will be what I have mentioned …

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Did Russia Steal DNC Emails? No Proof, According to New Transcripts. sputniknews.com On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Aaron Maté, a journalist with The Grayzone and The Nation, and host of the podcast Pushback with Aaron Maté.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Two Georgia Men Charged with Killing of Ahmaud Arbery. sputniknews.com On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan talked with guests about an alternative political party for populists, yesterday's developments in the Russiagate story, plant-based diets, and the potential abuse of the coronavirus pandemic by branches of the US government.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Unmanned Submarine Takes a Dive Into World's Deepest Oceanic Trench. sputniknews.com Mariana Trench's lowest point is even more distant from sea level than the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest. Only a few expeditions have ever made it to the bottom of the trench due to the extreme water pressure at its lowest points, making it a real challenge for any piece of equipment.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day – Video. sputniknews.com HMEIMIM, May 9 (Sputnik) – Russian military planes flew over the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a Sputnik reporter said.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Fairytales From Home: Milla Jovovich Reads Classical Russian Poetry for Children. sputniknews.com While the pandemic continues, people are self-isolating in their homes, but for some it is a good opportunity to spend as much time as possible with their families — and to do so, you definitely need something to read together!

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Su-34 Jets Make First Appearance at Victory Day Aerial Parade in Russia's Ekaterinburg – Videos. sputniknews.com The Su-34 joined the Russian Air Force in 2014 as a multipurpose 4++ generation jet capable of striking ground targets and repelling attacks by hostile fighters utilising its high manoeuvrability.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day – Video. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, Moscow hosted an air show over Red Square and the Kremlin. A number of other festivities, including the military parade on Red Square, had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Zarif Urges UN to Hold US Accountable for Quitting Nuclear Deal. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an attempt to hold the United States accountable for the withdrawal from the nuclear deal two years ago.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day. yenisafak.com Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676.Russia's coronavirus taskforce said that 104 people had died overnight, bringing the national death toll to 1,827.Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth-highest in the world.

Paul Dobson (2020-03-30). Rosneft Dodges US Sanctions by Transferring Venezuela Operations to Russian State Firm. venezuelanalysis.com Moscow insists that its support for the Venezuelan government and role in its oil industry will remain unchanged.

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Jason Ditz (2020-02-17). DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate. theantimedia.com The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

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