2020-05-10: News Headlines

RT (2020-05-10). Russia breaks 200,000 mark on total Covid-19 cases with over 11,000 newly registered infections. rt.com A total of 11,012 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Russia on Sunday afternoon. Officials in Moscow say the surge in the numbers there is due to increased testing. | The country has now seen the daily number of newly-recorded coronavirus infections exceed 10,000 for eight consecutive days. Overall, there are 209,688 patients who have tested positive for the deadly disease. | Almost two thirds of the new cases reported on Sunday were registered in Moscow area, which remains the country's worst infection hotspot. | Some 88 people have died across Russia over the past 24 hours, bringing the Covid-19 death to…

RT (2020-05-10). Elon Musk resorts to insults in RUSSIAN to defend capitalism. rt.com As Elon Musk sues Californian authorities for stopping a Tesla factory from reopening, he has found a somewhat novel way of dealing with his critics — dismissing them with short Russian insults. | The target of Musk's Cyrillic ire is Robert Reich, an economist and labor secretary under the Clinton administration. A well-known proponent of fairer distribution of wealth, Reich shared a story about the Tesla CEO's plans for legal action in the Golden State with the comment: "Elon Musk threatens to take away people's jobs unless he's allowed to risk their health. Capitalism at its worst." | t.co/Faiv

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-10). Victory Day and the continuing battle against Fascism. peoplesdispatch.org Victory Day marks the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II. However, today, Neo-Nazi movements continue to thrive in Europe even as there are concerted attempts to deny the role of the Soviet Union in the defeat of Germany. The people, however, are in the forefront of the struggle against these groups.

RT (2020-05-09). Russian drone mini-sub plants memorial in WORLD'S DEEPEST Mariana Trench — all by its lonesome robotic self. rt.com A fully autonomous Russian drone has dived over 10 kilometers deep, reaching the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean. It even planted a buoy-like V-Day memorial to forever sway in the deep. | The deepest point of the plunge was registered at 10,028 meters, according to Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects, a defense research body that funded the creation of the drone. It technically means that the submersible could have gone deeper if it were to descend into the Challenger Deep, the lowest part of the trench, that's around 11 kilometers from the surface, but the tea…

Jon Hellevig (2020-05-09). Russia Shot Itself in the Foot With the Corona Hysteria, but the Economic Fallout Will Be Far Less Than in the West. anti-empire.com In a global comparison, Russia's corona epidemic response has been very strong. The best and most foolproof indicator is the fatality rate. Russia has experienced the lowest Covid-19 mortality among all countries in the Northern Hemisphere, significantly lower than nearly all Western countries. Presently the fatality rate in Russia is 10 per 1 million, compared to 684 in Belgium, 544 (Spain), 483 (UK), 481 (Italy), 386 (France), 274 (Sweden) and 211 (USA). | Russia's initial decisive response helped reduce the spread. The Russian healthcare system proved superior to most other countries in terms of adequate fa…

RT (2020-05-09). WATCH Russia's active-duty pilots fly over Syria for V-Day parade in stunning GoPro FOOTAGE. rt.com Not to be outdone by their peers back at home, the Russian military pilots keeping jihadists in check in Syria have pulled off their own Victory Day parade — and there's this amazing footage to prove it. | The aircraft, which took off from Russia's Khmeimim Airbase in western Syria, included Su-24 bombers and Su-34 jet fighters, as well as the 'flying radar' A-50, military transport planes and helicopters. | Also on rt.com | | One Su-2…

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). ICU death trap: One patient dies, 300 evacuated after fire breaks out at Covid-19 hospital in Moscow (VIDEOS). rt.com At least one person has died and dozens were evacuated following a fire at a Moscow hospital which has been treating coronavirus patients. | The fire broke out at Moscow's Hospital No.50 late on Saturday. Footage from the scene shows a massive plume of gray smoke billowing from the building. | Mask-wearing police have been preventing anyone but emergency services from entering the area. | The hospital is said to have some 800 beds specifically for coronavirus patients. The fire prompted the evacuation of some 295 people from the building, both patients and medical workers. | According to media reports…

Marko Marjanović (2020-05-09). In WWII 3 out of 4 German KIA Were by Soviet Army. anti-empire.com

WWII's Eastern Front was by far the bloodiest theater of war the world has ever seen. It cost the lives of nearly 12 million combatants of which 4.3 million Axis troops including 3.55 million Germans — death tolls far in excess of those in the west

| The best available estimate of WWII German military deaths comes from German historian Ràºdiger Overmans. Most estimates are based on wartime casualty reports of the German military; but Overmans shows convincingly that the system was unreliable and eventually broke down, so that earlier estimates underestimate the number of German mili…

Fight Back (2020-05-09). On the passing of Michael Lucas, immigrant organizer and friend of Soviet people. fightbacknews.org Michael Lucas, editor of Northstar Compass and leader of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with the Soviet People, died in Toronto on May 4. He was 94. | Lucas was a fixture of the Canadian left for decades, especially among communities of progressive immigrants from Eastern Europe and Russia. He was longtime head of the Society of Carpatho-Russian Canadians. A musician, Lucas was deeply committed to preserving and sharing the culture and traditions of his people. Throughout his long life, he was a staunch supporter of socialism and the anti-fascist traditions of the Soviet Union. | "He work…

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). 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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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

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

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). 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…

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). '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…

Irina Titova (2020-05-07). Survivor of Nazis' Leningrad siege now helps needy during pandemic. peoplesworld.org ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP)—As a child during the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II, Galina Yakovleva learned how to make the best of fearful times. Today, she's using those lessons as she brings food and supplies to needy people locked down in the coronavirus pandemic. The 80-year-old drives a white minivan every day …

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-10). The Great Russiagate Hoax Exposed. Geopolitical Transition to Chinagate… globalresearch.ca Hoaxes are easy to detect. When accusations lack credible supportive evidence, they baseless. | Not a shred of evidence about alleged Russian US election meddling was ever presented by Washington's intelligence community, the House, Senate, or farcical Robert Mueller probe. | Russiagate …

The Iranian (2020-05-09). Operation Ajax: CIA Oil Coup in Iran. iranian.com Via The Cold War Our series on the history of the Cold War period continues with a documentary on the Iranian Coup of 1953 against the prime minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh and the so-called operation Ajax conducted by the American and British in support of the oil interests and the shah regime. This coup …

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 (2020-05-10). Putin: Russia is 'Absolutely Reliably Defended' Against Any Foreign Intervention. sputniknews.com Russia recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, in which the country participated as a part of the Soviet Union. The USSR, which was suddenly attacked by Germany in 1941 lost 27 million people in the fight against fascism.

sputniknews (2020-05-10). Elon Musk Drops 'Idiot' Remark in Russian Over Being Called Out for His Plan to Reopen Tesla Plant. sputniknews.com Elon Musk has been pushing for his San Francisco Bay area-based electric car factory to resume operations, following several weeks of quarantine and lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, he's, however faced a no-go order from the health authorities.

sputniknews (2020-05-10). Pirates Kidnap at Least Three Russian Nationals in West Africa – Russian Embassy. sputniknews.com The incident occurred in the Gulf of Guinea, with at least two ships attacked by pirates, according to Russian diplomats.

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 …

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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