2020-11-04: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Russia Intl. ICT exhibition hosts Iran Knowledge-based firms. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Some Iranian knowledge-based firms exhibited their latest achievements at the 32nd International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technology in Moscow.

_____ (2020-11-04). Is Adam Schiff an Anti-Semite? strategic-culture.org Is Adam Schiff an anti-Semite? | On its face, the question seems absurd. Not only is Schiff himself Jewish, but, as far as anyone knows, he's never uttered an unkind word in his life about Jews as a nation, religion, or ethnic group. So he seems to get a clean bill of health. Yet when it comes to Russia, his thinking hews so closely to the classic anti-Semitic model that one hesitates to let him off the hook. | Basically, Schiff obsesses about the Kremlin the way people used to obsess about a mythical entity known as the elders of Zion. According to the notorious czarist forgery known as the "secret protocols," t…

_____ (2020-11-03). 'The Coming War On China' — Watch John Pilger's Powerfully Relevant Documentary. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable," Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which "In a few years China has become the world's second-biggest economic power," Pilger's introduction continues. "The United States is the world's biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering ever…

Gareth Porter (2020-11-03). How DHS and FBI officials spun a dubious Russian election threat days before voting. thegrayzone.com A Department of Homeland Security election alert spawning new Russia fears was so incoherent and inconsistent with previous findings, it suggested a state of political panic inside the agency. Just days before the 2020 election the bureaucratic forces behind the original claim of Russian hacking of state election-related websites in 2016 launched a new drive to spawn fears of Moscow-made political chaos in the wake of the voting. The new narrative was not consistent with information previously published by the …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting | Tehran has offered to take a leading role in negotiations to establish peace in Nagorno-Karabakh region | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 08 | Reservists keep watch in the Shusha region on 31 October 2020, amid the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. (AFP) | Russia is co…

RT (2020-11-03). Would life be better if Gorbachev's Perestroika reform never happened? Almost half of today's Russians say yes, reveals new poll. rt.com Praised in Washington, President Gorbachev's 1985 flagship Perestroika policy was welcomed with open arms by the West. Now, in 2020, almost half of Russia believes that the country would be better off if it had never happened. | According to a poll by the Levada Center, 47% of Russians believe that life in the country was better before Perestroika, with just 39% disagreeing. When isolating the responses of those over the age of 55, all of whom were adults when the reforms began in 1985, almost two-thirds (61%) agreed that life was better before. | Perestroika, which means "restructuring," was a package of refo…

RT (2020-11-03). Playing both sides: Russia has no plans to reduce natural gas production but also seeks to become world leader in hydrogen fuel. rt.com The share of natural gas on the world energy market will grow in the coming decades, and Russia has no plans to dampen down its fossil fuel production. That's according to Alexander Novak, the country's energy minister. | "I believe natural gas to be an eco-friendly energy source," Novak told the UK's Guardian newspaper. "We believe that the share of natural gas in the global energy mix will only increase. We believe this to apply not only to Europe, but globally too." | According to Novak, the world is far from reaching its "peak in production" of gas, and despite many countries setting renewable energy targe…

RT (2020-11-03). In major rule change, Russian intelligence officers to be allowed to take foreign citizenship & residency as part of missions. rt.com Russia's State Duma has moved to roll back rules that prevented many of the country's intelligence and security officers from holding residence permits, and even the citizenship, of other countries as part of their service. | Until now, employees of these agencies, like military personnel, federal civil servants, and other senior officials, had been banned from possessing these documents, and being a foreign resident or citizen constituted official grounds for dismissal. | However, a new bill introduced earlier this year by President Vladimir Putin would allow agents of the FSB and SVR, Russia's domestic and o…

RT (2020-11-03). Argentina to get 25 million doses of Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine — president. rt.com Millions of doses of the world's first Russian-made vaccine against Covid-19 are set to be received by Argentina in the coming months, the country's president has announced. It comes as the pandemic shows no signs of abating. | Some 10 million doses are expected to arrive in Argentina in December, President Alberto Fernandez told RIA news agency on Monday as his nation was holding talks with Moscow on the Sputnik V vaccine supplies. Another batch of 15 million doses is scheduled for early January. The leader later again confirmed the information in a separate tweet. | Como señalé en una entrevista periodística…

Rickey Vincent (2020-11-03). Trump is our Chernobyl Disaster. counterpunch.org Back in 2019, before the dark times, I watched the HBO special on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the former USSR. I had a somewhat guilty pleasure watching a dysfunctional nation with a corrupt & out-of-touch government, playing on the patriotism of the masses to downplay, to deceive, and eventually to recruit hundreds of thousands

WSWS (2020-11-03). Ukraine, Turkey deepen military alliance in Black Sea region. wsws.org The systematic NATO encirclement of Russia has turned seemingly isolated conflicts in the region into dangerous flashpoints that threaten to spark a major war involving the US, nuclear-armed Russia and countries such as Turkey.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-03). Fukushima, dilaga la pandemia nucleare. globalresearch.ca Foto: Una parte degli oltre mille serbatoi pieni di acqua radioattiva, accumulati nella centrale nucleare di Fukushima. | Non è Covid, per cui la notizia è passata quasi inosservata: il Giappone scaricherà in mare oltre un milione di tonnellate di acqua …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-03). Fukushima espalha a pandemia nuclear. globalresearch.ca Nà£o é o Covid, mas a notícia passou quase desapercebida: o Japà£o descarregará no mar mais de um milhà£o de toneladas de água radioactiva da central nuclear de Fukushima. | O acidente catastrófico de Fukushima foi provocado pelo tsunami que, em …

_____ (2020-11-03). DHS And FBI Spun A Dubious Russian Election Threat Days Before Voting. popularresistance.org Just days before the 2020 election the bureaucratic forces behind the original claim of Russian hacking of state election-related websites in 2016 launched a new drive to spawn fears of Moscow-made political chaos in the wake of the voting. | The new narrative was not consistent with information previously published by the the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), however. It was so incoherent, in fact, that it suggested a state of panic on the part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials worried about a possible transition to a J…

RT (2020-11-02). Discrimination against men? Navalny-ally Milov challenges law preventing mothers of young kids being imprisoned, but not fathers. rt.com Russian activist Vladimir Milov has complained to the Constitutional Court about sexism against men embedded in the country's laws. In Russia, women with young children cannot be jailed for administrative offenses, but men can. | As per the country's legal code, certain sections of society cannot be detained for administrative offenses, such as pregnant women, people under 18, and women with children under the age of 14. In 2019, Milov was jailed for 30 days despite having a two-year-old son, and now wants the law to be changed to include fathers with children under 14, as well as mothers. | According to the T…

_____ (2020-11-02). Why Is Europe Courting Revolution? strategic-culture.org All eyes remain on the U.S. election, and on fathoming its consequences. But in the shadow of 'The Election', there are other 'moving parts': Germany just offered Washington 'a sweetheart deal' in which, Europe — with Germany leading — accepts to leverage America's full-spectrum strategy of isolating and weakening Russia and China. And in return it is asking the U.S. to acquiesce to German leadership of a 'power-political', European entity that is raised to parity with the U.S. That, bluntly, is to say, Germany is angling for 'superpower' status, atop an EU 'empire' for the new era. Putin recognised s…

sputniknews (2020-11-02). Argentina to Receive 25Mln Doses of Sputnik V Vaccine From Russia, President Says. sputniknews.com BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Argentina will receive 25 million doses of Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V in December and January, President Alberto Fernandez said in an interview with Sputnik.

Editor (2020-11-02). American Empire and the New Cold War. scheerpost.com Maj. Danny in discussion with Nicky Rew on the latter's podcast. |

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iran, Russia discuss expanding coop. within EAEU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister conferred on boosting relations within the framework of EAEU.

Gordon Duff (2020-11-02). Nuclear Education: America's Secret Plan to Create a Fake Iranian Nuclear Program (censored/suppressed). thealtworld.com Today's delve into the world of nuclear secrets begins with a short discussion of the "trial that never happened," or as some are aware, the trial of a CIA officer going on in Virginia today. "If a trial isn't reported, does jail time for a phony crime inconvenience one quite as much?" | From Politico: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a highly unusual public appearance Thursday — taking the witness stand for the prosecution in a criminal case against a former CIA officer on trial for leaking details of a top-secret spy program. | Former CIA case officer, Jeffrey Sterling, a man who knew of Ame…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-02). Russian Government Prioritizes Small and Medium Scale Businesses, Affected by Covid-19 Crisis. globalresearch.ca Over the years, Small and Medium Scale Businesses (SMEs) have been uttermost focus for the Russian government recognizing the fact that these provide employment and support the overall economy. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the government has seriously prioritized the sector, …

Dr. Bischara A. Egal (2020-11-02). Balkanization and Hybrid Warfare Against Sudan. globalresearch.ca Introduction | In November, 2017, Former Sudanese Pres. Omar Al-Bashir paid a quick and urgent arranged visit to pleading with President Putin "that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow". | Al-Bashir, …

RT (2020-11-01). Seven-year-old boy in Russia's Far East stumbles on remains of gigantic DINOSAUR that roamed oceans 250 million years ago (PHOTOS). rt.com A child in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok has discovered the fossil of a prehistoric marine reptile — an ichthyosaur — which is considered to be among the largest animals to ever have lived on Earth. | The fossilized remains were "I love dinosaurs a lot, and have always…

Robert Hunziker (2020-11-01). Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean. counterpunch.org For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal decision

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). US imposition of cruel sanctions on Iran, 'a failed policy'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group said that the US imposition of sanctions against Islamic Republic of Iran is a failed policy.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-01). Hungarian left condemns installation of George H.W. Bush statue in Budapest. peoplesdispatch.org The Workers' Party of Hungary 2006 – European Left also criticized the comments made by prime minister Viktor Orban during the ceremony. He termed the Soviet War Memorial in Budapest as an occupation monument…

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