2021-05-05: News Headlines

Eurasia Review (2021-05-05). European Coordination Needed To Fight Science Disinformation. eurasiareview.com In a new report, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field. | While disinformation strategies are intoxicating public discourses in many fields, science disinformation is particularly dangerous to democratic governance and society at large. As highlighted by the ongoing pandemic, an undermining of trust in science poses a fundamental threat to political and individual decisions based on evidence and scientific knowledge.

news.un (2021-05-05). Early-warning 'pandemic hub' plan unveiled by WHO's Tedros and Germany's Merkel. news.un.org An international hub for pandemic control is to open in Berlin to ensure better preparedness and transparency in the fight against likely future global health threats, the UN health agency announced on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-05-05). Morales Condemns European Parliament's 'Colonialist' Mindset towards Bolivia. orinocotribune.com Former President Evo Morales accused the European Parliament of having a "colonialist mindset" regarding the nations of the region, and condemned their resolution against Bolivia. | In an open letter addressed to the "old continent" via his account on the social network

Navid Zarrinnal (2021-05-05). The Leaked Zarif Tape: What Western Media Heard and What He Actually Said. mintpressnews.com Western regime change evangelists, mainstream media, radlib analysts, and Persian native informant media all heard the anti-Iran and anti-Russia echoes they wanted to hear in the leaked Zarif tape, but as Navid Zarrinnal asserts, there is more to the story.

Kenneth Surin (2021-05-05). Cracks in Northern Ireland? counterpunch.org "I'd say I'm Northern Irish and British. I'm not Irish. I don't live in Ireland". — Zara Ferguson, a navy reservist living in Northern Ireland "I'm very pleased and proud to be in the UK and feel it's the best way forward. It would have been better if all of Ireland had stayed in the

Global Research News (2021-05-05). Selected Articles: A Vaxxing Question. globalresearch.ca By In 1956 German pharmaceutical company Chemie Gràºnenthal GmbH, licensed a new experimental drug designed to treat colds, flu, nausea and morning sickness. Known as Distaval in the UK, Distillers Biochemicals …

Staff (2021-05-05). Venezuela Begins Clinical Trials of Russian EpiVacCorona Vaccine—Russian Ambassador First to be Vaccinated. orinocotribune.com Venezuela officially began clinical trials of Russian vaccine EpiVacCorona, as the Russian ambassador to Caracas, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, became the first volunteer to receive a dose of the COVID-19 immunization drug. | The start of clinical trials was reported by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, who noted that the vaccine simulates small fragments of the virus; this strengthens the immune system of recipients to prevent COVID-19. | "Thus begins the process of applying the vaccine candidate EpiVacCorona to combat COVID-19 in the country," said Rodríguez, "a vaccine developed by Russia that is advan…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-05). Syrian Authorities Showcased Weapons, Including Anti-Tank & Anti-Aircraft Missiles, Uncovered In Daraa (Video, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 5, Syrian authorities showcased loads of weapons and ammunition which were recently uncovered in the southern governorate of Daraa. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the Syrian military and security forces found the weapons and ammunition during search operations in the eastern countryside of Daraa and in the area of al-Lujat. | The seized weapons and ammunition included: | Seven Soviet or Bulgarian-made Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs); | Four Soviet or Bulgarian-m…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-05). Going To Court: The EU Sues AstraZeneca. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding. It began with a poorly negotiated agreement — poor, that is, from the European Union perspective — between Brussels and AstraZeneca for the supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Less rigorous in terms of penalties and consequences than the UK-AstraZeneca deal, the EU version was very much the poor cousin, giving the company much latitude in terms of production schedules and d…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Russia Is Prepared To Disconnect From SWIFT Payment System: Foreign Ministry. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia is preparing to depart from the international payment system SWIFT, Maria Zakharova, Russia's Defense Ministry spokeswoman said, According to her, disconnecting from SWIFT was "hypothetical" currently, but not at all impossible."The possibility of being disconnected from SWIFT is still considered as hypothetical. Nevertheless, inter-minsistry wo…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Military Situation In Syria On May 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, Israel attacked several areas in Lattakia, Tartus and Hama provinces. One civilian reportedly was killed in the missile attacks | On May 4, Russian military police carried out a patrol near the town of Malekiyah | On May 4, the US coalition con…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. DPR forces in Kominternovo targeted UAF positions in Vodiane with 120-mm artillery | 2. DPR forces in Staromikhailovka targeted UAF positions in Krasnogorovka with 120-mm artillery and ATGM | 3. DPR forces in Spartak targeted UAF positions in Avdiivka with heavy machine guns | 4. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled DPR forces in Staromikhailovka with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Gnutovo shelled DPR forces in Zaichenko with ATGM and grenade launche…

CNA (2021-05-05). Major Archbishop Says Ukraine Is Expecting Pope Francis To Visit. eurasiareview.com The people of Ukraine are expecting a papal visit, the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said in an interview. | Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk "Just as [the Pope] recently visited Iraq, just as he will be going to visit different countries in the world in spite of the difficulties presented by COVID, so Ukraine is expecting the Holy Father to visit," he s…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-05). Forest Fires Drive Expansion Of Savannas In Heart Of Amazon. eurasiareview.com White-sand savannas are expanding in the heart of the Amazon as a result of recurring forest fires, according to a study published in the journal Ecosystems. | The study was supported by FAPESP, and conducted by Bernardo Monteiro Flores, currently a postdoctoral fellow in ecology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil, and Milena Holmgren, a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. | "The edges of the Amazon Rainforest have long been considered the most vulnerable parts owing to expansion of the agricultural frontier. This degradat…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Conviasa Starts Air Route Between Moscow and Caracas. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan state-owned airline Conviasa inaugurated the Caracas-Moscu air route, which will have one direct flight with a fortnightly frequency. | RELATED: | On Monday, the inaugural flight came from Russia and arrived at the Simon Bolivar International Airport, in Maiquetia, La Guaira State. Onboard the Airbus A340 there were 90 tour operators, journalists, influencers, and investors. | "The new air route will contribute to f…

sputniknews (2021-05-05). US Actor Steven Seagal Presents Maduro With Samurai Sword During Visit to Venezuela. sputniknews.com American actor, producer and musician Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Russian special envoy for humanitarian liaison with the US, is also a widely-renowned aikido ace.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Video: Steven Seagal Presents Maduro With Samurai Sword During Visit to Venezuela. sputniknews.com American actor, producer and musician Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Russian special envoy for humanitarian liaison with the US, is also a widely-renowned aikido ace.

Peter Tase (2021-05-05). Azerbaijan: The Fatherland Of Heydar Aliyev — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In his book "Azerbaijan since Independence", Svante E. Cornell writes: "If Azerbaijan had to be defined by a single word, that word would have to be "crossroads" — an observation made by the greatest historian of Azerbaijan, Tadeusz Swietochowski states: "…Azerbaijan is both European and Asian at the same time. Azerbaijan's importance is much greater than its small [territorial] size." The fatherland of Heydar Aliyev plays indeed a fundamental role in preserving Islamic Culture and Architecture, it is a cradle of civilization, home of Gàºlàºstan Monument, Noah's Mausoleum and of Momine Khatun…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-05). Biden Waives Restriction on Military Aid to Azerbaijan Despite Recent Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting. news.antiwar.com President Biden The waiver requires the Secretary of State to ensure that the military aid would not contribute to conflict in the region. But US military assistance to Baku in recent years almost certainly played a role in fueling the…

Staff (2021-05-05). Iranian diplomat denies appeal in Belgium. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iranian diplomat Asadollah Asadi, sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium, has deopped appeal to jail in the country and will serve his sentence.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Police Officer Shot in South-Eastern France, Reports Say. sputniknews.com Initial reports suggested that a police officer had been seriously wounded after an unknown man opened fire in downtown Avignon in the Provence region of France.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Artillery Drills in Europe Aim to Provide Deterrence Against NATO Adversaries, US General Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The upcoming artillery drills in Europe are aimed to send deterrence message to NATO's adversaries in the Balkans and the Black Sea region, US Brig. Gen. Christopher Norrie told reporters on Tuesday.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). US Reportedly Set to Join EU Defence Plan for Fast Redeployment of Troops in Europe. sputniknews.com The arrangement is seen as a way to cut delays and red tape at EU borders which so far act as a barrier to foreign troops if they want to redeploy to another part of the bloc — for example, closer to Russia's borders.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). EU Rolls Out New Strategy to Cut Dependency on Chinese Suppliers Amid Worsening Ties. sputniknews.com European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager underscored that the new strategy stipulates effectively transforming the EU's economy, "while ensuring the competitiveness" of the bloc's key industries.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). EU, UK Agree on Opening of Bloc's Diplomatic Mission in London. sputniknews.com BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on the opening of the EU diplomatic mission in London, the EU External Action Service (EEAS) said on Wednesday.

Vincent Lofaso (2021-05-05). US Confusion On Iran Jeopardizes JCPOA Talks — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the past few weeks, the United States has participated in intense discussions with the Iranians brokered by the Europeans in Vienna, about a way forward for the United States back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This nuclear agreement was brokered in

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Merkel Says Transatlantic Partners Share No Common Assessment on Nord Stream 2. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas project remains an issue lacking a common stance between the European Union and the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-05). Confirmation Of An Auroral Phenomenon Discovered By Finns. eurasiareview.com A new auroral phenomenon discovered by Finnish researchers a year ago is probably caused by areas of increased oxygen atom density occurring in an atmospheric wave channel. The speculative explanation offered by the researchers gained support from a new study. | Observations made by University of Helsinki researchers increased the validity of a speculative mechanism according to which a type of aurora borealis named 'dunes' is born. In the new study, photographs of the phenomenon taken by an international group of hobbyists in Finland, Norway and Scotland were compared to concurrent satellite data. | The rare…

Mark Engler (2021-05-05). Frances Fox Piven Wants You to Raise Hell. thenation.com Frances Fox Piven Wants You to Raise Hell…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-05). Video: NATO always has been, remains and will continue to be a nuclear alliance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO video on nuclear weapons NATO has been a nuclear alliance since the U.S. first provided nuclear weapons to the bloc in 1953. It is the only nuclear alliance in history with the U.S., Britain and France as nuclear powers. One billion people are under NATO's nuclear umbrella. "Competitors and potential adversaries" NATO maintains nuclear …

WSWS (2021-05-05). May Day in Frankfurt, Germany: WISAG worker warns of tens of thousands of job cuts. wsws.org Airport services provider WISAG has sacked 260 ground staff at Frankfurt Airport. On the fringes of the official union May Day rally, one of the workers spoke about their struggle.

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Germany Had Over 44,000 Politically Motivated Crimes in 2020. telesurenglish.net Germany's Interior Affairs Minister Horst Seehofer on Tuesday announced that politically motivated crimes in his country reached a new record level last year with over 44,000 cases. | RELATED: | Violent crimes that were politically motivated even increased by 18.8 percent to a total of 3,365 cases in 2020. At the same time, eleven people became victims of political homicide and there were 13 attempted homicides w…

Steve Topple (2021-05-05). Decentralised government in Britain and Ireland? One new party thinks it's the answer. thecanary.co A new party is calling for devolution of power in the UK. But, it's not quite what you may think. Because the group is advocating for England to be divided up and turned into a federalist state. Oh, and it supports the reunification of Ireland, too. Interested? Then read on. | Federalist theory: | The website tutor2u

Peter Bolton (2021-05-05). We should never forget Bobby Sands, nor the brutality of the Thatcher government in Ireland. thecanary.co Today marks the 40th

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-05-05). Do We Live In Mearsheimer's World? — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Mahammad Mammadov | When Russia annexed Crimea and waged a hybrid war against Ukraine in Donbas in 2014, renowned realist scholar John Mearhseimer

Staff (2021-05-05). American or Iranian detainees not part of Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — In reaction to some reports about the release of American prisoners, Russia's Permanent Representative to the International Organizations said that American or Iranian detainees are not a part of the Vienna talks.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Putin, Erdogan Discuss Joint Production of Sputnik V in Turkey. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed possible production of the coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V at facilities in Turkey with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Social Movements Worldwide Protest In Support Of Colombians. telesurenglish.net Progressive social organizations on Wednesday called for protests worldwide to reject the police brutality upsurge against Colombians who have been demonstrating against President Ivan Duque for eight days in a row. | RELATED: | The Global Network Against Police Violence called on social organizations from Chile, Ecuador, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico to take to the…

_____ (2021-05-05). Morocco Needs a New Approach to Media If It Wants a Solution to Its Sahara Row. strategic-culture.org A row is brewing between EU countries and even Brussels itself and Rabat over Western Sahara. Rabat needs to now rethink both diplomacy and media as it can't afford the consequences. | Just recently Morocco's foreign minister, a man who usually shies away from the media spotlight, gave an interview with a Spanish news agency berating Spain's recent decision to admit the leader of the Algerian-backed Polisario to one of its hospitals. | The interview itself raised few eyebrows in Morocco itself as many commented that Nasser Bourita is just parroting what the Rabat elite and the palace itself would have seen as a b…

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Turkey, Egypt to Hold Consultations at Level of Deputy Foreign Ministers After 8-Year Hiatus. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey and Egypt will hold political consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers on 5-6 May in Cairo and will discuss steps towards normalising relations between the two countries, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Staff (2021-05-05). Turkey, Egypt to hold first political consultation in 8 years. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Ankara and Cairo are set to hold political consultation after some eight years.

Staff (2021-05-05). 'Turkey respects Libya's sovereignty & political unity'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Turkey's FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country prioritizes protecting the sovereignty and unity of independent Libya…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-05). NATO Summit to Discuss Ukraine's Membership Next Month. Nuland Accompanies Blinken to Kiev. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The president of …

RFE RL (2021-05-05). Ukraine's 'Internal Threat' On Blinken's Plate After Naftogaz CEO Fired — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Todd Prince* | ( Behind the scenes, however, there could be tension between the two over what Blinken often calls Ukraine's "internal threat": corruption and weak institutions. | One week before Blinken's expected arrival on May 5, Zelenskiy's government did exactly the…

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Prince William Can't Countenance the Way Meghan Markle Treated Kate Middleton, British Media Say. sputniknews.com The future king of the United Kingdom had an issue with Meghan Markle even before the controversial Oprah Winfrey interview took place, according to British media.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). 'Say Yes to No Clothes': Fake Political Party Promises to Unleash Naked Revolution in UK City. sputniknews.com The news comes a day before voters in the United Kingdom cast their ballots on so-called Super Thursday, during which different types of elections are set to take place. In Wales and Scotland, constituents will choose members of their local parliaments, while in England voters will elect mayors as well as police and crime commissioners.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). NATO summit to discuss Ukraine's membership next month. Nuland accompanies Blinken to Kiev. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO summit to discuss Ukraine's membership next month. Nuland accompanies Blinken to Kiev.Rick Rozoff The president of Ukraine met with the presidents of NATO members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in the latter's capital, Warsaw, on May 3 to solidify cooperation against their common adversaries: Russia and Belarus. The five heads of state signed a …

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III (2021-05-04). China's Hainan Free Trade Port: Preparing For RCEP — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Last April 21, I was humbled to join a closed panel on RCEP and the Hainan Free Trade Port (HFTP) development, part of a subset in the annual Boao Forum for Asia. My fellow speakers hailed from institutes in Malta, Singapore, and Shanghai and our discussants were from Haikou and Shenzhen with our session chair joining from Phnom Penh. The discussions explored experiences and lessons from other free trade ports that can be of value for Hainan and recommendations on how to make the ambitious undertaking work. | Resumption of trade can fuel the revival of economies battered by the Covid-19 pandemic. As such, some…

WSWS (2021-05-04). Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Germany, France spend billions on new fighter jets. wsws.org The massive military build-up now underway across the European Union exposes official claims there is no money for a scientific fight against the virus.

teleSUR (2021-05-04). Morales Criticizes European Lawmakers Requesting Añez's Release. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on Tuesday criticized the European Parliament's resolution calling for the release of 2019 coup leader Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | "It clearly shows that some Europeans still retain their colonial and humiliating vision towards Latin American peoples," Morales said while reading a letter addressed to the European Parliament. | The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) leader stressed that "old Eur…

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2021-05-04: News Headlines

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). NATO summit to discuss Ukraine's membership next month. Nuland accompanies Blinken to Kiev. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO summit to discuss Ukraine's membership next month. Nuland accompanies Blinken to Kiev.Rick Rozoff The president of Ukraine met with the presidents of NATO members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in the latter's capital, Warsaw, on May 3 to solidify cooperation against their common adversaries: Russia and Belarus. The five heads of state signed a …

Staff (2021-05-05). Venezuela Begins Clinical Trials of Russian EpiVacCorona Vaccine—Russian Ambassador First to be Vaccinated. orinocotribune.com Venezuela officially began clinical trials of Russian vaccine EpiVacCorona, as the Russian ambassador to Caracas, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, became the first volunteer to receive a dose of the COVID-19 immunization drug. | The start of clinical trials was reported by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, who noted that the vaccine simulates small fragments of the virus; this strengthens the immune system of recipients to prevent COVID-19. | "Thus begins the process of applying the vaccine candidate EpiVacCorona to combat COVID-19 in the country," said Rodríguez, "a vaccine developed by Russia that is advan…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). Top-level Turkish civilian-military delegation visits Libya. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top-level Turkish civilian-military delegation visits LibyaRick Rozoff While the world has been in lockdown because of the Covid epidemic, a new military power has appeared on the world stage: Turkey. One which has shot down Syrian, Russian and Armenian military aircraft and faced no consequences. One which has obtained Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapons but whose …

WSWS (2021-05-04). Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Germany, France spend billions on new fighter jets. wsws.org The massive military build-up now underway across the European Union exposes official claims there is no money for a scientific fight against the virus.

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III (2021-05-04). China's Hainan Free Trade Port: Preparing For RCEP — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Last April 21, I was humbled to join a closed panel on RCEP and the Hainan Free Trade Port (HFTP) development, part of a subset in the annual Boao Forum for Asia. My fellow speakers hailed from institutes in Malta, Singapore, and Shanghai and our discussants were from Haikou and Shenzhen with our session chair joining from Phnom Penh. The discussions explored experiences and lessons from other free trade ports that can be of value for Hainan and recommendations on how to make the ambitious undertaking work. | Resumption of trade can fuel the revival of economies battered by the Covid-19 pandemic. As such, some…

José A. Amesty R. (2021-05-04). Covid-19, vacunas, control de las patentes. globalizacion.ca Al final de este artículo, deseamos que podamos entender por qué el Parlamento Europeo, no aprobó la clasificación de las vacunas contra el Covid-19, como bien público y evitaron la suspensión de sus derechos de propiedad intelectual existentes. Deseamos a…

Staff (2021-05-04). Sixth Shipment of Sputnik V: Venezuela Already has 1.48 Million Doses. orinocotribune.com This Monday, May 3, the sixth shipment of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Venezuela, unloaded from a plane of national airline Conviasa that landed at Maiquetía Simón Bolívar International Airport, in the state of La Guaira. This sixth shipment contained 50,000 doses, and brings the total of doses in the hands of Venezuela's government to 1.48 million doses, between China's Vero Cell and the Russian Sputnik V. | In addition, the Ministry of Health announced an expansion of the Venezuelan immunization plan that began on February 18 with Sputnik V. | Venezuelan Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado, pe…

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-04). Denmark Ditches J&J COVID Vaccine, Says Benefits 'Do Not Outweigh Risk' of Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca Denmark on Monday became the first country to

WSWS (2021-05-04). The rejection of fascism and war is deeply rooted in the German working class. wsws.org Germany is not only the country of Bismarck and the Nazis. It is also the country of the first socialist mass party, based on Marxist internationalism.

Staff (2021-05-04). "Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy. democracynow.org A new four-part documentary series, "Exterminate All the Brutes," delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," says director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck. "We have the means to tell the real story, and that's exactly what I decided to do," Peck says. "Ev…

Jasmine Norden (2021-05-04). Amazon paid zero corporation tax in Europe last year as income soared. thecanary.co Amazon did not have to pay any Amazon sells products to households in the UK and many European countries through Amazon EU Sarl. Despite the record amount made, there was a ‚Ǩ1.2bn loss at Amazon's Luxembourg unit, which meant it paid no tax. | The Luxembourg unit looks after sales for the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Italy. | If the Luxembourg unit…

Staff (2021-05-04). Epic New Documentary Series Exposes Brutality of European Colonialism Worldwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy HBO | A new four-part documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes, delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," sa…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 4, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 2. UAF near Sakhanka targeted DPR positions in Sakhanka and Bezimenne with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Vodyane targeted DPR positions in Kominternovo with sniper rifles | 4. DPR Forces in Kominternovo shelled UAF positions in Vodyane with 120-mm artillery | 5. DPR Forces in Kominternovo shelled UAF positions in Talakivka with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR Forces in Donetsk t…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Libya Calls On Turkey To End Its Military And Mercenary Presence In Vain. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 3rd, Libya's Foreign Minister, Najla al-Manqoush called on all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave the country as soon as possible. | She was speaking at a press conference in Tripoli, alongside Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. | She urged Ankara to implement UN Security Council resolutions demanding the repatriation of more than 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya."We call on [Turkey] to take steps to implement all the provisio…

Anonymous349 (2021-05-04). Russian Foreign Ministry's Cosy Fight For Freedom Of Speech. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | On March 3, the Russian Foreign Ministry released In the statement, the foreign ministry expressed its "concern" over the "politically motivated restrictive activity of Internet platforms that arbitrarily censor [opinions and content] using opaque content moderatio…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Military Situation In Syria On May 4, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 4, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 28 times: 15 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | Syria | On May 3, the SDF carried out a security operation in Hawaiyj area and arrested 7 people | On May 3, a militants was killed and 6 others were wounded, in clashes that broke out between the Turkish-backed forces in the countryside of Al-Bab city…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). The Values Of Democracy: Latvian Gay Man Dies After Being Burned Alive. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28th, a 29-year-old Latvian medical assistant died of severe burns in the small, idyllic, historical city of Tukums, Latvia. | 29-year-old Normunds Kindzulis suffered burn wounds over 85 percent of his body after he was found engulfed in flames on his front doorstep. | He was allegedly set ablaze by his neighbors for being homosexual, in the bastion of democracy and human rights that stands against the evil "Russian Empire" alongside the other Baltic states — Latvia.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Egypt To Buy 30 Rafale Fighter Jets From France, As It Looks To Replace U.S. As Key Weapon Provider. southfront.org Egypt signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets in a deal that investigative website Disclose said…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-04). Eric Zuesse: Marine Le Pen Has The Strongest Chance To Succeed, Of All Progressive Political Leaders In The World Today. southfront.org Written by Eric Zuesse. Marine Le Pen has continued her gradual political rise in France so that in the French…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-04). Two Russian Military Strongholds Established In Armenia On Azerbaijani, Iranian Borders. southfront.org Russian peacekeepers in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Source: Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS | Two new strongholds of the 102nd Russian military base in the Syunik region, bordering on Azerbaijan and Iran, in the south of Armenia. The announcement was made by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on May 3."This is an additional security guarantee not only for the Syunik region but for Armenia," Pashinyan was quoted as saying. | "The external security system of Armenia was not changed either before the war…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-04). After $53 Billion in European Sales Last Year, Amazon Paid $0 in Corporate Taxes. commondreams.org "Tax avoidance stops us getting the funding we need for healthcare and public services. We need to stop it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/amazon_eu_taxes.jpg

South Front (2021-05-04). Russian Air Strikes against ISIS Positions in Central Syria. globalresearch.ca At the beginning of May, the time of spring cleaning in …

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-05-04). Canadian Foreign Policy Can't Simultaneously Support Territorial Integrity And Separatism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Taras Kuzio* | North America ganged up on fellow NATO member Turkey in April. US President Joe Biden's decision to recognize the 1915 massacres of Armenians as a 'genocide' came only two weeks after Canada banned the sale of military technology to Turkey which it had used in drones it sold to Azerbaijan. The US decision was all the more difficult to comprehend because Biden had come to power promising to rebuild Trans-Atlantic relations and re-energize US leadership of NATO. | With US-Turkish relations set to be in the doldrums for the remainder of Biden's four-year presidency, his rush to recognize the gen…

The Associated Press (2021-05-04). Mexico's Zapatistas to Visit Spain 500 Years After Conquest. latinorebels.com ALTAMIRANO, Mexico (AP) — The Indigenous rebels of the Zapatista movement said last week that they are planning to send a delegation by canoes on a trip to "invade" Spain in May and June as Mexico marks the anniversary of the 1519-1521 Spanish Conquest.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). Turkish ambassador visits macabre War Trophy Park in Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "Today we are in the War Trophy Park, which was created as a result of the liberation of Karabakh from the Armenian occupation. Congratulations on your victory, brother! " — wrote the ambassador. See also: Azerbaijan: We have created a new reality by shedding blood. Everyone should reckon with us today.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). NATO prepares Azerbaijan's army for its next war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO prepares Azerbaijan's army for its next warRick Rozoff Trend News Agency cited Azerbaijani member of parliament Vugar Iskenderov celebrating military cooperation and integration between his nation and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The basis for current high-level cooperation — his words — between the Caspian Sea country and the thirty-nation global military bloc was …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). Ukrainian President to Baltic NATO Allies: This Is War in Europe. news.antiwar.com On May 3 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met in Warsaw with his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, NATO's member states on the Baltic Sea. The five heads of state signed a joint declaration on cooperation, including on what was termed common security. The statement includes the phrase "Mindful of the historical experiences," which …

MISH (2021-05-04). Fake Heath Certificates Complicate the Already Messy "Vax Pass" Idea. globalresearch.ca Airlines Struggle to Police Fake Certificates | In Europe,

WSWS (2021-05-04). Climate change impact on Gulf Stream will have severe consequences for weather in Europe and North America. wsws.org Modeling of the Gulf Stream's rate of flow, based on data from a variety of proxy indicators demonstrates a dramatic slowing beginning in the mid-20th century.

WSWS (2021-05-04). Dutch caretaker government scraps partial lockdown as infections mount. wsws.org Following its European counterparts, the Dutch government has implemented the first stage of its easing of social-distancing restrictions, starting on April 28.

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Construction of Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline May Resume at End of May, German Regulator Says. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – The lawsuit filed by the German environmental charity Nabu against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline halted the issuance of the work permit by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), the press service of the regulator told Sputnik on Tuesday, adding that construction could be resumed in May.

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Belgian Parliament Hit by Cyberattack Before Session on China's Xinjiang. sputniknews.com BRUSSELS (Sputnik)y – The Belgian parliament on Tuesday canceled several planned meetings, including on the human rights situation in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, after a cyberattack hit a company providing internet services for the nation's legislature and government agencies.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-04). Microplastics Found In Europe's Largest Ice Cap. eurasiareview.com In a recent article in Sustainability, scientists from Reykjavik University (RU), the University of Gothenburg, and the Icelandic Meteorological Office describe their finding of microplastic in a remote and pristine area of Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, Europe's largest ice cap. Microplastics may affect the melting and rheological behaviour of glaciers, thus influencing the future meltwater contribution to the oceans and rising sea levels. | This is the first time that the finding of microplastic in the Vatnajà∂kull glacier is described. The group visualised and identified microplastic particles of vari…

Pascual Serrano (2021-05-04). Quiénes son los dueños de las vacunas privadas y cómo se están enriqueciendo. globalizacion.ca Esta es la historia de cómo los mismos accionistas son dueños de las diferentes vacunas compradas por la UE y EEUU, de cómo los gobiernos europeos pasaron de pagar 2,9 euros a 19,5 la dosis y cómo fueron esos mismos…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-04). World Leaders Join Human Rights Defenders in Condemning Colombia's Deadly Crackdown on Protesters. commondreams.org The OCHCR and European Union on Tuesday joined human rights defenders in condemning Colombia's deadly crackdown against ongoing protests over scrapped tax reforms and a host of other issues. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/colombia.jpg

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-04). China Slams Unprecedented US-Taiwan Meeting That Took Place in France. news.antiwar.com China reacted on Sunday to an Brian Aggeler, the US Chargé d'Affaires in France, met with Taiwan representative Wu Chih-chung for lunch.

Curtis JR, Ogdie A, George MD. (2021-05-04). Treatment Strategies for Patients With Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases. jamanetwork.com Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease, are complex disorders for which an increasing number of therapies are available. Targeted immunomodulatory therapies for these conditions are drugs that modify the immune system response to treat disease. The best medical strategies by which these medications might attain the most optimal outcomes remains unclear. In this issue of JAMA, 2 randomized clinical trials from Norway tested different approaches to prescribing immunomodulatory treatments to improve outcom…

Staff (2021-05-04). Vienna talks making progress: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — "In real life the talks are making progress", Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said, criticizing some reports and comments about the lack of progress in the nuclear talks.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-04). Establishing a Space Guard Is a Top 'Concern' For National Guard Chief. news.antiwar.com It's been about a year and a half since the Trump administrations established the Space Force, and it's clear that the branch is here to stay. Other parts of the US military are also focusing on space, especially as competition with Russia and China is now the Pentagon's priority. | While there is no formal Space Force National Guard,

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Media Retracts Giuliani Claims; Ukrainian Nazis March; Biden Declares Loyalty Day. sputniknews.com Several major outlets are retracting claims that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was warned that he was the target of a Russian influence campaign.

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Russiagate Retractions; More Police Killings; Woke CIA. sputniknews.com Major media outlets continue to propagate Russiagate conspiracies. What the press can do to be more skeptical of anonymous sources?

Paul Goble (2021-05-04). Putin Failed To Achieve His Three Goals In Ukraine — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Moscow's open movement of forces toward the Ukrainian border this spring was intended to achieve three goals, but because it was never intended as the beginning of a thrust that would lead to a major war between Russia and the West, Vladimir Putin failed to achieve any of his three goals regarding Ukraine this time around, Jerzy Targalski says. | In 2014, Putin used stealth to advance Russian forces toward and into Ukrainian territory; but this time, the Polish defense analyst says, he flaunted what he was doing in the expectation that such a display of force would be sufficient to achieve his goals. It wasn't…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Brazil Ready to Support Dialogue With Russia on Sputnik V Certification Amid Vaccine Spat. sputniknews.com RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – The Brazilian foreign and health ministries are willing to continue the conversation about Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V so it can be authorised for use in the country.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-04). Blinken: US, UK and Allies Must Work Against China's Threat to 'International Rules-Based Order'. news.antiwar.com On Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab ahead of an in-person meeting of the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7). At a joint press conference, Blinken and Raab discussed the need to rally the G7 countries against China and Russia. "We'll talk about threats to the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-04). Libya's interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces. peoplesdispatch.org Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Turkey to Prioritize Homemade TF-X Fighter Program After F-35 Exit, Aims for 2025 Debut. sputniknews.com While the US has attempted to export the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to other nations, the jet's huge price tag has remained a major impediment, leaving several nations to try and build their own rough equivalents.

_____ (2021-05-04). Courts Can No Longer Protect Companies Over Climate Flak. popularresistance.org United Kingdom – Last month, six people stood trial in Southwark Crown Court, charged with causing criminal damage to Shell's London headquarters on April 15, 2019. The trial received little coverage at the time: although all six pleaded not guilty, it appeared to be an open and shut case. That the building was damaged was not in doubt; nor was the identity of the perpetrators. | But then, surprisingly, all six Extinction Rebellion activists were acquitted. This verdict deserves attention as it raises big questions about how far the law can protect companies that do not take real action to deal with the climate e…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). UK Wants India to Remove Tariffs on Cars, Whiskey as Post-Brexit FTA Talks Set to Begin in Autumn. sputniknews.com India was the largest foreign investor in the United Kingdom in 2019, with Indian investments creating 5,429 new jobs for the British economy. The UK expects that an FTA with India will not only double bilateral trade from its current level of $31.8 billion by 2030, but also help in recalibrating its focus towards the Indo-Pacific region.

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