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Greece: From A Covid Coup To A Covid Junta
Evans Aggelissopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
In the end, only a Grand Coalition of all Covidian parties will become inevitable, either as a consequence of a rebellion or prior to one… | The Greek government is trying to excel in its imposition of totalitarian rules for a …

We Are at War
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-06
We are at war. Yes. And I don't mean the West against the East, against Russia and China, nor the entire world against an invisible corona virus. | No. We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian …

Dossier no. 36: Twilight: The erosion of U.S. control and the multipolar future
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
If there was one revolution that marked the beginning of the end of the colonial epoch and that inaugurated a new worker-led civilisation, it was the Haitian Revolution of 1804. Enslaved Africans defeated the four major European powers of the day, won their freedom, and declared an independent republic.

The Heat: What Brexit deal means for the United Kingdom
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-01-06
After 48 years together, the United Kingdom and the European Union are officially apart. So how's it going so far?

Russian base targeted in NE Syria: report
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-06
TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Syrian Kurdish sources claim that a Russian base near the Syria-Turkey border in Al-Hasakah countryside has been targeted.

Brexit: Britain leaves the EU, and workers bear the burden
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2021-01-06
Brexit — the rupture between Britain and the European Union — was completed at midnight, Dec. 31. In a 2016 referendum, in a xenophobic, racist vote fueled by dreams of a withered and long-passed imperial glory, British voters narrowly supported a proposal to leave the European Union. Only 51.9% of . . . | Continue reading Brexit: Britain leaves the EU, and workers bear the burden at Workers.org

Al-Attiyah, Price win 3rd stage of Dakar Rally
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Sports Desk Jan 5 (efe-epa).- Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Gazoo Racing) and Australia's Toby Price (Red Bull KTM) in cars and motorbikes, respectively, won the third stage of the Dakar Rally, but even with two victories under their wheels they failed to lead the general standings, on a bad day for Spain's Carlos Sainz, who …

Kiev says Belarusian KGB chief allegedly recorded plotting to blow up Ukraine-based journalist Sheremet, later killed in car bomb
rt.com | 2021-01-05
Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs has acknowledged recordings in which agents of Belarus' KGB security service allegedly planned the assassination of Kiev-based journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died in an explosion in 2016. | In comments to UK state broadcaster BBC on Monday, the ministry's spokesman Artem Shevchenko said that the release of a 24-minute tape, reportedly capturing a plot to kill the reporter, supports Kiev's version of events. | Published by the Brussels-based EUobserver news site, the recording is said to have been taken from a bug placed in 2012 in the Minsk office of Vadim Zaitsev, who wa…

Full Spectrum Dominance: UN General Assembly Voting Reveals the Truth
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The final most important UN General Assembly resolutions were just voted on in December, and, the voting is incredibly significant. The United States (and Israel or Ukraine) opposed almost every constructive resolution just adopted. It is truly shameful, and although | …

"We have fewer rights than animals": The unbearable life in the Greek refugee camp Kara Tepe
wsws.org | 2021-01-05
Anyone wanting to gauge the criminal character of European governments and the European Union (EU) must look to Kara Tepe, the temporary camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

'Restrict contact to absolute minimum': Merkel extends German national lockdown until at least end January
rt.com | 2021-01-05
Germans will have to limit contacts to a "minimum," Chancellor Angela Merkel said, as she announced that the national Covid-19 lockdown is being both toughened and extended until the end of January, amid soaring infection numbers. | "We need to restrict contact more strictly… We ask all citizens to restrict contact to the absolute minimum," Merkel told journalists on Tuesday. | Shops, bars, and restaurants in Germany, as well as schools, will remain shut at least until the end of January, Merkel announced, following a video conference with the leaders of the country's 16 federal states. The government is aim…

Calls for PROBE as Germany's apparent failure to pre-order enough vaccines sparks rift within Merkel's govt coalition
rt.com | 2021-01-05
The bumpy start of Germany's vaccination campaign against Covid has sowed discord within Angela Merkel's coalition, as her party partners demand answers from her health minister and call for a special investigative commission. | Germany's mass vaccination against Covid-19 began just days ago but is already marred by Berlin's and the EU's failures, according to its critics. Of all issues with the Pfizer jab's distribution, the apparent lack of doses at hand has raised the most questions. | On Monday, the German Health Minister Jens Spahn was confronted with a four-page questionnaire on the vaccination campaign…

Investigation launched as 2 people die in Norway nursing home days after receiving Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
rt.com | 2021-01-05
The Norwegian Medicines Agency has announced that two nursing home residents passed away days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, and that an investigation has been launched into the deaths. | "We have to assess whether the vaccine is the cause of death, or if it is a coincidence that it happened soon after vaccination," Medical Director Steiner Madsen said in a statement about the deaths. | He also noted that, because people of advanced age are receiving the vacci…

'Sooner than expected & DIFFERENT vaccine': Dutch PM explains Netherlands caught off guard by Pfizer jab approval amid criticism
rt.com | 2021-01-05
Dutch premier Mark Rutte has admitted his government wasn't ready to work with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine "so soon" and was preparing for an entirely "different" jab as he comes under fire over a delayed vaccination campaign. | Two weeks after the start of the EU-wide vaccination campaign, not a single person has received the jab in the Netherlands, the last EU state to launch its immunization effort. The first Dutch national is expected to receive a vaccine on Wednesday. | Some 288,000 vaccine doses have been delivered to the Dutch central storage site as of Tuesday. Unlike neighboring Germany, the Netherlan…

The UK is Out of the EU, But the Balance of Power in Europe has Tipped Permanently Against It
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-05
The view from the top of the Western Heights, the great fortified hill overlooking Dover, has the advantage of taking in many of the key features shaping life in Britain in the age of Brexit and Covid-19. The most important of these is the proximity of the French coast, glittering on the horizon 22 miles away, a fact of geography that will continue to determine what happens in Britain more than any trade deal or withdrawal agreement with the EU.

Pulmonary Embolism Prevalence Among Patients With COPD With Acutely Worsening Respiratory Symptoms
Couturaud F, Bertoletti L, Pastre J, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-05
This cross-sectional study characterizes the prevalence of pulmonary embolism defined by a uniform diagnostic algorithm in patients in France with COPD hospitalized with acutely worsening respiratory symptoms.

Incorrect Data in Table and in Results Section
jamanetwork.com | 2021-01-05
In the Research Letter entitled "Incidence of Malformations After Early Pregnancy Exposure to Modafinil in Sweden and Norway," published in the September 1, 2020, issue of JAMA, there were incorrect data in the Table and in the Results section. In the Table, third row from the bottom, "Psychoanaleptics (ATC code N06)h," the data should be "41 (30.9)" in the "Exposed to modafinil" column. In the last row, same column, the data should be "3 (2.3)." In the Results section, second paragraph, second sentence, the last part of the sentence should be "resulting in a prevalence rate of 2.3% and a crude risk ratio of 1.06…

Iran's decision to raise uranium enrichment level is expected, say Russia, China
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
Iran announced on Monday that it has started enriching uranium to up to 20% as per the law passed by its parliament in November and according to the provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal…

Germany to extend lockdown; UK announces aid package; Belgium rates fall
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Madrid Desk, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- German authorities on Tuesday will extend current lockdown measures until the end of the month, while the British finance minister unveiled a multi-billion pound scheme to help ailing businesses following the prime minister's announcement of a return to a national lockdown. As rates continue to rise in several neighboring countries, …

Iran's 20% uranium enrichment not a violation of NPT: Russia
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-05
TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry showed a reaction to Iran's enrichment of uranium up to 20 percent, stating that Iran's 20% enrichment of uranium is not a violation of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Armenian economic, trade delegation to visit Iran next month
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-05
TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — A high-level delegation from the public and private sectors, headed by the Armenian Minister of Economy, will travel to Tehran early next month to advance trade and economic goals, announced an Iranian official at TPO.

'Better than Neil Armstrong' wins at Italian filmfest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-05
TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Better than Neil Armstrong' has won two awards at the sixth edition of Via Dei Corti film festival in Italy.

US creates chaos in international relations: Russia
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-05
Tehran, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the United States has created chaos in international relations by its norm-breaking actions.

'20% enrichment no violation of Iran's intl. obligations'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-05
TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — The Chairman of the Russian Friendship Society with Arab Countries believes that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not violated any of its international obligations by achieving 20% uranium enrichment.

How an Austrian and British Malthusian Brainwashed a Generation of Americans
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The creation of false opposites has been a long-standing obstacle to human progress. | From the ancient pleasure-seeking Epicureans who argued against the logic-heavy Stoics of ancient Rome to the war of "salvation through faith vs works" that schismed western Christianity, …

Strikes spread across Spain as anger mounts at COVID-19 herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
Workers' struggles erupted in Spain in December, anticipating an intensification of the class struggle across Europe as a winter of death opens in the new year.

Europe considers extending restrictions amid rising covid-19 infection rates
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Madrid Desk Jan 4 (efe-epa).- The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to peak in several European countries, such as Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy, although experts warn that the true impact of social gatherings during the holiday period is yet to be truly felt. BELGIUM Belgian authorities will convene on Friday to …

Venezuela Denounces Obstacles To Access COVID-19 Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday denounced the blocking of resources by international banks and western nations against the country to prevent the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines, noting the moves are in line with the U.S. unilateral sanctions. | RELATED: | Venezuela Announces Return of 7+7 Quarantine | The Venezuelan assets to buy COVID-19 vaccines "have been stolen and frozen by the U.K, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S.," Maduro pointed out, recalling that his administration has ma…

Head of Ukrainian doctors' group accuses government of 'lying' over refusal to register Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine
rt.com | 2021-01-04
A row in Kiev over the government's decision not to register a Russian-made coronavirus jab has worsened, with one of the country's most senior doctors saying officials are not being straight about the reasons behind the move. | Sergey Kravchenko, the head of the National Medical Chamber of Ukraine, a public organization representing doctors, rubbished claims that Kiev could approve vaccines only once they had completed phase-three trials. Writing on Facebook on Sunday, he said it was "a lie [from health officials] that it is impossible to register the Sputnik V vaccine." | The World Health Organization, he sa…

Hopes and sacrifices: Refugees share why they risked everything to reach the UK
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-04
People who have risked their lives by trying to cross from France to Britain have told the PA news agency how they faced violence, enslavement and were threatened at gunpoint. | Men, women and children have been charged thousands of pounds for spaces aboard tiny boats that are often unseaworthy and dangerous while others have stowed away in lorries. | Many have fled warzones and have experienced violence and torture as they travelled thousands of miles from their home countries in search of safety. | Over the course of 2020, the PA news agency sought to give voice to people who have crossed the English Channel in…

Google Employees and Other Alphabet Units Form a Union
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Employees of U.S. tech company Google and other units of its parent company Alphabet announced Monday the creation of a union, intensifying a period of activism targeting the Silicon Valley giants. | According to a statement, the Alphabet Workers Union, affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, aims to represent well-paid workers in the tech sector and temporary employees and contractors. | RELATED: | France Fines Google $120M and Amazon $42M for Placing Cookies | The…

Putin opens door to 'vaccine passports' for international travel as growing number of Russians get Covid-19 jab
rt.com | 2021-01-04
The Russian government will consider developing and distributing new documents for those who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, in an effort to cut risks associated with international travel. | In a series of instructions to officials, published at the end of 2020, President Vladimir Putin ordered policymakers "to consider issuing certificates to people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 infections using Russian vaccines… for the purpose of enabling citizens to travel across the borders of the Russian Federation and those of other countries." | Russia's Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has be…

St. Petersburg registers more single-day Covid-19 cases than Moscow for first time, just as city's bars & restaurants reopen
rt.com | 2021-01-04
Russia's second city has passed a grim landmark in the country's fight against coronavirus, with St. Petersburg registering more positive tests than the capital for the first time since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. | On Monday, authorities in the Baltic Sea city reported 3,657 new cases of Covid-19, compared to 3,591 in Moscow. The figure in Europe's largest city is the lowest since early October, and has declined in recent days as the overall national case count has tailed off. St Petersburg, however, has seen its numbers remain relatively constant. | The news comes on the same day bars and resta…

Health authorities on alert after nurse DIES following vaccination with Pfizer's Covid-19 shot in Portugal
rt.com | 2021-01-04
Health authorities in Portugal are investigating the sudden death of a pediatric surgery assistant in Porto, who was reportedly in "perfect health" when she received the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus. | Identified on Monday as Sonia Azevedo, 41, the mother of two worked as a surgical assistant at the Instituto Portugues de Oncologia (IPO), an oncology hospital in Porto. She was among the 538 healthcare workers at IPO who received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last Wednesday. Azevedo had dinner with her family on New Year's Eve, and was found dead in bed the following morning. | "Ms A…

Danish govt backs delaying 2nd dose of Covid-19 vaccine like UK, despite safety concerns from Pfizer
rt.com | 2021-01-04
Denmark will follow the UK in delaying administering second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 jab beyond the recommended 21-day period, despite safety warnings from the manufacturer against altering the vaccine regimen. | On Monday, the director of the Danish National Board of Health, Søren Brostrøm, told the news agency Ritzau it had updated its guidance so Danes could be given their second shot of the two-part inoculation up to six weeks after the first dose. | However, Brostrøm added that second doses of the Pfizer vaccine should still be given three to four weeks after the first, w…

'Those with faith in Christ shouldn't fear death from Covid-19:' Russian Orthodox bishop shares 'optimistic' message for 2021
rt.com | 2021-01-04
With the coronavirus pandemic still looming large as we enter the new year, one Orthodox bishop has sought to put it all into perspective with a cheery message of hope for his followers, and for people across the world. | The head of the Ekaterinburg diocese, in Russia's Ural region, Metropolitan Evgeny, told local news site E1 that "the most frequently mentioned words in 2020 were 'disease,' 'virus,' and 'pandemic.' They have been said probably just as often as, in 1941, 'Germans,' 'fascists,' and 'war' were." | According to him, at that time, former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and the Orthodox Church teamed…

Open Arms Lands Eritrean Migrants in Sicily
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
The Italian authorities on Monday allowed the Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms to dock in Porto Empedocle in Sicily to disembark the 265 sub-Saharan migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea a few days ago. | RELATED: | Italy Authorizes Open Arms To Disembark 150 Migrants in Palermo | Among those saved are 63 minors, six babies under three years of age, and 14 women, one of whom is in the ninth month of pregnancy. | Doctors from the Office of Maritime Health (USMA…

Worldwide Activists Back UK Verdict Against Assange's Extradition
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Human rights defenders, social activists, and political figures worldwide Monday reacted with joy to the United Kingdom Criminal Court's refusal to extradite Australian journalist Julian Assange to the U.S. | RELATED: | UK Judge Rules Against Extradition of Assange To US | Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who denied the extradition on health grounds and high risk of Assange committing suicide, "accepted all the U.S. persecution motives," Former Consul of Ecuador in the U.K. Fidel Narvaez condemne…

UK Judge Blocks Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-04
A judge in the United Kingdom has blocked an extradition request from the U.S. to transport Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to face espionage charges. | Judge Vanessa Baraitser of the Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled on Monday that Assange cannot be justly extradited, citing his mental health and the possibility he may attempt suicide. | U.S. authorities are seeking to charge Assange over his role i…

Opening of schools in Germany based on deliberate lies and deception
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
The criminality with which the campaign to open schools has been conducted was recently demonstrated by the deliberate suppression of a study from Hamburg showing massive outbreaks were taking place within schools in Germany.

This week in history: January 4-10
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
25 years ago: First atoms of antimatter created On January 4, 1996, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) announced that a team of German and Italian scientists created the first complete atoms of antimatter, in an experiment carried out the previous September. Results were not made public until an independent check confirmed the findings. Professor Walter Oelert and an international team from Jàºlich IKP-KFA, Erlangen-Nuernberg University, GSI Darmstadt and Genoa University succeeded for the first time in history in synthesizing atoms of antimatter from their constituent antiparticles.

Coronavirus vaccines roll out across EU, although too slowly for some
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Madrid Desk, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Coronavirus vaccines were being rolled out across the European Union, although some countries are facing criticism that the distribution and administration of the jabs is taking too long. FRANCE French President, Emmanuel Macron, will lead a special government meeting on Monday to assess delays in the coronavirus vaccination campaign and …

BREXIT: What Was Really Negotiated?
Alexander Atanasov | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-04
The United Kingdom has failed to sign a beneficial new trade agreement with the European Union. The future trade and political relations between the two sides will not serve any of the goals of the UK that are either rational or that fulfill the populist policies that exiting the EU was supposed to achieve. The…

Brazil to Import 2 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Sunday authorized the "exceptional import" of 2 million doses of the vaccine produced by Oxford University and the United Kingdom-based laboratory AstraZeneca. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Rejects Welfare Reform in Brasil | The doses that will arrive in the country in the next days will not be supplied to the entire population. The immunizer will be used in emergencies, such as patients at high risk of dying due to the disease. | …

Iran, Russia preparing meeting on coronavirus vaccines: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said that Iran and Russia are preparing a personal meeting on cooperation in producing vaccines against the coronavirus.

Iran's nuclear program fully transparent, verifiable
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna noted that Iran's nuclear program is fully transparent and verifiable.

EU reacts to increase of uranium enrichment level in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — The European Union (EU) has reacted to Iran's decision to increase its uranium enrichment level, which was recently reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Iran, Russia & Turkey cooperating to push US aside
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A Zionist newspaper wrote in a report that Iran, Turkey, and Russia are cooperating with one another against the influence and presence of the US in the region.

Russian official warns increased ISIL movements in Syria
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — A Russian official noted that ISIL movements in east of Euphrates in Syria have increased significantly and termed areas outside control of Damascus as "tense" regions.

Anti-Muslim Polish duo plotted to 'BOMB MOSQUE' and 'POISON' people after writing Breivik-like manifesto against Islam
rt.com | 2021-01-04
State prosecutors in Poland charged two men with conspiring to attack a mosque with explosives. The suspects are also accused of planning poisonings, while one wrote a manifesto on the need to "exterminate religious groups." | The two men were arrested in November 2019, the day before a large nationalist march in Warsaw. Police seized guns, drugs, explosives and chemicals, and an investigation began. At the time of their arrest, the men were already under investigation for alleged…