2022-06-26: News Headlines

Abdul Rahman (2022-06-26). Europe dumps its climate commitments after facing shortage of Russian gas. peoplesdispatch.org The quick shift by rich European countries to "dirty" energy sources such as coal instead of managing demands raises serious concerns about the fate of global climate action and the future of the environmental movement…

Staff (2022-06-26). Europa se acerca a Irán como parte de sus intentos de aislar a Rusia, asegura Charles Michel. cubadebate.cu El jefe del organismo europeo comentó la visita al país persa del alto representante de la UE para Asuntos Exteriores y Política de Seguridad, Josep Borrell, que se reunió con el ministro iraní de Exteriores, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, como parte de los esfuerzos por reactivar y llevar a efecto el pacto nuclear iraní.

Staff (2022-06-26). La Unión Europea importa más petróleo ruso, según Bloomberg. cubadebate.cu Europa ha incrementado la cantidad del petróleo importado desde Rusia, reportó Bloomberg tras recopilar los datos de rastreo de los buques petroleros. Pese al embargo acordado por el bloque hace menos de un mes, las refinerías del continente recibieron la semana pasada 1,84 millones de barriles diarios de crudo ruso.

____ (2022-06-26). At least 2 killed in Il-76 plane crash in Russia. ecns.cn At least two people were killed and five others injured after an Il-76 transport plane crashed in Russia's western region of Ryazan early Friday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As immunity wanes for many vaccinated adults and omicron and its subvariants continue to circulate, it seems that just about everyone knows someone with a case of COVID-19. The steady increase in COVID-19 infections is due to changing, highly contagious variants, explains Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. Dr. Poland says it's still important to take the precaution of mask-wearing in public areas, even if you have…

Editor2 (2022-06-25). Minsk Deal was Used to Buy Time — Ukraine's Poroshenko. orinocotribune.com Petro Poroshenko said the Minsk agreements "meant nothing" and claimed credit for giving Kiev enough time to militarize | Petro Poroshenko has admitted that the 2015 ceasefire in Donbass, which he negotiated with Russia, France and Germany as president of Ukraine, was merely a distraction intended to buy time for Kiev to rebuild its military. | He made the comments in interviews with several news outlets this week, including Germany's Deutsche Welle television and the Ukrainian branch of the US state-run Radio Free Europe. Poroshenko also defended his record as president between 2014 and 2019. | "We had achieved…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-25). Au Coeur du Donbass bombardé. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Western Media and Politicians Prefer to Ignore the Truth about Civilians Killed in Donetsk Shelling/By Eva Bartlett Russian Ops in Ukraine (June 24, 2022): Russian Encirclement Closes on Ukrainian Forces &#1 ; YouTube…

Manlio Dinucci (2022-06-25). Terrapiattismo geopolitico dell'Italia. globalresearch.ca L'Italia, mentre chiede a Washington di essere ammessa alla Five Eyes, la più potente alleanza spionistica mondiale a guida Usa, boicotta il Forum economico internazionale di San Pietroburgo a scapito dei propri interessi nazionali. | Due eventi — uno a Occidente …

Amarynth (2022-06-25). The BRICS+ show themselves as an alternative to the current international financial system, but still with caution. thesaker.is By Guilherme Wilbert for the Saker Blog Since the beginning of Operation Z in Ukraine, unfortunately interpreted as an invasion or an occupation of Ukrainian territory by the Russians, realpolitik…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-25). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 25, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck Megateks zinc plant facilities in Konstantinovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Vozdvizhenka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Ukrainsk with high-precision missiles; | On June 25, 780 AFU members were killed and 21 military vehicles were destroyed by Russian forces, according to the Russian MOD; | Russian air defense systems shot down 21 Ukrainian drones near Popasnaya,…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-25). The UK is Doing Its Best to Stir a Food Crisis While Pinning the Blame on Russia/ By Ekaterina Blinova. marktaliano.net By Ekaterina Blunova — Samizdat — 24.06.2022 Original Link Here: The UK is Doing Its Best to Stir a Food Crisis While Pinning the Blame on Russia ´ Aletho News Russia's special operation in Ukraine may cause a two-year global food crisis even if the standoff ends tomorrow, The Telegraph claims, citing Western officials. They insist that exporting grain …

Editor (2022-06-25). Why Sanctions Always Fail. scheerpost.com By Andrew Cockburn / Early in the Ukraine war, President Biden boasted on twitter that thanks to "unprecedented" sanctions, the "Russian economy is on track to be cut in half" and the ruble had been reduced to "rubble." All instruments of economic warfare had been deployed against Ukraine's invader, from the freezing of central bank reserves to sanctions on Russian cats. Today, the cats may be still at home, but the ruble is at a seven year high, Russian interest and inflation rates are headed downwards, and industrial pro…

Scorinoco (2022-06-25). Building the 'New Three Rings': China's Choice in the Face of Possible Complete Decoupling. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not generally publish articles that are over 10 days old. However, in this case an exception is being made, as the subject matter of the following piece is very important and pertinent. | By Cheng Yawen — Jun 2, 2022 | Since the beginning of the 2018 US-China trade war, Western countries have sought to decouple from China in terms of economic, technological, and people-to-people exchanges. The recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict marks the end of the US-led globalization wave. Facing the possibility of full decoupling by the West in the future, China urgently needs to make…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-25). New Military Aid Package From US To Ukraine: Four More HIMARS Included. southfront.org On June 23, US President Biden signed a new $4 million aid package for Ukraine that includes more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), patrol boats, and tactical vehicles. This was the 13th such outlay this year. | On the same day, Ukrainian officials confirmed that they had received the first HIMARS delivery as part of the previous aid package which was announced on June 1. 4 HIMARS are already in service with the AFU. | The $4 million weapons package includes: | Four more HIM…

Ramzy Baroud (2022-06-25). 'Not a Justification but a Provocation': Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia-Ukraine War. commondreams.org Chomsky believes that the main 'background' of this war, a factor that is missing in mainstream media coverage, is "NATO expansion."

Anonymous669 (2022-06-25). Ukraine Releases First Footage Of HIMARS Rocket Launchers In Action. southfront.org U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Ramirez, a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS/HIMARS) crewmember, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS), raises a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, to simulate accuracy of live rounds, at Fort A.P. Hill Landing Zone, Virginia, July 20, 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Daniel J. Alkana, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Pfc. Daniel Alkana) | On June 25, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense released a video showing M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers re…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-25). Russian Army Is Using GLONASS-Guided Artillery Rockets Against Kiev Forces. southfront.org Guided projectiles of multiple launch rocket system "Tornado-S" | © Press Service of the State Corporation Rostec. | The Russian military has been using 9M54-series precision-guided artillery rockets against Kiev forces, Russian sources reported on June 25. | The first use of the precision-guided artillery rockets was reported in the early days of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. The most recent strike with the rockets was on June 22. The target was positions of Kiev forces near Donetsk city…

Staff (2022-06-25). Ukraine claims being targeted with missiles from Belarus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — A Ukrainian military official on Saturday claimed that a large-scale missile strike had been launched from inside Belarus into Ukraine's Zhytomyr region.

WSWS (2022-06-25). US doubles long-range missile shipments to Ukraine in war with Russia. wsws.org Amid a series of disastrous battlefield setbacks, the US and NATO continue to expand their involvement in the war against Russia.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-25). Knock, Knock: Russian Ka-52 Helicopter Destroys Ukrainian Military Position With LMUR Missile. southfront.org The LMUR missile at in the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021. Source: the Analytical Network News Agency (ANNA). | On June 25, Russian sources shared a video showing a strike by a Ka-52 attack helicopter on a position where Ukrainian troops were holding out. | The attack helicopter targeted the position with the LMUR [Lightweight Multifunction Missile], also known as the Izdeliye 305. The missile scored a direct hit on the position, impacting the front door with high precision.

_____ (2022-06-25). Alternatives to a world at war divided in two. popularresistance.org The withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan marked the end of an era: the Global War on Terror. Back in 2018, the Trump administration announced that the entire US effort would be directed at preventing Russia and China from consolidating as world powers. That idea of multipolarity — of a world with several poles developing and cooperating in peace — had to be destroyed to secure US global domination. We can also not forget that the announcement of the new US strategy came hand in hand with its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key agreement of Gorbachev and Rea…

John Catalinotto (2022-06-25). Antiwar protest planned for NATO Summit in Madrid — WW commentary. workers.org The most aggressive and powerful military alliance in the history of humanity, NATO is holding a summit June 29-30 in Madrid to plan its next confrontations with Russia and China — and to reinforce its domination of the world, despite contradictions within the imperialist camp. In opposition to these plans, . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-25). Spain's Morenoite CRT works to trap anti-war sentiment behind pro-war Podemos government. wsws.org As opposition mounts to the US-NATO war on Russia before next week's NATO summit in Madrid, pseudo-left groups are seeking to promote Spain's ruling Podemos party.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-25). US Commander Says Russia and China's Partnership Means US Must Prepare for Attack on Guam. news.antiwar.com The head of US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) on Friday Adm. John Aquilino said China's actions mean the US should spend more money on building up Guam's defenses. INDOPACOM is seeking additional funds for a program known as the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, and part of the plan is to buildup US military facilities in Guam. | "Guam has a 360-degree threat, so our ability to defend it and to be able to…

Amarynth (2022-06-25). French vote shows the undemocratic rot of the pan-European project 1/2. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV France's election season finally got interesting, but only marginally. Even though his brutal repression of the Yellow Vests should disqualify him from being…

_____ (2022-06-25). US Prepares to Oust Erdogan. journal-neo.org After Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially announced his intention to run in the upcoming 2023 presidential elections in Turkey, the current White House administration gave a clear signal to its Western "allies" to intensify the campaign against the current Turkish leader and prepare measures to oust him. Although there is no talk of a coup d'état …

Editor (2022-06-25). Inflation Sparks Global Wave of Protests for Higher Pay, Aid. scheerpost.com By Aya Batrawy / AP Rising food costs. Soaring fuel bills. Wages that are not keeping pace. Inflation is plundering people's wallets, sparking a wave of protests and workers' strikes around the world. This week alone saw protests by the political opposition in Pakistan, nurses in Zimbabwe, unionized workers in Belgium, railway workers in Britain, Indigenous people in Ecuador, hundreds …

Anonymous103 (2022-06-25). Is Medvedev 'Too Harsh' Thinking Russia Shouldn't Extend Treaties With The West? southfront.org Dmitry MedvedevDespite Russia's genuinely honorable intentions, in the eyes of the ever-belligerent political West, this proved to be exactly what Medvedev said &#1 ; a weakness. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | On Monday, Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev stated there was no point in having arms reduction talks with the United States unless the declining power changes its bellicose behavior. Russia and the US, the world's most powe…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-25). Military Situation In Syria On June 25, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On June 25, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On June 25, two SDF members were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen near the town of Markada; | On June 24, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar; | On June 24, the SDF arrested an alleged ISIS commander in the Busairah area; | On June 24, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in th…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-25). MFA Spox Zakharova: Global Food Security & Upcoming Hunger. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Global Planned Financial Tsunami Has Just Begun &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization The UK is Doing Its Best to Stir a Food Crisis While Pinning the Blame on Russia/ By Ekaterina Blinova…

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-06-25). Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity. globalresearch.ca World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on "the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions". The "climate emergency" is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning "the real crisis", namely the Covid-19 "plandemic".

Gavin O'Reilly (2022-06-25). Victoria electoral de Gustavo Petro: øRumbo a un cambio de régimen en Colombia? globalizacion.ca La victoria de Gustavo Petro en las elecciones presidenciales de Colombia del domingo, que marca la primera vez que Bogotá elige a un jefe de estado de izquierda, no fue el único evento geopolítico de gran alcance que tuvo lugar…

____ (2022-06-25). VIDEO: Four killed in Russian military plane crash. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — The death toll rose to four after an Il-76 military transport aircraft crashed in Russia's western region of Ryazan early Friday. Five others were hospitalized following the crash.

WSWS (2022-06-25). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government bans walkout as Ryanair workers strike across Europe. wsws.org Airline workers are a strategic, section of the working population whose mobilisation points to the vast social and industrial power of the international working class.

Staff (2022-06-25). Iran, Turkey universities ink MoU on future cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Iran's Razi University and Turkey's Ataturk University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Manlio Dinucci (2022-06-25). How to Destroy Russia. 2019 Rand Corporation Report: "Overextending and Unbalancing Russia" globalresearch.ca Force the adversary to expand recklessly in order to unbalance him, and then destroy him. This is not the description of a judo hold, but a plan against Russia elaborated by the Rand Corporation, the most influential think tank in the USA.

WSWS (2022-06-25). Australian defence minister cajoles India over Russia and China. wsws.org While insisting that he was not "lecturing" India, Marles called on the Indian government of Narendra Modi to align against Moscow as well as Beijing.

Staff (2022-06-25). Iran to dispatch representatives to Quran Contest in Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Iran will send two representatives to a Quranic competition in neighboring Turkey.

TeleSUR, ysm, MER (2022-06-25). Ferroviarios franceses convocan a huelga por mejora salarial. telesurtv.net Representantes sindicales indicaron que desde el 2014 no se ha realizado un aumento general de salarios en la compañía.

Staff (2022-06-25). Iran remedial measures response to JCPOA violations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — The top Iranian security official has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief that Iran's nuclear steps away from the JCPOA was a response to the US exit and Europe's company with the continued US violations.

____ (2022-06-25). No direct talks to take place between Iran, US in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said that no direct talks will take place between Iran and the United States in Austrian capital of Vienna.

Staff (2022-06-25). Iran, Turkey discuss developing coop. in tourism field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — The Director-General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Tehran Provine said that a meeting was held with Turkey's Batman province to develop tourism cooperation.

WSWS (2022-06-25). Eighty-one years after the war of annihilation: German Chancellor Scholz makes new war threats against Russia. wsws.org In his June 22 statement, Social Democratic Chancellor Olaf Scholz did not mention the anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union or the German crimes. The reason for this is as simple as it is threatening.

Staff (2022-06-25). Iran, Turkey to further enhance tourism ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Iran and Turkey have held a meeting in a bid to further boost tourism ties, Parham Janfeshan who is tourism chief of Tehran province said.

Staff (2022-06-24). Canary Islands: Spain to boost NATO Eurofighter fleet to 90. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsJune 23, 2022 Spain finalizes $2.1 billion deal for 20 Eurofighters to replace old F-18s Spain is set to receive 20 Eurofighter jets to replace a batch of F-18s the country's air force operates from the Canary Islands, according to Airbus Defence and Space, the largest company of the industry consortium making the aircraft. …

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