Daily Archives: June 14, 2022

2022-06-14: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-14). Ukraine Admits Russia Is Winning in the Donbas in Plea for More Weapons. news.antiwar.com In recent weeks, Ukrainian officials have been more candid about their losses on the battlefield as they plead with the US and other Western nations to send more arms. Ukrainian officials "In this war, the victory will be with the side that has more and better weapons. And, if Ukraine doesn't obtain enough weapons in time, it will b…

WSWS (2022-06-14). The economic and geostrategic significance of the Black Sea region and the imperialist proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. wsws.org Gaining direct access to the resources of the former Soviet Union, which had been closed off to imperialism for seven decades following the 1917 October Revolution, has been a major goal of the imperialist powers for decades.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-14). Pentagon Says Ukraine Will Survive and the US Will Arm It for Years to Come. news.antiwar.com On Monday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks "I think what we can assure ourselves today is that there will be a country called Ukraine. It will be a sovereign country and that country will have a military that will need to defend it," Hicks said at the Defense One Tech Summit. | "And so as we look ahead, we're thinking thro…

Andrew Korybko (2022-06-14). Ukraine is Blackmailing the Global South by Officially Demanding Weapons for Wheat. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; Jun 8, 2022 | The so-called "deadlock" over resolving the global food crisis is just as artificially manufactured as its origins since Kiev has now officially declared that it won't resume wheat exports by sea to the Global South unless it receives anti-ship missiles first. | Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar

Staff (2022-06-14). German chancellor vows to supply Ukraine modern weapons, defend "every inch of NATO territory" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyJune 14, 2022 Scholz Again Promised To Supply Ukraine With Most Modern Weapons German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed Berlin's commitment to supply Ukraine with modern weapons.DW writes about this, European Pravda reports. "It is clear that Ukraine needs additional weapons for its defense," Scholz said, adding that Germany has been supplying Ukraine with …

Ann Brown (2022-06-14). Former Ukrainian Heavyweight Champion Puts Out Video Against Roy Jones Jr. Over Russian Ties. moguldom.com Black American boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. is being called out by former Ukrainian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko over Jones' strong ties to Russia. On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine, and since then, a total of 3,153 civilians have been killed, the U.N.'s Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement …

Alexander Rubinstein (2022-06-14). FBI: Ukraine Fighter and US Fugitive Craig Lang Armed by Colombia To Overthrow Venezuela Gov't. mintpressnews.com Lang, who is wanted for two murders in the United States, was "able to obtain firearms from law enforcement in Bogota" to fight Venezuela's government.

Elliott Wallace (2022-06-14). U.S. sends new round of weapons to Ukraine. america.cgtn.com The United States has pledged a further round of weapons for Ukraine this month, the 11th such drawdown of equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense since August 2021.

Staff (2022-06-14). NATO twists Sweden's arm over Turkish diktat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsJune 14, 2022 Amid NATO bid, Sweden vows tougher anti-terror laws Sweden takes Turkey's terrorism concerns very seriously and will bring tougher anti-terrorism legislation into force as of July 1, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has said in a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. NATO chief held a two-day trip …

_____ (2022-06-14). Turkey Rains on NATO's Parade. popularresistance.org On May 18, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a Norwegian named Jen Stoltenberg, stood on a stage, flanked by the ambassadors to NATO of Finland and Sweden, Klaus Korhonen and Axel Wernhoff, respectively. | It was one of those made-for-television moments that politicians dream of — a time of high drama, where the ostensible forces of good are faced off against the relentless assault of evil, which necessitates the intervention of like-minded friends and allies to help tip the scales of geopolitical justice toward those who embrace liberty over tyranny. | A happy ending? Not so…

Staff (2022-06-14). Central Command chief visits NATO partners Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Central CommandJune 14, 2022 U.S. CENTCOM Commander meets with Uzbekistan's Defense Officials Today, I [Central Command chief General Erik Kurilla] had a great series of engagements here in Tashkent, with President Mirziyoyev, General-Lieutenant Makhmudov, General Lieutenant Qurbonov, General Major Khalmuhamedov, and the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan. These were …

Jason Ditz (2022-06-14). Iran: Nuclear Activities Are Fully Reversible. news.antiwar.com Last week's IAEA meeting culminated with an anti-Iran resolution. Iran retaliated by announcing increases in enrichment activities, and removing some IAEA cameras. This was condemned by the US and European nations. | Iran has issued a statement now pointing out that all of these activities That is roughly in keeping with now Iran has acted si…

Editor (2022-06-14). Intellectual prostitutes call critics foreign agents, useful idiots. mronline.org A military funded academic, working at a school launched by Condoleezza Rice, claims leftist and anti-war journalists engage in Russian disinformation. His report doesn't provide any evidence or refute anyone's argument, but the legacy media laps it up.

Richard S. Dunn (2022-06-14). New Bill That Passed House Reinvokes Old Russian Bogeyman as Pretext For More U.S. Intervention in Africa. covertactionmagazine.com Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the "Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa" Act—seems like relic from bygone era …

Staff (2022-06-14). Ashgabat seeking more gas swap to Azerbaijan, other countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Oil Minister said that Turkmenistan asked Iran to increase gas swaps to Azerbaijan and other neighboring countries.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-14). Construction of wall along Iran border nearly over: Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Turkish media has cited a report presented to the Turkish parliament as showing that Turkey has so far constructed a 1,079-kilometer-long wall along its borders with Iran and the entire construction is almost complete.

____ (2022-06-14). Iran, Croatia to expand coop. in intl. trade fairs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iran and Croatia will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of trade and economy particularly in the area of international exhibitions.

WSWS (2022-06-14). The trade unions in Germany act as wages police. wsws.org Although the cost of living is skyrocketing, the head of the IG Metall union has pledged to demand a wage increase of no more than 7 percent for the 4 million workers in the metal industry, spread over two years. That would be the biggest real wage cut since the 1930s.

____ (2022-06-14). Russia imposes sanctions on 49 Britons including journalists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Russia on Tuesday said it was blacklisting 49 UK citizens, including defense officials and prominent reporters and editors.

Staff (2022-06-14). North-South corridor to boost Tehran-Yerevan economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Saying that Armenia has good relations with the friendly country of Iran, the Armenian Prime Minister expressed hope that Armenia's economic relations with Iran will increase with the construction of the North-South corridor.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-14). àáavu≈üoƒülu invites Amir-Abdollahian to visit Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — In a phone conversation on Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu invited his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to visit Turkey in the near future.

Staff (2022-06-14). Russian envoy stresses Iran role in regional, intl. security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The Russian Ambassador to Tehran in a meeting with the Attorney General stressed Iran's role in creating security in the region and beyond and called for expanding bilateral ties in all areas.

____ (2022-06-13). EU chief vows fast reply to Kyiv on membership. ecns.cn European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the commission will provide a clear response this week to Ukraine over its quest to join the European Union.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-13). French CAESAR Howitzers In Service With Ukrainian Forces Kill Civilians In Eastern Ukraine. southfront.org The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) shared a new video showing the use of the French-made CAESAR self-propelled howitzer on the front lines in the Donbass region. | French self-propelled artillery units 155-mm CAESAR have already been in service with the AFU since April. The transfer of the CAESARs from France was claimed on April 22, 2022. Then the French president Emmanuel Macron said in an interview that he supplied Ukraine with a variety of weapons "from Milan to CAESAR," adding that Par…

Amarynth (2022-06-13). Sitrep Operation Z: The Great WalkBack. thesaker.is By Amarynth for the Saker Blog Recall: We have no idea what the Russian end-point is, except for this part of the SMO, demilitarization and denazification of the two Donbass…

Laurent Brayard (2022-06-13). Evgueny Karas, SBU agent and leader of the neo-Nazi group S 14. mronline.org Among the colorful fauna of Ukrainian neo-Nazism, and as a continuation of my work on the firm establishment of this ideology in Ukraine, here is an investigation into the S 14 group.

WSWS (2022-06-13). Germany prepares for World War III with the passage of 100 billion euro "Bundeswehr Special Fund" wsws.org The "Bundeswehr Special Fund" of more than 100 billion euros has now been agreed to by both chambers of parliament. With this, the ruling class has set into motion the biggest rearmament spiral since the fall of the Nazi regime.

Staff (2022-06-13). Turkey ready to host four-way "peace talks" with itself, UN, Ukraine, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahJune 13, 2022 Turkey ready to host 4-way Ukraine peace talks: FM àáavu≈üoƒülu Turkey is ready to host a four-way meeting including representatives from the United Nations, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey itself, Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said Saturday. The Turkish foreign minister and his Czech counterpart on Saturday discussed revitalizing peace talks between Russia …

Staff (2022-06-13). Ukraine war as backdrop: S. Korean vice chief of joint staff visits NATO military headquarters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers EuropeJune 13, 2022 Korean Vice Chief of the Joint Staff visits SHAPE Last month the Korean Vice Chief of the Joint Staffs (VCJS) Lieutenant General Jeong Hwan Park visited SHAPE and had an office call with the SHAPE Chief of Staff Admiral Ruehle and Deputy Chief of Staff Partnerships Rear Admiral …

Staff (2022-06-13). From all continents: mercenaries from 55 nations serving in Ukrainian army. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com AzertagJune 13, 2022 Volunteers from 55 countries joined the international legion in Ukraine Volunteers from 55 countries have joined the international legion created in connection with the Russian attack in Ukraine. This figure was announced at a briefing by the representative of the International Defense Legion of Ukraine Damien Magru….According to him, the legion has …

Staff (2022-06-13). China Saves Millions by Buying Cheap Oil from Russia. orinocotribune.com With the war in Ukraine and the blockade against Russia, China is buying oil cheaper than any country in the West. | After the oil embargo was imposed on Russia, the Chinese government increased its oil purchases from Russia. "Between January and May, sales of Russian crude oil to Beijing increased by approximately 40%," reported

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-13). Next 100 Days of Ukraine War. libya360.wordpress.com M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Ukrainian casualties in the conflict are running at a rate of somewhere between 600 and 1,000 a day, according to Guardian. The New York-based Council on Foreign Relations held a videoconference on May 31 titled Russia's War in Ukraine: How does it end? The president of the think tank Richard Haas chaired the panel…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-13). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine, Izyum-Severodonetsk Region, On June 13, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org The AFU in Severodonetsk were almost blockaded after Ukrainian forces blew up the last bridge between the city and Lisichansk; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the Azot plant and nearby districts in Severodonetsk city; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces were reported in the forest area west of Izyum; | Russian forces claimed control of Bohorodychne; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the Z…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-13). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 13, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russian missiles destroyed a large warehouse of foreign weapons supplied to Ukraine near the Udachnoe railway station; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Fedorovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Progress with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Volcheyarovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Lisichansk with high-precision missi…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-13). BREAKING: Head Of Donetsk People's Republic Announced Reinforcement Of Russian-Led Forces. southfront.org On June 13, Denis Pushilin, head of the Donetsk People's Republic, said that the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of populated areas in the DPR had become more frequent, in connection with which he noted the need to increase the military contingent of the Russian Federation and the DPR. He claimed that "An understanding has been reached that all the necessary additional forces of the allied forces, primarily the Russian Federation, will be involved". The head of the…

Newsclick (2022-06-13). Mapping Faultlines: The real reasons for the global food crisis. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick's Prabir Purkayastha explains the reasons behind the Global food crisis and inflation. He talks about the Ukrainian mining of the port of Odessa, the sanctions on Russia and the logistical difficulties in exporting wheat and other commodities. He also talks about the impact of fertilizer crisis.

Staff (2022-06-13). Ukraine's top commander discusses new artillery acquisition with U.S. counterpart. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineJune 13, 2022 Zaluzhny discusses supply of weapons with Milley, asks to supply more artillery systems ASAP Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny and Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley discussed the supply of arms to Ukraine and scenarios for further developments in the situation. "I once again …

Staff (2022-06-13). As Churchill said….Ukraine to raise weaponry to NATO standards in month &#1 ; DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineJune 13, 2022 Ukraine ready to transfer its weapons to NATO standards in month — Reznikov Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says that Ukrainian servicemen have mastered the artillery supplied from Western countries in just two weeks, and Ukraine itself is ready to transfer its weapons to NATO standards within a month. "As Comrade Churchill …

Anonymous103 (2022-06-13). Battle For Severodonetsk: Ukrainian Forces Doomed To Defeat In Industrial Area (Videos). southfront.org As of June 13, the fierce battle for the city of Severodonetsk continues. The recent days were marked by several incidents which confirmed the deplorable situation for the Armed Forces Of Ukraine in the city. | The AFU confirmed the loss of control over the center of Severodonetsk | Advisor to the Minister Yuri Sak in an interview with Deutsche Welle said that the situation in the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Severodonetsk is very difficult, but events are developing more intensively. The Minis…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-13). Children Killed And Wounded In Bloody Attacks By Ukrainian Forces On Donetsk (Videos). southfront.org All the central district of Donetsk were shelled by Ukrainian forces | On June 13, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) subjected the city of Donetsk to one of the most intense shelling in recent times. The shelling on residential areas began in the early morning and it continues. | One of the bloody attacks of the AFU hit the Maysky market in the city of Donetsk. Ukrainian units intentionally targeted the area of mass gathering of civilians. The Ukrainian strike hit the local market on a weekend. | Three people were kil…

Anonymous765 (2022-06-13). Kiev Loses Hope And The West Acknowledges Reality. southfront.org |

____ (2022-06-13). African Union Leaders Meet with Russian Government amid Escalating Food Crisis. transcend.org 3 Jun 2022 – The Russian special military operations in neighboring Ukraine have brought to the surface a number of persistent economic problems which have plagued the world since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that emerged during the early months of 2020.

Staff (2022-06-13). U.S., Ukraine expand program to relocate Ukrainians to Japan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsJune 13, 2022 Ukraine, U.S. envoys announce fund to integrate evacuees to Japan The Ukraine and U.S. ambassadors to Tokyo called on the Japanese public Monday to give to a newly launched fund helping Ukrainian evacuees adjust to life in Japan, including with language-learning aid. The Ukraine Evacuees Assistance Fund, established in a partnership …

WSWS (2022-06-13). Bangladeshi prime minister threatens protesting garment workers. wsws.org Recent demonstrations by garment workers are an indication of major struggles to come as the global crisis produced by the COVID pandemic and the US-led war in Ukraine against Russia impacts on Bangladesh.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-13). Ukraine to decide how much territory it gives to Russia: NATO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said at the Kultaranta Talks in Finland that aims to strengthen Ukraine's position at the negotiating table, but added that any peace deal would involve compromises, including territory.

____ (2022-06-13). Ukraine and the Risk of Geopolitical Conflict — A Reawakening to Nuclear Dangers? transcend.org 11 Jun 2022 – The risk of nuclear escalation has been subject of debate in the US. These debates reveal those who dismiss Russian references to nuclear capabilities as mere saber rattling to those who worry that if Putin finds his back to the wall in Ukraine, he may resort to tactical nuclear strikes.

WSWS (2022-06-13). UN warns war in Ukraine could amplify cost-of-living crisis. wsws.org The consequences of the war, amid the pandemic and current financial crisis, could further escalate the cost of living.

____ (2022-06-13). Why Are We Risking Nuclear War over Ukraine? Have We Gone Mad? (MUST WATCH). transcend.org Col. Richard Black (ret.), former head of the U.S. Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon and former Virginia State Senator, addresses the May 26 Schiller Institute conference.

Staff (2022-06-13). Video: "Tàºrkiye" leads 37-nation NATO war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers EuropeJune 13, 2022 Tàºrkiye Leads Exercise EFES 2022 Multinational, Large Scale Exercise #EFES2022, Tàºrkiye's visible contribution to NATO's deterrence and defence posture, has been conducted successfully with participation of more than 10 thousand personnel from 37 Allied, partner and other friendly countries.

Staff (2022-06-13). Georgia "under NATO umbrella," may follow Finland, Sweden into bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geJune 13, 2022 Parliament Speaker highlights role of NATO "umbrella" in Georgia's security Shalva Papuashvili, the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, on Monday stressed that the Georgian authorities saw the guarantee of the country's security under the NATO "umbrella". Papuashvili, who is on an official visit to Norway, made the comment while speaking of expectations …

WSWS (2022-06-13). Emails confirm pro-NATO warmonger Paul Mason works with intelligence agencies. wsws.org Mason's programme is for total war against Russia, which requires the relentless suppression of any political or journalistic organisation inconvenient to British imperialism and of anti-imperialist sentiment in the population.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-13). US Quietly Encouraging More Russian Fertilizer Deals to Ease Food Costs. news.antiwar.com The US is quietly encouraging shipping companies and agricultural companies to purchase and transport more Russian fertilizer to lower global food costs as Western sanctions have disrupted supplies, US and EU sanctions on Russia technically have exemptions for fertilizer, but the sanctions discourage shipping firms, insurance companies, and banks from doing business with Russia altogether. As a result, Russia's fertilizer exports are down 24% this year. | Citing people familiar with the matter, the Bloomberg report said the US officials wer…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-13). Military Situation In Syria On June 13, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On June 13, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 7 times: 2 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 5 &#1 ; in Aleppo province; | On June 12, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ain Issa; | On June 12, the SDF security forces arrested an ISIS commander in the Ruwaishid area; | On June 12, the SDF security forces arrested three ISIS members near al-Hawl refugee camp; | On June 12, an SAA serviceman was killed in an…

_____ (2022-06-13). Young Activists Disrupt Bonn Climate Talks To Call For Plant Based Treaty. popularresistance.org How should the global agricultural system change in order to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis? | A group of young activists believe the answer is a global shift towards plant-based diets, and they are not afraid to make their voices heard. The campaigners disrupted a meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Friday to call for a Plant Based Treaty. | "This is a do or die decade, particularly when it comes to the methane crisis," Plant Based Treaty campaigner Yael Hanna said in a press release emailed to EcoWatch. "We need an immediate and rapid shift away from animal-based foods to plant…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2022-06-13). Venezuela's Maduro Inks 20-Year Cooperation Plan with Iran Amidst Foreign Tour. venezuelanalysis.com "With our tour of Turkey, Algeria and Iran we have consolidated the deep friendships as brother peoples," said Maduro.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-06-13). Bank Records Show Haiti Is Broke Because Of Ransom Payments To France To Prevent Another War: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com Haitians paid a steep price to France for independence and were forced to make reparations for their own freedom that historians now refer to as "the greatest heist in history". The Caribbean nation has one of the most dismal economies in the world, with a per capita income of $2,916 in 2022 that ranks it …

Staff (2022-06-13). Turkey to extend troop deployment in occupied Libya. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahJune 13, 2022 Turkish Parliament to extend Libya troop mandate for 18 months The mandate to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Libya for an additional 18 months was submitted to Parliament on Monday. The mandate, signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan [noted] that the delayed elections that were initially scheduled to be …

Staff (2022-06-13). German president urges restoring draft because of "changing security architecture in the world" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com AzertagJune 13, 2022 The President of Germany expressed his support for a return to general military service German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said he supports the idea of compulsory military service in Germany. AZERTAC reports with reference to Stern that the head of state raised this controversial issue against the background of the changing …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-06-13). Report: More Than 1,000 Russians Are Practicing For Nuclear War Near Moscow. moguldom.com More than 1,000 Russian military service members are practicing for nuclear war near Moscow, holding maneuver drill exercises using 100-plus vehicles including Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, according to reports citing the Russian Defense Ministry. The exercises involve practicing "intensive manoeuvring actions on combat patrol routes" by Russia's so-called strategic missile forces, a branch of …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-13). Crisis over IAEA cameras in Iran 'hand-made': Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Russia's envoy to international organizations based in Vienna has once again criticized the Western countries for approving the recent anti-Iran resolution in the IAEA Board of Governors.

Staff (2022-06-13). Russia becomes India's second biggest oil exporter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Russia rose to become India's second biggest supplier of oil in May, pushing Saudi Arabia into third place but still behind Iraq which remains No. 1, data from trade sources showed.

WSWS (2022-06-13). Spain deports whistle-blower Mohamed Benhalima to Algeria to face execution. wsws.org Benhalima's deportation is a damning indictment of Spain's nominally "progressive" PSOE-Podemos government, and a blatant violation of international law…

____ (2022-06-13). Rebranded McDonald's restaurants reopen in Russia. ecns.cn The successor to McDonald's in Russia, "Vkusno – i tochka," which translates to "Tasty and that's it, reopened the first batch of 15 restaurants in Moscow and its suburbs on Sunday, three months after the U.S. fast-food chain ended its business in Russia.

WSWS (2022-06-13). Mélenchon vote rises in first round of French legislative elections. wsws.org The results of the first round reflect the deep and growing unpopularity of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron and the rapid growth of the class struggle in Europe.

Staff (2022-06-13). Russian FM Lavrov to visit Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed Sergei Lavrov's visit to Tehran and announced that its date is being scheduled.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-13). Nuclear powers posses 12,705 warheads: research. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Britain, China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, the United States and Russia — had 12,705 nuclear warheads in early 2022, according to estimates by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

____ (2022-06-13). Artists build giant picnic blanket in Swiss. ecns.cn A giant picnic blanket covers streets and squares during the BIGNIK art installation in the old town of St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 12, 2022.

WSWS (2022-06-13). Germany's biggest real estate company announces new round of rent increases. wsws.org The SPD-Left Party-Green Senate in Berlin bears direct responsibility for Vonovia's latest rent increase proposal.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-13). Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visits Imperial to see top research. imperial.ac.uk The President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited Imperial to meet the College's Portuguese students and staff to celebrate Day of Portugal.

Staff (2022-06-13). Kazakh president due in Tehran for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is set to pay a visit to Iran on Tuesday, the Kazakhstan president's office announced on Monday.

Sven Rohleder, Dr. Diogo Costa, Prof Kayvan Bozorgmehr (2022-06-13). [Articles] Area-level socioeconomic deprivation, non-national residency, and Covid-19 incidence: A longitudinal spatiotemporal analysis in Germany. thelancet.com Socioeconomic deprivation, and proportion of non-nationals are independently associated with the incidence of Covid-19. Regional planning of non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccination strategies would benefit from consideration of area-level deprivation and non-national residency.

Rainer Shea (2022-06-12). CIA-Backed Terrorism, 'Humanitarian' NGOs, and the Cycle of War Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jun 9, 2022 | Within Washington's current disinformation campaign targeting Russia, there are a series of traits which reflect a pattern. A pattern that becomes visible when one has studied the cycle of imperialist propaganda long enough. In the 21st century, where sanctions, online narratives, and a dynamic of reignited great-power competition define how imperialism operates, this cycle revolves around exercises in marketing which use "humanitarianism" as the selling point. A network of "human rights" organizations engage in theatrics, manufacturing dramatic stories of atrocities by the ta…

_____ (2022-06-12). Iran V UAE — 'Russia And Ukraine Gulf Edition' Coming Soon? popularresistance.org Although receiving miniscule media coverage, Thursday's announcement that Israel had deployed military infrastructure to the UAE and Bahrain in the shape of radar systems, ostensibly to counter an alleged missile threat from nearby Iran, should be a cause for concern amongst onlookers. | Coming in the same 24 hour period in which Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett paid a surprise visit to the Emirates, and in which Israeli Forces bombed Damascus International Airport, the announcement that both Abu Dhabi and Manama had agreed to host Israeli military infrastructure should be seen as the first step towards cur…

_____ (2022-06-12). Washington Starts Blame Game Over Defeat In Ukraine. popularresistance.org I do not believe for one moment that U.S. intelligence services do not know what is going on in Ukraine and in Kiev. They know that the Ukraine has lost the war and will have to sue for peace as soon as possible. | They also have told the White House that this is a case and that the whole idea of setting up the Ukraine to tickle the Russian bear was idiotic from the get go. The question now is who will take the blame for the outcome. Who can the buck be passed to? | There is always the option for politicians, as Andrei assumes is the case, to blame the intelligence and the various agencies which provide it. This…

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