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2020-12-01: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2020-12-01). Moving Past Apartheid: One-State is not Ideal Justice, but It is Just and Possible. dissidentvoice.org Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution". This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli …

WSWS (2020-12-01). Deaths mount as Spain's PSOE—Podemos government escalates assault on migrants. wsws.org At least nine migrants died last week trying to reach the Canary Islands, bringing the total deaths on the West African migration route to more than 500 this year.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-12-01). IMF Refuses to Help Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Ukraine's economic situation is getting more and more complicated. The country is going through a moment of great crisis, from which it hoped to mitigate the effects by receiving emergency financial aid from the International Monetary Fund. However, the IMF …

Peter Koenig (2020-12-01). Nuremberg Trial: 75 years Ago and What it Means Today. dissidentvoice.org On Saturday 21 November 2020 Russia celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials which started on 20 November 1945 and lasted almost a year, until 1 October 1946. The Tribunal was given the task of trying and judging 24 of the most atrocious political and military leaders of the Third Reich. …

RT (2020-12-01). Russia makes defensive missiles combat ready in Far East as recent border incursion by US forces sparked tensions. rt.com Moscow has ordered an advanced air-defense system to be readied for action on the remote Kuril Islands in the Sea of Japan, just days after claiming to have intercepted a US warship that sailed into Russian waters in the region. | Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko, the regional commander of the Air Defense Forces, personally inspected the S-300V4 missile launcher, and praised its operators' "training to act upon detection of any violation of the air borders of the Russian Federation in the Kuril Islands." | The news comes only a week after the country's navy reportedly threatened to ram the USS 'John McCain', a U…

RT (2020-12-01). Berlin warns against 'rash actions' in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks. rt.com The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. | Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members must be cautious not to jeopardize the peace process in Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely. | "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he said. | Maas was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues in which tr…

RT (2020-12-01). EU wants lion's share of fishing in 'our waters,' UK's Gove says with Brexit talks stuck on 3 issues. rt.com Senior cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that Brexit trade talks remain stalled on three main sticking points and accused the European Union of asking too much from Britain. | The talks on future ties between the EU and UK are stuck on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution, the minister told Sky. | The EU still wants to take the lion's share of the fishing in our waters — that's not fair… The EU still want us to be tied to their way of doing things. | Gove later told ITV that "it's important that the EU also lives up to its responsibilities as well." | There is a possibility that…

RT (2020-12-01). Moscow to ban state officials & military personnel from holding foreign citizenships & residence permits as part of major reform. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a new bill to ban civil servants and armed forces personnel from holding other allegiances. The measure is set to apply to around one million state employees. | They will be prohibited from holding foreign citizenships and residence permits under the plan, which has been published in the State Duma's online database. | "A soldier, a federal state civil servant, an employee of state security bodies can only be a citizen of the Russian Federation who does not have citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state or a residence permit or other document confirming the ri…

RT (2020-12-01). At least two killed, dozens injured by speeding car in pedestrian zone of Trier, Germany (VIDEO). rt.com At least two people were killed and dozens of others injured in an incident in the German town of Trier after a car plowed through a pedestrianized zone Tuesday afternoon. | Authorities have only officially confirmed two fatalities, one of whom was a baby, but German news outlets are reporting that at least four people died during the incident. | Eyewitnesses said the speeding sports utility vehicle (SUV) hit a baby stroller as it plowed through a crowd of people. | Officials have

RT (2020-12-01). Phallic statue in Bavarian mountains vanishes… just like mysterious Utah monolith. rt.com German police have launched a probe into the disappearance of a famous phallus-shaped statue on the slopes of a Bavarian mountain. And this story has uncanny echoes of that of the metal monolith discovered in Utah last week. | The two-meter-tall wooden statue had become one of the landmarks of the Grunten Mountain, south-west of Munich. The statue was marked as a "cultural monument" on Google maps, and hikers loved taking photos of themselves next to it. | But last weekend, the monument disappeared, with only a stump being left in the spot where it had been erected, Germany's Allgaeuer Zeitung newspaper report…

RT (2020-12-01). The more the merrier? Philippines orders Covid-19 vaccines from FOUR different countries. rt.com As nations around the world begin lining up for the roll-out of a range of coronavirus jabs, the Philippines has apparently decided to hedge its bets by purchasing four different vaccine brands. | The Southeast Asian country will procure Covid-19 vaccines developed by China's Sinovac, the US-German Pfizer-BioNTech partnership, the UK's AstraZeneca-Oxford University variant, as well as the jab created by Russia's Gamaleya Center, known as Sputnik V. | Read more | | The decision…

RT (2020-12-01). France threatens to seek EU-level response if hit by US sanctions over its digital tax on tech giants. rt.com France's finance minister has vowed it won't back down in the face of looming US trade sanctions in response to its digital tax on American tech giants, and said it would instantly seek a reaction from the EU if hit by tariffs.

RT (2020-12-01). Nuclear war between US & Russia more likely as Americans 'share' bombs with European NATO members — Deputy FM Ryabkov. rt.com Russia has called for the US to halt the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of NATO's European members, arguing it both violates the terms of existing treaties and makes a devastating conflict more likely to happen. | Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told a meeting sponsored by energy companies Chevron and Transneft on Monday that Moscow "hopes that the United States will stop 'sharing' nuclear weapons with its allies, and stop deploying nuclear weapons in countries that do not possess such weapons… Obviously, this leads to destabilization, in addition, new risks appear," he added, "and thi…

RT (2020-12-01). WATCH police arrest driver who plowed through pedestrians in central Trier, Germany. rt.com The moment police arrested a car driver who sped though a pedestrian area in the German town of Trier, killing at least four people and injuring several others, has been allegedly caught on video and shared online. | The clip circulating on social media appears to show three officers pinning the suspect to the ground and handcuffing him as several others secure the perimeter. | The dark grey Range Rover, which was apparently used in the attack, was also captured in the footage. The police allegedly had to ram the vehicle with a car in order to stop it. | WATCH police arrest driver who plowed through pedestrian…

RT (2020-12-01). Mysterious monolith surfaces in ROMANIA, days after similar object disappeared from Utah desert. rt.com A strange metallic monolith has been spotted in Romania just days after a similar structure was discovered in a remote Utah desert — before being removed by an unknown party. | The cryptic 13-foot (4m) object was found near an ancient fortress and archaeological site in the city of Piatra Neamt. | Photographs and videos show that the structure has a startling resemblance to a similar monolith that was discovered, but then hauled away by an unidentified group, in Utah last week. However, the Romanian monolith is decorated with a loop-like script that appears to be etched into the object's metallic veneer.

MEE staff (2020-12-01). US accuses UAE of funding Russian mercenaries in Libya. middleeasteye.net US accuses UAE of funding Russian mercenaries in Libya | A US Africa Command says Wagner Group's support of Khalifa Haftar may have been paid for by its ally the United Arab Emirates | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 13: 21 | The US Pentagon said Wagner had deployed 2,000 mercenaries in Libya to prop up Haftar's attempt to take control of Tripoli (AFP) | The United States has accused its ally the UAE of funding Russian merc…

Andrew Korybko (2020-12-01). Germany's Undiplomatic Threat to Russia, Triggers Harsh Rebukes from Moscow, Russia-Germany Relations in Crisis. globalresearch.ca The German Defense Minister's undiplomatic threat that her country must negotiate "from a position of strength" with Russia, especially regarding military issues, triggered some harsh rebukes from Moscow which aimed to remind her of how unacceptable it is for Berlin …

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #24. Silenced in Savannah: Journalist Abby Martin Challenges Georgia's BDS "Gag Law" projectcensored.org Journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin, a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that aims to end support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians, was scheduled to give a…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Attempts Being Made to Undermine Karabakh Trilateral Agreement, Azerbaijani President Aliyev Says. sputniknews.com Last month, Moscow, Yerevan, and Baku signed a joint statement on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh after a military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan hit the region.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Regulator: Permit to Build Nord Stream 2 Valid Through December, Future Permit is Being Considered. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) confirmed on Tuesday that its permit for laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in German waters is valid through December, and the request for January-April is being considered.

WSWS (2020-12-01). In Germany, dozens of students, parents and teacher representatives call for school strikes and safe education. wsws.org On Friday evening, the network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany held its largest online meeting to date.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). UK's Post-Brexit Points-Based Immigration System Comes Into Force. sputniknews.com LONDON, (Sputnik) – The UK government put into force on Tuesday a new points-based immigration system that will privilege "the brightest and the best" people from around the world, bringing to an end the Freedom of Movement Act that allowed European Union citizens to enter the UK regardless of whether or not they had a job there.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Resolution in Germany: "Close schools and day-care centres and organize safe education!" wsws.org The following statement was adopted by the Network of Action Committees for Safe Education at its meeting last Friday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). MPs ratify general outlines of counteractive plan on JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Lawmakers ratified on Tue. the general outlines of a counteractive plan for the lifting of sanctions after the failure of JCPOA's European parties to fulfill commitments and in wake of assassination of an Iranian scientist.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Retired Spanish officers appeal to the king to back a military coup. wsws.org Army and Air Force officers have sent letters to King Felipe VI and to the European parliament, asking them to support action against Spain's elected government.

WSWS (2020-12-01). Kremlin pressures Lukashenko to give up power in Belarus. wsws.org Although the Kremlin has backed Lukashenko temporarily amidst EU-backed mass protests, relations have long been tense.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). 2 killed after car ploughs into pedestrians in Trier, Germany. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — At least two people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday when a Range Rover "deliberately" crashed into victims in Trier city center in Germany.

South Front (2020-11-30). Video: War Ended but Armenia Still Suffers Losses. Azerbaijani Troops Enter Largest Armenian Gold Mine. globalresearch.ca This week, the Armenian leadership has reached an unprecedented height in its state management achievements. Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinayan and his government did not stop at the successful campaign to undermine the Armenian regional position and the epic loss in …

Alejandra Garcia (2020-11-30). Hostilities Won't Stop Venezuela's Upcoming Elections. telesurenglish.net The international campaign of discredit against the Venezuelan electoral process, encouraged by the U.S. and the European Union (EU), gains strength one week ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for December 6. | RELATED: | "Chavism won't guarantee biosecurity measures," "The voting machines will fail," "Maduro seeks to settle his government after the parliamentary elections," are some headlines shown by the Miami-Bogota-Ma…

WSWS (2020-11-30). Spain's Podemos to oversee distribution of EU bailout funds to the super-rich. wsws.org The integration of Podemos in European Union bailout mechanisms testifies to the bankruptcy of its middle-class and anti-Marxist "Left Populist" politics.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-30). Nuremberg Trial — 75 Years Ago — and What It Means Today: In the Midst of a World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca On Saturday 21 November 2020 Russia celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials which started on 20 November 1945 and lasted almost a year, until 1 October 1946. The Tribunal was given the task of …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise | The Turkish president also announces a curfew during weekdays, but some sectors, including supply chain and production, will be exempt from new measures | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 43 | Turkey's economic recovery, key to Erdogan's sustained political support, could be threatened by the new wave of the pandemic (R…

RT (2020-11-30). Not quite the monopoly-slayer, but… Apple fined by Italian watchdog over false claims about 'waterproof' iPhones. rt.com Italy's antitrust regulator has scored another victory against tech giant Apple, fining it ‚Ǩ10 million for misleading the public about "waterproof" iPhones. | It's not the sweeping anti-monopoly case the US wants to bring, but this one was easier to win. The Italian Competition and Market Authority has fined Apple Distribution International and Apple's Italian arm a total of €10 million ($12 million) for making false claims about the water resistant properties of eight different iPhone models, according to a statement the agency released on Monday. | When unsuspecting iPhone owners dama…

RT (2020-11-30). UK media runs scare story on Russia & Germany teaming up to conquer Europe… based on YouTube video & 23-year-old book. rt.com Russia is losing the war against NATO, but its leaders have a secret playbook to strike a deal with Germany and carve up continental Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea. That's according to a popular British newspaper. | The Sunday Express published an article that, it claimed, left "Moscow's plan to conquer the world exposed." Citing a video by YouTube channel RealLifeLore, the paper

RT (2020-11-30). Put down your pipes: Erdogan urges Turks to ditch shisha as he outlines Covid curfews amid record death surge. rt.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged his country to cut down on cigarettes and shisha pipes as he outlined new weekday curfews and full lockdowns at weekends in a bid to halt coronavirus spread amid record deaths. | Under new rules, which begin on Tuesday for an unspecified duration, Turks will be banned from leaving their homes between 9pm and 5am during the week, and then from 9pm on Friday until 5am on Monday. | The new curfew and weekend lockdown comes as Turkey's Covid-19 death toll hit a record high on Monday for the eighth day in a row, with the Health Ministry reporting a further 188 fatalities…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post. middleeasteye.net Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo

| Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to imprison rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with European dip…

Staff (2020-11-30). The long, chilling legacies of 'Russiagate' and 'Obamagate'. therealnews.com For four years, the endlessly dogmatic and conspiratorial presentation of these scandals has obscured clear abuses of power by the Obama administration while intensifying real existential threats.

Brian Slodysko, Richard Lardner (2020-11-30). Cashing in on coronavirus? Georgia Sen. Perdue's stock trades raise suspicions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses, and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity. And for the second …

Alan Macleod (2020-11-30). France's New Security Law May Have Just Sparked a "George Floyd" Moment. mintpressnews.com Sparked by a new bill that would make publishing photos of police illegal and a viral video soon after that shows French police brutally beating a black man, it appears that France may be headed for its own "George Floyd" moment.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-30). Russia Returns to Africa: Cooperation, Geopolitical Influence, Russian Investment and Exports. globalresearch.ca On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and Business Russia Association. | According …

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-11-30). Video: Is it a Staged Pandemic? The RT-PCR Test. globalresearch.ca An important guest to get to Dr. Reiner, is with us now and he is in Germany and my understanding is, is actually filing a lawsuit, correct me if I'm wrong, filing a lawsuit over many of the lockdowns …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-30). Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'. commondreams.org This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/goldman_1.jpg

WSWS (2020-11-30). Despite strikes and protests over coronavirus, schools and day-care centres remain open in Germany. wsws.org Last week's Coronavirus Summit, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel along with the 16 heads of the state governments, demonstrated one thing: businesses, schools and day-care centres are to be kept open no matter what.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). As COVID-19 cases soar in Turkey, demands for fresh lockdown gain momentum. peoplesdispatch.org Turkey has been hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and recorded more new cases on Sunday than Brazil and Russia, standing just behind the US and India…

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Moderna Asks Permission to Sell Its Vaccine in the US and EU. telesurenglish.net The pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday announced it would request authorization to market its COVID-19 vaccine from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency. | RELATED: | Regulators will analyze the mRNA vaccine test data and decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend its implementation. | According to the company, the efficacy analysis of the phase 3 study…

WSWS (2020-11-30). French government orders dissolution of leading Muslim rights group. wsws.org The executive committee of Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France preventively voted to dissolve itself before a government dissolution order came into force.

commondreams (2020-11-30). People's Action Announces New Deep Canvassing Campaign in Georgia to Flip the Senate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Russia strongly condemns terrorist attack on Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday condemned the assassination of Iranian prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iran's new envoy submits credentials to Georgian FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Tbilisi Akbar Ghasemi submitted a copy of his credentials to David Zalkaliani Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Biden's win threatens Macron's project of more independence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — France is going to have a harder time selling "strategic autonomy" without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.

2020-11-30: News Headlines

Alan Macleod (2020-11-30). France's New Security Law May Have Just Sparked a "George Floyd" Moment. mintpressnews.com Sparked by a new bill that would make publishing photos of police illegal and a viral video soon after that shows French police brutally beating a black man, it appears that France may be headed for its own "George Floyd" moment.

Peter Koenig (2020-11-30). Nuremberg Trial — 75 Years Ago — and What It Means Today: In the Midst of a World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca On Saturday 21 November 2020 Russia celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials which started on 20 November 1945 and lasted almost a year, until 1 October 1946. The Tribunal was given the task of …

South Front (2020-11-30). Video: War Ended but Armenia Still Suffers Losses. Azerbaijani Troops Enter Largest Armenian Gold Mine. globalresearch.ca This week, the Armenian leadership has reached an unprecedented height in its state management achievements. Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinayan and his government did not stop at the successful campaign to undermine the Armenian regional position and the epic loss in …

WSWS (2020-11-30). Spain's Podemos to oversee distribution of EU bailout funds to the super-rich. wsws.org The integration of Podemos in European Union bailout mechanisms testifies to the bankruptcy of its middle-class and anti-Marxist "Left Populist" politics.

Staff (2020-11-30). The long, chilling legacies of 'Russiagate' and 'Obamagate'. therealnews.com For four years, the endlessly dogmatic and conspiratorial presentation of these scandals has obscured clear abuses of power by the Obama administration while intensifying real existential threats.

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey's Erdogan announces weekend lockdown as cases continue to rise | The Turkish president also announces a curfew during weekdays, but some sectors, including supply chain and production, will be exempt from new measures | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 43 | Turkey's economic recovery, key to Erdogan's sustained political support, could be threatened by the new wave of the pandemic (R…

Brian Slodysko, Richard Lardner (2020-11-30). Cashing in on coronavirus? Georgia Sen. Perdue's stock trades raise suspicions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses, and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity. And for the second …

MEE and agencies (2020-11-30). Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post. middleeasteye.net Egyptian man returns to Australia after jailing in Egypt over Facebook post | Waled Youssef was accused of belonging to a banned political group and imprisoned in the notorious Tora prison in Cairo

| Mon, 11/30/2020 – 07: 35 | Youssef's return home comes as Egypt continues to imprison rights activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights after meeting with European dip…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Russia says scientist assassination aimed at inciting Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Stating that Russia condemns the Iranian scientist terror attack, Chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee said that the assassination is aimed at inciting Iran.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Despite strikes and protests over coronavirus, schools and day-care centres remain open in Germany. wsws.org Last week's Coronavirus Summit, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel along with the 16 heads of the state governments, demonstrated one thing: businesses, schools and day-care centres are to be kept open no matter what.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Moderna Asks Permission to Sell Its Vaccine in the US and EU. telesurenglish.net The pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday announced it would request authorization to market its COVID-19 vaccine from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency. | RELATED: | Regulators will analyze the mRNA vaccine test data and decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend its implementation. | According to the company, the efficacy analysis of the phase 3 study…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-30). Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'. commondreams.org This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/goldman_1.jpg

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse to be screened at Salerno. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film 'Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse' directed by Javad Daraei will be shown at the 74th edition of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno in Italy.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-30). As COVID-19 cases soar in Turkey, demands for fresh lockdown gain momentum. peoplesdispatch.org Turkey has been hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and recorded more new cases on Sunday than Brazil and Russia, standing just behind the US and India…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-30). Russia Returns to Africa: Cooperation, Geopolitical Influence, Russian Investment and Exports. globalresearch.ca On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and Business Russia Association. | According …

commondreams (2020-11-30). People's Action Announces New Deep Canvassing Campaign in Georgia to Flip the Senate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Russia strongly condemns terrorist attack on Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday condemned the assassination of Iranian prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Hundreds of thousands protest across France against police violence and Macron's police immunity law. wsws.org Opposition is growing to a law that would criminalize the filming of police officers, amid a series of incidents of police brutality over the past week.

teleSUR (2020-11-30). France: Citizen Protest Forces Change in 'Global Security Law'. telesurenglish.net Christophe Castaner, the president of the parliamentary group "The Republic on the Move" (LREM), announced that French lawmakers will once again "rewrite" Article 24 of the "Global Security" law. | RELATED: | This announcement was made after a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Jean Castex, Gerald Darmanin, and the chairmen of the majority parliamentary groups, as reported by Huffington Po…

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Barbados Commemorates 54 Years of Independence. telesurenglish.net Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley addressed the nation on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on Monday, noting her government's effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic amid the global economic downturn. | RELATED: | Mottley highlighted the attention the government has paid to people at higher risk from contracting the new coronavirus and pointed out that the country prepared to face "t…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Biden's win threatens Macron's project of more independence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — France is going to have a harder time selling "strategic autonomy" without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Workers from Turkey defend Dr. Scalice against the attacks by Jose Sison and the CPP. wsws.org "Workers from all over the world, we must speak up to show our support for his efforts, especially in countries with a belated capitalist development such as Turkey or the Philippines."

WSWS (2020-11-30). French government orders dissolution of leading Muslim rights group. wsws.org The executive committee of Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France preventively voted to dissolve itself before a government dissolution order came into force.

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-11-30). Video: Is it a Staged Pandemic? The RT-PCR Test. globalresearch.ca An important guest to get to Dr. Reiner, is with us now and he is in Germany and my understanding is, is actually filing a lawsuit, correct me if I'm wrong, filing a lawsuit over many of the lockdowns …

Editor (2020-11-29). NPR's Shameful Comparison of Stacey Abrams to Donald Trump. scheerpost.com TED Conference / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Ari Paul / FAIR It's very likely that Stacey Abrams is not governor of Georgia today because in 2018, she and thousands of the state's voters were victims of voter suppression that propelled then—Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp into the governor's office. She wasn't quiet about this, not just because the shenanigans probably cost her the election… |

_____ (2020-11-29). Why I'm Thankful For 500 Years Of Indigenous Resistance. popularresistance.org Starting in 1452, under the guise of the Papal Bull Romanus Pontifex and later the 1493 Papal Bull Inter Cetera, the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, European Christians began their efforts to expand colonial rule, and the Christian Empire, throughout the world. | These Papal Bulls sanctioned European Christian Nations to "capture, vanquish, and subdue the saracens, pagans, and other enemies of Christ, to put them into perpetual slavery, and to take all their possessions and property" and were authorized "to take possession of any lands discovered that were not under the dominion of any Christian rulers."

RT (2020-11-29). 'Dependent' Germany overestimates its power by insisting it will deal with Russia from a 'position of strength' — Moscow. rt.com A pledge from the German defense minister to only talk with Russia "from a position of strength" will fall flat as long as Berlin is dependent on the US for its security, Moscow said on Saturday. | Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

RT (2020-11-29). Western scientists divided over Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V as developers aim to make ONE BILLION doses in 2021. rt.com Experts and world leaders continue to have conflicting opinions on Russia's pioneering Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, as the country moves closer to delivering a mass immunization program at home and exporting it abroad. |

MEE and agencies (2020-11-29). Turkey sees record Covid-19 deaths for seventh day in a row. middleeasteye.net Turkey sees record Covid-19 deaths for seventh day in a row | Surge in cases comes despite stricter efforts to contain virus, but opposition politicians accuse Erdogan of taking 'band-aid' measures | Sun, 11/29/2020 – 18: 00 | A deserted street in Istanbul's popular tourist neighbourhood of Beyoglu amid the coronavirus pandemic, 21 November 2020 (Reuters) | Coronavirus deaths in Turkey ros…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). Russia seeking to build its own space station. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Russia's rocket and space corporation Energia on Thursday announced that it is working on the development of a new multifunctional space station.

sputniknews (2020-11-29). Serbia Withdraws Decision to Expel Montenegro's Ambassador. sputniknews.com BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The Serbian government has revoked its decision to expel Montenegrin Ambassador to Serbia Tarzan Milosevic at the request of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-11-29). Almost 100 Police Officers Injured During Saturday Protests in France, Interior Minister Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The tally of French law enforcement officers injured as a result of Saturday nationwide protests against the new security legislation has been finalised at 98 people, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). Iraq, Iran, Russia, Syria to exchange security information. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Russian Federation and Syria will exchange security information with each other.

_____ (2020-11-29). France: Chaos Over Police Violence And Macron's Security Bill. popularresistance.org France has protested against the bill on security promoted by the government of Emmanuel Macron into the night on Saturday. The organizers of the protests warn that the security bill approved last week by the National Assembly is an attack on freedom of expression and fundamental public freedoms. | "This bill aims to restrict the freedom of the press, the freedom to inform and be informed, the freedom of expression, in short, the fundamental public freedoms of our Republic," stated the coordinators who called the protests.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). MP proposes Iran's withdrawal from NPT. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Iranian MP Javad Karimi Ghoddousi said Iran has to pull out from the NPT in case Europeans do not put removal of anti-Iranian sanctions on their agenda.

WSWS (2020-11-29). Ethiopian military seizes control of regional capital after offensive against Tigray province. wsws.org The desperate situation confronting Ethiopia is bound up with great power rivalries between the US, Europe and China that led over the last decades to the fragmentation and disintegration of a region that includes Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). Turkey dispatches drones to battle against UAE in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Informed sources claim that Turkey has dispatched advanced drones to the battle line in southern Yemen to confront UAE-backed forces.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). 'Fakhrizadeh assassination meant to destabalize region'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) —The Head of the Russian Federation Council committee on intl. affairs believes the assassination of Iran's Fakhrizadeh was aimed at destabilizing the situation in the region and that Iranian leadership is not to blame for this.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-11-28). Moving past apartheid: one-state is not ideal justice, but it is just and possible. zcomm.org Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their 'deep concern' regarding Israel's ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions "threaten the viability of the two-state solution"

Francesco Zaccardi, Kamlesh Khunti, Nikolaus Marx, Melanie J Davies (2020-11-28). [Comment] First-line treatment for type 2 diabetes: is it too early to abandon metformin? thelancet.com With the sulfonylurea gliclazide and insulin, metformin is part of the triad of antihyperglycaemic agents on the 2019 WHO list of essential medications. In most international guidelines on the management of hyperglycaemia, metformin is the recommended first-line glucose-lowering agent in patients with type 2 diabetes. The evidence that underpins these recommendations is partly based on the efficacy results in a small subgroup of the UK Prospective Diabetes Study participants, which showed a reduction in macrovascular and microvascular complications in overweight people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes randomi…

Fight Back (2020-11-28). Engels at 200: He transformed dreams of better world into a science for liberation. fightbacknews.org November 28 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest revolutionaries of all times, Fredrick Engels. Born the son of a factory owner in Barmen, Germany, Engels, along with his comrade and friend Karl Marx, made immense contributions to the struggle for emancipation of the working class. In the U.S. today, monopoly capitalism has revealed itself a corrupt and criminal system that is unable to meet the needs of the vast majority of people. It rewards the wealthy with fabulous profits and unimaginable riches. As a result, there is renewed interest in socialism. | What has made scientific social…

RT (2020-11-28). Navalny uses meeting between EU officials & pro-West Russian opposition to call for sanctions on Kremlin-linked 'oligarchs'. rt.com Alexey Navalny has called on the EU to impose sanctions on Russian "oligarchs," rich businessmen he says are connected to the Kremlin. The opposition figure wants them to be prevented from keeping assets inside the 27-member bloc. | Navalny explicitly named Uzbek-Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov and Israeli-Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Both men laid the foundations for their immense wealth during the Boris Yeltsin-era, when Western governments were encouraging privatization in Russia, and the country's integration into the global capitalist system. Finnish-Russian magnate Boris Rotenberg, who came to pr…

RT (2020-11-28). 'Important to preserve scope for talks with Iran': Germany warns against escalation after killing of top Iranian scientist. rt.com Berlin has urged "all parties" to avoid escalating tensions following the assassination of a senior Iranian scientist in what Tehran suspects to be an Israeli operation. Iran's leader has pledged to go after those responsible. | "A few weeks before the new US administration takes office, it is important to preserve the scope for talks with Iran so that the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme can be resolved through negotiations," a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry told Reuters in an email. | We therefore urge all parties to refrain from any steps that could lead to a further escalation of the situat…

RT (2020-11-28). Watch as daring alpinist cleans 320m-high Russky Bridge after freak storm glazes it with ice (VIDEO). rt.com A Russian alpinist has been tasked with clearing ice from Vladivostok's Russky Bridge, the first cable-stayed bridge in the world to ice over. At 1,104 meters, it's the longest of its type in the world, making cleaning a challenge | The bridge, which connects Russky Island to the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, was completely iced up during last week's freak freezing rain, which left some Vladivostok residents without electricity and heat for days. A vital part of the infrastructure in Russia's Far East, the bridge was closed to all traffic on November 21, two days after the storm. Its stays became glazed with ice…

RT (2020-11-28). Close encounter: Russian, Indian satellites 'dangerously approach' each other in 'crowded' low orbit. rt.com An Indian remote sensing satellite flew "dangerously close" to a Russian one on Friday, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos. The Indian authorities, however, denied there was any risk of collision. | "The Indian CARTOSAT 2F satellite weighing over 700 kg dangerously approached the Russian Kanopus-V spacecraft," Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday, citing data provided by its automatic warning system, designed to track potentially hazardous situations in near-Earth orbit. The Russian space agency said that the distance between the two satellites was just 224 meters — quite close by space standa…

The Canary (2020-11-28). Tear gas fired as police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling. thecanary.co Police have blocked protesters from marching in Poland's capital as demonstrations took place across the country against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and recent police violence.Action: In Warsaw police set up cordons which the protesters sought to evade, pushing them to try to regroup elsewhere in the city centre.At one point, protest participants gathered on a major thoroughfare, causing traffic to back up. As drivers honked, the protesters shouted: We are sorry for the inconvenience, we have a government to overthrow.Police issued warnings that the demonstration was illegal because it had not be…

RT (2020-11-28). Covid-19-driven recession may see Russian economy contract by 4.5% & a million plunged into poverty, says finance guru Kudrin. rt.com The economic consequences of Covid-19 are becoming clearer, and they aren't good. The number of Russians in poverty is projected to grow by about a million by the end of 2020, with the overall economy due to fall as much as 4.5%.

The Canary (2020-11-28). Tear gas fired as French protesters condemn bill outlawing use of police images. thecanary.co Thousands of people have gathered across France to protest against a proposed security law that would restrict the sharing of images of police officers.Officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters in a largely peaceful crowd.Dozens of rallies took place against a provision of the law that would make it a crime to publish photos or video of on-duty police officers with the intent of harming their "physical or psychological integrity".Trouble in Paris (Francois Mori/AP)Civil liberties groups and journalists are concerned that the meas…

Shane Quinn (2020-11-28). History of World War I and Its Aftermath: The Ludendorff Dictatorship's Expansionist Policies in Europe. globalresearch.ca Shortly before midday on 9 November 1923, around 3,000 far-right insurgents began marching on Munich, Germany's second largest city in the south of the country. Before these brownshirts had set out it was clear to the Nazi Party leader, the …

Richard Horton (2020-11-28). [Comment] Offline: Europe and COVID-19—struggling with tragedy. thelancet.com The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, publishes weekly reports on progress to control the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. They make grim reading. The latest iteration, dated Nov 19, predicts that daily deaths from COVID-19 will continue to rise in the coming weeks, reaching a peak of over 7000 deaths per day around mid-January. Hospitals will be stretched to breaking point from December through to the end of February. COVID-19 is currently the second leading cause of death in the region—29‚Äà858 weekly deaths (ischaemic heart dis…