2020-06-09: News Headlines

T.J. Coles (2020-06-09). Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be. counterpunch.org In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.

Eds. (2020-06-08). The police murder of George Floyd sparks mass protests throughout the world. mronline.org This weekend, hundreds of thousands of workers and youth will protest the police murder of George Floyd, not only in the United States, but in Australia, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, South Korea and many other countries.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-06-05). Russia's Invitation to G7 Summit Sparks Debate. globalresearch.ca The rescheduling of the Group of Seven (G7) summit from late June to September and Russia's invitation to participate alongside Australia, India and South Korea has sparked discussions among both Russian officials and experts. | The Kremlin reported that Russian President …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-08). 80 Lawmakers Demand Trump Ditch Any Thought of Resuming 'Dangerously Provocative' Nuclear Tests. commondreams.org "When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren't talking about the nuclear kind." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-testing-nukes.jpg

David P. Goldman (2020-06-08). America Is trying to Ban Korea, Taiwan and China (!) From Selling Chips to Huawei If They've Been Made With US-Made Tools. anti-empire.com Editor's note: In the long run why would anyone continue buying American machine tools? |
| South Korea has told Washington that restrictions on semiconductor sales to Huawei and other Chinese companies are "unacceptable," according to industry sources. | Seoul is trying to mediate between Beijing and Washington following the US Commerce Department's May 18 announcement that sales of computer chips to companies on its "entity list" will require a license if they are produced with US technology, even if they are produced overseas by foreign companies. | After the US temporarily banned exports of high-end smar…

RT (2020-06-08). North Korea vows to sever ALL communications with Seoul. rt.com Pyongyang will cut off inter-Korean hotlines with Seoul, the government has threatened, insisting the South should stop defectors from sending leaflets and other material across the DMZ, North Korean media reported. | Demanding that the South must "pay the price" for tolerating "anti-republican acts," on Tuesday the North Korean government said it would begin severing communications with Seoul, starting with a number of hotlines established between the two sides. | "The direct communication line between the Central Committee headquarters building and the Blue House will be completely blocked and discarded," Py…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Sticking to JCPOA sole way to tackle nuclear issue: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — China has criticized the US' policies toward the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) as the main reason behind the nuclear crisis, saying that fulfilling commitments under the historic pact is the sole way to tackle the situation.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). US Media Calls Russia's Mysterious Khabarovsk-Class Sub Potential 'Defining Submarine of 2020'. sputniknews.com In addition to being a major component of Russia's overall naval doctrine, submarines are of crucial importance to the country's nuclear triad, with their silent operations lurking under the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic and Pacific guaranteeing a strategic response in the event of an enemy first strike.